I met chef Marie Mitchell in mid 2017, when I booked her as a guest on another podcast I was producing, in honour of the supper club she was running with her parents, Pop's Kitchen, and was blown away by her charm, food ethics (she takes the sourcing of her ingredients very seriously) and most of all her incredible cooking. She bakes a lemon drizzle cake at her East London flat and talks about the leap of faith it took to start to cook professionally, London Caribbean identity, and why her family has played such an important part in her food education.
Island Social Club is popping up at Curio Cabal in Dalston until the end of 2019 http://islandsocialclub.co.uk/.
Nyamming 3: Ital Grounding with Denai Moore takes place on 4th April 2019 http://islandsocialclub.co.uk/nyamming-3
Marie and her mum Barbara featured on the episode Sunday Lunch of the Guardian podcast series Let's Eat (hosted by Hersha Patel, produced by Lucy Dearlove). The episode was nominated for a 2018 Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Award https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/audio/2017/sep/08/lets-eat-sunday-lunch-the-changing-face-of-british-mealtimes-podcast
Illustation by Ben McDonald