Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Winnow Episode 11: Do's & Don'ts

We had a lot of fun with the latest episode of The Winnow, which just posted. Hanna and I tackled "do's and don'ts"—including food rules and taboos, what to eat when visiting certain cities, and what people are drinking when they don't want something with alcohol in it.

We even touch the third rail of food conversations: is it OK to put ketchup on a hotdog?

Here's how to listen:

iPhone: open the Podcasts app (it's a purple icon) and search for “The Winnow.” You can subscribe to the podcast and automatically receive new episodes as soon as they're released.

Android devices: Go to the Google Play store.

The Winnow can also be accessed via various third-party podcasting apps and through the Soundcloud app or online at the Soundcloud website. And, we have an RSS Feed, for folks who know what to do with those things.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Winnow Episode #10: Openings & Closings

The latest episode of the Winnow is now out, and  Charleston restaurateur Brooks Reitz joins Hanna and me for Episode #10 to talk a little inside baseball about opening and closing restaurants and about selecting music (and other media) for restaurants, too.

Here's how to listen:

iPhone: open the Podcasts app (it's a purple icon) and search for “The Winnow.” You can subscribe to the podcast and automatically receive new episodes as soon as they're released.

Android devices: Go to the Google Play store.

The Winnow can also be accessed via various third-party podcasting apps and through the Soundcloud app or online at the Soundcloud website. And, we have an RSS Feed, for folks who know what to do with those things.

Monday, October 03, 2016

How Old is Katz's Deli?

Katz's Deli Dates Back to 1888—Or Does It?
(Photograph "Katz's Deli" by peasap from Flikr, licensed under CC BY 2.0)
I just finished up a piece for Serious Eats on the history of pastrami, and in the course of digging into the background of this beloved deli staple I also ended up looking into the history of Katz’s Delicatessen, since it is one of the country's most celebrated purveyor of pastrami. The more I dug in, the more I began to suspect that Katz’s, whose founding has long been dated to 1888, might not actually be as old as everyone has assumed.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Winnow Episode #7: The Institutional Edition

The latest episode of the Winnow is now out, and in Episode #7 Hanna and I talk dining institutions of all sorts: cookbooks by big-name restaurant chefs, beloved regional fast-food chains, and the trials and tribulations of museum restaurants.

Here's how to listen:

iPhone: open the Podcasts app (it's a purple icon) and search for “The Winnow.” You can subscribe to the podcast and automatically receive new episodes as soon as they're released.

Android devices: Go to the Google Play store.

The Winnow can also be accessed via various third-party podcasting apps and through the Soundcloud app or online at the Soundcloud website. And, we have an RSS Feed, for folks who know what to do with those things.

Charleston BBQ Extras

Cover image by Jonathan Boncek — great as always
There's nothing like a little leftover barbecue! This week, I wrote the cover story for the Charleston City Paper on the current barbecue boom that's happening here in Charleston. As always, there was far too much good stuff from my interviews that didn't make it into the piece. Here are a few of the choice bits.

A Significant Factor in the Booming Charleston Barbecue Scene Is the F&B Talent Already Here

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Winnow Episode #6: Back to Work

A new episode of the Winnow is now posted. On Episode #6, Hanna and I get back to work. We talk about labor shortages in kitchens, the pieces we are working on, the closing of the downtown Bi-Lo, and more.

Here's how to listen:

iPhone: open the Podcasts app (it's a purple icon) and search for “The Winnow.” You can subscribe to the podcast and automatically receive new episodes as soon as they're released.

Android devices: Go to the Google Play store.

The Winnow can also be accessed via various third-party podcasting apps and through the Soundcloud app or online at the Soundcloud website. And, we have an RSS Feed, for folks who know what to do with those things.

Heritage Grain Malt Liquor

 This week for the Charleston City Paper, I talked with Ryan Coker at Revelry Brewing Co. about his collaboration with Sean Brock on Amber Waves, a heritage grain malt liquor made with Jimmy Red Corn, Carolina Gold Rice, and North Carolina barley and rye. That's right: malt liquor.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The Winnow Episode #5: Heading to Charlotte

A new episode of the Winnow is now posted. On Episode #5, we talk to Kathleen Purvis of the Charlotte Observer about dining in the Queen City, southern craft spirits, restaurant, d├ęcor, and barbecue.

Here's how to listen:

iPhone: open the Podcasts app (it's a purple icon) and search for “The Winnow.” You can subscribe to the podcast and automatically receive new episodes as soon as they're released.

Android devices: Go to the Google Play store.

The Winnow can also be accessed via various third-party podcasting apps and through the Soundcloud app or online at the Soundcloud website. And, we have an RSS Feed, for folks who know what to do with those things.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Winnow Episode #4: BevCon and Tiffanie Barriere

The latest episode of the Winnow is out! This time around, Tiffanie Barriere took a few minutes out of BevCon to join Hanna and me to discuss all thing booze, including, service, ice, and even jello shots.

Here's how to listen:

iPhone: open the Podcasts app (it's a purple icon) and search for “The Winnow.” You can subscribe to the podcast and automatically receive new episodes as soon as they're released.

Android devices: Go to the Google Play store.

The Winnow can also be accessed via various third-party podcasting apps and through the Soundcloud app or online at the Soundcloud website. And, we have an RSS Feed, for folks who know what to do with those things.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Winnow - Episode 3: Beer Talk


This summer, I teamed up with Hanna Raskin, the food editor and chief critic for The Post and Courier, to launch The Winnow, a podcast devoted to what's happening in the Southern food world. Each week, Hanna and I delve into topics ranging from restaurant trends to boiled peanut season, and we invite a guest to join us each week.

This week's episode just posted, and our guest is beer guru Brandon Plyler of the Charleston Beer Exchange and Edmund's Oast.

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