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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Today we welcome chefs Michael Lapi and Josh Coletto back to Food Friday to discuss open firing cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Leyla Moushabeck, the editor of "The Immigrant Cookbook," and Serge Madikians, chef-owner of Serevan Restaurant in Amenia, NY, join Food Friday to discuss the varied recipes in the recent work. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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One day before Cinco de Mayo, Lori Selden and Mark Young of Mexican Radio in Hudson and Schenectady, NY join Food Friday with her favorite Mexican dishes. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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With hopes of warmer temperatures, this edition of Food Friday is all about ice cream. Megan Alberg and Dustin Rotenberg of SoCo Creamery in the Berkshires join the show to answer your questions about the dessert. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm in the Berkshires return to Food Friday with their favorite seasonings. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Cookbook author Jennifer Clair joins Food Friday as we take it back to the basics of cooking, the subject of her latest book. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Food writer and photographer Peter Barrett joins Food Friday with tips for spring cooking using farm fresh ingredients and more. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Food Friday all-star Deanna Fox returns to the program with some of her favorite Upstate New York foods. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough return to Food Friday to discuss instant pot cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Liam Slattery and chef Drew Philipchik of O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub in Delmar, NY join Food Friday with some St. Patrick's Day favorites. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week on Food Friday. Josh Kroner of Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck, Justin Debrosky of Henry's at the Farm and Agnes Devereux of The Village Tearoom in New Platz join WAMC's Ray Graf.

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Despite the cold temperatures and lingering snow, come spring farms across our region will be in full swing. To get us up to speed on farm fresh products, Paul Lacinski and Amy Klippenstein of Sidehill Farm in Hawley, Massachusetts are in the studio.  WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Rob Handel and Dora Swan of fin - your fishmonger in Guilderland, NY join Food Friday to answer your questions about seafood dishes during Lent. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Chefs Ric Orlando and Hugh Horner join Food Friday with their favorite Mardi Gras dishes for the extended celebratory weekend of February 9-13. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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On this edition of Food Friday, Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant of Saratoga Springs, NY offers his take on Southern comfort food. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Craig Gravina of the Albany Ale Project, Johnny Curtain from The Albany Distilling Company, Scott Veltman from C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station and Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery join Food Friday. They are here to discuss the Capital Region's beer and spirits history and ways they are celebrating it. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Food Friday favorite Amy Halloran returns to the show today to discuss baking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Food Friday favorite Deanna Fox returns with soups and stews to help you shake winter's cold. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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John Fischer of the Culinary Institute of America joins Food Friday to help you create unique cocktails and spirits for New Year's Eve. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The Italian Christmas show returns to Food Friday. Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy, NY and Maria Perreca of Perreca's Bakery in Schenectady, NY are in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Chef Brian Arnoff of Kitchen Sink Food & Drink and Meyer's Olde Dutch joins Food Friday to detail his favorite Hanukkah dishes. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today we welcome back Aneesa Waheed of TARA Kitchen in Schenectady, New York which specializes in Moroccan food. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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Ever receive a food gift basket during the holidays and have no idea what to do with it? Chef Ric Orlando joins Food Friday with unique recipes using the basket items. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Need help preparing your Thanksgiving meal? Deanna Fox and Gail Sokol join Food Friday to answer your questions about the big meal. 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, and they produce a line of seasonings. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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With the holiday season approaching, wine expert Bill Johnston and food aficionado Peter Blackman join Food Friday to discuss pairing food and drink. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough return to Food Friday to discuss their latest work, All-Time Favorite Sheet Cakes & Slab Pies. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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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.

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