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20 Best British Food Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about british food? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best british food podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best British Food Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Ruminant: Audio Candy for Farmers, Gardeners and Food Lovers

  • Publisher: Jordan Marr – Farming, Gardening, Food Security
  • Total Episodes: 112

For people passionate about farming, gardening, food politics, food security, and the intersections among these topics. Jordan Marr, a certified organic farmer in British Columbia, interviews farmers, gardeners, academics, and journalists about stuff farmers and food system nerds care about. If where and how your food is produced matters to you, this podcast is produced for you!

The FoodTalk Show podcasts

Each week Sue Nelson, Author of FoodTech UK, Ollie Lloyd, Founder of Great British Chefs and Holly Shackleton, Editor of Speciality Food Magazine interview the best producers and experts in UK food, finding out how to source the perfect ingredients and make amazing food for family and friends.

Tel Tales – A Podcast by Chantel McGregor

  • Publisher: Chantel McGregor
  • Total Episodes: 11

British Musician, songwriter and award winning ditzy blonde (not sure which the awards were for), Chantel McGregor presents her podcast ‘Tel Tales’ Since Chantel is an avid fan of real ales, cats, music, food and Yorkshire, expect drunken, flat cap wearing cats, dancing to proper music whilst eating chips with gravy (only joking – the cat didn’t enjoy the Pawsecco)!

It Takes Grit

  • Publisher: Rebecca Louise
  • Total Episodes: 118

Getting your workout in, eating the right foods and changing your mindset is no easy task – IT TAKES GRIT! ‘Failing to prepare is preparing to fail’. Rebecca is here to make sure you know what it takes, how to get through the tough times, keep you on track and get you results no matter what you are looking for. From fitness to nutrition, health to relationships and mindset to motivation. Rebecca gives you the real deal and grit on what it takes to be successful. You will leave each episode with tangible advise that if you choose to implement, will change your life and mindset forever.Join Rebecca Louise and her British humor as she takes you on a journey of self discovery, a broadened mindset and a life without limits. From a small town in England to running an international business and living in Southern California, Rebecca openly shares her experiences and struggles of how she got to where she is today. Coupled with a bunch of hilarious stories, untold events and her quick sarcastic wit, this podcast certainly makes for an easy listen, while providing you with an action plan to achieve your dreams and desires!

Live Happy, Eat Dirty Podcast with Kate Harrison (including The 5:2 Diet)

  • Publisher: Kate Harrison, Author of 5:2 books, broadcaster, food writer
  • Total Episodes: 32

The 5:2 Diet podcast contains all the tips, interviews, news and information you need to lose weight and feel great on the eating plan everyone is talking about. Intermittent fasting is flexible, easy and free, and the health benefits are the subject of extensive research. The podcast is presented by Kate Harrison, British author of four 5:2 books, who fasts weekly and lost 31lbs/14kg. The podcast offers tips and ideas for new and experienced fasters, including answers to common questions, health news, seasonal food ideas and interviews. Kate also runs one of the largest Facebook groups on fasting, and her website is www.the5-2dietbook.com Do YOU 5:2? This podcast makes it easy. Intro and Outro music: Festival by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena, YouTube Audio Library Important Note: This podcast is for information only and is not intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. There are some people who shouldn’t follow this diet: children and teenagers, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. If you take medication have a pre-existing medical condition, including Type 2 diabetes, you should talk to your doctor before making any dietary changes. In addition, anyone with a history of eating disorders should definitely not undertake this without talking to their doctor or specialist.

The Doorstep Kitchen

  • Publisher: The Doorstep Kitchen
  • Total Episodes: 21

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.

The Venison for Dinner Podcast

  • Publisher: Kate Schat
  • Total Episodes: 1

Join your host Kate Schat (with regular co-hosting by her husband Marius) for chats about all the topics you’ve come to love from Venison for Dinner. Intentional living, parenting on purpose, homesteading, small scale farming, hunting, fishing, foraging, real food and day to day logistics of a large family living in rural Northern British Columbia Canada.

The Snack Challenge Podcast

  • Publisher: Consumer Hub
  • Total Episodes: 16

The UK’s best Food & Drink Business Podcast out there – live product reviews – live interviews with top British FMCG entrepreneurs. See us taste their products, hear their success stories, how they cope with the ups and down of the hustle and their tips for winning in start-up life. Advice, tips and the secret ingredients for combining inspiration with business success. You’ll be inspired to take your business from seed to fully-fledged start-up and connect with the ever-growing community of Food and Drink innovators. Whether it’s Healthy Snacks, Craft Drinks, Naughty Treats, Vegan Solutions or the best Pub Munches, we’ve got it all here ready for you to try with us!

This Is My Cinema | The BIFA Podcast

  • Publisher: British Independent Film Awards
  • Total Episodes: 5

Welcome to a new podcast from the British Independent Film Awards. The show is called This Is My Cinema and it’s all about celebrating the very best talent in the British film scene and the cinema experiences that made them who they are today. Our hosts Michael Leader and Rhianna Dhillon will be talking to rising stars and legendary names from in front of and behind the camera, exploring their origins in filmmaking, their inspirations, their memories of the cinemas they grew up visiting and of course whether they take their popcorn salty, sweet – or wouldn’t dream of taking food to a film at all. On the 18th of February, the British Independent Film Awards will be broadcasting live on Facebook, hosted by Tom Felton, with lots of special guest appearances too. In celebration of the awards, we’ll be releasing one podcast episode every day that week, so subscribe now to This Is My Cinema wherever you listen to your podcasts… you’ll want a front row seat

YSM8

  • Publisher: YSM8
  • Total Episodes: 4

Welcome to the YSM8 Podcast. Join Poonam Dhuffer as she explores food stories, identity, representation, spirituality, and creativity from a British South Asian lens.

54 degrees North: Climate Chronicles of the Bulkley Valley

  • Publisher: Nikki Skuce
  • Total Episodes: 11

Series 1: 54 degrees North documents the science and stories of climate change from local residents in the Smithers region of British Columbia. We’re already facing climate impacts and are warming faster than other regions. We will need to both act and adapt. This podcast includes 6 episodes made possible from a Wetzinkwa Community Forest grant. It was recorded and produced by Nikki Skuce on unceded Witsuwit’en territory between August and November 2019 with editing help by Pam Haasen. Series 2: The COVID19 pandemic highlighted the need for greater food security in the northwest. This 5-part series gathers tips and tricks from gardeners, explores programs to make growing food more accessible, and digs deeper into barriers and solutions to food security from regional food producers. It was recorded and produced by Nikki Skuce on unceded Witsuwit’en territory in May and June 2020 with editing and production assistance by Pam Haasen. Contact us at [email protected]

Shackbaggerly

  • Publisher: Katie Johnson
  • Total Episodes: 12

Shackbaggerly – an adjective to describe ‘anything left in a loose, disorderly manner,’ not dissimilar to conversations between friends Katie Johnson & Howard Middleton who regularly appear together at various Food Festivals across the country, with Howard doing cookery demonstrations whilst Katie hosts them & because they usually end with a smile, it was suggested they team up to do a Podcast, so here it is. Katie is a former BBC Presenter & Howard a star off ‘The Great British Bake Off.’ They both love old Cookery Books & the stories they hold, but then they go off on one – Shackbaggerly!

British Food, A History: Lent

  • Publisher: Sonder Radio
  • Total Episodes: 7

Welcome to British Food, a History: Lent. In his first podcast series, chef, food historian, scientist and blogger, Dr Neil Buttery charts the season of Lent. Over seven episodes, dropping each Sunday throughout Lent (starting 23/02/20), he’ll be looking at the special days and customs that crop up over the 40-day fast, assessing it from every angle: the food, the social history, the anthropology and the science. Of course there’s a healthy sprinkling of religion in there too. It’s a podcast that tells us about why we mark Lent, how we do it and how that all fits into our evolutionary journey. Just how did communities manage to get through it in centuries past? It must have been a grim and gruelling part of the year in miserable Britain. No meat products were permitted and there was little or no fresh produce, given the bleak time of year Lent usually falls. As we move across time, toward the modern day, we’ll see how the strict rules of Lent have changed and slackened as our lives have become less and less gruelling. This may be a good thing, but it means we’ve lost many of our customs, much of our heritage, and – frankly – the point. Throughout the series, Neil will be interviewing all types of people, from bishops to evolutionary biologists, chocolatiers to farmers as well as the great British public. For episode notes, please visit the website (https://britishfoodhistory.com/lent-podcast/) The series is written and presented by Neil Buttery and is produced by Beena Khetani. Made in Manchester by Sonder Radio (https://www.sonderradio.com/)

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 27

Extraterrestrial invasion, the earth taken over by omniscient intelligences from Mars, the whole of humanity under siege and a nameless narrator who seems to be the lone survivor of the complete devastation of human civilization – scenes from a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster? Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a century ago and went on to become an iconic work in the science fiction genre, spawning a whole new genre of literature featuring alien invaders. It was in fact the first book to present the idea of conflict between inhabitants of different planets. The story begins in an observatory in Ottershaw, when scientists note a series of mysterious explosions taking place on Mars. Some days later, the narrator who is on a walk on the Surrey Downs notices a weird cylindrical vehicle that suddenly opens to release a horde of hideous creatures who are later discovered to be Martians. The creatures are unable to breathe Earth’s air and swiftly return to their vehicle. A peace delegation of humans tries to make contact but they’re ruthlessly scorched to death by Martian heat-ray weapons. Thus begins the War of the Worlds. The British military swings into action, but their arms and ammunition are defenseless against sophisticated chemical weapons and heat-rays. Events race towards calamity as the nations of the earth unite to combat these fearful invaders to no avail. Survivors are reduced to scavenging for food with the cities of the world reduced to mere rubble. Can the human race survive? Will the narrator and his family escape destruction? The author, HG Wells was a science teacher in a small village in Somerset, England. However, he was also a gifted writer who wrote in several genres – science fiction, literary novels, short stories, history, politics and social sciences. A keen student of war and combat, he created a set of rules for playing war games with toy soldiers, which provides an interesting glimpse of logistics, strategy and close combat techniques. Wells’ contribution to our ideas of science fiction remains unparalleled and the book has been widely filmed, staged and televised. The War of the Worlds was immortalized as a Halloween prank in a radio show that aired on CBS on October 30, 1938, causing widespread panic and chaos as listeners across the United States tuned in and began fleeing from their homes! The enduring appeal of this book makes it a must read classic for readers of all ages.

Borough Talks

  • Publisher: Borough Market
  • Total Episodes: 6

London’s most renowned food market. A source of quality British and international produce and the perfect place to discover something new.

South African Memories by WILSON, Lady Sarah

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 19

Lady Sarah Isabella Augusta Wilson was the aunt of Winston Spencer Churchill. In 1899 she became the first woman war correspondent when she was recruited to cover the Siege of Mafeking for the Daily Mail during the Boer War. She moved to Mafeking with her husband at the start of the war, where he was aide-de-camp to Colonel Robert Baden-Powell. Baden-Powell asked her to leave Mafeking for her own safety after the Boers threatened to storm the British garrison. This she duly did, and set off on a madcap adventure in the company of her maid, travelling through the South African countryside until she was finally captured by the enemy and returned to the town in exchange for a horse thief being held there. Dwindling food supplies became a constant theme in the stories she sent back to the Mail and the situation seemed hopeless when the garrison was hit by an outbreak of malarial typhoid. In this weakened state the Boers managed to penetrate the outskirts of the town but the British stood firm and repelled the assault. ( Summary by Wikipedia )

Living Raw Radio

  • Publisher: LivingRawRadio
  • Total Episodes: 117

Based in the U.K., Geeta Sidhu-Robb is an award-winning entrepreneur, inspirational mentor and founder of Nosh Detox – an awarding winning well-being company that delivers delicious, nutritionally balanced juice & food to customers’ doors. Nosh Detox creates custom health packages and unique, natural health solutions to achieve optimal well-being, from promoting healthy eating, treating problem skin and working with weight issues to solving digestive problems, coping with stress, fighting infections and more. Having spent over a decade as a corporate lawyer, Geeta started Nosh Detox in 2008, and has grown the business steadily. Geeta and Nosh Detox have won numerous awards and accolades including: Geeta Sidhu Robb – Exceptional Working Mother of the Year at the Everywoman Annual Conference (2008) Nosh Detox – Best Diet Delivery Zest Magazine (2009) Geeta Sidhu Robb – Entrepreneur of the Year at the Precious Awards (2010) Nosh Detox – Service Business of the Year at the Precious Awards (2010) Geeta Sidhu Robb – Business Woman of The Year at the prestigious World Sikh Awards (2011) Nosh Detox – Best Detox in London; Evening Standard Magazine (2011) Geeta Sidhu Robb – Entrepreneur of the Year at the British Asian Hafta Awards (2011) Geeta has attributed all these achievements to the moment in 2010 when she decided to learn how to successfully grow a business and leave nothing to chance. She searched for a mentor and was accepted to work with one of the world’s most famous marketers, Jay Abraham. From November 2010 to January 2012, she flew to Los Angeles from London for three days every month to learn from him. The knowledge she gained enabled her to beat a recession and achieve enormous growth and value in a shrinking market.

Gallipoli Diary by John Graham Gillam

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 24

World War I was one of the most savage and brutal wars in human history. There were millions of deaths and the tragedy was compounded by the fact that these were all young men in the flower of youth. Both sides suffered heavy losses and this war is also notable for being one in which many new and terrible weapons were introduced by both to slaughter each other. Gallipoli Diary by John Graham Gillam is one of the many personal narratives written by survivors of this bloody conflict. Published in 1918, when memories of the war were still fresh in the minds of those who had experienced it, it is indeed a slice of history for modern-day readers who encounter it nearly a hundred years later. Between April 1915 and January 1916, the Gallipoli Campaign, the Dardanelles Campaign, The Gallipoli War or The Battle of Gallipoli as it is variously known, took place on a narrow peninsula in modern-day Turkey. The Allies sought to gain control of this important sea route which was under the possession of the Ottoman Empire. As it turned out, it was also one of the most disastrous failures for the Allied troops and an important victory for the Ottomans. The repercussions of this conflict were long-reaching and the future of many nations hinged on it. The Turkish War of Independence and the establishment of the modern Turkish state had its roots in this battle. For New Zealand and Australia who joined the war in 1914, the humiliating defeat and death of almost their entire force is today remembered as “Anzac Day” in memory of the young soldiers who had lost their lives fighting in a distant land. It also marked the birth of national consciousness in these two countries. John Graham Gillam was a young supply officer of the British Army. Though he was not part of the actual fighting, his regiment was in charge of ensuring that the troops received food and ammunitions in their trenches. His reports are characterized by his need to “bear witness” to the events and record them as they happened. His despair as he watches life after young life snuffed out is echoed in some of the most poignant lines in the book, “All that is left to us is to hang on day by day.. Death in various forms walks with us always…” The sheer waste and futility of war are what remain in the reader’s mind at the end of Gallipoli Diary and till future generations learn from the lessons of history, they are doomed to repeat it.

Marcus Wareing: Meet the Chef

  • Publisher: Apple Inc.
  • Total Episodes: 2

Two Michelin star chef Marcus Wareing discusses how to create the perfect Christmas feast. Championing the best chefs across Britain, Great British Chefs has teamed up with Marcus to offer inspiring cooking advice in the run-up to the festive season. Moderated by food writer Matthew Fort at the Apple Store Covent Garden in London.

The Okanagan Food Show

  • Publisher: Wander Full Food Tours Inc.
  • Total Episodes: 2

Hosted by Murissa & Taryn of Food Tours Kelowna, The Okanagan Food Show features the locally owned and operated food, wine, beer and spirits produced here in the Okanagan wine region of British Columbia, Canada.

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