Food Friday

Facebook: Mother Myrick's Confectionary

Ron Mancini and Jacki Baker of Mother Myrick's Confectionery in Manchester, VT join Food Friday today. The shop is known for its buttercrunch toffee, caramels, cakes and chocolate assortments. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Food writer Deanna Fox and Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy, NY join Food Friday to discuss Italian cuisine throughout the WAMC region. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today's Food Friday is all about chowder. Dan Frament of Muddaddy Flats Quesadillary and Richard Matthews of The Shop are participating in the 11th annual Troy Chowder Fest are in the studio. Joining them is Katie Hammon, executive director of the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District - which is organized the event. The Troy Chowder Fest runs from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Bread Alone Bakery

Food Friday favorite Amy Halloran returns to the show today. She is joined by Sharon Burns Leader of Bread Alone Bakery, which has numerous locations in the NY's Hudson Valley. They are here to discuss baking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today marks the start of Autumn so this Food Friday is all about apples and cider. Sue Goold Miller of Goold Orchards in Castleton, NY and a member of the New York Apple Association, along with Alan Sax of Franklin County Cider Days are in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Capital region chefs Jsoh Coletto and Michael Lapi join Food Friday to discuss the trend of pop-up restaurants, including ones in the WAMC listening area. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It’s happy hour here on Food Friday. We’re going to delve into the wonderful world of cocktails, distilling and spirits. John Fischer, professor at the Culinary Institute of America, is joined by Rick Sicari and John Curtin of The Albany Distilling Company. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Hattie's Restaurant

Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant of Saratoga Springs, NY is here with us to discuss fried chicken and more classic southern food. Hattie's will be the only vendor from a non-Southern state at the National Fried Chicken Festival in New Orleans, LA from Sept. 23-24. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Taste of Troy Food Tours LLC

We discuss food tourism on Food Friday today. In the studio are Amy Koren-Roth of Taste of Troy Food Tours and Marla Ortega of The Ilium Café. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Hooked Seafood Co.

Today's Food Friday is all about Seafood. Katie Haskins of Hooked Seafood Co. in Latham, NY is in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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At the height of the season, Deanna Fox is in the studio for this Food Friday to answer your questions about the delicious treats you can try at fairs and carnivals. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Slidin' Dirty food truck
Facebook: Slidin' Dirty Restaurant and Food Truck

Tim and Brooke Taney of Slidin' Dirty join Food Friday to discuss food trucks and more. Slidin' Dirty has two restaurants in Troy and Schenectady, New York along with food trucks throughout the Capital Region. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market at the city's Common
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  Chef Ric Orlando is in the studio to discuss the best meals you can make using ingredients from local farmers markets. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today we welcome Michael Lapi, Josh Coletto and John Sconzo to discuss open firing cooking. Michael and Josh are among the chefs taking part in the Fire Feast on the Farm event at Pitney Meadows in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 1. John is the event’s main organizer.  WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Tara Kitchen

Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady and Troy, NY is joined by her father Mohammed Waheed of the Taj Mahal Restaurant in Schenectady to discuss Moroccan and Indian food on Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: SoCo Creamery

Are you screaming for ice cream? Matt Scott and Dustin Rotenberg of SoCo Creamery are in the studio. Based in the Berkshires, SoCo Creamery offers numerous flavors of ice cream and sorbet throughout the Northeast. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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How do you take your coffee or tea? Flavio Lichtenthal of the No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge and at Tanglewood in western Massachusetts joins us for Food Friday, along with Kevin Borowsky of The Whistling Kettle in Ballston Spa and Troy, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today’s program is all about pairing food and drink. Wine expert Bill Johnston is joined by food aficionado Peter Blackman. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Blueberry Rhubarb Pie by Deanna Fox
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With the official start of summer coming on Wednesday, June 21, Deanna Fox is in the studio for this Food Friday to answer your questions about delicious summer pies. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Do lobsters scream when you boil them? Does baking soda take smells out of your refrigerator? Renowned cookbook author Bruce Weinstein is in the studio to debunk these and other culinary myths. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: PolishFest

Today marks the start of the 15th annual Capital Region PolishFest, so we’re talking Polish food on this edition of Food Friday. Anntonette Alberti, the cultural committee chair of the Polish Fest, Jim Kelly of Chester’s Smokehouse and Barbara Chepaitis of the PolishFest Book Club are in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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In addition to the ceremonies and parades honoring fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend, many people will be enjoying barbecues. Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant and Byron Nilsson are in the studio to answer your grilling and barbecue questions. WAMC's Ray Graf.

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Today’s show is all about cheese. University of Vermont Professor Catherine Donnelly is in the studio. She recently won a James Beard Award for encyclopedia work “The Oxford Companion to Cheese.” WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Please pass the salt! How about a little pepper? We’re going to talk about the art of seasoning food today, and how it can enhance your culinary experience. Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel are the proprietors of Rolling Rock Farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Author, community organizer and grain expert Amy Halloran is in the studio today for the Flour Hour to answer your questions about all things grain, from breads to gluten-free baking, to pancakes and cookies. WAMC’s Ray Graf.

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Today on Food Friday, Mary Kenney of the personal chef service Legal Pantry is in the studio with meal and menu preparation tips for people who are constantly on the go. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria in Troy and Donna Damiano join us for Food Friday as we delve into Italian sweets and gelato. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on this Good Friday edition of Food Friday, cooking instructor and food writer Deanna Fox is in the studio with tips on what to do with all those eggs! WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

The number to call is 1-800-348-2551. You can also email your questions to voxpop@wamc.org. 

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Passover is next week and we have just the people in the studio to help you create some delicious dishes for the celebration. Our guests are Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, who competed on the Food Network’s Chopped, and Chef Brian Arnoff of Kitchen Sink Food & Drink in Beacon, NY. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Today we’ll take our taste buds and cookbooks on a trip across the pond to Britain. Mark Graydon and Sean Comiskey of The Olde English Pub and Pantry in Albany are in the studio today. They’ve brought fish and chips, roasted lamb and English beer. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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