Series Evolutionaries

A radio documentary series (HRN) presents “Evolutionaries,” a new radio documentary series featuring the stories behind the stories of individuals who defied conventions and shaped our food landscape. Tune in to hear from personalities who made their mark on our collective food culture, sharing experiences in their own words. Eric Ripert recounts club nights at 6AM. Steve Jenkins reminisces about secretly selling illegal cheeses. Harold McGee recalls how the smell of his mother’s curry sauces clung to his clothes during the school day. “Evolutionaries” is your chance to hear these food visionaries unguarded and unchained from the conventional food media format.


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Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver


Jamie Oliver is a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and TV host. In the late 90s, he was a young restaurant cook who happened into his own show "The Naked Chef" where he cooked to his credo: "It's got to be simple. It's got to be tasty. It's got to be fun". As his career evolved, Jamie worked tirelessly to improve the nutritional quality ...

Frances Moore Lappé


Frances Moore Lappé is an iconic activist thinker on society and democracy: which she explores through the universal lens of food. Her first book Diet for a Small Planet, published in 1971, has since sold over 3 million copies and helped shift the narrative of hunger. In 2008, it was heralded as one of '75 Books by Women Whose Words Have ...

David Kinch


David Kinch is a chef ahead of our time. Long before the farm-to-table trend, David found inspiration in the seasons, the land, and the ingredients at hand. Coming into his own under the tutelage of great chefs-from New Orleans to New York, France to Japan- and finally settling in California, David's culinary prowess and vision has earned him ...

Peter Kaminsky


Peter Kaminksy wears many hats - writer, outdoorsman, journalist, cookbook author, television producer, the list goes on and on. He's worked with the likes of Francis Mallmann and Daniel Boulud on cookbooks. He was a managing editor at National Lampoon. He created both the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize and the Library of Congress Greshwin ...

Mimi Sheraton


Brooklyn-born writer Mimi Sheridan is one of the most acclaimed critics food has ever seen. Before becoming the first female restaurant critic at the New York Times in 1976, she wrote for New York Magazine. Four decades later, she has written for almost every food publication that matters and authored 17 books, the most recent being 1,000 ...

Michael Pollan


Michael Pollan has been celebrated, critiqued and worshiped. He's a spirit guide for many in the world of food, he's won numerous awards, and sparked lively debates with his writing. In 2010 he was named one of the worlds 100 most influential people by TIME magazine. He's the author of six books: Second Nature, A Place of My Own, The Botany ...

Ruth Reichl


In a world filled with food writers who take themselves far too seriously, Ruth Reichl continues to be a breath of fresh air. Her creative take on storytelling and restaurant reviews turned food writing upside down. She's authored a trilogy of best-selling memoirs, a novel and a cookbook. She was the last editor in chief of the now defunct ...

Mary Sue Milliken


Mary Sue Milliken is often credited with helping define Los Angeles's culinary landscape. Along with her partner Susan Feniger, she opened City Restaurant, Border Grill and Ciudad - all critically acclaimed restaurants in the Los Angeles area. She's published five cookbooks is seasoned TV personality. Mary Sue was a food star before there ...