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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in national food and beverage culture, and analyze how these issues affect the world at large. This fun and fast-paced program is hosted by Katherine Cole and presented by OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting).

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in national food and beverage culture, and analyze how these issues affect the world at large. This fun and fast-paced program is hosted by Katherine Cole and presented by OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting).
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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in national food and beverage culture, and analyze how these issues affect the world at large. This fun and fast-paced program is hosted by Katherine Cole and presented by OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting).

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Episodes

Ep. 54: Ivy Manning | Virginia Gewin | Tove Danovich

11/5/2018
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Behold the beet. What makes this curious root vegetable so unique? Will science end the practice of planting crops annually? And how does the U.S.'s every-growing American agriculture industry impact the rest of the world? Listen to Episode 54 from Nov. 5, 2018.

Duration:00:49:48

Ep. 53 | Ashley Rodriguez | Brent Braun | Zach Geballe | Chad Murphy

10/1/2018
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In our second anniversary episode, we're connecting the dots between food, drink, and human interactions. What is it like to become a food celebrity? How can we utilize food to keep our relationships healthy? And how can we lean on food and drink to ma...

Duration:00:46:01

Ep. 52 Fernando Divina | Jill Lightner | Amanda Oborne

9/17/2018
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A new grocery store concept aims to educate communities about health and increase access to affordable, high quality food—will it succeed? What are the best food waste hacks for whittling down our grocery bills while eating healthfully? And could "Rege...

Duration:00:44:57

Ep. 51 Rebecca Hopkins | Cathy Huyghe | Hannah Wallace

9/4/2018
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Could a career in the food or beverage industry be harmful for workers' mental health? How do wine professionals stay healthy in a fairly unhealthy line of work? And why is a bar one of the most stressful places to work?

Duration:00:46:23

Ep. 50: Dana Frank | Jordan Michelman | Andrea Slonecker

8/20/2018
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So-called "natural wine bars" are all the rage right now. Why? And what are the new, surprising wine-food pairing rules? Finally, who knew that eggs are sometime used to make wine?

Duration:00:55:08

Ep. 49: Sarah Marshall | Sara Bir | Heather Arndt Anderson

8/6/2018
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At the height of summer, we discuss the surprising produce (and spices) all around us that will get us through the zombie apocalypse, the science (and potential risks) behind canning all that good summer bounty, and finally, the history of "putting up,...

Duration:00:46:28

Ep. 48: Michelle Smith | Kelly Montoya | Julie O'Toole

7/23/2018
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Learn about selective eating and food phobias, two lesser-known eating disorders afflicting children. Next, discover Little Sous, a new concept for turning kids into confident cooks. And finally, a cookbook author and food blogger fills us in on raisin...

Duration:00:53:23

Ep. 47: Drew Prindle | Chase McPeak | Sam Slaughter

7/9/2018
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As robots become more of a reality in our everyday lives, how are they altering the agribusiness? Next, our discussion dives deeper, unpacking the inevitable friction between food and technology. And finally, we shift the tech talk to the beverage indu...

Duration:00:47:13

Ep. 46: Steven Raichlen | Marnie Hanel | Jen Stevenson

6/25/2018
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A simple fire might be the most primal cooking method, but there are still innovative ways to barbecue, according to our trio of experts. Next, jerky is suddenly ubiquitous and overpriced, but it turns out it's easy to make at home—even from fish. And ...

Duration:00:35:53

Ep. 45: Dr. Greg Jones | Hannah Wallace | Jordan Michelman

6/11/2018
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Will the wine industry be a victim of climate change? Next, how have the increasingly devastating wildfires that have hit vineyards recently affected the wines? And finally, we lighten the mood by asking why rosé must be limited to summer.

Duration:00:45:22

Ep. 44: Karen Karbo | Katie Pratt | Alex Prud'homme

5/15/2018
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What made the love story of Julia and Paul Child so unique? Next, what would photographer Paul Child think of today's Instagram-food-photo craze? And finally, we discuss how we can all live life to the fullest à la the Childs.

Duration:00:55:50

Ep. 43: Jim Meehan | Jeffrey Morgenthaler | Jacob Grier

4/30/2018
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Do you act cordially at bars? Today's high-end temples to mixology aren't places for crude behavior, say our three cocktail craftsmen. Next, how are the best bars in the world designed for efficient flow and optimum pleasure? And finally, why are bars ...

Duration:00:46:47

Ep. 42: Cheryl Wakerhauser | Danielle Centoni | Kyra Bussanich

4/16/2018
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Modern French pastry is a spellbinding art form, combining eye-popping colors with surprising textures, shapes and flavors. We discuss this exciting movement with a pro. Next, boutiques selling nothing but macarons are the latest trend in sweet treats....

Duration:00:46:38

Ep. 41: Ashley Duchemin | Emilly Prado | Juan Ramirez

4/2/2018
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Can culinary podcasts change the way society sees food? We think so, and so does Juan Ramirez, producer of the excellent "Racist Sandwich" podcast. Next, we discuss the ways in which different cultures discuss body image.

Duration:00:48:39

Ep. 40: Beth Federici | Ivy Manning | Kathleen Squires

3/19/2018
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First, a chef and a food writer give us the lowdown on truffles during this special episode recorded at the Oregon Truffle Festival. Next, we gab about other fab fancy food fests all over the globe. Our third course is a survey of our favorite foodie f...

Duration:00:47:01

Ep. 39: Nick Fauchald | Martha Holmberg | Christina Henry de Tessan

2/26/2018
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Food magazines are shutting down at an unprecedented rate, but could there be new opportunities in this sector? Next, cookbooks are moving in a more classic, less celebrity-driven direction. And finally, we discuss ultra high-end, self-published culina...

Duration:00:53:41

Ep. 38: Mary Paganelli | Virginia Gewin | Heather Arndt Anderson

2/12/2018
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Cuisines from all over the world are readily available in every major U.S. city. So why aren't the traditional foods of the First Americans? Despite centuries of systematic cultural suppression, American Indian chefs and historians are rediscovering an...

Duration:00:49:57

Ep. 37: Connie Blumhardt | Kenneth Olson | Jordan Michelman

1/29/2018
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Episode 37 is all about coffee. First, our experts teach us to ride the "Third Wave" movement. Next, what's a microroaster? How about a nanoroaster? And finally, we taste and talk about Guinness Stout's caffeinated counterpart. Episode 37 of The Four Top is online from Jan. 29.

Duration:00:53:03

Ep. 36: Molly Wizenberg | Paul Clarke | Matthew Amster-Burton

1/16/2018
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Episode 36, recorded live at PodCon in Seattle, is a freewheeling look at beverage trends for 2018. We kick things off by reminiscing about the faddish beverages of decades past that are ready to for revivals this year. Next, we predict the drinks that will die this year. Finally, our three pundits share their personal desert-island drink picks.

Duration:00:44:07

Ep. 35: Bonnie Frumkin Morales | Deena Prichep | Michael Zusman

1/1/2018
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Episode 35 goes live on January 1, 2018, so we will kick off this three-course show by learning about the surprising ways in which the New Year is celebrated in Russia. Next, we’ll review the world’s best hangover foods. And finally, tongue is a classi...

Duration:00:39:59