Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family and the beautiful art of having a chat, direct from her very own dinner table. With a little bit of help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics drop by for a bite and a bit of a natter. Oversharing guaranteed.
Produced by Alice Williams
S12 Ep 12: Rob Brydon
55:05What a belter of a guest for our series finale! The wonderful, charming and funny Rob Brydon came to see us midway through his huge UK tour; he popped over to mum’s for some spatchcock chicken, pecan pie (we recorded this episode on thanksgiving), a right old gossip and sing song. We spoke about Rob growing up in Wales, eating his grandma’s custard tarts, his comedy heroes, favourite food spots in London, ‘The Trip’, ‘mucus’ topping ‘moist’ as the worst word & life with 5 children! We end the episode with the biggest sing song we’ve ever had; mum’s favourite way to spend an evening. Thank you to all our listeners for a brilliant year, here’s to a 2022 filled with more guests, more sing songs, more food, more chaos and more of Lennie’s one liners! X See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S12 Ep 11: Christmas Cracker - Listener Special with Joe Lycett and Nick Grimshaw
50:24We decided to do something a bit different for Christmas this year; we wanted to feature you beautiful lot on Table Manners and hear all about your Christmas traditions, recipes & highlights. With the help of our pals Joe & Nick, we exchange holiday hacks and stories. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Maybe this is our New Years resolution! Grab a mince pie and tune in! Xx See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S12 Ep 10: Claudia Roden
52:36This is a huge huge deal. We have the living legend, the queen of the cookbook, Claudia Roden, join us on Table Manners this week. Much to mum’s delight (and instruction), Claudia provided the dish! She bought a delicious fish soup and mum made Claudia’s light as a feather yogurt cake for pud. Claudia talks to us about her latest book ‘Med’ for which she traveled around France, Spain and Italy to collect recipes. She tells about growing up in Egypt and then moving to London (via Paris) and making it her absolute mission to record and preserve traditional Jewish recipes. And we discover that ten years ago I ate Claudia's daughters ice lollies in New York! What a small and delicious world.Thank you for such a special and inspiring evening, listening to you talk not only was an incredible lesson, but you managed to stop mum and I having a tiff too. Claudia, we adore you. X See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S12 Ep 9: Elizabeth Day
57:35She’s a huge fan of our podcast and after several failed attempts (😜) we finally got the elegant, divine Elizabeth Day round to mums. Author, journalist, presenter & host of the hugely successful HOW TO FAIL podcast, Elizabeth talks to us about growing up in Northern Ireland, her love of potato cakes, eating Buddha bowls on repeat, being a cheese fanatic & falling in love. Elizabeth’s latest novel ‘Magpie’ is heading for the big screen and we can’t wait! The literary thriller became an instant Sunday Times bestseller and is well worth a read.Elizabeth, you’re always welcome back for more wine, we loved having you! It really was a gorgeous evening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S12 Ep 8: Max Martin
49:54If you don’t know who Max Martin is - well, you should - and you will quickly realise that you do in fact know most of his chart topping songs. We invite the enigmatic Swedish songwriter over to mum's for his first ever podcast. We talk about getting ready for his new musical '& Juliet' to finally get back to the West End, his love for Kiss the band, life in Los Angeles and growing up outside the cow border. All whilst mum offers up salmon and pickled beetroot eggs. Thank you for coming over Max x See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S12 Ep 7: Billy Porter
59:12A Dutch baby and champagne was only right for this week’s guest, even if it was before noon….the iconic Billy Porter.We spoke to Billy about moving from New York and living his new life in Long Island, falling in love with musical theatre after watching ‘The Whizz’, his turkey burger speciality, working with Jade Thirlwall and MNEK on his debut single & his many many projects! But most importantly we discussed who would play Billy’s bodyguard if we remade the movie. A joy to listen and learn from Billy, and we ask you….Could he be even more fabulous than Lennie?! Billy, we love you! x See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S12 Ep 6: Reggie Yates
53:36The man that does everything!! This week we welcome the wonderful Reggie Yates to Table Manners. Reggie talks to us about his West African heritage; his mum’s Ghanian cooking - we all want a bit of her special peanut soup - his love of apple crumble & growing up in north London. We chat about his wondrous career; from hosting radio shows in his bedroom aged 10, to becoming a TV and Radio favourite & now writing and directing his first feature film ‘Pirates’ (out now and well worth a watch!). Reggie we absolutely love you ! Enjoy! X See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Bonus Episode - Laura Jackson
43:19It's officially Autumn – our favourite time of the year – and what better way to celebrate it than to get my good pal Laura Jackson over to mum's for a good old hearty seasonal meal. This bonus episode is sponsored by Sainsbury's & their fantastic new Autumn Edition Taste The Difference range. We tucked into truffle houmous, chicken with a delish truffle mash potato and root vegetable gratin and for pud the most delightful Winter Berry Crumble. We talked to Laura all about growing up in a family of 8 in Huddersfield & how she’s become THE hostess with the mostess. She tells us all about her love of the humble bean, eating the best Gazpacho in San Francisco & tracking down napkins from Mexico City. Her new homeware and lifestyle brand, Glassette launched this week and we couldn’t be prouder. It’s absolutely amazing. X See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S12 Ep 5: Emily Ratajkowski
39:59Zooming in from New York, this week we have American supermodel and actress Emily Ratajkowski on Table Manners. Born in London, raised in California & childhood summers spent in Europe, Emily talks to us about her favourite food across the globe.We discuss baby led weaning with her son, pumpkin pie pregnancy cravings & where to get the best gin martini in New York. Emily’s new book ‘My Body’ is out now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S12 Ep 4: Jade Thirlwall
1:02:04It was an HONOUR to have our first little mixer in the house! We welcome the wonderful Jade Thirlwall to mum's for her fave meal, a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Jade turned up in full glam after a long photo shoot so it was just what the doctor ordered for our girl. She talks about her mum’s mince pies - and not the Christmas kind - her penchant for putting crisps in a tuna sarnie, drinking Malibu and always wanting the economy meal on the aeroplane. We discuss her beautiful relationship with the LGBTQ+ community and her obsession with Diana ross. It’s all in there! Thank you Jade, you gem x See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.