Meat + Three

49 EpisodesProduced by Heritage Radio Network

A square meal for your ears! This zesty, 15-minute weekly update on food stories and commentary is modeled after the Southern meat-and-three-sides concept: a deep dive and three shorts. Keep up with the latest food trends, the political economy and societal impact of food, health news, and more. Dis… read more

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Riots & Refuge: Queering the Table on the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall

June 21st, 2019


Happy Pride! In today’s episode, we honor the trailblazers and celebrate the community builders by exploring the role food has played in the fight …

Aspiration to Action – Recorded LIVE at Haven's Kitchen

June 13th, 2019


Have you ever wanted to open a restaurant? Launch your own food brand? Or dive into the ever-changing world of food media? This week on Meat + Three, we’re inviting you into our recent live show, Aspiration To Action. …

Ice Cream! Scoops, Secrets, and Stabilizers

June 7th, 2019


"If you don’t feel guilty, it wasn't that good." According to a 1987 Frusen Glädjé commercial, you'd be crazy to stop eating ice cream! The Swedish-sounding ice cream brand doesn't exist anymore, but we're certainly not …

Counter Culture and Soul Food

May 31st, 2019


This week on Meat + Three, meet four of our Hall of Fame inductees. They’re chefs that have changed the way we see, taste, and experience food. We …

Forbidden Fare

May 24th, 2019


Some foods are forbidden due to special diets, policies, or cultural stigmas. What do these taboos say about us and the way we eat? We've got stories …

Welcome to Brooklyn

May 17th, 2019


We’re back! To start our fourth season, we're celebrating HRN’s 10th birthday with a very special episode about HRN's home, Brooklyn. Not only is it the birthplace of food radio, but it's also home to some buzzy …

There's Always Money in the Lemonade Stand

May 10th, 2019


With summer on the horizon, we’re revisiting one of our all-time favorite stories! Harry Rosenblum, host of Feast Yr Ears shares the history of lemonade stands and enlists his daughter, Moxie, to provide some invaluable …

Under the Influence

April 26th, 2019


Beer before wine, you’ll be fine? Prevailing wisdom says you can avoid a hangover by consuming drinks in the correct order, but does it hold true? …

What an Honor

April 19th, 2019


Next month, the James Beard Foundation will announce a new batch of restaurant and chef winners in Chicago. With the "Oscars of Food" approaching, we wanted to explore the world of food awards. While the upsides of …

What's in a Name?

April 12th, 2019


Milk. Ramen. Cider. Tiki. This week, we have four stories about the history, controversy, and sentimentality behind names – those words we say often, …

Lost and Found

April 5th, 2019


In the midst of the endless 24-hour news cycle, it can sometimes feel like all we care about is what's new. This week on Meat + Three, we bring you …

Food Fights

March 29th, 2019


Perhaps it’s a tired cliche to assert that we live in a competitive world: it’s dog eat dog out there, right? Tired, perhaps, but tough to deny. Some compete for fun; others compete because they must to survive. In this …

The (Indoor) Garden State

March 22nd, 2019


Newark, New Jersey is more than meets the eye. There's an under-the-radar food movement going on "The Gateway City," and we ventured across the …

Borders, Borscht, and Bezos

March 15th, 2019


These days, it's hard to avoid thinking about borders; discussions about the divided spread through our feeds like melting butter on warm toast. So this week, we're taking a look at the boundaries criss-crossing the …

Bonus: Charleston Wine + Food Preview

March 8th, 2019


This weekend (March 8-10, 2019), HRN is broadcasting live interviews from the Le Creuset Podcast Studio at Charleston Wine + Food. To mark our fourth trip down to Charleston, we're highlighting some interviews from last …

Bonus: Jamie Oliver on Evolutionaries

March 1st, 2019


This week on Meat + Three we’re bringing you an interview with an HRN Hall of Fame standout featured on HRN’s special series Evolutionaries.

Jamie …

The Color of Agriculture

February 22nd, 2019


In honor of Black History Month, we recognize the difficult past and celebrate the undeniable impact of African American farmers on past, present, …

My Salty Valentine

February 15th, 2019


Whether Valentine’s Day is your favorite winter holiday or you avoid it like the plague, there’s no debating it’s a big day for the world of food and …

Dead of Winter

February 8th, 2019


The Polar Vortex has subsided, but despite warmer temperatures, it’s still the dead of winter. This week, we take you through dormant grapevines in …

New Year, New Tomato

February 1st, 2019


One month down, eleven to go! Statistically, you’ve probably broken your resolution by now, so what better time to investigate why those new year …

Shutdown: Furloughs, Farms, and Food Stamps

January 18th, 2019


It is the 28th day of the longest government shutdown in history. 800,000 federal employees have gone without pay and as bills begin to pile up, putting food on the table feels a lot more important than partisan …


December 21st, 2018


On the season two finale of Meat + Three, we bring you the story of a major national food tech company that turned the lives of over five hundred people upside down.

This October, the venture-capital funded food …

Personal Perils and Poisonous Plates: Danger in the Kitchen

December 7th, 2018


Today’s episode probes the gastronomically risky and cozies up to danger. As the veneer of safety is dismissed, dicey aspects of the culinary are …

Bivalves, B-Grades, Blessings, and Bathrooms: The Rules of Food

November 30th, 2018


Today’s episode delves into rules and restaurants. Anyone who works in a restaurant will tell you, success depends on following a strict code of …

Turducken: A Multi-layered Look at Thanksgiving

November 16th, 2018


Who can resist a holiday that promotes eating multiple types of pie in a single meal? This week, we're exploring the unexpected sides of …


November 1st, 2018


Today’s show is about labels – a surprisingly controversial topic. In our reporting this week, we discovered that people have a lot strong feelings about labels and the meanings that are assigned to them. But if you …

Gettin' Funky

October 26th, 2018


When the leaves start to fall and temperatures begin to drop, one of our favorite things to do is celebrate the funk in food. This week, we bring you four stories about fungi and fermentation. From the magical …

Food Waste

October 19th, 2018


We’d like to talk to you about food waste. Up to 40% of food in the United States is wasted. That’s about 400 pounds of food per person every year. But who can really fix the problem? Does the responsibility of …

Eye of the Storm

October 12th, 2018


Almost a month ago, Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc on the Carolinas. She displaced thousands of residents and caused billions of dollars in …

The Grass is Greener

September 28th, 2018


We decided it was high time we did an episode about Mary Jane. Over the past few years, the legal cannabis industry has been blooming in states across the nation. From recreational use of marijuana, to the resurgence of …


September 21st, 2018


We're bringing you our highlights from Feast Portland – four days of delicious food and some very deep conversations in an airstream trailer. We begin with one of the most buzzed-about events at Feast Portland this …


September 14th, 2018


Do you remember the first cookbook you ever loved? Caity was enthralled by Rose Levy Berenbaum’s The Cake Bible when she was little and spent hours going through her gorgeous photos and awesome recipe names: Enchanted …


September 7th, 2018


When Kat said she wanted to do a whole episode about football, she got some skeptical looks from the rest of the Meat + Three team…. but by the end …

A New Class of Cooks

August 24th, 2018


Tell the truth — do you know how to make arepas from scratch? Or know the difference between white and yellow corn? The kids at The Dynamite Shop do.

On this week’s bonus episode, we go behind the scenes at this …

Food as a Public Utility

August 17th, 2018


This week, we have a bonus segment about what it takes to end hunger in America. Back on episode 10, we brought you a few highlights from our trip to Slow Food Nations. Many of you reached out about one segment in …

Farm to Market

August 10th, 2018


For this "snack-sized" episode, we’re joining the Farmers Market Coalition to recognize National Farmers Market Week! This is a great time to talk …


August 1st, 2018


It's the season finale of Meat + Three! A few weeks ago, we presented an episode about youth, so for this week’s theme, we’re flipping the script and focusing on age.

We start with a visit to one of Atlanta's most …


July 27th, 2018


This episode is inspired by a conversation that HRN’s Coral Lee had with Rupa Bhattacharya on Meant to be Eaten. Rupa is the new Editor-In-Chief of …

Slow Food

July 20th, 2018


We're back from Slow Food Nations – a festival of flavor, culture and exploration organized by Slow Food USA. This year's gathering focused on …


July 13th, 2018


This week, we bring you a report about how migrant children separated from their families at the US border are being housed and fed. Do they have …

Malus – Bonus!

July 4th, 2018


Life, liberty, and the pursuit of cider? That may not be quite how the final draft of the Declaration of Independence turned out, but American Independence, and maybe even the Declaration’s writing, was fueled by …


July 2nd, 2018


As we countdown the days until the Fourth of July, team HRN contemplates the deeper meaning of Independence Day, and what it means to be a citizen of …

Animals and Industry

June 22nd, 2018


The relationship between animals and industry has never been more intertwined than it is today with the pervasiveness of the Agricultural-Industrial …


June 15th, 2018


It’s June, so all of us at Heritage Radio Network are celebrating Pride month! Pride honors the 1969 Stonewall riots that launched the Gay Liberation Movement here in New York City. Before you binge watch season two of …

Water Woes

June 8th, 2018


Before this new episode of Meat + Three, we take a moment to remember Anthony Bourdain, who passed away today.

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series "Parts Unknown." His …

Taking a Stand

June 1st, 2018


Since the Times-Picayune broke the news about sexual harassment allegations against New Orleans chef John Besh last fall, the restaurant industry has had to take a hard look at the bad behavior it’s tacitly allowed for …

Red Tape

May 25th, 2018


What do Legos, Salt Bae and a cheese truck have in common? They all play a role in this week's Meat + Three, which is all about the dreaded …


May 18th, 2018


Ever since the sizzling news about Chinese tariffs on pork dropped, we knew we'd have to do a Meat + Three episode about pork. This week's show features a deep dive into the tangled relationship between American …

Hitting a Snag

May 11th, 2018


Big triumphs are often followed by bigger letdowns. Our series premiere is about hitting a snag.

Vallery Lomas won season four of The Great American …

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