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Tech Bites is the intersection of technology and food. Host Jennifer Leuzzi, takes a look at the profound ways technology is transforming our culinary culture, from how we discover, make and share food.

Tech Bites is the intersection of technology and food. Host Jennifer Leuzzi, takes a look at the profound ways technology is transforming our culinary culture, from how we discover, make and share food.
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Tech Bites is the intersection of technology and food. Host Jennifer Leuzzi, takes a look at the profound ways technology is transforming our culinary culture, from how we discover, make and share food.




Episode 116: reThink Food

What happens when the food studies of the Culinary Institute of America intersects with the technology of the MIT Media Lab? You reThink Food. On this episode we discuss the programming and hypothesis around reThink Food, the three-day event held November 1-3 at the CIA at Copia in Napa Valley. The thought-provoking program is designed to help leaders drive change in an uncertain future, as well as better understand likely short-term impacts of long-range, highly disruptive trends. Join in...

Duration: 00:47:48

Episode 115: Amazon Whole Foods: The Biggest Food Tech Story of 2017

The Amazon purchase of Whole Foods has dominated headlines since the merger was announced in June of 2017. What’s the impact of the merger on our food lives and on companies doing business in the retail e-commerce grocery space? On this episode we discuss the biggest food tech story of the year with: Ben Conniff, co-founded of Luke's Lobster restaurants and Whole Foods supplier. Brad Harrison, co-founder and chairman of the board of Greensbury, an online retailer of grass-feed beef and...

Duration: 00:40:21

Episode 114: Nathan Myhrvold on Modernist Bread

Nathan Myhrvold is one the most visionary and influential people working in culinary science and publishing today. The former chief technology officer of Microsoft and founder of Intellectual Ventures, opened The Cooking Lab and Modernist Cuisine in Bellevue, Washington to pursue his lifelong passion and curiosity for cooking. He joins us in-studio to talk his newest five-volume, 1500-recipe, 2500-page book Modernist Bread: The Art and Science. Also in this episode, a preview of Modernist...

Duration: 00:49:50

Episode 113: Bread & Life's Digital Choice Food Pantry

The 21st century food pantry uses modern computer technology, advanced software and basic hardware to create an efficient and empowering distribution system for food banks and emergency food programs. St. John’s Bread and Life, one of the largest providers of emergency food and social services in New York City, has been developing their Digital Choice Food Pantry since 2008. Its success has created interest and demand from other emergency food providers to lean how to bring their programs...

Duration: 00:44:37

Episode 112: Travel Apps: Journy & Walc

Don’t be a tourist. Get the best local experience on the ground with travel apps Journy for custom itineraries, and Walc for walking directions with augmented visual cues. Join us in studio to talk about their innovative travel tech are Journy founders Leiti Hsu and Susan Ho, and Walc founder Allison McGuire.

Duration: 00:45:31

Episode 111: Gebni App: Food Delivered with a Discount

Gebni is the latest restaurant food delivery app that offers real time demand-adjusted pricing. We know consumers love food delivery with discounted pricing, but what do restaurants think about the pricing model? On this episode, Gebni co-founder and CEO Mohamed Merzouk pitches the Gebni platform to 5 Napkin Burger CEO Robert Guarino, live on the air.

Duration: 00:51:08

Episode 110: Worlds Fair Nano: Experience Tomorrow Today!

The World's Fair return to New York this September as the World's Fair Nano. The two-days of exhibits, talks, food and art will give people a taste of the future. On this episode we talk in-studio with World's Fair Nano co-founder Michael Weiss who hopes to create a groundswell of public interest to bring back the World's Fair USA. Want to experience the future yourself? Use the code "TECHBITES" for 15%-off tickets to World's Fair Nano at

Duration: 00:48:54

Episode 109: Restaurant Recommendation Apps: Etch and Tell

Where should we go for dinner tonight? Can be a challenging question to answer, especially in New York City where there are more than 46,000 restaurants. Maybe you want to ask your Facebook friends for a recommendation or see which places they ate at last week? There’s an app for that. In this episode we talk with the founders and designer of two new restaurant recommendation apps, Etch and Tell, about why Facebook is a key component to success, and how they plan to monetize their...

Duration: 00:55:27

Episode 108: What's Your Favorite App?

What’s your favorite app right now? Is the first question for guests at the start of each Tech Bites episode. With more than a 100 shows broadcast, we’ve had some fun answers and interesting discoveries. This compilation episode features: Episode 4 Julia Weinberg, Delectables. Episode 18 David Gruber and Pam Lewy, B&B Hospitality Group. Episode 24 Tony Aiazzi and Xavier X Mariezcurrena, Choux Box. Episode 85 Amanda Shapiro, Editor Healthyish/Bon Appétit.

Duration: 00:35:12

Episode 107: The Restaurant is the NewTech R&D Lab

How do you build the best restaurant tech? If you’re Caviar at Square you use the real-life San Francisco restaurant Soulvia for R&D. In-studio guests Charles Bililies, founder/CEO and Tony Cervone, chef, talk about putting together the most effective tech stack for Soulvia from their internet pipeline, to POS systems, to collaborations with tech companies. Laura Englander, Caviar at Square joins the conversation to talk about the benefits of real-life restaurant R&D.

Duration: 00:51:47

Episode 105: Danielle Gould + Mike Lee

"What does the grocery store of 2065 look like? What are the hot topics at start-up conferences around the world? On this episode we talk with Danielle Gould founder/CEO Food + Tech Connect and Mike Lee, Founder/CEO Studio Industries. Since they were last on the show, they’ve joined forces in life and business, with their new Alpha Food Labs an innovation lab for next-gen food startups and corporations building products that are better for by people, planet, and profit. Hungry for more?...

Duration: 00:42:39

Episode 103: The B-Side: Fighting Foodies 2

Tune in to the second episode of The B-Side where we talk with some of our favorite fighters about how their culinary lives impact their competitive performance in combat sports. In this episode, co-hosts Erin Fairbanks of the Farm Report and Jennifer Leuzzi of Tech Bites talk to private executive chef and Brazilian ju-jitsu practitioner Dana Minuta and retired professional Muay Thai champion, author and trainer Chris Romulo, aka Crom. Hungry for more? Check out Tech Bites Episode 40: The...

Duration: 00:57:25

Episode 102: FoodBytes! 2017

FoodBytes! Solving the world’s food crisis one pitch at a time. Rabobank is leading the charge in trying to solve four dimensions of global food security (avalbilty, access, nutrition and stability) by leading the search for the most innovative food and ag tech start-ups. The FoodBytes! pitch competition puts game-changing startups together with investors and industry leaders to pioneering a better future. In-studio guests: Paula Savanti of Rabobank, Mike Annunziata CEO/Co-Founder of...

Duration: 00:50:16

Episode 100: Guest Host Kerry Diamond Interviews Jennifer Leuzzi

It's episode 100 of Tech Bites! To celebrate we've invited special guest host Kerry Diamond of Radio Cherry Bombe to interview Tech Bites's Jennifer Leuzzi on the past 99 shows, things you learn on the radio and pizza.

Duration: 01:02:34

Episode 99: Women in Food Tech CEOs

Women in tech are making headlines everyday on everything from innovation to publishing and profit. On this episode we talk with the women CEO’s and company founders about the SOTU of the food tech world. In-studio guests include: Rachna Govani, CEO/Co-founder Foodstand, the app that helps you build and maintain good eating habits. Meghan Carreau, CEO/Founder TuckrBox, the farm-to-lunchbox meal delivery service for kids. Deepti Sharma Kapur, CEO/Founder FoodtoEat the catering service that...

Duration: 00:49:38

Episode 98: 2017 NYC Big Apps

The winners of the 8th annual NYC Big Apps competition were announced this week. The civic tech competition had 150 app start-ups trying to solve challenges facing NYC over three categories; transportation, knowledge and community. In-studo guests Ryan Baxter and Akil Bello, of winning app PassNYC, and Matt Bishop of Open City Labs, discuss the competition and how they're solving real city live problems with app tech.

Duration: 00:45:31

Episode 96: Nine Ways Super Successful People Get Stuff Done

Every episode of Tech Bites ends with a question. We ask guests for an actionable piece of advice we can all use in real life. Get advice here on everything from running a successful start-up to being a networking super-star to making a great dinner on the fly. Featuring: Episode 6: Ryan Sutton, restaurant critic Eater. Episode 12: Amanda Hesser, CEO and CO-founder Food52. Episode 45: Mitchell Davis, Vice President James Beard Foundation. Episode 52: Ben Leventhal, CEO/Founder Resy....

Duration: 00:32:38

Episode 94: Free Tax Advice with ChouxBox

Who doesn't want some free advice on taxes and getting your business receipts in order? In-studio guests ChouxBox founders Tony Aiazzi and Xavier Mariezcurrena, and Dave Oz, CPA and co-founder of Chelsea Hospitality Group, talk about how POP systems and tech platforms can help you get organized for tax day and all-year round.

Duration: 00:51:15

Episode 88: What's The Story? A Podcast for the Post-Truth Era

In this episode, we bring Tech Bites engineer David Tatasciore out of the control room and into the studio to talk about his latest project, What's the Story? – a fictional comedy podcast about storytelling and journalism for the "post-truth era." Launched in January of 2017, it follows the story of Ray Elliott, who quits his job as a fact-checker in order to stop being a professional story ruiner and become a professional storyteller – because "stories are what move us, not facts." David...

Duration: 00:47:31

Episode 86: Food Delivery Tech: The Just Salad Command Center

Would you like a side of data with your salad? How do restaurants grow their delivery revenue and get a piece of the 30-billion dollar US food delivery market? The obvious answer is to get delicious food to their customers as quick as possible. The less obvious answer is collecting data and using metrics to build a faster, stronger delivery system. On this episode we talk with in-studio guests from fast-casual chain Just Salad, CEO/Co-Founder Nick Kenner and Janae Banks, Guest Relations...

Duration: 00:51:35

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