E13: “Pie King” Calum Franklin
Calum Franklin, the chef behind London’s Victorian-style Pie Room, is making pie-making fashionable again. His and his team’s incredible creations speak to centuries of British culinary tradition and have garnered a wealth of fans online and in real life seeking respite from extraneously colourful, Insta-perfect food. Franklin’s journey to the top has been a tough one, taking in addiction, overwork and serious illness. But throughout, he’s maintained his love for pies and the enduring appeal of brown food.