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Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, the weekly podcast where chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the dishes that have shaped their lives. Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their 7 Desert Island Dishes where Margie will uncover the food people love to eat. We will find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. Of course we will also discover what their last dish would be before being cast off to the desert island. Margie talks to a whole host of different people who are all doing amazing things whether in the world of food or beyond. This podcast is a chance to talk about how they got to where they got to, to discuss some of things they've done and to get to know them through their favourite foods. The question is, what would your Desert Island Dishes be?

Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, the weekly podcast where chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the dishes that have shaped their lives. Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their 7 Desert Island Dishes where Margie will uncover the food people love to eat. We will find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. Of course we will also discover what their last dish would be before being cast off to the desert island. Margie talks to a whole host of different people who are all doing amazing things whether in the world of food or beyond. This podcast is a chance to talk about how they got to where they got to, to discuss some of things they've done and to get to know them through their favourite foods. The question is, what would your Desert Island Dishes be?
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Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, the weekly podcast where chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the dishes that have shaped their lives. Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their 7 Desert Island Dishes where Margie will uncover the food people love to eat. We will find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. Of course we will also discover what their last dish would be before being cast off to the desert island. Margie talks to a whole host of different people who are all doing amazing things whether in the world of food or beyond. This podcast is a chance to talk about how they got to where they got to, to discuss some of things they've done and to get to know them through their favourite foods. The question is, what would your Desert Island Dishes be?

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Episodes

Laura Jackson: TV presenter, Supperclub Host and Designer

12/6/2018
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My guest today is Laura Jackson Laura is a TV presenter, a designer of clothes and homewares. In fact she has been described by Work Work Work - as a creative polymath with a career spanning food, fashion and TV. Since 2014 she has started a supperclub with her work wife – the other half of Jackson and Levine - Radio 1’s DJ Alice Levine. The pair brought out their gorgeous cookbook last year in 2017 and have since gone on to design several ranges for Habitat. So this is a lovely episode –...

Duration:00:39:04

Felicity Cloake: Author of the Guardian's "How to Cook the Perfect..." column, New Statesman columnist and cookbook author

11/29/2018
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My guest today is Felicity Cloake. Felicity is an award winning freelance journalist and writer. You may know her from her infamous Guardian column How to Make the Perfect:” or perhaps from her column in the New Statesman or perhaps from her many other writing features. She has written 5 books – with more in the pipeline. Her writing and recipe testing is meticulous and has made Felicity one of the biggest names in food writing today with her recipes being some of the most trustworthy...

Duration:00:43:20

Gino D'Acampo: TV chef, a best selling author and a successful restaurauteur

11/22/2018
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My guest today is Gino D’Acampo Born into a large family in Napoli in the South of Italy – he came to London at the age of 19 back in 1995. You may know him from his regular appearances on This Morning where he cooks up a storm, or perhaps from his early days on Ready Steady Cook. He’s a TV regular, a best selling author and a successful restaurauteur. He has written over 16 cookbooks, holds six Guiness world records (one of them is for walking on custard) and he was crowned King of the...

Duration:00:36:15

Ed Smith: Food writer and author of Rocket and Squash

11/15/2018
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My guest today is Ed Smith. You may know him by his pen name – Rocket and Squash. Ed gave up a high flying career in law around 6 years ago to pursue a career in food and I think this is a good listen for anyone thinking about changing career whether into the world of food or beyond. Ed is the author of the hugely popular and award winning website Rocket and Squash – which is sort of a smorgasbord of delicious things from recipes, to restaurant reviews and cookery news. He has now written...

Duration:00:40:29

Donna Hay: World-renowned food publishing phenomenon and the undisputed Queen of cookery in Australia

11/8/2018
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My guest today is Donna Hay. Donna is a world famous food publishing phenomenon and most definitely the undisputed Queen of cookery in Australia. She has published 27 cookery books which have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 10 different languages. And her TV shows have been broadcast in more than 14 countries. She launched her own magazine to critical acclaim which ran for 17 years and 100 issues. It’s safe to say that with her easy to follow and...

Duration:00:43:32

Niki Segnit: Author of the Best Selling and Beloved Flavour Thesaurus and the brand new book Lateral Cooking

11/1/2018
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My guest today is Niki Segnit. Niki is the author of two books: the first being the Flavour Thesaurus which has sold more than 250,000 copies and has been translated into 14 languages which is just amazing. Her latest book is Lateral Cooking which I’m sure is going to follow in the foot steps of her first and it’s already received rave reviews. Niki counts Heston Blumenthal, Nigel Slater and Ottolenghi as fans and according to an article I found online – Kate Winslet too. The Sunday...

Duration:00:49:18

Magnus Nilsson: Two Michelin starred Head Chef of Faviken

10/25/2018
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My guest today is Magnus Nilsson. Magnus is the head chef of the Faviken restaurant in Northern Sweden. He initially joined as a sommelier and within a year he had taken over the running of the restaurant. At the age of 34 he has 2 Michelin stars and has been featured in PBS The Mind of a Chef and Netflix’s The Chef’s Table He has just published his third book – the Nordic Baking Book which showcases over 450 recipes gathered by Magnus. You can find his book here:...

Duration:00:33:33

Rosemary Shrager: TV and Restaurant Chef and Cookery Teacher

10/18/2018
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My guest today is Rosemary Shrager. Rosemary is a chef, food writer and TV personality. She is both a cooking and food enthusiast Rosemary began her career in restaurant kitchens, working under Pierre Koffman and Jean-Christophe Novelli, and now runs her own cookery school and patisserie In terms of cooking – she’s really done it all - from cooking over a campfire in the Australian jungle on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here to cooking for royalty. Rosemary has decades of experience in...

Duration:00:41:08

Saliha Mahmood Ahmed: Masterchef winner, Author of Khazana and Junior Doctor

10/11/2018
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My guest today is Saliha Mahmood Ahmed Saliha was the winner of Masterchef last year in 2017 and she won whilst also working full time as a Junior Doctor – often turning up to film the show straight off the back of a night shift. In addition she also has a young son – so the whole thing was really rather impressive. Known for her big and bold flavours – Saliha wowed the judges with food steeped in her family’s heritage. She’s written her first cookbook – Khazana – meaning treasure trove...

Duration:00:41:22

Gizzi Erskine: Chef, Food Writer, Restaurauteur

10/4/2018
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My guest today is Gizzi Erskine Gizzi is a chef, a TV personality, a cookbook author and now business owner and restaurauteur. This has been an extremely busy year for Gizzi with the opening of her first ever permanent project, Mare Street Market in Hackney, which is a very cool food space that houses a restaurant, deli, record shop and a florist. On top of that – she also has a new book coming out. Slow, of which Gizzi says is the best she's ever written. Of her cooking Gizzi has...

Duration:00:40:05

Prue Leith: Judge on Great British Bake Off, Cookery Writer, Novelist and Founder of Leith's

9/27/2018
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My guest today is Prue Leith. Prue is a restaurateur, a writer of both novels and cookbooks, a business woman, a TV presenter and of course judge on the Great British Bake Off. A champion of food and a passionate charity supporter - there was many great quotes from Prue on the record – whole articles dedicated to Prue quotes but one that stuck out for me was on food trends in the Telegraph where she was quoted as having said: “I don’t give a toss for drizzles and fizzles, that’s not food....

Duration:00:41:54

Theo Randall: Chef and Restauranteur

9/20/2018
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My guest today is Theo Randall. It’s safe to say that Theo is one of the nation's most beloved chefs. Inspired by the food of his childhood trips to Italy, Theo has developed a life-long passion for Italian food. He spent 17 years at The River Café and was Head Chef when they won their Michelin star. In 2006 he left to set up his own eponymous restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel in London to great critical acclaim. An interview online states: “In a world full of swagger, quick...

Duration:00:40:03

Donal Skehan: TV Chef and Food Writer

9/13/2018
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My guest today is Donal Skehan. Donal is blogger turned TV chef, cook book author and general star of the food scene. He has written no less than 8 cookbooks, has nearly 250,000 followers on Instagram, 750,000 on his Youtube channel and has done countless TV shows. He is known for his simple no nonsense approach to home cooking and is adamant he is a cook rather than a chef. Even with the release of his first cookbook way back when, he was dubbed Irelands answer to Jamie Oliver. Head to...

Duration:00:44:33

Jack Monroe: Cooking on a Bootstrap: Food Writer & Activist

9/6/2018
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We are back from the Summer break and hitting the ground running with today's guest. My guest today is Jack Monroe. Jack made her name as a food blogger writing the recipes she created with the £10 a week she had to feed both her and her young son. The recipes Jack created were both cost effective and delicious and they provided such a crucial service to so many people. Jacks recipes are healthy, delicious and, importantly, varied. Jack now has million of visitors to her blog, has...

Duration:00:48:25

Rachel Khoo: TV chef and cookbook author

7/27/2018
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My guest today is Rachel Khoo Rachel is a British cook, writer and broadcaster. She rose to fame in 2012 when she published The Little Paris Kitchen. Later, The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo, was commissioned as her first TV series with the BBC. The book became a best seller, millions of people watched her on TV and the rest as they say, is history. Rachel has gone on to write many more books with her 6th book – The Little Swedish Kitchen having just come out. She has...

Duration:00:43:45

Laura Freeman: Art Critic, and Author of The Reading Cure

7/20/2018
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My guest today is Laura Freeman. Laura is an art critic, a writer and an author. Her book which came out earlier this year called The Reading Cure is a very brave and thoughtful memoir about how reading about food helped her on her road to recovery from anorexia. Laura is a truly excellent writer – having gained a double first from Cambridge and her book has had an amazing reaction. A review in the independent said of her book : “The Reading Cure is the work of a true-blue bibliophile,...

Duration:00:37:27

Jenny Costa: Founder of Rubies in the Rubble

7/13/2018
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Today’s guest is Jenny Dawson Costa Jenny founded Rubies in the Rubble back in 2011 which started out as a stall in Borough Market and now her products are stocked in Waitrose, Selfridges, Harrods and many many more places. Jenny studied maths at university before working for a hedge fund in the City for two years. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her degree, but knew she wanted to start something of her own and do something she was passionate about. After coming across the fact...

Duration:00:36:32

Anna Jones: 3 x best selling author, chef & food stylist

7/5/2018
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My guest today is Anna Jones Anna is a cook, a food writer and a food stylist. She decided to quit her day job after reading an article about following your passion in the newspaper. Within weeks, she was signed up on Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen apprentice programme. She went on to be part of Jamie’s food team has cooked for royalty and politicians. She has written not one, not two but three best selling books and has been hailed The Queen of Greens. Her food has been described as “...

Duration:00:46:32

Annabel Karmel: Best Selling Children's Food Author & Entrepreneur

6/29/2018
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My guest today is Annabel Karmel, Annabel is the best-selling children's food author and television personality She has written a whopping 41 books which have sold millions of copies worldwide. She has also created supermarket food ranges, weaning equipment and smartphone apps. With her app being the number 1 food app in Britain. Annabel was awarded an MBE in June 2006 in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her work in the field of child nutrition. She has been described as the undisputed...

Duration:00:37:05

Martha Ortiz: Top Mexican Chef and owner of Ella Canta

6/22/2018
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My guest today is Martha Ortiz Martha is a chef and cookbook author who is famous for her imaginative approach to food and her historical research into Mexican food traditions. Having written 8 cookbooks she is passionate about food that shows Mexico’s spirit and sense of identity. She recently opened her restaurant Ella Canta in London after the success of her restaurant in Mexico City which is regularly listed in Latin America’s top 50 restaurants. It really comes as no surprise that...

Duration:00:36:15