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First Aired - 02/11/2014 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On today’s THE FOOD SEEN we visit Heath Ceramics new San Francisco factory/showroom, right in the heart of the Mission District. There, Robin Petravic (Co-owner/Managing Director) and Catherine Bailey (Co-owner/Creative Director), are transparent about the production of their tableware, as the company has been since it’s start in 1948 over the bridge in Marin County. Heath’s been defining the “complexity of simplicity” for decades, from their 1940’s Coupe line, to their 1960’s Rim, 1980’s Plaza, and even in their restaurant collection for Chez Panisse during the 2000’s. In keeping a connection with their customers, they “work on a human scale,” keeping a balance “between hand and machine”, which allows their artisan pottery to have soul and become a central part of the home, just as a kitchen should be. This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

Photos copyright Aya Brackett

"Everything requires the same amount of consideration, because we want it all to be holistic." [16:00]

Robin Petravic on The Food Seen

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First Aired - 02/26/2014 07:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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It's the douchiest episode of Nothing Urgent ever! This week, Derek Evers and Christopher Robbins sit down with Irene Plagianos, writer for DNA Info. Recently the oldest douche in New York was uncovered in City Hall, and we aren't talking politicians. Learn about Chrysalis Archeologist Consultants, and some of the artifacts uncovered that tell the history of New York. When did the douche become unpopular? Later, Big Ups (fronted by Nothing Urgent's producer) joins the program to talk about their new record, songwriting, and their experiences in the audio engineering realm. Find out when Big Ups will be touring to a town near you! Thanks to our sponsor, Heritage Foods USA.

"Women used these astringents that were made from root barks mixed with water- they would shoot these mixtures into themselves either before or after sex because it would constrict blood vessels. They thought that this would keep you from getting pregnant." [7:10]

-- Irene Plagianos on Nothing Urgent

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First Aired - 02/13/2012 05:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Anne Saxelby and Sophie Slesinger are joined by author Paul Kindstedt, who's latest book "Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its place in Western Civilization", explores the 11,000 year old history of cheese! Tune in to learn about everything from maritime trade, ancient pottery and religion as they relate to cheese on an especially historical episode of the best Cheese radio show in the world! This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

"If cheese can help us understand the origin of civilization, it can help us learn who we are as a species. To think that cheese can help inform that process is extraordinary."

--Author Paul Kindstedt on Cutting the Curd

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