Hoovering – Episode 8: Desiree Burch

Welcome to HOOVERING, the podcast about eating. Host, Jessica Fostekew (Guilty Feminist, Motherland) has a frank conversation with an interesting person about gobbling; guzzling; nibbling; scoffing; devouring and wolfing all up… or if you will, hoovering.

In this episode I’m joined by the glorious Desiree Burch. She’s playing at the Soho Theatre in London, no less, from 7th-12th May 2018. We have a lot of noisy fun in this conversation: we beat the verbal shit out of lavender. I learn that Texans like their tea sweeter than a bee’s bum and Desiree’s housemate goes for a burrito and gets a “slap in the face”.



Here’s the recipe for the Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall coconut, chilli squash I made.

The rice I can’t find online but is in his amazing book ‘Three Good Things’.

And Tammy’s sorrel and hibiscus jam will have to, I’m afraid, remain a secret.


Honorable mentions 

Maurepas Foods did close in New Orleans in 2015 but does now appear to be in Hawaii if you’re passing.

Hibiscus and Sorrel jam


Chilli Coconut Squash and Rice


Three Good Things