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LIFE IS FOR COOKING

LIFE IS FOR COOKING

By Greenwich Pantry

A podcast by Greenwich Pantry in London; for foodies who enjoy cooking or want to get started. Discussing food and culture, we’ll be chatting to foodies, chefs, and more, sharing recipes you’ll want to use over and over again. We'll feature food stories, answer questions and talk you through the tricky bits. Join our conversation, we would love to hear from you.

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LIFE IS FOR COOKING Jun 28, 2020

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Why looking after your gut is important for mental health. A session with Claire Thomas

Why looking after your gut is important for mental health. A session with Claire Thomas

How much do you think about your gut? Is it something that you are aware of or just know it to be something that digests food?

The gut a fascinating system, full of interesting processes which is why it is referred to as the second brain. Most of us can ignore our gut but it tells us some very interesting things if we listen…
Sep 28, 202218:05
Food and Spring (1) Learning to reduce food waste.

Food and Spring (1) Learning to reduce food waste.

We are well into spring and food waste has been topical due to price increases making life challenging for many households. Thankfully creativity and practical steps to reduce food waste can help to minimise the impact of squeezed household budgets. You can do this - listen to how!!
May 15, 202221:53
Food and Autumn (3) Before we bid January farewell let’s think about our pledges!

Food and Autumn (3) Before we bid January farewell let’s think about our pledges!

Why do we bother making pledges in January? It’s the month after we eat the most food yet January is a month we often talk about food pledges. Could it be possible that your food pledges in January will take you to amazing heights in 2022?
Jan 30, 202218:45
Food and Autumn (2) Find out about herbs and how to enhance your food with an array of herbs.

Food and Autumn (2) Find out about herbs and how to enhance your food with an array of herbs.

Cooking with herbs can turn a boring meal into an amazing one. Herbs have both medicinal and culinary uses so it’s no surprise that more and more people have become curious about using herbs in cooking. Making a start with herbs is easy when you know how.
Oct 31, 202113:60
Food and Autumn (1) Autumn’s hot food growing tips are ready for you.

Food and Autumn (1) Autumn’s hot food growing tips are ready for you.

There’s plenty to explore when it comes to warm salads and tasty vegetables. As the cold weather approaches, don’t let that put you off the food growing ambitions started in January. Relax and unwind as you chop the garlic and roast the butternut squash.
Sep 29, 202123:07
Food and Summer (3) This summer there’s plenty of courgettes around and who doesn’t love courgettes?

Food and Summer (3) This summer there’s plenty of courgettes around and who doesn’t love courgettes?

Summer is the season for great vegetables and this year it’s turned out plenty of courgettes. Listen to this podcast and start experimenting with summer fruit and vegetables like courgettes, tomatoes, broccoli and spinach.
Aug 11, 202121:20
Food and Summer (2) How the Italians do it.

Food and Summer (2) How the Italians do it.

If you’re interested in food and culture listen to this episode and discover how some of our Italian friends enjoy their summer with amazingly healthy fruits and vegetables. They make eating seasonal food so easy.
Jul 28, 202123:02
Food and Summer(1) the Hungry Gap is officially over. Hurray!

Food and Summer(1) the Hungry Gap is officially over. Hurray!

Summer is here and we have plenty to celebrate. For one, the hungry gap is over and we can eat lots of delicious fruit snd veg. Do you want to know what’s in season? Listen to this episode to find out what is plentiful in June.
Jun 23, 202120:50
Food and Spring (4) Cooking mindfully is not as easy as we think but it is possible so let’s start.

Food and Spring (4) Cooking mindfully is not as easy as we think but it is possible so let’s start.

Anyone with multiple things on the go will know how helpful relaxation can be. The lockdowns made us face some “home truths” about ourselves. Now it’s time to mend some of our ways by starting to cook mindfully.

Our guest Saba a life long food lover, cook and yoga teacher talks to us about how everything is linked and more importantly how to start fixing it.
May 09, 202128:18
Food and Spring (3) Spring throws up some surprises and this time, it’s the Hungry Gap.

Food and Spring (3) Spring throws up some surprises and this time, it’s the Hungry Gap.

If you’re growing your own food, shopping in farmers markets and so on, you may notice the hungry gap; a kind of pause affecting some of your favourite produce; making you appreciate them even more.
Apr 18, 202122:38
Food and Spring (2) as March comes to an end, we hear from another amazing mum.

Food and Spring (2) as March comes to an end, we hear from another amazing mum.

This episode is a chat with Sofia, mum of two who shares great insights on their role in family life, particularly in teaching children about food and ultimately what impact that has on the children’s future.
Mar 28, 202126:20
Food and Spring (1) Spring has arrived and brought Mother’s Day with it.

Food and Spring (1) Spring has arrived and brought Mother’s Day with it.

With the sun shining and brighter longer days arriving, we have a lot to smile about. Mother’s Day in March is just the icing on the cake, literally. Find out why in this episode.
Mar 14, 202116:35
Food and Winter (3) Celebrations of love and loveliness in the month of February.

Food and Winter (3) Celebrations of love and loveliness in the month of February.

Valentine’s Day is another great winter celebration reminding us of the strong bond between food and love. This amazing celebration has become such a huge part of our lives and long may it continue. Let’s get some thoughts about this great foodie festival.
Feb 10, 202122:58
Food and Winter (2) Veganuary is cool in Italy

Food and Winter (2) Veganuary is cool in Italy

The Italians love their Mediterranean diet and so do we. But what happens when loving plant based foods becomes the trend (at least for one month) Let’s get some insights from our Italian connection.
Jan 27, 202119:26
Food and Winter (1) Happy veggie month. Here’s to wellness and health.

Food and Winter (1) Happy veggie month. Here’s to wellness and health.

Happy new year and happy new month. For some of us January has become the month of wellness goals. For others, it brings an opportunity to try a plant based diet or explore what it’s all about. Join us as we discuss what baby steps towards veganuary looks like. Enjoy.
Jan 13, 202119:27
Food and Autumn (4) Listen to Alex as she shares some Christmas food ideas

Food and Autumn (4) Listen to Alex as she shares some Christmas food ideas

Variety will remain the spice of life at Christmas. Beware though ..meals can still be reinvented the day after Christmas. Listen to how Alex brings variety to her Christmas cooking . ..
Dec 16, 202021:20
Food and Autumn (3) One of the most exciting things about Autumn has got to be Christmas!

Food and Autumn (3) One of the most exciting things about Autumn has got to be Christmas!

What will be different about food at Christmas for family and friends all over the world? Lets face it, this year has been a strange one but at least there’s Christmas and Christmas food. Join us as we talk to people about their favourite Christmas food. Yum!
Nov 22, 202009:54
Food and Autumn (2) Food growing in the autumn pays dividends. Find out why.

Food and Autumn (2) Food growing in the autumn pays dividends. Find out why.

If you started your food growing adventure with garlic you’ll be pleased to know that in the autumn you can grow a range of other interesting crops that will bring excitement to food this autumn.
Oct 25, 202022:34
Food and Autumn (1) Are you really really hungry?
Oct 11, 202015:05
Sourdough September is upon us; we should not ignore it.
Sep 10, 202024:58
Food and Summer (15) What about portion sizes? Ok so let’s talk about that.
Aug 19, 202015:22
Food and Summer (14) Making fruits fruity in summer and beyond.
Aug 12, 202014:53
Food and Summer (13) The obesity convo continues. Yes we can do this too.

Food and Summer (13) The obesity convo continues. Yes we can do this too.

The obesity debate is alive and kicking. This special episode encourages us to think about fats both the friendly and unfriendly ones. Our bodies need some but we tend to over give. Join our let’s do this challenge for this week and see if we can kick out the bad fats for good.
Aug 02, 202018:11
Food and Summer (12) Remembering water with Sukhi

Food and Summer (12) Remembering water with Sukhi

One of the most amazing thing about summer is not only the delicious and nutritious food we enjoy its the refreshing drinks that we make. From watermelon to cucumber and lemonade the list is endless but WATER trumps them all. Listen to this episode with Sukhi and go get a drink.
Jul 26, 202021:38
Food and Summer (11). Reflecting on food values
Jul 22, 202013:22
Food and Summer (10) Start food growing in the garden and join the sharing economy.
Jul 15, 202020:57
Food and Summer (9) Food for the foodies . Find out what a foodie loves about food.
Jul 08, 202025:59
Food and Summer (8) Eating well in the summer is accessible to everyone. Remember the plate.
Jul 05, 202017:38
Food and Summer (7) Healthy eating through summer

Food and Summer (7) Healthy eating through summer

Nicola, a public health practitioner from Greenwich shares her love for summer, how she enjoys a wonderful array of vegetables from her veg box and herbs from the garden. Nicola shares her “so delicious” recipe and tips we can all use to make summer time a wonderful moment during these times.
Jul 01, 202018:25
Food and Summer (6) Getting into baking Melodiously..
Jun 28, 202029:18
Food and Summer (5) Make your own vegan florentine, quick and yummy
Jun 24, 202011:51
Food and Summer (4) Making Father’s Day special - we chat about what it’s like to cook with dad.

Food and Summer (4) Making Father’s Day special - we chat about what it’s like to cook with dad.

It’s Father’s Day today ..congratulations to all our wonderful fathers and Happy Father’s Day to all our dads and father figures out there. . Wherever you are, we celebrate you today, Lets reminisce with our podcast guest Rose.
Jun 21, 202026:25
Food and Summer (3) what food fills up your summer days? Zara talks about her love for potatoes

Food and Summer (3) what food fills up your summer days? Zara talks about her love for potatoes

Summertime offers a myriad of food options. We’re literally spoiled for choice and often indulge in food from different cultures. But some foodies like to stick to what they know, exploring food in a minimalist way...speaking to our guest we find how it works..
Jun 17, 202021:35
Food and summer (2) Make your own healthy jerk chicken
Jun 10, 202013:04
Food and Summer (1) Jollof Rice is a signature food for festivals and gatherings. Learn to make it .
Jun 07, 202021:27
Food and lockdown (13) How are the teens?
Jun 03, 202013:03
Food and lockdown (12). Making the best food in a great kitchen. Uno Kitchen share some tips.
May 31, 202024:51
Food and lockdown (11). Lockdown in Kazakhstan? Find out from Гульбану Ибраш\
May 30, 202012:48
Food and lockdown (10) The Italian experience .. so what happened in Italy? Find out from Michela.
May 30, 202024:32
Food and Lockdown (9). The pandemic has no boundaries. Some cope others don’t . How’s Indonesia?
May 27, 202022:44
Food and Lockdown (8) From Cyprus to London, kids are making the best of lockdown.
May 24, 202014:23
Food and lockdown (7) Vegetarian week has been a great reminder to look at our veggie intake.
May 17, 202020:56
Food and lockdown (6)Food and routines are intertwined. Routines make us who we are and what we eat.
May 13, 202024:16
Food and Lockdown (5) With more time to think, can we create something new from something old?
May 10, 202013:11
Food and Lockdown (4). Food is a wonderful outlet for new perspectives and creativity, we discover.
May 06, 202018:40
Food and Lockdown (3) Food growing 101 Let’s hear from a gardener.
May 03, 202015:60
Food and lockdown (2). Being vegan is a food adventure for some. Here’s Danae’s story.
Apr 29, 202025:26
Food and Lockdown (1). Everyone has a story Share yours to inspire someone. Get tips and recipes.
Apr 26, 202024:52
Getting started in the kitchen. Everyone needs to start somewhere and it’s worth getting it right.
Apr 22, 202008:59
Are you a big foodie who loves learning about food.. you’re in the right place. Let’s get cooking!
Apr 18, 202000:43