On this fresh as fire episode of Week in Review, Jack and Erin hook you up with HRN’s best content from the week! Harold McGee, Japanese buckwheat tea, Saxelby Cheesemonger’s humble beginnings, and mezcal before noon. You really couldn’t ask for more right now.

Last Great Bite 

Every episode of Week In Review opens with a recap of the last great thing Jack and Erin ate, and how you can try it too.

JACK: A really really really awesome restaurant, Maketto, in DC. Taiwanese fried oyster. Spicy laab over bone marrow. And sneakers.

ERIN: Shout out to her spirit vegetable, asparagus! A major reminder of the incoming growing season here in the Northeast.

Featured Episodes 

Get caught up on the highlight reel of clips from the last week of HRN’s programming.

Cooking Issues

Episode #250: The Curious Cook, Harold McGee

Hosted by Dave Arnold

With guest Harold McGee

Japan Eats

Episode #44: Connecting Tea Farmers and New Yorkers

Hosted by Akiko Katayama

With guest Zach Mangan

Cutting the Curd

Episode #264: 10 Years of Saxelby Cheesemongers

Hosted by Greg Blais

With guest Anne Saxelby

The Breakdown

A guest or caller from around the industry joins the show to talk about their recent work

Susan Coss of Mezcalistas joins us to talk about her upcoming event, Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle. The event is coming to Casa Mezcal in the Lower East Side for the first time June 5-6, offering vast opportunities to taste mezcal and Mexican food, but also to learn about the small producers and history of mezcal in the US and Mexico. Find tickets here!

Big-Ups

Jack and Erin “big up” people, places, and things they’re totally digging right now.

(shoutout to Big Ups, the band, for that theme song)

JACK: Patrick Martins for shepherding in the our new news show, HRN News, which just recorded its fourth episode.

ERIN: Phil Knight, founder of Nike. Erin is enjoying his memoir, Shoe Dog, which details the story of how Nike’s humble beginnings got us to where we are today.