Desert Island Dishes

Margie Nomura

Margie is a chef, food writer and founder and host of Desert Island Dishes, a chart topping podcast and online community for people who love food. The weekly podcast has more than 3 million downloads to date and sees Margie interview a special guest about the seven dishes that have shaped their lives. Previous guests include Stanley Tucci, Prue Leith, Monica Galetti and Levi Roots.

With well over a decade of experience as a professional chef, Margie trained at Ireland’s world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School and has since cooked all over the world including South Africa, where she spent several months teaching Zulu women how to cook. Margie’s work as a chef in the UK has seen her cook for some of the biggest names in fashion, from Temperley London to Manolo Blahnik and even for the Queen at Windsor Castle.