The Kitchen Cabinet

The Kitchen Cabinet

United Kingdom

Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits that might change the way you think about food, cooking and eating. The expert panel answers questions from audiences around the UK.

Episodes

Warwick  

Jay Rayner and his panel of culinary experts visit Warwick. On the panel this week are Professor Peter Barham, Sophie Wright, Rob Owen Brown, and Andi Oliver. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant producer: Laurence Bassett Food consultant: Anna Colquhoun A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Stockwell  

Jay Rayner and his panel of culinary experts visit Stockwell in London. Joining Jay are food historian Dr Annie Gray, 2010 Masterchef winner and restaurateur Tim Anderson, writer and cook Lizzie Mabbott, and Catalan-inspired chef Rachel McCormack. This week the panel discuss how to make the perfect custard tart, how to navigate port varieties and the best way to preserve mushrooms. We also debate whether it's worth cooking with your Halloween pumpkin, help a questioner with a glut of parsnips and share memorable breakfast experiences. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant producer: Hester Cant Food consultant: Anna Colquhoun A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Conwy  

Jay Rayner and the culinary panel of experts visit Conwy, North Wales. Answering the audience's questions this week are the food historian Dr Annie Gray, former Masterchef champion Tim Anderson and writer and restaurateur Tim Hayward. The panel discuss what to do with a surfeit of pears, offer ideas for savoury dishes containing honey, and try to settle the argument over whether cheese should be eaten before or after pudding. Also, Conwy Mussels owner, Tom Jones, talks about traditional mussel growing methods, Keith Arnold from The National Beekeeping Centre Wales discusses heather honey production and Debbie Leviseur provides the panel with a selection of cheese from the Bodnant Dairy on the Conwy river. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett Food consultant: Anna Colquhoun A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Faversham  

Jay Rayner and his culinary panel visit Faversham in Kent. Joining Jay this week are the restaurateur and school food tsar Henry Dimbleby, an expert in the multi-sensory perception of flavour Professor Barry Smith, pop star-turned chef Andi Oliver, and the food writer Sophie Wright. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant producer: Hannah Newton Food consultant: Anna Colquhoun A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Pontefract  

Jay Rayner and his panel of culinary kings and queens are in Pontefract, Yorkshire. On the panel this week are the food historian and author Dr Annie Gray, pop star-turned Caribbean-inspired cook Andi Oliver, the master of DIY cooking Tim Hayward, and the former Masterchef champion Tim Anderson. The panellists debate the best way to keep the yolk runny in a Scotch egg, whether a Yorkshire pudding is savoury or sweet, and how to use ginger in savoury cooking outside of Asian cuisine. They also discuss all things liquorice and are joined by local expert Tom Dickson who brings with him Charlie Chaplin's liquorice boot. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant producer: Laurence Bassett Food consultant: Anna Colquhoun A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Windsor  

Jay Rayner and his panel of food experts are in Windsor. Joining Jay this week are the food historian Dr Annie Gray, the Catalan-inspired Scottish chef Rachel McCormack, the man bringing the best Middle Eastern flavours to the heart of London Itamar Srulovich, and the king of DIY cooking Tim Hayward. This week the panel offer advice on using up unwanted pickled onions, how to make the most of mutton, and the advantages of cooking with fire - as well as tips on making party food for forty and the difference between salt beef and pastrami. They also discuss the kitchens and eating habits of Queen Victoria during her time at nearby Windsor Castle. Produced by Darby Dorras Assistant producer: Laurence Bassett Food consultant: Anna Colquhoun A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

Derry/Londonderry  

Jay Rayner and his panel of experts are in Londonderry, Northern Ireland for the first in a new series of Radio 4's fast-moving and irreverent food panel show. Answering the questions this week are Glaswegian cook and expert on Catalonian food Rachel McCormack, Masterchef winner and Japanese food aficionado Tim Anderson, materials guru Zoe Laughlin, and Northern Irish chef and food writer Paula McIntyre. The team hear about the history of whiskey production in Derry and Tim Anderson presents them with a take on Irish Cream liqueur from Los Angeles. There's advice on how to rescue a dish if you've added too much salt, and tactics for thickening a feeble sauce. The programme also features local rapeseed oil farmer Leona Kane, historian and broadcaster Ken McCormack, and drinks producer Ciaran Mulgrew. Producer: Darby Dorras Assistant Producer: Laurence Bassett Food consultant: Anna Colquhoun A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.

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