Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms.
We back! It was a real family affair on the latest Dietary Requirements, with Sophie’s most excellent mum and sister, Emerald and Mimi Gilmour, joining us in the studio. The Gilmours are a hospo dynasty of sorts: Emerald kickstarted Tāmaki Makaurau’s eating and drinking scene back in the 70s and 80s with Clichy and Club Mirage (aka the Studio 54 of Auckland); while Mimi started the Mexico chain of restaurants and is now co-owner of Burger Burger. Sophie, of course, co-founded Bird on a Wire and now runs hospitality consultancy Delicious Business. Bunch o’ legends, amirite?
Over a bottle of bubbly and some hot cross buns, we prod Emerald for all the juicy details from the heady days of the 80s Auckland club scene, and the sisters reminisce on an upbringing steeped in food and drink.
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