30 episodes

Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts interview notable guests about their life, through the food and drink that has come to define it.
Lara Prendergast is the Food and Drink Editor of Spectator Life.
Olivia Potts is Spectator Life's Vintage Chef.

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    • Society & Culture

Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts interview notable guests about their life, through the food and drink that has come to define it.
Lara Prendergast is the Food and Drink Editor of Spectator Life.
Olivia Potts is Spectator Life's Vintage Chef.

    With Jon Atashroo

    With Jon Atashroo

    Jon Atashroo is Head Chef at the Tate Modern, whose culinary career began with proving dough on a radiator at university. His latest creation is a tasting menu inspired by the Tate's upcoming Andy Warhol exhibition, featuring dishes such as Coca Cola Jelly and Tuna Fish Disaster. On the podcast, he talks to Olivia and Lara about his Persian sweet tooth, how a degree in economics influenced his culinary career, and bringing artists like Picasso and Olafur Eliasson to the Tate restaurant menu.
    Presented by Olivia Potts and Lara Prendergast.

    • 25 min
    With Skye Gyngell

    With Skye Gyngell

    Skye Gyngell is an Australian chef best known for her work as food editor for Vogue and for winning a Michelin star at the Petersham Nurseries Cafe. She is now the founder of Spring at Somerset House and the culinary director of Heckfield Place. On the podcast, she talks to Lara and Livvy about being subjected to a 'macro-biotic' diet as a child, how winning a Michelin star wasn't such a blessing for Petersham Nurseries, and how a 20th century Austrian philosopher influences her work now.
    Presented by Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts.

    • 23 min
    With Sarah Langford

    With Sarah Langford

    Sarah Langford is a barrister and author of the best-selling In Your Defence, which follows 11 real-life cases in the criminal and family courts. On the podcast, Sarah tells Lara and Livvy about her family's background in farming, the vending machine diet of a barrister, and how MeToo killed the drinking culture in chambers.
    Presented by Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts.

    • 36 min
    With Mark Diacono

    With Mark Diacono

    Mark Diacono, food writer, farmer and photographer, who is the founder of Otter Farm in East Devon. The author of seven books, his latest, 'Sour', is out now. He talks to Lara and Livvy about what inspired him to start growing food, how to turn 17 acres of land into a farm producing Szechuan peppers, mulberries, and many things in between, and his love for all things sour.
    Presented by Lara Prendergast and Olivia Potts.

    • 32 min
    With Kate Young

    With Kate Young

    Kate Young is a food writer and chef, whose cookbooks take recipe inspiration from literary classics, recreating favourite dishes of Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, and more. She runs a catering company with Olivia Potts and, on the podcast, tells all about an Australian's idea of Britain, why she left the theatre to go into cooking, and, from personal experience, which dishes only work in fiction.
    Presented by Olivia Potts and Lara Prendergast.

    • 23 min
    With Max Pemberton

    With Max Pemberton

    Max Pemberton is a Daily Mail columnist and medical doctor specialising in mental health and eating disorders. On the podcast, he talks about his milkman father and activist mother and what family mealtimes were like, remembering to eat on shifts as a junior doctor, and dissuading patients with serious eating disorders of the 'clean eating' religion.

    • 39 min

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