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Published July 31st, 2014

Running time: 45 Minutes

Go behind Annisa on a brand new episode of Radio Cherry Bombe. Host Julia Turshen is joined by Executive Chef Anita Lo and her sous chef Mary Attea. Anita Lo is the chef and owner of Annisa and one of the most respected chefs in the country having earned numerous accolades for her inventive Contemporary American cuisine. Lo opened Annisa in 2000, an intimate restaurant in Greenwich Village. In June 2009, a fire destroyed the restaurant entirely and while plans for rebuilding Annisa got underway, Lo appeared on Top Chef Masters and finished fourth out of 24 chefs. In April 2010, after a complete renovation, Annisa was reopened and then in October 2011, Lo released her first cookbook, Cooking Without Borders, which highlights her passion for bringing multicultural flavors to her American kitchen. Just recently nominated as a semi-finalist for Eater's coveted Young Guns awards, Mary spent several years working in New York city restaurant dining rooms like Aguagrill, before making the leap to the kitchen at Annisa where she earned her chops. Using her Lebanese background, Mary has even helped to create some dishes at Annisa including her Steak Tartare and Saddle of Rabbit with Pistachio, Mint and Grape Leaves, which were recently praised in Pete Wells' review.

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This week's guests: Martha Hoover & Chef Nira Kehar.

Having never waited tables, never cooked professionally or in any way worked in a restaurant, Martha Hoover has created a successful group of dining establishments—Cafes Patachou, Petite Chou by Patachou, Napolese Artisanal Pizzeria and Wine Bar, GELO Dolce Bar, Public Greens Urban Kitchen Garden and Grill and Patatruck Mobile Patachou Kitchen. The restaurants reflect her lifelong passion for food and ingredients of excellent quality, as well as a joie de vie. All the concepts are cherished neighborhood destinations, serving dishes made with the highest quality ingredients in the freshest preparation methods possible. Their walls are filled with art, music floats above the buzz of the diners and an urban energy reverberates that is the direct result of her vision. When Hoover opened Café Patachou, her goal was to prepare the best “simple” food using high quality ingredients. This was quite a novel approach in 1989. Vendors said that it was a mistake to roast our own meat and make homemade bread because cheaper, yet inferior, alternatives were available. The standard in the local industry deemed that strict quality standards were not necessary for success in this market. Immediately, customers noted the difference between Café Patachou and other breakfast/ lunch restaurants and that has been the key to the success of the entire company. Patachou, Inc. has purposefully grown slowly over the past twenty years. Hoover is a hands-on owner who is truly active in the business assuring the adherence to exacting standards and attention to every detail.

"I grew up with this family mantra that all the great food in the world starts and ends in New York." [04:00]

"I don't think I told our story enough early enough. It just didn't strike a chord with enough people." [09:00]

--Martha Hoover on Radio Cherry Bombe

Born and raised in Montreal, Nira Kehar's culinary adventures began with imbibing her mother’s skills in the kitchen. She traded a career in engineering to train at the prestigious ITHQ (Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec), Canada’s premier culinary institute. Chapter three was moving to India six years ago, where she began to give life to her creative vision (preceded by a grueling few months in the Maurya Kitchens). Driven by her desire to please and excite the palate, Chef Nira’s approach combines fresh, seasonal produce with a range of global cooking techniques, loved by the food community and critics alike. This year, along with the James Beard foundation event, she is busy experimenting and evolving her sister brand, Atelier Nini.

"I'm privileged in that the worst thing that ever happened to me is the best thing that ever happened to me." [27:00]

"Food is like a living organism it has its own moods and freaky things that happen to it." [33:00]

--Nira Kehar on Radio Cherry Bombe


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Published July 31st, 2014

Running time: 30 Minutes

This week on Eating Disorder, the guys welcome the "edibles" expert, Chef Payton Curry, to the program. Seeking to train people to properly medicate using marijuana in their everyday food and cooking, Payton makes points on why this practice should be more widely recognized and why the opinion of marijuana should change for the better. Though the majority of the legislation throughout the country prohibits a restaurant like Payton's Brat Haus in Scottsdale, AZ to sell infused food, the chef has led many cooking classes centered around the green ingredient. With a goal to help rather than get the masses high, he also instructs on how to use the marijuana plant to soothe pain and irritation in a lotion form, for example. Tune in for a rousing discussion and learn a little more about alternative uses for marijuana.

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