Three Food Memories

Three Food Memories

Three Food Memories is hosted by Savva Savas, dad of twin boys, entrepreneur, caterer, and creator. In each episode Savva chats with a guest who shares three food memories and a social cause close to their heart, revealing far more about themselves than what they’ve tasted. The things you find out when you ask people about their food memories can be soulful, spicy, sensational, sour, and often sublime. Often you'll discover something you never knew about the person you asked - and this is what the Three Food Memories podcast is about. How every food memory is linked to a moment in time. Be prepared for some hilarious and otherwise never heard before stories, and if you love listening - please tell your friends (and like, subscribe and follow for all the goodness!)


July 1, 2024 1 min

That's it for season four of Three Food Memories. Savva's off to take a short break and catch some sun before returning for season five where you'll hear from designer Yasmine Ghoniem, Vanity Fair's Robert Risko, author and lawyer Mohsin Zaidi, as well as legendary newsreader Chris Bath. 

In the meantime don’t forget to check out the back episodes. Get cooking with Stephanie Alexander, Nat's What I...

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Welcome to the very first ever, TFM art art-show…

This episode was recorded at Saint Cloche Gallery in Paddington thanks to the wonderful Kitty Clark, where artists Evi O, Toni Clarke, and Daimon Downey shared their art alongside their food memories in front of a live audience.

Oxtail Ragu, Rocket Pasta, and Rice Pudding were on the menu, as were plenty of laughs and insights into the minds and workings of Evi, Toni and Da...

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Bianka Ismailovski is a force to be reckoned with. At the age of 34 she’s got the introspection of a 74 year old. But don’t let that put you off…or the fact that she’s been sober for 5 years either. 

Bianka’s newly discovered independence after divorcing at the age of 30 came with a free set of steak knives - in the form of a self-awakening; about body image, sexuality, and uncovering pleasure. All alongside finding the funny side o...

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Daniel Principe is a youth advocate and consent educator. Daniel has spoken to more than 55,000 students at more than 250 schools around Australia about creating spaces to champion boys into becoming good men. 

The saying “boys will be boys”, can be traced back to ancient Roman times. Essentially society has been saying some form of this for at least 2,500 years. This dated idiom is working against us.

Yet, we still hear it. We hear ...

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“ I like to make paintings to give people pleasure.”

Just as the late Bill Granger exported Australian food culture to the world, Ken Done’s bold and colourful brush strokes spread the essence of Australia and Australians; creative, optimistic and bold.

There’s a bit of Ken Done iconography in every Australian home, if not our psyche.

In this episode of Three Food Memories, Savva sits with Ken at his gallery in The Rocks, at a paint-s...

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When you think of career changes let me assure you this one probably takes the cake for the most unusual and unexpected.

Renae Bunster went from interviewing stars such as Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Valentino Rossi, Johnny Depp, and Angelina Jolie, to creating a worldwide hit condiment that you can put on almost anything.

She's the global president and founder of Bunster’s Worldwide - whose best-selling chilli sauce Shit the...

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Tim Ross is a man of many talents - one of which is talking, but his love for mid-century modern architecture has taken pride of place since his former life as one half of the legendary radio duo Merrick and Rosso. Like a modern-day indoorsy Paul Hogan, there’s something about Tim Ross’s  Australian sensibilities that we connect to. He makes us feel Australian without the Southern Cross tattoo. 

Tim is the recipient of the National ...

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In this once-in-a-lifetime experience, Savva sits down with the incomparable Stephanie Alexander AO, at her home in inner-city Melbourne.

Stephanie's impact on Australian cooking is nothing short of legendary. Her books read like culinary poetry, enticing readers with every page turn, but her influence extends far beyond the kitchen. From professional chefs to home cooks, her work has woven itself into the fabric of ...

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May 6, 2024 49 mins

The name Jo Malone is synonymous with posh fragrances and fancy candles.

But there’s so much more to Joanne Lesley Malone CBE than meets the nose! 


In this episode of Three Food Memories recorded in Sydney, Savva chats with Jo about her formative years, becoming a global name in perfume (not once, but twice), surviving breast cancer after a nine-month diagnosis, how food and scent are intertwined through her life, and how ...

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April 29, 2024 61 mins

In this episode of Three Food Memories Savva chats with brilliant author and journalist Johann Hari

Johann’s books Chasing the Scream, Lost Connections and Stolen Focus have transcended borders, languages, and bestseller lists. His latest book, Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs is out May 7th.

Unsurprisingly, Johann’s food memories are life-defining and themed (hello KFC) and t...

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***WARNING: Johann says the c-word five times in a minute, probs best not to play at work (unless you work with people like us who swear a lot), or around children***

Context to this story:
At the beginning of our conversation, producer Loz mentioned to Johann that her husband had been listening to an episode of The Imperfects podcast where Johann was a guest. Loz's husband came home from work just before they we...

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We're taking a short break before returning with season four on Tuesday the 30th of April with New York Times bestseller Johann Hari. 

Put it in your diary because we’ll back it up with Tim Ross, Ken Done, Jo Malone, and Australia’s most adored cook, Stephanie Alexander too.  

In the meantime don’t forget to check out the back episodes - sing along with Natalie Imbruglia and Jessie Ware, get your paint on with Sally Scales and M...

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For more than twenty-five years, Pia Miranda has been a household name, gracing screens big and small with her talent. From her iconic role in Looking for Alibrandi, she’s also won Survivor, sung in a mask, danced with the stars, had two children with a husband she adores, and released her memoir Finding My Bella Vita.  

In this episode of Three Food Memories, Pia opens up about her experiences on set, from being pushed as a young a...

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In this episode of Three Food Memories, Savva dives into the life and times of the incredible Yumi Stynes.

From Yumi’s upbringing in regional Victoria to adventures in the wilderness, she shares her love of boarding school (but not the jelly, Linda!), the secret ingredient in her homemade granola (trust us, it's a game-changer), as well as the family recipe that’s not quite as exotic as she originally thought.

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Comedian, writer, broadcaster, and self-professed food enthusiast, Jennifer Wong is Savva’s guest on this episode of Three Food Memories.

Jennifer is so enthusiastic about food she’s visited every state and territory of Australia to hunt down the best Chinese restaurants.

But let it be known that the “food thing” didn’t come naturally to her. The making part of it anyway. As you’ll discover, the pressure of deli...

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Sean Szeps is a fascinating American with the most excellent hair.

Don't be put off by the accent, Sean has hosted Aussie podcasts such as Come Out Wherever You Are and boasts a legion of followers on his Instagram account @SeanSzeps. If you’re a parent, you’ll want to follow this for some guaranteed laughs.

Sean is also the author of Not Like Other Dads, his memoir about reinventing the rules of parenting. Settl...

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It’s a bonus mini episode! Huzzah!
Sam Simmons wanted to ask Savva a few questions, so here they are. 

Find out what’s in Savva’s bag of shame, how he gets the kids in the kitchen, why eating alone is worse than not eating and the objects you should never swallow, ever.

Produced and edited by Lauren McWhirter
Original score by Russell Torrance

To find out more about the project and Savva - head to threefo...

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Self-described as talky, writery, clowny, actory, you may know Sam Simmons from his award-winning comedy, being a regular on triple j back in the day, and his podcast Niche as Quiche

Quite the enigma, hear Sam postulate on the idea of a vegan meat eater, and why when he travels all he’s concerned about is “How the f*ck do I cross the road? And can I eat that?”

Oh and because he’s such a crazy cat,  in this episode, you’ll hear five...

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Owner of more than 1500 cookbooks, all of which she uses, celebrated chef Christine Manfield says to be literate gives you power and gives you a place, and she’s certainly got one right at the top of the culinary world.

Author of eleven books herself, Christine has been pushing boundaries with her recipes and cooking since she and a cohort of disruptives from Adelaide radicalised the Sydney dining scene in the 80s when sh...

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February 29, 2024 57 mins

Recorded at the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Studio at Walsh Bay on February 22nd, Savva sat down with the one and only Nat’s What I Reckon - the young, male, tatted, pierced version of Stephanie Alexander, who has changed the eating habits of a generation.

As Nat shared his three food memories; quarantine sauce, lasagna, and a Sustagen popper - delicious versions of the memories were served to the audience, so please excuse the s...

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