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dish ep3: EU chefs on the #EUref & a Mary Berry exclusive interview

dish ep3: EU chefs on the #EUref & a Mary Berry exclusive interview

What will the EU Referendum mean for European chefs and restaurants in the UK? We find out. Plus we’ve an exclusive interview with the legendary Mary Berry on her life, her garden, and of course, Bake Off.
dish ep2: Cheese toasties and the World Pesto Championships

dish ep2: Cheese toasties and the World Pesto Championships

We head to the West Country to find the ultimate cheese toastie and why Ogleshield is the best British cheese for melting. Julia Child’s My Life in France is our book of the month, and we compete in the World Pesto Championships in Genoa, Italy.
Meet dish, the new podcast from delicious. magazine presented by me

Meet dish, the new podcast from delicious. magazine presented by me

So here it is, the new podcast from delicious. magazine produced and presented by me. Episode 1 blasts off to explore cooking and eating in space with former Nasa astronaut, Don Thomas. Back on Earth, we find out about the special role pomegranates play in Persian cuisine. We also hear from editor Karen Barnes about what...
Why I hate 'talking packaging'

Why I hate ‘talking packaging’

Here’s my latest RANT for delicious. magazine on why I hate that certain type of product that ‘speaks’ to you. You know, the ‘keep me in the fridge’, the fake bon homme, the sense that the people behind these items are ordinary chatty chaps rather than a massive corporate juggernaut. As Carlton Douglas Ridenhour once...
A trip on the Orient Express

A trip on the Orient Express

There are assignments, and then there are assignments, and a trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express from Venice to London is defiantly the later. It is, quite possibly, one of the best experiences of my journalistic career, and as close to an experience of time travelling to the Golden Age of rail travel as...
Why 'urban foraging' is a complete waste of time

Why ‘urban foraging’ is a complete waste of time

Foraging was all the rage post-credit crunch. Fuelled by survivalist fantasies and a desire to get back to nature after years of decadence, people headed off into the countryside to reap nature’s bounty. But after a while who could be bothered with all that travelling out to the sticks? Not time-poor city folk, that’s for...
What to do with leftover fish and chips?

What to do with leftover fish and chips?

This week is National Chip Week so just in case you over order at the chip shop, here’s what to do with any fish and chips you can’t quite polish off. Unlike curry, or even Chinese food, fish and chips isn’t very nice when taken into work the next day for lunch and reheated  in the office microwave. However,...