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Silversea Cruises has announced the launch of S.A.L.T. Lab Radio—a new culinary podcast

  • Written by Leanne Fonagy

Adam Sachs hosts S.A.L.T. Lab Radio, taking food & drink enthusiasts deep into the richest culinary cultures, in the true spirit of Silversea's pioneering new culinary programme.

Silversea Cruises has announced the launch of S.A.L.T. Lab Radio—a new culinary podcast, produced in the same immersive spirit as the cruise line's pioneering S.A.L.T. programme (Sea and Land Taste), which will use storytelling to unlock entire ecosystems around culinary discovery when it launches aboard new ship Silver Moon. S.A.L.T. Lab Radio is available to stream at no charge on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

Hosted by Adam Sachs, Silversea's Director of the S.A.L.T. programme and former Editor-in-Chief of Saveur Magazine, and with special guest appearances from culinary experts, each episode of the new podcast will take listeners deep into the world's richest culinary cultures. Its setting will change according to the geographical positioning of Silversea's Silver Moon and the S.A.L.T. programme. Along with Sachs, the podcast is co-produced by Howie Kahn, Rob Corso, and Casey Kahn at FreeTime Media.

“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,” says 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.”

Sachs and team have travelled far and wide to digest the most engaging culinary stories and meet the most fascinating guests: recorded on location, S.A.L.T. Lab Radio will enable listeners to follow food to its source, to meet the people preserving culinary traditions, creating new ones, and teaching us all how to eat in more well-informed ways.

The first episode of the new podcast is available to stream at no charge on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, as well as on Silversea's blog:

EPISODE ONE: Legends of the Border: Friuli, Slovenia, Trieste

In S.A.L.T. 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,” says Sachs.

Additional episodes will be released in the coming weeks, with immersive dives into the culinary cultures of Albania, Sicily and Lisbon. Subsequently, as Silver Moon journeys towards the Caribbean and South America, additional series will take listeners deeper into the culinary cultures of these regions too.

“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 S.A.L.T. programme, we have introduced our new podcast, S.A.L.T. 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, S.A.L.T. Lab Radio:

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