211 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 • 1.1K 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 11: Paul Hollywood

    S14 Ep 11: Paul Hollywood

    By now you know that mum's chicken soup only comes out for the big guns… and this week was exactly that.. no pressure mum - Paul Hollywood.
    Despite mums soggy bottom Tarte Nomande, we somehow managed to win him over & had the most wonderful afternoon talking a LOT about food. 
    Paul told us all about how he learnt to bake on the job in his dad's bakery, his love of custard, snuggling steak out of work in loaves of bread, how he made it on the Telly and his REAL feeling about eating cake. 
    Mums waited a long time for this one. Have a listen!

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    • 49 min
    Bonus Episode: Alison Hammond

    Bonus Episode: Alison Hammond

    It’s December! Christmas is right round the corner, so we thought we’d give you an extra festive offering this week… a special bonus episode with the wonderful, hysterical Alison Hammond! 
    Thanks to our friends at @Sainsbury's we tucked into a delicious Taste the Difference Crimbo feast, sipped cocktails and laughed A LOT. 
    We discuss Christmas Eve takeaways, the joys of an air fryer, her mum’s ‘Jamlish’ food, Barbie Girl - and whether to pud or not pud!
    If you’re looking for some food inspo this Christmas, we tried and can confirm that @Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range has it all there for you!


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    • 44 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

jammie mcjammerson ,

bringing realness

the realness with which these ladies approach conversation is so refreshing. what a lovely discovery this show has been. and i'm always excited to hear what Ma has cooked up! only critique: you know Jess, if you wanted to sing a little bit with your musician guests, i'm sure no one out here in audienceland would mind!..

Anna_Catherine_K ,

so perfect

so funny so perfect so pure i am in love

paigekboyer ,

Hilarious food talk

Lennie and Jessie make my day every time I listen to them! I laugh and smile the whole way through. They have amazing guests and talk food-what could be better! I just wish I could pull up a chair at the table they sit around with their guests.

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