Our episodes are delightfully timeless. 😉
Please enjoy them all via your favourite podcasting app or simply click through to listen to your favourite elixirs – paired with books of course!
Joining me virtually for this episode all the way from New Zealand is librarian Justin Hoenke!
We talk about moving to New Zealand, lockdown and creating a tween/teen space at Chatanooga Public Library, working at a hub in Wellington as well as Justin’s favourite reads and just what he would pair with them for that wonderful reading experience.
Joining me virtually for this episode is academic and Young Adult romance author Jodi McAlister!
Jodi is the author of the Valentine series, a young adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy series about smart girls, small towns, and scary fairies. There are three books in the series so far: Valentine, Ironheart, and Misrule , all published by Penguin Teen Australia.
Joining me for an online chat is the lovely speculative fiction author Samantha Marshall!
Samantha has written 3 books across two series, Aislinn’s Shadow and Tobias’ Spark in The Kin Chronicles and Sorcery and Stardust is the first in The Weaver’s War series.
Joining me for an online chat is the wonderful author, journalist and screenwriter Maria Lewis. We discuss her wonderful books, what her characters would drink, two of her favourite recent reads and just what elixirs she’d pair with them for the perfect reading experience!
Wine and books are a match made in Preston! I was excited to chat with Gary at Jamsheed Urban Winery and only slightly nervous after he told me he majored in Literature and was very interested in what books I was going to suggest to pair with his wines … oh the pressure!
Recently I visited Adelaide Writers Week and couldn’t resist popping into the Smelly Cheese Shop for a chat with the lovely Valerie about her amazing cheeses. The Adelaide Central Markets are a wonderfully vibrant, albeit slightly noisy background to this episode, enjoy!
Milk the Cow cheesemonger Laura took me through a tasting with some weird and wonderful cheeses, discussed how cheese is similar to books in the ways they both tell a story, shared some tips on how to think about pairing drinks with cheese and, if you stick around to the end, you will hear some of Laura’s favourite and deliciously cheesy puns!
Cheese is one of my favourite things in life, it is my personal elixir, and a good cheese shop is one of my favourite places in the world to be. So it was with a great amount of joy that I entered my local specialty cheese shop, Harper & Blohm, to chat with cheesemonger Olivia about that most wonderful, delicious, storied and historic dairy product!
Recently I ventured south-side to Cheltenham on a mission to drink beer and talk books.
I got to check out the working brewery – a hive of activity – and spoke with Craig Blackmore, head brewer at Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.
I had heard a rumour about a mythical beast, fantastically purple to behold and delicious to drink, which may show itself if I were worthy enough … reader, I was.
It was a stinker of a 43 degree Melbourne summer day when I headed out to La Sirene Brewery in the wilds of Alphington to chat with brewery ambassador Will Macdonald.
We spoke about the philosophy behind being a modern day Farmhouse brewer, Wild Ales as a house style and the importance of microflora in an open-fermentation brewery.