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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.

WAMC's  Jackie Orchard visits Stacks Espresso Bar in Albany with her dog, Zero.
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Ron Grieco of Stacks Espresso Bar joins Food Friday today to talk coffee! WAMC's Jackie Orchard hosts. 

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Today on Food Friday, Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen returns to discuss Moroccan cuisine. Aneesa has been featured on "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Guy's Grocery Games." Tara has two locations in Schenectady and Troy, NY. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday we talk Farm to Table cooking with the authors of The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook Elisa Spungen Bildner and Rob Bildner - and Chef Brian Alberg! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The St. Sophia 2020 Greek Festival is this weekend. Jim Stolis joins us to answer your Greek Food questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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  Kizzy Williams-Francisco of Allie B's Cozy Kitchen in Albany, NY joins Food Friday to discuss soul food and Southern cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today we have two special guests to discuss Polish foods with us! Jane Kaczmarek is a Polish-American award-winning actress best known for her role on "Malcolm In The Middle" and a regular guest host of "Selected Shorts." Beata Pozniak is a Polish-born award-winning actress and director who recently won the Earphones Award for her reading of the Nobel Prize winning novel Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts this special episode of Food Friday.

Ric Orlando of New World Bistro on Food Friday
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Chef Ric Orlando is on the line to talk delicious take-out foods we can all enjoy during the pandemic shutdown. WAMC's Jackie Orchard hosts. 

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On the line to answer your farm to table produce questions are Cheryl Whilby, Market Manager of Schenectady Greenmarket and Himanee Gupta-Carlson Owner of Squashville Farm in Greenfield Center, NY. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Deanna Fox is an award-winning food and agriculture journalist who writes for the Times Union, The Daily Gazette, USA Today, The Washington Post, Beer Advocate, Eater, The Kitchn and many more. She is also the owner of Albany Cooking School, which hosts cooking classes inside of Different Drummer's Kitchen in Albany, NY. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Rocco DeFazio
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It's pizza time! Rocco DeFazio, owner of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy is here to answer your questions.

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Brimston Bakery's Anthony Leberto joins us today to talk recipes and answer your baking questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, Jennifer Clair, founder of Home Cooking New York, offers her home cooking tips and tricks. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Matthew White, owner of the Hillsdale General Store and the HGS Home Chef cooking school and Alexandra Stafford, author of the cook book "Bread Toast Crumbs." Allie has been hosting her blog for 30 years and is ready to answer your cooking questions!

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Kizzy Williams-Francisco of Allie B's Cozy Kitchen in Albany, NY joins Food Friday to discuss soul food and Southern cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

White Russians made by producer Jackie Orchard.
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Today we talk cocktails with John Fischer, a professor of hospitality and service management at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

Do you want to eat healthier? Liz Weibrecht and Ana Maria Moise of The Nutrition Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts join Food Friday to answer your questions and to offer their tips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today Deanna Fox teaches us some recipes we can all make at home while quarantined. Ray Graf hosts. 

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Today on Food Friday, we discuss the sweet treat of maple syrup. Missy and Rob Leab of Ioka Valley Farm join WAMC's Ray Graf to discuss pure maple syrup and specialty maple products.

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On this episode of Food Friday, we discuss barrel-aged beer. We welcome Kevin Mullen of Rare Form Brewing, Keith Johnston of Common Roots Brewing, Adam Elbrecht of Artisanal Brew Works and Greg Chanese of Adirondack Brewery. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Ric Orlando of New World Bistro on Food Friday
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Ric Orlando of the New World Bistro Bar in Albany, NY joins Food Friday with his tips and recipes for Mardi Gras. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Rocco DeFazio

On this Valentine's Day, WAMC shows love for its listeners by welcoming Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria in Troy, NY back to Food Friday. This week saw another successful WAMC Fund Drive and as a treat, Rocco joins WAMC's Ray Graf to talk all things pizza.

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For many Valentine's Day means flowers, cards and of course sweets. Joe Suhrada of Uncle Sam's All-American Chocolate Factory joins Food Friday with his favorite candy and chocolate for the holiday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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On this Food Friday, Liz Weibrecht and Ana Maria Moise of The Nutrition Center join WAMC's Ray Graf with their tips for healthy cooking and eating this new year.

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Kizzy Williams-Francisco of Allie B's Cozy Kitchen in Albany, NY joins Food Friday to discuss soul food and Southern cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Not much beats a hot drink on a cold winter day. Here with their favorite coffee and teas are Ron Grieco of Stacks Espresso Bar and Michael Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday we welcome John Curtin of Albany Distilling Company and Derek Grout of Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery in Valatie, NY. They are here with their New Year's Eve spirits and cocktails to help us ring in 2020. 

Rocco DeFazio
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Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria in Troy, New York returns to WAMC's studios to talk about the culinary traditions associated with Christmas Eve and Italian food. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on the show, Food Friday favorite Deanna Fox returns with her holiday baking tips and recipes. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Maybe you're getting or giving an air fryer for this holiday season? Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, authors of The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook, join Food Friday with their tips and recipes for the contraption. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, Jennifer Clair, founder of Home Cooking New York, offers her Thanksgiving preparation tips and suggestions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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