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.

Food Friday Recipe: Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits

Nov 20, 2015

Chef John Winnek is a cooking instructor with the Price Chopper Market Bistro Cooking School.

Combine one tablespoon of honey with one stick of softened butter and use as a spread for these flaky biscuits!

YIELD: 6 biscuits
PREP TIME: 15 minutes prep/20 minutes baking


1¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup light brown sugar
2½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
¾ cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup buttermilk

Cooked turkey

  Chef Instructor John Winnek of the Market Bistro Cooking School is in the studio to answer your questions. Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? We want to hear from you.

Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs and restaurateurs 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 Susannah Singh of the Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar in Albany. Susanna is joined by Umana owner Dale Davidson. They are both extensive world travelers, with a great deal of knowledge about global cuisine and international street food.


2 lbs ground pork

1 tsp brown mustard seed, lightly crushed

1 Tbsp yellow mustard seed, lightly crushed

1/2 tsp mace 

2-3 cloves garlic, minced 

1 Tbsp kosher salt 

1 tsp white pepper 

1-2 tsp chipotle flakes or powder, depending on level of heat desired

2 tsp ground ginger 

3 Tbsp maple syrup


Rob Handel

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 Rob Handel of the Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm in Preston Hollow, New York. 

Chef Hari Nayak
Café Spice

Chef Hari Nayak of Café Spice in New Windsor, New York, joins us to talk about the spices and flavors of Indian cuisine.

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Author, community organizer and grain expert Amy Halloran is in the studio today to answer your questions about all things grain, from breads to gluten-free baking, to pancakes and crepes. 


We’re well into fall now, and as the weather turns cooler, the kitchens get hotter – the delicious smells and tastes of fall are inspiring us to cook here, so we’ve brought in one of our favorite culinary experts, cooking instructor and food writer Deanna Fox

Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Kitchen, and Christina Davis of Healthy Living Market and Café join us to talk about making your home cooking experience rewarding and delicious!

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Donna Williams, founder and owner of the Field Goods produce subscription service joins us on Food Friday to answer your questions about fall produce and wellness.