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139: Mount Gambier is noyce ployce: Stories from Caffe Belgiorno

Caffe Belgiorno award winning pizza mount gambier on The Adelaide Show podcast
Caffe Belgiorno award winning pizza mount gambier on The Adelaide Show podcast
Walter or Wally Gentile, preparing a dessert pizza

So just how do you cook the perfect lasagna?

Would you believe it involves BURNING it?

These and many other gems and stories about life as Italian restaurateurs is what we have in store for you this week as Walter ‘Wally’ Gentile and Maria Gentile, sit around the table with Steve and Nigel and let us into the world of running their Mount Gambier restaurant for decades, along with insights into the heritage and experiences that have made it what it is today.

We talk about winning national awards for pizza, for how to balance pizza toppings, motivations, people and the special privilege of being a cornerstone of a community.

Plus, if you go to Caffe Belgiorno you can now ask for your own Adelaide Show Podcast Pizza. It is on their menu and it is superb. See the video, below, for details.

We also meet patrons, Sally Pearce and Guy Detot, who met met in Caffe Belgiorno. Guy just happens to be friends with Geoffery Rush and was a friend of our late Premier, Don Dunstan, to whom we wish goodnight every week. Small world.

For the Made To Move Minute, Max Martin … continues his series on pain and diagnosis.

Wine tonight – two local Coonawarra wineries – from Majella and Zema Estate.

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel quizzes us on our knowledge of … Italy, Mount Gambier and South Australia.

And in musical pilgrimage we have a return visit from The Baker Suite with Your Burning Lights, from their newly released album Still Life.

But first, we launch with David Washington from InDaily with his midweek news wrap, Talk Of The Town.

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00:00:00 Outtake
 The lobsters
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.
00:00:00 Items Without Notice
 None this week.
00:06:46 SA Drink Of The Week
Majella 2013 The Musician Cabernet Shiraz and Zema Estate 2012 Shiraz … Tasting notes.
00:12:54 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: Part Two of the series on pain and diagnosis.

00:18:40 The Belgiorno Crew

BONUS: Interview with Caffe Belgiorno patrons, Guy Detot and Sally Pearce, who met at the restaurant.

26:35 – Caffe Belgiorno is a legendary place in Mount Gambier. When it arrived 18 years ago, it breathed new life into the XXXX part of town. Nowadays, when anybody of any note visits Mount Gambier, from The Adelaide Crows and Port Power teams to the likes of jazz giant, James Morrison, they all put Caffe Belgiorno on the menu.

Part of that reason is the Gentle family – Walter, Maria and Anna, along with a talented crew of local young people who have cut their teeth on the restaurant game in this little slice of Italy in South Australia’s south east.

00:55:04 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
 No Council this week.
01:09:47 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Your Burning Lights by Baker Suite, selected by our musical curator Adrian Miller, from Radio Adelaide’s Monday night program, Songcatcher.
01:18:51 Outtake
How do you pronounce Gentile?

Here is this week’s preview video:

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.

One Response

  1. That’s the best pizza I have had . Thank you for your hospitality 💋💋💋❤️❤️

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