It's All About the Water
We argue a lot about which element in the production of agave spirits contributes most to the flavor of that spirit: the agave itself; where that agave was grown and what grew around it; the cooking process; the yeast that converts the sugar to alcohol, or the mezcalero who oversees the decisions
The Secret Origin of Mezcal
Mezcal has been “having a moment” for at least fifteen years. The New York Times, Food & Wine, Thrillist … heck, even Better Homes & Gardens are writing breathlessly about “tequila’s smoky cousin.” But … how did that happen? When and why did mezcal become a *thing*?
Freshly Brewed: A Coffee Playlist
As the summer heat continues, we’ve put together a refreshing playlist of episodes from this past year about one of the most ubiquitous drinks in the world: coffee. The following episodes take on coffee from a variety of angles, from sourcing to entrepreneurship to lawsuits. Tune in as you sip along on your own cup of joe! By: Vy Dong
HRN’s Home: A Bushwick Playlist
Even as HRN pivoted to remote operations, Bushwick has remained our home. It’s where our studio was built in 2009 in the backyard of Roberta’s pizza, a restaurant at the forefront of Brooklyn’s culinary renaissance. Our entire community is thrilled to be able to reopen our recording space.
The Main Course Archive
The first show to ever air on Heritage Radio Network, The Main Course, has hosted the most interesting chefs, farmers, and food luminaries—from Michael Pollan and Alice Waters, to Wylie Durfresne, Joan Dye Gussow, Mark Ladner and Marion Nestle—since 2009. The Main Course is the brainchild of Heritage Radio Network founder Patrick Martins. Over the years, The Main Course has been home to many different cohosts, but Patrick has always remained active as a producer and host. Over the years, The Main Course has been home to many different cohorts including Katy Keiffer, Mark Marabella...