Welcome to another episode of The Morning After, hosted by Jason Colucci. This week, Jason has brought in $80 dollars worth of food magazines to talk content. Josh Russ Tupper from Russ and Daughters in the the studio, talking about his start in chemical engineering, his family’s business, and why Russ and Daughters sells chocolate next to smoked fish. Hear about the local movement in terms of the smoked fish business, and some of the other great food stops in the Lower East Side. Gabriela and Gustavo Lopez are also in the house discussing their upcoming restaurant in Harlem called Vinateria. Hear about their culinary histories, and why they decided to take the leap into the restaurant business. Tune in to hear discussions about Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster and its place in the Harlem landscape. Finally, Jason picks up the magazines to talk about what’s happening in the food scene. Music throughout has been provided by Michandi Shalimar, and this programs has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“My great-grandfather started the business in 1914. Before that, he had a pushcart on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side and sold herrings and mushrooms- the same mushrooms that we actually sell today, dried Polish mushrooms.” — Josh Russ Tupper on The Morning After
“It’s not who you are or what your food is, it’s about who is your PR agent.” — Gabriela Lopez on opening a restaurant, The Morning After