Melissa Hemsley, Talking to Yourself, Food Pics & Impatience

Jo and James are joined in the podcupboard by the cook, food writer and one half of Hemsley + Hemsley, Melissa Hemsley, the glorious and jolly life force who is keeping Jo and James’s recipe repertoire up to scratch. The trio talk about Melissa’s new book, Eat Happy: 30 min Feelgood Food, how Jo picks her outfits (a potential upgrade on Cher’s computerised wardrobe in Clueless), and the joy of seeds, as well as many other trips down random rabbit holes.

And of course, there are three topics to discuss.

Is it just Melissa who’s talking out loud to herself all the time? (Definitely not.)

Is it just James who spends more time photographing food than eating it? (The trio dive into the psychology of food pics - and is there a National Crumpet Day? Please write in.)

And is it just Jo who’s impatient? (Get your Oyster card ready in advance, please.)

This week's episode was recorded on April 23. It was edited by Kat Brown, with music by Martin Austwick.

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