Strange Tales From The Pantry

Episodes

TitleComments
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940105]

"Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

1: Tea. "Tea drinking corrupts small boys ... and is no bad preparatory school for the brothel," so said William Cobbett. Our soothing national beverage has sent strong men to the top of Tibet, been imbibed with wine and gizzards and has a history of smuggling, skulduggery and scandal.

Producer Amanda Mares

SEE FACE BEHIND THE VOICE page 9"

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940105]

Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

1: Tea. "Tea drinking corrupts small boys ... and is no bad preparatory school for the brothel," so said William Cobbett. Our soothing national beverage has sent strong men to the top of Tibet, been imbibed with wine and gizzards and has a history of smuggling, skulduggery and scandal.

Producer Amanda Mares

SEE FACE BEHIND THE VOICE page 9

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940105]

Unknown: William Cobbett.

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940112]

"Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

2: Figs. The fig is a remarkable fruit - with its flowers on the inside, its startling private life and its ability to inspire Spartan athletes, Vestal Virgins and D H Lawrence. Producer Amanda Mares"

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940112]

Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

2: Figs. The fig is a remarkable fruit - with its flowers on the inside, its startling private life and its ability to inspire Spartan athletes, Vestal Virgins and D H Lawrence. Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940112]

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940119]

"Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

3: The Potato. Eaten bythe Elizabethans for its aphrodisiac qualities, banned by Scottish Puritans for failing to appear in the Bible and converted to snuff boxes by a one time Secretary of the Bank of England - there's more to potatoes than fish. Producer Amanda Mares"

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940119]

Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

3: The Potato. Eaten bythe Elizabethans for its aphrodisiac qualities, banned by Scottish Puritans for failing to appear in the Bible and converted to snuff boxes by a one time Secretary of the Bank of England - there's more to potatoes than fish. Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940119]

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940126]

"Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

4: Peas and Beans. These ancient vegetables have played a vital part in elections, tax gathering, husband hunting and in Roman cook books. The British are more ambitious and scientists pursue perfection -the all-British baked bean. Producer Amanda Mares"

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940126]

Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

4: Peas and Beans. These ancient vegetables have played a vital part in elections, tax gathering, husband hunting and in Roman cook books. The British are more ambitious and scientists pursue perfection -the all-British baked bean. Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940126]

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940202]

"Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

5: TheCucumber. Loathed by Dr Johnson, loved by Emperor Tiberius, and the star of Edwardian tea parties, the cucumber has inspired Jonathan Swift , enlivened many a bathtime and transformed itself into oil filters and slippers. Producer Amanda Mares"

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940202]

Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.

5: TheCucumber. Loathed by Dr Johnson, loved by Emperor Tiberius, and the star of Edwardian tea parties, the cucumber has inspired Jonathan Swift , enlivened many a bathtime and transformed itself into oil filters and slippers. Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940202]

Unknown: Jonathan Swift

Producer: Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940209]

"Sue Phillips takes a last look at the curious lives of everyday edibles.

Herbs. Not just for tossing into omelettes - herbs are also essential for banishing fleas, curing rabies, making armpits fragrant and enabling you to fly and see the fairies.

Producer Amanda Mares"

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940209]

Sue Phillips takes a last look at the curious lives of everyday edibles.

Herbs. Not just for tossing into omelettes - herbs are also essential for banishing fleas, curing rabies, making armpits fragrant and enabling you to fly and see the fairies.

Producer Amanda Mares

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940209]

Producer: Amanda Mares