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Award-winning food magazine re-launches groundbreaking new podcast

delicious. magazine has appointed award-winning journalist Gilly Smith to produce and present its podcast, breaking new ground in food magazine journalism and broadcasting.

The delicious. podcast, which launched earlier this year and has more than 6,000 regular monthly listeners, will showcase groundbreaking ‘produced’ features. Gilly says: “Most podcasts are local radio-style chats with guests, but our produced content offers the listener the same quality of journalism as you find in the magazine. It’s a different set of skills from holding out a Zoom recorder and hoping for the best.”

Gilly Smith is a journalist and media academic with a background in radio and TV; she has written five books about food, including biographies of Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson and the story of Australian food through its history of immigration. She is currently writing ‘Taste and the TV Chef; how TV Taught us to Eat’ for Bloomsbury Academic.

Gilly finishes a seven-year tenure as senior lecturer at the University of Brighton this month as she takes up her new role at delicious. magazine. With location stories and voices of the delicious. reader layered with atmosphere and ‘delicious.’ stings by her student Jordan Bellamy, she not only brings new sounds to podcasting but also new opportunities for journalism graduates. “Our weekly classes were full of ideas about what we could do with the medium,” says Gilly. “As the journalism industry faces creative challenges, I hope to stretch the boundaries of podcasting to allow fresh young talent to play around with different forms of storytelling in this brave new world.”

Gilly, 53, has just bagged a Silver at the inaugural Community Radio Awards in the Speech and Journalism of the Year category for her six-part series for Brighton’s Radio Reverb on the stories of food and music behind the city’s Syrian refugee community. Jordan, who created the ident for the series, received the award last weekend on Gilly’s behalf.

Gilly lives in Brighton with sports journalism lecturer and writer Jed Novick. She has two almost grown-up daughters, three dogs and a cat.

The podcast, which is free, is a great listen for anyone who loves to cook, eat and talk about food. Karen Barnes, editor of delicious. magazine, says: “We’re bringing the delicious. world alive for listeners with behind-the-scenes interviews, advice and news. We’ll be talking to producers, hosting debates, looking at thorny issues and talking to guests about their food stories and passions.”

Adrienne Moyce, publishing director of Eye to Eye Media, which publishes delicious. magazine, says: “We’re always looking for ways to revolutionise the way our readers access all things delicious. The new podcast is a natural next step for our wonderful brand. We’re excited about Gilly’s new way of working and look forward to many exciting programmes for our ever-growing band of listeners.’

The first podcast from Gilly includes interviews with award-winning Greek chef Stamatis Marmarinos on an alchemical version of the Mediterranean Diet and a preview of London’s latest food market, Mercato Metropolitano. A special podcast on the inaugural delicious. Produce Awards will be released on 29 September.

Picture shows Gilly interviewing Michelin-star chef Cristina Bowerman at Romeo in Rome.

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