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New podcast: Kristen Allan of Cornersmith and Full Circle

July 9th, 2013  |  Published in Podcasts

Kristen Allan, cheesemaker

What’s it like to stage a dinner in the back lot of Opera Australia? Or throw a random soup party in a park and hope you don’t get busted? Kristen Allan would know, as these are some of the guerilla culinary events she’s organised with Full Circle (the team that also ran The Eat In pop-up restaurant in Chippendale earlier this year).

Kristen Allan, cheesemakerShe also teaches excellent cheesemaking workshops at Cornersmith, so she’s also an expert on ricotta, labne, and all things curds and whey – and in fact, can personally tell you what’s more unappealing than eating maggot-riddled cheese (you’ll be surprised by her answer!) or the lovely story behind the most expensive cheese she’s ever bought. Kristen also chats about her unusual career path into the world of food; her time at much-loved Italian restaurants Vini and Berta; and her involvement with Cornersmith’s newest establishment – a school and picklery opening in August.

Kristen Allan, cheesemaker

Thanks to Kristen for being my guest on the podcast (and letting me record from her lovely house). You can download the interview from iTunes or via RSS.

Keep updated with Kristen’s events by following her on Facebook. For her latest round of cheese-making classes, see her website.

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