On today's show we spoke to food columnist Richard Cornish about the recent crisis in Australia's dairy industry. It's a very complex issue that's been triggered by a drop in global milk solid prices, and seen many farmers - who were already in debt after borrowing to increase their herd sizes - retrospectively owe money to the bodies that purchase their milk.
We also chatted to professional food forager Elijah Holland whilst he was in town collecting ingredients for a special dinner at Oakridge Estate. We chatted about his time collecting local ingredients for Rene Redzepi's Australian outpost, as well as the importance of knowing the origins of ingredients and sourcing locally where possible.
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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