A Plate to Call Home
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Food is not just about how you cook in the kitchen: it's about where the food comes from, the path for ingredients from farm to plate, the love and passion that goes into making the final dish and the sharing of food with the people important to you. Masterchef judge Gary Mehigan chats to people for whom food is everything - it's the love that goes into sourcing ingredients, creating the recipes and sharing that love of the process with others. Each dish has a much bigger story than just the cooking - each dish becomes A Plate To Call Home.
||CleanNigella Lawson & how to live a good life - Part 1||Known throughout the world as the "Domestic Goddess", Nigella Lawson is recognised both for her captivating style and charming demeanour. Beyond the headlines though, Nigella has spent her life dealing with insurmountable suffering...||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNigella Lawson & how to live a good life - Part 2||Known throughout the world as the "Domestic Goddess", Nigella Lawson is recognised both for her captivating style and charming demeanour. Beyond the headlines though, Nigella has spent her life dealing with insurmountable suffering...||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHana Assifiri & an appetite for justice||Arguably no-one has done more for female Muslim rights in Australia than Hana Assifiri. She's a staunch advocate for social justice, a compassionate protector of human rights and a down-to-eath boss lady. Hana has dedicated her professional...||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Preston & sensing your own mortality||Gary and Matt have known each other for a long time, well before Masterchef, but there's a lot that the two still don't know about each other. In this ep Matt talks playing dress ups as a kid, being a punk in his youth and why John...||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurtis Stone & keeping it simple||Curtis Stone is a big name in Australia, but in the U.S he's an actual superstar. Despite his fame, Curtis manages to maintain his down-to-earth, attitude to life through a very unique outlook that keeps him grounded. Find out what...||21 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Calombaris & honest reflection - Part 1||Celebrity Chef George Calombaris readily admits that he's made some mistakes lately, but how much have those mistakes cost him and can he bounce back? In this extremely candid chat Gary gets to know a different side of George and asks...||8 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Calombaris & honest reflection - Part 2||Celebrity Chef George Calombaris readily admits that he's made some mistakes lately, but how much have those mistakes cost him and can he bounce back? In this extremely candid chat Gary gets to know a different side of George and asks...||8 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Birds Brewing & the beer pioneers||Jayne Lewis & Danielle Allen are two birds brewing, the driving force behind Australia's first female owned brewing company. Their story is one of passion and serendipity, and a reminder that strange and wonderful things can...||23 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKirsten Tibballs & the art of chocolate||Nothing gets the mind wandering and the mouth watering more than the delectable creations of pastries from one of Australias most prominent pastry chefs. But Kirsten Tibballs rise to incredible popularity is an emotional story that will...||9 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMary Hamilton & the family of wine||180 years ago Mary Hamiltons ancestors chose to move from England to the foreign, harsh terrain of Australia in order to established a wine business. The label still operates today as Hugh Hamilton Wines and Marys role as the first female...||25 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Boy BBQ & the flavours of the deep south||Lance Rosens love for BBQ began when he was taken to a very dodgy bar in Chelsea and was fed the most delicious platter of smoked meats he had ever tasted. That then led him on a journey to traverse the United States finding every pit and...||11 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMadelaines Eggs & true free range||When Madelaine Scott was 8 years old her parents gave her 20 chickens to take care of in the hopes that it would teach her fundamental life skills. Fast forward 15 years later and thats an understatement. Now at 23 years old, Madelaine...||27 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJock Zonfrillo & indigenous flavour||Jock runs the highly esteemed Adelaide restaurant & foundation Orana, which is dedicated to reconnecting indigenous people and wider Australia to the land and their heritage. Jock and Gary talk with brutal honesty about the hardships...||14 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlice Zaslavsky & peeling behind the curtain||In 2012, Alice Zaslavsky was a contestant on the fourth season of Masterchef. She didnt win, but what she did was develop a keen understanding of the process of making a cooking show and came away with some deep insights into the machine...||30 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlow Hive & the sweetness of honey||Cedar Anderson and his father spent years working on their invention which would eventually change the way human beings harvest honey. Now their idea has developed further than they could have ever imagined and the hardest part is trying...||16 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTony Niccolini & perfecting pizza||For award winning artisan pizza and espresso owner Tony Niccolini, things look like they were always destined to work out. Considering he's now running one of Melbourne's most highly regarded restaurants its easy to see why. But...||4 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBruny Island Cheese & going local||Setting up a cheese farm on one of the remotest parts of the world certainly has its challenges but, take it from Nick Haddow, the rewards are far greater. Philosophy, science, geography and more are discussed as Nick takes us around the...||25 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNoisy Ritual & people powered wineries||When Cam Nicols moved into his new house and found something in his basement, he never knew the life changing effect that it would have on him, his mate Alex Byrne, and his community. https://noisyritual.com.au/||11 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTamil Feasts & the life-changing power of food||The powerful story of 4 men seeking asylum in Australia, who were all brought together by their love of food, their passion for cooking and their wonderfully uplifting spirits. Tamil Feast is now a three night a week restaurant in Melbourne...||7 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTamsin's Table & the belief in sharing what you grow||Tamsin Carvin was a well-paid ad executive working in the heart of Sydney, until the call of the wild became too strong and she gave it all up to follow her heart and start her own farm. Now - 15 years later - her life has become more meaningful...||23 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love listening to the conversations about people and food and how they are intertwined in people's lives. Some great guest and some fabulous conversations. Awesome work and more please!
Great podcast. I love hearing the stories behind some of our most loved foodies, and how the narrative interweaves their lives with some good grub. Will definitely keep tuning in!
Who knew Gary was so friendly. Love the show, love the stories, love the chat.