About the Show
The Main Ingredient is CBC's food show that feeds your head.
It features underknown, surprising, topical and probing stories behind the food you thought you knew. Don't expect to tune in and hear about how to choose the best balsamic vinegar or wine to pick with tuna. The Main Ingredient is more about food issues and food anthropology and food philosophy. The show will also dive into stories about modern food marketing, the fast food industry and even the urban farm......ever heard of meat in a petri dish?
We tell stories about how food impacts our lives.
Host Khalil Akhtar has been CBC's national radio food columnist for more than two years. He has also worked as a news reporter, producer, newsreader and host. Currently, he is the co-host of On The Island, the morning radio program broadcast from Victoria. He also cooks a mean lamb curry.
Producer Michael Tymchuk has been a TV and radio reporter in locations across Canada, including stints as a legislative and acting national reporter. He's currently in Victoria, where he has produced award winning segments for On The Island and Ideas. Michael defies anyone to create better hummus.