Heritage Radio Network

THE FOOD SEEN explores the intersections of food, art & design, and how chefs and artists alike are amalgamating those ideas, using food as their muse & medium across a multitude of media. Host, Michael Harlan Turkell, talks with fellow photographers, food stylists, restaurateurs, industrial and interior designers; all the players that make the world so visually delicious, that want to eat with your eyes.


Brooklyn, NY


THE FOOD SEEN explores the intersections of food, art & design, and how chefs and artists alike are amalgamating those ideas, using food as their muse & medium across a multitude of media. Host, Michael Harlan Turkell, talks with fellow photographers, food stylists, restaurateurs, industrial and interior designers; all the players that make the world so visually delicious, that want to eat with your eyes.






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Episode 411: That Photo Makes Me Hungry with Andrew Scrivani

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Andrew Scrivani, our only 3x guest (Ep1, Ep238, and this one), has become one of the most recognized food photographers in the field today. From his work for the New York Times, to numerous cookbooks and ad campaigns, Scrivani now adds author to repertory, with his tell-all handbook to the biz: “That Photo Makes Me Hungry”. Step-by-step tips which include: seeing the light, composing the shot, telling a story, and making a living by turning passion into...


Episode 410: Toothache Magazine with Nick Muncy

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Nick Muncy is a pastry chef who’s dreams of being an artist was never lost on him. After a culinary arts degree, and stints in Healdsburg, CA, at Cyrus, under the patron saint of panettone Roy Shvartzapel, Muncy spent time with Matt Tinder at Saison, before joining Coi with Daniel Patterson, which earned him a James Beard semi-finalist nod. But Muncy had to step away from the sugar to satiate his sweet tooth, starting TOOTHACHE Magazine, for all those...


Episode 409: Colson Patisserie

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, in 2006, Yonatan Israel, a Parisian-born filmmaker, opened up Colson Patisserie in Park Slope, Brooklyn, as a New York manifestation of the original establishment in Mons, Belgium, owned by family friend Hubert Colson since 1986. Baking some of best of French and Belgian pastries the city has to offer, from croissants to macarons, even liege waffles, Israel, Andrew Hackel (Director of Sales), and Natalie Abrams (head baker), turn thousands of pounds of...


Episode 408: Manresa Bread with Avery Ruzicka

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, after first meeting Chef David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, CA, Avery Ruzicka was convinced to blindly move across country to work for him. While she begin in the front on the house, she eventually found her way back into bread baking, growing Manresa’s bread program. Even past the farmer’s market stalls, multiple brick and mortar locations of Manresa Bread no exist., and thousands of pounds of organic flour are milled in-house to make their naturally...


Episode 407: Maangchi

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the magnanimous Maangchi, aka “Hammer”, née Emily Kim, is a Korean food YouTube superstar. Her personal style, and style of cooking show, has been welcomed into the homes of over 3 million subscribers and countless more Maangchi fans. Now, her second book, Maangchi's Big Book of Korean Cooking: From Everyday Meals to Celebration Cuisine, expands on recipes like banchan, the side dishes that are cornerstone to Korean cuisine, and dosirak, the traditional...


Episode 406: Poilâne

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, for nearly a century, at 8 Rue du Cherche-Midi in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district of the 6th arrondissement, the surname Poilâne has been synonymous with bread and Parisian life since 1932. Pierre (Poilâne) began making his family’s signature 5-pound stone-ground wheat miche in wood-fire basement oven with a red brick facade, and since then, his son, Lionel, and now daughter Apollonia, have kept that flame alight. After decades of service, and guarded...


Episode 405: Binging with Babish

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, how did a character on American political drama The West Wing, inspire a cinematically shot cooking show? Well, whatever the circumstance, Andrew Rea’s Binging With Babish YouTube channel has become a marvel; with over 5 million subscribers, Rae’s recipes are recreated (or created) in admiration of his two greatest passions: the moving picture and cooking. To that effect, he’s now made a BwB cookbook, cataloging some of movies and television’s greatest...


Episode 404: Evan Funke, American Sfoglino

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Evan Funke wants to be the best pasta maker in America, so it’s by no mistake that his cookbook is called: American Sfoglino. Funke found his way in Bologna, Italy, apprenticing at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese, who’s doctrine he still abides by stateside. At Felix (Trattoria) in Los Angeles, Funke’s pasta making is a study of shape; not reshaping what pasta is, but rather, refining it. Whether it’s the smallest of bellybuttons for tortellos (tortellini,...


Episode 403: The Halal Guys

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Ahmed Abouelenein, CEO of The Halal Guys, and son of one of the co-founder, ushers in a new era of their Egyptian American entrepreneurial success story. The Halal Guys started selling chicken, beef gyros and falafels from a single street cart at 53rd & 6th Ave; now their famous white sauce is on combo platters around the world! With over 1000 employees, they’re the second-highest grossing ethnic restaurant chain behind Chipotle, and the third most...


Episode 402: To Dine For with Kate Sullivan

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, longtime TV news anchor and self-proclaimed foodie, Kate Sullivan, tells us the story of creators and dreamers who have reached uncommon success through ingenuity and innovation. That said, this could be the synopsis of any newsworthy profile, but for Sullivan, the subject is focused around food. To Dine For, is a half hour show in which Sullivan joins guests like Howard Schultz of Starbucks at Mamnoon in Seattle, actress Jessica Alba, founder of The...


Episode 401: Gaijin cookbook with Ivan Orkin & Chris Ying

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Ivan Orkin is a lifelong gaijin (outsider), or is he? A Long Islander with Jewish roots, found his place/people in Tokyo, became a ramen master, moved himself and his restaurant back to New York City, and still sometimes feels like a foreigner. Well, The Gaijin Cookbook, co-authored with Chris Ying, aims to address all that, and make you “Eat More Japanese”, and be “Open To Anything” in the way the Japanese really are. From teriyaki to sukiyaki,...


Episode 400: Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments with Kirsten and Christopher Shockey

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN (#400 btw!) it’s been twenty years since Kirsten Shockey started fermenting, ever since her mother gave her an antique crock full of sauerkraut. Since then, Kirsten and husband Christopher, have combined vegetables, salt and time, to create a plethora of fermented pantry ingredients, harnessing the powers good bacteria, for flavor, preservation and health purposes. Now at Mellonia Farm, their 40-acre hillside homestead in Southern Oregon, the Shockeys are...


Episode 399: honeygrow with Justin Rosenberg

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Justin Rosenberg founded honeygrow with a wok and dream. Seven years after his first fully customizable stir-fry restaurant, Rosenberg has outposts in multiple major metropolitan hubs. But with dozens of locations in their home base of Philly, to Rosenberg’s hometown of New York City, how does honeygrow keep, er, growing? With fresh noodles, naturally raised meats, farmers market vegetables, all tossed in spicy garlic, sesame garlic, sweet soy five spice,...


Episode 398: Grove and Vine olive oil with Nicholas Coleman

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Nicholas Coleman found his love of olive oil by way of music. A serendipitous stop in Arezzo, Italy, home to Guido Monaco, the inventor of modern musical notation (you know, “Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do”), Coleman found his coda during olive tree harvest. Since, he’s been devoted to promoting and peddling the freshest olive oils around the world. The first self-proclaimed oleologist (olive oil expert), he’s sought, and sold, the gold standards in field, from...


Episode 397: Lazarus Lynch, Son of a Southern Chef

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Lazarus Lynch, may have started Son of a Southern Chef as a living relic to his late father’s fish fry restaurant in Queens, but it somehow morphed into a fabulous modern soul food bible. The product of Alabama roots and a Guyanese mom, Lynch is an amalgam of his upbringing, yet a character all his own! A graduate of New York City’s Food and Finance High School, Lynch took his culinary comprehension to create an awareness that reaches far past food; into...


Episode 396: Charles Bieler's rosé road trip!

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Charles Bieler bleeds rosé. His father Philippe founded Chateau Routas in Provence, France, but it wasn’t until the late 1990s that Charles found his place in the wine world. Behind the wheel of a pink Cadillac convertible, Charles drove across America spreading the doctrine of drinking rosé, and as part of this dogma, decided to not pit Old World versus New World. Rather, Charles cultivated rosé’s unique relationship to all, regions and wine drinkers...


Episode 395: Chicken & Charcoal with Matt Abergel of Yardbird

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Calgary-born Matt Abergel had to wait for the short window of warm weather to barbecue in his native Canada, but wherever there was charcoal burning, there was chicken to grill. Whether kebabs out of a split in half oil drum in Israel with his aunts, or triple yellow chicken in Hong Kong as his yakitori joint, Yardbird, Abergel has always strived to serve the best parts of the bird. In his book, “Chicken and Charcoal”, there are exploding diagrams of...


Episode 394: Chloe's Fruit

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, motherhood may have been mother of invention for Chloe Epstein, a lifelong froyo fanatic, and former Assistant District Attorney. It was Epstein’s sweet tooth that lead her to conceive Chloe’s Fruit, a frozen treat company focusing on real fruit blended with nothing more than water and cane sugar. Her signature pops are in over 13,000 stores around the nation, with core flavors like banana, mango, and strawberry that aren’t just for kids anymore. Enjoy a...


Episode 393: Chadwick Boyd's biscuits

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, the grandson of a preacher man, Chadwick Boyd was raised on Southern fare: fried chicken biscuits, coconut custards, lemon meringue pie … It was in his blood to host, holding his first dinner party at 10 years old, cooking Steak Diane, twice-baked potatoes and peas for mama out of the Betty Crocker’s Cookbook for Boys and Girls. Since then, Boyd’s had lobster for New Year’s Eve dinner on the set of Dead Poet’s Society, cooked alongside Dolly Parton, been...


Episode 392: Piatti with Stacy Adimando

On today’s episode of THE FOOD SEEN, Stacy Adimando, Saveur magazine’s EIC, began and her pursuit of the most perfect antipasti as a way to find fullness in family, but during a solo trip to the most southwestern tip of Italy’s boot, she met her grandfather’s cousins, their kids, grandkids … and bonded over plates after plates of so-called appetizers. These dishes inspired her book, “Piatti: Plates and Platters for Sharing, Inspired by Italy”; whether we’re talking about her Grandma Stella’s...