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Hi.

Welcome to Desert Island Dishes, 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 where Margie will uncover the food people love to eat. 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. 

EPISODE 13: ALEX PETRIDES: CO FOUNDER OF ALLPLANTS & ENTREPRENEUR

EPISODE 13: ALEX PETRIDES: CO FOUNDER OF ALLPLANTS & ENTREPRENEUR

Margie’s castaway this week is Alex Petrides. 

Alex is a seriously impressive guy. He was the first employee at Propercorn, the incredibly successful popcorn company and has now gone on to found a company with his brother, Johnathan. The company is called allplants. allplants is a plant based food delivery company which is growing quickly and going from strength to strength. 

I really enjoyed chatting to Alex – he’s a really natural entrepreneur. He also definitely taught me something about what it is to be a vegan because Alex is so right – being vegan has been so tied up with clean eating that its all got a bit confusing in people's heads. By people I mean me. It's all confused in my head, as you will hear when I ask him about making vegan caramel and kind of forget how to make caramel in the first place (shocker). But I definitely got a better understanding speaking to Alex because eing vegan doesn’t mean you also have to be gluten free or sugar free or that you are completely virtuous – you can be vegan and indulge in creature comforts. 

Also listening back to this one was weird for me as I seem to do a dirty old man laugh at one point when we talk about butter….so I’m sorry about that. I really love butter. The truth is out there. I mean it was never a secret but it's news to me that talking of butter does that to my laugh. I'm sorry to all of my friends for you having to listen to that on a regular basis.

How great does that birthday party he threw sound with the piadinas? They sound so good – can’t believe I haven’t heard of them before – slightly embarrassing. Also the aubergine volcano sounds intriguing and as does his avocado and marmite sandwich? It sounds so weird that it could just work – and if Alex says it does then I’m going to trust him! 

If you like hearing people talking about delicious things and food they love – with the occasional creepy laugh thrown in, (I mean - who doesn’t?), then don’t forget to subscribe!

Listen to Alex's Desert Island Dishes here:

Desert Island Dish: Impossible Burger(s)

Luxury: Piano 

EPISODE 14: ROSIE LOVELL: AUTHOR, CHEF & TV PRESENTER

EPISODE 14: ROSIE LOVELL: AUTHOR, CHEF & TV PRESENTER

EPISODE 12: DOLLY ALDERTON: JOURNALIST, WRITER & PODCASTER

EPISODE 12: DOLLY ALDERTON: JOURNALIST, WRITER & PODCASTER