A podcast dedicated to mothers who turned a traditional role of feeding into a professional success. Hosted from London by Alissa Timoshkina, food writer, cook and supper club host, the podcast covers topics from life/work balance and self-nurture, to pregnancy diets, breast-feeding, baby weaning, family meal planning, and a lot more. MotherFood is a space for heartfelt discussions filled with recipes, food memories, practical tips and honest insights into the lives of modern mothers.
My guest today is Lara Lee, Australian-Indonesian chef, caterer, author of Coconut & Sambal, and a new mom to baby Jonah. It was a heartfelt and honest conversation where Lara shared her experiences of coping with a miscarriage, of how food and family helped her heal, of her wonderful pregnancy with her baby boy, and her intense but elating 50 hours of labour! We talk about food heritage and identity, the challenges of breastfeeding and the fun of baby weaning. Lara also shares her incredible recipe which I bet you would crave to cook as soon as you finish listening to the podcast! Please share your thoughts and join in the conversation over on Instagram with us @alissatimoshkina and @laraleefood You can find Lara's exclusive recipe from her brilliant new cookbook over on my website alissatimoshkina.com/blog
In this episode Anja shares her wisdom about parenting, breastfeeding and giving birth (yes, it does get easier after you’ve done it once!) nurturing her children with simplest yet best quality food, embracing her role as a mother and expressing her love for her own mum. She shares some delicious pancakes recipes and reminds us not to strive for perfection but put compassion and kindness at the helm. Let us know what you think over on Instagram @alissatimoshkina and @anjadunk
Join me and my next guest, food writer, author of 3 cookbooks and mum of two, Emiko Davies. We spoke about her passion for Italian art & food, her mixed Japanese-Australian (food) heritage, Italy's food history and postpartum traditions, as well as of Emiko's new family lifestyle in quarantine and what it was like to write a cookbook during nap times. Emiko also shares some of her favourite family recipes. Let us know what you think on Instagram @alissatimoshkina and @emikodavies
In this episode I talk to Alex Head, a new mama and founder of London’s leading events and catering company, Social Pantry. Alex is a true pioneer in her field, creating new socially engaged approaches in the food industry.
We talked about how she managed to run such a busy company while pregnant, doing a live sky news appearance with a baby bump and how she manages to look after her baby girl while also moving her company through a major restructuring during the pandemic. Alex shares her birth story and has some brilliant advice for working moms. Join in the conversation on Instagram with us @alissatimoshkina and @alexhead_sp
Tune into the new episode of the MotherFood podcast where I have the pleasure of speaking to Aran Goyoaga, pastry chef, food writer, stylist and photographer, about her journey into food and motherhood. We speak openly about our relationship with the food of our childhood, the wonders and challenges of pregnancy, overcoming an eating disorder, and finding a healing power of cooking and sharing food with your own family. Aran, one of the first 'official' instagram members, talks humbly about how she follows her intuition, never striving too hard for success or accolades, and how all elements of her life seem to exist in an organic harmony, not forcing a distinction between family life and her work. Tell us what you thought of this episode by joining the conversation on Instagram @alissatimoshkina and @canelleetvanille
A heartfelt catch up between two friends rather than a formal interview this episode sees Alissa chat to Polish born food writer and soon to be mom of two, Zuza Zak, about her journey into motherhood. They talk about Zuza’s own childhood and what values about parenting and food has been instilled in her, how she managed to overcome her experience of miscarriages and the trauma of an emergency C section. Zuza shares her outlook and advice on cooking for a family and instilling a respect for the food from a young age. The episode also covers topics like self care, social norms of breastfeeding and finding mental and physical space to connect to the self. There are plenty of giggles and toddler chatter on the background too. You can find Zuza and Alissa on Instagram @zuzazakcooks and @alissatimoshkina We’d love to hear from you!
In this episode Alissa shares her own story of how food and motherhood seemed to exist in her life in an almost inseparable, mystical way. Her conflicting ideas about womanhood being defined by motherhood, of how her cultural and family background shaped her relationship to food and fertility, of her new role as a mother and as a professional paving a career in food. It is an honest conversation about the joys and the struggles of postpartum, of how it is possible to find your way back to cooking and feeding and of whether we as modern mothers need to separate our careers from our personal lives. Alissa speaks to Kim Barnard, a mom and a coach for entrepreneur mothers. Follow Alissa on Instagram @alissatimoshkina
A podcast dedicated to mothers who turned a traditional role of feeding into a professional success. I am your host Alissa Timoshkina (event planner, supper club host, cook, food writer & first time mama)
In this podcast we will meet women who forged inspiring careers in food while also embracing life as mothers. We cover topics from life / work balance and self nurture, to pregnancy diets, breast-feeding, baby weaning, family meal planning, and a lot more. MotherFood is a space for heartfelt discussions filled with recipes, food memories, practical tips and honest insights into the lives of modern mothers.