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4th July - Episode 92

4th July - Episode 92

How could we possibly be nearly 100 episodes old and never done a specific 4th July show? 

Phil opens his wallet and decides that our favourite president TJ, needs a new nickname. We motor down list of essential 4th foods that will help make you a star. Barbara tells you what not to serve. We reveal the secret to winning a hot dog eating contest. Then we do the numbers on a few food facts. And in preparation for another extravaganza inside and outside the shop this Saturday we review what's available from the Maple Leaf Meat Van. Yummo!

Of course it wouldn't be a show without Phil regaling us with a childhood story. This time it's  'fun with fireworks'.
June 29, 2022 — Anna Purtill
Soup - Episode 91

Soup - Episode 91

Just like primordial soup requiring  a perfect mixture of organic molecules from which life on earth could originate... regular soup is no different.

It's easy, it's delicious and it's sort of magical how well it fixes you up. So we talk about its restorative power, some not so obvious varieties and then roll into a few pop culture references.  

If you're hankering for a special type we can tell you where to get it. We round out with a nice little theatre piece and have a laugh about a couple of recent occurrences in the We Got Goss segment.
June 28, 2022 — Anna Purtill
Platinum Jubilee - Episode 90

Platinum Jubilee - Episode 90

It's time to put on your finest and sit up straight at the table because we'll be eating something special tonight and the Queen is coming over.

To help celebrate Her Royal Highness's Platinum Jubilee we did a spot of research into the particular commemorative meals that one might expect to part-take in. Such delights as jubilee chicken, sausage rolls, duck eggs, Craster kipper pate, Victoria sponge and other mouth-watering delights. Of course all knocked back with a swizzle of Coronation Fizz. Sounds marvellous. 

Along the way we discover what so of the more well to do institutions prepared and look at Jubilee menus from the last 70 years. 

Bless her and may God Save the Queen.
June 15, 2022 — Anna Purtill
Phil's Trip - Episode 88

Phil's Trip - Episode 88

While slightly overdue the time has arrived for us to investigate Phil's trip.

Destination North Carolina leads to questions about:
Who did you meet?
What did you see?
What's in our gift pack?
What's the first thing you ate?
Did you order frozen goods?
What was the best thing you ate?
What's changed in the USA?
Did you see food innovations?
How's LAX?
What did you buy at the duty free shop?

All that stuff & the regular segments. 

Welcome back.


June 08, 2022 — Anna Purtill
Food in TV - Episode 88

Food in TV - Episode 88

Last week the silver screen, this week the tube! Yes it's DaveTV as we welcome back David Terpin for our small screen extravaganza. 

Barbara and David chronicle the shows  they grew up watching.  From the very start the European influence was apparent as Americans were educated about alternate cuisines. In 1993 something significant on American TV happened and BAM! it was never the same.

We flag a few Pop Culture influences and then it's time to listen and remember. We have cut up a number of famous scene from TV and included Movies which we could fit into last week's pod. Caution: a few swear words amongst the clips.

Finally,  two great food songs... well one great food song and one which must be the most decadent food fight ever. 
June 01, 2022 — Anna Purtill
Food in Movies - Episode 87

Food in Movies - Episode 87

A blockbuster episode which is fitting given the subject... Movies. An old food loving friend drops in as we wander down the Boulevard of Stars to look at Movies that have been focussed around food.

Starting in 1971 and moving chronologically through the years to 2016. While movies is the focus, we also include animations, documentaries and wine. Plenty of variety and passion for food on the big screen.

All titles and years are verbalised so you can watch trailers and hit the subscription channel if you have missed any of these classics.

May 25, 2022 — Anna Purtill
A Kid in America - Episode 86

A Kid in America - Episode 86

If you're old enough, you might be able to cast your mind back to January 1981. That month, Kim Wilde released her classic "Kids in America". It topped charts globally.

Today we're stealing the title and serving up our own 'A Kid in America'. It's bound to be even more popular than the song.  

We all know that Phil and Barbara grew up on the East & West Coast, but we have fast forwarded to the modern era. Today we talk with Kaeli. She is a USAFoods stalwart and spent her first 14 years in the US.

Kaeli provides an updated perspective of a youth spent Down South and also the transition to Australia. Find out just what life is like for the younger brigade and discover if you have received one of her hand written notes she slips into online packages.

May 18, 2022 — Anna Purtill
Food Trucks - Episode 85

Food Trucks - Episode 85

Here we are with a curve ball episode. 

And to do it justice we have recruited one of the young ones who has had experience with food trucks. Yes, we have all had our late night exposure to the kabab shop, but these things are a a bit of a phenomenon. And while the vans are pretty cutesy, the food is definitely varied and yummo. 

We have located where these things gather so all you have to do is circle the wagons. We also have plenty of fun mucking around with our other regular segments along the way.
May 11, 2022 — Anna Purtill
In-Store Experience #3 - Episode 84

In-Store Experience #3 - Episode 84

USAFoods celebrated 25 years in business and the pod went along to capture it. 

A little different to our typical show as this one captures the excitement and in-store energy as we talk to customers from all walks as they pass-by the microphone. It was a pretty frenzied environment with heaps going on. There were lots of people saying hello to friends and relatives in the US. Such a lovely time with customers and a proud day for the business. 

Thanks to everyone for their patronage over the years. 
May 04, 2022 — Anna Purtill
Slow Cooking - Episode 83

Slow Cooking - Episode 83

With Easter in the rearview mirror, the season has changed and we are simmering into Winter with some slow cooking. Grab your crock pot and get ready as we look at the Most Popular, Surprising, Favourites and some Rules and Tips.

The fun facts are quick and to the point but Barbara does take time to discuss how long you should cook a slow cook recipe. 

Then, the guys work through a long list of things you should never put into a slow cooker. The big question... what is the one thing that Phil completely forgot about?

Don't forget - we'll be seeing you in-store next Saturday 30th April.
April 27, 2022 — Anna Purtill