Hank! A Cardiff Food Podcast
Jane Cook and Matt Appleby
Jul 08, 2020 28 min
Episode 9 - Welsh Hospitality in Crisis
This week, it was revealed that the Welsh hospitality sector is facing up to 30,000 job losses, with half of these having already taken place. It's a desperate situation, exacerbated by the fact that there is still no update on indoor opening for restaurants, bars and pubs Wales. In this episode, we speak to restauranteur, food writer and broadcaster Simon Wright about the impact of the Coronavirus crisis, the formation of the Welsh Independent Restaurant Collective, and the catastrophic collapse that is already happening, right now.
May 07, 2020 39 min
Episode 8 - Feeding the NHS during Covid-19
Whilst NHS staff across Wales face the Coronavirus crisis head-on, in Cardiff a network of volunteers is ensuring that these key workers are well fed. In this episode we speak to Kevin McGuckian (Holy Yolks) about the band of local independents involved in #feedtheheroesdiff, and to Kasim Ali (Waterloo Tea) about the #FeedTheHeath campaign which to date, has raised almost £70,000 to feed the staff at Wales' biggest hospital. To find out more or to donate, visit: https://bit.ly/2WE0L5n
Apr 16, 2020 28 min
Episode 7 - The rise of the Kitchen Takeover
In this episode we look at the phenomenon of the 'Kitchen Takeover'. We chat with the lovely James from pop-up, sell-out success Matsudai Ramen, and Edwina O'Hart of Get Well Fed. Both tell us what it's like to enter a professional kitchen and start cooking for paying customers, despite having no formal background in food. We also speak to one of Cardiff's nomadic OG's - Krish from Keralan Karavan, the Indian street food pop-up that has been moving around the city, taking over kitchens and popping up at festivals since 2016.
Jan 19, 2019 25 min
Episode 6 - Meeting Matt Pritchard, the 'Dirty Vegan'
In this episode we catch up with local ultra-athlete Matt Pritchard (also known as 'Pritch' of MTV's Dirty Sanchez) to find out about his new TV program, 'Dirty Vegan' and his new cookbook of the same name.
Dec 20, 2018 32 min
Episode 5 - A Christmas catch-up with Chef Tommy Heaney
In this episode we catch up with Crumlin-born chef Tommy Heaney, to ask how life is going since he opened Heaney's Restaurant in Pontcanna, Cardiff. We also find out what his plans are for Christmas, the new year, and beyond. If you are enjoying the podcast please subscribe and leave us a review as it really helps other people to find it. Thanks for listening!
Oct 23, 2018 21 min
Episode 4 - Riverside Market's 20th Anniversary
In this episode we head down to Riverside Farmers' Market for their 20th anniversary celebration, and speak to a few of the traders and producers involved. We catch up with: Steve Garrett: Founder of the Riverside Market & Community Garden John Thomas: One half of Penrhiw Organic farm, who have traded at the market since day one Tom Frost: Owner of Blaencamel Organic Vegetable Farm Chef Grady Atkins: Co-founder of Bodloni, a new company creating instant soups made from the market's surplus veg Gareth Davies: Founder of Let Them See Cake, who joined the market for the first time on the 20th anniversary. Thanks for listening!
Sep 02, 2018 48 min
Episode 3 - Welsh Gin Tasting with Neil Cammies
This exciting episode is all about delicious Welsh gin!We sit down with the delightful Neil Cammies for a tutored gin tasting of the following Welsh gins: Brecon Gin - Penderyn Young Tom - Eccentric Gin Dewi Sant - Eccentric Gin Pollination - Dyfi Distillery GWYR - The Gower Gin Company Seaweed Gin - Da Mhiele Marmalade Gin - Aber Falls If you'd like to drink along, most of these gins are available to order online from: www.DiscoverDelicious.Wales.
Jun 15, 2018 29 min
Episode 2 - Dusty Knuckle's Slow Food Pilgrimage
In this episode we talk to Phill Lewis of Dusty Knuckle Pizza. In February 2017, Phill left Cardiff with nothing but a sack of flour, a case of tomatoes, and a box of cheese, and traded his way to Naples, using only pizza as currency. The trip was to raise funds and awareness for Slow Food International; a global grassroots movement who actively campaign for better food systems for all.
May 01, 2018 17 min
Episode 1 - Tackling Food Waste in Cardiff
In this episode we look at the issue of food waste; we chat to Becca from Green City Events who tells us about the process of turning waste food into a ticketed supper club. We also speak to pig farmer Illtud Dunsford about eating nose to tail. Thanks for listening!
Apr 25, 2018 23 min
Episode 0 - Meet the Team
Welcome to Hank! A podcast for food lovers in Cardiff run by local food bloggers Matt Appleby and Jane Cook. We're calling this episode zero - it's a chance to get to know a bit about about us, why we've started a podcast and and idea of who we'll be chatting to over the next few weeks and months. If you like it, please subscribe and leave us a review as it really helps. Thanks for listening!