Table Talk

With Melissa Thompson

31 min listen

In This Episode

Melissa Thompson is an award-winning food writer and cook who started a supper club, serving Japanese food in her front room in 2014.

In September 2022, Melissa released her debut cookbook, Motherland. It explores the evolution of Jamaican food, from the island’s indigenous population to today. 

On the podcast, she talks to Liv Potts about the evocative smells of Jamaican food that remind her of childhood, why she’s more of a savoury than sweet person and the first meal she ever cooked for her mum.


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