6 episodes

Welcome to Grilling! A brand new podcast brought to you in association with Weber BBQs, in which host Simon Rimmer grills world-famous chefs about their passion for cooking. In every episode we take our guests back to where it all began and find out what inspired them to get into the profession. We’ll discover their biggest culinary triumphs and catastrophes, and serve up a few simple tips along the way to help improve your skills in the kitchen.


We’ll also be talking about outdoor cooking and using your barbecue to get fantastic flavours this autumn and winter.


On top of all that we'll be giving away a state-of-the art Weber barbecue in every single episode - Enter at weber.com/grilling for your chance to win!

Grilling Off Script

    • Food
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to Grilling! A brand new podcast brought to you in association with Weber BBQs, in which host Simon Rimmer grills world-famous chefs about their passion for cooking. In every episode we take our guests back to where it all began and find out what inspired them to get into the profession. We’ll discover their biggest culinary triumphs and catastrophes, and serve up a few simple tips along the way to help improve your skills in the kitchen.


We’ll also be talking about outdoor cooking and using your barbecue to get fantastic flavours this autumn and winter.


On top of all that we'll be giving away a state-of-the art Weber barbecue in every single episode - Enter at weber.com/grilling for your chance to win!

    Marcus Wareing

    Marcus Wareing

    It's fair to say Simon has one of Britain's top chefs on this latest episode of Grilling. Marcus Wareing famously worked hand-in-glove with Gordon Ramsay for many years, earning several Michelin stars along the way. After what one can only describe as an acrimonious parting of the ways, he opened ‘Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley’ back in 2010, now known simply as Marcus, where he is Chef Patron. He’s also made numerous television appearances on shows like Masterchef: The Professionals and The Great British Menu - where he got the better of Simon with a legendary custard tart that he then made for the Queen.


    He and Simon discuss his tough childhood working in the family fruit and veg business, his meteoric rise through the culinary ranks, and what went wrong with Gordon. He also serves up a fantastic barbecue recipe, and has a top tip for keeping your meet succulent when you get cooking outdoors.


    On which note, head to weber.com/grilling for you chance to win a top-of-the-range Weber Grilling Hub.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ainsley Harriott

    Ainsley Harriott

    It's one of Britain's best-loved and most charismatic chefs on this latest episode of Grilling, as Simon is joined by the legend that is Ainsley Harriott. Ainsley has been a regular on our screens since the 90s with classic shows like the groundbreaking 'Ready, Steady, Cook' and 'Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook' - as well as a host of specials including 'Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible'.


    Ainsley is a best-selling author with over 2 million books sold worldwide, and as if that weren't enough he just so happens to be one of the loveliest men in the business! He and Simon talk cricket, backgammon, his brief flirtation with musical comedy, his early career in the restaurants of central London and his experiences of travelling in the US during the 80s. He also takes on our recipe challenge with all the panache you'd expect, and tells us what's cooking in his kitchen as he mellows...


    As always, you can win a premium Weber barbecue in every episode - Head to weber.com/grilling to find out how!
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rachel Khoo

    Rachel Khoo

    This week, Simon is grilling the brilliant Rachel Khoo. A style icon and entrepreneur, Rachel was an instant hit with her TV Show The Little Paris Kitchen, which saw her preparing dishes in her tiny Belleville flat and at various locations around the French capital. She has since filmed food shows around the world and released several books.


    Now based in Stockholm, she's learned to make a mean moose stew, and invokes the spirit of Sweden with tales of perch fishing, pickled pink onions and jumping through holes in the ice post-sauna. It turns out she and Simon both have an unhealthy enthusiasm for pens, paper and notebooks too!


    As ever, you can win a premium Weber barbecue in every episode. Head to weber.com/grilling to find out how!
     
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    • 45 min
    Gok Wan

    Gok Wan

    Our second outing on Grilling sees the inimitable Gok Wan join Simon to discuss his lifelong relationship with food. His dad may have owned a Chinese restaurant, but Gok earned his spurs in an altogether different field as a makeup artist and fashion stylist whose success prompted Channel 4 to invite him to present 'How To Look Good Naked'.


    Gok has always maintained his passion for cooking throughout his career, and is himself supremely handy in the kitchen! We find out how this passion developed, get a tantalising insight into what his dinner parties entail, and discuss his involvement in the Golden Chopsticks awards. Gok also share's a beautiful barbecue recipe to try at home and reveals his favourite restaurant in London's Chinatown.


    You can also win a state-of-the art Weber barbecue just by listening! Heading to weber.com/grilling to enter.
     
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    • 38 min
    Nadiya Hussain

    Nadiya Hussain

    In our very first episode of Grilling, Simon is joined by the one-and-only Nadiya Hussain. Nadiya rose to fame after winning The Great British Bake Off in 2015 - who can forget her Big Fat British Wedding cake? - and has since gone on to become a hugely popular TV presenter and author. In 2017, she was named by Debrett's as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK, which is quite the meteoric rise from her humble Luton origins. It's been an extraordinary journey. As they explore Nadiya's passion for food, she and Simon discuss the influence of her Bangladeshi origins on her cooking, her battles with mental health, and the pressures of being a role model as a Muslim woman. She also takes up our barbecue recipe challenge, and reveals her hidden gem of a foodie establishment - which can be found in Leeds market and sounds absolutely sensational!


    We're also giving away a state of the art Weber Grill in every single episode. For your chance to win, enter at weber.com/grilling.
     
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    • 37 min
    Grilling: Trailer

    Grilling: Trailer

    Welcome to Grilling! A brand new podcast brought to you in association with Weber BBQs, in which host Simon Rimmer grills world-famous chefs about their passion for cooking. In every episode we take our guests back to where it all began and find out what inspired them to get into the profession. We’ll discover their biggest culinary triumphs and catastrophes, and serve up a few simple tips along the way to help improve your skills in the kitchen.


    Here's the first sneak peak of what to expect from our first episode featuring the lovely Nadiya Hussain. Other guests to look forward to include Ainsley Harriott, Tom Kerridge, Two Hairy Bikers, Rachel Khoo, Marcus Wareing and more!
     
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Baltoriolesblue ,

Really Enjoyable

Don’t normally bother with reviews but listened to Ainsley Harriott episode and really enjoyed it! Simon Rimmer seems to be a relaxed host and it felt like an afternoon chat between old friends.

Danny Torrence ,

Poor audio quality...

...sounds like it was recorded with a barbecue rather than microphones

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