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.

Direct download: Eat-It-20170319.mp3
Category:Eat It! -- posted at: 12:56pm AEDT

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 shape - how it's made, and what to serve it with. We also spoke about next week's Melbourne Tomato Festival which will be an awesome event in its new location this year.

We finished the show with The Hidden Souk's Adrian Kennedy, who spoke about the history and importance of cumin, and the area of Morocco that they source it from.

Direct download: Eat-It-20170312.mp3
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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.

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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!

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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 day's show we spoke to winemaker Duncan Buchanan live from the vineyards of Victoria. Vintage 2017 is shaping up OK for us Victorians (we've escaped the heat that so many other regions have experienced), despite the fact that yields are slightly lower than what we'd consider "normal".

Direct download: Eat-It-20170219.mp3
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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 container to talk about his recent appointment - annointment? - as this year's King of Moomba. We also chatted about tomato season, and the upcoming Melbourne Tomato Festival that has moved to a bigger location this year.

We spoke to John at the Vic Market.

To finish today's show, the team behind Smith & Daughters Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse came in to speak about their excellent new cookbook (which just happens to be vegan). It's 2017; we're cool with veganism, yeah? 

Direct download: Eat-It-20170212.mp3
Category:Eat It! -- posted at: 6:42pm AEDT

Eat It - 5 February 2017

We're very excited to be back for 2017 and another year on the mighty 3RRR! We had a quick chat about what we ate over the summer period.

We had a chat to Dr Rosemary Stanton about all the supposedly miraculous weight-loss methods that seem to pop up at this time of year. Goji berries? Chia seeds? And more recently, tumeric? Guess what, none of these foods have any magical properties and won't cure your cancer. Just eat a healthy balanced diet and you'll be the best you that you can be.

Next up we had our first market report for 2017 with John at the Queen Vic.

Max Allen is one of Australia's leading wine writers, and he made the trek into East Brunswick to have a chat about all things vintage 2017. In short, this year feels like it's "back to normal" with the vintage no longer being so early and a slightly cooler summer. We also had a look at a McLaren Vale wine called Lino Ramble, which is one of the new gen of McLaren Vale wines made "on the side" by winemakers who also work for bigger labels.

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Eat It - 18 December 2016

We started today's show by JOINING FORCES with the excellent Cravings program on Joy FM - host Pete Dillon visited the studio to talk about the new Pozible campaign we've created to raise money for the trader's at the Little Saigon Market after this week's fire. Donate here: https://pozible.com/project/little-saigon-fire-relief-fund

Next up we had our final market report for 2016 with John at the Queen Vic.

Syracuse's grande chef Philippa Sibley joined us to talk about the hectic Christmas season, stonefruit, and the challenges of cooking in a teeny tiny space.

We finished 2016 with a drink from Sebastian Reaburn, who also spoke about the various batches of his Artemis Gin.

Direct download: Eat-It-20161218.mp3
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Eat It - 11 December 2016

On today's show we noted the sudden passing of journalist and food critic AA Gill, who wrote for the Sunday Times in the UK and also for Australian Gourmet Traveller. The man could write! Vale.

Next up we had a quick market report from John at the Queen Vic Market.

We were thrilled to be joined by one of Melbourne's iconic chefs, Jacques Reymond. We spoke about growing up in Burgundy, Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere, and how his Christmases have evolved since arriving in Australia.

We finished the show with The Humble Tumbler's Clare Burder who brought in a bottle of her amazing The Assembly sparkling wine. Made with fruit from the highest vineyard in Victoria, we spoke about making sparking "the hard way". We also chatted about her Christmas rituals and what to avoid to make it through the day (exhibit A: sparkling shiraz)

Direct download: Eat-It-20161211.mp3
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Eat It - 27 November 2016

We started today's show talking about some of the awesome stuff happening for 3RRR's 40th birthday - get involved!

We chatted to food writer an author Richard Cornish about the recent appalling treatment of animals at a Riverside Meats abattoir and how (once again) this underlines the dilemma for meat producers and meat eaters in general. Is there such a thing as "ethical meat"? Is it possible to develop a supply chain where the animal, the producer, and the customer all get something out of the process?

Next up we spoke to John at the Vic Market.

We finished the show with food writer, eater, and cook Dani Valent about entertaining at home. With all the full restaurants, cafes, and bike delivery services is anyone still actually cooking their own food? Yes! And with some planning it's not a huge amount of work. We also spoke about Stephanie Alexander's new book The Cook's Table.

Direct download: Eat-It-20161127.mp3
Category:Eat It! -- posted at: 3:18pm AEDT

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3RRR is Australia's best known community radio station. Shows are streamed live from www.rrr.org.au and may be heard in Melbourne by tuning in to 102.7 FM.


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