To mark our 25th birthday, we've selected a list of Great Game Changers from the world of food. From TV heroes to food charities and websites, find out who we think has shaped the way we eat.
BBC Good Food has been at the heart of the nation's eating habits for the last 25 years, helping to make sense of trends, issues and social changes, and bring to life the foods and cuisines we all want to try. Our Good Food Nation campaign involved a huge nationwide survey into our eating habits – with some surprising results. Now we're reflecting on the individuals, companies and websites who have revolutionised how we cook, shop and eat. Read on to discover our selection – and let us know your suggestions in the comments below.
BBC Good Food’s Great Game Changers
Who: Chef and TV personality
Why: James has hosted the longest running Saturday morning programme in UK history (BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen) putting cookery programming firmly into the lifestyle realm, plus providing a platform to so many up-and-coming chefs.
Who: Creator and producer of The Great British Bake Off
Why? Anna has galvanized a new generation of bakers with the global TV sensation that has homemade food at its heart.
Why? Angela is one of our highest profile female chefs who has inspired a generation of women to follow in her footsteps in professional kitchens.
Who: Author and campaigner
Why? Jack has raised awareness about budget cooking and champions universal access to affordable home cooked food.
Who: Founder of The Kids Cookery School
Why? Fiona has changed the lives of families for the past 20 years by teaching children to cook.
Who: Low-priced supermarkets such as Lidl and Aldi
Why? Budget supermarkets have been profound in revolutionising the supermarket landscape and providing alternatives for the consumer.
Who: Food website
Why? Sorted has changed the face of food publishing by engaging internet viewers with a phenomenally successful YouTube channel.
Vegetable box delivery services
Who: Businesses offering a fresh produce delivery service
Why? Entrepreneurs in this area allow consumers to combine convenience with the best fresh and local food.
Who: Food charity
Why? FoodCycle tackles food waste from supermarkets and connects the community with local food and cooking services.
Why? Michael has shaken up the way we think about food and health by keeping the subject in the headlines.
Why? Thomasina has changed perceptions of the chain restaurant scene, alongside Mexican cuisine, with the hugely successful Wahaca.
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