Amol Rajan, coconut fish curry and a piña colada
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Nick and Angela welcome their final guest of season 4 to Dish HQ. Amol Rajan was born in Kolkata and raised in south London. As a boy he dreamt of becoming a cricketer and would watch tapes of Shane Warne on repeat. He studied English at the University of Cambridge before beginning a career in journalism, becoming one of the youngest ever UK editors of a national newspaper, the Independent, in 2013. Amol spent six years as the BBC’s media editor before taking over the reins on two of their flagship shows, co-hosting Radio 4’s Today programme, along with the Today podcast, and last year succeeding Jeremy Paxman as quizmaster on University Challenge. Nick mixes a cocktail for Amol, who calls himself a piña colada obsessive, while Angela prepares a delicious coconut fish curry with scotch bonnet & makrut lime leaves. The experts at Waitrose pair the meal with a Saint Clair Gimblett Gravels Reserve Viognier from New Zealand. A seasoned conversationalist and big fan of Dish, Amol jumps straight into chats about the challenges of a very early alarm call, parenting four children and what kind of restaurant critic he used to be. Just so you know, our podcast might contain the occasional mild swear word or adult theme. All recipes from this podcast can be found at A transcript for this episode can be found at Thank you for sending your dilemmas to Angela at [email protected] Please keep them coming - she will be back to answer them in season 5. Dish is a S:E Creative Studio production for Waitrose & Partners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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