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200 – Making Salami At Home

Making salami at home: The Adelaide Show Podcast 200th episode

Don Violi has appeared on The Adelaide Show twice before, once covering history and trivia of South Australia and then giving us an insight into the world of hairdressing. Tonight, on our 200th episode, he takes us into his home to teach us the art of making salami.

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is home made limoncello.

Steve will try to stump us in IS IT NEWS on the topic of the Garibaldi poisoning.

In 100 Weeks Ago we hear from Fernando Gros, about his take on what it means to be creative and make things yourself.

And in the musical pilgrimage … our musical curator has picked a track he says is well seasoned for this episode.

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Running Sheet: Making salami at home

00:00:00 Outtake
 [Congrats from Joy White, Homestead Lovers.] Be Nigel and clap.
Theme and Introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:46 SA Drink Of The Week
[Congrats from Derek.] Home made Limoncello … tasting notes
00:07:43 Stories Without Notice

[Congrats from Caitlin Harvey, Feast On Foot, Up In Smoke BBQ Competition, Good Food Society.]

I was at Hallett Cove Conservation Park recently and must say bravo to the residents who stopped development of that area some decades ago. It is a priceless piece of geology. Thanks to Professor Flint for his Footsteps Of The Dinosaurs trek through the park. Well worth it. Learned a lot.

Listener survey underway. Go to

00:012:03 Don Violi

[Congrats from Pete and Alexis from The Show PBA-FM]

A discussion with Madge, Tony (Nino), and Don Violi about making salami at home.

Don has previously appeared on The Adelaide Show, discussing hair trends from his day job, running Khrome Hair Studio.

00:45:45 Is It News?

[Congrats from Brett Williams, Adelaide Night And Day Family Therapy.]

Steve challenges the panel to pick the fake story from three stories from South Australia’s past.

A look back at Garibaldi: An prevetable epidemic
To examine the 1995 outbreak, one must step back to 1991, to what was referred to as the ‘Gallicho wedding’. At that wedding, up to 100 guests contracted salmonella from Garibaldi salami. Following the wedding, a conference took place with several representatives of the South Australian Health Commission (SAHC) to discuss the ramifications of this incident. The conference highlighted the unique quality control standards employed by Garibaldi, including it dating system. A system so modern that they could not trace the raw materials that went into the salami that caused the salmonella at the wedding – meaning they could work out exactly what batch caused the sickness.

[In fact, their system was described as archaic – nobody could trace meat to batches. Furthermore, the piece of poison meat from the wedding was passed around so often there was no chain of custody so it could not be used as evidence. Furthermore, the inaction meant that 12 months later, another family was impacted by poisoned meat from Garibaldi]

The Meat Game: A History of the Gepps Cross Abattoirs and Livestock Markets
Wakefield Press, 2007, By Richard Maurovic
The Director Of Public Prosecutions, Paul Rofe QC, charged Garibaldi Smallgoods’ Lou Marchi, Paul Marchi, and financial controller, Neville Mead, with her manslaughter but the charges were dropped. The two directors pleaded guilty to the charge of creating risk of harm and were fined $10,000 each. The company closed soon after.

Garibaldi victims finally paid, bringing saga to an end
The Advertiser, November 2011
THE poison Garibaldi mettwurst saga is finally over, with all 23 victims having received compensation and free health care for life.
WHILE his school friends look forward to earning their driver’s licences, Dylan Paterson’s biggest dream is his special healthcare card. The Sunrise Christian School student was just five months old when he fell victim to the 1990s Garibaldi poison mettwurst epidemic. The meat, tainted by E coli bacteria, turned his life into an endless series of hospital visits and organ transplants. Yesterday, the District Court heard Dylan’s compensation claim against QBE the insurer that inherited Garibaldi’s obligations had been settled. The announcement ends a 16-year, multi-million-dollar class action, the longest litigation in state’s history. It also guarantees Dylan, 17, a special “Garibaldi gold card” that symbolises as much freedom for him as would a car because it means free medication for life. “It’s all good getting compensation, but that hasn’t taken away all the stuff that has happened to me,” he said yesterday. “I take seven or eight different types of medication throughout the day, and a lot of them are multiple pills. “I can’t wait to get a gold card, because it will allow me to get my prescriptions and the State Government will pay for them. I won’t not have to pay the price for what has happened to me, by accident.”

00:57:53 100 Weeks Ago

[Congrats from Professor Stephen Hawking.]

In 100 Weeks Ago, we dig into the vault to find a snippet of our interview with Fernando Gros, a writer, musician, and photographer, who had just released a book, No Tools Required.In this snippet, I had just asked Fernando to talk about the things that drain our ability to be creative, and apart from television, he also singled out the way we use social media can rob us of brain space for creativity.

01:03:40 Musical Pilgrimage

[Congrats from President Obama.]

And our song this week is Looking Back by Andy and Marta, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.

01:14:48 Outtake
 He might be on the toilet … Is it Madge Violi? … I think there’s a little Madge in me … I’ve done some with cream … salut

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.

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