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Episode 129: Max Falkowitz and Snuk Foods

Max Falkowitz grew up, and still lives in Queens. He is a "Food nerd for hire" and writes about food and flavors and is the editor of Caravan by Snuk Foods, a new online magazine about flavors and ingredients from all over the world. Snuk Foods is a global bazaar of the best specialty ingredients from across the world. Having launched last week they are an online marketplace for great hard to find ingredients. Tune in to hear Harry and Max talk about "ethnic food" eating around the world in...


Episode 128: How many seasons are there?

Diego Garcia is the chef of the recently reopened Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan. Opened in 1959 in the Segram's building it is one of the most famous fine dining restaurants in the world and helped usher in the gourmet era. In 2016 the restaurant closed it's original location and reopened this August a few blocks away. Chef Garcia grew up in Mexico close to the sea and brings his seafood sensibilities to the Four Seasons. Tune in to hear Harry and Diego talk about the new space,...


Episode 127: Three of my favorite things: Art, Fermentation and Ice cream

Katiushka Melo is an artist and the creator of Culture Cream a company focused on fermented, probiotic ice cream and sorbet. What started as a small project has swiftly grown into a company.


Episode 126: Zero waste and a Michelin star

Ryan Ratino is the youngest chef to have a Michelin star in Washington DC. His restaurant Bresca is French inspired, seasonal fare, but with a ZERO waste ethos and an experimental bent. Tune in to hear Harry and Ryan talk about what it's like to get crushed in your first service after the star and why Ryan loves what he does.


Episode 125: Booza, Ever heard of it?

Booza is the original form of Ice cream. Long difficult to find in the United States, the fellows behind the Republic of Booza are ona mission to change that. This past summer they opened the first scoop shop outside the Levant on North 4th st in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Tune in as Harry discusses ice cream history, Mastic, Sahleb and more with founders Michael Sadler and Jilbert El-Zmetr.


Episode 124: Lifting up foodmkakers with Forklift foods

Betsy Fox is one of the most important people working behind the scenes in the modern specialty food space. The brands she has helped launch and create reads like a list of hit singles, and while I'm sure you've heard of the brands, and probably have them in your kitchen, I'm guessing you didn't know this firebrand was behind the scenes helping make it all happen.


Episode 123: Matty Fucking Matheson

Matty Matheson is a chef, father, author and host of It's Suppertime!, Dead Set on Life, and Keep it Canada on Viceland. He's large, loud, has only one speed. Making a name for himself in the restaurant scene in Toronto he partied hard and was everywhere you wanted to hang out. He's taken the energy he used to put into partying and turned it to sharing his favorite foods with the world, he's a Julia Child for a new generation. From eating far out rare foods, to making spaghetti and...


Episode 122: One tiny delicious seed

Shelby Zitelman and her sisters Jackie and Amy run Soom foods. Based in Philadelphia they import tahini from Israel that is made from single origin sesame seeds sourced in Humera, Ethiopia. While finishing a business degree Shelby was visitng her sister in Israel and met her then boyfriend (now husband) and got her first real taste of tahini that he was making. Why wasn't this quality of product available in the US? this simple question launched Soom, who now have expanded their line to...


Episode 121: Food is always political

Marta Kuersten Wolaver is the founder of Fund Her, an organization that is mixing delicious lunch with funding for female political candidates. Food is always policitical and this ventures showcases a great way to raise money for the causes we believe in, as well as to showcase the work of chefs, provide people with a #notsaddesklunch and create a community around things that are important. Tune in to hear Harry and Marta talk about politics, her other project Fork Monkey and more!


Episode 120: You can't keep Jimmy Carbone down

Jimmy Carbone is known to just about everyone in the NY food and beverage scene. For more than 12 years he ran Jimmy's No.43 at 43 East 7th st in the East Village. He hosts Pig Island, Ciderfeast, The Cassoulet cookoff, Brisket King and more. He's the host of Beer Sessions Radio here on HRN and he's spent the last 3 months in the hospital dealing with a serious infection which resulted in his having to learn to walk again. Through it all he's always had a great attitude, time for others and...


Episode 119: Koji: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Alien?

Rich Shih and Sean Doherty join Harry to talk about their work on an upcoming Beard House dinner called "The Quest for Koji" In the last 5 years Koji has gone from a staple part of many traditional Eastern ferments (Soy Sauce, Miso, Rice Vinegar, Sake) to an ingredient that is pushing the boundaries of what we can get microbes to do for us.


Episode 118: Happy Meat: The Economy of Healthy People and Animals

Dan Honig is the owner of the Happy Valley Meat Company. Dan i son a mission to forge a direct connection between chefs and farmers to improve the lives of the people and animals that feed us. It's a great mission and Harry and Dan cover a lot of ground about how and why Dan started the company, where you can find their meat and how you can do your part to make sure we're all happy. Check out their new mushroom burger that uses mushrooms from farms near their meat farms, to improve the...


Episode 117: Hello from LA LA LAND

Richard Parks III is an author, journalist and man about town in LA. He's lived there his whole life (so far) and doesn't expect to be leaving anytime soon. He used to have a cool truck (see episode photo) and has been working on a few new cookbooks as well as some podcasts including an episode of "Lost Notes" on KCRW about the $1million McDonald's Flexi-disc.


Episode 116: Mead Day 2018

Raphael Lyon of Enlightenment Wines has been making mead in NY since 2009 and this year on August 5th will be hosting the first ever Mead Day. A celebration of the world's oldest fermented beverage it brings together NY meaderies for industry discussions, #meaduniversity, free tastings and more. Tune in to hear about how Enlightenment got started, why you should get over to Honey's for some Kvass, and learn more about this delicious tipple.


Episode 115: AI Weirdness

Janelle Shane is a research scientist who works in optics, in her spare time she trains neural networks to do things like write recipes, and name Ice Cream. While most of the things the neural network spits out can seem incomprehensible, the way it uses language and links idea together can be mind bending and expanding. Tune in to hear Harry and Janelle talk about making some of the recipes and what else we can do with AI.


Episode 114: Homarus Americanus

Lobsters were once the food of the poor and incarerated, but now they've moved into the realm of the decadent and represent a delicious and prixed delicacy, yet they also exist in a realm of eating with your hands, and picnic fare in the form of the seemingly omnipresent lobster roll. How did this bottom dwelling crustacen manage to make it from from the bottom to the top and to hold a place in the gustatory canon? Tune in to hear Harry talk with Chef Jimmy Papadoupolous, and lobsterman...


Episode 113: Happy Family Night Market

Phoebe Tran is the co-founder of the Happy Family Night Market which debuts Saturday July 14th at 99 Scott in Bushwick. Bringing together food, music, panels, films and more to celebrate and explore Asian American heritage through the lens of food. Tune in to hear more and get a sneak preview of what you'll find at the Market!


Episode 112: BurgerTime!

It's BurgerTime! Not the Nintendo game. Harry's talking with Chris Kronner today about Kronnerburger and his new book A Burger to Believe In. It's July, grills are going, and that means burgers. It's a quintessentially American food, and it's served all over the place from fast food to slow food, and now there are even vegetarian versions that bleed and look like real meat. Tune in to hear about Kronnerburger and the rise and world domination of the burger.


Episode 111: Why Wagyu?

Dave Yasuda of Snake River Farms joins Harry to talk about Wagyu, Japanese Internment, and the Ramen scene in Idaho. They cover everything from getting engaged to cooking ribs!


Episode 110: Soul is a Four-Letter Word

Chef Todd Richards has made food his way of communicating both with his customers and the future, as well as with the past. His new book SOUL is a compendium of great dishes that blur the lines between old standards and new takes including things like Collard Green Ramen. Harry and Todd talk about soul, Todd's journey and where soul food will take us as we move well into the 21st century.