Listen to Eat It - 20 March 201650:4720 March 2016

Happy birthday to the Queen Victoria Market! It opened this day in 1878.

There's been a lot about sugar in the news recently, so we decided to ring Dr Rosemary Stanton and see what was actually happening. Recently the UK have joined a few other countries by introducing a tax on sugary soft drinks, which in places like Mexico has achieved a reduction in overall consumption. Other than the (subjective) benefit of flavour, there really is nothing good at all in softies like Coke or Pepsi, and even their "diet" versions can still have adverse health impacts.

Next up we spoke to John at the aforementioned Queen Victoria Market.

We finished by jumping into the time machine and speaking to Jane Lawson about her upcoming book Milkbar Memories. The book documents the treat food we enjoyed back in the 70s, from mixed bags of lollies through to the ubiquitous Chiko Roll. The book is available from May, and even includes recipes so you can make your own lollies - what's not to like?

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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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