Paella Festival

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living, Saturday 29 April 2017 9:19AM Paella is Spain’s most recognisable dish. Originally a peasant dish, it was developed to use accessible and seasonal ingredients so the variations are endless. Chef Frank Camorra of Melbourne’s Movida shares the history of paella, the key components to

Catch up on your sleep (pod)

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living, Saturday 8 October 2016 9:30AM Most of us feel we are not getting enough sleep and research backs this up. Companies like Google and PricewaterhouseCoopers are giving their employees a place to unwind and even nap during the work day to help productivity and

Taking podcasting to the people: OzPod 2016

Podcasters great and small, amateurs and pros, have come together at OzPod 2016(link is external) to discuss the state of this emerging industry in Australia and how the talent gap with the podcasting powerhouse, the US, can be narrowed. The inaugural Australian Podcast Conference took place at the ABC’s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney at the weekend. Buffy Gorrilla spoke with

How bluestone came to frame a city

Bluestone. Victoria would not be Victoria without it, and Melbourne would look very different without its historical laneways or its dark and brooding colonial edifices. Think St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Old Melbourne Gaol, and the modern bluestone incarnation that is the National Gallery of Victoria. But where did bluestone come from and why are Victorians so attached to

Eat For Italy

This piece originally appeared on Radio National Drive with Patricia Karvelas on Friday 26 August 2016 6:25 PM (view full episode). Paolo Campana is helping the earthquake victims, one bowl of pasta at a time. He launched the idea on his Facebook page hours after the earthquake destroyed Amatrice. He suggested that Italians donate 1 euro

World’s largest fashion parade: the Olympic Games

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 30 July 2016 Olympic enthusiast or not, chances are you have an opinion about what our athletes wear during the games. Uniforms are part national costume and part fashion statement and usually divisive. But have you considered what goes into the design, innovation

Sense of Place: Gabriel Gate on Paris

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living  Saturday 16 July 2016 Chef Gabriel Gate grew up in the picturesque Loire Valley of France but he set off to Paris to become a chef. He takes us behind the scenes of his early restaurant days in the culinary capital and we learn