EPISODE 47 | December 4, 2018

Homemade Christmas with Yvette Van Boven and Oof Vershuren

Christmas comes early to Recommended Reading! Food writer, chef, columnist and television presenter Yvette van Boven joins us in the…

EPISODE 46 | November 27, 2018

Edouard Massih on good eats and good reads

On this week’s show, Recommended Reading talks to Lebanon-born private chef and caterer Edouard Massih about what he’s reading, watching…

EPISODE 45 | November 13, 2018

It’s all good with The Goods Mart founder Rachel Krupa!

Bi-coastal PR maven Rachel Krupa of Krupa Consulting joins us in the booth to chat all about her new brick…

EPISODE 44 | November 6, 2018

All gold everything: Turmeric goddess Sana Javeri Kadri of Diaspora Co.

We talk all things turmeric with Sana Javeri Kadri, founder (and “chief feelings officer”) of Diaspora Co., the only direct-trade,…

EPISODE 43 | October 30, 2018

I Am a Filipino

We cook up a good time in the studio with restaurateurs Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad. Their new book, “”I…

EPISODE 42 | October 16, 2018

Well-“Season”-ed with Nik Sharma

On today’s episode, we welcome Nik Sharma — photographer and writer behind the acclaimed blog A Brown Table, and new…

EPISODE 41 | October 9, 2018

The Art of Gay Cooking with Daniel Isengart

Performer, Director and Writer Daniel Isengart is in the studio! We’ll chat about his books, “Queering the Kitchen: A Manifesto”…

EPISODE 40 | September 25, 2018

Talking shop — and books — with chefs and new authors Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske

This week, we welcome Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske — gentlemen who have been described as a “wunderkind New York…

EPISODE 39 | September 18, 2018

Talking food, empowerment and for-us, by-us media with BLK PALATE’s Cleopatra Zuli

This week we’re very happy to be chopping it up with Cleopatra Zuli, educator, events curator, chef and one of…

EPISODE 38 | September 11, 2018

Recommended Reading Returns with 10 Years of Put A Egg On It

We love Put A Egg On It. (Note the “a,” not “an,” and say that ten times fast). This indie…

EPISODE 37 | April 10, 2018

We ALL Pull Up a Seat at the Table with the Organizers of EATT

Okay, okay, ladies, now let’s talk representation: Hello, world! We’re especially excited to host Julia Turshen, celebrated cookbook author and…

EPISODE 36 | April 3, 2018

Mac Malikowski & Mouthfeel

This week, we welcome the creative mind and handsome human behind pioneering gay food magazine Mouthfeel. Tune in as Mac…

EPISODE 35 | March 27, 2018

Taylor Chapman of NationSwell Council

We’re honored to welcome our dear friend, Be Kind Be Fierce founder — and former executive director of Heritage Radio…

EPISODE 34 | March 20, 2018

At the Table with Culinary Jill-of-all-Trades Mira Evnine

Multi-hyphenate culinary and design talent Mira Evnine joins us in the booth to chat all things around the table, plus…

EPISODE 33 | March 6, 2018

Sweet Heat with Casey Elsass and Bushwick Kitchen

This week on Recommended Reading, we are joined by Casey Elsass, founder of Bushwick Kitchen and creator of our favorite…

EPISODE 32 | February 27, 2018

We say cin cin with Glou Glou’s Jennifer Green

You say glou glou, I say glug glug: We say, YES to more natural, low-intervention wines with Jennifer Green, co-founder…

EPISODE 31 | February 20, 2018

Book Club with Glory Edim from Well Read Black Girl

On this week’s show, we’re thrilled to welcome Glory Edim, the founder of the coolest book club (and festival) we…

EPISODE 30 | February 13, 2018

We Go “Between Harlem & Heaven” with Alexander Smalls

We welcome the inimitable Alexander Smalls: self-described “social minister,” chef, restaurateur, opera singer, and creator of Minton’s Supper Club and…

EPISODE 29 | February 6, 2018

We Are All In This Together with Pineapple Collaborative and Be Kind Be Fierce

Inspired, Ignited and Inclusive: We break bread (well, Roberta’s pizza) with Atara Bernstein of Pineapple Collaborative and Erin Fairbanks of…

EPISODE 28 | January 30, 2018

Recommended Reading, Tres Leches edition, with Gerardo Gonzalez and Carla Holguin of Lalito

We talk to Gerardo Gonzalez and Carla Hougin, respectively the chef-owner and assistant general manager of Lalito, a crazy, sexy,…

EPISODE 27 | January 23, 2018

Going All In with Alison Roman, Author of the New Cookbook “Dining In”

Alison Roman — cook, writer and author of Dining In, joins us in the booth to dish on dinner parties…

EPISODE 26 | January 16, 2018

Talking Shop with Author, New #Foodieodical Publisher Hetty McKinnon

We kick off the winter season with special guest Hetty McKinnon, cookbook author and founder of the gorgeous new food…

EPISODE 25 | December 5, 2017

Sean Sherman and Dana Thompson talk “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen”

We’re grateful to have hosted Sean Sherman and Dana Thompson, co-owners of The Sioux Chef, while they were on a…

EPISODE 24 | November 22, 2017

Real Food Heals with chef/author Seamus Mullen

On today’s episode of Recommended Reading with Food Book Fair, we’re joined in the studio by chef, restaurateur, and author Seamus…

EPISODE 23 | November 14, 2017

Beyond “Sweetbitter” with Stephanie Danler

Bestselling author and #FBF2016 speaker Stephanie “Sweetbitter” Danler is in the HRN house! We’re big fans of her debut novel…

EPISODE 22 | November 7, 2017

Palestinian Pop-up Preview with Chefs Amanny Ahmad and Ora Wise

We’re next-level proud to be supporting an amazing crew of friends, comrades, chefs, and educators in a new series celebrating…

EPISODE 21 | October 31, 2017

Zingerman’s Bakehouse in the House

We welcome Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo, master bakers, co-owners of Zingerman’s Bakehouse (part of the legendary Zingerman’s family of…

EPISODE 20 | October 24, 2017

What is Jewish food?

We go beyond bagels and babka this week with Jewish Food Society, in a preview of its upcoming storytelling event…

EPISODE 19 | October 17, 2017

#TablesofContents with Egg Restaurant

We’re thrilled to be in the studio with Food Book Fair OGs Evan Hanczor and George Weld of Egg Restaurant,…

EPISODE 18 | October 10, 2017

We Swoon for Eye Swoon and #CookBeautiful

We welcome to the studio Athena Calderone, creator of lifestyle destination EyeSwoon and author of the brand new Cook Beautiful….

EPISODE 17 | October 3, 2017

Bitten 2017 Preview with Naz Riahi

We’re thrilled to welcome Naz Riahi, founder of Bitten — an event series that brings together disruptors to talk all…

EPISODE 16 | September 26, 2017

Drinking with Experts: Thad Vogler and Megan Krigbaum

We’re raising a glass with two of our favorite beverage authorities — Megan Krigbaum, contributing editor to PUNCH and author…

EPISODE 15 | September 19, 2017

“The Women Who Made New York” with Author Julie Scelfo

#WomenDoingAmazingThings. We sit down with Journalist, Author and New Yorker Julie Scelfo to talk about her brand new book “The…

EPISODE 14 | September 12, 2017

Food Book Bonanza: Paige Lipari of Archestratus Books & Foods and Fork Monkey x Edible History Farm and Fiction Dinner

Bookworms and booknerds unite! We kick off the fall season with special guest Paige Lipari, owner and boss arancini cook…

EPISODE 13 | August 8, 2017

The One Where We Grill “The Grill”

On this week’s episode of Recommended Reading, in the booth with writer and editor Joshua David Stein (a contributing editor…

EPISODE 12 | August 1, 2017

Food, Fashion and Literature with Kimberly M. Jenkins and Yahdon Israel

We chop it up this week with Kimberly M. Jenkins, a professor of fashion history who specializes in “the sociocultural…

EPISODE 11 | July 25, 2017

Cannabis: It’s What’s for Dinner

Today on Recommended Reading with Food Book Fair we explore the world of culinary cannabis with two leaders in the…

EPISODE 10 | July 18, 2017

Food Book Fair meets Food Waste Fair

Today, on Recommended Reading with Food Book Fair, we are joined by the team from NYC’s first annual Food Waste…

EPISODE 9 | July 11, 2017

Oaxaca Suculenta Roaming Dinner Preview

Get the scoop on “Oaxaca Suculenta” Thursday night’s collaborative, roaming dinner at 99 Scott with event co-hosts Jessica Chrastil of Pocoapoco and…

EPISODE 8 | June 27, 2017

Scraps, Wilt & Weeds

On today’s episode, we talk “Scraps, Wilt & Weeds,” meadows and more with dynamic duo — and new co-authors —…

EPISODE 7 | June 20, 2017

Food Book Fair 2017 Keynote Panel: What We Talk About When We Talk About Eating

On this week’s show, we kick it back to the keynote panel of Food Book Fair 2017! “What We Talk…

EPISODE 6 | June 13, 2017

Chewing the Fat with Mark Rosati, Culinary Director of Shake Shack

On this week’s show, we sit down with Mark Rosati, Culinary Director of Shake Shack (dream job, am I right?!)….

EPISODE 5 | June 6, 2017

Around the World with Christine Sahadi Whelan of Sahadi’s and Amanda Yee of The Blueswoman

On this week’s show, we welcome to the studio Christine Sahadi Whelan — one of the third-generation owners of Atlantic…

EPISODE 4 | May 30, 2017

Grub Street Diet with Sierra Tishgart

This week on Recommended Reading with Food Book Fair, we flip the script and interview Sierra Tishgart, senior editor of…

EPISODE 3 | May 23, 2017

Politics and Pleasure, Poetry and Community Radio: Riding the Raft of the Medusa with Julian Richards

Today on #RecommendedReading on we chop it up with dear friend, reformed photo agent, visionary labrador of Table on Ten,…

EPISODE 2 | May 16, 2017

#FBF2017 Wrap-Up, Independent Magazines, Multi-Media and More, feat. Stephen A. Satterfield

On today’s episode, we welcome Stephen A. Satterfield — founder of the newly launched Whetstone Magazine, digital media producer, food…

EPISODE 1 | May 9, 2017

Food Book Fair 2017 preview edition, feat. Nicholas Morgenstern and Melissa Clark

On today’s episode of Recommended Reading, we preview the sixth annual Food Book Fair with our special guests — and…