XO Soused S2 E2 - bear paws and other exotic banquet dishesListen now (38 min) | What are braised bear paws doing on a (likely) imperial banqueting menu from the 1700s? What does the appearance of this exotic…
XO Soused S2 E1 - The banquet experience...from the other side of the passListen now | We kick off season 2 of XO Soused with an update from Andrew about the swap he has made to his evening menu - from à la carte dining to a…
XO Soused Festive Special - Awesome Chinese banquetsListen now (48 min) | Andrew is taking his restaurant in a new direction in 2022. Gone is his à la carte menu and in its place will be a a dining…
XO Soused - BeginningsListen now (42 min) | As we come to the end of the first season of XO Soused, we share a rough cut of a recording by Andrew and Mukta as they look back…
XO Soused - Beggar's ChickenListen now (34 min) | What is Beggar’s Chicken? What are the myths that surround it and why are they important? How has Andrew attempted to bring…
XO Soused - Family food v restaurant foodListen now (45 min) | What are the differences between family cooking and restaurant cooking? How has lockdown and chef-prepared cook-at-home meal kits…
XO Soused - Notes and queries on drying and rehydrating in Chinese cookingListen now (42 min) | Why are there so many ingredients in Chinese cuisine that are dried? What is the cultural and culinary importance of these foods…
XO Soused - Raw foods in Chinese cuisineListen now (44 min) | Raw fish and vegetables appear in some regional cuisines in China, with a variety of dipping sauces. Were the Chinese the first to…
XO Soused - The (r)evolution in Chinese dessertsListen now (44 min) | Why should dessert go at the end? Why have western and westernised restaurants embraced this structure of cooking and eating…
XO Soused - female chefs in the professional Chinese kitchenListen now (45 min) | Who are the iconic female chefs in Chinese food history? What influence did they have on Chinese cuisine? And why are they not…
XO Soused - Creativity in the Chinese professional kitchenListen now (42 min) | How does creativity work for a professional chef cooking Chinese food? What was creative culinary life like in the palace kitchens…
XO Soused - constructing a menu for a Chinese restaurant Listen now (44 min) | Chinese restaurants in the UK (and in other places) often offer a hundred or more dishes on their menu. What is the reason for…