18 episodes

Fork in the Road podcast explores the future of food, travel, and hospitality. Each week Krista Simmons (Conde Nast Traveler, Top Chef Masters, Modern Luxury) chats with tastemakers over cocktails, sharing inspiring stories and global ideas that you can bring into your own home. We'll talk everything from growing edible gardens to the future of air travel and how to stretch your budget by minimizing food waste, using the hospitality industry's leading voices as our guides.

So grab a glass and join us @forkintheroadmedia @kristasimmons on Instagram. Cheers!

Fork in the Road: The Future of Food, Travel, and Hospitality Krista Simmons

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    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Fork in the Road podcast explores the future of food, travel, and hospitality. Each week Krista Simmons (Conde Nast Traveler, Top Chef Masters, Modern Luxury) chats with tastemakers over cocktails, sharing inspiring stories and global ideas that you can bring into your own home. We'll talk everything from growing edible gardens to the future of air travel and how to stretch your budget by minimizing food waste, using the hospitality industry's leading voices as our guides.

So grab a glass and join us @forkintheroadmedia @kristasimmons on Instagram. Cheers!

    Keeping Date Night Cute and Sparking Wanderlust in the Kitchen During Lockdown with Gaby Dalkin

    Keeping Date Night Cute and Sparking Wanderlust in the Kitchen During Lockdown with Gaby Dalkin

    In this episode we sit down with famed food personality Gaby Dalkin, the cook behind What's Gaby Cookin. Gaby is so great at keeping a work/life balance with her husband and business partner Thomas, and I've always been inspired that they somehow stay balanced even while working together -- and going through a pandemic. 

    In this episode we discuss everything from our dream destinations and favorite trips to some of Gaby's all time favorite kitchen hacks. 

    And of course give us a follow @kristasimmons and @forkintheroadmedia on Instagram.

    • 28 min
    What is Smoke Taint, and How Will Wildfires and Climate Change Impact the Future of California Wine?

    What is Smoke Taint, and How Will Wildfires and Climate Change Impact the Future of California Wine?

    We’re  kicking off season 2 speaking about smoke taint, wildfires, sustainability and climate change as it relates to wine. Our guests are incredibly inspiring women in the wine industry, Shalini Sekhar of Neely Wine, and Annie McHenry of McHenry Vineyards. Both Shalini and Annie work in the Santa Cruz Mountains region, which was hit incredibly hard by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. McHenry sadly lost a great deal of their wine library, as well as their cabin, and winemaking equipment in the fire, and the region is now fundraising to help others similarly impacted through their Mountain Wine Program.

    Thankfully the fire is now contained, but Northern California’s wine country continues to burn at record breaking levels, which is becoming increasingly common. As a wine-loving, homegrown Californian I find myself wondering, is this the new normal? How can the industry adapt to prepare for future quote unquote “catastrophic weather events?” What is the impact of “smoke taint” on wine, and what does that even mean, anyway?

    Sekhar and McHenry answer these questions and more on our first episode.

    A special thanks to our sponsor for this episode,  JYBE. You can find out more about their app, which allows diners to find restaurants that use sustainable packaging for their take-out options, here.

    And of course give us a follow @kristasimmons and @forkintheroadmedia on Instagram.

    • 35 min
    Diving into Sustainable Travel and Oceans Exploration with The Science Channel's Danni Washington

    Diving into Sustainable Travel and Oceans Exploration with The Science Channel's Danni Washington

    Today I’m chatting with Danni Washington, a Correspondent on the Emmy-nominated Mission Unstoppable, the Host of Exploration Station and The Science Channel. Danni is a real advocate for the oceans, and she makes science not only fun, but dare I say sexy. She’s the very definition of #blackgirlmagic.

    In this episode we chat about everything from our favorite dive sites to the importance of sustainable travel and her tips for making it through one of the world’s craziest parties — Caribbean Carnival. So make yourself a mimosa, and join us.

    Hungry for more? You can follow us on IG and Twitter @kristasimmons and @forkintheroadmedia.

    • 33 min
    Combatting COVID Stress and Anxiety Through the Art of Tea

    Combatting COVID Stress and Anxiety Through the Art of Tea

    These are some pretty divisive times, but I think we can all agree that  the past 5 months have been nothing short of anxiety-inducing.  Our next guest, Steve Schwartz, is a trained Ayurvedic practitioner that’s going to talk to us about the value of stress-reducing rituals, and share some insights as to how we can ground ourselves in these crazy times through the Art of Tea.

    Steve has spent years sourcing tea in some of the most far flung locations and the Art of Tea products are in high end hotels and restaurants internationally — from the Peninsula Hotel in Tokyo to Wolfgang Puck’s Spago.

    Steve’s gonna give us the rundown on what tea actually is, how the terroir impacts its flavors, and how you can use tea in your daily practice to keep calm during the times of COVID.

    Be sure to follow us on Instagram @kristasimmons @forkintheroadmedia for more.

    • 39 min
    Fixing Global Food Systems Through Uplifting Female Farmers

    Fixing Global Food Systems Through Uplifting Female Farmers

    Today Danielle Nierenberg, the cofounder of FoodTank,  comes on the show to discuss her nonprofit dedicated to cultivating justice within global food systems. Danielle is literally the definition of a game changer, and the Julia Child Foundation agrees.  She now joins the ranks of Jose Andres as a recipient of their annual award,  in recognition of her work towards building a more sustainable and equitable food system.

    Danielle and I talk about everything from the rise of community supported agriculture to the future of restaurants and why empowering female farmers is essential to food security and development around the globe.

    I think you’re going to leave this conversation feeling enriched and inspired, just like I did. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @kristasimmons @forkintheroadmedia for more.

    • 39 min
    Food, Film, and Keeping Cocktails Classy with Director Paul Feig

    Food, Film, and Keeping Cocktails Classy with Director Paul Feig

    Today we’re sipping martinis with Paul Fieg, the director behind Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, Freaks & Geeks, Mad Men and more. The IMDB credits alone are a tome, and it’s safe to say that if you’ve ever set foot in a theater, you’ve probably seen his work. But what you *might* not know is that Paul is also the host of the hilarious IGTV show Quarantine Cocktail Time, and the creator of Artingstall’s Gin.

    Not only is the bottle gorgeous, but what’s inside is pretty special too; consider it a gentle, gateway gin for juniper-wary drinkers. So shake yourself up a martini, and join Paul and I as we chat about booze, the beauty of hotel bars, and our dream locations to film around the globe.

    Be sure to follow us on Instagram @kristasimmons @forkintheroadmedia for more.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Kristen Kellogg ,

A Breath of Fresh Air in the Food Industry

I have LOVED listening to the stories Krista brings into Fork in The Road. Each episode I learn either a new skill, a new small business I can support. A must listen if you love food + local impact.

Simmerdowntown ,

LOVE!

I want to start my home garden now 🥦🥕🥬🍅

KaraJune8813 ,

Happy planting!

My boyfriend and I just moved in together and are Starting a garden on the balcony of our one bedroom apartment! This podcast gave me great tips and tricks for how to start! Also, good hints for people that don’t have a big backyard to plant.

Krista’s bubbly personality made this podcast fun, informative, and easy to listen to. Can’t wait for more episodes! 😃

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