I’m really excited to bring you this first episode of my new podcast, A Great Recipe for Life. I talk to everyday people who are doing interesting and sometimes extraordinary things as they search for their great recipe for life.
In this first episode of A Great Recipe for Life I talk to my friend and champagne educator Amanda Reboul, also known as The Truffle Lady and The Bubble Diva.
Amanda and I crossed paths many years ago through a combination of meeting via twitter and meeting through a few mutual friends in the food world. She is one of Australia’s leading experts on champagne (tough gig!), and is passionate about educating people about what champagne is (sparkling wine from Champagne in France) and what it isn’t (sparking wine from anywhere else).In E1 of #podcast A Great Recipe for Life, Mel Kettle talks to Amanda Reboul about champagne Click To Tweet
She grew up in Brisbane, but fell in love with a Frenchman when she was 21, and moved with him to France and then Japan, and then back to Australia, having three kids along the way. Amanda returned to Brisbane with her family about ten years ago, and runs The Truffle Man, a business her husband started, and is now also educating as many people as she can about champagne.
We recorded this interview at Amanda’s home, with a glass of champagne in hand. For some unknown reason the audio isn’t the best, and an echo pops up part way through when I’m speaking – my apologies for that. I’m not really sure what happened! But will put it down to recording with champagne, and being a newbie podcaster who is trying new things! And if you listen closely to my introduction, I now realise you can hear the circular saw from the neighbours construction at the end – the same saw that woke me on the dot of 6.30am.
Details about Amanda’s tour to Champagne are here.
Some of the topics we discussed:
- growing up in a tee-total family
- what a champagne educator is
- falling in love with the French culture – and a Frenchman
- celebrating with food and wine
- eating meals at the table
- conversations while doing the dishes
- champagne and Champagne
- changing her blog name
- tasting champagne for the first time
- living in rural Japan and having older Japanese ladies thinking she was a prostitute because she was white
- being a finalist in the Vin du Champagne Awards
- restaurant reviews that are unnecessarily cruel – Amanda’s article
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