Have you heard of shrub drinks?

By Susie Warran-Smith
15th February 2023
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What is a shrub? Have the FoodTalk team gone gardening? No. In this episode of the FoodTalk Show Henry Chevallier Guild of Non Such Shrubs joins AJ, Susie and Jane Peyton to explain all about this most ancient of drinks, and most importantly, sample them! Naturally, shrubs are vinegar-based, but if you’re from the Aspall family, who have been making vinegar and cider since 1728, that’s not really a problem. Listen to find out more.

The team also taste vinegars made by Francine Lee of Bumblee’s in her Somerset kitchen.


About the Food Talk Show:

The FoodTalk Radio Show was founded by Susie Warran-Smith, former CEO of The Breakthrough Group, author of Foodtech UK and founder of TLA FoodTech. You can find out more about her at www.susiews.com. The programme was launched in March 2016 to showcase food tech, food innovation and to promote artisan producers and growers. Food and drink experts from around the country also discuss the latest trends in everything from distribution and delivery, to taste profiles and tech innovation. Susie has appeared on nearly every national radio programme in the UK from the Today programme and Jeremy Vine to Radio 4’s The Food Programme and Farming Today. She was formerly CEO of NW Fine Foods and has been a regular guest on television programmes as diverse as Radio 4’s The Food Programme, Farming Today and The Culture Show. She has also featured on every TV news channel in the UK as well as numerous radio programmes interviewed by the likes of Nicky Campbell, John Humphrys, Jon Snow, Tony Wilson, Gordon Burns, Kirsty Young, Sir Trevor McDonald and even Ann Widdecombe and Edwina Currie. She is obsessed by great food and its provenance and has been a food writer for Speciality Food magazine, Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life. She is also author of the NW Fine Food Guide with Simon Rimmer of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.