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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Today on Food Friday, we explore Armenian cuisine with two folks from the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church in Troy, NY. Antranig Karageozian and Sonya Sukljian join WAMC's Ray Graf.

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Today on Food Friday, we discuss the process of pairing food and wine. Joining us for the show are Christy Frank of Copake Wine Works, Chef Joel Viehland and food instructor Peter Barrett. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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

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John Fischer and Hutch Kugeman of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY along with Sam Pagano of the C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station join Food Friday to discuss summer and fall beers. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Today on Food Friday, we welcome two folks invovled in the 4th annual Grillsdale event taking place August 24 in Hillsdale, NY. Chef Jack Peele of Jacuterie in Ancramdale, NY and event organizer Joanna Virello are in the studio to answer your grilling questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Today on Food Friday, three cooks and vegan enthusiasts join WAMC's Ray Graf to discuss vegan cuisine, the diet's health benefits and plant-based cooking. 

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Today on Food Friday we discuss farming and farmers markets. In the studio are three farmers. First up is Dale-Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch in Stephentown, NY and the Troy Waterfront Farmers' Market. Representing The Kinderhook Farmers' Market are John Joseph of Greener Pastures Poultry in Valatie, NY and Curt Gobrecht of Lovers Leap Farm in Kinderhook, NY. WAMC's Brian Shields 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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Steve Burrington and Dustin Rotenberg of SoCo Creamery join Erica Komoroske of Stewart's Shops on Food Friday for an inside look at the tasty world of ice cream. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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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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