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May 8, 2016

On today's show we started with a recipe for a quick and simple meal, potato rosti. Don't hold back with the butter!

The first ever Melbourne Tea Festival is coming up on May 29, and we spoke to organiser Corinne Smith about how tea is becoming sexy again. The whole point of the festival is to get people out of the teabag, and to learn about the various single origin teas and the best way to prepare them. Plus you get a free teacup, what's not to like?

One of our favourite Melbourne events is the Darebin Homemade Wine and Food Festival, which starts tomorrow and culminates on Saturday May 14. Carmelina Di Gugielmo is one of the festival organisers and MC for the day, and we spoke about how imported cultural traditions have been absorbed into Australia's social fabric, as well as the Secret Italian's Business of homemade grappa.

Another regular at the Darebin festival is Ingrid Phyland, who has taken out the best olives award two years running. We chatted about how the olive trees planted by immigrants 50 years ago are still bearing fruit and providing us with food today, as well as what she marinates the olives with to achieve such a yummy result.