This week on The Main Course, hosts Alexes McLaughlin and Phillip Gilmour welcome Ashley Sears and Stephen Torres to the studio chatting about his ventures Imbibe and Inspire as well as the Roots of American Food Conference. Imbibe and Inspire features videos in which culinary figures (Wylie Dufresne, Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, and more) sip on a beverage and talk about what inspires them. Taking things to a new level, Stephen initiated bringing food people as well as an audience to the Roots of American Food Conference held in Chicago. Acting as a platform for contemplation and conversation about American food, the conference highlights what is impacting food today. Tune in for an interesting conversation! This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.

"My contribution to the food industry is this conference... hopefully the people that come to the conference... they will take a little something and learn something that day and have good food!"

"The whole goal is to get chefs from around the country and highlight these guys doing stuff ... [in] the home kitchen and let the general public see what they do not with fancy food."

--Stephen Torres on The Main Course