My Open Kitchen

My Open Kitchen


My Open Kitchen is a brand new podcast celebrating great stories from behind the farm gate, inspiring people, delicious food and useful, practical advice on how to use social media to connect, collaborate and build supportive communities. Hosted by food writer and farmer and Sophie Hansen and rural reporter Skye Manson, we record at Rolling Wheel Studios in Orange NSW.


Series 2, Episode 2  

This episode is all about Christmas and feasting and sharing and is the perfect thing to listen to while you travel from here to there, make a dozen or so mince pies, walk them off, wrap presents or just sit and have a cup of coffee and stare at the twinkling lights of your tree. Either way, this last week or so before Christmas is our favourite of the year so in this episode we are talking to some of Australia’s top food writers about what they are planning to cook and share for Christmas day. From Valli Little to Hetty McKinnon, Emiko Davies, Michele Crawford and Charlotte Ree there’s some GOOOOOOD Christmas cooking inspiration in here. Plus the lovely lovely Annabelle Hickson tells us a Christmas story and as always Skye and I share our favourite things to listen to, read, do and think about. And speaking of my lovely co-host, she is due to have her third bubba any day now so gets the ultimate Christmas-cooking-leave-pass, and I know you are all with me when I say we wish you all the very best for the arrival of your new little person and can’t wait to meet him or her. Thank you so very very much to our podcast partner Country Style magazine.

My Open Kitchen, Series 2 Episode 1  

Series 2 kicks off with a special location recording, interviews with Country Style magazine editor-in-chief Victoria Carey, Em Ellis of Em and the Wild Things plus 25+ recommendations for great things to do, read, eat, listen to and share this week. Happy listening guys! Sophie and Skye x 

Surprise episode Local is Lovely Workshop  

A special surprise episode giving an insight into the wonderful world of food, photography and workshops in country New South Wales, Australia. 

My Open Kitchen, Episode 8  

We hope you enjoy this, the last episode in Series 1! It features a great chat with lovely Matt of Grown and Gathered fame, plus some of our favourite moments from the last eight episodes and loads of tips, life hacks, links and podcasts to share. Happy listening! 

My Open Kitchen episode 7  

Cake maker Gillian Bell takes us on an Enid Blyton style food adventure when she shares her incredible story on episode 7 of My Open Kitchen. 

My Open Kitchen, episode 6  

Episode 6 of My Open Kitchen features a lovely long chat with Venetian-based blogger, food writer and photographer Skye McAlpine plus loads of great things to read, cook, share and think about. Happy listening! Sophie and Skye x 


My Open Kitchen, episode 5  

Valli Little from ABC's Delicious magazine is our guest on My Open Kitchen as well as our latest Top 5 and some delicious treats.

My Open Kitchen, episode 4  

Welcome to episode 4 of My Open Kitchen! This time we chat with food PR and social media whizz Charlotte Ree and country-based catering biz 100-Mile-Table about working on local collaborations. Plus lots of things to listen to, read and cook. Happy listening! 

My Open Kitchen, episode 3  

This week’s episode of My Open Kitchen features interviews with Sydney-based food and lifestyle photographer Luisa Brimble and Tasmanian-based food stylist and author Michelle Crawford. Plus loads of things to read, people to follow and our favourite tips, tricks and resources of the week. 


My Open Kitchen  

My Open Kitchen is all about community, collaboration, great food, inspiring people and all the great things we make, do and share here in the country. Episode two features interviews with Kate Walsh of Real Food Projects and Annabelle Hickson of The Dailys. Plus, hosts Sophie Hansen and Skye Manson share their top five books, resources, podcasts, follows, foods and people of the week.

My Open Kitchen - explainer episode  

My Open Kitchen is a brand new podcast all about food, farmers, cooking, hospitality and social media! Here's a 10 minutes explainer about the podcast and how we love  talking to people around the country about how they use social media and to tell their stories and inspire their community to cook with and support them in a really authentic way.  

My Open Kitchen  

My Open Kitchen is a new podcast full of great stories from behind the farm gate, a celebration of food, farmers, great ideas and the power of social media to connect and inspire in a really positive, genuine way.

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