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

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!!...

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...


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...

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!...

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!...


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...


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...

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...

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...


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 (!)...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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!...


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...

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...

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!...


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!...

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...

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!...


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!...

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....

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!...


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...

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...


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...

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...

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!...


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!...

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 for Cup and Nuzzle...

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...


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...

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...

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!...


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......

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....

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...


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!...

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...

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...