Tuesdays at 3:00PM EST
Michael Harlan Turkell captures the inner workings of kitchens and documents the lives of chefs in their restaurant world. On The Food Seen, he'll further explore the amalgamation of food and art by talking to artists from a multitude of media. Guest will range from photographers, food stylists, interior architects for restaurants, industrial designers -- all the players that make you want to eat with your eyes. Get ready to feast your ears!
For more check out Michael's website: www.HarlanTurk.com
Michael Harlan Turkell, a once aspiring chef and now freelance photographer, captures the inner workings of kitchens for his award-winning “BACK OF THE HOUSE” project, which documents the lives of chefs in the restaurant world. As former photo editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan, his recurring BACK OF THE HOUSE series appeared in the magazines from 2006 to 2011. Michael was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award in Visual Storytelling and was featured in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers V2 (PowerHouse Books). He received a Photo District News Photo Annual Award and his photos have been printed in an array of publications and cookbooks.
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The Food Seen - Episode 176 - Nick Balla & Bar Tartine
On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Nick Balla, co-chef of Bar Tartine in San Francisco, used to call everything pickles. Raised in Michigan, land of sour cherries and asparagus, Nick was draw to strong and sour flavors, even eating lemons as a child. But it was his Hungarian heritage and it’s distinctly different European cuisine that became a central inspiration in Nick’s life. Budapest is set right in the middle of spice trading routes, has been populated by nomads, and it’s food gave a new meaning to “fusion”. Raw onions and paprika allured Nick’s palate, but then an unanticipated Japanese pantry crept in. This is when Nick began breaking the rules of how he approached cooking, taking a heavy interest in umami and fermentation (e.g. aged cheeses, koji, and bottarga). From working the buffets of Vegas, to opening the innovative Nombe, to breaking bread with Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery, these were all steps in realizing failure is just part of experimenting. Today's program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
"You have to understand the fundamentals, and you have to understand where things came from, and then you can break the rules." [21:30]
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