What do you eat when you're home alone? You might not tell, but your favourite celebs will. Back for a second season, restaurant critic Grace Dent asks famous guests to throw the cupboard doors wide open on friendship, family - and the foods that have seen them through it all. Out every Tuesday. Egg timers at the ready. Supported by Ocado
S2 E6: Tom Watson, former Labour deputy leader
Grace’s Comfort Eating guest this week is the former politician Tom Watson. The pair talk about his life – after she has to run to the kitchen to spit out the food he brought round. They talk about growing up on cheese toasties, the Jeremy Corbyn years, and how Watson, at the aged of 54, realised he has an eating disorder
S2 E5: Rosie Jones, comedian
Grace’s Comfort Eating guest is comedian Rosie Jones. She and Grace sit down to talk family, friends and the comfort foods that have seen them through. Rosie tells Grace about orgies, sausage rolls, and what it’s like to be disabled – and constantly hungover – at university
S2 E4: Laura Whitmore, presenter
Grace is out and about this week as she enters her guest’s home for a change. She talks to Laura Whitmore about her childhood in Ireland, being a young journalist in London, Love Island, and the comfort foods that have seen her through it all. They also discuss the death of her friend and fellow presenter Caroline Flack, and Laura’s own experiences navigating the tabloid press
S2 E3: Desiree Burch, comedian
Grace’s guest this week is the comedian, actor and writer Desiree Burch. She sits at Grace’s table to discuss family, work, and the foods that have seen her through. They discuss attuning American tastebuds to British comfort foods, the joy of post-church fried chicken, and what to eat while wearing a dominatrix corset
S2 E2: Russell Tovey, actor
Next round to Grace’s dining room is the actor Russell Tovey. Over a bowl of his favourite childhood treat, he tells Grace about his upbringing in Essex, embarrassing acting scenes, reconnecting with his partner – and the comfort foods that have seen him through
S2 E1: Stephen Fry
Grace’s first guest on season two of Comfort Eating – recorded at Grace’s house – is Stephen Fry. They talk about his childhood, memories of prison, cooking for his husband – and the comfort foods that have seen him through
Great new podcast.
I’ve always loved the sound of Grace’s voice so this podcast is a hit with me. It’s only three episodes in but so far so good with great guests.
The food that kept us company
I loved hearing about the food that marked different stages in Russell’s life. A novel way to look back on times past.