Episodes
Published 03/02/24
Jay Rayner and his panel of food connoisseurs are in Lewes for this week’s episode. Joining Jay are chef Tim Anderson, food writer Lerato Umah-Shaylor, and drinks expert Alice Lascelles. The panel discusses the best way to use up a glut of avocados, how to use nettles in cooking, and the best type of crisps to pair with wine. Meanwhile, drinks journalist Alice Lascelles takes us through the best types of English wine, while Tim Anderson offers up his tips and tricks for cooking with...
Published 03/02/24
Jay Rayner and his panel of food fanatics are in Reading for this week’s episode of The Kitchen Cabinet. Joining Jay on the panel are materials expert, Dr Zoe Laughlin, chef Angela Gray and food writers Sophie Wright and Jordan Bourke. The panel discuss the best way to use up leftover cheese, how to encourage your loved ones to like green vegetables, and tempering versus frying spices. Situated in the biscuit town of Reading, Jay chats to Brendan Carr from Reading Museum, who shares the...
Published 02/24/24
Jay Rayner and his rabble of food experts are in Nottingham to kick off a new season of The Kitchen Cabinet. Joining Jay are food writers Melissa Thompson, Tim Hayward and Sumayya Usmani, and materials expert Dr Zoe Laughlin. The panellists answer a variety of culinary questions, including their most loved toastie recipes, and their top tips for cooking with quinoa. They also debate the best sausage to eat with HP sauce, and how to spice up a wiener schnitzel. And Jay chats to Bramley...
Published 02/17/24
In the season finale of The Kitchen Cabinet, Jay Rayner and his team of food experts are at West Horsley Place to solve the audience’s culinary conundrums. He's joined by food writer Lerato Umah Shaylor, chefs Jeremy Pang, Rob Owen Brown and materials expert Zoe Laughlin to tackle all things banquets and nibbles - from non-alcoholic drinks perfect for Dry January to show stopping banquet meals to amaze party guests. The panellists also discuss the weird food items tucked away at the back of...
Published 12/30/23
Captain ‘Jay’ Hook and his rabble of food experts are in the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury for a pantomime edition of The Kitchen Cabinet. Joining Jay in the wings are food writer and Masterchef champion Tim Anderson, chefs Tim Hayward and Sophie Wright, and materials expert Dr Zoe Laughlin. Head to toe in panto paraphernalia, the panellists discuss a variety of Christmas-themed cuisines, including meat-free Christmas dinners, pre-made canapés, and the star of every festive feast - the cheese...
Published 12/22/23
Jay and his team of food experts are answering questions from Luton for this week’s episode. Joining Jay are broadcaster and chef Lerato Umah-Shaylor, food writers Jordan Bourke and Sumayya Usmani, and food historian Dr Annie Gray. The panellists attempt to resolve a variety of culinary conundrums, including their best advice for cooking risotto, how to use mace in cooking, and their dream fusion food. Also, Jay chats to Guinness World Record holder for the largest onion bhaji, Oli Khan,...
Published 12/16/23
Jay Rayner and his panel of culinary experts answer questions from Wigan. Joining Jay are food writers Nisha Katona, Sophie Wright, food historian Dr Annie Gray, and chef Rob Owen Brown. The panel discusses a variety of culinary dilemmas, from when to use white or black pepper to what to do with creamed artichokes. The panellists also discuss their favourite food misnomers, and the all important question - what makes a pie a pie? Jay chats to Bakery Manager Eric Scrivens of Galloways Bakers...
Published 12/09/23
Jay Rayner and his panel of culinary whizzes are answering questions from Sheffield in this week’s episode. Joining Jay are food writers Melek Erdal and Melissa Thompson, food historian Dr Annie Gray, and chef Rob Owen Brown. The panel discusses a variety of culinary conundrums, from tips on perfecting julienne vegetables, to fool proof rice cooking advice. The panellists also discuss which food items they’d turn up with on Christmas Day, and the all important question - how to incorporate...
Published 12/02/23
Jay Rayner and his panel of food fanatics are in Lewisham, south east London for this week’s episode. Joining Jay are food writers Tim Anderson, Melek Erdal and Melissa Thompson, and materials expert Dr Zoe Laughlin. In Lewisham’s Prendergast School, the panel discusses a variety of culinary conundrums, from cooking with coffee to the many uses of banana leaves. The panellists also ponder their desert island dish of choice, and their tips and tricks for cooking for one. Jay chats to Sri...
Published 11/25/23
Jay Rayner and his panel of food fanatics are in the thriving city of Glasgow for this week’s episode of The Kitchen Cabinet. Joining Jay are food historian Dr Annie Gray, food writer Sumayya Usmani, recipe developer and presenter Rachel McCormack, and food blogger Fliss Freeborn. Whether it be nostalgia-fuelled packaging, or the perfect pakoras, the panel discuss an array of culinary questions. Among the quick-fire Q and A, the audience debate whether spitting out pomegranate seeds is...
Published 11/18/23
Jay Rayner and the panel take a break from the road to host a postbag edition of The Kitchen Cabinet from the comfort of the studio. Joining Jay are cooks and food writers Melek Erdal, Melissa Thompson and Tim Hayward, and food historian Dr Annie Gray. The team have sorted through the cupboards of the TKC inbox to answer some of your culinary queries. They discuss everything from their go-to salad dressing recipes to various ways you can use tonka beans. Also, they look back at a series...
Published 09/09/23
Jay Rayner and his panel of food experts have a grand day out in Masham for this week’s episode of The Kitchen Cabinet. Joining Jay are food historian Dr Annie Gray, chef Tim Anderson, and food writers Sumayya Usmani and Melissa Thompson. Whether it be assessing the best ways to use leftover brown bread or how to cook a 3 course meal using beer, Jay and the panel of food fanatics discuss a range of culinary conundrums. And there's the most pressing of questions - is it possible to have too...
Published 09/02/23
Jay Rayner and his rabble of recipe experts head to Tunbridge Wells for this week’s episode. Ready to join Jay from the wings of the Assembly Hall Theatre are materials expert Zoe Laughlin, restaurateur and Mauritian food expert Shelina Permalloo, food writer Jordan Bourke, and chef Paula McIntyre. Whether it be assessing the size of the bubbles in sparkling water to the importance of ‘burping’ fermented foods, Jay and the panel of food fanatics discuss a range of culinary conundrums....
Published 08/26/23
Jay Rayner and his panel of culinary connoisseurs are in the football town of Wrexham for this week’s episode of The Kitchen Cabinet. Joining Jay on the pitch are materials expert Zoe Laughlin, self-described ‘chef and part-time pirate’ Rob Owen Brown, food journalist, Fliss Freeborn and renowned chef, Angela Gray. From giant lasagnes to breakfasts you’d eat in secret, the panel discusses a variety of left field recipes. Whether it be alternative uses of cereal, or the best low-effort...
Published 08/19/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from Billericay. Joining Jay are chef Sophie Wright, Catalonian food expert Rachel McCormack, British-Chinese chef Jeremy Pang, and award-winning food writer Melissa Thompson. The panel indulge in a variety of culinary conundrums, from suggestions for dishes you could make with marjoram, to the difference between hard and soft herbs, the panel are here to answer all of your food-based queries. They also answer by far the most important...
Published 08/12/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from The Food Museum in Stowmarket. Joining Jay are food historian Dr Annie Gray, Kurdish chef and food writer Melek Erdal, British-Chinese chef Jeremy Pang, and best-selling food writer and Masterchef champion Tim Anderson. The panel divulges in a variety of culinary conundrums. Whether it be the top tips for using up coconut oil, to the best no-mushroom veggie dishes, the panel assesses an array of food-based questions. Fitting with The Food...
Published 08/05/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from the Oxfordshire town of Henley-on-Thames. Joining Jay are materials expert Zoe Laughlin, specialist in contemporary African food Lerato Umah-Shaylor, best-selling food writer Ixta Belfrage, and double adorned Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge. Jam packed into a swift 30 minutes, the panel discusses an array of culinary condiments and combinations. Whether it's the must-haves of pub snacks, or the heated subject of the ‘slate’ plate, Jay and...
Published 07/29/23
Jay Rayner hosts The Kitchen Cabinet season finale from the comfort of a radio studio. Joining Jay are food writers Jeremy Pang, food historian Dr Annie Gray and chef and food writers Sophie Wright and Tim Anderson. The panellists have cleared out the cupboards of the TKC inbox to answer some of your culinary queries. They discuss everything from their go-to sour dishes that pack a bitter punch, to the qualities they look for in the perfect cooking knife, and offer secret tips on the perfect...
Published 05/27/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from the heart of bustling Brixton in South London. Joining Jay are food writers Melissa Thompson and Lerato, chef and food writer Marie Mitchell, and chef and Tim Anderson. The panellists discuss the delights of Caribbean cuisine - from perfecting rice and peas, to picking the right shade of plantain. They divulge their go-to savoury breakfasts and offer secret tips on giving dishes that ‘magical punch’, including their most-loved methods of...
Published 05/20/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from the windy coast of Portstewart in Northern Ireland. Joining Jay are food writer Melek Erdal, Korean food connoisseur Jordan Bourke, local chef Paula McIntyre, and materials expert Dr Zoe Laughlin. Just down the road from the Giant's Causeway, Jay and the panel ponder over what dish they would serve to a not-so-friendly giant. They share various tips on the best ways to cook brown rice, offer advice on cooking with Irish Whisky, and answer...
Published 05/13/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from Plymouth. Joining Jay are food writers Melissa Thompson and Tim Hayward, Cardiff-based chef Angela Gray, and food historian Annie Gray. During a quickfire Q and A, Jay and the panel discuss a flurry of culinary queries from an audience of avid foodies. Inspired by the city’s ocean air, the panellists consider a range of seaside suggestions, whether it be quick tips for slow-cooking or nailing a charcoal-fuelled feast. They offer advice on...
Published 05/06/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from Old Fire Station in Carlisle. Joining him are fiery food writers Fliss Freeborn and Rachel McCormack, Manchester-born chef Rob Owen Brown and encyclopaedic food historian Dr Annie Gray. Offering their culinary counsel from the largest settlement of Cumbria, the panel discuss everything from squirrels and sausages to soggy bottoms. Among the quick-fire Q and A we hear from the head butcher of Tebay services David Morland who shares his...
Published 04/29/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from Westminster Kingsway College. Joining him are food writer Tim Anderson, materials master Zoe Laughlin, and two of Westminster Kingsways’ alumni - the exuberant Sophie Wright, and good-humoured gastronome, Ainsley Harriott. Inspired by Westminster Kingway’s founder and 19th Century chef, Auguste Escoffier, the panel discuss the history and contents of the ‘mother sauces’, as well as the all important question - what counts as a sauce?...
Published 04/22/23
Jay Rayner hosts this week's culinary panel show from Manchester. Joining him are chefs Sumayya Usmani, Nisha Katona, Rachel McCormack and Mancunian Rob Owen Brown. The panel discusses everything from breaking golden rules of cooking to school meals that make their skin crawl while they tuck into an old classic, the Manchester Tart. Alongside the audience’s questions, Paul Jackson from Jackson’s Rag Puddings offers insight into the traditional Rag Pudding, commonly eaten across...
Published 03/04/23