Meet the innovators and influencers at the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites investigates the profound ways the rapidly evolving digital world is transforming how we discover, produce, and share food in the real world. Are the food revolution and the start-up generation in sync or in conflict? Host Jennifer Leuzzi explores how technology impacts our culinary lives. Get connected @TechBitesHRN on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter or email us TechBites@HeritageRadioNetwork.org. Tech Bites theme song "No Matta' CPU Track" by Uptown Nikko.
EatOkra the App + Wefunder
In 2016, Janique Edwards moved to Brooklyn and wanted to find black-owned restaurants in her new neighborhood. Janique and Anthony (then boyfriend, now husband) had the idea to create the EatOkra app and launched the first version in 2017. Today they have more that 450,000+ downloads, 9,000+ listings, and a market place. On this episode, Tech Bites host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with returning guest Anthony Edwards Jr, Co-Founder, CEO and CTO, and Jason Wallace, Director of Business Solutions, about the just launched 2.5-million dollar investment round on Wefunder, that values EatOkra at 17-million dollars.
Haddie’s Bay Club NFTs: From Seaverse to Metaverse
In November 2021, an ultra-rare cotton candy colored lobster was discovered off the coast of Portland, Maine. Named Haddie, she quickly went viral and became an overnight sensation, that launched the Haddie’s Bay Club in the metaverse. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Mark Murrell, CEO of Get Maine Lobster, about the collection of 7777 Haddie the Lobster NFTs and the growing IRL community around this ultra-rare lobster.
Silvopasture Tech Stack on the All for One for All Farm
Technology is simply the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. We typically think of a “tech stack” as a set of digital technologies stacked together to build an application or run a business. Silvopasture regenerative farming use multiple farming styles that integrate together to create one well-balanced eco-system. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Ariane Daguin, founder and CEO of D’Artangnan, and her daughter Alix Daguin, principal at Duck Duck Design, about their new farm All For One For All (AOOA). The 501c3 non-profit farm in the Mid-Hudson Valley is geared for visits and education, with events, cooking classes, and a farm stand.
Learn to Cook on TikTok With Eitan Bernath
Is TikTok the new cooking school? If you’re one of Eitan Bernath’s 2.2 million TikTok followers, the answer is yes. A self-taught cook and creator, Eitan’s allure is his high-energy cooking style and easy-to-make recipes that have garnered an international following of more than six million across his social media platforms with billions of views. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Eitan Bernath, CEO of Eitan Productions, about how he used his social media instincts and love of cooking to build a global media platform. And with the recent publication of Eitan Eats the World, why an old-fashioned paper cookbook is still a great idea even in the digital age.
CEO MOM With Alice Cheng of Culinary Agents
CEO Mom. Chef Mom. Do these titles sound impossible or attainable? Now that we’re in the great resignation, and family life has shifted into the home, employers are being forced to offer better work-life balance to attract staff. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with returning guest Alice Cheng, CEO and Founder of Culinary Agents, about being a CEO Mom and how the hospitality industry is changing to accommodate parents and families in order to stay competitive and retain top talent. Tech Bites Episode 262 is made possible by the generosity of 818 Tequila and BentoBox.
From Coconut to Cosmic Bliss: Adding Dairy to a Vegan Business
At a time when most brands are doing the opposite, Coconut Bliss is changing its name to Cosmic Bliss and expanding beyond its organic, plant-based roots into the first organic, sustainably-sourced, humane, grass-fed dairy ice cream. Amidst the current climate of plant-based foods for environmental and health goals, it’s notable that 97% percent of ice cream sold in the U.S. is dairy. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Jason Karp, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HumanCo, about how Cosmic Bliss aims to achieve greater environmental impact and positively affect more consumers than any other ice cream on the market.
Listening to this is good for your stomach! :)
This podcast celebrates the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites, hosted by award-winning writer Jennifer Leuzzi, is the perfect companion for anytime listening. New listeners will find themselves subscribers within the first episode with of the caliber of guests, smart, relevant topics, and the witty banter of the host.
Tech Bites covers a cornucopia of subjects: Curious about your food waste? Episode 153 discusses upcycling food waste, how to do it, and interviews an expert on the subject. Are you interested in the latest food trend? Check out episode 127 on seaweed - hint: it’s not just for sushi anymore.
In addition, another fun part of each episode is a discussion on apps (no, not THAT kind), where guests go around the table and talk about one app that lives on their screen. Not once have I walked away without downloading a new app!
Really fun show! Jennifer knows this community inside and out.
What's not to love?!
Great podcast, with a great host. The intersection of food and tech is such a hot area and I love hearing what is going on in that space. The favorite app is always cool too. If you aren't listening to Tech Bites, you should be! :)