Kitchen Radio

Once a fortnight, show host Rita Cattoni is joined by a special guest to discuss food and cooking. Topics are endless from how to cook eggplant to camp cooking to intentional cooking. To top it off, each show finishes with a great recipe using readily available ingredients.

Kitchen Radio unearths some of Central Australia’s amazing home cooks and professional chefs, for one hour of passionate food chat.

Expect to be inspired Saturday at 2pm, each fortnight.

On Demand

27 Feb 2024, 7:18pm

27 Feb 2024, 7:18pm Hungry in the Huon Valley – The Huon Me Crumpet Origin Story People in Tassie are going crazy for these locally made sourdough crumpets. In this episode, we get to chat to Cam and Ally Skeels, the creators of the 'Huon Me Crumpets' , about their origin story. This is the first of a sub-series of episodes of Kitchen Radio, recorded in the summer in Tasmania of 2023-24.

16 Feb 2024, 10:34am

16 Feb 2024, 10:34am A visit to Veneto with Rosy Costa Rosy Costa is a local Alice Springs educator, and is of Italian descent, with her parents coming from Veneto and Sardinia. In this episode of Kitchen Radio we find out about the cooking of Veneto and the migrant experience of Venetians in Australia. Lots of chat about brodo, risotto and peperonata, plus a few recipes.

23 Dec 2023, 7:31am

23 Dec 2023, 7:31am Christmas in Alice with Nat Ross For this year's Christmas Special, I am joined by Nathaline (Nat) Ross who was not only the winner of the Damper Competition at the Alice Springs' Show this year, but she has also spent every Christmas throughout her entire life, bar one, in Alice Springs. In this episode we chat about what makes a good damper and what makes Christmas in Alice Springs special. 

22 Sep 2023, 3:01pm

22 Sep 2023, 3:01pm Hunting, Growing & Cooking your own food with Michael Watts He’s known locally as a builder and playwright, but did you know Michael Watts is also a prolific gardener/cook? In this episode of 'Kitchen Radio', Michael takes us on a food journey through his youth – killing rabbits in Gippsland, having an ‘Alone’ experience on the Mary River (Top End) and then landing in Central Australia around the same time that ‘Cloudy’s Restaurant was in its prime. What is consistent throughout Michael's life is food  – whether he’s growing artichokes or dressing quails… it’s all about what ends up on the table.

18 Sep 2023, 11:59pm

18 Sep 2023, 11:59pm Gardening and cooking with Kim Mackay Local garden enthusiast and date farmer – Kim Mackay – joins us on Kitchen Radio to chat about vegetable gardening in the desert, his stint as a restauranteur/chef in Exmouth (WA)  and living on the date farm.

19 Aug 2023, 2:57pm

19 Aug 2023, 2:57pm Plating Exhibition with Bec Capp Bec Capp, coordinator and curator of the Plating Exhibition, joins regular host Rita Cattoni to chat about the show which celebrates collaborations between artists and bakers to celebrate the 30th Birthday of Watch This Space.