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The Spice Larder
Ginger and Spice Festival
A podcast featuring monthly conversations and interviews with chefs, cooks, artisans, producers, historians and spice experts!
Feb 28, 2022
Series 2: Ep 7 The Salon Upstairs
We meet the winners of the Best Dressed Gingerbread Person at the 2021 Festival - the Salon Upstairs.
Feb 2, 2022
Series 2: Ep 6: Eva Dave from Style Optique
Listen to Eva Dave telling us all about her optical boutique practice in Market Drayton, Style Optique, who are festival fiends and partners to the Ginger and Spice Festival.
Nov 24, 2021
Series 2, Ep 5: Festival Episode Megamix 2021
Megamix of the Ginger & Spice Festival - September 2021
Nov 4, 2021
Series 2, Ep 4, Part 2: Ginger & Spice Festival 2021
Ginger & Spice Festival 2021
Oct 18, 2021
Series 2, Ep 4, Part 1: Ginger & Spice Festival 2021
Part 1 of the annual Ginger & Spice Festival 2021 which took place on Saturday 25th September.
Jul 30, 2021
Series 2, Ep 3: Drayton Diaries - Being Green
In this episode we catch up with two relatively recent newcomers to the Market Drayton high street, Dan Thomas founder of the Refill Emporium, and Nathan Wilson owner of Margaret's Farm.
Jun 17, 2021
Series 2, Ep 2: Drayton Diaries with Goldstone Hall Hotel & Gardens
We talk with John Cushing, owner of Goldstone Hall Hotel and Gardens.
May 12, 2021
Season 2, Ep 1: Drayton Diaries with Carol Jones
We interview Carol Jones of Jones's Coffee House
Apr 12, 2021
Serason 1, Episode 17: Lajina Masala
Mar 12, 2021
Episode 16: Chef Shaun Kenworthy
In this episode we meet and chat with Chef Shaun Kenworthy.
Feb 21, 2021
Episode 15: Mallika Basu
Jan 13, 2021
Episode 14 - Chef, James Sherwin
Chef and founder of Wild Shropshire Restaurant, James Sherwin tells us all about his ethos and love of seasonal, local produce.
Dec 8, 2020
Episode 13: Ethan Frisch, co-founder of Burlap and Barrel
Interview with co-founder Ethan Frisch of USA based business Burlap and Barrel who sources unique, beautiful spices for professional chefs and home cooks.
Nov 12, 2020
Episode 12: Carslake Tea
Mr Tea from Carslake Tea
Sep 14, 2020
Episode 11 - The Market Drayton Twinning Association
Carol Hitchen tell us about the The Market Drayton Twinning Association
Sep 14, 2020
Episode 10 - Museum Memories
Market Drayton Museum Manager, Ian Picton Robinson talks about this passion for the history of the town.
Sep 7, 2020
Episode 8: Jana Jacobson & her Guinness World Record
We chat to Guinness World Record Holder and Gingerbread Baking Champion, Jana Jacobson.
Aug 6, 2020
Episode 9: Original Biscuit Bakers
Sarah Hopcroft tells us all about her business Original Biscuit Bakers.
Jul 13, 2020
Episode 7: Chef Chris Burt
We catch up with Shropshire based Chef, Chris Burt to hear all about his love of food and local produce.
Jun 9, 2020
Episode 6: Tamarind
This episode is all about the tangy & tart treat that is Tamarind! We talk with Pakistani-born cookery writer, author, blogger and cookery teacher, Sumayya Usmani, as well as award winning chutney and pickle producer, Adam, from Mr Vikkis.
May 16, 2020
Episode 5: Saffron
This episode is all about the vibrant and floral spice, Saffron! In this episode we chat with two amazing British Saffron producers - the Cheshire Saffron Company and Norfolk Saffron. Also, we catch up with Persian cook, Rebekah Jones, saffron lover, founder of My Little Persian Kitchen and organiser of Pop-up dining experiences in Shropshire and Cheshire, UK.
1 hr 26 min
Apr 28, 2020
Episode 4: Nuts about Gingerbread
In this episode we catch up with Emily aka The Gingerbread Maid as well as Zoe Harrison of Butterbelle. Plus Bell from Butterbelle shares a nutty recipe with us!
Apr 3, 2020
Episode 3: Nick Robins at Ginger and Spice Festival 2018
Author, Nick Robins, talking about Clive of India at St Margaret's Church, Moreton Saye at the Ginger and Spice Festival 2018.
1 hr 15 min
Mar 31, 2020
Episode 2: Under The Buttercross
Episode 2 of The Spice Larder Julia Roberts talks to author Meg Pybus & Lucia and Frank of Saco Trading.
Mar 24, 2020
Ginger Puff Puff Recipe
Lucia from Saco Trading Ltd shares her recipe for Ginger Puff Puff
Feb 29, 2020
Episode 1: Market Drayton - the home of Gingerbread
Set in the Joule's Brewery Market Drayton, in this episode we caught up with local chef, Rob Gibson of Roots and Wings, to talk about Veganuary; Tracey Edwards of the Fields Kitchen to hear all about her high street store's heritage; and bakers John Hayward-Hughes and Terry McCarthy to hear a little about the famous Billington's Gingerbread!
Jan 18, 2020
Welcome to the Spice Larder
An introduction to the Spice Larder podcast