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Breakfast with Felicity Cloake
Episode 19th August 2022 • The British Food History Podcast • Neil Buttery
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Welcome to episode one of the new fourth season of The British Food History Podcast.

Kicking us off is Neil’s guest Felicity Cloake. Neil & Felicity talk all things breakfast and Felicity’s new book Red Sauce, Brown Sauce, a celebration of the breakfast in all four home nations of the UK.

We talk about how breakfast might be the only thing uniting all 4 countries that make up the UK, the complexities of planning a nation-wide breakfast tour, injuries, why it’s okay to like both red and brown sauce, as well as neither, the importance of pudding on a fried breakfast, regional specialities and recipe writing.


Felicity’s book Red Sauce, Brown Sauce is published by Harper Collins:

Felicity will be appearing at the Abergavenny Food Festival 17 & 18 September 2022 (, Divizes Food Festival 24 Sept to 2 Oct 2022 ( and the Dartmouth Food Festival 21 Oct to 23 Oct 2022 (


Follow Felicity on twitter and Insta @felicitycloake.

Neil’s recent podcast appearances:

Season’s Eatings:

The Well-Seasoned Librarian:

That Shakespeare Life:

Neil’s book A Dark History of Sugar is available now from all bookshops as well as from the publisher Pen & Sword:

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