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.
S2 E13: Christmas wine with sommelier Luke Harbor
For our final episode of 2022, I chat to one of my team members and Head of Wine at THE PIG Hotels, Luke Harbor. Luke tells us what it’s like being a sommelier, the boom of British wine, what bottles to open over Christmas, mulled wine recipes and so much more.
If you’re looking forward to a tipple or two over the holidays and want to delve into the wine landscape here in the UK, then this is one for you.
S2 E12: Ericka Duffy – from perfumery to mixology
In the latest episode of Always in Season, Ericka joins me to chat about working as a perfumer at the popular cosmetic company Lush and how this took her through to working behind some of the UK’s top cocktail bars.
Here we learn about experimenting with cocktails, top tips for making delicious mocktails and learning about ancient techniques of mixology which many bartenders still use today.
S2 E11: Great Taste Awards with John and Tortie Farrand
In this week’s episode, I sit down with John and Tortie Farrand – the guys behind the Great Taste Awards, the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink certification scheme. Here we chat about how they are working to support independent retailers and food/drink producers, their prestigious World Cheese Awards which features cheeses from over 40 countries and 4,500 cheeses entered, the importance of shopping locally and lots more.
S2 E10: The art of cheese tasting with Rennet & Rind
In this episode, I am joined by Perry James Wakeman, Affineur of the Year, Cheese Judge and Chief of Cheese at Rennet & Rind. Tune in to get the latest slice of how we can select the best cheese pairings, why more people need to get behind British cheese makers, what goes into judging cheese and so much more.
S2 E9: Gary Jones live from Le Manoir
Gary Jones is one of the most influential chefs of our time, from heading up the iconic kitchen at Le Manoir with Raymond Blac OBE, where they’ve retained two Micheline stars since 1981, to being a key figure in helping to champion young chefs.
In this episode, we sit down in Le Manoir’s greenhouse to discuss his experience of working for Sir Richard Branson at his luxury private island, Necker Island, favourite autumn and winter flavours, the emotional inspiration that led him to work in a kitchen and so much more.
S2 E8: Abergavenny Food Festival Special
In this special episode, I’m joined by Kim Waters, from the iconic Abergavenny Food Festival. Here we chat about what to expect from this year’s festival, the energy that live cooking demos bring, how Abergavenny is helping to shape the future of food, recipes and so much more. If you’re heading to the festival this year – or are a lover of food festivals, then this episode is for you.
S2 E7: Buffalo Mozzarella - everything to know
In this episode, I’m joined by my friends at buffalicious – a family farm producing ethical (and delicious) mozzarella, ice cream, meats, and raw milk. Here we chat about what it’s like working with a herd of 250 water buffalo, their impressive mozzarella production, recipes, and lots more.
S2 E6: Growing sustainably with New Forest Fruit
Here I’m excited to be joined by Sandy Booth from the incredible New Forest Fruit Company. These guys are doing incredible work to not only grow some of the best asparagus I’ve ever tasted but are also using natural methods to grow their produce. They’re based in one of the best growing locations in the UK and here we delve into how they’re making the most of this unique microclimate. Tune in to find out about the ways in which they are challenging the ‘norm’ of crop growing, favourite seasonal recipes and so much more.
S2 E5: A career in cooking with Ollie Dabbous
Here we are joined by Michelin star chef and cookbook author Ollie Dabbous. In the latest episode we delve into how Ollie made a career from his passion for cooking, being starstruck by his favourite chefs, how he worked his way up in kitchens with his “nothing to lose” attitude, home cooking and so much more.
S2 E4: Sustainable shepherding
In this latest episode, I am joined by my good friends Damian Clisby and Kiloran Buckler. Here we chat about how they moved from working at top London restaurants, Petersham Nurseries and Brat, to shepherding a flock of sheep in rural Wales. We discuss, a day-in-the-life of shepherding, how seasonal produce is different throughout the UK, eye-opening moments from living off the land, favourite recipes and so much more.
S2 E3: Christchurch Food Festival
In this extra special episode, we record live from the iconic Christchurch Food Festival, on the beautiful South Coast. Here we sit down with chefs, who some of you may recognise from previous episodes – BBQ legends Sam and Shauna and baker extraordinaire and total bread genius, Richard Bertinet.
I’m also joined by Philip Lowery, Founder and Director of Real Food Festival and one of the people who runs Christchurch. We chat about festival highlights, the importance of food festivals and how they open us to new foods and so much more.
S2 E2: Tapas and José Pizarro
With José Pizarro:
In this episode, we sit down with the legendary José Pizarro, the man who many say is responsible for bringing true tapas to the UK. In this episode we delve into his career change from dentist to chef, his experience growing up on a Spanish farm, the exciting new hotel he has opened and what you can expect from dining at one of his iconic tapas restaurants.
S2 E1: Talking food with Ulrika Jonsson
With Ulrika Jonsson:
In the first episode of our brand-new season, we are joined by the sensational Ulrika Jonsson. Not only is Ulrika a fantastic TV presenter but she is a passionate cook, gardener and MasterChef finalist. Here we chat about how she first fell in love with cooking, what it was like eating in the Big Brother House, favourite seasonal recipes and so much more