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ExtraVirgin Food and Travel

Dec 17, 2018

As tourism booms around the world, animals are often treated cruelly in attractions aimed at visitors. Unsuspecting holiday-makers may not realise the price of an elephant ride or a selfie with a precious tiger, monkey or dolphin may be the safety and welfare of the animals themselves.

In this episode of ExtraVirgin, we...


Dec 10, 2018

Travel writer and veteran cruiser Caroline Gladstone has been on more than 60 cruises - from the Antarctic to the Pacific islands and thus knows pretty much everything there is to know about shipboard life. 

In this episode of ExtraVirgin, we explore the cruising lifestyle with her - who does it, why you'd want to do...


Nov 20, 2018

Supported by a growing interest in food ethics, sustainability and health concerns, veganism has made a shift from dwelling on the culinary fringes to becoming one of the fastest-growing food movements in the world.

If you’ve ever considered going vegan, there are some vital things you need to consider. In...


Nov 17, 2018

On Boxing Day 2004, travel writer John Maddocks woke to his partner Cheryl's’ screams; “a noise that sounded like a jet engine,” and a massive wall of water heading straight for their beachside cabana on the south coast of Sri Lanka.
In this episode of ExtraVirgin, we talk to John about how they survived the...


Oct 23, 2018

We chat with chef Minh Le about the highs and lows of owning his own restaurant, his career that’s ranged from prison kitchens to the heights of fine dining, and how a city kid has found peace in the bush.

When he's not cooking up incredible food at The Peak restaurant at Spicers Peak Lodge at Maryvale west of...