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"Our intention is to create a behind-the-scenes conversation between industry professionals. Whether we are speaking with an advanced level sommelier about their wine program or a chef about breaking down an entire pig, we just want the conversation to be real, unedited and honest. The food and beverage world is a unique industry, and North Carolina's food scene is growing everyday. Take a listen. We hope to entertain, teach and inspire while offering some specific information about the NC food scene." -Max & Matt

"Our intention is to create a behind-the-scenes conversation between industry professionals. Whether we are speaking with an advanced level sommelier about their wine program or a chef about breaking down an entire pig, we just want the conversation to be real, unedited and honest. The food and beverage world is a unique industry, and North Carolina's food scene is growing everyday. Take a listen. We hope to entertain, teach and inspire while offering some specific information about the NC food scene." -Max & Matt
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"Our intention is to create a behind-the-scenes conversation between industry professionals. Whether we are speaking with an advanced level sommelier about their wine program or a chef about breaking down an entire pig, we just want the conversation to be real, unedited and honest. The food and beverage world is a unique industry, and North Carolina's food scene is growing everyday. Take a listen. We hope to entertain, teach and inspire while offering some specific information about the NC food scene." -Max & Matt

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919-710-2492


Episodes

Raft Wines Winemaker Jennifer Reichardt

7/18/2019
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We shake up the format of the show from the get-go with a live, impromptu theme-song with musicians George Hage and Mike Rosado of the Pencil Pushers Podcast. (http://pencilpusherspodcast.libsyn.com) Then the show gets deep into California wine with winemaker Jennifer Reichardt of Raft Wines (https://drink.raft.wine) and, filling in for Matt Weiss, friend of the show, Swarup Bandyopadhyay. Listen to how the daughter of the a duck farmer becomes an entrepreneur in the wine industry. Her usage...

Duration:00:49:12

The M-E-T-H-O-D Of The M-E-R-C-A-T-O Man

7/11/2019
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Gabe Barker is the offspring of culinary royalty, JBF Award winners Karen and Ben Barker. Hear how Gabe created a farm to table "neapolitan style" pizza. Pizza with a thin crust but a New York chew. Chef Gabe has taken advantage of his roots to become a chef with a 360 degree of his food and his business. Everything inside of Pizzeria Mercato is meticulously considered, from the bread to the guest. Also-hear why; Octopus is a sentient being and needs to be cooked very carefully How to...

Duration:00:52:30

Female Empowerment In The Vineyards of France

7/4/2019
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While the Women's FIFA World Cup is taking place in France 3 of France's top Female Winemakers from @vintage59imports joined us in studio in Raleigh. Francoise Le Calvez of Coupe Roses in Minervois, Francoise Ollier of Ollier-Taillefer in Faugeres and Melanie Pfister of Domaine Pfister in Alsace. In honor of national women’s month, we talk about how female winemakers are perceived in France and how each came to be leaders of their domains. We also talk about their families and the history of...

Duration:00:45:02

Cooking On The Straight and Narrow

6/27/2019
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Women in crisis now have a road map to success. Carroll's Kitchen in downtown Raleigh is a top lunch destination, what many who patronize the cafe don't realize about it, is the fact that it is not just a restaurant. Carroll's Kitchen is a non-profit cafe that employs women in crisis, whether these women went through incarceration, addiction, domestic violence or something else horrific, a job at Carroll’s Kitchen is an opportunity to resurrect their lives. Oh and by the way, the food is...

Duration:00:47:23

Sneaking Back Into Mexico

6/20/2019
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We sit down with James Beard Nominee chef Oscar Diaz and the owner of the Cortez Raleigh, Charlie Ibarra. Oscar tells the story of sneaking back into Mexico on a research trip. Chef Oscar’s story symbolizes both his and Charlie's mission of fusing the flavors and culture of Mexico with the produce and bounty of North Carolina. We explore the rise and quality evolution of the Mexican restaurant in America, and the identity crisis of the South Eastern America Latino. In addition to ethnic...

Duration:01:07:26

Stop Plowing and Save the World With Regenerative Agriculture

6/13/2019
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This might be the most important episode ever. Make more money, make food taste better, oh and save the world. If 10% more of the worlds farms would practice regenerative agriculture, it literally would save the world. This episode explores the evolution of American farming and why the industry has become so problematic. This pod is for the history books and the history buffs. We discuss everything from the dust bowl, to World War 2 and modern day farming. A few guidelines to regenerative...

Duration:01:22:31

PBR & Punk Rock With Chef Bill Smith

6/6/2019
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Here's why you want to listen to this episode; You will find out how to become an effective leader and also learn the following: Learn about the potato salad divide How you should choose mayonnaise How to easily make the most delicious Mexican corn that has ever graced your lips. How to become an executive chef. Why you can effect social change as a chef. Do you need any more reasons? Ok here is one more, learn to gracefully and happily ride off into the sunset (retire) without being put out...

Duration:01:00:20

Creating Cocktail Culture in Raleigh

5/30/2019
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Foundation Bar is the epicenter of North Carolina Cocktail culture! All domestic and all delicious. Architecture and cocktails that are meticulously organized and functional. This is your cocktail bar, your whiskey bar or your wine bar, whatever you want it to be. We celebrate with the owners of Foundation Will Alphin & Vincent Whitehurst. Their “show runners” Garrett Waddell & Kyle Hankin also join us to describe the importance and impact of working at Foundation! Listen in and cheers to...

Duration:00:59:20

Stem Ciders and The Northern Spy

5/23/2019
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Why are you not drinking Cider? Do you think Cider is a "sweet, wussy" drink? Cider is craft, Cider is regional, Cider is fascinating! Cider is so good, we had to delve back into a second episode with Mattie Beason to find out why he thought Stem Ciders was so delicious that he needed to bring them to NC. Stem Ciders is coming to NC in a big way, not only with distribution but with a dynamic bottle shop and tap room called The Northern Spy! Stem Ciders has something for everyone, from a...

Duration:00:48:10

Thrive NC 2019- The Most Impressive Gathering of NC Culinary Talent

5/16/2019
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It's as if you were there, at Thrive NC with Max and Matt as they provide full access to everything. The Summit: "150 community leaders will explore unique solutions to food insecurity from across the country, engage in meaningful conversations about the state of food insecurity in North Carolina, and identify tangible next steps." to the Festival: "The two-day festival celebrates North Carolina’s culinary roots by bringing together top chefs and restaurants with live music. All ticket...

Duration:00:53:23

The Story Of How To Be A Power Couple

5/9/2019
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Nick and Rochelle Johnson have authored the fairytale, how you transition creative to corporate and have a successful marriage! Nick is a wild-man, he went from acupuncture in India and Australia to sailing a boat to Cuba and finally coming home to Durham to regenerate homes and neighborhoods. Rochelle provides the fortress of solitude where the ideas can rest and evolve in order to be effectively implemented with super strength. This power couple has created a commissary kitchen/event...

Duration:00:48:30

Outstanding Chef of the Year 2019: Ashley Christensen

5/7/2019
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Hooray! Our state's driving force in the culinary industry was recognized as the Outstanding Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation for 2019. Ashley's contributions to our state's food culture are unparalleled. We say thank you for the hard work and vision you have brought our state. Watch: https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1125584680726798337/pl/XvTKn7SmP-19sXLh.m3u8?tag=13&descending=true

Duration:00:05:54

Pizzeria Faulisi & Big Doms Bagels

5/2/2019
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Hop on the Faulisi magic carpet from Pittsburgh to Cary to NYC to Miami, back to NYC, then to Durham, and finally to Cary, it's a wild one. Between working for the likes of Andrew Carmellini, Joe's Pub, the W Hotel Miami and Andrea Reusing, Zach and Amber Faulisi formulated their dreams of opening an authentic Neopolitan pizza restaurant. What do you do during the day while you are running a successful pizza restaurant, you work on a bagel recipe! Big Dom's Bagel is the real deal and...

Duration:00:52:43

Ashley Christensen & Vivian Howard Together for Thrive NC

5/1/2019
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Christensen and Howard Bring All-Star Talent to Thrive NC Demo Stage Chefs from across the state bring diverse their talent and stories to the stage Ashley Christensen and Vivian Howard have announced their star-studded chef demo lineup for May 9 and 10 at Thrive NC presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) at City Market in Downtown Raleigh. Thrive NC is a two day event to raise awareness of food insecurity in North Carolina and to elevate organizations...

Duration:00:17:29

Durham's Own Nano-Brewery

4/25/2019
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We celebrate North Carolina Beer Month with creator of Glass Jug. The Glass Jug is not just a brewery or a tap room, Chris and Katy Creech are pioneers in the local craft beer movement. Chris and Katy were at the forefront of pushing across house bill 829, which enhances the flavor, freshness and accessibility of your growlers. This episode is like a juicy IPA, we talk local hops, pressure filled growlers and give you fair warning for the upcoming Brewgaloo! Grab yourself a cold one and a...

Duration:00:48:55

Heirloom Kitchen, Heritage Recipes and Family Stories From Immigrant Women

4/18/2019
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Imagine all the great family recipes in the world not being written down or shared with others. The extinction of great food recipes, was a gap in evolution that Anna Francese Gass needed to fill. After getting advice and guidance from the likes of Martha Stewart , Anna went to work. Anna traveled across the country to cook with immigrant grandmothers who had a reputation for making delicious and authentic food from their homelands. Listen in as we get the inside scoop of cooking in the...

Duration:00:52:40

Whiskey Kitchen Part 1 - The Thors

4/11/2019
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Fair warning, this episode can be difficult to listen to at times. Michael and Sarah Thor were on the cusp of realizing their dreams when all of the sudden Michael suffered a horrific motorcycle accident. Michael is now in a wheelchair with C2 spinal cord injury and Sarah is his main caregiver. The Thor's nonetheless consider themselves lucky! Michael is a chef who is thankful for having regained his senses of smell and taste. Sarah considers themselves lucky that Michael was found in enough...

Duration:01:03:27

Whiskey Kitchen Part 2 - The Team

4/11/2019
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Whiskey Kitchen was not going to fail. This is the story of how co-creator Jeff Mickel carried out Michael Thor's vision for Whiskey Kitchen. Also, hear about the first time Michael came back to see the spot he had dreamed of and meet the team. Let's talk a little whiskey also! GET TICKETS TO "Hey Neighbor" in Cary for April 29th - heyneighbor.eventbrite.com http://forrestfirm.com Forrest Firm, Business Attorneys Across North Carolina Need wine & beer? Of course you do, get it at...

Duration:00:49:56

In Pursuit Of Flavor With Joyce Farms

4/4/2019
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Imagine farming chickens that take twice as long to grow and are half the size as a commercial chickens. Not an ideal business plan huh? Ron Joyce didn't want to grow the biggest chickens, he wanted to grow the best taking chickens. Ron's pursuit of flavor has led him to establish the domestic version of France's Label Rouge program. Joyce Farms Poulet Rouge is the only program of it's kind in the USA. Finding flavor also led Ron to Dr. Allen Williams, grass fed Aberdeen Angus Beef and Adam...

Duration:00:59:43

**Bonus** The News & Observer Community Voices

4/2/2019
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Today’s bonus episode is in conjunction with the New & Observer’s Community Voices that happened last week, March 27th, at the Raleigh Museum of History. The evening was led by Ned Barnett, the associate opinion editor for the News & Observer, and featured a food-focused Community Voices panel consisting of chef/owner of Garland Cheetie Kumar, Chef Robert Copa Matos of COPA in Durham, Food Writer Drew Jackson of The News & Observer and your’s truly, Max Trujillo. We answer the question:...

Duration:01:27:02