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The Spinoff presents a monthly food podcast discussing everything we’ve been eating and drinking, hosted by Sophie Gilmour, and The Spinoff’s Alice Neville and Simon Day.

Dietary Requirements The Spinoff

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The Spinoff presents a monthly food podcast discussing everything we’ve been eating and drinking, hosted by Sophie Gilmour, and The Spinoff’s Alice Neville and Simon Day.

    Dietary Requirements: Politics, poutine and quarantine (plus an earthquake)

    Dietary Requirements: Politics, poutine and quarantine (plus an earthquake)

    Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we're joined by The Spinoff's resident poutine authority (and politics editor) Justin Giovannetti for our second together-but-apart Zoom pod.


    On this month's Dietary Requirements, we're still physically apart but together in spirit, buoyed by the level-two joy of being allowed out of the house to partake in our favourite activities: eating and drinking. Our guest is The Spinoff's fresh-from-quarantine (OK, managed isolation) politics editor, Justin Giovannetti, who takes a break from throwing curly questions at authority figures to beam in from parliament.


    Justin is not only a politics whiz but an expert on poutine, the culinary delight that ranks alongside maple syrup, Trivial Pursuit and, um, Justin Bieber as among Canada's greatest contributions to the world. Justin (Giovannetti, not Bieber) is writing a book about the glorious Québecois concoction comprising French fries, cheese curds and gravy, though it's been put on hold thanks to a pesky global pandemic and a move to the other side of the world.


    This episode also features a real-life account of what food is really like in quarantine (spoiler alert: many pancakes), plus we talk about what cooking in lockdown taught us, share highlights from our long-awaited returns to dining out – and are subjected to a terrifying LIVE ON-AIR earthquake.
     
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    Food podcast: In which we eat our feelings

    Food podcast: In which we eat our feelings

    Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we're beaming in from our respective bubbles, joined by Al Keating of Coffee Supreme.


    Although we can't be together in person, the Dietary Requirements team was not about to let a little nationwide lockdown get in the way of bringing you another episode, especially at a time when eating and drinking is basically all that's getting some of us through.


    We're joined on our Zoom pod by Al Keating, CEO of Coffee Supreme, to discuss the crippling effects of the Covid-19 crisis on the industry and whether cafes will be able to come back from it, plus Alice's obsessive longing for a flat white. We discuss our lockdown cooking go-tos, ponder why the hell we're so hungry all the time, and think about all the fine establishments we're going to hit up when lockdown's over.
    Plus, Alice introduces a new family member, and Simon raps some Hairy Maclary (as you do).
     
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    Food podcast: We check in to Hyderabad Hotel for biryani and beer slushies

    Food podcast: We check in to Hyderabad Hotel for biryani and beer slushies

    Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we’re joined by Jos Ruffell of Garage Project and Sammy Akuthota of Satya to talk about their exciting new venture.
     
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    Food podcasts: Summer eats, RTDs and a breast-milk taste test

    Food podcasts: Summer eats, RTDs and a breast-milk taste test

    Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we're joined by food writer Ginny Grant and a whole lot of babies for our first podcast of 2020.
     
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    The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

    The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

    Join various hosts of The Spinoff podcasts Gone by Lunchtime, On The Rag, The Real Pod, Paper Cuts, The Offspin, and Dietary Requirements as we look back at the car crash that was 2019.


    In this special end of year podcast hosted by Leonie Hayden, we dissect the country's response to national disasters, the highs and lows of MAFS, international literary scandals, the madness and tragedy of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Mad Chapman's Pulitzer Prize-winning chip ranking and more, plus we add our entries to the official The Spinoff 2019 Honours and Dishonours board.
    Pour yourself a Baileys and settle in.


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    Food podcast: It's our ham-crazed, Negroni-fuelled Christmas special

    Food podcast: It's our ham-crazed, Negroni-fuelled Christmas special

    Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we're joined by Hilary Pearson, general manager of Freedom Farms, for our Christmas episode.


    To listen, use the player below or download this episode (right click and save). Make sure to subscribe via iTunes, or via your favourite podcast client. And please share Dietary Requirements with your friends. Get in touch if you have any questions or requests: aliceneville@thespinoff.co.nz


    Our beloved cohost Sophie Gilmour is MIA this month, but she has a pretty good excuse – just a few days before we recorded, Sophie gave birth to little Odette, her first baby with husband David. Sending big aroha their way! Rest assured Odette will be joining us on the podcast in the not-too-distant future (and Soph will probably tag along too).


    Stepping capably into Sophie's shoes this episode is Hilary Pearson, general manager of Freedom Farms, which has sponsored this podcast and The Spinoff food section since inception some 18 months ago – if it wasn't for them, we wouldn't exist!


    Tis the season for ham and what Hilary doesn't know about that most festive of meats isn't worth knowing, so we interrogate her for tips, tricks and tales from Christmases past, and she talks us through these three out-of-the-ordinary glaze recipes. We also ponder pavlova – specifically why it's so bloody hard to nail it in a humid Auckland summer – and discuss some delicious alternatives.


    Speaking of ham, do you want to win one? We're giving away two Freedom Farms half champagne hams, each of which comfortably feeds 12 with Boxing Day leftovers to boot. Only catch is you have to pick it up in Auckland, either from Freedom Farms' office in Parnell, or The Spinoff HQ in Morningside. Email aliceneville@thespinoff.co.nz with ham giveaway in the subject line to enter.
    Meri Kirihimete, and see you next year!
     
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