16 - 19 October
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Monday 16 October - My Life in Five Dishes: Madhur Jaffrey
In this edition of the Food Chain we are treated to five unforgettable dishes from one extraordinary life as the food writer and actress Madhur Jaffrey reveals some rather surprising mealtimes - from a swimming lesson with a watermelon, to a dinner disaster with jazz legend, Dizzy Gillespie. The food writer and award-winning actress has written more than 15 cookbooks, many of them bestsellers, and has been credited with changing the way people outside India think about the country’s food. She joins the BBC's Emily Thomas to talk about the meals that have shaped her remarkable career.(BBC)
Thursday 19 October - Aymara and the Ants
All over the world women hold families together, work hard all hours of the day and have little power to change their lives for the better. To make that happen they need to organise. In a small corner of the Buenos Aires district of Argentina one woman has achieved something remarkable by doing just that. Aymara Val has been working with her neighbours to change their living conditions for eight years. The women have fought for sewage and water systems in a community where a truck is the normal source of water. They are starting cooperative businesses to create steady and liveable incomes for themselves. They meet every week to discuss the challenges they face as women in a sexist and macho society (BBC)