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ExtraVirgin is a podcast for gourmands who love to travel and travellers who love good food.
Join your hosts, food and travel journalist Natascha Mirosch and bon vivant Samantha Donsky, who between them have eaten their way around more than 60 countries, as they meet the passionate people who make wandering so rewarding and so delicious.

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ExtraVirgin is a podcast for gourmands who love to travel and travellers who love good food.
Join your hosts, food and travel journalist Natascha Mirosch and bon vivant Samantha Donsky, who between them have eaten their way around more than 60 countries, as they meet the passionate people who make wandering so rewarding and so delicious.

    Creating a Zero Waste Kitchen

    Creating a Zero Waste Kitchen

    Traditionally, restaurants are big contributors of food waste, with up to 45 percent of food wastage happening at the food preparation stage and about 20 per cent lost through spoilage. And then of course, there’s what diners leave on their plates.

    In this episode Natascha and Sam talk to executive chef Ash Martin about how a fire that decimated his restaurant has powered him further along on his journey to running a zero waste kitchen and how we can adapt some of his methods at home.

    • 26 min
    Crisis Travel and the Coronavirus: An Aussie's View From Beijing

    Crisis Travel and the Coronavirus: An Aussie's View From Beijing

    Melbourne man Morry Morgan, who’s living in China, shares his perspective on the novel coronavirus. We hear what impact the virus is having on the Chinese capital city, and how Morry and his family have experienced other natural and political crises during their travels in Asia.

    • 23 min
    How You Can Help Save Your Favourite Restaurants and Cafes

    How You Can Help Save Your Favourite Restaurants and Cafes

    Your favourite restaurant or cafe may be one of many that face closure in 2020. Delivery apps, cost increases and the drought are just some of the issues affecting the industry. Wes Lambert of Restaurant and Catering Australia explains what's going on and how diners can help.

    • 28 min
    Bewildered - Six Months in the New Zealand Wilderness

    Bewildered - Six Months in the New Zealand Wilderness

    After 10 years on the corporate treadmill and suffering from anxiety and depression, Laura Waters had had it.

    So, she set off for a 6-month, 3000 km trek from the top of New Zealand’s north island to the tip of the south, traversing challenging terrain and capricious weather with just a small backpack of belongings.
    In this episode of ExtraVirgin, we talk to Laura her about her time in the New Zealand wilderness and her book “Bewildered” born from the experience.

    • 38 min
    50 Hot Destinations for 2020

    50 Hot Destinations for 2020

    Looking for some inspiration for your travel plans in 2020? How about cruising in Russia, seeing the northern lights in the Yukon,  lunching on a private island in Fiji or glamping in Australia’s wild Kimberley region?
    Our guest on this episode of ExtraVirgin Food and Travel Podcast is Luke Wheatley of Flight Centre, who has his finger firmly on the pulse of new and undiscovered travel experiences, best-selling destinations and what's firing up to make the hot list in 2020.

    • 22 min
    Your Guide to Champagne - the Region and the Wine

    Your Guide to Champagne - the Region and the Wine

    We asked Champagne expert Amanda Raboule to explain what makes the drink from France so special. She shares her expertise on how to choose one for yourself or as a gift, and then how to store it and serve it to get the best out of your special bottle.

    • 26 min

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I found your latest podcast so interesting. I had no idea about the extent that some food influencers go to and hadn’t heard about the couscous for comment hashtag. Thanks for having a look at it from all sides. I’m now following Kerry and John, too! Looking forward to your next episode. 😀

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Fascinating

I am off to Morocco. Thanks for the great podcast.

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Thanks

A great way to wake up in the morning, and be transported to another place via warm conversation. 🙏

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