This week on The Morning After, hosts Jessie Kiefer and Sari Kamin kick off the show with entertaining Food News including crazy details surrounding the Dell's Maraschino Cherries story, edible coffee cups, and the "CHILL, BABY li'l lager baby bottle." The hosts then welcome Founder/Owner Ron Silver and Executive Chef Chris Mitchell of Bubby's, located in Tribeca, the High Line, and Japan. Getting the Bubby's story, Ron relates how he initially opened the Tribeca location with two tables, a coffee brewer, and a pizza oven to bake pies in. From its beginnings as a pie company, Bubby's has set the standard for traditional American food, cooking everything from scratch, using many traditional family recipes from the best sources of ingredients available. Ron and Chris share how important it is for each location to feel a part of its neighborhood and how they strive to defend the American table and their thoughts on American cuisine. This program was brought to you by the Tabard Inn.
"I don't feel like a pioneer so much as just somebody that's just lucky to get to do what I like to do. I feel like I'm getting away with murder!"
"It's interesting to see how the American table develops into this very complicated patchwork of things and I think it needs to be celebrated and looked at, not necessarily defined."
--Ron Silver on The Morning After