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The Spinoff presents a fortnightly food podcast hosted by Sophie Gilmour, Alice Neville and Simon Day.

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    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

The Spinoff presents a fortnightly food podcast hosted by Sophie Gilmour, Alice Neville and Simon Day.

    Yum as food

    Yum as food

    In this episode, as they thank Freedom Farms for three years of support, Simon, Alice and Sophie return to the very essence of Dietary Requirements – yarning about yum as food. From sausage rolls to seaweed noodles, orange chocolate chip ice cream to pickle chips, it’s a quick-fire round-up of our top kai memories from the past few months.
     
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    • 38 min
    The joy of cooking at home

    The joy of cooking at home

    Polly Markus started posting her home cooking adventures on the Instagram account @miss_pollys_kitchen during lockdown last year, and has now amassed over 18,000 hungry followers. She joins Simon and Alice in the studio (and Sophie on the phone on her way back from the Foodstuffs Expo in Hamilton) to talk about the joys of home cooking, kitchen disasters and whether or not she’s ever had gout.
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    • 28 min
    Brain food

    Brain food

    Angus Brown is the founder of Ārepa, and in this episode he joins us to explain what nootropics are and how his company uses them to make a drink that’s good for your brain. Alice and Simon give it a try to see if it helps them remember stuff. Angus is also a member of Future Food Aotearoa, a 10-person collective of emerging food tech leaders (including Dietary Requirements’ own Sophie), and they talk about how they're joining forces to help New Zealand become the Silicon Valley of the food scene.


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    • 33 min
    Advanced Australian fare

    Advanced Australian fare

    Crack open a carton of Oak flavoured milk, rip into a pack of BBQ Shapes and join Simon, Alice and Sophie for a special Australia themed episode of Dietary Requirements. We’re talking classic Aussie dining experiences, perennially disputed Australian / New Zealand foods, raving about Adelaide as a food city, remembering the time Simon got fired from an Australian-themed restaurant in Copenhagen – and taste-testing some kangaroo meat seared on the office sandwich press.


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    • 31 min
    The case against hot cross buns

    The case against hot cross buns

    Special guest Leonie Hayden joins Sophie and Simon to debate whether or not hot cross buns are in fact bad, taste test some New Zealand-grown wasabi and discuss how hospitality will handle the rise in minimum wage.


    Read the wasabi story here: https://thespinoff.co.nz/food/03-04-2021/meet-the-ex-cop-growing-wasabi-in-canterbury/


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    • 32 min
    Spinning the Lazy Susan

    Spinning the Lazy Susan

    Food writer Anna King Shahab joins Dietary Requirements to talk about Lazy Susan, the Facebook group she co-founded where Aucklanders are sharing all their best food recommendations, and Auckland Eats, a new book celebrating some of the people who make the city's food scene so special.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Laty Ham ,

Food is great. The Spinoff is great.

Top notch banter around food. Makes me hungry every time.

Uncle Captain Cheese ,

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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