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Cooking The Book with Gilly Smith: a podcast about all of life, from climate change to culture and politics to people through the prism of food.

It's for foodie book lovers who want to hear something more profound about the way we live, making the link between delicious food and the impact of food production on the land - through books.

Hear how A-lister food writers have changed the conversation about food as Gilly talks through their four chosen food moments from their latest books.

As Gilly joins the dots between stories from the old country and food identity, plant-based recipes and climate change, she shows how a deeper connection with food really could save the planet.

Listen to all your favourite food writers from Claudia Roden to Yotam Ottolenghi, Tom Kerridge to Anna Jones, Gill Meller to Olia Hercules, Dan Barber to Raymond Blanc as Gilly finds what's cooking in the minds of our food writing stars.



Food journalist and podcaster Gilly Smith was an early adopter in British food podcasting, and was nominated for a Fortnum and Mason award in 2017 for the delicious. Podcast.

Gilly wrote How to Start and Grow a Successful Podcast in 2021 and produced/presented its podcast How to Grow a Pod. She is the producer and presenter of Cooking the Books, The Food Foundation’s Right2Food podcast - which won the Guild of Food Writer’s Investigative Food Work award in 2021, the delicious. Podcast, Leon’s How to Eat to Save the Planet and The Write Songs.

Initially a radio and TV producer, Gilly has written 17 books including biographies of Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, and the multi-award-winning Taste and the TV Chef in 2021.



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