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.
Farm.One Grows in Brooklyn
We first met Farm.One founder Rob Laing in 2016 on episode 145. Farm.One opened in Tribeca growing rare herbs, edible flowers, micro greens, and other exotic produce year-round for chefs and restaurants, using hydroponics and LED lighting. Episode 240 covers 2020, the global pandemic, and Farm.One’s pivot into delivering freshly-harvested greens to New York subscribers by bike and their move to a larger farm in Brooklyn. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks to Rob Laing, Founder and CRO, and Derek Pitts, Chairman and CEO, about how Farm.One has expanded and evolved into a neighborhood farm now serving chefs, members, and the community with fresh greens, farm tours, and classes.
Pizza Robots & Automatic Baristas
Robots, automation and AI are here. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with former Space-X engineer Benson Tsai, CEO and co-founder of Stellar Pizza (robot-powered pizza trucks), and Stephan von Muehlen CEO and co-founder of Poursteady (automated pour-over coffee machines).
CHEFWISE With Shari Bayer From All in the Industry
On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with fellow Heritage Radio Network host Shari Bayer of All in the Industry, about her recently published book CHEFWISE: Life Lessons from Leading Chefs Around the World (Phaidon Press). It is a book of inspiration, advice, and life lessons from 117 leading chefs around the world. Many have been on Heritage Radio Network, a member-supported radio station with more than one million monthly listeners worldwide.
Salt & Straw Ice Cream’s Upcycled Food Series With the Spare Food Co
I scream, you scream, we all scream to help solve the world's massive food waste problem with ice cream. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Tyler Malek, Co-Founder and Head Ice Cream Maker for Salt & Straw Ice Cream and Jeremy Kaye, Co-Founder of The Spare Food Co about Salt & Straw’s Upcycled Food Series featuring the Lemon Curd & Whey flavor, a tangy gelato infused with The Spare Food Co's Lemon & Ginger Spare Tonic.
Food Truck Tech With Scream Truck and Joule Case
I scream, you scream, we all scream for lowering CO2 emissions by 1-billion pounds. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Justin LeVrier, VP of Sales of Joule Case, and Eric Murphy, CEO and founder of Scream Truck, the on-demand ice cream trucks powered by Joule Case batteries.
Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography with Nathan Myhrvold
Go behind-the-scenes of the Modernist Cuisine series with Nathan Myhrvold and his latest book Food & Drink: Modernist Cuisine Photography. Food & Drink looks at the technical aspects of the equipment and process, and the art of portraiture as applied to food. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Nathan about the cutting-edge techniques, custom-built cameras, robotics, and digitizers that were used to create the photographs in the series. Hungry for more? Listen to Tech Bites Episode 114 Nathan Myhrvold on Modernist Bread.
Love this show!
No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Tech Bites enough. 🙌
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.