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olive magazine podcast: best of the archive

With more than 190 episodes of the award-winning olive magazine podcast to listen to, we've picked 10 of the best to tune into, whether you want insightful chef interviews, fun cook-a-longs or top travel tips

Love listening to podcasts on your morning commute or when you’re cooking in the kitchen? We’ve recorded more than 190 episodes of the award-winning olive magazine podcast, so we’ve handily rounded up 10 of the best for you to listen to, whether you want to learn how to make ricotta at home, spruce up on food photography tips, or find out the best places to eat in Tokyo.

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Our podcast covers chef interviews – we’ve travelled the country to chat to Felicity Cloake, Alison Roman, John Gregory-Smith and Sabrina Ghayour to name a few. So, if 10 episodes aren’t enough, click here to listen to even more episodes of our fun food podcast.


Felicity Cloake on a gastronomic Tour de France

In 2018 Felicity spent a few months doing a kind of gastronomic Tour de France as she cycled and ate her way around in search of 21 iconic French dishes. She’s written a brilliant new book all about her adventures and we caught up to talk about the good, bad and ugly aspects of her epic cycling and eating expedition.


Kebab cook-a-long with John Gregory-Smith

We chat to John Gregory-Smith about his book, Saffron in the Souks, which explores the wonderful world of Lebanese food. John really brings the country to life with his vivid tales of travelling and eating and cooks one of his favourite dishes, hole-in-the-wall kebabs, live on the podcast!


David Loftus on what it takes to be a great food photographer

David has had a fascinating career and we cover much of his journey from art school to becoming the photographer he is today. He talks about his unique style of food photography, gives some great tips on improving your own snapping skills and discusses his role as head judge of the Pink Lady Food Photographer awards.


A celebration of Nepalese food with Rajiv’s Kitchen

We chat to Rajiv Kc from Rajiv’s Kitchen to find out all about the Nepalese food he serves at his supper clubs and pop-ups. As Rajiv explains Nepalese food is not just a mash-up of Chinese and Indian as people often assume, but has its own distinct heritage and culture.


Jessica Wragg on what it takes to become a female butcher in a male-dominated industry

Jess has written a fascinating book all about her journey to becoming one of the few female butchers in the UK. It’s a brilliant coming of age story mixed with recipes, butchery techniques and lots of advice about how to buy and eat meat more responsibly.


Sabrina Ghayour live tahdig cook-a-long

Sabrina Ghayour chats about her book, Bazaar. She tells us how she’s adapted some classic Persian dishes to be meat-free but still packed with flavour, we get some great tips on making the most of your store cupboard ingredients and we cook one of the hero recipes together – a baked spiced rice with a crispy tahdig crust.


Expert vegan tips with Richard Makin aka School Night Vegan

Richard has been wowing Instagram recently with his inventive plant-based recipes (including a mozzarella recipe so good it went viral) and we chat to him about how easy it is to leave out the meat when grilling in the summer and also get some expert tips for embracing a more plant-based lifestyle.


The Tokyo food scene with Tim Anderson

From the best secret ramen bars in Tokyo to tales of wacky vending machines and futuristic Japanese dining, chef Tim Anderson talks to us about the Tokyo food scene.


How to make ricotta at home with Morgan McGlynn

We catch up with cheesemonger Morgan McGlynn in the tiny kitchen at the back of her cheese shop in Muswell Hill. Morgan tells us all about her new book The Modern Cheesemaker and we even make a batch of fresh ricotta while we chat!

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Sourdough and gut health with Vanessa Kimbell

We talk to author and head of the Sourdough School, Vanessa Kimbell all about gut health and sourdough and how the two are interlinked.