Ep 5 | Sayzie Koldys, ship steward (cook)

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Photo courtesy of Sayzie Koldys

At long last, herewith please find a conversation with Sayzie Koldys, a steward on educational sailing trips. In this role, she is responsible for provisioning and cooking for 30-40 hungry students and researchers for weeks at a time…all in a tiny kitchen that’s sometimes thousands of miles from the nearest grocery store.

We learn how she came to cook on the high seas, what it means to eat sustainably abroad, and what to do when you’re in port and the mayor stops by with 14 of his hungry friends. Plus, one story that is truly shocking (or rather, was shocking to Sayzie).

So get on board for a glimpse into life in the galley. Listen on iTunes, or below!

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Ep. 3 – Martha Cheng | Food Writer

san sebastianMartha Cheng is the former food editor for Honolulu Magazine and is now a freelance writer for local and national publications. She has been a line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. In this episode, she talks about where she gets her story ideas, the most difficult part of being a food writer (here’s a hint: it’s the writing), and her reasons for leaving the “dream job” of restaurant critic. Martha believes every story can be told through food.

Listen on iTunes, or below!

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Ep. 2 – Annie Novak, rooftop farmer

Annie Novak. Photo credit: Naima Green
Annie Novak. Photo credit: Naima Green

Annie Novak is a New York-based horticulturalist, rooftop farmer, and author. Annie is founder and director of Growing Chefs, field-to-fork food education program; the Manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden, and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her writings have been published in The Atlantic, Diner Journal, and others, and she has a book coming out!  The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof into a Vegetable Garden or Farm (Ten Speed Press) comes out next year.

Annie’s energy, positive outlook, and can-do attitude are contagious. It’s easy to see why she’s emerged at the forefront of the young farmer movement.

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Ep. 1 – Andrew Bohrer, bartender

Andrew Bohrer
Andrew Bohrer

Our premier guest is Andrew Bohrer, a career bartender who has worked at some of the world’s best bars. He is cofounder of the Washington State Bartenders Guild, an expert ice carver, an opinionated and informed author, and is now VP of sales at Novo Fogo Organic Cachaca. He blogs at caskstrength.wordpress.com and recently authored The Best Shots You’ve Never Tried: 100+ Intoxicating Oddities You’ll Actually Want to Put Down, a book that he did not title.

This episode includes stories from Tales of the Cocktail, hazards of working behind the bar, and staying on top of your game.

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