JBF on the Air: Liz Neumark

Liz Neumark on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On the first Taste Matters episode of 2014, JBF’s Mitchell Davis talked with CEO and author Liz Neumark of catering company Great Performances and the year-round, organic Katchkie Farm. With its commitment to innovative cuisine and sourcing local ingredients, Great Performances is one of the most popular catering companies in New York City. The pair discussed the challenges of using seasonal ingredients with planned catering menus, the importance of cooking skills for young people, how thoughtful food preparation can eliminate diet-related disease, and crucial labor issues in the food industry. Click here to listen to the full episode. ... Read more >

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Up Your ’Gram Game

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When pondering how to live better in 2014, we couldn’t help but think about improving our food photos—so we consulted an expert. Few people in the industry have greater knowledge of successful food photography than Bon Appétit’s creative director, Alex Grossman. The nominee for a 2012 JBF Award in Visual Storytelling (who also happens to have an enviable Instagram account of his own) sat down with us to share his expertise on capturing beautiful food images. Want to improve your skills? Read on! 

 

JBF: Why do you think Instagram has exploded with food photography? 

 

AG: Food revolves around the culture of sharing, so it's perfectly suited for social media. We... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Allen Salkin

Allen Salkin on Taste Matters

 

On last week's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis invited author and former New York Times reporter Allen Salkin to join him in Heritage Radio Network's Brooklyn studios. He recently penned the book From Scratch: Inside the Food Network, a behind-the-scenes look at the big personalities, high drama, and cultural juggernaut of the famed television network. Allen filled Mitchell in on his writing process and provided a glimpse into the company's fascinating roller-coaster ride from chaos to conquest. Click here to listen to the full episode.

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JBF on the Air: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson on Taste Matters

 

On last week's episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis welcomed cultural sociologist and Columbia University professor Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson into Heritage Radio Network's Brooklyn studios to discuss just why it's so vital to keep the conversations about food flowing. The pair mulled over food writing, the landscape of our current culinary culture, the impact of social media, and much more. Click here to listen to the full episode. 

 

Taste Matters is a radio program dedicated to taste: as a sense, cultural construct, and culinary phenomenon. However much we talk about where our food comes from, how it’s produced,... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Laura Shapiro

Laura Shapiro on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

Our recent Women in Whites gala is a wrap, but we're not done celebrating and contemplating the impact of female chefs on American food. On yesterday’s episode of Taste Matters, JBF’s Mitchell Davis invited author, journalist, and culinary historian Laura Shapiro on the air to discuss how women's roles behind the stove have evolved over the years. The pair discussed the food culture of the 1950s and how it dramatically changed our culinary landscape, how the idea of a quick, timed lunch was introduced into American culture in the early 1900s and its impact on our perception of food, and much more. To listen to the full episode, click here.

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JBF on the Air: Maureen B. Fant

Maureen B. Fant on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On last week’s episode of Taste Matters, JBF’s Mitchell Davis talked pasta with Maureen B. Fant, who co-authored Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way. Maureen discussed how her classical studies brought her to Rome and transformed her into a pasta expert, why certain pasta shapes are served with particular sauces, how she worked with co-author Oretta Zanini De Vita to transmit her encyclopedic knowledge of Italian cuisine and history, and how Italian food traditions keep the family together. To learn more, listen here

 

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JBF on the Air: Claude Fischler

Claude Fischler on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On last week’s episode of Taste Matters, JBF’s Mitchell Davis was joined by Claude Fischler, a French social scientist and the director of research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris, to discuss the relationship between food and society. Mitchell and Claude explored the social function of the family meal, how food-focused television has changed perceptions about cooking, the psychology behind dietary requirements, and how religion permeates attitudes about food. To learn more about Claude Fischler’s anthropological insights, listen here.

 

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JBF on the Air: Raj Patel

Raj Patel

 

This week on Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis spoke with Raj Patel, the award-winning writer, activist, and author of Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing. They discussed his new multimedia project, Generation Food, which documents how ordinary women and men around the world are enacting food-system change and "setting the table" for themselves, their communities, and future citizens. Listen below to learn more about Raj’s travels, experiences with global food insecurity, and his proposed solutions to these grave problems.

 

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JBF on the Air: Dan Kluger

Dan Kluger on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On last week’s episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis invited Dan Kluger, executive chef of New York City’s renowned ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, to the Heritage Radio Network studios. The pair talked about recent trends in the local and national restaurant scenes, the true meaning of farm-to-table dining, the impact and importance of vegetables, and much more. To learn more about how Dan utilizes local produce in his restaurants, what he believes contributes to the complex manifestation of taste, and the philosophy behind his culinary style, take a listen below!

 

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JBF on the Air: Carolyn Steel

Carolyn Steel on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On this week’s episode of Taste Matters, JBF’s Mitchell Davis talked with London-based author and architect Carolyn Steel, who recently spoke at our annual JBF Food Conference and is known for using food as a medium to "read" cities and understand how they work. Her book, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives, traces food's journey from land to urban table to sewer, and examines its historical context. Carolyn has also been featured in a TED Talk that explored the history of food routes from the ancient times to modern cities. Listen below to learn more about underlying issues within our urban ecosystem, and why Carolyn urges us all to think about food differently by understanding the flow of food from its origin... Read more >

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