Episodes
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. He's joined by Sumayya Usmani, Tim Anderson, Rachel McCormack and Dr Zoe Laughlin to answer questions from a virtual audience. This week, our experts wow us with tales of their record breaking kitchen feats. They also talk us through their ideal breakfast spread, and debate the best summer puddings. Producer: Daniel Cocker Assistant Producer: Bethany Hocken A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 07/31/21
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. Andi Oliver, Shelina Permalloo, Jordan Bourke and Dr Zoe Laughlin answer questions from hungry listeners. Special guest Robert Ortiz drops in to reveal the food secrets behind the most delicious Peruvian dishes. This week, the panellists attempt to settle some kitchen disputes (to varying success), revealing what exactly constitutes a sauce, how to make the perfect scotch egg, and what they would leave as a food offering to...
Published 07/24/21
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Andi Oliver, Nisha Katona, Tim Hayward and Food Historian Dr Annie Gray join from home to answer questions from the virtual audience. This week, in honour of the sun finally showing its face, the panellists are lighting up the BBQ and answer questions on falafels, kosher marinades, and how to make the most delectable Southern Fried Chicken. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Bethany Hocken A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 07/17/21
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. Anna Jones, Jordan Bourke, Shelina Permaloo and Dr Zoe Laughlin are on hand to answer questions sent in by hungry listeners. In the final episode of this series, the panel answers your questions about dried vs. fresh yeast, the divisive topic of trifle, and the trickiest culinary skills to perfect. Head Chef of Cinnamon Kitchen and Masterchef runner-up Santosh Shah gives a crash course in Nepalese cuisine. Producer -...
Published 05/08/21
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. Joining him this week are Andi Oliver, Tim Anderson, Asma Khan and Dr Annie Gray, answering questions from the virtual audience on the perfect burger, using up apricots, and whether too many cooks really do spoil the broth. Producer - Jemima Rathbone Assistant Producer - Millie Chu A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 05/01/21
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. This week, he is joined by Sue Lawrence, Jeremy Pang, Rob Owen Brown and Dr. Annie Gray to answer questions on spare ribs, new potatoes and unassuming veg heroes. A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 04/24/21
Jay Rayner and his culinary panel are back with another episode of The Kitchen Cabinet. Tim Anderson, Sophie Wright, Nisha Katona and Professor Barry Smith answer your questions on their favourite guilty eats, ideas for picky vegetarians, and using wine in cooking. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Millie Chu A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 04/17/21
Jay Rayner and his culinary panel are back with another episode, packed full of tasty titbits. Sumayya Usmani, Tim Hayward, Jordan Bourke and Dr Annie Gray answer your questions about how to achieve the perfect quiche, uses for wild garlic, and surprising gadgets they didn't know they needed. And Melek Erdal joins the panel to talk about her favourite Kurdish dishes. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Millie Chu A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 04/10/21
Jay Rayner and his culinary panel are back with an Easter themed show, packed full of tasty titbits. Rachel McCormack, Jeremy Pang, Sophie Wright and Zoe Laughlin answer questions about recipes for leftover lamb, utilising different cooking oils and using up those lingering egg whites. Producer: Dan Cocker Assistant Producer: Millie Chu A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 04/03/21
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show from home. Joining him for the 200th episode are Dr Annie Gray, Sophie Wright, Rachel McCormack and Tim Hayward - along with a virtual audience. This week, the panel tackles questions about caper recipes and the best french dishes, and there's some sage advice from Rachel McCormack about romantic meals ahead of Valentine's Day. Author Yasmin Khan also joins the panel to share her knowledge on the best of Persian cuisine. Producer: Laurence...
Published 02/06/21
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show from home. He's joined by Dr Zoe Laughlin, Jordan Bourke, Asma Khan and Sue Lawrence who answer questions sent in by the audience. This week is all about the inimitable legacy of Madhur Jaffrey, author of An Invitation to Indian Cooking. The panellists discuss the importance of ghee, their favourite recipes showcasing onions, and their go-to repeat recipes at home. Producer: Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else...
Published 01/30/21
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show from home. In a Burns Night edition, he is joined by Dr Barry Smith, Rachel McCormack, Nisha Katona and Jeremy Pang as well as a virtual audience. The panellists discuss alternative dishes using lentils and how to cook swede, as well as haggis dishes you might not expect. And Hilina Burke, owner of Abyssinia Kitchen in the Wirral, brings her expertise of Ethiopian food to the show. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A...
Published 01/23/21
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show from home. He's joined by Dr Annie Gray, Tim Anderson, Anna Jones and Rob Owen Brown as they answer questions sent in by the audience. This week, the panellists debate the perfect way to butter toast, the versatility of peanut butter and using up frozen grapes. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 01/16/21
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show from home. Dr Zoe Laughlin, Tim Hayward, Shelina Permalloo and Jeremy Pang answer questions from a virtual audience. This week the panellists discuss eating foods upside down, how to properly fry an egg, and the right way to eat mussels. Drinks experts Alice Lascelles joins the team to give some Dry January suggestions. Producer: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 01/12/21
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show from home. Dr Annie Gray, Sophie Wright, Jordan Bourke and Sumayya Usmani ring in the new year by answering questions sent in by the audience. This week, the panellists discuss how to make the perfect scrambled eggs, favourite family recipes, and making the best out of a bad bunch of celery. They are also joined by Amy and Emily Chung (The Rangoon Sisters), who share their favourite Burmese recipes. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Jemima...
Published 01/02/21
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Dr Barry Smith, Andi Oliver, Tim Anderson and Sue Lawrence join Jay at his virtual kitchen table answering questions from a virtual audience. This week is all about leftovers. The panellists give a chicken korma 101, discuss the food they make extra of just so they can have leftovers, and suggest what to do with that jar of frankfurters at the back of the cupboard. Producer: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else...
Published 12/26/20
Jay is joined round the virtual table by his team of culinary experts - Tim Anderson, Rob Owen Brown, Shelina Permaloo and Dr Zoe Laughlin - along with a virtual audience. This week, the team talks about its favourite biscuits for a cup of tea. Zoe Laughlin does an experiment with the audience on whether its best to suck or chew chocolate and the panellists suggest their best recipes for a fish finger sandwich. Producer - Hannah Newton Assistant Producer - Rosie Merotra A Somethin' Else...
Published 11/07/20
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show
Published 10/31/20
Jay Rayner hosts the cookery panel show. Pulling up a chair around the virtual dinner table for this week's show are Jordan Bourke, Sue Lawrence, Dr Zoe Laughlin and Asma Khan. This week the panel answer questions on making the perfect nut roast, how you use up a glut of walnuts, and their preferred tool for peeling vegetables. Also joining the panel this week is Thuy Pham from the 'Little Viet Kitchen' in London to discuss the delicious Vietnamese dish of Pho. Producer - Hannah...
Published 10/27/20
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Professor Barry Smith, Rachel McCormack, Tim Hayward and Anna Jones join the virtual kitchen table to answer questions sent in by the audience via email and social media. This week, the panellists share roast potato recipes, discuss their disgust at certain eating noises and, together with the virtual audience, perform a sensory experiment which everyone can join in. All you need is some lightly butter toast and yeast extract. Producer: Darby...
Published 10/17/20
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Dr Annie Gray, Tim Anderson, Sue Lawrence and Sophie Wright join from their kitchens to answer questions sent in via email and social media. This week, the panel discusses all things bacon - how crispy? Streaky versus back bacon? Does anything not taste better with the addition of bacon? Also, Jane White of the Now Now Food Company is on to share some delicious Bunny Chow with the team. Producer: Laurence Bassett Assistant Producer: Jemima...
Published 10/10/20
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Dr Annie Gray, Tim Anderson, Sophie Wright and Jeremy Pang join virtually from their kitchens to answer culinary questions sent in from the audience via email and social media. This week, the team discusses the best way to make a rosti, whether pomegranates are worth the hassle, and the history of the stock cubes. They also talk about adding a shine to pastry - for which Dr Annie Gray has a very unusual solution. Z He from Bun House in Soho talks...
Published 10/03/20
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Dr Annie Gray, Tim Hayward, Rachel McCormack and Jeremy Pang join in from their kitchens to answer questions sent in from the audience via email and social media. The panel is joined by a virtual audience to kick off the Kitchen Cabinet's 30th series and - together with drinks expert Alice Lascelles - they raise a glass and chat celebratory drinks and birthday cake, before finishing the show with a comforting plate of bangers and mash. Producer:...
Published 09/26/20
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Dr Annie Gray, Jordan Bourke, Rachel McCormack and Tim Anderson join from their kitchens to answer questions sent in by email and social media. This week, the panel shares ideas for the perfect summer Sunday lunch, discusses the history and many uses of the grater, and comes up with ideas for making use of homegrown courgettes. Producer: Hannah Newton Assistant Producer: Jemima Rathbone A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 08/01/20
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Dr Annie Gray, Jeremy Pang, Sophie Wright and Tim Anderson join from their kitchens to answer questions sent in by email and social media. This week, the panellists give their best breakfast hacks, discuss the best way to recreate takeaway fish and chips at home, and help one listener use up his mounds of iceburg lettuce. They also get their glasses out to celebrate the first guest of the series. Drinks expert Alice Lascelles joins the panel with a...
Published 07/25/20