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This show gives the unfiltered view of a chef in the restaurant industry from the ordinary to extraordinary. From funny topics to serious optimizations we want to be your source for all things foodservice industry related.

This show gives the unfiltered view of a chef in the restaurant industry from the ordinary to extraordinary. From funny topics to serious optimizations we want to be your source for all things foodservice industry related.
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United States

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This show gives the unfiltered view of a chef in the restaurant industry from the ordinary to extraordinary. From funny topics to serious optimizations we want to be your source for all things foodservice industry related.

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@pjponline

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English


Episodes

Locavore - Eating Local

9/16/2019
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Host Patterson Watkins takes you through the logistics of becoming a locavore! Locavore - a person whose diet consists mostly of locally grown or produced food If we breakdown the cycle of food starting with the farmer TO processor TO distributor TO chef/grocer TO the people - we can track how far an ingredient has to travel in order to be consumed. By keeping that cycle within our own communities it decreases ‘energy’ spending. Learn all about eating local.

Duration:00:11:09

The Plant Based Revolution - Impossible Burger Taste Test

9/6/2019
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On this episode of Left Handed Spatula host Patterson Watkins talks proteins then goes on to taste test an Impossible Burger. Chef Kara formerly of Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Patterson head to Burger King ! Have you ever eaten anything Plant Based? Is it the future? What even is it?

Duration:00:16:48

Cannabis in Cooking

8/21/2019
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Eric Michael - head of brand development for the Cannabis Community drops by to talk with host Patterson Watkins about the advent of cannabis in cooking! Just a few years ago marijuana was demonized. Today CBD is everywhere and legalization of the flower & the chemicals locked inside it is becoming normalized.

Duration:00:26:36

The Plant Based Revolution

8/14/2019
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Host Patterson Watkins breaks down the duality of the context around plant based diets! Should you avoid eating meat for animal rights reasons? Should you eat plant based meals to have smoother bowel movements? Let's break it all down like your colon breaking down a salad!

Duration:00:10:42

Food Tech - PacoJet & Blast Chilling

7/29/2019
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Host Patterson Watkins sits down with Matthew McKenney of Maxwell-McKenney to talk about Food Technology. They zoom in on the specifics behind the Pacojet technology - making a micro-puree that is un-achievable by any other means. They discuss how to make a perfect Mango Sorbet, the use of the Pacojet in the James Beard Award-Winning Best Restaurant Zahav, and the specifics behind "pacotizing"...

Duration:00:29:44

Food Delivery - The Journey Your Meal Takes

7/12/2019
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Host of the Left Handed Spatula Patterson Watkins takes us through the journey your food takes to get to your door. The days of Chinese Food and Pizza being the only deliverable meals are long gone. With the advent of third-party delivery apps and market research, you can now acquire your favorite meals with just a couple clicks. https://www.pjponline.com/4-questions-you-should-ask-before-jumping-into-the-world-of-3rd-party-delivery-apps/

Duration:00:14:42

Compost & Waste - The Issues We Face

7/11/2019
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Patterson Watkins, independent chef and food guru, host of the Left Handed Spatula a podcast from PJP. This episode features brief clips of Mike McGrath's TED Talk on composting. One of the biggest buzz words in the food service industry is "composting" in the midst of the food waste epidemic. Learn with PJP!

Duration:00:13:52

Ugly Produce and It's Effect On The Food Industry

7/3/2019
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It's a shame that perfectly good produce goes to waste because of cosmetic and superficial judgement. Host Patterson Watkins talk about the brutal truth of food waste and how you can play your part. It's time to give ugly produce a chance, who are we to judge?

Duration:00:11:04