Friday, 21 March 2008

Channel 4's big food adventure

This Post was written by Andrew Webb from Eating Albion

From here:
to here:
The Peak District

Hello readers and fellow members of the UKFBA. I'm a long time member - first time poster, but I thought you'd all be interested in a little food based project I'm working on for Channel 4 and how you can help shape it.

Firstly, have a skim over Eating Albion, particularly the about page, this post and finally 'Eating Albion goes mainstream' for indepth information on what I'm doing. If you've got an egg on the boil and not got time for that the premise is this: I travel around the UK for seven months investigating interesting food and people. But what makes this extra special is that I'm guided by you guys, the readers. Think Louis Theroux of food guided by you. Of course I can't go everywhere, so we're also building a google map that allows you to add your reviews and journeys to it, along side my route.

Why are we doing this? Well the online noise and reaction to the Big Food Fight season on C4 in January showed us that there's a real interest to find out where food comes from, how it's made, and how it's consumed. So that's what I'm going to do. As well as meeting farmers, producers, growers, retailers and chefs, I want to meet you, fellow food bloggers, hopefully from the different regions of the UK. You don't have to represent that region per se, for example you could be a Italian food blogger living in Wales, you just have to be interested in talking about food and sharing the knowledge of your local area with the rest of the country.

Finally, if you're within easy reach of Central London, I'm hosting a 'beers/wine & chats' night at Channel 4 head offices to showcase the project and see if we've got the tone right. We can take about 15 people maximum, for more information and details on how to attend, see this post on EA.

Just one final thing. This isn't a TV show, it's a proper web based thing using all the goodness of the internet: linking to blogs, hosting video and images, a Google map and recipes. It'll also have great content and a great story at the heart of it that will inspire others to do the same.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.


PS. Here's a picture of me with a Gordon Ramsay mask on.... just for a laugh.
Me + Ramsay = Git Hard

1 comment:

Good Food Shopper said...

You might like to have a look at my own blog on Good Food Shops. It's a bit parochial at the moment.

Various gems include an Armenian shop in Sandbach and a Caribbean shop in Crewe.

On local food there's Ashbourne gingerbread (with other gingerbreads to be featured soon) and you must cover Staffordshire Oatcakes.