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Travel Writers Radio is a two-hour FM radio progtam produced every week by the professional journalists of IFWTWA - the |International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association in Australasia - and covers the latest global food, wine, culinary travel, leisure experiences and business travel information.

Travel Writers Radio is a two-hour FM radio progtam produced every week by the professional journalists of IFWTWA - the |International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association in Australasia - and covers the latest global food, wine, culinary travel, leisure experiences and business travel information.
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Travel Writers Radio is a two-hour FM radio progtam produced every week by the professional journalists of IFWTWA - the |International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association in Australasia - and covers the latest global food, wine, culinary travel, leisure experiences and business travel information.

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English

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Aimee White Editor 'Make the most of your time on earth' -Graeme Kemlo

9/19/2019
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We’re constantly being encouraged to collect experiences, rather than souvenirs as we travel now. And no doubt some of you probably have a bucket list, but take pity on Aimee White of Rough Guides in London, who for the past year has been collecting the best 1000 experiences for a global bucket list. The result is a book just released, entitled, Make The Most of Your Time on Earth. Graeme Kemlo spoke to Aimee, looking for inspiration. v :...

Duration:00:09:57

West Coast Chef Ken Gordon On Feast Portland Battle Royale -Marlynn Schotland

9/19/2019
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Us-based PALAT member Marlynn Schotland attended Feast Portland, an annual battle between rival chefs from Portland Maine on the east coast of USA and Portland Oregon on the West. This week she speaks with Chef Ken Gordon who represents the West coast culinary scene.

Duration:00:05:45

Geoff Haviland Atlantic Group COO On Its DNA -Rita Erlich

9/18/2019
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Melburnians also love their food, coffee, and our Yarra River, so the Atlantic Group establishments on the historic Central Pie are also becoming Meklbourne icons. However public safety issues have seen their various food and drink spaces shut down over concerns about the pier. A few weeks ago before the issue blew up, Rita Erlich spoke to the Chief Operatins Ofiger of Atlantic, Glen Haviland who mentioned the challenges of operations and maintenance of a business situated overwater. Since...

Duration:00:13:38

Victoria's Great Ocean Road Celebrates Centenary -Adelaine Ng

9/16/2019
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One of Australia’s great tourist attractions is the iconic Great Ocean Road, famous for its 243 km long scenic coastal drive. This week it celebrates its 100th anniversary. It is 100 years since construction was first begun by up to 3000 returned soldiers after WW1. A series of events have been planned, the centrepiece of which is the release of a film, “The Story of The Road”. Adelaine Ng spoke with the film’s co-producer Jacqueline Tonk

Duration:00:09:37

Graeme Kemlo & Veronica Matheson Discuss Boracay Island Philippines Visit

9/11/2019
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Graeme Kemlo was a recent guest of Philipine Airlines and the Philippines Department of Tourism in a short visit to Manila and Boracay Island., Boracay had been shotdown on orders of President Duterte in April 2018, but it has since reopened and is being restored to its former glory as a pristine tropical island with gleaming white sands and remarkable blue waters. Graeme discusses his experience with Veronica Matheson and suggests visitors will enjoy the inexpensive food and drink available...

Duration:00:13:39

Andre Brulhart Movenpick Boracay On Island's Re - Opening -Graeme Kemlo

9/11/2019
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For six months after the Philippine President ordered its paradise island to be locked down completely, Andre Brulhart was the only guest at the luxurious Movenpick Boracay resort. But he says it was the best decision President Duterte has ever made to ensure the future of the palm fringed island of pure white sand beaches and incredible blue sea. PALAT member Graeme Kemlo reports.

Duration:00:11:55

Alejandro Saravia Melbourne's Peruvian Chef -Veronica Matheson

9/11/2019
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Peruvian Alejandro Saravia’s Melbourne city restaurant Pastuso has a quirky connection with the much-loved children’s book character Paddington Bear as Pastuso was the original name of that little bear who arrived in London from darkest Peru. One of Melbourne’s liveliest restaurants, Pastuso in AC/DC Lane, serves Peruvian food with a modern twist. Reporter Veronica Matheson chatted to Alejandro about his passion for Peruvian food and his homeland.

Duration:00:10:52

East V West Chefs Battle It Out In Feast Portland -Marlynn Schotland

9/11/2019
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Feast Portland is one of the largest food festivals on the United States’ West Coast, and kicks off this week in Portland, Oregon, with local chefs pitting their coastal cuisine against chefs from the East Coast’s Portland, Maine. American PALAT MemberMarlynn Schotland chatted to East Coast chef Arlin Smith, of Eventide Oyster Company, about the coastal cuisine in Portland Maine.

Duration:00:07:45

Tony Hunter Food Futurist On 3D Printed Food -Veronica Matheson

9/11/2019
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The foods we are likely to be eating in future decades - including dishes created by 3D printers - were discussed by international experts at the Global Table food summit in Melbourne just days ago. To find out more reporter Veronica Matheson talked to Brisbane-based food futurist Tony Hunter who was a speaker at the 3-day event at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Duration:00:11:12

Jane Lopes Sommelier At Attica And Why She Wont Re-Sit MW Exam -Veronica Matheson

9/11/2019
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UPDATED - American born Jane Lopes, now wine director at the much-lauded Attica restaurant in Melbourne, became an elite Master Sommelier in September last year. But a month later Jane, and the other successful 2018 candidates for that prestigious Master Sommelier exam were stripped of their titles amid a cheating scandal, and asked to re-sit it. Jane talks to reporter Veronica Matheson about that gut-wrenching experience and her new book Vignette Stories of Life and Wine in 100 Bottles that...

Duration:00:12:07

Jane Lopes Attica Sommelier on 100 Wines -Veronica Matheson

9/8/2019
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American born Jane Lopes, now wine director at the much-lauded Attica restaurant in Melbourne, became an elite Master Sommelier in September last year. But a month later Jane, and the other successful 2018 candidates for that prestigious Master Sommelier exam were stripped of their titles amid a cheating scandal, and asked to re-sit it. Jane talks to reporter Veronica Matheson about that gut-wrenching experience and her new book Vignette Stories of Life and Wine in 100 Bottles that is...

Duration:00:41:33

Jane Lopes Attica Master Sommelier on 100 Wines -Veronica Matheson

9/4/2019
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American born Jane Lopes, now wine director at the much-lauded Attica restaurant in Melbourne is one of an elite international group of 273 Master Sommeliers, and the only woman in Australia to hold that accreditation after vigorous wine testing. Jane was lured to Attica from New York’s Eleven Madison Park which is rated as America’s top restaurant. Earlier Jane, author of Vignette Stories of Life and Wine in 100 bottles, talked to reporter Veronica Matheson about life and wine.

Duration:00:10:12

Do You Know Where Your Fish Comes From -Graeme Kemlo & Veronica Matheson

9/4/2019
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Do you know where your fish comes from? Ausd==tralian consumers may be unwittingly eating fish bred and grown in other countries where the health regulations are less strict. And some consumers may be buying what they think is Australian barramundi - a native perch - that is also now farmed in south east Asia, despite stricter labelling regulations now applicable here. Graeme Kemlo and Veronica Mastheson discuss fish imports and fish imposters as a follow up to our story about the Australian...

Duration:00:05:29

Mat Ryan Od On Sustainable Murray Cod Aquaculture -Graeme Kemlo

9/4/2019
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Australia’s most iconic freshwater fish, The Murray Cod is by nature a large, aggressive, carnivorous, territorial species, that would traditionally not be considered as an ideal aquaculture species. However the past 30 years have seen advances in reproduction techniques and now there’s growing national and international interest, such as the investment by celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal. IGraeme Kemlo spoke earlier to Aquna Murray Cod Managing Director Mat Ryan. Image: Heston Blumenthal...

Duration:00:13:53

Sarah Laverick Marine Biologist On Antarctic Icebreaker Aurora Australis -Graeme Kemlo

8/28/2019
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To some this ship carried them safely to and from one of the planet’s most inhospitable places, to others it was their place of work in treacherous seas. Now one of her crew has written the book about Aurora Australis for the past 30 years our Antarctic research and transport vessel between Hobart and the white continent one or more weeks to the south. She endured two major fires, waves of 20 metres or more, howling gales and being stuck in an ice pack for days. To all her crew there’s an...

Duration:00:13:42

Shaun Cawood On Cruise Whitsunday's New Underwater Reef Suites -Veronica Matheson

8/28/2019
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: It’s a room with a view with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall that looks out to underwater views of the Great Barrier Reef and its vibrant marine life. It is Australia’s first underwater hotel located on Hardy Reef, off the coast of Airlie Beach. Reporter Veronica Matheson spoke to Cruise Whitsunday’s General Manager Shaun Cawood about the eight-million-dollar redevelopment of Reefworld pontoon, which now includes the two Reefsuites.. Image supplied by Cruise Whitsundays.

Duration:00:11:55

Kristin Henning On The Adirondaks Wilderness In Upstate New York

8/28/2019
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Our US-born roving reporter Kristin Henning loves the outdoors, especially wilderness areas such as The Adirondaks in upstate New York for outdoor adventure, or small group retreats. If the great outdoors dowsn’t inspire you there;s always do what Kristin did (see photo) and take a cooking class with a famous New Yotrk chef, Curtiss Hemm of Carriage House Cooking School near Peru, New York in the Adirondacks. Kris chats about the region with Graeme Kemlo. More information:...

Duration:00:13:55

Elizabeth Clark Adelsheim Winery Of Oregon’s Willamette Valley -Michelle Winner

8/28/2019
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David and Ginny Adelsheim wanted to create world-class wines in an undiscovered wine region, the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Many called them and a few other Oregon wine pioneers “crazy.” But that just made them try harder. By 1972, they had planted their first vineyard and established Adelsheim winery, years before the Willamette Valley had grown into the internationally renowned wine region it is today. US correspondent Michelle Winner visits the winery and speaks...

Duration:00:11:42

Schuck, Don't Chuck Oyster And Mussel Shells, Simon Says -Veronica Matheson

8/28/2019
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Oyster, mussel and scallop shells from restaurants and seafood outlets across Melbourne are being used to rebuild shellfish reefs in Port Philip Bay. The project is run by The Nature Conservancy which collects the shells which are taken to a site on the Bellarine Peninsula to cure outdoors in the elements for six months, then spread across the sea floor. Reporter Veronica Matheson learnt more about the program from Simon Branigan of The Nature Conservancy. Photo: Volunteers clean shells that...

Duration:00:09:21

Charles Davidson Peninsula Hot Springs On Mornington Peninsula -Veronica Matheson

8/22/2019
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– Victoria’s Peninsula Hot Springs has been named the World’s Best Mineral Springs Spa at the World Luxury Spa awards in St. Petersburg, Russia, recently. Reporter Veronica Matheson spoke to chairman and co-founder Charles Davidson about the latest award and future plans for Peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula at Fingal. More information: https://www.peninsulahotsprings.com

Duration:00:10:45