Mum was over the moon this week to be joined by fellow Mancunian and music legend Noel Gallagher for a spot of brunch ahead of the release of his new album 'Council Skies'. Mum and Noel got on like a house on fire sharing all their tales from up north. Noel shared a few vital revelations; that he always drinks tea with goats milk, he’s only ever had one driving lesson, he didn’t try a boiled egg until he turned 30 (!!), and his favourite weekend of the year is getting pissed and watching the...
Ahead of the release of his epic new album 'Last Man Dancing’ this Friday, we have the one and only Jake Shears joining us for a spot of dinner. Mum served up a delicious healthy turbot and samphire for main with poached pears for pud. Jake was utterly charming, he told us all about the various places he lived while growing up, including the island his family moved to off the coast of Seattle where it's inhabited by foot long Banana Slugs (Google it, they’re gross!), the beautiful and moving...
As avid followers of her column, mum & I were very excited about this weeks guest, the wonderful Marina Hyde.
Marina talks to us about her upbringing and experience of boarding school, her love of schnitzel, deliberately not making friends with politicians, living in Notting Hill & her penchant for penny sweets.
What a glorious evening! Her hysterical book ‘What Just Happened? Dispatches from Turbulent Times’ is out now, go and have a read.
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Our cooking inspiration… Alison Roman on Table Manners this week!
The two time bestselling author and New York Times cooking columnist talks to us about her journey on becoming the queen of home cooking!
We talk about why she moved to New York, starting out as a pastry chef, eating artichokes in California, her mum's Garlic Butter, the reason she’ll never open a restaurant and why Balsamic is over…
She talks us through her perfect and quite literal ‘nothing fancy’ last supper & tells us...
Ahead of the release of her debut solo album 'The Love Invention' this Friday, we have the fabulous icon Alison Goldfrapp joining us for a spot of Ottolenghi inspired dinner. Alison told us all about her mum's home made liver & mash being a regular staple in their household while growing up, her years at a convent school where she found her musical talents, and she even sold us on her absolute favourite drink, Nettle tea! With her upcoming show at Glastonbury we chatted about Alison’s...
What’s better than one Minogue? TWO!! This week, we welcome the totally wonderful Ms Dannii Minogue on Table Manners. She came over laden with Italian deli gifts and we chatted over some griddled Salmon and panna cotta. Dannii talks to us about life on the Melbourne farm with sister Kylie, her time spent cleaning windows in London, how she is celebrating 20 years of her album ‘Neon Nights’ & she gives me ALL the tips on how to be a mentor on telly! Dannii’s new TV show ‘I Kissed A Boy’...
This week actor, comedian, writer, director and all round brilliant person Ramy Youssef joins us on Table Manners.
I’m on the food, serving up butter sage fried eggs with pickled chillis and homemade sourdough (courtesy of my yoga teacher Helen Russell-Clarke) along with lapsang souchong plums, yoghurt and homemade granola.
We talk about his upbringing in New Jersey, eating his parents delicious Egyptian food, how to make the perfect Koshary, eating his way around Palestine while shooting...
We’ve got another duo for you! The incredibly charismatic George and Larry Lamb! They arrived with armfuls of bread - perfect to mop up Lennie's lamb harissa meatballs with.
Father and son tell us all about endless family holidays in Normandy, selling secret burgers, isolating with exes & there was potential oversharing on why oysters taste so good!
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The kindest face of food and travel… the man with the job made of dreams.. this week, we welcome star of Netflix’s 'Somebody Feed Phil' - Phil Rosenthal.
It was my turn to cook and what better meal for Phil than a full English fry up. We recorded this on his birthday so we followed up with a good old British tradition of Colin The Caterpillar. We discuss choosing childhood favourites as his last meal, the best cheese toastie he’s ever eaten, how he could live off pizza & his pet peeve in...
We love a couple on Table Manners… this week we have Joel & Hannah Cooper Dommett join us for dins!
Mum cooked delicious chicken with miso, lime, ginger and chilli & whisked up a Cote Brasserie inspired coffee and chocolate Eton mess - delish!
We chatted all about their podcast adventures, plane spotting, smuggling chocolate sprinkles, how they met & who’s the best cook.
What a laugh! Love these two.
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This week we welcome the iconic queen of numbers and letters, Carol Vorderman to Table Manners.
Over a lunch of scallops, pea purée and fresh bread we discuss her upbringing in North Wales, sharing Mars bars with her siblings, being introduced to olive oil & the joy of a long lunch.
We talk all about her hugely successful TV career, flying planes & not giving a damn what people think! She really is remarkable. Thank you Carol. Lennie is waiting to paint the town red with you x
If you haven’t seen it already… there is a brand new Luther film out on Netflix - and this week we have star & psychopathic villain of the show, the glorious Andy Serkis on Table Manners.
Andy talks to us about his Iraqi influenced upbringing, eating Wimpy's with his mum, where to get the best tiramisu in London & first dates in character.
We discover his musical hobbies, his love of mountaineering and we don’t even ask him for a Gollum impression! It was such a pleasure to have...
Mum hasn’t been this excited since Ed Miliband came over to Clapham, this week we have the formidable Alastair Campbell over for dinner! Alastair talks to us about his new book 'But What Can I Do?', a book that encourages us to keep fighting the good fight even when everything feels bleak and hopeless. We talk about Gary Lineker and the BBC, his fantastic podcast 'The Rest is Politics', having dinner with Princess Diana, his ketchup phobia, a deep love of Fish Soup and Chocolate Mousse, a...
Spinach pie, bouyourdi eggs and florentines for Kim Petras!!
Straight off the back of her big Grammy win with friend of the podcast, Sam Smith - Kim popped over to Clapham for a glass of champagne and a chit chat.
She told us all about her upbringing in Germany, eating Greek food on Christmas Day, holidaying in Disneyland and she introduced us to a drink even more divisive than marmite! We love you Kim, keep shining superstar and thanks for coming on x
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We have the legendary Russell T Davies on Table Manners this week. We’ve wanted him for so so long and finally, here he is - one of the greatest TV writer/producers of our time - eating a fish cake and having a brew in Lennie's kitchen.
Russell talks to us about his return to Doctor Who, his life changing experience making ‘It’s A Sin’ and his latest 3 part drama ‘Nolly’ featuring a sublime performance by Helena Bonham Carter.
We chat about his love of tinned boiled potatoes (jury is out)...
We’re back, it’s Series 15, and we have an absolute corker for our first episode. Superstar P!nk popped round to mum’s for a perfectly ‘pink' meal of Pink Salmon with Salsa Verde, followed by mum’s delicious Pink Raspberry & Champagne Possets. We had the best evening with P!nk who told us all about her magical live shows, her love of Kugel & Matzo Ball soup while growing up, the psychic she visited in Australia who revealed how her daughter and her go back lifetimes and being mistaken...
Happy New Year! It’s our final episode of this series, and this time the Canadian Queen of comedy popped over for lunch just before she gave birth to her 3rd child. With just 2 weeks to go Katherine was absolutely glowing and was unbelievably calm and chilled, in fact so calm she thinks she’s actually already dead and this is her afterlife! Katherine gave us her story of growing up in Canada, the Ice Cream Barbie cakes she would have for her birthdays, the story of her Louis Theroux...
She’s a Hollywood actress, a singer, a hugely successful film producer, and this week we managed to get Rita Wilson to New Cross to join us for lunch. Rita told us all about her love of everything Greek and her shared love of Skopelos (where they filmed her Mamma Mia films!), her new duets album ’Now & Forever’, her favourite dessert of Lime Jello mixed with cream cheese (!!!), and how she and the fabulous Nora Ephron would regularly swap their favourite recipes over dinner parties. We...
It’s become an annual Table Manners tradition now, so here it is.. voila.. our Christmas Extravaganza! We catch up with a handful of our favourite guests to see how they spend the festive period. Joining us are Mel C, Tom Daley, David Schwimmer, Paul Hollywood and the King of Christmas himself Michael Buble! Grab yourself a mince pie & a glass of bubbly & tune in! Sending all our listeners lots of love and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! 🎄
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10 mins in and he had his top off! Olly and his abs joined us in Clapham this week to eat Ottolenghi's Courgette Frittata and florentines and what fun it was.
Olly talks to us all about his X Factor journey, his obsession with McDonalds facts, his no.1 fan - John the pub landlord, Lewis Capaldi’s ’The Sexy Meaty’ pizza & and his special chosen karaoke song in honour of Caroline Flack. Olly’s brand new album ‘Marry Me’ is now officially No.1 in the UK - it couldn’t be more fitting as he...
What a lovely morning of coffee and cake with the divine Nadiya Hussain! Thanks to L'Or & Acast, we returned to Spring Studios for a special recording as part of the Secret Podcast Experience.
The baking Queen Nadiya spoke to us (and a wonderful live audience) about the secret to the most delicious brownies (instant coffee!), what it’s like being part of a huge family, feeding 3000 people at her wedding, how she secretly entered the Bake Off, baking birthday cakes for everyone she knows...
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 - we finally got Paul Hollywood!
Despite mums soggy bottom Tart Nomande, we somehow managed to win him over & had the most wonderful afternoon talking a LOT about food. Lennie even got a handshake.
Paul told us all about how he learnt to bake on the job in his dads bakery, his love of custard, snuggling steak out of work in loaves of bread, how he made it on the Telly...
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!
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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...