31 August 2021
Live at Wellington On a Plate, on the future of hospitality
In part two of Dietary Requirements’ live special recorded at Parrotdog brewery as part of Visa Wellington On a Plate 2021, Simon Day and Sophie Gilmour are joined by Kelda Hains (Rita) and Dominique McMillan (Floriditas) for a discussion about the future of restaurants and the hospitality industry.
24 August 2021
Live at Wellington On a Plate, with Parrotdog’s three Matts
Recorded live at Parrotdog in Lyall Bay as part of Visa Wellington On a Plate 2021, Dietary Requirements meets the brewery’s three founding Matts for a chat about their decade-long journey in the craft beer business.
10 August 2021
Cooking a flounder with Kingi’s Tom Hishon
The pod breaks out of the studio for a field trip to Kingi at Auckland’s Hotel Britomart, and a very special cooking lesson from chef Tom Hishon.
27 July 2021
Filipino flavours with Bar Magda’s Carlo Buenaventura
Carlo Buenaventura is an evergreen Auckland hospitality personality who’s worked both in kitchens and front of house at a range of fantastic spots since moving to New Zealand from the Philippines in 2010.
13 July 2021
Our favourite food cities
In this episode we’re talking about food cities – what makes a great food city, and what are some of our personal favourites around the world?
2 July 2021
Serving up Wellington On a Plate
Next month, Visa Wellington On a Plate is taking over the capital’s hospitality industry with a vast menu of events, burgers and cocktails. In this episode, WOAP programme director Beth Brash joins the Dietary Requirements team to talk about what’s in store.
15 June 2021
NZ’s hospitality staffing crisis
Chand Sahrawat runs three of Auckland’s most highly-rated restaurants – Sidart, Cassia and The French Cafe by Sid – and has first-hand experience of the kind of pressures hospitality owners and their staff are under.
18 May 2021
The joy of cooking at home
Polly Markus (@miss_pollys_kitchen) joins Dietary Requirements to talk about the joys of home cooking, kitchen disasters and whether or not she’s ever had gout.
4 May 2021
Angus Brown is the founder of Ārepa, and in this episode he joins us to explain what nootropics are and how his company uses them to make a drink that’s good for your brain.
20 April 2021
Advanced Australian fare
Crack open a carton of Oak flavoured milk, rip into a pack of BBQ Shapes and join Simon, Alice and Sophie for a special Australia themed episode of Dietary Requirements.
6 April 2021
The case against hot cross buns
Special guest Leonie Hayden joins Sophie and Simon to debate whether or not hot cross buns are in fact bad, taste test some New Zealand-grown wasabi and discuss how hospitality will handle the rise in minimum wage.
15 March 2021
Spinning the Lazy Susan with Anna King Shahab
Food writer Anna King Shahab joins Dietary Requirements to talk about Lazy Susan, the Facebook group she co-founded where Aucklanders are sharing all their best food recommendations.
12 February 2021
Galentine’s Day on the oysters
The full 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.
27 January 2021
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.
23 December 2020
Wrapping up the year in food
The pod squad gathers for the last time to commiserate and celebrate the best food and drink of 2020.
22 December 2020
The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020
Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod round up of the year that was.
14 December 2020
What makes a good sandwich?
Two of Auckland’s best sandwich makers join sandwich aficionados Simon Day and Stewart Sowman-Lund to talk about their craft.
23 November 2020
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.
3 November 2020
Kai Māori with Monique Fiso
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.
2 October 2020
How to celebrate Chuseok 추석, or Korean Thanksgiving
In this episode of Dietary Requirements, Sophie Gilmour, Alice Neville and Simon Day are joined by chef Yutak Son for a crash course in festive Korean cuisine.