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The Guardian launches new food podcast

The Guardian, in partnership with Ocado, is launching a new weekly food podcast, Comfort Eating with Grace Dent.

The Guardian launches new food podcast
Grace Dent: “I hope this new podcast will serve up plenty of joy for listeners and food lovers around the world.” Photograph: The Guardian.

The podcast will celebrate the joys of comfort food, with Guardian restaurant critic and TV personality Grace Dent hearing from a host of famous faces, including Russell T Davies, Deborah Meaden and Nish Kumar.

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent — a new weekly food podcast, sponsored by Ocado in a deal brokered by Hearts & Science, launches on Tuesday 15 June.

As a food critic, says the Guardian, Grace Dent is famous for her refined palate, but at home she can often be found with a plate of oven chips, gravy and mint sauce. And, she suspects, she is not the only one. In an attempt to find others with a penchant for comfort food, new podcast Comfort Eating with Grace Dent will see Grace invite a different famous face into her kitchen each week to lift the lid on what they like to eat when they are home alone or feeling lazy.

Grace’s celebrity guests will also discuss some of the most meaningful moments in their lives and the foods that helped them through those times, with each person bringing in their favourite snack to share with Grace and enjoy (or not) together.

The first episode hears from Russell T Davies, with upcoming guests including businesswoman Deborah Meaden, comedian Nish Kumar, Drag Race UK winner Lawrence Chaney, writer Candice Carty-Williams and actor Rafe Spall.

Listen to the trailer, plus read more about the podcast in Grace’s latest column.

Grace Dent, Guardian restaurant critic and TV personality, says: “Just like the comfort foods we all love to eat, I hope this new podcast will serve up plenty of joy for listeners and food lovers around the world. I can’t wait to hear about the unique creations our guests secretly tuck into at home and to discover a different side to some of our favourite celebrities that we don’t normally get to see.”

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent is sponsored by Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer and the fastest growing grocer in the UK.

Tim Lusher, editor, Feast: “Grace is an unmistakable voice – hilarious, original, mischievous but honest and always full of warmth. I can’t wait to hear her talking to people about what they really eat in private.”

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent will launch on Tuesday 15 June, with new episodes releasing weekly every Tuesday. The podcast can be listened to on theguardian.com/audio, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or the podcast app of your choice.

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent is presented by Grace Dent, with production by Hannah Moore and Gabriela Jones, the series producer is Leah Green and the executive producer is Cathy Drysdale. Sound design is by Axel Kacoutié. The series is overseen by Nicole Jackson, the Guardian’s head of audio.

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