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For The Love Of Food 
Click links below to listen to past shows and hear interviews with  area chefs and food producers.

Complete Shows:

Individual Interviews:
Ryan Jennings, Chef & Co-Founder of Sweet Pea Plant Based Kitchen. (Sept.'19)

Mark Dwyer, Communications Manager of Foodlink, and Jeff Fleming, Events & Marketing Coordinator for Foodlink, discussing the 2019 Festival of Food. (Sept.'19)

Sam (Samantha) Buyskes, Executive Chef at F2T Kitchen at the Ramada in Geneva.(Jan.'19)

Vanessa Blackmer & Andrew Chambers, new owners (Andrew as chef, Vanessa in the front of the house) of The Black Horse Bistro in Mendon.(Dec.'18)

Sam (Samantha) Buyskes, long time chef in the Finger Lakes.(Nov.'18)

Kevin McCann, Owner of McCann's Local Meats discusses his new role as part of the seven member US Team in the World Butcher's Challenge 2020. (Sept. '18)

Michelle Grazulis, President of Rochester Regional Health Foundation, and Calista Amering, Executive Director for Events. The third annual Savor (The Ultimate Foodie Experience) event will be held June 20th.(June '18)

Kate Schlenker, owner of Newbury Park Pastries and one of the vendors participating in Savor. (June '18)

Samantha (Sam) Buyskes, executive chef at H.J. Stead Company restaurant in Geneva, discussing F.E.A.S.T. in the Heart of the Finger Lakes, an event on April 24 at the Cracker Factory in Geneva, to benefit FOODLINK (Feeding Everyone Around Shared Tables).(March '18)

Rebecca & Roni Malek, Owners of Balsam Bagels (Jan. '18)

Bill Seremitis, Owner of Captain Jim's Fish Market (Jan. '18)

Peter Maggipinto, Waitstaff professional at the Brown Hound Downtown (Jan. '18)

Juliana Stefani, Events Coordinator, and Mark Dwyer, Communications Manager at FoodLink, discussing the Festival of Food on Sept. 18 at the Rochester Public Market (Sept. '17)

Chris Missick, Owner & winemaker at Bellangelo (April '17)

Lindsay Tarnoff, Founder of Laughing Gull Chocolates (March '17)

Jennie Brant of Growing Family Farms CSA in Hilton (March '17)

Joe Zerbey of Ever Green Farm CSA in Rock Stream (March '17)

Brittany Riggs, Partner in the Kickstarter campaign (thru March 10) for a new plant based cafe in Sodus, Everyday Gourmet Cafe. They also produce the Badass Power Cookie sold in area markets.(Feb. '17)

Chris Lindstrom of Food About Town (Jan. '17)

Wayne Cook of Catskill Clear Water (Jan. 17)

Seth Ryder Lindahl, executive chef at Aunt Rosie's discussing their Oct. 25 wine dinner.

John & Colleen Baker, owners of Cheesy Eddie's (July '16)

Steve Wayne of the Holloway House in Bloomfield, which just started their fresh sweet cherry pie (only the crust is cooked). He also discussed the Aug. 1 Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty Harvest Dinner. (July '16)

Ryan Baker, owner of Meraki Coffee (July '16)

Jessica Winum, owner of Maplestone Farm in Stanley, along with her husband Jarrett.

Adam Wilcox, food writer for the D&C.(June '16)

Geoff Dale and Dan Nothnagle, partners in Three Heads Brewing (May '16)

Chris Hartman, President of Headwater Food Hub and The Good Food Collective. (May '16)

Kevin McCann of McCann's Local Meats (April '16)

Liz & David Buchanan of Woody's Cafe in Canandaigua.(Nov.'15)

Philomena, chef/owner of Cooking & Eating Healthy with Phil, 544 West Main Street in Rochester (Oct.'15)

Cathy Fabrietti of Casa Larga highlights the new Farmers Market at Casa Larga on Sundays from 10-2pm. (July '15)

Marty O'Sullivan, owner of Marty's on Park restaurant & Marty's Meats food truck. (June '15)

Paul Kekler, chef at Marty's on Park restaurant & Marty's Meats food truck. (June '15)

Julie & Doug Englert chef/owners of the Big Bass Brasserie in Bloomfield (April '15)

Jeremy Nucelli, Executive Chef at Char Steak & Lounge at the Strathallan, (April '15)

Marie Kuyon previews Deer Run Winery's Candlelight Nights on Thursdays in December (Nov.'14)

Ann Duckett, owner of The Little Bleu Cheese Shop (Nov.'14)

Alison DeMarco, co-owner of The Rabbit Room in Honeoye Falls (Nov.'14)

Diane & Anna Brinkman of Atlas Eats Kitchen & Bake Shop.(Oct.'14)

Vicki & Tom Finnefrock, owners of Stuarts Spices (Oct.'14)

Steve DeFrancesco, winemaker at Glenora Wine Cellars (Oct.'14)

John Bolton of Bolton Farms - hydroponic greens grower (Oct.'14)

Floyd House, chef/owner of the Green Shutters Restaurant near Owasco Lake just south of Auburn.(Oct.'14)

Chef Benjamin Bird of The Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls highlights their Farmers Market Dinner on October 18th. (Oct.'14)

Elizabeth Karabinakis, Director of Healthy Food For All & Tompkins County Community Food Educator. (Sept.'14)

Chef Emil Nymander of The Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls. (July '14)

Chef William Cornelius and Norrie Cornelius of Chef William Creations. (April '14)

Master Sommelier Christopher Bates discusses their first restaurant, due to open May 22 - The FLX Wienery, on Rt. 14 just north of Glenora. (April '14)

Tony Colon, owner/roaster along with his wife, Renee Colon, of Fuego Coffee on Andrews Street. (April '14)

Samantha Buyskes, the Hot Truckin Mamma Food Bus founder, who just launched a Kickstarter campaign.(March '14)

Julie Stolze, owner of the Red Bird Market in Fairport, (Oct.'13)

Kathy Christa, owner & pastry chef of Fraiche Bistro & Dessert Bar, and the manager, Kathy (Oct.'13)

Kathryn Tomajan, Founder of Eat Retreat, discussing the 2013 event being held in the Finger Lakes of NYS. (Oct.'13)

Samantha Buyskes, Culinary Director of Eat Retreat 2013, and General Manager of Red Newt Bistro. (Oct.'13)

Megan O'Connor, Participant in Eat Retreat 2013 in the Finger Lakes, also host of "No Chefs Allowed" on Heritage Radio (Oct.'13)

Rachel Adams, Participant in Eat Retreat 2013 in the Finger Lakes, also the brains and the muscle behind the blog "Dinner was Delicious" (Oct.'13)

Marsh Skeele, Participant in Eat Retreat 2013 in the Finger Lakes, and fisherman from Alaska (Oct.'13)  NOTE: While Marsh does not distribute to the Finger Lakes area (mainly the Midwest), there is a similar link to an Alaskan fisherman which brings flash frozen salmon to the Rochester area several times per year.  For details: email

Johnny Savino, Owner of Johnny's Irish Pub and Chris Waldron, Executive Chef. (Sept.'13)

Wynne Stein, member of the Moosewood Collective, discussing their new cookbook - Moosewood Restaurant Favorites, 250 of their most requested recipes over 40 years. (Sept.'13)

Cecelia Danahar, Events Coordinator of the Rochester Culinary Center at Vella. (Aug.'13)

Anne Sobie, Executive Director of Second Harvest in Toronto.  Toronto Taste 2013 is coming up June 9th, with 65 restaurants and much more - (June '13)

Julie Taboulie, whose public television show airs throughout NYS (but not in Rochester, yet - request it!). (Oct.'12)

Art Rogers, chef/owner of Lento Restaurant, (May '12)

Kip Palmer, President of Palmer Food Services Rochester's oldest family-owned business (since 1850) (April '12)

Olga Tzogas,
founder of Smugtown Mushrooms, (April '12)

Rune Hilt, chef/owner of the Red Dove Tavern in Geneva. (Feb. '12 wine show)

Joel Cera, owner of South Wedge Spirits and Wine (Feb. '12)

Kathy Turiano, owner of Joe Bean Coffee Roasters on University Avenue, (Dec. '11)

Steve Reiners, professor at the Geneva Experimental Station and part of the Extension Vegetable Team. (Sept. '11)

Sue Hurd Machamer, of Hurd Orchards, at the height of the peach season at Hurd Orchards. (Sept. '11)

Asad Mohammed, founder of Taste of Supreme Bakery specializing in Navy Bean Pie - fabulous spicing! (Aug. '11)

Nicole Kountoupes, owner of Kiki's Baklava, available at the Westside Farmers Market. (Aug. '11)

Marie & Nicole Casciani, owners of Via Girasole Gourmet and Pittsford Wine & Spirits in Schoen Place, Pittsford.  (April '11)

Julie Sageer aka Julie Taboulie-ambassador of Lebanese cooking (Feb '11)

Jill Stolt and Carl Wolf of Rochester's newest food truck, The Gourmet Waffler (Sept. '10)

Dick Chamberlain (President) and Mark Willis (Vegetable Seed Specialist) of Harris Seeds, 2nd segment on new sweet corn variety - (April '10)

Tom Murray, owner of Muranda Cheese in Waterloo.

Michael Welch, publisher of Edible Finger Lakes,

Jimmy Paulino of Victor's new restaurant, Ristorante Bravo (in the former Victor Grilling Company location). (June 20 '09)

Keith Myers of Flour City Bakery, who just started selling his brick oven bread at the Brighton Farmers Market on June 7th. (May '09)

Sue Gardner Smith, Market Manager of the Brighton Farmers Market, (May '09)

Ginger & Dick Howell of The Seasonal Kitchen, where they have been teaching cooking in their home for the past three decades. (May '09)

Mark Cupolo, chef/partner in Rocco. (May '09)

Samantha Izzo, chef/owner of Simply Red Bistro at Sheldrake Point and the new location at La Tourelle Resort in Ithaca. (May '09)

Vince McConeghy of, and  April 27-May 3 will be Local Restaurant Week in Rochester, with over 60 participating restaurants offering $20.09 dining packages. '09)

Greg Woodworth & Kelly Coughlin, of the Stony Brook Cookie Company, which also just launched a butternut squash seed oil-available at Max Market.  (Feb. '09)

Bob Paulson, with new ideas for growing, harvesting and processing cacao for chocolate making with Bob Paulson, and (Feb. '09)

Renee Suzette Daldry, Founder & owner of Renee Suzette's Chocolate, (Feb. '09)

John Urlaub, Founder & owner of Rohrbach Brewing Company (Nov. '08)

Orlando Rodriguez, Exec. Chef of Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora (Nov.'08)

Gene Pierce, President of Glenora Wine Cellars (Nov. '08)

Keren Landman, Amateur chef doing a cooking demonstration at the Rochester Public Market as part of Chef's Days, featuring squash gnocchi and squash ice cream. (Oct. '08)

Pat Mannix of The Coffee Connection, 681 South Avenue, (May '08)