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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 - 05/22/2012 06:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Eat your veggies! Not veggie powder or veggie juice - but actual earth grown vegetables! Our fearless host Erica Wides encourages listeners to address their food fears and put down the fake organic snacks in favor of real produce. Learn about how you can find pre washed vegetables to make life easier for you and why even the packaged produce is better than foodiness junk. Let Erica guide you through Foodiness Conversion Therapy on Let's Get Real. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

"The fewer words involved, the better the chances are that what you're buying is real food."

"I would rather see us eating packaged kale from Costco than loaded potato skins from TGI Fridays."

--Erica Wides on Let's Get Real


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First Aired - 12/07/2011 11:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis has a conversation with food luminary and restaurant business consultant Clark Wolf. They discuss current American food trends and explore the history of the food revolution in this country; from Sonoma County and San Francisco to New York City. Learn about everything from the history of tomatoes to the burgeoning restaurant scene in Las Vegas. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.


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