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Five Things You Missed on Heritage Radio This Week

Heritage Radio is the food-focused internet radio station that broadcasts from a studio attached to Roberta's in Bushwick. Every week, many of the big players in the food world host and appear on shows, and oftentimes they reveal interesting tidbits about their work. Here's a guide to five notable pieces of programming from the last week:

Joe%20Carroll-HRN-001.jpg1) Joe Carroll on The Main Course: HRN Founder Patrick Martins and HRN Executive Director Erin Fairbanks chat with Joe Carroll, the owner, creator, and designer of Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm, and Gotham Artisanal Provisions. They discuss the planning that went into opening each restaurant, starting with Spuyten in 2003:

We created a bar that wasn't a dive bar, sports bar, or frat bar, which most beer bars up until that time were. The vibe at Spuyten Duyvil is much more cafe-like, we keep the lights a lot brighter at night, there are a lot of women who go there, we have a pretty serious wine program by the glass?The point was, we had to do everything good, we couldn't just have good beer.

a24-001.jpg2) The Preserved Seafood Program at Maiden Lane: Jessie Kiefer and Jen Tullock of "The Morning After" talk to Nialls Fallon about opening up Maiden Lane in his neighborhood of Alphabet City:

We try to stay away from saying it's a wine bar or a restaurant. Mainly we are offering cured, smoked, canned seafood, and wine and beer that goes really well with that. We definitely plan on expanding the wine list and we definitely at times feel like a bar, but we're also open all day long, seven days a week, and we're basically just trying to be a neighborhood spot that caters to something that's really missing in Alphabet City right now.

davearnold-HRN.jpg3) Dave Arnold on Egg Yolks and Espresso Grinders: Founder of the Museum of Food and Drink Dave Arnold answers listener questions about all things food science on "Cooking Issues." This week, he explains why you should eat egg yolks:

My firm belief is that you should eat foods in the way that make them taste good, that that's going to make you sated faster. You're not necessarily going to be driven to eat as much if you just focus on trying to make products that taste good. An egg is a nutritional marvel, yolk or not. From a cooking standpoint, egg yolks are a miracle because they have all sorts of emulsification properties, aside from the fact that they're delicious. Unless you have a specific need to get rid of the egg yolks, you should go on eating them, because they're delicious.

Olga-Massov-001.jpg4) From Finance to Food Writing: Michael Harlan-Turkell sits down with Olga Massov to talk about her blog The Sassy Radish and her ongoing cookbook collaborations with Marc Forgione, Marc Murphy, and Van Leeuwen. Here's Massov on why food writing and recipe editing captured her interest:

In my free time I always read books on different recipes, different techniques, how different food writers and bloggers and chefs do things. Because there are fifty different ways to boil an egg, and all of them are great, some of them are probably not as great, but there's not one way to boil an egg. There's not one way to roast a chicken. There's not one particular way to make meringue. There are so many different ways that people do things, and just learning from them and learning the techniques, the ingredients, the story behind the way people do things, all these things are very interesting to me.

Eat_Drink_Vote.jpg5) Marion Nestle's Cartoon Book: Mitchell Davis, host of "Taste Matters," chats with NYU Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Health Marion Nestle about her new book Eat, Drink, Vote, which uses political cartoons to frame a discussion of food policy with a degree of lightheartedness. Here's Nestle on the focus of the new book:

I call this book 'Food Politics Lite'--The book allowed me to talk about issues in food policy and a lot of current issues in a way that I hope wasn't heavy handed, and that didn't beat people over the head. And that was respectful of other people's ways of looking at these kinds of issues, in a way that was funny. Though some of the cartoons are funny, some of them are not funny at all.

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