Dietary Requirements

Dietary Requirements is a monthly podcast where we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms.

Food
Feb 12, 2021

Dietary Requirements: On the oysters

PODCAST | The food pod squad assembles to talk about fine dining, Valentine’s Day dining and summer dining, including the location of the alleged best fish and chip shop in Aotearoa.

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Food
Jan 27, 2021

Dietary Requirements: What makes the perfect pub?

Sophie Gilmour and Simon Day are joined by special guest Hugo Baird, co-owner of Grey Lynn’s Honey Bones and Lilian, to talk about opening new pub Hotel Ponsonby.

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Food
Jan 20, 2021

Dietary Requirements: Monique Fiso on her incredible new book and the kai Māori renaissance

Summer reissue: Chef Monique Fiso joins us for a chat about Hiakai – her acclaimed Wellington restaurant, and the title of her stunning new book.

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Food
Jan 13, 2021

Dietary Requirements: The lockdown sourdough phenomenon

Summer reissue: What is sourdough and why did so many people become obsessed with it during lockdown? This month’s Dietary Requirements podcast cracks open the starter to investigate.

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Food
Dec 30, 2020

Dietary Requirements: Summer eats, RTDs and a breast-milk taste test

Summer reissue: We were joined by food writer Ginny Grant and a whole lot of babies for our first Dietary Requirements of 2020.

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Food
Dec 23, 2020
Food
Dec 14, 2020

Dietary Requirements: What makes a good sandwich?

Two of Auckland’s best sandwich makers join sandwich aficionados Simon Day and Stewart Sowman-Lund on the podcast for a chat about their craft.

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Food
Nov 23, 2020

Dietary Requirements: What is seltzer and why is it suddenly everywhere?

The Dietary Requirements team drag Lucy and Matt out of the office and into the studio to discuss some of The Spinoff’s most controversial food topics from the past week.

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Food
Nov 3, 2020

Dietary Requirements: Monique Fiso on her incredible new book and the kai Māori renaissance

This month on Dietary Requirements, chef Monique Fiso joins us for a chat about Hiakai – her acclaimed Wellington restaurant, and the title of her stunning new book.

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Food
Oct 2, 2020

Dietary Requirements: How to celebrate Korean thanksgiving

In this episode of The Spinoff's food podcast, Sophie Gilmour, Alice Neville and Simon Day are joined by chef Yutak Son for a crash course in festive Korean cuisine.

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Food
Sep 11, 2020

Dietary Requirements: The lockdown sourdough phenomenon

What is sourdough and why did so many people become obsessed with it during lockdown? This month’s Dietary Requirements podcast cracks open the starter to investigate.

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Food
Jul 10, 2020

Dietary Requirements: In praise of food courts

On this month's food podcast, we're hangin' at the mall.

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Food
May 30, 2020

Dietary Requirements: Politics, poutine and quarantine

We're joined by The Spinoff's resident poutine authority (and politics editor) Justin Giovannetti for our second together-but-apart Zoom pod.

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Food
Apr 20, 2020

Dietary Requirements: In which we eat our feelings

This month, we're beaming in from our respective bubbles, joined by Al Keating of Coffee Supreme.

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Food
Mar 3, 2020

Food podcast: We check into Hyderabad Hotel for biryani and beer slushies

This month, we’re joined by Jos Ruffell of Garage Project and Sammy Akuthota of Satya to talk about their exciting new venture.

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Food
Feb 2, 2020

Food podcast: Summer eats, RTDs and a breast-milk taste test

We're joined by food writer Ginny Grant and a whole lot of babies for our first Dietary Requirements of 2020.

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Food
Dec 16, 2019

Food podcast: It’s our ham-crazed, Negroni-fuelled Christmas special

Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we're joined by Hilary Pearson, general manager of Freedom Farms, for our Christmas episode.

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Food
Nov 25, 2019

Food podcast: Feeding bellies not bins with Nick from Everybody Eats

Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms.

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Food
Nov 2, 2019

Food podcast: Smashing peanut slab pies with the man behind Eat Lit Food

Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms.

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Food
Sep 21, 2019

Food podcast: In which we snack on creepy-crawlies to save the planet

Covering Climate Now: Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we go crazy for crickets in a climate week special.

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Food
Sep 7, 2019

Food podcast: Big-ups to the beer, biscuits and badass hospo scene of Wellington

In this month's Dietary Requirements, we're joined by one of Wellington's finest sons, musician and food writer Samuel Flynn Scott. 

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Food
Jul 31, 2019

Food podcast: Crispy bottoms and scones – a cross-cultural culinary journey

In this month's Dietary Requirements podcast we're joined by comedian Pax Assadi to discuss the merits (or lack thereof) of white people food.

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Food
Jun 21, 2019

Dietary Requirements podcast: We get hungry for hāngī in this Matariki special

We're joined by hāngī master Rewi Spraggon and his co-owner in The Māori Kitchen, Ganesh Raj, to mark Matariki, the Māori new year. 

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Food
Jun 1, 2019

Dietary Requirements podcast: In which we mix our drinks (wine, mezcal, sake, Milo)

Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. This month, we're joined by booze enthusiast Meg Abbott-Walker for a special episode celebrating drinks. 

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Food
May 1, 2019

Dietary Requirements: Delving into the politics of restaurant awards

Deeply hungover, the Dietary Requirements team delve into the politics of restaurant awards this month with Metro editor Henry Oliver.

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Food
Apr 13, 2019

Food podcast: In which we go to Duck Island and eat a lot of ice cream

Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms.

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