THE WORLD’S BEST FOOD PRODUCT (OFFICIAL)
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
1w ago
AJ and Christabel Cairns know more about The Great Taste Awards than probably anyone else on the planet. For 2022 there were 14,000 food and drink products to be judged but what was chosen as the best of the best of the best from all those marvellous entries? A cider? Jam? Cured meat? Cheese? Pastry or cake? We will not be divulging the clear winner here - you'll need to listen in as Susie, AJ and Christabel taste the world's best food and drink product in the studio and give their opinion. The answer is, it's amazing ..read more
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THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WORLD CHEESE AWARDS
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
2w ago
The World Cheese Awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Food and were first held in 1988. It was originally established to shine a light on artisan cheesemakers and to raise their profile, as well as rewarding quality in cheese making.  It is by far the world’s largest cheese-only event and the 34th competition was held at the ICC Wales in Newport this year. There were a record-breaking 4,434 entries; sent to Wales by boat, truck, train, and plane via 19 consolidation points around the world, ensuring as many artisan cheese producers can enter as possible. AJ is in her seventh hea ..read more
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THE GREAT TASTE AWARDS AND FOOD INNOVATION
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
3w ago
AJ and Susie are joined again by Christabel Cairns of The Guild of Fine Food, the organisation that runs the Great Taste Awards. This week the team want to concentrate on innovation in food and drink. What is driving innovation and how can entering the Awards help producers break boundaries? Jacob Thundil of Soyze brings along his own award-winning sauces to see if our taste experts are impressed, and they also taste some very interesting chocolate habanero sauce from Kickin Chilli ..read more
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TRY JANUARY WITH CHRISTABEL CAIRNS
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
1M ago
Christabel Cairns organises the Great Taste Awards and is heavily involved in the World Cheese Awards. How do you manage the pure logistics of judging 14,000 products each year and how do you get three stars? Christabel joins Susie and AJ as a guest presenter for the next four weeks and brings a whole host of Great Taste Award winning products to assess. First, off she talks about Try January - why not try something new that you haven't before - much more exciting than Dry January and possible a bit more daring than Veganuary ..read more
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VERMUT OR VERMOUTH? THAT IS THE QUESTION
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
1M ago
Susie has always loved vermouth and has been banging on for six years about how underrated it is. She has never understood why the art of mixing botanicals has been so associated with gin making. Sigh! Obviously AJ hasn't a clue what she's talking about but starts to warm to the theme. They are joined by artisan vermouth makers Guy Abrahams and Gnina Balchin who talk them through the process.  ..read more
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COWES, NEEDLES, MERMAIDS AND VODKA
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
1M ago
One of our most beautiful islands, the Isle of Wight, has lots to offer. The weather, sailing, beaches, wonderful walks and great food and drink. The local delicacies of home grown garlic and crab and chips are world beating. However Susie and AJ are keen on the local tipples which are infused with locally foraged herbs and plants. They speak to Xavier Baker of Mermaid gin and Ruth Green of Tipsy Wight the vodka people. There is so much to taste but our intrepid presenters reckon they pretty much agree on the best of the bunch.  ..read more
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BLOODY MARY AND COCKTAILS IN A CAN
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
1M ago
Susie and AJ discuss the merits of drinks in a can. They've now got used to craft beer wrapped in aluminium but think that wine in a can may be a step too far, but what about cocktails? Susie reckons that as you can get a negroni in a 100ml can now, she might put that in her toiletry bag at the airport instead of her shampoo and toothpaste as its much more useful. That aside there are many more advantages to canned cocktails, from the financial savings, to the eco advantages, the chill factor and foregoing the faff of making them. What do you think ..read more
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A PINT OF THE BLACK STUFF
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
2M ago
Susie is overjoyed that this week's programme is about porter and stout - her favourite type of beer. AJ prefers the hoppy taste of IPAs but as always is open to trying anything. Luckily Clare Pope the beer writer is in the studio to take them through the tastings of the black stuff in an orderly fashion. In the end they all agree that the best is an extraordinary stout that is a mind-blowing 11% ABV ..read more
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HOW TO SHEAR A SHEEP
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
2M ago
Susie meets Marie Prebble from Kent who holds the world record for sheep shearing. Along with Kristina Boulden of Romney Marsh Wools she explains why British lamb is best in the summer and why we should all being eating the much maligned mutton.  ..read more
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FROZEN PEAS FOR THOSE TWISTED ANKLE DAYS
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by FoodTalk Group Limited
2M ago
Susie and AJ agree that every freezer in the UK must have a bag of frozen peas for that odd time where you have a swollen joint or twisted ankle. They can't however agree about buying frozen jacket potatoes. Susie thinks it's a great idea but AJ isn't so sure. Luckily Matt Whelan of Field Fare, the high quality frozen food people, is on hand to adjudicate and explain some simple rules for freezing stuff to cut down on your food waste ..read more
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