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First Aired - 02/04/2014 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Nick Balla, co-chef of Bar Tartine in San Francisco, used to call everything pickles. Raised in Michigan, land of sour cherries and asparagus, Nick was draw to strong and sour flavors, even eating lemons as a child. But it was his Hungarian heritage and it’s distinctly different European cuisine that became a central inspiration in Nick’s life. Budapest is set right in the middle of spice trading routes, has been populated by nomads, and it’s food gave a new meaning to “fusion”. Raw onions and paprika allured Nick’s palate, but then an unanticipated Japanese pantry crept in. This is when Nick began breaking the rules of how he approached cooking, taking a heavy interest in umami and fermentation (e.g. aged cheeses, koji, and bottarga). From working the buffets of Vegas, to opening the innovative Nombe, to breaking bread with Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery, these were all steps in realizing failure is just part of experimenting. Today's program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

"You have to understand the fundamentals, and you have to understand where things came from, and then you can break the rules." [21:30]

Nick Balla on The Food Seen


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First Aired - 11/21/2011 02:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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When a guest comes into the studio armed with slow cooked pork, bbq sauce and potato buns you know it's gonna be a good show. This week's episode of Snacky Tunes features John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, who breaks down the ins and outs of BBQ culture. Find out why low and slow is the key to TRUE barbecue. Later on the show, singer/songwriter Liam Finn plays a few live songs and talks about his experience leaving New Zealand for greener pastures. This episode was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.


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First Aired - 10/30/2011 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Morning After, Jason is joined by Belinda Chang & Damon Wise of Monkey Bar along with food luminary Lee Schrager. Tune in for a jam-packed episode and find out where to get the best Cuban in Miami, why oyster shuckers are in demand and what it takes to run a high end restaurant. The Morning After is sponsored by Savorian Wines.


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