The Leap Year
20 Hana Assafiri on nourishment
Hana Assafiri is the owner of the Moroccan Soup Bar, a Melbourne dining and community institution, employing vulnerable women workers. In this episode, she talks with Sally about the creative ways she and her colleagues connected, supported and nourished each other during lockdown – and how the pandemic has shifted her understanding of community and hospitality.
The Leap Year
11 Gabrielle Chan on the farm
Gabrielle Chan is the author of Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up. Speaking to Sally from her farm in Harden, in the South West Slopes of New South Wales, Gabrielle reflects on regional economies, food production and how Covid-19 has shifted routines, priorities and the atmosphere in her small country town.
The quarantine-cooking crazes of 2020 – from sourdough starters to dalgona coffee and cloud bread – have brought new ingredients, new culinary enthusiasms, new online communities and new foul-smelling catastrophes into our lives.
Even those of us who haven't embraced the trends have been cooking at home more – out of financial necessity, boredom or pure pleasure. How has this…
New Voices in Food
It's been a huge year in food media and for this Broadly Speaking talk, we'll bring together three superb food writers to chew over the debates and developments of 2020.
In the US, there were mass resignations at Conde Nast's hugely popular Bon Appetit YouTube channel, following allegations of racism and inequity. In Australia, the revamped Masterchef was hailed as…
Anna Jones: The Modern Cook
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Anna Jones is a British cook and food writer perfectly suited…
The Wheeler Centre
Paul West: Sustainability, Cooking and Community
Hilary Harper and Paul West at the Wheeler Centre
Paul West – ‘Australia’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’ – is a homegrown champion in more ways than one.
The former Vue De Monde chef, and host of River Cottage Australia, is a sustainable food advocate – and he wants to show you that you can grow and cook your own food, wherever you are, however much space you have.
For West, growing, cooking and sharing food with your loved ones is a powerful act. ‘It’s personal, local action that empowers us when global problems can leave you feeling powerless.’
The chef, who trained in hatted restaurants, now offers practical advice on everything from building a ‘no dig’ garden, bee-keeping and knife-skills, to simple and delicious recipes for common veggies that you’ve grown yourself, and even throwing a backyard harvest festival. It’s all in his new book, The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide.
In this event, West speaks with Hilary Harper about how growing and eating locally has an impact well beyond our backyard.
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Bland is Beautiful
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For centuries, it was been the privilege of Westerners to define the Other - essentially anyone whose skin colour wasn’t white. The privilege rested on a technological and material dominance that allowed European and post-European societies to impose their cultures, laws and institutions on others. Now, that dominance is increasingly contested, and the rise of Asia promises a future where…
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We’ve just posted a video of our recent ‘Writer’s Banquet’ event hosted by Radio National Book Show’s Ramona Koval. Guests Toni Jordan, Morris Gleitzman and Andrea Goldsmith trace the links between writers, writing and food, exploring their own connection with food and cooking, reflecting on what tickles their tastebuds and uncovering the key ingredients that make it easy to eat…
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