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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JBF on the Air: Daniel Boulud

 

JBF Award winner Daniel Boulud is a world-renowned restaurateur with over a dozen acclaimed restaurants around the globe, including Daniel, his flagship property in New York City. On today's episode of Taste Matters, the French-born icon joined JBF's Mitchell Davis to discuss his career trajectory, his upcoming cookbook, and the 20th anniversary of Daniel. Listen below to learn more!

 

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JBF on the Air: The Art of Fermentation

Sandor Katz on Taste Matters

 

On last week's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis explored all things fermentation with author, activist, and self-described "fermentation revivalist" Sandor Katz. The pair discussed the nature of the process, the growing trend of home fermentation, and the war on bacteria. Listen below to find out why fermented foods are so safe and learn about the history behind the transformative action of microorganisms:

 

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JBF on the Air: Food Safety and Sustainability

Urvashi Rangan on Taste Matters

Buying natural, sustainable, and healthy food has become increasingly confusing in our hyper-marketed world. On yesterday's powerful episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis got some straight facts from Urvashi Rangan, executive director of the Food Safety and Sustainability Center operated by Consumer Reports. Learn all about the truth behind "natural" labels, the dangers of food marketing, and the growing problem of "green noise" below:

 

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JBF on the Air: Andrea Petrini

Andrea Petrini

 

How do perceptions of the culinary world differ between the United States and Europe—and how are the two notions connected? On yesterday's forward-thinking episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis was joined by international gastronomist Andrea Petrini, who equates food to performance and credits chefs with being cultural artists. He describes his latest project, GELINAZ, a collective culinary entity with a wild bunch of cutting-edge chefs and an intriguing manifesto. To learn more, listen below: 

 

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JBF on the Air: Cook It Raw


What happens when creative chefs and food producers come together to explore the possibilities of cuisine? Find out on yesterday's episode of Taste Matters, when JBF's Mitchell Davis was joined by Cook It Raw's Alessandro Porcelli. Cook It Raw provides an arena for exchange between avant-garde chefs and traditional food producers, encouraging innovation on the plate, while addressing environmental, social, and cultural issues. By sparking new personal and creative connections, the gathering helps preserve foodways in danger of extinction and influences the ideas and techniques of some of the world's most innovative chefs, advancing the very future of cuisine. Listen below to learn more:

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JBF on the Air: Glorious Greek Food

Diane Kochilas  

Get a taste of the Mediterranean from yesterday's episode of Taste Matters, when JBF's Mitchell Davis was joined by Diane Kochilas, one of the world’s foremost experts on Greek cuisine. The internationally acclaimed cookbook author, chef, media consultant, and teacher has written 18 books on Greek and Mediterranean food, and is the consulting chef at New York City's Pylos and Boukiés restaurants. Listen below to learn all about Mediterranean diets, the true meaning of "Greek yogurt", and the plant-based cuisine of Greece:

 

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JBF on the Air: New York Restaurants, Now and Then

Paul Freedman

 

What was it like to be at a New York dinner party in 1870? To find out, JBF's Mitchell Davis took a historical culinary trip with Paul Freedman, history professor at Yale University, on yesterday's episode of Taste Matters. The two revisited old menus and dining trends in the context of class and cultural status, talked about our nation's first restaurants and current groundbreaking establishments, and considered the cultural and historical importance of dining out in America. Listen below to learn more:

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JBF on the Air: A Gastronomic Event


What does it mean for food to be art? On today's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis explored this topic with Robert Valgenti, associate professor of philosophy and director of the College Colloquium at Lebanon Valley College. Listen below as Mitchell and Robert discuss the nature of art, the human experience with food, and the intersections between the two—from our obsession with celebrity chef culture to our individual responsibility as part of the larger food system.
 

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