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About Breaking Bread Birmingham

Welcome to Breaking Bread Birmingham, the ultimate food podcast that celebrates the vibrant culinary landscape of our beloved city. We are your hosts, Liam and Carl, two food-obsessed friends on a mission to uncover the hidden gems, culinary wonders, and untold stories that make Birmingham’s food scene genuinely exceptional. Through engaging long-form in-depth interviews, we bring you closer to the pulse of Birmingham’s food culture and its bustling hospitality industry. From renowned Michelin-starred chefs to visionary street food business owners, we delve into the lives and passions of the people shaping the city’s gastronomic landscape. Our podcast has a purpose beyond just indulging in delicious dishes. We are here to showcase the significant role that Birmingham’s food scene plays in shaping and improving our city. We believe in its power to unite communities, spark creativity, and elevate the overall quality of life. Breaking Bread Birmingham is our platform to celebrate the city’s diversity, entrepreneurial spirit, and culinary brilliance. But that’s not all—we are here to debunk the misconceptions. We proudly proclaim that Birmingham is not shit. In fact, we firmly believe that our city should be a source of immense pride. It’s time to shatter stereotypes, challenge preconceived notions, and shine a spotlight on the incredible talents and flavours that define Birmingham. So join us on this mouthwatering adventure as we explore the city’s food scene, share inspiring stories, and champion Birmingham as a culinary destination worth celebrating. Breaking Bread Birmingham is your ticket to savouring the best of our city, one episode at a time. Let’s toast to Birmingham and the remarkable journey we’re about to embark upon!


The Chef Embracing Regenerative

‘Breaking Bread’ celebrates food across the city of Birmingham and hosts Liam and Carl ‘break bread’ with people across the…


Mike Eaglesfield: Private dining and being on Masterchef

This week Break Bread podcast is very excited to be joined by Masterchef 2019 contestant and MD of private dining…


Meet the gin makers: How to put a late night idea into production

We sit down for a chat with Paramjit and Bruce to hear about how a night in with some bad…


Meet the chef: Mike Bullard of Butchers Social

The Birmingham duo are back – food-obsessed mates Liam and Carl talk with Mike Bullard, owner and head chef of…


Meet the chef: Alex Claridge, The Wilderness

This episode is with brilliant chef and owner of one of the best restaurants in Brum, Alex Claridge. The Wilderness…


Beer and pizza: Turning a uni hobby into a business

Hello and welcome to Breaking Bread, the Birmingham based food podcast presented by food-obsessed mates Liam and Carl. This week…


Meet Stu Deeley, winner of Masterchef The Professionals

In this epic episode, we interview last year’s winner of Masterchef The Professionals, Stuart Deeley. Birmingham chef Stuart (Stu) survived…


Meet chef Kray Treadwell, finalist of The Great British Menu

We sit down with Birmingham chef Kray Treadwell, who you may know from BBC’s Great British Menu, a competition in…


When your barn burns down…make rum

For this episode we were kindly invited down to a farm near Solihull where today’s guests Katherine and Harry are…