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First Aired - 01/21/2014 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Roberta Bendavid’s eye for beauty was cultivated through years in NYC as a fashion publicist. When she left Manhattan for Blooming Hill Organic Farm in the Hudson Valley, she began exploring her passion in floristry. Roberta would sell what she grew at the Union Square Greenmarket, meeting Danny Meyer in his pre-Gramercy Tavern days. When the restaurant was opened, Roberta was asked to display her work on the harvest table. Two decades later she still arranges her elaborate flowerscapes which pair perfectly with not only the feel, but also the food of the restaurant. This program has been sponsored by Rolling Press.

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"No one understood why I was leaving this fabulous career to work on an organic farm, but it was divine intervention." [11:10]

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First Aired - 06/27/2011 01:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on the Naturalist welcomes the head garderner of Roberta's Restaurant Melissa Metrick to talk about small-scale gardening and explain more about the gardens in the backyard and on the roof of the radio station that help provide the restaurant with essential ingredients for their delicious food. Later on, Bernie is joined by his partner, Janet, who reveals how she got her own little garden in Central Park. This episode if sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

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Roberta's Head Pizzaiolo Anthony Falco with his step-by-step tutorial on how to make a Roberta's/Neopolitan hybrid pizza at home with an oven and frying pan.

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