Table Manners with Jessie Ware

Table Manners with Jessie Ware Podcast

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.Produced by Alice Williams

S9 Ep 22: David Lammy
This week we welcome Tottenham-bred Labour MP David Lammy to Table Manners. It was a pleasure to zoom him in from across London and talk all about his 20 years of serving as a member of parliament for Tottenham, the Lammy review on BAME representation in the criminal justice system and the fact that Boris has not implemented enough of his 35 recommendations. He tells us all about his Guyanese parents; his mum's famous pepper pot & patties, coach trips to Skegness & his new book ’Tribes’. He’s currently on a...

The Tables Have Turned with Zane Lowe
Here’s a little amuse-bouche for you - let’s call it a Friday treat. Today, my fourth record is out 'What’s Your Pleasure?' and to celebrate we did something a bit different. One of the best interviewers I know, Zane Lowe joins us for a special (and completely unorthodox) ‘Tables Have Turned’ episode and we talk all things music (& of course a bit about food). We’ll have Zane back for a proper dinner soon. In the meantime, enjoy this one and if you fancy, go and have a listen to my new record!  See acast.c...

S9 Ep 21: Emily Eavis
If we can’t get to Glastonbury Festival, we thought we’d bring a little bit of Glastonbury to you. What an honour to have the Queen of Worthy farm, Emily Eavis on Table Manners on the week where Glasto would have been celebrating 50 years with all of us in the SUNNY fields.We delve right into Glastonbury food; how they choose the food stalls, specialities (the secret Goan Curry by West Holts), artist's private chefs, and of course mum has secured a Chicken Matzoh ball soup stand for next year  Emily tells u...


S9 Ep 21: Emily Eavis
If we can’t get to Glastonbury Festival, we thought we’d bring a little bit of Glastonbury to you. What an honour to have the Queen of Worthy farm, Emily Eavis on Table Manners on the week where Glasto would have been celebrating 50 years with all of us in the SUNNY fields.We delve right into Glastonbury food; how they choose the food stalls, specialities (the secret Goan Curry by West Holts), artist's private chefs, and of course mum has secured a Chicken Matzoh ball soup stand for next year  Emily tells u...

S9 Ep 20: Munroe Bergdorf
Today we have the incredible activist and model Munroe Bergdorf on Table Manners. We were so lucky to have one of the UK’s leading black trans queer voices on our podcast at this pivotal time, straight off her massive victory and reconciliation with L’Oreal after being dropped for speaking out about racism and white privilege three years ago. We find out how her name started off on the drag scene, her transition at 24, whilst also discussing forgiveness, progress and Octopus. Munroe tells us about the lockd...

S9 Ep 19: Joe Lycett
This week we welcome the joyous Joe Lycett onto Table Manners. Cheering us up from his living room in Birmingham, the TV presenter and comedian talks to us all about how he became a comedian, his mum's faggots and mash, writing sitcoms in lockdown & his affinity for ‘stodge’. Formerly known as Hugo Boss (it's a long but excellent story), Joe cracks the cheesiest of jokes (courtesy of his big sister) and admits to having Eminem as his karaoke song. This was just what we needed, thank you Joe! X  See acast.c...


S9 Ep 19: Joe Lycett
This week we welcome the joyous Joe Lycett onto Table Manners. Cheering us up from his living room in Birmingham, the TV presenter and comedian talks to us all about how he became a comedian, his mum's faggots and mash, writing sitcoms in lockdown & his affinity for ‘stodge’. Formerly known as Hugo Boss (it's a long but excellent story), Joe cracks the cheesiest of jokes (courtesy of his big sister) and admits to having Eminem as his karaoke song. This was just what we needed, thank you Joe! X  See acast.c...

S9 Ep 18: Homo Sapiens Podcast - Alan Cumming & Chris Sweeney
Its Pride month and the events in America have shown that solidarity of all creeds is needed today just as much as when Pride was born out of the Stonewall riots back in June 1969.A pioneer of the Pride Movement was Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans woman, who devoted her life to fighting for equality and gay rights before being murdered. She was thought to be the person who threw the first brick at the Stonewall Riots in 1969.This week we are proud to welcome back the wonderful & long time friend of the pod...

S9 Ep 18: Homo Sapiens Podcast - Chris Sweeney & Alan Cumming
This week we welcome back the wonderful & long time friend of the podcast, Chris Sweeney & his fantastic new Homo Sapiens co-host – the brilliant Alan Cumming. We hear all about the vegan actor, comedian, singer, filmmaker (he does everything!!) Alan’s upbringing in Scotland, eating mince & tatties as a child, having his own perfume and soap line, foraging & owning his own cabaret bar in New York ‘Club Cumming'. We hear about what both the boys are missing in lockdown and what the Homo Sapiens duo are most ...


S9 Ep 17: JoJo
She was that voice we all knew, sung the songs that were always on the radio, her first support tour was for Usher and all at the age of 13. This week we talk to Boston born JoJo and hear her tough, frustrating and honest story about her dealings with the music industry that ended up with her not being able to be heard for years.Fast forward to 2020, she's won a Grammy, her current record was top of the R&B charts in the US and she's currently in lockdown with her mum. JoJo waxes lyrical about @dishoom, her...

S9 Ep 17: JoJo
She was that voice we all knew, sung the songs that were always on the radio, her first support tour was for Usher and all at the age of 13. This week we talk to Boston born JoJo and hear her tough, frustrating and honest story about her dealings with the music industry that ended up with her not being able to be heard for years.Fast forward to 2020, she's won a Grammy, her current record was top of the R&B charts in the US and she's currently in lockdown with her mum. JoJo waxes lyrical about @dishoom, her...

S9 Ep 16: Ellie Goulding
After a dramatic start where a door-to-door salesman (not following social-distance guidelines!) threatened to smash through Lennie’s window, we welcomed our most-requested guest Ellie Goulding to Table Manners this week. Ellie shares her bio-hack veggie lockdown eating must-haves, how to prep for lockdown grocery store queues and her fears of the essential-item trolley police!  We hear the origins of her romance with husband Caspar, her multiple wedding day outfits that saw the singer end up in Vogue for t...


S9 Ep 15: Joe Wicks
In between his daily PE lessons, we managed to lock down the king of quarantine, Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach to join us on Table Manners and what a joy it was! Straight out of A&E and onto the podcast, Joe chatted to us about his lockdown routine, his newly appointed teaching assistant (his wife!), his gin collection, nothing beating a burger and chips, his brand new book ‘Wean In 15’ & we discuss our shared mutual respect for the Moana soundtrack. And I reinvent the pronunciation of Quarantine as I've obv...

S9 Ep 14: Florence Pugh
Lockdown you are spoiling us!!We managed to zoom in to the delightful British actress, Oscar nominated star of Little Women, Florence Pugh's Los Angeles garden studio for a chat. We talk about her sourdough starter 'Maggie', family and how her ma made the best dressed mum's list at the Oscars. We bond over Tiramisu and hear what's she growing in her veg patch, being the 'Queen of the cheeseboard’, lockdown Los Angeles and her new puppy finding a dildo in the backyard.I've been obsessed with her since I saw ...

S9 Ep 13: John Legend
Zooming straight in from LA, this week John bloody Legend joins us on Table Manners. The EGOT winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony award winner...mum didn't know what that meant either) sat down to chat to us whilst eating his wife’s home cooked chicken soup and dumplings. John talks about being in charge of breakfast in the Legend/Teigen household, growing up in Ohio, stockpiling A1 sauce, being a pro chair dancer and we get to the bottom of the ‘eating chicken wings before a show’ situation! What a Legend.....


S9 Ep 13: John Legend
Zooming straight in from LA, this week John bloody Legend joins us on Table Manners. The EGOT winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar & Tony award winner...mum didn't know what that meant either) sat down to chat to us whilst eating his wife’s home cooked chicken soup and dumplings. John talks about being in charge of breakfast in the Legend/Teigen household, growing up in Ohio, stockpiling A1 sauce, being a pro chair dancer and we get to the bottom of the ‘eating chicken wings before a show’ situation! What a Legend.....

S9 Ep 12: Josh Groban
This week we had our first guest zoom in from across the pond; American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer Josh Groban joins us on the podcast from sunny Los Angeles.Josh talks us through his musical journey, from starting in musical theatre, duetting with Celine Dion when he was only 16 to making a 4 year album with the master, Rick Rubin. Quarantine has awoken a new found passion for cooking; he makes a ‘mean’ beans on toast & has realised he enjoys singing in the shower, even with a puffer on....

S9 Ep 11: Mel and Sue
We were SO thrilled to get the UK’s finest - the greatest and warmest comedic duo Mel & Sue on Table Manners this week, via our new friend Zoom.'Perky' & 'Melly', as they call each other, dialled in – Mel live from inside her wardrobe – and made mum and I feel so much better about another week in lockdown. The fabulous twosome talk to us about their brand new Sky Originals/Now TV show 'Hitmen', they Mrs & Mrs each other's last supper, tell us what they’re eating in lockdown, what a ‘special purse’ is & they...


S9 Ep 10: Emily Maitlis
In the midst of this lockdown we managed to have lunch with Dr Alex's favourite, award winning broadcaster and Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis. We talk about Corona, of course, that Prince Andrew interview, being a flexitarian, the cake and cookie counter at the Newsnight studio and her love for a dirty vodka martini with 3 olives (my kind of woman). She hates a pud, her favourite food is Vietnamese and our Emily is insistent on having napkins on the dinner table. Emily Maitlis is on Table Manners!!! Lap ...

S9 Ep 10: Emily Maitlis
In the midst of this lockdown we managed to have lunch with Dr Alex's favourite, award winning broadcaster and Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis. We talk about Corona, of course, that Prince Andrew interview, being a flexitarian, the cake and cookie counter at the Newsnight studio and her love for a dirty vodka martini with 3 olives (my kind of woman). She hates a pud, her favourite food is Vietnamese and our Emily is insistent on having napkins on the dinner table. Emily Maitlis is on Table Manners!!! Lap ...

S9 Ep 9: Dua Lipa
So it may be week 2 of lockdown but we have something to celebrate. We have been trying to get this star for aaaaages and finally we did! Popstar sensation Dua Lipa shares a virtual dinner with mum and I whilst she is stuck in London quarantine with her excellent second album Future Nostalgia just out.We talk stockpiling hot sauces, Nutella sandwiches in her lunchbox, Pez rider requests, where she goes for good sushi dates in NYC and mum and Dua bond over gel nails. But even though we have probably the huge...


S9 Ep 8: Nick Grimshaw
It's lockdown. But that isn't going to stop us serving you Tables Manners, even in special circumstances.I've moved the family out to an Airbnb to make sure Corona can't get her mitts on Lennie, Dr Alex is on the frontline, so it's a quiet (and clean) house for mum and means this is our first episode recorded remotely.Via the internet the wonderful, funny and gorgeous Grimmy joined us for a virtual dinner with mum and I. We talk bulk buying Hobnobs whilst in isolation, growing up in Manchester, eating luxur...

S9 Ep 7: Riz Ahmed
It was our biggest delight to cook a Monday vegetarian risotto for one of this country's absolute treasures, actor, musician and all round excellent person, Riz Ahmed (even if he then did tell us he had chicken for lunch). We elbow bump and discuss growing up in London, school, PPE at Oxford, his mum's Nihari being on his last supper, Naughty Boy being a good cook and Asma Khan's Darjeeling Express being one of his favourite London restaurants. I want to know everything about his break up album with Britain...

In Conversation, live at Waterstones Piccadilly
A little something for the weekend! Last week we celebrated the publication of 'Table Manners: The Cookbook' with an 'In Conversation' at Waterstones Piccadilly, we met some of our lovely listeners, for those who couldn't make it here is a chance to listen in... enjoy!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S9 Ep 6: Zawe Ashton
We welcomed the beautiful and brilliant Zawe Ashton to ours last Friday with an unexpected guest, Fresh Meat co-star Charlotte Richie (who Jessie used to babysit back in the day!).The author and actress devoured mums sticky short ribs (even kindly put them on her last supper meal!), spoke all about being a child actor, being bullied, The Handmaids Tale and her new book Character Breakdown. We chatted about the go to places to eat after you've stepped off stage on Broadway, how savoury porridge saved her lif...

S9 Ep 6: Zawe Ashton
We welcomed the beautiful and brilliant Zawe Ashton to ours last Friday with an unexpected guest, Fresh Meat co-star Charlotte Richie (who Jessie used to babysit back in the day!).The author and actress devoured mums sticky short ribs (even kindly put them on her last supper meal!), spoke all about being a child actor, being bullied, The Handmaids Tale and her new book Character Breakdown. We chatted about the go to places to eat after you've stepped off stage on Broadway, how savoury porridge saved her lif...

S9 Ep 5: Jo Brand
Queen comic Jo Brand turned up at our doorstep laden with gifts; a nativity tote bag and shoes to polish the floor with! We tucked into an effortless mid-week roast whilst discussing hairy gooseberries, sandwich spread, road rage, being heckled and Paul Hollywood! This wonderful woman can do no wrong, and it was an absolute pleasure finally getting her on the pod after a drunken proposal two years ago at Jools Holland's Hootenanny (god do I sound like I'm Jessica in Love is Blind?!) Enjoy!  See acast.com/p...


S9 Ep 4: Vanessa Williams
Legend of stage and screen Vanessa Williams joined us for dinner and we could NOT believe we had a Grammy, Tony and Emmy nominee in our kitchen. The Desperate Housewives star tells us all about her new West End show ‘City Of Angels’ and we chat about Vanessa’s incredible worldwide travels, her outrageous Thanksgiving turkey-basting traditions and the Ugly Betty wedding that took place at her LA house! We had an honest chat about her misunderstood Miss America resignation and even got a singalong of the tota...

S9 Ep 3: David Schwimmer
When David Schwimmer needs you to come to a hotel for a food chat you run there!!We talk to our global friend about Gouda, his magic themed barmitzvah, Jewish delis, caccio e pepe, NY & the UK, his new Sky One show 'Intelligence', Bake off, coffee, his theatre company in Chicago...and then there's that chat about Dr Alex's dry banana bread.  This is a golden episode and we love you David.You can watch Intelligence on Sky One & streaming service Now TV.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa...

S9 Ep 3: David Schwimmer
When David Schwimmer needs you to come to a hotel for a food chat you run there!!We talk to our global friend about Gouda, his magic themed barmitzvah, Jewish delis, caccio e pepe, NY & the UK, his new Sky One show 'Intelligence', Bake off, coffee, his theatre company in Chicago...and then there's that chat about Dr Alex's dry banana bread.  This is a golden episode and we love you David.You can watch Intelligence on Sky One & streaming service Now TV. For information regarding your data privacy, visit aca...


S9 Ep 2: Callum Turner
We invited British actor, Callum Turner over for a fish dinner. After a mesmerising performance as Sean Emery in the BBC's The Capture, he's now in the brand new film 'Emma' playing Frank Churchill. We talk to the Londoner about growing up on a Chelsea estate with his Mum, who was a night club promoter, supporting Chelsea ( 🥴) all whilst eating sherry cod with tomatoes and butter beans, @dustyknuckle sourdough and Panettone Bread & Butter pudding. He reminds us of 90's 'fish in a bag' , talks about introdu...

S9 Ep 1: Aisling Bea
We are back for Series 9 and with a lot of good craic! We’ve been trying to nail down this week's guest ever since we became friends on a Love Island WhatsApp group. I have laughed and swooned at her wit and grace from afar for a while now so it was my total pleasure to offer a hoodie and a green tea to Irish actress, writer, and all round hilarious human, Aisling Bea. And thank God she came, if only to explain the meaning of 'dogging' to mum. We chat Irish whisky, plane food, Love Island (of course) sustai...

S8 Ep 11: Emilia Clarke
To close this series of Table Manners we decided to get an absolute Christmas cracker in, the Mother of ALLLL mothers, the Mother of Dragons! After hearing this lady was a fan of the podcast I swooped in like a baby dragon and coaxed her with the promise of chicken soup (her request!) and she even broke her gluten free policy to sample mum's matzoh balls. We talk to our dream girl about her dear late dad's passion for food, salad in a bag, boarding school meals and setting up her charity, 'Same You' with he...


S8 Ep 10: Jamie Oliver
We were only going to do meals on wheels and travel to someone else's place if they were someone we have been angling for since series 1. And of course they were most certainly going to get THE chicken soup (I had a massive cold so it was selfishly suggested by moi). It's JAMIE OLIVER!! The Naked Chef, the people's champ, the person who taught most of us millennials how to cook.We grab Jamie at Jamie Oliver HQ after we watch him high five all his staff, kiss babies and see a team pickling sesh going on.He p...

S8 Ep 9: Nicole Scherzinger
It's December and that means we can start eating Xmas dinners on the regular. Knowing full well this puddycat Anglophile loves a roast with all the trimmings, we offered up a full on festive feast for the stunning Nicole Scherzinger (nice one Waitrose and John Lewis) Not only did we teach her what a nut roast & bread sauce was, we served up the best Christmas turkey she’s ever had!We chat musical theatre, being a goth, her upbringing in Hawaii, and MOST IMPORTANTLY how the formidable, extraordinary Prince i...

S8 Ep 8: Rick Astley
Mum was beside herself when this guest was suggested and demanded we make this chat over cake happen, so, we put in the call and welcomed Lancashire born hitmaker Rick Astley to Clapham! Rick tells us about teaching Mary Berry to play the drums, rickrolling, that performance with Dave Grohl, his own beer and his wife’s speciality of making curried herring (!). He charmed mum over an afternoon tea of pumpkin cake and finger sandwiches - we're never gonna give you up Rick, you're too much of a gent.  See aca...


S8 Ep 7: Haim
I want to be a Haim sister.Feel lucky enough to have known these sublime women for a while. We have written songs together, eaten sushi, drunk hot chocolate, swapped doctor's details, celebrated birthdays, apologised to firemen...basically, every time you're with a Haim, it's a damn good memorable time.We treat them to their first home cooked meal in Blighty (of course with Lennie's medicinal chicken soup and Matzoh balls) and talk about being paid in matzoh balls, grapes in fruit salad, Bewitched, family, ...

S8 Ep 6: Luke Evans
This week’s guest flew straight into mum’s kitchen from Los Angeles, where he’d been for his new film premiere, armed with his mother's banana and nut loaf! Hollywood actor and singing heart-throb, Luke Evans tells us all about his upbringing in the Welsh valleys, how he lives for a Dalston Doner kebab and who his favourite on-screen kisser is. We are treated to an award winning karaoke performance around the kitchen table, with only a 'little' wine. Encore, Encore!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o...

S8 Ep 6: Luke Evans
This week’s guest flew straight into mum’s kitchen from Los Angeles, where he’d been for his new film premiere, armed with his mother's banana and nut loaf! Hollywood actor and singing heart-throb, Luke Evans tells us all about his upbringing in the Welsh valleys, how he lives for a Dalston Doner kebab and who his favourite on-screen kisser is. We are treated to an award winning karaoke performance around the kitchen table, with only a 'little' wine. Encore, Encore! For information regarding your data priv...


S8 Ep 5: Charlotte Tilbury MBE
Well daaaaaaarrrrling, if there’s ever a time to crack open the bubbly over breakfast, it's when ultimate goddess Charlotte Tilbury pops over to mums! The Queen of glam, and our first makeup artist on Table Manners talks to us about growing up in Ibiza, sleeping in her make-up, jet setting round the world and painting A-lister's faces. As if mum couldn’t love her anymore, she arrived with champagne & homemade gazpacho in hand and a suitcase full of lippie. Get ready for a ‘darling-off’ and stay tuned for a ...

S8 Ep 4: Yannis Philippakis
A lesson was learnt here - don't invite a rock star into your home on a Friday night and expect mum to hold back on the wine, or hold back on baiting me to drink more. Currently number 1 with their new record, we welcomed the wonderful Foals front man Yannis through our doors. We celebrate the band's marriage, talk a LOT about Greece and his Greek Jewish heritage (much to mum's delight), the reason he couldn't perform at the Mercury Music prize this year and his love for Creme Fraiche. He resists offering u...

S8 Ep 3: Jess Phillips MP
This week we welcomed Birmingham-bred Labour MP Jess Phillips for brunch. Brother Alex hid upstairs (as he does when one of his favourites is downstairs) whilst we ate Turnip and Sweet Potato Fritters with Fried Eggs on top and an Ottolenghi Apple cake.We talked about watching Scandal whilst writing her second book 'Truth to Power', getting the blue tick on Instagram, her 'instagrammable' husband, home made Rhubarb Vodka and her son and his friends updating her wikipedia page to say that she ate Quavers in ...


S8 Ep 3: Jess Phillips MP
This week we welcomed Birmingham-bred Labour MP Jess Phillips for brunch. Brother Alex hid upstairs (as he does when one of his favourites is downstairs) whilst we ate Turnip and Sweet Potato Fritters with Fried Eggs on top and an Ottolenghi Apple cake.We talked about watching Scandal whilst writing her second book 'Truth to Power', getting the blue tick on Instagram, her 'instagrammable' husband, home made Rhubarb Vodka and her son and his friends updating her wikipedia page to say that she ate Quavers in ...

S8 Ep 2: Liam Payne
After showing mum that underwear pic, she couldn't hide her delight and enthusiasm at having our first ex One-Directioner at the Table Manners table. Although on a strict diet and fitness regime, Liam was a perfect guest enjoying what he could of the fantastic Beef and Mushroom pies we made him using a Waitrose & Partners recipe with their No. 1 range ingredients. We talk to him about dealing with fame, his terrible karaoke song choice, being a dad, finding love and happiness, tattoos and his favourite food...

S8 Ep 1: Antoni Porowski
Well, we are back and this time I've brought my whole family to live with mum for the foreseeable future, or until she gets tired of my slobbish ways. So as a sweetener for mother dearest, I decided to bring a real life Disney Prince to Clapham. The dreamy Antoni provides a real share all episode; we talk coffee fixes, guacamole, champagne grapes and he doesn't choose a last supper, he demands a last day of food. Get ready to hear us ogle over the king of the Queer Eye kitchen. Table Manners is served!Produ...


S7 Ep 3: Grace Campbell - Live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
What better way to end our Edinburgh special, than to get rising stand-up star, Grace Campbell on the show to discuss feminism and competing with Tony Blair.It was such a pleasure chatting to fellow podcaster Grace about why she’s never going into politics, her love of fish tacos, protest shenanigans & trying to get a date with Jeremy Corbyn's son.Thanks so much to everyone who came along to see us in Edinburgh (and those who bought a tea towel) - we had a ball!! We’ll be back very soon for Series 8. Make s...

S7 Ep 2: London Hughes - Live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
How we cackled and gasped at South London's funniest feminist London Hughes. With 5* reviews for her Edinburgh show all over the gaff, we talk to the brilliant and wild Ms Hughes about a lot of d*ck, having the longest name, vegans, bad table manners, saying no to a Nandos Black card and eating Maccy D's in Chelsea. Props to London for devouring our sausage rolls and not wanting to share them with the audience. While this isn't R rated anymore it's still preeeetttty explicit ....my kinda gal! Enjoy and catc...

S7 Ep 1: Heidi Regan - Live from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
After a nervy ride up to Scotland with a sweaty savoury Cheesecake, hot off our book shoot, what better way to start our Edinburgh series with an award winning comedian and writer Heidi Regan to ease the pressure! We talk to the Australian Stand up about poaching eggs, surviving on microwave meals, misophonia and debate over a 'self-saucing' pudding. Shout out to previous table manners darling Joe Dempsie and his family for being fabulous co-hosts! X  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informati...


S6 Ep 12: Olly Alexander
Following his triumph at Glastonbury, we’ve managed to bag Years & Years frontman, Olly Alexander for the season finale of Table Manners Series 6. Olly talks about his coming out experience, Pride, his obsession with Kylie, how he only drinks champagne and the band's global search for the best doughnut! Even mum’s flat tyre didn’t stand in the way of a gorgeous lunch with Olly. Despite being a vegetarian, mum says Olly can come over again, anytime, she loves you!I hope you’ve all enjoyed this series as much...

S6 Ep 11: Deborah Frances-White
The Guilty Feminist herself, Deborah Frances-White joins us round the dinner table for today’s episode. With over 65m podcast downloads under her belt, a Royal Albert Hall gig this weekend and an army of followers, Deborah is inspiring, charming and hysterical. With fingers in the Eton mess and whilst downing champagne, we talk about her ‘fading’ from being a Witness, her mum’s incredible Pavlova, searching for her birth parents and Table Manners Olympics. I’m a feminist but....I love that she added me int...

S6 Ep 10: Neneh Cherry
This week we have music, fashion and feminist icon, Neneh Cherry. What an honour to have Neneh over for lunch. We talk about the 80s, music, being a woman, love and partying on aeroplanes, Swedish living, vegetarian eating, carnival going...everything and more! This episode is full of fantastic stories and we loved every mouthful and moment of Ms Cherry intoxicating our kitchen with warmth, sisterhood and wisdom. Enjoy x  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S6 Ep 9: Greg James and Bella Mackie
We’ve got another first this week... our first couple on Table Manners & a total power duo - Greg James & Bella Mackie. With Prosecco at midday, we chat wedding food, stockpiling wine, compare hours of sleep and now we understand what a 'tailender' is. And I ruin pudding. Again. Enjoy x  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S6 Ep 8: Richard Curtis
All in aid of Comic Relief, Table Manners is joined by the legendary comedy screenwriter and co-founder of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis. He’s written some of the greatest films & TV shows ever made; Notting Hill, Love Actually, Black Adder... But Richard Curtis can’t get enough of Love Island and particularly Lucie... it is what it is!In this week’s special, we’re joined not only by Richard, but by his fabulous partner - and babysitter - Emma Freud, along with 2 Comic Relief competition winners, who entered...

S6 Ep 7: Hayley Squires
This week's guest is a national treasure. Since watching her in 'I, Daniel Blake' I've been obsessed with BAFTA nominated actress, Hayley Squires, so was delighted to finally have her join us for dinner! A blow torch disaster ensued resulting in soggy brûlées and mum literally on fire. Good job Hayley came to the rescue by bringing us a delicious home baked banana bread. We talk all about Hayley's love of cereal, how she eats a chocolate bar a day & her new love of baking. We know everyone will adore her as...


S6 Ep 6: Noomi Rapace
Super star actress and all round amazing lady Noomi Rapace, tells us all about her upbringing on a Swedish farm, how she grew up on cornflakes & toast before moving to London and joining the foodie crew whilst bonding with mum over their shared love for leopard print. We chat in great detail about the greatness of eggs, truffle salt and how to throw a Bondesque cavier party. And I may attack her on her 'guilty pleasure' food. Love you Nooms, what a woman!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out info...

S6 Ep 5: Róisín Murphy
I had every intention of dressing to seriously impress one of my musical and style icons however, when Róisín Murphy arrives an hour early, she gets work-out gear, greasy hair and she has to hold the baby whilst I sort the toddler's dinner. Good thing she doesn’t believe in showering every day and also shares my passion for the beloved baked potato. We talk Met Gala lewks, boiled eggs, her mum's Irish stew and her Italian partner 'beating his meat' whilst also discussing the music industry. Darling Roisin f...

S6 Ep 4: Raymond Blanc
Salut! This week mum shows off her best French with chef extraordinaire, Raymond Blanc. As well as answering our demands of bringing pud, the Michelin starred chef couldn’t resist taking over mum’s kitchen to show us how it's done; from corkscrews and emulsions to apricot trees and gardens, we learnt it all! Raymond tells us all about his journey into becoming a chef, frog hunting as a child, why he’ll never eat strawberries in winter & the brilliance of using water in his iconic recipes. Bon appetit!  See...


S6 Ep 3: Carly Rae Jepsen
Through some incredibly crossed wires, this Canadian superstar was granted Quiche for this week's Table Manners - the delightfully charming Carly Rae Jepsen chats to us over Rosé about quiche, homemade pasta, on-the-road eating habits, the best things to do in Canada and how cheese should be banned on flights. We delve into our childhood musical roles, whilst talking about her time on broadway and her brand new album. What a hoot, please enjoy.... 'a la Carly'!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o...

S6 Ep 2: Mark Ronson
Mum’s famous chicken soup always comes out for the big dogs, so it was the obvious choice for this week’s guest, artist/producer/every award winning Mark Ronson.Over a meal of matzoh balls & latkes, we compare Bar Mitzvah celebrations, hear all about Mark’s mums famous casserole, what it is like working with Gaga, and his go-to meal after having won all the awards this season. Eat it up x#WednesdayIsTableManners  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S6 Ep 1: Kiefer Sutherland
…And we are BACK!! With a brand new baby in tow, we kick off Series 6 with a Hollywood icon; none other than Canadian actor, producer, director and singer/songwriter Kiefer Sutherland (AKA Jack Bauer)We bond over Scotch whisky, gasp at his antics with Kevin Bacon & Robert Downey Jr & his picky eating habits as a child. Other than eating goldfish and changing his food preferences last minute, this man can do no wrong!! Get ready for an even bigger and better series of Table Manners… l'haim!!#WednesdayIsTable...


NYC Season - Ep 6: Sara Bareilles
It's about to hit the West End so what better way to celebrate than to chat to 7-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, the woman behind the original music and lyrics of Tony nominated musical, Waitress. We chat tour rider requests ( I realise I am totally neurotic on tour whilst she's rock n' roll), where to get the best pizza in NYC, why you shouldn’t order sushi takeaway & writing love songs about Obama. Enjoy this slice of sweet Bareilles pie! Thanks for listening to our special NYC Season. We came, we saw...

NYC Season - Ep 5: Tom Payne
This week we meet The Walking Dead’s 'Jesus', British actor Tom Payne. We chat British vs American table manners, favourite restaurants in LA, home cooking and we practised our American accents whilst serving up the perfect ‘hangover brunch’ of Kimchi fried rice aka fermented cabbage via my darling @eatwithgrace...bottoms up!!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

NYC Season - Ep 4: Ian Schrager
This week, we have a New York Icon, someone who has many an incredible story to tell. Despite the fact that he didn’t eat ANYTHING and he thinks food can ruin a party (we totally disagree), the disco legend and hotelier Ian Schrager tells us all about the history of Studio 54, dancing with Diana Ross, where to eat chicken soup in New York, jail food and how he set up his hotel empire. Enjoy x  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


NYC Season - Ep 3: Gregory Porter
I like to describe this man’s voice as being like Christmas. This week’s guest is the super talented and equally delightful Gregory Porter. Making my husband most jealous that we got him in NYC and not in Dalston, we chat Sticky Toffee pud, pre-performance rituals & family traditions, all whilst munching on mum’s very American Buttermilk Chicken – eat up! X  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

NYC Season - Ep 2: Samin Nosrat
Beyond excited that we managed to bag this week’s guest. I read her book the moment I got my hands on it and am addicted to her Netflix original series, 'Salt Fat Acid Heat'. Samin Nosrat loves food just as much as we do, so get ready for an episode completely full to the brim of food and everything to do with it. We talk about all about her new found fame, our shared love of ice cream, where we’re going wrong on Mexican food and her favourite London restaurants. We love Samin!  See acast.com/privacy for p...

NYC Season - Ep 1: Zachary Quinto
We kick off NYC with the ridiculously talented and velvet voiced Zachary Quinto. The Broadway and Star Trek star gets served Jessie's cherished Marbella Chicken and we talk American table manners, the rights and wrongs of sweet and sour whilst Lennie and Zachary's rejoice at their shared love of plane food. Dinner is served!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S4 Ep 10: John Bishop
What better way to end the series than to do a extra special live episode of Table Manners with mum’s ultimate crush John Bishop, live from Google’s fantastic Curiosity Rooms. In a festive special, John tells us how he does Christmas ‘vegan style’, fish guts, his massive ‘talent’ as well as how he runs a farm (what is it with comedians?!). Listen until the end to hear John's Uber rating reveal...Thanks so much to Google Pixel 3, we hope you enjoy this episode!Table Manners will be back on January 30th, with...

S4 Ep 9: Mel B
It’s not very often you can say you’ve got a Spice Girl in your kitchen... but this week’s guest and season finale is none other than Ms Melanie Brown. Mum pulls out a winning roast dinner whilst Mel ogles over her stuffing and we ply my daughter with cake so she doesn’t interrupt the juicy parts of Mel’s tumultuous story. Yorkshire puddings, fainting goats (?!?) and which Spice Girl has the worst table manners are all on the menu.Table Manners returns for a Christmas special on December 19th - but for now ...

S4 Ep 8: Sir Paul Smith
This week we have a first for Table Manners, Nottingham’s finest, SIR Paul Smith talks to us about his love of early mornings, ‘hospital food’, style, his beloved Pauline and London hotspots. What a treat. (Side note: I was particularly pleased with my dish this week if I say so myself). Sir Paul is served!Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S4 Ep 7: Cariad Lloyd
Not only is she an award winning podcaster, an actor, a comedian and a writer, this week’s guest claims to be the queen of the meringues and dirty dancing. We discuss growing up, grief, celebrating life and all things sweet. The delicious Cariad Lloyd up on Table Manners!Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S4 Ep 6: Tim Dowling
This week we speak to Author, Guardian columnist and part time rock star Tim Dowling. And we see how Mum’s obsession with this charming (albeit slow eating) columnist comes a little too close to Kathy Bates in ‘Misery’. We delve into the truth behind his relationship with his wife, TV dinners and the perfect brunch. And I realise I eat far too quickly.Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S4 Ep 5: Cheryl
She’s back. And wanting seconds of mum’s Key Lime Pie. We talk to the peoples’ princess, Cheryl, about Stottie cake, her perfect roast potatoes, the only man in her life, tattoos and her first bit of music in 4 years. It’s a big one!Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S4 Ep 4: Stefflon Don
According to mum, this week’s guest has more of a potty mouth than me. Stefflon Don joins us for this week’s Table Manners, proving she really is quite the don. We talk music industry, poetry, eating jerk, speaking Dutch and munching on ice (!)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S4 Ep 3: Russell Tovey
After watching his recent show-stopping Pinter performance in the West End, we invited actor Russell Tovey and his trusty sidekick, French Bulldog Rocky, over for a quiet Friday night in. We talk all things art, ‘bags of gold’, our favourite childhood meals & his never ending love for Rocky …whilst also discovering that he has an even lower Uber rating than Jessie.Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S4 Ep 2: Dolly Alderton
Since reading her book, 'Everything I Know About Love', I feel like Dolly Alderton is a friend I was always meant to have. We talk oysters, champagne, a little bit of love, her real name (!) and everything fabulous in between. Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S4 Ep 1: Nigella Lawson
Table Manners is back!! And what better way to start series 4 than with the ultimate kitchen goddess… Nigella Lawson. She has been top of our list since day one, so brace yourselves for mum and me melting over her. We talk midnight snacks, her being a fussy eater as a child (there’s hope for all our children), eating rice pudding for breakfast...and apart from her love of Vegemite, she can do no wrong. Table Manners is served! Enjoy! Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou...

Best of Table Manners
Whilst we gear up for a new season of Table Manners, we’ve created a little amuse bouche of all the best bits from Table Manners so far! From Sam Smith’s Gollum impression to the George Ezra short rib disaster, Stacey Dooley’s - as she puts it - dump in a box, and the wonderful Sandi Toksvig rewriting women’s history, this episode can tide you over 'til you hear from us, very soon for Season 4....Listen, over share and enjoy! Love from Lennie and Jessie xProduced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy fo...

S3 Ep 10: Michelle Keegan
We loved her as Georgie in 'Our Girl' and now we love her as actual-real-life Michelle Keegan. We talk Corrie, paparazzi and her all time favourite ice breaker question. And she’s a girl after my own heart: she doesn’t just love food, she loves DIRTY food! What a lovely episode to finish to the series. Keep sending in your guest suggestions and Table Manners will return very soon with your next serving - cheers!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S3 Ep 9: Adam Buxton
Our first live podcast! Thank you SO much to everyone that came and also a huge thanks to our exceptional guest Adam Buxton for showing us how it’s done and also sharing the recipe for his delicious sounding tuna, pasta and ketchup dish... Continuing the theme of getting our guests to work for us - Adam created one of his famous jingles for Table Manners and now we want it played wherever we go. Thank you Adam!Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S3 Ep 8: Alan Carr
Alan Carr. We knew we were in for a treat but could this be our funniest guest yet?! From the moment he walked in discussing his farm animals' sexual exploits, to his eventual 'Come Dine with Me' scoring of 1/10 for us - my GOD we laughed. And drunk. This was such a pleasure to listen back to and I hope you enjoy it too!Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S3 Ep 7: Yotam Ottolenghi
What do you do when you have the god that is Ottolenghi round? Well, you make him bring dessert and ask him enough questions until he eventually cooks the main too! I can also confirm that friendships can be made through persistence or even stalking. We speak about his children, his husband and their surrogacy process and (finally!) simplifying his dishes. L’chaim!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S3 Ep 6: MIST
MIST. We knew when he requested Coffee Patron as his dinner drink of choice we were in for a good night. As mum swoons over his looks and rocks, we talk prison, getting your hair cut at 3am, what it's like to rap with a Birmingham accent, and his penchant for curry powder. FIRE IN THE BOOOOOTH!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S3 Ep 5: Tom Kerridge
Tom Kerridge. Glad we asked him to bring a pud because his Strawberry Bakewell was so good we talked about it for weeks! Tom spoke to us about everything and anything - his diet, working alongside his wife, water being a secret cooking weapon and he even judged a Labneh competition between mum and I. What a lovely man  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S3 Ep 4: Sadiq Khan
Hear ye! Hear ye! Mayor Sadiq Khan announces he’ll stand for re-election! We were honoured to welcome The Mayor of London to mum’s house to break his Ramadan fast. Brushing over the fact that the cat was sick on his first bowl of dates, over a fresh bowl we discuss nightlife in London, Trump’s impending visit, Aswad, rising crime rates, racism within football and not forgetting his penchant for fish and chips. Eat up!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S3 Ep 3: Tracey Thorn
Tracey Thorn. Singer, songwriter, novelist, one half of Everything but the Girl - I absolutely loved chatting to her. As a singer we have been likened to each other but I hadn’t realised how many similarities we actually had. We talk about stage fright, hypnotherapy, taking your family on tour and the one question journalists always annoy us with. This episode is best served alongside a martini, a dose of summer sunshine and Everything But The Girl’s ’Missing” on the speakers. Cheers!  See acast.com/privac...

S3 Ep 2: My Dad Wrote A Porno
Alice, Jamie & James from My Dad Wrote a Porno... what a riot we had! I’m surprised we managed to record a podcast at all. This evening reminded me so much of the dinners we used to have at my mum's growing up - everyone howling with laughter and staying until the wee hours. So wee that mum left hours before we finished recording. If you’ve listened to MDWAP you’ll know what to expect: adult themes, sexual content and strong language. Basically all the good stuff.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt...

S3 Ep 1: Randy Jackson
Recorded at my sister's house in LA, to celebrate 4/20, we brought a slice of Britain to Table Manners newest guest Randy Jackson. Over Pimms, scones and cucumber sandwiches, we speak about managing Mariah Carey, 13 years on American Idol, working with Simon Cowell, his “morsel diet” and Randy’s favourite gumbo recipe. It’s a yes from us dawg!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S2 Ep 9: Stacey Dooley
So it's the SEASON FINALE with Stacey Dooley! And what a guest she was. We’d barely taken the chicken out of the oven and mum was already won over. Stacey has carved out a name for herself that is respected amongst the best. A woman with a knack for disarming subjects in the most hostile of situations. We get some tips on squeezing information out of guests, where to eat in Brighton and even the best tactics for shitting in shoeboxes. See you very soon for series 3! Produced by Alice Williams for Cup and Nu...

S2 Ep 8: Felix White
Felix White. Some of you know him from The Maccabees, some of you know him from his cricket journalism but I know him as the new boy at school who I forced to go out with me at 9 years old. Since then we’ve shared many experiences; a few teenage snogs, our first TV appearance and even our first mugging. He’s had countless dinners at Mum's over the years and here pops over to mine for one more. Yala!Produced by Alice Williams for Cup and Nuzzle  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S2 Ep 7: Jay Rayner
How does one prepare a dinner party for a food critic?! After the initial flapping Mum took off to make sure her hair looked fabulous and I put my Paxman hat on and whipped out hard hitting questions such as “Would you do Greg Wallace?” This week its Jay Rayner making us feel all nervous about our hosting abilities. We like to think the three helpings of lemon ice cream secured us a solid 4 stars... Produced by Alice Williams for Cup and Nuzzle  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S2 Ep 6: Dermot O'Leary
Oh Dermot. Not since mum cooked for Ottolenghi has the Ware household been so flustered to host a guest. Utterly charming, definitely deserving of his ‘nicest man in showbiz’ tag and potentially the biggest secret foodie we’ve had so far. Points were only lost by not divulging the X Factor gossip that mum so desperately wanted. What a true professional. 9/10. Produced by Alice Williams for Cup and Nuzzle  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S2 Ep 5: George Ezra
Oh George Ezra. What can I say? The night had so much potential... Mum was looking forward to a Budapest duet and instead it ended in a catastrophe that my pelvic floor definitely wasn’t strong enough for and our first emergency Deliveroo order. We’re so sorry George. Produced by Alice Williams for Cup and Nuzzle  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S2 Ep 4: Amol Rajan
Is there anything Amol Rajan hasn’t done? Presenter of The One Show, youngest editor of the Independent newspaper, judge on Masterchef, and now currently the BBC’s Media Editor. Over a savoury cheesecake he manages to makes us laugh with his penchant for Del Boy dinners and nearly gives mum a heart attack with his last minute vegetarian request. Pass the piña coladas, let's get started!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


S2 Ep 3: Ralf Little
Ralf Little. The most intensely brilliant guest and Twitter debatee. What you don’t see here is the three hours after we stopped recording sitting around the table setting the world to rights. What you do see is the lowdown on the Royle Family, ruined pancake days and our invite to Jeremy Hunt to finish the NHS debate once and for all. What a night!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S2 Ep 2: Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith - inspiring woman, powerful voice, beautiful hair. She taught us so much in this episode. Giving celebrities food poisoning. Random acts of kindness. And most of all: never trust your guest's temporary dietary requirements!Produced by Alice Williams  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

S2 Ep 1: Ed Sheeran
Table Manners returns with Ed Sheeran and an even more ferocious appetite! Yes, mum and I are back and still arguing over who does the dishes. Four helpings later, we're talking death row dinners, Lion bars, rotting shark and pizza butties… Produced by Alice Williams for Cup and Nuzzle  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Ep 8: Clara Amfo
Superwoman of the airwaves Clara Amfo pops over for this week’s Table Manners and before we know it we’re talking Fifty Shades sex scene music, blocking your mum on WhatsApp, deadly spiders and Prince, a lot of Prince… By the way this is the last show of the current series, thanks so much for listening and stand by for more Table Manners in 2018! xxx  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep 7: Sandi Toksvig
Radio 4’s finest, QI darling, radical history rewriter and one of the most inspiring women I have ever met... Sandi Toksvig drops by mum’s for this week’s Table Manners. The Bake-Off drinking game, Wikipedia's male bias, Paul Hollywood's eyes, Christmas dinner in Denmark… Trust me, we cover it ALL.  Produced by Alice Williams for Cup and Nuzzle  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep 6: Loyle Carner
This week, Mercury-nominated man-of-the moment Loyle Carner pops round to mum’s for a special Hannukah feast. Over chopped liver, a LOT of latkes and a pasta pudding we talk ADHD, hanging with Heston and the time he got to meet his hero Eric Cantona. Chag Sameach! Happy Hanukkah!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Ep 5: Benny Blanco
This week’s ep is brought to you from LA with producer Benny Blanco. You may know him from working on tunes with Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd but we know him from letting our whole family descend on his house whenever we stay in LA. Here’s one small taste of the mad house - featuring my husband Sam, my baby girl and a little bit of California’s finest...   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep 4: Annie Mac
Businesswoman, tastemaker, mother, and champion of the sorority; this week we chat to Annie Mac about veganism, taking your kids on tour, and the time her mother punched someone on a plane.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep 3: Joe Dempsie And Daniel Kaluuya
Game Of Thrones, dieting for sex scenes, Christmas in Uganda... It all went off when GOT's "porno blacksmith" Joe Dempsie and Daniel "Get Out" Kaluuya joined me and mum for dinner. Love those boys! xxx  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....


Ep 2: Will Young And Chris Sweeney
So for Ep 2 I thought it was only right and proper that I invite over my dear, dear family friend and awesome promo video director Chris Sweeney, along with his partner in podcast crime and Cabaret star Will Young, a.k.a. the Homo Sapiens boys!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Ep1: Sam Smith
So for the very first episode of Table Manners, I invited over my old mate and pop superstar Sam Smith. Over mum's turkey meatballs we talked about Sam's childhood food experiences, living without booze, and what he would choose for his death row dinner. Oh and he gave his very scary impression of a movie icon... Get stuck in people! Jessie x  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Table Manners Teaser
Welcome to Table Manners! Here's a little amuse-bouche to whet your appetites for my new podcast, which launches on 8 November with my mum Lennie and the one and only Sam Smith. Also coming on the show we've got Annie Mac, the Homo Sapiens boys, Daniel Kaluuya, GOT's Joe Dempsie and loads more. Oversharing - and overeating - are guaranteed. Get stuck in! Love, Jessie x  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....