Episodes
Jay Rayner hosts The Kitchen Cabinet series finale from Bishopsgate, London. Ready to answer your culinary questions are Andi Oliver, Tim Hayward, Sumayya Usmani and Professor Barry Smith. For the series finale, the panellists reflect on the most important lessons they’ve learnt in the kitchen. They also confess their favourite tinned foods, and debate where you can find the best fish and chips. This week they’re joined by Usman Ansari from Lahore Kebab House in Whitechapel. Usman explains...
Published 11/12/22
Published 11/12/22
Jay Rayner and a panel of culinary experts are in Preston, Lancashire. Taking questions from the local audience are Tim Anderson, Jordan Bourke, Rob Owen Brown and Zoe Laughlin. The panellists confess their go-to dish to impress a love interest, cooked with varying levels of romantic success. Meanwhile Lancashire lad Rob gets nostalgic munching on a local sweet treat, Goosnargh biscuits. On hand to tell us about its distinctive flavour is Rachel Carefoot, head baker at Williams...
Published 11/05/22
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from Coventry. Marinating the audience with food knowledge are Shelina Permalloo, Angela Gray, Melissa Thompson, and Dr Annie Gray. The panellists reveal their favourite “unadorned” food while things get a little heated around the question of what constitutes a humble vegetable. Whether you fancy a carrot or a Jerusalem artichoke, the recipes offered up by the team are enough to whet anyone’s appetite. Bringing the panel together in agreement...
Published 10/29/22
Ely
Jay Rayner and a panel of experts are in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Ready to take on your kitchen conundrums are Anna Jones, Sophie Wright, Paula McIntyre and Dr Annie Gray. This week the panel gets to the crunch with some Fenland celery. Annie explains how to serve it ‘frizzled’ like the Victorians, and local grower Ivaylo Kostadinov lets us in on a celery-based special effects secret. The panellists also suggest what to do with a glut of quinces, and share their favourite dried mushroom...
Published 10/22/22
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from Aberdeen, Scotland. Fielding questions from a live audience are Rob Owen Brown, Rachel McCormack, Fliss Freeborn, and Professor Barry Smith. Coming to you from the granite city, the panel pick up the subject of an Aberdeenshire classic – the buttery or rowie, as well as sharing their strong feelings on puff pastry, air fryers, and a favourite among teenagers, the pot noodle. Paul Allan of Murdoch Allan Bakers shares his tips for making...
Published 10/15/22
Jay Rayner is back for a new series of The Kitchen Cabinet. This week he's joined by culinary experts Tim Anderson, Melek Erdal, Jeremy Pang and Zoe Laughlin. Jay and the panel return to Zoe's hometown of Sandwich. This time they side-step the obvious, and instead learn about an iconic local crop – sweetcorn. Farmer Ian Mather from Quex Barn explains why sweetcorn grows so well in the area, while the panel debates the best way to prepare and enjoy an ear. As Kent is a county known for...
Published 10/08/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. This week he's in Essex with experts Tim Anderson, Sophie Wright, Rob Owen Brown and Zoe Laughlin. In the series finale, the panel tell us how to keep cool under pressure (cooking). They also debate whether you should pre-cook meat in the oven before a barbeque - is it the sensible thing to do or is it missing the point? Essex is the home of Tiptree jam so the panel is joined by Walter Scott, Chairman of Wilkin &...
Published 08/27/22
Jay Rayner and the panel visit Eastbourne. Jordan Bourke, Melek Erdal, Andi Oliver and Professor Barry Smith answer the questions. This week, the panellists divulge their tips for peeling an egg, share recipes for their favourite alcoholic sorbets and ice creams, and recommend dishes for those overripe bananas. Inspired by guest Richard James from Rathfinny Wine Estate, Professor Barry Smith leads the team in an experiment that'll test how to identify a good fizzy wine, and Banoffee Pie...
Published 08/20/22
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel programme from York. On this week's panel are Rachel McCormack, Jeremy Pang, Paula McIntyre and Dr Annie Gray. This week the panellists talk Yorkshire puddings and discuss which size tray is best. They also debate whether white chocolate is really chocolate, and Nestlé archivist Alex Hutchinson is on hand to explain the origins of this divisive confectionary. The team is joined by Suzy Garraghan, Tea Buyer for Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, who...
Published 08/13/22
Jay Rayner and his panel of food experts don their thinking caps as they take a trip to the city of spires and quiet learning - Oxford. Sophie Wright, Andi Oliver, Tim Hayward, and Zoe Laughlin answer questions from the audience. This week, The Kitchen Cabinet team considers the best recipes for chickpea flour, how best to use fruit syrups in your cooking, and delicious vegan alternatives to gelatine in jelly babies. Joining the team to discuss the fascinating food traditions at the Oxford...
Published 08/06/22
Jay Rayner and his panel are in Swansea. Jeremy Pang, Angela Gray, Sumayya Usmani and Dr Annie Gray answer questions from the audience. With the seaside breeze streaming in to the auditorium, the panellists feel inspired to discuss smuggling food flavours into their cooking, the best recipes for the cockle, and the history of ice cream, with Dr Annie Gray whipping up an 18th Century recipe for the team to try. Joining the panel this week are cockles expert, Carol Watts, and ice cream...
Published 07/30/22
Jay Rayner and a panel of culinary experts visit the Royal Institution, London. Angela Hartnett, Tim Anderson, Shelina Permalloo and Professor Barry Smith are on hand to answer questions from keen cooks. Like the inventors at the Royal Institution before them, the panellists share their Eureka moments in the kitchen and their top salad-dressing secrets. In an auditory experiment, Professor Barry Smith explains the relationship we have between taste and crunch. Joining the panel this week is...
Published 07/23/22
Jay Rayner and his culinary panel are in Taunton, Somerset. Joining him for the first in a new series are Tim Hayward, Alice Lascelles, Tim Anderson and Professor Barry Smith. As this year's Glastonbury Festival recedes into the distance, the panellists discuss indulgent festival food, offer recipe suggestions for eggs and dream up their ultimate cheese board. They're also joined by local cheesemaker Tom Carver and cider connoisseur Matilda Temperley. Producer - Daniel Cocker Assistant...
Published 07/16/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. Joining him for the series finale are Melissa Thompson, Jordan Bourke, Sue Lawrence and Dr Annie Gray. Producer - Dominic Tyerman Assistant Producer - Aniya Das A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4
Published 05/14/22
Jay Rayner and a panel of experts head to Brockenhurst to help answer your kitchen queries. On the panel are Angela Hartnett, Tim Hayward, Shelina Permalloo and Professor Barry Smith. This week the panel takes a trip on the watercress line and shares some delicious recipes using this peppery leaf. Tom Amery, Managing Director of The Watercress Company brings some of Hampshire's finest leaves to try. The panel also learns about the New Forest's history of pannage pork. Andrew and Sarah...
Published 05/07/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. Joining him this week to answer questions from hungry listeners are Andi Oliver, Jeremy Pang, Anna Jones and Dr Annie Gray. With May Day celebrations happening across the globe, the team discusses elaborate ways of presenting food. From phoenix-shaped chicken to human-sized trifles, it seems these panellists go all out! They'll also be talking about the traditional Irish dish Colcannon, as well as debating their favourite...
Published 04/30/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. Melek Erdal, Rob Owen Brown, Nisha Katona and Dr Annie Gray are ready to help answer questions from listeners. With a glimmer of more pleasant weather ahead, Jay and the team look to food that can be enjoyed outside, sharing their recipes for the most delicious pasta and potato salads and the most delectable cheese sandwiches. And, on the day of Shakespeare's birth, Dr Annie Gray summons the muse, delving into food...
Published 04/23/22
Jay Rayner and a panel of culinary experts visit the Wellcome Collection in London. On the panel this week are Tim Hayward, Sophie Wright, Jordan Bourke and Dr Zoe Laughlin. To celebrate Easter weekend, the panellists reveal the culinary Easter eggs they have hidden in their cooking - anchovies anyone? They also look back to Shrove Tuesday and tell us their favourite way to have pancakes. Joining the panel this week is Julia Nurse, a Research Development Specialist at Wellcome Collection....
Published 04/16/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. With him this week are culinary experts Andi Oliver, Tim Anderson, Sophie Wright and Professor Barry Smith. As we all endure April showers, the panellists look forward to May flowers and tell us the most onerous prep they have done in the kitchen to achieve a delicious silver lining. They also suggest recipes for recreating a lemon puff biscuit, and debate the perfect ice cream sundae - do you stick to one ice cream...
Published 04/09/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. Ready and raring to kick off the new series are panellists Rachel McCormack, Jeremy Pang, Tim Anderson and Dr Zoe Laughlin. The panellists delve into their pantries for a good clear out, unwrapping the hot topic of truffles, divulging some delicious savoury recipes for those pecan nuts you've discovered hiding behind the rice and, to top it all off, they suggest how to prepare spring onions for that ever-so professional...
Published 04/02/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. For the series finale, he's joined by Jeremy Pang, Sophie Wright, Melissa Thompson and Dr Annie Gray - ready to answer your cooking conundrums. This week, the panellists go back to basics with their favourite ways to cook and eat sausages including how to make the perfect toad-in-the-hole, or frog-in-a-bog to some! And to end the series on something sweet, our experts indulge us with their unique twists on a crème brûlée...
Published 02/05/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. This week, he's joined by Rob Owen Brown, Rachel McCormack, Jeremy Pang and Professor Barry Smith. As the calendar equivalent of a Monday morning wraps up, the team divulge the meals they had to endure growing up, as well as debating whether stuffing should contain meat, and pondering over recipes for leftover gin-soaked sloes. In the guest seat this week, the daughter of renowned Chinese chef-restaurateur Bill Poon, Amy...
Published 01/29/22
Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits. Mel Erdal, Jordan Bourke, Tim Anderson and Dr Zoe Laughlin answer questions on all things gastronomic. This week our experts share their favourite ways to cook cauliflower - whole roasted, deep-fried and straight up with cheese (and pickled onions!). They also explore the magic of toasting, and debate the perfect fruit-to-topping ratio of a crumble. Producer - Hannah Newton Assistant Producer - Bethany Hocken A Somethin'...
Published 01/22/22
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show. Ready to answer questions sent in by hungry listeners are Andi Oliver, Paula McIntyre, Tim Hayward and Dr Annie Gray. This week, the panellists help us stave off the winter cold with some delightfully warming drinks recipes. They also share their top tips for using up a glut of limes, and teach us how to smoke salmon at home. Joining them is Georgian chef and author Tiko Tuskadze, who talks through her favourite recipe for khachapuri, a classic...
Published 01/15/22