Michael James Wong
Michael James Wong (he/him) is the founder of Just Breathe and a leading voice in the global movement for modern mindfulness. He is an author, speaker, community leader and meditation teacher who is dedicated to expanding the conversation around the mind and mental health. Michael is internationally recognised for his work in the wellness community as both as an advocate and entrepreneur. He writes books about hope and is the voice behind the Just Breathe meditation app.In his inspiring and beautiful new bo...

Candice Brathwaite
Candice Brathwaite is an author, journalist, TV presenter, and the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse – an online initiative that aims to ensure more people see themselves reflected online. Candice’s new book, Sista Sister, is a compilation of essays about all the things she wishes she'd been told when she was a young Black girl growing up in London. From family and money to Black hair and fashion, as well as relationships between people of different races and colourism. Sista Sister is the follow up to Can...

Season Finale: Charlie Craggs
Charlie Craggs (she/her) is an award-winning author, activist and speaker, hailed by Vogue as “the voice of a community”. Charlie is the founder of Nail Transphobia, a conversation-focused national campaign that tackles transphobia through education, empowerment and nail art. She is the author of To My Trans Sisters, an inspirational collection of letters written by successful trans women, sharing the lessons they learnt on their journeys to womanhood, celebrating their achievements and empowering the next ...


Poorna Bell
CW: brief mention of suicide.Poorna Bell (she/her) is an award-winning journalist, digital editorial expert, three-time author, mental health ambassador and badass power-lifter. This month sees the release of her fantastic new book: “Stronger: Changing Everything I Knew About Women's Strength”. Part memoir, part manifesto, this book starts a conversation about women’s strength and fitness, tapping into the reservoir of mental strength we each have, in a way that has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss...

Andria Zafirakou
Andria Zafirakou (she/her) is "the best teacher in the world". Andria is art and textiles teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. She has worked her entire teaching career of 15 years at Alperton Community School and is now Associate Deputy Headteacher leading on staff professional development. In 2018, she won $1million when she was crowned “the best teacher in the world” by the Varkey Foundation. Using the prize money awarded by the Global Teacher ...

Megan Jayne Crabbe
Megan Jayne Crabbe (she/her), also known as her social media handle ‘BodyPosipanda’ is an eating disorder recovery advocate, unapologetic feminist, and body positivity campaigner. Her number one bestselling debut book Body Positive Power has taught tens of thousands of people how to stop dieting and make peace with their bodies for good.Megan's book: Body Positive PowerFind Megan on Instagram: @BodyPosipandaFind me: @venetialamannaFind the show: @ATSTpodcast Recommendations from this episodeOutraged by Ashl...


Uju Asika
Uju Asika is a multiple award-nominated blogger, digital consultant and the author of the book 'Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World'. This book is for everyone who wants to instil a sense of open-minded inclusivity in their kids, and those who want to discuss difference instead of shying away from tough questions. In it, Uju draws on often shocking personal stories of prejudice along with opinions of experts, influencers and fellow parents to give prescriptive advice making thi...

Pandora Sykes
Pandora Sykes is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. She co-created and co-hosted The High Low which is one of the most loved podcasts out there, and she’s also the host of Doing It Right and The Missing. Last year, she released her debut essay collection, "How Do We Know We Are Doing It Right?" where Pandora interrogates the stories we’ve been sold and the ones we tell ourselves, exploring themes including wellness, faster than fast fashion, millennial burnout and the rise of cancel culture.Pandora’s boo...

Gelong Thubten
Gelong Thubten (he/him) is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author. He became a monk 26 years ago at Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery in Scotland, and has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years long. He is now regarded as one of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers, with pioneering work teaching in universities, schools, companies such as Google, hospitals, prisons and rehab centres. He has lectured at Oxford University and for the United Nations,...


Luvvie Ajayi Jones
Luvvie Ajayi Jones (she/her) is an award-winning author, speaker and ‘professional troublemaker’. Luvvie thrives at the intersection of comedy, media and justice. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” and she is the co- founder of the global movement #SharetheMicNow. Her TED Talk ‘Get comfortable with being uncomfortable’ has had over 5 million views.Her new book “The Fear-Fighter Manual, Lessons from a Professional Troublemaker” is a hilarious and transf...

Rina Sawayama
Rina Sawayama (she/her) is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and one of the most exciting artists to break through from last year. Born in Japan and raised in London, Rina’s music confronts the issues of identity and conflict with a wild blend of nineties and early noughties influences - everything from Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera to Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani, to Evanescence and Limp Bizkit. Rina’s been singing since she was little, but took her first official steps into the music world by...

A BRAND NEW PODCAST! Introducing: All The Small Things
Hello, Venetia here.It's been a little while! I took a break from Talking Tastebuds to focus on my fashion campaigning, but I'm delighted to say that I am coming BACK with a brand new podcast called All The Small Things.I’m fascinated by how our daily habits shape us. Whether we're a ‘one task ticked off at a time’ type or we thrive with thirty-five tabs open, I want to learn more about the rituals that help provide structure when we need it most - or perhaps if creativity lies in the chaos if it all. In th...


Exciting News: 'Introducing Remember Who Made Them'
I have some exciting news for you all!Remember Who Made Them is a brand new six part podcast series, digital campaign and fundraiser that aims to help energise a new solidarity economy in fashion.Listen to the show...On iTunes: https://apple.co/39xRxgSOn Acast: https://play.acast.com/s/remember-who-made-themOn Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ZYRzewFind us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RememberwhomadethemFind us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rememberwhomadethem/Get in touch: [email protected]

Talking Tastebuds with Evanna Lynch
Evanna Lynch is an actress and animal rights activist. Evy rose to prominence when she played Luna Lovegood In the Harry Potter film series. She is the co-founder of a cruelty free and vegan and self-care delivery box Kinder Beauty Box, an ambassador for Veganuary and the co-host of the award-winning Chick Peeps podcast.In this episode we discuss eating disorders in regards to veganism, vegan abolitionists, wet markets, Tiger King, the fetisisation of animals, Harry Potter, fan culture and much more.Find Ev...

Talking Tastebuds with Lydia Morrow: Sustainable Fashion and Size Inclusivity
Lydia Morrow is a self-taught sustainable and ethical fashion designer, specialising in underwear for all sizes and genders. She studied Painting and Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, Lydia began making underwear as she couldn’t find bras that were stylish in her size. She refers to it as “outside of the male gaze” and began showcasing it via her instagram account.In this episode we talk about: her joint hyper-mobility disability, size and gender inclusivity in fashion, her issues with calling for slowe...


Talking Tastebuds with Jessica Quinn
Jessica Quinn is a model, speaker, disability activist and diversity advocate.Jess lost her leg to cancer at the age of nine, but hasn’t let that be an obstacle in her mission to ensure that less able bodied people are represented in the media, with brands and on social media. She’s also run a marathon and was a finalist on Dancing With The Stars New Zealand.In this interview, we discuss overcoming cancer, representation and diversity in the media and single-use plastic and sustainability in regards to disa...

Talking Tastebuds with Kenny Ethan Jones
Kenny Ethan Jones is an activist and model. He is perhaps best known for his lead role in Pink Parcel's I'M ON campaign, in which he made history by being the first trans man to front a period campaign. Kenny’s work focuses on menstruation, body politics, mental health and intimacy. Find Kenny: https://www.instagram.com/kennyethanjones/Kenny’s #internalperiods post: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5IgdY1lz-Z/Kenny’s sex Q&A video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-xL_r_FNM4/The Gender Recognition Act: https://www....

Talking Tastebuds with Jillian Lavender
Jillian Lavender is the co-founder of London Meditation Centre and New York Meditation Center. She’s based in London and teaches Vedic Meditation full time and she’s also an Ayurveda expert.Jillian has appeared on the podcast before, but I wanted to catch up with her as I know so many of us are struggling to stay grounded during this time of social distancing and Jillian has a magical way of making me feel much calmer and centred and I think she’ll do the same for you.Find London Meditation Centre :https://...


Talking Tastebuds with Xiye Bastida: The Indigenous Immigrant Leading The Youth Climate Movement
Xiye Bastida is an 18-year-old climate justice activist, originally from Mexico and now living in New York City where she is a senior in High School.Xiye has been a leading voice for indigenous and immigrant visibility in climate activism. Xiye is a member of the indigenous Mexican Otomi-Toltec nation and she has witnessed the impacts of climate change first hand, when her hometown in Mexico experienced prolonged drought followed by widespread flooding.She is one of the major organisers for youth climate mo...

Talking Tastebuds with Sarah Bentley (Made In Hackney)
Sarah Bentley is the founder of Made In Hackney. A London based charity that believes everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and planet. They are currently working tirelessly to provide meals for those in need during the crisis.DONATE:https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/made-in-hackney-4Rising Majority Teach-In w. Naomi Klein & Angela Y. Davis:https://www.facebook.com/TheRisingMajority/videos/1001191156942525/Find Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/bentley_sarah/Find Made in ...

Sarah Bentley (Made In Hackney): Feeding Those In Need
Sarah Bentley is the founder of Made In Hackney. A London based charity that believes everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and planet. They are currently working tirelessly to provide meals for those in need during the crisis.DONATE:https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/made-in-hackney-4Rising Majority Teach-In w. Naomi Klein & Angela Y. Davis:https://www.facebook.com/TheRisingMajority/videos/1001191156942525/Find Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/bentley_sarah/Find Made in ...


Talking Tastebuds with Pattie Gonia (Wyn Wiley): Bringing Drag Outdoors
Pattie Gonia is a heel-stomping, trail-blazing social media sensation who brings drag, advocacy and activism into the outdoors. She burst onto Instagram back in October 2018 thanks to Wyn Wiley, a photographer, educator, creative director and passionate hiker from Nebraska.In this episode we discuss: coming out, homophobia, toxic masculinity, drag, artistic expression, queer and environmental activism, food as love and so much more.Find Pattie: https://www.instagram.com/pattiegonia/Find Wyn: https://www.ins...

Talking Tastebuds with Kimberley Wilson: Flattening The Curve Of Anxiety
Kimberley Wilson is a Chartered Psychologist and visiting lecturer working in private practice in central London. Her work looks at the role food and lifestyle plays in our mental health, including disordered eating, the gut-brain axis and our emotional relationship with food. Her debut book: “How to Build a Healthy Brain: Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression and Future-Proof Your Brain” is available now.Find Kimberley: https://www.kimberleywilson.co/Buy her book: https://amzn.to/39zJM8MFind her on Instagr...

Talking Tastebuds with Natalie Fee: How To Save The World For Free
Natalie Fee is an award-winning environmentalist, author, inspirational speaker and founder of City to Sea, a not-for-profit organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution.Natalie’s Book: https://bit.ly/39h85YKCity To Sea: https://www.citytosea.org.uk/Find Natalie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stories/nataliefee_/Max’s Recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLrcTWu_bnEFind me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/venetiafalconerFind me on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2QgZEGcSign up to my Newsl...


Talking Tastebuds with Melissa Hemsley, Rachel Ama, Max La Manna (LIVE in London)
The Green Kitchen with Melissa Hemsley, Rachel Ama and Max La Manna, recorded LIVE at Life Lessons Festival In London.Gelong Thubten, A Monk’s Guide To Happiness: https://bit.ly/3d5Et3CMax La Manna: https://www.instagram.com/maxlamanna/Max’s book: https://bit.ly/33kBujuEpisode with Max: https://apple.co/2x2ufR4Melissa Hemsley: https://www.instagram.com/melissa.hemsley/Melissa’s new book: https://bit.ly/38WyeMqEpisode with Mel: https://apple.co/39Xn5vTRachel Ama: https://www.instagram.com/rachelama_/Rachel’s...

Talking Tastebuds with Florence Kollie Raja: Environmental Politics + Ethical Fashion
Florence Kollie Raja is the founder and director of Ethical Era and the creator of the 2030 Positive Planet Agenda: “mapping sustainability” concept and “sustainability metrics standardisation proposal”.Florence came to the sustainability sector via her public sector work where she worked with the UK Parliament, European Parliament and Local Government for a decade, this granted her a deep knowledge of the political landscape (national and international) and extensive experience working with policymakers.Pr...

Talking Tastebuds with Damon Gameau: What Could 2040 Look Like?
Damon Gameau is an Australian film director, producer, author and activist. His latest documentary '2040' has been a box office smash and the accompanying book ‘2040: a handbook for the Regeneration’ is published by Pan Macmillan.In this interview, we discuss his incredible film, the climate crisis, the importance of humanising the crisis and stepping away from blame culture.Find Damon: https://www.instagram.com/damon.gameau/Find his film: https://whatsyour2040.com/SATURDAY 21ST MARCH EVENT: https://bit.ly/...


Talking Tastebuds with Jack Monroe + Max La Manna: Low-Waste Cooking On A Budget (Live At Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival)
Jack Monroe is a best-selling cookery author, writer and activist. Her latest book Vegan-ish offers 100 simple low-budget recipes that don't cost the earth. Max La Manna is a zero waste vegan chef. His best-selling debut cookbook More Plants Less Waste was voted Best Sustainable Cookbook 2019 by Gourmand. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.Find Jack: https://cookingonabootstrap.com/Find Jack's book: https://bit.ly/39Yi1qTFind Max: https://www.maxlamanna.com...

Talking Tastebuds with Daze Aghaji
Daze Aghaji is the 19-year-old Regenerative Culture Coordinator for Extinction Rebellion Youth UK National team, a 2019 European Election candidate and a History and Politics student. Honourable mentions:Mooncup: https://www.mooncup.co.uk/Clairo: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3l0CmX0FuQjFxr8SK7VqagExtinction Rebellion: https://rebellion.earth/Extinction Rebellion 2020 Strategy: https://bit.ly/2SmcEflOlio Food Waste App: https://olioex.com/Rubies In The Rubble: https://rubiesintherubble.com/ A huge thank y...

Daze Aghaji: Regenerative Culture, Extinction Rebellion + Freeganism
Daze Aghaji is the 19-year-old Regenerative Culture Coordinator for Extinction Rebellion Youth UK National team, a 2019 European Election candidate and a History and Politics student. Honourable mentions:Mooncup: https://www.mooncup.co.uk/Clairo: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3l0CmX0FuQjFxr8SK7VqagExtinction Rebellion: https://rebellion.earth/Extinction Rebellion 2020 Strategy: https://bit.ly/2SmcEfl Olio Food Waste App: https://olioex.com/Rubies In The Rubble: https://rubiesintherubble.com/Find me on Ins...


Talking Tastebuds with Michael James Wong, Brett Cobley and Eddy Elsey: mental health (Live in London)
Welcome back to Talking Tastebuds. In this very special episode, we uncover how the social conditioning, patriarchy and gender norms placed on men can negatively impact their mental health and wellbeing.PANELISTSMichael James Wong (founder of Just Breathe, Modern Meditator, author + yoga teacher) https://www.instagram.com/michaeljameswong/Eddy Elsey (Sharman + founder of Street Spirituality) https://www.instagram.com/eddyelsey/Brett Cobley (chef, author + mental health advocate) https://www.instagram.com/br...

Talking Tastebuds LIVE with Mira Manek, Jillian Lavender and Jo Webber on Ayurveda
In this very special live episode of Talking Tastebuds, Venetia is joined by a panel of experts - Jo Webber (Pukka herbalist), Mira Manek (cook and author of Prajna, Ayurvedic Rituals for Happiness) and Jillian Lavender (Co-Founder of London Meditation Centre) - to uncover what Ayurveda is and how we can all incorporate it into our routines for a more balanced festive season.It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can also be a time of over-indulgence and increased anxiety. Whether it’s food, cooki...

Talking Tastebuds with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Dr Rangan Chatterjee has over 20 years of experience working as an NHS doctor. He is the best-selling author of two books, ‘The 4 Pillar Plan’ and ‘The Stress Solution’ and he’s soon to release his third book: ‘Feel Better in 5’, which is available to pre-order now. Rangan is the host of the chart-topping podcast: ‘Feel Better, Live More’ and he’s the star of the hit BBC One series, Doctor in the House.Find Rangan: https://drchatterjee.com/Listen to his podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/feel-be...


Talking Tastebuds LIVE with Fleur De Force, Rachel Ama, Justine Jenkins
It was an honour to sit alongside Fleur De Force, Rachel Ama and Justine Jenkins as part of The Body Shop’s Dream Big Christmas Event, cruelty free make-up artist and activist Justine Jenkins, vegan cook and author Rachel Ama and lifestyle vlogger extraordinaire Fleur De Force to discuss sustainability in beauty, food and fashion - and how we can incorporate these positive changes as the holiday season approaches. THE PANELFleur De Force: https://www.instagram.com/fleurdeforce/Rachel Ama: https://www.instag...

Talking Tastebuds with Amelia Freer
Amelia Freer is one of the UK's most well-renowned nutritional therapists and the author of three best-selling nutrition and recipe books. Her soon to be released Simply Good For You is available to pre-order now.Find Amelia: http://ameliafreer.com/Pre-order her new book: https://tinyurl.com/y3dl8qrjFind Me: https://www.instagram.com/venetiafalconer/Join the Slow Fashion Exchange: https://www.facebook.com/groups/876390899418811/Disclaimer: this episode is kindly sponsored by Pukka Tea.  See acast.com/priva...

Amelia Freer: Kind Nutrition
Amelia Freer is one of the UK's most well-renowned nutritional therapists and the author of three best-selling nutrition and recipe books. Her soon to be released Simply Good For You is available to pre-order now.Find Amelia: http://ameliafreer.com/Pre-order her new book: https://tinyurl.com/y3dl8qrjFind Me: https://www.instagram.com/venetiafalconer/Join the Slow Fashion Exchange: https://www.facebook.com/groups/876390899418811/Disclaimer: this episode is kindly sponsored by Pukka Tea. For information rega...


Talking Tastebuds with Aja Barber
Aja Barber is a writer, stylist and slow fashion advocate. Her voice is one of the most impactful in the sustainable space and I couldn’t be happier to have her on the show this week. We examine food as privilege and how colonisation affected and still impacts indigenous communities and Aja shares her advice on how she thinks we should be re-framing the conversation around veganism. We also discuss white privilege, sustainable fashion, her frustrations with influencers preaching ‘sustainability’ and taking ...

Answering Your E-mails and Reading Your Stories...
This week, I'm reading YOUR emails and stories. Thank you so much if you got in touch, I loved hearing from you and I'm only sorry I didn't have time to respond to them personally and read them out on the showl.To e-mail Talking Tastebuds in future, please write to: [email protected] the Slow Fashion Exchange Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/876390899418811/Find me: https://www.instagram.com/venetiafalconer/This episode is sponsored by Pukka Tea.Buy a tea, plant a tree: https://...

Talking Tastebuds with Alice Aedy
Alice Aedy is a photojournalist, director, documentary filmmaker and activist. Alice spent much of the years between 2015 and 2018 on the front-lines of the European refugee crisis, reporting from inside refugee camps across Europe and the Middle East. Her work focuses on migration, women’s rights and environmental issues and has been published in The Times, Vice and The Guardian to name buy a few. In 2018 Alice was featured on The Sunday Times Alternative Rich List which recognises courage, wisdom, and per...


Talking Tastebuds with Richie Bostock (The Breath Guy)
Richie Bostock is a leading figure in Breathwork, the next revolution in health and wellness. He is a Breathwork coach, author and speaker and it is his mission to spread the life changing possibilities of Breathwork to the world. Richie discovered Breathwork which was a catalyst for a life changing journey that completely shifted his own life and beliefs on the potential of human beings. He spent years traveling across five continents learning from many of the modern day masters of Breathwork and continuou...

Talking Tastebuds with Elizabeth Day
Elizabeth Day is an author, journalist and host of the How To Fail podcast where she has interviewed everyone from Phoebe Waller Bridge to Dame Kelly Holmes and my personal favourite: Nigel Slater.This incredible podcast soon landed Elizabeth with her fifth book deal, a memoir, titled: How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong.It soon became a Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller and has been described as ‘life-changing’ by critics and ‘life-affirming’ by, well… me.Find Elizabeth: https://w...

Talking Tastebuds with Grace Hazel: Orgasms, Self Pleasure & Free Bleeding
Grace Hazel is a Women’s Healing and Sexuality Witch/Mentor. She works with women worldwide, who are ready to powerfully heal so that they can clearly trail blaze their life towards sexual liberation, freethinking relationships, impactful feminine expression, and radical body love, so that they can live confidently and creatively based on their own unique essence. Grace has trained extensively in the sexual shamanic arts, womb awakening, is a certified bodyworker, yoga teacher, advanced theta healer and rei...


Grace Hazel: Orgasms, Self Pleasure & Free Bleeding
Grace Hazel is a Women’s Healing and Sexuality Witch/Mentor. She works with women worldwide, who are ready to powerfully heal so that they can clearly trail blaze their life towards sexual liberation, freethinking relationships, impactful feminine expression, and radical body love, so that they can live confidently and creatively based on their own unique essence. Grace has trained extensively in the sexual shamanic arts, womb awakening, is a certified bodyworker, yoga teacher, advanced theta healer and rei...

Talking Tastebuds with Dr Rupy Aujla: Which Vitamin Supplements Should We ACTUALLY Be Taking?
Dr Rupy Aujla is the NHS GP who started 'The Doctor's Kitchen'. A project to inspire patients about the beauty of food and the medicinal effects of eating well. Not only does he create delicious recipes on his website and social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube - but Dr Aujla also talks about the amazing clinical research behind the ingredients he uses. He also has two best-selling cookbooks published by Harper Collins - ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’ and his second book 'Eat to Beat Illness...

Talking Tastebuds with Emma Cannon
Emma Cannon is a leading women's health and fertility expert. As the founder of the Emma Cannon Clinic, she helps countless women achieve their dream of having a baby, with their periods and overall mental and physiological wellbeing. She is also a speaker, mentor and speaker.Find Emma: https://www.instagram.com/emmalcannon/https://www.emmacannon.co.uk/DISCOUNT CODE: You can use 'TASTEBUD10' for Emma's 90 days FERTILE, FERTILE Man and FERTILE Woman plans.Find me: https://www.instagram.com/venetiafalconer/Di...


Talking Tastebuds with Sarah Wilson
First, We Make The Beast Beautiful: http://bit.ly/2Piya50Simplicious Flow: https://amzn.to/2zkhIGyDigital copy: http://store.iquitsugar.com/i-quit-sugar-simplicious-flow/Disclaimer: this episode is kindly sponsored by Pukka Tea: https://www.pukkaherbs.com/Pukka Herbs Peace Tea: https://www.pukkaherbs.com/shop/organic-teas/peace/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Talking Tastebuds with Max La Manna
Welcome to season 5 of Talking Tastebuds!This week’s guest is zero waste chef and author, Max La Manna. Max grew up in Connecticut in the US, with French and Italian immigrant heritage. He spent the early part of his twenties modelling and acting, but food was, is and always will be the constant feature. After working and cooking in a Michelin starred restaurant in New York, he turned his attention to cooking for intimate supper clubs and dinner parties, whilst sharing his passion for plant based, zero wast...

Talking Tastebuds with Swatee Deepak: Is Fashion A Feminist Issue?
Swatee Deepak is the Director of With And For Girls and a global expert and champion of girls rights. She has advised UN agencies, Governments, Private Foundations and High Net Worth Individuals on girls rights and gender equity strategies. She has been instrumental in increasing resources to girls most in-need around the world.With And For Girls is a group of organisations that share the common belief that girls are vital agents of change. They regard grassroots girl-led and girl-centred organisations supp...


The Slice: Plastic Free Produce with Charles Pelletier + Fitness For Life with Niko Algieri
Welcome to THE SLICE. Where I Talk Tastebuds with inspiring individuals who are working to get back to the root of how we consume, move, think and live.Charles Pelletier co-founded the hugely successful Michelin starred Serge et Le Phoque restaurant in Hong Kong and now owns Liberte Cherie on Portobello Road - a L’epicerie sans plastic.Liberte Cherie: https://www.instagram.com/libertecherie291/For 10% OFF your order, pop down to the store at 291 Portobello Road and quote ‘Talking Tastebuds’ at the checkout....

Talking Tastebuds with Laura Thomas
Laura Thomas is a Registered Nutritionist and podcaster, specialising in Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size & Non-Diet Nutrition. She has recently released her brilliant first book Just Eat It. This book is a simple step-by-step guide to help you phase out diet tools like meal plans and calorie trackers, to encourage a more peaceful attitude to food and your body.Laura is the co-founder of the London Centre For Intuitive Eating, more information here: https://londoncentreforintuitiveeating.co.uk/Laura's...

Talking Tastebuds with Rachel Ama
Rachel Ama is a London based home-cook, passionate about vegan living. She began by sharing videos on YouTube where she garnered a lot of attention for her all singing all-dancing delicious plant based recipes. In 2019, Observer named her the Rising Star of Food, and in June, she releases her debut cookbook: Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats.Rachel takes inspiration from naturally vegan dishes and cuisines as well as her Caribbean and West African roots to create great full-flavour recipes that are easy to make and w...


Talking Tastebuds with Livia Firth
Livia Firth is the queen of sustainable fashion. After learning about the negative human and environmental impact of fashion, Livia began to dress in an ethically sound way when she accompanied her husband Colin Firth to various award shows. Her success at ticking the ethical aesthetic box, lead her to founding The Green Carpet challenge, which culminates in the Green Carpet Awards in Milan every September. Livia is the co-founder and Creative Director of Eco-Age, a consultancy firm and my go-to hub for all...

Talking Tastebuds with Michael Miller (London Meditation Centre)
Michael Miller is the co-founder of London Meditation Centre. After learning Vedic meditation under the world renowned Thom Knoles, he saw positive changes in his own life. Thom suggested he became a teacher, which lead to leaving his corporate job to study for 2 years and undertake several extended trips to India.In 2007, Michael completed a three-month residential training programme and began a full-time teaching career. In early 2008, he founded the London Meditation Centre and New York Meditation Centre...

Talking Tastebuds with Chris Smalling
Chris Smalling is a professional footballer who plays for England and Manchester United. In 2018, he transitioned to a plant based diet for which he credits enhanced performance and recovery. I went to the Man U training ground to meet Chris and hear about his life with food and football.Find Chris On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smalling/Find Me On Instagram: https://instagram.com/venetiafalconer/Sign Up To My Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gdU0U1Join The Slow Fashion Exchange: http://bit.ly/SlowFas...


Talking Tastebuds with Dr Anita Mitra
Dr Anita Mitra is an NHS doctor working in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, with experience in both clinical medicine and research. Anita goes by the name of ‘The Gynae Geek’ on social media, and it’s also the title of her first book. An accessible, informative guide to 'down there healthcare'.In this episode, we discuss Anita’s story with amenorrhea, the difference between a vagina and vulva, why we should stop using soap to clean our nether regions and ethical period products.Find Anita On Instagram: https://www...

Talking Tastebuds with Lucy Siegle
Lucy Siegle is an author, journalist and presenter. She is a reporter for BBC’s The One Show and has written for publications including The Guardian, The Observer and Huffington Post.In 2010, she wrote ‘To Die For’, which is credited as being the go-to text on the fashion industry’s ecological and human footprint. After the release of the book, the worst industrial tragedy in the history of fashion took place in Bangladesh, where an eight-storey commercial building named Rana Plaza collapsed. Lucy’s book an...

Talking Tastebuds with Megan Crabbe, Nicole Crentstil and Natalie Glaze (Live in London)
I am delighted to be bringing you this very special episode in celebration of International Women’s Day, recorded LIVE on Saturday 9th March in Shoreditch at The Body Shop’s 'Celebrate She' event.I’m joined by three brilliant panelists: Nicole Crentsil, Natalie Glaze and Megan Jayne Crabbe to discuss female empowerment, being your own boss, failing, trusting your gut and so much more. I hope you love it! Please share the episode with your friends and on your Instagram stories - it makes a huge difference."F...


Talking Tastebuds with Jack Harries
IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK! Please subscribe, leave a review and share with your friends!Jack Harries is a filmmaker, environmentalist and WWF ambassador. He rose to fame after he launched a highly successful YouTube channel which he ran with his identical twin brother Finn, to document his Gap Year. We discuss his journey to veganism, the hypocrisy of sustainability, mental health, therapy and of course, food. I’m only sad to say that this interview was recorded just a short while before Jack was arrested for pr...

Talking Tastebuds with Kim-Julie Hansen and Gaz Oakley (Live in London)
Welcome back to Talking Tastebuds for a Veganuary Special, recorded LIVE at Foyles in London. It's always a pleasure to record in front of an audience, especially when my interviewees are as inspiring, eloquent and compassionate as these two.Listen back to the full episode with Gaz: http://bit.ly/TTxGazOakleyFind Gaz and his books: https://www.avantgardevegan.com/Follow Gaz: https://www.instagram.com/avantgardevegan/Find Kim-Julie and her book: https://kimjuliehansen.com/Follow Kim: https://www.instagram.co...

LIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Finding Your Intention - with Jonathan + Alex Petrides (allplants) + Loui Blake
Welcome to a bonus, Christmas special edition of Talking Tastebuds, recorded with a LIVE audience at Kalifornia Kitchen in London.Brothers Jonathan and Alex Petrides are the founders of allplants. A plant-powered food delivery service, on a mission to inspire thriving lifestyles by exciting palates for people and planet.Loui Blake is a restaurateur and entrepreneur who has worked with Wagamama and founded Erpingham House restaurant in Norwich and Kalifornia Kitchen in London. Find allplants: https://allplan...


Talking Tastebuds: How To Manage Stress & Anxiety At Christmas, with Dr Robin Hart
Surprise! As it's the season of goodwill etc, I have a little bonus episode for you, featuring marvellous psychotherapist Dr Robin Hart. We discuss how to manage our mental health during the festive period.Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I really hope you find something in this episode interesting or useful. Please remember, if you're struggling with your own mental health, you are not alone and there is help available for you.USEFUL LINKS:The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: h...

Talking Tasteuds with Venetia Falconer, interviewed by Melissa Hemsley
Welcome to the season finale of Talking Tastebuds. The tables have turned and I’m being interviewed by my friend Melissa Hemsley. It was bizarre and enjoyable in equal measure. Melissa is someone who inspires me on the daily, so I really hope you find this episode insightful and uplifting, Thank you so much for your support this series.This episode is sponsored by L’Occitane.L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar: https://bit.ly/2ReCnTSL’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar: https://bit.ly/2TLJwwBInformation on the ...

Talking Tastebuds with Emma Gannon
Emma Gannon is a Sunday Times Bestselling business author, podcaster and broadcaster. She has written for publications including The Guardian, ELLE, Refinery29 and The Sunday Times. This year, she was selected in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list and WEBBY nominated podcast Ctrl Alt Delete reaches millions worldwide and is consistently in the charts.Find Emma’s latest book The Multi-Hyphen Method: https://bit.ly/2S4ye54Listen to Emma’s podcast: https://apple.co/1VxS5bUFind Emma on Twitter: https://twitter....


Lucy Watson: Why Everyone Will Be Vegan
Lucy Watson is a businesswoman, cookery book author and restaurant owner. She rose to fame on reality TV series Made In Chelsea, but has since gone on to build a plant-powered empire. Recently, she launched a range of frozen ready-meals and has released her second book: ‘Feed Me Vegan, For All Occasions’.Find Lucy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucywatson/Lucy’s new book: https://amzn.to/2QB3QyBFind me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/venetiafalconer/Carnage: https://bbc.in/2A9QO2F  See aca...

Talking Tastebuds with Tony Riddle
Tony Riddle has spent the last 18 years developing and refining a robust way of life based on the principals of a natural lifestyle. Driven by fatherhood, Tony believes that his role is to embody the sustainable, natural and vibrant way of life he wishes for his children and their children to come.Find Tony: https://www.instagram.com/thenaturallifestylist/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information....

Talking Tastebuds with Adrienne Herbert
Adrienne Herbert is a Leeds born, Hertfordshire based runner, fitness blogger, TEDx Speaker, ADIDAS global ambassador and a mum. She is a bundle of positivity and with a brilliant attitude to health and wellness.Find Adrienne: https://www.instagram.com/adrienne_ldn/Find me: https://www.instagram.com/venetiafalconer/A big thank you to The Hoxton Hotel for giving us a lovely room in which to record the episode.Talking Tastebuds theme tune written and and produced by: williamhaxworth.com  See acast.com/privac...


Talking Tastebuds with Jack Monroe
Jack Monroe is a campaigner, food writer and activist. Her latest book Cooking on a Bootstrap makes budget food fun and delicious and she has just won The Observer Food Monthly Personality of the Year Award.In this episode, we discuss cooking on a budget, privilege, veganism and mental health. Jack is fiercely intelligent and funny. She is an absolute trailblazer in the food space and it's a true honour to have her on the show.Find Jack: https://cookingonabootstrap.com/Find her new book: https://amzn.to/2EE...

Talking Tastebuds with Julie Montagu
Julie Montagu is an Illinois born, London based yoga teacher and author of four best-selling well-being books. Not only does she regularly teach classes in the capital and globally at festivals and retreats, she also manages her husband’s family estate in Mapperton. Julie is no stranger to TV, having appeared on reality show ‘Ladies Of London’ and most recently as a presenter for the BBC, corresponding on the Royal Wedding - with more to come!There is so much to be learnt from this remarkable human being.St...

Talking Tastebuds with Professor Charles Spence
Charles Spence is the head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University. He is interested in how people perceive the world around them. In particular, how our brains manage to process the information from each of our different senses (such as smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch) to form the extraordinarily rich multi-sensory experiences that fill our daily lives. His research focuses on how a better understanding of the human mind will lead to the better design of multi-sensory foods, prod...


Talking Tastebuds with Gaz Oakley (Avant Garde Vegan)
Cardiff born culinary wizard Gaz Oakley learnt his craft in professional kitchens, before deciding to spread his plant powered message through his own recipes via his social media platforms as Avant Garde Vegan. He has amassed over half a million YouTube subscribers in under 2 years and is the proud author of two books: The Vegan 100 and the recently published Vegan Christmas.Find Gaz: https://www.avantgardevegan.com/Follow Gaz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avantgardevegan/Best Speech You Will Eve...

Talking Tastebuds with Prue Leith
Prue Leith has been at the top of the British Food Scene for nearly 60 years. She has has huge success not only as the founded of the renowned Leith’s School of Food and Wine, but also as a caterer, restauranter, teacher, TV cook, food journalist, novelist and cookery book author. She has been a leading figure in campaigns to improve food in schools, hospitals and in the home. Well known as a judge on the Great British Menu, she is now in her second season as a judge on the nation’s favourite TV programme, ...

Talking Tastebuds with Dr Rupy Aujla (The Doctor's Kitchen)
Dr Rupy Aujla, also known as The Doctor’s Kitchen, is a medical doctor specialised in General Practice. In this episode he explains the reasons behind his passion for food and lifestyle change as medicine, drawn from his own experience with a serious health condition.Earlier this year, Rupy published his first cookbook, which promises to ‘supercharge’ your health, with the added bonus of clinical research behind the ingredients that he uses.Find Rupy: https://thedoctorskitchen.com/Buy his book: https://amzn...


Talking Tastebuds with Jada Sezer
Jada Sezer is a British model and mental health campaigner. She hit the headlines when she was the first ‘plus size’ model to walk at London Fashion Week. She’s a passionate diversity advocate and is at the helm of the body positivity movement, punching down beauty standard barricades, one billboard at a time. Earlier this year, she ran the London Marathon in her underwear, alongside Bryony Gordon for mental health charity, Heads Together.Things Mentioned:Bryony Gordon's Mad World Podcast: https://bryonysma...

Talking Tastebuds with BOSH! (Ian Theasby and Henry Firth)
Talking Tastebuds is back for a brand new series and we’re kick starting with a bang - or should I say BOSH?!Henry Firth and Ian Theasby are the vegan men in black behind viral video platform turned fastest selling cookbook of 2018, BOSH!In this episode, I find out how they built their quality content machine and learn more about their mission to get the globe eating more plants. There’s much more to this twosome than tofu, as will be clear when you hear about their fashion and DJ escapades.Find BOSH! and b...

Talking Tastebuds with Dr Anita Mitra and Emma Cannon: Food & Hormonal Health (LIVE)
How important is our hormonal health and how should we be eating to help maintain well-being down there…?In this bonus episode, I was joined by a panel of experts to discuss this very topic, recorded LIVE at Soho House, on Tuesday 31st July 2018. Dr Anita Mitra is a London based NHS doctor working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with experience in both clinical medicine and research. Alongside her clinical training, Dr Anita is currently completing her PhD on the vagincal microbiome and cervical precnancer.F...


Talking Tastebuds with Dr Robin Hart, Cat Meffan & Rhiannon Lambert (Live in London)
How important is our hormonal health and how should we be eating to help maintain well-being down there…?In this bonus episode, I was joined by a panel of experts to discuss this very topic. Recorded LIVE at Soho House, on Tuesday 31st July 2018. Dr Anita Mitra is a London based NHS doctor working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with experience in both clinical medicine and research. Alongside her clinical training, Dr Anita is currently completing her PhD on the vagincal microbiome and cervical precnancer.F...

Talking Tastebuds with The Happy Pear
The saying goes “Never meet your heroes”, but then low and behold, I found myself on a whirlwind trip to Greystones, Ireland, where I spent 48 hours with Steven and David Flynn, also known as The Happy Pear.These twins have built a veggie empire. Three cafes, three books (their latest linked below), an extensive product line and an awesome online presence - their YouTube channel alone boasts almost a quarter of a million subscribers. All of this and they’ve still managed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. And...

Talking Tastebuds with Derek Sarno
Derek Sarno is one half of New England born, brother chef duo Wicked Healthy. Derek has been a professional chef for over 20 years with a focus on plant based food for a decade. Not only is Wicked Healthy a stunning forthcoming cook book, it’s also a product line stocked exclusively at Tesco, where Derek works as Head of Plant Based Innovation.Wicked Healthy: https://wickedhealthyfood.comPre-order the book: https://amzn.to/2qgVtwYFind them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedhealthy/Derek Sarno: h...


Talking Tastebuds with Dolly Alderton
Dolly Alderton is a journalist and writer. She co-hosts the brilliant pop culture podcast ‘The High Low’ and recently published her first book, ‘Everything I Know About Love’. In her words: “...it’s a memoir about growing up and learning lessons. A love story, but it’s not really about men.”Dolly had me round to her lovely Camden flat to record this episode and it instantly felt like less of an interview and more a conversation about food, family, self-care and self-love. And that’s due to Dolly. She’s the ...

Talking Tastebuds with Jasmine Hemsley
Jasmine Hemsley is one half of sister cooking duo Hemsley + Hemsley. Before the best-selling books, Channel 4 TV show and Selfridge’s cafe for which we know the girls now, Jasmine was a successful model. She became interested in healthy living due to the conflicting information that we’re all too familiar with.She has dedicated over a decade to learning about Ayurveda, which forms the main chunk of this interview, as well as mindful eating and meditation. She has written a brilliant book on the philosophy c...

Talking Tastebuds with Anna Jones
Anna Jones worked alongside Jamie Oliver for 7 years as a chef and food stylist. She has since written three best-selling cook books and is partly resposnible for putting vegetables at the centre of our plates. She has worked with some of the best-loved cooks and chefs of our time, including Antonio Carluccio, Yotam Ottolenghi and Nigella Lawson and writes regularly for The Guardian and The Pool.Anna’s latest (incredible) book: http://amzn.to/2u2aVS4Find Anna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/we_are_f...


Talking Tastebuds with Roz Purcell
Roz Purcell is a best-selling cookery author, blogger, model and former Miss Universe Ireland. In this episode, we discuss how modelling distorted her relationship with food, before taking her recovery into her own hands to let go of guilt. You can find Roz on Instagram: @RozannaPurcellI’m so pleased to be bringing you this episode alongside Natural Cycles. For more information on their alternative, certified method of contraception, check out their app and website: https://www.naturalcycles.comIf you were ...

Talking Tastebuds with Max Lowery
Max Lowery is a London based personal trainer and devoted intermittent faster. He has created The 2 Meal Day, an online programme and book to inspire people to live and eat more intuitively, with a focus on the nutritional content of food and mindful movement. Although always an athlete (he was a sport’s scholar and competitive sprinter), Max had a turbulent adolescence, being expelled from a few schools after getting involved with drugs. After working in the city, he decided to change his passion for fitne...

Talking Tastebuds with Melissa Hemsley
Melissa Hemsley is one half of sister cooking duo: Hemsley and Hemsley. Since 2010, Mel and Jasmine have pioneered healthy home cooking via private catering, their blog and two best-selling cookbooks. They also have their very own Channel 4 TV show and a cafe in Selfridges - home to a banging matcha latte.Melissa recently released her new book ‘Eat Happy: 30 minute feel good food’, which is a celebration of fast, real food, all made in under 30 minutes. She is also a proud supporter and volunteer for Cook F...


Talking Tastebuds with Dr Giles Yeo
Dr Giles Yeo is a geneticist with nearly 20 years of experience studying obesity and the brain control of food intake. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in genetics in 1998 and has been there ever since.He was in the initial vanguard that described a number of genes that when mutated, resulted in rare forms of severe obesity, thus uncovering key pathways in the brain that control food intake. His current research focuses on understanding how these pathways differ between lean and obese pe...

Talking Tastebuds with Zanna Van Dijk
Zanna Van Dijk is a Yorkshire born, London based personal trainer, fitness and travel blogger, vlogger and author of ‘Strong’. When she launched her blog 5 years ago, Zanna set herself apart by speaking as honestly and openly as she could, writing as though her Instagram account was a personal diary. This instantly connected with her audience and she has since amassed over 200,000 followers.Zanna is now a global ambassador for Adidas and can be found HIITing and trotting her way around the globe, sharing fi...

Talking Tastebuds with Tom Kerridge (Live in Edinburgh)
Tom Kerridge a Michelin starred chef and the proud owner of The Hand and Flowers, the only pub with two Michelin stars in the UK. He has appeared on countless television programmes including Masterchef, Saturday Kitchen and Great British Menu, due to his affable and charming personality and unparalleled culinary skills. Once very overweight (30 stone at his heaviest), Tom decided to drastically change his lifestyle when he hit 40, giving up alcohol and going on a low carbohydrate diet. He has since written ...


Talking Tastebuds with Rhiannon Lambert
Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert is the founder of Harley Street Clinic Rhitrition and author of the brilliant Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well.Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Rhiannon obtained a first-class Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Health and a Master’s degree in Obesity, Risks and Prevention. She is also a Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity having obtained a Diploma approved by The British Psychological Society from The National Centre For Eating Disorders.In this ...

Talking Tastebuds with Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella)
Ella Mills, also known as Deliciously Ella, is a best-selling cookery author and entrepreneur, on a mission to make vegetables cool. She is the queen of the well-being bloggers and the brains behind three plant based delis, a recipe app, a hugely successful product line - sold everywhere from Sainsbury's to Starbucks - and of course, the proud owner of Austin the cocker spaniel.In this episode, we chat about the illness that changed her life, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, how her whirlwind fairytale romanc...

Talking Tastebuds with Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore is one of the UK's best known TV presenters. She started her career at MTV and has since gone on to host ITV's I'm A Celebrity, The BRITs, BAFTA and has also appeared as a contestant on BBC 1's Strictly Come Dancing.In this episode we talk about Laura's childhood in Bray, Ireland and university years in Dublin before winning a competition to become the face of MTV. She's a huge fan of running, yoga and food to make her feel great. She also shares some presenting tips, talks about her feature ...


Talking Tastebuds with Carly Rowena
Carly Rowena is a Norwich based personal trainer, vlogger and blogger, founder of the Get Gorgeous Guide Ebook and ambassador for Women’s Health Magazine. Carly is a Cross Fit fanatic, but she’s also the self-confessed ‘girl next door’ of the fitness world, with her workout videos being professional yet also accessible. If you’ve never done a burpee or a bicep curl, Carly is the girl who will make you feel ok about your first step into a gym. She isn’t afraid of speaking about taboo subjects like the female...

Talking Tastebuds with Niomi Smart
Niomi Smart is a London based lifestyle vlogger and blogger with a love for all things health and fitness. She makes videos about her healthy life to her audience of 1.8M YouTube subscribers and has gone on to write her first plant-based cook book Eat Smart. Niomi is also the co-founder of healthy snack subscription box, Sourced Box.In this episode, we chat about Niomi's positive and soft approach to a vegan diet and how she doesn't let it define her. She also talks about how she copes with online negativit...

Talking Tastebuds with Madeleine Shaw
This week I'm chatting to one of my favourite people in the world - Madeleine Shaw. Maddy is a three-time bestselling cookery author, a Nutritional Therapist, creator of the Glow Guides, a yoga teacher and an ambassador for Origins. In this episode we discuss Maddy's disordered eating habits as a young teenager, rediscovering self-nourishment in Sydney, building her blog into a business and now, becoming a mother to her baby boy - and the huge decision to keep his face off social media.I loved recording thi...


Talking Tastebuds with Patrick Drake (Hello Fresh)
Patrick Drake is the co-founder and head chef of the UK's number one food delivery service, Hello Fresh. Launched in 2012, HelloFresh allows customers to pick their favourite recipes from a weekly menu, to receive the fresh ingredients delivered to their door in the exact quantities. You’ve probably spotted Patrick in the Hello Fresh TV adverts, or on their YouTube channel, cooking up a storm. He is soon to front their forthcoming cookbook ‘Recipes That Work’ - the 100 Best Recipes from the past 6 years of ...

Talking Tastebuds with Alice Liveing
Alice Liveing is a personal trainer, three time bestselling author and a Women's Health cover star and columnist. She is also the face of Primark sportswear (launching in December 2017). You may know her as Clean Eating Alice, but she decided to reclaim her actual surname earlier this year. Alice posts daily fitness and food updates via her Instagram account, which has a following of well over 600K.In this episode, we have a chat about Alice's recent globe trotting, her upcoming Primark collaboration and ho...

Talking Tastebuds with James Duigan
This week, I’m chatting to the king of wellness: James Duigan. Mr 'Clean And Lean' is the creator and founder of the international boutique gym Bodyism, the author of seven books and the proud parent of three children. When he’s not training celebrities (past clients include Elle Macpherson, Lara Stone and Emilia Clarke), you might find him perfecting his Ju Jitsu (he competes at a world class level), or in the kitchen with his kids rustling up his favourite seasonal stew. In this episode, James talks about...


Talking Tastebuds with Dr Hazel Wallace (The Food Medic)
In this episode, I chat to the wonderful Hazel Wallace. This Irish beauty is a junior doctor, personal trainer and author of her first book: The Food Medic. I was really intrigued to find out just how much our doctors and GPs are taught about nutrition in their training and I was so pleased when Hazel accepted my offer to chat about this. I went over to her house for a cuppa and felt like we could have chatted for hours. She is a beacon of knowledge and every opinion she puts out there into the world is wel...

Talking Tastebuds with Sassy Gregson-Williams
Thank you for downloading this episode of Talking Tastebuds, please make sure you’re ’subscribed’ so you never miss a show. This week, I am joined by a professional ballerina, cookery author, creator of Ballet Blast and all round over-achiever, Sassy Gregson-Williams, AKA Naturally Sassy. This pint-sized wonder has trained at some of the best and most competitive ballet schools in world, so I wanted to find out whether the stereotypical restrictive ballerina diet is fact or fiction. Sassy also explains how ...

Talking Tastebuds with Jody Shield
Thank you so much for downloading this episode. This week, I'm chatting to the incredible Jody Shield. She's a transformative life coach, meditation teacher, inspirational speaker and author of Life Tonic - a book which really helped ease my own anxiety. In this episode, we talk about Jody's journey - from making the life altering decision to leave her high powered advertising job, to travelling in South America where she took Iowaska which totally transformed her life and helped heal her eating disorder. W...


Talking Tastebuds with Clara Amfo
This week, I have the beamingly beautiful Clara Amfo on the show. You've probably heard her on Radio 1 where she takes to the studio every morning between 10am and 1pm. She's a brilliant talker with an infectious passion for everything music. She's also Beyonce's number one fan - hence this week's artwork.Clara's an avid runner and self-confessed 'struggle vegan' - trying to commit to a plant based diet as much as she can - making an exception for red velvet cake. In this episode, we chat about Ghanaian foo...

Talking Tastebuds with Shona Vertue
Thank you so much for downloading this episode. I am so thrilled to have my ultimate #fitspo on the podcast this week. Shona Vertue is a London based personal trainer, yoga teacher with a background in gymnastics and dance. I met Shona a few years ago when she had moved from Sydney to London and was working as a PT at my local gym. Her career has since gone from strength to strength. She is now an ambassador for New Balance and has also published her first book The Vertue Method, a 28 day reboot plan to lif...

Joel Dommett: Jungle Cravings & Cross Fit
Welcome to the first ever episode of Talking Tastebuds. A brand new series in which Venetia Falconer chats to a different guest about their relationship with all things food. First up, is stand up comedian Joel Dommett. Joel kick-started his career in showbiz as an unwitting actor, with appearances in the highly successful Skins and alongside Keira Knightly and Sienna Miller in The Edge Of Love. Joel is best known as a Stand Up Comedian, with regular TV appearances including Impractical Jokers on BBC3, Joel...