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A weekly, bite-sized, food-geekery podcast where food industry insider Jennifer Earle shares the interesting and delicious food and drink she's been trying lately and does a shallow dive into some of the stories and science behind them. Are you always thinking about your next meal? But, also, what exactly made us start eating some particular food? Or if there's some benefit to doing so apart from it being delicious? Or who makes it best? This podcast is for you! A weekly update of what’s worth eating with a side of food geekery. Hosted by Jennifer Earle, founder of London’s first and longest running food tour business, Chocolate Ecstasy Tours, a former food buyer and food developer and a food innovation consultant. * It’s especially for you if you love chocolate, dessert and bakeries, or want to eat where there are delicious vegan options. ** It’s probably a good idea to listen if you work in food development or as a food buyer, too.

The Next Delicious Thing Jennifer Earle

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A weekly, bite-sized, food-geekery podcast where food industry insider Jennifer Earle shares the interesting and delicious food and drink she's been trying lately and does a shallow dive into some of the stories and science behind them. Are you always thinking about your next meal? But, also, what exactly made us start eating some particular food? Or if there's some benefit to doing so apart from it being delicious? Or who makes it best? This podcast is for you! A weekly update of what’s worth eating with a side of food geekery. Hosted by Jennifer Earle, founder of London’s first and longest running food tour business, Chocolate Ecstasy Tours, a former food buyer and food developer and a food innovation consultant. * It’s especially for you if you love chocolate, dessert and bakeries, or want to eat where there are delicious vegan options. ** It’s probably a good idea to listen if you work in food development or as a food buyer, too.

    Manon Lagreve recommends French restaurants in London

    Manon Lagreve recommends French restaurants in London

    If you downloaded this before 7pm on Friday 20th May, please download again to fix the overlapping sound. Apologies the background noise will still be there!

    This week I sat down with Great British Bake Off star Manon Lagreve and our mutual friend Emma Pudge who you might know as @emmahitsthespot on Instagram.

    We ate two of the Toklas desserts and chatted about dessert (of course), cake and restaurant recommendations in London.

    Listen here or watch on YouTube.

    You can see all the recommendation, links to Emma's articles and read the transcript here: https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/2022/05/19/5-best-places-for-french-food-in-london-according-to-manon-lagreve/

    • 20 min
    What's it like to work as a professional baker?

    What's it like to work as a professional baker?

    DISCLAIMER: The sound on this is really poor. I'm sorry!

    This week I sit down (foolishly, in the not-empty restaurant) with the Head Baker of Toklas Bakery, Janine Edwards. You can watch it on YouTube if you prefer.

    You'll learn a few things about what it's like to be a professional baker and what's special about Toklas.

    In this week's podcast I also mention the newest place in Covent Garden and a fun twist on cake I stumbled upon at Coal Drops Yard market on Sunday.


     
    Tomorrow I'll release my chat with Emma Pudge and Manon Lagreve over Toklas' desserts and share their restaurant recommendations. Make sure you tap "follow" or the + button so you hear it!

    • 13 min
    Instagram Food That's Worth The Hype

    Instagram Food That's Worth The Hype

    As I was buying myself a Bread Ahead doughnut last week I realised that, while most of the things that fill up the food feed of social media are much more attractive to look at than eat, there are some things that are worth the hype.

    So, I asked some of my Instagram-famous mates to share which foods they think are WORTH THE HYPE.

    Thanks to @ks_ate_here, @felicityspector, @eatnlondon, @fowlmouthsfood, @eastlondonmornings, @tiffcooksalot, @theboywhobakes, @ravneeteats, @rumbieshearer, @food_feels and @nicolaalamb.

    The full list of foods is here: http://thenextdeliciousthing.com/instagram-food-thats-worth-the-hype

    The bakery I mention in Oakham is featured on the website here: https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/2022/05/10/lily-honey-an-artisan-bakery-in-oakham-leicestershire/

    Please rate, review and tell a friend!

    You can get the list each week via email at https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/contact/.

    • 15 min
    Why the Great Taste Awards matter, if you love food.

    Why the Great Taste Awards matter, if you love food.

    Are you familiar with the black and gold stickers? If you shop in the UK, you probably are.

    I sit down with Guild of Fine Food Director Christabel Cairns to discuss how the awards are judged, how they've changed and who they're important to.

    Visit thenextdeliciousthing.com for all the links, including to a list of the most recent winners.

    THEN (from 26 minutes and 30 seconds):

    Top Foods to look out for in London now:

    * The condiment you need in your pantry because - unless you hate chilli! - you'll use it on everything
    * A new vegan chicken arrives in London and sweeps into Sketch and other chefs' hands.
    * Where to go if you're vegan and missing Ikea's meatballs
    * Creme brûlée crepes in a cone in Covent Garden
    * The best value and best chocolate tart in London right now. Hurry, it might not be around long.

    See all the details and pictures here.

    Follow me and say hi on Instagram @thenextdeliciousthing and on LinkedIn, Jennifer Earle.

    About Jennifer Earle

    I run Food Safaris helping manufacturers and retailers stay on top of trends and run bespoke food tours as well as Chocolate Ecstasy Tours.

    I'm also a Great Taste Awards judge.

    Please rate and subscribe and share with a friend who has - or is thinking about starting - a food business!

    • 33 min
    How to tell if chocolate is really ethical?

    How to tell if chocolate is really ethical?

    Plus the best places for chocolate in Yorkshire (at 10') and some of my favourite chocolate biscuits in London. Plus, the etymology of the word "scoff". Because that was missing from your life, right?

    Subscribe to get the email links and highlights at thenextdeliciousthing.com

    Links from the show:

    Chocolate Ecstasy Tours

    Read about how to tell if chocolate is ethical.

    Top Chocolate Spots In Yorkshire

    London's Best Chocolate Biscuits

    Come and say hi @thenextdeliciousthing.


    Please subscribe, tell a friend and, if you enjoyed the podcast, please leave a review! It really helps so much.

    Jen x

    • 18 min
    Tasting London's Best Hot Cross Buns with Edd Kimber

    Tasting London's Best Hot Cross Buns with Edd Kimber

    Join me as I sit down with Edd Kimber, AKA The Boy Who Bakes, in his flat and we chat about Hot Cross Buns and then taste and discuss 7 from London's Best Bakeries.

    This episode is also available to watch on YouTube!

    The bun chat starts around minute 8:00.

    Summary around minute 35.

    After the review Edd shares some of his experience and top tips in making hot cross buns (around minute 39:00).

    Would you like more episodes like this? Let me know: thenextdeliciousthing@gmail.com.

    All the details and pictures and links to the bakeries at https://thenextdeliciousthing.com.

    Bakeries featured: 

    Bread Ahead Bakery
    Gail's Bakery

    Flor Bakery
    Popham's Bakery
    Quality Chop House

    Toklas Bakery
    Layla Bakery

    • 43 min

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The best delicious podcast

Jennifer Earle brings passion and insight to the culinary world of London chocolate! (And much more.) As a faraway listener, I felt transported to her favorite shops and bakeries. If only we could find a way to airdrop the actual chocolate…

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