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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 both...


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.


Episode 15: "The Women Who Made New York" with Author Julie Scelfo

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.


Episode 13: The One Where We Grill "The Grill"

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?


Episode 12: Food, Fashion and Literature with Kimberly M. Jenkins and Yahdon Israel

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!


Episode 11: Cannabis: It's What's for Dinner

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.


Episode 10: Food Book Fair meets Food Waste Fair

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.


Episode 2: #FBF2017 Wrap-Up, Independent Magazines, Multi-Media and More, feat. Stephen A. Satterfield

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.