49 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 • 7 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

    Oranges and Lemons

    Oranges and Lemons

    An audio exploration of our love of citrus, with chef Selin Kiazim and writer Nina Mingya Powles.

    Three: Acid, Texture, Contrast by Selim Kiazim and Small Bodies of Water by Nina Mingya Powles are both out now!

    Lecker is written and produced by Lucy Dearlove

    You can find a full bibliography for this episode on the Lecker website.

    Ben McDonald creates original illustrations for every episode of Lecker.

    Lecker is on Twitter, Instagram and now TikTok.




    If you’re in a position to, please considering supporting Lecker. Buy merch here and become a Patron at patreon.com/leckerpodcast.
    You can find out more about how to support Lecker (including one-off donations) at leckerpodcast.com/support.




    Music is by Blue Dot Sessions.

    You can access the transcript for this episode via Audioboom, or at leckerpodcast.com. 

    • 36 min
    A Woman Eating Or Not Eating with Claire Kohda

    A Woman Eating Or Not Eating with Claire Kohda

    There's one detail that everyone's picked up on in Claire Kohda's debut novel: the fact that the main character, Lydia, is a vampire. But it's actually much more about food than it is about vampires.

    Claire explores how the book relates to ethnic identity and colonialism, and the othering of Asian cultures which happens so frequently, and explains how food came to be such a central part of a story whose main character physically can't eat it.

    Woman, Eating is published by Virago.

    Claire Kohda is a writer and musician; she reviews books for the TLS and her writing was also recently included in the anthology East Side Voices.


    Lecker is written and produced by Lucy Dearlove

    Ben MacDonald creates original illustrations for every episode of Lecker.

    Lecker is on Twitter, Instagram and now TikTok.




    If you’re in a position to, please considering supporting Lecker. Buy merch here and become a Patron at patreon.com/leckerpodcast.
    You can find out more about how to support Lecker (including one-off donations) at leckerpodcast.com/support.




    Music is by Blue Dot Sessions.

    You can access the transcript for this episode via Audioboom, or at leckerpodcast.com.

    • 30 min
    Hot Pot is for Everyone

    Hot Pot is for Everyone

    You’ve eaten hot pot at a restaurant, or at the very least seen it offered at restaurants near you. But did you know that thanks to the minimal prep required, it’s actually the perfect dinner party meal to have with friends at home? 




    Melanie Xu, a lifelong fan and staunch advocate of Chongqing Ma La hot pot, makes the case.

    Thank you to Mel and Andrew for their hot pot hospitality!




    Lecker is on Twitter, Instagram and now TikTok.




    If you’re in a position to, please considering supporting Lecker. Buy merch here and become a Patron at patreon.com/leckerpodcast.
    You can find out more about how to support Lecker (including one-off donations) at leckerpodcast.com/support.




    Music is by Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 36 min
    The Granville Revisited

    The Granville Revisited

    A look back at the 2017 episode recorded at Granville Community Kitchen with Leslie Barson and Dee Woods. While Leslie and Dee prepared a community meal of Peruvian inspired pork stew, beans, rice and salad they shared how their work addresses fundamental and system issues of oppression, poverty, land use, farmers' rights and the environment. And there's an update from Leslie on the Granville's plans for 2022 and beyond.

    Read more about The Granville and get involved at granvillecommunitykitchen.org.uk

    Follow Lecker on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok

    Become a Patron at patreon.com/leckerpodcast

    See more photos from this episode and view full transcript at leckerpodcast.com/episodes/granvillerevisited

    • 45 min
    A Bigger Table (Kitchens #6)

    A Bigger Table (Kitchens #6)

    How can the practice of eating together secure a sustainable future for our kitchens?

    In the final episode of the series, Joanne MacInnes and Betul Piyade from the community centre West London Welcome describe what it's like for refugees and asylum seekers to live indefinitely in hotel rooms without kitchens. And academic and "food crisis responder" Marsha Smith explains why social eating is so important for us as a society, and explains how it's the key to future proofing our eating habits.


    Lecker is written and produced by Lucy Dearlove




    Thanks to my contributors on this episode Betul Piyade and Joanne MacInnes at West London Welcome, and Marsha Smith.



    West London Welcome is an amazing place. This interview was recorded a few months ago, before the crisis in Afghanistan, and the centre is now working to support newly arrived Afghan refugees, as well as their existing members. You can donate to support their work via LocalGiving here.

    The transcript of the episode is here.






    Buy the Kitchens print zine featuring original essays and illustrations!




    Original music was composed for the series by Jeremy Warmsley, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions




    Research and production assistance from Nadia Mehdi.

    Editorial feedback by Rory Dearlove



    Cover collage by Stephanie Hartman





    If you’ve enjoyed what you heard on this episode, or generally on Lecker, please consider rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you're listening, and telling a friend about it!






    The next thing on the Lecker schedule is a three part series about food and folklore on the Isle of Man, which is being generously funded by Culture Vannin! I’m making that with the brilliant Manx audio producer Katie Callin and it’ll be out before the end of the year. If you liked the episode Bonnag then you’ll love this!

    Find Lecker on twitter and instagram.

    • 42 min
    The Hearth of the Home (Kitchens #5)

    The Hearth of the Home (Kitchens #5)

    Does it matter what fuels our fire in the kitchen? Javon Bennett explains how his family adapted their cooking when they moved from Jamaica to England, and Carwyn Graves explores open fire cooking and other Welsh kitchen traditions.

    A full transcript is available on the Lecker website.

    Lecker is written and produced by Lucy Dearlove




    Thanks to the contributors on this episode, Javon Bennett and Carwyn Graves. 




    And also thanks to Naomi Oppenheim who put me in touch with Javon via the British Library Caribbean Foodways project and also to my friend and previous Lecker guest Sian Stacey for telling me about Carwyn’s work.





    Buy the Kitchens print zine featuring original essays and illustrations!




    Original music was composed for the series by Jeremy Warmsley, with additional music by Blue Dot Sessions





    Research and production assistance from Nadia Mehdi.




    Extractor fan recording by Victoria Ferran




    Cover collage by Stephanie Hartman




    If you’ve enjoyed what you heard on this episode, or generally on Lecker, please consider rating and reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you're listening, and telling a friend about it!




    A big thank you go out to my new Patreon patrons: Anna, Naomi, Sonya, Gloria, Sian, Harriet, Jane, Kirsten, Sian and Hannah! And if you’ve really enjoyed listening to this episode, or are a big fan of the podcast in general already, please consider becoming a patron of the podcast at patreon.com/leckerpodcast

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

TessaMayK ,

Amazing!!

I listen to a ton of food podcasts, and I’m a bit sad it took me so long to find this one!! I’m enjoying going through the backlist and can’t wait for the next in the Kitchens series. Lucy is such a good interviewer and the episodes are well planned and thoughtful. And that’s on top of being about such important aspects of food and cooking. Well done!!

1Poodle1 ,

Lecker

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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