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The Food Chain examines the business, science and cultural significance of food, and what it takes to put food on your plate.

The Food Chain BBC

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The Food Chain examines the business, science and cultural significance of food, and what it takes to put food on your plate.

    How not to feed a dog

    How not to feed a dog

    How do you feed a dog? The answer may be more fraught than you had imagined.

    Should you give them ‘dog food’? Is it a step too far to feed them at the table? And can man’s best friend thrive on a vegetarian diet?

    we bring together three dog-loving experts from the UK, India and the USA to analyse what dog feeding reveals about our relationship with animals and even our own relationship with food.

    Be prepared to hear some surprises, some empowering advice and maybe some uncomfortable home truths. And even if you don’t have a dog, you may get some ideas that you can apply to your own life.

    If you would like to get in touch with the show please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk

    (Picture: dogs licks lips. Credit: Getty/BBC)

    Presenter: Ruth Alexander

    Producer: Sarah Stolarz

    Contributors:

    Shirin Merchant, dog trainer and behaviourist in Mumbai, India

    Louise Glazebrook, dog trainer and behaviourist in London, UK

    Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA

    • 28 分鐘
    Sleep, eat, repeat?

    Sleep, eat, repeat?

    A lack of sleep might leave us tired, but it can also have a major impact on what we eat, and our health.

    Ruth Alexander explores the surprising relationship between diet and a poor night’s rest, and learns that it’s not just what we’re eating, but when: we hear about the perils of consuming calories late into the evening or, even worse, overnight.

    But it’s not all bad news: there’s growing research into the idea that we might be able to improve our sleep quality by tweaking our diets.

    If you would like to get in touch with the show please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk.

    Producer: Simon Tulett

    Contributors:

    Tania Whalen, fire brigade despatcher, Melbourne, Australia;
    Matthew Walker, University of California, Berkeley, USA;
    Maxine Bonham, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia;
    Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, USA.

    (Picture: A young girl asleep on a plate of spaghetti. Credit: Getty Images/BBC)

    • 32 分鐘
    So, you think you can quit caffeine?

    So, you think you can quit caffeine?

    Caffeine is a key ingredient in some of our favourite foods and drinks, but it’s also a mind-altering drug that can be very tricky to quit.

    Tamasin Ford meets three people who’ve tried to cut caffeine out of their lives by eliminating some of its main sources from their diets - coffee, tea and chocolate.

    We hear about some uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, social awkwardness, and the struggle to adapt to life without a caffeine high. How long did they stay caffeine-free?

    If you would like to get in touch with the show please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk.

    Producers: Simon Tulett and Sarah Stolarz

    Contributors:

    Petteri Rantamäki, business software professional, Helsinki, Finland;
    Abigail James, aesthetician and author, London, UK;
    John Horgan, science journalist, New York, USA.

    (Picture: A young woman holding a cup of coffee. Credit: Getty Images/BBC)

    • 29 分鐘
    The Food Chain unwrapped

    The Food Chain unwrapped

    In this final episode of 2021, we're revisiting some of the most powerful food stories from the pandemic. Following widespread restaurant closures and labour shortages across the hospitality sector, we catch up with a New York chef who is forging a new path. And what about those people who thanks to Covid-19 can’t even smell or taste their food anymore? We’ll be finding out whether this leading symptom of the virus is now better understood. Plus, how is one of the world’s newest emojis – the arepa flatbread - faring, one year on?

    (Picture: Drawing of sweet being unwrapped. Credit: BBC/Getty)

    If you would like to get in touch with the show, please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk



    Contributors:

    Amanda Cohen, Chef and owner, Dirt Candy restaurant New York

    Chrissi Kelly, founder, smell and taste loss charity AbScent

    Sebastian Delmont, software developer and co-creator of the arepa emoji

    • 27 分鐘
    Why I chose to live on rations

    Why I chose to live on rations

    World War Two rationing imposed severe restrictions on food, so why would anyone voluntarily go back to it?

    Ruth Alexander meets three women who chose to adopt the diet endured in 1940s and 1950s Britain, one of them for an entire year.

    We hear how such scarcity inspired creativity, a reverence for the ingenuity of wartime cooks, and an enduring change of perspective on the responsibility of the 21st century food consumer.

    If you would like to get in touch with the show please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk.

    Producer: Simon Tulett

    Contributors:

    Karen Burns-Booth, food writer - www.lavenderandlovage.com/category/recipes/general-recipes/wartime-recipes
    Claud Fullwood, author of The Rations Challenge: Forty Days of Feasting in a Wartime Kitchen
    Carolyn Ekins, blogger - https://the1940sexperiment.com

    (Picture: Basket of food rations on display at the Imperial War Museum, London, in 2011. Credit: Paul Kerley/BBC)

    • 27 分鐘
    An alternative Christmas

    An alternative Christmas

    What dish says Christmas to you - roast turkey, goat? Carp perhaps? What about fried chicken?

    In Japan nothing says ‘festive family food’ more than a bucket of KFC fried chicken. And if you’re Jewish and from the US, a Christmas meal will almost certainly mean a trip to Chinatown.

    Ruth Alexander unearths the origin stories of these two unlikely, but incredibly popular, - alternative Christmas food traditions, and finds out how food can help give you a sense of belonging, even if celebrating Christmas isn’t for you.

    (Picture: Bucket of fried chicken and bowl of Chinese food. Credit: Getty/BBC)

    If you would like to get in touch with the show please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk

    Contributors:

    Nina Li Coomes, writer based in Chicago, USA

    Rabbi Joshua Plaut, author ‘A Kosher Christmas: ‘Tis the Season to be Kosher’.

    Producers: Sarah Stolarz and Simon Tulett

    • 28 分鐘

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