BBC Good Food celebrates 30th birthday

BBC Good Food is celebrating its 30th birthday with a bumper anniversary issue, the brand’s first-ever cookery class pop-up and the launch of the BBC Good Food Podcast with Tom Kerridge.

BBC Good Food celebrates 30th birthday
Chris Kerwin: “BBC Good Food is a remarkable success story.”

Launching in September 2019, with over 10 weekly episodes, the new BBC Good Food Podcast in collaboration with chef Tom Kerridge, and hosted by Orlando Murrin and Rosie Birkett, will delve into Tom's favourite ingredients and recipes, sharing experiences and inspiring listeners to cook something new at home. Tom will share his best recipes each week, available on, which are simple enough for anyone to cook, say the publishers.

To mark the brand’s 30th anniversary, Good Food has launched its first-ever cookery class pop-up to learn new skills with the cookery team. Taking place in London, readers will be given a choice of two different half-day sessions, morning or afternoon, which include a light lunch or supper with wine, a BBC Good Food apron and a goody bag worth £25 to take home.

BBC Good Food began life as a print-only title back in 1989 and has since expanded to include a very popular food website, a food app and voice skill, an expanding number of live events, including Europe’s largest food event – the BBC Good Food Show Live at the Birmingham NEC – and a successful series of cookbooks.

Celebrating 30 years, the special birthday-themed issue of the magazine features the nation’s favourite dish – curry, created by chef Vivek Singh. The issue also includes exclusive birthday content, including a look at 30 moments that changed the nation’s food scene, plus Britain’s top influencers in Indian cuisine share a recipe of the nation’s favourite dish to mark the occasion.

Chris Kerwin, Managing Director says: “BBC Good Food is a remarkable success story and the team has pulled out all the stops with this issue of the magazine, featuring some great content and the launch of our first-ever cookery class pop-up event. Since its launch in 1989, the brand has grown into a market-leading food website with the largest live food shows and best-selling budget cookery books. Our vision is for everyone to eat Good Food, whether that means commuters googling speedy midweek suppers or those looking to get fit with our Healthy Diet Plan. Ensuring access to quality food and recipe content, however and wherever people need it, drives all aspects of our brand proposition, from the content we create to the platforms we serve it on. Just in the last year, we have launched a voice skill and been recognised as a trailblazer in the emergent voice space, launched an Instazine and now the brand-new podcast with Tom Kerridge – this brand never sits still ensuring that we are providing quality food and recipe content in the way our audience wants it.”

The September issue of BBC Good Food Magazine is on sale now, priced at £4.60. The BBC Good Food cooking class pop-up takes place at Jenius Social, Studio 8, Islington Studios and tickets are priced at £150. The first episode of the BBC Good Food Podcast with Tom Kerridge will be available to download on 25 September from Acast, Spotify, iTunes and podcast streaming services.