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Spectator Out Loud: Owen Matthews, Christopher Howse and Olivia Potts

Best of the Spectator

On this episode, Owen Matthews examines the original sin of Russia’s exiled media (00:44), Christopher Howse says Handel’s Messiah is as much a Christmas tradition as a pantomime (09:08), and Olivia Potts gives her recipe for boiled fruit cake (18:01). Get the full recipe to Olivia’s boiled fruit cake here: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/a-last-minute-alternative-to-christmas-cake-boiled-fruit-cake/

22mins

17 Dec 2022

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Spectator Out Loud: Christopher Howse, Richard Florida and Olivia Potts

Best of the Spectator

On this week's episode, we'll hear from Christopher Howse on the destruction of Ukrainian churches. (00:50) Next, Richard Florida on how Covid has changed London for the better. (13:52) And finally, Olivia Potts on her love of the crisp sandwich. (23:56) Produced and presented by Sam Holmes Subscribe to The Spectator today and get a £20 Amazon gift voucher.

28mins

2 Apr 2022

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Spectator Out Loud: Olivia Potts, Rory Sutherland and Tanya Gold

Best of the Spectator

On this week's episode, Olivia Potts says angry chefs could soon get their comeuppance. (00:56) Then, Rory Sutherland says over-qualification is leading to collective idiocy. (06:28) And finally, Tanya Gold wonders why people eat lobsters. (10:16)

13mins

17 Jul 2021

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Olivia Potts: Grieving, from Courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu

Pivot Points Podcast

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Olivia Potts. Olivia is baker, an award winning food writer and, author of ‘A Half Baked Idea: How grief, love and cake took me from the courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu’ She left a career at the criminal bar following her mother's sudden death, to retrain in pâtisserie and went onto write her first book, which won her both the Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book awards and the Guild of Food Writers' Food Writer 2020. Olivia talked to us so beautifully about the impact of her mother's death and her journey through grief in a way which was both raw, deeply powerful and humorous. She is the cookery columnist for Spectator Life, writing their Vintage Chef column, and has written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, At The Table, the New Statesman and the Evening Standard. Olivia has also lectured on Brexit and the future of food at the Oxford Food Symposium. You can find Olivia here: Find Olivia on twitter here and on instagram here and her book is available here  You can get hold of Gabi & Amelia here: Instagram: @pivotpointspodcast LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/pivot-points-podcast/ Twitter: @PivotPoints1 Email: pivotpointspod@gmail.com Gabi: www.gabriellamillercoach.com // insta: @gabriellamiller.coach Amelia: www.kinestheticacoaching.com // insta: @kinesthetica_coaching Rob Sell is our Editor / Life saver Pivot Points Jingle - composed, performed and recorded by Alexandra Kolubayev, also know as Alix Kol. Logo design - DShaw & Co Rachel Lepley manages our social media accounts

54mins

5 Nov 2020

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#115 Olivia Potts

Griefcast

This week Cariad talks to writer, chef, and former barrister Olivia Potts about her Mum. As ever they're talking grief, chaos and cakes.You can follow Olivia on twitter at @_Poots_ and on instagram @ahalfbakedidea. Olivia's debut food book, A Half Baked Idea, is available now from all good book sellers.You can follow the Griefcast on twitter and instagram @thegriefcast.Griefcast is hosted by Cariad Lloyd, edited by Kate Holland, recorded at Whistledown Studios (or Cariad's living room in lockdown), artwork is by Jayde Perkin and the music is provided by The Glue Ensemble. And remember, you are not alone.Rose D'or Nominee 2019, Podcast of the Year 2018, Best Podcast ARIA's 2018."the pandemic's most important podcast" TelegraphSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/griefcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

59mins

6 Oct 2020

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Olivia Potts: A Half Baked Idea

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith

Olivia Potts talks through the food of grief in her tender, funny and moreish memoir, A Half-Baked Idea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

35mins

12 Feb 2020

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With Olivia Potts

Table Talk

Lara speaks to Olivia Potts, Spectator Life’s Vintage Chef and co-host of the Table Talk podcast, about Olivia’s new book, A Half-Baked Idea. Before she became a food writer and Cordon-Bleu trained chef, Olivia was a former president of the Cambridge Union and a high-flying criminal barrister. But her mother’s death changed all that. Tune in to hear a story of love, grief, hope, and cake. Presented by Lara Prendergast.

27mins

9 Aug 2019

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Table Talk: with Olivia Potts

Best of the Spectator

Lara speaks to Olivia Potts, Spectator Life’s Vintage Chef and co-host of the Table Talk podcast, about Olivia’s new book, A Half-Baked Idea. Before she became a food writer and Cordon-Bleu trained chef, Olivia was a former president of the Cambridge Union and a high-flying criminal barrister. But her mother’s death changed all that. Tune in to hear a story of love, grief, hope, and cake. Presented by Lara Prendergast.

27mins

9 Aug 2019

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49: A Half Baked Idea, with Olivia Potts

The Brit Lit Podcast

I’ve got a great interview for you today that’s both fascinating and more than a little mouth-watering. Olivia Potts is the author of A Half Baked Idea, a memoir which tells the story of how baking became first her comfort and then her profession in the aftermath of her mum’s passing away. We talked about Olivia's time at culinary school, how she came to make what sound like amazing artisanal donuts, her favourite food magazine, and much more. Books Mentioned on the Podcast: A Half Baked Idea, by Olivia Potts Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany, by Bill Buford Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, by Julie Powell The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart, by Emily Nunn Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking, by Elissa Altman Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from Britain's Best Baker, by Justin Gellatly The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman's Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster, by Sarah Krasnostein One Good Turn, by Kate Atkinson The Secret Place, by Tana French Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise, by Katherine Rundell What Happens Now?, by Sophia Money-Coutts Crossfire (Noughts and Crosses), by Malorie Blackman Unscripted, by Claire Handscombe  (A note on my book links: they usually take you to Amazon, and I get a few pence per sale at no extra cost to you if you click them and buy from there, which will help me make this podcast viable long-term. But better than Amazon, who are, let’s be honest, not the greatest, is Blackwells or Waterstones, or, even better, your local independent bookshop. If you live in the US or elsewhere further afield, you can find UK books at Book Depository (also owned by Amazon) at a good price and with no postage cost, or sometimes at Wordery.com, or you can buy them from Amazon US, or, even better, an independent bookshop.) * Buy Claire’s novel, Unscripted. Support Claire on Patreon to get bonus content and personalised book recommendations. Buy Brit Lit Podcast merch to show your love for your podcast and help support it. Sign up to Claire’s newsletter to get updates on her writing, as well as recommendations for books and podcasts. For daily news and views from British books and publishing, follow the Brit Lit Blog. Questions? Comments? Need a book recommendation? Email Claire at britlitpodcast@gmail.com *** The Brit Lit Podcast Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Website Claire Twitter / Facebook / Blog / Novel Olivia Potts Twitter / Website

33mins

8 Aug 2019

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Olivia Potts

The Sunday Salon with Alice-Azania Jarvis

My guest this week is the food writer Olivia Potts. Olivia spent five years working as a criminal barrister before giving it all up to train as a party chef. Her recently released memoir, A Half-Baked Idea: How Grief, Love and Cake Took Me from the Courtroom to Le Cordon Bleu, is an incredibly moving and beautifully-written account of coping with grief following the death of her mother - and finding comfort in the kitchen . It’s clever and warm and wise - I loved it - and I’m so grateful to Olivia for being so forthcoming in this interview. Buy the book here: https://tinyurl.com/yxmf36pz Twitter: @aliceazania @Poots Instagram: @aliceazania @ahalfbakedidea Edited by Chelsey Moore

32mins

4 Aug 2019