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The Spinoff presents a monthly food podcast discussing everything we’ve been eating and drinking, hosted by Sophie Gilmour, and The Spinoff’s Alice Neville and Simon Day.

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The Spinoff presents a monthly food podcast discussing everything we’ve been eating and drinking, hosted by Sophie Gilmour, and The Spinoff’s Alice Neville and Simon Day.

    The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

    The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2019

    Join various hosts of The Spinoff podcasts Gone by Lunchtime, On The Rag, The Real Pod, Paper Cuts, The Offspin, and Dietary Requirements as we look back at the car crash that was 2019.


    In this special end of year podcast hosted by Leonie Hayden, we dissect the country's response to national disasters, the highs and lows of MAFS, international literary scandals, the madness and tragedy of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Mad Chapman's Pulitzer Prize-winning chip ranking and more, plus we add our entries to the official The Spinoff 2019 Honours and Dishonours board.
    Pour yourself a Baileys and settle in.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Food podcast: It's our ham-crazed, Negroni-fuelled Christmas special

    Food podcast: It's our ham-crazed, Negroni-fuelled Christmas special

    Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we're joined by Hilary Pearson, general manager of Freedom Farms, for our Christmas episode.


    To listen, use the player below or download this episode (right click and save). Make sure to subscribe via iTunes, or via your favourite podcast client. And please share Dietary Requirements with your friends. Get in touch if you have any questions or requests: aliceneville@thespinoff.co.nz


    Our beloved cohost Sophie Gilmour is MIA this month, but she has a pretty good excuse – just a few days before we recorded, Sophie gave birth to little Odette, her first baby with husband David. Sending big aroha their way! Rest assured Odette will be joining us on the podcast in the not-too-distant future (and Soph will probably tag along too).


    Stepping capably into Sophie's shoes this episode is Hilary Pearson, general manager of Freedom Farms, which has sponsored this podcast and The Spinoff food section since inception some 18 months ago – if it wasn't for them, we wouldn't exist!


    Tis the season for ham and what Hilary doesn't know about that most festive of meats isn't worth knowing, so we interrogate her for tips, tricks and tales from Christmases past, and she talks us through these three out-of-the-ordinary glaze recipes. We also ponder pavlova – specifically why it's so bloody hard to nail it in a humid Auckland summer – and discuss some delicious alternatives.


    Speaking of ham, do you want to win one? We're giving away two Freedom Farms half champagne hams, each of which comfortably feeds 12 with Boxing Day leftovers to boot. Only catch is you have to pick it up in Auckland, either from Freedom Farms' office in Parnell, or The Spinoff HQ in Morningside. Email aliceneville@thespinoff.co.nz with ham giveaway in the subject line to enter.
    Meri Kirihimete, and see you next year! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr
    Feeding bellies not bins with Nick from Everybody Eats

    Feeding bellies not bins with Nick from Everybody Eats

    This month we’re joined by Nick Loosley of pay-as-you-feel dining concept Everybody Eats.
    A third of the food the world produces doesn’t end up in our stomachs. It’s a mind-boggling statistic, especially when you consider that at the same time, food poverty is a very real problem for many communities – including here in New Zealand.
    Nick Loosley has just opened the first permanent home for his pay-as-you-feel dining concept Everybody Eats, where food that would otherwise be wasted becomes a three-course meal prepared by chefs, served in a restaurant setting. Everyone is welcome, and you can pay as little or as much as you like. As well as tackling food waste and food poverty, it’s about social cohesion – encouraging people from all walks of life to come along, share a table and a yarn with someone with whom they might otherwise never cross paths.
    Nick joins us in the studio this month to talk about why he’s doing what he’s doing, and how he became a pro at feeding 300 people. Over leftovers from Everybody Eats’ new Onehunga restaurant and booze-free Lindauer, we share waste-reducing tips and agree best-before dates are b******t. Plus, we’re giving away a Freedom Farms Christmas ham! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min
    Food podcast: Smashing peanut slab pies with the man behind Eat Lit Food

    Food podcast: Smashing peanut slab pies with the man behind Eat Lit Food

    Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month we're joined by controversial food 'grammer Albert Cho of Eat Lit Food.


    Albert Cho, the 22-year-old Aucklander who's garnered a huge following for the forthright, often foul-mouthed reviews he posts to his Instagram account Eat Lit Food, joins us in the studio this month.


    As we have a hoon on a couple of Cooney Hooneys (the unholy pie/peanut slab mash-up that Albert brought into the public consciousness), he takes us through his meteoric rise in the social media sphere (he's now got more than 39,000 Instagram followers) and we discuss the changing face of food media, pissing people off, racism and food obsession. And what's our verdict on the Cooney Hooney? Tune in to find out... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 58 min
    Food podcast: In which we snack on creepy-crawlies to save the planet

    Food podcast: In which we snack on creepy-crawlies to save the planet

    Covering Climate Now: Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we go crazy for crickets in a climate week special.


    The Spinoff’s participation in Covering Climate Now is made possible thanks to Spinoff Members. Join us here!


    September's Dietary Requirements is all about how what we eat and drink affects the world around us – yep, it's a climate crisis special.
    We're joined in the studio by Wairarapa cricket farmer John Hart and his partner in crime Chris Petersen of Rebel Bakehouse (both of whom are pictured in the work of art above) to talk the ins and outs of farming insects for food. As we snack on some buzzy buggy snacks, we don't shy away from hard-hitting questions like "do the crickets have personalities and do you give them names?", and discuss the place of farming in a climate-crisis world.
    As it's vegan week in The Spinoff office (well, for some of us), we share some plant-based cooking tips and restaurant recommendations while sampling Alice's rather tasty vegan cookies, and of course we drink some deliciously sustainable beer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min
    Dietary Requirements: Big-ups to the beer, biscuits and badass hospo scene of Wellington

    Dietary Requirements: Big-ups to the beer, biscuits and badass hospo scene of Wellington

    Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we're joined by one of Wellington's finest sons, musician and food writer Samuel Flynn Scott. 


    In our Wellington special, capital culinary evangelist Samuel Flynn Scott joins fellow displaced Wellingtonian Alice (plus a couple of Aucklanders) to chat about Visa Wellington On a Plate and the ins and outs of the little city's big food and drink scene.


    Alice and Simon reminisce about the culinary highlights of their recent visits to the capital while we sup on the city's finest craft beer and chew salted caramel cookies from Leeds St Bakery. As we virtually traipse the streets of Te Aro, we talk cafes and bars, roti chenai and toast, Moore Wilson's and Golding's Free Dive, and discuss to what extent the city has embraced VWOAP.


    Meanwhile, there's a disturbing revelation about coconut water, Sam desperately defends Wellington's weather and we blow our own trumpets re our recent victory in the NZ Food Media Awards. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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Simon Day reviews himself

I usually hate listening to myself, but this time it was a joy. I especially liked when I talked about my looming medical procedure against Sophie's advice.

Full marks!

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