Table Manners with Jessie Ware

57 EpisodesProduced by Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware hosts a podcast about food, family, and the beautiful art of having a chat, 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. … read more

57 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

S6 Ep 12: Olly Alexander

July 10th, 2019


Following his triumph at Glastonbury, we’ve managed to bag Years & Years frontman, Olly Alexander for the season finale of Table Manners Series …

S6 Ep 11: Deborah Frances-White

July 3rd, 2019


The Guilty Feminist herself, Deborah Frances-White joins us round the dinner table for today’s episode. With over 65m podcast downloads under her …

S6 Ep 10: Neneh Cherry

June 26th, 2019


This week we have music, fashion and feminist icon, Neneh Cherry. 

What an honour to have Neneh over for lunch. We talk about the 80s, music, being a woman, love and partying on aeroplanes, Swedish living, vegetarian …

S6 Ep 9: Greg James and Bella Mackie

June 19th, 2019


We’ve got another first this week... our first couple on Table Manners & a total power duo - Greg James & Bella Mackie. With Prosecco at midday, we chat wedding food, stockpiling wine, compare hours of sleep and …

S6 Ep 8: Richard Curtis

June 12th, 2019


All in aid of Comic Relief, Table Manners is joined by the legendary comedy screenwriter and co-founder of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis. He’s written some of the greatest films & TV shows ever made; Notting Hill, …

S6 Ep 7: Hayley Squires

June 5th, 2019


This week's guest is a national treasure. Since watching her in 'I, Daniel Blake' I've been obsessed with BAFTA nominated actress, Hayley Squires, so was delighted to finally have her join us for dinner! A blow torch …

S6 Ep 6: Noomi Rapace

May 29th, 2019


Super star actress and all round amazing lady Noomi Rapace, tells us all about her upbringing on a Swedish farm, how she grew up on cornflakes & toast before moving to London and joining the foodie crew whilst …

S6 Ep 5: Róisín Murphy

May 22nd, 2019


I had every intention of dressing to seriously impress one of my musical and style icons however, when Róisín Murphy arrives an hour early, she gets …

S6 Ep 4: Raymond Blanc

May 15th, 2019


Salut! This week mum shows off her best French with chef extraordinaire, Raymond Blanc. As well as answering our demands of bringing pud, the …

S6 Ep 3: Carly Rae Jepsen

May 8th, 2019


Through some incredibly crossed wires, this Canadian superstar was granted Quiche for this week's Table Manners - the delightfully charming Carly Rae …

S6 Ep 2: Mark Ronson

May 1st, 2019


Mum’s famous chicken soup always comes out for the big dogs, so it was the obvious choice for this week’s guest, artist/producer/every award winning Mark Ronson.

Over a meal of matzoh balls & latkes, we compare Bar …

S6 Ep 1: Kiefer Sutherland

April 24th, 2019


…And we are BACK!! With a brand new baby in tow, we kick off Series 6 with a Hollywood icon; none other than Canadian actor, producer, director and …

NYC Season - Ep 6: Sara Bareilles

March 6th, 2019


It's about to hit the West End so what better way to celebrate than to chat to 7-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, the woman behind the original music and lyrics of Tony nominated musical, Waitress. 

We chat tour rider …

NYC Season - Ep 5: Tom Payne

February 27th, 2019


This week we meet The Walking Dead’s 'Jesus', British actor Tom Payne. We chat British vs American table manners, favourite restaurants in LA, home cooking and we practised our American accents whilst serving up the …

NYC Season - Ep 4: Ian Schrager

February 20th, 2019


This week, we have a New York Icon, someone who has many an incredible story to tell. Despite the fact that he didn’t eat ANYTHING and he thinks food can ruin a party (we totally disagree), the disco legend and hotelier …

NYC Season - Ep 3: Gregory Porter

February 13th, 2019


I like to describe this man’s voice as being like Christmas. This week’s guest is the super talented and equally delightful Gregory Porter. Making my …

NYC Season - Ep 2: Samin Nosrat

February 6th, 2019


Beyond excited that we managed to bag this week’s guest. I read her book the moment I got my hands on it and am addicted to her Netflix original series, 'Salt Fat Acid Heat'. Samin Nosrat loves food just as much as we …

NYC Season - Ep 1: Zachary Quinto

January 30th, 2019


We kick off NYC with the ridiculously talented and velvet voiced Zachary Quinto. The Broadway and Star Trek star gets served Jessie's cherished …

S4 Ep 10: John Bishop

December 19th, 2018


What better way to end the series than to do a extra special live episode of Table Manners with mum’s ultimate crush John Bishop, live from Google’s …

S4 Ep 9: Mel B

December 5th, 2018


It’s not very often you can say you’ve got a Spice Girl in your kitchen... but this week’s guest and season finale is none other than Ms Melanie …

S4 Ep 8: Sir Paul Smith

November 28th, 2018


This week we have a first for Table Manners, Nottingham’s finest, SIR Paul Smith talks to us about his love of early mornings, ‘hospital food’, …

S4 Ep 7: Cariad Lloyd

November 21st, 2018


Not only is she an award winning podcaster, an actor, a comedian and a writer, this week’s guest claims to be the queen of the meringues and dirty dancing. We discuss growing up, grief, celebrating life and all things …

S4 Ep 6: Tim Dowling

November 14th, 2018


This week we speak to Author, Guardian columnist and part time rock star Tim Dowling. And we see how Mum’s obsession with this charming (albeit slow …

S4 Ep 5: Cheryl

November 7th, 2018


She’s back. And wanting seconds of mum’s Key Lime Pie. We talk to the peoples’ princess, Cheryl, about Stottie cake, her perfect roast potatoes, the only man in her life, tattoos and her first bit of music in 4 years. …

S4 Ep 4: Stefflon Don

October 31st, 2018


According to mum, this week’s guest has more of a potty mouth than me. Stefflon Don joins us for this week’s Table Manners, proving she really is quite the don. We talk music industry, poetry, eating jerk, speaking …

S4 Ep 3: Russell Tovey

October 24th, 2018


After watching his recent show-stopping Pinter performance in the West End, we invited actor Russell Tovey and his trusty sidekick, French Bulldog …

S4 Ep 2: Dolly Alderton

October 17th, 2018


Since reading her book, 'Everything I Know About Love', I feel like Dolly Alderton is a friend I was always meant to have. We talk oysters, …

S4 Ep 1: Nigella Lawson

October 10th, 2018


Table Manners is back!! And what better way to start series 4 than with the ultimate kitchen goddess… Nigella Lawson. She has been top of our list …

Best of Table Manners

September 5th, 2018


Whilst we gear up for a new season of Table Manners, we’ve created a little amuse bouche of all the best bits from Table Manners so far! From Sam …

S3 Ep 10: Michelle Keegan

August 1st, 2018


We loved her as Georgie in 'Our Girl' and now we love her as actual-real-life Michelle Keegan. We talk Corrie, paparazzi and her all time favourite ice breaker question. And she’s a girl after my own heart: she doesn’t …

S3 Ep 9: Adam Buxton

July 25th, 2018


Our first live podcast! Thank you SO much to everyone that came and also a huge thanks to our exceptional guest Adam Buxton for showing us how it’s done and also sharing the recipe for his delicious sounding tuna, pasta …

S3 Ep 8: Alan Carr

July 18th, 2018


Alan Carr. We knew we were in for a treat but could this be our funniest guest yet?! From the moment he walked in discussing his farm animals' sexual …

S3 Ep 7: Yotam Ottolenghi

July 11th, 2018


What do you do when you have the god that is Ottolenghi round? Well, you make him bring dessert and ask him enough questions until he eventually …

S3 Ep 6: MIST

July 4th, 2018


MIST. We knew when he requested Coffee Patron as his dinner drink of choice we were in for a good night. As mum swoons over his looks and rocks, we talk prison, getting your hair cut at 3am, what it's like to rap with a …

S3 Ep 5: Tom Kerridge

June 27th, 2018


Tom Kerridge. Glad we asked him to bring a pud because his Strawberry Bakewell was so good we talked about it for weeks! Tom spoke to us about everything and anything - his diet, working alongside his wife, water being …

S3 Ep 4: Sadiq Khan

June 20th, 2018


Hear ye! Hear ye! Mayor Sadiq Khan announces he’ll stand for re-election! We were honoured to welcome The Mayor of London to mum’s house to break his Ramadan fast. Brushing over the fact that the cat was sick on his …

S3 Ep 3: Tracey Thorn

June 13th, 2018


Tracey Thorn. Singer, songwriter, novelist, one half of Everything but the Girl - I absolutely loved chatting to her. As a singer we have been …

S3 Ep 2: My Dad Wrote A Porno

June 6th, 2018


Alice, Jamie & James from My Dad Wrote a Porno... what a riot we had! I’m surprised we managed to record a podcast at all. This evening reminded me so much of the dinners we used to have at my mum's growing up - …

S3 Ep 1: Randy Jackson

May 30th, 2018


Recorded at my sister's house in LA, to celebrate 4/20, we brought a slice of Britain to Table Manners newest guest Randy Jackson. Over Pimms, scones and cucumber sandwiches, we speak about managing Mariah Carey, 13 …

S2 Ep 9: Stacey Dooley

April 11th, 2018


So it's the SEASON FINALE with Stacey Dooley! And what a guest she was. We’d barely taken the chicken out of the oven and mum was already won over. …

S2 Ep 8: Felix White

April 4th, 2018


Felix White. Some of you know him from The Maccabees, some of you know him from his cricket journalism but I know him as the new boy at school who I …

S2 Ep 7: Jay Rayner

March 28th, 2018


How does one prepare a dinner party for a food critic?! After the initial flapping Mum took off to make sure her hair looked fabulous and I put my …

S2 Ep 6: Dermot O'Leary

March 21st, 2018


Oh Dermot. Not since mum cooked for Ottolenghi has the Ware household been so flustered to host a guest. Utterly charming, definitely deserving of …

S2 Ep 5: George Ezra

March 14th, 2018


Oh George Ezra. What can I say? The night had so much potential... Mum was looking forward to a Budapest duet and instead it ended in a catastrophe that my pelvic floor definitely wasn’t strong enough for and our first …

S2 Ep 4: Amol Rajan

March 7th, 2018


Is there anything Amol Rajan hasn’t done? Presenter of The One Show, youngest editor of the Independent newspaper, judge on Masterchef, and now …

S2 Ep 3: Ralf Little

February 28th, 2018


Ralf Little. The most intensely brilliant guest and Twitter debatee. What you don’t see here is the three hours after we stopped recording sitting around the table setting the world to rights. What you do see is the …

S2 Ep 2: Paloma Faith

February 21st, 2018


Paloma Faith - inspiring woman, powerful voice, beautiful hair. She taught us so much in this episode. Giving celebrities food poisoning. Random acts …

S2 Ep 1: Ed Sheeran

February 14th, 2018


Table Manners returns with Ed Sheeran and an even more ferocious appetite! Yes, mum and I are back and still arguing over who does the dishes. Four helpings later, we're talking death row dinners, Lion bars, rotting …

Ep 8: Clara Amfo

December 27th, 2017


Superwoman of the airwaves Clara Amfo pops over for this week’s Table Manners and before we know it we’re talking Fifty Shades sex scene music, blocking your mum on WhatsApp, deadly spiders and Prince, a lot of Prince… …

Ep 7: Sandi Toksvig

December 20th, 2017


Radio 4’s finest, QI darling, radical history rewriter and one of the most inspiring women I have ever met... Sandi Toksvig drops by mum’s for this week’s Table Manners. The Bake-Off drinking game, Wikipedia's male …

Ep 6: Loyle Carner

December 13th, 2017


This week, Mercury-nominated man-of-the moment Loyle Carner pops round to mum’s for a special Hannukah feast. Over chopped liver, a LOT of latkes and a pasta pudding we talk ADHD, hanging with Heston and the time he got …

Ep 5: Benny Blanco

December 6th, 2017


This week’s ep is brought to you from LA with producer Benny Blanco. You may know him from working on tunes with Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and The …

Ep 4: Annie Mac

November 29th, 2017


Businesswoman, tastemaker, mother, and champion of the sorority; this week we chat to Annie Mac about veganism, taking your kids on tour, and the time her mother punched someone on a plane.

For information regarding …

Ep 3: Joe Dempsie And Daniel Kaluuya

November 22nd, 2017


Game Of Thrones, dieting for sex scenes, Christmas in Uganda... It all went off when GOT's "porno blacksmith" Joe Dempsie and Daniel "Get Out" Kaluuya joined me and mum for dinner. Love those boys! xxx

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Ep 2: Will Young And Chris Sweeney

November 15th, 2017


So for Ep 2 I thought it was only right and proper that I invite over my dear, dear family friend and awesome promo video director Chris Sweeney, along with his partner in podcast crime and Cabaret star Will Young, …

Ep1: Sam Smith

November 8th, 2017


So for the very first episode of Table Manners, I invited over my old mate and pop superstar Sam Smith. Over mum's turkey meatballs we talked about …

Table Manners Teaser

November 1st, 2017


Welcome to Table Manners! Here's a little amuse-bouche to whet your appetites for my new podcast, which launches on 8 November with my mum Lennie and the one and only Sam Smith. Also coming on the show we've got Annie …

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