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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.

Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware Jessie Ware

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 997 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.

    S12 Ep 12: Rob Brydon

    S12 Ep 12: Rob Brydon

    What a belter of a guest for our series finale! The wonderful, charming and funny Rob Brydon came to see us midway through his huge UK tour; he popped over to mum’s for some spatchcock chicken, pecan pie (we recorded this episode on thanksgiving), a right old gossip and sing song. We spoke about Rob growing up in Wales, eating his grandma’s custard tarts, his comedy heroes, favourite food spots in London, ‘The Trip’, ‘mucus’ topping ‘moist’ as the worst word & life with 5 children!

    We end the episode with the biggest sing song we’ve ever had; mum’s favourite way to spend an evening. Thank you to all our listeners for a brilliant year, here’s to a 2022 filled with more guests, more sing songs, more food, more chaos and more of Lennie’s one liners! X
     
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    • 55 min
    S12 Ep 11: Christmas Cracker - Listener Special with Joe Lycett and Nick Grimshaw

    S12 Ep 11: Christmas Cracker - Listener Special with Joe Lycett and Nick Grimshaw

    We decided to do something a bit different for Christmas this year; we wanted to feature you beautiful lot on Table Manners and hear all about your Christmas traditions, recipes & highlights. With the help of our pals Joe & Nick, we exchange holiday hacks and stories. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Maybe this is our New Years resolution! Grab a mince pie and tune in! Xx
     
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    • 50 min
    S12 Ep 10: Claudia Roden

    S12 Ep 10: Claudia Roden

    This is a huge huge deal. We have the living legend, the queen of the cookbook, Claudia Roden, join us on Table Manners this week.
    Much to mum’s delight (and instruction), Claudia provided the dish! She bought a delicious fish soup and mum made Claudia’s light as a feather yogurt cake for pud. Claudia talks to us about her latest book ‘Med’ for which she traveled around France, Spain and Italy to collect recipes.
    She tells about growing up in Egypt and then moving to London (via Paris) and making it her absolute mission to record and preserve traditional Jewish recipes.
    And we discover that ten years ago I ate Claudia's daughters ice lollies in New York! What a small and delicious world.
    Thank you for such a special and inspiring evening, listening to you talk not only was an incredible lesson, but you managed to stop mum and I having a tiff too. Claudia, we adore you. X
     
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    • 52 min
    S12 Ep 9: Elizabeth Day

    S12 Ep 9: Elizabeth Day

    She’s a huge fan of our podcast and after several failed attempts (😜) we finally got the elegant, divine Elizabeth Day round to mums. Author, journalist, presenter & host of the hugely successful HOW TO FAIL podcast, Elizabeth talks to us about growing up in Northern Ireland, her love of potato cakes, eating Buddha bowls on repeat, being a cheese fanatic & falling in love.
    Elizabeth’s latest novel ‘Magpie’ is heading for the big screen and we can’t wait! The literary thriller became an instant Sunday Times bestseller and is well worth a read.
    Elizabeth, you’re always welcome back for more wine, we loved having you! It really was a gorgeous evening.
     
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    • 57 min
    S12 Ep 8: Max Martin

    S12 Ep 8: Max Martin

    If you don’t know who Max Martin is - well, you should - and you will quickly realise that you do in fact know most of his chart topping songs.
    We invite the enigmatic Swedish songwriter over to mum's for his first ever podcast. We talk about getting ready for his new musical '& Juliet' to finally get back to the West End, his love for Kiss the band, life in Los Angeles and growing up outside the cow border. All whilst mum offers up salmon and pickled beetroot eggs.
    Thank you for coming over Max x
     
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    • 49 min
    S12 Ep 7: Billy Porter

    S12 Ep 7: Billy Porter

    A Dutch baby and champagne was only right for this week’s guest, even if it was before noon….the iconic Billy Porter.
    We spoke to Billy about moving from New York and living his new life in Long Island, falling in love with musical theatre after watching ‘The Whizz’, his turkey burger speciality, working with Jade Thirlwall and MNEK on his debut single & his many many projects! But most importantly we discussed who would play Billy’s bodyguard if we remade the movie. A joy to listen and learn from Billy, and we ask you….Could he be even more fabulous than Lennie?! Billy, we love you! x
     
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
997 Ratings

997 Ratings

New iPhone Owner 222 ,

Like Family

fell in love with this podcast since the first episode. Jesse and Lenny are the family you never had.

English Sue ,

Big fat thank you !

Hi Lennie and Jessie ,
Messaging you from California . Love love love your show … I usually listen when I’m out hiking ( no Jessie.. not when I’m walking to the shops 😉)or out kayaking .My daughter ( lives outside London , in Chesham and she and her husband are expecting their first baby in January 🥰🥰). She got me on to your podcast … and in turn I got my step daughter ( Jessie) to listen . We all love the show . Jess reckons if I had a show with my daughter ( Mary- Kate) it would be just like yours ! Never stop recording … reminds me of home back in England .
Thanks again,
Love Sue x

2niknam ,

Entertaining and Fun!

Great guest selection… great format and easy rapport between Jessie, Lennie, and the guests. Really enjoyable podcast.

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