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Radio 2 Foodie Thursday

If you’re an avid listener to the Simon Mayo Drivetime Show on BBC Radio 2, you’ll know that Chef Nigel Barden provides a culinary flavour  every Thursday. 

Affectionately known as ‘Foodie Thursday’ Nigel cooks up an array of delicious dishes for the team to enjoy. As an advocate of quality food, and especially provenance, Nigel champions quality food producers and always sources the very best ingredients.

On 10th November 2016, Nigel’s chosen recipe was Spicy Sausage & Lentil Bake, Kale and Pickled Walnuts. Now, as Splat food PR client, Opies are the only commercial producer of Pickled Walnuts in the UK, we swung into action and provided samples and a brief about pickled walnuts – and, obviously, about the company who make them.

Our hard work payed off as we were delighted that the entire team enthused about the walnuts, and Nigel kindly spoke about the Opies history and the product - and also talked about how the walnuts are picked whilst green and before the squirrels get to them! Team member Bobbie Pryor had never tried walnuts before and is now a convert, claiming that they were fantastic and she was definitely going to buy them !

If you fancy trying the recipe it’s available here.

Splat PR provides food PR services to Bennett Opie who are the only commercial producer of Pickled Walnuts in the UK. The family-owned business is based in Sittingbourne, Kent.