Flying For Flavour

Interviews, food, wine & travel tips and a whole lot of FUN!

Flying For Flavour is a delicious and entertaining weekly podcast showcasing the best of the food, wine and travel.

Your host, Stephanie Piché, serves up interviews, recipes, tips and the occasional bar-side chat…

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About The Podcast

“It was not long ago that I stumbled upon an article suggesting that Canadians are more willing to travel for food more than other people in the world. It just seems so obvious to me that this is something that should be celebrated!

I am so passionate about food experiences, all things wine and just about anything to do with travel.

My home base is Sudbury, Ontario, Canada – but as the article suggests…I will go pretty much anywhere for some great food, wine and fun!”

If there was a recipe for this podcast, it would look something like…

1 part opinion

1 part destination feature

1 part casual interview

2 parts recipes and tips

3 parts authenticity & occasional sarcasm

…and a few dashes – to taste – of photos, videos and links in the show notes…

Mix well. Consume often. 


September 14th

“The Woman Behind The Mic”    LISTEN & Show Notes |YouTube audio
An honest look at the who and why behind this new podcast (and I am sure some funny stories from my friends and family.) Also included: some of my all-time favourite foods and wines – and I will include the recipes!

“Nova Scotia Wines – Part 1”     LISTEN & Show Notes |YouTube audio
Interviews and a in-depth look at some movers and shakers in the Nova Scotia wine region.

“Nova Scotia Wines – Part 2”     LISTEN & Show Notes |YouTube audio
A behind-the-scenes tour and tasting with the entire team behind the region’s famous Benjamin Bridge.

September 19th

” TIPPING Our Hat”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
Interviews with restaurant servers and a restaurant manager about the good and not-so-good side of tips. Includes a full breakdown on what’s customary for tips when dining and travelling. With guest host, Cynthia Loiselle-Seguin of Jacaranda Events.

September 23rd

“Dining In Halifax”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
A beer-and-cider-soaked chat with Alexander Henden, Owner and Chief Curator at CURATED Food & Drink Magazine and the annual CURATED Food & Drink Guide – the ultimate showcase of what’s delicious in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Also included: some discussions about pet peeves with our anonymous restaurant servers.

September 25th

“A South African & A Foreign Affair “      Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
A catch-up chat with our friend and contributor, Cedric Jones of Luhambo Wine Tours in Cape Town, South Africa to get the 411 on South African wines and how the region is doing overall these days. Also included: a story of true passion for wine and LIFE – the story behind the exemplary wines of the Foreign Affair winery in Vineland Station, Ontario.

September 27th

“What’s The Minimum – Part 1”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
The first of two episodes about the upcoming changes to Ontario’s minimum wage and associated regulations. This first episode focuses on the restaurant industry – I will be chatting with a restaurant manager and I will outline what it will mean to your prices for food – when eating out OR at home.

October 7th

“The THANKSgiving Show”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude. Along with an in-depth interview with my local food bank, this episode will focus on giving thanks for having food to eat, a table with people to eat with – and thanks for the people in our lives who help make all of these possible.

October 14th

“What’s The Minimum? – Part 2”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
The second of two episodes about the upcoming changes to Ontario’s minimum wage and associated regulations. This episode is more of an overview of the pending changes and how business owners are fighting to slow the process down to a more “manageable level”.  I will be chatting with a local hotel manger and a local business owner and the Past Chair of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors -who was one of the first business people in Sudbury to try to fight these changes.

October 21st

“One For The Road”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
As the holiday entertaining season approaches, alcohol consumption increases. This episode focuses on intoxication – from the purveyor’s side and the alcohol servers themselves. We also offer suggestions for safe transport and safer consumption.

October 28th

“Food, Travel And Our Pets”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
There are more people getting pets these days – it seems – than ever before. How do you take them with you on your travels and to dine out without inconveniencing others – or even your pet?

BONUS

“Prince Edward County 2017”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
A peek into my recent visit to Prince Edward County – wine slurping and all.

November 4th

“Wine Shopping & Ordering Basics”      Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
Many novice wine drinkers are nervous about choosing the right bottle at a restaurant or bar and just as anxious about buying a bottle from home. How do you know what is good? How much should I be paying? What will I LIKE? Includes an interview with Calgary’s Escobar Bistro & Wine Bar on how they created their wine list and my own general tips on finding a new favourite.

BONUS

“Wineshows 2017”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio

A re-cap and review of the wines from La Grande Dégustation in Montreal and the Wines of Chile event in Toronto.

November 11th

“Safe & Not Sorry”     Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
It isn’t always fun and games when dining out or travelling. Sometimes you may have a health issue or emergency that takes your focus and it’s always helpful to know what to do. Stephanie learns about safety from a local expert and shares her tips for travellers to have a safe vacation.

November 18th

“Appetizers 101”      Listen & Show Notes | YouTube audio
It isn’t uncommon to see people ordering just appetizers instead of an entree at a restaurant…and for the holidays, it’s the easiest way to feed your guests – and even the fussy ones!

 

COMING SOON

November 25th

“Packing Tips & Tricks”     
Every time I return from a trip, I notice that my suitcase still has clothing in it that as never worn OR I have had to purchase a second bag to take my extra stuff home. This episode is all about the do’s, don’t’s and must-have’s to get your packing game ON POINT for your next getaway.

December 2nd

“FFF Gift Ideas”

We are on the hunt for new gift ideas for our friends and family who love food, wine and travel. From stocking stuffers to the big ticket items…Hopefully, we can help scratch a few things off your to-buy list!