For the Love of Food
Each Saturday morning the Savor Life show For The Love Of Food introduces listeners to new restaurants, recipes, and the exploration of discovering food!
Savor Life host Michael Warren Thomas guides his audience through an hour of discussion with Rochester foodies, chefs, restauranteurs and more.
This show has been airing since 2008 which means For The Love Of Food has been helping move the discussion in our region longer than most other local restaurant experts. Tune in to keep up on the latest trends in everything from fine dining to food trucks and vegetarian cuisine to coffee.
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Restaurants are now allowed to reopen outdoor spaces that do not have a fixed roof. If Phase 3 reopening happens on schedule for the Finger Lakes, restaurants will be able to open dining rooms for 50% capacity on June 12.
Suzanne Stack of Suzanne’s Fine Regional Cuisine has been nominated for a James Beard Award and played a key role in the growth of the Finger Lakes as a destination for fabulous food. Although the restaurant is no longer open, she is offering cooking classes online.
Flower City Pickers can process many thousands of pounds of produce that would have been thrown out at the Rochester Public Market on a Saturday in the summer. Amanda Richardson describes how volunteers sort the produce that farmers and distributors give them each Saturday, some of which is perfectly good food, other items that need to be consumed/cooked very soon, some things that can go to farm animals, and the rotten produce that needs to be composted. Catelyn Augustine is one of the founders of Eat Me Ice Cream. This Rochester company has significantly expanded their wholesale operation, while maintaining an option to pre-order and pick up their ice cream on Fridays at the Hungerford Building on East Main Street near Goodman.
Chris Wiedemer of Cook’s World on Monroe Avenue has an online store for everything you need to cook with during this shutdown. Betty Burley of East Hill Creamery in Perry, highlighted their cheese vending machine that is available 24/7 in front of their tasting room. Also interviewed Vicki Finnefrock of Stuart’s Spices, which just reduced the free shipping threshold to $25 – their cracked black pepper will change your world! (if you like black pepper)
Samantha Buyskes is a long time chef in the Finger Lakes, who has been on Chopped on the Food Network, helped set up a dinner this past January at the James Beard House for female Finger Lakes chefs, and done so much more to promote the region. Currently she is volunteering to help BluePrint Geneva provide meals on the weekends. For the second half of the show, Michael Welch of Edible Finger Lakes describes their move to a subscription based business model. Get a subscription for $36 to support a fabulous publication that tells the stories of our region.
Kathy Turiano joins Michael to discuss their Perpetual Joy Subscription and other options during the coronavirus shutdown period. They are also looking forward to another installment in their collaboration with Katboocha, and continuing to develop relationships with specific coffee producers in South America and in Africa.