Hoovering - Episode 37: Josie Long

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 my guest is the extraordinarily talented comedian, writer, activist and also new Mum, Josie Long. I’m lucky enough to be allowed round hers to meet her new little baby and partner. We eat an Ottolenghi aubergine feast and her tiny daughter feeds too, live, which is a wonderful Hoovering first! Josie’s experiences and opinions on everything from diet culture or buffets are the most glorious waterfall of fresh joyous hope and wonder. What an excellent woman. 


I made us the aubergine and lentil stew from Ottolegnhi’s new book ‘Simple’. For the recipe click HERE and I can’t recommend the book enough. I’m already obsessed. I just used a bit of Alpro single cream instead of creme freche. 

Honourable Mentions

Ottolenghi’s SIMPLE is available to buy and mine was bought for me as a gift by the beautiful human and former guest on this podcast, HAL BRANSON

The amazing, serious podcast I mentioned is called FOOD PSYCH

The potentially slightly Tory book Josie mentioned is called EXPECTING BETTER

And the charities we talked about swimming to raise funds for were the HOME SAFE COLLECTIVE and HELP REFUGEES

AND if you wanted to come and see me try new material in London I’m running gigs in Camden for various comedians trying new stuff - go here to WE GOT TICKETS and search for Honers Club - all the dates will come up! 

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