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Taste Matters, plain and simple. Join host Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, cookbook author, restaurant reviewer, and food scholar, on a journey of exploration of the sense, the cultural construct, and the culinary phenomenon of taste.

Taste Matters, plain and simple. Join host Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, cookbook author, restaurant reviewer, and food scholar, on a journey of exploration of the sense, the cultural construct, and the culinary phenomenon of taste.
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New York, NY

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Taste Matters, plain and simple. Join host Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, cookbook author, restaurant reviewer, and food scholar, on a journey of exploration of the sense, the cultural construct, and the culinary phenomenon of taste.

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English

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BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

Taste Matters - Episode 129 - David Sax

1/2/2015
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How do flavors become trends? Who determines trends, and how do they catch on with the mainstream? These are some of the questions that David Sax is trying to answer on the season finale of Taste Matters, hosted by Mitchell Davis. David Sax is a freelance writer specializing in business and food. His writing appears regularly in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Saveur, The Grid Toronto, and other publications. His latest book, The Tastemakers, uncovers the world of food trends:...

Duration: 00:32:59


Taste Matters - Episode 129 - David Sax

7/16/2014
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How do flavors become trends? Who determines trends, and how do they catch on with the mainstream? These are some of the questions that David Sax is trying to answer on the season finale of Taste Matters, hosted by Mitchell Davis. David Sax is a freelance writer specializing in business and food. His writing appears regularly in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Saveur, The Grid Toronto, and other publications. His latest book, The Tastemakers, uncovers the world of food trends:...

Duration: 00:32:59


Taste Matters - Episode 128 - Ruth Reichl

4/30/2014
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What happens when one of the most celebrated restaurant critics and non-fiction food writers suddenly decides to take on fiction? Ruth Reichl is about to find out, as her first fiction work Delicious! is set to be released on May 6th. She's this week's guest on Taste Matters, and host Mitchell Davis chats with her about the inspiration to take on fiction, the writing process behind the novel and why this experience was like none other for Ruth. Get a preview of the story and the characters...

Duration: 00:33:35


Taste Matters - Episode 127 - Foie Gras

4/23/2014
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What exactly is foie gras? We'll find out on a fatty-liver themed episode of Taste Matters with special guest Michael Aeyal Ginor, co-founder, co-owner, and President of Hudson Valley Foie Gras and New York State Foie Gras, the most comprehensive Foie Gras producer in the world. Tune in to learn all the ins and outs of foie gras production, consumption and culinary history. Michael not only talks live, but highlights each part of the duck as it relates to food. Learn why duck fat is so...

Duration: 00:34:54


Taste Matters - Episode 126 - Coffee with Daniel Shafer

4/9/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Crop to Cup's Director of Operations Dan Shafer comes in to discuss everyone's favorite morning beverage. From growing communities to direct trade and direct buying models, tune in to hear all about the coffee business! This program has been sponsored by Rolling Press. Today's music provided by Idgy Dean. "You can absolutely affect the flavor depending on what you put in the soil." [6:15] --Daniel Shafer on Taste Matters

Duration: 00:32:34


Taste Matters - Episode 125 - Nancy Harmon Jenkins

4/2/2014
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Nancy Harmon Jenkins knows a thing or two about a thing or two. Nancy is an authority on Mediterranean cuisines, on the Mediterranean diet and its consequences for good health, on extra-virgin olive oil, and (to her own surprise) on ancient Egyptian maritime technology. She is the author of many books, the latest of which is a revision of her early best seller, The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. She's written articles for countless publications including The New York Times. The list goes on...

Duration: 00:31:24


Taste Matters - Episode 124 - Good Housekeeping Research Institute

3/31/2014
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How does Good Housekeeping keep its reputation as a trusted source for women and homemakers to depend on? This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis joined by Miriam Arond, Directo of The Good Housekeeping Research Institute. How does Good Housekeeping test products and recipes? What is the history of Good Housekeeping and its role in food advocacy? How has the role of women and food changed of over the past century? Find out on this week's episode of Taste Matters. Today's show was...

Duration: 00:31:52


Taste Matters - Episode 123 - Hasia Diner, Immigration Foodways Expert

3/19/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Hasia Diner, Author and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History at NYU , about the foodways of Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Today's music provided by Obey City. "While there certainly are elements in every culture that want to police the boundaries of their food system, one might say the fact that human beings can look into each others pots and say "That smells good,...

Duration: 00:35:02


Taste Matters - Episode 122 - Erika Davis

3/18/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Erika Davis, chocolatier, pastry chef, and founder of the Minority Chef Summit. The event will take place in Nassau, Bahamas, and they are expecting over 200 chefs. For four days chefs from across the country will come together to eat drink and fellowship. They have been discussing all of the important issues in our community for many years and want to take this opportunity to come together, in one place at one time, to speak on the issues and...

Duration: 00:30:33


Taste Matters - Episode 121 - Myra Goodman

3/9/2014
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Myra Goodman is the co-founder of Earthbound Farms, the largest producer of organic produce in North America. Mitchell meets up with Myra at the recent TEDx Manhattan conference where she is giving a talk about the importance of organics at scale. Mitchell interviews Myra about how Earthbound Farms was started, as well as about her new cookbook Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone. This program has been sponsored by The International Culinary Center. Today's...

Duration: 00:29:01


Taste Matters - Episode 120 - Robert LaValva

2/26/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell interviews Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market in Lower Manhattan. Robert tells us about a number of markets in New York City and explains their intricacies and how they differ from one another. After the break, he talks about the historic South Street Seaport where the New Amsterdam Market is located. This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards Sons. Today's music provided by The Hollows. "We've really come to a point where...

Duration: 00:30:44


Taste Matters - Episode 119 - Matt Lightner

2/19/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis sits down with chef Matt Lightner at his NYC restaurant, Atera. Tune in to hear Mitchell and Matt discuss the food at Atera, and why Matt aims to make small, austere dishes that showcase creativity. Learn why the kitchen and the dining room interact so frequently at Atera, and how the restaurant combines refined food with casual dining. Why are NYC chefs spoiled by the glut of ingredients? Find out how Matt was intellectually nurtured by Basque...

Duration: 00:32:47


Taste Matters - Episode 118 - Stan Sagner

2/12/2014
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This week, Mitchell talks with Stan Sagner: writer, consultant, and restaurant critic for NY Daily News. Stan describes what it's like to be an anonymous restaurant critic, and the effects his critiques have on restaurants. After the break, he tells us why he thinks goat is the next kale! This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch. "No one sets out to make a bad meal, and no one who is entirely sane goes out to be a chef...It's a career of passion, and people do it because they love...

Duration: 00:31:28


Taste Matters - Episode 117 - Monica Gelinas & GritWork

2/5/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Karen Karp guest hosts for Mitchell Davis, interviewing Monica Gelinas from GritWork. The two tell us about their experience bringing Pret A Manger to the U.S. from England back in 1999. Then Monica tells us about some of the biggest challenges in supplying the freshest produce around New York City. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA. Today's music provided by Pamela Royal. "There's a difference from what happens in the test kitchen to what...

Duration: 00:31:44


Taste Matters - Episode 116 - Brady Lowe

1/29/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell broadcasts from on the road, where he meets up with Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555. Brady tells us all about the competition, and the categories in which each chef is scored. Later, Brady explains why it's important to eat Heritage breed animals and respect the meat that you buy. This program has been sponsored by The International Culinary Center. Today's music provided by Shadowbox. Image from Cochon 555 "People preserve what they care about."...

Duration: 00:34:11


Taste Matters - Episode 18 - Gopnik on Taste

1/22/2014
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Acclaimed essayist and writer Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker joins Mitchell Davis on an especially taste-themed episode of Taste Matters. They have conversations about how taste is so deeply rooted in morality in this country and how our palates are so closely linked to our culture and experiences. Hear why Elizabeth Pennell was such an important influence on Adam's latest book, The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food. Listen in as Mitchell and Adam discuss French...

Duration: 00:36:00


Taste Matters - Episode 115 - Alan Richman

1/15/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis brings in Alan Richman, Award-winning food writer; food critic and contributor at GQ. Mitchell and Alan discuss how the restaurant world in New York is always changing. Later, Alan gives us his opinion on being anonymous as a food critic. This program has been sponsored by the International Culinary Center. "That seems to be the main factor in Manhattan restaurants: let's make them as loud as possible." [7:45] "Tasting menus are out of control,...

Duration: 00:31:44


Taste Matters - Episode 111 - Laura Shapiro

1/8/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis brings in author, journalist, and culinary historian Laura Shapiro to discuss how women's role in the kitchen has evolved over the years. Laura then praises the food culture of the 1950s because of the shift it caused in the second half of the 1900s. After the break, Laura tells us about how the idea of quick, timed lunches were introduced into the American culture of the early 1900s, and how that has affected our perception of food and meals....

Duration: 00:33:09


Taste Matters - Episode 114 - Liz Neumark

1/8/2014
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On the first episode of Taste Matters of 2014, Mitchell Davis sits down with Liz Neumark of famous New York catering company Great Performances and Katchkie Farm. Recently, Liz debuted the new cookbook Sylvia's Table with the help of Carole Lalli. Tune in for discussions regarding the difficulty of catering using seasonal ingredients with planned menus. What has Katchkie Farm taught Liz about food production and availability? Later, Mitchell and Liz touch on the importance of cooking skills...

Duration: 00:31:46


Taste Matters - Episode 113 - Allen Salkin

12/18/2013
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This week on Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis brings in Allen Salkin, author of From Scratch: Inside the Food Network. Allen tells us all about the process of writing his latest book, and discusses some of the current problems with the Food Network. This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market. Music provided by Brothers NYC. "The Food Network seems to be at a creative standstill. They don't really know what the Food Network star is anymore." [12:55] "There is a snobbery towards the...

Duration: 00:31:14

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