Top Podcasts for Foodies

Kate Plummer

Whether you’re getting bored of beans on toast, missing having your mates round for dinner or just always looking for that next culinary tip, these podcasts are comfort food for the soul during self-isolation.

 
Table Manners
Jessie Ware and her amazing and irreverent mum Lennie are an absolute delight in this chatty podcast that will bring you that much-needed warmth you usually feel when having all your friends and family round for a meal.  Guests including Emilia Clarke, Jamie Oliver, Luke Evans, Richard Curtis and Alan Carr are invited over to Jessie’s to discuss what food means to them, their favourite food memories and a lot of oversharing. Laughter is guaranteed, especially from the banter between Jessie and Lennie as things occasionally go a bit pear-shaped, but at a time when you might be missing sharing a meal with loved ones, it’s that human touch that makes this podcast so welcome right now. 
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Off Menu
If you’re anything like us, you’ve definitely pondered over what your dream meal would be. In Off Menu, comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite guests to their magical dream restaurant to discover their answers to that very question. Guests including Joe Lycett, Richard Osman and Katherine Ryan are invited to choose their dream starter, main course, dessert, side dish and drink, as well as the important questions of still or sparkling water and poppadoms or bread. As they discuss their favourite food moments and restaurants, with tangents and laughs aplenty, you’ll come away from the podcast with your sides aching and your stomach rumbling. 
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Simple Pleasures
When you hear the host of a food podcast is Yotam Ottolenghi you know it’s going to be good. Simple Pleasures is the calming, wholesome content we all need right now to de-stress, as Yotam invites guests to his home to discuss their simple pleasures in life, including tales of travel, culture and, of course, plenty of food chat as Yotam creates a dish from his SIMPLE cookbook for them. Whilst there are only seven episodes, the guests are fantastic, from Michael Palin to Lin-Manuel Miranda, and will remind you that you can still get a lot of joy and flavour from even the simplest dishes. 
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Desert Island Dishes
Professional chef Margie Nomura brings her expertise and warm and friendly hosting style to this podcast that asks its guests for their seven desert island dishes. Margie asks guests including Nadiya Hussain, Joe Wicks, Stanley Tucci and Gino D’Acampo to take a deep dive into the dishes that have shaped their lives, from the meal that most reminds them of their childhood, the first one they learnt to cook, the one they find themselves making the most, and, of course, their dream last meal before they’re packed off to their desert island. This is an inspiring interview-based podcast for anyone who identifies as team “live to eat”, we’re definitely with you. 
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The BBC Good Food Podcast: Favourite Recipes
Looking for some store cupboard inspiration or ingredient swaps for when the supplies are getting low? Tom Kerridge, Miriam Nice and the BBC Good Food team are bringing you all their expert tips and tricks to zhuzh up the nation’s favourite dishes. From adding chocolate to your chilli con carne, the best cheeses for a mighty toastie, to getting your sourdough starter sorted for some home bread making, this podcast is great for getting you out of your cooking comfort zone, pimping up your regulars and making mealtimes a little bit more interesting when you’re stuck at home. 
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