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Violet Sessions

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Podcast by Violet Sessions

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Love this podcast!

By Britt draper - Oct 03 2019
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Just found this podcast and I love it!! I especially loved and related to the Anna Jones episode and the struggles of being a working mom. Claire is great at interviewing:)

Inspiring and Enjoyable

By amandaefaber - Apr 30 2018
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I learn something new from each episode. Real conversations with real women. Highly recommend! Time well spent.

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
1
2
0
1

Love this podcast!

By Britt draper - Oct 03 2019
Read more
Just found this podcast and I love it!! I especially loved and related to the Anna Jones episode and the struggles of being a working mom. Claire is great at interviewing:)

Inspiring and Enjoyable

By amandaefaber - Apr 30 2018
Read more
I learn something new from each episode. Real conversations with real women. Highly recommend! Time well spent.
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Violet Sessions

Latest release on Nov 29, 2019

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Podcast by Violet Sessions

Rank #1: Episode 25 - Alison Roman

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“My best work is done when I’m hungry”

In the 25th Violet Session, a thanksgiving special, I’m live from Allpress Roastery with Alison Roman; cook, writer and author of the best-selling cookbook Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes. A columnist for the New York Times and contributor at Bon Appetit Magazine, her second cookbook, Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over was released October 2019. Originally from Los Angeles, she currently resides in Brooklyn.

In this episode we discuss the ins and outs of having people over. Do you ask your guests to bring a plate or help you chop, and what are the rules of guests washing up? Alison tells me "the closer you are to me, the harder you have to work".

Nov 29 2019

35mins

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Rank #2: Episode 24 - Lulu Guinness

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“Red lipstick is the number one rule in life.”

In the 24th Violet Session, a mothers day special, I sit down with Lulu Guinness who founded her eponymous fashion business in 1989 and gained worldwide recognition for her bold designs and attitude. Lulu was awarded an OBE for her services to the fashion industry in 2006 and now with flagship stores in many corners of the world has become a household name. In this episode we discuss the importance of being “savvy” in business, the necessity of bravery and confidence in the beginning, and the challenges of raising children while simultaneously building a successful brand. We discuss what being a “creative” used to mean and the ever-evolving meaning of the word today. Lulu tells me she can do one thing at a time, so we talk and then we eat; or rather dive straight into a cream filled Victoria sponge.

Mar 27 2019

29mins

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Rank #3: Episode 23 - Marta Bahillo

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"We care about each other’s lives and it is a different relationship, it is really beautiful.”

In this episode I sit down with Marta Bahillo of babaà knitwear and talk about the importance of forging strong relationships with both suppliers and customers, working with integrity and “doing business with an open heart”. Originally from Madrid, Marta studied Fashion and Textile Design in Dublin, Ireland. After graduating, and with a particular passion for knitwear and natural textiles, Marta moved to Argentina to design womenswear for a major fashion house before returning to Spain and founding babaà in 2012.

Oct 17 2018

36mins

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Rank #4: Episode 22 - Anna Jones

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“Inspiration, for me, comes in lots of different forms, and sometimes that’s getting dinner on the table in twenty minutes.”
In this episode I sit down with cook, food writer, stylist, vegetable pioneer and fellow ‘Wing Mom’, Anna Jones to talk about it all. We discuss the delicate balance of juggling motherhood with our careers, our shared love of farmers' markets and the importance of simplicity, ease and approachability in the recipes we write and the food we make.

May 07 2018

40mins

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Rank #5: Episode 21 - Ruthie Rogers

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Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery talks to Ruthie Rogers, MBE, Michelin star Chef and co-founder of The River Cafe about never hiring a pastry chef and conceiving the idea for her world renowned restaurant in McDonalds.

Mar 24 2018

35mins

Play

Episode 25 - Alison Roman

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“My best work is done when I’m hungry”

In the 25th Violet Session, a thanksgiving special, I’m live from Allpress Roastery with Alison Roman; cook, writer and author of the best-selling cookbook Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes. A columnist for the New York Times and contributor at Bon Appetit Magazine, her second cookbook, Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over was released October 2019. Originally from Los Angeles, she currently resides in Brooklyn.

In this episode we discuss the ins and outs of having people over. Do you ask your guests to bring a plate or help you chop, and what are the rules of guests washing up? Alison tells me "the closer you are to me, the harder you have to work".

Nov 29 2019

35mins

Play

Episode 24 - Lulu Guinness

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“Red lipstick is the number one rule in life.”

In the 24th Violet Session, a mothers day special, I sit down with Lulu Guinness who founded her eponymous fashion business in 1989 and gained worldwide recognition for her bold designs and attitude. Lulu was awarded an OBE for her services to the fashion industry in 2006 and now with flagship stores in many corners of the world has become a household name. In this episode we discuss the importance of being “savvy” in business, the necessity of bravery and confidence in the beginning, and the challenges of raising children while simultaneously building a successful brand. We discuss what being a “creative” used to mean and the ever-evolving meaning of the word today. Lulu tells me she can do one thing at a time, so we talk and then we eat; or rather dive straight into a cream filled Victoria sponge.

Mar 27 2019

29mins

Play

Episode 23 - Marta Bahillo

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"We care about each other’s lives and it is a different relationship, it is really beautiful.”

In this episode I sit down with Marta Bahillo of babaà knitwear and talk about the importance of forging strong relationships with both suppliers and customers, working with integrity and “doing business with an open heart”. Originally from Madrid, Marta studied Fashion and Textile Design in Dublin, Ireland. After graduating, and with a particular passion for knitwear and natural textiles, Marta moved to Argentina to design womenswear for a major fashion house before returning to Spain and founding babaà in 2012.

Oct 17 2018

36mins

Play

Episode 22 - Anna Jones

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“Inspiration, for me, comes in lots of different forms, and sometimes that’s getting dinner on the table in twenty minutes.”
In this episode I sit down with cook, food writer, stylist, vegetable pioneer and fellow ‘Wing Mom’, Anna Jones to talk about it all. We discuss the delicate balance of juggling motherhood with our careers, our shared love of farmers' markets and the importance of simplicity, ease and approachability in the recipes we write and the food we make.

May 07 2018

40mins

Play

Episode 21 - Ruthie Rogers

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Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery talks to Ruthie Rogers, MBE, Michelin star Chef and co-founder of The River Cafe about never hiring a pastry chef and conceiving the idea for her world renowned restaurant in McDonalds.

Mar 24 2018

35mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
8
1
2
0
1

Love this podcast!

By Britt draper - Oct 03 2019
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Just found this podcast and I love it!! I especially loved and related to the Anna Jones episode and the struggles of being a working mom. Claire is great at interviewing:)

Inspiring and Enjoyable

By amandaefaber - Apr 30 2018
Read more
I learn something new from each episode. Real conversations with real women. Highly recommend! Time well spent.