52 episodes

Food is not just about how you cook in the kitchen: it's about where the food comes from, the path for ingredients from farm to plate, the love and passion that goes into making the final dish and the sharing of food with the people important to you. Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan chats to people for whom food is everything - it's the love that goes into sourcing ingredients, creating the recipes and sharing that love of the process with others. Each dish has a much bigger story than just the cooking - each dish becomes A Plate To Call Home.

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Food is not just about how you cook in the kitchen: it's about where the food comes from, the path for ingredients from farm to plate, the love and passion that goes into making the final dish and the sharing of food with the people important to you. Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan chats to people for whom food is everything - it's the love that goes into sourcing ingredients, creating the recipes and sharing that love of the process with others. Each dish has a much bigger story than just the cooking - each dish becomes A Plate To Call Home.

    Elijah Holland & modern hunter gatherers

    Elijah Holland & modern hunter gatherers

    The energy of this man is astounding. Elijah Holland started baking when he was 9, took his first apprenticeship at 13 and his first head chef position at 21 - which in the cheffing world is unbelievable. Gary Mehigan and Elijah discuss hunting your own food, personal drive, motivation and how to get the most out of life and your food.

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    • 57 min
    Shane Delia & doing what's right for your people

    Shane Delia & doing what's right for your people

    He's best known as Chef and Owner of restaurants Maha and Biggie Smalls, as well as a TV host and author but Shane Delia's story is much deeper than that. Shane talks to Gary Mehigan about his near death experience in Iran, the pride in his Maltese heritage and never wanting to disappoint his father ever again. 

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    • 54 min
    Craig Dickson & the perils of finding the perfect coffee

    Craig Dickson & the perils of finding the perfect coffee

    Craig Dickson, CEO of Nomad Coffee Group and the Managing Director of Veneziano Coffee, has spent his life travelling the globe in search of the world's best coffee. From the dangers of sourcing coffee in El Salvador to the posse of body guards required in Guatemala, Craig's seen it all. He speaks with Gary Mehigan about the sourcing and lifecycle of a coffee bean, the benefits of micro climates and ultimately how that cup of coffee ends up as part of your morning routine. 

     

     

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    • 49 min
    Justine Schofield & everyday gourmet

    Justine Schofield & everyday gourmet

    She was a contestant on the first Masterchef, but Justine Schofield hasn't slowed down since winning the hearts of Australia in 2009. She's been hosting the daytime cooking program 'Everyday Gourmet' for 10 years with over 900 episodes under her belt and has even been a contestant on "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Outta Here!". Justine and Gary Mehigan talk French cuisine, life before and after Masterchef and the physical and mental toll that filming 900 episodes of a tv show can take on a person.

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    • 44 min
    Grant Smillie & the rhythm of food

    Grant Smillie & the rhythm of food

    Grant Smillie is a Melbourne raised entrepreneur who started his career as a house music producer and DJ and then went on to win two ARIA Awards. He's now based in LA and has opened up two of the city's hottest restaurants - E.P and L.P. Gary Mehigan speaks with Grant about his transition from music to food, what the LA lifestyle is like and what Liam Hemsworth's drink of choice is. 

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    • 51 min
    Scott Pickett & the road to recovery

    Scott Pickett & the road to recovery

    Scott Pickett admittedly has left a trail of guilt and shame behind him, but from the ashes he has risen and become one of Melbourne's top chefs and an incredibly loving human. In this candid chat with Gary Mehigan, Scott talks about his responsibility to his staff, his kids and himself, and how the road to recovery is paved with some dark twists and turns. 

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Becs NZ ,

A true Masterclass of amazing talent, “A Plate to call Home!”

I’m late to these podcasts and my all time favourite is “A plate to call home”, they’ve changed my world and Im so thrilled with the guests Gary has selected and hw bro G’s the best out in them.
The interviews are very real, these amazing Australians have such incredible tenacity, strength, vulnerability, wisdom, guts, work ethic and kindness.
A truly inspirational series - loved every minute of them all. Thank you.
Come back soon.

dubs1217 ,

When are you back

Loved your podcasts and the little cooking tips at the end. When are you back ?

MegRNZ ,

Brilliant conversations with a familiar voice

What a find! Just listened to his chat with Nigella while driving home. Ended up sitting in the car in the garage until part 2 finished. Gary has a knack of asking really good questions, pulling together thoughtful reflections and linking it back to food. Fabulous.
Really hope he puts together another podcast called the ‘Babbling Food Nerds’ with George and Matt :-)

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