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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.

Chef Ric Orlando
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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.
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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

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

Brimstone Bakery's holiday gingerbread.
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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. 

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.

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. 

Aneesa Waheed
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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 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
Facebook: DeFazio's Pizzeria

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

tin of cookies
Courtesy of Brimstone Bakery

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.

Assorted vegetables
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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!

Facebook: Allie B's Cozy Kitchen

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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