Silversea, the luxury cruise line, has launched Salt Lab Radio, a new podcast that will complement the company’s immersive Sea and Land Taste programme.
Salt will debut on Silver Moon this Autumn with the Salt Kitchen as well as specialist food tours.
The podcasts are hosted by Adam Sachs, Silversea’s director of Salt, with each episode featuring culinary experts and a closer look at one of the types of cuisine that will be explored on board.
“We could all use some transporting stories these days. And with grounded local experts to guide us, we can make connections to places that go beyond the usual chit-chat about where to eat and what to try where, though there will be plenty of practical useful advice for the hungry traveller too,” explained Sachs. “We’ll follow the route of Silver Moon and meet up with passionate chefs, winemakers, informed food writers and other experts to help us appreciate the places we visit through the lens of what they grow and cook there.”
The first episode of the new podcast is available to stream for free on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, as well as on Silversea’s blog.
EPISODE ONE: Legends of the Border: Friuli, Slovenia, Trieste
In Salt. Lab Radio’s first episode, Sachs speaks with three culinary innovators along the border of Italy and Slovenia: Ana Roš, widely regarded as Slovenia’s best chef and Co-Owner of Hiša Franko, the first restaurant in Slovenia to earn two Michelin Stars; Antonia Klugmann, Head Chef and Owner of the Michelin-starred restaurant L’Argine a Vencò in Collio, Italy; and Mateja Gravner, a Winemaker at the illustrious Gravner family winery, which straddles the Italy-Slovenia border and utilises ancient winemaking techniques. As well as Ana’s quest to bring honour to her ingredients, the hurdles Mateja’s family faces, and the way Antonia draws influence from her complicated heritage, Sachs discusses Trieste’s most celebrated cookbook, ancient wine making techniques, and the world’s most surprising potato.
“Ana’s food reads like a Slovenian folktale filled with surprising twists and real wisdom. Mateja’s thoughts on wine sounded like a lesson on how to live your life. And Antonia’s personal and joyous cooking sheds light on a complex region,” added Sachs.
Additional episodes will be released in the coming weeks, on Albania, Sicily and Lisbon.
“As the pioneering leader in the ultra-luxury cruise industry, we are always looking for innovative ways to respond to our guests’ needs, preferences and behaviours, and to enrich their travels,” says Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s chief marketing officer. “With anticipation growing around our soon-to-launch Salt. programme, we have introduced our new podcast, Salt. Lab Radio, to begin sharing immersive culinary stories with our guests in an engaging and accessible way and to offer an alluring taste of what’s to come.”
Listen to the first episode of Silversea’s new podcast, Salt Lab Radio: