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Desert Island Dishes

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Dolly Alderton, Journalist, Writer & Host of The High Low Podcast

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Sep 2017

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Ben Ebbrell: Co founder and Head Chef at SORTED food

My guest today is Ben EbbrellBen 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.cox See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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Tess Ward, Chef and Model

Margie’s castaway this week is Tess Ward. Tess is a Cordon Bleu trained chef, food writer and modelTess 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 @ madebymargieThank you! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


6 Oct 2017

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Stanley Tucci: Actor, Director, Writer & Producer

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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Jasmine Hemsley: Author, Cook & TV presenter

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 bookso I am reading the book!Desert Island Dish:Filipino feast cooked by her mumLuxury item: a Swiss Army knife…and a silk pillowThank 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.ukSee you next time for more Desert Island DishesMargie x See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Nov 2017

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Tessa Cook: Co founder of Olio: The Food Sharing App

My guest today is Tessa CookTessa 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 trimmingsHomemade Christmas pudding with brandy butter, golden syrup and then white sauce (!)Luxury item: Collection of EncyclopediasHave 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Dec 2017

Rank #6

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Alison Roman: Cookbook Author and New York Times Columnist

My guest today is Alison RomanAlison 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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

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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


29 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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Magnus Nilsson: Two Michelin starred Head Chef of Faviken

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/2RetSryTime 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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Rachel Khoo: TV chef and cookbook author

My guest today is Rachel KhooRachel 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


27 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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Jacqueline Gold: Entrepreneur and CEO of Ann Summers

My guest today is Jacqueline GoldJacqueline 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/2M2p4aYThank 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 May 2019

Rank #12

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Tommy Clarke: Aerial Photographer

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


22 Dec 2017

Rank #13

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Frances Quinn, Winner of Great British Bake Off

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: @madebymargiewebsite: www.desertislanddishespodcast.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 Aug 2017

Rank #14

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Simon Rimmer: Restauranteur, Chef and Presenter

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 lagerIndian 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 MalaiLuxury 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Feb 2018

Rank #15

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Donal Skehan: TV Chef and Food Writer

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


13 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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Jack Monroe: Cooking on a Bootstrap: Food Writer & Activist

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/2PjcN2aHead 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


6 Sep 2018

Rank #17

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

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 SlaterIf 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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


6 Jul 2018

Rank #18

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Lily Simpson: Founder of The Detox Kitchen

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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


13 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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

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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


27 Sep 2018

Rank #20