From learning what it really means to eat in season to talking to some of the UK’s most influential food experts, this new podcast celebrates the very best of seasonal and sustainable eating.
Each episode serves up insightful knowledge on growing and sourcing your ingredients and simple cooking tips and recipes so that you can learn how a splash, drizzle or generous pour of naturally sustainable pure Canadian maple syrup can transform fresh produce into delicious food creations.
Hosted by James Golding, a driving force in promoting sustainable eating in the UK hospitality industry and Group Chef Director for a major UK hotel group.
S3 E12: Birmingham Bites with Glynn Purnell
For our season finale, the legendary Brummie chef Glynn Purnell sits down with James to chat all things food. Here, Glynn goes back to his humble beginnings of how making beans on toast for his siblings led him to finding his love for cooking. He shares the incredible moment he was awarded a Michelin Star, what to expect from the diverse food scene in Birmingham, what his time was like on Great British Menu and lots more.
S3 E11: Kitchen stories with Ben Murphy
Our guest today is Breakthrough Chef of the Year, Ben Murphy. Here, Ben chats about how his dreams of becoming a footballer were crushed when he broke his collarbone, and how the accident led him into working in a kitchen.
Here, he delves into his time working at The Berkeley with world-renowned chef, Pierre Koffmann and shares his experiences of working in the South of France, why he feels lucky doing something he loves and lots more.
S3 E10: British fishing with Jack Stein
James’ guest today is one of Cornwall’s most loved chefs, Jack Stein, Chef Director at Rick Stein Restaurants. In this conversation, Jack shares how he kicked off his cooking career by helping at his dad’s restaurant in school holidays, what it was like growing up in Cornwall and how it’s changed since the 90’s, top tips for cooking fish at home and how he finds working with his family at one of the UK’s most successful seafood restaurant groups.
S3 E9: Viral Cooking with Thom Bateman
This week, James chats to Thom about how life has changed since his time on Great British Menu, taking over the restaurant he first worked at when he was just 17 years old and suffering with imposture syndrome.
Thom shares the format and equipment he uses for his viral social media cooking videos, which he posts regularly to his 2.5M+ TikTok followers, and tonnes more.
S3 E8: Sunday Brunching with Simon Rimmer
In this episode, Simon talks about his career as a chef before his time on Sunday Brunch, the beauty of live TV, why he loved stepping out of his comfort zone for Strictly Come Dancing and his favourite recipes.
This episode delves into how Simon’s 5am wholesale market trips helped him fall in love with seasonal produce, what food he enjoys cooking at home for his family, the process of writing a cookbook and lots more.
S3 E7: Seasonal baking with Michelle Evans-Fecci
In this week’s episode, James catches up with Great British Bake Off star, Michelle Evans-Fecci.
During the episode, the pair talk about making the most out of seasonal produce, Michelle’s Bake Off experience, the challenges of writing a cookbook in the midst of a global pandemic, delicious recipes and ingredients, and lots more.
If you’re a fan of baking and want to learn more about Summer seasonal produce – you won’t want to miss this.
S3 E6: Dan Lee: From kitchen dreams to culinary success
In this episode, Dan delves into his passion for travel, food and how he discovered his love for cooking. This interview celebrates food, culture and how Dan’s heritage mix of English, Irish and Cantonese has played a fundamental role in his cooking.
Dan shares his story from winning MasterChef: The Professionals to cooking across the world – tune in to learn about how Dan is bringing people together through his food and why he believes food is a universal language.
S3 E5: Sustainable fishing with Nathan Outlaw
Calling all seafood and Cornwall lovers for this week’s episode with the incredible Nathan Outlaw.
During this episode, the chefs talk about the beauty of picturesque Port Issac, where Nathan has two restaurants and an exclusive foodie guest house, the importance of sustainably sourced fish, recipes, food festivals and lots more.
Tune in for an episode that will leave you feeling inspired in the kitchen and desperate to book a holiday to the stunning Cornish coast.
S3 E4: Plant-based eating with Bettina Campolucci Bordi
Here, James sits down with self-taught and plant-based chef Bettina. For this episode, the pair talk about the incredible cooking retreats that she runs in Bali, top tips for those looking to explore a plant-based diet, how to incorporate self-care into daily life and lots more.
This episode is also available on Amazon Music.
S3 E3: The importance of ethical chocolate with Chocolarder
With Easter on the horizon for many of us, James chats to Mike Longman, founder of Chocolarder – one of a handful of bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the UK.
In this episode, the pair chat about the importance of ethical chocolate, problems within the cocoa industry, their mission of providing chocolate that is more than just great flavour and so much more.
S3 E2: British dining with Tom Kerridge
With Tom kerridge:
Here James speaks to one of the UK’s most loved chefs, Tom Kerridge. In this episode the pair chat about the beauty of British produce, the excitement of working in a kitchen, cooking for kids and lots of other interesting foodie topics.
S3 E1: Indian cooking with Romy Gill MBE
With Romy Gill MBE:
Season 3 launches with a bang, here James speaks to chef, writer and broadcaster, the amazing Romy Gill MBE. In this episode Romy shares how the food she cooks tells a story, the adrenaline of cooking on live TV, how Indian food is like Bollywood film, her go-to comforting dish and so much more.