Episodes
Season 2 of read, eat, repeat is here - coming at you monthly with a round-up of the books we have read and the deliciousness it has inspired us to cook (or not).  Alissa's read Tina Brown's The Palace Papers (Sally listened to the audio book) and now they are both Royal tragics... Alissa's also read The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller.  Sal has read Holly Ringland's second novel The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding, as well as Maggie O'Farrell's The Marriage Portrait. Both highly...
Published 03/17/23
Alissa reads Still Life - a story about war, love, friends and beautiful Italian food.  Sally reviews The Bellbird River Country Choir by Australian best-selling author, Sophie Green and unpacks The Eulogy by Jackie Bailey .. a tale that embraces all of life's big issues.  And the best kids book, We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad.  Plus we go cooking ... from the best how-to recipe guide from Alice Zaslavsky's latest book ... to Persiana Everyday. YUM.  Follow us...
Published 10/15/22
Published 10/15/22
We're back!  Sally reviews her new favourite book, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.  Daisy Turnbull's 50 Questions to Ask Your Teens and the top take-outs for your family.  Plus, we road test the latest and best cookbooks, Chinese-ish, Around the Table and Moe Fish More Veg. YUM!  Follow us here:  https://www.instagram.com/read_eat_repeat_podcast/  https://www.facebook.com/readeatrepeatpodcast See www.omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.  See omnystudio.com/listener...
Published 09/20/22
All the latest from our favs ... !  Geraldine Brooks has a new novel called Horse and Sal gives it a trot. See what we did there?  Parenting expert Maggie Dent divulges her latest advice on girlhood. Alissa says it's magic. And Sal reads Madonna King's L Platers about teen girls post-Covid on the road to adulthood.  Cathrine Mahoney talks divorce after separating from Andrew 'Joey' Johns and everything - heartbreak, friendship and thrush!  Kate Grenville's latest on Australia's one of the...
Published 06/29/22
Let's bugger off, buy a sunshiney yellow cottage and re-read Jane Austen! That's what octogenarian Ruth Wilson did! Sal and Alissa talk about why this book is so uniquely warm and cosy.  On the table this week ... is a chicken and rice one-pan wonder by the neighbour of two beautiful brothers who began the initiative YiaYia Next Door ... and a Milo cake and Salsa Verde from Around the Kitchen Table by Sophie Hansen and Annie Herron. (Not Janelle's camping biscuits - sorry, Sophie &...
Published 05/23/22
Vet bills, empanada fail and a custard revelation!  Sal reviews Violeta by Isabel Allende plus tells us about her new absolute fav book, A Solitary Walk On The Moon by Hilde Hinton.  Kerri Sackville hits the spot on Sal's life with The Life Changing Magic Of A Little Bit Of Mess.  And Alissa falls in love with custard again - in the easiest way possible - after road testing Sally Wise's The Comfort Bake. YUM.  Plus Alissa and Sally's Mother's Day top 5 picks!  Thanks to Murdoch Books and...
Published 04/26/22
We talk about Marian Keyes' sequel to her super bestseller Rachel's Holiday. It's called Again, Rachel and as Nigella says, it's like "a balm for the soul".     We also talk about The Space Between The Stars by Indira Naidoo which is out this week. It's like nothing we've ever read before.    Plus ... a coconut milk bundt cake, lunchbox ideas and a vegetarian capponata. Yum.    Please share with your friends and family and leave us a rating and review. We'd be so grateful! Love Alissa...
Published 03/28/22
Books that make you go .. hmmm .. !   So, what’s the fuss about Colleen Hoover? We read her best-selling book, It Ends With Us and talk about everything including the SEX.   And the easiest biscuits and tastiest slices Sal’s ever cooked. Plus, Alissa makes pancakes and Ukranian piroshki.   And Sal reveals the best Wordle starter. Thanks, Mum!   Follow us here:  https://www.instagram.com/read_eat_repeat_podcast/  https://www.facebook.com/readeatrepeatpodcast See...
Published 03/11/22
It's cake week! (Even thought it smells like a turnip in the podcast studio this week because it was the only thing that would keep our special guest Daisy, quiet).   We talk about our favourite new cakes that you'll want to bring into your life! The banana cake "with a twist" is a cracker.    Alissa talks about Meg Mason's Sorrow & Bliss, her new fav book. Sal reviews Diana Reid's Love & Virtue and reminisces about uni days.    Plus, what the hell do you do with the old veggies...
Published 02/20/22
Sally by Sally! Our Sal talks about the latest Sally Hepworth book, The Younger Wife and the food within it ... Maccas and wedding cakes included!    We talk about all the goodness that is Jimmy and Jane Barnes' cookbook. Who'd have thought? It's absolutely fab - all about our fav things ... fam, friends and food!    Plus we talk about Christian White's latest fiction novel, Wild Place and the best everyday recipe to come out of the Goop 5-day cleanse.    Thanks for joining us! Please...
Published 02/08/22
We taste Sal's plum jam fail ... will she ever perfect this journey?    What's all the fuss about Cloud Cuckoo Land, author of All The Light We Cannot See? Sal explains.   Alissa goes back in time to read Marian Keyes' bestseller, Rachel's Holiday, before the much anticipated sequel drops in Feb. Plus we talk about The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.    And ... a few other summer meals for the whole fam.    Follow us...
Published 01/24/22
A deep dive into Trent Dalton's Love Stories. It's the golden retriever of summer reads and the perfect antidote to reality. But what's it really about?    Sal pretends she's cooked heaps of food for her family but we all know her husband did the cooking while she was at the beach. Just kidding. Not really.    And the best way to get your non-reader children reading these hols.    Thanks, mums, for listening.    To follow us go...
Published 01/14/22
Alissa and Sal talk pickling after Sally admits to crying over bestselling novel Devotion by Australian Hannah Kent. Along with some salty teardrops … corned beef and pickled beets are on the menu inspired by Kent’s characters.  Plus .. the girls talk about road testing Belinda Jeffrey’s absolutely magical cookbook, A Year Of Sundays .. and agree the best book of all time might be the latest coffee table book about one of our fav things .. dogs. For more info follow us on Insta or Facebook...
Published 12/27/21
In this episode, we discuss Beautiful World Where Are You? by Sally Rooney and talk about the things twenty-somethings eat! Or more to the point, don't eat! What was your fav go-to recipe when you began cooking? Tuna pasta? Chicken risotto? Toast? Gum? Tea? Wine? We talk all of the above.    Sal road tests 'grits', a constant cooked by one of our most-loved characters of the past year, Kya (aka The Marsh Girl) from Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing. Sal feeds them to her family who...
Published 12/14/21
We're talking about Liane Moriarty's latest novel, Apples Never Fall and ... inspired by the characters, we road test our fav brownies, the internet's best chicken soup and discuss Joy's hate for family cooking. Sal's also in love with Nat's What I Reckon, the latest read by Australia's straight-shooting, witty cook ... and Alissa's reading Galah magazine, an Australian treasure from the bush. IRL ... Alissa's dog Daisy dog dug up the garden while we recorded (such an unfocused podcast...
Published 12/05/21