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The blind cooks

Three people who lost their vision as adults tell Emily Thomas how they learnt to cook again,...

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What Will You Eat if the Apocalypse Comes?

How long would your food supply last if you were unable to buy any food? Are you prepared for the...

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Does comfort food really comfort us?

It’s something many of us intuitively believe - certain foods have the power to make us...

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Single parents: Cooking solo

Money, time, and healthy choices can make mealtimes a challenge for many parents, but how do...

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Margarita Forés: My life in five dishes

She was born into one of the most prominent and wealthy families in the Philippines, but life...

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The preppers and the pandemic

Preppers have been preparing for a global emergency like coronavirus for years, stocking up...

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What's food got to do with destiny?

What is it about garlic that wards off the evil eye? Why is rice sometimes thrown over the happy...

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The arctic eating adventure

When the only road into her town was blocked by a landslide, documentary filmmaker Suzanne...

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Is it time to add vitamin D to food?

Vitamin D keeps our bones and muscles strong, and now there's some evidence it could help protect...

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Portion distortion

Serving sizes have increased dramatically in recent decades. It’s happened so subtly that...

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Off the Beaten Track on the Island of Iona BBC Radio 4
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Off the Beaten Track on the Island of Iona

Clare is walking on the beautiful island of Iona in today’s Ramblings. One of the Inner...

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Can chocolate be clean?

The bittersweet world of chocolate is complex - cocoa beans are produced by some of the poorest...

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Plundering the planet under cover of coronavirus

Some thought Covid-19 would give our planet a breather while many of our movements and industries...

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Yotam Ottolenghi: My life in five dishes

The influential Israeli-born, UK-based chef tells his life story through some of his most...

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How to feed a footballer

When a footballer is around, does food simply become fuel? Emily Thomas is joined by the wives of...

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The food that broke through lockdown

On the streets of Bucharest a woman unwraps a package of Chinese pepper ... and falls in love. In...

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A year in the life of a Chinese restaurant

Anti-Asian hate has surged since the coronavirus outbreak, and some of the most common targets...

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Madhur Jaffrey: My Life in Five Dishes

Join us for five unforgettable dishes from one extraordinary life as the food writer and actress...

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Is lockdown good news for fish?

The fishing industry has been brought to its knees in some countries, with Covid-19 forcing...

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Losing your taste to coronavirus

Taste and smell loss are thought to be two of the most common symptoms of coronavirus, but some...

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