foodTALK: The Art of Catering

In our fourth episode I hosted the husband and wife team behind Art of Eating Catering and Event Planning, Chef Cheryl Stair and John Kowalenko. Find out who their influences are and what Cheryl’s favorite organic farmstand is. Did you know she’s now using a forager from the North Fork? (I didn’t.) Learn also about John’s roots going back to the Quality Deli in Patchogue to a surf shop in Hampton Bays that doubled as a health food store and head shop. Ever hear of flummery? Neither did we, but you can find out what it means. Finally we talk about longtime employees, Martha Stewart, Billy Joel and the five people each of them would invite to dinner from Thomas Jefferson to Cleopatra. Her asp was not invited!

foodTALK, which launched in May, is the newest food show to come to the East End via LTV. The show is meant to educate, inform and excite viewers about local food, farms, restaurants and personalities on the East End. Each episode features three on-air personalities including yours truly and two guests from the local food and farming industries. I will chat with chefs, farmers, restaurateurs, food writers—basically anyone who is passionate about food. We’ll get to know some of the people behind the scenes, as well as demystify certain menu items. It’s not a cooking show, but an easy to prepare dish will be be featured each episode. The show is light, lively and features informative conversations. foodTALK will air on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Fridays at 7:30 a.m.