Taste Trekkers
78: Macedonia and the Slow Food Movement

Stephanie Georgieff, host of the Real Food Empire podcast, tells us about the Slow Food Movement and the culinary scene in Macedonia. We discuss the origins of pizza, the U.S. Farm Bill, and McDonald's in Macedonia.

Direct download: Stephanie_Georgieoff_-_Macedonia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

77: Shirley Chung of Top Chef

Get to know Top Chef finalist Shirley Chung. We talk about her food journey from becoming a chef to her culinary explorations across Asia after finding her culinary voice in New Orleans.

Direct download: Shirley_Chung_-_Top_Chef.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

76: Ireland

Helen McDaid, Manager of Food Tourism at Failte Ireland tells us about the culinary scene in Ireland.  We discuss the Guinness Storehouse, the potato famine, and how St. Patrick‚Äôs Day is celebrated in Ireland.

Direct download: Helen_McDaid_-_Ireland_-_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Sarah Hackney from The National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition (NSAC) talks to us about the Farm Bill and how it impacts American farmers, chefs and diners.  We discuss the changing face of US farming, why the bill took three years to pass in Congress, and the future of sustainable agriculture.

Direct download: Sarah_Hackney_-_Farm_Bill.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT