Eating with Eric – New Jersey Monthly
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Eating With Eric is a weekly dining podcast hosted by Eric Levin, the Deputy Editor and Dining Editor of New Jersey Monthly magazine. Eating With Eric features freewheeling interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the vibrant New Jersey culinary scene. If you love dining out, have a passion for great food, or want to hear about the latest food trends, Eating With Eric should be on your plate.
||Episode 22: Jordana Rothman, Voluptuary||That’s how the award-winning food writer describes herself on her website. In this week’s conversation, Rothman explains what she means by that.||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 21: Award-winning Food & Drink Writer Jordana Rothman||Montville native Rothman, 32, wrote the book on one of the biggest recent trends, tacos, with famed chef Alex Stupak.||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 20: Service Expert Eric Weiss and 3,000 West Point Cadets||Eric Weiss explains how he trained the West Point food staff to feed 3,000 hungry cadets in 26 minutes and add a personal touch.||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 19: Service Expert Eric Weiss||For nearly 20 years, Tenafly native Eric Weiss has been training the staffs of high-end restaurants and hotels in the art of giving not just good, but great, service.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 18: Reuwai Hanewald on What She Learned From Her Travels||Three things have shaped Reuwai's approach to farming at Terhune Orchards on the outskirts of Princeton: Her family; her travels in Central America and Africa; and science, particularly the environmental science and biology she studied at Princeton Uni.||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 17: Reuwai (Rhymes With Hooray) Hanewald of Terhune Orchards||Reuwai Mount Hanewald is the 11th generation of the Mount family to make a living as farmers and the second generation—after her parents, Pam and Gary Mount—to run Terhune Orchards, an organic fruit and produce farm in Princeton.||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 16: Rosie, Secrets of a Table Hopper||Rosie Saferstein used to keep her restaurant notes on index cards before she went digital. Now she’s the No. 1 source for NJ restaurant news.||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 15: If You Knew Rosie!||Sure, you know "Table Hopping With Rosie,” but on the 15th anniversary of Rosie Saferstein’s indispensable NJM food blog, we thought we’d introduce you to Rosie herself.||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 14: Scott Snyder on his Triathlons and Managing his Diabetes||The indefatigable chef/owner of Boulevard Five72 in Kenilworth says that bicycle racing and competing in Iron Man triathlons gives him the energy he needs to work those grueling hours at the restaurant.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 13: Scott Snyder on Seafood and His Two New Restaurants||Scott Snyder, chef/owner of Boulevard Five72 in Kenilworth, talks about his new side-by-side spots in Somerville, one an authentic French bakery, the other a casual seafood restaurant.||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 12: Amanda Freitag on her Cedar Grove Girlhood and Behind the Scenes at “Chopped”||With two hard-working parents, mealtimes at Amanda Freitag’s house were hectic. She developed an early and ongoing love of diners, especially the mom & pop kind.||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 11: Celebrity Chef Amanda Freitag on Her Fear of Cooking at Home||The Cedar Grove native, a judge on Chopped and co-host of American Diner Revival, talks about her new cookbook, which she wrote to help home cooks overcome she same jitters she felt.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 10: Josh Friedland on his wicked creation, @ruthbourdain.||Before he wrote Eatymology, Josh Friedland had the food world furiously guessing who was behind those satirical tweets.||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 9: Josh Friedland on Weird, Funny, Snobby (But Real) New Food Terms||The author of the new dictionary, Eatymology, tells us what 21st century coinages like “bratophobia” and “Goodfellas thin” tell us about ourselves as chefs, cooks and eaters.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 8: Alan Richman, From Sportswriter to Food Writer||No matter what he has written about, Richman says the secret of his success is being a journalist first and foremost.||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 7: Alan Richman, America’s Most Decorated Food Writer||Hillside native Richman, winner of a record 16 James Beard awards for food writing, looks back on the beloved Jersey food haunts of his youth.||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 6: George Faison on Heritage Breeds and the NJ Situation||The meat maven praises Britain’s Prince Charles (you’ll never guess why) and explains the stumbling block for animal husbandry in New Jersey.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 5: George Faison on Clean Vs. Commodity Meat||George Faison talks about the importance of the humane treatment of food animals.||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 4: Cynthia and Ryan DePersio, Mother and Son Chefs||Cynthia and Ryan DePersio discuss what they learned from and love about each other.||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 3: Fascino’s Ryan DePersio on Running Four Restaurants||Nutley native Ryan DePersio talks shop on operating four distinct establishments in New Jersey.||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 2 – Chef Leia Gaccione, from canned beans to South + Pine’s “Swear Jar”||The Passaic native takes us from her "not glamorous at all" beginnings in food to her three-star restaurant in Morristown.||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 1 – Leia Gaccione on Bobby Flay||In this inaugural episode, dining editor Eric Levin talks with chef Leia Gaccione, who held top positions in several Bobby Flay restaurants before opening her terrific New American BYO, South + Pine, in Morristown in 2015.||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
An exciting glimpse into the NJ foodie scene
As a recent Garden State transplant, the NJ foodie scene was relatively unfamiliar territory. Luckily, Eating With Eric introduced this newbie to the very best of Jersey’s dining scene. Who knew such a vibrant, ever-changing restaurants sat just outside of my old stomping grounds (of Manhattan)? Love this podcast!
Eat it Up!
I love discovering new podcasts and trading reviews with fellow podcasters. This is some really good stuff and held my interest the whole way through. Keep it up. Sergeant Storm, Host of the COPS Life Behind the Badge Podcast.
Insightful chats on food, culture, and all things NJ
Eric is a top voice in the state on food and the dining scene. Terrific interviewer who truly loves getting to know people's stories. Can't wait for for more!