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Patrick Martins is the founder of Heritage Radio Network. Every Sunday at noon he interviews the most interesting chefs, farmers and other food luminaries who he has the great fortune of working with through his current work at Heritage Foods USA and former work as President of Slow Food USA. Each Main Course begins with the Week in Review regarding Heritage Radio Network happenings across the station.




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Episode 256: Donner, Party of 50!

WARNING! This episodecontains content which may upset some listeners, please be advised. If you mention the Donner Party to most...

Duration: 00:40:13

Episode 255: Cravings with Celia & Cynthia Cheng

Cravings introduces the concept of gastronomic cravings and guides you in how to satisfy them. A review of New York...

Duration: 00:46:48

Episode 254: Alan Rosen of Junior’s Cheesecake

Hail a taxicab anywhere in New York City and tell the driver, “Take me to the best cheesecake in New...

Duration: 00:45:29

Episode 253: Rainn Wilson

Check out this week’s edition of The Main Course as hosts Alexes McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour welcome Rainn Wilson! Hot...

Duration: 00:30:58

Episode 252: Justin Warner

Tune in as The Main Course gets rebellious as solo host Phillip Gilmour welcomes Chef Justin Warner to the studio....

Duration: 00:48:17

Episode 251: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Persian

Happy Sunday! This week on The Main Course, hosts Alexes McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour welcome artist Kamrooz Aram to the...

Duration: 00:43:00

Episode 250: Orange Wine, LCD Soundsystem, & Biodynamics with Katrina Birchmeier

Alexes and Phill welcome Katrina Birchmeier of The Four Horseman to the studio for a chat on all things natural...

Duration: 00:46:20

Episode 249: I’ll Have What Phil’s Having

I’ll have what Phil’s having! This week on The Main Course, solo host Alexes McLaughlin is in studio with Phil...

Duration: 00:17:46

Episode 248: Eats, Rhymes, & Life with Jarobi

Jarobi White is in the studio for this week’s The Main Course! Alexes McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour welcome the rapper...

Duration: 00:43:28

Episode 247: Lex Taylor’s Burger Boogie

Tune in as Alexes and Phillip sit down with Esquire TV’s The Next Great Burger winner, Lex Taylor, for the...

Duration: 00:44:18

The Main Course - Episode 247 - Lex Taylor's Burger Boogie

Tune in as Alexes and Phillip sit down with Esquire TV's The Next Great Burger winner, Lex Taylor, for the season opener of The Main Course. Talking his inspiration behind the burger that knocked out sixteen other chefs to bring home the gold, Lex reveals that he's also a longtime Brooklyn-er who came up with Phill and other Bushwick food stars. The group chats about burgers, NYC goings-on, Mexico, and authentic ingredients and food trends around the world. This episode pretty much covers...

Duration: 00:44:18

Episode 242 - The Main Course with Joe Karcinell

New York City is such an incredible city with a rich history, but so much of its history is overlooked. Toasting the Town, an E-newsletter discusses some of the stories that are lesser known. Did George Washington ever have a beer at the bar down the street? Did Mark Twain spend his summers at the beach you went to last weekend? This week on The Main Course, Alexes McLaughlin talks to guest Joe Karcinell, founder of Toasting the Town, talks about some of his favorite New York City...

Duration: 00:40:31

The Main Course - Episode 246 - Stephen Torres

This week on The Main Course, hosts Alexes McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour welcome Ashley Sears and Stephen Torres to the studio chatting about his ventures Imbibe and Inspire as well as the Roots of American Food Conference. Imbibe and Inspire features videos in which culinary figures (Wylie Dufresne, Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, and more) sip on a beverage and talk about what inspires them. Taking things to a new level, Stephen initiated bringing food people as well as an audience to the...

Duration: 00:45:22

The Main Course - Episode 245 - Mondavi Winery & Farmer Frank Reese

This week on The Main Course, tune in as Alexes McLaughlin is on the line with Jeff Mosher and Chris Stillwell, chef and sous chef at Robert Mondavi Winery in California. Talking about the exciting summer concert series offered at the winery plus some of the delicious dishes coming from their kitchen, and an update on the drought situation, the chefs invite everyone out to the west coast before the summer is through! After the break, Patrick Martins joins the show welcoming poultry farmer...

Duration: 00:34:09

The Main Course - Episode 244 - Montana's Trail House

This week on The Main Course host Alexes McLaughlin welcomes the guys behind Montana's Trail House to the studio: Owner Montana Masback and Chef Nate Courtland. Talking about cultivating the Bushwick, Brooklyn restaurant scene and how they got their start, the guys talk about their business savvy and how they stay true to themselves. In the second half of the show, the group gets Phillip Gilmour on the line from Miami working on a pop-up of MoMo Sushi Shack. This program was brought to you...

Duration: 00:44:35

The Main Course - Episode 243 - Greg Vetter of Tessemae's

This week on The Main Course, hosts Alexis McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour are in studio with Greg Vetter, CEO of Tessemae's which specializes in healthy, natural condiments and salad dressings. After learning of Greg's upbringing and how he decided to take his mother's recipes into business, he explains that Tessemae's prides itself in using ingredients found in nature and avoiding all things synthetic. Greg relays the trials and tribulations behind getting his local Whole Foods to carry the...

Duration: 00:49:30

The Main Course - Episode 238 - UMi BUSHWICK

This week on a brand new episode of The Main Course, hosts Alexes McLaughlan and Phillip Gilmour welcome the dynamic duo behind UMi Bushwick to the studio. UMi Bushwick is a pop-up stop selling late night buns out of a bakery called Sweet Shiny. Founded by two best friends from NYU, Renel Sun and Phoebe Tran, who decided to put their education on hold in February 2014 to explore their culinary ventures abroad, they share their trials and tribulations behind becoming successful vendors while...

Duration: 00:44:14

The Main Course - Episode 241 - Chef Wolfgang Ban of Paulaner

Guten Tag! This week on The Main Course, host Alexes McLaughlin is sitting down with Chef Wolfgang Ban of Seasonal Restaurant Weinbar, Edi the Wolf, and the newest microbrewery/restaurant venture, Paulaner. With over a decade of experience and training to his work in the culinary arts and is a firm believer that the foundation for modern cuisine should have its roots in a comprehensive understanding of tradition, Wolfgang tells Alexes about his evolution into the beer focused, communal...

Duration: 00:43:51

The Main Course - Episode 240 - Chris Jaeckle of All'onda

This week on The Main Course, listen in as host Alexes McLaughlin sits down with Executive Chef and Owner of All'onda in New York City. A modern Venetian inspired Italian restaurant with Japanese influences, Chris is a fine dining vet, having worked as head chef at Michael White's Ai Fiori and spending almost a decade in kitchens like Tabla, Eleven Madison Park and Moriomoto. Tune in for a wonderful chat! This program was brought to you by Fairway Market.

Duration: 00:36:28

The Main Course - Episode 239 - EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES

Tune in to this week's special edition of The Main Course as host Alexes McLaughlin takes listeners down the (RED) carpet at the EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES event taking place May 31, 2015. Talking to notable chefs such as John Besh, Elizabeth Faulkner, and David Burke, this certainly was a great night for food! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

Duration: 00:16:38

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