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.
Sumac- Recipes and Stories from Syria with Anas Atassi
In this episode of ExtraVirgin Food and Travel, we talk with Anas Atassi, author of: "Sumac - Recipes and Stories from Syria." Anas was born in Homs in Syria and split his childhood between Saudi Arabia and long summer holidays with extended family in Syria.
In this episode of ExtraVirgin Food & Travel, we talk with Anas about the historical and geographical influences on Syrian cuisine, those long leisurely meals, the meaning of 'nafas' in Syrian cooking and more.
Postcard From: Manizales, Colombia
Come on an adventure and fuel your wanderlust as we travel the globe, talking to ordinary people about why they love where they live. We explore beyond the guide books and tourist traps and discover local secrets. This postcard is from beautiful Manizales in the coffee region of Colombia. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, it boasts world-renowned coffee and chocolate. Don't miss our guest Samuel Meiji's tips for where and what to eat and his surprising tip for how to get around this hilly city.
The Food and Culture of Bali With Janet DeNeefe
Learn about the customs, food and people of Bali. Not just a party destination for Aussie tourists, we hear from Janet DeNeefe that Bali retains its unique and rich culture. Australian-born, Janet first visited Bali more than 30 years ago, falling in love with the island and then a Balinese man who became her husband. Janet shares her love for Bali, and gives her top insider tips on what and where to eat and how to find the real Bali.
Postcard From: Kuala Lumpur
Fuel your wanderlust as we travel the globe, talking to ordinary people about where they live.
In this episode, Karen Ho talks about her city, Kuala Lumpur, a place where colonalist architecture and gleaming glass skyscrapers co-exist and the vibrant food scene is an amalgamation of the many nationalities that call it home.
Karen gives us the intel on places to go, sights that are really worth seeing, where to eat and tips on traversing this colourful city like a local.
Bringing Australian Bush Tucker to the World
Chef Dale Chapman is passionate about bringing Australia's indigenous foods into everyday cooking for both taste and well-being. Dale explains how these foods can play a role in good health. Keen cooks will appreciate her insights into the flavours and uses of bush tucker which she sources through Aboriginal communities that grow and harvest bush ingredients. We also hear how learning about these foods and traditional stories around them helps grow understanding of the oldest living culture in the world.
Postcard From Melbourne, Australia
Come on an adventure and fuel your wanderlust as we travel the globe, talking to ordinary people about why they love where they live. We explore beyond the guide books and tourist traps, and discover local secrets. This episode, we hear from Cat Woods, a writer and yoga/pilates instructor in Melbourne, Australia, where a big city incorporates a multitude of eclectic neighbourhoods that entice you with unique shopping, food, galleries, parks and beaches. See Melbourne through the eyes of a local.
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Influencers ... I had no idea
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. 😀
A Scotsman in Japan
No surprises that a tall blonde man with a Scottish accent stands out in a crowd in Japan. This is a delightful thumbnail sketch for the life a Gaijin (or any outsider in any country really). Fun to listen to and has encouraged me to seek out Ian’s book.
I am off to Morocco. Thanks for the great podcast.