The Main Course was the first show to ever debut on Heritage Radio Network (HRN) back in April 2009 and the first show to reach 200 episodes! Now called The Main Course O.G., its original host and HRN founder, Patrick Martins is joined by Emily Pearson of Heritage Foods, Brandon Hoy owner of Roberta’s and author/musician-in-residence, Mike Edison. Each week special guests join the panel to discuss entertaining topics of the moment in a no-holds-barred roundtable format that will surely make you laugh — from CBD oil to Meghan Markle to Jewish tête-oir and stories of iconic food and culture visionaries. The round table is followed by a short interview with our visiting guests which include America’s smartest chefs, farmers, artisans, and activists.
HRN’s First Show Ever! The Main Course Episode 1!
Here's a blast from the past! Over ten years ago, Heritage Radio Network launched to cover foodways as they had never been covered before. This episode of The Main Course was the very first episode aired on the network, on April 5th, 2009. In this piece of history, Patrick talks news with Will Harris, Jeff May and Jeremy Hirsch. Please consider donating to HRN to keep us going for another decade. Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate
This week on The Main Course OG Emily and Patrick are in the studio with Tim Caspare and Jon Tilles of Pasquale Jones, Nolita’s super popular wood-fired restaurant and pizzeria. Tune in to hear everyone's thoughts on the Coronavirus, bar-less restaurants, sustainable sourcing, nightly specials, Last Suppers and more!
Jay Rayner's Last Supper!
On today's episode of The Main Course OG, Emily Pearson and Patrick Martins are in the studio with Jay Rayner, award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster who is best known as the restaurant critic for the UK’s Observer. This is a must listen episode covering everything from openings, closings, ideal Last Suppers, anonymity of restaurant critics, US vs. UK restaurant review styles, the culture of sparkling water, Britain's food reputation and more!
The Bowery Common & Huertas NYC!
On today's episode of The Main Course OG, Emily Pearson and Patrick Martins are in the studio with Jonah Miller, chef/owner of Huertas, New York City’s OG Basque inspired restaurant and Patrick McAndrew, former host of Heritage Radio Network’s show “Why Food?” and the founder of The Bowery Common, a professional development organization that focuses on mental performance and teaches you how to optimize your critical thinking, attention, focus, absorption of information and memory! Tune in for tricks on how to improve your memory and to hear the panels opinions on all things baseball, Houston Astros, smarts, intelligence, wisdom, deva jus, Burger King and more!
Spirtuality, Seasons, Cycles and Rhythms with Sarah Chandler and Sib Cheeseman
Today on The Main Course OG, Emily Pearson and Patrick Martins are in the studio with special guest co-host Josie Martins! Guests for The Weekly Grill are Sarah Chandler, a Jewish experiential educator, community activist, earth-based spiritual leader and chicken feather jewelry designer, and Sib Cheeseman, Executive Chef of Gran Electrica, one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Brooklyn! Tune in to hear that panels opinions on: hipster culture, food halls, feather earrings, kosher kill, agave and more! And find Sarah's feather earrings @wingsofshekhinah on Instagram!
South vs. North: Italy and America!
Today on The Main Course OG, Emily, Patrick and Trigg are in the studio with Guy Arnone, Executive Chef of Otto Pizzeria and disciple of the great butchers Cesare Casella and Dario Cecchini. Also joining the roundtable is Chef Robert Stehling, founder of one of Charleston’s most famous restaurants Hominy Grill and a patron saint of breakfast, biscuit and southern grit culture! Tune in to hear the panels opinions on: southern cuisine and diet, menu seasonality, Last Suppers, the Westminster Dog Show and more!
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Thank you for keeping us informed on the political issues:)
Whaa? This podcast is "simply the best!" I can count on the main course for bulletins the world of REAL food, delivered with a sense of humor. And those guests - salt of the earth! Five Stars!