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6 March 2020

Episode 438

30 minutes

How much does age matter in the world’s top kitchens? Also in the programme: how one woman in South Africa is inventing healthier versions of traditional dishes and a round-up of some of the most interesting wines from Portugal.

6 March 2020

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Chapter 1

14 minutes

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Chapter 1

Tom Booton

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27-year-old Tom Booton was recently named the head chef of The Grill at The Dorchester in London – the youngest person in charge of the restaurant in its almost 90-year history. He discusses how much age matters in professional kitchens and his cooking style.

14 minutes

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Chapter 2

7 minutes

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Chapter 2

Modern traditions

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We meet Dr Mavhungu Tracy Nelwamondo in Johannesburg to hear how she is reinventing South Africa’s culinary culture with her brand Modern Traditions.

7 minutes

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Best from Portugal

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We visit two wine fairs in Porto, Essência do Vinho and Simplesmente Vinho, for a round-up of the most interesting products hailing from Portugal.

5 minutes

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