11: Laura

 HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, LOVERS AND LISTENERS.  A Valentine's special: Laura Silver prepares a romantic meal in her Peckham kitchen.  Laura is a news reporter for Buzzfeed. You can find her on Twitter @laurafleur.  Nigella Lawson's Lamb Shank For One is in her classic book Feast https://www.nigella.com/books/feast  Music from Joe Bagale and Bird Creek via YouTube Music Library.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, LOVERS AND LISTENERS.

A Valentine's special: Laura Silver prepares a romantic meal in her Peckham kitchen.

Laura is a news reporter for Buzzfeed. You can find her on Twitter @laurafleur.

Nigella Lawson's Lamb Shank For One is in her classic book Feast https://www.nigella.com/books/feast

Music from Joe Bagale and Bird Creek via YouTube Music Library.

10: Joe

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Is there any cosier kitchen than a boat galley? Joe Marshall is one of many Londoners who call the city's waterways home, and live, eat and cook on the water. He cooks me a well-practised Sunday roast from his mooring opposite Tower Bridge and shares how he gave up vegetarianism and was inspired to become a champion roast cook.

With thanks to Spark London, where I first saw Joe tell this story http://stories.co.uk/

I played a version of this piece at my Potluck event at the 2017 Hearsay International Audio Arts Festival in Kilfinane - with thanks to Diarmuid Macintyre, Diarmuid O'Leary and the festival team http://www.hearsayfestival.ie/

 

09: Kate

I met Kate Young in the most on brand place imaginable - in the basement kitchen of Tottenham Court Road Waterstones. The Australian food writer and chef is equally obsessed with books as she is with food and her long-awaited book combining the two, The Little Library Cookbook, was published by Head of Zeus in September. While she prepared the food for a three course Virginia Woolf-themed supper club, we spoke about why food matters in fiction, how food makes up your sense of self and told me something about Enid Blyton that BLEW MY MIND.

Order The Little Library Cookbook https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-little-library-cookbook/kate-young/9781784977672

#food #recipes #cooking #kateyoung #littlelibrarycookbook #books #reading #fiction

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08: Siân

My friend Siân Stacey has spent the past couple of years living on a Bardsey, a tiny landmass just off the coast of North Wales. She's the Island Manager, a brilliant job title which encompasses just about any task you can imagine keeping life on the island running smoothly for both its inhabitants and visitors. There are no shops on the island, and the boat doesn't always run every day so I had to find out...what does she eat?

Siân's blog: http://bardseyislandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

#lecker #food #cooking #homecooking #recipes #eating #wales #northwales #bardsey #island

 

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07: Dee & Leslie

From a kitchen in a community centre on an estate in South Kilburn, Dee Woods and Leslie Barson are cooking up a revolution. I joined them to chop and chat as they prepared a Peruvian inspired stew for one of their famous community film and food nights and talked food waste, the price of plantain and social reform through communal goats.

Illustration by Ben McDonald

Granville Community Kitchen https://granvillecommunitykitchen.wordpress.com/

#food #lecker #cooking #kitchen #granvillecommunitykitchen #activism #london #kilburn

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06: Dipa (Part 2)

Even though she's lived all over the world, Dipa Patel has the grocers, restaurants and snack shops of Tooting in her blood. To preserve and celebrate her beloved food history, she's started Taste Of Tooting tours, where she leads groups around some of her favourite places in the area, introducing them to stalwarts in the Tooting Market food world and feeding them things they probably haven't tasted before. I joined her for an afternoon, and here's some of the things we ate and talked about.

This is Part 1! Listen to this first, then listen to Part 2 here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6070875-06-dipa-part-2

Illustration by Ben McDonald 

Dipa's Taste of Tooting https://tasteoftootingtours.com/
Pooja's Sweets https://pooja-sweets-savouries.myshopify.com/
Bhavin's https://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1168/42975.php
Harrington's Pie and Mash http://www.tootingartsclub.co.uk/history-of-harringtons/
Manila Sari Sari, Tooting Market
Manger des Iles https://twitter.com/mangerdesiles?lang=en

#food #immigration #london #tooting #markets #lecker

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06: Dipa (Part 1)

Even though she's lived all over the world, Dipa Patel has the grocers, restaurants and snack shops of Tooting in her blood. To preserve and celebrate her beloved food history, she's started Taste Of Tooting tours, where she leads groups around some of her favourite places in the area, introducing them to stalwarts in the Tooting Market food world and feeding them things they probably haven't tasted before. I joined her for an afternoon, and here's some of the things we ate and talked about.

This is Part 1! Listen to this first, then listen to Part 2 here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6070875-06-dipa-part-2

Illustration by Ben McDonald 

Dipa's Taste of Tooting https://tasteoftootingtours.com/
Pooja's Sweets https://pooja-sweets-savouries.myshopify.com/
Bhavin's https://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1168/42975.php
Harrington's Pie and Mash http://www.tootingartsclub.co.uk/history-of-harringtons/
Manila Sari Sari, Tooting Market
Manger des Iles https://twitter.com/mangerdesiles?lang=en

#food #immigration #london #tooting #markets #lecker

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05: Laoise

Irish-born and now based in South London, chef Laoise Casey's life used to be very different. Then an extremely stressful and difficult event in her life led her to choose an alternative path and follow her dream of cooking for a living.

Lecker is a podcast about the life-changing power of a good meal, where guests spill the beans about their lives in food. Produced and hosted by Lucy Dearlove.

Music:

Blue Dot Sessions - Lemon and Melon

via freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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04: Francesca

A few years ago, Francesca Baker had the idea for a recipe book specifically designed for people recovering from eating disorders. Eating and Living: Recipes For Recovery was born - I met her to talk about how it came about.

Lecker is a podcast about the life-changing power of a good meal, where guests spill the beans about their lives in food. Produced and hosted by Lucy Dearlove.

(cn: food, eating disorders, eating disorder recovery - you can find a transcript here docs.google.com/document/d/1E3QiA…/edit?usp=sharing )

Eating and Living: Recipes for Recovery - edited by Francesca Baker. Buy here: eatinglivingrecovery.wordpress.com/
All the money from sales goes to B-EAT, the national eating disorder charity: www.b-eat.co.uk/

Music:
Blue Dot Sessions - Grand Fell
Blue Dot Sessions -Stillness
via freemusicarchive.org under Creative Commons licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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03: Matthew & Bohwa

Matthew & Bohwa have just started The Little Korean, a Korean streetfood business based on Teesside. In their kitchen in Norton, they make traditional mandu (dumplings) to Bohwa's mum's recipe and talk kimchi fridges, the importance of colour in Korean dishes and food as a cure for homesickness.

Lecker is a podcast about the life-changing power of a good meal, where guests spill the beans while they cook. Produced and hosted by Lucy Dearlove.

Illustration by Ben McDonald

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02: Rebecca

Rebecca May Johnson is a food writer and cook based in Peckham, South London. She cooks a lunch inspired by River Café's deceptively simple pasta sauce, Claudia Roden and the aisles of Turkish Food Centre, Camberwell and talks breakfast proposals, the mysteries of garlic and cooking as social groundwork.

Lecker is a podcast about the life-changing power of a good meal, where guests spill the beans while they cook. Produced and hosted by Lucy Dearlove.

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01: Masala Wala

Lecker is a brand new podcast hosted and produced by Lucy Dearlove seeking out personal stories of the life-changing power of food.

In Episode 1, the mother and daughter team behind South London Pakistani restaurant Masala Wala open their doors to their kitchen to cook channa masala and talk running a family business, women in the food industry and the curry crisis...

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