Food Programme

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Investigating every aspect of the food we eat


Fantastic Fiction and Fabulous Feasts

June 22nd, 2015

Episode 548 of 661 episodes

Close your eyes and think for a moment about the books you read as a child and those that talked about food. A vivid description of a flavour can spark the imagination and the taste buds but a secret midnight feast at Malory Towers, the elaborate Hogwarts feasts in Harry Potter or picnics in Wind in the Willows can instil an air of excitement about food that lasts into adulthood. Sheila Dillon asks why some scenes can be so powerful they remain with us for decades. She meets those who changed their careers due to the power of the stories they read, she travels to a secret restaurant fantasy land and meets the schoolchildren for whom taste is being brought alive through descriptions of food and flavour. Presented by Sheila Dillon and Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock.

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