Ainsley Harriott

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Date Published: 06/08/2019
Duration: 00:29:04
Season: 1

This week, I’m joined by a bit of a national treasure. He’s a chef, an author, a presenter – most notably of one of my childhood favourites – Ready Steady Cook. It’s Ainsley Harriott. 

Ainsley first trained as a chef in London, but it might surprise you that before becoming a TV star, he was part of pop duo The Calypso Twins, releasing a hit record in the nineties. He soon started presenting Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook and Ready Steady Cook, and spin-off shows around the world. His numerous cookbooks have sold over 2 million copies globally, and he continues to light up our TV screens today – this time with his new ITV series, Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen. 

Destination recap:

  • Jamaica, Caribbean
  • Kew Gardens, London, England
  • Niederau, Austria
  • Interrailing in Europe 
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Wimbledon Common, London, England 
  • Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon, England
  • Dominica, Caribbean

Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen, Delicious Feelgood Cooking from the Sunshine Islands is out now. You can watch the book’s accompanying TV series, Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen, on ITV on Monday nights. 

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And come and find me on Instagram, I’m @hollyrubenstein

Thank you also to the sponsors of this episode, The Turquoise Holiday Company. If you’ve caught the wanderlust, head over to and their Instagram page, @turquoiseholidays

This episode was produced by Holly Rubenstein.


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