Episode 16 18th July 2019
Modern British Cooking with Jeremy Lee
Good people and good produce make for a great plate of food. It's in this steadfast conviction that many of the top chefs in the world are producing dishes that not only satisfy our stomachs but our hearts too. Jeremy Lee, Chef Proprietor of Quo Vadis in London and frequent contributor ('King of Puddings') to the Guardian, joins us this week on the WorldWild Podcast to talk modern British cooking.
Speaking in the famed 26-29 Dean Street (Karl Marx lived in no.28), we delve into the history of British cuisine, what our culture wants to eat when it eats out, and the aspect of conviviality in food and why it is essential for the tastiest, most nutritious food...
'Food off the land, the food your grandmother would have served you; that's the stuff that lingers in the memory'
- Jeremy Lee, episode 16
About Jeremy Lee
Jeremy Lee made the most famous sandwich in London largely by mistake. The Dundonian who was once a finalist on the Great British Menu - and later a judge - says the sandwich came about as the result of an oversupply of sourdough and an undersupply of truffle; a happy accident. It's no accident, however, that Jeremy has become one of Britain's most beloved chefs. After running the kitchen at Terence Conran owned Blueprint Café for eighteen years, he became Chef Proprietor at Quo Vadis in 2012 and has taken the restaurant from strength to strength with its focus on seasonal British cuisine. He has been celebrated for his infectious food writing in The Guardian.
About the show
We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.
Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!