Podcasts Taste Matters

Joshua Skenes

Episode: 93

This week on Taste Matters host Mitchell Davis is in San Francisco speaking with Chef Joshua Skenes, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of two-Michelin-star Saison in San Francisco’s Mission District. As a chef residing in San Francisco, Joshua speaks about the style of cooking found at Saison, which includes smoked caviar, roasted yams, and grilled chicken. In order to find the creative inspiration behind each dish, Joshua explains how his team begins with different components, and together they attempt to draw out their best flavors and textures in each product. At Saison, Skenes takes a holistic approach to cooking by crafting food that allows diners to experience the natural sensibility of each ingredient’s origin and layering flavors to bring out the fullest expression of their taste through the use of fire. Widely praised for his innovative cooking techniques, Skenes has quickly made a name for himself on the national culinary scene as one of Food + Wine‘s “Best New Chefs of 2011.” Wondering how the food scene differs on the other side of the coast in San Francisco? Tune-in to find out today! This program has been sponsored by International Culinary Center. Thanks to Cookies for today’s music.

 

 

“Thats the beauty of San Francisco, there are beautiful products here that all converge together.” [05:10]

“For us, we choose to cook with fire. Let the products shine at their peak moment.” [21:03]

Joshua Skenes on Taste Matters

Latest Episodes

Taste Matters

David Sax

129

How do flavors become trends? Who determines trends, and how do they catch on with the mainstream? These are some of the questions that David Sax is trying to answer on the season finale of Taste Matters, hosted by Mitchell Davis. David Sax is a freelance writer specializing in business and food. His writing appears regularly in the New York ...
Taste Matters

Ruth Reichl

128

What happens when one of the most celebrated restaurant critics and non-fiction food writers suddenly decides to take on fiction? Ruth Reichl is about to find out, as her first fiction work Delicious! is set to be released on May 6th. She's this week's guest on Taste Matters, and host Mitchell Davis chats with her about the inspiration to ...
Taste Matters

Foie Gras

127

What exactly is foie gras? We'll find out on a fatty-liver themed episode of Taste Matters with special guest Michael Aeyal Ginor, co-founder, co-owner, and President of Hudson Valley Foie Gras and New York State Foie Gras, the most comprehensive Foie Gras producer in the world. Tune in to learn all the ins and outs of foie gras production, ...
Taste Matters

Coffee with Daniel Shafer

126

This week on Taste Matters, Crop to Cup's Director of Operations Dan Shafer comes in to discuss everyone's favorite morning beverage. From growing communities to direct trade and direct buying models, tune in to hear all about the coffee business! This program has been sponsored by Rolling Press. Today's music provided by Idgy Dean. "You ...
Taste Matters

Nancy Harmon Jenkins

125

Nancy Harmon Jenkins knows a thing or two about a thing or two. Nancy is an authority on Mediterranean cuisines, on the Mediterranean diet and its consequences for good health, on extra-virgin olive oil, and (to her own surprise) on ancient Egyptian maritime technology. She is the author of many books, the latest of which is a revision of her ...
Taste Matters

Good Housekeeping Research Institute

124

How does Good Housekeeping keep its reputation as a trusted source for women and homemakers to depend on? This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis joined by Miriam Arond, Directo of The Good Housekeeping Research Institute. How does Good Housekeeping test products and recipes? What is the history of Good Housekeeping and its role in food ...

Hasia Diner, Immigration Foodways Expert

123

This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Hasia Diner, Author and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History at NYU , about the foodways of Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Today's music provided by Obey City."While there certainly are elements in every culture that want ...

Erika Davis

122

This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Erika Davis, chocolatier, pastry chef, and founder of the Minority Chef Summit. The event will take place in Nassau, Bahamas, and they are expecting over 200 chefs. For four days chefs from across the country will come together to eat drink and fellowship. They have been discussing all of the ...
SERIES
SUBSCRIBE