28 episodes

The Table Rock podcast riffs on the Boise food scene. Hosts Alex, Boifood curator extraordinaire and Julie, elder feminist pundit. The Table Rock duo (TR) rock the table regularly with fresh perspectives from Idaho food experts. TR discussions are spiced with social commentary and a demitasse of politics. The TR duo bring to the Table cross generational outlooks on food culture, gay/straight, young/old, dual income with kids/single and multi-cultural ethnicity and race. Alex is Hawaiian, Puerto Rican and Julie, living in rural red western states for 71 yrs, has an adopted daughter from China.

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

The Table Rock podcast riffs on the Boise food scene. Hosts Alex, Boifood curator extraordinaire and Julie, elder feminist pundit. The Table Rock duo (TR) rock the table regularly with fresh perspectives from Idaho food experts. TR discussions are spiced with social commentary and a demitasse of politics. The TR duo bring to the Table cross generational outlooks on food culture, gay/straight, young/old, dual income with kids/single and multi-cultural ethnicity and race. Alex is Hawaiian, Puerto Rican and Julie, living in rural red western states for 71 yrs, has an adopted daughter from China.

    Influence and Clean Cuisine by Gina

    Influence and Clean Cuisine by Gina

    Table Rock Podcast talks with Alex’s private chef Clean Cuisine by Gina. They go over her influences as a chef while sampling a salad. Eating the rainbow is discussed. Boiseans will want to tune in to hear about the Treasure Valleys most sustainable meal service (Boise, Meridian, Eagle). It’s all about crudités darling. Her cooking is healthy and soulful and so is her story. The duo as usual stirs up the pot to see what’s cooking.


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    • 38 min
    Influence?

    Influence?

    Table Rock Podcast looks at the nature of influencers. Everyone has some impact or influence on another but only a very few make money as influencers.  Alex and Julie discuss influence from their individual perspectives. What does it mean to be an influencer?   The answer seems to be some combination of changing the behavior, attitudes, of values of another person.  With influence comes power and morality.  Social Media has greatly expanded the platform for influencers to make money for themselves and the products they push. The duo also discuss their personal influencers and power influencers in Boise focusing on food and the social safety net.  Join the Tablet Rock duo as they shake up a glass of marbles to see what ideas fall out on the topic of influencers.  While munching on lettuce wraps from Clean Cuisine by Gina.


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    • 32 min
    Influencing the Boise Food Culture

    Influencing the Boise Food Culture

    Newbie foodies, professional content creators, career influencers and the current Idaho Statesman food contributor chat about their purpose in focusing their time on highlighting local food. They also discuss how the lack of understanding of the importance of social media marketing is limiting local brands and restaurants.

    This episode is released in collaboration with the “The Table RockLocal food influencers are effecting real change in the current food culture. Recorded live at Treefort, seven of these such foodies discuss their thoughts on Idaho food, restaurant marketing and hopes for the growing Treasure Valley food scene.

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    Host - Julie Robinson of Table Rock Podcast

    Guests:

    Alex Milles - Food blogger/ Table Rock Podcast

    Natalie Plummer of The Boise Bubble Podcast and Hello Meridian

    Tyler Grant - Tastefully Tyler Instagram

    Mike Wallace - Boise Food Critic Instagram

    Lauren Henry - Treasure Valley Treats and Eats

    Scott Wink - Boise’s Best Bites


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    • 41 min
    Bonus Episode: Treefort

    Bonus Episode: Treefort

    Alex talks with @TastefullyTyler and Chef Reno of Anthonys Seafood in Boise, inviting Natalie from @HelloMeridian on the stage.

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    • 35 min
    Table Rock Duo tour their neighborhoods

    Table Rock Duo tour their neighborhoods

    In this final Neighborhood episode, the Table Rock Duo, Alex and Julie, introduce the audience to their neighborhoods. Julie has lived in the East end over 25 years and Alex lives in Meridian near Kuna. On their tour, the duo visits some of Boise’s most iconic eateries such as Fancy Freeze, Flying M Coffee, the Flicks and Lucky 13. The duo also reviews many of the events coming up in September that make Boise such a great place to live like Bronco Football, Art in the Park, and Pride. Alex and Julie are pleased to be invited to appear at Treefort. They will be conducting a live podcast with Gemma Gaudette, host of Idaho Matters on Boise Public Radio on Saturday, September 25th at 1 pm at the Boise Centre on the Grove. #Treefort #Idahomatters

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    • 35 min
    Table Rock goes mystical with Kitchen Tarot

    Table Rock goes mystical with Kitchen Tarot

    The Table Rock duo, Alex and Julie, share a Tony G’s pizza from Crave. Tony G originated in San Francisco. Named after the owner, Tony G has won all sorts of awards for his pizza dough. Alex has had the privilege of seeing Tony toss a pizza in Boise. While munching on great crust, Julie gives Alex a set of Kitchen Tarot cards. There are 22 cards created by Susan Shie and Dennis Fairchild. The cards are intended to provide soul nourishing readings to go with great food. Alex does tarot readings for friends and at parties. During this podcast, he does a reading of the future of the Table Rock podcast by drawing three cards “past,” “present,” and “future”. Listen in as the Table Rock Duo goes mystical by consulting the tarot cards about the future. #tarot, #kitchentarot, #food #TonyG

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Deedee Devol ,

Boiiiiiiiiii

This has quickly become my favorite local podcast. I’ve learned about so many new restaurants and have loved learning about the state of food in Idaho. I look forward to each new episode.

MH_starchild ,

Hungry for more

Food is one of the only universal things that brings people together. I love that Alex not only talks about the food that is intwined within the treasure valley but also the people behind it. It’s an absolute joy to hear!

am101 ,

Everyone’s welcome

This is a bipartisan podcast about Boise’s Food and Beverage community. Minorities such as LGBT, women, and blacks are emphasized to try to help build equity. Everyone that loves food and is respectful of others is welcome.