Episode 8
Introduction

Love, rivalry and astonishing creativity: these are just a few of the things we heard about when we asked our guests, What does community mean to you?

Photo by Michael Halsband.

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Segment 1
Design for Fast Food

Ole Scheeren is an internationally acclaimed architect known for designing some of the most compelling buildings in the world. His latest challenge is a surprising departure from his jaw-dropping skyscrapers and floating movie theaters: a fast food concept commissioned by Dean & DeLuca, to be unveiled later this month at Design Miami. On this episode, Scheeren talks to host Howie Kahn about creating a new kind of communal space from scratch, the virtues of Shake Shack, what he learned from his Prada store design, and how for Scheeren, form follows not function, but fiction.

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Segment 2
Bronx to Table

Every day, from every part of the globe, via trains, planes, and automobiles, millions of pounds of produce make their way through the largest wholesale produce market in the world... Hunt's Point, in the Bronx. Rose Reid accompanies one salesman on his graveyard shift as he loses and chases down a truck full of gala apples.

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Segment 3
Eden Eats NYC: Cosme

Daniela Soto-Innes was 23 years old when she moved to New York. Three years later, her restaurant Cosme is considered by many to serve the best Mexican food in Manhattan. Eden Grinshpan takes us inside the Cosme kitchen to get the recipe for her epic duck carnitas.

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Segment 4
Griffin Dunne Loves Diners

Actor Griffin Dunne has a fantasy and a mission. They both concern a certain kind of waitress. And French toast.

Photo by Michael Halsband.

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Segment 5
Cruising Pico with Jonathan Gold

Before Jonathan Gold became a food critic (the only person ever to win a Pulitzer for it) and the subject of a recent documentary, City of Gold, he was a proofreader, an assistant for the artist Chris Burden, and a cellist in a punk band. One LA street changed his fortunes: Pico Boulevard. Find out how with Lara Rabinovitch on their road trip to reminisce about L.A.’s culinary past, forecast its future, and hear about Breakfast on Pico, his upcoming memoir.

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Segment 6
Food Fight

Jonathan Franzen has a problem with New York restaurants. And ortalan eaters. And foodies. Bill Buford finds out why in Part 1 of the Great Food Debate.

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Segment 7
Madeleine Moment: Boyd Holbrook

Whenever star of Narcos Boyd Holbrook bites into this dish, he's carried back to Kentucky afternoons with his grandmother, who made hundreds of these a year. 

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Design for Fast Food
Bronx to Table
Eden Eats NYC: Cosme
Griffin Dunne Loves Diners
Cruising Pico with Jonathan Gold
Food Fight
Madeleine Moment: Boyd Holbrook

Episode 8: Community

Podcast
04 November 2016

Love, rivalry and astonishing creativity: these are just a few of the things we heard about when we asked our guests, What does community mean to you? Renowned architect Ole Scheeren may be about to do for fast food what he did for Prada with his new design for Dean & DeLuca. Authors Jonathan Franzen and Bill Buford debate their diets and opposing passions for birds. Chef Daniela Sotto-Innes from Cosme in Manhattan shares with Eden Grinshpan the secret of her wildly popular duck carnitas. Griffin Dunne makes the case for the French toast and camaraderie served up at a beloved--and endangered--New York institution. Hear why apple picking is extra intense in the Bronx. Take a culinary road trip with LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold with a taste from his upcoming memoir. And visit rural Kentucky for a Madeleine Moment from Boyd Holbrook, star of Narcos. All this and Scarlett Johansson, too!

November 2016

Executive Producer: Charles Finch
Producer: Elisabeth Robinson
Executive in Charge of Production: Julien Planté
Segment Producers: Rob Corso and Rose Reid
Special thanks to Matilda Holst

Editor in Chief: Howie Kahn

Brought to you by:

Finch & Partners

Dean & DeLuca
 

Episode music
Dave Brubeck, ‘Nomad’

Jonathan Eats Pico
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Jonathan Eats Pico

ROAD TRIP

For famed Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold, one street matters most. Writer Lara Rabinovitch explains why she continues to feel his influence.

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22 November 2016
Morrell Salon (If These Wine-Soaked Walls Could Talk)
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Morrell Salon (If These Wine-Soaked Walls Could Talk)

The difficulty in returning... Here was THE perfect opportunity to unite my family ethos with my own culinary passions and work in hospitality.

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21 November 2016
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