From Kent to Komboucha

Our galloping gourmets have been around the foodie world in four podcasts this month

If you enjoy a good book over dinner, what could be better than a good book about dinner? In our 5 September show, the team discuss the phenomenon of food writing – the good, the bad and the downright delicious. From bloggers cooking up a storm in the online world to the best new cookbooks from around the globe, we’re chatting to Felicity Cloake – published author and vice-president of the Guild of Food Writers – to get the latest word on Gourmet Street.

Red herrings abound in the studio during the 12 September episode, as Eric Woods from Loma Linda offers a taste of their plant-based alternative to tuna. Will Sue, Holly and Kumud be hooked by Tuno or find it all a bit fishy? Plus, Tara Mei from Bread & Jam gives us the lowdown on the UK’s first festival for food founders. 

“Live in Kent and be content” declared a 1920s tourism poster – it’s not a sentiment that will be challenged in our 19 September broadcast. Garden of England dweller Sue is joined by Amanda Cottrell, whose many titles should probably include ‘Official Kent Champion’. As patron of both Visit Kent and Produced in Kent, Amanda tells us about the county’s fantastic foodie scene. She’s joined by Lee Desai of Dr Legumes, the plant-based restaurant that is bringing Folkestone’s community together.

There’s revolution in the air on 26 September as the team meet two products that might just change their lives. Zinda Foods’ AirWrap floats away from the tortilla competition with its light and healthy composition, transforming lunchtimes forever. Could Conker Spirit have produced the ultimate coffee liqueur? Sue certainly thinks so, although she might just have to try a bit more to be sure…

Listen again to these shows to join us on our gastronomic adventures!

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