Time For Lunch is a place to learn about eating, cooking, enjoying and sometimes playing with your food. Each episode will cover a new subject; taking a close look at one item, or ingredient, that might be found at the lunch table. Listeners are invited to participate, sharing jokes on-air or following along with in-episode quizzes and games. Hosted by Harry Rosenblum and Hannah Fordin, the show looks at food through the lens of history, culture, and play to celebrate and learn about the people and places that feed us.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
What’s green, prickly, a little slimy, and utterly delicious? On this episode of Time For Lunch we’re celebrating Black History Month and learning about okra.
Hannah and Harry talk to food writer, former attorney, politico and certified barbecue judge Adrian Miller (A.K.A. The Soul Food Scholar) about how ingredients and techniques originate in Africa came to the US and shaped the heart and soul of American cuisine. Plus, fourth-generation farmer Felicia Bell teaches us about agricultural and food traditions that have shaped her life.
Black History Month is a great time to reflect and celebrate the many cultures and cuisines that our friends and neighbors of African descent can share. However, one month a year is truly not enough time to learn about and honor Black culture in America. So regardless of the time of year, let’s remember to be curious and open about our own history and the stories of folks around us.
Stay tuned as we have another episode celebrating Black History Month coming up soon!
Last week, we learned all about salt and you can’t have salt without pepper! On this episode of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are celebrating this yummy and sometimes sneeze-inducing spice that is essential in every kitchen!
Spice expert Ori Zohar from Burlap & Barrel teaches us where pepper comes from and how it grows. He shares excellent advice for how to experience pepper or any food using all five of your senses. Plus we’ve got jokes, fun facts and, Harry teaches us the recipe for a tasty, cheese, peppery pasta dish called cacio e pepe!
What naturally occurring crystal make food last longer and taste better? This episode of Time For Lunch is all about salt! Hannah and Harry try out a cool science experiment, learn about an ancient ocean in the Allegheny mountains that is the source of very special salt from J.Q. Dickinson Salt works, and our Producer Emily teaches listeners an easy at-home ice cream recipe. As always this episode is jam packed with salty jokes and foodie fun facts.
What’s white, cold, and entirely unique? This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry learn about snow.
Jeff Belanger, host of the New England Legends podcast tells us the story of Wilson Bentley, whose photographs of individual snowflakes transformed how we see this winter weather phenomenon.
We learn lots of fun facts and get down to the bottom of what causes that very particular smell that comes just before snow falls.
This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are sharpening their familiarity with the oldest, sharpest, and most essential tools in the kitchen. That’s right, we’re talking about knives! Some of our young listeners might not be ready to handle a knife on their own just yet, but it’s never too early to learn how to respect these often beautifully crafted items. We hear from two knife-makers who tell us about their perspectives on culinary blades, Adam Simha from MKS Knives and Moriah Cowles from Orchard Steel. Plus, Taylor Erkkinen from The Brooklyn Kitchen teaches us how to safely cut and caramelize onions with little to no tears. Plus, we’ve got jokes, music, and a whole heap of fun facts.
Time For Lunch is back with the sweetest episode yet! Hannah and Harry dive into the wonderful world of chocolate. That’s right! We’re talking Willy Wonka, Hershey, PA, and all the delicious shapes this universal favorite comes in.
Chocolate expert and founder of Dandelion Chocolate, Todd Masonis gives us a behind the scene look at his chocolate factory in San Francisco. Todd teaches us how chocolate goes from bean to bar and all the steps in between! Cake pioneer, Rose Levy Beranbaum shares her two-ingredient chocolate ganache recipe, perfect for filling a cake or making yummy truffles.