209 episodes

Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family and the beautiful art of having a chat, direct from her very own dinner table. With a little bit of help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics drop by for a bite and a bit of a natter. Oversharing guaranteed.
Produced by Alice Williams

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Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware Jessie Ware

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 172 Ratings

Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family and the beautiful art of having a chat, direct from her very own dinner table. With a little bit of help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics drop by for a bite and a bit of a natter. Oversharing guaranteed.
Produced by Alice Williams

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    S14 Ep 10: Bjorn Ulvaeus

    S14 Ep 10: Bjorn Ulvaeus

    This week we have an actual real life member of ABBA on Table Manners. 
    Only a few days after we went to see Abba Voyage, the legend, Bjorn Ulvaeus came over to Clapham for lunch.
    Bjorn told us all about how the Abba Voyage show came to fruition and how he and his band mates were turned into avatars. 
    We spoke about Abba’s Eurovision win back in 1974 and what food they ate to celebrate!
    Whilst eating mum’s delicious blackened chicken with caramelised clementine sauce, (thank you Yotam), Bjorn told us about his love of sweets, his mum’s weekly fried pork & his introduction to Sashimi in Tokyo.
    If you ever wondered what Bjorn’s karaoke song was… tune in! It’s all in there.
    An absolute honour to host you Bjorn. If you haven’t already, go and see Abba Voyage - it will NOT disappoint. X

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    • 59 min
    S14 Ep 9: Rose Matafeo

    S14 Ep 9: Rose Matafeo

    From one Starstruck favourite to another…Rose Matafeo everyone !! 
    I’m back in old rainy Blighty, and returning - in fine form if I say so myself - to cooking duty! Whilst gazing at the Matafeo powerhouse, I made a lovely slow roast chicken from Alison Roman's book ‘Nothing Fancy’ and mum did a Saffy's LA inspired salad - it was perfect and minimal effort. Rose spoke to us about growing up in New Zealand, resenting reggae in her teens and her love of Goat Curry. She also offers up Samoan dishes and her secret to the best fry up. We ranked meats, Rom Coms and fell in love to be honest. 
    Enjoy this episode. Go go go!


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    • 50 min
    S14 Ep 8: Nikesh Patel

    S14 Ep 8: Nikesh Patel

    This week we welcome Nikesh Patel to Table Manners. We all fell in love with him as Tom Kapoor in Starstruck, and now we can watch him play a cop in the new crime thriller ‘The Devil’s Hour’, starring opposite Peter Capaldi. Nikesh came over, before a kids birthday party, for a spot of Lennie’s ultimate….vegan cuisine. Whilst eating a stew, we talked about his mum’s fabulous Gujarati food and her famous yellow Dahl, falling in love, bleaching his hair at school, Eminem and everything else in between. And now we all need to go to Kensal Green for Malaysian food. It was a pretty gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Thanks for coming down to hang out Nikesh. Go watch The Devil’s Hour now x


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    • 43 min
    S14 Ep 7: Theo James

    S14 Ep 7: Theo James

    I’m still on tour but was missing mum and the podcast so she hopped on a flight (with my three kids, thanks ma) and got the recorder out.  
    We also bagged a star of The White Lotus s2, Theo James! After a morning of surfing, he arrived very promptly, thanks to his wife Ruth who knew what would happen if he was late (immediate judgement). We had a good old natter about wine, being the youngest child, The White Lotus (of course) all whilst eating delicious Greek food thanks to our favourites at Greekmans.
    We chatted about his Greek heritage, his dad’s wine society, his mums Scottish burns night supper & favourite places to eat in London & LA.
    Thanks Theo for being such a great guest. The White Lotus Series 2 is out now on HBO Max / Sky.


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    • 48 min
    S14 Ep 6: Big Zuu

    S14 Ep 6: Big Zuu

    Big Zuu meets Big Len!!
    This week we have double BAFTA winner and all round hilarious person, Big Zuu, on Table Manners. We chatted all about Big Eats over mum’s - rather tough - short rib beef & baked potatoes with sour cheese and chive stuffing.  
    Big Zuu talks to us about his mum's Okra soup, his love of Beyoncé and Karaoke & what he ate after his big BAFTA win. This is when the podcast is an absolute gift ; meeting a stranger, eating a thing or two and having fantastic conversation - even over a chewy short rib - and then falling head over heels for them! He’s part of the family now, we love you Big Zuu. Next time you’re cooking for us. Thank you x (remind us that short ribs never seem to work on TM cc George Ezra )


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    • 55 min
    S14 Ep 5: Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper

    S14 Ep 5: Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper

    Yes, we are talkin’ to you!!! It’s only Robert De Niro, Mr Nobu and Meir Teper on the podcast this week. We were invited over to the new fabulous Nobu Portman Square Hotel for some sushi where we sipped Sake & challenged the three of them on their best Table Manners. 
    We heard all about De Niros’ famous martinis, Nobu’s experience of cooking for Princess Diana and how he became a chef. 
    A surreal experience, especially when you had just got back from Glastonbury.… if you love Japanese food you will love this episode, chopsticks at the ready! Thank you to Nobu for a delicious chat x

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

hnmatthews94 ,

Best Podcast

I love this podcast so much. Jesse and Lenny are just fabulous and love their interactions as well as the amazing people they entertain. It’s my absolute fave podcast!

Jengraysie ,

Adore

Great guests and banter. Adore this podcast

ohhhhh62 ,

Tom Jones

Loved, loved, loved.

But what’s new pushy cat 😝

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