The Smoking Joint Award Winning Barbecue Team on The Adelaide Show Podcast

Grant Neal, right, and Damien Schultz, from The Smoking Joint Barbecue Team, holding the Grand Champion trophy at the Cider And Pork Festival

It’s the Australia Day week and who better to share it with than the “The Smoking Joint”, Adelaide’s leading competitive barbecuers.

Grant Neal and Paul Starkey take us through the ins and outs of barbecuing and share lots of unexpected insights such as:

  • Rabbit might be the more Australian meat for Australia Day than Sam’s lamb
  • Grant’s family ancestors were responsible for bringing rabbits to Australia (we almost stopped the interview at this point)
  • How to barbecue at home
  • A guide to defrosting
  • Playing with your meat is almost as important as letting it rest

Our sponsor this week is Willie Wirk

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel’s theme is BBQ

Max Martin from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions – .

Our SA Drink of the week is from Showblock Wines.

Music is by Heather Frahn

We have an Adelaide Visa Council with 2 defendants from interstate to highlight Australia Day connectedness!

David Washington from In Daily with his Midweek News Wrap, Talk Of The Town.

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00:00:00 Outtake
How to spot human ribs
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
Talk Of The Town
David Washington, editor of In Daily, gives us a midweek wrap of the news we’ve been talking about in South Australia this week.
00:07:28 Items Without Notice

Two years ago, we did a world first. We held an Australia Day Vegan BBQ with show regular, Tom Williamson.

This year, the lamb ads have brought vegans out to fight. See ad below. Do you think burning a plate of kale was inflammatory?

According to the Australian Food History Timeline:

Australia Day only became a truly national holiday in 1947 and it wasn’t until 1994 that all the States and Territories agreed that the holiday should fall on 26 January, rather than the following Monday.

Lamb for Australia Day may have some historical precedent, however. The first official celebration of January 26 took place in 1818, the 30th anniversary of the First Fleet’s landing at Port Jackson.  It wasn’t called Australia Day at that point, but Anniversary Day.To mark the occasion, Governor Macquarie gave government workers a holiday and an extra allowance of “one pound of fresh meat”. Chances are that meat was mutton (not quite lamb, but the same animal).

As the years rolled by, the anniversary became known as Foundation Day. While it continued to be celebrated in New South Wales, the other states had their own commemorations, often at completely different times of the year. There’s little record of any culinary traditions, with more formal ceremonies marking these occasions.

What created the Australia Day lamb tradition was not history, but advertising. Sam Kekovich’s first rant, in 2005, set the tone. It had vegetarians complaining to the Advertising Standards Board,

00:15:51 SA Drink Of The Week
The Red Afro Sparkling Shiraz by ShowBlock Wines, McLaren Flat. Tasting notes.
00:19:26 Made To Move Minute

Max Martin from iNform Health and Fitness Solutions, Norwood, present a thoughtful minute for pondering more ways and reasons to get moving and improve your health.

This week: Australia Day, BBQ and cancer.

Willy Wirk. See advert at bottom of page.
00:27:10 The Smoking Joint

Almost everything can be a reality show and it seems almost everything can be a sport, too. And this is why Australia Day is the perfect time to put the spotlight on competitive barbecuing, with one of Adelaide’s leading teams, The Smoking Joint.

The Smoking Joint is Paul Starkey, Grant Neal, and Damien Schultz. Sam Kenett, Rustic Soul, Chad Andrews, Craig Philpott, and you, if you want to join,

01:29:14 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
01:51:40 Adelaide Visa Council
Talen Lee (@Talen_Lee) VISA REJECTED
16/01/2016, 9:14 AM
“Just Another Boring Night In Adelaide” has to be the most redundantly named song
Writer, Student, Hollerer at Clouds • Cis♂, White, He/Him • I write game reviews, fiction, and sometimes classwork. From the East Coast of Australiat (@CVTYLVGHTS) VISA GRANTED
14/01/2016, 12:40 AM
@iamnotalysia everybody says adelaide is boring but i want to go there help
T’s bio says: there surely has to be good somewhere here. From Melbourne.
02:01:01 Musical Pilgrimage

And our song this week, All Living Beings by Heather Frahn, recommended by our previous musical curator, Brett Monten. Our current musical curator is Adrian Miller, from Radio Adelaide’s Monday night program, Songcatcher.

Played in episode 8 and caused some heated discussion.

02:14:28 Outtake
 Hungry Jacks romance

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This week’s sponsor

Willy Wirk cleaner

Australia Day lamb ad

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.