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The Fearless Kitchen 69: Como Cuisine, Dempsey Hill & Latteria Bar, Emerald Hill - Singapore
Singapore is a wonderful melting pot of offerings of cuisine from all over the world. From air-conditioned malls filled with cafes, restaurants, pasta bars and dumpling houses to the side streets filled with character houses brimming with foodie options.
Dempsey Hill is a former barracks which houses fashion, food and furniture. Ambling from one spot to the next provides you with a day of temptations and none more than the Como enterprise with it’s well rounded options within one brand.
This interview with the expat Chef and bartender unravels a little of the scene in Singapore which is to be explored on a visit. Then we move onto the fascinating story of the Latteria Bar in Emerald Hill where mozzarella is the key signature of the restaurant.
My interview with the Owner of this mozzarella bar dives straight into the menu choices and the diverse range of Italian handmade cheeses on offer. Warning - this podcast is not designed to be heard when you are hungry!
Como Cuisine - Como Dempsey
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The Fearless Kitchen 68: Sasha’s Fine Foods - Singapore
Sasha is an engaging & wonderful woman who runs a fast- growing foodie business in Singapore. She is an intrepid explorer of product from around the world which is organic, sustainable and comes from folk who truly believe in what they create and offer. Slowly, but surely, Sasha has tracked the provenance of the fresh and frozen products which she then retails online to clients around the island of Singapore.
With salmon from NZ, beef from Australia and a growing breadth of produce from all over the world, Sasha’s story is inspiring and educational. This is a wonderful story of a growing enterprise, of team work, of care for sourcing and production - and I hope you love this interview as much as I enjoyed hosting this wonderful woman.
Sasha's Fine Foods - Singapore Online Grocery Store
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The Fearless Kitchen 67: Switzerland
Many years ago, prior to having a family, I was privileged to travel with a client to cook for them in Klosters, Switzerland. Already a fan of fondue, I completely re-fell in love with this dish, along with many others served up top and beside the ski fields of the rich and famous.
From sublime wood smoked salmon, to the raclette and along with my addiction for the potato rosti, I did as I always do and immersed myself in the food, to understand the people.
Braised meets, sausages, quark and pastries, the days merged between cold extremities on the mountain top, to the warmth of open fires and mulled wine consumed with delicacies in town. I loved the dogs in restaurants who came for their own treats, the supermarkets with their own take out versions of the classics, and the every changing population of locals and tourists for the top ski slopes and brilliant apres ski hot spots.
The Fearless Kitchen 66: Greece
Join me in reminiscing of my dreamy days in Greece in the late 90’s. Days were full of authentically beautiful food, sunshine, writing, reading, exploring and being fearless!
The Fearless Kitchen 65: Teage Ezard - Head Chef/Founder Ezard, Melbourne
When I met Teage I was totally unprepared for the big Aussie bloke who shook my hand. Teage is a true professional. His restaurant is top notch, yet unpretentious. He gives an experience of a lifetime, but doesn't allow you to feel intimidated. He himself is much the same.
When we got to the question around how he found himself traversing the terrain of the food world, he skipped about a little but we got an answer in the end - and one that totally took me by surprise.
The Fearless Kitchen 64: Specialty Food - Prahran Markets
Join us inside the Prahran market with stall owners as we chat about family run businesses, daily cooking and creating, and keeping the balance and passion alive!
Fun and Informative
Loving this podcast! Such a wealth of culinary knowledge - and is a pleasure to listen to. Have really enjoyed the stories from Cape Cod (who knew you couldn't cook decorative gourds?! Ha!) and am looking forward to each new episode. Excellent work, Ness! (And no, I haven't braved the tofu yet. Soon!)
Inspiring and Motivating
Love love love, entertaining and informative global perspective on cooking and life.
Ness has done a delightful job with this podcast! I enjoyed getting to know her and her boys and look forward to more! It reminded me of my own family's experiences living in Germany and traveling throughout Europe. Looking forward to the next episode!