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We – Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich – invite the people we most admire from the food world to come over and chat. Cooks, waiters, writers, drinkers, thinkers: we have a glass of wine, something to eat and they tell us the story of making a life in food. The conversations are then released as a podcast, a good thing to listen to while you’re cooking your dinner.

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Series 2: Olia Hercules

Olia Hercules was born in the south of Ukraine. After studying and working as a journalist in the UK, she retrained as a chef at Leiths. Olia visited us earlier this year talk about her first book Mamushka, a personal journey that celebrates her family recipes from Ukraine and across eastern Europe.

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Series 1: Angela Frenda from Corriere della Sera

Angela Frenda is the Food Editor of the prestigious Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Angela has been at the forefront of the relatively new world of food writing in Italy. She has also written two cookbooks, Racconti di cucina (Cooking Stories) and La Cucina Felice (The Happy Kitchen).

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Series 1: Dr. Annie Gray

Dr. Annie Gray is a food historian, cook, broadcaster and author. She often appears on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet as their resident food historian. She came to Honey & Spice to tell us all about her latest book, The Greedy Queen, part culinary-biography, part-gastronomic exploration of Queen Victoria.

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Series 1: Chetna Makan from The Great British Bake Off

Chetna Makan was a semi-finalist on series 5 of The Great British Bake Off, wowing the judges and the audience with her advance techniques and use of complex flavours. Since the Bake Off she has been extremely busy. She came to Honey and Spice to talk about her newest book Chai, Chaat & Chutney, a journey through the street foods of India.