38 episodes

A documentary podcast about how we eat.

Produced and hosted by Lucy Dearlove

lecker (German): delicious {adj} [food], tasty {adj}, mouth-watering {adj}

Logo design by Holly Gorne

Lecker: A Food Podcast Lucy Dearlove

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

A documentary podcast about how we eat.

Produced and hosted by Lucy Dearlove

lecker (German): delicious {adj} [food], tasty {adj}, mouth-watering {adj}

Logo design by Holly Gorne

    Tiny Feasts

    Tiny Feasts

    Many people have celebrated special occasions differently this year, finding ways to recreate communal food traditions for themselves. Our feasts may have shrunk, but we're still joined together through the kitchen and through the plate. In this episode, hear four stories of personal food rituals reimagined and recreated in 2020: Jane's bread sauce, Emma and Ingrid's Venezuelan ham bread, Adi's Bacalhau com natas and Pratyusha's pongal.MusicQuiet Sill by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)Solemn Application by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)The Big Ten by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)A Catalog of Seasons by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)Gusty Hollow by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)Mogul by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)Silent Flock by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

    • 44 min
    Anne Willan's Cookbooks

    Anne Willan's Cookbooks

    Anne Willan has more than 60 years experience as a teacher, author, and culinary historian, and over 30 books to her name. Speaking to me around the release of her new book, Women In The Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined The Way We Eat from 1661 to Today (Simon & Schuster), she shared some stories from her amazing life in food.I would be really grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill out the Lecker Listener Survey!

    • 28 min
    The Many Kitchens of Rachel Khoo

    The Many Kitchens of Rachel Khoo

    TV chef and cookbook author Rachel Khoo talks about privilege, being mixed race in the UK food industry and her new show Simple Pleasures.You can buy the Simple Pleasures eBook for £5 here, with all proceeds going to the Film and TV Charity UK.

    • 27 min
    Bonnag: A Manx Documentary

    Bonnag: A Manx Documentary

    Although she’s originally from the Isle of Man, Katie Callin has never made the most traditionally Manx of all foods: the bonnag - a soda raised baked good with links to the nation’s pre-industrial past, and to its folklore too.

    She returns to her family home in St Johns on the west coast of the island to enter the World Bonnag Championships and, under the guidance of her mum Vanessa, she uncovers the secrets of great bonnag making.Music:Blue Dot Sessions - Chapel Bottom (https://www.sessions.blue/)Blue Dot Sessions - Home Home At Last (https://www.sessions.blue/)Blue Dot Sessions - Stale Case (https://www.sessions.blue/)Blue Dot Sessions - Petaluma (https://www.sessions.blue/)Blue Dot Sessions - Plaid Shapes (https://www.sessions.blue/)Blue Dot Sessions - Cicle Veroni (https://www.sessions.blue/)Blue Dot Sessions - The Spills (https://www.sessions.blue/)Blue Dot Sessions - Flagger (https://www.sessions.blue/)

    • 37 min
    Lockdown Cocktails with Sean Blake

    Lockdown Cocktails with Sean Blake

    Sean Blake is (in his own words) a part time food and drink photographer, music producer, low skilled worker and full time dad. He’s a big advocate for making food and drink more approachable and less wanky, and he makes the best cocktails of anyone I've ever met. Having managed the bar and designed menus for the likes of the Polpo group, Brunswick House, Pitt Cue Co, run Sean's Bar pop ups all over London, been a YBF finalist, and co-founded Corals in Peckham with Lerryn Whitfield, I thought he would be a great person to talk to about making the most interesting drinks possible with the dregs of your cupboards. But it turns out there's a much bigger conversation to be had about the future of drinking once this is all over.You can find Sean on instagram @eatseanblake; I'm sharing some of his incredible photography on the Lecker instagram too @leckerpodcast.Support your local bar/pub/distillery/brewery at this time. Sean recommends Sweet Dram, a distillery founded in Peckham, now based in Edinburgh. They normally make Escubac but have switched to producing hand sanitiser. He's getting beer from Gypsy Hill Brewery (my local is Brick Brewery and their fruit sours are the best.)A lot of bars are also doing pre-pay drinks schemes: so you buy now and drink once they re-open. Check out your local bars to see if they're doing something similar.Any struggling hospitality workers should look into Speciality drinks/Suntory bartender packages available online for struggling hospitality workers.The newsletter I mentioned at the end of the episode is Vittles: Jonathan Nunn is commissioning so many interesting people to write about food and some incredibly important topics are being covered. Subscribe and support if you can afford to.Music:Blue Dot Sessions - Low Light Switch

    • 21 min
    Lockdown Fermentation with Jelena Belgrave

    Lockdown Fermentation with Jelena Belgrave

    When our food supply is threatened, or feels like it is, preserving fresh produce is a natural response. Jelena Belgrave, whose fermentation class I took part in over Zoom last week, grew up with communal preservation traditions in her native Serbia; she explores via voicenotes how the instinct to store food for herself and her family is rooted in her own history. You can read more about Jelena and her work on her website oblutak.co.uk and find her on Instagram @potsandfoodtoshare.Music:Blue Dot Sessions - Lakal

    • 17 min

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LOVED the Lecker podcast interviewing Anne Willan, author of Women in the Kitchen! I felt like I was listening in on a conversation with my Omi. The host did a wonderful job, encouraging Mrs. Willan by making a personal connection with her about a food market they are both familiar with — Mrs. Willan was obviously happy to hear that!
The stories shared in this podcast have me intrigued! I cannot wait to read the book and look forward to more great stories and interviews on Lecker! Thanks so much for an interesting podcast.

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