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Welcome to The Doorstep Kitchen - the podcast celebrating great British food and drink - hosted by cook Kat Holbrook. Each week we chat to someone inspiring us by cooking or producing incredible things on our doorsteps, as well as hearing from an expert forager every episode. Discover new ingredients, learn how to truly eat the seasons, and come up with imaginative ways to use the food local to us. https://www.doorstepkitchen.com/ Artwork by Annie Birchenough.
 
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In this episode we are joined by Nick Saltmarsh of Hodmedods. They grow and sell some of the most exciting beans and grains found in British soil. From carlin and ‘flamingo’ peas, to fava beans and quinoa grown in Essex, their range of rustic pulses, seeds and grains are nutritious, incredibly moreish, and found right here on your doorstep. Fergus …
 
This episode features a chef-come-farmer who has worked in some the UK’s top restaurants such as Fera at Claridge’s Hotel (now closed) and Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume in the Lake District. In partnership with Natoora, he’s now spearheading regenerative methods of farming across 120 acres of land in Cornwall and growing amazing produce that can be enjoy…
 
This episode features renowned chef Richard Corrigan. Richard is a stalwart for British and Irish seasonal food and an ambassador for the hospitality industry. He’s run Michelin-starred restaurants and the century old Bentley’s in Mayfair, and he’s even cooked for the queen. Richard is also the proud owner of the 150 acre estate Virginia Park Lodge…
 
My guest on this episode is a chef, grower of delicious produce, baker, and food sustainability advocate. She is the proud owner of 20 hens and the co-founder of London-based veggie supperclub Knuckle. We chat about her work as Food & Sustainability Director, her chickens, starting an edible garden, eating more sustainably, as well as mushroom fora…
 
On this episode we speak to sheep farmer Matt Chatfield. He is giving sheep that are no longer deemed fit for breeding, a great retirement and by doing so is producing probably the best mutton you will ever taste. His ‘cull yaw’ has actually been compared to jamón. Matt also chats about silvopasture, rewilding, regenerative agriculture, and farming…
 
This episode features Gregorie Marshall, Master Salter at Blackthorn Salt. They are harnessing the sea on the west coast of Scotland and trickling the seawater down an incredible graduation tower stuffed full of blackthorn – aka sloe. It’s a shame I can’t visit the unique structure for myself which is a first in the UK, but I do have a box of their…
 
This episode features Mark Hix, one of the greats of British food. He a celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer known for his original take of British gastronomy. He has unrivalled knowledge of local fish and seafood, has a whopping 12 cookbooks to his name, and even received an MBE in 2017 for his services to hospitality. We speak about coro…
 
This episode features Zak Frost, founder of Wiltshire Truffles, purveyors of English and global truffles, supplying the best restaurants across the country. We’ll learn what a truffle actually is, how their dogs find them, the different types we eat, what makes a great truffle, why truffle is actually great used in desserts, and the hard truth abou…
 
This episode features Gabe Cook, an award-winning cider expert with over 15 years experience. Gabe is a cider writer, teacher, judge, and he’s even written a book about the wonderful drink. We’ll learn what cider really is, the common misconceptions, the different styles we can discover, some great brands to try, and some ideas for cider-fuelled dr…
 
Welcome to Series 2 of The Doorstep Kitchen! After a few months break, we are back with 10 more episodes where we continue to discover our great British produce. From cheese to cider, seafood to truffles, there is much to learn in this series about what is growing and being cooked right here on our doorsteps. We also have a new forager so welcome F…
 
In the last episode of Series 1, we speak to goat farmer James Whetlor. James is a former chef and the owner of Cabrito. His goal is to put all billy goats born into the dairy industry into the meat industry. We learn why we should be eating goat and why we don't currently eat it in the UK, plus James gives us some great recipe ideas. ⁠ It’s the en…
 
In this show we speak to chef Will Devlin of The Small Holding in Kent. As the name suggests they are indeed a farm but what is lovely is that they have a restaurant serving goodies grown on the plot. Will is also a keen forager so quite a few local wild ingredients make their way onto his plates. We chat about the farm and restaurant, what they’re…
 
In this show we speak to Sam Britten of Orkney Craft Vinegar. His products are a world away from what you’d usually pick up in the supermarket and chef James Martin is a huge fan. We learn what vinegar really is, how best to cook with it, how you can use it in a cocktail, plus some of the interesting new flavours Sam is working on such as a smoky r…
 
In this show we speak to British chef James Donnelly. His restaurants and pop-ups serve you the best quality sustainable and ethical produce, working closely with farmers, fisheries and suppliers. All of James’ ingredients are reared, grown and loved in the UK. Amongst other things we speak about native alternatives to well-known imports such as us…
 
In this episode we speak to Jonny Ellson, wine expert and Director of Restaurants for Coworth Park. We speak about some of his favourite wines from the UK, why some grapes do better in Britain, how to make English sparkling wine, how to pair food and wine, and where to learn more. As a bit of a carnivore Jonny voted for lamb as his chosen ingredien…
 
In this show we speak to Sarah Wyndham Lewis, honey sommelier and co-owner of Bermondsey Street Bees who produce incredible London honey. We talk about the best honey to be buying, the crucial role bees play, urban beekeeping, the honey process, and her role as a honey sommelier. Vibrant rhubarb is in season so I give you my recipe for Rhubarb and …
 
In this show we speak to Richard Bainbridge, chef and winner of Great British Menu in 2015. We chat about foraging with his family, the incredible produce of Norfolk produce, seasonality, his signature dishes, and lastly samphire. I’ll give you a quick recipe for samphire and crab linguine and forager Imogen talks about dandelions. https://www.door…
 
In this show we chat to Alex Wright, co-founder of DASH water, who make natural sparkling drinks from wonky fruit and veg that would otherwise go to waste. We speak about DASH, food waste, drinks trends, and summery cocktails. Cook and host Kat shares another asparagus recipe and forager Imogen talks us through Alexanders – a common plant whose ste…
 
In this episode we chat to chef Roberta Hall of The Little Chartroom in Edinburgh about her experience on Great British Menu and love of Scottish ingredients. Cook and host Kat shares an asparagus recipe and forager Imogen speaks about pineapple weed, a hardy plant that has the potential to transport you to a tropical island… https://www.doorstepki…
 
Welcome to the very first episode of The Doorstep Kitchen – the podcast celebrating great British food and drink. In this show we chat to James Chase of Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery, along with giving you some great ideas for using wild garlic. We are also joined by our expert forager Imogen Davis who provides an introduction to the world o…
 
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