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Botanical Hotel chef Rabih Yanni and Fermenter Sharon Flynn

Botanical Hotel chef Rabih Yanni talks about his range of heat-and-serve meals; Fermenter Sharon Flynn speaks about her home-made limoncello; and John from the Queen Victorian Market provides a fresh produce update .With…

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Melbourne Royal and Lune

Damien Nieuwesteeg talks about his career path to becoming chef at Melbourne Royal, and what keeps him inspired; and Kate Reid, Founder of Lune in Fitzroy, talks all things croissants and why…

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Joost Bakker and Noah Crowcroft from Rice Paper Scissors

Joost Bakker talks about dismantling the Future Food System strucutre at Fed Square and moving it to Heronswood on the Mornington Peninsula; Noah Crowcroft, Executive Chef at Rice Paper Scissors, talks about the…

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Melbourne Farmers Markets and Very Good Salads

Miranda Sharp, Founder and Director of Melbourne Farmers Markets, reflects on the history and success of the Melbourne Farmers Markets; Shuki Rosenboim, co-owner and co-founder of Very Good Falafel in Brunswick, discusses his…

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Ingredipedia and Dan Hunter

Ingredipedia podcast hosts Emily Naismith and Ben Birchall celebrate 50 episodes of their podcast by sharing their favourite ingredients; and Dan Hunter, chef and owner of Brae restaurant, discusses their sustainable methods of…

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and Fermented Food

Liz Hamilton from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, discusses the expansion of the festival to the regions; Sharon Flynn, author and founder of The Fermentary, canvasses the magic of fermentation; and John from…

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Ella Mitas and Duncan Buchanan

Ella Mitas, chef and author, talks about her new book detailing her culinary experiences in Turkey and Greece; and Duncan Buchanan, winemaker and viticulturist, discusses the recent budburst and what the onset of…

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Lee Tran Lam and Caterina Borsato

Lee Tran Lam, journalist, podcaster, and broadcaster, talks about her new podcast series and unpacks the history of oysters; and Caterina Borsato, award winning chef and restaurateur, and owner of Caterina's Cucina E…

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Wild Organic Oysters and What's Fresh at the QVM

Shane Buckley, oyster grower and owner of Wapengo Rocks Wild Organic Oysters, discusses organic oyster farming and the best way to prepare an oyster; and John from the Queen Vic Market provides a…

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Andrew McConnell, Michael Harden, Gerald Diffey

Michael Harden, Melbourne editor and restaurant critic for Australian Gourmet Traveller, and chefs, authors, and restaurateurs Gerald Diffey (Gerald's Bar) and Andrew McConnell (Gimlet) discuss Gerald's book Beggars Belief: Stories from Gerald’s Bar, 

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Donovan Cooke and Duncan Buchanan

Donovan Cooke, restauranter, chef and author, discusses his culinary journey and his new restaurant Ryne; Duncan Buchanan, winemaker and viticulturist, explains the different varieties of champagne; and John from the Queen Vic Market…

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Karen Martini and Joost Bakker

Restauranter, chef and author Karen Martini talks about her bumper new recipe book ‘COOK’; urban designer Joost Bakker talks about sustainable housing, growing your own food, and the documentary that's been made about…

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Clive Blazey and Nick Mahlook

Founder of The Digger’s Club, Clive Blazey, talks about soil health and growing your own vegies; Nick Mahlook, chef and co-owner of Lakes Entrance restaurant Sodafish, talks all things seafood; and John from…

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Jess Ho and Nerida McPherson

Jess Ho, author of 'Raised By Wolves' chats about their "memoir with bite"; Pavlova Queen Nerida McPherson talks about how she'll be giving away her pav secrets in upcoming pavlova workshops; the team…

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Varroa Mite Update and Australian Barista Championships

Matt Lumalasi from Melbourne Rooftop Honey gives us an update on the Varroa destructor mite; coffee expert and barista judge Justin Metcalf talks about judging barista championships; and John at the Queen Victoria…

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Guy Grossi, Seb Raeburn, and Hidden Souk

In this special episode, Cam and Matt revisit some classic Eat It conversations, including Sebastian Raeburn talking about the whiskey making process, Guy Grossi chatting about his legendary ‘Cellar Bar Cookbook’, and Adrian…

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The State of Hospo and Paynesville's Sardine

Hospitality expert Dani Valant talks about the economic health of the hospo industry and shares her tips on places she's been loving to eat right now; Mark and Victoria Briggs from new Paynesville…

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The Future of Australian Bees and Pizza Around the World

Matt Lumalasi from Melbourne Rooftop Honey tells us about the terrorising Varroa Destructor Mite affecting the survival of bees; John Ford from Unearthed Mushroom Co. explains mycology, and Paul Kasten from Deep End…

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Amore Cheese and Weird Wine

Giorgio Linguanti, founder of 'That's Amore Cheese' in Thomastown, talks about the ways in which Melbournians experience Italian cheeses has changed; Luke McMenemy-Collins, Head Chef at 'Sodafish' restaurant in Lakes Entrance, talks about…

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Robotic Wineries and How To Save Money on Food

Caterina Borsato from Caterina's Cucina E Bar talks about how to cook and eat polenta and how to marinate and cook venison; winemaker Duncan Buchanan chats about automation in wine; nutritionist Rosemary Stanton…

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The Best Portuguese Tarts In The Southern Hemisphere and Jo Barrett

Chef, baker and author Jo Barrett talks about what she'll be doing as guest chef at Dark Mofo, her recent work with Joost Bakker on Future Food Systems, what she's currently cooking and…

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Stephanie Alexander, Tuscany, Truffles

Legendary food writer Stephanie Alexander talks about the major film adaptation of 'The Tuscan Cookbook' (which she and Maggie Beer wrote over 20 years ago); John provides a market produce update from Queen…

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Pat Nourse and Duncan Gibson

Pat Nourse from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival talks about being a new Melbournian and the trade workshops and tastings that he’s running;  Duncan Gibson, co-owner of Hop Nation Brewery, has a chat…

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Hana Assafiri and The Return of the Good Food Guide

Hanna Assafiri, founder of Melbourne's iconic Moroccan Soup Kitchen, talks about pandemic pivots and her future plans; and the Good Food Guide is back, with co-editor Roslyn Grundy explaining how they will be…

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The Heritage Harvest Festival and 2022 Vintage

Writer and ex-food critic Gemima Cody lets us know about the upcoming Heritage Harvest Festival at Sovereign Hill; and Eat It regular we John at the Queen Vic Market provides a produce update…

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Edible Coffee Cups and Okonomiyaki

Catherine Hutchins and Aniyo Rahebi, co-founders of Good Edi edible takeaway coffee cup tell us about how their invention is going; John gives us a produce update from the Queen Vic Markets; and…

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New Food Tech and Balinese Cooking

RMIT Professor Benu Adhikari tells us about emerging food technologies like the rise of plant proteins and 4D printing food; and uthor I Wayan Kresna Yasa talks about his new book  'Paon: Real…

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Wild Mushroom Dangers and Pinot Palooza 2022

Mushroom expert Cam Russel talks about what to look for this mushroom season, and the potential dangers of foraging; John from the Queen Vic Market gives us a produce report (from his couch…

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Cinnamon and Salt and Wine and Gopals

Food writer and photographer Emiko Davies talks about her new book 'Cinnamon and Salt: Cicchetti in Venice' and wine lover-expert Duncan Buchanan has a chat about low alcohol wines and let's us know…

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A best of 'Eat It'

With presenter Cam Smith galavanting about the Melbourne International Food and Wine Festival, we thought we'd revisit some classic 'Eat It' interviews: Chef Alberto Fava of Tipo 00 tells us how to match…

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Matt Wilkinson At Montalto

Cam sits down for a big chat with Matt Wilkinson about his new role as Culinary Consultant at Montalto, and we check in with John at the Queen Vic Market for a fresh…

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Ray Genovese and Dani Valent

Coffee legend from the Genovese coffee empire, Ray Genovese, stops by for a chat about coffee culture, and coffee prices; and food critics and hospitality expert Dani Valent lets us know about her…

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Food Revolutionaries and Vintage 2021

Lauren Stephens from Long Prawn has a chat about shuck structures and biomimicry; we check in with Duncan Buchanan to see how the recent weather is affecting vintage 2021; and John from the…

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New Whiskeys and Hot Chillies

Clive Larkman of Renaissance Herbs talks about his upcoming chilly festival, David Vitale of Starward has a chat about his brand new whiskey, and we check in with Wine Correspondent Duncan Bucannon about…

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Jo Barratt and the Queen of Prosecco

Jo Barratt talks about judging the Bocuse d'Or, we get another market report from John, and the Queen of Prosecco Melissa Brower lets us know about the prosecco festival happening this year, with…

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Shannon Martinez and Biodegradable Cling Wrap

CEO of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Anthea Loucas Bosha tells us all about what to expect with the Festival in a few weeks time; biodegradable cling wrap inventor Jordy Kay has a…

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Gemima Cody and Jerry Mai

Vietnamese food expert Jerry Mai stops by for a chat; John from the Queen Vic Markets gives us a produce report; and legendary restaurant critic Gemima Cody tells us about hanging up her…

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The Queen of Fermentation and Caterina Borsato

Caterina Borsato from Caterina’s Cucina Bar talks about what workers returning to their offices means for her business; John from the Queen Vic Market gives us our first market report of 2022. Then…

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Christmas Drinks and Gift Ideas

In the final Eat It for 2021, Cam offers some Christmas gift ideas; then, chef and former Triple R presenter Anothony Telford chats about his new book The Kitchen Think. And Cam speaks…

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Rosemary Stanton and Tom Sarafian

Nutritionist Rosemary Stanton discusses the new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines; Cam speaks to John at the Queen Vic Market for a fresh produce update; and Chef Tom Sarafian talks…