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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.

Matt DeFazio and John Curtin
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Pizza and whiskey, a match made in heaven. Wait... what???  Here to talk about just that on Food Friday are John Curtin of Albany Distilling and Matt DeFazio of DeFazio's Pizzeria. Who knows, Matt's dad Rocco DeFazio may even join the fun. What could go wrong?  Ray Graf hosts.

A mug of beer
Jim Levulis, WAMC News

Today we wet our collective whistle with some delicious craft beer and cider. Joining us in Studio A are Alejandro Del Peral of Nine Pine Cider, and Jim Eaton of Fort Orange Brewing. We'll talk shop and sample a few beverages.  Call with your beer or cider question!  800-348-2551. Ray Graf hosts.

Kevin Tighe
Courtesy Tighe's Bistro Americain

Today we talk about the wonderful world of French cuisine with Kevin Tighe. Kevin's new restaurant, Tighe's Bistro Americain, opened in June.  Kevin Tighe has been working in the restaraunt world for almost 50 years and this restaurant is a long held dream come true.  Ray Graf hosts.

Gail Sokol in the WAMC studio with her Baked Alaska dish.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we talk baking with Chef Gail Sokol! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Facebook: Allie B's Cozy Kitchen

We welcome Kizzy Williams-Francisco of Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen on today’s Food Friday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Chef Gail Sokol in the WAMC studio.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we are baking with Chef Gail Sokol! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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Today we are joined by Deanna Fox and John Fischer! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Ric Orlando on Food Friday
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Ric Orland joins us today to talk outdoor cooking! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today we welcome Holly Shelowitz of Nourishing Wisdom who is here to discuss immune boosting foods with us today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Here to talk dairy today is Food Friday favorite Deanna Fox! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Instructor, author, and private chef Bill Collins joins us today! WAMC's Jackie Orchard hosts. 

Gail Sokol in the WAMC studio with her Baked Alaska dish.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we welcome back chef Gail Sokol! Chef Gail is going to bake some muffins live with us today, so you can follow along at home! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today we talk Italian foods with two special guests: Food Friday Favorite Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria and owner of Paesan’s Pizza, Frank Scavio!

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

Today on the show we are talking cookies with two bakers who have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic and started a business - Cookie Therapy ALB! Ashley Brown and Faye Jones are on the line to answer your baking questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Chef Ric Orlando
http://www.ricorlando.com

Spring has sprung! Today on Food Friday we discuss the bounties of the season with chef, entrepreneur and educator Ric Orlando. 

A listener favorite on Food Friday, Ric is hosting a live cooking party on Zoom - as a fundraiser to help fight hunger in the Hudson Valley. We'll talk about that and take your spring food and cooking questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.  

Aneesa Waheed
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Today we welcome Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen in Schenectady, Troy, and Guilderland New York. She has appeared on "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Guy's Grocery Games" and is ready to answer your questions on Moroccan cuisine!  WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Michael Harney of Harney and Sons Fines Teas joins us today. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Small liquor bottles from Berkshire Mtn Distillers
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today on the show, we welcome Chris Weld, founder and proprietor of Berkshire Mountain Distillers! He is here to talk beer, whiskey, bourbon – and whatever else with us! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Irish American Heritage Museuem Executive Director Elizabeth Stack from County Kerry (right) and volunteer Caroline Stark from County Derry (left)
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we have a special Irish Foods edition of the show! We welcome the Executive Director of Albany’s Irish American Heritage Museum – Elizabeth Stack from Ireland’s County Kerry and Caroline Stark, a volunteer at the museum, from County Derry. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Hattie's Chicken Shack

It's all about grilling and frying on today's Food Friday! Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant and Hattie's Chicken Shack and Deanna Fox join us to answer all of your cooking questions! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Deanna Fox joins us today to answer all your cooking and baking questions, and offer some recipes for winter soups! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Ric Orlando on Food Friday
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we welcome back Chef Ric Orlando - owner of Ric-ter Scale Brand and Flavor Maker Spices. He joins us to answer your cooking questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Today we welcome Holly Shelowitz of Nourishing Wisdom who is here to discuss immune boosting foods with us today! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Gail Sokol in the WAMC studio with her Baked Alaska dish.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we are baking with Gail Sokol! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

It's holiday cooking and baking with Jennifer Clair of Home Cooking New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Rocco DeFazio dropped by WAMC today to deliver some pizzas before the show!
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Today we talk Italian food with Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Aneesa Waheed of Tara Kitchen joins us today to discuss Moroccan Cuisine! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. " class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">Tara Kitchen now has three locations: Schenectady, Troy, and Guilderland. Their menus can be found here

To join the conversation, give us a call at 1-800-348-2551 or you can e-mail us at VoxPop@wamc.org

Deanna Fox joins us today to discuss Thanksgiving holiday recipes! WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

Brimstone Bakery's holiday gingerbread.
Jackie Orchard / WAMC

Today we’re talking sweet treats and baking! On the line to answer your baking questions is Anthony Leberto from Brimstone Bakery in Sharon Springs, New York. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts. 

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