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THE FOOD SEEN

THE FOOD SEEN explores the intersections of food, art & design, and how chefs and artists alike are amalgamating those ideas, using food as their muse & medium across a multitude of media. Host, Michael Harlan Turkell, talks with fellow photographers, food stylists, restaurateurs, industrial and interior designers; all the players that make the world so visually delicious, that want to eat with your eyes.

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Episode 144: First We Feast

On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, brothers Chris and Nick Schonberger share a passion for nachos. For real, if not for their familiar nacho bond, they’re barely brothers. Luckily, their job begets nacho hunting. As editors of First We Feast, a website where food is delivered through pop culture, they aim to bring long lasting relevance to the fads we eat. Interviewing game-changing chefs on the “10 Dishes that Made Their Career”, to curating insider guides on what to eat where and when, this ain’t your ordinary listacle, it’s put to the test. There’s only rule – “NO SOGGY CHIPS”! This program has been brought to you by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Theme music provided by Cookies. “If I’m going to be in the workplace and be really pissed off at somebody – I’d rather it be my brother so we can squash the beef in a familial way.” [2:00] — Chris Shonberger of First We Feast on The Food Seen

39mins

23 Apr 2013

Rank #1

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Episode 301: Vivian Howard, "Deep Run Roots"

On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Vivian Howard returns to her roots, literally and figuratively. Raised in Deep Run, NC, amongst tobacco plants and hog farms, it was a move to NYC, prompted by a job in advertising, that lead her to the cooking. Kitchen tutelage from the likes of Wylie Dufrense and Jean Georges Vongerichten, she took this newfound knowledge back south to open her progressive eatery, Chef & The Farmer, to a town hit by recession in need of real, good food. Howard focused on developing a menu based in rural abundance surrounding her (e.g. blueberries, peanuts, sweet corn, okra, collards, watermelon, peaches, pecans, sweet potatoes). Devoted to her area of Eastern North Carolina, Howard began filming a documentary of the farmers behind this produce, which became the Peabody and Daytime Emmy award winning "A Chef's Life" on PBS. In her bible of a cookbook Deep Run Roots, hear the stories behind Blueberry BBQ Chicken and Pecan-Chewy Pie!

39mins

29 Nov 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 187: Brooklyn Farmacy presents “The Soda Fountain”

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we’re talking floats, sundaes, egg creams, & more with Brooklyn Farmacy’s brother & sister team, Peter Freeman and Gia Giasullo. With the release of their new book, “The Soda Fountain”, they not only document their own efforts to open up what is now a neighborhood destination, but they also celebrate the history of a classic American establishment. From the days of Rx to the soda fountain’s recent revival, they channel a century worth of “soda jerks” who always serve pretzel sticks with a smile. From a Cherry Lime Rickey to The Sundae of Broken Dreams, come find out what makes Brooklyn Farmacy an American original. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market. “For us it’s wonderful to revive a place that already had a life to itself” [06:00] “What we really prescribe, sell and deliver is an experience.” [12:00] –Gia Giasullo of Brooklyn Farmacy on THE FOOD SEEN

36mins

23 Apr 2014

Rank #3

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Episode 158: Yossy Arefi of Apt. 2B Baking Co.

On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we’re excited to have Yossy Arefi of Apt. 2B Baking Co. Yossy has worked as a baker in numerous NYC kitchens, and in the same analog way, she shoots with film, though emulations for Adobe Lightroom are catching up. Hear the click of her Pentax camera as we reflect on her Pacific Northwest Seattle upbringing and Iranian ancestry, #unfiltered. Thanks to our sponsor, Consider Bardwell. “Those moments where everything isn’t quite perfect or straight are more interesting and active then a perfectly-styled photograph.” [6:45] — Yossy Arefi on THE FOOD SEEN

31mins

6 Aug 2013

Rank #4

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Episode 165: Diane Mott Davidson

On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Diane Mott Davidson, the Agatha Christie of the food world, talks about her 17th book in her long-standing series of culinary mystery novels. The sleuthy protagonist, Goldy Schulz, a small town caterer, cooks her way through her friend’s murder investigation. Diane’s latest book The Whole Enchilada, proves to be another tasty thriller, which includes recipes for the titular Enchilada Suizas, Goldy’s Chef Salad, Spicy Brownies and more … but watch out, once you read one, you’ll want to read all Goldy’s whodunnit kitchen adventures. This program has been sponsored by Brooklyn Slate. “Think of writing as exercise. It’s important to exercise every day, and it’s important to write every day.” [9:55] — Diane Mott Davidson on The Food Seen

29mins

23 Oct 2013

Rank #5

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Episode 217: Sean Brock

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we share the tradition of Southern storytelling with Sean Brock, chef of McCrady’s, Husk,Minero, in Charleston SC and Nashville TN. The son of a coal mining family in rural Wise County, Virginia, Sean never forgot his Appalachian upbringing while finding himself in the Lowcountry. It all started over a simple bowl of Hoppin’ John, and continued itself with a side of cornbread. These dishes are emblematic, not only in the South, put as far as West Africa for the Gullah people. To understand his roots better, Sean researched and traveled, in hopes of reviving ingredients, preserving said tradition, through seed saving, and working with Anson Mills and their Carolina gold rice. Sean celebrates this journey in his debut cookbook, HERITAGE, fittingly holding a handful of heirloom beans on the cover. Of course there’s BBQ, the smell of smoke, and a sip of whiskey or two, but it’s really about his manifesto, and finding yourself through cooking. Then the food has much meaning far deeper than fried chicken. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham. photo by Andrea Behrends “I’m a very obsessive person. When I get excited about something I take it way too far.” [13:00] “The most important thing we can do is raise awareness. As chefs we have an incredibly opportunity to do that with a plate of food.” [16:00] “There’s way more bad BBQ than there is good BBQ and it didn’t used to be that way.” [20:00] “These days, we’re able to cook strange species of seafood and people trust us now. as chefs it kind of came out of necessity – we were overfishing. 25:00 –Sean Brock on The Food Seen

30mins

16 Dec 2014

Rank #6

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Episode 374: The Noma Guide to Fermentation with René Redzepi and David Zilber

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, when René Redzepi opened Noma in 2003, he couldn’t have imagined that a small Copenhagen-based restaurant would send a ripple through the food scene by way of Nordic cuisine. The same goes for what we’ve recently witnessed in the world fermentation. An act of aging a piece of produce, or protein (see: chicken wing garum), is calculatedly manipulated, and matured, for maximum flavor through an ever-evolving relationship between microbes and humans, or that’s how David Zilber puts it. As head of Noma’s fermentation lab, Zilber tabulated his catalog of creation, now known as The Noma Guide to Fermentation, which documents the life choices of koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-ferments, and more … all which came to realization when somebody got drunk for the first time. The FOOD SEEN is powered by Simplecast.

52mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 281: Alison Roman

On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, former pastry chef and Momofuku milk maid, Alison Roman, brought her creative talents to the test kitchens of Bon Appétit, nurturing her innate ability for developing stunning beautiful (and delicious) recipes, eventually becoming Senior Food Editor. Following a Short Stack Editions about Lemons (with a lemon coconut tea cake that's a must add to anyone's repertoire), and time working for BuzzFeed Food, Alison is now writing her first, of two, cookbooks; DINING IN, is due out in Fall 2017. Until then, at least we have boozy popsicles to tide us over, via Alison's appearance on Rachael Ray (video). Spicy Grapefruit Margarita Pops anyone?

30mins

7 Jun 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 382: Where Cooking Begins with Carla Lalli Music

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Carla Lalli Music is the Food Editor across all things Bon Appétit, Healthyish, Basically, and Epicurious. This more than qualifies her to write “Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook”, but it’s less about the skill set she possesses, than the confidence she instills. As a YouTube cooking star as seen in Back-to-Back Chefs, she blindly and brazenly teaches cooks how to feel their way through the kitchen, do more with less, and equips them with 6 simple cooking techniques, from which there are dozens of dishes within reach. For each and every piece produce, pasta, grain, poultry, fish, soup and bean, Carla will bring you closer your own personal cooking greatness. Reprinted from Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes To Make You a Great Cook. Copyright © 2019 by Carla Lalli Music. Photographs copyright © 2019 Gentl and Hyers. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC. The FOOD SEEN is powered by Simplecast.

48mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 388: Indian-ish with Priya Krishna

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, growing up North Indian in The Lone Star State (Dallas, Texas to be exact) didn’t mean Indian-American mashups like Roti Pizza were a given. For food writer Priya Krishna, her mother Ritu’s penchant for cooking, lead her away from the traditional dal and sabzi recipes you’d see in Hindi cookbooks, instead, considering her cuisine a coalescence. Now, it’s the eponymous name given to her daughter Priya’s cookbook, “Indian-ish": Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family”. Image Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The FOOD SEEN is powered by Simplecast.

44mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 105: Joe Campanale

On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, wine wunderkind Joe Campanale, the twentysomething co-founder/owner/sommelier of Dell’Anima, L’Artusi, Anfora, and soon to be opened, L’Apicio, talks his first sip of ice wine in the Finger Lakes when he was 13 years old and his ascension since. Learn how to talk about wine, what goes into conducting a tasting, and which wines pair best with food. This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery. “I would go the the farmers’ markets, and just smelling all of these herbs, fruits, vegetables- and paying attention to them- I really loved the sensory experience of smelling everything. When I tasted those same flavors in wines, I was able to articulate them, because I could remember what something really specific smelled like, even if I had never been exposed to it before.” “Everything you need to make wine exists on the grape.” — Joe Campanale on THE FOOD SEEN

40mins

19 Jun 2012

Rank #11

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Episode 286: Ice Cream Adventures with Stef Ferrari

On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how did a certified cicerone from the beer industry take an ice cream meltdown (in a good way), to heart? Stef Ferrari, founder of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co., takes us on her Ice Cream Adventures, which is also the title of her current cookbook. Growing up visiting her favorite Connecticut farms for a scoop, matured into a sophisticated palate of adult flavors like Fernet & Coffee, Sriracha Popcorn, Cacio e Pepe, and Sea Salt & Sourdough. Don't worry, Ferrari can easily satiate your inner child too (e.g. Oreos & Ovaltine), with every shake, sundae and swirl. So chill out, and enjoy this journey through cup and cone.

59mins

12 Jul 2016

Rank #12

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Episode 290: John Fraser of Nix

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, John Fraser takes an anthropological approach to restaurant life. Nix, his latest offering, is steps away from the Union Square Greenmarket in NYC, and aims to create a category for vegetarian cuisine that is all it’s own. Here, Fraser flexes his creative muscles to create something so satisfying, that you’ll ask for Carrots Wellington and/or Buffalo Fried Cauliflower by name, and not think of it as unfulfilling “health food”. In his early years at The French Laundry, then cooking through Paris, Fraser became aware that there is this connection of food & culture, more than the microcosm chefs often live within. Cooking doesn’t have to be under the gene of judgement anymore, and Yukon Potato Fry Bread can exist in the same space as a tandoor oven. Leading by example, Fraser only hopes the precursor that was meatless Mondays finds its place throughout the week.

26mins

20 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 101: Adam Perry Lang

THE FOOD SEEN returns with a hot new episode all about BBQ! Classically trained chef turned barbecue champion, Adam Perry Lang, delivers a new set of active grilling techniques his most recent cookbook, Charred & Scruffed, forever changing the lexicon of BBQ: Scruffing (roughing up the meat to create more surface area where seasonings and bastes can cling) Clinching (cooking meat directly on the coals to enhance crunch) Hot Potatoing (turning and moving the meat constantly to control heat buildup) Cooking High to Slow (especially effective for crust development in larger cuts) f you don’t feel like firing up your grill, you can always visit one of Adam’s restaurants. He is the founder of Daisy May’s BBQ in NYC, co-founder with Jamie Oliver of Barbecoa in London, and meat maestro at Carnevino in Las Vegas. This episode has been brought to you by Hearst Ranch. “People talk about French technique like it’s abstract. It’s really just tremendous structure. And even with cooking barbecue, as unruly as it is, there are certain things that you need to do to stay on track.” “The key to good barbecue, low-and-slow style, is consistency and temperature.” — Adam Perry Lang on THE FOOD SEEN

43mins

22 May 2012

Rank #14

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Episode 404: Evan Funke, American Sfoglino

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Evan Funke wants to be the best pasta maker in America, so it’s by no mistake that his cookbook is called: American Sfoglino. Funke found his way in Bologna, Italy, apprenticing at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese, who’s doctrine he still abides by stateside. At Felix (Trattoria) in Los Angeles, Funke’s pasta making is a study of shape; not reshaping what pasta is, but rather, refining it. Whether it’s the smallest of bellybuttons for tortellos (tortellini, balanzoni, tortelli), or the delicate purse known as cestini, Funke teaches four master doughs that pave the way for all tutti la pasta fatta in casa.Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.Photos by Eric WolfingerThe Food Seen is powered by Simplecast.

46mins

15 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 405: Binging with Babish

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how did a character on American political drama The West Wing, inspire a cinematically shot cooking show? Well, whatever the circumstance, Andrew Rea’s Binging With Babish YouTube channel has become a marvel; with over 5 million subscribers, Rae’s recipes are recreated (or created) in admiration of his two greatest passions: the moving picture and cooking. To that effect, he’s now made a BwB cookbook, cataloging some of movies and television’s greatest culinary scenes: Timpano from Big Night, Confit Byaldi from Ratatouille, Prison Gravy from Goodfellas, Buddy’s Pasta from Elf, and of course, Fried Green Tomatoes.Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.Image Excerpted from BINGING WITH BABISH: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows © 2019 by Andrew Rea. Photography © 2019 by Evan Sung. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.The Food Seen is powered by Simplecast.

34mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 406: Poilâne

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, for nearly a century, at 8 Rue du Cherche-Midi in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district of the 6th arrondissement, the surname Poilâne has been synonymous with bread and Parisian life since 1932. Pierre (Poilâne) began making his family’s signature 5-pound stone-ground wheat miche in wood-fire basement oven with a red brick facade, and since then, his son, Lionel, and now daughter Apollonia, have kept that flame alight. After decades of service, and guarded secrets, they finally share their recipes with the world in the eponymously named cookbook: Poilâne.Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.Courtesy of Poilane / Houghton Mifflin HarcourtThe FOOD SEEN is powered by Simplecast.

34mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 274: Tasting Rome with Kristina Gill

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Kristina Gill takes us on a tour of Cucina Romana , which can be followed through every bite of pasta (Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe, Alla Gricia, Amatriciana and more), in her book, "Tasting Rome." Though Kristina grew up in Nashville TN, surrounded by the splendors of her family's small gardens, her grandmother's seasonal produce deep freeze, and a panty of boxed goods like Rice-a-Roni, Pillsbury biscuits and Shake'N Bake, it wasn't until Kristina left for college, and spent time abroad in Italy, that she began buying cookbooks, and taking a deeper look into a well versed culinary history. Kristina left her job in Foreign Affairs and Policy to gain more free time to explore the foods of Italia, started a blog, learned photography, and launched "In The Kitchen With" on Design Sponge, where she collected interviews and recipes from people working in the design and lifestyle fields. These fascinations combined, a compendium seemed inevitable, and with co-author Katie Parla, Kristina compiled the best of what Roman cuisine had to offer, from Cazzimperio (crudities) to 'Nduja in Carrozza (the best grilled cheese you'll ever have). From Ebracia (Jewish) delicacies to Quinto Quarto (offal) dishes, and of course all the spring Vedure (greens) like Vignarola (artichoke, pea, fava and lettuce stew), and pizza (of course), Rome has to offer. So get ready to eat your way from antipasto to dolce, that will have you making travel plans to taste Rome today!

34mins

29 Mar 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 322: Stella Parks, BraveTart

On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, pastry chef Stella Parks charmed a sweet tooth constituency in in Lexington, KY, for sweets and scribing on her blog BraveTart. She wasn't necessarily reinventing dessert, instead fortifying them with plenty of sugar, butter, chocolate ... leading her to document the history Chocolate Chips Cookies (which precede Ruth Wakefield's 1938 "Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies"), cakes, pies, doughnuts, snacks (learn how to make your own "Fauxreos"), puddings, and candy bars, all documented in her book project "BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts". She also runs pastry program for Serious Eats, reconditioning dessert and something to seek, rather than just wait until the end of a meal.

33mins

27 Jun 2017

Rank #19

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Episode 194: Christy Harrison, Food Psych Podcast

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Christy Harrison, a nutritionist specializing in eating disorders and obesity explores the intersections of food and psychology through her podcast Food Psych. Christy also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, has worked at the NYC Department of Health, and been an editor and writer for the likes of Gourmet, Modernist Cuisine, and CHOW. Hear how eating disorders can affect anyone, and what nutritional tips may just help us to overcome them. This program has been sponsored by Bonnie Plants. p.s. Listen to host Michael Harlan Turkell on Food Psych, #28: Seen and Heard. “For healthy diets, you cannot have restriction, but rather- balance.” [8:45] “I knew so many women who grew up with mothers who were restricting. My mother was the kind of woman who was always trying to lose five pounds.” [25:15] — Christy Harrison on THE FOOD SEEN

36mins

17 Jun 2014

Rank #20