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All Things Food, a podcast about just that, all things food. Host Nickie Hursthouse is a New Zealand registered dietitian with experience working across the health system and has seen how disconnected we have become from food. As we navigate life and the things that come up along the way, our priorities and needs will change. So to do our priorities and needs around food. Nickie Hursthouse chats with some of the leading experts and the most interesting personalities in their respective fields about all things food.

All Things Food Nickie Hursthouse

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All Things Food, a podcast about just that, all things food. Host Nickie Hursthouse is a New Zealand registered dietitian with experience working across the health system and has seen how disconnected we have become from food. As we navigate life and the things that come up along the way, our priorities and needs will change. So to do our priorities and needs around food. Nickie Hursthouse chats with some of the leading experts and the most interesting personalities in their respective fields about all things food.

    S2 E10: The joy of food with Alice Zaslavsky

    S2 E10: The joy of food with Alice Zaslavsky

    Welcome to episode 10 of the All Things Food podcast and the final episode for season 2! This week host Nickie Hursthouse speaks with Alice Zaslavsky. 
    Some may know Alice from her time on MasterChef Australia, follow her avidly over on instagram at @aliceinframes, or have one of her cookbooks. Either way, you will know that she is making huge waves within the world of food. 
    Alice is the Culinary Correspondent for ABC News Breakfast and ABC Radio nationally. She is the award-winning author of In Praise of Veg and the host of ABC Radio on Sunday’s. Alice was formerly a school teacher and created Phenomenom.com.au and its Nomcast podcast which you will hear more about in the episode today.
    Today I speak with Alice all about:
    Her food philosophyHer story behind food and how she came to be a MasterChef contestantThe award-winning cookbook In Praise of Vege as well as Alice’s A to ZHow we can all have a more positive and inclusive approach to foodConnecting kids with food, flavour and promoting a positive food environmentBy Alice - a new range of food products developed by Alice herselfImportance of health professionals or anyone in the food world with a platform, an audience, checking themselves before putting information out to the publicYou can read more about Alice, the cook, the writer, the vegelante over at www.aliceinframes.com or follow her food journey @aliceinframes. 
    Well that’s a wrap for Season 2. Don’t forget to tune in to any episodes you missed out on over the past 10 weeks. And in the meantime, you can get in touch via www.nickiehursthouse.com or @nourishwithnickie to let me know if you enjoyed the episode. 
    If you enjoyed either season 1 or 2 or both, please consider leaving a rating and review on Apple podcasts as it helps more people to discover the podcast. 

    • 53 min
    S2 E9: Fungi and foraging with Liv Sisson

    S2 E9: Fungi and foraging with Liv Sisson

    Welcome back to the All Things Food podcast. This week host Nickie Hursthouse speaks with Liv Sisson. Liv is originally from Virginia, USA but has been living in Ōtautahi, Christchurch for the past three years. Liv writes, lives and breathes food, foraging and fungi. She's currently working on a book about the weird and wonderful world of fungi in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
    Take a listen to find out:
    What edible fungi could you come across in your area of NZ?What else is out there to forage apart from fungi?How do fungi grow and how come fungi pops up around the place where people aren’t necessarily growing food?What weeds in your garden can you actually eat? (if you’ve done your research!)Where does one even begin to start foraging?How do you know what is safe to eat or what is poisonous?Make sure you check out Liv’s foraging adventures on Instagram @liv_mosss. 
    Until next week, you can follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @nourishwithnickie and if you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a rating and review as it helps more people to discover the podcast :) 

    • 45 min
    S2 E8: Composting and soil health with Kaitlyn Lamb

    S2 E8: Composting and soil health with Kaitlyn Lamb

    Welcome back to the All Things Food podcast. This week host Nickie Hursthouse speaks with Kaitlyn Lamb about composting and urban farms. 
    Kaitlyn is a year 13 student in Rotorua who is passionate about growing healthy local food, in a regenerative organic way. 
    Without healthy soils, we would not have healthy food, and Kaitlyn is on a mission to set up more urban farms across New Zealand and the world so there are urban farms within a 1km radius of each other. These farms would be compost hubs where food waste can be used to create fertile soil. 
    Kaitlyn is just 18 years old but has already made a significant impact within her community. This is a great conversation that should inspire us all to get out into the community to support each other and a healthy environment. 
    Take a listen to find out:
    How to start composting?Do you need to be worried composting will smell?What is the difference between composting and a worm farm?Why is the health of our soil important for the health of our bodies?How to take inspiration for all the work Kaitlyn has done in her communityUntil next week, you can follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @nourishwithnickie and if you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a rating and review as it helps more people to discover the podcast :) 

    • 37 min
    S2 E7: Pregnancy nutrition with Claudia Vavasour

    S2 E7: Pregnancy nutrition with Claudia Vavasour

    This week on the All Things Food podcast host Nickie Hursthouse talks to Claudia Vavasour a NZ registered dietitian and the founder of Fertility Nutrition.
    Claudia was a guest in episode 4 of season 1 talking about all things Fertility Nutrition. It was a jam packed episode which you haven’t tuned into yet, hop on over and give that a listen.
    To follow on from that episode we are continuing along the reproductive journey and diving into a conversation all about pregnancy nutrition today. 
    Claudia is a member of Australasia’s Nutrition Plus which is a group of experienced and specialised women’s health, fertility and pregnancy dietitians. Claudia has a special interest in unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage and the gut-brain connection within the context of infertility.
    Here are some of the questions we answer in the podcast today: 
    Is it true that pregnant ladies can ‘eat for two’?How much coffee and alcohol is safe in pregnancy?What foods can’t you eat when you’re pregnant?What supplements should pregnant ladies be taking?What do pregnant ladies who are vegan or vegetarian need to think about?What if you’re having twins or triplets, does more food = better?Can we make dietary changes that reduce the chance of babies having allergies?You can find out more about Claudia’s work at Fertility Nutrition and you can follow Claudia on social media @fertility_nutrition_dietitians. 
    Until next week, you can follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @nourishwithnickie and if you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a rating and review as it helps more people to discover the podcast :) 

    • 45 min
    S2 E6: Food waste with Tessa Vincent

    S2 E6: Food waste with Tessa Vincent

    Welcome back to the All Things Food podcast. This week host Nickie Hursthouse speaks with Tessa Vincent. Tessa has a law and politics background but has found her passion lies in reducing food waste. 
    After working for judges, MPs and a Minister, she left Parliament to set up NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3. This organisation’s mission is to halve food waste by 2030 in New Zealand. 
    Tessa is passionate about food waste reduction as it is a tangible way we can resolve climate change - food waste accounts for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
    This episode was recorded before Tessa left for the UK where she is studying public policy at Oxford University. 
    This episode covers: 
    Food waste and climate changeHow much money NZ families lose when they waste foodFood waste vs food rescueFood packaging as a double edged swordIndividual and organisational action on food wasteThere are so many resources to get started with reducing food waste at home and within your workplace. Tessa refers to a number of organisations which are all listed here:
    NZ Food Waste Champions 12.3KaiboshKiwi HarvestLove Food Hate WasteAotearoa Food Rescue AllianceWorld Wildlife Fund (WWF)Until next week, you can follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @nourishwithnickie and if you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a rating and review as it helps more people to discover the podcast :) 

    • 34 min
    S2 E5: Sustainable beekeeping and honey production with Hannah O'Brien

    S2 E5: Sustainable beekeeping and honey production with Hannah O'Brien

    Welcome back to the All Things Food podcast. This week host Nickie Hursthouse speaks with Hannah O’Brien. Hannah is the co-founder of Hunt and Gather Bee Co, a family owned, sustainable, ethical beekeeping and honey producing business based near Raglan in the Waikato. 
    Hannah along with her husband Rory and their 3 children, live on a small lifestyle block with a range of animals and wild gardens. 
    This is a fascinating conversation all about the world of beekeeping and honey production and some of the big decisions that producers need to make for long-term sustainability.
    This episode talks about: 
    How artisan honey is madeThe difference between honey varietiesWhat is required for sustainable beekeepingHoney production across New ZealandHoney within the New Zealand and global food systemTo support Hannah and Hunt and Gather Bee Co, head on over to their website and follow their honey producing journey on Facebook and Instagram. 
    Until next week, you can follow the podcast on Instagram and Facebook @nourishwithnickie and if you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a rating and review as it helps more people to discover the podcast :)

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

Hart&lova88 ,

Perfect food for the mind

I found this podcast to be extremely insightful and educational due to the extreme variety of food and health aspects Nickie delves into. As a fellow health professional, i’m always looking for new up to date educational material that’s research based and this podcast fills that need perfectly. I cannot wait to hear whom she interviews in season 2 and learn a whole lot more.

K8&A ,

Really Interesting Podcast

Thank you Nickie for bringing us all these interesting people to share their stories and experience. The range of topics and knowledge is so interesting and I would not have come across them without this podcast. Highly recommend 👍🏻

A@WB ,

A must listen to podcast series.

This first ten episode season of Nickie Hursthouse’s “All Things Food” was a real find. The breadth of topics was fascinating, moving from Men’s Health to Fertility Nutrition, from sustainability and permaculture to intuitive eating and building food resilience. Nickie is a very experienced registered dietitian and brings a wealth of knowledge to these podcasts but she gives her guests all the time they need to tell their stories. It is so refreshing to listen to a podcast where the interviewer lets their guest do most of the talking and every podcast in this series is worth at least a second listen.

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