8 episodes

All aboard The Pirate Ship! Set sail with Tom Kerridge and Chris Stark on an amazing food adventure. This is THE podcast for anyone interested in the often weird and wonderful world of food and drink. A club where we can all share stories, take the fussiness out of food, and have a bit of a laugh.

Expect tales from one of the best chefs in the world, famous friends dropping by and loads of challenges to get involved in.

Subscribe now, become a Pirate and never miss an episode.

The Pirate Ship Podcast with Tom Kerridge and Chris Stark Tom Kerridge and Chris Stark

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 86 Ratings

All aboard The Pirate Ship! Set sail with Tom Kerridge and Chris Stark on an amazing food adventure. This is THE podcast for anyone interested in the often weird and wonderful world of food and drink. A club where we can all share stories, take the fussiness out of food, and have a bit of a laugh.

Expect tales from one of the best chefs in the world, famous friends dropping by and loads of challenges to get involved in.

Subscribe now, become a Pirate and never miss an episode.

    Move over, Salt Bae… Vinegar Bae is here!

    Move over, Salt Bae… Vinegar Bae is here!

    FOOD CRITICS
    If you’re a chef, should you really argue back with an unhappy customer on Tripadvisor? Tom chats with Chris about food reviews - where they’re helpful for a restaurant and times when they’ve been unfair. Chris decides that Tom needs a new gimmick to attract more attention online much like how Salt Bae rolls salt down his arm. Do you have a gimmick that Tom should try? Let us know pirateship@tomkerridge.com and you could get dinner on Tom!

    GUEST - LORRAINE KELLY AND ROSIE SMITH
    Tom and Chris are joined by queen of breakfast telly, Lorraine Kelly, and her daughter journalist Rosie Smith. They chat to Tom and Chris about their podcast ‘What If’. Rosie and Tom chat about Thai delicacy of Durian fruit. We find out Lorraine would love to have been an RAF fighter pilot, is dreadful at cooking and loved clubbing in Spain with Rosie and aunty Joyce. Fussy eaters Luke and Ashleigh bite into strawberries and aubergine for the very first time - will they love it or hate it?

    TOASTIES
    This week, Lesley in Bridgnorth suggests a student classic, an instant noodle toastie with garlic butter. Have a better filling suggestion? Get in touch.

    COCKTAILS
    Fro, the Head Barman at Tom’s Michelin star restaurant The Hand and Flowers, is on hand to make Pirate Jake a boulevardier for his 5-a-side fundraiser.

    GET INVOLVED
    Are you a fussy eater or do you know a fussy eater who's up for a challenge? Have an amazing toastie filling that we should try? Have a big event you want the perfect cocktail for? Questions for Tom and Chris? Get in touch - pirateship@tomkerridge.com

    Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram:
    https://twitter.com/ChefTomKerridge
    https://www.instagram.com/cheftomkerridge
    https://twitter.com/Chris_Stark
    https://www.instagram.com/chrisstark/

    The Full Roman Kemp Dating Experience

    The Full Roman Kemp Dating Experience

    FOOD INSPIRATION
    Chris finds out why it’s a terrible idea to turn up to work in Tom’s kitchen with a hangover. Can just adding ketchup to a meal make you a Michelin star chef? And Tom reveals the dish that means the most to him.

    GUEST - ROMAN KEMP
    Tom and Chris are joined by (arguably) one of the busiest guys in showbiz, Roman Kemp. He chats to the boys about how making pasta works like a charm on dates, his love of sweet and salty flavour combinations and his dad Martin's poor cooking skills. Fussy eaters Emily and Jamie take on porridge and mayonnaise for the very first time - will they love it or hate it?

    TOASTIES
    This week, Mel in Somerset suggests a hearty cottage pie toastie with cheese. Have a better filling suggestion? Get in touch.

    COCKTAILS
    Fro, the Head Barman at Tom’s Michelin star restaurant The Hand and Flowers, is on hand to make Pete and Amanda a Dark and Stormy for Pete's Dungeons & Dragons party.

    GET INVOLVED
    Are you a fussy eater or do you know a fussy eater who's up for a challenge? Have an amazing toastie filling that we should try? Have a big event you want the perfect cocktail for? Questions for Tom and Chris? Get in touch - pirateship@tomkerridge.com

    Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram:
    https://twitter.com/ChefTomKerridge
    https://www.instagram.com/cheftomkerridge
    https://twitter.com/Chris_Stark
    https://www.instagram.com/chrisstark/

    Tom Grennan’s elbow phobia, FronlyFans and Chef’s Arse

    Tom Grennan’s elbow phobia, FronlyFans and Chef’s Arse

    Tom and Chris are joined by one of the most talked-about artists in the UK today, Tom Grennan. He chats about getting fit during lockdown, how food poisoning has turned him off meat and his irrational fear of elbows.

    WORKING UNDER PRESSURE
    What exactly is chef’s arse? This week we learn that corn flour isn’t just for cooking as Tom recounts some of the extremely pressurised work environments he’s had to endure.

    GUEST - TOM GRENNAN
    Tom Grennan joins Chris and Tom from the sidelines of a 5-a-side pitch. He chats with the guys about life during lockdown, how much he’s looking forward to touring and his hatred of coriander. Fussy eaters Mike and Chris put their taste buds to the test when they try olives and mushrooms - will they love or loathe the new food?

    TOASTIES
    This week, Natalie in Blackpool offers up her filling suggestion. A Northern special: black pudding, brown sauce and crumbly cheese. Think you can do better? Get in touch.

    COCKTAILS
    Fro, the Head Barman at Tom’s Michelin star restaurant The Hand and Flowers, is on hand to make Charlotte a Raspberry Elderflower Spritz for her end of exams party.

    GET INVOLVED
    Are you a fussy eater or do you know a fussy eater who's up for a challenge? Have an amazing toastie filling that we should try? Have a big event you want the perfect cocktail for? Questions for Tom and Chris? Get in touch - pirateship@tomkerridge.com

    Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram:
    https://twitter.com/ChefTomKerridge
    https://www.instagram.com/cheftomkerridge
    https://twitter.com/Chris_Stark
    https://www.instagram.com/chrisstark/

    The Richard Madeley Roast and Pay-Per-View Cooking

    The Richard Madeley Roast and Pay-Per-View Cooking

    This week, Tom and Chris are joined by broadcasting legend Richard Madeley. He chats about taking charge of all the home cooking, entertaining George Michael for Sunday lunch and shares a questionable tuna fish casserole recipe.

    PROFESSIONAL RIVALRY
    Do chefs pinch each other’s recipes or are they just very similar? Tom reveals how to put propper flavour in a cottage pie. Jamie Oliver is less than impressed when asked to sign Chris’ Gino D'Acampo cookbook. Chris suggests that Tom calls out other chefs for a boxing style pay-per-view cooking throwdown. Would you watch pay-per-view cooking? Let us know!

    GUEST - RICHARD MADELEY
    Richard chats about being tasked with ALL of the family cooking for the last twenty years. He also gives Tom and Chris detailed instructions on ‘the Richard Madley roast’. Richard’s dish even got the nod of approval by worldwide superstar George Michael who cleaned his plate when he called for lunch. Fussy eaters Dan and Karen tried duck liver pate and garlic mushrooms for the very first time - did they love it or absolutely hate it though?

    TOASTIES
    This week, Alex in York comes up trumps with his chicken kiev toastie suggestion which includes ‘free’ garlic bread. Think you can do better? Get in touch.

    COCKTAILS
    Fro, the Head Barman at Tom’s Michelin star restaurant The Hand and Flowers, is on hand to make Lizzi a summer BBQ cocktail that packs a citrus punch. Chris explains his signature cocktail, the ‘Lad Bomb’.

    GET INVOLVED
    Are you a fussy eater or do you know a fussy eater who's up for a challenge? Have an amazing toastie filling that we should try? Have a big event you want the perfect cocktail for? Questions for Tom and Chris? Get in touch - pirateship@tomkerridge.com

    Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram:
    https://twitter.com/ChefTomKerridge
    https://www.instagram.com/cheftomkerridge
    https://twitter.com/Chris_Stark
    https://www.instagram.com/chrisstark/

    Robbie Williams and Lasagne Vodka

    Robbie Williams and Lasagne Vodka

    This week, Tom and Chris are joined by Robbie Williams. He chats about meeting rockstar chef Wolfgang Puck, his hatred of tasting menus and his big big plans for Stafforshire oatcakes.

    HOLIDAYS
    Can a lamb stew in Paphos and a post-club kebab in Zante both be magical food experiences? From Tom’s freshly-caught fish lunch to Chris’ questionable breakfast after a big night out, both share memorable food experiences during their trips abroad.

    GUEST - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
    Robbie chats about meeting rockstar chef Wolfgang Puck, how he can’t stand tasting menus and his love of Staffordshire oatcakes. Fussy eater Joe tries tomato soup for the first time and Hade tackles a banana - will they love it or loathe it? The guys also chat about local delicacies around the British isles - such as Scouse and the Middlesbrough Parmo - what’s your local dish? Let us know pirateship@tomkerridge.com

    TOASTIES
    The love for toasties is real! This week Hannah in Cumbria delivers an absolute game-changer with her banana and chocolate hazelnut spread toastie. Think you can do better? Get in touch.

    COCKTAILS
    Fro, the Head Barman at Tom’s Michelin star restaurant The Hand and Flowers, is on hand to make Kim a classy, fresh cocktail for a dinner party with friends. Fro explains alcohol infusions to Tom and Chris and is taksed with making a lasagne infused vodka.

    GET INVOLVED
    Are you a fussy eater or do you know a fussy eater who's up for a challenge? Have an amazing toastie filling that we should try? Have a big event you want the perfect cocktail for? Questions for Tom and Chris? Get in touch - pirateship@tomkerridge.com

    Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram:
    https://twitter.com/Chris_Stark
    https://www.instagram.com/chrisstark/
    https://twitter.com/ChefTomKerridge
    https://www.instagram.com/cheftomkerridge

    It’s Just Like A Big Meaty Polo

    It’s Just Like A Big Meaty Polo

    The guys are joined by Scarlett Moffatt. She chats about going to Disneyland with Tom Hardy and gives us the best description of eating a cow’s bottom we’ve ever heard. And just what happened when Liam Gallagher came for lunch?

    HEROES
    Chris finds out about Tom’s cheffy heroes. The challenge of cooking for gods of cookery, Heston Blumenthal and Michel Roux Snr. Tom also chats about the time Liam Gallagher came for lunch and was a legend from start to finish.

    GUEST - SCARLETT MOFFATT
    Scarlett chats about her heroes Ant and Dec, going to Disneyland with Tom Hardy and how food in London can be properly confusing. Fussy eater Dane tries a prawn for the first time - will he like it though?

    TOASTIES
    We’re on a mission to make toasties great again. This week Dean from Swindon pitches his yeast extract, cheese puff and cheddar cheese toastie. Chris recreates it for Tom’s expert verdict. Think you can do better? Get in touch!

    COCKTAILS
    Fro, the Head Barman at Tom’s Michelin star restaurant The Hand and Flowers, is back to create a cocktail for a special occasion. We hear from Kayleigh in Essex who needs a drink idea for a zoom cocktail masterclass.

    GET INVOLVED
    Are you a fussy eater or do you know a fussy eater who's up for a challenge? Have an amazing toastie filling that we should try? Have a big event you want the perfect cocktail for? Questions for Tom and Chris? Get in touch - pirateship@tomkerridge.com

    Follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram:
    https://twitter.com/Chris_Stark
    https://www.instagram.com/chrisstark/
    https://twitter.com/ChefTomKerridge
    https://www.instagram.com/cheftomkerridge

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

RuthLou4 ,

Great listen

As many other people are, I’m working from home and have been listening to audio books. One day as if by magic I discovered the podcast! I first listened to years worth of Peter Crouch then saw Tom Kerridge 🏴‍☠️ advertising on Facebook so gave it a go. 10/10 lads thoroughly enjoying it even the fuss eaters which I have to visualise their faces as I can’t see them 🤮

Lollypops46 ,

Enjoyable listen

A great podcast, nothing better then people enjoying themselves and every one on pod seems to have a good time

ali j n ,

Love this !

I really enjoy listening to this podcast , such a great blend of chat, laughter , cocktail recipes and who doesn’t love a kitchen tip from a top chef ? I listen as I’m out walking and often find myself giggling away - Keep it going!

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