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NEWS: I'm A Panellist On BBC Radio 4 - The Kitchen Cabinet
Plantains, jerk & African origins in Caribbean cooking. Listen to my latest episode
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Hello my darling! Spring sunshine is trying its hardest here in England. Today I am off to the finale of the Chelsea Flower Show, the ‘haute couture’ of the international gardening scene. I love working with the Royal Horticultural Society and they have been wonderful supporters. I am especially keen for inspiration for ornamentals, edible flowers and plants as ornamentals, so stay tuned and I’ll report back with fabulous photos and plant news.
On to the main gist of today... In a bid to climb enormous mountains, traverse vast oceans and soldier on to the next mission, I often fail to stop and smell the roses. I don’t think I shared the news with you, that I am now a regular panellist on the juggernaut of a show known as The Kitchen Cabinet on BBC Radio 4. My first episode was in January 2023 and since then I have travelled across the United Kingdom joining a panel of intelligentsia, headed by the inimitable Jay Rayner as seen above. Travelling across the United Kingdom, typically recording the show in front of an audience of over 200 guests firing questions at us, (not all at once, thank goodness!) we discuss food in an almost nerdy fashion, deep diving into a range of simple, awkward and inventive recipes, with history and science, all with a good dose of fun I must say. It is such an intense show, one that I love and thoroughly enjoy as it gives me such a vast platform with millions of listeners, to explore all that I know and love anuyeOn my latest episode we discuss some of the most iconic Caribbean foods their African origins and, How to Cook Plantains! Jay remarked that plantains are worthy of their own show, so watch this space. Haha
I will link this newsletter to the side menu found on the main page of Cook with Lerato. And hopefully fetch previous and future recordings, which I will upload to this newsletter. This way you can easily listen to them wherever you’d like. I do hope you enjoy listening.
The show is on BBC Radio 4 at 10.30am on Saturdays and available, during the run of a series, on BBC Sounds, or as a podcast. Listen here.
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