Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware

Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware

Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family and everything in between, direct from her very own dinner table. With a little bit of help from her chef extraordinaire mum Lennie, each week guests from the worlds of music, culture and politics drop by for a bite and a bit of a natter. Oversharing guaranteed. Produced by Alice Williams Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


September 19, 2023 52 mins

Padam! For the final instalment of our Second Helpings series, we’re taking it back to 2020 when the ultimate pop princess and style icon Kylie Minogue popped round to Clapham, followed by paparazzi on a hump day. 

Kylie was the first concert I ever went to and we named our guinea pigs after her (and Jason) so who can blame me for the fangirl situation! Kylie tells us all about her upbringing in Australia and her journey to fam...

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We’re 4 weeks into our Second Helpings season and this week we’re looking back at our evening with the wonderful Mr Michael McIntyre - we knew we’d love him but now we are absolutely HOOKED! Michael finally broke my fear of watching comedy with this front row seat to his hilarity and three hours of laughing 'til we cried! From the moment Michael walked in (thermometer in hand) we did not stop laughing. Michael taught us about olive...

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September 5, 2023 38 mins
We’re bringing back the ultimate guest for our Second Helpings series, the one and only Alan Carr. We knew we were in for a treat but this might have been our funniest guest yet?! From the moment he walked in discussing his farm animals' sexual exploits to his eventual 'Come Dine with Me' scoring of 1/10 for us - my GOD we laughed. And drunk. This was such a pleasure to listen back to and I hope you enjoy it too!

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August 29, 2023 47 mins
It’s week 2 of our summer Second Helpings series, and this week we take a look back at when the ultimate kitchen goddess joined us… Nigella Lawson. She had been top of our list since day one, and finally in season 4 we got her! We talk midnight snacks, her being a fussy eater as a child (there’s hope for all our children), eating rice pudding for breakfast… and she even changed my views on Vegemite, Nigella 4 President!! Table Mann...

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August 22, 2023 42 mins
For the first of our Second Helpings episodes we take a trip down memory lane with the wonderful Sam Smith. We recorded this episode with Sam in 2017 and it was the very first Table Manners to exist! Over mum's turkey meatballs we talked about Sam's childhood food experiences, living without booze and what they would choose for their last supper. And they did a very scary impression of a movie icon too…! Sam we love you, come and ...

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Surprise!! A little added bonus before we take a break for the summer! 

You all know Mum & I LOVE football, and the World Cup is on right now, so this was mega. Our first footballers on Table Manners!! 

This special episode in partnership with The National Lottery is in support of Good Causes and specifically women’s football. 

We chat to two Lionesses (or goddesses as mum calls them) , England legend Ellen White MB...

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July 25, 2023 62 mins
It’s our final episode of this series, and we’ve decided to finish it off by inviting the leader of the opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, to mum's for dinner. The leader of the Labour Party told us all about his love of experimental cooking, his mum's jam sandwiches, eating fish & chips on the road, the controversy over his Desert Island Discs song choices and the tradition of Friday night shabbat with his family. Thank you Sir Kei...

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July 18, 2023 65 mins

It was an absolute joy to cook elevenses for the one and only Andrew Ridgeley last week. Never before has a guest been more thorough and specific when we asked about their last supper. Arriving by bus, he told us all about the wonderful Wham! documentary, about his time in the band, his perfectionism when cooking, his epic 10-day bike ride across the UK and we discovered that not only are Club Tropicana drinks free…. they were also...

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July 11, 2023 53 mins
Our latest guest Raven Smith is a writer, columnist, best selling author, man about town and a meme king. This week he popped round for dinner, I barbecued some pink sea bream, we got a special ‘Hot Jessie’ pizza delivery from Dinner For One Hundred & we topped the whole evening off with an array of Gengelly's delicious desserts. Raven brought us a bottle of his very own Top Cuvee collab rosé, we swapped stories about drin...

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July 4, 2023 46 mins
A Table Manners EUPHORIA! The Queen of Eurovision has arrived in Clapham! She’s the only female (and only the second person ever) to have won Eurovision twice, the one and only Loreen joins us this week. Loreen told us all about her lifelong spirituality, the Moroccan meals her mother used to cook her when she was young, her huge sweet tooth, her unique dressing room rider, and the special meaning behind her latest Eurovision perfo...

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June 27, 2023 51 mins

This week we have a musician, singer, songwriter, composer, TV star and political campaigner - there is nothing he cannot do - it’s Jon Batiste! He’s won Grammys, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and even an Oscar, and now he’s popped round to mine for a Middle Eastern Mezze inspired brunch. A New Orleans native, music & food have always been a huge part of Jon’s life, and he told us all about his love of Red Beans & Rice, Po Boy S...

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June 20, 2023 45 mins

Actress extraordinaire, activist, podcaster, and all round general delight Jaime Winstone joins us this week on Table Manners. Usually I bump into Jaime in a festival field or in a club, so it’s a lovely change to have her round for a spot of lunch at mine! Despite being a massive foodie, Jaime admits she isn’t the best cook… but she told us all about her food adventures in Sicily, her total love of a farm shop and why bread sauce ...

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June 13, 2023 55 mins

This week we have popstar, TV coach, and 3 time karate champion, Anne-Marie joining us on Table Manners. Ahead of the release of her brand new album ‘Unhealthy’, Anne-Marie told us all about her dressing room rider at The Voice, the entire room at her house dedicated to her Lego collection, and a sorry story involving battery acid… just wait! It was an absolute pleasure to have you round Anne-Marie, promise next time we will have a...

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June 6, 2023 58 mins
Mum was over the moon this week to be joined by fellow Mancunian and music legend Noel Gallagher for a spot of brunch ahead of the release of his new album 'Council Skies'. Mum and Noel got on like a house on fire sharing all their tales from up north. Noel shared a few vital revelations; that he always drinks tea with goats milk, he’s only ever had one driving lesson, he didn’t try a boiled egg until he turned 30 (!!), and hi...

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May 30, 2023 51 mins

Ahead of the release of his epic new album 'Last Man Dancing’ this Friday, we have the one and only Jake Shears joining us for a spot of dinner. Mum served up a delicious healthy turbot and samphire for main with poached pears for pud. Jake was utterly charming, he told us all about the various places he lived while growing up, including the island his family moved to off the coast of Seattle where it's inhabited by foot long Banan...

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May 23, 2023 46 mins

As avid followers of her column, mum & I were very excited about this weeks guest, the wonderful Marina Hyde.

Marina talks to us about her upbringing and experience of boarding school, her love of schnitzel, deliberately not making friends with politicians, living in Notting Hill & her penchant for penny sweets.

What a glorious evening! Her hysterical book ‘What Just Happened? Dispatches from Turbulent Times’ is out now, go a...

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May 16, 2023 51 mins

Our cooking inspiration… Alison Roman on Table Manners this week! 

The two time bestselling author and New York Times cooking columnist talks to us about her journey on becoming the queen of home cooking! 

We talk about why she moved to New York, starting out as a pastry chef, eating artichokes in California, her mum's Garlic Butter, the reason she’ll never open a restaurant and why Balsamic is over…

She talks us through her...

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May 9, 2023 47 mins

Ahead of the release of her debut solo album 'The Love Invention' this Friday, we have the fabulous icon Alison Goldfrapp joining us for a spot of Ottolenghi inspired dinner. Alison told us all about her mum's home made liver & mash being a regular staple in their household while growing up, her years at a convent school where she found her musical talents, and she even sold us on her absolute favourite drink, Nettle tea! With ...

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May 2, 2023 57 mins

What’s better than one Minogue? TWO!! This week, we welcome the totally wonderful Ms Dannii Minogue on Table Manners. She came over laden with Italian deli gifts and we chatted over some griddled Salmon and panna cotta. Dannii talks to us about life on the Melbourne farm with sister Kylie, her time spent cleaning windows in London, how she is celebrating 20 years of her album ‘Neon Nights’ & she gives me ALL the tips on how to ...

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April 25, 2023 60 mins

This week actor, comedian, writer, director and all round brilliant person Ramy Youssef joins us on Table Manners.

I’m on the food, serving up butter sage fried eggs with pickled chillis and homemade sourdough (courtesy of my yoga teacher Helen Russell-Clarke) along with lapsang souchong plums, yoghurt and homemade granola. 

We talk about his upbringing in New Jersey, eating his parents delicious Egyptian food, how to make the p...

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