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Taste Matters, plain and simple. Join host Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, cookbook author, restaurant reviewer, and food scholar, on a journey of exploration of the sense, the cultural construct, and the culinary phenomenon of taste.

Taste Matters, plain and simple. Join host Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, cookbook author, restaurant reviewer, and food scholar, on a journey of exploration of the sense, the cultural construct, and the culinary phenomenon of taste.
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Taste Matters, plain and simple. Join host Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, cookbook author, restaurant reviewer, and food scholar, on a journey of exploration of the sense, the cultural construct, and the culinary phenomenon of taste.

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English

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Episodes

Taste Matters - Episode 129 - David Sax

1/2/2015
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How do flavors become trends? Who determines trends, and how do they catch on with the mainstream? These are some of the questions that David Sax is trying to answer on the season finale of Taste Matters, hosted by Mitchell Davis. David Sax is a freelance writer specializing in business and food. His writing appears regularly in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Saveur, The Grid Toronto, and other publications. His latest book, The Tastemakers, uncovers the world of food trends:...

Duration:00:32:59

Taste Matters - Episode 129 - David Sax

7/16/2014
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How do flavors become trends? Who determines trends, and how do they catch on with the mainstream? These are some of the questions that David Sax is trying to answer on the season finale of Taste Matters, hosted by Mitchell Davis. David Sax is a freelance writer specializing in business and food. His writing appears regularly in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Saveur, The Grid Toronto, and other publications. His latest book, The Tastemakers, uncovers the world of food trends:...

Duration:00:32:59

Episode 129: David Sax

5/7/2014
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How do flavors become trends? Who determines trends, and how do they catch on with the mainstream? These are some...

Duration:00:32:59

Taste Matters - Episode 128 - Ruth Reichl

4/30/2014
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What happens when one of the most celebrated restaurant critics and non-fiction food writers suddenly decides to take on fiction? Ruth Reichl is about to find out, as her first fiction work Delicious! is set to be released on May 6th. She's this week's guest on Taste Matters, and host Mitchell Davis chats with her about the inspiration to take on fiction, the writing process behind the novel and why this experience was like none other for Ruth. Get a preview of the story and the characters...

Duration:00:33:35

Taste Matters - Episode 127 - Foie Gras

4/23/2014
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What exactly is foie gras? We'll find out on a fatty-liver themed episode of Taste Matters with special guest Michael Aeyal Ginor, co-founder, co-owner, and President of Hudson Valley Foie Gras and New York State Foie Gras, the most comprehensive Foie Gras producer in the world. Tune in to learn all the ins and outs of foie gras production, consumption and culinary history. Michael not only talks live, but highlights each part of the duck as it relates to food. Learn why duck fat is so...

Duration:00:34:54

Episode 127: Foie Gras

4/16/2014
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What exactly is foie gras? We’ll find out on a fatty-liver themed episode of Taste Matters with special guest Michael...

Duration:00:34:54

Episode 126: Coffee with Daniel Shafer

4/9/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Crop to Cup’s Director of Operations Dan Shafer comes in to discuss everyone’s favorite morning...

Duration:00:32:34

Taste Matters - Episode 126 - Coffee with Daniel Shafer

4/9/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Crop to Cup's Director of Operations Dan Shafer comes in to discuss everyone's favorite morning beverage. From growing communities to direct trade and direct buying models, tune in to hear all about the coffee business! This program has been sponsored by Rolling Press. Today's music provided by Idgy Dean. "You can absolutely affect the flavor depending on what you put in the soil." [6:15] --Daniel Shafer on Taste Matters

Duration:00:32:34

Episode 125: Nancy Harmon Jenkins

4/2/2014
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Nancy Harmon Jenkins knows a thing or two about a thing or two. Nancy is an authority on Mediterranean cuisines,...

Duration:00:31:24

Taste Matters - Episode 125 - Nancy Harmon Jenkins

4/2/2014
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Nancy Harmon Jenkins knows a thing or two about a thing or two. Nancy is an authority on Mediterranean cuisines, on the Mediterranean diet and its consequences for good health, on extra-virgin olive oil, and (to her own surprise) on ancient Egyptian maritime technology. She is the author of many books, the latest of which is a revision of her early best seller, The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. She's written articles for countless publications including The New York Times. The list goes on...

Duration:00:31:24

Taste Matters - Episode 124 - Good Housekeeping Research Institute

3/31/2014
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How does Good Housekeeping keep its reputation as a trusted source for women and homemakers to depend on? This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis joined by Miriam Arond, Directo of The Good Housekeeping Research Institute. How does Good Housekeeping test products and recipes? What is the history of Good Housekeeping and its role in food advocacy? How has the role of women and food changed of over the past century? Find out on this week's episode of Taste Matters. Today's show was...

Duration:00:31:52

Episode 123: Hasia Diner, Immigration Foodways Expert

3/19/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Hasia Diner, Author and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History...

Duration:00:35:02

Taste Matters - Episode 123 - Hasia Diner, Immigration Foodways Expert

3/19/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Hasia Diner, Author and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History at NYU , about the foodways of Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Today's music provided by Obey City. "While there certainly are elements in every culture that want to police the boundaries of their food system, one might say the fact that human beings can look into each others pots and say "That smells good,...

Duration:00:35:02

Taste Matters - Episode 122 - Erika Davis

3/18/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Erika Davis, chocolatier, pastry chef, and founder of the Minority Chef Summit. The event will take place in Nassau, Bahamas, and they are expecting over 200 chefs. For four days chefs from across the country will come together to eat drink and fellowship. They have been discussing all of the important issues in our community for many years and want to take this opportunity to come together, in one place at one time, to speak on the issues and...

Duration:00:30:33

Episode 122: Erika Davis

3/12/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell talks to Erika Davis, chocolatier, pastry chef, and founder of the Minority Chef Summit....

Duration:00:30:33

Taste Matters - Episode 121 - Myra Goodman

3/9/2014
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Myra Goodman is the co-founder of Earthbound Farms, the largest producer of organic produce in North America. Mitchell meets up with Myra at the recent TEDx Manhattan conference where she is giving a talk about the importance of organics at scale. Mitchell interviews Myra about how Earthbound Farms was started, as well as about her new cookbook Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone. This program has been sponsored by The International Culinary Center. Today's...

Duration:00:29:01

Episode 121: Myra Goodman

3/5/2014
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Myra Goodman is the co-founder of Earthbound Farms, the largest producer of organic produce in North America. Mitchell meets up...

Duration:00:29:01

Episode 120: Robert LaValva

2/26/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell interviews Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market in Lower Manhattan. Robert tells...

Duration:00:30:44

Taste Matters - Episode 120 - Robert LaValva

2/26/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell interviews Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market in Lower Manhattan. Robert tells us about a number of markets in New York City and explains their intricacies and how they differ from one another. After the break, he talks about the historic South Street Seaport where the New Amsterdam Market is located. This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards Sons. Today's music provided by The Hollows. "We've really come to a point where...

Duration:00:30:44

Episode 119: Matt Lightner

2/19/2014
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis sits down with chef Matt Lightner at his NYC restaurant, Atera. Tune in...

Duration:00:32:47