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.

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Tony Carlotto and Darby Weigel of Rolling Rock Farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts return to Food Friday with their latest seasonings and spices. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough return to discuss the methods in their latest work, "From Freezer to Instant Pot: The Cookbook." WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, we discuss a treat to keep you cool on hot summer days. We talk gelato with Donna Domiano of Fabbri and Rocco DeFazio of DeFazzio's Pizzeria in Troy, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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For many in the Northeast, summer is a time for enjoying the great outdoors, BBQs, 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 Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, food writer and cooking instructor Peter Barrett joins Michael Drapkin of Kingston Wine Co. to discuss the wide world of wine. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

The 17th Annual Polish Fest is set for June 7-9 in Latham, NY. In the studio on this Food Friday to preview the festival's culinary highlights are four folks: Barbara Chepaitis, John Kowalski, Peter Zeranski and Greg Archer. WAMC's Brian Shields hosts.

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It is time to fire up the grill on Food Friday. Mark Lansing Jr. of Jumpin' Jack's Drive-In and Sean Custer of Capital Q Smokehouse join the show with grilling and barbecue tips. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Luc and Pika Roels of Pika's Farm Table in Lake Katrine, NY join Food Friday to discuss Belgian cuisine and cooking. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria and Kristin Lajeunesse of the Capital Region Vegan Network join Food Friday for a discussion of vegan cooking and eating. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Jim Stolis and Rita Jeoney of the Saint Sophia 2019 Greek Festival in Albany, NY join Food Friday today to answer your Greek cuisine questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Joining us for this Food Friday are Linda Kindlon and Justin Cary of Bake For You. Established in 2009 in Albany, the company is moving to Slingerlands, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, Craig Gravino of The Albany Ale ProjectSam Pagano of the C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station and Maeve McEneny of Discover Albany join WAMC's Ray Graf to talk beer and the rich history of ale in New York's Capital Region. 

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Harry Yu and Wei Wei Shi of Shiro Kitchen and Asian Market in Great Barrington, Massachusetts join Food Friday to discuss Japanese, Chinese and Korean cuisine. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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John Fischer of The Culinary Institute of America returns to Food Friday with his latest mix of cocktails. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The 16th annual Jewish Food Festival at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady, New York will be held on Sunday, April 7 from noon to 3 p.m. The event focuses on the wide world of Jewish cuisine and here to discuss it are Seth Front, Jeff Walton and Randy Simon. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Time to wake up and smell the coffee! Ron Grieco and Sarah Johnston of Stacks Espresso Bar join Food Friday today for a discussion of the liquid fuel. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Katie Haskins of Hooked Seafood Co. in Latham, NY is joined by Dora Swan and Peter Kenyon of Fin in Guilderland, NY for a discussion of seafood on this Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the team from Katie O'Brynes Irish Pub in Schenectady, New York joins Food Friday. Owner John Maloney and Chef Greg Paige have brought bangers and mash, shepherd's pie and corned beef and cabbage for WAMC's Ray Graf to try out.

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Today on Food Friday, we get a taste of the Hudson Valley with a trio of area cooks. Chef Josh Kroner is representing Terrapin Restaurant in Rhinebeck. Waldy Malouf is the senior director for special projects at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Janet Crawshaw and Marcella Micillo are representing The Valley Table, a magazine on farms, food and cuisine. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Not able to make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Fear not, Chef Ric Orlando brings the celebration's culinary flavor to Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today on Food Friday, we take a culinary trip across the pond for a taste of the food and drink in the land of the Union Jack. In the studio are Executive Chef Bev and General Manager Khloe of The Olde English Pub in Albany, NY. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, we discuss the sweet treat of maple syrup. Lanore Hahn along with Marian and JP Welch of Justamere Tree Farm in Worthington, Massachusetts join WAMC's Brian Shields to detail all aspects of the maple industry. 

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Today on Food Friday we pair food and drink with Oliver Antunes and Jeremy Kenny of Rouge Restaurant in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Antunues is the establishment's chef while Kenny serves as general manager and beverage director. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Need help making a pizza, wings and snacks for your Super Bowl party? Then this is the Food Friday you need. Program favorites Deanna Fox and Rocco DeFazio join WAMC's Ray Graf to answer your questions.

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Do you have a resolution for 2019 to eat healthier? If so, 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.

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Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant of Saratoga Springs, NY is here with us to discuss fried chicken and more classic southern food. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Chef Josh Coletto of Nighthawks in Troy, NY and food writer Peter Barrett team up to discuss whole animal cooking on Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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On this first Food Friday of 2019, we explore food access in our region with Amy Halloran of the Unity House and Amy Klein of Capital Roots, both based in Troy, NY. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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John Fischer of The Culinary Institute of America returns to Food Friday with a host of cocktails, wine and sake to help ring in 2019. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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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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