Meet Steve Jenkins, Master Cheesemonger of Fairway Market, who over an industrious 30+ year career helped pioneer the importation of great cheeses and olive oils in this country. On the debut of Evolutionaries, hear Steve's story in his own words. From his early days as an aspiring actor to the release of his groundbreaking book, The Cheese Primer, Steve has always maintained a passion for quality that has dictated his every move. Without Steve Jenkins, who knows how long it would have taken to get great cheese and olive oil into America's home kitchens? Revisit New York City in the 1970's, when Dean & Deluca had just opened and there was no artisanal food movement to speak of. Uncover the fraud and phony food products Steve helped expose, and travel with him as he recounts the many risks he had to take in order to get the good stuff to the States. Steve tells it like it is and takes no prisoners. Join him on this audio journey and come to understand what's "behind the food". This program was sponsored by Bonnie Plants.