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Melbourne, VIC


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.






Eat It - 6 August 2017

On today's show we started with Matt's top tips for an excellent mushroom risotto, lifted from a Giorgio Locatelli: add some soaked dried porcini in with the rice, use carnaroli rice if you can find it, and lightly fry fresh mushrooms in a separate pan before adding them with the butter and parmesan at the end. We caught up with our good market buddy John to see how his surgery recovery is going; the good news is that he hopes to be back on the market stall by Christmas. We also had a...

Duration: 00:49:43

Eat It - 30 July 2017

Today we had a chat to Oakridge chef Matt Stone, who was recently awarded by the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival for his trailblazing work in the Yarra Valley. He's also just returned from some overseas travel and we spoke about some of the new items on the Oakridge menu. Next up we had a market report with Toscano's Joanne Toscano. Finally we caught up with chef Raymond Capaldi, who spent a couple of years in the 1990s cooking in Moscow. Right now he's working on Wonder Pies and Fries,...

Duration: 00:46:11

Eat It - 23 July 2017

On today's show we spoke to Joost Bakker about the very sad passing of chef Jeremy Strode, and the impact he had on the industry. We also previewed an Oz Harvest event tomorrow at Melbourne Uni called Think, Eat, and Save. But we didn't speak for too long as he has to prepare lunch for Ben Shewry and family! Next up Citizen Cacao's Georgie Castle and All Are Welcome's Boris Portney popped in to talk about their upcoming Sunday stints at Fitzroy's Grub, as well as their respective journeys...

Duration: 00:53:50

Eat It - 9 July 2017

Today we briefly spoke about Matt's recent meal at Richmond's Minamishima; what an incredible Japanese experience! (but not cheap) BBQ cuisine is interpreted in many ways around the world, and we spoke to Fancy Hank's Mike Patrick as well as FH alumni (and current saucier at Restaurant Andre in Singapore) Alicia Chongabout their upcoming pop-up Majestic Hawker. We spoke about the origins of BBQ cuisine, as well as some of Alicia's favourite street foods around Asia. We finished today's...

Duration: 00:48:48

Eat It - 2 July 2017

On today's show we had a chat to Michael Cole and Laura Skvor who will be representing Australia in the next round of the Bocuse D'or international cooking competition, and we also spoke to Burch and Purchese's Darren Purchese and Cath Claringbold about their awesome new book Chefs Eat Toasties Too.

Duration: 00:50:21

Eat It - 25 June 2017

As we make our way through the depths of a chilly Melbourne winter we chatted about how to make the perfect roast potato; our top tips are to choose the correct spud (look for a sebago or dutch cream, ideally just brushed so you still have to clean them) and add half a teaspoon of bi-carb soda when you're par-boiling them. Yum! Truffle Melbourne's Nigel Woods joined us in the studio to talk about Australia's burgeoning industry, which is now the fourth largest truffle producing country in...

Duration: 00:47:35

Eat It - 4 June 2017

On a gorgeous Melbourne winter's day we started the show talking to the Good Food Guide's Roslyn Grundy. There are huge changes happening to the Guide this year, as the Melbourne and Sydney editions are combined to form a national tome that also covers Australia's other cities. It's going to be huge - roughly twice the size of the current guide - and is due out in October. Next up we were joined by the awesome team behind Fitzroy's Smith & Daughters, Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse. It's not...

Duration: 00:52:15

Eat It - 28 May 2017

On today's show - the last one before Winter! - we spoke to Cam Russell about this year's mushroom tours, food writer Michael Harden about his recent travels, and coffee guru Justin Metcalf about his new ready-to-drink espresso martinis.

Duration: 00:44:20

Eat It - 21 May 2017

On today's show we spoke to Bomba and Green Park's Jesse Gerner about his new place Nomada, caught up with a recovering John from the market (in-studio for the first time ever!), and also chatted to The Fermentary's Sharon Flynn.

Duration: 00:50:04

Eat It - 14 May 2017

On today's show we went on the road to a town called Lindenow, and caught up with Stuart Greig about the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Day, bringing together an enormous number of seeds and vegetable varietals in one of Australia's best growing regions. As the weather gets colder it's a good time to think about how to make the best use of the remaining Summer and Autumn produce, and we replayed an interview from last year with broadcaster and farmer Matthew Evans. His book Not Just...

Duration: 00:54:31

Eat It - 7 May 2017

We started today's show speaking about Matt's recent travels, to both Vietnam and Las Vegas... two places that aren't often on the one itinerary! Nick Bennett is the chef at Melbourne's Arbory, which has just clocked up two years of very busy trading alongside Flinders St Station. We chatted about Nick journey into cooking, as well as the upcoming events for Good Beer Week including next week's Good Beer Kitchen. We finished today's show with Hannah Dupree from Storm in a Teacup. We...

Duration: 00:48:46

Eat It - April 16 2017

Triple R Music Director Simon Winkler drops in on this weeks episode to let us know how he handled a competitive chili eating competition! Also, Dr Renee Beale from Melbourne University chats about a participatory artwork called One Last Call and then one half of the Mangia Mangia team Angela Villella is talking olives on this special Easter Sunday show!

Duration: 00:58:57

Eat It - 09 April 2017

On today's show we're joined in the sudio by Jesse Gerner who gives us the 'scoop' on the world's top chefs after rubbing shoulders with them at the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards. We discuss our favourite mussel recipes and chat to the innovative chef Wylie Dufresne who tells us about his scientific approach to cooking. To finish up wine maker Daniel Buchanan tells us how he and other wine makers are dealing with the sudden cold snap on Melbourne's first wintery day!

Duration: 00:54:56

Eat It - 2 April 2017

On today's show we talked to Natalie O'Brien from Melbourne and Food Wine Festival who told us what special events they have planned in their 25th year, we also checked in with John from the Vic Market to see how he's coping after his shoulder surgery and Sebastian Reaburn and Dervilla McGowan gave us the lowdown on their new cherry gin!

Duration: 00:49:58

Eat it - 19 March 2017

What an amazing day here in Melbourne town, and half of Melbourne's foodies are off to the Melbourne Tomato Festival... including Cam! So on today's show we had some interviews recorded earlier in the week: first up with Michael Caiafaabout the proposed changes to the Queen Victoria Market, we had a market report with Damien Pikeat the Prahran Market, and we cooked up an autumn salad with Taxi Kitchen's Tony Twitchett.

Duration: 00:53:31

Eat It - 12 March 2017

On today's show we spoke to fish guru John Susman about how we can try and make some more sustainable choices next time we're at the fish counter. Rather than a good ol' fillet of salmon, why not try some Leatherjacket, or Flathead, or Red Spot Whiting? We also mentioned his excellent new tome The Australian Fish and Seafood Cookbook which we think is right up there with The Cook's Companion as an Australian kitchen essential. Next up we chatted to Massimo Mele about the ferretti pasta...

Duration: 00:47:53

Eat It - 5 March 2017

On today's show we marked the 125th anniversary of Melbourne's Hopetoun Tea Rooms, had an excellent chat to Pope Joan's Matt Wilkinson about what he's cooking in Autumn, and checked in with the 2017 vintage via wine maker Duncan Buchanan.

Duration: 00:47:54

Eat It - 26 February 2017

On today's show we spoke to Mitchell Bartley about the Save Preston Market campaign, and Geraldo Lopez from La Tortilleria. And most importantly we had our final market report from John for quite some time as he heads into hospital for some surgery - hopefully he'll be back in the market stalls later this year, all the best bloke!

Duration: 00:47:37

Eat It - 19 February 2017

On a drizzly Melbourne Sunday we spoke to Melbourne Chef Nikki Reimer about the recent closure of her Richmond eatery Union Dining, and the rather unusual process of closing a restaurant and packing it all up after many years of service. Next up Samantha Gowing joined us from her abode in Northern NSW, and also happened to bring Australian music icon Normie Rowe along for the ride. We spoke about foods that make you feel good, and what Sam is looking forward to this Autumn. To finish the...

Duration: 00:52:05

Eat It - 12 February 2017

We started today's show by mentioning a couple of upcoming events you might like to check out... Scott Pickett and Adam D'Sylva are cooking at the upcoming St Anthony's Primary School Twilight Fair, rockstar farmer Joel Salatin is in Australia to speak at the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance's talk at Jonai Farms, and there is an excellent lineup for the #CookForSyria event in early March at The Point. Melbourne food icon Guy Grossi and his son Carlo popped into our East Brunswick...

Duration: 00:54:11

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