Food, Family & Friends Podcast 41: Peter Gordon – Chef, Restaurateur and Writer

Peter Gordon is a Chef extraordinaire, Consultant Chef to AirNZ, passionate food lover, Executive Chef of The Providores in London, The Sugar Club and Bellota in Auckland, and co-founder of Cross Town Doughnuts in London.

He is a caring supporter of many charities – all of which have touched him personally. This Founding Father of fusion cuisine (as he is known in NZ) has a wonderful story telling ability that draws you in and has you wishing you could join him on his next adventure. How this man has packed so much into his days and life to date is extraordinary. That he still gives his time for fans like me is testimony to the wonderful person he is known to be.

Seriously, everyone I spoke to about him, without fail, told me how lovely he is. Yet, I was still so nervous to interview him. But I can assure you his reputation is confirmed – this man in a delight. Caring, genuine, fun, and crazy busy, Peter is desperate for more time in a year and would love to go and hang out to cook with the locals in South America. I truly hope he gets there because he so deserves to do that for himself.
Enjoy sharing a little of Peter’s journey with me, here, on my podcast.

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NZ Tech Podcast 323: Sky/Vodafone, Spark/Netflix, Mobile World Congress, Telsa NZ, SpaceX moon mission

NZ Tech Podcast 323: Sky/Vodafone, Spark/Netflix, Mobile World Congress, Telsa NZ, SpaceX moon mission

Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) and Joe Davis chat with Paul Spain – SpaceX moon mission, a failed Sky/Vodafone merger, Spark’s Netflix giveaway, news from Mobile World Congress (Nokia, Blackberry, Samsung, Telsa NZ launch and a new Boston Dynamics video.

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NZ Wine Podcast 7: France Overview – Part 2

It’s hard to have a conversation about wine without reference to France, so Jean-Christophe Poizat​ and Marc Taddei​ take us on a quick journey through the wine regions of France. This introductory session is in 2 parts and will lead us on to an in-depth visit to each of the key regions in upcoming episodes.

Hosted by Boris Lamont.

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Music courtesy of Rueben Halsey.

Food, Family & Friends Podcast 40: Trudi Nelson – Broadcaster, Food Writer NZ

Trudi (the Foodie) Nelson and I met properly on the Tall Ship, Esmeralda, from Chile that was in Auckland’s port in November 2016. I was a little nervous, Trudi is such a well-known personality through her cross media work as a Broadcast Journalist and a feisty foodie who was on the Executive Committee of the NZ Food Writers Association. However, as soon as I met her, I realized my fears were unfounded. She is fun and vibrant. She is a busy Mum, has a load of TV and Radio work, is passionate about food and has just sold up the family home and poured money, heart and soul into a new venture with her husband – the Fresh Factory in Mt Eden.  

Trudi and I chat about our mutual love of food, of sharing food and how our lives are totally intertwined with our passion of food. Trudi shares how she and her husband Mark are literally living and breathing their business – and physically living on the other side of the wall.

Trudi also shares the story of coming to NZ with an Aussie accent as a child and being teased so often that she tirelessly worked on her Kiwi intonation and how grateful she is now or she may not have ended up in broadcasting! We laugh that she hates to read fiction and only enjoys reading cookbooks – she is not alone.. This is a fast paced episode which I hope you will love!

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Recipe of the week, here it is: Shepherds Pie (Serves 6)

> Ingredients:

8 Agria potatoes, peeled and halved
Dash of milk
Knob of butter
Salt and pepper
500g cooked lamb mince (or your left-over roast lamb, minced up)
Left over roast gravy or make 250ml
Handful of fresh baby spinach leaves
1 can of baked beans
1 cup grated cheese

> Method:

1. Boil the potatoes, drain and make into a mash with a bit of milk and butter. Season and set aside.
2. Mix the lamb and gravy together and place in a pie dish. Layer with spinach leaves and then baked beans.
3. Spoon over the mashed potatoes and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
5. Cook at 200° in a fan-bake oven for 15 minutes or until hot and golden. Serve with a leafy salad or freshly steamed peas.

 

 

 

NZ Tech Podcast 322: Robot Taxes, GM and Lyft autonomous taxi plans, Webstock and Accessibility, Orion goes AWS

 

 

 

 

This week Rod Drury (Xero) and Lillian Grace (CEO. Figure.NZ) join Paul Spain to discuss taxing Robots, Webstock, Uber’s latest drama, Orion and Xero go Amazon Web Services (AWS), GM and Lyft autonomous car trial, Google Loon, Sonos, AirPods, home WiFi and more.

We also giveaway over $3000 in prizes this week if you sign up to Paul Spain’s email newsletter at paulspain.com. Special thanks to the companies that donated prizes for our listeners this week – Spark NZ (Galaxy S7 Black Onyx), Samsung (Gear 3), Vodafone (Smart Ultra 7 – Android phone), Logitech (K375s Multikeyboard, C922 Webcam), Norton (Norton Security Premium).

Hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and this week’s guests were Rod Drury (CEO, Xero) and Lillian Grace (CEO, Figure.NZ).

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NZ Wine Podcast 6: France Overview – Part 1

 

It’s hard to have a conversation about wine without reference to France, so Jean-Christophe Poizat​ and Marc Taddei​ take us on a quick journey through the wine regions of France. This introductory session is in 2 parts and will lead us on to an in-depth visit to each of the key regions in upcoming episodes.

Hosted by Boris Lamont.

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Music courtesy of Rueben Halsey.

Food, Family & Friends Podcast 39: Kelli Brett – Editor, Cuisine Magazine NZ

 

What I loved when I first met Kelli Brett, was her comment “oh I think I’m going to like you as I enjoy your sense of humour on social media.”

There was also an almost Kiwi humbleness about this Australian when she insisted that she is still shocked at the reaction in a crowd when she mentions she is the Cuisine Magazine Editor.  I laughed when she said this because she has only been in the country for just over a year and whilst I am also an import, I have learned that the Cuisine magazine is the holy grail of mags for all true foodies in this country. I figured, she is newish to town and whilst a big wig and crazy busy, surely as a compatriot she will give me time for an interview!

What I was not expecting was the hint of constant co-incidences between us.  I wanted to shout throughout the whole interview – but hang on ‘same here’, but hey ‘that happened to me too!’ but I was aware that she herself is a professional and well- practiced interviewer and I needed to keep her focussed on her story – and not mine!

She is worried her story is not enough about food. Yet she mentions her 1200 cookbooks (of which I sighted at least 10%) so that is testimony to her love for food surely. And for heaven sakes we already know she is into food or there is no way any one would have her as Editor of Cuisine.

The fact she also curated the award-winning, Australia Cooks, which chronicles Aussie artisan producers and their food which itself spun from her “The Main Ingredient” food radio programme that aired on the ABC nationally, is enough to put her credentials in perspective.

For you the listener, this is an episode all about the woman behind the brand – and the brand is Kelli Brett.

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NZ Tech Podcast 321: 1 Million Podcast Downloads, Banks vs Apple, US Homeland Security vs Travellers, $3000+ Giveaways

 

 

 

 

Celebrating over 1-million downloads of NZ Tech Podcast on this our 6th anniversary. Topics included Homeland Security vs Travellers, Australian Banks vs Apple, PayPal account risks, Logitech’s 4K webcam, Intel Coffee Lake, near Invisible Malware. We also giveaway over $3000 in prizes this week if you sign up to Paul Spain’s email newsletter at paulspain.com

Hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) and this week’s guests were Brett Roberts, Bill Bennett.

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