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The Food Programme

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28 min2020 NOV 29
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Whether it's a recipe book full of mouthwatering meals, a deep dive into the science of what we eat or a collection of must-try cocktails, books about food and drink have the power to educate, entertain and enthrall - all in the comfort of your own home.

And this year, that's been more important than ever!

The Food Programme's presenting team - Sheila Dillon, Dan Saladino, Leyla Kazim and Jaega Wise - gather for their annual book summit, sharing their favourite titles of 2020 and hopefully giving some festive gift inspiration along the way...

Plus tales from Iceland's 'Jolabokaflod' Christmas book tradition with Christopher Norris, this year's food and drink book sales chart with The Bookseller's Tom Tivnan, and a first book launch for former BBC Food and Farming Award winners, The Seafood Shack...

Produced by Lucy Taylor in Bristol.


Featured books include:

- Spoon-fed by Tim Spector
- Nose Dive by Harold McGee
- Root Stem Leaf Flower by Gill Meller

- Borough Market: Edible Histories by Mark Riddaway
- The Rangoon Sisters: Authentic Burmese Home Cooking by Amy Chung and Emily Chung
- Community Comfort: Recipes from the Diaspora compiled by Riaz Phillips

- Free the Tipple by Jennifer Croll
- Wine from another Galaxy: Noble Rot by Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew
- How To Drink Without Drinking by Fiona Beckett

- Red Sands by Caroline Eden
- Oats in the North, Wheat from the South by Regula Ysewijn
- Eat Like The Animals: What Nature Teaches Us About Healthy Eating by David Raubenheimer and Stephen Simpson