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Alastair Angus, from Thurston Butchers, to launch podcast with TV’s Jimmy Doherty and Justin Sharp, from Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds, lined up as guests

The owner of a Suffolk butchers is set to launch a new hospitality and food sector podcast – with a Michelin-starred chef, a famous farmer and Team GB’s butchery captain set to be guests.

Alastair Angus, who owns Thurston Butchers near Bury St Edmunds, will be releasing episodes of his podcast titled ‘The Philosophical Butcher’ in about a month’s time.

Already lined up to chat to the butcher are Team GB Butchery captain Simon Taylor, owner and chef of Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds Justin Sharp, TV’s Jimmy Doherty and Andrew Shovel, founder of plant-based food manufacturer THIS.

Alastair Angus outside Thurston Butchers. Picture submitted
Alastair Angus outside Thurston Butchers. Picture submitted

Alastair, who before his career in butchery got a degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham, said: “Aristotle might seem a long way away from making a good sausage, but there are philosophical situations and questions that arise every day in hospitality.

“Such as should we use more local produce? What are the ethics involved in farming and delivering food? and should we be eating less meat?

“My objective is not to answer these questions necessarily, but create healthy conversation and allow ideas to be discussed.”

As well as those topics, Alastair will also talk to his guests to find out more about them and their personal stories.

He added: “Despite the heavy hitting questions, it will essentially be a chilled chat between me and the guests, finding out what drives them, insider information as well as some funny anecdotes along the way.”

Alastair will also be talking to other prominent members of the industry including current butchers, trainers, chefs, entrepreneurs and social media pioneers.

He added: “At a time where hospitality is feeling the pinch, I am keen to give the industry a small foothold and share some great stories.”

For updates on the podcast, follow @philosophicalbutcher on Instagram.