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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 4: LAURA JANE WILLIAMS: AUTHOR

EPISODE 4: LAURA JANE WILLIAMS: AUTHOR

Margie's castaway this week is the author Laura Jane Williams. 

Laura has written two books, she runs a successful blog, she was Grazia’s weekly dating columnist and her writing has been published in every publication imaginable. 

I wanted to talk to her about becoming an author, what its like to write a memoir and to write a weekly column all about your love life. Whilst Laura doesn't write specifically about food – the little snippets where she does – I could sense there was a passion there which we talk about.

Food is about so much more than just the food - it's about who you ate it with and the memories you made and I think Laura speaks of this very eloquently. She makes a great risotto which is always a good sign. She describes a pasta dish (pasta Yaya from the Restaurant Lula) of bucatini with feta, dried crispy garlic, cinnamon and a splash of cream which she ate every day of a holiday which sounds mouth waveringly good.

I got fixated on the porcini and goats cheese omelette she wrote about in her book which I still think sounds like a delicious combination and will be one I experiment with soon for sure. 

Laura definitely sounds like she knows how to host an excellent lunch party and she's so fun – you know you would have the best time. The last dish Laura would choose before being cast off to the desert island was very romantic...contrary to how I reacted on hearing it! I love her choice of a lobster roll as her sandwich of choice and I think a trip to the US would be worth it for that alone, don't you think?

Desert Island Dish: sitting at the bar in a restaurant with her boyfriend, some wine and lots of plates of Spanish / Catalan food from Escocesa

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Until next time bye and thanks for listening. 

Margie x

Portrait by Alexandra Cameron Photography

EPISODE 5: ZANNA VAN DIJK: PERSONAL TRAINER & FITNESS BLOGGER

EPISODE 5: ZANNA VAN DIJK: PERSONAL TRAINER & FITNESS BLOGGER

EPISODE 3: STRUAN ROBERTSON: BUTCHER & CO FOUNDER OF PROVENANCE MEAT COMPANY

EPISODE 3: STRUAN ROBERTSON: BUTCHER & CO FOUNDER OF PROVENANCE MEAT COMPANY