Desert Island Dishes

By Margie Nomura

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 Mar 31, 2023


What would you choose as your last meal? Chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the seven dishes that have shaped their lives.

In this podcast you will find conversations with interesting people from the world of food and beyond uncovering the seminal dishes and experiences that have shaped who they are today. We will find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. And of course we will also discover what their last dish would be before being cast off to the desert island.

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Episode Date
Karan Gokani the founder of Hoppers on his love of Sri Lanka, his passion for cooking and the best dish he's ever eaten
Feb 29, 2024
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Ravneet Gill (mini episode)
Feb 27, 2024
Bee Wilson, food writer and historian on what comfort food means to her, the joy of potatoes and her 7 Desert Island Dishes
Feb 22, 2024
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Zena Kamgaing (mini episode)
Feb 20, 2024
David Loftus the photographer whose work has resulted in more than 30 million book sales on the dishes that have shaped him
Feb 15, 2024
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Rick Stein (mini episode)
Feb 13, 2024
Claudia Roden one of the greatest food writers of all time on the dishes that have shaped her
Feb 08, 2024
Rick Stein on his accidental journey to become a restaurateur, his enduring love of fish and the best dish he's ever eaten
Nov 16, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Donna Hay (mini episode)
Nov 14, 2023
Zena Kamgaing on how she's only eaten her favourite sandwich once in the last 10 years, how her cooking has evolved and getting her big break with Jamie Oliver.
Nov 09, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Clodagh McKenna (mini episode)
Nov 07, 2023
Ed Gamble, comedian, podcaster and now author on his relationship with food, his passion for the cheeseboard and his unusual plan to escape from the island
Nov 02, 2023
BONUS: Rachel Belle from Your Last Meal on her seven Desert Island Dishes
Oct 31, 2023
Russell Norman on the first time he fell in love with Venice and why ugly food is always the most delicious
Oct 26, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Donal Skehan (mini episode)
Oct 24, 2023
Sarah Wilson on building (and ultimately giving away) her I Quit Sugar empire and the dishes that have shaped her life
Oct 19, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Madeleine Shaw (mini episode)
Oct 17, 2023
Jon Watts, chef and cookbook author on discovering his passion for food and how he completely turned his life around
Oct 12, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Matt Rodbard (mini episode)
Oct 10, 2023
Tara Wigley, cook and in-house writer for Team Ottolenghi and author of the non recipe recipe book How to Butter Toast
Oct 05, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Skye McAlpine (mini episode)
Oct 03, 2023
Chef Thom Bateman on the highs and lows of getting to where he is today and why food has always been at the heart of it
Sep 28, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Poppy O'Toole (mini episode)
Sep 26, 2023
Jane Dunn aka Jane’s Patisserie reflects on the last few years, her passion for baking and the dishes that have shaped her
Sep 21, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Nadiya Hussain (mini episode)
Sep 19, 2023
Fred Siriex on the dishes that have shaped him, moving to England and how his parents taught him about loyalty
Sep 14, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Tom Kerridge (mini episode)
Sep 12, 2023
Diana Henry one of the most prolific and well loved recipe writers of a generation on the dishes that have shaped her life
Sep 07, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with BOSH! founders Henry and Ian (mini episode)
Sep 05, 2023
Poppy O'Toole on her ultimate sandwich, internet stardom and the highs and lows of working in restaurants
Aug 31, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Millie Mackintosh (mini episode)
Aug 29, 2023
Will Shu the founder of Deliveroo on his love of food, his mum's dumplings, the best dish he's ever eaten and why he still personally delivers food on his bike to customers
Aug 24, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Sophia Money-Coutts (mini episode)
Aug 22, 2023
BOSH! founders Henry Firth and Ian Theasby talk all things plant based, working with your best friend and the best dish they've ever eaten
Aug 17, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with David Gandy (mini episode)
Aug 15, 2023
Millie Mackintosh on her love of food, her time on Celebrity Masterchef and the best dish she's ever eaten
Aug 10, 2023
Listen to The One Recipe where Claire Saffitz shares her recipe for Choose-Your-Own-Ending Custards
Aug 08, 2023
Jimi Famurewa on the dish he ate on the day his life changed forever and how he got his dream job as restaurant critic for the Evening Standard
Aug 03, 2023
Ravinder Bhogal talks to us about moving to the UK as a child, her love of libraries and fulfilling her destiny with her restaurant Jikoni
Jul 27, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Sophie Wyburd (mini episode)
Jul 25, 2023
Claire Thompson, the 5 o'clock apron on the dishes that have shaped her life and taught her who she is
Jul 20, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Nina Parker (mini episode)
Jul 18, 2023
Amelia Christie-Miller the founder of the Bold Bean Co on turning her passion into a business
Jul 13, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with John Torode
Jul 11, 2023
David Gandy on life as a supermodel turned founder and entrepreneur, his love of cooking and the best dish he's ever eaten
Jul 06, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Julius Roberts
Jul 04, 2023
Emma Willis on her life as a model and presenter, on getting the famous handshake on Bake Off and why she sees her life divided into three sandwiches
Jun 29, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Gennaro Contaldo (mini episode)
Jun 27, 2023
Sophie Wyburd the cook and recipe developer on landing her dream job, her life after Mob and her love of pies
Jun 22, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Rosie Mackean (mini episode)
Jun 20, 2023
John Torode on salad sandwiches, reflecting on 20 years of Masterchef and why sausage rolls will be in his epitaph
Jun 15, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Max La Manna (mini episode)
Jun 13, 2023
Side Dish: The Dream Dinner Party with Esther Coren (mini episode)
Jun 06, 2023
Twiggy on life as the face of the swinging sixties, winning 2 golden globes and life as a self confessed foodie
Jun 01, 2023
Max La Manna on sustainable living, why painful sandwiches are the best and a surprising last meal
May 25, 2023
Annoushka Ducas founder of Links of London and Annoushka Jewellery talks to us about how her mother's fish business was the catalyst for her hugely successful jewellery career
May 18, 2023
Jessie Inchauspé, known online as The Glucose Goddess on her life changing discovery and why parmesan is everything
May 11, 2023
Sophie Ellis-Bextor on the best meal she's ever eaten and why lockdown was the making of her
May 04, 2023
Shelina Permalloo: Cookery Author and TV Chef on how Masterchef changed her life
Apr 27, 2023
Dan Keeling: Co founder of Noble Rot, restaurateur and the man responsible for discovering Coldplay on
Apr 20, 2023
Shivi Ramoutar on being the Queen of Caribbean Cooking and how getting made redundant was the best thing to happen to her
Apr 13, 2023
Jesse Jenkins: Creator of the food studio ADIP: Another Day in Paradise on growing up in LA and how life as a sponsored skateboarder led to breakout success as star of the London food scene
Apr 06, 2023
Jack Savoretti the singer, songwriter on Summers in the Italian Riviera, why he's grateful success didn't happen overnight and his surprising last dish
Mar 30, 2023
One from the archives: Dawn O'Porter on lockdown life, parenting and honeymoon food
Mar 20, 2023
One from the archives: Julius Roberts on how leaving London was the best decision he made
Mar 07, 2023
One from the archives: Dolly Alderton: Author and Journalist
Feb 27, 2023
One from the archives: Stanley Tucci
Feb 16, 2023
Sally Clarke: Founder of Clarke's
Jun 09, 2022
Ravneet Gill: Pastry Chef, TV Presenter and Author
Jun 02, 2022
Daphne Oz: Chef, TV Host and New York Times Bestselling Author
May 26, 2022
Ella Risbridger: Author
May 05, 2022
Giles Coren: Restaurant Critic, Food Writer and TV Presenter
Apr 28, 2022
Pierre Koffmann: One of the Greatest Chefs of All Time
Apr 21, 2022
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Chef, Writer and Broadcaster
Dec 16, 2021
Tom Gozney: Designer, Entrepreneur and Founder of Gozney Wood Fired Ovens
Nov 26, 2021
Gennaro Contaldo: Everyone's favourite nonno!
Nov 04, 2021
James Martin: one of Britain's best-loved chefs and King of Saturday morning television
Oct 29, 2021
Julius Roberts: aka TellTale Food: Cook, Farmer, Gardener
Oct 21, 2021
The Rangoon Sisters: Aka Emily and Amy Chung: NHS Doctors and Burmese Supperclub Hosts
Oct 18, 2021
Tom Aikens: Michelin Starred Chef and Restaurateur
Oct 07, 2021
Ben Lebus: Founder of Mob Kitchen the Online Media Platform
Sep 30, 2021
Jo Malone CBE: Founder & Creative Director of Jo Loves
Sep 23, 2021
Rachel Ama: Vegan Chef and Cookbook Author
Sep 16, 2021
Michel Roux: Michelin Starred Chef, Restaurateur and TV Presenter
Sep 09, 2021
Rukmini Iyer: Author of The Roasting Tin cookbooks and food stylist
Jan 07, 2021
Romy Gill MBE: Chef, Food Writer and Restaurateur
Dec 31, 2020
Angela Scanlon: TV Presenter and Radio Host
Dec 24, 2020
Ryan Riley: Founder of Life Kitchen
Dec 17, 2020
Vicky Bennison: Creator of Pasta Grannies
Dec 10, 2020
Dawn O'Porter: Author, broadcaster, writer, podcaster and journalist.
Dec 03, 2020
Alison Roman: Cookbook Author and New York Times Columnist
Oct 28, 2019
Nadiya Hussain: Winner of GBBO 2015, cookbook author and television presenter
Oct 24, 2019
Jacqueline Gold: Entrepreneur and CEO of Ann Summers
May 30, 2019
Marcus Wareing: Michelin Starred Chef and Restaurateur
May 23, 2019
Alice Liveing: Personal Trainer and best selling author
May 16, 2019
Dr Rupy Aujila: Medical Doctor and founder of The Doctors Kitchen
May 09, 2019
Roz Purcell: Best selling cookery writer, presenter, model and former Miss Universe Ireland
May 02, 2019
Adam Byatt: Chef and Restaurateur
Apr 25, 2019
Monica Galetti: Chef, Restaurateur and TV Presenter
Apr 18, 2019
Stanley Tucci: Actor, Director, Writer & Producer
Apr 04, 2019
Chris Smalling: Manchester United and England Footballer
Mar 28, 2019
Isaac Carew: Chef and Model
Mar 21, 2019
Jason Atherton: Michelin starred chef and restaurateur
Mar 14, 2019
Joe Wicks: The Body Coach, personal trainer and fitness guru
Feb 28, 2019
Chetna Makan: Baker, Cookbook Author and star of GBBO
Feb 21, 2019
Clodagh McKenna: TV chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and a broadcaster
Feb 14, 2019
Madeleine Shaw: Best selling cookery writer, nutritional therapist and leading wellness blogger
Feb 07, 2019
Georgina Hayden: Food stylist, Delicious Magazine Columnist and Best selling cookbook author
Jan 31, 2019
Ainsley Harriott: Chef and TV Presenter
Jan 24, 2019
Tom Kerridge: 3 Star Michelin Chef & Best selling author
Jan 17, 2019
Amelia Freer: 3 x Best Selling Author and Nutritional Therapist
Dec 13, 2018
Laura Jackson: TV presenter, Supperclub Host and Designer
Dec 06, 2018
Felicity Cloake: Author of the Guardian's "How to Cook the Perfect..." column, New Statesman columnist and cookbook author
Nov 29, 2018
Gino D'Acampo: TV chef, a best selling author and a successful restaurauteur
Nov 22, 2018
Ed Smith: Food writer and author of Rocket and Squash
Nov 15, 2018
Donna Hay: World-renowned food publishing phenomenon and the undisputed Queen of cookery in Australia
Nov 08, 2018
Niki Segnit: Author of the Best Selling and Beloved Flavour Thesaurus and the brand new book Lateral Cooking
Nov 01, 2018
Magnus Nilsson: Two Michelin starred Head Chef of Faviken
Oct 25, 2018
Rosemary Shrager: TV and Restaurant Chef and Cookery Teacher
Oct 18, 2018
Saliha Mahmood Ahmed: Masterchef winner, Author of Khazana and Junior Doctor
Oct 11, 2018
Gizzi Erskine: Chef, Food Writer, Restaurauteur
Oct 04, 2018
Prue Leith: Judge on Great British Bake Off, Cookery Writer, Novelist and Founder of Leith's
Sep 27, 2018
Theo Randall: Chef and Restauranteur
Sep 20, 2018
Donal Skehan: TV Chef and Food Writer
Sep 13, 2018
Jack Monroe: Cooking on a Bootstrap: Food Writer & Activist
Sep 06, 2018
Rachel Khoo: TV chef and cookbook author
Jul 27, 2018
Laura Freeman: Art Critic, and Author of The Reading Cure
Jul 20, 2018
Jenny Costa: Founder of Rubies in the Rubble
Jul 13, 2018
Anna Jones: 3 x best selling author, chef & food stylist
Jul 06, 2018
Annabel Karmel: Best Selling Children's Food Author & Entrepreneur
Jun 29, 2018
Martha Ortiz: Top Mexican Chef and owner of Ella Canta
Jun 22, 2018
Melissa Hemsley: Cook, bestselling author, tv chef & entrepreneur
Jun 15, 2018
Ruth Rogers: Chef and Co Founder of the River Cafe
Jun 08, 2018
Levi Roots: Chef, Entrepreneur and Dragons Den Success Story
Jun 01, 2018
The Hairy Bikers: Dave Myers and Si King; TV chefs and best-selling authors
May 25, 2018
Bettina Campolucci Bordi: Vegan Chef and Author
May 18, 2018
Niomi Smart: Youtube Sensation, lifestyle blogger and author of Eat Smart
May 11, 2018
Jo Elvin: Editor of You Magazine and former editor of Glamour Magazine, Journalist and Podcast Maven
May 04, 2018
Lucy Williams: Founder of Fashion Me Now, Writer, Stylist and Blogger
Apr 27, 2018
Skye McAlpine: Cook, Photographer and Author
Apr 20, 2018
Clemmie Hooper: Mother of daughters, NHS midwife and author
Apr 13, 2018
Tommy Banks: Michelin Starred Chef & Head Chef at The Black Swan, Oldstead
Apr 06, 2018
Tim Anderson: Masterchef winner and owner of Nanban restaurant in Brixton
Mar 30, 2018
Liz Earle MBE: Wellness Entrepreneur & Founder of Liz Earle Wellbeing
Mar 23, 2018
Uyen Luu: Vietnamese supperclub host, cookery teacher, food writer and stylist
Mar 16, 2018
Thomasina Miers: Co founder of Wahaca, Chef and Writer
Mar 02, 2018
Rosie Birkett: Cookery Writer, Food Stylist and Chef
Feb 23, 2018
Simon Rimmer: Restauranteur, Chef and Presenter
Feb 16, 2018
Ed Kimber: Winner of the first Great British Bake Off, Baker and Food Writer
Feb 09, 2018
Ben Ebbrell: Co founder and Head Chef at SORTED food
Feb 02, 2018
Ben Branson: Founder of Seedlip Drinks
Jan 26, 2018
Rhiannon Lambert: Harley Street Nutritionist
Jan 19, 2018
Daisy Buchanan: Author & Journalist
Jan 12, 2018
Mark Hix: Chef and Restauranteur
Dec 29, 2017
Tommy Clarke: Aerial Photographer
Dec 22, 2017
Tessa Cook: Co founder of Olio: The Food Sharing App
Dec 15, 2017
Nadine Levy Redzepi: Cookery Writer and Noma Chef Rene's Business Partner (and Wife)
Dec 08, 2017
Levi Roots: Entrepreneur, Musician and Dragons Den Success Story
Dec 01, 2017
Candice Brown: Great British Bake Off Winner, Teacher & Cookery Writer
Nov 24, 2017
Jasmine Hemsley: Author, Cook & TV presenter
Nov 17, 2017
Jenny Costa: Founder of Rubies in the Rubble
Nov 10, 2017
Sophie Michell: Chef, cookery writer and TV presenter
Nov 07, 2017
Rebekah Hall: Founder of Botanic Lab Juice Company
Nov 03, 2017
Dhruv Baker: Masterchef Champion, Chef & Entrepreneur
Oct 27, 2017
Georgie Coleridge Cole: Founder of Sheerluxe
Oct 20, 2017
Lily Simpson: Founder of The Detox Kitchen
Oct 13, 2017
Tess Ward, Chef and Model
Oct 06, 2017
Rosie Lovell, Author, Chef, TV Presenter
Sep 29, 2017
Alex Petrides: Co-founder allplants and food entrepreneur
Sep 22, 2017
Dolly Alderton, Journalist, Writer & Host of The High Low Podcast
Sep 15, 2017
Pip McCormac, Associate Editor Red Magazine
Sep 07, 2017
Milli Taylor, Chef and Author
Sep 01, 2017
Frances Quinn, Winner of Great British Bake Off
Aug 25, 2017
Georgia Cummings, Founder of Potage
Aug 18, 2017
Giovanna Ryan, Cook, Actress and Masterchef 2017 Runner Up
Aug 11, 2017
Deliciously Stella aka. Bella Younger
Aug 07, 2017
Zanna Van Dijk, Personal Trainer, Fitness Blogger and Social Media Sensation
Jul 27, 2017
Laura Jane Williams, Author
Jul 21, 2017
Struan Robertson, Butcher
Jul 14, 2017
Ms Marmite Lover, Cook and Supper Club Host
Jul 07, 2017
Esther Walker, Journalist and Author
Jun 30, 2017