Moments of passion

Love has been in the air this month as foodies discuss the topics that get emotions running high

Looking for a new cookbook? Well, good luck with knowing where to start – the choice of culinary guides on the market seems endless, covering just about every cuisine you can imagine.

Any keen amateur chef will have their favourite recipe book and this subject prompted much discussion in our February 7 episode of The FoodTalk Show. But once that was settled, our hosts enjoyed a fascinating chat with someone who is tackling an even bigger food-related dilemma.

Catherine Conway’s company Unpackaged is doing its bit to fight single-use plastics by helping clients to become ‘zero waste stores’. She also supplies refill systems for supermarkets, delis and farm shops. Could we be heading back to the future by taking along our own jars and bottles to be refilled in stores? 

There was no escaping the romance in the air on February 14, when the fabulous Paul McFadyen, of fine spirits producer Maison Ferrand, made us fall in love with cocktails. Having developed a bit of a crush on Paul’s delectable drinks, we were delighted to welcome back a brilliant former guest. Pippa Murray, the genius behind hugely successful peanut butter brand Pip & Nut, returned to The FoodTalk Show to share more of her amazing story.

Our love affair with English wine reached new heights during the February 21 show, when we found out that there is more to the nation’s burgeoning industry than just great sparkling wine. Henry Boorman of Redhill Farm Estate introduced us to their delicious red wine, which they produce in greater quantities than white wine.

We also raised a toast to their creative approach to sustainability and the design consultancy company, Precipice, that is helping manufacturers to cut down on plastic.

Catch up on all these shows and more here.


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