Beyond the Table
By Lynnette Hoffman
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Meet the immigrant chefs and cooks who are quietly creating some of Australia’s most interesting cuisine. Beyond the table: where culture, cuisine and stories collide. www.lynnettehoffman.com
||CleanMonica's Pies||Naples, NY is famous for its grape pies, made from tangy concord grapes. I adore them! So when I visited in autumn, I talked to the region's biggest seller: Monica Schenk, owner of Monica's Pies. Monica shares how she went from stay-at-home mom selling pies at an unmanned roadside stand to national baking sensation. These days Monica's Pies is open year round selling some 60,000 pies each year, but she's as down-to-earth as ever. Meet Monica, owner of Monica's Pies in Naples, New York. Rosabelle grapes in the background, Monica's pie with a floating crust top in the foreground. That's Monica's mom in the centre A Naples vineyard! Me hanging out in Naples Monica in her shop||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond the Garbage Plate||Exploring the Rochester Public Market||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPerfect Nigerian Jollof||Meet Cassandra, winner of the 2017 JollofWars event in Sydney. Jollof rice is a quintessential West African dish, and Cassandra has perfected the Nigerian version--super spicey and bright red in colour. And delicious, of course. Growing up in Nigeria she'd cook a giant pot for her brothers and uncles-- but it was quite the endeavor since power outages are so frequent there. She has lots of tips if you're keen to create this dish yourself. And she laughs a ton:) Music in this episode was recorded at JollofWars and is by Malin Sylla of Afro Nomad. The Africultures Festival is coming on 10 March in Lidcombe (western Sydney)-- I've never been but it sounds awesome! Cassandra (left) and Tope (right) from Nigeria cooked the winning jollof at the 2017 JollofWars held in Auburn.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe French Connection||The French Connection||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA taste of Bangladesh||A taste of Bangladesh||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Happy Baker: Eddie from Belmore Lebanese Bakery||Eddie Zanbaka, owner of Belmore Lebanese Bakery, on the art and science of baking, growing up catholic in Lebanon, adjusting to life Down Under, the investment that changed his career and finding happiness in simplicity. Belmore Lebanese Bakery specialises in made-to-order flatbreads and fatayars that Eddie has perfected from years of experience--with some help from a master Lebanese baker. Special thanks to James Mcgowan of jamesmcgowanaudio.com for his help on this episode-- I had significant problems with the recording quality on this and thought it was going to be completely unusable, but he worked his magic and made the episode 1000 times better. Eddie Zanbaka prepping one of his famous oregano rolls, with a marinated lamb flatbread in the foreground. Freshly baked, flakey and perfectly browned, and stuffed with a blend of halloumi and feta--not pictured is the perfect flat white that I drank with it. I recommend both! Too hungry to worry about pretty pictures. Subscribe to Beyond the Table on Itunes, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. And add us on Instagram or Facebook.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVivek from Not Just Curries||Not Just Curries quickly earned the number one spot on Trip Advisor in Harris Park-- a neighbourhood known for its top Indian food. Vivek Gulati is the head chef and one of the three co-owners. Vivek owned three successful restaurants before a series of health problems led him to change his plans. Listen to his story-- and the fascinating stories behind Not Just Curries. Beyond the Table RSS||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLay Lay Naing from The Burman Kitchen||After years of working in retail and focusing on being a Mum, Lay Lay Naing fulfilled a life long dream when she opened The Burman Kitchen last year. She shares her stories and love of Burmese cuisine here. Check the Burman Kitchen out on Facebook here for some tantalizing pictures of their food! The Burman Kitchen is at 44 Railway Parade in Granville, New South Wales (02 8677 0152). The Burman Kitchen team: Tin Tin Khine, Cassandra Naing and Lay Lay Naing You can subscribe to my podcast on Stitcher here or on iTunes here (if you do it on iTunes, drop me a line and tell me so I can get an idea how many people are listening). You can also search for Beyond the Table in whatever other subscription service you are using. Beyond the Table RSS||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Beyond the Table||--||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m Hungry for more! Great Podcast
I love this podcast! The host is very insightful and the content is fantastic. It discusses more than just the food, but the CULTURE.
P.S. the opening song is awesome!
This is an awesome podcast. Very well done and the content is great. Who doesn’t love good food?
Makes You Hungry
I didn't know food podcasts existed! Good thing I wasn't hungry when I listened to this. Just kidding. This is an excellent podcast. The interviews and the background noise really help bring the entire experience together. I can't wait to listen to more!