Jordan Werner Barry
Jordan is a graduate student in Food Studies at NYU, where her academic research centers around the historical and cultural analysis of the craft cider industry. Her extracurricular research involves drinking all the cider she can get her hands on. Originally (and very proudly) from Vermont, Jordan earned a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Vermont, and then spent five years writing about game suppers and covered bridges as the Field Editor of Vermont Magazine. Now that she lives in the big city, she daydreams about turning every abandoned lot in Brooklyn into an urban apple orchard.
Michael Harlan Turkell
Michael Harlan Turkell, a once aspiring chef, now award winning photographer, who for years captured the inner workings of kitchens for his James Beard nominated BACK OF THE HOUSE project, which documented the lives of chefs in their restaurant world. For the past 5 plus years, Michael has been recording his weekly food podcast, THE FOOD SEEN, at HeritageRadioNetwork.org, which was a finalist for a Stitcher Award in 2013 & 2013. Michael continues to travel the land, in search of good people with inspired ideas, expressing themselves through their culture and cuisine. He’s photographed over a dozen cookbooks, and is now authoring his first, “ACID TRIP: A Fermented Look Into Vinegar’s Soured Past and Bright Future”, due out by Abrams in Spring 2017.