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How to Behave is a fun, freewheeling and irreverent conversation about all aspects of our behavior and its effects on the people around us. Topics will range from simple matters of etiquette, like which fork to use at a fancy dinner or when and how to tip, to bigger social issues like how to handle racial conflict in the workplace or how to break up with someone. There will be expert guests like etiquette professionals or psychologists as well as working professionals such as waiters, flight attendants and customer service reps to tell stories of behavior, bad and good. While the topics will be serious, the tone will be light-hearted, cutting edge and, most of all, funny.
Brian Keyser’s experience in food service and hospitality ranges from selling Chipwich ice cream sandwiches from a cart on the beach in San Diego to Owning Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe in New York City. In between he has worked as a server and manager at some of the best restaurants in New York including Union Square Café, The Modern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Chanterelle. Previously, Brian worked in film and video production, managing multi-million dollar projects for companies such as Iwerks Entertainment and Walt Disney Feature Animation. He also co-wrote and directed the comedy "Sin-Agog" for the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival.
How to Behave - Episode 10 - The 'Down the Hatch' Show
What will happen to the food critic in 2013 and beyond? This week on How to Behave, Brian Keyser and Hannah Howard discuss the topic with two storied food critics- Robert Sietsema and Melissa McCart. Robert Sietsema was recently laid off at the Village Voice due to their cuts to the food criticism content, and now writes freelance for publications like Eater NY. Melissa has written for several newspapers, and currently contributes to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Find out what is considered proper etiquette for a food writer dining at an establishment they are reviewing. Should food writers offer their services for free? Tune into this episode to find out what will happen to foodie culture in the future! This program has been brought to you by Fairway Market. Thanks to Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord for the theme music!
"The only thing that qualifies a person to write about food is taste and taking the time to write about it." [8:50]
-- Robert Sietsema on How to Behave
"Increasingly people will be directed to places like Lucky Peach... there will be fewer opportunities for people to be reading compelling food writing and criticism." [27:05]
-- Melissa McCart on How to Behave…read more