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Ella Risbridger

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Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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Ella Risbridger


This week Cariad talks to cookbook author, writer + columnist Ella Risbridger about her partner John, who died from cancer when he was just twenty-eight and she was twenty-five. As ever we talk grief, bringing them with you + eating delicious things when you feel crap.You buy Ella's new book, The Year Of Miracles, is available to buy now. You can find more information on her other books here: https://www.ellarisbridger.com. You can follow the Griefcast on Twitter + Instagram @thegriefcast.Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded remotely in Cariad's living room, artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.Cariad's book, You Are Not Alone, is published by Bloomsbury Tonic and available for pre-order now.https://www.waterstones.com/book/you-are-not-alone/cariad-lloyd/9781526621832Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018.Apple Podcast Spotlight choice for October 2021"the pandemic's most important podcast" TelegraphSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


28 Jun 2022

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Ella Risbridger: The Year of Miracles

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith

This week, Gilly's talking about The Year of Miracles by Ella Risbridger. Like her first book, Midnight Chicken  and other recipes worth living for, it’s part memoir, part recipe book and reads like a novel. And despite not meaning to be a book about grief, it’s soaked in it. In a good way.  Ella describes grief 'like an anvil crashing through the floor revealing a whole new level where you can live', and where she lives is a really interesting place which questions a whole way of being. A fascinating insight into writing, grief and queerness from a writer the critics have called 'the new Nigella'.To get 10% off the Essentials online course that I’m doing over over the next 6 months, go to leithsonline.com/courses/essential-cooking Click ‘enrol’ on course page and apply the code: GILLY10 at checkout:  And if you fancy a Free Hollandaise mini-course – Sign up for a Workshop account or login at: app.workshop.ws/profile and click ‘Redeem Coupon’ on the sidebar and enter code GILLYSGIFT  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


12 May 2022

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Ella Risbridger: Author

Desert Island Dishes

My guest today is Ella RisbridgerAuthor, writer and cook , in her own words: sometimes a journalist and other things tooDescribed by The Times as "the most talented new cookbook writer of a generation", Her debut, Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For), was published by Bloomsbury in January 2019 and won praise from Nigella Lawson, Nigel Slater and Diana Henry. A cookbook which starts with Ella trying to take her own life. A cookbook about mental health, cookbook about anxiety, a cookbook about life being difficult and complicated and lots of fun and full of brilliant people and brilliant things and terrible things and all of this happening at the same timeIt’s about living in london, in your twenties, with an anxiety disorder and being in love and recipesThe one and only Nigella has said: "One of the things that makes Midnight Chicken such a very good book is how hard it is to say exactly what it is. Yes, to be sure, it's a cookbook, but it is also a manual for living and a declaration of hope."---Thank you to our season sponsor Cooks Matches for their support and for helping me to bring the podcast to you each week See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 7mins

5 May 2022

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Friendship: Sima Kotecha with Ella Risbridger

One to One

BBC News correspondent Sima Kotecha talks to the cook and writer Ella Risbridger about friendship - from declaring someone your best friend after a drunken party to longer term, deeper relationships. Are group friendships better than one on one relationships, and how much can you really depend on friends when the chips are down?Produced by Caitlin Hobbs for BBC Audio in Bristol


2 Mar 2021

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The Magic Book Club Podcast with Jane Harper and Ella Risbridger

The Book Club

On this week's episode of The Magic Book Club Podcast, Emma catches up with mistress of suspense, Jane Harper, all the way from Australia. The pair talk true crime, living in Australia throughout a global pandemic, and casting hearthrobs in films... well, if you wrote the book, you would, wouldn't you? And in a beautiful end to January, Emma speaks to the genius behind Midnight Chicken & Other Recipes worth Living For, Ella Risbridger about food love stories and just how she's getting through the start of 2021. Spoiler alert: it may have a lot to do with crumpets. And head to magic.co.uk to get more reading inspiration from our January 2021 picks.


27 Jan 2021

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Valley of the Dolls with Ella Risbridger

Sentimental Garbage

CONTENT WARNING: rape, fat shaming, homophobia, literally all possible triggers a person could have. This week it's another special edition of Sentimental Garbage, where we talk about the novels that are getting us through the corona virus! Today we’re talking about VALLEY OF THE DOLLS by Jacqueline SusannWhen twenty year-old Anne Welles moves from New England to New York in the summer of 1945, she’s pretty enough to be a model but settles for being a secretary at a theatrical agency. Here she meets a host of showbiz characters, including Neely, a vaudevillian teenager; Jennifer North, a starlet fresh from a marriage to an Italian prince; Helen Lawson, an ageing broadway star and Lyon Burke, a wannabe writer who she falls in love with. Over twenty years, the novel covers their rise and fall through show business, as each woman battles with age, men, and their mutual pill addictions.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 15mins

29 Apr 2020

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The Changeover with Ella Risbridger

Sentimental Garbage

It's week two of the Corona Cast, and we're still stuck in our bedrooms. What better time to get into supernatural YA classic, Margaret Mahy's The Changeover? Ella and Caroline talk about going back to adolescence, magical admin, morally ambiguous witches, suburban New Zealand, forgiveness, the extremely good film adaptation, and "changing over" from girl to woman. Caroline O'Donoghue is an author and would like you to pre-order her new book: https://www.waterstones.com/book/9780349009940Ella Risbridger is a cookbook writer and children's author, and would also like if you bought her books: https://www.waterstones.com/books/search/term/ella+risbridger Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 13mins

3 Apr 2020

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Brother of the More Famous Jack with Ella Risbridger

Sentimental Garbage

Welcome to our Corona Cast, a series where I invite my favourite people (mostly Ella) to record remotely on their favourite books, regardless of genre, sentimentality, or garbage-y content. Today, we're doing Brother of the More Famous Jack by Barbara Trapido. Katherine is an eighteen year old first year university student who, after meeting the flamboyant and much older John Millet at a book shop, is asked to join him for a weekend in the country to visit some old friends. When she gets there, she realises that it’s the home of her University professor, Jacob Goldman. What follows is a love story spanning two decades as Katherine attaches herself to various members of the Goldman family, including Jacob’s two sons Roger and Jonathan, as well as his wife, Jane.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


28 Mar 2020

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The Mitford Sister Christmas Spectacular with Ella Risbridger

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Nothing says Christmas like freezing to death in your country estate while your sisters commit themselves to fascism and/or Marxist theory! Caroline O'Donoghue and returning guest Ella Risbridger discuss the Mitford sisters, the political climate (yikes) and why we will never stop loving Nancy, Pam, Diana, Unity, Decca and Debo. The Pursuit of Love - Nancy MitfordHons & Rebels - Jessica MitfordWait for Me - Deborah DevonshireThe Mitfords: Letters from Six Sisters The Mitford Girls - Mary S LovellCaroline fan-casting the Mitford movie: http://www.workinprowess.com/2015/02/09/dream-casting-the-mitford-sisters-film/?LMCL=uu47bBElla's selection of lines from Wait For Me: https://the-toast.net/2014/10/03/best-sentences-debo-mitfords-wait/ This is the last episode of season four, see you in 2020 for more sentimentality and more garbage! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 7mins

19 Dec 2019

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Set Me On Fire with Ella Risbridger

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Regular guest and deep friend of the pod Ella Risbridger is back, but this time to talk about poetry! In her anthology SET ME ON FIRE, Ella gathers some of the best, weirdest, sexiest poetry that she could afford and dedicated it to MEEEE!!!!! We talk about our long and bitter arguments about poetry, why it's such a easy artform to hate, and how you can change your mind about it (especially if school has ruined it for you). We read some our favourites from the book, including Our Love Could Spoil Dinner by Emily Berry, Monica by Hera Lindsay Bird, Mr Darcy by Victoria Chang, Solitude by Franny Choi. It's a break from our usual format, but I think you'll like it! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


21 Nov 2019