JBF on the Air: Tsukiji Fish Market

JBF's Mitchell Davis talks about Tsukiji Fish Market on Taste Matters

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis brings us behind the scenes at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan. As the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, it handles more than 400 different types of seafood, ranging from tiny sardines to giant tuna—and even some of the most expensive caviar on the market. Mitchell explains the logistics behind Tsukiji, how the goods are transported to restaurants around the globe, and how the quality of distribution differs between Japan and the United States. Listen below to learn more!

 

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JBF to Explore the "Paradox of Appetite" at its 2013 Food Conference

The 2013 James Beard Foundation Food Conference

 

The James Beard Foundation will hold the fourth annual JBF Food Conference at New York City's Convene Conference Center on October 21 and 22. Co-hosted by Good Housekeeping, the conference will bring together a diverse group of thought-leaders and stakeholders in the food system for a unique conversation about the idea of appetite and the conflicts it creates. Appetite fuels ambition, feeds our economy, and encapsulates life, but it also presents challenges, such as obesity and unsustainable business practices. Chef Art Smith, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Michael Moss, New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik, and many others are slated to participate.

 

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JBF on the Air: Gabriella Gershenson

Gabriella Gershenson on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On yesterday’s episode of Taste Matters, Gabriella Gershenson joined JBF’s Mitchell Davis in the studio to talk about her latest gig as food writer and editor for Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. She talks about the evolution of food television and the magazine’s goal of creating a fun, easy read that appeals to home cooks. Her writing also appears in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Edible Manhattan, and several other publications. She also appears as a judge on the Food Network’s 24 Hour Restaurant Battle. Listen below to learn about Every Day with Rachael Ray’s upcoming September issue, her favorite cannoli recipe, and the restaurants on Gabriella’s radar:

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JBF on the Air: Joshua Skenes

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis welcomed Joshua Skenes, executive chef and co-owner of San Francisco's Michelin-starred Saison. Skenes talked about his quest for finding inspiration in flavors and textures, his holistic approach to cooking, and how to tap into the origin of each ingredient in a dish. Known for his innovative culinary technique, Skenes has garnered widespread acclaim on a national level, and was named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2011. Want to know more about Saison and the food scene in San Francisco? Listen below!

 

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JBF on the Air: Dana Cowin

Food & Wine's Dana Cowin on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at Food & Wine? On last week’s episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis was joined by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, JBF Award winner Dana Cowin, who talked about the constantly evolving landscape of technology in publishing, the unique field of food journalism, and her forthcoming book, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, which is set to publish in 2014. Listen below to learn more!

 

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JBF on the Air: Gabriella Ganugi

Gabriella Ganugi on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On this week's Italy-themed episode of Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis was joined by chef and educator Gabriella Ganugi, founder of the Palazzi Florence Association for International Education. With academic programs in culinary arts, food science management, interactive digital media, and more, students gain an intimate knowledge of Italian culture through field trips and first-hand experiences with traditional Italian cuisine. Gabriella and Mitchell discuss the differences between Italian and American culture, as well as how her school's unique curriculum teaches students about the history of food through the lens of Italian cuisine. Gabriella also holds a doctorate in architecture and has lectured extensively at hospitality schools around the world. Listen below to learn to more:

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JBF on the Air: Amy and Mike Mills

 

On last week's smokin' hot episode of Taste Matters, Amy and Mike Mills of the legendary 17th Street Bar & Grill joined Mitchell Davis to talk all things 'cue. They discussed regional differences among barbecue style, the art of achieving perfect flavor, and their mission to bring small-town barbecue culture to New York City. Listen below to learn more:

 

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