Welcome to the Root+Bone podcast. Join us at the table as our favourite people from UK food culture invite us round, cook us something special and spill the beans on the highs and lows of kitchen life.
Terri Mercieca cooks Nanna's Tomato Sauce
Pig fat. Salty desserts. Being called a w****r. In this episode of Root+Bone, dessert legend Terri Mercieca from Happy Endings tells us a love story about growing up, taking risks and how much she adored her Nanna, through the magic of a simple tomato sauce. Contains a lot of swearing.
Vivek Singh cooks Granny's Paneer
Chef Vivek Singh (Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen) takes us back to his roots with an '...unctuous dairy dream of a dish.' Which turns out to be paneer with butter, yoghurt and cream served with a vegetable pilau. We hear about the perils of cooking for politicians and journalists, the fight to get recognition for Indian food as fine dining and the best way to cook rice. What a gent.
Will Bowlby cooks Chicken In A Pot
He started charging his parents' friends to cater dinner parties when he was just 14, and now he's got three of the capital's most successful Indian restaurants before the age of 30. As the culinary force behind Kricket restaurants cooks us his most comforting dish, we talk illegal curry leaves, upsetting the elites of Mumbai and hear a jaw-dropping example of bad customer behaviour. Tuck in.
Em Brightman cooks Roast Lamb and Parmesan Risotto
She's been cooking since she was 12, and now she's Head Chef of a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Murano in London. Em Brightman cooks up a storm as she lets us into the secrets of risotto rice, why she hates custard and why we should all stay positive in 2020. Recorded prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, in Jan 2020.
Special Edition - How Are Restaurants Coping Right Now?
This was recorded the day before Boris Johnson announced the closure of all pubs, restaurants and non-essential businesses on 23rd March 2020. We talk (remotely) to some of those caught up in the lockdown to get some perspective on how they're coping, how to adapt and how to stay positive in this unprecedented time for everyone who loves restaurants and food culture.
Crispin Somerville cooks Huevos Rancheros
We sit down for breakfast with the co-owner of El Pastor to talk cartel avocados, lime juice controversy and some genuinely terrible customer behaviour. Includes some swears.