Episode 4
Introduction

Rule breakers are the focus this July on Prince Street, those who use food to push boundaries and change culture . Chef Bun Lai forges an unexpected path for sushi-making, while staying mindful about the state of our oceans; Jay McInerney stands in as his guinea pig. Sierra Tishgart explains how renegades run Take Root, a 12-seat, Michelin-stared restaurant in Brooklyn. Howie Kahn visits Ruth Rogers of London's legendary River Cafe for a lesson about how rule breaking fosters sustainability. Plus, Mike Solomonov and Eden Grinshpan wipe some hummus. Noah Bernamoff meets his maker at Katz's Deli. And Scarlett Johansson shares her most pivotal food memory.

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Segment 1
Bun Lai’s Prey

Will Jay survive his special sushi tasting with chef Bun Lai? Lai, who makes sushi with sustainable ingredients, foraged and fished from the ocean himself, introduces our correspondent to Edo 2.0. They eat mugwort (smells like cannabis, inspires dreams) and prepare lion fish together—just hoping to avoid the poisonous parts.

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Segment 2
Take Root

Meet Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus: young, married and running their restaurant, Take Root in Brooklyn, New York, with their own four hands. And no other help. In 4 years, and with only 12 seats, they’ve earned a Michelin star and a reputation for re-writing the restaurateur’s rule book as they go.

Photo by Michael Halsband.

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Eden Eats NYC 

While traveling in Israel, Eden Grinsphan fell in love with the country’s hummusias: casual eateries specializing in hummus. Back home, hoping to amp up her own hummus game, she turned to modern master Mike Solomonov and his partner, Steve Cook, whose new hummusia, Dizengoff NYC, recently opened in the Chelsea Market. Hear about all the righteous things Solomonov can do with the humble chickpea on the latest installment of Eden Eats NYC.

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Ruth Rogers

Ruth Rogers of London’s River Cafe is now a legend in her field. But 30 years ago, when she opened the restaurant with friend and business partner, Rose Gray, she had a vision, but no experience. Hear how Rogers turned friendship, passion and point of view into an enduring culinary legacy and hear what’s next for a restaurant, and a chef, that are as vital now as ever.

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Katz’s Deli

Noah Bernamoff, of Mile End (founded, 2010) represents new deli. Jake Dell, of Katz’s (found, 1888) represents the old. In this meeting of the minds, hear about the rules of the trade and what it means break from the norm in a field where tradition still sets the trends.

Photo by Michael Halsband.

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Scarlett Johansson’s Madeleine Moment

Scarlett Johansson was recently named the highest grossing actress of all time. But when she was just a girl going out on auditions in New York City with her mom, one dish (at Howard Johnson’s in Times Square) always put her at ease.

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Bun Lai’s Prey
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Katz’s Deli
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Episode 4: Rule Breaking

Podcast
08 July 2016

Rule breakers are the focus this July on Prince Street, those who use food to push boundaries and change culture. Chef Bun Lai forges an unexpected path for sushi-making, while staying mindful about the state of our oceans; Jay McInerney stands in as his guinea pig. Sierra Tishgart explains how renegades run Take Root, a 12-seat, Michelin-stared restaurant in Brooklyn. Howie Kahn visits Ruth Rogers of London's legendary River Cafe for a lesson about how rule breaking fosters sustainability. Plus, Mike Solomonov and Eden Grinshpan wipe some hummus. Noah Bernamoff meets his maker at Katz's Deli. And Scarlett Johansson shares her most pivotal food memory. 

July 2016

Executive Producer: Charles Finch
Producers: Andrew Chugg, Fannie Cohen, Zack Dinerstein, Bari Finkel, Julien Planté, Elisabeth Robinson, Emily Rubin
Host: Howie Kahn 
Special thanks: Whitney Donaldson, Ava Robinson
 

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Dean & DeLuca

Episode music
Dave Brubeck, ‘Nomad’
Miles Hankins, ‘Touch of Class’ 
Jordan Halpern, ‘Paper Birds’

 

The River Café’s Ruth Rogers
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The River Café’s Ruth Rogers

Prince Street editor-in-chief and James Beard Award-winning writer Howie Kahn meets Ruth Rogers of London’s legendary River Cafe.

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07 July 2016
Take Root
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Take Root

Prince Street correspondent Sierra Tishgart meets with Anna Hieronimus, the co-owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Take Root, located in Brooklyn.

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18 July 2016
Eden Eats NYC with Jessi Singh at Babu Ji
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Eden Eats NYC with Jessi Singh at Babu Ji

On Eden Eats NYC, Eden Grinshpan, meets owners Jessi and Jennifer Singh at their hot Alphabet City restaurant, Babu Ji.

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14 July 2016
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