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  1. The Food Craftsmen

    Friday, August 2, 2013

    All right, readers, I'm going to say a phrase, and it is going to let you know whether or not this podcast is for you. It's going to challenge some world-views, shake up some dialogues, that sort of thing, so be ready.

    Are you appropriately clenched? Okay, here it is:

    "Handcrafted food meta-discussion"

    Were you struck blind? Wait, stupid question. But did that turn your lip up in a sneer or strike your fancy? I'm sure some of you have already moved on to watching cat videos, so I'll address those that remain. If you want to know more, then you'll want to check out The Food Craftsmen podcast.

    Relevant Links:
    Main Site!
    Get the podcast here!
    Twitter!

    Remember: food is life, and life is great.

    Discussions about the fat content of heritage pig breeds!

    Learning the difference between Latin American and European styles of gourmet chocolates!

    Did you know there is a big, annual competition in Ohio for sustainable food producers? I didn't have the slightest idea until I started listening to The Food Craftsman podcast.

    At first, I was disappointed. I like to cook, and I was expecting a podcast that might offer me some cooking tips on how to improve my prosciutto-wrapped Hot Pockets. Instead I found a show featuring interviews with food producers that produce good foods in new and ethical ways. So I kept listening, and discovered that it is pretty cool to hear not only how people cook, but why they do it the way they do, and how they go about building and maintaining a successful business.

    Host Ryan K. Parker guides the interviews expertly, and his earnest interest in each topic shows through in the discussion. Anything from store design to favorite recipes is up for discussion, and the conversations are natural and flowing.

    Content Rating: Clean, although it would be really funny to hear an explicit version of this. #$!@$ SMALL BATCH CHEESE!

    Ooh, wait! There is a single explicit episode! Dreams are coming true!

    Average Episode Length: Approximately 25 minutes.

    Drinking Game: Find yourself a locally brewed beer or two, then share it with friends. Make pretentious statements about the hops after each sip while listening to this podcast.

    Release Schedule: Weekly, with no apparent set day of release.

    Music: A very nice, smooth song for opening/ending. I like it a lot.

    Unintentionally Good Part: The Food Craftsmen podcast is a great venue to hear about foods you didn't know about! With this whole Internet thing, you can find their site and order delicious foods to expaaaaaaaand your pallet.

    What kind of wine pairs well with Lean Pockets?

    Unintentionally Bad Part: It makes me really hungry to listen to this podcast.

    Unrelated rating: Three Instagram photos of food out of three.
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