Food Friday

Whet your palate on Food Friday from 2-3 PM,  as a wide variety of experts from around the region will answer questions about food, drink, and how to throw the best gatherings around.

Food Friday will focus on topics like seasonal veggies, quick and easy recipes, the homegrown movement, creating the perfect cheeseboard, juicing, mixology, and so much more. Supplemented by an interactive website, listeners and online viewers will also be able to get our weekly recipes, restaurant updates, restaurant week postings and reviews, and share their tips with others.

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10:53 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Food Friday : Seafood

Chef Bruce Mattel of The Culinary Institute of America and Dennis Erlich of Pesca & Co. in Great Barrington join Ray in the studio for a discussion of seafood, and the role it plays in modern American cuisine.

Food Friday
10:44 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Food Friday Recipe: Pan-Seared Arctic Char with Moroccan Spices

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Char is most often farm-raised and resembles salmon or Steel Head trout. Other salmon and trout species are easily substituted in this recipe however, the cooking times will vary based on the thickness of the filets and/or portions.

This recipe calls for keeping the skin on the fish, as Char has a thin, delicate skin. Other salmon varieties, such as farm-raised Atlantic salmon, may be tastier if the skin is removed prior to cooking. The skin and dark flesh on most salmon varieties may be a bit strong in fish flavor for some palates.

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Food Friday
10:13 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Food Friday Recipe: New England Clam Chowder

Credit Wikimedia Commons

  The Culinary Institute of America’s rich, creamy version of the American classic. Paired with a salad and bread, it becomes a hearty meal.

Ingredients

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Vox Pop
12:31 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Food Friday : Meet the Chef : Jaime Ortiz

Credit Mazzone Hospitality

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Jaime Ortiz of Mazzone Hospitality—the culinary whiz behind popular establishments like the Glen Sanders Mansion in Schenectady, The Lodge in Saratoga, and 677 Prime in Albany.

Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Food Friday : Culinary Science

Credit CIA

Ted Russin of the Culinary Institute of America joins Ray in the studio to talk about the emerging field of culinary science, from molecular gastronomy to the science of food systems.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Food Friday : Berries & Preserves

Summer is berry-picking season. Red and juicy, blue and plump, sweet and sour, berries are delicious—and we’re going to talk about picking and preserving them today with Dale-Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch in Stephentown, New York, and Diane Whitten of the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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Food Friday
11:17 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Food Friday Dining: Dutchess County

Credit Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Each week for Food Friday, we go to a different part of the WAMC listening area to find the best spots to grab a bite. 

In New York's Dutchess County
From the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Food Friday
9:14 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Food Friday Recipe: Berry Shortcake

Credit Priscilla Martel via Wikimedia Commons

Dale-Ila Riggs and Don Miles are the owners of The Berry Patch in Stephentown, New York. Dale-Ila is president of the New York State Berry Growers Association. She can be heard on Food Friday!

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Food Friday
11:04 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Food Friday Tips: Strawberry Picking

  Dale-Ila Riggs is owner of The Berry Patch in Stephentown, New York, and is president of the New York State Berry Growers Association. She can be heard on Food Friday!

For the best flavor, pick fully ripe fruit.  A strawberry with a white tip may turn red after picking but it will not get sweeter.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Food Friday : Summer Grilling : 6/13/14

Credit Miss Sydney's

Summer is upon us, and it's time to fire up the grill. We're joined today on the Vox Pop by grilling expert Jeremy Stanton of The Meat Market in Great Barrington and marinade expert AJ Jayapal of Miss Sydney's Secret Family Recipes.

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