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Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

The Food Programme BBC

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    • 4.5, 382 Ratings

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
382 Ratings

382 Ratings

MBelderson ,

Sometimes great, other times not so

I’ve been a listener since I was kid: back in the days of Derek Cooper presenting it. Over the years I have learnt so much about food and cooking from The Food Programme. But that’s not to say it’s perfect. Some episodes are brilliant but, they do depend upon the quality of journalism delivered by producer and presenter. Some are very weak or just dull. For example, the recent show about bread presented by Dan Saladino was a terrible dud. He interviewed Nathan Myrhvold who, despite his estimable culinary work, plainly has an ego rivalling Donald Trump's. He most emphatically did not discover the no-knead bread technique. Nor was he first to try to bake palaeolithic bread and so on ad nauseum. Saladino let all this pass unquestioned. Either he was very poorly prepped or just does not have the chops to question an interviewee properly. A real shame. He seems a nice chap and I hope he improves (especially as the show seems to be using him increasingly). Being bland, middle class, white and male can get you a long way but, even so, you still have to put effort into your journalism to excel.

bread&butter20 ,

Great podcast!

One of the best podcasts about food. Well-researched and insightful. A must if you’re interested in food culture.

accordionplayer3 ,

Sheila

Always a top notch episode when Sheila Dillon is at the helm.

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