Episodes
Justin Jarrett has had close to 30 years with his feet firmly embedded in the ground. A pioneer of organic viticulture, he and his wife Pip have moved mountains to farm sustainably. Their sanctuary is See Saw wines in Orange of NSW. https://seesawwine.com/ Follow Over a Glass https://www.instagram.com/overtheglasspod  Host Shanteh Wale https://www.instagram.com/shantehwale/?hl=en Executive Producer Rob Locke https://www.instagram.com/foodwinedine/ Executive Producer Anthony...
Published 04/24/24
After traversing the globe running the kitchens of some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts, to cooking for The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and many more VIPs, Shannon Batten started a young family and decided Brisbane was the best place for kids to grow up. He ventured to the Queenies city of the north and is now running two hotels and making a name for himself in the process. https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/bnewi-the-westin-brisbane/dining/ Follow Deep In The Weeds on...
Published 04/23/24
After cutting his teeth and learning solid technique in Canada, Russia and London it wasn’t until he landed in Australia that Konstantin Putkin (The Good Shed, Ballarat) discovered the profound relationship between produce and cooking. Inspired by a throng of Australian venues that places emphasis on simplicity in cookery while using the best produce, he’s now running one of the largest regional venues - and celebrating the region producers...
Published 04/21/24
Sarah Andrew operates in almost all important educational and scholarly sectors within the Australian drinks scene. She is a huge contributor to academic learning in this country, and I am thrilled to have her on the podcast to discuss more. https://www.instagram.com/sarahandrewwine/?hl=en Follow Over a Glass https://www.instagram.com/overtheglasspod  Host Shanteh Wale https://www.instagram.com/shantehwale/?hl=en Executive Producer Rob...
Published 04/17/24
Growing up in an Italian Australian family, Dave Dellai (il Bacaro) was surrounded by amazing food and festivities. It lead to a yearning to live a life in food, and after finding his way in commercial kitchens he became part of the team of one of Melbourne’s institutions. Now he’s become a key component to its longevity. https://www.instagram.com/daviddellai/?hl=en Follow Deep In The Weeds on Instagram    https://www.instagram.com/deepintheweedspodcast/?hl=en Follow...
Published 04/16/24
Wiradjuri woman Tara Croker is the founder of Yaala Sparkling, a purpose-driven flavoured mineral water company that uses native ingredients to create healthy and delicious drinks. Ethics are at the heart of the business: Tara aims to change the game when it comes to the economic pathways of indigenous foods and as Yaala grows, she hopes to create employment for Indigenous people too. https://yaalasparkling.com/ Follow The Producers on...
Published 04/15/24
\While studying at university Jake Ahrens (Nomad Sydney) needed to earn some money, so his father offered a deal - cook dinner three nights a week and he’d pay him for it. Soon enough a love of cooking took over and he found himself veering from university and into a commercial kitchen. After working is way through some of Sydney’s best establishments, he’s now leading one of the largest kitchen teams at one of Sydney’s institutions. https://www.instagram.com/jakeahrens86/?hl=en Follow Deep...
Published 04/14/24
Rhys Julian is the General Manager of Strange Nature Distilling, based in New Zealand. Their signature gin is rewired in wonderful ways. Today Rhys joins me to uncover if Strange Nature is in fact by name, nature or flavour. https://www.strangenaturegin.com/ Follow Over a Glass https://www.instagram.com/overtheglasspod  Host Shanteh Wale https://www.instagram.com/shantehwale/?hl=en Executive Producer Rob Locke https://www.instagram.com/foodwinedine/ Executive Producer Anthony...
Published 04/10/24
Growing up in a family that placed great importance on good food, James Spreadbury began a fascination with wine and service from a young age. Driven by a deep desire to learn, perfect his service skills and expand his world knowledge of wine, he ventured to Europe, where he eventually earned the role of Service Director at the world renowned restaurant, noma. After returning to South Australia to immerse himself back home for a few years, he’s now off for another European...
Published 04/09/24
After plying her craft in some of London’s and Sydney’s most influential establishment Eilish Maloney (The What if Society) knew she was ready to open her own establishment. Lured by the connection to producers in the region she grew up in, she began to build a business that connects producers to consumers, focuses on zero waste, and with a goal to not only change a few lives, but take on the world too. https://www.thewhatifsociety.com/ Follow Deep In The Weeds on...
Published 04/07/24
It’s not uncommon to see signature dishes in the spotlight, but rarely do we see a hero dish using an animals extremities so widely championed in the media as we have with today’s guest Brendan Fong (Hubert) who has put pig’s totters well and truly in the spotlight. https://www.instagram.com/brendan.fong/?hl=en Follow The Crackling https://www.instagram.com/thecracklingpodcast/ Follow Huck https://www.instagram.com/huckstergram/ Follow Rob Locke (Executive...
Published 04/05/24
Lee Tran Lam is a freelance journalist. She has a fascinating curiosity about the culinary world and goes about documenting it with wild enthusiasm. She has written for every worthy food publication in Australia is also the host of many a podcast. https://www.instagram.com/leetranlam/?hl=en Follow Over a Glass https://www.instagram.com/overtheglasspod  Host Shanteh Wale https://www.instagram.com/shantehwale/?hl=en Executive Producer Rob...
Published 04/04/24
After growing up in a hospital family it seemed only natural that Joshua Mason (Quoi Dining, Ciel wines) would venture into the kitchen for a career in food. After cutting his teeth in some well-known venues the likes of Atelier Crenn, Mason saw an opportunity to bring a finer dining establishment to the Hills District of Sydney. Now a few years later he has the only hatter restaurant in the district and some big plans ahead too. https://quoidining.com/ Follow Deep In The Weeds on...
Published 04/02/24
Tossing up a career as an aeronautical engineering or cooking Nabila Kadri (Supernormal) chose the latter and flew to Australia to immerse herself in the hospitality scene. Gradually she worked her way through some of the most influential restaurants of the modern era. Then she got pregnant and in Italy thought her career could be in jeopardy while juggling parenthood, but instead she discovered a new role at one of Melbournes busiest establishments and it’s changed her perceptions of her...
Published 04/01/24
Pierre Toumanoff is one half of the duo that created Stay n Sip, with his partner Mercedes Mendoza they have re-wired how you enjoy your wine experience in the Hunter Valley. https://staynsip.com.au/ Follow Over a Glass https://www.instagram.com/overtheglasspod  Host Shanteh Wale https://www.instagram.com/shantehwale/?hl=en Executive Producer Rob Locke https://www.instagram.com/foodwinedine/ Executive Producer Anthony Huckstep https://www.instagram.com/huckstergram/ LISTEN TO OUR...
Published 03/28/24
Last time we caught up with Willa Arantz (Racine Bakery) we talked of the incredible impact her regional business has had on the dining landscape and the adversity and little triumphs of negating covid. But Willa has had much greater adversities since then, diagnosed with a rare brain tumour. https://www.racinerestaurant.com.au/ Follow Deep In The Weeds on Instagram    https://www.instagram.com/deepintheweedspodcast/?hl=en Follow Huck https://www.instagram.com/huckstergram/ Follow Rob...
Published 03/26/24
Anyone who’s making 7 different types of chocolate gelato deserves our attention. Debb Makin is a chocolate lover, craftsperson, educator and determined small business owner at Ratio Cocoa Roasters, expanding ideas of how to appreciate and enjoy chocolate. Along the way, she’s also empowering consumers: once people understand the issues embedded in this complicated and often opaque international industry, they are also able to be part of a swing towards ethical consumption and clear-eyed...
Published 03/25/24
While at university Pasan Wijesena (Earl’s Duke Joint, Jacoby’s Tiki Bar, The Trocadero Room, The Magpie of Enmore) picked up part time bar work to get by. He soon became enamored with the world of cocktails and small bars and began to dream of bringing the small bar experience to Sydney’s inner west. Over a decade later and he has four of the most influential small bars in Sydney’s suburbs, all with their own identity. https://www.instagram.com/earlsjukejoint/ Follow Deep In The Weeds on...
Published 03/24/24
Anthony Pieri has poured his fair share of unicorn wines. As a sommelier that has worked in some of Australia’s best restaurants. He is a deep thinking and even better articulator of all things wine, I am thrilled to have him on the podcast https://www.instagram.com/drinkingwithmagellan/ Follow Over a Glass https://www.instagram.com/overtheglasspod  Host Shanteh Wale https://www.instagram.com/shantehwale/?hl=en Executive Producer Rob...
Published 03/20/24
After a career in food working for others, Hayley Hammond (Relish Café, Toowoomba) dreamt of opening her own café – a place where locals felt at home, and it served as a hub of the community. When an opportunity arose out of covid she leapt at the chance, and although its been a bumpy road, she’s got one of the busiest regional cafes in Queensland. https://www.instagram.com/relish_highfields_/ Follow Deep In The Weeds on...
Published 03/19/24
I remember when Josh’s Rainbow Eggs first arrived at my local supermarket 14 or 15 years ago. The brightly coloured box promised free range eggs and the packaging had a photo of a young boy’s face on it - how great to be able to support a kid in his ethical business, I thought. Josh Murray was nine then and he’s 23 now. What is the backstory to this boy with a bunch of happy chickens? https://www.joshsrainboweggs.com.au/ Follow The Producers on...
Published 03/18/24
Justin James (Restaurant Botanic) cut his teeth in classic American bar and grills to get by but soon discovered in insatiable appetite for hospitality. Driven to learn from the best he made it into the kitchens of Eleven Maddison Park, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and all the way to executive chef of Australia’s own Vue de Monde. Now he’s leading the team of one of Australia’s most fascinating restaurants, surrounded by the most unique kitchen garden on the...
Published 03/17/24
Jacob Stein is chief winemaker at Robert Stein Winery in Mudgee. He stands as the third generation of one of Australia’s pioneering winemaking families. He joins me today to shed some light on the iconic estate. https://www.robertstein.com.au/ Follow Over a Glass https://www.instagram.com/overtheglasspod  Host Shanteh Wale https://www.instagram.com/shantehwale/?hl=en Executive Producer Rob Locke https://www.instagram.com/foodwinedine/ Executive Producer Anthony...
Published 03/17/24
After building his career in a throng of Sydney institutions such as Rockpool, Fratelli Fresh and Café Nice, Dave Young (Temporada) decided to uproots, and move to Canberra to be closer to family. He landed a gig at one of the Capital’s most influential establishments Aubergine before a chance to run and own one of the new wave restaurants presented itself. On the eve of closing after a decade of business, he joins us to share stories of the past, and what’s next for the talented...
Published 03/13/24