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.
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Table Manners with Jessie and Lenny Ware might seem like an old-fashioned premise for a podcast. Imagine a mother and her grown daughter spending time together preparing food, eating, and talking. But when the pair is a noted British pop singer and her unflappable mom, this turns into a compelling setup.
UK pop singer Jesse Ware released her first album, Devotion, in 2012 and has been making hits ever since. She has charted many times in Britain and across Europe. Jesse is a solo artist in the music business, but her show is a team effort. Every week she shares a meal with her favorite home cook, her mother, Lenny. Lenny shares super cooking knowledge and is a terrific example of an influencer mom. She relishes her part in the unexpurgated conversations with the younger generation. It's fun to listen when she manages to say something to surprise her daughter.
Each episode of the podcast features a visit by a notable guest. Visitors have included world-famous luminaries from a range of entertainment fields. These include Kiefer Sutherland, Jamie Oliver, and Sir Paul McCartney. Lively conversation ensues around tastes, food preparation, menus, and family traditions.
Table Manners with Jessie and Lenny Ware is a show for the food lover, not the food snob. Non-UK audiences will appreciate learning about the food culture of England. They also serve international fare on adventurous menus. The podcast will entertain anyone who appreciates a lively intergenerational chit-chat. Things can get naughty now and then when Mom says something shocking. But then, so does her daughter. New episodes drop on Tuesdays.