Episodes
With the FIFA World Cup underway, Socceroos legend John Aloisi makes a very fitting guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. We reminisce with the Western United A League coach about his unforgettable World Cup penalty shootout and our chat about Italian food will leave your mouth watering, from John’s signature funghi risotto to his mum’s traditional Calabrian lasagna … complete with boiled eggs! We go the sweet route in this week’s Friday Food Poll … putting Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate...
Published 11/23/22
Paula Duncan is one of Australia’s most loved and recognisable TV actors, and we’re thrilled to have her join us on the Food Bytes podcast this week. The six-time Logie winner takes us from her childhood days in Cooma to behind the scenes of Cop Shop. We also have a good giggle over those famous Spray ‘n Wipe commercials. Paula also just happens to be a very skilled and passionate cook. Her dinner parties are legendary. This week’s Friday Food Poll puts snags up against hot dogs. Is that...
Published 11/16/22
Published 11/16/22
We’re delighted to have award-winning Australian actor Debra Lawrance join us on the Food Bytes podcast and radio show this week. Currently starring in the Australian production of A Christmas Carol at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, Debra takes time out from rehearsals to share her passion for cooking … and boy, does Debra know her way around a kitchen! She also shares the remarkable story of how playing Pippa on Home And Away changed her life – in more ways than one. Our favourite lollies...
Published 11/10/22
ABC News Breakfast presenter Tony Armstrong joins us on the Food Bytes podcast this week for a very entertaining and candid chat. We cover the lot - Tony’s AFL career, how he dealt with failure, controversial haircuts, the perils of boarding school food and making do with instant coffee to get through the early morning wake up calls. And our Friday Food Poll topic this week has generated a huge response … are you a fan of rhubarb? -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin...
Published 11/02/22
1927 lead singer Erik Weideman gives us a candid insight into ‘rock star’ life in the Food Bytes podcast this week We chat about how audiences have changed since the eighties, why he’s always shunned the limelight and why he’s a just a simple guy who loves living in the bush The Friday Food Poll this week is something of a hamburger with the lot – are you a fan of the ‘breakfast dog?’ -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin Hillier Broadcast each Sunday on the ACE Radio Network -...
Published 10/27/22
Revered racing broadcaster Andrew Bensley is our very entertaining guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. Andrew’s idea of foodie heaven is his regular, Sunday night feed of fish and chips, paired with the juice of lemons picked from his backyard tree. We talk about all things food, life and racing – and the magic of Melbourne’s Spring Carnival. This week’s Friday Food Poll features the ‘Mork and Mindy’ or savoury snacks – we put kabana up against cheese -- Presented by Sarah...
Published 10/20/22
The legendary Philip Brady joins us on the Food Bytes podcast this week, for a nostalgic trip back to the glory days of Australian TV. Philip shares with us his tale of the disastrous night Graham Kennedy came for dinner, as well as his memorable, sometimes cheeky encounters with the likes of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope … even Sophia Loren. This week’s Friday Food Poll topic is a retro favourite … or is it? We put the humble brandy snap to the vote -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin...
Published 10/12/22
Much loved TV presenter Livinia Nixon is our delightful guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. Livinia chats candidly to us about life post-lockdown, the Hey Hey days, why her slow cooker is her saviour … and her beautiful relationship with Nine News colleague Peter Hitchener. This week’s Friday Food Poll is a battle of the breakfast foods, with pancakes up against waffles -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin Hillier Broadcast each Sunday on the ACE Radio Network -...
Published 10/06/22
Melbourne Stars coach and former Aussie cricketer David Hussey joins us on the Food Bytes podcast this week. Apart from discussing the upcoming Big Bash season and childhood backyard cricket days with brother Mike, we discover Dave’s penchant for a good old box of Cadbury Favourites – including the Turkish Delights! Speaking of sweet things, we’ve put licorice bullets up against pineapple lollies in the Friday Food Poll -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin Hillier Broadcast each...
Published 09/29/22
Glenn Shorrock - founding member of the Twilights, Axiom and LRB – and his lovely wife Irene join us on the Food Bytes podcast this week. We find out who wears in the apron in the Shorrock kitchen (it’s Irene!) and how the couple met. We also reflect on Glenn’s memories of a stellar music career, which is still going strong today. This week’s Friday Food Poll is something of a stodge fest, with golden syrup dumplings going head to head (or pudding to pudding) with jam roly poly.-- Presented...
Published 09/22/22
With a career spanning more than 40 years, Peter Mochrie has enjoyed great success as one of Australia’s leading actors, and he’s our special guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. Also a corporate speaker, teacher and auctioneer, Peter takes us on a TV trip down memory lane, and gives us a fascinating insight into life, love and what makes him tick. And we have a previous guest in Larry Emdur to thank for inspiring this week’s Friday Food Poll topic: Devon. Is it a yay or a...
Published 09/15/22
Former Australian Cricket Team physician Dr Peter Brukner is our special guest on the Food Bytes podcast his week. Peter - author of A Fat Lot of Good - believes the experts got food and diet wrong, and shares with us his journey in which he took back control of his health. “I started to hear people challenging this idea that eating fat was the problem – maybe it was sugar and carbs that were the problem.” Speaking of carbs … Deb instant mashed potatoes prompted a massive and sometimes...
Published 09/08/22
Beau Ryan – host of The Amazing Race – joins us on the Food Bytes podcast this week, and boy, does this bloke love his coffee. The former NRL star talks about his foodie (and coffee) adventures on the road, his epic barbecues at home, how it feels to starve in the jungle and how being on TV feels like a natural fit for him. And as we dive into footy finals, here’s one of the great sporting contests … it’s pies versus pasties in this week’s Friday Food Poll -- Presented by Sarah Patterson...
Published 09/01/22
As we head into the AFL finals, Collingwood premiership player Leigh Brown makes a very fitting guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. A country boy at heart, Leigh loves a good pie and says his Victorian hometown of Heyfield does the best snags on the planet. But it’s his mum’s famous jelly slice that really takes the cake come morning tea time! Speaking of sweet treats, we’ve put Kool Mints up against Kool Fruits in the Friday Food Poll -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin...
Published 08/25/22
TV host Larry Emdur has agreed to come on down and be our guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week, and what a treat this episode is. Larry talks about his new book Happy as Larry and reflects on everything from childhood devon sangas to getting jumped on, licked and kissed during The Price Is Right days. In the Friday Food Poll this week, we put two minute noodles to the test! -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin Hillier Broadcast each Sunday on the ACE Radio Network -...
Published 08/18/22
We have Australian pop music royalty on the Food Bytes podcast this week - the legendary Normie Rowe. We discuss everything from food, family and superstardom to national service … and how radio didn’t want to know about Normie, when he returned from Vietnam. A South Australian delicacy (?) – the pie floater – takes centre stage in this week’s Friday Food Poll -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin Hillier Broadcast each Sunday on the ACE Radio Network -...
Published 08/11/22
He’s one of the longest serving actors on Australian TV, and this week we’re delighted to have Alan Fletcher – Doctor Karl Kennedy himself – on the Food Bytes podcast. With Neighbours having come to an end after 37 years on air, Alan reminisces about his 28 years on the TV super soap and talks about everything from his career as a musician to food, family, life and love. And the humble sausage roll proves an overwhelming winner in the Friday Food Poll -- Presented by Sarah Patterson &...
Published 08/04/22
TV journalist, presenter and Studio 10 panellist Narelda Jacobs is our special guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. The daughter of two pastors, Narelda shares with us some classic childhood memories of dinner table discussions, her mum’s famous Sunday roasts … and the night the Reverend Fred Nile came to dinner! This week’s Friday Food Poll has a distinctly Italian flavour … are you a fan of gnocchi? -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin Hillier Broadcast each Sunday on the...
Published 07/28/22
We’re joined by model turned author and busy mum Alison Daddo on the Food Bytes podcast this week. Engaging, funny and refreshingly honest, Alison chats about life, love, marriage, menopause and her U.S adventures (including US food! Meatloaf, anyone?) And the humble beetroot is the star of this week’s Friday Food Poll -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin Hillier Broadcast each Sunday on the ACE Radio Network - https://aceradio.com.au/ Subscribe in...
Published 07/21/22
Jon Faine - who for decades hosted Mornings on ABC Radio in Melbourne - is our special guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. In a very candid chat, Jon shares with us the emotional toll of the job, the hardest things he’s ever had to do as a broadcaster, his foodie travel adventures and much more. We also discuss Apollo and Thelma, Jon’s new book about a yarn that’s enthralled him for decades. This week’s Friday Food Poll is a bit of a fizzer, really … are you a fan of Sherbet...
Published 07/14/22
We’re delighted to have singer-songwriter, pianist, comedian, writer and actor Eddie Perfect as our special guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. Currently starring in the knockout production 9 to 5 The Musical, Eddie shares with us tales of his cooking prowess, his love of good coffee and the challenges of reconnecting with the world post lockdown. We’ve gone the fast food route in this week’s Friday Food Poll – will Maccas or KFC win the day? -- Presented by Sarah Patterson &...
Published 07/07/22
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, our special guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week is acclaimed chef Nornie Bero, who’s on a mission to bring indigenous ingredients out of high end restaurants and into our kitchens. Nornie talks about the joys of growing up in the Torres Strait Islands, eating oysters fresh off the rocks, her move to Melbourne, her beautiful pumpkin dampers – and everything delicious in between. And our Friday Food Poll will warm you up – are you a toastie person, or is French...
Published 06/30/22
We’re delighted to have Aussie singer-songwriter Rose Bygrave as our special guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week. A member of the iconic Aussie band Goanna, Rose talks about music and mentorship … and we reminisce about the ‘bring a plate’ tradition of growing up in a small country town. Fete food takes centre stage in the Friday Food Poll this week, as we put stick jaw toffees up against chocolate crackles -- Presented by Sarah Patterson & Kevin Hillier Broadcast each Sunday...
Published 06/23/22
AFL legend Simon Madden – one of the most decorated players in the history of the Essendon Football Club – is our guest on the Food Bytes podcast this week Simon knows his way around the kitchen and people rave about his mixed paella! He talks about his playing days, shares some wonderful childhood memories … and reveals an amazing piece of Madden family music trivia This week’s Friday Food Poll has a fruity flavour – is it a yay or a nay for baked apples? -- Presented by Sarah Patterson...
Published 06/16/22