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Melissa Hemsley

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Melissa Hemsley Makes a Fridge-Raid Frittata Sandwich

The Filling with Anna Barnett

Anna Barnett today joins Melissa Hemsley in her east London kitchen, resplendent with built-in wok and teppanyaki grill, to discuss the pleasures of dining alone (and not just to chat up the waiters), how the vibrancy of Filipino cuisine is having a moment, reusing leftovers, and the importance of a well-stocked freezer should you find yourself in A&E after a tumble down the stairs. The only thing standing in the way of Anna’s hand-crafted sandwich this week is an uninvited spider Melissa finds in our host’s hair.TOP QUOTES“Cooking for yourself from scratch is a wonderful way to nourish yourself; physically, mentally, emotionally.” Melissa“(My mum) didn’t teach me how to cook so much as taught me not to throw away.” Melissa“What’s the first meal I’m going to have when I get out of A&E?” Melissa“If you cook, you don’t have to clean. And while I’m cooking, I’m also always eating.” Anna“If I could sum you up as a food, Anna, you’d be a cold press olive oil.” MelissaRESOURCESwww.melissahemsley.comwww.bora.comwww.riverford.co.ukwww.silolondon.comwww.felixproject.orgwww.heckfieldplace.comwww.risefierce.comwww.boroughmarket.org.ukwww.hodmedods.co.ukABOUT THE GUESTMelissa Hemsley is a self-taught chef, food columnist, author, real food activist and sustainability champion who is passionate about spreading the power of feel-good food. Melissa grew up in Kingston, London with her sister Jasmine and their parents; an energetic Filipino mum and an army dad. She has written 4 best-selling cookbooks the latest of which is ‘Eat Green’ released in 2019.ABOUT THE HOSTAnna Barnett (www.annabarnettcooks.com) is a chef and food writer. She moved to London to work in TV and enjoyed a career at both MTV and Channel 4 before moving into fashion. Life has always been experienced through the lens of good food, however, and she released her debut cookery book ‘Eat the Week’ in 2015, after which she spent several years writing ‘The Reluctant Vegetarian’ blog for the Independent newspaper whilst also contributing to Vogue magazine. She went on to write the food pages for Grazia magazine; she now has a weekly column writing for The Evening Standard online. In 2019 Anna wrote and styled ‘How to be Gluten Free and Not Lose Friends’, her second cookery book. Anna regularly hosts pop-up restaurants, collaborates with brands, caters private events as well as hosting cookery classes at her home in east London.


31 Jan 2021

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A No Bull Podcast - #004 an interview with Melissa Hemsley, Author of Eat Green

A No Bull Podcast - Powered by Cooper Parry

Welcome to HUB CP's Live Lounge Podcast which inspires entrepreneurs and celebrates rebels.Enter Melissa Hemsley. She’s a self-taught chef, best-selling cookbook author, Vogue columnist, real food activist and sustainability champion. Melissa shares how to get more out of your food, more out of your day, and more out of our planet. Because being super busy and feeling all the delicious benefits of eating well can be the perfect match. You’ve just got to know-how.


1 Oct 2020

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Melissa Hemsley | Chef | Author

The Kelly Hoppen Show

A self-taught chef, food columnist, best-selling cookbook author, real food activist and sustainability champion who is passionate about spreading the power of feel-good food. Feel-good food is food that not only tastes delicious, it’s food that nourishes our bodies, food that’s grown with the seasons and with respect for the people who grow it. It’s food to be enjoyed and shared, and it’s food that is used to its full wholesome, nourishing potential with nothing wasted. https://melissahemsley.com/


13 Jul 2020

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Feed & Flourish: The Klosters Forum in conversation with Melissa Hemsley

The Klosters Forum Podcast

Hannah MacInnes joins Melissa Hemsley, on The Klosters Forum Feed & Flourish Podcast series, to discuss the topic of biodiversity and ways in which we can transform our food systems in order to positively preserve our planet. Melissa Hemsley is the author of 'Eat Green,' which is about eating with the seasons, supporting farmers and growers and cutting back on food waste. Getting more sustainable is a journey and the kitchen is a fantastic place to start making new positive habits.


24 Jun 2020

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S1, E3 Priorities - Melissa Hemsley


On this week’s episode of Priorities, I’m in conversation with chef, best-selling author and entrepreneur Melissa Hemsley. Melissa is known for her commitment to planet-friendly, waste-free eating, and her simple and delicious recipes (showcased in her cookbooks and via her popular Instagram profile) combined with her friendly and warm outlook on life have made her a much-loved household name. Some of the topics we cover include:  Comfort as a safety net Mental health in your twenties vs your thirties Sustainability and cutting down on food waste The ‘helpers high’ How to deal with imposter syndrome Will you agree with Melissa’s priorities? Have a listen and find out. Priorities explores the things in life that really matter. Join Lily Silverton as she invites inspirational guests to discuss their priorities, and how these help them successfully navigate this demanding modern world. Thinking about your own priorities? This podcast will help you move closer to the life you truly want to live. Follow Lily on Instagram: www.instagram.com/lily_silverton For free meditations & to work with Lily: www.lilysilverton.com #prioritiespodcast Follow & Find Melissa https://melissahemsley.com/ https://www.instagram.com/melissa.hemsley/ Thank you to our sponsors: Your one-stop lifestyle brand for everything slumber, Sleep Siren The game-changing instant smoothie company, Foga  Music: Aaron Horn Please subscribe, rate, review and share! Would you like a free 1-2-1 coaching session with Lily? Subscribe, rate and review, and then send a screenshot of your review to prioritiespodcast@gmail.com to be entered into the ballot for a chance to win. Each month, one reviewer is chosen at random for a private 60 minute online session with Lily. In this episode we discuss:  The Bridge Retreat Mental Health Mates Bryony Gordon and her book, Mad Girl Kimberly Wilson and her book, How To Build a Healthy Brain Candice Brathwaite and her book, I am not your baby mother Olio – the food waste app

1hr 8mins

24 Jun 2020

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Episode 02: Melissa Hemsley

Crazy Sexy Food

**This episode was recorded before the brutal, unjust killing of George Floyd, and subsequent global Black Lives Matter protests. There is no room for racism of any kind in my world, your world and our world. I hope this finally brings change to an issue that will be silenced no more.** Due to the ongoing CO-VID19 Pandemic, this interview was recorded remotely so please do bear with me if there’s any technical or audio issues. Melissa Hemsley is a dear friend of mine and the poster girl for delicious, wholesome cooking. Not only beautiful on the outside, she’s rather fabulous on the inside too. We discuss how her and her sister, Jasmine, came to make a name of themselves as the duo Hemsley & Hemsley, cooking for a whole host of celebrities, as well as delving into her personal journey as a cook. She speaks up about important issues such as sustainability, eating locally and by season. And she discusses her very interesting Filipino heritage and how it’s played a part in her career. She discusses her Filipino heritage and how her mum is VERY secretive about her recipes, and I remind her about the funny story of how we met; which involved a cake make of cannellini beans! This episode is sponsored by Squirrel Sisters – who are on a mission to help you treat your health. They have a range of healthy snacks, bars and nibbles that can be found in stores across the nation including Waitrose, Holland and Barrett, Selfridges and online on Amazon. All their products are 100% natural, vegan, gluten-free and made with the highest quality ingredients, and most importantly - do not have any added sugars! It’s a win win for all! Follow them @squirrelsisters STILL not had enough of me?! Head on over to the Crazy Sexy Food YouTube channel to check out all the offerings over there! The food show episodes, Crazy Sexy Quickies cooking demos, food walks and so much more! Social Media: @melissa.hemsley @crazysexyfood @hannahharley Music by @casnova____ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Jun 2020

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Follow Your Heart with Melissa Hemsley

Creative Rebels - The Podcast for Creatives

Melissa Hemsley is a self-taught chef and a best-selling cookbook author who champions ‘real food’ and sustainability. In this episode we went way off menu and chatted on a bunch of different topics from coping with grief to the imposter syndrome around being seen as an expert.


3 Apr 2020

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Melissa Hemsley & Dilly Carter

White Wine Question Time

Kate Thornton speaks to chef Melissa Hemsley and professional organiser Dilly Carter. The episode was recorded before the Coronavirus pandemic, but their advice on what to binge-watch on TV, how to grieve, and when to get angry could not come at a better time.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


20 Mar 2020

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Being Inspired and Inspiring Others to Say YES to Sustainability with Melissa Hemsley

Get Your Glow Back

I'm joined today by the amazing Melissa Hemsley, celebrated food writer, founder of the sustainability sessions, activist and author to talk all things food waste, flexitarianism, fairtrade and finding the fun in busy life. Melissa's positivity is infectious as she shares her greatest sources of inspiration for taking care of ourselves and the planet. We discussed where she see's the future of food and how we can work towards reducing our negative impact on our planet. Shownotes: madeleineshaw.com/episode50

1hr 7mins

10 Mar 2020

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Melissa Hemsley

Come For Supper

Alexandra speaks to Melissa Hemsley. Melissa is a chef, food columnist, best-selling cookbook author, and real food and sustainability activist. She forms one half of the sister cheffing duo Hemsley and Hemsley and has recently published her fourth book, Eat Green, which champions planet-friendly, waste-free eating. She launched the Sustainability Sessions in 2019 and writes a monthly recipe column for The Telegraph and a fortnightly sustainability column for Vogue.Come for Supper sees host Alexandra Dudley sit down with artists, actors, authors and chefs to discuss how they like to serve supper. In the show we learn about the guest’s culinary tips, tales and disasters whilst learning a little about their life along the way. From their dream dinner party guests, to their kitchen essentials, we dive deep into the world of food and the joy of having people come for supper.This is a Studio71 production. Producer - Jack Claramunt Assistant Producer - Winnie SimonExec Producer - Tom Payne & Jody SmithProduction Support - Phie McKenzieCreated by Alexandra DudleyStudio71 is a Red Arrow Studios Company. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


26 Feb 2020