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Rachel Allen’s cooking tips and Snap It Taste It Blog It

In this week’s Food for Thought podcast Snap It Taste It Blog It talk about Lincolnshire products and Samantha Pidoux and I chat to celebrity chef Rachel Allen.

People’s food shopping budgets may have got smaller but it’s still important to cook healthy and filling meals. This is what Rachel Allen is tackling in her latest television show Everyday Kitchen by showcasing simple and inexpensive meals to make. Earlier this week Samantha Pidoux and I chatted to the celebrity chef about her new Good Food programme and asked Rachel Allen how she felt about her title — “the Queen of Irish cooking”.

Tuesday 1st October was Lincolnshire Day and I invited Alex and Ben from Snap It Taste It Blog It to review the county’s finest foods. The long-distance couple, who review food in both New York and Boston, Lincolnshire, have been on the show before but this time they are both in the UK.

The past couple of weeks both Alex and Ben have been travelling around Lincolnshire and the rest of the UK trying out new foods so they’re back on Food for Thought to share their food experiences.

Alex and Ben from Snap It Taste It Blog It in the Siren FM studios | Photo: Snap It Taste It Blog It & Gemma Benefer

If you liked listening to this podcast then make sure you listen to Food for Thought on Siren FM every Wednesday at 2pm.


Angel Coffee House

The Angel Coffee House is one of the prettiest cafes I’ve visited as part of Food for Thought. The cafe used to be the vestry hall for the nearby St Swithins Church and is a very peaceful space for the centre of Lincoln.

Angel Coffee House

CJ is the new owner of the Angel and it’s a place very close to her heart. In my interview with CJ she explains that she used to work at the Angel as a waitress with the previous owner so knows what the customers like and expect. At the same time she has ideas to put her own personality into the place too.

Also on this week’s show I chat to Ben and Alex from Snap it. Taste it. Blog it. They blog about and review food, but there’s a difference with their blog. They’re a couple in a long-distance relationship, Ben lives in Boston, Lincolnshire and Alex lives in New York.

Reading Snap it. Taste it. Blog it. is a fascinating look at the difference in food and food culture between the UK and US but also a glimpse into Ben and Alex’s relationship. To find out more I invited Ben to the Siren FM studios and we called Alex in New York so I could chat to both of them about the blog.

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You can listen to the show live on Siren FM every Wednesday at 2pm and repeated on Saturday at 3pm.

I’ve also been working on a Pinterest board for Food for Thought to group together all my photos of Lincoln’s cafes and great food.