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037 – Tasting Adelaide Food


Food, food, glorious food, nothing quite like it for lifting your mood …

In this week’s show we get knee deep in tasting Adelaide food with the chief executive of Food SA, Catherine Barnett, giving us the inside scoop on:

  • The ACCC pending legal action against Coles
  • Reflections on Tasting Australia
  • Food manufacturing in South Australia
  • The crumbs of childhood food memories

Meanwhile, Steve lashes out at Adelaide’s slack, undeserving, shameful coffee van vendors, while Brett prepares to serenade the food trucks of Adelaide at this weekend’s Fork On The Road event at Port Adelaide.

Steve’s father-in-law, Trevor Symonds, steps up as Nigel number 5 and is put under the spotlight in Adelaide’s Yesterdays, recounting stories of life:

  • with a Humber Snipe
  • without mains electricity
  • before television
  • with fond radio memories, especially the ABC (take heed, Tony Abbott, hands off)

Trevor, apart from being the incoming president of the Rostrevor Lions Club, is also Social Committee Chair at the Payneham Bowling Club and he poo poos a suggestion by Steve and Brett that croquet might steal people in the hipster and middle aged segments because they enjoyed it so much on the weekend.

We also have the happiest Adelaide Visa Council of all time, dig up a classic song about the Target Air Conditioner, unearth a Barossa wine from 160 year old vineyards, and discover Brett’s new found calling as a creepy old man.

Show notes

Intro: Our original theme song is here, Adelaidey-hoo. Note, throughout the podcast we also use free sfx from for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the radio signal sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

South Australian Drink Of The Week: Wine Z 2012 Rustica Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz. Tasting notes.

Shout outs: Steve mentions Shane Lockwood, an Adelaide podcaster. He also mentions Dr Paul Willis from the Royal Institute of Australia. Steve recounts the Yelp Nanna Skillz event and Ken Noonan who taught Steve and Brett how to play croquet at the Adelaide Croquet Club last Sunday. He gives a shout out to Shift Jelly (and Vin Brown) for creating a direct link to our podcast for users of their Pocket Casts app, it is

Stories without notice: Brett mentions he will be playing this Saturday at Fork On The Road in Port Adelaide. He will also be a creepy old man in the Bill Parton Trio film clip for Stalker Man. Steve lets fly against some recalcitrant coffee van vendors who have been failing to turn up to booked events. Trevor outs one of his Rostrevor Lions Club colleagues for being slow off the mark in understanding his marshalling duties at the weekend half marathon they volunteered for.

Interview: Catherine Barnett, chief executive of Food SA, talks about the ACCC legal action against Coles and its relationship to local food producers. She also talks about the state of food manufacturing here, we dream about using the GMH site as a collaborative food processing facility, and we recount Tasting Australia.

Adelaide’s Yesterdays: Trevor is in the spotlight, recounting life in Goondaloo – a small, railway siding establishment north of Karoonda in the Murray Mallee.

Adelaide Visa Council: Before the Council this week:

  •  Jewel Staite @JewelStaite (Visa granted)
  • Caz Craig Makepeace @yTravelBlog (Visa granted)
  • Vittoria @HeyItsVitty (On watchlist)
  • || Taylor ‏@taylordeere (Visa granted)

Brett’s Musical Pilgrimage: Baterz with Target Air Conditioner.

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