A shout out to our food producers and food tourism industry here in Australia.
If food is your bread and butter, this show's for you. Tune in as I interview people and share stories, successes and business tips. While the show has a bit of a B2B focus, it's also the perfect place for foodies and travellers to find lots of yummy inspiration and ideas for your next adventure. This is my little way of supporting our industry during these tough times. Show me some love by subscribing, rating and downloading my episodes, and let me know if you have a great story to share. Eat Well Travel Often my friend.
Episode 11: Superyachts and souffles, life at sea with chef Tasia Haag
In this episode I chat to Tasia Haag, a well-travelled chef who works on luxury superyachts.
Currently floating around in the Bahamas, she has sailed all around the world, including 15 trans-Atlantic crossings.
And while life at sea isn't for everyone, the peaceful moments and the beautiful ocean keep drawing her back to the galley.
Check out the luxury superyacht that Tasia calls home at myrememberwhen.com and follow her on Instagram at @tasia_chefatsea
Episode 10: Tales from the kitchen with Nims Zavackas
Nims grew up in Papua New Guinea. Her family lived off the land and these early childhood days started her life-long love for growing and preserving food.
Until recently she was the owner and head chef at the very popular Jam Pantry café, in Brisbane.
After nearly 30 years of serving up plates made with love, Nims reflects on how we need to support cafes and restaurants at this challenging time.
For tips about fermenting and preserving follow Nims on Instagram at @fermenting_bandits, and to find out about her next foodie projects follow her at @nimsxx
Episode 9: Bamboo for body, mind and planet - with Becky Dart from Big Heart Bamboo
It's time we all learn more about this fascinating plant....
Becky's Dad planted out the family property with bamboo when she was a little girl. He's now one of Australia's leading experts on bamboo, and their property is home to more than 250 different species.
While her dad focuses on the landscaping and building side of bamboo, Becky's researching the health benefits - and studies show bamboo is super good for hormone balance and menopause, and it's a cheeky little aphrodisiac!
To try some of Becky's amazing bamboo shoots head to bigheartbamboo.com. au or find her at the Eumundi Markets
Follow Becky on Instagram at @bigheartbamboo and her Dad's website is bambooaustralia.com.au
Episode 8: When the world is your oyster! Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tours with Ben Catteral
In this episode I chat to Ben Catteral, owner of Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tours.
I was lucky enough to join one of Ben's tours when I travelled across Australia last year - and it was one of the best foodie experiences of my trip.
Even if you're not an oyster lover, Coffin Bay is a beautiful part of the world and should be on your travel list - even if it takes a little bit of effort to get there!
Episode 7: A taste of the Tweed with Blue Ginger Picnics, with Tania Usher
I chat to Tania Usher to discover how she's turned her business Blue Ginger Picnics into one of Australia's top food tourism businesses.
Transforming the humble picnic into an elegant special occasion, Tania showcases the very best of the Tweed through stunning scenery and delicious local food.
Plastic-free, sustainable and with a commitment to sourcing everything locally, Tania is truly leading by example.
Follow Tania on Instagram @bluegingerpicnics and book a picnic on her website bluegingerpicnics.com
Her chai is also ah-mazing @mydailychai
Episode 6: Feijoas and organic farming with Sally from Hinterland Feijoas
In this episode I chat to feijoa farmer Sally Hookey from Hinterland Feijoas. I go behind the scenes to discover how she built her successful farm and food tourism business in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Sally and her partner Peter are the proud owners of the first certified organic feijoa farm in Australia. Each year when the farm gates open, people come from far and wide to get their hands on these delicious feijoas.
A well-regarded ambassador for the region, Sally has won several business awards and offers up lots of tips and advice.
We chat about the challenges and rewards of organic farming, the slow food movement and the business of farming.
Listen to discover more about this delicious South American fruit and the many different ways you can eat it.
Follow Sally on Instagram for news from the farm: @Hinterland Feijoas
Don’t listen on an empty stomach
Thanks Shannon. Funny how talking about food, especially yummy, locally grown or made items gets your tummy rumbling! Must put a few of these places on to do list.
Gourmet armchair travel
Eat well travel later as you listen to descriptions of Australia’s diverse and delectable gins from the comfort of your armchair. Can’t wait to hear more from this series.