Recorded on Monday evenings at our food store Honey & Spice in front of a small crowd, 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.

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Series 4: Asma Khan

Asma Khan has royal Mughali ancestry and grew up in a palace with 20 cooks. After gaining a PHD, she set up a supper club in her home in Kensington. Lovingly recreating Indian food from family recipes that go back generations, her cooking drew much acclaim and led to a permanent restaurant in central London, Darjeeling Express.

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Series 4: Caroline Eden

Caroline Eden is a writer specialising in the former Soviet Union. Over the past decade she has filed stories from Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. She came to talk about her book ‘Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes – Through Darkness and Light’ is the tale of a journey between three great cities.

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Series 4: Max Halley of Max’s Sandwich Shop

After working in some of London’s best-loved restaurants, Max Halley realised that the sandwich, humanity’s greatest invention, was due a renaissance. In 2015 Max opened Max’s Sandwich Shop in Crouch End, London. He features creations such as the Ham, Egg ‘N’ Chips: slow-cooked ham hock, fried egg, piccalilli, shoe string fries and malt vinegar mayo.

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Series 4: Anja Dunk

Anja Dunk was born in Wales to a German mother and a Welsh father. Her childhood was spent predominantly in Wales but also in Germany and South East Asia, where she moved to and from over the early years of her life.