Come along with us on one of our favorite day trips! It’s feeding time at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. We talk to zoo educators and animal experts about what our furry, scaly, and feathered friends are eating. We meet an Eastern hellbender, two highly intelligent river otters, and a gorgeous macaw named Newton.
We’re sharing ideas and inspiration for celebratory food for outdoor gatherings. Martie Duncan, of Food Network fame talks with us about ways to take the party outside. Plus, we tour the Hummel Bros. hot dog factory and talk to Miki Sudo, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest champ.
Connecticut loves its local ice cream! Eliza Florian, owner of Grassroots Ice Cream in Granby, joins us for a live show celebrating everybody’s favorite frozen summer dessert and listeners shout-out their favorite shops.
Summer is here! Now, what to drink? Sommelier Erin Swain shares her top rosé picks and Robert Simonson of the New York Times explains the allure of mezcal and shares recipes from his new book, Mezcal + Tequila Cocktails. Plus, Chef Plum tastes the award-winning gin at Fifth State Distillery, because a G&T is always a summer classic.
We talk with Top Chef guest judge and James Beard Award nominee Gregory Gourdet about his Haitian heritage, his early life cooking in New York City, sobriety, and his desire to make restaurants safe, inclusive, equitable places to work.