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The Four Top

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Rank #186 in Food category

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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in #food and #beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole in partnership with OPB.

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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in #food and #beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole in partnership with OPB.

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58 Ratings
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Episode 65 Wine and Music

By WashDawg - Oct 17 2019
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Talking to plants was introduced in the 60’s and 70’s, so playing music to wine should affect wine too, from smooth jazz to acid rock. The amazing life of plants involves the taste and texture of wine. Discussions with Sheri Hood, Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Jay Boberg were entertaining and mind bending. Another cast by the Four Top that stimulates the taste buds of your mind.

Informative, Great conversation, Good Finds

By ShortBusPDX - Aug 26 2019
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Love the podcast - great format with multiple guests (different each week). Very conversational which makes for an easy listen. Content is also rich in that it isn't recycled information you frequently hear in other places. Unique content, fun, with great variety around food & beverage.

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
50
2
2
3
1

Episode 65 Wine and Music

By WashDawg - Oct 17 2019
Read more
Talking to plants was introduced in the 60’s and 70’s, so playing music to wine should affect wine too, from smooth jazz to acid rock. The amazing life of plants involves the taste and texture of wine. Discussions with Sheri Hood, Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Jay Boberg were entertaining and mind bending. Another cast by the Four Top that stimulates the taste buds of your mind.

Informative, Great conversation, Good Finds

By ShortBusPDX - Aug 26 2019
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Love the podcast - great format with multiple guests (different each week). Very conversational which makes for an easy listen. Content is also rich in that it isn't recycled information you frequently hear in other places. Unique content, fun, with great variety around food & beverage.

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The Four Top

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Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in #food and #beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole in partnership with OPB.

Rank #1: Ep. 60: Maggie Hoffman | Lee Hedgmon | Cheryl Wakerhauser

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In Ep. 60, we sit down with women leading the charge in the beverage industry. First, meet the efficient, crowd-pleasing batch cocktail, the contemporary craft take on the punches of yesteryear. Next, how much hard work does it take to build community through a passion for beverages? And our insiders discuss the pervasive skepticism and misogyny women face in the male-dominated drinks industry.

Episode 60 of "The Four Top" is online from May 6.

May 06 2019

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Rank #2: Ep. 14: Grocery-Store Checkout Talk | The Death Of The Dinner Party | The Average Home Cook

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

Mar 13 2017

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Rank #3: Ep. 50: Dana Frank | Jordan Michelman | Andrea Slonecker

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So-called "natural wine bars" are all the rage right now. Why? And what are the new, surprising wine-food pairing rules? Finally, who knew that eggs are sometime used to make wine?

Aug 20 2018

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Rank #4: Ep. 58: Drew Prindle | Liz Crain | Michael Zusman

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In our "feast for the senses" episode, we explore how sensory stimulation affects our food and beverage experiences. First, the music you hear in restaurants and grocery stores has changed significantly over the past decade. Next, as recreational marij...

Mar 04 2019

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Rank #5: Ep. 2: Meaningless Food Terms | Flavor Bombs | Bycatch Curious

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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.

Sep 26 2016

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Rank #6: Ep. 13: Food Network Champion Tells All | Laptop Squatters And Cafés | Why Kids Should Cook

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What’s really happening behind the scenes at the Food Network? Are so-called “laptop squatters” bad for business or good for café culture? And could a cooking class improve your child’s test scores?

Feb 27 2017

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Rank #7: Ep. 17: Ab-Fab Lady Food Bloggers | The Language Of Flavor | Online Wine Clubs

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If you're addicted to sites like Goop and The Pioneer Woman, you know how addictive it can be to follow the impossibly perfect lives of lady food bloggers. But do we honestly enjoy these sites, or are we hate-reading them? For our second course, we cha...

Apr 24 2017

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Rank #8: Ep. 37: Connie Blumhardt | Kenneth Olson | Jordan Michelman

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Episode 37 is all about coffee. First, our experts teach us to ride the "Third Wave" movement. Next, what's a microroaster? How about a nanoroaster? And finally, we taste and talk about Guinness Stout's caffeinated counterpart. Episode 37 of The Four Top is online from Jan. 29.

Jan 29 2018

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Rank #9: Ep. 3: Recipe Theft | Born-Again Chefs | Tipping … Over?

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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.

Oct 10 2016

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Rank #10: Ep. 42: Cheryl Wakerhauser | Danielle Centoni | Kyra Bussanich

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Modern French pastry is a spellbinding art form, combining eye-popping colors with surprising textures, shapes and flavors. We discuss this exciting movement with a pro. Next, boutiques selling nothing but macarons are the latest trend in sweet treats....

Apr 16 2018

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Rank #11: Ep. 59 Claudia Lucero | Juno DeMelo | Kyra Bussanich

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We're going free in Ep. 59. First: Forget those rubbery dairy-free cheeses from the grocery store and meet the new flavorful artisan alternatives. Next, how compelling is the case against sugar cane, and which of the dizzying array of alternatives is b...

Apr 01 2019

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Rank #12: Ep. 51: Rebecca Hopkins | Cathy Huyghe | Hannah Wallace

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Could a career in the food or beverage industry be harmful for workers' mental health? How do wine professionals stay healthy in a fairly unhealthy line of work? And why is a bar one of the most stressful places to work?

Sep 04 2018

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Rank #13: Ep. 5: Secret Menu Items | Martha Stewart's Meal-Prep Kits | Dining In The Instagram Era

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In our fifth episode, our panelists investigate the "secret menu" trend that's happening in national chain restaurants and discuss the significant impact Instagram has had on restaurant menus.

In addition, our two professional recipe testers try out Martha Stewart's new meal-kit delivery service, "Martha & Marley Spoon," and compare it with the competition.

Nov 07 2016

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Rank #14: Ep. 31: Christopher Kimball | Matthew Card | Carrie Welch

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With food media increasingly fragmented, why are some brands staging live IRL events? Next, do you sous vide at home? And finally, what are food entertainment personalities really like when the cameras turn off? We discuss on Episode 31 of The Four Top, online from Nov. 6.

Nov 06 2017

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Rank #15: Ep. 44: Karen Karbo | Katie Pratt | Alex Prud'homme

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What made the love story of Julia and Paul Child so unique? Next, what would photographer Paul Child think of today's Instagram-food-photo craze? And finally, we discuss how we can all live life to the fullest à la the Childs.

May 15 2018

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Rank #16: Ep. 32: Jeff Alworth | Erin James | Jeff Smith

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Why is cider the fastest-growing segment in the American drinks industry? Next, what's the deal with professional beverage tasting? And finally, craft beverage producers are constantly being solicited for donations.

Nov 20 2017

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Rank #17: Ep. 45: Dr. Greg Jones | Hannah Wallace | Jordan Michelman

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Will the wine industry be a victim of climate change? Next, how have the increasingly devastating wildfires that have hit vineyards recently affected the wines? And finally, we lighten the mood by asking why rosé must be limited to summer.

Jun 11 2018

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Rank #18: Ep. 20: The Evolution Of Grocery Stores | Does Cured Meat Kill? | Serious TV Chef

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From corner store to Costco, the grocery has changed over time. What's the future of food retail, and how do today's supermarkets deceive their customers? Next, the World Health Organization has warned us not to eat processed meat. Does that mean we have to give up artisanal salumi? And finally, a couple of new culinary shows are taking the genre in a more serious direction. Our panel ponders these questions in episode 20 of "The Four Top."

Jun 05 2017

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Rank #19: Ep. 12: Why Truffles Are Like Drugs | Restaurant Playlists | Rethinking The Microwave

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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.

Feb 13 2017

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Rank #20: Ep. 39: Nick Fauchald | Martha Holmberg | Christina Henry de Tessan

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Food magazines are shutting down at an unprecedented rate, but could there be new opportunities in this sector? Next, cookbooks are moving in a more classic, less celebrity-driven direction. And finally, we discuss ultra high-end, self-published culina...

Feb 26 2018

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