Matthew Fort and Prue Leith

Matthew Fort Prue Leith

Matthew Fort talks to Prue Leith about, the job and obligation of the restaurant critic, celebrity chefs, The Great British Menu and more. 

Peppered with personal experiences and anecdotes, this witty, candid and occasionally outspoken conversation is to be savoured.

Valencia Market
Valencia Central Market




Valencia market in Spain. One of the great indoor markets in Europe, its enormous area houses virtually every type of food available.

Richard's Beef

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Richard Craig on misleading wine label terminology.

Vielles Vignes, Reserve Wine, Cuvée.  Do they have any real meaning?

 

 

Behind the Blue Door

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In March 2009, in a small backwater near Hammersmith, a copper pot still, the first in London for almost 200 years, was born and christened Prudence.   

Sam Galsworthy and his partner, Fairfax Hall, together with master distiller Jared Brown, were the driving force behind what became a multi-award winning gin known as Sipsmith.

 

This is Sipsmith's story (with a nod of thanks to Stanley Kubrick's '2001- A Space Odyssey').

 

GM Foods Debate (Norwich)

A group of experts from both sides of the GM divide argue their case for best solving the impending world food shortage. The discussion was recorded at the John Innes Centre in Norwich in December 2012 and was chaired by John Shrive.  The participants were:

Professor Cathie Martin of the University of East Anglia, group leader at the John Innes Centre, Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell

Dr Charlie Clutterbuck, Fellow, Food Policy, City University London

Dr Rupert Read,  Reader in the UEA School of Philosophy, Chair of the Green House thinktank, and Green Party MEP candidate

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Five Easy Pieces

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One of the truly great food scenes in modern cinema. Jack Nicholson somehow manages to be both patient, sarcastic and frightening all at the same time.

Richard Craig's Wine of the Week - No.4
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Touraine Amboise Sec 2002  Domaine de la Perdrielle 12%  £9.50 Bordeaux et Beyond

This wine is still fresh and lively, very classic Chenin Blanc, complex, rich and gracefully ageing. Chenin Blanc is a very noble grape variety in the Loire. It is just a shame that most people come across it in fairly bland South African Whites!

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Domaine des Rocailles Apremont 2009 Savoie

DRINK IT NOW! and for the summer with strawberries!

White wines of the Savoie do not often find their way out of the region. Like Swiss wines, they are true local wines, drunk by locals in the locale!  Often dull and uninteresting, the wines that is!  I can whole heartedly recommend this for early Summer drinking at the very refreshing price of £6.07 Waitrose.  Made from the usually high yielding Jacquere grape, this wine is not for cellaring, it has an attractive slight spritz, which enlivens the relatively neutral and soft mouthfeel. It has a gentle, pleasing citrus finish and slips down very easily.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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One of the most beloved of actresses, Audrey Hepburn, in one of the most memorable openings of a film

GM Foods Debate (Holt)

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As part of our series on GM foods,  we filmed a discussion between Professor Jonathan Jones, FRS, and Peter Melchett, Policy Director of the Soil Association, outlining their opposing views on this issue.  The meeting was hosted by John Shrive,  at Nelson House in Holt, Norfolk.

 

No attempt has been made by us to edit the material and, as a result, the video is over an hour in length.   It has been divided into parts for ease of viewing.

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Richard's Wine Challenge
Richard Wine ChallengeRichard Craig, Master of Wine student, will attempt to identify a series of mystery wines against the clock.

Part One - How to go about it

Part Two - Against the clock

Part Three - Win some, lose some

Part Four - Close but no cigar