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ExtraVirgin is a podcast for gourmands who love to travel and travellers who love good food. Join your host, food and travel journalist Natascha Mirosch, who has eaten her way around more than 60 countries, as she meets the passionate people who make wandering the world so rewarding and so very delicious.

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    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

ExtraVirgin is a podcast for gourmands who love to travel and travellers who love good food. Join your host, food and travel journalist Natascha Mirosch, who has eaten her way around more than 60 countries, as she meets the passionate people who make wandering the world so rewarding and so very delicious.

    So you want to be a food writer? Here's how.

    So you want to be a food writer? Here's how.

    Do you think you have what it takes to have your food stories published in magazines or newspapers. Or, perhaps you’re an instagrammer or blogger keen to polish your food writing skills?
    In this episode of ExtraVirgin Food and Travel Podcast, we talk to Barbara Sweeney, food writer, former food guide editor and organiser of Australia’s only food writing festival, Food & Words, about everything from how to pitch to an editor, to food writing genres and even what you might expect to be paid.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Postcard from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Postcard from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    This episode of ExtraVirgin Food & Travel Postcards comes from  Dubrovnik in Croatia.
    Working as a tour guide, location scout and photographer, our guest, Ivan Vokovic couldn't be better placed to share the insider secrets of this beautiful medieval walled city on the Adriatic. Ivan tells us about his favourite restaurants, off-the-beaten-track sights and shares lots of useful tips.

    So, whether you're planning a visit or just armchair travelling, come along with us to Dubrovnik, Croatia.  

    • 19 min
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Running an Airbnb

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Running an Airbnb

    Have you ever considered running an Airbnb?
    In this episode of ExtraVirgin Food & Travel Podcast, Natascha Mirosch  talks with Lucy Cousins, owner of the gorgeous "The Artist's Cottage," in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney Australia. 
    They discuss the everything from why you'd do it, to how to do it - the perks and the pitfalls of airbnb ownership, including Lucy's own experiences - from nearly losing the cottage to bushfire, to being gifted paintings of naked guests. 

    • 38 min
    Postcard from Reykjavik, Iceland

    Postcard from Reykjavik, Iceland

    Brooklyn-born Jewells Chambers, the creator and host of the award-winning All Things Iceland podcast and YouTube channel moved with her Icelandic husband to his home city of Reykjavik in Iceland in 2016.
    If you're interested in visiting Iceland, or just want to know more, this Postcard will bring you up to speed thanks to Jewell's unique. quirky and very informed insiders view on everything from the county's geological wonders to why you'll be on your own if you hit the nightclub before midnight.

    • 14 min
    How to be a better home cook - tricks and tips with a professional food stylist.

    How to be a better home cook - tricks and tips with a professional food stylist.

    Do know what a food stylist is and what they actually do? Are you a good cook or is the kitchen a place of trepidation and anxiety?
    In this epsiode of ExtraVirgin Food & Travel, Natascha Mirosch talks with Lucy Tweed, author of cookbook Every Night of the Week and a professional food stylist who gives us a peek into the life of a food stylist, as well as tips on essential kitchen kit, what to have to hand in the pantry and fridge, typical cooking mistakes and how to make your food look good. 

    • 57 min
    Postcard from Rome, Italy

    Postcard from Rome, Italy

    In this episode of ExtraVirgin Postcards, we visit Rome with
    Erica Firpo, an Italo-American travel and lifestyle journalist and editor, author and podcaster at 'Ciao Bella,' who has called Rome, "home" for the past 18 years.
    Erica shows us around 'her' Rome, pointing out its ancient architecture, history and cultural delights as well as epicurean riches.
    She tells us the best places to eat specialities such like carbonara or suppli, and how to best experience "la dolce vita."

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

saraiceland ,

Media 101 in easy to understand sentences

This podcast covered the essentials and dotted the conversation with some really great & practical tips.
Especially helpfully and great listening

CarolHaffke ,

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. 😀

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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.

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