Latest Episodes

Episode 023: Ashton Zubal
July 03, 2019

This week I talk to Ashton Zubal from Farmstock Farm in Kingston, a collaboration between four idealistic young former professionals who left the big city to get back to the land. We discuss their motivations, their plans, and how far they've come in the.

Episode 022: Christopher Williams
June 25, 2019

This week I talk to Christopher Williams, head distiller at Coppersea Distillery in New Paltz. He brought whiskies to taste, and we discussed many things having to do with the making and drinking thereof. If you enjoy a wee dram, or have dabbled in brewi.

Episode 021: Megan Denver
June 18, 2019

This week I talk to Megan Denver of Hudson Valley Bee Supply in Kingston. Bees are a critical part of our food supply, and she's doing terrific work as a business owner, educator, and activist. We had a lively and engaging conversation and I think you'll.

Episode 020: Avinash Jeff Barnes
June 10, 2019

This week I talk with Avinash Jeff Barnes, the executive chef at the KTD monastery in Woodstock, New York. We discuss the long and winding path that brought him here, and the ways in which he has managed to combine cooking with music and spirituality to .

Episode 019: Andrew Rubinstein and Brittany Bardeleben
June 03, 2019

This week I've got a double header from my trip to Seattle at the end of April. I spent my time there with Andrew Rubinstein, who has just launched Rubinstein Bagels after a couple of years perfecting his recipe and finding the right business partners. H.

Episode 018: Mark Bittman
May 27, 2019

This week I talk with Mark Bittman, long-time columnist at the New York Times and author of nearly 20 books. We talk about his history as a writer, and specifically the his practice and evolution as an advocate for home cooks, as well as Heated, his new .

Episode 017: Jeff Gordinier
May 20, 2019

This week I talk to Jeff Gordinier, the Food Editor at Esquire and author of the upcoming Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All With The Greatest Chef In The World. We had a long, wide-ranging talk that covered a lot of ground. He's an expans.

Episode 016: Ross Bingham
May 13, 2019

This week I talk to Ross Bingham, the man behind Critical Mass Selections, one of my favorite wine importers. He's got a great story, and took an unusual route to his current occupation. We discuss all that (including what exactly a tinsel ruffler does) .

Episode 015: Karen Washington
May 06, 2019

This week I talk to Karen Washington of Rise and Root Farm in Chester, NY. She's an activist and advocate for community gardens in New York city and beyond. We talk about her long journey, the challenges of urban gardening, and how Rise and Root, now in .

Episode 014: Gerard Viverito
April 29, 2019

This week I talk to chef Gerard Viverito, an instructor at the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park. He knows as much about seafood as anybody, and we get into the challenging issue of sustainability in addition to covering his winding path to the .