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Honey & Co: The Food Talks – Podcast recordings coming soon

Who run the world?

For the latest series of our podcast Honey & Co: The Food Talks we’re celebrating women in food. The food world may be known for male domination across all spheres but these are the most inspiring and influential professionals in the industry right now: food critics, writers, culinary school teachers, presenters, restaurateurs, broadcasters and more… and they all just happen to be women.

Released every Friday via iTunes and Spotify, the first episode will launch on Friday 17thJanuary with the final episode airing on International Women’s Day on the 8thMarch 2020.

Guests taking part in the series will cover all areas of the food world. To discuss the role of culinary schools in changing the landscape of our restaurants Darina Allen, founder of cookery school Ballymaloe, talks about the changes she’s seen for women training for a career in food over the years. Covering radio broadcasting, Sheila Dillon will chat to Sarit and Itamar about her experiences as a food journalist and presenter of Radio 4’s The Food Programme for the last 30 years. Writer and cultural anthropologist Claudia Roden, a culinary knowledge powerhouse and the authority on Middle Eastern food will discuss her career in food writing; Romy Gill MBE, one of the few female Indian chef/owners on the UK restaurant scene will talk about the challenges facing women in business. Covering print media, Sarit and Itamar have Sunday Times food editor Lisa Markwell who will talk about her 3 decades working in journalism; and Evening Standard restaurant critic Fay Maschler will talk about the changes she’s seen in the London restaurant scene since she won a competition to write for the newspaper in 1972. To discuss the world of tv broadcasting, Sarit and Itamar have tv chef and Great British Menu judge Andi Oliver. This is the cream of the crop of food media in the UK.

As a company, Honey & Co. is run by strong and courageous women – Itamar is famously our odd man out! Bucking every industry trend our entire senior staff is female and we are so proud of this. We celebrate female success every day that we operate and we are so happy to be putting on this series to empower women throughout the industry and beyond. We will round off the series with a very special conversation with some of the women working at Honey & Co!