Episode

Food Programme

BBC Radio 4

Arts, Food

Chart Positions

Arts 163
Food 19

Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

Website

Cheap Veg

December 16th, 2012

Episode 243 of 628 episodes

Cheap veg - the surprising stories behind humble British vegetables. Sheila Dillon enlists three experts to uncover the hidden side of our veggies. Ethno-botanist James Wong argues that rhubarb is the only uniquely British indigenous vegetable. Agricultural expert Dr Oliver Moore discovers the work that a seed bank in Ireland is doing to increase variety in our potatoes. And food writer Andrew Webb unearths new uses for onions. Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced by Emma Weatherill.

Featured Podcast

Listen