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 both...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WomenDoingAmazingThings. We sit down with Journalist, Author and New Yorker Julie Scelfo to talk about her brand new book, The Women Who Made New York" which celebrates the women that define NYC values, humanism, art and good food.
On this week's episode of Recommended Reading, in the booth with writer and editor Joshua David Stein (a contributing editor at Food & Wine, frequent contributor to the Village Voice, the New York Times, New York and The Guardian), we analyze JDS' analysis of The Grill, the Torrisi-Carbone group's Four Seasons reboot. In 2017, is it still possible to power lunch like it's 1959 — and should one want to?
We chop it up this week with Kimberly M. Jenkins, a professor of fashion history who specializes in "the sociocultural and historical influences behind why we wear what we wear," and Yahdon Israel, founder of Literary Swag Book Club and #FBF2017 collaborator. On the agenda: the intersections of food and literature, literature and fashion, fashion and race, and much more. It gets lit!
Today on Recommended Reading with Food Book Fair we explore the world of culinary cannabis with two leaders in the field — Warren Bobrow, author of Cannabis Cocktails and Jennifer Shelbo, former pastry chef turned expert in cannabis farming and sustainability.
Today, on Recommended Reading with Food Book Fair, we are joined by the team from NYC's first annual Food Waste Fair including chef Mary Cleaver of The Cleaver Co. The event which will be held on July 25th at the Brooklyn Expo Center, will showcase a “soup to nuts” approach to food waste prevention, recovery and recycling.
On today's episode, we welcome Stephen A. Satterfield — founder of the newly launched Whetstone Magazine, digital media producer, food writer, poet, ATLien and "the other Steven/Stephen Satterfield" — as we wrap up Food Book Fair 2017. We recap all the Fair happenings (including a roundtable on diversifying food media where Stephen was a featured speaker), and talk about the independent publishing hustle, #foodieodicals, reading while traveling, and wine.