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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JBF on the Air: Daniel Rose

Daniel Rose on Taste Matters with JBF's Mitchell Davis

 

Ever wonder what it's like for an American ex-pat chef in France? On yesterday's episode of Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis was joined by Daniel Rose, chef and owner of the acclaimed Spring restaurant in Paris. The pair discussed the importance of cooking in French culture, the parallels between Rose's culinary and philosophy studies, his experience as a young cook in France, and what excites him about today's culinary landscape. Listen below to learn more!

 

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JBF on the Air: Dave Arnold

Mixologist Dave Arnold on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, Dave Arnold, who presides over the forward-thinking mixology program at New York City's Booker and Dax, joined Mitchell Davis to discuss the true meaning of being a chef, mixologist, and food enthusiast. From finding inspiration in local ingredients to using high-tech equipment, chefs are inventing new dishes, techniques, and crafts to keep up with the rapidly expanding industry. Dave also explains how home cooks are evolving, as well—with the vast amount of information available online, people are learning to cook and bake through experimentation at home rather than from first-hand instruction. Listen below to learn more:

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JBF on the Air: Michael Romano

 

On the latest installment of Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis welcomed JBF Award winner Michael Romano, director of culinary development for Union Square Events and Union Square Hospitality Group. Romano discusses his latest book, Favorite Staff Meals from Our Restaurants to Your Home, a collection of staff meal recipes from the USHG restaurant family. The dishes are simple enough to be prepared in a snap, but sophisticated enough to please some of the industry's most discerning palates. Listen below to learn more about the book, his interest in Japanese culture, and his restaurant philosophy.

 

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JBF on the Air: Janna Gur

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis chats with Janna Gur, a food writer, editor, cookbook author, and leading expert on Israeli and Jewish cuisine. They discuss the difference between Jewish and Israeli food, the history behind Israeli cuisine (from the beginnings of the "Seven Species" to present-day social attitudes towards food in our own households), and the current state of Jewish cuisine in America. Listen below to learn more!

 

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JBF on the Air: Andrew Zimmern

 

What's on television personality Andrew Zimmern's mind? Find out on last week's episode of Taste Matters as he chats with JBF's Mitchell Davis about travel, taste, and gastronomy. Andrew Zimmern is the co-creator, host, and consulting producer of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods. A multiple JBF Award winner and the honoree at this year's Chefs & Champagne New York, Andrew discusses how small, remote pockets of the world have changed his perspective on culture and humanity, why he thinks walnuts are the most disgusting thing to eat, and the importance of travel. Listen below:

 

 

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JBF on the Air: Bonnie Stern

Mitchell Davis and Bonnie Stern on Taste Matters

Discover Toronto's food scene with Bonnie Stern, known as "Canada's Julia Child," on this week's episode of Taste Matters. Bonnie and JBF's Mitchell Davis (a fellow Torontonian) discuss Canada's culinary trajectory, Toronto's reception of new restaurants by David Chang and Daniel Boulud, and the differences between American and Canadian restaurant culture. Listen below:

 

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JBF on the Air: Neurogastronomy

Gordon Murray Shepherd on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

How do all five senses contribute to the experience of taste? Where, exactly, does flavor come from? Delve deeper into the world of taste on yesterday's episode of Taste Matters, when JBF's Mitchell Davis was joined by neuroscientist Gordon Murray Shepherd, who performs experimental and theoretical research on how neurons are organized into microcircuits that carry out the functional operations of the nervous system. Listen below as the pair explores the concept of neurogastronomy, the science behind how we perceive taste:

 

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