Andi Oliver’s podcast for BBC Radio 4 uncovers stories and science behind favourite foods

British chef, broadcaster and former singer Andi Oliver explores the foods that hold a special significance in a new podcast for BBC Radio 4.

Each week in One Dish, Andi asks guests, what’s the one dish that holds a special place in your heart?

Guests including Cheryl Hole, Briony May Williams and Phil Wang discuss why a particular food is special to them, unpacking its secrets – from how it came to exist to why we love it – and nutritional psychologist Kimberley Wilson is on hand to provide scientific insight.

Each episode concludes with Andi and her guest enjoying the dish and giving listeners top tips on how to make the perfect version.

Andi Oliver says: “The foods we love reveal a lot about who we are. The simple act of recalling a favourite food connects us to intensely personal memories. There are some surprising stories behind the dishes that hold a special place in our hearts. I look forward to finding out more about my guests and the One Dish that they love so much.”

Rhian Roberts, Commissioning Editor, adds: “This show welcomes all of Andi’s insight and energy into the world of podcasts. It’s an irresistible listen – like a slice of cake that’s just out of the oven.”

Andi will be discussing schnitzel with Jessica Fostekew, carrot cake with Benjamina Ebuehi, Pici Cacio E Pepe with Thomas Straker and Moqueca fish pie with Ixta Belfrage – with more dishes and guests to be revealed in the coming weeks.

Episodes will release weekly on BBC Sounds from Friday 13 May. The series will broadcast on Radio 4 weekly from Wednesday 31 August at 9.30am.

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