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Melbourne food stories told by Bridget Wood (who, I promise, isn’t a food wanker).

The Melbourne Digest Bridget Wood

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Melbourne food stories told by Bridget Wood (who, I promise, isn’t a food wanker).

    Season 2 Episode 5: Favourite Things with Northern Soul

    Season 2 Episode 5: Favourite Things with Northern Soul

    The Who: Jess Tosh & Joe Grimshaw of Northern Soul 
    The What: Real fish and chips, English culinary delights of curry sauce and mushy peas, food trucks to bricks and mortar store, music and tastes of home. 
    The Why: Fish and chips and English favourites are just the beginning for Northern Soul. Stay tuned. 
    Jess and Joe’s Recommendations:
    BabkaLuneBelles Hot ChickenShawcross PizzaShujinko Ramen

    • 23 min
    Season 2 Episode 4: Favourite Things with Sam's Cafe

    Season 2 Episode 4: Favourite Things with Sam's Cafe

    The Who: Mary Akindele of Sam's Cafe. 
    The What: The ins and outs of running a cafe, being the centre of a neighborhood, coffee regulars, mega toasties, career changes and lots and lots of laughs. 
    The Why: Mary has the best energy. She is heaven - get swept up in the joy!
    Mary's Recommendations:
    StokehouseCicciolinaBulleye Banh MiGalleon CafeAyam Penyet Ria

    • 40 min
    Season 2 Episode 3: Recommendations Review

    Season 2 Episode 3: Recommendations Review

    Hold the phone - it's something new for this week's episode - you're stuck with me! Don't fret though, this is not permanent. I promise we will resume normal programming next week. In the meantime, in this episode I try out some of the recommendations from the past ten episodes and see how they stack up. Do they really deserve a place as one of Melbourne's best food destinations (hint, the ones I tried in this episode most definitely do). It's a bite sized, snackable episode full of fabulous food. Enjoy!
    Visit the 'Favourites' page for the full list. 

    • 8 min
    Season 2 Episode 2: Favourite Things with Luna Blu Gelato

    Season 2 Episode 2: Favourite Things with Luna Blu Gelato

    The Who: Asha of Luna Blu Gelato
    The What: This is the episode for anyone who has ever dreamed of quitting their job, moving to Italy and signing up for gelato university to then come home and open a gelato shop. I'm not jealous. Really, not even a little. 
    The Why: It’s a great study of a couple who are passionate about food and living the life they want (whilst being surrounded by the food they love).

    Asha's Recommendations:
    Zelda BakeryBaker BleuElwood SourdoughAptus SeafoodsGood NightsSpringvale Markets

    • 27 min
    Season 02 Episode 01: My Favourite Things with Hilary Wroe

    Season 02 Episode 01: My Favourite Things with Hilary Wroe

    The Who: Chef Hilary Wroe
    The What: Hearing about how the other half live through the eyes of Hilary as she worked at some of New York and Melbourne’s best and Michelin star restaurants. Not to mention a whole education in New Zealand home baking and the delivery business Hilary ran from her kitchen. Divine.
    The Why: Who doesn’t love a juxtaposition between the top of the top in the culinary world and the simple pleasures and home comforts of Nanna’s baking?
    Hilary's recommendations:
    EmblaBar ThymeBread ClubAgathe PatisserieEmerald DeliGelato Messina 

    • 35 min
    Episode 08: Favourite Things with Deborah Monaghan

    Episode 08: Favourite Things with Deborah Monaghan

    The Who: Deborah Monaghan of My Melbourne Bucket List
    The What: Lots of hidden secrets from someone who spends her days looking for amazing Melbourne food. I learnt a lot. You will too. (Not to mention that Deb is a delight). Also food culture through the lens of social media and the future of food recommendations. 
    The Why: Wrapping up season one of The Melbourne Digest on a high with some seriously good recommendations. 
    Show Notes
    Find My Melbourne Bucket List
    Deb's recommendations: 
    Jimmy O'Neill's Whiskey and AlehouseSam’s Cafe S.O.S Cafe Hola Con Lola Spanish cooking classNewmarket Hotel

    • 20 min

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