I wrote and presented the critically-acclaimed documentary ‘The Inflating Shopping Basket’ for BBC Radio 4. The programme explored the our changing tastes in food by looking at the Office for National Statistics’ annual shopping basket of goods and services which is used to calculate inflation. It was selected for ‘Pick of the Week’ and was critic’s choice in a number of publications. I also wrote supporting articles for The Guardian and the History Revealed website.
Food journalist Andrew Webb crams enough sociological, economic and gastronomic information into Radio 4’s Sunday lunchtime half-hour to make the title of The Inflating Shopping Basket (1.30pm) an understatement in appetite-whetting, intellectual nutrition. Martin Hoyle on Ft.com