This week on Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia are joined in the studio by Raphael Lyon of Enlightenment Wines, the first meadery in New York City. Operating from a family farmstead in the Hudson Valley, this cult winery focuses on unfiltered dry meads and botanical fruit wines in limited numbers. Plus, Nastassia’s sister Natty, the official Cooking Issues dump meals correspondent, calls in to give her latest report.


“You can make coffee in a crockpot, but I wouldn’t recommend it.” – Dave Arnold