Rank #1: Alternative Dairy and Cheese
This week we explored the world of alternative dairy and cheese making. Joining Tyler and his corporate chef Erik Harrelson, was Andrew Zlot of Double 8 Dairy in Valley Ford, California. They discussed the ins and outs of water buffalo milk and the making of gelato ice cream. Next up, was Jon Bowne from Gypsy Cheese Co. who went in depth with the art of making raw goat’smilk cheese and taking the leap from city slicker to artisan cheese maker. It’s all you ever wanted to know about alternative dairy and maybe even a little more.
Jun 17 2014
Rank #2: “Build a Better Burger” demo
A pre-recorded podcast of Tyler’s “build a better burger” demo from the Aspen Food & WIne Classic. Tyler and his corporate Chef Erik Harrelson discuss the art of the perfect hamburger, from what cuts of beef make the optimal blend of fat and flavor to a made to order hamburger bun. With BBQ season in full swing you won’t want to miss this one!
Jul 14 2014
Rank #3: Hog Island Oyster Co.
Tyler and his corporate Chef Erik Harrelson, take a motorcycle trip up the coast to Tomales Bay where they talk with Terry Sawyer, co founder of Hog Island Oyster Co. While slurping down oysters Terry gives them a history of Tomales Bay and Hog Island, a lesson in oyster farming, and they dicuss the impact that climate change is having on the oceans. https://tylerflorencetestkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/tftk-hogisland-ep8a_06-17-01.mp3
Jul 09 2014
Rank #4: Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley hosts Tyler and Paolo Lucchesi from the San Francisco Chronicle for a candid conversation about growing up, the creative process, the definition of success, and other topics.
Apr 03 2015
Rank #5: California Olive Oil
This week we invite Vincent Ricchiuti, the fourth generation farmer at Enzo Olive Oil Company, to talk with us about the interesting world of olive oil. Together we discuss how olive oil is made, dispell some myths of cooking with extra virgin olive oil, and also talk about how and why olive oil is the most adulterated food item in the world.
Feb 26 2015