Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rockin’ and Cinnamon Rollin’

John Taussig and I make ourselves hungry when we talk food and restaurants, and I bet you’ll feel the same way. He and his wife are a part of my tribe, which means we’ve shared some memorable meals together. The adventures he’s had make for a lively conversation in “Rockin’ and Cinnamon Rollin’”, Episode 12 of Something About Food?


The Grateful Dead, real Mexican food (mole!), Boulder's best restaurants and cuban cigars are all on the menu.



John Taussig is a trial lawyer, guitar player, and painter. His dream was to marry a woman who was the best cook in the world and looked fantastic. He hit it out of the park on both criteria.


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bread and Family Circus

I still dream about the rustic bread that Heather Covington bakes in my hometown of Gilbertsville, NY. Baking at her level of quality takes serious dedication, especially when you have five kids (three of whom are triplets). Oh, and she makes candies as well. And she has chickens.


I am pretty sure she’s a little insane, and that’s what makes it all work. We got to chatting to find out the why’s and where’s of what drew her to this path in “Bread and Family Circus”,  Episode 11 of Something About Food?


Heather Covington is a wife, mother of five, and lifelong food lover.  She owns Heather's Artisan Breads and Craft Candy in Gilbertsville, NY, and happily supplies the central New York region with her delicious creations. Visit her Facebook page here. Follow her on Instagram under the handle @heathermelitacovington.


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Bonus Throwback Pic:  You'll have to listen to this episode for the explanation!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dim Sum and Durian, While You Wait!

Our Season 2 Premiere will be in a couple of weeks! Now is a perfect time to check out “The Durian Effect”, Episode 003 of Something About Food?.


Putri and I find out that we both love dim sum but have very opposite ideas about Durian.



This episode will probably make you hungry.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Food News-Rural Houston Farmers Rebound Slowly

Usually, I would write a small recap of the stories I read for Food News. But I won't here. Because this story is heartbreaking and hopeful. There are layers to it involving immigrants who have lived here for generations and their families, self-sufficiency and the need for help, and farmers, American Farmers, who have made a life for themselves in Texas, a life which is now in jeopardy.


Please go read it here, "Houston's Water Spinach Village is Fighting for It's Life", and let me know what you think.



This is the Water Spinach that the article talks about. It may have even come from the very farms in the story.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Let It Rest...Till November

When we decided to do this podcast, I knew right away I wanted to not have to do it every week year in and year out. I built a hiatus into the idea. 10 episodes, hiatus for 6 weeks, and then 10 more episodes. This gives everyone a break and allows us to search out more of our interesting and diverse guests to chat with. We will be back at in the beginning of November with those new episodes.


That also means you can now catch up on any episodes you’ve missed. Here are a few of our favorites:

We’ve got a bit of a gal crush on Chef Kelly Newlon. She and Chef Clarke got to talking about running, food and lots more in Episode #4, “Run to the Table” on Something About Food?


Chef Clarke and Dr. Meenakshi Singh discuss improv, the easiest way to cook idli, the sweetness of Indian desserts and much more here on Episode #8, “From Improv to Idli”, on Something About Food?


Chef Chris and artist Chris Huang find a shared love for Chinatowns, the influence of art in life and sesame balls here in Episode #9, “An Artist’s Palate” on Something About Food?


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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Good Food News-Sioux Chef

An Upcoming Minneapolis restaurant will focus on Indigenous American Cuisine.

Chef Sean Sherman to open an indigenous food restaurant at a new riverfront pavilion.
The food will be free from European ingredients. “We’ve cut out things that weren’t here before [Europeans came to America],” Sherman explains. “So we’re not using any dairy, wheat flour, processed sugar, beef, pork, or chicken, and are just really being creative with proteins and plants and agriculture that was here before.”
Kind of crazy to think how innovative this centuries-old cuisine really is.
Read about it here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Big Naturals and Beyond

My Executive Producer Curtis Endicott thought interviewing me would give you the listeners insight into the why’s and wherefores of our Something About Food? Podcast.


So here I am, babbling on about me in Episode #10, “Big Naturals and Beyond”.



He even wrote this mock bio, which is about 90% correct:

A notorious raconteur, Chris Clarke has traveled the world on a quest to find the mystical Golden Pain Au Chocolat. She once shot a man in Boulder just to watch him die. Always wears black unless she doesn’t.

Here is my almost real bio:

Born and raised a tiny village in upstate New York, I am a culinary veteran with over 30 years of experience working in restaurants, catering, in the natural foods industry, and as a culinary educator.

Now, I find myself to be a 49-year old, mostly vegan, dedicated devourer, who prefers street food to a typical white linen fine dining experience. I was a winner of  “Denver’s Best Home Chef” contest, appeared as a guest chef on several morning programs and once competed on an obscure Food Network trivia game show, where I came in second and won a year's supply of Jordan Almonds and Junior Mints.

After selling most of what I owned and traveling the world for a year I decided to write a book about what I ate and where I went. And then I started the podcast Something About Food? so that I could carry on that conversation.

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We are on hiatus until the beginning of November, so catch up on episodes you've missed, or listen again.