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Airwaves Full of Bacon 1: Homestead on the Roof • Riots and Food in Turkey • The Shrinking Food Media Scene, With Anthony Todd
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Homestead on the Roof • Riots and Food in Turkey • The Shrinking Food Media Scene, With Anthony Todd

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Ready for some smart, interesting talk about the Chicago food scene? You know, the kind of thing I was doing at Grub Street Chicago before I was interrupted? Well, I’m excited to announce a new place for it: my new audio podcast, Airwaves Full of Bacon.

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Every few weeks I’ll present a new episode in which I talk with chefs, talk with other food journalists, talk with diners, take you to interesting places in the world of food. Beyond that, who knows where it will go— this is an experiment for me, too, in a new medium (audio).

But first— there’s episode one. I talk to Chris Curren of Homestead about the rooftop restaurant’s plans for its rooftop garden, and along the way beverage director Benjamin Schiller turns up too…

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Next, I talk to my friend Dan Schleifer, who was just in Turkey where he tells us about both the rioting and the food. Here’s a cell phone pic from Dan of the wet hamburgers he talks about:

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I mention a couple of restaurants to try along the way. Here’s doner meat and hummus at Cafe Orchid, 1746 W. Addison:

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and pide (Turkish pizza) with Turkish pastrami at Pide ve Lamahacun, 1812 W. Irving Park:

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You can read more about my trip to Turkey in late 2011 here.

Finally, I talk with Chicagoist food editor Anthony Todd, seen here at a Big Jones event with his colleague Amy Cavanaugh.

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Among other things, we talk about this review of Next and this piece about a much-written-about chef.

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3 Responses to “Airwaves Full of Bacon 1: Homestead on the Roof • Riots and Food in Turkey • The Shrinking Food Media Scene, With Anthony Todd”

  1. David Hammond Says:

    Especially enjoyed the conversation with fellow mid-level professional, Anthony: smart, insightful, articulate — though I don’t quite see how “we” push chefs to be bad boys/girls — disinclined to take the rap for that, but that’s a small point; overall strong effort guys.

  2. Susan Bush Says:

    Loved your first i-Tunes podcast! Thank you for bringing your perspective on the Chicago food scene, chef’s, and F&B suggestions! Heck, I’d even pay for the i-Tunes subscription! Keep up the high quality, good work!

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