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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.

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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Melbourne, VIC

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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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@EatItRRR

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English


Episodes

Eat It - 3 June 2018

6/3/2018
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We started today's show talking about some recent highlights on our culinary life: Cam's broccolini farfelle, Matt's trip to Mason's of Bendigo, and a new restaurant in the old Port Melbourne courthouse Ciao Cielo. We checked in with John at the Queen Vic Market. Industry legend Alla Wolf-Tasker is celebrating thirty years of the Lake House in Daylesford, and has released a beautiful new book called Three Decades On. We spoke about the early days of the restaurant, and how long-term...

Duration:00:51:54

Eat It - 13 May 2018

5/13/2018
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It's suddenly winter in Melbourne, and on today's show we spoke to Cam Russell about this season's Mornington Peninsula mushroom tours, we had a market report with John at the Queen Vic, and asked food writers Michael Harden and Hilary McNevin what they like to cook at home.

Duration:00:48:22

Eat It - 6 May 2018

5/6/2018
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A packed show today, starting with the chef behind Collingwood's Little Latin Lucy Renee Trudeau. She's been in Australia for eight years, and we spoke about her native California and the emergence of decent-quality Mexican cuisine in Melbourne. It's been 16 years since Michele Curtis and Alan Campion released their first edition of In The Kitchen, and to celebrate the release of their 2018 edition they joined us in the studio to talk about what's changed in Melbourne since the first...

Duration:00:51:59

Eat It - 29 April 2018

4/29/2018
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On today's show we spoke about a yummy prawn stir-fry that Cam concocted during the week, and also mentioned David Chang's excellent Ugly Delicious series on Netflix. It's been too long since we had Bacash's Michael Bacash on the show, and we chatted about how people are still afraid of cooking fish and how to try and get confident with it. We also spoke about the new commercial fishing laws in Port Phillip Bay and sustainable fishing in general. We also had a market report from John at...

Duration:00:52:50

Eat It - 22 April 2018

4/22/2018
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On today's show we spoke about the possible future of hospitality with the City of Melbourne's Dr Renae Beale, who along with Cake Industries is holding an event called Singularity to explore the possible role of artificial intelligence and robotics in the food service industry. We also spoke to restauranteur Joseph Vargetto about his life in Melbourne's kitchens, how to stay relevant in today's restaurant scene, and what ingredients he's using this Autumn. To finish the show we chatted...

Duration:00:49:15

Eat It - 1 April 2018

4/1/2018
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We took it fairly easy for an Easter Sunday today, and covered some foods that we thought were pretty delicious over the last week. We also spoke to our old wine bud Matt Skinner about Easter at his house and what he's drinking with it.

Duration:00:45:03

Eat It - 25 March 2018

3/25/2018
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Today we spoke about some excellent eating we'd experienced during the week, at places such as Mahjong in St Kilda and Po Boy Quarter on Smith St. Our good buddy Sebastian Reaburn had some great news during the week; his Anther gin just won AUSTRALIA'S BEST GIN at the recent Australian Distilled Spirits Awards, and we had a chat about what's happening in his post-win world. We caught up with John at the Vic Market. We finished today's show speaking with winemaker Duncan Buchanan. Almost...

Duration:00:49:17

Eat It - 18 March 2018

3/18/2018
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Today we had a quick market report from John, we spoke to Linda Catalano about her upcoming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival show One Suitcase, Four Stories, and we chatted to Janet Deneefe about her food festival event at Tolarno.

Duration:00:52:02

Eat It - 11 March 2018

3/11/2018
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Today we spoke to Deakin University's Sze Yen Tan about his research into the different varieties of sugar, food writer Dani Valent about what not to eat during the Jewish observance of Passover, and checked in with winemaker Duncan Buchanan to see how vintage 2018 is travelling.

Duration:00:53:12

Eat It - 4 March 2018

3/4/2018
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On today's show we mentioned the amazing Japanese food created at Kisume restaurant in Melbourne's CBD... how lucky are we to have so many cuisines in this town? Italian is another cuisine Melbourne has covered, and none better than Tipo 00 on Little Bourke St. Chef Alberto Fava joined us to talk about the mysteries of pasta; what shapes go with what sauce? We caught up with John at the Queen Vic Market. Wine guru Max Allen popped in to tell us about his upcoming event at the Melbourne...

Duration:00:53:07

Eat It - 18 February 2018

2/18/2018
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Have you ever heard of a condition called Orthorexia? We hadn't until recently, so we chatted to Dr Rosemary Stanton about what it is (a compulsion to only eat "clean" food) and how it's developed since the 1990s. Victor Persinette is man who spends a lot of time underground at the Spring Street Grocer's cheese room. He popped in to speak about how to best mature cheese, how blue cheese is formed, and some of the history of various cheese varieties. To finish today's show we spoke to the...

Duration:00:51:29

Eat It - 11 February 2018

2/11/2018
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Oh hey there errybody... we started today's show with a hint from Cam's FIRST EVER home-made creme brulee: use a spritzy water bottle alongside your brulee flame! Nick Bennett is the chef at Melbourne's The Arbory, and he joined us to talk about tomorrow's fundraising event called Food for Thought. Some seriously big-name chefs are donating their time to raise funds for Beyond Blue and RUOK. There are still some tickets available, check it out over here. Next up we spoke to John at the...

Duration:00:51:53

Eat It - 4 February 2018

2/4/2018
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Back for 2018! And we spent some time chatting about two of Victoria's amazing regional restaurants, Provenance in Beechworth and the Yarra Valley's Oakridge. We also marked the passing of the original Grand Chef de Cuisine, Paul Bocuse. John's back at the market as well... so we spoke to him about summer produce. We were joined in the studio by a couple of Eat It faves, co-editor of the Good Food Guide Roslyn Grundy and owner of Rumi and The Moor's Head Joseph Abboud. As well as modern...

Duration:00:52:14

Eat It - 10 December 2017

12/10/2017
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Our last show for 2017! And we spoke about Christmas past, present, and future with Matt Wilkinson, Roslyn Grundy, Michael Harden, and Philippa Sibley.

Duration:00:53:01

Eat It - 26 November 2017

11/26/2017
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We started today's show speaking about Matt's recently discovered Lentil Shepherd's Pie recipe, with its magic secret ingredient: soy sauce. We love having Joost Bakker on the show and today he discussed his next project called FutureCave. He's working to transform an old Service Station site into a house that can grow enough food to sustain its residents. Once the place is approved, it will be the subject of an upcoming MadMan documentary series. Good friend of Triple R Caterina Borsato...

Duration:00:47:01

Eat It - 19 November 2017

11/19/2017
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It's a stormy weekend in Melbourne, and we started the show by acknowledging the awesome postal survey result this week... hooray for the "yes" vote, and bravo to progressive Melbourne! Anyway back to food, and we spoke to Andrew Kavasalis about the recent law change allowing the production and sale of low-THC hemp for consumption in Australia. We're lagging the world in this, however hemp seed is a very nutritious food that is easy to grow, and vegan-friendly. It tastes a little like...

Duration:00:49:36

Eat It - 12 November 2017

11/12/2017
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On a cracking Melbourne afternoon we spoke to Mitchell Horrocks about his time and work in Uganda. He first travelled to Africa in high school, and since then learned about their disease problems due to unclean drinking water. But every problem is a solution waiting to happen, so Mitchell has designed an apparatus that can sit on an existing cooking setup and purify water at the same time. Have a look at his crowd-sourcing page here. Heston Blumenthal is one of the most influential chefs...

Duration:00:50:41

Eat It - 5 November 2017

11/5/2017
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On today's show we started by talking about the humble potato latke... or rosti, or whatever the hell you call it. How does such a simple potato dish manage to taste so awesome? Speaking of awesome, the team behind Tivoli Road Bakery have released a new book and it is, uhhh... awesome. Michael and Pippa James joined us in the studio to talk about their journey from cheffing to baking, the differences between "traditional" baking and industralised baking, and why supermarket flours ain't...

Duration:00:47:48

Eat It - 22 October 2017

10/22/2017
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On today's show we spoke to Tammi Jonas about the ongoing campaign to allow small-scale animal farmers to have their farming methods permitted under the law. Currently these style of farms are considered "intensive agriculture" which are not permitted in certain areas. Have a look at the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance website for more info. Dorelle Havilland joined us next to chat about her restaurant The Moldy Fig. We spoke about her travels around New Orleans, the differences...

Duration:00:49:32

Eat It - 15 October 2017

10/15/2017
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It's a cracking Spring day in Melbourne, and we started today's show with a chat to Dr Rosemary Stanton about the government's Health Star Rating website and some of the issues and challenges still being faced by public health advocates. The chef behind Northcote's Camus restaurant Pierre Khodja popping to the studio to talk about Algerian cuisine, its origins and influences, and some of the key ingredients he uses each day. To finish the show, Good Food writer Dani Valent spoke about...

Duration:00:48:54