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Food and Farming Awards 2016: Special Edition

Sheila Dillon presents the 2016 BBC Food & Farming Awards in this extended online special.

At the ceremony in Bristol, Sheila and three co-hosts – Yotam Ottolenghi, Angela Hartnett and Stefan Gates – guide us through the stories of the finalists and reveal this year’s winners.

This full-length edition, available to download and listen online, also features an extended version of the Derek Cooper Outstanding Achievement Award, presented this year to Dr Joan Morgan.

The ceremony marked the climax of a long process – starting with listeners’ nominations, then an expert team of judges sifting through your nominations in each of the categories, before making their visits right across the UK.

On stage at the ceremony, Sheila is joined by award givers including Jancis Robinson, Ken Hom, Mitch Tonks and the BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall. The finalists – and their stories – are insightful, inspiring… and delicious.

Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas


Do you have fun plans for Cinco de Mayo? It’s one of those festive holidays that sneaks up on me, like St. Patrick’s Day, and makes me wish I were a more proactive party planner. Sometimes, I get lucky and my friends use it as an excuse to get together. Other times, I make do with some chips and salsa or a green shirt. Continue Reading »

Healthy Zucchini Bread


Cookie is wild for zucchini. Also cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and cabbage. You could say that my pup has a healthy appetite. This morning, I left a slice of zucchini bread on my desk where I thought she couldn’t reach. Then I heard some scuffling, followed by some gobbling. She swiped that slice of bread and ate half before I could grab it. This dog is my soulmate, I tell you. I captured it on video for Snapchat (we’re cookieandkate), but you can also see it on YouTube, if you’re not on the Snap. Continue Reading »