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Journey to the Centre of Food
39 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
102: Superhero Brands Origin Stories
Discover the unexpected, peculiar and funny origins to some of the best loved brands on the planet. From Nachos to Coke, Digestives to Mustard, explore the stories behind the foods we all love.
37 minutes | Jul 11, 2022
102: Stranger Things (To Eat)
Take a trip back in time to explore the weirdest dishes ever served, as Jay and James are joined by Food Historian Marc Meltonville to delve into the strangest techniques, ingredients and ideas ever presented for dinner.
46 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
101: Extraordinary Places to Eat with Food Blogging Star Chef Dennis
Jay and James are joined by one of the world's most successful food bloggers this week, to explore some of the most extraordinary food experiences the world has to offer with Chef Dennis. From camel milk to Gooseneck Barnacles and ice cream floats, it's a globe trotting trip across the food world. Plus they explore how you become a food blogger and the future of food teaching in schools.
46 minutes | Jun 27, 2022
100: The Sordid Secrets of your Spice Rack
Join the guys as they take a trip deep into your spice rack, to discover the blood soaked history of our most popular spices. From invasions to modern day organised crime it's an amazing, often unexpected story. Plus they delve into the new 'rare' spices, that are now worth as much as gold.
40 minutes | Jun 20, 2022
99: Dinner of the Three Emperors - Cooking for Princes and Tsars
This week the guys are introducing another hugely influential chef into their Hall of Fame, this time Adolphe Dugléré, pupil of Careme, a man who has both a fascinating life story and a big impact on how we cook today. Master of the kitchen he is most renowned for the incredible Dinner of the Three Emperors, a truly remarkable piece of cooking. So don you tallest chef's hat and join a trip back to the 19th century France.
41 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
98: The Oldest Hangover Cure in the World & The Top 10 Healthiest Foods on the Planet
Join Jay and James as they delve into healing foods on the podcast. Exploring both the good and bad of dining cures. Firstly they chat about James' recent dining experience flying first class, before opening the history books to explore hang over cures from both ancient Rome and ancient Egypt. Before then holding a quiz to see if James can guess the top 10 healthiest foods on the planet.
36 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
97: Time Travelling in a Pub
Join Jay and Marc live from a very noisy pub, as they delve into the fascinating history of the mainstay of British life that is the magnificent PUB! From its murky beginnings in people's living rooms to the open plan 'gastro' world we see today, it's a unexpected journey that says as much about the Brits as it does about the pub itself. So grab your pint glass, pull up a stool and come pub time travel
44 minutes | May 30, 2022
96: What The Royal Family Really Like to Eat + Inside the World's Most Expensive Restaurant
In celebration of the jubilee the guys delve behind the scenes of Buckingham Palace to discover the guilty food pleasures of the royal family. Plus they delve inside the menu of the world's most expensive restaurant, coming in at a whopping £2500 PER PERSON. They also delve inside the mysteries of Manchester Tart and their school dinner memories.
38 minutes | May 23, 2022
95: The Remarkable Story of the World's Most Famous Chef
Take a trip inside the life of Escoffier, arguably the most influential chef ever, as the guys induct him into their 'chef hall of fame' and reveal his incredible life story, full of glamour, innovation and controversy, that sounds like a Hollywood movie.
52 minutes | May 20, 2022
94: The Top 8 Worst Foods in the World
Get ready to binge, as Jay and James discover what are the very worst foods that we can eat, entering the remarkable realm of 'ultra processed foods' and counting down the top eight most sinful - what's on the list may very well surprise you! So loosen your belts and get ready for a walk on the wrong side of food.
52 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
93: The Wonders of Irish Cooking with Anna Haugh
Jay and James are joined by the delightful owner of Myrtle restaurant and Irish cooking Queen, Chef Anna Haugh, for an insightful chat into everything from the perfect ingredients in an Irish stew to spotting rancid butter in Michelin Starred restaurants and finding joy in cooking wherever you grow up. Dive in for a wonderful trip to the cooking delights of the emerald isle.
39 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
92: The Chef Hall of Fame - New York Edition
This week the guys take a trip to New York to put forward their first suggested entrant for their new 'Chef Hall of Fame'. Stepping back to the glory days of the city to explore one of the most glamorous restaurants in the world and its charismatic head chef Charles Ranhofer. From inventing new dishes to hosting the famous and powerful of the time, he's a fascinating character with a big story in an amazing town.
46 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
91: The Most Extraordinary Food Experiences in the World (well some of them anyway)
This week the guys are again joined by Marc Meltonville as they take a trip inside some of the most remarkable food experiences they've be lucky enough to have. From the depths of the rainforest to the middle of the ocean, the top of mountains to inside royal palaces, this is a trip into the amazing breadth and wonder that food can bring.
46 minutes | Mar 21, 2022
90: Mind Your Tudor Manners - How Not to Annoy Henry the 8th
Sit up straight on the podcast this week, as the guys are getting a lesson in historical table manners from expert Marc Meltonville. Learning how to eat 'properly' at the table of Henry the 8th. From the origins of 'keeping elbows off the table' to the importance of not farting the 'wrong way', this is how to fit in when hanging out at the royal palace. So grab your napkin and best serving knife and take a seat for a lesson in manners, Tudor style.
53 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
89: The Devil Wears Papaya! Secrets of the Food Magazine World
Delve inside the world of food magazine magic on the pod this week, as the guys are joined by one of Britain's most respected and talented food magazine editors, to explore how she transforms food from the plate to the pages of a magazine. From the tricks used on photographing the food to how they select the stories that grab your attention, how they spot trends to the best way to deal with complaints. Plus Jay and James are presented with another terrible food TV idea.
54 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
88: Is This The End of the Celebrity Chef?
This week Jay and James chart the rise and fall of the celebrity chef, from the very first to possibly the last, in a bid to answer the question, is the time of the celeb chef over? Along the way they will discover the selling power of the big cookery names over the years, how some of the best have fallen away and what the next wave of celeb cooks might look like. They also celebrate their 100th episode by looking into James' new gig on local radio and ahead to future shows. So grab your autograph book and jump in for some celebrity chef adventures.
46 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
87: The Oldest Cookbook in the World + Dinner with Darwin
The guys welcome in historian Marc Meltonville to delve inside the oldest cookbook in the English language, exploring the recipes and ideas from 1390, including medieval salads that will surprise you and a meat dish that will shock you. Plus they invite in Darwin and Galileo to try and win a spot at their dream dinner party.
62 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
86: How to Start Your Own Vineyard + Secrets of English Wine with Wine Masters Susie and Peter
Jay and James are joined by the delightful 'First Couple' of wine, Master of Wine Susie and Peter, to discuss everything from the amazing explosion in English wine producers to the nostalgic Blue Nun and Babycham brands. Plus they'll be exploring what it takes to start your own vineyard (clue you'll need some cash!) and how you become a master of wine. So grab your glass for a journey to the centre of wine.
61 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
85: Mexican Food Magic + Inside the Billion Pound Hotel and Cooking for the Queen
This week the guys are joined by the fabulous Chef Fernando Stovell, Mexican cooking genius and host of Master Chef Mexico, to explore all the hidden secrets of Mexican food. From using ants, worms and crickets to using lava cooking implements and top tips on chilli selection, it is a delicious delve into a rich and delightful cuisine. Plus Fernando will be revealing what it's like to cook for the Queen and other heads of state and celebrates and James will be taking us on an exclusive trip inside the new Dubai Billion Pound hotel he is helping build a restaurant inside. So grab your sombrero for a journey to the centre of Mexican food.
47 minutes | Feb 7, 2022
84: The Unexpected Origins of American's Food + Why Weightlifters Need to Eat More Bugs
Grab your baseball hats, we're heading to America! Jay and James are joined by Frank Clark, Master of Historic Food at Colonial Williamsburg, the incredible living history town that's more like WestWorld than a museum, to explore the beginnings of American food. From the hidden influence of Africa to the impact of British gentlemen and grumpy French chefs, it's an unexpected journey back to a time we know so little about. Plus they'll be exploring new discoveries about Panda's eating habits and revealing how weightlifters really should be eating more bugs.
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