Food Talk with Mike Colameco
Kerry Heffernan & Melanie Asher
Kicking off the 2015 season, Mike Colameco is back with a brand new Food Talk with Michael Colameco welcoming guests Chef Kerry Heffernan and Producer Poull Brien. Kerry opens the segment chatting about his latest projects, including new television projects like National Geographic's "Hooked on Seafood" and The Monterey Bay Aquarium's "Seafood Watch." He is also in partnership with Wild Fish Direct, which focuses on the idea that there are over a thousand known species of fish and shellfish in American waters yet we eat only a select few. Wild Fish Direct knows that almost everything from the ocean has value and is committed to delivering fresh, artisanal seafood that's delicious and better for our oceans and plans on documenting their process with a television show that is being shopped around. After the break, Mike chats with Melanie Asher, CEO, Founder, Master Distiller and Blender at Macchu Pisco about the Peruvian beverage. Pisco is an un-aged 80 proof clear spirit derived from a single distillation of fresh fermented grape juice (wine). Mike gets an in-studio tasting while Melanie shares the rich history and production techniques of Macchu Pisco. Tune in for a great episode for the new year!
"Each of these things that comes out of the ocean is a precious resource." [24:00]
"As a chef it is so much more interesting and challenging when you have to cook with little things, like seaweed, and you have to use these things you are not familiar with." [28:40]
--Kerry Heffernan on Food Talk