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New podcast – Kirsha Kaechele, Eat The Problem, MONA

August 5th, 2019  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Kirsha Kaechele, Eat The Problem, MONA

Sweet and sour cane-toad legs. Multiple cat recipes. A deadly cocktail you’re not meant to serve. These are some of the fascinating (and deliberately provocative) things you’ll find in Eat The Problem, the 544-page book by American artist and curator Kirsha Kaechele. It’s part cookbook and art project, with an impressive list of collaborators (including […]

New podcast – Shannon Martinez, Mo Wyse and El Rosa

December 17th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Shannon Martinez, Mo Wyse and El Rosa

People actively smuggle Smith & Deli‘s food onto planes – that’s how addictive the dishes are. Interstate regulars even bring their own Tupperware containers and cooler bags, so they can enjoy the food at home. That’s the power of what Shannon Martinez, Mo Wyse and El Rosa are doing at the popular Melbourne vegan deli […]

New podcast – David McGuinness, Bourke Street Bakery, The Bread and Butter Project

November 3rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – David McGuinness, Bourke Street Bakery, The Bread and Butter Project

David McGuinness has frequently taken his sourdough starter on holidays with him to keep it alive. “You have to feed it regularly, like a baby,” he says. This dedication to bread is not surprising, given that he’s the co-founder of Bourke Street Bakery, the Sydney institution that is loved for everything from its chocolate ganache tarts […]

New podcast – Alex Elliott-Howery, Cornersmith

February 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 1 Comment »

New podcast – Alex Elliott-Howery, Cornersmith

This has to be one of my favourite podcast episodes. Alex Elliott-Howery, who co-owns the Cornersmith Cafe and Picklery in Marrickville, was awesome to talk to. Her award-winning cafe has a hyper-focus on preservation, fermentation, urban beekeeping, avoiding waste and produce-bartering. As a flipside to the acclaim, she’s also endured pickling disasters that’ve left her […]

New podcast – Magnus Nilsson, Faviken, The Nordic Cookbook

December 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | 3 Comments »

New podcast – Magnus Nilsson, Faviken, The Nordic Cookbook

I chat to Magnus Nilsson about his epic new publication (The Nordic Cookbook, which has 700+ recipes that he collated from the region – including 400 recipes that he personally tested at home and features some of the 8000 photographs he took of the area), whether he believes as many World’s 50 Best judges actually […]

New podcast – Annabel Crabb, Kitchen Cabinet, Special Delivery

December 1st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Annabel Crabb, Kitchen Cabinet, Special Delivery

Annabel Crabb once put a laptop in the oven and it wasn’t even the worst thing she’s ever cooked. Rare culinary slip-ups aside, the host of Kitchen Cabinet is brilliant at mastering recipes (she’s just released an excellent cookbook, after all). And her food-transporting game is pretty strong, too – for her ABC TV show, […]

New podcast – Gregory Llewellyn, Hartsyard

July 29th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Gregory Llewellyn, Hartsyard

Working at a restaurant run by the Mafia – that was no big deal for Gregory Llewellyn. In fact, whether it’s blitzing through 300 covers a service in New York, enduring sanity-testing celebrity demands for hotel riders or watching smoke clouds billow into parts of a restaurant where they definitely don’t belong – Gregory has […]

New podcast – Dan Barber and Eric Kayser

April 26th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest, Podcasts | Leave A Comment »

New podcast – Dan Barber and Eric Kayser

Where do you even begin when listing Dan Barber‘s achievements? You could point out that he’s the award-winning chef behind the Blue Hill & Blue Hill At Stone Barns restaurants in New York. Or note that Time included him in their list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People (with a write-up by Ferran Adria, no less). […]

Podcast: Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar

April 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Podcasts | 3 Comments »

Podcast: Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar

Hey, my podcast coma is over and I finally have a new episode of The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry. It features the amazing Christina Tosi, master of “crack pie”, “compost cookies” and other baking wonders. Here’s a summary: Christina Tosi is a James Beard Rising Star Chef and the creative force behind the popular […]

Sweet Treats from Frankie

June 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Sweet Treats from Frankie

When you were growing up, what were your favourite sweet treats?Louise Bannister, Frankie: I used to LOVE red frogs (still do), and I always look longingly at toffee apples when I see them in the shops. How hard/easy was it to collate the Sweet Treat recipes for the cookbook? Louise: It was challenging choosing which […]

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