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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in national food and beverage culture, and analyze how these issues affect the world at large. This fun and fast-paced program is hosted by Katherine Cole and presented by OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting).

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in national food and beverage culture, and analyze how these issues affect the world at large. This fun and fast-paced program is hosted by Katherine Cole and presented by OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting).
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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in national food and beverage culture, and analyze how these issues affect the world at large. This fun and fast-paced program is hosted by Katherine Cole and presented by OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting).

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@The4Top

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Episodes

Ep. 15: Spammed By 'Spon Con' | Convoluted Cobranding | Why Is Brewpub Food So Bad?

3/27/2017
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So-called "Spon Con" is influencing our food-purchasing decisions. But can we identify it when we see it? Next, cobranding has crossed over from fashion to food, with some bizarre consequences. We’ll debate the merits of Carhartt-brand beer and Tabasco-sauce-flavored Jelly Bellies. And finally, why is it so hard to get a decent meal at a brewpub? Join us as we unravel one of life’s great mysteries on Episode 15.

Duration: 00:46:20


Ep. 14: Grocery-Store Checkout Talk | The Death Of The Dinner Party | The Average Home Cook

3/13/2017
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Ep. 14: Grocery-Store Checkout Talk | The Death Of The Dinner Party | The Average Home Cook by Oregon Public Broadcasting

Duration: 00:47:53


Ep. 13: Food Network Champion Tells All | Laptop Squatters And Cafés | Why Kids Should Cook

2/27/2017
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Ep. 13: Food Network Champion Tells All | Laptop Squatters And Cafés | Why Kids Should Cook by Oregon Public Broadcasting

Duration: 00:43:50


Ep. 12: Why Truffles Are Like Drugs | Restaurant Playlists | Rethinking The Microwave

2/13/2017
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Are four-star restaurants serving narcotics? Truffles are sold on the black market for thousands of dollars per kilo; and according to Italian researchers, these homely little tubers can get you high. We discuss, then turn our attention to the role of music in enhancing the dining experience. Do you prefer to eat to the sound of silence, soothing violins, or something more sonically dynamic? Finally, microwaves: We think outside the box.

Duration: 00:54:49


Ep. 11: Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party | Dictatorial Dining | Single-Subject Cookbooks

1/30/2017
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Get to know the only cooking show that brings high society together with "high" society: "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party." Next, get to know the hardline rules restaurants are increasingly laying down for customers to follow. Finally, what's the appeal of the single-subject cookbook? Savor the conversation as our team of panelists debate these issues, and more.

Duration: 00:47:57


Ep. 10: Competitive Culinary Tourism | Eating Under Embargo | Rum, From Cuba With Love

1/16/2017
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As American tourists stream into the newly opened nation of Cuba, they're driven by a desire to capture this magical moment. But how "authentic" is a Cuban dining experience when full-time residents don't have access to many foods? After a heavy conversation about privation, we lighten the mood with a brief history—and taste—of Cuban rum.

Duration: 00:55:11


Ep. 8: The Tyrannical Traditional Table, Fake Food Holidays And The Culinary Class Divide

12/19/2016
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Ep. 8: The Tyrannical Traditional Table, Fake Food Holidays And The Culinary Class Divide by Oregon Public Broadcasting

Duration: 00:44:46


Ep. 7: Have You Eaten Your Sea Vegetables? | New in Food for 2017 | Doing the Hoke-ay Poke Listen

12/5/2016
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In our seventh episode, we look forward to 2017. We pick at the new food trend that is poke (that’s “poh-kay,” OK?), and swim through the underwater world of sea vegetables. And our panelists share their food-and-drink predictions for the year to come.

Duration: 00:43:57


Ep. 6: Soylent, Craft Beer's Dirty Secret And Fear The Yeti

11/21/2016
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Ep. 6: Soylent, Craft Beer's Dirty Secret And Fear The Yeti by Oregon Public Broadcasting

Duration: 00:47:15


Ep. 3: Recipe Theft, Born-Again Chefs And Tipping … Over?

10/10/2016
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In our third episode, we explore the nefarious realm of recipe theft, discuss the recent trend of born-again chefs ditching bacon and embracing health food and debate the end of tipping as we know it.

Duration: 00:41:16


Ep. 2: Meaningless Food Terms, Flavor Bombs And Bycatch Curious

9/26/2016
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In our second episode, we kvetch about B.S. food terminology, learn why inherent flavor will save our lives and cast our net around bycatch, the best new thing in seafood.

Duration: 00:41:15


Ep. 1: Breakfast Insanity, Dining Out On Apps And Talking Trash About Food Waste

9/12/2016
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In the debut episode of "The Four Top," we talk trash about food waste, unpack the baffling breakfast-ization of dinner and test-drive the hottest dining apps for your phone.

Duration: 00:39:48


Trailer: The Four Top

9/2/2016
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From food waste to tipping, The Four Top is a roundtable discussion of today's hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Listen in every other Monday.

Duration: 00:01:57