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Episode 37: We ALL Pull Up a Seat at the Table with the Organizers of EATT

Okay, okay, ladies, now let's talk representation: Hello, world! We're especially excited to host Julia Turshen, celebrated cookbook author and founder of Equity at the Table — a new professional community and directory by and for queer and of color women and gender non-conforming folks in the food world. Described as "a practical and proactive response to the blatant gender and racial discrimination that plagues the food industry," EATT is inspired by the aphorism that it’s better to...


Episode 36: Mac Malikowski & Mouthfeel

This week, we welcome the creative mind and handsome human behind pioneering gay food magazine Mouthfeel. Tune in as Mac Malikowski gives us the download on the new Mexico City issue of the mag — which includes "chef porn, furry graffiti, chilangos, drag tourism, dick tacos" and much more — plus what else he's consuming, reading, watching and listening wise.


Episode 35: Taylor Chapman of NationSwell Council

We’re honored to welcome our dear friend, Be Kind Be Fierce founder — and former executive director of Heritage Radio Network! — Erin Fairbanks back into our cozy shipping container behind Roberta’s. She sits down with Taylor Chapman, Senior Vice President of NationSwell Council on this week's episode of Recommended Reading. Stay tuned as they discuss all the things they are reading, eating and listening to.


Episode 34: At the Table with Culinary Jill-of-all-Trades Mira Evnine

Multi-hyphenate culinary and design talent Mira Evnine joins us in the booth to chat all things around the table, plus her latest take on the community dinner party right here in Brooklyn.


Sweet Heat with Casey Elsass and Bushwick Kitchen

This week on Recommended Reading, we are joined by Casey Elsass, founder of Bushwick Kitchen and creator of our favorite sweet heat Bees Knees Spicy Honey! We discuss all things Bushwick Kitchen, what’s next for Casey and some surprising facts like his obsession with opera (!!). Tune in to hear more and to see what else we’re reading, eating and listening to.


Episode 32: We say cin cin with Glou Glou's Jennifer Green

You say glou glou, I say glug glug: We say, YES to more natural, low-intervention wines with Jennifer Green, co-founder of Glou Glou Magazine (that's French, pronounced "glu glu" for utterly delectable, chuggable wines). On the list this week: What is natural wine anyway, and what we're reading — and what she's reading.


Episode 31: Book Club with Glory Edim from Well Read Black Girl

On this week's show, we're thrilled to welcome Glory Edim, the founder of the coolest book club (and festival) we know: Well Read Black Girl, "dedicated to the phenomenal Black women on our bookshelves–past, present, & the 'beautyful' ones not yet born." We talk about the pleasure and magic of book clubs, online and IRL, #wellreadblackgirl book selfies, and much more.


Episode 30: We Go "Between Harlem & Heaven" with Alexander Smalls

Tune in today at 2PM for #RecommendedReading LIVE on Heritage Radio Network. We welcome the inimitable Alexander Smalls: self-described "social minister," chef, restaurateur, opera singer, and creator of Minton's Supper Club and The Cecil in Harlem. Most recently, alongside JJ Johnson and Veronica Chambers, he's the co-author of "Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights and Every Day." Perhaps the only guest we'll ever welcome who is a winner of...


Episode 29: We Are All In This Together with Pineapple Collaborative and Be Kind Be Fierce

Inspired, Ignited and Inclusive: We break bread (well, Roberta's pizza) with Atara Bernstein of Pineapple Collaborative and Erin Fairbanks of Be Kind Be Fierce — two initiatives that support, empower and create a safe community space for women in hospitality.


Episode 28: Recommended Reading, Tres Leches edition, with Gerardo Gonzalez and Carla Holguin of Lalito

We talk to Gerardo Gonzalez and Carla Hougin, respectively the chef-owner and assistant general manager of Lalito, a crazy, sexy, cool lodestar of goodness in Chinatown that serves not only delicious food but events and vibes that celebrate uniqueness and doing your own thing. In the mix: Tres Leches (Lalito's popular all-you-can-eat buffet slash dope party), making and holding space for other POCs and queer folks, "being brown in the industry," and of course, what Gerardo and Carla are...


Episode 27: Going All In with Alison Roman, Author of the New Cookbook "Dining In"

Alison Roman — cook, writer and author of Dining In, joins us in the booth to dish on dinner parties (it's just having people over!), what makes a "highly cookable recipe", #SaltedChocolateChip ShortbreadCookies and more.


Episode 26: Talking Shop with Author, New #Foodieodical Publisher Hetty McKinnon

We kick off the winter season with special guest Hetty McKinnon, cookbook author and founder of the gorgeous new food magazine Peddler.


Episode 25: Sean Sherman and Dana Thompson talk "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen"

We're grateful to have hosted Sean Sherman and Dana Thompson, co-owners of The Sioux Chef, while they were on a whirlwind book tour earlier this fall for the best-selling — and beautiful, engaging, and vital — new cookbook, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen." Listen in as they discuss indigenous foods in North America, food sovereignty, and much more.


Episode 24: Real Food Heals with chef/author Seamus Mullen

On today's episode of Recommended Reading with Food Book Fair, we're joined in the studio by chef, restaurateur, and author Seamus Mullen. We dive into his latest book "Real Food Heals" and talk all things health, healing and jamón!


Episode 23: Beyond "Sweetbitter" with Stephanie Danler

Bestselling author and #FBF2016 speaker Stephanie "Sweetbitter" Danler is in the HRN house! We're big fans of her debut novel — coming soon to a Starz channel near you in TV form — but we also can't get enough of her poetry, essay and fiction picks on Instagram. (Peep @smdanler for her #recommendedreading.) Listen in as we dish book stuff, TV stuff, that LA-to-NY life, and more.


Episode 22: Palestinian Pop-up Preview with Chefs Amanny Ahmad and Ora Wise

We're next-level proud to be supporting an amazing crew of friends, comrades, chefs, and educators in a new series celebrating the cuisine and history of Palestine, popping up Nov. 13-14 at Dimes and Lalito. Chef and artist Amanny Ahmad — one of the badass Palestinian women chefs leading the pop-ups — joins us with chef and community organizer Ora Wise on #RecommendedReading to talk food and sovereignty, here and everywhere.


Episode 21: Zingerman’s Bakehouse in the House

We welcome Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo, master bakers, co-owners of Zingerman's Bakehouse (part of the legendary Zingerman's family of businesses in Ann Arbor, MI, anchored by the world's best deli #dontatme) — and authors of the new bakehouse cookbook! Listen in for #sugarcrispmuffin intel, stories from the bakery's 25 years in business, and more.


Episode 20: What is Jewish food?

We go beyond bagels and babka this week with Jewish Food Society, in a preview of its upcoming storytelling event Schmaltzy. We're joined by JFS founder Naama Shefi and Schmaltzy special guest Marissa Lippert of Nourish Kitchen + Table as we talk Jewish foods around the globe.


Episode 19: #TablesofContents with Egg Restaurant

We're thrilled to be in the studio with Food Book Fair OGs Evan Hanczor and George Weld of Egg Restaurant, in advance of the latest installment of their #TablesofContents series. TOC started as a conceptual literary dinner at Food Book Fair in the Brooklyn days and evolved into dinners from Miami to Milan, and readings with some of today's most exciting authors.


Episode 17: Bitten 2017 Preview with Naz Riahi

We're thrilled to welcome Naz Riahi, founder of Bitten — an event series that brings together disruptors to talk all things fun, exciting and innovative in food — in advance of the New York conference October 27th.


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