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.

Pepperoni Pizza
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It's pizza time! Rocco DeFazio, owner of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy is here to answer your questions.

Oven at Black Forest Flammkuchen
Black Forest Flammkuchen

Today we are on with Chef Andrew Chase, owner and chef at The Flammerie in Kinderhook, and the Black Forest Flammkuchen food truck in the Hudson Valley.

Chocolate espresso cake
The Galley Gourmet

Claudia Crisan and Iggy Calabria of Crisan Bakery in Albany answer your questions about baking and pastry-making.

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 Michael Ballon, owner and executive chef at the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Saffron Shellfish Sampler
Michael Ballon

Listen to the episode of Food Friday in which Chef Michael Ballon of Castle Street Café describes this recipe.

One of the classic seafood dishes from Spain and Portugal is a blend of shellfish served in a saffron tomato broth. 

Superfoods
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We are about a week into the New Year, when those resolutions to eat healthfully may start to lose their luster. We’re going to re-energize you today and talk about superfoods! Joining us in the studio to talk about these nutrient-dense treats and to answer your questions are food writer and nutrition educator Diane Whitten and nutrition professor Eileen Fitzpatrick of the Sage Colleges.

Here's an assortment of recipes that were discussed on Food Friday: Superfoods.

Christmas Eve dinner table
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Paul Masiero of Baba Louie’s Pizza in Great Barrington and Hudson and Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria in Troy join us in the studio to talk about the culinary traditions associated with Christmas Eve and Italian food.

Rye whiskey from Yankee Distillers
WAMC

We talk spirits and distilling today with Scott Lunning, co-founder of Yankee Distillers in Clifton Park, NY. Ray Graf hosts.

Bruce & Mark
Bruce Weinstein/Mark Scarbrough

Renowned cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough join us to talk about cooking, throwing parties and more. 

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