We’ve just had a long weekend and many have gorged themselves on all forms of cacao, which begs the question, is there chocolate after Easter? To answer that question, we spend an evening with chocolatier Marcus Booth-Remmers of the Adelaide Hills chocolate cafe with a cult following, known as Red Cacao.
This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is a special hot chocolate only available from Red Cacao
Nigel will try to stump us with IS IT NEWS on the topic of
In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from one half of Clarke and Dawe, Bryan Dawe, who joined us to talk about growing up in Port Adelaide and going to Woodville High School.
And in the musical pilgrimage … we have Ben Ford-Davies
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Running Sheet: Is There Chocolate After Easter?
|People forgot Easter|
|Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.|
|00:02:35||SA Drink Of The Week
|Red Cacao Hot Chocolate … tasting notes|
|00:14:51||Stories Without Notice
Listener survey underway. Go to theadelaideshow.com.au/survey
Poetry Slam Results: Nigel’s topic of technology was rated as most difficult and Steve and Amelia tied for best poem.
Marcus Booth-Remmers has long had the chocolate bug in his system, forging his career as a patisserie chef in some of South Australia’s top restaurants before pursuing cacao across Europe for five years. Thankfully, he returned home and set up Red Cacao in Stirling, where he and Yvi have crafted a chocolate kitchen, a cafe, and an award-winning dessert venue in the Adelaide Hills. He also is the target of many, many crushes, and one of our most fervent supporters, Janis, is one of his biggest fans.
Why does chocolate whip up a frenzy in most people?
Have you seen the great chocolate movies, namely, Chocolat with Johnny Depp and Juliet Binoche, or Like Water For Chocolate, with Lumi Cavazos and Marco Leonardi? In Chocolat, Juliet is carried on the wind and uses chocolate to bring people together, while in Like Water For Chocolate, rose petals in chocolate apparently caused great love and passion to explode.
Why have chocolatiers become sex-gods, almost with rockstar status? That is recent, is it not?
I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with you behind-the-scenes in getting your new website developed and I have been struck by the fastidious attention to detail that you apply to EVERYTHING. Does that hyper-detailed nature come BEFORE you are a chocolatier, or does it develop over time due to the demands of chocolate?
In talking with our musical curator, Dan Drummond, about the song for tonight, I’m A Boy, he’s picking up on the joy of being kids, especially at Easter, when chocolate is fun to have. Is there a danger that superb chocolatiers like you will make chocolate too serious, and forget its roots in joy?
Why do we need chocolate in different shapes?
What is the BEST pairing with chocolate? Nuts, fruit, spice?
Why is it so expensive?
How do you make a chocolate shop survive when supermarket shelves are groaning with chocolate?
Is the art of loving chocolate all about portion control?
Are we running out of cacao in this world?
What’s your secret chocolate indulgence?
Sascha is from Hannaford and Sachs on Kangaroo Island, and she asks, How can I get a year’s supply of chocolate? Actually, lots of people ask for samples. Is that the bain of every chocolatier and winemaker?
Oh and why do we make coffee chocolate? Surely no one likes it.
Joseph Evans Need a Ballycroft Fortified Vintage Mataro with this show. What wines go best with your chocolates?
Andrew Reimer Can man and/or woman live on chocolate alone?
|01:08:12||Is It News?
Nigel challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.
The Advertiser March 1919
News July 1935
The Register October 1921
|01:18:46||100 Weeks Ago
|In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from one half of Clarke and Dawe, Bryan Dawe, who joined us to talk about growing up in Port Adelaide and going to Woodville High School. Recently, John Clarke died, and Bryan Dawe went silent for a number of days because the suddenness of John’s death, climbing Mt Abrupt in the Grampians, took him back 54 years to the day that his own father died while he was at Woodville High School. Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald.|
|01:21:50|| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Still A Boy by Ben Ford-Davies, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.|
|Chocolate pairing tips … competition is fantastic|
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