Our guest this episode is chef, TV presenter, author and former Great British Bake Off champion John Whaite. In a conversation that is emotional, honest and uplifting, he talks about his struggles with depression and disordered eating, about therapy, letting go of perfectionism and people-pleasing, and his journey to self-acceptance. Marking Pride month with a glorious rainbow cake recipe (find it on waitrose.com), he describes the importance of celebrating queerness, and embracing his true self.
John is a regular chef on Steph's Packed Lunch which airs every weekday at 12:30pm on Channel 4. You can follow him on Instagram @john_whaite and his cookery school @johnwhaiteskitchen.
Please note, this episode includes conversation about eating disorders and suicidal thoughts.
To find out more about the show, go to waitrose.com/podcast.
Host: Jimi Famurewa
Co-host: Alison Oakervee
Producer: Sera Berksoy
Executive Producer: Nikki Duffy
Assistant Producer: Ashleigh Arnott
Editor: Nathan Copelin
A John Brown production for Waitrose & Partners
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