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Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, the weekly podcast where chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the dishes that have shaped their lives.Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their 7 Desert Island Dishes. 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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Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, the weekly podcast where chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the dishes that have shaped their lives.Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their 7 Desert Island Dishes. 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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So lovely to hear from such a diverse range of guests

By Clueless with tech - Mar 28 2019
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I love hearing from people who had such different experiences of food and life in childhood and how their perception of food has changed through life. Nice to know not everyone who ends up as a true foodie grew up with a mum that loved cooking everything from scratch on the family aga!

Delightful and Informative

By TrixieandSherman - Dec 02 2018
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Margie is a knowledgeable and delightful interviewer. Her podcast is a wonderful mix of food facts and personal profiles. I look forward to new episodes every week. Keep up the good work!

iTunes Ratings

25 Ratings
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23
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So lovely to hear from such a diverse range of guests

By Clueless with tech - Mar 28 2019
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I love hearing from people who had such different experiences of food and life in childhood and how their perception of food has changed through life. Nice to know not everyone who ends up as a true foodie grew up with a mum that loved cooking everything from scratch on the family aga!

Delightful and Informative

By TrixieandSherman - Dec 02 2018
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Margie is a knowledgeable and delightful interviewer. Her podcast is a wonderful mix of food facts and personal profiles. I look forward to new episodes every week. Keep up the good work!
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Desert Island Dishes

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Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, the weekly podcast where chef Margie Nomura talks to a special guest about the dishes that have shaped their lives.Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their 7 Desert Island Dishes. 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.

Rank #1: Dolly Alderton, Journalist, Writer & Host of The High Low Podcast

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Margie's castaway this week is Dolly Alderton.

I went round to her gorgeous flat on a rainy Monday morning and we just had a really lovely chinwag. Dolly is friendly, funny and super successful but also charmingly self-deprecating. We discuss a mutual love of all things Nigella, butter, bread and the joy of having a side of carbs when you’re already having carbs.

Dolly has a complicated relationship with shortbread, which we explore as well as the idea of using food to make friends.

I know I am no Kirsty Young and that desert island dishes has a long way to go before we reach the starry heights of desert island discs but I’m so enjoying doing this podcast and I hope you are enjoying listening!

If you are enjoying the podcast, please do leave a review and subscribe as it makes all the difference and really helps the podcast grow, which is brilliant!

Come and find me on Instagram : @madebymargie and search for other episodes of the podcast at www.desertislanddishespodcast.com and tune in next week to hear another exciting episode of desert island dishes.

Margie x

Sep 15 2017

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Rank #2: Ben Ebbrell: Co founder and Head Chef at SORTED food

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My guest today is Ben Ebbrell

Ben is one quarter of the youtube cooking sensation that is sorted food. Sorted food are the world’s most influential social media cooking brand and have over 1.6 million YouTube subscribers and 11 million views a month. They have been dubbed the inbetweeners of food.

Chef Ben is passionate about food and all the possibilities it offers. He is the trained chef of the group – having studied Culinary Arts Management at Birmingham University.

Ben has cooked for the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gary Barlow…and even the Queen!

Desert island dish: lobster mac and cheese *
*Luxury item: pack of cards

Hope you enjoy this one! And thank you so much for listening.

Come and find me on instagram @madebymargie and for the recipes go to www.desertislanddishes.co

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Feb 02 2018

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Rank #3: Stanley Tucci: Actor, Director, Writer & Producer

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My guest today is Stanley Tucci.

Stanley is a multi award winning actor, director, writer and producer.

You may know him from films such as Big Night, Julie and Julia, Lucky Number Slevin, Conspiracy, Devil Wears Prada, The Lovely Bones or The Hunger Games to really just name a few.

His other great love in life is food and it has even been said of Stanley that he is a food connoisseur who also happens to act and direct.

Whilst reminiscing on his childhood, he has said:

“Food has become a kind of obsession with me, but it is more than that: it is another limb or organ, it is part of who I am.”

Thank you so much for the amazing reviews you’ve been leaving on Itunes recently – they really do make my day and give the show a little boost and help others to find out about the show! If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment!

So there we have it – another delicious day of Desert Island Dishes! Don’t forget you can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/margienomura) and you can sign up for the newsletter at (https://www.desertislanddishes.co)

Thank you for listening and I will see you next week!

Apr 04 2019

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Rank #4: Tess Ward, Chef and Model

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Margie’s castaway this week is Tess Ward.

Tess is a Cordon Bleu trained chef, food writer and model

Tess has had a huge year career wise and it was exciting to hear all about some of the things she’s been up to including her biggest “pinch me” moment.

Tess travels a lot for work and regularly eats in exciting new restaurants so it was brilliant to hear all about her recommendations and what she’s loving.
Her book, the Naked diet, came out in 2015 and she’s been beavering away on a new one which sounds fab and she tells us about what we can expect from that.

We made the mistake of recording this in the afternoon last Friday and I was so hungry by the end! Note to self, if I record in the afternoon – I must bring snacks.

I’m definitely going to try making the grilled chilli pineapple which sounds brilliant and I also like the sound of that granola very much!

Thank you so much for listening. You can find me on the internet at madebymargie.co.uk or on social media @ madebymargie

Thank you!

Oct 06 2017

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Rank #5: Jasmine Hemsley: Author, Cook & TV presenter

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My castaway today is Jasmine Hemsley

Jasmine is a well being author and chef. She is one half of the hugely successful Hemlsey and Hemsley brand which she runs with her sister. Together they have amassed an army of loyal followers, they have a popular blog, a range of products, they’ve written 2 cookbooks, they have a café in Selfridges AND they even had their very own show on Channel 4.

Last week Jasmines first solo cookbook, East by West came out which is all about Eastern wisdom for western wellbeing and is packed full of delicious looking recipes which all follow the Ancient holistic healing system of Ayuverda.

I have to admit Ayuverda was all new to me but I definitely learnt some things and found some good food for thought in there which I hope you will too.

There’s some really delicious food in today’s episode so I wouldn’t recommend listening on an empty stomach, but I mean, when is that a good idea?? I love the sound of the of the chicken soup for the soul. Chicken soup really is the remedy for everything. Whether you have a cold, you need a hug, or you just need some comfrt. I love the thought that countries all over the world have their own versions and I loved hearing about all the amazing food inspiredby Jasmine's Filipino heritage. The Filipino version of a chicken soup is called Tinolo and is chicken soup with lots of ginger, which sounds delicious.

I also fell in love with the sound of "Adobo" – the dish Jasmine described as chicken cooked in lemon juice, garlic and soy sauce. That sauce defitinitely sounds like something I need to have a go at as it's would be a very versatile sauce you could use on anything. A useful sauce to have up your sleeve, one might say. Though probably not in the literal sense, as that would just be plain silly.

I'm sorry to say I did not actually discover the answer to bloating. But, the good news is that Jasmine says it's in the book
so I am reading the book!

Desert Island Dish:

Filipino feast cooked by her mum Luxury item: a Swiss Army knife…and a silk pillow

Thank you so much for listening.
Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review. It really does make a difference and I would be very grateful!

And don’t forget to have a look at the shiny new website: www.desertislanddishes.co - it’s packed full of information about the castways, their episodes AND there is now a recipe section so for each episode there is a dish I have created inspired by that person’s Desert Island Dishes. Exciting!

Have a look and let me know what you think. My email is hello@madebymargie.co.uk

See you next time for more Desert Island Dishes

Margie x

Nov 17 2017

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Rank #6: Tessa Cook: Co founder of Olio: The Food Sharing App

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My guest today is Tessa Cook

Tessa is the co founder of Olio the free food sharing app.

Olio was launched back in February 2015 by Tessa and her co founder Sasha Celestial-One. The two founders met at business school in California. They launched the app just a few months after having the idea and gave themselves a year to make it work agreeing that if it hadn’t taken off by then they would go back to their day jobs.

Tessa is a farmer’s daughter and grew up on farm where she learnt the value of food from a very young age and became passionate about food waste. Before launching Olio, Tessa worked in various managing director roles across retail, media and the financial services.

The idea for Olio came to her in a moment of inspiration and was a genuine lightbulb moment. One of those moments most people only dream of, where the idea seems so obvious you cant believe it hasn’t been done before.

After teaming up with her business partner Saasha, the two wasted very little time and launched the app just 4 months later. Fast forward 2 ½ years and they now have 330,000 people using their app and over 15,000 volunteers helping them with their mission.

I think this is a really inspiring listen and you cant fail to learn something from Tessa’s story. She recommend the book, “The Lean StartUp” by Eric Ries which I can recommend too and there are some great podcast recommendations in there for entrepreneurs, including one of my favbourites, “How I Built This” with Guy Raz.

I love the Tessa talked of bubble and squeak, which is no where near as popular as it should be, and such a good dish when you are doing a fridge raid but still want something warming and delicious. Her triple choice of sandwiches was right up my street. A chip buttie, a bacon butie and a boiled egg sandwich…it doesn’t get more British than that!

I love that Tessa cooked for all the guests at her wedding. Such a lovely thing to do - I wonder if I should attempt that too?? She made a delicious veggie filled lasagne and a really great sounding lime and ginger cheesecake which sounded easy and delicious: a winning combination.

I think it is Nigella Lawson’s mother who celebrated a second Christmas on Midsummer’s Eve and I think it’s the most lovely idea and one that I might actually adopt too. How fun would that be? Tessa seemed enamoured with the idea anyway as her final desert island dish was an easy one for her to make as she loves a traditional Christmas lunch. Very apt for this time of year, and we didn’t even plan that.

What wasn’t quite so traditional was Tessa’s way of having Christmas pudding. She has it with brandy butter. So far, so traditional. Then she adds golden syrup which is unusual but I can definitely get on board with. Then! She tops that with a generous drizzle of white sauce. A white sauce made with butter and flour and milk….very unusual!

I loved her idea of freezing the smoothies into lollies for the children (and for the adults) and adding greek yoghurt to the smoothies is a great shout. I am being honest when I say I don’t think I’ve met a bad smoothie which does make them rather fun to make as you know you can bung things in, use up left overs and it will taste great!

Desert Island Dish: Full Christmas lunch – with all the trimmings

Homemade Christmas pudding with brandy butter, golden syrup and then white sauce (!)

Luxury item: Collection of Encyclopedias

Have you seen the recipe inspired by Tessa’s desert island dishes? Head to www.desertislanddishes.co for a full collection of delicious recipes.

Thank you for listening, and subscribing. Don’t forget to leave a review as it gives me a little boost and I will see you same time next week for another episode of Desert Island Dishes.

Dec 15 2017

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Rank #7: Felicity Cloake: Author of the Guardian's "How to Cook the Perfect..." column, New Statesman columnist and cookbook author

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My guest today is Felicity Cloake.

Felicity is an award winning freelance journalist and writer. You may know her from her infamous Guardian column How to Make the Perfect:” or perhaps from her column in the New Statesman or perhaps from her many other writing features.

She has written 5 books – with more in the pipeline. Her writing and recipe testing is meticulous and has made Felicity one of the biggest names in food writing today with her recipes being some of the most trustworthy around. I was so excited to sit down with Felicity this week and when I described her as one of the biggest names in food writing I could see her immediately recoil at that because she’s very modest but it’s true and I stand by it.

To back up my statement I can tell you that she has been crowned the “Nation’s Taster in Chief” and Jan Moir says: “She oozes trustworthiness the way a figgy pudding oozes spicy fumes” which both Felicity and I decided was a pretty impressive accolade.

There’s all sorts in this one – from dishwahers, to chicken kievs, melon ballers, eyeballs and everything in between. On that note: I would love to know where you lot stand on melon ballers? Now I’m not saying they are an essential piece of kit – but who doesn’t love little tiny balls of melon??

You can find Felicity's new book here: (https://amzn.to/2Pan5xL)

If you’re listening and you haven’t yet left a 5* review – please do as it really does give the show a little boost and is genuinely very much appreciated.

Thank you so much for listening. Don’t forget to go to the website www.desertislanddishes.co for the full list of episodes plus the recipes I’ve created inspired by each episode and loads more beside that.

Come and say on Instagram @margienomura (https://instagram/margienomura) and tell all your friends – the more the merrier.

Thanks so much for listening!

Nov 29 2018

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Rank #8: Magnus Nilsson: Two Michelin starred Head Chef of Faviken

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My guest today is Magnus Nilsson.

Magnus is the head chef of the Faviken restaurant in Northern Sweden. He initially joined as a sommelier and within a year he had taken over the running of the restaurant.

At the age of 34 he has 2 Michelin stars and has been featured in PBS The Mind of a Chef and Netflix’s The Chef’s Table

He has just published his third book – the Nordic Baking Book which showcases over 450 recipes gathered by Magnus.

You can find his book here: https://amzn.to/2RetSry

Time magazine states that he is routinely counted among the world’s greatest chefs.

Thank you so much for listening! If you’re have been enjoying desert island dishes – can I ask a small favour? Just pause what you’re doing and take just 30 seconds to leave a 5* rating and a little review. It really helps to spread the word about the podcast and I really appreciate each and every one.

Come and find me on Instagram @margienomura where you can probably find me cooking something for a fridge forage or a quick one pot wonder.

Thank you for listening, see you next week, Margie x

Oct 25 2018

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Rank #9: Rachel Khoo: TV chef and cookbook author

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My guest today is Rachel Khoo

Rachel is a British cook, writer and broadcaster. She rose to fame in 2012 when she published The Little Paris Kitchen. Later, The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo, was commissioned as her first TV series with the BBC.

The book became a best seller, millions of people watched her on TV and the rest as they say, is history. Rachel has gone on to write many more books with her 6th book – The Little Swedish Kitchen having just come out. She has presented and created many more TV series and she is firmly on the map as a well known TV personality and chef.

As if that weren’t enough, Rachel is also the founder and editor-in-chief of online lifestyle magazine Khoollect.

Rachel describes herself as a ”food creative with a fresh approach to all things edible”.

I hope you enjoy this episode, don't forget to come and say hello on Instagram @margienomura and visit the website www.desertislanddishes.co for lots of recipes and more info on the guests.

Thank you so much for listening!

Don't forget to leave a review and I will see you soon x

Jul 27 2018

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Rank #10: Tommy Clarke: Aerial Photographer

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My guest today is Tommy Clarke,

Tommy is a world renowned photographer specialising in stunning aerial shots taken all over the world.

Tommy grew up on the south coast of England in Dorset and spent nearly every childhood holiday by the beach. This led to, in his own words, a deep interest of the interaction between water and land and how people connect with that location.

However it was when he was living in Australia that he first took to the skies and shot aerial photographs of Bondi Beach with stunning results. Since then Tommy has travelled the world as a photographer shooting everywhere from Iceland, to St Tropez and Mexico.

This year was a big one for Tommy with Sell-out exhibitions, his own gallery opening in London and a swimwear collection for M&S.

I just love hearing how these amazing people got to where they are today – and I think its really inspiring and encouraging to hear that there isn’t just one way. The road is often winding – there are ups and downs, but if you love what you do and work hard – you find what you are meant to do and it works out in the end.

In a little corrections corner just before you hear todays episode – I should point out a super soaker is a water pistol – and far from a Christmas sandwich. Having watched friends about 9 hundred million times and declaring to my boyfriend just the other day it would possibly be my Mastermind topic – I am hanging my head in SHAME that I couldn’t think of the moist maker. Such a good episode of friends – Ross gets sacked when he goes into a complete fury when someone steals his Christmas sandwich from the fridge….but I mean who wouldn’t get cross about that?

I love that the Christmas sandwich is Tommy’s favourite sandwich. So apt for this time of year and not remotely on purpose, although perhaps I should pretend it was! I love that roast chicken plays another starring role in someone’s childhood growing up – and I love the tradition his family had of coming together over Sunday lunch to catch up on the week and find out what everyone had been up to.

The best meal he’s ever had sounds impossibly dreamy. Staying in a beach hut down near Christ Church – he went fishing with his dad, wading off shore with the sea up to their knees and beers in their pockets. They caught sea bass and then went back to the beach to barbecue them. The setting sounds perfect, as the Sun was going down and music was playing. He describes it as perfection. And it sounds gorgeous. And a far flung cry from cold and frosty London!

Sounds like we all need to be hankering for an invite to a dinner party round at Tommy’s as he says he whips up a great beef Wellington. Although don’t hold out for pudding as he will probably be too exhausted by the effort of the beef to muster up much strength to provide a pudding. Although I’ve never heard anyone complain about a Gu chocolate pudding.

Desert Island Dish:

Surf and Turf – specifically steak and lobster
*luxury: fishing rod *

Check out www.desertislanddishes.co for the recipe inspired by Tommy’s choice of Desert Island Dishes.

Thank you for listening, subscribing and leaving a review!

See you next week!

Margie x

Dec 22 2017

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Rank #11: Frances Quinn, Winner of Great British Bake Off

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Margie's castaway this week is Frances Quinn.

Frances is the winner of the Great British Bake Off Series 4.

Now, like most people in the UK and probably the world – I am fairly obsessed with the Great British Bake Off, so to meet a winner was a dream come true.

Frances is ridicously talented. She sees food in a way that most just don’t and yet it just comes so naturally to her. She makes the most incredible cakes that all look almost too good to eat. Almost.

So it was generally just lovely to meet Fran and have a chat about all things bake off – I wanted all the goss, as well as all the amazing things shes been up to since the show. I can't stop thinking about her bourbon brownies and she’s also inspired me to cook up some flapjacks this weekend for sure. I might even, if I’m feeling brave give those edible white chocolate candles a go!

Thank you so much for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review in Itunes and I will see you next time!

Margie

Instagram: @madebymargie
website: www.desertislanddishespodcast.com

Aug 25 2017

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Rank #12: Simon Rimmer: Restauranteur, Chef and Presenter

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My guest today is Simon Rimmer

Simon is probably best known as the co-presenter of Channel 4's Sunday Brunch.

Simon has presented a whole host of different TV programmes over the years, and he’s also written five very successful books and he regularly writes for food magazines.

He is a chef/owner of nine restaurants in the north west of England and one in Dubai. Many people may not know that Simon has a degree in fashion and textile design and actually used to be a textile designer and ceramic decorator.

*Desert Island Dish:

Glass of Billecart-Salmon Rose to start before moving on to Kingfisher lager

Indian banquet:

To start: tandoori fish, tandoori lamb chops, plain naan, samosas, onion bhajis,

Main course: chicken tikka masala, saag lamb, prawn madras, pilau rice, poppadoms,

Pudding: Ras Malai

Luxury item: limitless supply of books*

Don’t forget to head to www.desertislanddishes.co for the recipe I’ve created inspired by Simon’s choice of Desert Island Dishes.
And you can find me on Instagram @madebymargie and twitter too but it’s a lot doing both isn’t it? So mainly instagam

I will see you next week, thanks for listening!

Feb 16 2018

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Rank #13: Donal Skehan: TV Chef and Food Writer

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My guest today is Donal Skehan.

Donal is blogger turned TV chef, cook book author and general star of the food scene.

He has written no less than 8 cookbooks, has nearly 250,000 followers on Instagram, 750,000 on his Youtube channel and has done countless TV shows. He is known for his simple no nonsense approach to home cooking and is adamant he is a cook rather than a chef.

Even with the release of his first cookbook way back when, he was dubbed Irelands answer to Jamie Oliver.

Head to the website www.desertislanddishes.co for more information about Jack's choices, and to find the recipe inspired by this week's episode.

Thank you so much for listening! Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and if you enjoyed listening please do leave a 5* review as it really does help people to find the podcast and get the word out there.

In the meantime, come and find me on instagram @margienomura and I will see you next time x

Sep 13 2018

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Rank #14: Jack Monroe: Cooking on a Bootstrap: Food Writer & Activist

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We are back from the Summer break and hitting the ground running with today's guest.

My guest today is Jack Monroe.

Jack made her name as a food blogger writing the recipes she created with the £10 a week she had to feed both her and her young son. The recipes Jack created were both cost effective and delicious and they provided such a crucial service to so many people. Jacks recipes are healthy, delicious and, importantly, varied.

Jack now has million of visitors to her blog, has written three best selling cook books is now a well respected journalist, campaigner and activist.

You can get Jack's book here: https://amzn.to/2PjcN2a

Head to the website www.desertislanddishes.co for more information about Jack's choices, and to find the recipe inspired by this week's episode.

Thank you so much for listening! Dont forget to subscribe to the podcast and if you enjoyed listening please do leave a 5* review as it really does help people to find the podcast and get the word out there.

In the meantime, come and find me on instagram @margienomura and I will see you next time x

Sep 06 2018

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Rank #15: Anna Jones: 3 x best selling author, chef & food stylist

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My guest today is Anna Jones

Anna is a cook, a food writer and a food stylist. She decided to quit her day job after reading an article about following your passion in the newspaper. Within weeks, she was signed up on Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen apprentice programme. She went on to be part of Jamie’s food team has cooked for royalty and politicians.

She has written not one, not two but three best selling books and has been hailed The Queen of Greens.

Her food has been described as “ cosmopolitan, strengthening the passion for international cuisine but with a twist as all her recipes are exclusively vegetarian".

Anna is defintiely the woman of the moment, the cookery writer everyone is talking about and who I have been dying to meet and to get on the show. Anna was every bit as wonderful as I thought she would be and we sat in her lovely garden on a hot Summer's day talking all things desert island dishes and it was dreamy.

I also having stopped thinking about the pizza oven in her garden and now I know I NEED one!

Desert Island Dish: South Indian Thali with brown sugar meringies with cherries and whipped yoghurt

Cookbook to add to the Desert Island Dishes hall of Fame: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat, Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak, and The Kitchen Diaries by Nigel Slater

If you’re listening and you haven't yet left a review please do – it only takes a few seconds – and I know im always banging on about it but it genuinely is very much appreciated and I read them all.

Thank you so much for listening Don’t forget to go to the website www.desertislanddishes.co for the full list of episodes plus the recipes I’ve created inspired by each episode,

Come and say on Instagram @madebymargie and other than that,

Thanks so much for listening!

Jul 06 2018

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Rank #16: Lily Simpson: Founder of The Detox Kitchen

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This weeks castaway is Lily Simpson.

Lily is the founder of The Detox Kitchen – which is a series of delicious deli’s and food deliveries. I was going to say that it’s a favourite with A listers, but it’s a favourite of anyone lucky enough to have eaten there! The food is really creative, and delicious and just great.

Lily has written one best selling book – and another one is on the way next year which I know is going to be brilliant. Lily has basically built a food empire – and she’s done it on her own, off her own back and she’s just a bit of a superstar.

Simply put, Lily is an inspiration and she also happens to be one of the world’s loveliest people.

Now if Lily doesn’t inspire you to cracking on that thing you’ve always wanted to do – I don’t know what will! I’ve had a very productive week since seeing Lily – long may it continue! Lily kindly gave me lunch at the detox kitchen after our chat and it was so delicious – I can highly recommend. Just ask for one of everything.

I love the sound of her final meal of a smorgasbord of pasta – that is right up my street! I will most definitely be joining her for that. The creamy mushroom pasta sounds heavenly and just what this time of year calls for.

Lily recommends some brilliant restaurants: Nopi, Lima and Hoppers. All of which I can vouch for - they are great.

Desert Island Dish: An assortment of pasta: creamy mushroom and a freash pea and mint option.

Thank you for listening and see you next week. In the meantime you can find me on the internet @madebymargie on Instagram or madebymargie.co.uk for lots of recipe ideas.

Bye!

Oct 13 2017

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Rank #17: Prue Leith: Judge on Great British Bake Off, Cookery Writer, Novelist and Founder of Leith's

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My guest today is Prue Leith.

Prue is a restaurateur, a writer of both novels and cookbooks, a business woman, a TV presenter and of course judge on the Great British Bake Off.

A champion of food and a passionate charity supporter - there was many great quotes from Prue on the record – whole articles dedicated to Prue quotes but one that stuck out for me was on food trends in the Telegraph where she was quoted as having said:

“I don’t give a toss for drizzles and fizzles, that’s not food. I like real food.”

Now if you watched last weeks episode of Bake Off – you will have heard Prue say she never wanted to taste chocolate again. In light of that I took the somewhat bold step of baking her some brownies. I was expecting her just to put them in her bag but she ate them in front of me and I instantly got really quite panicky and nervous – but I pleased to report that she’s very polite and said they were really good. There may even have been two really’s…but hey who’s counting!

If you’re listening and have been enjoying desert island dishes – please do take 30 seconds just to leave a 5* rating and a little review as it really makes the world of difference and helps other people to find the podcast which is always exciting!

Come and find me on Instagram @margienomura where you can probably find me cooking something for a fridge forage or a quick one pot wonder.

I’m working hard on my website at the moment and I’m excited to show you but in the meantime thee are lots of easy, delicious recipe ideas on there including the recipe that was inspired by Prue. The website is www.desertislanddishes.co

Thank you for listening! x

Sep 27 2018

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Rank #18: Dr Rupy Aujila: Medical Doctor and founder of The Doctors Kitchen

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My guest today is Dr Rupy Aujila

You may know him as the Doctors Kitchen, he is a medical doctor working as a GP in the NHS.

In 2011 he helped himself overcome a pretty serious medial condition by overhauling his lifestyle and the food he ate. This was a lightbulb moment as he realised that a lot of patients would benefit from a holistic approach to both the body and the mind.

The Doctors Kitchen has gone from strength to strength with best selling cookbooks and hes also created the UK first Culinary Mecicine course. Through which he now trains other medics on the foundations of nutrition and how to cook.

Thank you to Sweaty Betty for sponsoring this episode - there is a very generous 20% for you to use online using the code “Desertislanddishes” – that’s all one word.

Thank you for listening. Don’t forget you can find me on instagram, www.instagram.com/margienomura. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! And your good deed for the week could be recommending Desert Island Dishes to your friends and colleagues. I love bringing it to you every week and your reviews really do make the world of difference.

Bye!

May 09 2019

45mins

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Rank #19: Chetna Makan: Baker, Cookbook Author and star of GBBO

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My guest today is Chetna Makan.

You may remember Chetna from The Great British Bake Off Season 5 where she made it through to the semi-finals and really stood out for her exciting use of flavour, creativity with her dishes and the fact that many of these dishes were completely new to her.

She has gone on to write three cookbooks all showcasing the food of India in different and exciting ways. She has her own successful Youtube Channel “Food with Chetna” where she shares her love of cooking all inspired by Indian cuisine.

Of Indian food Chetna says:

Many people still think of Indian food as unhealthy takeaways or elaborate tedious recipes to prepare. I want to show that everyday Indian food, as I cook in my own kitchen, can be extremely delicious while being easy to prepare and healthy”.

Hope you’re all well and that you’ve had a lovely week. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! It makes such a difference and I really love reading your reviews!

This was the first episode we have recorded at my house and Chetna came over armed with Portuguese custard tarts which are the way to my heart – and we drank tea from teacups. All this to say this it was very sophisticated. We nibbled on brownies and custard tarts as we chatted with the Spring sunshine pouring through the window. (I think it’s always nice to set the scene a little isn’t it??)

Thank you so much for listening – don’t forget you can visit the website (https://www.desertislanddishes.co) for all the recipes and lots of kitchen tips and tricks and you can find me on Instagram @margienomura

Feb 21 2019

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Rank #20: Annabel Karmel: Best Selling Children's Food Author & Entrepreneur

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My guest today is Annabel Karmel,

Annabel is the best-selling children's food author and television personality

She has written a whopping 41 books which have sold millions of copies worldwide. She has also created supermarket food ranges, weaning equipment and smartphone apps. With her app being the number 1 food app in Britain.

Annabel was awarded an MBE in June 2006 in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her work in the field of child nutrition.

She has been described as the undisputed category queen in baby food and It’s not for nothing that Annabel is known as the Princess of the Purees.

Jun 29 2018

37mins

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Alison Roman: Cookbook Author and New York Times Columnist

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My guest today is Alison Roman

Alison is a cook, writer and author. Her first book - Dining In – a best selling cookbook of recipes she calls “highly cookable”. Now there’s a much anticipated second cookbook: called Nothing Fancy.

Alison is a contributor to Bon Appetit magazine and has a regular column in the New York Times.

Described as the New York Nigella, with well over 200,000 followers on instagram. She has the ability to make recipes go viral – you may well have heard of her salted chocolate-chunk shortbread cookies – known simply on the internet as “the cookies”.

Find Alison on Instagram @alisoneroman and you can find me @margienomura.

Thank you so much for listening, if you enjoyed today's episode don't forget to rate, review and subscribe.

Oct 28 2019

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Nadiya Hussain: Winner of GBBO 2015, cookbook author and television presenter

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we are back! And my guest today is Nadiya Hussain.

Nadiya won the Great British Bake Off in 2015 and won not only the competition but our hearts in the process, securing her the position of National Treasure.

She has gone on to write a whole host of cookbooks both for adults and children, she’s turned her hand to writing novels and has presented multiple series for the BBC.

She says:

I don’t know if I can still call myself a stay at home mum anymore but it feels like I am still one but with the added bonus of doing the most amazing job. I don’t have a title but when anyone asks my kids ‘what does mummy do?’ they always respond with ‘she lives her dreams’. So I suppose that is exactly what I’m doing.

So there we are. Feels so lovely to be back. Thank you for listening
don’t forget to tell all your friends about the podcast – the more the merrier! And I will see you next week for more desert island dishes.

Oct 24 2019

41mins

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Jacqueline Gold: Entrepreneur and CEO of Ann Summers

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My guest today is Jacqueline Gold

Jacqueline is one of the UK’s most successful business women as CEO of Anne Summers.

Starting at the company at the age of just 19 on an internship she spotted a gap in the market and worked to reinvent the brand and turn Ann Summers into the business it is today. Ann Summers now has 125 stores and over 4000 parties held each week along with a multi million pound turnover.

She’s a strong advocate of female empowerment, has set up the WOW incentive on twitter and was awarded a CBE in 2016.

Thank you to Penguin Random House for sponsoring this episode and I'm excited to get stuck in to Green by Elly Pear. The link to which is just below:

https://amzn.to/2M2p4aY

Thank you for listening. Don’t forget you can find me on instagram, www.instagram.com/margienomura. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! And your good deed for the week could be recommending Desert Island Dishes to your friends and colleagues. I love bringing it to you every week and your reviews really do make the world of difference.

Thank you!

May 30 2019

43mins

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Marcus Wareing: Michelin Starred Chef and Restaurateur

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My guest today is Marcus Wareing

Marcus is one of the most respected and acclaimed chefs working in Britain today. His contribution to British food and his passion for nurturing the next generation of cookery talent has earned him both respect and accolades.

His career began at the age of 18 and he now has a restaurant empire to his name, 2 Michelin stars, seven cookbooks and a successful television career with his role of judge on Masterchef the Professionals.

When asked to describe his style of cooking, Marcus has said, it’s…
'not British cuisine, not French cuisine – it’s Marcus cuisine.'

Thank you to Penguin Random House for sponsoring this episode and I'm excited to get stuck in to Green by Elly Pear. The link to which is just below:

https://amzn.to/2M2p4aY

Thank you for listening. Don’t forget you can find me on instagram, www.instagram.com/margienomura. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! And your good deed for the week could be recommending Desert Island Dishes to your friends and colleagues. I love bringing it to you every week and your reviews really do make the world of difference.

Thank you!

May 23 2019

47mins

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Alice Liveing: Personal Trainer and best selling author

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My guest today is Alice Liveing

Alice started her career on the stage as a dancer, singer and actress touring the country in the musical Annie.

She is now a 3 x best selling author, she’s a personal trainer, and Women’s Health columnist, a magazine for which she has graced the cover twice and is also behind their number one app.

Alice is on a mission is to change the way women feel about exercise and it’s a mission that has earnt her well over 630,000 followers on Instagram.

She’s launched a range of active wear with Primark. And amidst all this she still continues to work on a 1:1 basis with her personal training clients.

Alice has been described as being pint sized but powerful, which I love!

Thank you to Sweaty Betty for sponsoring this episode - there is a very generous 20% for you to use online using the code “Desertislanddishes” – that’s all one word.

Thank you for listening. Don’t forget you can find me on instagram, www.instagram.com/margienomura. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! And your good deed for the week could be recommending Desert Island Dishes to your friends and colleagues. I love bringing it to you every week and your reviews really do make the world of difference.

Bye!

May 16 2019

41mins

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Dr Rupy Aujila: Medical Doctor and founder of The Doctors Kitchen

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My guest today is Dr Rupy Aujila

You may know him as the Doctors Kitchen, he is a medical doctor working as a GP in the NHS.

In 2011 he helped himself overcome a pretty serious medial condition by overhauling his lifestyle and the food he ate. This was a lightbulb moment as he realised that a lot of patients would benefit from a holistic approach to both the body and the mind.

The Doctors Kitchen has gone from strength to strength with best selling cookbooks and hes also created the UK first Culinary Mecicine course. Through which he now trains other medics on the foundations of nutrition and how to cook.

Thank you to Sweaty Betty for sponsoring this episode - there is a very generous 20% for you to use online using the code “Desertislanddishes” – that’s all one word.

Thank you for listening. Don’t forget you can find me on instagram, www.instagram.com/margienomura. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! And your good deed for the week could be recommending Desert Island Dishes to your friends and colleagues. I love bringing it to you every week and your reviews really do make the world of difference.

Bye!

May 09 2019

45mins

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Roz Purcell: Best selling cookery writer, presenter, model and former Miss Universe Ireland

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My guest today is Rozanna Purcell

Roz is a best selling cookery author, presenter and entrepreneur.

She grew up on a farm in Tipperary and has travelled the world as a model and as a beauty queen winning Miss Universe Ireland in 2010.

Having developed an unhealthy relationship with food during her modelling years - her blog Natural Born Feeder and her subsequent cookbooks were born out of a change in her lifestyle and falling back in love with cooking.

She now does triathlons, iron women competitions, organises group hikes and is a regular face on Irish TV.

Don’t forget that you can rate review and subscribe to the podcast on itunes and it really does make such a difference, it boost sthe show in the charts and helps others to find it which is great and means I can keep bringing it to you each week.

If you don’t already, come and follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/margienomura and you can sign up for the newsletter and find a whole host of different recipes at www.desertislanddishes.co

Thank you very much to Sweaty Betty for sponsoring this episode of Desert Island Dishes.

And I will see you next week. Thank you so much for listening!

May 02 2019

38mins

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Adam Byatt: Chef and Restaurateur

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My guest today is Adam Byatt.

Adam is a chef, restaurateur, food writer, TV presenter, judge and mentor.

He has been described as one of London’s most exciting chef-restaurateurs. He owned his first restaurant at the tender age of 26 and now has 3 award winning restaurants in London’s Clapham including a coveted Michelin star.

When asked about his motto for life he said it’s got to be “ the harder you work, the luckier you get”.

Thank you to S. Pellegrino for sponsoring this episode of Desert island Dishes.

If you or anyone you know wants to get the chance to cook for some of the world’s most acclaimed chefs, head to www.sanpellegrinoyoungchef.com/en/application

Don’t forget that you can rate review and subscribe to the podcast on itunes and it really does make such a difference, it boost sthe show in the charts and helps others to find it which is great and means I can keep bringing it to you each week.

If you don’t already, come and follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/margienomura and you can sign up for the newsletter and find a whole host of different recipes at www.desertislanddishes.co

And I will see you next week. Thank you so much for listening!

Apr 25 2019

36mins

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Monica Galetti: Chef, Restaurateur and TV Presenter

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My guest today is Monica Galetti.

Monica is a chef, a restaurant owner, Masterchef The Professionals Judge, and TV presenter for which she travels the world along with food critic Giles Coren for the program Amazing Hotels.

She has recently opened her first restaurant Mere with her husband David. Before that she was senior sous chef at two Michelin starred restaurant Le Gavroche with Michel Roux Jr. Importantly she was the first woman to hold such a senior position at the restaurant.

Thank you to S. Pellegrino for sponsoring this episode of Desert island Dishes.

If you or anyone you know wants to get the chance to cook for some of the world’s most acclaimed chefs, head to www.sanpellegrinoyoungchef.com/en/application

Don’t forget that you can rate review and subscribe to the podcast on itunes and it really does make such a difference, it boost sthe show in the charts and helps others to find it which is great and means I can keep bringing it to you each week.

If you don’t already, come and follow me on Instagram www.instagram.com/margienomura and you can sign up for the newsletter and find a whole host of different recipes at www.desertislanddishes.co

And I will see you next week. Thank you so much for listening!

Apr 18 2019

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Stanley Tucci: Actor, Director, Writer & Producer

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My guest today is Stanley Tucci.

Stanley is a multi award winning actor, director, writer and producer.

You may know him from films such as Big Night, Julie and Julia, Lucky Number Slevin, Conspiracy, Devil Wears Prada, The Lovely Bones or The Hunger Games to really just name a few.

His other great love in life is food and it has even been said of Stanley that he is a food connoisseur who also happens to act and direct.

Whilst reminiscing on his childhood, he has said:

“Food has become a kind of obsession with me, but it is more than that: it is another limb or organ, it is part of who I am.”

Thank you so much for the amazing reviews you’ve been leaving on Itunes recently – they really do make my day and give the show a little boost and help others to find out about the show! If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment!

So there we have it – another delicious day of Desert Island Dishes! Don’t forget you can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/margienomura) and you can sign up for the newsletter at (https://www.desertislanddishes.co)

Thank you for listening and I will see you next week!

Apr 04 2019

42mins

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Chris Smalling: Manchester United and England Footballer

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My guest today is Chris Smalling.

Chris is a Manchester United and England International footballer. He’s been playing professional football for the last 8 years having played more than 300 games for Man United. He talks to me about turning his dream to become a footballer into reality and what it’s like to represent your country on the pitch.

In January 2018 Chris made the decision to turn vegan for a number of different reasons which we discuss. He is a pioneer of plant based eating in sport and is part of a growing list of vegan sports stars – including formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton, boxing champion David Haye and tennis star Venus Williams.

I cant quite believe it but Chris is the first professional sportsman we’ve had on Desert Island Dishes and although it may come as a bit of a surprise to a lot of you - I am a big football fan, I love watching it and my husband is a huge Manchester united fan so we made a day trip of it and went to the Man U training ground to meet with Chris.

I hope you enjoy!

Thank you so much for the amazing reviews you’ve been leaving on Itunes recently – they really do make my day and give the show a little boost and help others to find out about the show! If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment!

So there we have it – another delicious day of Desert Island Dishes! Don’t forget you can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/margienomura) and you can sign up for the newsletter at (https://www.desertislanddishes.co)

And I will see you next week!

Mar 28 2019

37mins

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Isaac Carew: Chef and Model

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My guest today is Isaac Carew

Isaac is a chef, Instagram sensation and has also been working as a model for the last decade modelling for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands. He’s been described a chef-turned-model-turned-chef again

He trained at culinary school for two years and received his big break in 2007 cooking alongside Angela Hartnett at The Connaught before being scouted as a model at the age of 22.

He is one half of an impossibly cool and glamarous duo – with his girlfriend being the music superstar Dua Lipa. In 2018, Evening Standard named him as one of London's most influential people in the Tastemakers: Eat and Drink category.

Hope you’re all well and that you’ve had a lovely week. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating for desert island dishes and you’ve been enjoying listening – then consider it your good deed of the day – I read all of them and it genuinely does make a big difference, so thank you.

My first newsletter went out last week – and now I hope its going to be a weekly occurrence – there will be an exclusive recipe in there each week plus little bits and bobs that I think you might be interested in – from what’s in season and what you can cook with it, homewares worth lusting after, podcasts, books and everything in between. If you fancy signing up, go to (https://www.desertislanddishes.co) and you can sign up there. The more the merrier and it just feels a bit more intimate and fun than social media does, so I’m glad I’m finally doing it.

Don’t forget you can find me on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/margienomura/)

Thank you so much for listening! I will see you next week!

Mar 21 2019

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Jason Atherton: Michelin starred chef and restaurateur

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My guest today is Jason Atherton

Jason started cooking at a very young age in the seaside hotel run by his family. At 16 he ran away to London and got a job at a Michelin-starred restaurant -- all while living in a youth hostel.

After years of working under esteemed chefs such as Pierre Koffmann, Nico Ladenis, Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay, he began building his own global restaurant empire just seven years ago. First in London with the award winning Pollen Street Social and now in Hong Kong, Shanghai, The Phillippines, Dubai, Sydney and New York. He has 17 restaurants so far and counting.

He has been described as a world class culinary alchemist and Marco Pierre Whie is on the record having said of Jason:

“Jason is a realist not a fantasist. He has turned his dreams into reality”

Hope you’re all well and that you’ve had a lovely week. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! And your good deed for the week could be recommending Desert Island Dishes to your friends and colleagues. I love bringing it to you every week and your reviews really do make the world of difference.

Having talked about it for a while now I have been beavering away on my newsletter you won't want to miss it – so do head to (https://www.desertislanddishes.co) and you can sign up - come and join the gang and I promise to try and make something that you actually look forwards to getting in your inbox - however sporadically…

So there we have it – another delicious day of Desert Island Dishes! Don’t forget you can find me on instagram @margienomura

Thank you so much for listening!

Mar 14 2019

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Joe Wicks: The Body Coach, personal trainer and fitness guru

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My guest today is Joe Wicks.

Otherwise known as The Body Coach - Joe has taken the fitness world by storm in just 5 years he has gone from personal trainer doing bootcamps in the park that sometimes people wouldn’t show up for – to a bonafide fitness guru with his own empire.

He has written 7 cookbooks and is a multi million best selling author having sold 3 million copies to date. His first book was the second best selling cookbook on record and he’s even been named the second most influential person in food in the UK.

He boasts millions of followers across social media and has had the kind of success most people only dream of but through it all he says his mission has remained the same from day one and that’s "to get the world off diets, become more active and to eat proper food”

Joe has recently become an investor in the meal delivery company (https://www.gousto.co.uk) which is another really exciting step in his career. He walked away from a huge deal with a supermarket in order to work with Gousto and we find out why that was such an important thing for him to do both personally and for his business.

If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating for Desert Island Dishes - now is your moment! It really does only take a few seconds to do and makes such a differecne and helps other people to find out about the podcast which is amazing and I also really love reading your reviews!

Thank you so much for listening – don’t forget you can visit the website www.desertislanddishes.co for all the recipes and lots of kitchen tips and tricks
and you can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/margienomura/)

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Feb 28 2019

48mins

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Chetna Makan: Baker, Cookbook Author and star of GBBO

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My guest today is Chetna Makan.

You may remember Chetna from The Great British Bake Off Season 5 where she made it through to the semi-finals and really stood out for her exciting use of flavour, creativity with her dishes and the fact that many of these dishes were completely new to her.

She has gone on to write three cookbooks all showcasing the food of India in different and exciting ways. She has her own successful Youtube Channel “Food with Chetna” where she shares her love of cooking all inspired by Indian cuisine.

Of Indian food Chetna says:

Many people still think of Indian food as unhealthy takeaways or elaborate tedious recipes to prepare. I want to show that everyday Indian food, as I cook in my own kitchen, can be extremely delicious while being easy to prepare and healthy”.

Hope you’re all well and that you’ve had a lovely week. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! It makes such a difference and I really love reading your reviews!

This was the first episode we have recorded at my house and Chetna came over armed with Portuguese custard tarts which are the way to my heart – and we drank tea from teacups. All this to say this it was very sophisticated. We nibbled on brownies and custard tarts as we chatted with the Spring sunshine pouring through the window. (I think it’s always nice to set the scene a little isn’t it??)

Thank you so much for listening – don’t forget you can visit the website (https://www.desertislanddishes.co) for all the recipes and lots of kitchen tips and tricks and you can find me on Instagram @margienomura

Feb 21 2019

41mins

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Clodagh McKenna: TV chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and a broadcaster

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My guest today is Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh is a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and a broadcaster.

Originally from Ireland, she’s been cooking professionally for 20 years. She is the author of 7 cookbooks – her latest one Clodagh’s Suppers came out at the start of this year and is really brilliant.

In Spring 2018 she became the weekly food columnist for the Evening Standard and she has regular slots on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch in the UK, The Today Show and the Rachael Ray show in America plus several more in Canada.

Her most recent TV show, Clodagh's Irish Food Trails gained more than 15 million viewers on PBS in America and has really helped to establish her in America.

I only recently met Clodagh after following her career from afar when I got to go to the most delicious dinner party at her house. She really is the hostess with the mostess – there was dancing between each course and the most delicious food. As it’s Valentines day today – whether you are celebrating that – or galentines - or palentines day – Clodagh has got a delicious menu suggestion for what you should make if you’ve got someone in your life you would like to impress!

Find Clodagh's latest book here: (https://amzn.to/2DEp21H)

If you’re listening and you haven’t yet left a review – please do as it really does give the show a little boost. And you will make my day. Thank you!

Thank you so much for listening – don’t forget you can visit the website www.desertislanddishes.co for all the recipes and lots of kitchen tips and tricks and you can find me on Instagram (https://instagram.com/margienomura)

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Feb 14 2019

52mins

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Madeleine Shaw: Best selling cookery writer, nutritional therapist and leading wellness blogger

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My guest today is Madeleine Shaw.

Madeleine is a bestselling cookery writer, a nutritional therapist and leading wellness blogger.

She was really at the forefront of blogging when it all took off and has been a pioneer in the world of wellness.

She’s written 3 best selling cookbooks, launched an app, amassed a huge following online, trained as a yoga teacher – had a baby and has just released The Good Gut Guide.

It’s not for nothing she’s regularly called a guru.

I was so happy to not only get Madeleine on the podcast but also to have her as the guest on our first live recording of Desert Island Dishes. It was so much fun. I was really nervous which I think you may be able to hear in my voice at the beginning but we had so many people there and everyone was so lovely and they all seemed to enjoy it so that made it even better and so now we can get planning some more. If you might be interested then go to the website desertislanddishes.co and sign up for the newsletter which at the moment is very sporadic but it will be the first place we announce more live events.

So we recorded the podcast in the same manner – it’s the same other than the fact its been recorded in front of an audience and I’ve left in a bit of the intro so you can get a feel for what it was like.

Madeleine was absolutely lovely and a true professional – so hope you enjoy! And thank you for listening.

If you’re listening and you haven’t yet left a 5* review – now’s your chance! It really is quick to do I promise and really makes such a big difference and means I can keep making the podcast each week.

You can find me on instagram - (https://www.instagram/margienomura) and you can visit the
website (https://www.desertislanddishes.co) for the full list of episodes , lots of recipe ideas including the one inspired by Maddie.

See you next time!

Bye

Feb 07 2019

40mins

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Georgina Hayden: Food stylist, Delicious Magazine Columnist and Best selling cookbook author

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My guest today is Georgina Hayden.

Georgie, otherwise known as "Georgie Pudding n Pie" to her hoardes of loyal followers and fans on Instagram.

She is a hugely successful cook, Food writer and stylist from North London.

Growing up above her grandparents’ Greek Cypriot taverna in Tufnell Park, Georgie developed a passion for cooking. She studied Fine Art at university, but after graduating – she landed a job as a food writer and stylist on Delicious magazine.

She went on to join Jamie Oliver’s food team where she worked for nearly 12 years. She writes, develops and styles for magazine features, books, television projects and campaigns.

She published her first cookbook Stirring Slowly a few years ago and we are now only a mere few months away from the publication of her new book - Taverna.

Preorder Georgie’s new book here: (https://amzn.to/2DJFAq4)
Get your hands on Stirring Slow here: (https://amzn.to/2DIGuTE)

Thank you for all the lovely reviews you’ve been leaving – genuinely I read all of them – cool person that I am – and they really do brighten my day. It’s very quick and easy to do – and it helps others to find the podcast which is brilliant veauce obviously I want to be able to carry on bringing the show to you each week. So if you are enjoying listening – and you felt like doing your good deed of the day – well that would be fab.

As Georgie mentions – we did actually record this episode about a year and a half ago – she was one of my first ever guests but we never put it out and I was so happy to be able to re-record and have a bit of a catch up with the lovely Georgie and so many exciting things have happened since then.

So grab a cup of tea and maybe a biscuit and settle in for today’s episode.

If you’re listening and you haven’t yet left a review – now’s your chance! It really is quick to do I promise.
Thanks so much for listening!

You can find me on instagram - (https://instagram.com/margienomura) and you can visit the
website (https://www.desertislanddishes.co) for the full list of episodes , lots of recipe ideas and kitchen tips and tricks

See you next time!

Bye

Jan 31 2019

52mins

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Ainsley Harriott: Chef and TV Presenter

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My guest today is Ainsley Harriott.

Ainsley is a chef, a TV presenter, a business man and cookbook author. He has sold more than 2 million cookbooks worldwide and he now has his own range of supermarket foods, including couscous, risotto, soups and cereal bars.

He won the heart of the nation during his time presenting Ready Steady Cook and became one of the most recognised TV personalities – he is back on our screens with a new series called Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen – Sunday’s on ITV at 11.30am if you fancy tuning in.

Such is Ainley’s popularity that back in 2015 there was a petition to get him on the new £20 note and it gained more than 25,000 signatures.

Hope you enjoy today’s episode!

The link to get tickets to the live event next weekend where I will be interviewing Madeleine Shaw is here:

(https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/desert-island-dishes-live-with-margie-nomura-and-madeleine-shaw-tickets-54533277501?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

Thank you to Robert Welch for sponsoring this episode of Desert Island Dishes. Don’t forget to use the discount code DISHES10 – to get an extra 10% off the Camden Cookware Range on robertwelch.com.

If you’re listening and you haven’t yet left a review – now’s your chance! It really is quick to do. And it really helps other people to find out about the podcast which is also great – and I read all of them and they really do brighten up my day – so it could be your good deed of the day!

Thanks so much for listening!

You can find me on instagram - @margienomura and you can visit the
website www.desertislanddishes.co for lots of recipes and kitchen tips and tricks.

You can find Ainsley @ainsleyfoods

See you next time!

Bye

Jan 24 2019

47mins

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Tom Kerridge: 3 Star Michelin Chef & Best selling author

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My guest today is Tom Kerridge.

Tom is a 3 star Michelin chef – his pub the Hand and Flowers in Marlow was the first pub to be awarded 2 Michelin stars.

He’s been in the business for 27 years and my goodness has he done a lot of things. His second pub in Marlow, The Coach also has a Michelin star - he has a butchers / pub and last year he opened his first London restaurant – Kerridge’s Bar and Grill at the Corinthia Hotel London.

As if this wasn’t enough, Tom has written best selling cookbooks, appeared on and hosted many TV shows, he started a food festival and has a catering business.

The cherry on the top is that The Sun describes him as “The culinary master”, Metro has said he is a “national treasure” and GQ says he is a “human sunbeam”.

You can find Tom’s book here: (https://amzn.to/2RMGtWQ)

Thank you to Robert Welch for sponsoring today’s episode. Don’t forget to use the code DISHES10 at checkout on (www.robertwelch.com) for an extra 10% off their sale of Campden Cookware.

Also if you would like to come along to Desert Island Dishes live – I will be interviewing Madeleine Shaw on the 2nd February at Mortimer House, London and I would so love to see you there! You can get brunch too – yay! Here is the link for tickets:

(https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/desert-island-dishes-live-with-margie-nomura-and-madeleine-shaw-tickets-54533277501?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

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Thanks so much for listening!

You can find me on instagram - @margienomura (https://www.instagram.com/margienomura) and you can visit the
website (www.desertislanddishes.co) for the full list of episodes , lots of recipe ideas and kitchen tips and tricks

See you next time!

Bye

Jan 17 2019

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So lovely to hear from such a diverse range of guests

By Clueless with tech - Mar 28 2019
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I love hearing from people who had such different experiences of food and life in childhood and how their perception of food has changed through life. Nice to know not everyone who ends up as a true foodie grew up with a mum that loved cooking everything from scratch on the family aga!

Delightful and Informative

By TrixieandSherman - Dec 02 2018
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Margie is a knowledgeable and delightful interviewer. Her podcast is a wonderful mix of food facts and personal profiles. I look forward to new episodes every week. Keep up the good work!