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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:01 AM


New Podcast Celebrates Portland’s Food and Beverage Scene

”Right at the Fork” Puts Culinary Artisans in Front of the Microphone


January 6, 2014 – Portland, OR – A new podcast has entered the Portland audio landscape: one that invites the region’s most prominent and up-and-coming tastemakers to pull up a chair and talk about their craft in their own words.  This is “Right at the Fork.”


Portland Food Adventures’ Chris Angelus will host the weekly 30-40 minute podcast from the studios of Alpha Broadcasting, with restaurant publicist Heather Jones in the producer seat.


“We wanted to create a platform where listeners could get a peek behind the curtain into our food industry and understand a little better the day-to-day workings of the job – whether it’s a barista, a chef, a winemaker or a sommelier,” says Heather.  “So the show is geared toward anyone who works in the culinary world, is a fan of it, or visitors who are curious about this food Mecca they’ve heard so much about.”


Chris Angelus, who has been conducting such interviews for his About Face articles for the past three years, agrees:  “The common thread among all these stories is passion.  If you’re not passionate about what you do, you’re not going to survive here.  The diners can taste it.  But there are many ways of tapping into that passion, and everyone has a different path to toward success.  That’s what ‘Right at the Fork’ chronicles.” 


Kicking off the first month will be the following episodes:

  • January 8: Chris and Heather introduce the podcast, and sit down with Don Bourassa, Portland community manager for Yelp!, to talk about chefs’ love/hate relationship with the review site.  (Sound clip)
  • January 15: Portland restaurateur Nick Zukin counters Don’s interview with his personal take on Yelp! and discusses the challenges of owning multiple restaurants in Portland, and mourns the loss of culinary traditions.  (Sound clip)
  • January 22: Brett Burmeister, managing editor and co-owner of Food Carts Portland, gives a “state of the nation” on the Portland cart scene.  (Sound clip)
  • January 28: Mindy Keith, talented pastry chef at Xico restaurant and native Portlander, reflects on watching the food scene come to maturity, and her own sweet, ascending career path.  (Sound clip)


“Right at the Fork” can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and TuneIn.  Follow Right at the Fork on Facebook and @foodpodcastPDX or visit www.rightatthefork.com.




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