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The Real Big Olive Podcast

Author: Charlie Chambers & Kieran Sargent

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A food podcast from the South West of England based around interviews from people involved with exciting food ideas, passions and businesses.
6 Episodes
The MAZI Project

The MAZI Project


Charlie and Kieran meet up with Melanie Vaxevanakis who is the founder of The MAZI Project in Bristol. The MAZI Project empowers Bristol's disadvantaged young people through an aMAZIng meal box scheme that helps to support and change lives. Also giving a helping hand with boxes on volunteer day, Charlie and Kieran find out about some of the inspirations and feelings behind the project.
Josh Eggleton

Josh Eggleton


Charlie and Kieran travel into the heart of Bristol to meet up with chef, entrepreneur and community food champion, Josh Eggleton. Josh talks up a storm about his projects past and present and gives his insights into how to help with food issues in your community.Contains explicit language.
Divine Brewing Company

Divine Brewing Company


Its January and with festive indulgences playing on the mind, Charlie and Kieran head down to Salisbury to Divine Brewing Company who brew the finest alcohol-free beers around. They chat to Terry and Jo who founded the company in 2019. They get an insight into why alcohol-free beers are not just for dry January and discover some of the complexities of brewing award winning Ales, Cheers!  
Charlie and Kieran get on their bikes for a  visit to Wookey farm, a local goats farm and award-winning cheese making business ran by Sarah Davies. A great afternoon chatting with Sarah and getting to know the goats and how to make real cheese. Cycling on they visit Wilkins cider farm. An original hidden gem making real Somerset cider as it has been for over 100 years. They also get to meet the legendary Roger Wilkins for his characterful take on the proper way to make cider. 
This month Charlie and Kieran keep it local and try to solve Kierans pizza problems. To the rescue is Wookey hole based pizza supremo Ed Martin of Soul Dough Pizza. His self-proclaimed geeked out knowledge of all things Pizza saves the day for Kieran. This is a must podcast for any budding pizza makers out there struggling to get stretchy doughs, sweet tomato sauces, groovy toppings and the perfect bake. 
The Real Big Olive Podcast goes on a road trip down to Sunny Cornwall to talk to James Strawbridge; Cornish chef, author, food photographer and the driving force behind Strawbridge kitchen.Charlie and Kieran enjoy the beautiful Fowey surroundings, some local delicacies and  interesting chat with James about wild food foraging, sustainability and some exciting foodie ideas.
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