Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Encountered a fantastic radio show online that you can download in MP3 format (I like to listen to podcasts while driving). The show is "Let's Get Baked with Mat and Dave" - it's billed as a vegan baking show but it's more like Y-Generation meets Wayne's World meets Mister Rogers meets Julia Childs. Excelllent! On the show, Mat and Dave meet in their kitchen with a different music band each week to cook something vegan. During the show I listened to today, Newfoundland band The Novaks were in the kitchen, and Mat and Dave prepared a Newfoundland dish of potato biscuits. Inserted into the show was also a telephone interview with Marian Francis White, Newfoundland poet and vegan cookbook author whose cookbook is entitled, "Eldamar". Later in the show, different music was played featuring the Novaks, another musician they colloborate with (and side interview from a record release party) and a folk song about Newfoundland mumming. Complete with recipe, tips on making it, and reactions from all in the kitchen while sampling the final product. I'll definitely be downloading other epidodes, especially the Gravy Pie episode which includes an interview with Wavy Gravy. This show rates 5 carrots!