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We invite you all to join our food talks; they are held at Honey and Spice in front of a small group of guests. The people we admire from the food world come over – cooks, waiters, makers, writers, drinkers, thinkers – we have something to eat, a glass of wine and they tell us their story of making a life in food.

Honey and Co: The Food Talks Honey & Co.

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We invite you all to join our food talks; they are held at Honey and Spice in front of a small group of guests. The people we admire from the food world come over – cooks, waiters, makers, writers, drinkers, thinkers – we have something to eat, a glass of wine and they tell us their story of making a life in food.

    CHASING SMOKE Episode 1: Egypt

    CHASING SMOKE Episode 1: Egypt

    We're back with a new series of Honey & Co: The Food Talks all about our new cookbook CHASING SMOKE. 
    Where there's smoke, there's fire. Where there's fire there's delicious food to share, and friendships and memories to make.
    CHASING SMOKE is a record of our travels around the Levant, chasing and cooking over fire on grills, beaches and bonfires. For the next five weeks we'll be sharing travel stories with you, cooking recipes from our trip and catching up with some of the friends we made in each of the five countries that we visited: Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Israel and Jordan. 
    First up is Egypt where we travelled to Cairo and Alexandria. In this episode we make sweet potatoes baked in embers, a dish we tried for the first time on the Corniche waterside in Alexandria, which we add our own almond tahini twist to; we talk to our friend and photographer Patricia Niven who accompanied us on all our trips to take beautiful photos; and we catch up with Laila Hassaballa of Bellies En Route who took us on the most incredible food tour in Cairo. 
    There's charcoal in buckets, cars in carpets and... the dynamite falafel sandwich. Enjoy.
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    Follow Patsy @PatriciaNiven and see more of her beautiful work at www.patricianiven.com  
    Follow Laila @belliesenroute and find out more about their tours at https://belliesenroute.com 
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    Ingredients for sweet potato recipe
    4 sweet potatoes




    100g whole raw almonds, skins on
    100g boiling water
    1 small clove of garlic, peeled
    4 tbsp light vegetable oil 
    1 tbsp sherry vinegar (or use red wine vinegar) 
    80ml cold water 
    flaky sea salt (plus more to taste)
    date molasses (optional)




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    With thanks to
    Our guests this week: Patsy @PatriciaNiven and Laila Hassaballa of @belliesenroute
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley
    Additional Production: Richard Ward
    Audio Engineer: Paul Brogden
    Theme tune: Daniel Winshall 
    Head of Communications: Louisa Cornford 
    A special thank you to Polly Russell for donating her garden 

    Honey & Co: The Food Talks MIX TAPE

    Honey & Co: The Food Talks MIX TAPE

    Welcome back to Honey & Co: The Food Talks

    It's been a year. And what a year. We're back with a revival of the podcast, starting with a MIX TAPE for you. If you're of a certain age you'll know all about mix tapes, an expression of love in compilation form. So from us to you, this is our mix tape for you, featuring our best, tastiest, crispiest, sweetest bits so far from all our previous episodes. 

    If you're new to the podcast this is an excellent place to start. 

    • 43 min
    Who Run The World? The Women of Honey & Co

    Who Run The World? The Women of Honey & Co

    It’s International Women’s Day!
     
    To celebrate this glorious day we have one very special episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating inspiring Women In Food.
     
    Today’s episode features the most important and inspirational women in our lives, the women running Honey & Co! We like to say that every day is women’s day at Honey & Co and in this episode we chat to some of the women working in the kitchens, on front of house and behind the scenes to make it that way.
     
    For one week only, our roving reporter and fearless leader Sarit Packer had a walk around Fitzrovia to chat to the team about why they love their lives in food: from the joy of leaving behind 9-5 clock watching, to the buzz of running a busy service; from the satisfaction of knowing everything about your regulars to the happiness of waking up every morning go to a job that you love... and of course the absolutely delicious food! We also talked candidly about past experiences juggling childcare and the perception that as a woman you must choose family or career, we shared experiences working in macho establishments in the past and talked about how this is changing in the industry.
     
    We are so, so proud of the strong and happy female-led company we have created and the nurturing and progressive atmosphere that comes with this. We hope this episode will give a special insight into the world of hospitality and Honey & Co and inspire lots more women to come join us.
     
    Hope you enjoy!
     
    This is the last episode in our Who Run The World? Women in Food Season. Be sure to catch up on previous episodes with:
    Fay Maschler
    Darina Allen
    Romy Gill
    Lisa Markwell
    Sheila Dillon
    Claudia Roden
    Andi Oliver
     
     
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
     
     
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco 
    Instagram: @honeyandco 
     
    Find out more about the podcast here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
     
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley
    Manager: Louisa Cornford
    Vocals: Kristine Kruz

    • 24 min
    Who Run The World? Fay Maschler

    Who Run The World? Fay Maschler

    This is the seventh episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
    Today's guest is Fay Maschler, restaurant critic at London’s Evening Standard newspaper.
    Fay won a contest for the position of Evening Standard restaurant critic in 1972. This was supposed to last for three months but she has recently celebrated 47 years in the role! Fay’s reviews are legendary and she has been known to put many a chef in their place. We talked about her experiences starting out in the hey day of journalism, the reality of eating out four times a week, when not to write a bad review, and how to deal with death threats when you do!
    It was such an honour to have Fay with us for this conversation.  It was fascinating to hear about the changes she has seen over the years on the London restaurant scene, how the rise of social media has changed things, the food writers she admires the most, and what we all really, really want to know... where we should be eating right now in London. 
    Hope you enjoy!
    This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco 
    Instagram: @honeyandco 
    Follow Fay on Twitter: @Fay_Maschler

    And read her in Evening Standard
    Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
     
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley

    Manager: Louisa Cornford

    Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

    • 24 min
    Who Run The World? Darina Allen

    Who Run The World? Darina Allen

    This is the sixth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
    Today's guest is Darina Allen, founder of world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland and bestselling author of 19 cookbooks. We absolutely love Darina and the school and have had many of her graduates working in our kitchens over the years. We chatted to Darina about how she came to run the fabulous Ballymaloe, what it's like be part of a cooking dynasty and what it takes to be a successful cookbook author.
    It was wonderful to hear Darina talking so passionately about her experiences running a successful family business in rural Ireland, as well as the sustainable ethos at the core of everything that Ballymaloe does, and the values she instills in all her students, especially about the importance of creating an inclusive kitchen culture. 
    Hope you enjoy!
    This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco 
    Instagram: @honeyandco 
    Ballymaloe Cookery School http://www.cookingisfun.ie 
    Instagram: @ballymaloecookeryschool 
    Darina on Instagram: @darina_allen
    Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
     
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley

    Manager: Louisa Cornford

    Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

    • 24 min
    Who Run The World? Lisa Markwell

    Who Run The World? Lisa Markwell

    This is the fifth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
    Today's guest is Lisa Markwell, food editor at The Sunday Times and editor at CODE Hospitality.
    Lisa has been a journalist for more than 30 years, winning awards as editor of The Independent on Sunday and spending eight years as restaurant critic at the same paper – giving herself the job after the previous critic was fired. She took a ‘gap year’ to undertake the chef’s diploma course at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, before returning to journalism as food editor at The Sunday Times.
    We talked to Lisa about her experiences of working in the cut-throat world of hard news and how journalism has changed over the last 30 years. It was fascinating to hear how she rose to the top and how she has been able to use her position to change the way women are written about. We loved hearing how Lisa's training at Leith's changed her perspective on the food world and she made a beautiful comparison of running a kitchen with running a newspaper. Lisa also gave great advice for anyone starting out in food journalism... well worth a listen! 
    Hope you enjoy!
    This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco 
    Instagram: @honeyandco 
    Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
     
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley

    Manager: Louisa Cornford

    Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

    • 28 min

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Obsessed!

I was super lucky to stay at an air bnb in London in the same building as Honey & Co. We arrived into London famished and went there for a delicious lunch and enjoyed watching the restaurant start serving afternoon tea. When I heard they had a podcast I signed up right away. It has introduced me to so many wonderful people passionate about food, food production, cooking, and living their life with passion. I look forward to it every week. Very inspirational. Thank you so much.

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Interesting and educational

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