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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 24 - The 'Cutting the Curd' Show
This week, How to Behave gets a little incestuous and invites Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers and HRN's Cutting the Curd onto the program! Brian Keyser and Hannah Howard talk with Anne about cheese counter etiquette. Why is purchasing cheese such a stressful event for new couples? Later, hear the cast's opinions on people who dominate cheese orders at restaurants. Hear about Anne's crusade to introduce local, farmstead cheeses to the masses, and how the American cheese scene has changed in the past several years. Thanks to our sponsor, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Music provided by Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord.
"One of the things that always makes me laugh is couples at the cheese counter. They might be in a new relationship, and they don't feel comfortable ordering cheese together!" [7:50]
"Your cheesemonger probably wants to help you out; they're not there to talk down to you... There are no dumb questions!" [10:20]
-- Anne Saxelby on How to Behave…read more