Listen to Eat It - 12 July 201552:0612 July 2015

We started today's show with a quick mention of St Kilda's seminal Dogs Bar, which is now back under independant ownership... great news!

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food has been operating in Australia for three years now, and Katherine Hardingjoined us to talk about the ethos of the program, the importance of cooking skills on everyday health, and how you can get involved.

Chef Ian Curlie has established himself in Melbourne's culinary scene at The European (amongst many other venues), and we spoke to him and his butcher Simon Poole about how they prepare their meat for the demand of their venues. Did you know the price of beef has increased 70% since last year? Nor did we!

To finish today's show we had a chat to John Patton about indigenous culture and food habits. The good news is that many endangered bush foods are now being re-cultivated, so that cuisine will not - hopefully! - be lost to us forever.

About this program

Food for thought: recipes, hints and tips, interviews and a market report.

It's one of those constants in this fair city; every Sunday at midday tune into the best radio station on earth for Eat It, Triple R's resident food show. No-one really knows quite how many years the show has been on-air, but it's been going long enough for us all to lose track. Each week Cam Smith and Matt Steadman take an hour to discuss every aspect of food and drink, including regular market reports, interviews with chefs and restaurateurs, chats with industry and lobby groups, emptying bottles with wine-makers and writers, answering listeners' questions, the occasional on-air cooking segment, and anything else we deem fit. Sometimes we'll even squeeze in a song or two.

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