We travel to Cyprus to learn more about why the largest massacre of songbirds anywhere in the world is happening on British sovereign territory—and why poachers won’t stop.
Our host Ben Ferguson and director Marc Isaacs travel to the Lincolnshire town of Boston to reveal a local story about communal fears about change and immigration.
The final leg of Ben’s journey takes him to Manchester, where he finds parallels between Northern cuisine and Italian food, tries Blackwell pie, and enjoys a curry with local music legend Chimpo.
In this episode of The MUNCHIES Guide to the North of England, Ben escapes the urban hum and ventures into the Lake District. Along the way, he learns how to make a Cumberland sausage and picks Damson plums destined to be infused into local gin. Horny horses interrupt a quick visit to a goose farm, […]
Ben’s gastronomic tour of the North takes him to Yorkshire, where he embraces the meaning of “graft,” learns the importance of a chip butty, and finds out how to make a pork pie.
Ben visits the so-called “Vegas of the North” to learn how to make Blackpool Rock, but is shocked to find out that the family seaside town has had a loss of innocence. Then it’s off to check out the craft beer revolution in Liverpool.
Ben Ferguson travels to the Northeast of England—the home of Dracula, fishermen, and a well-kept secret: the chicken parmo. In Whitby, he joins a crew of fishermen to catch crab, then joins the Parmo Hunters on a local taste tour.
MUNCHIES is on a food odyssey through the North of England, traveling from coast to coast and stopping off everywhere in between to find out what people up here like to eat. To those who think the North is just fake tans and flat caps, the MUNCHIES Guide To The North will leave everyone wondering why they don’t live there already.
In the first episode of The Politics of Food, Ben Ferguson investigates the UK’s growing illegal trade in “smokies,” a West African delicacy that has been outlawed in Europe since 1987.
A new and surprising union is being forged between Wales and West Africa, with communities on both sides coalescing around a certain banned food product—blowtorched sheep carcasses, otherwise known as smokies.