Listen to Eat It - 25 October 201551:2925 October 2015

We started today's show with a chat to Linda Catalano about last week's rather successful Melbourne Salami Festa... there was a controversial result, as the overall winner was only one point ahead of its rivals and contained - gasp! - DUCK in addition to pork.

Next up Jennifer Boggiss and Pope Joan's Matt Wilkinson popped in to talk about Heilala vanilla from Tonga. We chatted about growing and harvesting vanilla, how to assess its quality, and of course what to cook with it.

It's around this time of year that our thoughts turn to sparkling wine, and specifically wines from Champagne. Rita Erlich knows a thing or two about that particular drink, and walked us through the history of the big Champagne houses and differences in styles. She also brought us some actual real-life Champagne to drink, so what's not to like?

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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