Food Friday

Whet your palate on Food Friday from 2-3 PM,  as a wide variety of experts from around the region will answer questions about food, drink, and how to throw the best gatherings around.

Food Friday will focus on topics like seasonal veggies, quick and easy recipes, the homegrown movement, creating the perfect cheeseboard, juicing, mixology, and so much more. Supplemented by an interactive website, listeners and online viewers will also be able to get our weekly recipes, restaurant updates, restaurant week postings and reviews, and share their tips with others.

Facebook: Berkshire Ferments

Today's Food Friday is all about fermentation. A number of folks taking part in the Berkshire Fermentation Festival being held Sept. 16 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts join the program to answer your questions about the process - Adam Elabd, Jack Peele, Maddie Elling and Mark Phillips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, Deanna Fox and The Culinary Institute of America's John Fischer join Ray Graf for a dinner party. The number to call with your questions and comments is 800-348-2551. 

Mother Myrick’s Lemon Meringue Tart
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Ron Mancini and Jacki Baker of Mother Myrick's Confectionery in Manchester, VT join Food Friday today. The shop is known for its buttercrunch toffee, caramels, cakes and chocolate assortments. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Author, community organizer and grain expert Amy Halloran is in the studio today for the final Food Friday and last Vox Pop show of 2016 to answer your questions about all things grain, from breads to gluten-free baking, to pancakes and cookies. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Taj Mahal Restaurant

Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady and Troy, NY is joined by her father Mohammed Waheed of the Taj Mahal Restaurant in Schenectady to discuss Moroccan and Indian food on Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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It is the dog days of summer and Chef Ric Orlando joins Food Friday to help you get through them. Ric is in the studio with his barbeque and outdoor cooking tips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Deanna Fox's blueberry and lemon meringue pies
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Summer is a time for BBQ, ice cream and of course summer pies. Food Friday fixture Deanna Fox returns to the show with this year's take on summer pies. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Linda Kindlon of Bake For You in Albany, New York joins Food Friday with tips for making the best cookies, cakes and more. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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Food writer and photographer Peter Barrett joins Food Friday with recipes and tips utilizing summer fruits and vegetables. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Dora Swan and Rob Handel of fin: your fishmonger in Guilderland, New York join Food Friday to discuss seafood grilling. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm shift their focus from seasonings to cheese as they join Leah and Justin Kruszyna from the upcoming Cheshire Cheese Fest in western Massachusetts. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

Summer has officially arrived and farmers markets are in full swing in the WAMC region. Joining us on Food Friday is Liz Comitale, the manager of the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Vendors Dale Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch and Jess Garritty of Collar City Cold Pressed Juice are also in the studio. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The Kitchen Shortcut Bible
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Bruce Weinstein joins Food Friday to discuss his latest book with his co-author Mark Scarbrough, The Kitchen Shortcut Bible. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar

Dale Davidson and Ariel Robinson of Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar in Albany, NY join Food Friday to explore world cuisine. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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To cap off Fund Drive week, Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy, NY and Joey Berben of Berben & Wolff's in Albany, NY Food Friday to discuss vegan cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: PolishFest

Today on Food Friday, we explore Polish and Lithuanian fare as we welcome folks taking part in the 16th Annual Polish Fest in Latham, NY. The event runs through June 3. Chef John Kowalski, Elizabeth “Betty” Stolarek, Barbara Chepaitis and Anntonette “Antosia” Zembrzuski Alberti join WAMC's Ray Graf.

Facebook: Phoenician Mediterranean Palace

Rindala Rahal, executive chef of Phoenician Mediterranean Palace, joins Food Friday to discuss Mediterranean-Lebanese cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today we welcome chefs Michael Lapi and Josh Coletto back to Food Friday to discuss open firing cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Leyla Moushabeck, the editor of "The Immigrant Cookbook," and Serge Madikians, chef-owner of Serevan Restaurant in Amenia, NY, join Food Friday to discuss the varied recipes in the recent work. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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One day before Cinco de Mayo, Lori Selden and Mark Young of Mexican Radio in Hudson and Schenectady, NY join Food Friday with her favorite Mexican dishes. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: SoCo Creamery

With hopes of warmer temperatures, this edition of Food Friday is all about ice cream. Megan Alberg and Dustin Rotenberg of SoCo Creamery in the Berkshires join the show to answer your questions about the dessert. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm in the Berkshires return to Food Friday with their favorite seasonings. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Cookbook author Jennifer Clair joins Food Friday as we take it back to the basics of cooking, the subject of her latest book. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Food writer and photographer Peter Barrett joins Food Friday with tips for spring cooking using farm fresh ingredients and more. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Food Friday all-star Deanna Fox returns to the program with some of her favorite Upstate New York foods. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough return to Food Friday to discuss instant pot cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub

Liam Slattery and chef Drew Philipchik of O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant & Pub in Delmar, NY join Food Friday with some St. Patrick's Day favorites. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

It's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week on Food Friday. Josh Kroner of Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck, Justin Debrosky of Henry's at the Farm and Agnes Devereux of The Village Tearoom in New Platz join WAMC's Ray Graf.

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Despite the cold temperatures and lingering snow, come spring farms across our region will be in full swing. To get us up to speed on farm fresh products, Paul Lacinski and Amy Klippenstein of Sidehill Farm in Hawley, Massachusetts are in the studio.  WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: fin - your fishmonger

Rob Handel and Dora Swan of fin - your fishmonger in Guilderland, NY join Food Friday to answer your questions about seafood dishes during Lent. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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