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 talks are then released as a podcast, a good thing to listen to while you’re cooking your dinner.
Listen out for Season 8, all about our travels around the Levant as part of our research for our new cookbook Chasing Smoke.
CHASING SMOKE: JORDAN
This week we’re be sharing travel stories and recipes from our incredible trip to Jordan. In this episode we recreate a cheesy sweet knafe we cooked over the fire in Jordan; we catch up with Ramzi Hanafieh our amazing guide who took us on adventures around Jordan from the green Aljoun hills to Petra; and we talk to our friend and photographer Patricia Niven who accompanied us on all our trips about her favourite experiences along the way.
CHASING SMOKE: ISRAEL
This week we’ll be sharing travel stories and recipes from our trip to Israel back in 2019 for our Chasing Smoke when travel was carefree. We talk about our childhood memories of bonfires and barbecues growing up in Israel; we cook a whole aubergine on the fire with chilli garlic dressing, tahini and a charred egg yolk; we talk to our friends we met on the way.
CHASING SMOKE: TURKEY
In this episode we cook our version of Adana kebab, a recipe that is very famous in Turkey and that every restaurant has their own version of; we talk to our friend and photographer Patricia Niven who accompanied us on all our trips; and we catch up with Erdem Hösükoğlu who so kindly showed us around Gaziantep in 2019 and got us into all the best kitchens!
CHASING SMOKE: GREECE
In this episode we cook octopus on the grill with a beautiful paprika aioli; we talk to our friend and photographer Patricia Niven who accompanied us on all our trips; and we catch up with our own Gena Deliyannis who used to work with us at Honey & Smoke and was instrumental in planning our trip – she is now living back in her homeland so we catch up on what’s hot in Greece right now.