Back-to-School special with The Scummy Mummies

To mark the beginning of a new term, we present a very special back-to-school episode of Life on a Plate. Jimi welcomes comedy duo and podcasters The Scummy Mummies (aka Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn) to talk school dinners, packed lunches and the ongoing challenges of feeding children. In a hilarious conversation that takes in the merits of chocolate custard, mini pork pies and vegemite sandwiches, not to mention the frustration of ‘fussy’ eaters and the perils of lunchbox envy, Ellie and Helen put the world to rights, and even share a special recipe for cheese spread pasta…  

You can follow The Scummy Mummies on Instagram and Twitter @scummymummies. Tickets to their tour can be found on their website,

To find out more about the show, go to

Host: Jimi Famurewa

Producer: Sera Berksoy

Executive Producer: Nikki Duffy

Editor: Nathan Copelin

A John Brown production for Waitrose & Partners.

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