Konfekt Korner

Slovenian gastronomy, innovative fabrics and a trip to the Biennale

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29 April 2022

Episode 15

58 minutes


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This episode might whet your appetite: we head to the Soça Valley to meet Ana Ros, head chef of Slovenia’s first Michelin-star restaurant Hisa Franko, take a tasty turn around Barcelona’s Santa Caterina market to sample some Catalan delicacies, and ponder why taste and place are so deeply intertwined. Plus, we take a whirlwind trip to the Venice Biennale and meet the founder of sustainable fabrics pioneer Pyratex.

29 April 2022

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Slovenia: Chef Ana Ros on cooking with personality

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Credited with putting Slovenian gastronomy on the map, Ana Ros is head chef at Soça Valley’s Hisa Franko restaurant. She joins Konfekt’s Sophie Grove and Gillian Dobian to discuss her unconventional approach to cooking.

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Spain: a tour of Barcelona’s Santa Caterina market

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As the warmer weather lures residents back onto the streets, Argentinian chef Antonella Tignanelli took Konfekt's Hester Underhill on a spin around Barcelona’s Santa Caterina market, her favourite spot for filling her pantry and exploring Catalan food culture.

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Chapter 3

9 minutes


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Pyratex: sustainable fabrics pioneers

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Madrid-based entrepreneur Regina Polanco is using a novel approach to help the textile industry turn away from synthetic fibres. Founded in 2014, her company Pyratex supplies innovative plant-based fabrics to brands such as Nicholas Kirkwood and Pepe Jeans.

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Italy: sunny days at the Biennale’s vernissage preview

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Konfekt’s deputy editor, Chiara Rimella unpacks her week at the Venice Biennale, where she met Liisa-Rávná Finbog, the curator of the Sámi Pavilion and caught up with Ghanaian artist Na Chainkua Reindorf.

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

Germany: does ‘grüne sosse’ taste the same outside of Frankfurt?

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We turn to musicologist, podcast producer and writer Marthe Lisson who muses on the importance of savouring rituals and how a particular sauce signals that spring is well underway in Germany.

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