Episodes
It’s International Women’s Day!   To celebrate this glorious day we have one very special episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating inspiring Women In Food.   Today’s episode features the most important and inspirational women in our lives, the women running Honey & Co! We like to say that every day is women’s day at Honey & Co and in this episode we chat to some of the women working in the kitchens, on front of house and behind the scenes to make it that way.   For...
Published 03/08/20
Published 03/08/20
This is the seventh episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food. Today's guest is Fay Maschler, restaurant critic at London’s Evening Standard newspaper. Fay won a contest for the position of Evening Standard restaurant critic in 1972. This was supposed to last for three months but she has recently celebrated 47 years in the role! Fay’s reviews are legendary and she has been known to put many a chef in their place. We talked about her experiences starting out in the...
Published 02/28/20
This is the sixth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food. Today's guest is Darina Allen, founder of world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland and bestselling author of 19 cookbooks. We absolutely love Darina and the school and have had many of her graduates working in our kitchens over the years. We chatted to Darina about how she came to run the fabulous Ballymaloe, what it's like be part of a cooking dynasty and what it takes to be a successful...
Published 02/21/20
This is the fifth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food. Today's guest is Lisa Markwell, food editor at The Sunday Times and editor at CODE Hospitality. Lisa has been a journalist for more than 30 years, winning awards as editor of The Independent on Sunday and spending eight years as restaurant critic at the same paper – giving herself the job after the previous critic was fired. She took a ‘gap year’ to undertake the chef’s diploma course at Leith’s School of...
Published 02/14/20
This is the fourth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food. Today’s guest is Romy Gill, what a treat! Romy is a British-Indian chef and cookery teacher and was the owner and head chef at Romy’s Kitchen in Gloucestershire for 6 years. One of the few female Indian chefs in the industry, Romy was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in 2016 for her services to the food industry. Romy’s debut cookbook Zaika is full of delicious vegan recipes...
Published 02/07/20
This is the third episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food. Today’s guest is multi-award winning food journalist Sheila Dillon, known as the voice of The Food Programme on BBC Radio 4. Sheila started her career in journalism when she reported on the contamination of the New York water supply by pesticides for food magazine Food Monitor, and has been reporting on the most important stories in the industry ever since. As a reporter, writer, producer and presenter on...
Published 01/31/20
This is the second episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food. Today’s guest is Claudia Roden, the goddess of Middle Eastern food writing. Claudia is a cookbook writer and anthropologist, her career spans over 50 years. Originally from Egypt, Claudia grew up in Cairo and studied in Paris and London. In 1956 when her parents fled Egypt to London, Claudia began collecting recipes from the Jewish diaspora arriving from all over the Middle East as a way to make a...
Published 01/24/20
This is the first of our Who Run The World? podcast season celebrating women in food. Since the start of Honey & Co women have reigned supreme; they run our kitchens, our front of house and our offices, and we finally feel that the industry is starting to catch up with us. Women are now leading the way across the industry, not just as chefs but as food critics, as writers, as culinary teachers, tv and radio presenters and so much more. So, with International Women’s Day on the horizon...
Published 01/17/20
Alison Roman is a columnist for the New York Times Food section and Bon Appétit contributor. She is the author of the bestselling Dining In. Alison has worked professionally in kitchens such as New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar and San Francisco’s Quince. We talk all about her new book, Nothing Fancy, where Alison makes any night of the week worth celebrating. She believes it’s not entertaining, it’s having people over. We apologised to leeks, fawned over anchovies and much more!
Published 12/13/19
Mike is an Israeli chef and restaurateur known for his landmark Philadelphia restaurant, Zahav, where we had the pleasure of speaking to him while we were in town. We spoke to Mike about growing up in a Jewish household in the US, the food of Israel, his introduction to kitchens and how he and his business partner, Steven Cook, have kept expanding their restaurant world to include Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, Percy Street Barbecue and more...
Published 12/06/19
Nancy is a native Californian, but has lived in Japan since 1988 and is a renowned expert in Japanese food. Nancy’s cookbooks include Japanese Farm Food, Preserving the Japanese Way and her newest book is called Japan: The Cookbook - Nancy has painstakingly reworked traditional material gathered from gifted home cooks and translated, tested and adapted the recipes. We talk to her about how to source good ingredients for Japanese home cooking, small-scale farming in Japan and much more...
Published 11/29/19
The third and final instalment of our special smoke series to celebrate the third birthday of our grill restaurant Honey & Smoke. In this episode we had the wonderful Gill Meller join us all the way from Dorset.  First we head into the kitchen with Sarit and Itamar to cook up some lamb chops and plums on the grill, a favourite here at Honey & Smoke over the last 3 years and talk about their love of fire growing up!  Then they chat to Gill Meller, the chef, cookbook author and...
Published 11/15/19
The second instalment of our special smoke series to celebrate the third birthday of our grill restaurant Honey & Smoke. In this episode we had the incredible Ben Chapman, co-founder of award-winning restaurants Kiln, Smoking Goat and Brat come cook a Thai-inspired grill menu for us.  First we go behind the scenes at Honey & Smoke to cook one of our most popular dishes over the last three years - grilled octopus and prawns with a rich bean stew. Then we chat to Ben! We talked all...
Published 11/15/19
It's Bonfire Night and our grill house Honey & Smoke is three! To celebrate the third birthday we had not one, not two, but three parties. We invited three fire-loving chefs, Olia Hercules, Ben Chapman and Gill Meller to cook over fire with us and to talk about their life in food and flames. In this series we are doing things a bit differently, so first we head into the kitchens of Honey & Smoke to cook up one of our most popular dishes for you: a recipe for grilled pears with...
Published 11/05/19
Following a slight career detour singing in a successful pop band, Donal Skehan realised food was his true calling and started his popular blog “The Good Mood Food Blog” which chronicled quick cooking dishes and cheap meals. This soon led to cookbooks, tv appearances, a youtube channel and more. Celebrating honest, hearty home cooked food Donal has established himself as a trusted cook and food writer with a loyal global following. We talk to Donal about how his pop career became a food one...
Published 11/01/19
Sandor Ellix Katz is a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation, along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, have helped to catalyse a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” We spoke to Sandor about his life in a commune, what he's discovered recently and much more!
Published 10/25/19
Tim Anderson is a chef, food writer, and MasterChef champion. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tim studied Japanese food culture at university and lived in Japan for two years. After moving to London, he won MasterChef in 2011 and his epic Japanese soul-food restaurant, Nanban, opened in 2015 in Brixton. We talk to Tim about his new book Tokyo Stories and seemingly endless food offerings of Tokyo on every level...
Published 10/18/19
Ep4 of our mini-series in partnership with the V&A to celebrate their fantastic exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate. Recorded live at the V&A museum, in the last episode of the series, we chatted to three artists from the Eating section of the exhibition: Karen Guthrie, Jasleen Kaur and Michael Rakowitz, all who are challenging the way we think about eating and especially to think about cooking and eating as creative acts. Visit the exhibition: Listeners can get 40% off tickets...
Published 08/30/19
Ep4 of our mini-series in partnership with the V&A to celebrate their fantastic exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate. Recorded live at the V&A museum, in this episode we chatted to artist Kathrin Böhm of Company Drinks about her part in the trading section of the exhibition. Company Drinks is a community enterprise in Barking & Dagenham in East London that brings people together to pick, process and produce drinks.  Visit the exhibition Listeners can get 40% off tickets to...
Published 08/23/19
Ep3 of our mini-series in partnership with the V&A to celebrate their fantastic exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate. Recorded live at the V&A museum, in this episode we chatted to California-based artists Fallen Fruit - David Burns and Austin Young - about their part in the farming section of the exhibition. David and Austin make public art which explores the role of fruit in creating shared culture. By foraging depictions of fruit from the V&A's collection, they have created...
Published 08/15/19
Ep 2 of our mini-series in partnership with the V&A to celebrate their fantastic exhibition FOOD: Bigger than the Plate. In the grand setting of the V&A we chatted to Fernando Laposse about his part in the exhibition - Totomoxtle, a new veneer material made with husks of heirloom Mexican corn. Visit the exhibition https://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson Listeners can get 40% off tickets to the exhibition using promo code: FOOD40   @fernandolaposse @vamuseum
Published 08/09/19
Self-confessed veg nerd, Guy Singh-Watson has, over the last 30 years, taken Riverford from one man and a wheelbarrow delivering homegrown organic veg to friends, to a national veg box scheme delivering to around 50,000 customers a week. This episode is a deep dive into the trials and tribulations of producing organic food, modern farming and what it's like to deal with selling fruit and veg to supermarkets.
Published 08/02/19
Ben set up E5 Bakehouse in 2011, initially baking sourdough in the pizza oven of a local restaurant in the mornings before they opened. We talk to Ben about his mission to revive the lost art of baking using traditional techniques, natural ingredients and forgotten flours. We learn about their famous sourdough and hear about how they are developing an agroforestry arable farm in Suffolk with a focus on making the transition to a diversified farming system, and localised supply chain for bread.
Published 07/19/19