Cutting food shows the BBC has forgotten its roots

Emmet Ryan says the BBC’s decision to cut its recipes is a sign the corporation has forgotten what makes it special

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
17th May, 2016
BBC Food is public service content at its finest, argues Emmet Ryan Pic Pixabay

The BBC’s decision

to cut its food content from its website shows that the public service provider has failed to recognise the evolution of its own role. Every major achievement by the BBC sees its personalities comment on how little it costs British citizens every day (around 40p), but even they may not wholly understand what old Auntie is really about today or, rather, what it always has been about....

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