Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware
Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware
About Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware
Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family and everything in between, 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
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Don’t say we never spoil you listeners, because this is a biggie: Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine & Nicola - Girls Aloud! They’re back & they’ve come round to New Cross to join me and mum for lunch. This episode is loud, exciting, chaotic, but mostly it’s just brilliant! We hear all about the exciting news of their new tour, what it was like living together when they first formed as a band (and forgetting to pay the utility bills), lovely stories about their beautiful bandmate, the late Sarah Harding, and to top it off quite an unbelievable story about microwaving bacon! We had so, so much fun with you girls, good luck with the tour, we’ll be there in the front row cheering you on. Girls Aloud have announced the ‘The Girls Aloud Show’ arena tour in May/June 2024, Tickets on sale Fri 1 Dec... all info at girlsaloud.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It’s a royally good week on Table Manners, we have our very first royal on the podcast; Princess Eugenie popped round for brunch! She was an absolute delight and we couldn’t wait to ask all about table manners in the royal household. We found out all about how she spends half the year living in Portugal, that she thinks she could win an Olympic Gold medal for sleeping, her love of tequila on the rocks, learning the art of small talk from her granny (The Queen), and how she navigated getting a job while being a member of the royal family, plus the revelation that she has never heard of an air fryer!! My new best mate ‘Euge’, we absolutely love you, and we can’t wait for another catch up again soon. Princess Eugenie is the Co-Founder of The Anti-Slavery Collective which has launched the second series of its podcast Floodlight. You can listen here Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The wonderful, beautiful and generous chef & restauranteur Ravinder Bhogal brought us some absolutely delicious food when she came round for this weeks episode! As the owner of the fabulous Marylebone restaurant Jikoni, Ravinder’s Comfort & Joy delivery boxes got us through the never-ending lockdowns (Sam still says it’s his best home cooked meal ever!). She told us all about how she set up the restaurant, growing up in Kenya, how she started her career on Gordon Ramsey’s ‘F Word’ and that she’s known to hang out with Stanley Tucci & cook for Sir Paul McCartney. Ravinder’s Falooda cake is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tried, potentially my new last supper pudding! All of the delicious treats Ravinder served up are from her brand new cook book ‘Comfort & Joy’. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
He’s the star of the iconic Little Britain, Bridesmaids, Come Fly With Me and soon to be seen on the big screen in Wonka. This week we have the one and only Matt Lucas joining us for dinner. Matt has recently written his first children’s book and with all his wonderful stories from growing up you can see where all the inspiration comes from! We discovered that he was given his first big break by Bob Mortimer, he's notorious for his very own Chicken Soup recipe (which takes him 36 hours!), his first flat deposit was paid for by a Creme Egg advert and the story of the real life 'Marjorie Dawes' from Weight Watchers is fabulous. Matt, next time you come round we promise to have a Viennetta on ice for you, but you’ve gotta bring the soup! Matt’s children’s musical novel ‘The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas’ is out now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Usually we ask what is on the menu, this week the question is what is ‘off' the menu! On one of the hottest days of the year, we adored having comedian, podcaster and all round mensch Ed Gamble round to mum's for lunch. Ed has mum’s absolute dream job (being a judge on Great British Menu) and he shared all the secrets from the filming, including how he once had to eat 8 desserts in one sitting! He told us how his favourite part of a meal is always the starter, the wonderful story of how he proposed to his wife (involving Godzilla!), his love of a Turkish kebab and his stint as an Ice Cream man to promote his new book. Apparently Ed gets tattoos to celebrate all the big moments in his life, time for a Table Manners tattoo Ed?! Ed’s new food memoir ‘Glutton’ is out now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mamma Mia! Fresh from our fabulous month in Corfu filming 'Mamma Mia: I Have a Dream’, the one and only Zoe Ball joins us this week for a Greek Mezze inspired brunch. Zoe came straight from her early morning BBC Radio 2 show over to New Cross, laden with all sorts of delicious food. She confessed to us that she is a self proclaimed ‘terrible cook’, told us all about her star studded nights out in the 90s (pole dancing with Sheryl Crow being a favourite memory), the struggles of growing her own sprouts, how she wishes humans hibernated in the winter, and how she won ‘pig of the year’ at school for eating 19 spam fritters in one sitting! Zoe, you’re a true DELIGHT and we can’t wait to have you over again soon. 'Mamma Mia: I Have a Dream’ is on every Sunday on ITV1 and ITVX. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We’re back! We’ve made it all the way to Series 16 and we’re bringing you a corker for our first episode in the shape of the iconic Miriam Margolyes! Never in the history of Table Manners have we had a guest with so much… wind…! Despite that, Miriam was a true delight, sharing stories of the food her mummy made her while growing up, where to find the best ice cream in Clapham, and the unbelievable revelation that she has never liked bagels as ’the hole is wasted bread’! Miriam is now my new best friend and I know you’re all incredibly jealous. She was a hoot along with 4 toots! Miriam’s new book ‘Oh Miriam’ is available to purchase everywhere now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Padam! For the final instalment of our Second Helpings series, we’re taking it back to 2020 when the ultimate pop princess and style icon Kylie Minogue popped round to Clapham, followed by paparazzi on a hump day. Kylie was the first concert I ever went to and we named our guinea pigs after her (and Jason) so who can blame me for the fangirl situation! Kylie tells us all about her upbringing in Australia and her journey to fame, where Charlene's famous overalls are now & how she’ll only have a questionable half sized cup of tea. Oh and since we recorded this, Kylie and I have gone on to record a duet called ‘Kiss Of Life’ and we performed it together at BBC Radio 2 live last weekend, fangirl!!!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We’re 4 weeks into our Second Helpings season and this week we’re looking back at our evening with the wonderful Mr Michael McIntyre - we knew we’d love him but now we are absolutely HOOKED! Michael finally broke my fear of watching comedy with this front row seat to his hilarity and three hours of laughing 'til we cried! From the moment Michael walked in (thermometer in hand) we did not stop laughing. Michael taught us about olive oil on Pistachio ice cream, his fridge habits, restaurant etiquette, and egg-offs with his wife & mum! Michael we love you - please come back for Chocolate mousse soon and maybe some rosé? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We’re bringing back the ultimate guest for our Second Helpings series, the one and only Alan Carr. We knew we were in for a treat but this might have been our funniest guest yet?! From the moment he walked in discussing his farm animals' sexual exploits to his eventual 'Come Dine with Me' scoring of 1/10 for us - my GOD we laughed. And drunk. This was such a pleasure to listen back to and I hope you enjoy it too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It’s week 2 of our summer Second Helpings series, and this week we take a look back at when the ultimate kitchen goddess joined us… Nigella Lawson. She had been top of our list since day one, and finally in season 4 we got her! We talk midnight snacks, her being a fussy eater as a child (there’s hope for all our children), eating rice pudding for breakfast… and she even changed my views on Vegemite, Nigella 4 President!! Table Manners, Second Helpings is served! Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
For the first of our Second Helpings episodes we take a trip down memory lane with the wonderful Sam Smith. We recorded this episode with Sam in 2017 and it was the very first Table Manners to exist! Over mum's turkey meatballs we talked about Sam's childhood food experiences, living without booze and what they would choose for their last supper. And they did a very scary impression of a movie icon too…! Sam we love you, come and join us again soon. Listeners, we hope you enjoy reminiscing with us. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Surprise!! A little added bonus before we take a break for the summer! You all know Mum & I LOVE football, and the World Cup is on right now, so this was mega. Our first footballers on Table Manners!! This special episode in partnership with The National Lottery is in support of Good Causes and specifically women’s football. We chat to two Lionesses (or goddesses as mum calls them) , England legend Ellen White MBE & one of the England National teams legacy players, Lyn Hale. We hear all about celebratory meals, which football club has the best catering, how women’s football has changed & what food is most enjoyed after retirement! Thanks to National lottery players, over £50m has been raised for women’s football over the past 10 years alone - which has gone towards a variety of initiatives not only to inspire women to play the game at grassroots clubs across the country, but also to support up and coming athletes at an elite level. What a joy to spend a whole hour talking about football…. Thanks to the National Lottery for setting us up. The Lionesses… we are rooting and roaring for you! X Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It’s our final episode of this series, and we’ve decided to finish it off by inviting the leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, to mum's for dinner. The leader of the Labour Party told us all about his love of experimental cooking, his mum's jam sandwiches, eating fish & chips on the road, the controversy over his Desert Island Discs song choices and the tradition of Friday night shabbat with his family. Thank you Sir Keir Starmer and thank you listeners for joining us this series! Have a lovely summer and we’ll see you back here soon for more food, more Lennie and more guests. We love making the podcast, but it is time for Lennie to go to Greece for a month x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It was an absolute joy to cook elevenses for the one and only Andrew Ridgeley last week. Never before has a guest been more thorough and specific when we asked about their last supper. Arriving by bus, he told us all about the wonderful Wham! documentary, about his time in the band, his perfectionism when cooking, his epic 10-day bike ride across the UK and we discovered that not only are Club Tropicana drinks free…. they were also made of coloured water. Wham! Bam! Thank you Andrew Ridgeley! The brand new Wham! doc is so touching and available to stream now on Netflix. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Our latest guest Raven Smith is a writer, columnist, best selling author, man about town and a meme king. This week he popped round for dinner, I barbecued some pink sea bream, we got a special ‘Hot Jessie’ pizza delivery from Dinner For One Hundred & we topped the whole evening off with an array of Gengelly's delicious desserts. Raven brought us a bottle of his very own Top Cuvee collab rosé, we swapped stories about drinking Cosmos and making the ultimate trifle, he shared tales about his Dad’s Jamaican cooking and we hear about his book ‘Raven Smith’s Men’. Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A Table Manners EUPHORIA! The Queen of Eurovision has arrived in Clapham! She’s the only female (and only the second person ever) to have won Eurovision twice, the one and only Loreen joins us this week. Loreen told us all about her lifelong spirituality, the Moroccan meals her mother used to cook her when she was young, her huge sweet tooth, her unique dressing room rider, and the special meaning behind her latest Eurovision performance outfit. Loreen is on tour across the UK and Europe throughout November & December, tickets available now, don’t miss it! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week we have a musician, singer, songwriter, composer, TV star and political campaigner - there is nothing he cannot do - it’s Jon Batiste! He’s won Grammys, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and even an Oscar, and now he’s popped round to mine for a Middle Eastern Mezze inspired brunch. A New Orleans native, music & food have always been a huge part of Jon’s life, and he told us all about his love of Red Beans & Rice, Po Boy Sandwiches, Crawfish Boils and Pepperoni Pizza with a dollop of honey. His beautiful piano playing at the end of the meal is definitely not to be missed, thank you for being the most wonderful guest Jon, you’re welcome back for more houmous anytime you’re in London! Jon’s new album World Music Radio is released on the 18th August and is available to pre-order now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Actress extraordinaire, activist, podcaster, and all round general delight Jaime Winstone joins us this week on Table Manners. Usually I bump into Jaime in a festival field or in a club, so it’s a lovely change to have her round for a spot of lunch at mine! Despite being a massive foodie, Jaime admits she isn’t the best cook… but she told us all about her food adventures in Sicily, her total love of a farm shop and why bread sauce and cherry brandy ice lollies are absolute essentials! Jaime is currently treading the boards in the West End production of 2:22 A Ghost Story and can also be seen starring as a dominatrix (!) in the brand new series Count Abdulla on ITVX. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week we have popstar, TV coach, and 3 time karate champion, Anne-Marie joining us on Table Manners. Ahead of the release of her brand new album ‘Unhealthy’, Anne-Marie told us all about her dressing room rider at The Voice, the entire room at her house dedicated to her Lego collection, and a sorry story involving battery acid… just wait! It was an absolute pleasure to have you round Anne-Marie, promise next time we will have a breakfast burrito or a peanut butter sandwich to serve up for you! The new album ‘Unhealthy’ is released on the 28th July. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.