This week on The Food Seen Michael talks to chef Ian Knauer. Ian talks about how he got started in life as a “Boiler Room”-style financial guy, a life he describes as “very bad”. Before he knew it he was working directly under Ruth Reichl at Gourmet, test cooking recipes and eventually catering the magazine’s Christmas party. Learn why his PA family farm is so important to his view on food and family, and why killing animals lends a certain gravitas to his line of work. This episode also features Alan Systma of Grub Street calling in with some anecdotes about driving in the country with Ian. This episode was sponsored by 360 Cookware.