Lyndey and Blair’s Taste of Greece – in the Top 10 best ever rating SBS series list!

Lyndey and Blair’s Taste of Greece has made the SBS Top 10 best ever rating shows list!

Congratulations to all involved in the production.

The series has just been sold to UKTV for showing in Britain, and has also been sold to the Lifestyle Food channel here in Australia. DVD sales are now open – click here to order now!

As a further tribute to Blair Milan, Lyndey and her partner John, together with Charles Sturt University, have set up the Blair Milan Fund, a scholarship for theatre and media students studying there.

Also keep an eye out next Mother’s Day for the book based on the series.

Stay tuned! There’s another Lyndey Milan series coming soon.

Full Circle Audio proudly provided the audio mixing services for the shows.

http://www.lyndeymilan.com

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Qantas Epiqure at Rockpool Bar and Grill Sydney

This week saw the inaugural Qantas ‘Epiqure’ event for frequent flyers at Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill, hosted by Neil Perry and his fantastic team. It was fascinating to watch them at work, especially with some amazing looking chickens being roasted over their massive char griller.

http://www.epiqure.com.au/

http://www.rockpool.com/sydney/bar-and-grill/

The floor - formerly a bank

 

Unfortunately the bar was closed…

A few extra Reidels just in case

A handful of lucky punters were there to enjoy an 8 course degustation especially designed by Neil for that evening. Penfolds wines supplied various tipples for each dish, including a vertical tasting (comparing different vintages) of the iconic Grange Hermitage.

The evening was hosted by TV’s Matt Preston along with his comely jowls…

Mmmm more wagyu anyone?

And the surprise guest of honour, Danish chef René Redzepi was also in attendance. His restaurant, Noma, has been voted ‘Best in the World’ for the second year running, on the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

No 1

 

http://www.noma.dk/

Full Circle Audio recorded sound for video coverage of the event.

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Tour de France – Week 3 – The Alpes

Ok people, we’re at the business end of the race – this is where it’ll be won and lost.

Alberto Contador needs to attack if he’s any chance of gaining lost time.

Andy and Franck Schleck need to attack if they want a buffer leading in to the individual time trial on Saturday where Oz’s Cadel Evans is expected to win.

In the meantime let’s do as the locals would, by passing the time with a little eating and drinking. Mais oui!

We could start with a little local ravioli…

Then some Champsaur pie… mmm raspberries and blueberries!

Tarte du Champsaur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And top it off with a little glass of Genepi – a high mountain herbal liqueur!

Genepi

 

 

Le Tour will be televised in Oz on SBS One.

http://tdf.sbs.com.au/tdf2011/

 

During the coverage, check out the food spots sponsored by Sizzler. Audio mixed by Full Circle Audio.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Nobel Funk Off

The Nobel Funk Off – “quite possibly the funkiest supergroup of all time…”

What happens when Barack ‘Barack-attack’ Obama, Nelson ‘the Man’ Dela, Go go Gandhi, Kofi 2 Sugars, Mikhail Gorbachev, Diddy Lama, Mother T and Martin Luther ‘The King’ get together?

LOVE!

 

Sound design by Full Circle Audio

Also have a look at what they do for day jobs…

 

http://thenobelfunkoff.tv/

 

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Tour de France – Week 2, part 2, Basque country

The end of week 2 sees the riders tackle the Pyrénées mountain range.

 

Stage 13 – Pau to Lourdes – on July 15 looks to be an exciting one. Starting at an altitude of about 160m, this stage features a punishing climb up to and over the 1709m Col d’Aubisque. The riders will climb over 1200m in 21km from Laruns to the summit!

 

So let’s have a look at some of the food and wine of the Haute-Pyrénées region, and the Basque towns of Pau and Lourdes.

Garbure is a kind of peasant stew made with vegetables, beans and confit of duck or goose.

Garbure

 

Pau and the Béarn region is also famous for its production of duck, cured ham from ‘Porc Noir’, their rare black skinned pigs, and Brebis cheeses. Brebis cheeses are made from ewe’s milk, and are quite soft and creamy with a lovely nutty flavour.

Seafood also features heavily on local menus, given the area’s close proximity to the coast.

 

The foothills of the Pyrenees are dotted with vineyards and wineries. The vines enjoy both oceanic and mountainous climatic conditions. Jurancon is a locally produced white wine made from mainly Petit and Gros Manseng, and Courbu grape varieties.

For more on the region’s grapes and wine production, have a look at this Gourmet Traveller article -

http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/madiran_and_juranon_france_pas_de_deux.htm

King Henry IV was born at Pau chateau in 1553, and it’s said he was christened with the local drop – The Jurancon!

 

Le Tour will be televised in Oz on SBS One.

http://tdf.sbs.com.au/tdf2011/

 

During the coverage, check out the food spots sponsored by Sizzler. Audio mixed by Full Circle Audio.


 

 

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Big Hair Rox!

Big Hair Rox.

Hard rock is back!

Big hair, big bands, big stages, big lighting, big guitar solos, big cucumbers stuffed down pants…

Double CD out now from Warner Music.

http://www.warnermusic.com.au

 

Follow the link to read a review by Robyn Morrison.

http://www.sludgefactory.com.au/various-artists-big-hair-rox-cd-review

Keep an eye out for the Big Hair Rox video soon to be seen on the ‘net – sound design and mix by Full Circle Audio.

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Tour de France – Week 2

Auvergne, then on to the South.

Massif Central

Massif Central

Saturday the 9th sees the riders begin their second week of racing, with a climb in to the Massif Central mountain range, in the Auvergne region. The range is known for its large national parks featuring lakes, forests and extinct volcanoes. Also in the region there are over 50 chateaux, 10 natural spa towns, and during winter, ski resorts.

 

 

On the food front, Auvergne is known for its production of cheeses (Cantal, Saint-Nectaire, Blue d’Auvergne, Fourme d’Ambert), pork sausage and other charcuterie, potatoes, and puy lentils.


Aligot

Specialty dishes include Aligot (Chantal cheese in garlic mashed potato), Petite Sale (salt pork with puy lentils – yum) and Potée, a traditional peasant stew with vegetables and local meats. Also, wild mushrooms - cèpes – are enjoyed in early autumn and are considered one of the finest French delicacies.

 

 

 

 

Auvergne is one of the oldest wine growing regions of France. The climate and terroir combine to produce light, fresh and fruity wines, the Gamay grape variety being found extensively. Perhaps the most famous wines from this area would be Cotes d’Auvergne and Saint-Pourçain. Have a look at this excellent piece on local winemaker François Dhumes by clicking on the link below.

http://www.wineterroirs.com/2010/07/francois_dhumes.html

 

Le Tour will be televised in Oz on SBS One.

http://tdf.sbs.com.au/tdf2011/

 

During the coverage, check out the food spots sponsored by Sizzler. Audio mixed by Full Circle Audio.

 

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State of Origin game 2, 2011

The rugby league State of Origin series is Australia’s highest rating TV event. This year, game 2 is sitting at the top of the list with an average 3.41 million viewers. Game 1 sits in second place with 2.235 million viewers.

Blues captain Paul Gallen was awarded player of the match after playing the full 80 minutes at ‘Origin’ level in the front row position (front rowers usually play only about 40-50 minutes per game). Some lucky punters who backed him to win the player of the match award (not mentioning any names, he he) will be going out for a nice dinner with their partners this weekend…….(hmmm where shall we go?).

http://www.abc.net.au/sport/stories/2011/06/16/3244974.htm

On the subject of betting, apparently the recent increase of advertised betting odds during televised sports will be a thing of the past in 12 months. So no more Glenn Munsie spruiking the TAB sportsbet betting options in the half time break at Origin time next year. (This year’s silky smooth audio recording of Glenn by FCA…..)

Also during the coverage of game 2, viewers might have noticed a tvc for ‘Family Guy Season 10 – Out Now on DVD’ – the latest Family Guy on DVD ad that I’ve mixed.

http://animatedtv.about.com/cs/familyguy/a/fgreturn.htm

The 81,993 fans who attended the olympic stadium for the match were treated to pre-game entertainment featuring aussie rockers Jebediah, promoting their new album,’Kosciuszko’. Full Circle Audio did the record and mix of the tv spot promoting the new release.

http://www.beat.com.au/music/2011/04/19/jebediah-kosciuszko/australia-brett-mitchell-catchy-hooks-chilled-out-reverence-chris-daymond-classic-slow-rock

So let’s look forward to game three of the series, the decider! I’ll be tipping the Blues to win in a torrid encounter up there in Brisneyland……..

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Tour de France – Week 1

Week one is spent traveling around Breton (Brittany).

Typically, traditional dishes of this area might include crepes and galettes, seafood dishes such as moules marineres (mussels in white wine or cider with shallots and cream), and their world famous lamb, raised on the salt marshes of the region.

http://heartofbrittany.com/foodanddrink.php

From what I understand, Breton is not a huge producer of wines. It is however a large producer of ciders, made from the many local apple orchards.

Le Tour will be televised in Oz on SBS One.

http://tdf.sbs.com.au/tdf2011/

 

During the coverage, check out the food spots sponsored by Sizzler. Audio mixed by yours truly!

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Tour de France 2011

It’s that time of year again!

This year’s tour runs from 2nd July to July 24th, made up of 21 stages, a total distance of 3430km.

http://www.letour.fr/2011/TDF/COURSE/us/le_parcours.html

If you’re into your food and wine, a great way to follow the tour is by savouring the regional specialties of France as the riders pass through.

Le Tour will be televised in Oz on SBS One.

http://tdf.sbs.com.au/tdf2011/

 

During the coverage, check out the food spots sponsored by Sizzler. Audio mixed by yours truly!

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