The Magic Ingredient with Pinch of Nom

The Magic Ingredient with Pinch of Nom

By BBC Studios & Pinch of Nom

Enter the world of Pinch of Nom; the kitchen that welcomes everyone.

Pinch of Nom chefs Kay and Kate are best known for their record-breaking and best-selling recipe books, featuring delicious dishes with a creative, healthy twist. Each week, Kay and Kate invite celebrity guests to challenge them to rustle up a special meal in their kitchen using a ‘magic’ ingredient.

At “PON HQ” the Pinch of Nom team spend their days talking and thinking about all things food! In this podcast, they’ll be chatting with their guests inviting them to share their stories and kitchen mishaps whilst creating and cooking stress-free dishes to make your tummy rumble.

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Dennis Prescott

We can’t believe it - we’ve reached the final episode of season one! Today’s guest: the legendary chef, author and host of the Netflix show Restaurants on the Edge Dennis Prescott! Dennis talks to Kay and Kate about his former life as a gigging musician, how cookbooks changed his life (especially Jamie Oliver), his love of British cheese and there’s a nice bit of sausage talk! Plus, he picks a Magic Ingredient that makes Kate VERY happy. There’s a bumper mailbag, including the answer to a question listeners send in ALL the time. To try this week’s mouthwatering recipe for yourself, visit the Pinch of Nom website: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
21/05/20·37m 21s

Dr Ranj Singh

The Magic Ingredient has a slightly different flavour this week, as we’re all still stuck inside. But even though they can’t all be together in the kitchen, Kay and Kate are still whipping up a delicious meal for this week’s special guest Dr Ranj! Ranj is a television presenter, author, columnist, resident medic on This Morning and a Strictly mover and shaker. As a trained doctor he’s spending most of his time in hospital helping with the coronavirus crisis, but he found some time to chat about healthy eating during lockdown, his love of cake, childhood food memories and the unusual thing that he loves to put on his chips! Ranj also answers questions from the Pinch of Nom audience, while the Magic Ingredient he brought in led to plenty of giggling (you’ll know why when you hear what it is). For a selection of quick and easy Nom recipes and to submit your questions to the girls, visit Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
14/05/20·40m 34s

Vicky Pattison

Like the rest of us, Kay and Kate are currently spending a lot of time indoors at the moment and taking the bins out has become the highlight of their week. But if you’re stuck inside and feeling uninspired by the contents of your freezer, then there’s a great selection of quick, cheap and easy Nom recipes to perk up your lockdown menu. Next, the girls chat with their special guest, the reality show star, former Loose Woman panelist and I’m a Celebrity champ Vicky Pattison! Vicky discusses the worst thing she ate in the jungle, how Masterchef helped her fall in love with cooking and the time she hid in a fridge. Vicky also answers some listener questions while Kate transforms a classic Nom recipe to include Vicky’s rather trendy Magic Ingredient. For fabulous recipes, slow cooking tips and Vicky's vegan campfire stew, then head to Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
07/05/20·31m 17s

Jayde Adams

As well as being hilarious, charming and fabulous company, this week’s guest, comedian and host Jayde Adams, is also a massive foodie! Jayde likes to splash any cash she earns on dining out at the finest restaurants around - which definitely endears her to Kay and Kate. The girls also find out about Jayde’s life as a waitress, her brief spell as a Lebanese chef and secrets from the Crazy Delicious set. But how will Kate cope with cooking Jayde’s rather unusual Magic Ingredient? Discover what was made, get the full recipe and see some pictures of Jayde with her dish right here Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
30/04/20·29m 13s

Rosie Ramsey

Relationship tips, podcasting tips, cooking tips - it’s a week of top tips as Kay and Kate meet and eat with podcasting superstar and the host of Sh*gged, Married, Annoyed Rosie Ramsay! Rosie works alongside her husband Chris, something Kay and Kate know all about, so there’s plenty to discuss. Plus Rosie reveals her ‘trendy’ Magic Ingredient, which she has only recently discovered, as well as a quite starting confession concerning cheese! For much more from today’s episode including photos of Kate’s delicious recipe visit Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
23/04/20·31m 2s

Candice Brown

The pressure is on this week as Kay and Kate’s very special guest is known for her impressive culinary skills. And, to make the girls’ task even trickier, she has picked a true cooking underdog as her Magic Ingredient - the lentil. Yes, it’s chef, author and winner of The Great British Bake Off Candice Brown! Candice talks about her terrible food habits, her love of cheese and her new life as a publican! For details of the recipe that Kay and Kate created for Candice plus photos from the episode head to Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
16/04/20·26m 26s

Ore Oduba

This week Kay and Kate admit to being slightly stumped by their guest’s Magic Ingredient - yam. Stumped being the operative word as the item selected is woody, tubular and can grow up to five-feet in length! But the foodstuff in question has huge sentimental value for this week’s guest, the presenter, Strictly Come Dancing titan and musical theatre star Ore Oduba! Ore talks about growing up in a Nigerian household, life on tour with Jason Manford plus the details of a childhood accident that he’s never shared anywhere before. To discover much more about today’s episode including photos of Ore cooking in the Nom kitchen and the spicy baked tempura recipe visit: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
09/04/20·26m 50s

Nisha Katona

Author, chef and founder of the fabulous Mowgli Street Food restaurant chain Nisha Katona joins Kay and Kate in the Pinch of Nom kitchen in the Wirral.Nisha is a true inspiration and shares her secrets of success with the girls as well as discussing Indian cooking culture, her former life as a barrister and the importance of being a female role model.Plus she has some excellent tips on how you can make the perfect curry at home. For a full description of the episode, pictures, and Nisha's delicious Sumac Lamb Chops recipe visit: sumac-lamb-chops-and-rainbow-couscous Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
02/04/20·35m 46s

Anton Du Beke

The legendary Strictly Come Dancing star and all-round dancing sensation Anton Du Beke waltzed into Pinch of Nom HQ to chat with Kay and Kate. But this was not the girls first encounter with Mr Du Beke - their initial meeting was slightly embarrassing! Anton also discussed his biggest food-related annoyances, his former career as a baker and a few surprising things he’d like to do with custard! Plus he offers some excellent dietary advice for dancers (and exercise in general).For a full description of the episode, pictures and the ginger sponge recipe head to Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
26/03/20·25m 6s

Joe Wicks

Fitness legend and bestselling author Joe Wicks (aka the Body Coach) is the first guest to drop into PoN HQ and chat to Kay and Kate on their brand-new cooking podcast The Magic Ingredient. The Body Coach reveals that he hasn’t always had the healthiest relationship with food, as well as discussing his ambitious plans for the future, how he deals with fame and his love of cheese! Plus, you'll learn a few tips and tricks on how to stay fit and healthy on a budget. For a full description of the episode, pictures, and the Cauli Mac'n'Cheese recipe visit: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
19/03/20·27m 4s

Welcome to The Magic Ingredient

Enter the world of Pinch of Nom; the kitchen that welcomes everyone. Each week Kay and Kate invite celebrity guests to challenge them to rustle up a special meal in their kitchen using a ‘magic’ ingredient.The Magic Ingredient premiers Thursday 19 March. Subscribe and never miss an episode Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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