27 episodes

An insider's look into the London food scene. Top things to taste plus interviews with business owners, getting geeky with bakers about croissants, the latest discoveries from food trade shows.... If you love food and love London you'll love this. Host Jennifer Earle was a food buyer and food developer for some of the UK's biggest retailers and started London's first food tour business in 2005: Chocolate Ecstasy Tours. She is on the Grand Jury of the International Chocolate Awards, is a Great Taste Awards judge and leads Food Innovation Sessions for retailers and manufacturers. If you work in the food industry anywhere in the world, listen to this to keep up on what's new and exciting in London and, occasionally, beyond.

The Next Delicious Thing Jennifer Earle

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    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

An insider's look into the London food scene. Top things to taste plus interviews with business owners, getting geeky with bakers about croissants, the latest discoveries from food trade shows.... If you love food and love London you'll love this. Host Jennifer Earle was a food buyer and food developer for some of the UK's biggest retailers and started London's first food tour business in 2005: Chocolate Ecstasy Tours. She is on the Grand Jury of the International Chocolate Awards, is a Great Taste Awards judge and leads Food Innovation Sessions for retailers and manufacturers. If you work in the food industry anywhere in the world, listen to this to keep up on what's new and exciting in London and, occasionally, beyond.

    An Update from Jen

    An Update from Jen

    With plans for the future....

    I'd love to know what you think! Please email me at thenextdeliciousthing@gmail.com with your suggestions or thoughts.

    Plus I share the details of great meals from Quo Vadis and Half Cup and more pastries from Toklas and Shiok. And chocolate! Always chocolate.

    Remember to sign up at thenextdeliciousthing.com to receive the short weekly emails with delicious things to add to your list to try next. In the next two months I'll be going to Belfast, Edinburgh, Newcastle, York and Paris so expect recommendations for each of this cities! And please email me with anything you know I shouldn't miss!


    About this London food podcast  host:

    Jennifer Earle is the founder of London's first food tour business - Chocolate Ecstasy Tours - and a former Food Buyer and Food Developer at major UK food retailers. She walks the streets of London searching for delicious food and spends far too much time on Instagram (@jennifer.earle)


    Stay up to date with the latest London Food:

    Follow @thenextdeliciousthing on Instagram.
    Receive the weekly list via newsletter at thenextdeliciousthing.com


    About this food podcast:

    The Next Delicious Thing is hosted, produced and edited by Jennifer Earle.

    This podcast sharing the best of London food is a passion project designed to help people who love food find out what's worth spending their money on and also help out the businesses that are producing delicious things, many of them are small businesses.

    I'd be so grateful if you could support the podcast and the businesses by sharing it with a friend or by giving it 5 stars on Apple Podcasts or writing a review there!

    • 12 min
    The Food We Shouldn't Throw Away

    The Food We Shouldn't Throw Away

    Did you know in 2018 UK households threw away the equivalent of 1 million loaves of bread A DAY?

    And - after briefly going down in April 2020 - that number may even be worse now.

    This week I sit down with Chloe Stewart who is so concerned about how much edible food is wasted that seven years ago she set out to figure out how to save some of it, by turning it into something more appealing.

    Nibsetc currently make DELICIOUS granola made from the pulp of cider apples, but there are more products in the pipeline using other "byproducts" from food manufacturing.

    We discuss the current state of things, plus apps, schemes, simple tricks and great restaurants who will all help you to be part of a system that throws less edible food into landfill.

    I also chat about one of the things I found challenging when I worked as a Food Buyer for a major supermarket.

    I hope you enjoy!

    You can see the full list of all of the things we recommend trying here:

    https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/2022/07/27/15-easy-ways-to-reduce-food-waste-in-london/

    The businesses with "delicious things to try" this week are:

    Troy's Grocery
    and
    Leila's Shop

    About this London food podcast  host:

    Jennifer Earle is the founder of London's first food tour business - Chocolate Ecstasy Tours - and a former Food Buyer and Food Developer at major UK food retailers. She walks the streets of London searching for delicious food and spends far too much time on Instagram (@jennifer.earle)


    About this week's foodie guest:

    Chloë Stewart has lived in the UK, Hong Kong, the US and Switzerland and is on a mission to turn food byproducts into delicious new foods. She founded Nibsetc and you can find her granola online and at Borough Market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


    Stay up to date with the latest London Food:

    Follow @thenextdeliciousthing on Instagram.
    Receive the weekly list via newsletter at thenextdeliciousthing.com


    About this food podcast:

    The Next Delicious Thing is hosted, produced and edited by Jennifer Earle.

    This podcast sharing the best of London food is a passion project designed to help people who love food find out what's worth spending their money on and also help out the businesses that are producing delicious things, many of them are small businesses.

    I'd be so grateful if you could support the podcast and the businesses by sharing it with a friend or by giving it 5 stars on Apple Podcasts or writing a review there!

    • 32 min
    NEW London Patisserie and an interview with French pastry chef Angelo Musa

    NEW London Patisserie and an interview with French pastry chef Angelo Musa

    Two new patisseries have opened in London this month and a new afternoon tea is coming and it's my favourite so far...

    I also pop into a new(ish) bakery in Tring: Culture Bakery.

    For the full transcript of my interview with Executive Pastry Chef Angelo Musa and more details on his brand New London patisserie, go to:

    https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/2022/07/20/harrods-newest-patisserie-angelo-musa/

    PATISSERIES FEATURED

    Angelo Musa on the 4th Floor in Harrods
    Shiok by Cherish Finden on the ground floor by the Pan Pacific Hotel, just opposite Liverpool Street
    William Curley afternoon tea with Maple Canada (coming soon!)


    About this London food podcast  host:

    Jennifer Earle is the founder of London's first food tour business - Chocolate Ecstasy Tours - and a former Food Buyer and Food Developer at major UK food retailers. She walks the streets of London searching for delicious food and spends far too much time on Instagram (@jennifer.earle)


    Stay up to date with the latest London Food:

    Follow @thenextdeliciousthing on Instagram.
    Receive the weekly list via newsletter at thenextdeliciousthing.com


    About this food podcast:

    The Next Delicious Thing is hosted, produced and edited by Jennifer Earle.

    This podcast sharing the best of London food is a passion project designed to help people who love food find out what's worth spending their money on and also help out the businesses that are producing delicious things, many of them are small businesses.

    I'd be so grateful if you could support the podcast and the businesses by sharing it with a friend or by giving it 5 stars on Apple Podcasts or writing a review there!

    • 13 min
    The Best Restaurants in Istanbul

    The Best Restaurants in Istanbul

    And other top tips, including which areas to stay and where to get coffee, the best baklava and the best chocolate mousse!

    https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/2022-07-13/5-of-the-best-restaurants-in-istanbul

    Or watch on YouTube: https://bit.ly/IstanbulYouTube

    About this London food podcast  host:

    Jennifer Earle is the founder of London's first food tour business - Chocolate Ecstasy Tours - and a former Food Buyer and Food Developer at major UK food retailers. She walks the streets of London searching for delicious food and spends far too much time on Instagram (@jennifer.earle)


    Stay up to date with the latest London Food:

    Follow @thenextdeliciousthing on Instagram.
    Receive the weekly list via newsletter at thenextdeliciousthing.com


    About this food podcast:

    The Next Delicious Thing is hosted, produced and edited by Jennifer Earle.

    This podcast sharing the best of London food is a passion project designed to help people who love food find out what's worth spending their money on and also help out the businesses that are producing delicious things, many of them are small businesses.

    I'd be so grateful if you could support the podcast and the businesses by sharing it with a friend or by giving it 5 stars on Apple Podcasts or writing a review there!

    • 12 min
    Why the Portuguese make so many Custard Tarts

    Why the Portuguese make so many Custard Tarts

    (Or Pasteis de nata!)

    Plus cocktails in a can, American comfort food and a bean to bar chocolate launches in the UK.

    This week's episode is recorded on my iPhone under a duvet in a hotel bathroom in Istanbul. I'm here for a few more days so if you have recommendations, please let me know by emailing thenextdeliciousthing@gmail.com or messaging me on social media: @thenextdeliciousthing!

    Here are the businesses mentioned in this week's podcast episode on the best of London food and drink:

    Countertalk Spaces
    MOTH Drinks
    Decatur London
    Rita's Bodega
    Vinte Vinte
    Taylor's Port

    Blog posts coming soon!

    You'll also learn a great and affordable port to pair with chocolate and why most wine is not vegan.

    About this London food podcast  host:

    Jennifer Earle is the founder of London's first food tour business - Chocolate Ecstasy Tours - and a former Food Buyer and Food Developer at major UK food retailers. She walks the streets of London searching for delicious food and spends far too much time on Instagram (@jennifer.earle)


    Stay up to date with the latest London Food:

    Follow @thenextdeliciousthing on Instagram.
    Receive the weekly list via newsletter at thenextdeliciousthing.com


    About this food podcast:

    The Next Delicious Thing is hosted, produced and edited by Jennifer Earle.

    This podcast sharing the best of London food is a passion project designed to help people who love food find out what's worth spending their money on and also help out the businesses that are producing delicious things, many of them are small businesses.

    I'd be so grateful if you could support the podcast and the businesses by sharing it with a friend or by giving it 5 stars on Apple Podcasts or writing a review there!

    • 9 min
    Three Types of Stracciatella, the "Italian Oreo" and the specialness of Towpath Café

    Three Types of Stracciatella, the "Italian Oreo" and the specialness of Towpath Café

    Did you know there are three Italian food products called stracciatella?

    Now you do!

    I give you the low down on: 
    what the 3 stracciatella foods arethe etymology of the word stracciatellahow burrata should be madesome of Italy's best sandwich biscuits the exciting new range from chocolatier and patissier, Pierre Marcolinimy favourite gelateria in London for stracciatella.
    If you want to join my next Ice Cream Tour in London on Sunday 24th July click here: https://www.chocolateecstasytours.com/products/ice-cream-ecstasy-tour

    You can also watch this episode on YouTube.

    Then I share the lovely story of one of the best places in London to go for breakfast or lunch and their beautiful book, Towpath: Stories and Recipes.

    More about Stracciatella, Baci di Dama and the Pierre Marcolini Summer Range:

    https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/2022/06/29/3-types-of-stracciatella/

    (and the transcript)

    Pictures and links to Towpath Cafe and their book:

    https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/2022/06/28/towpath-cafe-hackney/

    (and the transcript)

    Recommendations for decorated celebration cakes in East London:

    https://thenextdeliciousthing.com/2022/06/28/excellent-kids-birthday-cakes-in-east-london/

    About this London food podcast  host:

    Jennifer Earle is the founder of London's first food tour business - Chocolate Ecstasy Tours - and a former Food Buyer and Food Developer at major UK food retailers. She walks the streets of London searching for delicious food and spends far too much time on Instagram (@jennifer.earle)


    Stay up to date with the latest London Food:

    Follow @thenextdeliciousthing on Instagram.
    Receive the weekly list via newsletter at thenextdeliciousthing.com


    About this food podcast:

    The Next Delicious Thing is hosted, produced and edited by Jennifer Earle.

    This podcast sharing the best of London food is a passion project designed to help people who love food find out what's worth spending their money on and also help out the businesses that are producing delicious things, many of them are small businesses.

    I'd be so grateful if you could support the podcast and the businesses by sharing it with a friend or by giving it 5 stars on Apple Podcasts or writing a review there!

    • 17 min

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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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