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Hi.

Welcome to Desert Island Dishes. The official website for the weekly podcast where chef Margie Broadhead talks to a special guest about their life with food.

Here you will find conversations with a whole range of different people discussing their Desert Island Dishes.

The act of sharing one’s favourite dishes is both deeply personal and fascinating. Margie is able to reveal a different side to the guest being interviewed and find out about much more than the dishes that have shaped their lives.

We will find out about their favourite childhood dishes, the dishes they eat the most often, and the dishes that mean the most to them. Of course we will also discover what their last dish would be before being cast off to the desert island. 

Each week Margie will select one of the guest's Desert Island Dishes to use as inspiration to create a recipe around. There are already lots of delicious recipes for you to look through and to inspire your cooking.

Enjoy! x

EPISODE 48: RUTH ROGERS: CHEF & FOUNDER OF THE RIVER CAFE

EPISODE 48: RUTH ROGERS: CHEF & FOUNDER OF THE RIVER CAFE

My guest today is Ruth Rogers.

Ruth is the Chef and co founder of the River Café . She is without doubt, one of the most respected and celebrated chefs in the world. 

In 1987, Ruth, along with her friend and business partner, Rose Grey opened the River Café in what was then a fairly unfashionable part of London in what used to be a warehouse on the bank of the River Thames.  

The pair became famous for simple, authentic Italian food and 30 years later the River Café has grown to be one of the most famous restaurants in the world. Quite an achievement for two friends who weren’t trained chefs, and who started out with a space big enough for just 9 tables. 

To mark 30 years of the river café, Ruth has brought out a new book. River café 30. Of the book Ruth writes: ‘Change is timeless. A good restaurant is alive. It lives, It grows and so do its recipes. We have grown. We have a new vision, but the same conclusion: with good ingredients and a strong tradition change and recipes can be timeless. “

Desert Island Dish: Chocolate nemesis cake

Luxury item:  Olive oil

Cookbook:  

Desert Island Dishes:

1.    apple struedel
2.    corn on the cob
3.    a beach near Portofino – de Laura – 20 years ago. Lasagneitte al pesto
4.    Panini with white truffle from Florence
5.    Pasta with tomato sauce
6.    Rotolo
7.    Chocolate nemesis cake

 

Find the recipe for the world's easiest tomato sauce here.

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EPISODE 49: MELISSA HEMSLEY: COOK,  BESTSELLING AUTHOR, TV CHEF & ENTREPRENEUR

EPISODE 49: MELISSA HEMSLEY: COOK, BESTSELLING AUTHOR, TV CHEF & ENTREPRENEUR

EPISODE 47: THE HAIRY BIKERS: TV CHEFS & COOKBOOK AUTHORS

EPISODE 47: THE HAIRY BIKERS: TV CHEFS & COOKBOOK AUTHORS