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The Dirty Spoon Radio Hour
59 minutes | Oct 1, 2022
Radio Hour Ep37 (Oct '22) The Tastee Diner, Saturday Night a la Casa di Marco
Christine Venzon explores the roots of comfort food. Jon talks with Chef Steven Goff about the legacy and future of the Tastee Diner, a restaurant with nearly eighty years of history in Asheville, and just why the hell anyone would take on the responsibility of a legacy restaurant?
61 minutes | Sep 3, 2022
Radio Hour Ep36 (Sep '22)Carrot Prayer, Tea Party, the Lunch Teacher, & Last Minute Menudo
Lucy Zhang explores language and food minutes before a menudo shop closes. Elana Rabinowitz learns some valuable lessons from two different tea parties; one imaginary and one very real. Vanessa David dives into the world of the school cafeteria in a chapter from her book "The Lunch Teacher." And author Carol Ungar explores the deeper culture behind a simple Jewish dish of root vegetables.
25 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Chow Chow & Dirty Spoon Present: Food Stories 2022!
For the second year, Jon has been invited to host the Food Stories dinner at this year's Chow Chow gathering. This special dinner pairs storytellers with chefs who attempt to communicate their stories through food and serves as a fantastic look at how food can be a vessel for story. This episode teases some of the stories from the event's guests, Allison Scott, Ponkho Bermejo, and Stu Helm. The dinner will be held Saturday, September 8th. For tickets and information, please visit: https://www.exploreasheville.com/chow-chow-culinary-festival/2022-schedule/food-stories/
62 minutes | Aug 6, 2022
Radio Hour Ep.35 (Aug '22) Dispatches from FOH, Elvia's Hands, and Boeuf Bourguignon Night
Server Michael Parker hilariously recalls his most trying customers. Journalist Kate Oczypok shares the inspiration of an annual culinary tradition. And travel writer Nikita Ephanov finds a culinary commonality that transports him through both time and across oceans.
60 minutes | Jul 2, 2022
Radio Hour Ep34 (Jul '22) Leftover Donuts, the Camino de Santiago, and the Alexandria Farmers Market
Nate Crawford draws a lesson on the curse of bureaucracy from his time at a donut shop in a Philadelphia grocery store, Jeremy Fredricks explores the oldest farmers market in America, and Gina Cornejo walks the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
60 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
The dark brilliance of Circuit des Yeux
Haley Fohr is the artist known as Circuit des Yeux. Since 2007 she has released 7 albums under that name while also releasing Americana inspired songs under the moniker Jakie Lynn. Her latest album entitled "-io" is a stark and dark work of modern compositional rock that wrestles with the emotional upheaval of the untimely passing of close friends. She plays in Asheville Sunday, June 5th at the Grey Eagle. For more information visit: www.circuitdesyeux.com
60 minutes | May 7, 2022
The Mechanics of Becoming Sweet -- A Farewell to Catherine Pt. 2
In our celebration of Catherine's time at Dirty Spoon, we revisit a story in which she explore's her step mother's roots in the Moravian traditions through the manufacturing of a famous cookie.
60 minutes | Apr 2, 2022
A Farewell to Catherine Pt. 1
At the end of our last season, our beloved cofounder, Editor-at-Large, and cohost Catherine Campbell announced that she would be leaving the show to focus on her own career. Jon plays back through some of Catherine's greatest hits. We love you and will miss you immensely, Cat! We couldn't have done any of this show without you!
59 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
Radio Hour Ep33 (Jan '22) -- Jessica Furniss and the Last Bagel in New York
Journalist Mandy Shunnarah talks to TikTok drinks sensation Jessica Furniss about synesthesia, activism, and navigating the social media oceans. Kristin Russo gets one last taste of her favorite food. Jon and Catherine have a major announcement.
52 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
The Dirty Spoon Christmas Extravaganza! (December -- Encore Broadcast)
It's the Dirty Spoon Christmas Extravaganza! We visit our first Tamalada, learn about table manners, discover forgiveness, and take a trip to Granny's crowded kitchen counter.
61 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
Steve Gunn -- A Podcast Extra
Jonathan Ammons talks with indie guitarist and songwriter Steve Gunn. With stints as both the guitarist for indie icon Kurt Vile and folk legend Michael Chapman, Steve Gunn has released over 20 solo albums and garnered a reputation for being one of the best guitarists in the game. Jon sits down with him ahead of his new tour on the heals of his latest album "Other You". Steve Gunn plays the Grey Eagle in Asheville December 10th. Grab a copy of his record for yourself here: https://stevegunn.bandcamp.com/album/other-you
59 minutes | Nov 6, 2021
Radio Hour EP32 (Nov '21) Dumpster Diving, Telluride, and NYC Dinner Parties
Journalist Zanny Steffgen explores the effects of the pandemic driven rich-kid diaspora on the tiny ski city of Telluride. Zoe Grace Marquedant ponders the perils and pleasures of dumpster diving. And Peter Hoffman wonders why dinner parties aren't a thing in NYC.
59 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Radio Hour Ep 31 (Oct '21) Hanna Raskin, Garden to Fork, Native Noodles
Catherine takes the helm as Jon talks with James Beard nominated journalist Hanna Raskin about her new venture, The Food Section. Jeremy Fredricks looks at NYC's first Singaporean restaurant, and Kristi Eaton tracks the trend of major hotels and resorts establishing gardens for their bars and restaurants.
20 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Chow Chow & Dirty Spoon Present: Food Stories!
In this special podcast extra in partnership with Chow Chow, Jon takes a look at the way chefs tell stories using their food. Conversations include Cherokee forager Tyson Sampson, author and Seasonal School of Culinary Arts director Susi Gott Seguret, and Author and Chopped food stylist Michele Gentille. For tickets and information on Chow Chow's September 26th Food Stories dinner, visit: https://www.exploreasheville.com/chow-chow-culinary-festival/2021-schedule/food-stories/
60 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
Radio Hour Ep30 (September '21) French Broad Chocolates' Jael Skeffington, Cookie Tables, and Jello
Jon talks fermentation and sustainability with French Broad Chocolates owner Jael Skeffington. Adrienne Pilon rediscovers the retro goodness of Jell-O. And Kate Oczypok introduces us to the wonders of the Pittsburgh Cookie Table.
17 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Chow Chow and Dirty Spoon present: Fermentation!
A special podcast extra made in partnership with Chow Chow, Jon explores fermentation with author Meredith Leigh, French Broad Chocolate Lounge's Jael Skeffington, Fermenti's Meg Chamberlain, and Miso Master Joe Kato. For tickets and information on Chow Chow's Fermentation Feast, August 26th, visit https://www.exploreasheville.com/chow-chow-culinary-festival/2021-schedule/fermenting-feast/
59 minutes | Aug 7, 2021
Radio Hour Ep29 (August '21)-- Bourdain in Seattle, Feeding Foster Youth, and Sand Walkers
Essayist Kirsten Hernandez retraces Anthony Bourdain's steps through Seattle, Shana Bestock cooks for foster kids, and Ellen Levitt talks to former summer gig workers, "sand walkers," of New York's beaches.
42 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Bright Eyes -- A Podcast Extra
Jon talks to Nate Walcott, founding member of iconic indie rock band Bright Eyes about their new album, "Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was", about returning to songs they wrote when they were in their 20's, and about the continuing evolution that keeps a band labeled "their generations Bob Dylan" by Rolling Stone vibrant and innovative 20 years later.
34 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Dirty Spoon Second Helpings -- Pro Skateboarder turned chef, Clyde Singleton
Jon talks with legendary skateboarder Clyde Singleton about his transition to becoming a chef, and his reason for leaving the restaurant industry in favor of popups.
56 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Radio Hour Ep28 (July '21): Pizza Odyssey, Food Shaming, Chai & Apple Flips
Seattle's Luke Brennan takes us on an epic Pizza Odyssey, while New York writer Sumitra Mattai explores her strained relationship with her father through tea and sweet pastries. Author Ruth Kogen Goodwin takes a look at convenience foods and the ill effects of food shaming.
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