This week on The Morning After, Jessie Kiefer and Sari Kamin celebrate Australia Day with two esteemed guests (that have little to nothing to do with Australia). Sari chats with Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery in New Orleans about his culinary experience and his take on New Orleans food. Hear how Justin’s California cooking has influenced his spin on New Orleans cuisine. Why does Justin prefer to use minimal ingredients? Find out how Justin’s time on Top Chef: New Orleans forced him to work in his home city in a new and unique way. Later, Evan Lewandowski of Ruth Lewandowski Wines joins the program to talk about making wine in Utah! What drew Evan to Utah, and how did he come to study viticulture? Learn more about Evan’s wine journey, and how he’s working to find what grape varieties grow well in the Utah climate and altitude. This program has been sponsored by White Oak Pastures. Music by EULA.
“We like to bring in product from all over the country. As long as its good, we’ll use it.” [13:00]
— Justin Devillier on The Morning After
“I am just frothing to make wine and booze from Utah fruit with these unique soil profiles.” [39:40]
— Evan Lewandowski on The Morning After