Season 3 Episode 1
17 June 2021
Season 3 of Life on a Plate kicks off in style with Joe Wicks, the Body Coach – author of Lean in 15 and, of course, everybody’s favourite PE teacher. Honest, humble and infectiously positive, Joe talks to hosts Jimi and Alison about feeding his young family and reveals the dish that first won his wife’s heart. He describes the experience of PE with Joe, which saw him attain 'national treasure' status during lockdown, and explains how he tackles his bad days as well as his good.
Joe’s new cookbook Joe's Family Food is out now and The Joe Wicks Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. You can follow Joe on Instagram and Twitter @thebodycoach
Season 3 Episode 2
24 June 2021
Chef, TV presenter, author and former Great British Bake Off champion John Whaite openly discusses his struggles with depression and disordered eating and talks about therapy, letting go of perfectionism and people-pleasing, and his journey to self-acceptance. Marking Pride month with a glorious rainbow cake recipe, he describes the importance of celebrating queerness, and embracing his true self. Please note, this episode includes conversation about eating disorders and suicidal thoughts.
Season 3 Episode 3
1 July 2021
In this glorious whirlwind of an episode, Jimi and Alison talk to the incredible Andi Oliver, chef, broadcaster and host of Great British Menu. With amazing energy, charisma and wit, Andi talks about her life and career, including the racism she faced growing up in 1970s Britain, her discovery of punk, singing, cooking and filming with her best friend Neneh Cherry, travelling the world, running restaurants – and her lifelong passion for good food with its ability to heal, nurture and connect us all.
You can follow Andi on Instagram @andioliver and Twitter @andisn16. To find out more about Andi’s restaurant, Wadadli Kitchen, go to wadadlikitchen.com or follow them on Instagram, @andis_wadadli_kitchen.
Season 3 Episode 4
8 July 2021
Sat Bains is one of the most renowned chefs in Britain and his eponymous Nottingham restaurant has been heaped with accolades. Yet as a young man, he says he was an ‘absolute dosser’. Thrown out by his parents, moving from job to job, he talks about the turning points – including meeting his wife and winning the prestigious Roux scholarship – that set him on the road to where he is now. Sometimes described as uncompromising and forthright, in this episode Sat reveals himself to be charming, funny and caring, committed to the wellbeing of his staff, with a soft spot for a full English and his mum’s lamb keema.
You can book your visit to Sat’s restaurant by visiting www.restaurantsatbains.com. You can follow Sat on Instagram @satbains1 and Twitter @RSB1withrooms and find out more about the range of Punjabi dishes he’s developed with his mum on Instagram @mommabains or by visiting www.mommabains.com.
Season 3 Episode 5
15 July 2021
As lead singer of The Who, one of the world’s most iconic rock bands, Roger Daltrey is still belting out the hits on stage. He’s also a farmer, a campaigner, a father and a grandfather. In this episode, Roger tells Alison and Jimi about his childhood in war-torn London, making his first guitar by hand and keeping the rest of The Who on the road. He sings the praises of smoked trout, cider vinegar and his wife’s chips, describes the joy of having his family over for a Sunday roast and speaks movingly about his two decades of fundraising work for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Season 3 Episode 6
22 July 2021
Record-breaking Paralympian Hannah Cockroft first tried wheelchair racing at the age of 15: in this episode she describes the overriding sense of freedom it gave her. She has never looked back, winning gold medals at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 games, being awarded an MBE – and having a postbox in her hometown of Halifax painted gold in her honour. She talks to Alison and Jimi about the pressures of life in the public eye as a female disabled athlete, and her intense preparations for Tokyo 2020, while also revealing a passion for spaghetti bolognese and a serious sweet tooth…
Season 3 Episode 7
29 July 2021
In this wonderful and inspiring episode, actor Adjoa Andoh, who most recently played Lady Danbury in Bridgerton, talks about everything from her dad’s Ghanaian cooking and why she is ‘The Queen of Broccoli’ to her deep-held beliefs about race and identity, and how she supports her transgender son. Sit back and relax because this is an absolutely cracking listen…
Season 3 Episode 8
5 August 2021
Author, columnist and podcaster Dolly Alderton shares her love of food with Jimi and Alison. Revelling in the way food and memory are irrevocably entwined, she talks about her recipe-sprinkled memoir, Everything I Know About Love, and what it was like to reveal so much about herself through its pages. She describes her great pleasure in cooking for others – while confessing to being a control freak in the kitchen – and says that when she’s out on a date, there’s nothing nicer than being with someone who relishes a good meal. Dolly also namedrops her favourite Parisian bistro and reveals that her writing is often fuelled by pickled onions…
Dolly is the Sunday Times Style’s agony aunt and you can read her column weekly. Her debut novel Ghosts is out now and you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @dollyalderton.
THE SCUMMY MUMMIES
9 SEPTEMBER 2021
Comedy duo the Scummy Mummies (aka Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn) are this week’s guests on our Life on a Plate back-to-school special. They’ll be joining Jimi Famurewa to discuss everything from dinner ladies and chocolate custard to the endless quest for a healthy lunchbox – and plenty more besides.