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First Aired - 01/30/2011 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Betsy Pochoda headlines a jam-packed, informative and entertaining episode of The Main Course. Hear Betsy speak on her experience working at such media institutes as the NY Post, The Nation, Vogue, House & Garden, Antiques & more! Find out why The Nation CANNOT be compared to Fox News, and how Betsy got involved with the sustainable food movement. Later on, learn more about HACCP plans, inspections and regulations form Elizabeth Meltz, Directory of Food Safety and Sustainability for Batali/Bastianich. Also on the show: Sean Dimin of Sea2Table and Jonah Rhodehamel of Oliveto Restaurant and Cafe. This episode was sponsored by White Oak Pastures. For more information visit www.whiteoakpastures.com

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Betsy Pochoda (16:33)
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Betsy Pochoda, editor for Antiques, The Nation, The NY Post, NY Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, there are no ideas that couldn't be made available to everybody, Rupert Murdoch stranglehold, difference between working at magazines and newspapers, quick cycle for newspapers, tabloid newspapers think their readership is stupid, they edit accordingly, Entertainment Weekly was founded to only promote products, now it has become a tabloid, mixing populism and elitism to remove both, the NY Post used to be an intelligent persons paper, Dorothy Shift owned the paper when it was at its best, writers weren't allowed to be smart while writing for the Post, Patrick and Betsy met through Slow Food, she was with House & Garden back then, trajectory of slow food, it's become a lower case word, economies of scale, good food is more expensive, elitism issues, farmers markets, more diverse crowds, Carlo Petrini, Vanity Fair, Vogue, House & Garden, environmentalism, nothing has taken its place,
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Betsy Pochoda, illustrious publication career, Radio Bra Red Waves, bringing interesting ideas to the general population, educating the public about trends, Roberta's reminds Betsy of the 60's, alternative food began with the hippies, brutal and puritanical, France will change anybodys mind, Julia Child, Alice Waters, a moment in France that changed everything, Florence Fabricant, everybody eats well in France, that's the goal, Betsy cannot deal with elitism, financial issues facing organic food, economies of scale, we need something between hand raised locally raised and commodity, we spend 6% of our income on food, other countries spend 25%, Betsy comes from a farm family in Missouri, they ate good wholesome food that tasted great, Antiques Magazine, antique road shows, they go for the aw shucks moment, it's like playing the lottery, something for nothing attitude, food metaphors, Betsy is an omnivore, punitive aspect to food, populism, Fox News is irresponsible The Nation is not, Betsy wished she did more at the NY Post, Betsy likes spectrum of opinion, Betsy is a big Obama supporter,
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Elizabeth Meltz, pioneer of a new role in the food industry, playing the games of the US government, Directory of Food Safety and Sustainability for Batali/Bastianich, B&B, there are different codes for different states, compliance A-Z, every inspector has a different personality, changing inspectors every two months, some small places have horrible inspectors that ruin their lives, Fantasma's, Paradise Locker Meats, every regulatory agency claims to be getting rid of this problem, HACCP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, reserved for specific things in restaurants, sous vide, low temp cooking, sushi rice, cured meats, bleaching meat, what would you change at the USDA?, restaurants vs slaughterhouses, restaurants are not federally regulated, depends on local inspectors, restaurants in NYC are not that big,

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First Aired - 12/13/2009 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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There's a lot to handle this week on The Main Course. A jam packed show includes Scott Stringer, Novella Carpenter, Peter Trippi, Dan Hitt & The Art Break Gallery. This is a must-listen episode!
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Fairway Market, school gardening, Roberta's, Jackie Burger, Just Food, in 2007 there were 50 CSA's, by 2010 there will be 100 CSA's, City Council, obesity epidemic, procurement, institution food, prisons, hospitals, schools, Liz Neumark, Mark Hurley, Chris Grace, Kathy Lawrence, Steve Schimoler, Cisco, supply and demand, chef partnership, farm to table, distribution, trucking, aggregation, US Foods, talk vs action, drop off points, USDA regulations, Chris Parachini, Hunt's Point, produce, Fulton Fish Market, infrastructure, commodities program, find the cheapest product available, Sam Cass, Alice Waters, Community Supported Agriculture, Carlo Petrini, Thomas Hoving, The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Union Square Green Market, farmer's market, metrics for how much of institution food is bought locally, Heritage Foods USA, Marion Nestle,
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Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President, Food & The Public Interest, breeding new life into Manhattans community boards, Scott competed in a very tough election, empowering local communities, community board, neighborhood organizations, Go Green East Harlem Committee, reducing asthma and diabetes, food and climate change, NYC Food & Climate Summit, elected officials and thousands of activists, policy issues, skill building, the United Stats spends 300 billion dollars a year dealing with the issue of obesity, heart disease, Wall St, we've gotten away from being entrepreneurial, bringing food production closer to home, entry level jobs can be created, mainstream media only covers certain things, alternative media, the last thing we need is more task forces and commissions, post conference report, vacant lots turning into urban farms, rooftop gardens, green initiatives, The Politics of Food, too many people live in food deserts, building supermarkets in economically challenged communities, food stats, healthy options, New York Times, the city of New York was subsidizing fast food chains in northern Manhattan, we weren't subsidizing food markets and healthy bodegas, tactical subsidizing, bringing down health costs, preventing disease, this years conference should be double in size, food charter pledge, sign the pledge!, hug and release, affordable housing, farmers markets, tree planting, Steve Israel, the public is ahead of elected officials on these issues, Copenhagen Climate Conference, public awareness has grown, what can people do?, Just Food, sign the charter!, Roberta's, bloggers, sustainability, education, http://www.mbpo.org/free_details.asp?id=179, www.justfood.org, www.mbpo.org,
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Dan Hitt, Beckett Media, baseball cards, kids collectibles, plushy pals, sports memorabilia, how do you assign value?, Jim Beckett, coin collecting, price guide, most expensive baseball cards, Honus Wagner t 206, baseball cards are the most popular category, Babe Ruth, autographs, baseball is the most popular American sport, a baseball card from 1910, John Singer Sargent painting, collecting, Toby Jugs, why do people collect?, there is a collecting gene, there are parts of the brain that are more focused on the anticipation of pleasure from acquiring something, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine January Edition, baseball cards are more controlled than art, there are a few manufacturers, the league has to license the manufacturing, price guides, there are two big categories of baseball cards, vintage cards, prior to 1980, Julio Franco, Nolan Ryan, steroids tarnished the reputations in baseball, Barry Bonds, steroids have been around since the 70's,

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