You might not realise it, but food can reveal a lot about your story…and your favourite celebs’ stories too. Join the Guardian’s restaurant critic and Comfort Eating host Grace Dent with celebrity guests (this season including James May, Self Esteem & Big Zuu), as she throws the cupboard doors wide open on friendship, family - and the foods that have seen them through it all. Supported by Ocado
S3 special bonus episode: Jamie Laing, TV personality
As season three comes to an end, Grace brings you a special bonus episode, recorded live at the Podcast Festival in London, with the cheekiest chap from Chelsea, Jamie Laing. The pair discuss his childhood on a farm, boarding school canteen hierarchies, and how food-shame affects men. And Jamie recounts his first memories of moving to Leeds.
S3 E12: Natalie Cassidy, actor
Season three is ending with a bang, as Eastenders actor and all-round hun Natalie Cassidy pops over for a chat. She and Grace remember the 90s London club scene, discuss the perils of having a fitness DVD, and how being part of a soap for 29 years shapes your identity. And, Natalie lets Grace in on the comfort foods that have seen her through it all
S3 E11: Neneh Cherry, musician
Grace’s guest this week is the singer Neneh Cherry. She tells Grace about the perils of growing up with vegetarian parents, moving to London aged 16, and turning away from pop stardom at the height of her fame. And she reveals the comfort foods that have seen her through it all
S3 E10: Greg Rutherford, Olympian
Next over to Grace’s house is the former long jumper Greg Rutherford, who’s won gold medals at Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth level. He tells Grace about growing up in a conservative religious household, being brought home by the police as a teen, and how he turned it round to become one of Britain’s most successful athletes of all time
S3 E9: Goldie, music producer and DJ
The legendary drum’n’bass DJ Goldie has flown into London for summer performance dates, but first he stops by Grace’s living room. They discuss growing up in care, letting rave life get on top of you, and his new life with his wife and child in Thailand. And, as always, the comfort foods that have seen him through it all
S3 E8: Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson
Grace meets former athlete and current House of Lords peer Tanni Grey-Thompson, who introduces her to a snack less highbrow than you might expect. They discuss how to blag the most from being a baroness, what it’s like to be ‘the greatest’ athlete in your field, and the surprising matching tattoos she shares with her husband. And, as usual, she reveals what comfort foods have seen her through it all
Great concept, fantastic guests
I’m a huge fan of Grace since seeing her on Very British Problems, so this podcast was a very satisfying discovery. It’s lots of fun, curiously insightful and like a a cosy afternoon in a friend’s kitchen. Series 3 please!