How does a recipe go viral? Listen now

I catch up with delicious. editor Karen Barnes and Bon Appetit’s Alison Roman to find out why, and indeed how, a recipe goes viral.

We also hear from Raymond Blanc, chef Ben Tish, Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves and many more on this jam-packed podcast.

Find out more in the podcast, below…


How does a recipe go viral? Listen now

First up, a brief chat with delicious. magazine editor Karen Barnes. We discuss the July magazine (the skills issue) and how recipes go viral, including Alison Roman’s chickpea recipe that took the Instagram world by storm.

It just so happened that I was going to meet Alison later that day, so I quizzed her on that Insta-famous recipe, #TheStew, and why she thinks it went viral.

Next up, I met former Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves – at The Wolfpack Bar – to discuss how he turned from a rugby career to producing Wolfpack lager. And, while we’re on the subject of drinks, I meet James Milton – a pioneer of biodynamic wine – from New Zealand.

Back with Karen, as she interviews Raymond Blanc about how it feels to have spent 35 years at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. He tells her how he came to find the restaurant, what it means to him and news on the bees in his brand new orchard.

At the Manchester International Festival (MIF), I met with Christine Cort to find out  where she eats and why food is such an essential part of the MIF. You can hear more from Christine, on a previous podcast; a Manchester foodie special.

Ben Tish, the culinary director of The Stafford restaurant in St James, tells me which recipe – from his new book – sums up the legacy of the food of the Moors.

And finally, cookery assistant Olivia discusses her top tips for making shortcrust pastry from scratch.

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