David Dolginow is the co founder/ owner of Shacksbury Cider based in VERGENNES, Vermont.
He has help build Shacksbury with his co founder Colin Davis to be a forward thinking modern company with a stone ethos of collaboration partnering with all sorts of other producers, artists and farmers…and they have forged a new partnership with Krista Scruggs ZAFA wines opening Co Cellars in Burlington,
Past and current collaborations include::::
Vermont natural wine maker, author and Diedre Heekin from La Garagista
Other Cider producers: Petritegi Sagardoa in the Basque country Spain and Dragon Orchards in Herefordshire, England
Vermont farmers: yoder farm, and Michael lee from Twig farm:
Beer brewers like modern times brewing:
and artists like Will Bryant
They forage for apples and have propagated some of these lost varieties at Sunrise Orchards
They create unique ciders with character and voice.
David is from Kansas City and he has something to tell New Englanders about Barbecue but you have to listen until the end.
From Shaksbury’s Website::
“The apples of America's early cider tradition, lost for a variety of reasons, are not hard to find in Vermont - once you know what you're looking for. Though far less numerous than they once were, the trees materialize around every bend, and over every hill, hiding in plain sight. To us, these trees represent a door to another time, and the basis for superior cider.
In the fall of 2013, and each subsequent harvest, we set to find some of these trees. We have sampled thousands of apples, fermented cider from over 150 unique trees, and selected twelve varieties to propagate. We have grafted these twelve varieties to over 1,000 trees, marking the beginning of our "Lost Apple Orchard" at Colin's farm and with our partners, Sunrise Orchards and Windfall Orchard. Each year we continue to harvest, graft, and plant trees in an effort to expand our source of Lost Apples.”
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Jeremiah Stone is the chef/partner at Contra, wild air, and una pizzaria napoletana. He and his partner Fabian Von Huuske just released their first cookbook, “A Very Serious Cookbook.” I was in NYC and went to the slick, new una pizza and talked shop, the cookbook, and collaborations.
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Website and reservations: http://contranyc.com
Website and Reservations: http://wildair.nyc
UNA PIZZA NAPOLETANA:
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I went to London and I met up with Mike Knowlden and Josh Pollen from Blanch and Shock.
They have a studio kitchen that is the hub for research on lots of different creative food projects they have going on . They also use the space to host monthly dinners, workshops, tastings and a range of other events. They are very interested in what they call the “British Palate”. They forage and use lots of lesser known ingredients like Alexander Seeds, Hogweed, and lots more.
We get into some of the interesting events they have cooked like “the brain banquet” where they were “asked to develop a dinner inspired by the brain for a project devised by the science event group, Guerilla Science. Over three days in March, a World War II bunker under Dalston was transformed into an architectural model of the brain. The eerie chambers were filled with sculptural installations, and experiments and memory tests were performed on the guests. We served five courses, interspersed with lectures from neuroscientists and psychologists who explained the processes of the brain, synaesthesia and memory.”
Check out their post on the dinner here::https://www.blanchandshock.com/brain-banquet
And an event based on refrigeration. “we presented a dinner inspired by the use of artificial refrigeration, from the global cold chain to the introduction of domestic fridges, and how they will shape our future. Based on the research of historian Helen Peavitt, whose book Refrigerator: The Story of Cool in the Kitchen is released later this year, we devised a menu which explores the ways in which the cold cycle can affect ingredients, inform techniques and have impact on our use of energy.
The meal featured five courses, beginning with ingredients that have never been refrigerated, followed by dishes which avoid or rely on refrigeration to increasing degrees.”
Check out their post on the refrigeration dinner here: https://www.blanchandshock.com/fresh-adventures-in-refrigeration
They have found a way to push pause on the usually hectic and stressful business of cooking food. They can dig deep into all sorts of different topics, learn, think critically and come up with interesting and creative interpretations that are unique to them and their cooking.
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Ethan West owns and operates The Republic Of Vermont in Goshen, VT. He taps 4,000 sugar maples and has an apiary in the Champlain Valley. His maple products are all certified organic and his honey is raw and treatment free. We get into everything that goes on during the sugaring season, and what it takes to keep an apiary happy and healthy.
We also have a new segment! It's called Eva's Update with Eva Sommaripa from Eva's garden in South Dartmouth, MA. She lets us know whats going on down on her organic herb farm.
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Rowan Jacobsen is a James Beard Award Winning author of seven books, and writes feature articles for Outside Magazine, Harpers, Mother Jones, Vice, Lucky Peach, Food and Wine and many more!
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Jamie Bissonnette is a cook. He’s a cook’s cook. He hustles. He gets in it. He works hard and he loves it. He won the James Beard award for Best Chef in the Northeast, he was the Food and Wine People’s Best New Chef. He is killing it. He is the chef partner of Toro in boston, NYC, Bangkok, and Dubai, Coppa in Boston and Little Donkey in Cambridge. All the restaurants are on fire. Great reviews, they’ve won all the awards.
We talk about his beginnings, where he learned valuable lessons, how he likes to travel and what he thinks of yelp.
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I don't know much about wine. But I like to drink it every now and then. Most of the stuff that I like falls into what a lot of people are calling "Natural Wine". It's the hotness.
SO I talked with David Mitchell from Miss Wines all about his definition and he talks about his passion for history and wine.
In this conversation we get into it but what important to him is that the wines are made using natural farming, small production, and minimal interventions both in the vineyard and cellar.
We cover a whole lot of stuff from history and how it impacts winemaking and he shares some great wines in cans being made by Old Westmintser in Maryland.
Hopefully we can go on some more Wine and Cider adventures soon!
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John Wang is the Regional Director on the North Share for The Food Project. John is a member of the steering comitee and has been working to develop the newly launched Lynn Grows initiatve which is working to create a better food system in Lynn.
find out more on the Lynn Grows Website:
MORE ABOUT THE FOOD PROJECT FROM THIER WEBSITE:: http://thefoodproject.org
Creating personal and social change through sustainable agriculture
The Food Project's mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. Our community produces healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs, provides youth leadership opportunities, and inspi
Anne is a four time women’s national spearfishing champion.
There are meets that happen a few times a year where you go out the fish that you catch count as points. The meets are timed and the more fish you get, and the bigger fish, the more points you get. So she is good at spearfishing.
I went to Anne’s house in Watertown on marathon Monday to interview her for Cooking Up A Podcast. Her house is is small simple place right near the Charles river. She has a small yard with all the extra space filled with raised beds and chicken wired patches of freshly tilled earth for her gardens.
There is a boat covered with a tarp in the driveway. She said she didn’t even take it out last year. The kayak is much easier to get on and off of to go diving.
This week we talk all about Peru! Mateo Campesino imports coffee beans and Cacao straight from the “eyebrow of the Jungle” right above the Amazon in the Andean mountains . Mateo goes to Peru and works with these remote farmers to help them refine their processes to increase the quality of the final products. His foal is to connect family farmers from these places with artisan producers and consumers, guaranteeing fair prices for the farmer and providing the market with the highest quality products.
Mateo is super passionate about food and Peru and he is very eager to share his knowledge about Peru, and telling the his story about growing, harvesting, and importing coffee and cacao.
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Eva Sommaripa owns Eva’s Garden in Dartmouth, MA. She grows Organic greens, herbs, and flowers and has been doing it for around 40 years!
She is an original. Spending time with her and soaking up her energy and vibes makes me feel like the world is a beautiful place and only makes my love for food and cooking and my sense of wonder and love for life grow exponentially.
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My guest on Cooking Up A Podcast this week is Matt Linehan from Sparrow Arc Farm in Copake, NY. Matt is farming just about 200 acres just past the Berkshires. He started farming in Unity, ME on just an acre hustling down the 5 hour drive to Boston selling mostly arugula in 2006. He knocked on restaurants doors with his products and built it all up to where he is today.
Growing vegetables and running a farm is Matt. The vegetables he grows are an expression, they have some of his character and energy in them.
He is the real deal, follow him on Instagram: @sparrowarcfarm you can see videos and pictures of his potato harvester and tractors and pictures of beautiful potato fields.
The guests this week are Kevin O’Donnell and Michael Lombardi JR, the chef partners of SRV restaurant in Boston’s South End.
They are not notch cooks and chefs, they have cooked in restaurants together in Italy, Paris, and New York City. They now are at home in Boston and they are killing it. Best New Restaurant nomination from the James Beard Foundation, 4 stars from Boston Magazine, Best Italian Restaurant in Boston 2017 and the eater peoples choice winners in 2016 just to name a few.
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Kevin O’Donnell: @kodonnell47
Michael Lombardi JR: @mlombardijr
This week we also have Tyler Akabane from m
Bill Perkins owns the Agricultural Hall in Jamaica Plain. http://aghall.com
Bill is a bee keeper, urban agriculture enthusiast, and all all around inspiring and genuine person who loves bringing people together and growing a community around food and urban agriculture.
Check out the Agricultural Hall's website for upcoming workshops and things happening in the Boston area.
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The Agricultural Hall is Boston's urban grange; a store, a resource center, and a hangout for urban aggie-types (agri-nerds?) to share their agriculture-related experiences, explore new ideas, and just "shoot the breeze."
From the store at 245 Amory Street we sell a wide range of urban agriculture supplies, primarily beekeeping equipment and chicken husbandry supplies, but also solid, practical, and inspiring goods and tools. Our tendencies are:
Jeremy Sewall is the chef owner of Island Creek Oyster Bar, ROW 34 and Les Seblons, which was recently nominated for a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in the country. His company now has has hundreds of emplyees and he uses his size and buying power to support local farms, fisherman, provide new oppurtunities to his staff, and get involved in projects like partnering with UNH to sustainably raise trout in open ocean pens off the coast of New Hampshire.
He has written two books: T
This week is all about the magical mushroom kingdom. I interview Tyler Akabane, he is a mushroom extrodinaire. He forages, leads educational foraging walks with a dinner hosted by a local chef, sells mushrooms to Boston restaurants, and is a good friend and and all around rad dude.
We talk about how he cooks mushrooms at home, what he has going on with his walks, and i'm making a new GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE recipe this week!
check tyler out on instagram @mushroomsformyfriends
Visit his website: mushroomsformyfriends.com and sign up for a walk this season!