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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We have a Michelin star chef, star of Great British Menu, restauranteur and farmer Tommy Banks joining us this week. Mum was very anxious about her menu, but rustled up some delicious (and vegan!?) green spinach pancakes served with fried eggs, roasted tomatoes & butter beans. We heard how Tommy names all his cows alphabetically (a Jessie & Lennie coming up?), he gives a great pitch for watching cricket, his hatred for baked beans, cooking at festivals for naked customers, enjoying brie omelettes for breakfast and after winning ‘Best Sunday Roast’ at his pub, he has a bone to pick with Jessie from last weeks ep! Thank you Tommy, can’t wait to visit your farm and restaurants in Yorkshire soon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It’s Valentines Day, so what better way to celebrate than with my favourite galentine, mum! Mum had already made all the food when sadly our guest had to to cancel, so waste not, want not we say! We had a delicious girls lunch and talked all about our favourite meals from growing up, thoroughly discussed our last suppers (mum couldn’t believe what I chose) and answered all your fabulous questions that were sent in. Join us for a very special episode, just the two of us! Happy Valentines! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mum has waited a long time for this one... our very first Strictly guest and none other than the FABULOUS Johannes Radebe. We chatted all about his journey to becoming a dancing sensation, growing up in a Zulu family, his mums Chakalaka & how he’s eaten the same takeaway dish every day in London since 2021…. We ate Jamie’s Oliver pulled brisket chilli - with a whole lotta sides! Mum made a delicious ‘moist’ orange cake for pud. He took the half finished bottle of champagne in the taxi home with him and THAT is our kinda guest! Jojo heads out on tour this spring and you do not want to miss it… get your tickets for ‘House Of Jojo’ now x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Brightening up our cold January with his fabulous colourful outfit and wonderful positivity was our next guest, musical prodigy Jacob Collier. Jacob and his magical ocarina joined us for dinner, and we learnt all about how he was discovered by Quincy Jones, his unusual rider choices (limoncello anyone?!) his mums legendary apple pie, and his week spent listening to the full Beatles back catalogue in lockdown. Thank you for popping round Jacob, you’re an absolute delight! Jacob’s new album Djesse Vol.4 is released globally on the 29th February. X Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We’ve got radio supremo James O’Brien joining us this week, and mum hasn’t been this excited since she met Marcus Rashford last year. Despite the special occasion, mum had a corker of a culinary disaster which she salvaged in one of the best ways possible - plus we didn’t tell James on the day, and he’s only just finding out now, sorry James! Over dinner, James told us all the best stories, including how he signed up for boarding school purely to join their school play, his self confessed terrible job as a showbiz correspondent, interviewing Ian Brown the day after he was dumped, and we discovered he is a fellow Graecophile too, all the best people are! James’ best-seller book ‘How They Broke Britain’ is available to purchase now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On our latest episode the absolutely wonderful Jessie Buckley joins us for lunch in the middle of promo for her new film Wicked Little Letters. Jessie zoomed round to mum’s on the back of a motorbike & Mum rustled up a rare Table Manners plate of pasta with prawns & tomatoes. We heard all Jessie’s fabulous stories about her colourful and loud household she grew up in, her wedding catering, drinking Twinkles with the stars at The Ivy at 18 years old old and she offers up a stellar last supper that includes oysters and giant chocolate buttons. The most brilliant actress and singer, we loved having the divine Jessie on. Jessie’s brand new film Wicked Little Letters is released in cinemas on the 23rd February. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week on Table Manners we have one of the sweetest and kindest guests of all time, the glorious Tom Odell. Tom joined us for some lunch to talk about his upcoming new album Black Friday. I knocked up some cosy wintery vegetarian treats, and we found out all about his wedding, his new found cooking skills courtesy of his favourite Middle Eastern cookbook, his very specific ways to cook (and peel) an egg, and how he’s lost sleep planning his last supper! But boy did he make some good choices. Tom’s brand new album Black Friday is released globally on the 26th January. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Happy New Year!! We hope you’ve had a fabulous festive break, and now it’s time to dive in to 2024 as we deliver our first episode of the year! This week we welcome Laura Whitmore & Iain Stirling, who joined us for lunch at mum’s. Laura & Iain came to talk about food and also their brand new true crime podcast Murder They Wrote on BBC Sounds. We found out all about our shared loves (and it wasn’t true crime); mum & Iain both love haggis (yuk!), Laura & Iain would do anything for a dozen oysters covered in Tabasco sauce, Laura & I salute pineapple on a pizza, and we all also bonded over our adoration of friend of the show Kadiff Kirwan! Thanks Laura & Iain for being utterly delightful guests. Here’s to 2024 and an amazing year of podcasts to come! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
To help you get through this strange time between Christmas and New Year, we offer up an absolutely gorgeous new episode with the phenomenal Romy for you. Lead singer of the acclaimed band The XX and riding high off the success of her fantastic debut solo record, Mid Air, Romy joined us for dins & mum outdid herself with a triumphant vegan menu (!). We find out that Romy and her wife Vic are weekly listeners of the podcast, we learn who her dream dinner party guests would be (mostly Madonna!), and how she feels about being told that people conceived their children while listening to her music! Romy is nominated for a Grammy this year and I couldn’t be more proud of her. Thank you for being the most wonderful guest Romy, her album 'Mid Air' is available to buy & stream now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It’s time for our annual tradition, the Table Manners Christmas Special, and boy oh boy do we have the crème de la crème of guests for you this time round! We’ve welcomed back some of our very favourite chef guests from across the years to tell us all about their tips & tricks for the perfect Christmas meal. We’ve got the incredible Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Paul Hollywood, Alison Roman & John Torode all dropping by for a chat, to help you through the Christmas canapés, starters, mains and desserts; what more could you need for the ultimate cooking advice?! We loved hearing about their perfect party food ideas, easy cocktail recipes, how to conquer the Christmas dinner, the perfect way to bake mince pies, and it’s official that freezing bread sauce in advance is chef approved! Join us for a veritable 'Festive Feast' of guests. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Our latest guest has been waiting to meet ‘Dame Lennie’ for a while, and this week his dream finally came true! The absolutely gorgeous and talented actor, Kadiff Kirwan, joined us for a showstopping - if I say so myself - Dutch Baby round at mine. His stories were a total delight; born on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, he told us all about delicious meals his mum cooked him while growing up, how he was once in a Christian acapella boyband, that being naughty at school helped him find his love of acting, and he also does a good job of trying to convince us to try a Caribbean Souse… Kadiff, the trip to Montserrat must happen and can we join please? Get ready to fall in love!! Watch the wonderful Kadiff in the latest series of Slow Horses with Gary Oldman on Apple TV. It’s fantastic x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
There was only ever going to be one guest we would travel all the way to Paris to meet and that’s Cher! An icon meets another icon; Mum's Chicken Soup travelled all the way on the Eurostar & thanks to the brilliant room service team we served it up in a hotel suite for our favourite diva. Cher treated us to tales of fabulous nights dancing to Donna Summer at Studio 54, the delicious southern food her mum made her while growing up, how she became a star in the UK before anywhere else, and stories about her brand new Cherlato ice cream brand (and her thoughts on the Avocado flavour!). What a whirlwind trip this was - Cher, clear your diary, we’ll be coming to Hollywood to try your homemade ‘Diva Pasta Sauce’ before you know it! This really is an episode you don’t want to miss. Cher’s new album ‘Christmas’ is out now.x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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.