Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware
S14 Ep 15: Katherine Ryan
Season 14, Ep. 15
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 documentary, and her… big… theory about Pete Davidson! Her new series ‘Romantic Getaway’ with Romesh Ranganathan is out now on Sky Comedy & Now TV. Thank you for being a fabulous end of series guest Katherine! x
S14 Ep 14: Rita Wilson
Season 14, Ep. 14
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 absolutely loved having you over Rita, we’ll let you know how our attempt at the lime jello pudding turns out! x
S14 Ep 13: Christmas Extravaganza
Season 14, Ep. 13
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! 🎄
S14 Ep 12: Olly Murs
Season 14, Ep. 12
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 marries his girlfriend Amelia next summer! Go listen to his album (& this podcast episode!) now x
Bonus Episode: Nadiya Hussain
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 & her questionable last supper (instant mash and tomato soup anyone??). Thank you Nadiya for being such a fantastic guest and speaking so candidly. It was a really inspiring morning. Listen to the episode wherever you get your podcasts!
S14 Ep 11: Paul Hollywood
Season 14, Ep. 11
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 and sucking on salty chips! Mums waited a long time for this one. Have a listen!
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!
S14 Ep 10: Bjorn Ulvaeus
Season 14, Ep. 10
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
S14 Ep 9: Rose Matafeo
Season 14, Ep. 9
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!