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THE FOOD SEEN explores the intersections of food, art & design, and how chefs and artists alike are amalgamating those ideas, using food as their muse & medium across a multitude of media. Host, Michael Harlan Turkell, talks with fellow photographers, food stylists, restaurateurs, industrial and int… read more

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Episode 411: That Photo Makes Me Hungry with Andrew Scrivani

December 18th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Andrew Scrivani, our only 3x guest (Ep1, Ep238, and this one), has become one of the most recognized food photographers in the field today. From his work for the New York Times, to …

Episode 410: Toothache Magazine with Nick Muncy

December 3rd, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Nick Muncy is a pastry chef who’s dreams of being an artist was never lost on him. After a culinary arts degree, …

Episode 409: Colson Patisserie

November 26th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, in 2006, Yonatan Israel, a Parisian-born filmmaker, opened up Colson Patisserie in Park Slope, Brooklyn, as a …

Episode 408: Manresa Bread with Avery Ruzicka

November 19th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, after first meeting Chef David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, CA, Avery Ruzicka was convinced to blindly move across country to work for him. While she begin in the front on the …

Episode 407: Maangchi

November 5th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the magnanimous Maangchi, aka “Hammer”, née Emily Kim, is a Korean food YouTube superstar. Her personal style, and style of cooking show, has been welcomed into the homes of over 3 …

Episode 406: Poilâne

October 29th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, for nearly a century, at 8 Rue du Cherche-Midi in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district of the 6th arrondissement, the surname Poilâne has been synonymous with bread and Parisian life …

Episode 405: Binging with Babish

October 23rd, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how did a character on American political drama The West Wing, inspire a cinematically shot cooking show? Well, …

Episode 404: Evan Funke, American Sfoglino

October 15th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Evan Funke wants to be the best pasta maker in America, so it’s by no mistake that his cookbook is called: …

Episode 403: The Halal Guys

October 8th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Ahmed Abouelenein, CEO of The Halal Guys, and son of one of the co-founder, ushers in a new era of their Egyptian American entrepreneurial success story. The Halal Guys started …

Episode 402: To Dine For with Kate Sullivan

October 1st, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, longtime TV news anchor and self-proclaimed foodie, Kate Sullivan, tells us the story of creators and dreamers …

Episode 401: Gaijin cookbook with Ivan Orkin & Chris Ying

September 25th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Ivan Orkin is a lifelong gaijin (outsider), or is he? A Long Islander with Jewish roots, found his place/people in Tokyo, became a ramen master, moved himself and his restaurant back …

Episode 400: Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments with Kirsten and Christopher Shockey

September 17th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN (#400 btw!) it’s been twenty years since Kirsten Shockey started fermenting, ever since her mother gave her an …

Episode 399: honeygrow with Justin Rosenberg

July 23rd, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Justin Rosenberg founded honeygrow with a wok and dream. Seven years after his first fully customizable stir-fry …

Episode 398: Grove and Vine olive oil with Nicholas Coleman

July 16th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Nicholas Coleman found his love of olive oil by way of music. A serendipitous stop in Arezzo, Italy, home to

Episode 397: Lazarus Lynch, Son of a Southern Chef

July 9th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Lazarus Lynch, may have started Son of a Southern Chef as a living relic to his late father’s fish fry …

Episode 396: Charles Bieler's rosé road trip!

July 2nd, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Charles Bieler bleeds rosé. His father Philippe founded Chateau Routas in Provence, France, but it wasn’t until the late 1990s that Charles found his place in the wine world. Behind …

Episode 395: Chicken & Charcoal with Matt Abergel of Yardbird

June 18th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Calgary-born Matt Abergel had to wait for the short window of warm weather to barbecue in his native Canada, but wherever there was charcoal burning, there was chicken to grill. …

Episode 394: Chloe's Fruit

June 11th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, motherhood may have been mother of invention for Chloe Epstein, a lifelong froyo fanatic, and former Assistant District Attorney. It was Epstein’s sweet tooth that lead her to …

Episode 393: Chadwick Boyd's biscuits

June 4th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the grandson of a preacher man, Chadwick Boyd was raised on Southern fare: fried chicken biscuits, coconut …

Episode 392: Piatti with Stacy Adimando

May 28th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Stacy Adimando, Saveur magazine’s EIC, began and her pursuit of the most perfect antipasti as a way to find …

Episode 391: David Keck, Goodnight Hospitality

May 21st, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, David Keck, an opera singer turned sommelier, has an affinity for hospitality and honky tonk. At his flagship Houston haunt, Goodnight Charlie’s (part of his restaurant group: …

Episode 390: Eunjo “Jo” Park of Momofuku's Kāwi isn't Running with Scissors

May 14th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, South Korean born Eunjo “Jo” Park, immigrated to Philly to become a chef. She hasn’t been “running with …

Episode 389: BREAKFAST with Emily Elyse Miller

May 7th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In a time of overnight oats and energy bars, breaking fast from the night before is often overlooked. Emily Elyse Miller

Episode 388: Indian-ish with Priya Krishna

April 16th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, growing up North Indian in The Lone Star State (Dallas, Texas to be exact) didn’t mean Indian-American mashups like Roti Pizza were a given. For food writer Priya Krishna, her mother …

Episode 387: Mostly Plants with The Pollan Family

April 9th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, it may seem like a modern day adage, but “eat food, not too much, mostly plants”, has long been part of the The …

Episode 386: Batch Cocktails with Maggie Hoffman

April 2nd, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, drinks writer Maggie Hoffman has shaken and stirred amongst the best bartenders in New York City while at Serious Eats, and now sidles up to the bar in San Francisco for the Chronicle

Episode 385: SALT SMOKE TIME with Will Horowitz

March 26th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we consider Will Horowitz a naturalist, which all fishermen/foragers should be. Whether you have a legacy of …

Episode 384: Simple Cake with Odette Williams

March 12th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Odette Williams can count on her four children to have plenty of wants and needs … for cake. That’s something she to can count on in her cookbook, with 10 cake bases to build off of, …

Episode 383: Diaspora Co. turmeric with Sana Javeri Kadri

March 5th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Sana Javeri Kadri brings a whole new “gold standard” to culinary root of a flowering plant in the ginger family: …

Episode 382: Where Cooking Begins with Carla Lalli Music

February 26th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Carla Lalli Music is the Food Editor across all things Bon Appétit, Healthyish, Basically, and Epicurious. This more than qualifies her to write “Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated …

Episode 381: Gastro Obscura

February 19th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we span the globe for strange and curious food stories with Gastro Obscura, the gastrotourist cousin of online magazine/guidebook Atlas Obscura. Editors Alex Mayyasi and Sam O’Brien, …

Episode 380: Kindness & Salt with Doug Crowell & Ryan Angulo

February 12th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, if you live in the neighborhood, you already know Buttermilk Channel and their famous brunches. And that time Beyoncé & Jay Z celebrated new year’s eve there. Doug Crowell and …

Episode 379: Pearl Street Caviar with Craig Page

February 5th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, from the Hudson River to Caspian Basin, Siberian to Keluga, Craig Page of Pearl Street Caviar tells us a fish story about Triassic-era sturgeon (that’s pre-dinosaur), and it’s exotic …

Episode 378: The Soom Sisters

January 29th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, “open sesame” to tahini, the principal product behind Soom Foods sister-owned company creating pantry staples. Shelby, Jackie and Amy (Zitelman), source their single-origin sesame …

Episode 377: west~bourne with Camilla Marcus

January 22nd, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, west~bourne was born out of Camilla Marcus’ bicoastal love of her birth and adopted cities: Los Angeles and New York. An artist in her own right, Marcus instead studied law, …

Episode 376: Cook90 with David Tamarkin

January 15th, 2019


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, David Tamarkin, an editor and digital director at Epicurious, takes us through the Cook90 Challenge, which originally was a self-imposed proposition to cook 3 meals a day for 30 days …

Episode 375: Yvette Van Boven's Home Made Christmas

December 18th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, let’s go Dutch, not Danish, for Christmas. Irish-born, now Netherlands native Yvette Van Boven, is the acclaimed …

Episode 374: The Noma Guide to Fermentation with René Redzepi and David Zilber

December 11th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, when René Redzepi opened Noma in 2003, he couldn’t have imagined that a small Copenhagen-based restaurant would …

Episode 373: Box + Flow with Olivia Young

November 20th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we hit the gym with Olivia Young, founder of Box + Flow. Her fitness regimen consists of a 55-minute workout, composite of punching bags and yoga mats. For years, Young lived the …

Episode 372: The Whole Foods Cookbook with Founder/CEO John Mackey

November 13th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, nearly forty years after Whole Foods Market began as a vegetarian store and cafe in an old house in Austin, …

Episode 371: Linda Derschang

November 6th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the queen of Seattle’s post grunge music/dining scene is Linda Derschang. With the blessing, and backing of Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman, the Derschang Group began in 1994. First there …

Episode 370: Cider In Love with Annie Bystryn

October 30th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreads the story of cider. Annie Bystryn, founder and president of Cider In Love, and a curated online marketplace for fine heritage ciders, brings …

Episode 369: An Architect's Cookbook with Glen Coben

October 23rd, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, an architect walks into a restaurant, and what does he see? Glen Coben, founder of Glen & Co. Architecture, tells all in An Architect’s Cookbook, illustrating a life focused on …

Episode 368: Apéritif with Rebekah Peppler

October 16th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, what happens when food stylist Rebekah Peppler trades in her 250 square foot New York City apartment, for a room with a view in the 18th arrondissement of Paris? Well, for one, she …

Episode 367: LUNCH! with Olivia Mack McCool

October 9th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, let’s call Olivia Mack McCool the “lunch lady”, but she’s not your atypical vision of someone manning steam …

Episode 366: MUNCHIES Bong Appetit

October 2nd, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we puff, puff, chew? Rupa Bhattacharya, Editor-in-Chief of MUNCHIES, the Vice Media vertical about all things food, brings us Bong Appetit, a cookbook on mastering the art of cooking …

Episode 365: How To Schnitzel with Edi Frauneder

September 25th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Viennese born chef Eduard “Edi” Frauneder of Edi & The Wolf, The Third Man, Bar Freud, and Schilling in New …

Episode 364: Health-Ade Kombucha with Daina Trout

September 18th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we’re back and bubbling up with Daina Trout, founder of Health-Ade Kombucha, a thriving company based in lightly effervescent, fermented teas. After years studying nutrition, is was …

Episode 363: The MP Shift with Amy Morris & Anna Polonsky

August 14th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, The MP Shift is a concept, design and branding studio working primarily on hospitality and lifestyle brands. …

Episode 362: Llama Inn with Erik Ramirez

July 24th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Erik Ramirez grew up in New Jersey with his Peruvian-Japanese grandmother. Decades later, his restaurant Llama Inn in Brooklyn, is in exploration, and honor to, his blended past. …

Episode 361: Ned Baldwin, Houseman

July 10th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Ned Baldwin, son and grandson of a fisherman, chef/owner of Houseman restaurant in Lower Manhattan's Hudson Square, has long been inspired by the Norwegian word husmanskost, loosely …

Episode 360: Repertoire with Jessica Battilana

June 26th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, every successful artist should have a stockpile of go to pieces/performances/processes. Jessica Battilana's …

Episode 359: The Art of Gay Cooking with Daniel Isengart

June 19th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, a cabaret may be a form of theatrical entertainment, but it's also a lifestyle for Daniel Isengart. Born in …

Episode 358: Christina Lecki, Reynard

June 12th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Christina Lecki runs Reynard, a wood-fire restaurant in Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel, with an ambition of being 100% …

Episode 357: The Negroni

June 5th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we mix up a Negroni cocktail, as Campari (the storied Italian bitter liqueur) celebrates Negroni Week. It only makes sense to speak to three Negroni ambassadors, as analogy to the …

Episode 356: Session Cocktails with Drew Lazor

May 29th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Maryland native, Drew Lazor, writes about cocktail culture for PUNCH, and most recently authored their …

Episode 355: Foreign Cinema

May 22nd, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Gayle Pirie & John Clark's lives have been like a movie. They met in San Francisco, became chefs at the Bay Area's illustrious Zuni Cafe, then opening Foreign Cinema in the …

Episode 354: Gaz Oakley, Avant Garde Vegan

May 15th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Gaz Oakley grew up on the south coast of Wales in the UK. He aptly chose catering as a subject for his GSCE when …

Episode 353: Reclaim Design

May 8th, 2018


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, no one sets a scene like Southern boys, Ben Knox and Christopher Spaulding of Reclaim Design. Their narrative …

Episode 352: Booze & Vinyl with The Darlingtons

April 17th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we take in Booze & Vinyl with The Darlingtons. André and Tenaya, a brother and sister food and cocktail writing team, grew up listening to their musician father's turntable, …

Episode 351: Bars, Taverns & Dives New Yorkers Love by John Tebeau

April 10th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, establishments of a certain embellishment are part of John Tebeau's story. His grandfather owned speakeasies in Detroit during the 1920s, his father opened restaurants and saloons in …

Episode 350: Margaret Palca Bakes

April 3rd, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Margaret Palca was never supposed to be a baker. Everyone in her family thought she'd be an artist, but after an apprenticeship in French pastry, she had set a course for Paris, and …

Episode 349: Zaro's Family Bakery

March 20th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the fourth generation of Zaro's Family Bakery, is run by four Zaros: Michael, Brian, Scott and Richie. These three brothers and one cousin, bake the breads and pastries of their …

Episode 348: The Beer Pantry with Adam Dulye

March 13th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Adam Dulye, Executive Chef of the Brewers Association, authored THE BEER PANTRY (, as a guide …

Episode 347: The Flavor Matrix with James Briscione

March 6th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, James Briscione turns big data into delicious recipes.. While Director of Culinary Research at the Institute of …

Episode 346: Tokyo New Wave with Andrea Fazzari

February 27th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Andrea Fazzari finds out what it means to be "Japanese", as a world traveler, an anthropological photographer, …

Episode 345: Vegetarian Viet Nam with Cameron Stauch

February 20th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Cameron Stauch takes us on a journey into the world of Vegetarian Viet Nam. A culture, and cuisine known for its …

Episode 344: Tender Greens with Erik Oberholtzer

February 13th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we welcome the "fine casual" expansion of Tender Greens from sunny California. What begin as a single …

Episode 343: REAL Balsamic Vinegar with Mariangela Montanari of La Ca' Dal Non

February 6th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we break into the batteria (a series of barrels in descending size, and different woods) of Mariangela Montanari, a REAL balsamic vinegar maker from Modena (Italy), the land of fast …

Episode 342: Healthyish with Lindsay Maitland Hunt

January 30th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Lindsay Maitland Hunt (Instagram: @lindsaymaitland) aims to eat what she calls "healthyish", noted in her …

Episode 341: The New Wine Rules with Jon Bonné

January 23rd, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we drink the rainbow with Jon Bonné, a writer, whose career has spanned the globe in search of fermentable grapes. Posting time as the San Francisco Chronicle's wine editor, a deep, …

Episode 340: Pableaux Johnson, Red Beans Road Show

January 16th, 2018


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Pableaux Johnson kick-starts our 2018 season with a Louisiana Creole tradition: red beans & rice. A meal …

Episode 339: Mike Friedman, The Red Hen DC, All-Purpose Pizzeria

December 12th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Jersey boy, Mike Friedman, cooks Italian-influenced food to Washington, DC, by way of the Mediterranean and the Mid-Atlantic. Friedman opened up The Red Hen DC, and more recently, …

Episode 338: Ice Sculpting with Okamoto Studio

December 5th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we chill out with Shintaro Okamoto of Okamoto Studio, NYC's premium ice sculptor, who's family has been carving …

Episode 337: Made In cookware

November 28th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, it took two childhood friends, Chip (Malt) & Jake (Kalick), to reinvent the way we procure our cookware. Made In, was born out of a directness; a business based on making the …

Episode 336: Victoria Blamey, Chumley's

November 21st, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how does one revive a nearly 100-year-old speakeasy, and sacred New York City establishment? Well, Victoria …

Episode 335: Bollywood Kitchen

November 14th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we dance our way to Mumbai with Sri Rao, the first American born writer to work on a Bollywood film. Indian …

Episode 334: "Market Cooking" with David Tanis

November 7th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, David Tanis, ex-Chez Panisse chef, and author of the seminal classics "A Platter of Figs" "Heart of an Artichoke" and "One Good Dish", releases his most recent opus "Market Cooking", …

Episode 333: Distillery Cats

October 31st, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Brad Thomas Parsons is best known as a cocktail scribe, penning such modern classics as Bitters and Amaro. Celebrating yet another unsung hero in the booze world, Parsons now …

Episode 332: Jim Lahey, Sullivan Street Bakery

October 24th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, during a visit Rome as an art student and sculptor, Jim Lahey, now known for his breads at Sullivan Street …

Episode 331: Foraged and Found Edibles

October 17th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Jeremy Faber found himself in the expansive acreage of Washington's Mt. Rainer, foraging with the belief that …

Episode 330: Cooking with Zac Posen

October 10th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, haute cuisine takes cues from haute couture with famed fashion designer Zac Posen. When he's not on Project Runway, he's often on his parent's Pennsylvania farm, tending the garden, …

Episode 329: The New Paris with Lindsey Tramuta

October 3rd, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how can a centuries old city be considered "new?" Well, Lindsey Tramuta, moved to Paris in 2006, and for the …

Episode 328: Soli Zardosht, Persianesque

September 26th, 2017


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Soli Zardosht captivates us with stories of her Iranian upbringing, and Persianesque cooking. With years as a …

Episode 327: Mira Evnine

September 19th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we're charmed by Mira Evnine, a culinary polymath, whose Bay Area nature comes through as the cultural center of …

Episode 326: Burma Superstar

August 1st, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Desmond Tan was born and raised in Burma, known as “exotic place full of gold pagodas and smiling Buddhist monks …

Episode 325: Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables with Jessie Kanelos Weiner

July 25th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Jessie Kanelos Weiner left her colorful past working in New York City's costume design industry, finding herself …

Episode 324: Mettā

July 18th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we gather around the smoldering embers emanating from Mettā, a cozy wood fire restaurant that brings chef …

Episode 323: Dawn Perry, Real Simple

July 11th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Dawn Perry has long been creating menus, and trends, as a recipe developer, and all around food stylista. From food editor at Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and Bon Appétit, to …

Episode 322: Stella Parks, BraveTart

June 27th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, pastry chef Stella Parks charmed a sweet tooth constituency in in Lexington, KY, for sweets and scribing on her blog BraveTart. She wasn't necessarily reinventing dessert, instead …

Episode 321: Angie Mar of The Beatrice Inn

June 20th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, storied West Village chophouse The Beatrice Inn, was first a New York prohibition-era speakeasy in the 1920's, then a 50-year run as an Italian red-sauce joint, then becoming the …

Episode 320: Salad for President

June 13th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Julia Sherman, an artist in her own rite, muses through candid conversations about people's creative procesess, …

Episode 319: "Eat This Poem" with Nicole Gulotta

May 30th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we substitute prose for poetic form, enkindled by Nicole Gulotta's blog, now book, "Eat This Poem", praising …

Episode 318: "Six Seasons" with Joshua McFadden

May 16th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we extend our concept of seasonal produce, by adding two seasons (consider summer divided into Early Summer, Midsummer & Late Summer). Chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's and Tusk …

Episode 317: "Out of Line" with Barbara Lynch

May 9th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Barbara Lynch is a modern-day Julia Child. Steps away from the golden-domed Massachusetts State House in Boston …

Episode 316: New Worlder

April 18th, 2017


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Latin America becomes a food focal point through the lens of New Worlder, a website that explores the derivative …

Episode 315: "Candy is Magic" with Jami Curl of Quin Candy

April 11th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, baker turned candy maker Jami Curl, knew that "Candy is Magic" (the title of her current cookbook) since the day she broke the tedium of cookies and cakes by making a batch of Oregon …

Episode 314: W&P Design

April 4th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, University of Virginia roommates Eric Prum & Josh Williams spent their collegiate years infusing bourbon …

Episode 313: MOLD Magazine, "Designing the Future of Food"

March 28th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we're backing LinYee Yuan, founder of MOLD, an editorial platform about designing the future of food, in her quest to bring MOLD Magazine to print. With a week left on …

Episode 312: Lindera Farms vinegars with Daniel Liberson

March 21st, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Daniel Liberson became a vinegar maker by way of preservation; a 200 acre estate in Delaplane, Virginia, once surveyed by George Washington himself, was site to a rampant herd of …

Episode 310: Chefware with Tilit

February 21st, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, husband and wife team, Alex McCrery & Jenny Goodman, met in New Orleans, one working BOH, the other FOH at Commanders Palace. After a short-run restaurant in Brooklyn, Goodman …

Episode 309: Doc Sconzo's Culinary Travels

February 14th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we travel through the food world with John Sconzo ( If you've been to any chef's event (e.g. StarChefs, Madrid Fusion, Bocuse D'Or) you've probably met the guy behind …

Episode 308: Mexicue with Thomas Kelly

February 7th, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Thomas Kelly was obsessed with cooking during his teenage days in Minneapolis, not a place known for either it's …

Episode 307: Gerardo Gonzalez of Lalo

January 31st, 2017


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Gerardo Gonzalez, son of Mexican parents from Jalisco, grew up in San Diego, California with the shining sun and …

Episode 306: The "Land of Fish & Rice" with Fuchsia Dunlop

January 24th, 2017


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, and just in time for the Year of the Rooster, Chinese food authority Fuchsia Dunlop walks us through New York …

Episode 305: Bubby's with Ron Silver

January 17th, 2017


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we find comfort in sourdough pancakes and pie with Ron Silver of Bubby’s, a quintessential American restaurant in Tribeca, NYC. An artist in his own, Silver began his business in …

Episode 304: (candles)

January 10th, 2017


With our first 2017 episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we light the wick at one end with (candles). Stephen Tracy and Harry Doullmet analyzing data …

Episode 303: Erin Fairbanks

December 13th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the last of 2016, we end with a retrospective look at Erin Fairbanks' work with Heritage Radio Network. Her near 5 year tenure as our Executive Director, and 7+ year run on her own …

Episode 302: Sabra Lewis, Rockette Somm

December 6th, 2016


On today' episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we kick off with Sabra Lewis, a sommelier who studied dance and moved to the big city with her sights set on Broadway. After some time bussing tables and spilling drinks, Lewis …

Episode 301: Vivian Howard, "Deep Run Roots"

November 29th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Vivian Howard returns to her roots, literally and figuratively. Raised in Deep Run, NC, amongst tobacco plants and hog farms, it was a move to NYC, prompted by a job in advertising, …

Episode 300: Molly Yeh, "Molly on the Range"

November 22nd, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we leave the big city and find ourselves in the Upper Midwest with Molly Yeh, blogger at, and …

Episode 299: Levain Bakery

November 15th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how did two competitive swimmers inspire the legend of a world famous 6-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie? …

Episode 298: Kyle MacLachlan and God's Love We Deliver

November 15th, 2016


On this special episode of The Food Seen, host Michael Harlan Turkell is on location at the Michael Kors Building in Manhattan for a sit-down with Kyle MacLachlan. The building serves as the headquarters for God's Love …

Episode 297: Colombian Style with Mariana Velasquez

November 8th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the most stylish stylist, Mariana Velasquez, takes us from the mountains to the coast, via Bogata and Big Sur, for arepas in the morning, diverse bowls of sancocho soup, and well …

Episode 296: "Culinaria" by Roman Cho

November 1st, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we meet Roman Cho, the photographer behind “Culinaria”, profiling some of the most influential people behind the …

Episode 295: Fat Rice

October 25th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we ship off the trading port of Macau, a city on the Pearl River, an hour's ferry ride away from Hong Kong, …

Episode 294: CURED with Darra Goldstein

October 18th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we settle into the world of fermentation, preservation and curing, with Darra Goldstein, the well cultured EIC …

Episode 293: Shacksbury Cider

October 11th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we learn how to throw cider with David Dolginow, co-founder of Shacksbury Cider of Vermont. This is not a Johnny …

Episode 292: Dinner at the Long Table

October 4th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, many say Andrew Tarlow helped create the Brooklyn of today, and it's Bohemian food lusting free spirit. In 1999, a refurbished dining car on the corner of Broadway and Berry in …

Episode 291: INGREDIENT by Ali Bouzari

September 27th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we distinguish the difference between the modes and mediums of ingredients with food scientist Ali Bouzari, in his book, INGREDIENT. Have you ever wondered why popcorn pops, or how …

Episode 290: John Fraser of Nix

September 20th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, John Fraser takes an anthropological approach to restaurant life. Nix, his latest offering, is steps away from …

Episode 289: Season Finale with Jack Inslee & A Special Muscial Performance by Hungry March Band

August 16th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN ... we delight in having on Jack Inslee, who if you don't know, has been the man behind the scene of for the past seven years. Our dynamic engineer & …

Episode 288: Modern Potluck with Kristin Donnelly

July 26th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Kristin Donnelly asks that everyone bring a dish. Growing up outside of Philly, a family full of dozens of …

Episode 287: Taking Gotham by Chocolate with Ron Paprocki

July 19th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, after a decade working as a landscape designer, Ron Paprocki moved to Europe to study pastry at Elisabeth …

Episode 286: Ice Cream Adventures with Stef Ferrari

July 12th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how did a certified cicerone from the beer industry take an ice cream meltdown (in a good way), to heart? Stef Ferrari, founder of Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co., takes us on her Ice …

Episode 285: Bruce Kalman of Union and Knead & Co. in LA

July 5th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Bruce Kalman, chef/owner of Union and Knead & Co. in Los Angeles, recollects his days working the deck oven …

Episode 284: Spreading Sabra's hummus with Eugenio Perrier

June 28th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we take the humble chickpea, and blend it into a sensation. Hummus, has it's origins in 13th century Egypt, has long been a stalwart of Middle Eastern mezze, and is currently a three …

Episode 283: "Waste Not" with Aliza Eliazarov

June 21st, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we reconsider the chicken with Aliza Eliazarov, who's compelling backyard poultry portraits ask, when does a …

Episode 282: Joel Marsh Garland, Orange is the New Black

June 14th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, semi-famous thespian, Joel Marsh Garland, grew up eating government cheese, his family giving to the same food …

Episode 281: Alison Roman

June 7th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, former pastry chef and Momofuku milk maid, Alison Roman, brought her creative talents to the test kitchens of Bon Appétit, nurturing her innate ability for developing stunning …

Episode 280: Crucial Detail with Martin Kastner

May 24th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we talk Crucial Detail with Martin Kastner, a former blacksmith from Western Bohemia, who was raised eating out …

Episode 279: Supercrown Coffee Roasters with Darleen Scherer and Philip Hoffman

May 17th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we step on the gas of a 1952 Probat. This German cast iron machine can fire through 22 kilos in a day, but when did how we take our coffee become the Third Wave of caffeinated …

Episode 278: Nik Sharma, A Brown Table

May 10th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, with a vegetarian Hindu father from North India, and a Catholic mother from Goa in the South, a former …

Episode 277: Fernando Aciar of OCafe & Fefo Studio

May 3rd, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Fernando Aciar of OCafe in NYC, was used to seeing 10 woman in the kitchen at a time, making tomato jam, drying quince paste on the dining room table, which sat there for 2 months at …

Episode 276: Paul Salmon, Jamaica Man

April 26th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Paul Salmon comes from the land down under, but in New York City, he's known for bringing Jamaican cuisine and …

Episode 275: SPRITZ

April 5th, 2016


On today's episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we spritz with Leslie Pariseau & Talia Baiocchi, co-founders of PUNCH, a website devoted to the stories behind what and why we drink, as authors of the aforementioned verb/noun, …

Episode 274: Tasting Rome with Kristina Gill

March 29th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Kristina Gill takes us on a tour of Cucina Romana , which can be followed through every bite of pasta …

Episode 273: by CHLOE. by Chloe Coscarelli

March 22nd, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Chloe Coscarelli may have sweetly introduced herself to the culinary world through vegan cupcakes on Food …

Episode 272: BOWL by Lukas Volger

March 1st, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we find out why eating out of a bowl, bests eating off of a plate. Lukas Volger is the owner of Made by Lukas, a …

Episode 271: Maple Syrup with Casey Elsass

February 23rd, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we tap Casey Elsass and his New Hampshire roots, to bring us into maple season and plenty of Sugar on Snow Suppers. Casey is the founder of Bushwick Kitchen, née Mixed Made, producer …

Episode 270: Koreatown with Deuki Hong & Matt Robard

February 16th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN we take the “Seoul Train” to K-town with chef Deuki Hong of Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong & co-author Matt Rodbard …

Episode 269: Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini

February 12th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we sit for un café crème with Clotilde Dusoulier, the Parisian food blogger behind Chocolate & Zucchini. …

Episode 268: Hedley & Bennett aprons

February 2nd, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, is customizable apron company Hedley & Bennett. After cooking the line in LA in restaurants Providence and …

Episode 267: Michel & Augustin, two kooky cookies

January 26th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Augustin Paluel-Marmont, one half of “two kooky cookies“, better known as Michel et Augustin, brings his French flours to the US, to bake the most delicious sables and feuilletes …

Episode 266: Robo-Sauce with Adam Rubin & Daniel Salmieri

January 19th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN … FLASH! BANG! BOOM! … author Adam Rubin & illustrator Daniel Salmieri, transform the classic picture book into Robo-Sauce, a recipe about a boy who became a robot. Also during …

Episode 265: Nick Morgenstern of Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, El Rey, GG’s

January 12th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Nick Morgenstern blends nostalgia with innovation at Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, scooping some of city’s …

Episode 264: INGREDIENTS: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives and 25 Food Products

January 5th, 2016


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, who knew a Twinkie would bring together author Steve Ettlinger and commercial photographer Dwight Eschliman, to …

Episode 263: The Nordic Cookbook with Magnus Nilsson

December 15th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Magnus Nilsson, the chef of Swedish odyssey Faviken, a restaurant situated 6 hours north of Stockholm, on 20,000 …

Episode 262: Bien Cuit with Zachary Golper

December 8th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Bien Cuit may mean “well baked”, but Zachary Golper’s plan to make bread didn’t rise until a 2 year journey …

Episode 261: Linda Pugliese, Handmade Pasta Photographer

December 1st, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Linda Pugliese grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, surrounded by sailboats, shorelines, and crabs smothered in Old …

Episode 260: Scratch & Sniff Whiskey with Richard Betts

November 24th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we scratch & sniff with Richard Betts, literally. His second edition this olfactory series, The Essential …

Episode 259: Candy making with Liddabit Sweets

November 17th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, small batch handcrafted candymaker Liz Gutman, co-founded Liddabit Sweets with the simple belief, that sugar is not a flavor. Instead, she focused on quality ingredients, like …

Episode 258: FOOD CRIMES with Christine Haughney

November 10th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we’re joined by Christine Haughney, Senior Investigations Editor for Zero Point Zero Production, and her hard hitting online video series, FOOD CRIMES. After years as a news reporter …

Episode 257: Slow Fires with Justin Smillie

November 3rd, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Chef Justin Smillie _demystifies 3 simple cooking techniques: Braising, Roasting & Grilling in his cookbook, _SLOW FIRES. As a young cook in NYC, Justin developed a deep sense of …

Episode 256: Sydney Kramer, The Crepes of Wrath

October 27th, 2015


On today’s episode of _ THE FOOD SEEN _, Sydney Kramer was one of the few families she knew in suburban Chicago that ate sushi regularly in the 90’s, …

Episode 255: Hot Bread Kitchen

October 20th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Hot Bread Kitchen founder_Jessamyn Waldman_’s work used to focus on human rights, immigration advocacy, and education, and once she started baking, those principles still held true. …

Episode 254: Food Gift Love with Maggie Battista

October 13th, 2015


On today’s episode of _ THE FOOD SEEN _, Maggie Battista of Eat Boutique shares more than 100 recipes to make, wrap, and share, in her book Food Gift Love. Launched as a blog in 2007, Eat Boutique has curated edible …

Episode 253: Tacos with Alex Stupak

October 6th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, find out when Mexican food went from crunchy shell, ground beef, and shredded cheese taco nights, to transformative tortillas made of fresh masa for Alex Stupak? When this pastry …

Episode 252: Food Styling with Rebekah Peppler

September 29th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we unveil the mysteries of food styling with Rebekah Peppler. A Wisconsin cheesehead, Rebekah came to NYC with a …

Episode 250: 250th episode with Tero Isokauppila of Four Sigma Foods

September 15th, 2015


On today’s 250TH episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we shroom with Tero Isokauppila of Four Sigma Foods. A Finnish nomad, who believes in the power of wild picked and log-grown fungi, spreads the gospel of mushrooms. Cordyceps, …

Episode 249: Maayan Zilberman, fashionista & candy maker

August 11th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Maayan Zilberman was born on a kibuttz in Israel. She moved to NYC at 15, during the 1990’s, a time when fashion …

Episode 248: Jessica Koslow of Sqirl

August 4th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Jessica Koslow grew up near Los Angeles, surrounded by fresh produce and perpetual summer. It wasn’t until a stint cooking at Atlanta’s Bacchanalia, that she realized how fleeting …

Episode 247: Real Maine Food with Luke’s Lobster

July 28th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we ask Luke Holden and Ben Conniff of Luke’s Lobster about what makes Maine great. Yeah it’s got those pristine …

Episode 246: Joe Carroll’s “Feeding The Fire” BBQ & grilling cookbook with Nick Fauchald

July 21st, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Joe Carroll, proprietor of barbecue restaurant Fette Sau, and New American steakhouse, St. Anselm, joins …

Episode 245: Adam D. Tihany, restaurant designer

July 14th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Adam D. Tihany has made quite a mark on the interior of New York City. He’s designed some of the top restaurants and hotels in the world, but it all begin here in 1981, when Tihany …

Episode 244: Sarah Simmons, City Grit culinary salon, Birds & Bubbles fried chicken and champagne

July 7th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Sarah Simmons Southern sense of hospitality, may have turned her Sunday suppers into New York City’s culinary …

Episode 243: Aarón Sánchez

June 30th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Aarón Sánchez grew up on the Mexican border town of El Paso. He learned to cook from his mother Zarela …

Episode 242: Jud & Ken of Five Leaves and L.A. Chapter

June 23rd, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Jud Mongell & Ken Addington, are partners in Brooklyn cornerstone all day cafe Five Leaves, and it’s adjacent Latin inspired bar/restaurant Nights & Weekends. Recently …

Episode 241: Anna Jones, “A Modern Way To Eat”

June 16th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Anna Jones, a cook, writer, stylist, and vegetarian, only meant to cut out meat for a 6 week trial. Seven years later, she’s still at it, and inspiring other to join in. In her …

Episode 240: April Bloomfield

June 9th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, April Bloomfield, chef of contemporary New York classic The Spotted Pig, her restaurants that bookend the Ace Hotel, The John Dory and The Breslin, and the famed revive of the Tosca …

Episode 239: Chris Fischer of Beetlebung Farm

June 2nd, 2015


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Chris Fischer is a 12th generation Martha’s Vineyard resident. When his grandparents bought Beetlebung Farm in 1961, it was …

Episode 238: Andrew Scrivani, New York Times food photographer

May 26th, 2015


Today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN marks 5 YEARS on It only makes sense to return to where it all began. Hear New York Times food photographer Andrew Scrivani on our first show ever:

Episode 237: Maman & Papa Poule

May 19th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Benjamin Sormonte & Elisa Marshall, opened, Maman, a SoHo bakery & café via South of France Papa Poule, …

Episode 236: Lillet Brand Ambassador Claire Needham

May 12th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we raise a glass of Lillet, a French aperitif made in Bordeaux since 1872, made in blanc, rouge and rosé, from blends of wine and liquors, reminiscent of exotic citrus groves and a …

Episode 235: Mina Stone, “Cooking For Artists”

May 6th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Mina Stone, like her yiayia (grandmother), relies on three holy Greek ingredients; lemon, olive oil, and salt. …

Episode 234: Chef John Cox, Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur

April 28th, 2015


On today’ episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Chef John Cox has quite the view from Big Sur, California, cooking on cliffs 1000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, along a windy stretch of Hwy 1. His restaurant, Sierra Mar at the Post …

Episode 233: Louis DiBiccari, CREATE BOSTON

April 21st, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Louis DiBiccari grew up in a suburb of Boston, cooking Sunday suppers as all good Italians do. Upon eating in …

Episode 232: Robyn Lea’s “Dinner With Jackson Pollock”

April 14th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Robyn Lea has worked as a photographer, writer and director of the past 20 years, shot branded films for Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and self published an art book chronicling her years …

Episode 231: Mindy Segal, “Cookie Love”

April 7th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we create the criteria for the perfect chocolate chip cookie with Mindy Segal. Her dessert bar in Chicago, Hot …

Episode 230: Breakfast with George Weld of Egg

March 31st, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we have breakfast for lunch with George Weld, founder of the preeminent Egg restaurant in Brooklyn. Over a decade of scrambling eggs and flipping hash later, George reflects on it’s …

Episode 229: Galen Zamarra, Almanac

March 24th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we join Galen Zamarra, chef/owner of West Village stalwart, Mas Farmhouse. Most recently Galen opened, Almanac, which allures dinners with “imaginative preparations that accentuate …

Episode 228: Colu Henry, #backpocketpasta

March 17th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how did native New Yorker Colu Henry, turn her Italian heritage and a #hashtag into a pasta phenomenon? Colu’s …

Episode 227: Nancy Harmon Jenkins, “Virgin Territory” olive oil cookbook

March 10th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Nancy Harmon Jenkins takes us into “Virgin Territory”, her book exploring the world of olive oil. Nancy will …

Episode 226: Marco Canora, A GOOD FOOD DAY, bone broth

March 3rd, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Marco Canora regales us with his path towards A GOOD FOOD DAY. After surviving a decade behind the stoves at Hearth restaurant in NYC’s East Village, with it’s 70 hour work weeks, …

Episode 225: Louisa Shafia, Lakh Lakh Persian pop

February 24th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Louisa Shafia grew up Persian in 1970’s Philadelphia. Her father was Iranian; pomegranates, pistachios, and …

Episode 224: Spring Street Social Society with Patrick Janelle & Amy Virginia Buchanan

February 17th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN , what happens when a self-proclaimed “man about town” / Instagram aficionado, and a steel ukelele playing avant-garde thespian throw a dinner party? Answer: Spring Street Social …

Episode 223: Ben Mims, “Sweet & Southern”

February 11th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Mississippi born Ben Mims was surrounded by a family of fabulous bakers and sweet-makers. There was his mother …

Episode 222: Huertas, Spanish pintxos & Asturian cider house dinners

February 3rd, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Jonah Miller and Nate Adler grew up on NYC’s Upper West Side. They shared a food life filled with Zabar’s and …

Episode 221: Amy Chaplin

January 27th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Amy Chaplin grew up in the bush of Australia, 30 miles away from your closest supermarket. Her family built their own home, had a wood-burning stove, baked bread, kept bees, brewed …

Episode 220: Peden + Munk, food photographers

January 20th, 2015


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, food photographers Taylor Peden & Jen Munk have formed the photographic super group, Peden + Munk. Inspired …

Episode 219: Charles Phan, “The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food”

January 14th, 2015


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Charles Phan’s family left Vietnam just before the fall of Saigon to the Vietcong. Arriving to San Francisco in the mid 1970’s, Phan explored careers in pottery, architecture, but his family’s …

Episode 218: “The Modern Art Cookbook” with Mary Ann Caws

January 6th, 2015


THE FOOD SEEN: “The Modern Art Cookbook” with Mary Ann Caws January 6, 2015 11:21 AM On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Mary Ann Caws, a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French at the Graduate …

Episode 217: Sean Brock

December 16th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we share the tradition of Southern storytelling with Sean Brock, chef of McCrady’s, Husk,Minero, in Charleston SC and Nashville TN. The son of a coal mining family in rural Wise …

Episode 216: Renee Erickson, “A Boat, A Whale & A Walrus”

December 9th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, it’s not all rain and fog in Seattle when Renee Erickson of Ballard’s beloved The Walrus and the Carpenter comes to us with her book of occasional menus, “A Boat, A Whale & A …

Episode 215: Francis Mallmann, ON FIRE

December 2nd, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the master of live fire cooking, Francis Mallman, is ON FIRE! Well, not literally, but it’s the title of his new …

Episode 214: Patti Paige, “You Can’t Judge A Cookie By Its Cutter”

November 25th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, those same old holiday cookies are transformed by Patti Page of Baked Ideas. In her new book, “You Can’t Judge A …

Episode 213: The Cuban Table with Ana Sofia Pelaez & Ellen Silverman

November 19th, 2014


On today’s episode of The Food Seen, we travel to the Caribbean island of Cuba, where amid embargoes and defections, much of the nation’s food history has been a mystery outside of it’s own country. Writer Ana Sofia …

Episode 212: “North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland” with Gunnar Karl Gíslason

October 28th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Gunnar Karl Gíslason explains the geothermal power of Iceland, through it’s culture and cuisine. In his …

Episode 211: Dorie Greenspan, “Baking Chez Moi”

October 21st, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Dorie Greenspan, who the New York Times has called a “culinary guru”, let’s us in on her stockpile of treasured …

Episode 210: The New England Kitchen with Jeremy Sewall

October 14th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Chef Jeremy Sewall retraces his New England roots, from Samuel Sewall at the Salem Witch Trials, to generations of fishermen in Maine, like his Cousin Mark who supplies his …

Episode 209: Ovenly with Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga

October 7th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin met at a food-focused book club, became drinking buddies, then hoped to rid the …

Episode 208: Chickpea Magazine, vegan quarterly

September 30th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Cara Livermore didn’t foresee that becoming vegan in college would eventually utilize all the mediums she …

Episode 207: Wild Apple gluten

September 23rd, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, meet photographer Tara Donne & food stylist Liza Jernow. Combined, they’ve lived gluten-free diets for over a decade. While working at food-focused magazines like Martha Stewart …

Episode 206: Gail Simmons

September 16th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we welcome jill-of-all-trades, Gail Simmons. Special Projects Director at Food & Wine Magazine, judge on Top Chef and Top Chef Duels (Bravo, WED 10PM EST), as well as host of …

Episode 205: Flat Vernacular’s Department of Decoration dinnerware

September 9th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how does a two-dimensional wallpaper company, transform home decor for a 3D world. This is exactly what Payton …

Episode 204: Maia Hirschbein, California olive oils

September 2nd, 2014


Today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN was taped in San Francisco at Stitcher.

Maia Hirschbein is an oleologist, an olive oil specialist. She up in San …

Episode 203: Jen Murphy of AFAR

August 26th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we’re happy to catch up with Jen Murphy, the wanderlust Deputy Editor of AFAR magazine. This globe trotting gal grew up on the shores of New Jersey, only to find herself jaunting to …

Episode 202: Libbie Summers

August 19th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, meet culinary producer Libbie Summers. She lives a food-inspired life, so much so that she’s branded her business that way. …

Episode 201: Hannah Hart of My Drunk Kitchen

August 12th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we raise a glass with Hannah Hart of My Drunk Kitchen on YouTube. In a mere few years, Hannah’s YouTube channel has over 1.3 million subscribers, who patiently wait for Thursdays, …

Episode 200: Julia Bainbridge, food editor Yahoo Food

August 5th, 2014


On the 200th episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the lovely Julia Bainbridge, food editor for Yahoo Food, uses an anthropological approach to decipher our …

Episode 199: Max Silvestri

July 29th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, comedian Max Silvestri, brings his humorous perspective to the world of food. This summer, he’ll be co-hosting FYI Network’s “The Feed” with Top Chef and Food & Wine’s Gail …

Episode 198: Currence

July 22nd, 2014


On today’s episode of The Food Seen, “Big Bad Chef” John Currence, heads north from New Orleans, finding his home, and his calling, in Oxford, …

Episode 197: The Carnivore’s Manifesto

July 15th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Patrick Martins, founder of Heritage Foods USA, and our dear radio station, has authored his first book (with the help of another host of HRN, Mike Edison of …

Episode 196: JJ Goode, Cookbook Writer

July 2nd, 2014


JJ Goode is a highly sought after cookbook writer. He used to be an intern at eGullet, then a fact checker at Saveur. Now, he collaborates with the …

Episode 195: Adam H. Weinert, food & modern dance

June 24th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Adam H. Weinert, a dancer and choreographer, takes the teachings of Ted Shawn, a pioneer of American modern dance, and inflects the agrarian ideals first conceptualized at Jacob’s …

Episode 194: Christy Harrison, Food Psych Podcast

June 17th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Christy Harrison, a nutritionist specializing in eating disorders and obesity explores the intersections of food …

Episode 193: Anna Curran, Cookbook Create

June 10th, 2014


On today’s episode of The Food Seen, Michael Harlan Turkel is joined by Anna Curran of Cookbook Create. Anna has produced a platform to personally publish cookbooks through the click of a button. How did this trained …

Episode 192: Tom Mylan, “The Meat Hook Meat Book”

June 3rd, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Brooklyn butcher Tom Mylan, runs The Meat Hook. It’s not just a supermarket for burgers and sausage, it’s an …

Episode 191: Jamie Bissonnette

May 27th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, meet Jamie Bissonnette, who was a punk rock listening, straight edge vegan, rocking out to hardcore bands like …

Episode 190: Jody Williams of Buvette

May 20th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Jody Williams has single-handedly revived a fading bistro culture with her West Village outpost of Buvette. But …

Episode 189: The Heath, the restaurant The McKittrick Hotel with “Sleep No More”

May 13th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we’re invited into the world of The Heath, the restaurant within The McKittrick Hotel, home of production company Punchdrunk’s “Sleep No More”, an avant-garde interactive play. To pair with …

Episode 188: Belinda Chang, Moët & Hennessy’s Champagne Educator

April 29th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we’re all bubbly about Belinda Chang, the champagne educator for Moët Hennessy USA. We’ll be pouring over the 5 maisons, Krug, Dom Perignon, Moët & Chandon, Ruinart, and Veuve Clicquot, …

Episode 187: Brooklyn Farmacy presents “The Soda Fountain”

April 23rd, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we’re talking floats, sundaes, egg creams, & more with Brooklyn Farmacy’s brother & sister team, Peter …

Episode 186: Adam Dulye, Beer & Food Pairings

April 15th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Adam Dulye is the chef behind San Francisco bars Monk’s Kettle and The Abbot’s Cellar. There he serves menus of food & …

Episode 185: Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast

April 8th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, photographer Erin Gleeson left the concrete jungle of NYC for Northern California, finding herself surrounded by the wilderness she grew up in. What came out of this rediscovery, was a …

Episode 184: Ben Schott of “Schott’s Original Miscellany”

April 1st, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we learn facts, not fiction about April Fools’ Day from the man of miscellany, Ben Schott. In Mr. Schott’s …

Episode 183: Lorraine Pascale

March 25th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, the UK invasion begins with Lorraine Pascale, a chef and cookbook author, was also the first black British model to grave the cover of American Elle. Now a professional pastry chef, how did …

Episode 182: Lisa Gross, The League of Kitchens

March 18th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Lisa Gross, founder/CEO of The League of Kitchens, grew up in NYC, daughter of a Korean immigrant and a Jewish New Yorker, all the while eating soup, either doenjang-guk (soy bean paste soup) …

Episode 181: Rawia & Jumana Bishara of Tanoreen

March 11th, 2014


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Rawia Bishara’s journey from Nazareth to New York, carries a soulful tradition through Middle Eastern cuisine, …

Episode 180: Henry Hargreaves

March 4th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Henry Hargreaves left his native New Zealand for “the big OE” (overseas experience) and found an unexpected job opportunity in Bangkok. A man with a camera asked him to pose, and there launched …

Episode 179: Jane Coxwell

February 25th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Jane Coxwell’s wanderlust landed her first job as a chef cooking on the world’s largest yacht. Now chef for Diane Von Furstenburg and Barry Diller, she sails the Eos through the world’s …

Episode 178: Ferran Adriá’s “Notes on Creativity” at The Drawing Center

February 18th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, curator Brett Littman, after a 37 course, 6+ hour meal at elBulli in Roses, Spain, took a chance and sent chef Ferran …

Episode 177: Heath Ceramics

February 11th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN we visit Heath Ceramics new San Francisco factory/showroom, right in the heart of the Mission District. There, Robin Petravic (Co-owner/Managing Director) and Catherine Bailey (Co-owner/Creative …

Episode 176: Nick Balla & Bar Tartine

February 4th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Nick Balla, co-chef of Bar Tartine in San Francisco, used to call everything pickles. Raised in Michigan, land of sour cherries and asparagus, Nick was draw to strong and sour flavors, even …

Episode 175: Samantha Rose & Get It Right Spatulas

January 28th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Samantha Rose takes an ordinary silicone spatula and “gets it right”. She was so adamant at applying intelligent design to …

Episode 174: Roberta Bendavid

January 21st, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Roberta Bendavid’s eye for beauty was cultivated through years in NYC as a fashion publicist. When she left Manhattan for …

Episode 173: Jacobsen Salt Co.

January 14th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Ben Jacobsen’s relationship with salt began in Denmark, not while growing up in Vermont baking fresh bread and watching his mother’s spinach soufflé rise. He was studying for an MBA, when his …

Episode 172: Per Anders & Lotta Jorgensen of Fool Magazine

January 8th, 2014


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Per Anders & Lotta Jorgensen produce Fool Magazine, named “Best Food Magazine in the World” by the Gourmand Awards, as …

Episode 171: Kyle MacLachlan

December 17th, 2013


On the last episode of THE FOOD SEEN in 2013, actor Kyle MacLachlan brings his bold character and sensible approach to the show, and we’re just …

Episode 170: Nathan Myhrvold, “The Photography of Modernist Cuisine”

December 10th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Nathan Myhrvold has always been ambitious, cooking his family a full Thanksgiving dinner at the age of 9, graduating high …

Episode 169: Pantry Confidential

December 3rd, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, ever wonder what’s in another cook’s kitchen? Well, that’s exactly what Pantry Confidential finds out! Hana Choi and Christine Han explore what ingredients, equipment, and recipes are behind …

Episode 168: Katie Quinn of NowThis News

November 26th, 2013


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN- VJ (video journalist) Katie Quinn of NowThis News, the first mobile news company bringing the best videos, bites to an ever-changing audience of social media. From Katie’s start as a …

Episode 167: Cherry Bombe

November 19th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Kerry Diamond & Claudia Wu, the ladies behind Cherry Bombe, a magazine about women and food, premier No. 2: “The Baked Issue”, with vegan bakery owner Erin McKenna of Babycakes. Their first …

Episode 166: Cleo Brock

October 29th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, friends and dinner party compatriots, Cleo Brock-Abraham and Julia Turshen began Weird & Ravenous as a way to “make …

Episode 165: Diane Mott Davidson

October 23rd, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Diane Mott Davidson, the Agatha Christie of the food world, talks about her 17th book in her long-standing series of …

Episode 164: Gather Journal

October 15th, 2013


The rousing bi-annual food magazine,Gather Journal, already has a resounding sense of style. Using such themes as FLOAT, TRACES, and ROUGH CUT in …

Episode 163: Short Stack Editions: Single

September 17th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Michael Harlan Turkell welcomes the best in small-format publishing, Short Stack Editions. These handmade, single-subject …

Episode 162: Tara Sellios, Tableau Photographer

September 10th, 2013


Artist Tara Sellios takes hauntingly beautiful still life photographs of animals and their meat, seafood and their shells, ripe fruit and spilled …

Episode 161: Olga Massov,

September 3rd, 2013


Russian expat Olga Massov, left the world of finance to pursue the dream of becoming of a food writer. Her blog, documents the …

Episode 160: Tara Oxley, Design Director of BR Guest Restaurants

August 20th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we talk with Tara Oxley, Design Director of BR Guest Hospitality, which include such hits as Dos Caminos, Bill’s Bar & Burger, and Wildwood BBQ. Hear how she interprets her sense of smell …

Episode 159: Deborah Jones

August 13th, 2013


Deborah Jones, creates a sense of place that lets inspired food exist as it should. It’s her photography that grace the pages of Thomas Keller’s …

Episode 158: Yossy Arefi of Apt. 2B Baking Co.

August 6th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we’re excited to have Yossy Arefi of Apt. 2B Baking Co. Yossy has worked as a baker in numerous NYC kitchens, and in the …

Episode 157: REVOL Porcelain

July 23rd, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Anne Valette and Tenaya Da Silva come to proliferate the states as ambassadors for REVOL porcelain, an 11-generation, …

Episode 156: Alex Cruz of Société

July 16th, 2013


On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Alex Cruz, founder/partner/sales rep for Société-Orignal, specializes in Québécois provisions. Locally sourced, foraged as far as the Boreal forest, from seahorse honey to raw …

Episode 155: Chez Jose, A Vegetable

July 9th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we learn that Chez Jose is much more than a pop-up restaurant- it’s a purpose. Jose Ramirez-Ruiz grew up on the small island of Puerto Rico. He became worldly through cooking. His food reflects …

Episode 154: Jen Pelka, tumblr’s “Food & Beverage Evangelist”

July 2nd, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Jen Pelka, aka tumblr’s “Food & Beverage Evangelist”, gives us an insider’s look at what’s hot in the world of food blogs, all while keeping a tab of her own adventures as she traverses the …

Episode 153: Photographer Penny De Los Santos

June 25th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, photographer Penny De Los Santos has been contributing insight into our world’s food traditions through her lens. Seen in National Geographic and Saveur magazines, her images speak for …

Episode 152: Gaby Dalkin,

June 18th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN- Gaby Dalkin of the profoundly popular blog,– takes us through her time working as a personal chef for …

Episode 151: Patricia Curtan, Menus for Chez Panisse

June 11th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Patricia Curtan is a printmaker, long associated with Alice Waters. If you’ve ever been to Chez Panisse in Berkley, CA, …

Episode 150: “Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth” at MoMA: Curator Sarah Suzuki

June 4th, 2013


This week on THE FOOD SEEN, we’re lucky enough to be joined by Sarah Suzuki, curator of the Dieter Roth exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), “Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth”. From …

Episode 149: The Food Seen – Alice Gao, Instagram Food Photographer

May 28th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Alice Gao is the queen of social media food photography. A legend on Flickr, and now a leader on Instagram, her half a …

Episode 148: Erin Jang, FOOD SKETCHES

May 21st, 2013


Erin Jang spent years as a designer in the publishing world, working with Rachael Ray, Esquire, and Martha Stewart. For her apropos project, FOOD SKETCHES, she now illustrates her favorite dishes, seen as abstract …

Episode 146: Emilie Baltz, L.O.V.E. FOODBOOK

May 14th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we’re affected by the always -nspired Emilie Baltz, a multi-disciplinary French-American artist, who’s wild and widely …

Episode 145: The Food Seen

April 30th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Michael Harlan Turkell hosts a special one-hour episode devoted to The Food Book Fair. Founder Elizabeth Thacker Jones will talk about all of the exciting additions to this year’s lineup, as …

Episode 144: First We Feast

April 23rd, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, brothers Chris and Nick Schonberger share a passion for nachos. For real, if not for their familiar nacho bond, they’re barely brothers. Luckily, their job begets nacho hunting. As editors of …

Episode 143: Diana Yen, The Jewels of NY

April 16th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Diana Yen, of the multidisciplinary creative studio The Jewels of NY, reveals her approach to setting the mood around a …

Episode 142: Yvette Van Boven & Oof Verschuren, Home Made

April 9th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we go Dutch with Yvette Van Boven, an artist/illustrator who owns the cafe and catering service, Aan De Amstel, in …

Episode 141: Michael Fusco of M + E Design

April 2nd, 2013


Michael Fusco’s love of food is not a facade, but often his work is (in the architectural sense). All signage points to his tasty restaurant and foodstuff logos from the likes of Wheelhouse Pickles, Ovenly, Rob Newton’s …

Episode 140: Michael Solomonov, Zahav

March 26th, 2013


Chef Michael Solomonov takes his birthright to heart. Born in Israel, raised in Pittsburg, it wasn’t until his late teens that Michael returned to …

Episode 139: Jose Garces, The Latin Road Home

March 19th, 2013


We ask Iron Chef Jose Garces about who makes the best pork on today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN. In his most recent cookbook, The Latin Road Home, …

Episode 138: Tom Colicchio

March 12th, 2013


On today’s hour-long special edition of The Food Seen, we treat our time with Tom Colicchio (rhymes with “Radicchio”), not as an interview, but more …

Episode 137: Tara Norvell

March 5th, 2013


On today’s The Food Seen, we meet Tara Norvell. A daughter of Spanish and Southern descent, worked her way through the Manhattan fashion scene, into a London cuisine diploma, and back to NYC into the BACK OF THE HOUSE …

Episode 136: BluePrintCleanse

February 26th, 2013


Hear how a nasty cold in the early aughts became catalyst to a multimillion dollar raw foods company on today’s installment of THE FOOD SEEN. …

Episode 135: Saucy Magazine, Kristen Taylor

February 19th, 2013


Kristen Taylor, founder of Saucy Magazine, an independent food and story quarterly, recants pats issues, like her “Handbook of Food Poisoning”, and previews her newest, “Black Valentines”. From mundane to morose, …

Episode 134: Aida Mollenkamp, Keys to the Kitchen

February 12th, 2013


We’re handed the “Keys to the Kitchen”, the first cookbook written by Aida Mollenkamp on today’s THE FOOD SEEN. It’s subtitle, “The Essential …

Episode 133: Andrew Friedman, Toqueland

February 5th, 2013


Andrew Friedman has offered us insight into the world of chefs for the past 15 years via Toqueland, and continues to work with some of the top professionals in the field. From co-authoring Gotham Bar and Grill’s first …

Episode 132: Jonathon Sawyer, Vinegars

January 29th, 2013


Cleveland’s own Chef Jonathon Sawyer is a homegrown food rockstar, and he’s joining Michael Harlan Turkell on today’s THE FOOD SEEN. His restaurants and ventures, The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, Brick & Mortar …

Episode 131: Danny Meyer and Michael Romano, Union Square Hospitality Group

January 22nd, 2013


The “Restaurateur” (denoted by his very own biopic), Danny Meyer is one of New York’s greatest culinary leaders. As CEO of Union Square Hospitality, …

Episode 130: Maine Dayboat Scallops with Togue Brawn

January 15th, 2013


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we take a “day” trip with Togue Brown, the woman behind Maine Dayboat Scallops. Maine is often know for it’s lobster, but don’t discredit the bivalve. From the thousand pound catch days, to …

Episode 129: The New Potato

January 8th, 2013


And we’re back! Here’s to the 2013 season of THE FOOD SEEN! For the first episode of the year, The New Potato, launched by sisters Laura and Danielle …

Episode 128: Todd Selby & Edible Selby

December 18th, 2012


On the last THE FOOD SEEN of 2012, we welcome Todd Selby in our place. Best know for his blog,, in which the photographer takes portraits in personal spaces, now has a tasty extension into the food world. …

Episode 127: Blue Bottle Coffee: James Freeman & Caitlin Williams Freeman

December 11th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we wake up and smell the coffee with connoisseur James Freeman and sweets specialist Caitlin Williams Freeman. They are the affogato better known as Blue Bottle Coffee. In their book, The Blue …

Episode 126: Scott Heimendinger, The Seattle Food Geek: Modernist Cuisine at Home

December 4th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Scott Heimendinger, aka The Seattle Food Geek, brings the schools of science and cooking together via Modernist Cuisine at …

Episode 125: Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle Et Vanille

November 27th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we’re charmed by soft spoken Basque ex-pat Aran Goyoaga, who’s talents as a food writer, photographer, and stylist, …

Episode 124: Matthew Lightner, Atera

November 20th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Chef Matthew Lightner of Atera, forges nature and science, foraging inspiration from the land, and applying modern techniques to recreate it’s simplicity. A 15 course tasting menu, on a 13 seat …

Episode 123: Steven Rinella, Meat Eater

November 13th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, wilderness man Steven Rinella, hunts to live. Raised in the woods of Northern Michigan, Steven began fishing at 3, shot hist first squirrel at 10, and started commercially trapping muskrats as …

Episode 122: Jonathan Raduns, National Restaurant Consultants

November 6th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Jonathan Raduns of National Restaurant Consultants, and, tells us what he sees when he walks into your …

Episode 121: The Perennial Plate’s Real World Food Tour

October 23rd, 2012


THE FOOD SEEN welcomes back Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine of The Perennial Plate, whom return to the states after the first leg of their Real World Food Tour, which will take them to the likes of Japan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, …

Episode 120: Charlotte Druckman’s book “Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen”

October 16th, 2012


Hey ladies! On today’s episode of The Food Seen, Michael Harlan Turkell is joined by food writer Charlotte Druckman, author of Skirt Steak: Women …

Episode 119: Tom Douglas

October 9th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, a titan of the NW, Seattle chef Tom Douglas, brings his repertoire of restaurants, and over three decades of …

Episode 118: Naomi Daguid BURMA

October 2nd, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Naomi Duguid has spent her life exhaustively traveling and documenting the greater part of Southeast Asia. Her cookbooks have introduced the true cuisines of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, …

Episode 117: Adam Roberts: The Amateur Gourmet

September 25th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, the man once known as “The Amateur Gourmet”, Adam Roberts, goes pro, learning “Secrets Of The Best Chefs”, and writes a cookbook therewith, sharing all the tips, techniques, and tricks of the …

Episode 116: Jody Eddy

September 18th, 2012


On today’s episode of The Food Seen, Jody Eddy traverses the earth for her new book, “Come In We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants”, including insight and recipes from restaurants …

Episode 115: Mycophilia with Eugenia Bone

September 11th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, author Eugenia Bone shares her revelations from the weird world of mushrooms in her book, Mycophilia. You’ll learn how to …

Episode 114: Heather Chontos

September 4th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Heather Chontos sets a tableau way past the dinner table. A background in furniture design lead to prop styling and set design work for fashion magazines, her mise en scenes included walls of …

Episode 113: Claude Cabri: Miss Lunch

August 28th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, all the way in from France, Claude Cabri aka “Miss Lunch”, comes to discuss Lunch in the Loft “Un déjeuner autrement á Paris – Another way of having lunch in Paris”. A worldly artist/cook, …

Episode 112: Charlie Baum of Cool Culinaria

August 21st, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Charlie Baum, a generational lifer in the restaurant industry, and avid collector of museum-worthy vintage food & …

Episode 111: Jeff Gordinier

August 7th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Jeff Gordinier, New York Times Dining Section staff writer, waxes poetic about food, searching for sandwiches with Keanu …

Episode 110: The Way We Ate

July 31st, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, two photographers, Noah Fecks & Paul Wagtouicz, have taken it upon themselves to cook through 70 years and over 800 …

Episode 109: Bonjwing Lee, The Ulterior Epicure

July 17th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Bonjwing Lee, the man formerly known in anonymity as The Ulterior Epicure, travels the world for food. Raised in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of immigrant Chinese parents, Bonjwing was …

Episode 108: Harold Dieterle

July 10th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Harold Dieterle, may be best know for being the first winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, but it took much longer than one season …

Episode 107: Sandy Chilewich

July 3rd, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Sandy Chilewich has revolutionized tabletops from the ground up, well, legs actually. Founding HUE hosiery in the late …

Episode 106: Chris Cosentino

June 26th, 2012


Today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN is an “offaly” good one. Chef Chris Cosentino of Incanto in San Francisco, CA, and proprietor of tasty salted pig parts at Boccalone, joins us to talk low-cuts and guts. His new …

Episode 105: Joe Campanale

June 19th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, wine wunderkind Joe Campanale, the twentysomething co-founder/owner/sommelier of Dell’Anima, L’Artusi, Anfora, and soon to be opened, L’Apicio, talks his first sip of ice wine in the Finger …

Episode 104: Mike Geno, Cheese Painter

June 12th, 2012


Cheese, bacon, and bread. Sounds like an excellent sandwich, right? Well, it’s also the still life subjects of this week’s THE FOOD SEEN. Mike Geno …

Episode 103: Marja Vongerichten, Kimchi Chronicles

June 5th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Marja Vongerichten, host of PBS’s Kimchi Chronicles, talks about growing up in Northern Virginia with adoptive parents, …

Episode 102: James Peterson

May 29th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, James Peterson recounts his mouth watering memoirs . Upon leaving the lush land of NoCal, he traveled to Paris, backpacked through French vineyards looking for work, and had a life changing …

Episode 101: Adam Perry Lang

May 22nd, 2012


THE FOOD SEEN returns with a hot new episode all about BBQ! Classically trained chef turned barbecue champion, Adam Perry Lang, delivers a new set of active grilling techniques his most recent cookbook, Charred & …

Episode 100: Peter Arkle

May 1st, 2012


Today marks THE FOOD SEEN’s 100th episode! A big thanks to all the past guests, future interviewees, lovely listeners, and everyone at for all of the support! Scottish-born, NYC-based …

Episode 99: Mindy Fox

April 24th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Mindy Fox, cookbook author and food editor at La Cucina Italiana magazine, takes a life trip through American suburbs, to …

Episode 98: Elizabeth Thacker Jones & The Food Book Fair

April 17th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, with a life long interest in food and it’s ability to inspire, Elizabeth Thacker Jones presents the FOOD BOOK FAIR, the first ever event bringing together food publications from around the …

Episode 97: Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen

April 10th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we dote on Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, as she unmusses all the fuss in tiny kitchen cooking (her’s is 42 sq ft). Deb adventures through recipes with fearlessness, sharing new tastes, …

Episode 96: David McMillan and Frederic Morin of Joe Beef

April 2nd, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, David McMillan and Frédéric Morin, Quebecers through and through, and proprietors of Montreal’s must, Joe Beef, grace us with their Canadian tongues. Right off the heels of their award-winning …

Episode 95: Sara Moulton

March 27th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Sara Moulton, a once reluctant on-air personality, is now one of the preeminent chefs on television. From behind the scenes …

Episode 94: Fishs Eddy

March 20th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, husband/wife owners of dinnerware/house Fishs Eddy, Julie Gaines and David Lenovitz, fell in love 25 years ago over …

Episode 93: Jennifer Rubell

March 13th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, food artist Jennifer Rubell makes us interact with art the way we do with food. Large scale installations are paired with public participation, illuminating the grandeur of society through …

Episode 92: Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten, The National, Gosford Wine and Empire State South

March 6th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Hugh Acheson chef/owner of Five & Ten, The National, and Empire State South, in Atlanta and Athens, Georgia, takes A New Turn in the South (his cookbook) on the road, preaching the gospel …

Episode 91: Colby and Megan Garrelts of bluestem

February 28th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Colby and Megan Garrelts, met during high dining in the Windy City, only to move back to Kansas City, Missouri, to open up …

Episode 90: Salvatore Rizzo of De Gustibus Cooking School

February 21st, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Salvatore Rizzo, owner/director of De Gustibus Cooking School at Macy’s Herald Square, may host a pantheon of chefs, but he …

Episode 89: Ideas In Food

February 14th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, H. Alexander Talbot, half of the cherished blog Ideas in Food, a culinary consulting business (with Aki Kamozawa), that …

Episode 88: Roger Smith Cookbook Conference

February 7th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we preview the forthcoming Roger Smith Cookbook Conference, being held THURS FEB 9 – SAT FEB 11, 2012, in NYC. We’re joined by Bruce Shaw and Adam Salomone of The Harvard Common Press to …

Episode 87: Remedy Quarterly

January 31st, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Kelly Carambula is a graphic designer by day, a maker/baker/blogger by night. She publishes the independent food magazine

Episode 86: Dirt Candy

January 24th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy, treats vegetables like meat. From faux-gras to finding the fat in flora, she’s redefining vegetarian cuisine from the root up. Amanda believes, “any can cook a …

Episode 85: Elephant Props

January 17th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, the collector/curator behind Elephant Props, Michele Michael, and maven of Elephants Ceramics, brings her ware wisdom on …

Episode 84: Nissa Pierson

January 10th, 2012


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Nissa Pierson, the herb aficionado behind Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, a multi-faceted space which serves as an …

Episode 83: Caren Alpert & SEM Photography

January 3rd, 2012


On the first episode of THE FOOD SEEN in 2012, Caren Alpert, a San Francisco based photographer, takes a closer look at food … a much closer look. She uses a scanning electron microscope for her “terra cibus” project, …

Episode 82: Charlie Grosso’s “Wok the Dog”

December 20th, 2011


On THE FOOD SEEN, Charlie Grosso, half of Baang and Burne gallery, and photographer, spans the globe, having explored food markets in over 20 countries and 70 cities around the world. Her “Wok the Dog” photo expose, …

Episode 81: John Winterman

December 13th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, John Winterman, Maitre D’ of the 3 Michelin Star restaurant Daniel in New York City, stops by to explain exactly what a Maitre D’ does. Literally meaning “master of the”, John oversees the …

Episode 80: Tatroux presents “Notes from a Kitchen, A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession”

December 6th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, multimedia artist Jeff Scott and Chef Blake Beshore come together to form Tatroux, the publishers behind “Notes from a …

Episode 79: Paul Lowe of Sweet Paul Magazine

November 29th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we’re graced with Paul Lowe, the styling genius behind Sweet Paul magazine, who brings his Nordic nuances to the table. In …

Episode 78: Aliya Leekong

November 22nd, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Aliya LeeKong brings her multi-national home (Indo-Pakistani, Tanzanian, Trinidad, Hong Kong) to the forefront through her …

Episode 76: They Draw and Cook

November 8th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, sibiling design team Salli Swindell and Nate Padavick, also know as Studio SSS, curate the user submitted website It’s filled with a new type of food art: illustrated …

Episode 75: Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook

November 1st, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, the duo behind Eleven Madison Park, Chef Daniel Humm and GM Will Guidara, leaf through the pages of their new magnum opus, Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook. We’ll be joined on air by their …

Episode 74: Chef Anita Lo’s “Cooking Without Borders” cookbook with Charlotte Druckman

October 25th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Anita Lo, chef/owner of Annisa restaurant in the West Village, is one of the most “revered female chefs in the country”. Of Chinese-American ancestry, a midwest upbringing, and an affection …

Episode 73: The Recipe Project

October 18th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Michael Hearst, the talented musician from One Ring Zero, comes to talk about his book/album release, The Recipe Project. He and Leigh Newman of Black Balloon Publishing, discuss the finer …

Episode 72: David Masson and John Bush

October 11th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN David Massoni and John Bush pair up to bring Thistle Hill Tavern to Park Slope.

David’s background in the Batali empire, and John’s punk rock days as a photographer ( NOFX‘s Fat Mike is actually …

Episode 71: Jane Black & Brent Cunningham

October 4th, 2011


THE FOOD SEEN welcomes Jane Black and Brent Cunningham, a wife and husband duo writing a book on Huntington, WV, the site where Season 1 of Jamie …

Episode 70: Julian Medina & Pichet Ong

September 27th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, chefs Julian Medina and Pichet Ong bring their multi-cultural cooking backgrounds to Coppelia, a 24 hour Cuban dinner, …

Episode 69: Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge

September 20th, 2011


Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge, makes her second appearance on THE FOOD SEEN, to discuss her new/first book, “Design*Sponge at Home”. In it, great DIY projects like Silverware Curtain Hooks, Recycled Cake Stands (made of …

Episode 68: The Perennial Plate

September 13th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, the wandering stars of the weekly online video series The Perennial Plate, Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, are halfway through their national tour “taking the viewer on a journey to appreciate and …

Episode 67: Flavor Chemistry

September 6th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we’re joined by Elaine Kellman-Grosinger, a “flavorist”, who works for Citromax Flavors as the Chief Flavor Chemist/Director of Research & Development, helping create the “tastes of …

Episode 66: La Boite a Epice

August 30th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Lior Lev Sercarz, the worldly spice blender behind La Boite a Epice, tells his story through the travel and tastes which helped him form his poignant palate. Like a modern day Pierre Poivre, a …

Episode 65: Ditte Isager, cookbook photographer

August 23rd, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, photographer Ditte Isager, captures a “time and place in Nordic cuisine” at the top restaurant in the world, Copenhagen’s Noma, for it’s subsequent cookbook. How do her Danish roots and …

Episode 64: Brooklyn Butcher Blocks

August 16th, 2011


Nils Wessel of Brooklyn Butcher Blocks joins
THE FOOD SEEN to talk all things wood, be it walnut or cherry, he existentially asks, “how much wood …

Episode 63: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

August 9th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio (and now Nashville, TN), brings cool to the summer heat, …

Episode 62: Justin Warner

August 2nd, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Justin Warner, Pabulum Director of Do or Dine, an “American Izakaya” restaurant in Bed-Stuy, comes to the show to wax …

Episode 61: Nikki McClure

July 26th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, paper cut artist Nikki McClure carves out a niche in the Pacific Northwest, and in doing so, creates a slow food/art mantra. From her time in the Seattle punk scene to her most recent book, To …

Episode 60: Molly Birnbaum

July 19th, 2011


Ever wonder what food would be like without smell? On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, author of “Season to Taste”, Molly Birnbaum, memoirs her passion for …

Episode 59: Food Trucks

July 12th, 2011


David Weber, President of the NYC Food Trucks Association (NYCFTA), and founding member of Rickshaw Dumplings, and joins THE FOOD SEEN to discuss a pressing matter. The NYPD has recently been asked to enforce a 1950’s …

Episode 58: Malin + Goetz

July 5th, 2011


THE FOOD SEEN sits with Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, better know as Malin + Goetz apothecary and lab, and makers of all natural skin care and parfums, who not only use food as a catalyst for their products, but they …

Episode 57: Zeb Stewart

June 28th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Zeb Stewart, the visionaire behind Union Pool, Hotel Delmano, and Cafe Colette, speaks of growing up in Sonoma, living in a …

Episode 56: Amanda Freitag and Patti Jackson

June 21st, 2011


Today, THE FOOD SEEN, asks Chef Amanda Freitag and Chef Patti Jackson of i Trulli, not only of their illustrious restaurant careers, but also, how …

Episode 55: Raquel Pelzel and Adeena Sussman

June 14th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, food writers/recipe developers Raquel Pelzel and Adeena Sussman, collaborate with the likes of Ellie Krieger, Suvir Saran,

Episode 54: Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine of Big Girls Small Kitchen

June 7th, 2011


Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine of Big Girls Small Kitchen share their first cookbook, In The Small Kitchen on today’s THE FOOD SEEN. These best friends show how they adapted their Quarter-Life cooking skills to work …

Episode 53: Alimentum

May 31st, 2011


On today’s re-entry from Memorial Day episode, THE FOOD SEEN cools it down a bit, far away from the BBQ’s and hot stoves, and relaxes with a reading …

Episode 52: Lotta Jansdotter

May 24th, 2011


Lotta Jansdotter joins the THE FOOD SEEN today, with studio manager Nerissa Campbell, to discuss her Swedish design sensibilities, which often manifest themselves through food, from taking a mid-day coffee break (fika) …

Episode 51: Experimental Cuisine Collective

May 17th, 2011


Today on THE FOOD SEEN, Anne McBride and Kent Kirshenbaum of the Experimental Cuisine Collective, introduce some of the speaking points of their 2011 …

Episode 50: Casey Kelbaugh of Slideluck Potshow

May 10th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Casey Kelbaugh, founder/director of Slideluck Potshow, explains his impetus in starting the potluck/slideshow mashup, and how it’s brought the food and art community together in over 40 cities …

Episode 49: Jellymongers Bompas & Parr

May 3rd, 2011


Do you what a “jellymonger” is? Let Bompas & Parr explain. On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Sam (Bompas) and Harry (Parr) bring a mainstay of British cuisine across the pond to discuss it’s royal and humble legacy. But …

Episode 48: Tattfoo Tan, Michael Pribich, Jorge Rojas, “Matter of Food” at Project Row Houses

April 26th, 2011


On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, we have Tattfoo Tan, Michael Pribich and Jorge Rojas, contributing artists to Project Row Houses’ “Matter of Food” …

Episode 47: Baking with Shuna Lydon of Peels and Jeremy Shapiro

April 19th, 2011


Oh the joy of baking, not the book, but the prolonged cooking of food by dry heat acting by convection (according to Wikipedia). The roles of bakers …

Episode 46: Noah Bernamoff and Rae Cohen of Mile End Delicatessen with Chef Aaron Israel

April 12th, 2011


Did you know there was a Canadian dining scene in NYC? Do you know of the Mile End section of Montreal? Find out more on today’s episode of The Food Seen about these two phenomenons and how they’ve amalgamated to bring …

Episode 45: Restaurateurs Gabriel and Gina Stulman

April 5th, 2011


Restaurateurs Gabriel and Gina Stulman, of their West Village trifecta: Joseph Leonard, Jeffery’s Grocery, and Fedora, come on today’s THE FOOD SEEN …

Episode 44: “food visionaire” Alison Attenborough with food photographer John Kernick

March 29th, 2011


This week on The Food Seen, Michael Harlan Turkell is joined by two true food visionaires, Alison Attenborough, a master stylist, and John Kernick a photography maven. Hear about their worldly works, creative …

Episode 43: Umami Food and Art Festival

March 22nd, 2011


On THE FOOD SEEN today, Yael Raviv, director of the Umami Food and Art Festival, is joined by the event’s curator, Ame Gilbert, and participating artist Terri Hanlon, as they ready themselves for Edible Architecture: …

Episode 42: Mara Trachtenberg’s “A Decadent World”, sculpted sugar photographs

March 15th, 2011


Mara Trachtenberg, a fine art photographer, constructed a series of fantastical 4×5 photos images for “A Decadent World” with sugar as her …

Episode 41: mixologists, nay, bartenders Ari Form and Matt DeVriendt

March 8th, 2011


Sazerac, Screwdriver, Sex on the Beach … ever wonder how cocktails got their names? Mixologists, nay, bartenders Ari Form and Matt DeVriendt educate …

Episode 40: Gastronomista founders Jennifer Pelka and Emily Arden Wells

March 1st, 2011


Why not start March off right with a fresh new episode of THE FOOD SEEN at 3PM. Gastronomista founders Jennifer Pelka and Emily Arden Wells, run an …

Episode 39: Cookbook Designers Laura Palese and Amy Sly

February 22nd, 2011


This week on The Food Seen, Michael Harlan Turkell is joined by cookbook designers Laura Palese and Amy Sly for a cover to cover report on how they assemble our favorite tomes. From how they design approaches to their …

Episode 38: Design Sponge

February 15th, 2011


Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge (and her husband Aaron Coles) stopped by THE FOOD SEEN for some design saavy conversation (and post-taping pizza at …

Episode 37: Joshua David Stein, Senior Editor of Eater National

February 8th, 2011


This week on The Food Seen, Michael Harlan Turkel has a conversation with the prolific Joshua David Stein, Senior Editor of Eater National. Tune in …

Episode 36: Dede Lahman and Neil Kleinberg of Clinton St Baking Company

February 1st, 2011


In honor of February, or what I know as “Pancake Month”, THE FOOD SEEN invites Dede Lahman and Neil Kleinberg of Clinton Street Baking Co. to the show. Amongst dishing out the best brunch in New York City, they’ve also …

Episode 35: Francine Matalon

January 25th, 2011


Prop stylist Francine Matalon-Degni’s “Trends in Food Photography” piece in Gastronomica Summer 2010 V10 N3 spans the last few decades, touching on …

Episode 34: Jono Pandolfi Designs (plateware) with Will Guidara, GM of Eleven Madison Park

January 18th, 2011


On today’s wintery mix episode of THE FOOD SEEN, we chat with Jono Pandolfi, whose whimsical tablewares grace the tables of NYC’s hottest …

Episode 33: Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito of Baked

January 11th, 2011


Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the fabulous baker boys of BAKED, stop by the studio to sate THE FOOD SEEN’s sweet teeth, bearing their best …

Episode 32: The (last shipping) Night Before Christmas with Mo Frechette of Zingerman’s

January 4th, 2011


During the holiday season, Michael was lucky enough to tour the Zingerman’s mail order facility with managing partner Mo Frechette on “The (last …

Episode 31: J. Kenji Lopez

December 21st, 2010


On the last episode of The Food Seen for 2010, we have J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, ex-chef, now author of The Food Lab series on, “dedicated to unraveling the science of cooking”, as we explores the techniques …

Episode 30:

December 14th, 2010


On this episode of The Food Seen, listen to Michael “cook art history”, as Maite Gomez-Rejón of, takes THE FOOD SEEN on a tour through …

Episode 28: Culintro

November 30th, 2010


Stephanie Kornblum and Alina Munoz saw an opening in the culinary job market, and rather than filling themselves, they facilitated. By forming …

Episode 27: The Canal House

November 23rd, 2010


This week on Cooking Issues Michael sits down with Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, founders of The Canal House. They gang speaks about creating Canal House Cooking, a cooking magazine the times describes as …

Episode 26: Brooklyn Bilt & Brooklyn Slate

November 16th, 2010


This week on the Food Seen Michael speaks to Sean Tice, Andy Ring, and Kristy Hadeka, for a discussion about Brooklyn Bilt and Brooklyn Slate. Learn the possibilities of Richlite as a material, what woodworkers talk …

Episode 25: Brooks Headley & Sam McPheeters

November 9th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sits down with perhaps the first combination pastry chef/hardcore band member to grace the show. Brooks Headley, pastry chef at Del Posto and former drummer of seminal hardcore band …

Episode 24: Ian Knauer

November 2nd, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael talks to chef Ian Knauer. Ian talks about how he got started in life as a “Boiler Room”-style financial guy, a life he describes as “very bad”. Before he knew it he was working …

Episode 23: The New Brooklyn Cookbook

October 26th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sits down with the people responsible for The New Brooklyn Cookbook: a compendium of Brooklyn’s hottest restaurants offering up some of their favorite masterpieces best suited for you …

Episode 22: Sara Jenkins & Alex Raij

October 19th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sits down with Sara Jenkins of Txikito and Alex Raij of Porchetta to discuss what it means to be an immigrant who cooks, the past and present of Italo-American cuisine, the truth or …

Episode 21: Palo Santo with Jacques Gautier & Maximilian Gautier

October 12th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen, Michael Harlan Turkell is joined by Jacques Gautier, chef and owner of Palo Santo, and his father Maximilian Gautier. The three discuss Palo Santo’s “eclectic Latin” menu and design, and …

Episode 20: Graphic Design with Matteo Bologna, Douglas Riccardi & Louise Fili

October 5th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sits down with “the Mt. Rushmore of NYC Food Graphic Designers”: Matteo Bologna, Douglas Riccardi & Louise …

Episode 19: Glass Blowing with Chef Michael Ayoub of Fornino & Anders Rydstedt

September 28th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sits down with expert glass-blower Anders Rydstedt and Chef Michael Ayoub of Fornino. The gang discuss glass …

Episode 18: Starchefs International Culinary Congress

September 21st, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael goes on the road to Star Chef’s International Chef’s Congress, a meeting of the minds for culinary masters to show …

Episode 17: King Phojanakong

September 14th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael speaks to King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn and Umi Nom. King came to HRN studios with his wife, his parents, and (via …

Episode 16: Cut Brooklyn

September 7th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Joel Bukiewicz & Harry Rosenblum of Cut Brooklyn stop by the studio to discuss the art and science of making high performance knives. With over an 18-month wait per blade, Cut Bk Knives …

Episode 15: Corin Hewitt

August 31st, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sits down with sculptor, photographer and artist Corin Hewitt. Hewitt has had his art featured in the Whitney and …

Episode 14: Adam & Brad Farmerie

August 24th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sits down with Adam & Brad Farmerie of AvroKO design. Adam and Brad (the chef at Public and Double Crown) …

Episode 13: Natalie Jeremijenko

August 17th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sits down with the brilliant and multi-talented Natalie Jeremijenko, whose work blurs the lines between …

Episode 12: Cat Kramer & Zack Denfeld

August 10th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sat down with Catherine Kramer & Zack Denfeld to talk about biohacking, Monsanto and GMOs, using glow-in-the-dark fish to make sushi, plus Zack’s experiences in India and Cat’s …

Episode 11: Michael Laiskonis & Francis Lam

August 3rd, 2010


Today on The Food Seen, Michael sits down with Michael Laiskonis, executive pastry chef at Le Bernardin. The two talk about the art of dessert and the various artistic approaches to discussing it. Then,’s …

Episode 10: Nathalie Smith & Eugenia Bone

July 27th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael spoke to Nathalie Smith of Global Table and Eugenia Bone of the Denver Post’s Well Preserved Blog. Nathalie explained how she turned a career in fashion (and a hunch that French …

Episode 9: applewood

July 20th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael spoke to restaurateurs Laura Shea and David Shea of applewood restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Michael spoke to them about the familial roots of applewood, and how the Sheys began …

Episode 8: Julia Ickes

July 13th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael spoke to Julia Ickes of Design and Construction Resources LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design …

Episode 7: Jason Wright & Emilie Baltz

July 6th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sat down with Jason Wright and Emilie Baltz of Fork and Design, a NYC design firm specializing in complete graphic …

Episode 6: Jessica Romm Perez & Fredrika Stjarne

June 29th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael sat down with Jessica Romm Perez (Style Editor at Food & Wine) & Fredrika Stjarne (Director of Photography …

Episode 5: Charlotte Druckman

June 22nd, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael spoke to Charlotte Druckman, freelance journalist and contributor to the NYTimes’s T Magazine. The duo spoke on everything from art history to boutique NYC ice cream, and talked about …

Episode 4: Cyd Raftus McDowell & Victoria Granof

June 8th, 2010


Michael, Cyd Raftus McDowell & Victoria Granof talk about the art of food styling. Learn how these veterans of the food world work with chefs and photographers to get some of the city’s best food looking as good as …

Episode 3: Melissa Clark

June 8th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen Michael spoke to Melissa Clark, author of eighteen cookbooks including “Chef Interrupted”. Tune in to hear Melissa on the “slow and low mentality”, and to learn what dishes are defining …

Episode 2: Gabriele Stabile & Marcus Nilsson

June 2nd, 2010


Gabriele Stabile & Marcus Nilsson come by to talk about the life of a food photographer, how they got to where they are now, and what plans they have for the future.

Episode 1: Quentin Bacon, Francesco Tonelli & Andrew Scrivani

May 25th, 2010


This week on The Food Seen, Michael spoke to a trio of food photographers: Quentin Bacon, Francesco Tonelli, and Andrew Scrivani. The guys spoke about the world of food photography in its current state.

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