Hoovering - Episode 98: Michael Chakraverty

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.


I’m talking in the last Hoovering of 2019 to the beautiful man and exquisite baker, star of this series of Bake Off just gone, Michael Chakraverty. We get deep into Bake Off gossip, mental health and we both make shortbread from the same recipe. I’ll give you less than one guess whose biscuits ended up being delicious and whose were embarrassing. 


Everything written below in CAPITALS is a link to the relevant webpage. 



Tickets to see Hoovering LIVE in 2019


The next Hoovering live is in LEICESTER on 9th February as part of their excellent comedy festival! It’s an afternoon job and you can come and see my work in progress and then my Hench show afterwards on the same day. Anyway - click the big Leicester for hoovering tickets. Come come come! 


*Don’t forget, discount tickets available on PATREON



Honourable Mentions


Follow the wonderful MICHAEL CHAKRAVERTY on Instagram, please! And whilst you’re at it why not sponsor his marathon run for ALZHEIMERS UK using the pinned tweet on his TWITTER


I would very much love to have you come and see my stand up show HENCH, which is at the SOHO THEATRE in London for three weeks of January. Perhaps get a ticket for someone for Christmas? Yes please. It’s all sold out for October now I’m afraid. 


Outside of that I’ll be doing new material gigs and I’m always sticking new dates on MY WEBSITE so have a check. The Hoovering Live dates go on there too. 


Michael provided the recipe for our shortbread and I’ll be splatting that all over PATREON in due course


He talked about working for the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY 


I melted getting my wonky veg from the mighty ODDBOX


We talked about the giant carrot looking like the finger of the BFG 


We also mention LOVE ISLAND 


And the excellent cookery work of my future dream guest MEERA SODHA



OH, And


If you have got a any spare dosh to give a month I’m on this great site called acast.com/privacy