Hoovering - Episode 27: Viv Groskop

Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.


This week I’m talking to comedian, journalist and author Viv Groskop. We met in the Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia, London which we both love but I had totally underestimated how crazily loud it is in there. Always. So it’s loud, but you CAN hear us. We get pretty deep into the cons (in my view) of the diet industry and the misery and insanity of a life of YoYo dieting. Viv has incredible stories of pushing buttons for champagne and meeting Uraguyian plane crash surviving cannibals. 


Honourable Mentions


Viv’s Edinburgh Show Vivalicious - get tickets here


Here’s where to buy Viv’s latest, brilliant book ‘The Anna Karenina Fix’ 


We met and had breakfast in The Riding House Cafe


Bob Bob Ricard, the restaurant where you ring a bell and champagne comes but hide your babies in your bag


The BOOK by the guy who survived the Uruguay plane crash by eating people was Nando Parrado - Miracle in the Andes


Recipe for Georgian Kachapuri bread


And finally, the restaurant: Little Georgia



OH, And


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