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Life on a Plate, the podcast from Waitrose that shares people’s stories through food, launches its fourth season with a brand-new host. Acclaimed writer, broadcaster and cookbook author Yasmin Khan joins Waitrose food and drink editor Alison Oakervee, as they lift the lid on the foodie secrets of their celebrity guests. On the menu this season are star chef Yotam Ottolenghi, environmentalist Chris Packham, podcast icons Fi Glover and Jane Garvey and many more.


Season 4 sponsored by Belazu

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21 OCTOBER 2021

Broadcasting virtuosos Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are our guests this episode. They share with Yasmin and Alison the secrets of a good interview and describe the pride they feel at the success of their own podcast, Fortunately… with Fi and Jane. They also reminisce about the need for cheese, the joy of great gravy and the pleasures of a mini deep fat fryer…

Did I Say That Out Loud? is out now. You can follow them both on Twitter, Fi @fifiglover and Jane @janegarvey1.




14 OCTOBER 2021

In the first fabulous episode of season 4, Yotam Ottolenghi and his co-author Noor Murad chat to Yasmin and Alison about their new book, Shelf Love, which focuses on using store cupboard ingredients to create delicious everyday meals. They also talk about the diverse international influences reflected in their food, their exhaustive testing process, and the power that a good recipe has to make a real difference to someone’s day.

Shelf Love is out now. You can follow them both on Instagram, Yotam @Ottolenghi and Noor @noorishbynoor. 

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meet the hosts

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Yasmin is an author, broadcaster and campaigner who's passionate about sharing people's stories through food. Her best-selling and critically-acclaimed cookbooks The Saffron TalesZaitoun and Ripe Figs chronicle her culinary travels through Iran, Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean. Yasmin has worked as a presenter for BBC Radio 4 and CNN, and writes for publications such as the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Bon Appetit. Prior to pursuing a writing career, she trained in Law and worked as human rights campaigner for a decade, running national and international campaigns on global justice issues with a special focus on racism, poverty and militarism. You can read some profile pieces about her in the Guardian and New York Times.


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Alison Oakervee

Alison Oakervee is Waitrose & Partners’ much-respected, longstanding food editor. She has worked for Waitrose for nearly two decades, and brings an unrivalled expertise on the practicalities of food and cooking – from bread to barbecues, and everything in between. Relaxed and friendly, she is particularly knowledgeable about baking (and is renowned for her lemon drizzle cake).

Alison is also the author of Share: The Women for Women Cookbook, a collection of recipes and stories from women in war-torn countries, alongside contributions from international chefs and humanitarians.