7 episodes

Food brings people together in a way nothing else can. In this new podcast hosted by Yotam Ottolenghi, Yotam cooks for guests in his home, whilst discussing food, culture, travel and the simple pleasures in life. In each episode, Yotam makes dishes from his award winning cookbook, Ottolenghi SIMPLE, which features recipes to make cooking that little bit easier, and a joy.

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    • 4.7, 89 Ratings

Food brings people together in a way nothing else can. In this new podcast hosted by Yotam Ottolenghi, Yotam cooks for guests in his home, whilst discussing food, culture, travel and the simple pleasures in life. In each episode, Yotam makes dishes from his award winning cookbook, Ottolenghi SIMPLE, which features recipes to make cooking that little bit easier, and a joy.

A Pixiu production.

    Helen Goh

    Helen Goh

    Join Yotam Ottolenghi as he welcomes Helen Goh, chef, columnist and co-author of Sweet, into his kitchen. Over lunch, old friends Helen and Yotam discuss their travels together, the role food plays in identity and the challenges of cooking for, and with, children. Together they enjoy a meal of chilli fish with tahini and chopped salad with tahini and za’atar.

    • 51 min
    Jessie Ware

    Jessie Ware

    Join Yotam Ottolenghi as he welcomes Jessie Ware, singer, songwriter and podcaster into his kitchen. Over lunch, Jessie and Yotam discuss the joys of greedy eating, the balancing act of parenting and the simple pleasures of marmite and Love Island. Together they enjoy a meal of seeded chicken schnitzel, cauliflower, pomegranate and pistachio salad, aromatic olive oil mash and plum blackberry and bay friand bake.

    • 49 min
    Michael Palin

    Michael Palin

    Join Yotam Ottolenghi as he welcomes Michael Palin, comedian, actor, writer and television presenter, into his kitchen. Over lunch, Michael and Yotam discuss their experiences of working abroad, the joys of British comfort food and their relationships with their fathers. Together they enjoy a meal of burrata with chargrilled grapes and basil, pappardelle with rose harissa, black olives and capers, gem lettuce with fridge-raid dressing and sweet and salty cheesecake with cherries.

    • 48 min
    Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal

    Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal

    Join Yotam Ottolenghi as he welcomes Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Hamilton, and his wife Vanessa Nadal for brunch in Wales. Over brunch, Lin-Manuel, Vanessa and Yotam discuss the Hamilton phenomenon, Vanessa and Lin-Manuel’s ‘book nerd dating’ and how they balance family life with personal pursuits. Together they enjoy braised eggs with leeks and za’atar, hot charred cherry tomatoes with cold yoghurt, and a selection of Welsh bread, cakes and cheese.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Nigella Lawson

    Nigella Lawson

    Join Yotam Ottolenghi as he welcomes his old friend Nigella Lawson, bestselling cookbook author, into his kitchen. Over lunch, Nigella and Yotam discuss how to entertain with ease, the calming effect of a roast chicken and Nigella’s current reading list. Together they enjoy a meal of slow-cooked chicken with a crisp corn crust, cucumber and lamb's lettuce salad and Nutella, sesame and hazelnut rolls.

    • 40 min
    Nadiya Hussain

    Nadiya Hussain

    Join Yotam Ottolenghi as he welcomes Nadiya Hussain, author, columnist and winner of the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off, into his kitchen. Over lunch, Nadiya and Yotam discuss balancing family life and fame, Nadiya’s experience with anxiety and their shared love of cheese. Together they enjoy a meal of roasted beetroot with yoghurt and preserved lemon, gnocchi alla Romana (which, in Nadiya’s words, is like crack) and sumac-roasted strawberries with yoghurt cream.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

DaniConn ,

How Delicious!

So happy I stumbled across this podcast! Love the guests and SIMPLE sounds amazing😋

lydzm ,

A great listen

Always strikes the right note through chat & food. Just love listening to Yotams views on fabulous cooking

millthumpian ,

It’s like going to a dinner party in your pyjamas and not worrying

Loved the first episode. A dinner party with absolutely no effort on your part! No getting dressed, getting in the car and wrangling traffic to get to someone’s house. Just the essence of the conversation between two people who live breathe and eat fantastic food. Great conversation and insights, funny, revealing and informative. An ideal listen for anyone who is interested in the art of eating and living.

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