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Left Handed Spatula by PJP
13 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
History of Thanksgiving Food
Host Patterson Watkins talks about all things Thanksgiving! We're thankful for this episode and all that comes with it! We talk about the history and growth of Thanksgiving. Why do we eat Turkey? Why specifically cranberry sauce? We talk about all of this!
18 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Pizza & Pasta Party
Let's talk about the whole story of pizza, from grain to dough to you. Different dough types are emerging, gluten free for you and me! There are Pizza University for professional pizza making. Extruders 2.0 more approachable options. Trends and technology are shifting and evolving. There is an Italian Oven Renaissance. Come along with Patterson Watkins to talk pizza and pasta!
36 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Wine Time - Trends in Booz
Host Patterson Watkins talks with Keith Wallace of the Wine School in Philadelphia!This episode is all about wine! They start the episode speaking about wine regions, then talk about the "funky flavor" trend taking over (14:00). Keith Wallace talks about the "politics of wine making" and the effects of Climate Change on Wine Culture (16:00). Why are Digestifs and Apartifs coming back (17:45)? The nature of high-end dining is changing (20:15). Why isn't organic wine selling? What is organic wine (24:15)? The equipment used in wine is almost uniform. (30:00) What classes does Keith Wallace have coming up (32:00)?
11 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Locavore - Eating Local
Host Patterson Watkins takes you through the logistics of becoming a locavore! Locavore - a person whose diet consists mostly of locally grown or produced foodIf we breakdown the cycle of food starting with the farmer TO processor TO distributor TO chef/grocer TO the people - we can track how far an ingredient has to travel in order to be consumed. By keeping that cycle within our own communities it decreases ‘energy’ spending. Learn all about eating local.
17 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
The Plant Based Revolution - Impossible Burger Taste Test
On this episode of Left Handed Spatula host Patterson Watkins talks proteins then goes on to taste test an Impossible Burger. Chef Kara formerly of Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Patterson head to Burger King !Have you ever eaten anything Plant Based? Is it the future? What even is it?
27 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Cannabis in Cooking
Eric Michael - head of brand development for the Cannabis Community drops by to talk with host Patterson Watkins about the advent of cannabis in cooking! Just a few years ago marijuana was demonized. Today CBD is everywhere and legalization of the flower & the chemicals locked inside it is becoming normalized.
11 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
The Plant Based Revolution
Host Patterson Watkins breaks down the duality of the context around plant based diets! Should you avoid eating meat for animal rights reasons? Should you eat plant based meals to have smoother bowel movements? Let's break it all down like your colon breaking down a salad!
30 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
Food Tech - PacoJet & Blast Chilling
Host Patterson Watkins sits down with Matthew McKenney of Maxwell-McKenney to talk about Food Technology. They zoom in on the specifics behind the Pacojet technology - making a micro-puree that is un-achievable by any other means. They discuss how to make a perfect Mango Sorbet, the use of the Pacojet in the James Beard Award-Winning Best Restaurant Zahav, and the specifics behind "pacotizing" technology. https://www.pjpmarketplace.com/pacojet-p418-food-processor-2.htmlhttps://pacojet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Pacojet-2-PLUS_Broschuere_EN-int_SCREEN.pdfhttps://pacojet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Coupe-Set_Broschuere_EN-int_PRINT.pdfhttps://www.irinoxprofessional.com/usa/https://www.irinoxprofessional.com/usa/multifresh-confectionery
15 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
Food Delivery - The Journey Your Meal Takes
Host of the Left Handed Spatula Patterson Watkins takes us through the journey your food takes to get to your door. The days of Chinese Food and Pizza being the only deliverable meals are long gone. With the advent of third-party delivery apps and market research, you can now acquire your favorite meals with just a couple clicks. https://www.pjponline.com/4-questions-you-should-ask-before-jumping-into-the-world-of-3rd-party-delivery-apps/
14 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
Compost & Waste - The Issues We Face
Patterson Watkins, independent chef and food guru, host of the Left Handed Spatula a podcast from PJP. This episode features brief clips of Mike McGrath's TED Talk on composting. One of the biggest buzz words in the food service industry is "composting" in the midst of the food waste epidemic. Learn with PJP!
11 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Ugly Produce and It's Effect On The Food Industry
It's a shame that perfectly good produce goes to waste because of cosmetic and superficial judgement. Host Patterson Watkins talk about the brutal truth of food waste and how you can play your part. It's time to give ugly produce a chance, who are we to judge?
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