Investigating every aspect of the food we eat
Food Under Siege in Gaza
Sheila Dillon looks at what the current conflict in Gaza has done to food supplies in one of the most densely populated places on earth. After Hamas gunmen launched an unprecedented assault on Israel from the Gaza Strip on October 7, killing 1,200 people and taking about 240 hostages, the Government of Israel responded with air strikes on Gaza, and launched a ground offensive. To date, more than 14,800 people have been killed in Gaza, according to the Hamas-run government. Hundreds of thousands of others have been displaced to the south of the territory, where vast numbers are living in make-shift camps. Aid agencies say hunger is spreading, as shops have been emptied of food, and a lack of fuel is restricting how much food can be distributed around.
In this programme, recorded while the situation in Gaza is still changing on a daily basis, Sheila Dillon seeks to find out how people are feeding themselves and their families, how resilient the population is given the uncertainties they face, and what long abandoned food ways can they fall back on as supplies run low.
Presented by Sheila Dillon
Produced in Bristol for BBC Audio by Natalie Donovan
Older Men Learning to Cook
Jimi Famurewa talks to men learning or rediscovering cooking later in life, maybe due to a change of circumstance or loss of a partner, to hear how it's changing their lives.
In the programme we meet the participants of the latest Man with a Pan cookery course, run by Community Chef at Lewes Community Kitchen, as well as a weekly class run by Age UK in north London. Jimi also chats to the team behind Men’s Pie Club, which uses food as a tool to help tackle loneliness and social isolation with men, getting them in a room once a week, to make a pie, connect and meet people.
Presented by Jimi Famurewa and produced by Sophie Anton for BBC Audio in Bristol.
Mezcal: A Beginners Guide
Dan Saladino explores the Mexican spirit mezcal and the diverse world of agave spirits.
Gary Nabhan (Agave Spirits book): https://www.garynabhan.com/
Agave Road Trip Podcast: https://agaveroadtrip.com/
Sin Gusano: https://www.singusano.com/story
El Pastore: https://www.tacoselpastor.co.uk/
Produced and presented by Dan Saladino.
BBC Food and Farming Awards 2023: Second Course
Sheila Dillon presents more winners from the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2023, including who was crowned Best Streetfood, Takeaway or Small Eatery and the winner of the Food Innovation Award. We also hear stories of the amazing finalists and winners in the Community Food and Young Countryside Champion Awards. Finally, the winner of this year's prestigious Derek Cooper Outstanding Achievement Award is revealed in recognition of their impact on the UK's food and farming.
Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced by Nina Pullman for BBC Audio in Bristol.
BBC Food and Farming Awards 2023: First Course
Join Sheila Dillon from the International Convention Centre Wales in Newport for the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2023.
In this first episode from the ceremony, we hear the winners of awards including Best Food Producer, Best Drinks Producer and the brand new for 2023 Digital Creator Award.
Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced by Natalie Donovan for BBC Audio in Bristol.
Prescribing Fruit and Veg – A New Model for the NHS?
A pilot public health scheme in south east London is prescribing fresh fruit & veg to people with chronic disease and mental health conditions. Sheila Dillon meets Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator, an NHS GP and lead at the A.T Beacon Project, to hear how the prescriptions are working, and how it’s a part of their mission to bring healthcare out of GP surgeries and into the heart of Lambeth’s most hard-to-reach communities.
Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced by Sophie Anton for BBC Audio in Bristol
So inspiring! So many folks taking leaps of faith to make a better world through the medium of food.
12 February 2023
My oven is heated with propane, a very expensive gas. So too, I’m currently looking for a new gas stove, costs run around $1500. new. I’ve always had a slow cooker and microwave, now I’ve added an a air fryer and a pressure cooker, all run on electricity. The monies and time spent is amazingly efficient. I only spent about $50. for each, new, very little in my book and I use them all regularly if not daily. I purchased the ‘Insta Pot’ brand and have been happy with my purchases. Love your pod. Note: Air fryers go up to 11 gallon size…
Interesting and Enjoyable
Don't have to be British to enjoy this podcast! But where's Sheila Dillon lately? She's my favorite, and it feels like it's been ages since she's done one of these. Hope that's just a temporary thing......