I first came across Desert Island Dishes from The Week magazine a few years ago. I live in Kenya and quite passionate about food and cook quite a bit for family and friends and thought this would be a good one to listen as i drive to and from work. Recipe books have always been my thing fie...Read full review »
Boso Saniego via Apple Podcasts · Kenya · 06/03/24
Margie’s interview style is perfection and I love hearing everyone’s food memories. Has inspired so many conversations around our own dinner table on what are desert island dishes would be. A true treasure!!
bigdtb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/24
I was originally recommended DID by a friend as we have a mutual love of Gizzi Erskine. To my shame, I was initially a bit dismissive of the simple format but, of course, that’s the genius - the host, the guests and their answers are what make it enjoyable and addictive. I think I listened to...Read full review »
Richard Turner via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/05/24
I love listening to this podcast on my morning walk - hearing about an individual’s story but also how they’ve been shaped by food. What sets this podcast apart from the rest is that it is obvious how thoroughly Margie has done her research and she really listens and engages with each guest in...Read full review »
The Mindful Walker via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/16/24
Just wonderful 💚
GO-V via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/24
I wasn't familiar with Margie Nomura, the host/creator, of Desert Island Dishes, until recently. This has quickly become my very favorite podcast. You feel as if you're comfortably sitting at a kitchen table listening to a wonderful chat between friends about food, life and more....Read full review »
Becky - NYC & NC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/23
Always inspiring and comforting at the same time. This is my favourite podcast. Thank you
Jengraysie via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/31/23
Long time listener, first time reviewer but I absolutely love this podcast and have longed for new episodes with Margie every time she’s taken time off (I’m not sure if she knows that’s not allowed for someone with her voice and interview skills!). The guests, the questions, Margie’s voice and...Read full review »
Marga_Mas via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/21/23
Really love this pod, and the episode with Tom Kerridge was fab!
EmzaM28 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/12/23
I love your voice and your questions! I never miss an episode.
Monodiario via Apple Podcasts · Guatemala · 09/02/23
Loved the one with will shu what a legend
Kingofvauxhall via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/24/23
Great interviews with people who, if not in the food world, love to talk about food. The head questions (about 7 dishes) are deceptively simple in that they are thought-provoking and often invite a confessional response. Interesting sub-questions about the guests’ lives and careers peppered...Read full review »
winterskies kitchenaglow via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 08/21/23
I discovered this podcast last year and have now listened to all the back episodes and every episode since. I’ve recommended to all my family and friends and they are now hooked too. Loving the new dinner party addition and just adore the tone of Margie’s voice. Keep them coming Margie 😄👏🙏
MJG Sydney via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/23/23
I guess the problem with food podcasts is the listeners are generally foodies hence why they listen but getting celebrities on that are also foodies and not just flogging things can be hard- I feel the presenter does make an effort more so than table manners for instance in trying to get people...Read full review »
polchina124 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/14/23
I discovered your podcast series just recently when travelling in the UK from Sydney and I have absolutely loved every episode I’ve listened to. Thank you so much Margie for your absorbing and fascinating talks. So appreciated.
cmgrainger via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/13/23
I’m new to your podcast and I’m already adoring the concept and guests, it’s great fun and wonderfully revealing, Star of the show every time though is your voice Margie, it is so soothing and lyrical and you’re a great interviewer too, your responses to your guests are always spot on and...Read full review »
grannyisland via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/16/23
So happy to have this podcast back on my feed - a great variety of guests & a fascinating insight into their lives through food. I frequently think about (& change!) my own Desert Island Dishes as I listen along (& it makes a great topic of conversation with my family & friends :)...Read full review »
L0zzyyy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/16/23
One of my favourite podcasts, so glad it’s back!
TrinBin123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/23
I love this podcast. I just listened to the Jesse ADIP episode and loved it so much. He truly had me feeling like I can do so many things with my life and you can tell through Margie’s questions how much he loves food and the experience of food. Off to look up the cookbooks he mentioned! And all...Read full review »
aw020599 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/23
Nice podcast, but please sort out the mic quality? Way too boomy, and plosives? Easy to fix. Makes a difference.
Tyne Tees via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/23
Love this podcast, great guests , great conversations always leaves me hungry for more!
+Dee62+ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/18/23
So pleased my favourite podcast is back!If you love all things food related then you’ll love this-As well as asking 7 food related questions Margie also has lovely chats with all sorts of interesting guests-I’ve listened to most episodes twice!!
Cha512 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/22/23
Can’t wait for the new season!
NinoesD via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/16/23
So enjoyable…fascinating insight into people’s backstories and lives. Loved it! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/26/22
This is really such a delightful podcast series. The host really understands communicat through the love and respect of food.
@nomen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/06/22
This is most certainly my favourite podcast based on food. I could listen for hours whilst I’m cooking in the kitchen. Great conversation and format.
oflynn92 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/22
I love this podcast - it’s so interesting to hear about the variety of pathways different guests have taken into food and how the dishes can really spark certain memories and anecdotes
alicebroobroo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/17/22
Great podcast, good guests and so feel good
poppymiles via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/08/22
Love listening to Margie and her fab guests, talking about the love stories of food.
Freya MacDonald via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/05/22
Love listening to Margie’s calming, almost soporific voice, as she meanders through the 7 weekly food questions via her guest’s backstory. Often heading down interesting tangents, informed by impressive thorough pre-interview research. Great listen.
Jen Kay Gee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/22
Love the format, love the show. Hope you don’t mind Margie - I use your questions as conversation starters.
Lexie 77 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/22
Such a great podcast, love hearing from such a variety of guests, but the butcher was one of my favourites!
Clololyaya95 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/22
love your podcasts, and just bought the cook book that Tom Gozney recommended -have walked miles listening, all fantastic, thank you!
TropicanaRose via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/06/21
I have just listened to James Martin talking, what a fascinating storey. Oh, to sample one of his favourite bacon sandwiches. Ironically, as I listened to him talk of his time at the Hotel du Vin, I was actually driving through Winchester - my home town. We ate at the Hotel du Vin whilst James...Read full review »
Not lost at sea. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/21
The most dreamy podcast, there are no words for the excitement I feel when a new episode comes out!!
Alex og via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/28/21
A friend recommended Margie’s podcast and I wish I’d found it sooner. I’ve nearly finished all the episodes, which have kept me company through some tight design deadlines. But mostly for someone who thinks about food all day long, this is just my idea of heaven in a podcast. Thank you Margie! ...Read full review »
Isla Simpson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/16/21
I just discovered this podcast and absolutely love it! I love the conversations you have with your guests and I think the 7 “desert island dishes” is a really cool concept. I hope that you post more episodes!
Victoria Spruiell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/21
Hello Margie, I started listening to you in the quarantine here in Spain. I’m enthralled by every episode and they bring me so much joy! You’re a talented consistent interviewer who always manages to coax the most interesting stories from your interviewees. Their tales are so inspiring and have...Read full review »
FOURMadrid via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/30/21
Such a beautiful listen. Nomura’s voice - so soothing, such a talented interviewer. Love this podcast.
gaming foundation via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/21
This podcast is like insano god brilliant soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo goooooooooooooooooooooood
ANDESRW via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/21/21
What a lovely and entertaining Podcast. Very interesting to hear what people would eat if given a choice.
SCAHPerthWA via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/24/21
I’ve picked my way through these conversations back to front and now I’m filling in the gaps front to back. I’ve ‘met’ so many people I never knew, and from that I’ve learnt so much. I just ❤️ listening to desert island dishes. Thankyou
suzyilovelemons via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/06/21
So happy to see your podcasts have returned. Love your interview style and format Don’t disappear again!
Nichola1947 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/01/21
I love this podcast so much. Margie researched her guests so well, making these such wonderful interviews to listen to. I also love the format of the questions - I am forever using them at dinner parties and when out with friends as they generate such fun and interesting answers.
_AbbyP0 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/11/21
Love these podcasts and so glad Margie is back. She has a lovely, soothing voice and sounds like she’d be your best and kindest friend. These are great to listen to on car journeys, when cleaning or dog walking. Very interesting guests too! Love it.
phoebs and rosie 🐶 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/07/21
I’m so happy to see the return of Desert Island Dishes. This is hands down my favourite podcast and fabulous escapism for foodies. Highly recommended!
Tama&Tutu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/21
I’ve been listening to this podcast for over a month now, reviews aren’t something I usually bother with but I have enjoyed Margie and her incredible pick of guests so much that I just had to share it as a review. Each guest is so interesting for their own different reasons and Margie does a...Read full review »
Evie Toombes via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/18/20
Have loved this podcast for years, so glad it’s back. A must for any foodie, and Margie’s voice is so relaxing!
griecoc24 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/18/20
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