Ginny Grant and Odette, Sophie Gilmour, Alice Neville and Max, and Simon Day and Freddie (Photo: Alice Webb-Liddall)

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

Summer reissue: Dietary Requirements is The Spinoff’s monthly podcast in which we eat, drink and talk about it too, with special thanks to Freedom Farms. In this episode, we’re joined by food writer Ginny Grant and a whole lot of babies for our first podcast of 2020.

First published February 2, 2020. 

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We’re back for 2020 and the Dietary Requirements whānau has magically expanded! That’s right, in early December Sophie welcomed little Odette to the world and on Boxing Day, Simon and his wife Millie were joined by not one but TWO human babies, Max and Freddie. Of course all the DR offspring joined us for our first podcast of the year, as did Ginny Grant, who’s a senior food writer at Cuisine, a recipe developer, food stylist and mother of two.

We talk summer cooking (or lack thereof), hospital food, feeding kids and, in a precursor to The Spinoff great big RTD ranking (stay tuned for that one next week), we ponder the recent proliferation of “clean” ready-mixed alcoholic beverages, while sampling a few. Then, because Simon is Simon, he chugs a cheeky shot glass of breast milk. Tune in for the tasting notes.

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