The Rich Tradition: Episode 13 Lent and Easter

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All over Eastern Europe, Lent and Easter are major milestones in the yearly calendar. In this episode, Elisabeth Luard spends time with people of various communities in Hungary, learning about their traditions, the festivities and the foods of this important season. 

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Another Glass, Please - no. 6

 

Fie-gris


Richard Dudley Craig talks about the forgotten grapes of the Loire and in particular Fié Gris, its near extinction and subsequent revival thanks to a few enlightened winemakers.

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Food Acupuncture: the vitamins

Professor Alpar's series on vitamins continues this week with vitamin B5.

She introduces the series in the video below.

 

 

Read about the various vitamins, their functions, and sources etc. To date, Professor Alpar has covered Vitamin A and Vitamins B1, B2, B5 B6, B9 and B12.

Read a brief biography of Professor Alpar here.

 

 
AA Gill: Table Talk

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Table Talk: Sweet and Sour, Salt and Bitter brings together the best of AA Gill's columns on food. David Watson reads two chapters from the book: Pizza Express, and Elizabeth David.

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Pizza Express

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Peter Boizot, the founder of Pizza Express, talks about the pioneering days in 1965, when he introduced the pizza to Londoners.

 
Claudia Roden

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Claudia“She’s magical … she’s a doyenne … she’s the absolute first and last word on Middle Eastern, and indeed on Mediterranean cookery … and I don’t know any of the top chefs who she hasn’t touched.”

So says Allegra McEvedy, herself a top chef, broadcaster and writer. And who is she talking about? Claudia Roden.

In this unique film Claudia Roden talks of her early years in Egypt, leaving the country of her birth after the revolution in the 1950's, and why she started collecting recipes. Also Allegra McEvedy, Claudia's great friend, assesses Claudia's legacy and tells an anecdote that for her sums up Claudia Roden as a person.

   

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"A ticking bomb"

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That’s how Professor Oya Alpar, Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutics, University College London, describes the situation with regard to antibiotics. The World Health Organisation warns that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, including food security.

In this Talking Of Food video, Professor Vivian Moses interviews Professor Alpar on the issue of antibiotics and the food-chain.

Watch the interview here

 
The Trawlermen

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In the 1950s Grimsby was the largest fishing port in the world.  As a result of the Cod Wars with Iceland, this once great industry has been decimated over the last fifty years. The docks, once bustling, are now desolate and left to crumble.

This film is a short tribute to the men who manned the trawlers in all weathers and conditions.

 

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