52 episodes

The conversations we should be having about our food and drink. Weekly on Hot Plate, craft beer and sensory expert Mirella Amato and chef-activist Joshna Maharaj turn over current trends, news, controversies, tastes, and tactics from the food and beverage world.

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The conversations we should be having about our food and drink. Weekly on Hot Plate, craft beer and sensory expert Mirella Amato and chef-activist Joshna Maharaj turn over current trends, news, controversies, tastes, and tactics from the food and beverage world.

    Snowing Chocolate

    Snowing Chocolate

    Awards on pause. Rethinking Healthy Food. Airplane meals at sea level. And when it snows  chocolate.  Joining us this week and next is Susan Boyle @miss_susanboyle, alongside Joshna @joshnamaharaj while Mirella @beerology is on leave. Susan is a drinks consultant, researcher, writer, storyteller, and performer based in Ireland. She writes about beer, presents drinks features … Continue reading "Snowing Chocolate"

    • 32 min
    A+ Food

    A+ Food

    Bandaid food solutions. Mushroom proteins. Is your meal A+ grade in France? What is perfect rice? An idea which keeps re-emerging is to use corporate food waste to feed the hungry. There are a few reasons it’s not a great idea – not to mention we can all agree hungry people deserve better than waste. … Continue reading "A+ Food"

    • 34 min
    The Cheese Addiction

    The Cheese Addiction

    Why is cheese so delicious?  What do you really know about fish? Can your cooking get you drunk? And room temperature eating. Why is cheese so delicious? Well, it’s pretty technical – but interesting! We delve into the various complexities of production and many flavour compounds that contribute to the delight of eating cheese. This … Continue reading "The Cheese Addiction"

    • 25 min
    All Juiced Up

    All Juiced Up

    Sugarless juice. How do you zest? Cranberries as a cure. And pickle juice — in beer? There’s a company trying to remove sugar from juice. This got us so riled up we thought we’d better take all the juice topics this week and mix them into one juicy Hot Plate smoothie. It all stems from … Continue reading "All Juiced Up"

    • 31 min
    Meaty Meditations

    Meaty Meditations

    Moose butchery in high school. Where we draw the line with meats. Reaching isolated seniors with food. And musical ice-cream cones. This makes sense for northern communities where hunting is very common, but even just from a meat eating perspective, having to face the reality of your meat consumption is key, and why not start … Continue reading "Meaty Meditations"

    • 29 min
    Inside Chefs’ Fridges

    Inside Chefs’ Fridges

    In this episode we talk with photographer Carrie Solomon (Insta: @carrie_in_paris) and culture writer Adrian Moore (Twitter @majormoore Insta @adrianelvn) about their fascinating book, Chefs’ Fridges. They quite literally travelled the world to have More than 35 World-Renowned Cooks Reveal What They Eat at Home. As we discover in our chat with them, the book … Continue reading "Inside Chefs’ Fridges"

    • 36 min

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5 Ratings

notlaila ,

Smart and charming and zero annoying bits

I binge listened to the first handful of eps and loved them. Two smart women discussing the world of food and drink in a fresh and illuminating way. The hosts fun and charming and it’s a pleasure to listen.

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