Science and culture audios

Sourdough love stories

A spongy collection of flour, water, wild yeasts and bacteria may seem an unlikely object of...

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Too many cookbooks?

Many of us love cookbooks. For some, they are a useful tool, and for others a source of...

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Nigella Lawson: My life in five dishes

The internationally-acclaimed food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson, tells her life story...

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Alice Waters: My life in five dishes

Alice Waters is one of America’s most influential chefs and food writers. In the 1970s she...

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Dan Barber: My life in five dishes

In an illustrious career spanning three decades, there’s little that booking-writing,...

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The school that food built

When chef Jamie Oliver launched a campaign to improve British school meals, it inspired one...

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Dominique Crenn: My life in five dishes

Abandoned by her biological mother at six months old, a victim of sexual harassment and...

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Food media's moment of reckoning?

When a misguided halloween costume resurfaced on social media in June - no one could have...

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Sean Sherman: My life in five dishes

After decades of racism, persecution and forced assimilation, Native Americans had lost many of...

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The power of food emojis

Do you give food emojis much thought? If not, perhaps you should. Emily Thomas hears how these...

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Why the whale hunt continues

Only three countries still hunt whales commercially. They do it despite little demand for whale...

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Lockdown food fails

Coronavirus shutdowns have seen many more people step into the kitchen to cook for themselves...

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Divided by drink: A tale from dry America

Trump vs Biden isn’t the only issue that's been dividing communities in the USA in recent...

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The man taking on fast food

Carlo Petrini is leading a food revolution - one that fights to protect local, traditional...

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The lure of on-demand groceries

Do you need a lemon right now but don’t want to leave the house? Just download an app and...

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The fertiliser that blew up Beirut

Following the Beirut explosion, we’re exploring the chemical that caused the blast -...

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Coronavirus: Obesity's defining moment?

Emily Thomas asks whether the coronavirus pandemic will turn out to be the defining moment in the...

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Has coronavirus changed school meals for ever?

In March 2020, as countries struggled to contain the coronavirus pandemic, 90% of the...

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Reading the Landscape with Mary-Ann Ochota: Pegsdon Hills BBC Radio 4
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Reading the Landscape with Mary-Ann Ochota: Pegsdon Hills

How many times have you been out for a walk and spotted intriguing shapes in the landscape? Your...

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How to love chillies

Chillies can be hard to love at first, but they are integral to the cuisines of many countries....

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