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Time For Lunch

Time For Lunch is a place to learn about eating, cooking, enjoying and sometimes playing with your food. Each episode will cover a new subject; taking a close look at one item, or ingredient, that might be found at the lunch table. Listeners are invited to participate, sharing jokes on-air or following along with in-episode quizzes and games. Hosted by Harry Rosenblum and Hannah Fordin, the show looks at food through the lens of history, culture, and play to celebrate and learn about the people ...more

Episodes

  • Salt!

    Jan 25 2021

    What naturally occurring crystal make food last longer and taste better? This episode of Time For Lunch is all about salt! Hannah and Harry try out a cool science experiment, learn about an ancient ocean in the Allegheny mountains that is the source of very special salt from J.Q. Dickinson Salt works, and our Producer Emily teaches listeners an easy at-home ice cream recipe. As always this episode is jam packed with salty jokes and foodie fun facts. If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ...more

  • Snow!

    Jan 19 2021

    What’s white, cold, and entirely unique? This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry learn about snow. Jeff Belanger, host of the New England Legends podcast tells us the story of Wilson Bentley, whose photographs of individual snowflakes transformed how we see this winter weather phenomenon.We learn lots of fun facts and get down to the bottom of what causes that very particular smell that comes just before snow falls. If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you re...more

  • Knives!

    Dec 29 2020

    This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are sharpening their familiarity with the oldest, sharpest, and most essential tools in the kitchen. That’s right, we’re talking about knives! Some of our young listeners might not be ready to handle a knife on their own just yet, but it’s never too early to learn how to respect these often beautifully crafted items. We hear from two knife-makers who tell us about their perspectives on culinary blades, Adam Simha from MKS Knives and Moriah Cowles fro...more

  • Chocolate!

    Dec 18 2020

    Time For Lunch is back with the sweetest episode yet! Hannah and Harry dive into the wonderful world of chocolate. That’s right! We’re talking Willy Wonka, Hershey, PA, and all the delicious shapes this universal favorite comes in.Chocolate expert and founder of Dandelion Chocolate, Todd Masonis gives us a behind the scene look at his chocolate factory in San Francisco. Todd teaches us how chocolate goes from bean to bar and all the steps in between! Cake pioneer, Rose Levy Beranbaum shares her ...more

  • Presenting: Mystery Recipe!

    Dec 03 2020

    It’s a different kind of show today! We are working with our friends over at Mystery Recipe podcast to share some fun new stories.  Enjoy!Welcome to Mystery Recipe! Join our host Molly in the Recipe Lab to guess our first week's ingredient. Then we'll have a special interview in The Scoop with our Junior Field Reporters Adelina and Champ, and we'll hear what young chefs (like you!) are cooking up at home in our What's Cooking segment.

  • Giving Thanks!

    Nov 23 2020

    It’s the season three premiere of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are back to celebrate the tastiest and most historically complex fall holiday: Thanksgiving!We learn about the history of the Wampanoag and Narragansett people, who lived and thrived in coastal New England before European settlers arrived in what is now the US. Lorén M. Spears, Executive Director of the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter Rhode Island, teaches listeners about the types of thanks-giving celebrations that these indigenous co...more

  • Pumpkins!

    Oct 28 2020

    What’s big and orange and can weigh up to two thousand pounds? This week, it’s the season two finale of Time For Lunch and it is all about pumpkins! Hannah and Harry speak with a Ron Wallace, who specializes in growing pumpkins of record-breaking size, learn the recipe for a tasty autumn snack that helps cut down on food waste, and explore a new perspective on an iconic scary story. Time For Lunch is going to be on a little autumn break for the first few weeks of November, but will back just in ...more

  • (FOR BIG KIDS AND GROWNUPS) Snacky Tunes!

    Oct 20 2020

    This week on Time For Lunch, we’re sharing a conversation that Hannah and Harry had with Darin and Greg Bresnitz, twin brothers and podcast hosts who are also parents. Things might sound a little different than usual since we’re sharing an almost unedited conversation. Greg and Darin tell us about how music and food shaped their lives, plus they’ve got some fun anecdotes about cooking with and for their young daughters. This episode will be fun for parents and older siblings, we hope you enjoy i...more

  • Spoons!

    Oct 12 2020

    Which utensil was first used in Paleolithic times? How many different types of spoons are in your kitchen? Would you ever use a shell as a spoon? This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are over the moon for spoons! We learn about making wooden spoons from artisan Karen Davis and our friend and fellow podcaster Kristen Miglore, host of The Genius Recipe Tapes from Food52 teaches us a simple delicious recipe for granola. As always, this episode is full of jokes, listener voices, and heaps o...more

  • Pickles!

    Oct 02 2020

    Brine or vinegar? Are all pickles made from cucumbers? Were pickles the secret to Cleopatra’s beauty? On this episode of Time For Lunch Hannah and Harry are having a briny time learning about some of our favorite tasty and good-for-you snacks around: pickles! Pickle expert Bob McClure, cofounder of McClure’s Pickles, teaches us about making crunchy brined cucumbers and fellow podcaster Richard Parks (Richard’s Famous Food Podcast) brings us a wacky and wonderful lesson in acceptance and diversit...more

  • Apples!

    Sep 25 2020

    Where in the world did apples first come from? Why do apples float in water? How many apples goes into a glass of apple juice? On this episode of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are getting to the core of autumn’s signature fruit: apples! Apple expert or “Pomologist”, Ian Merwin tells us about studying this tasty fruit and apple growers Deva Maas and Eric Schatt share some methods for keeping their trees happy and healthy. Plus, our friend Maile Carpenter, author of Food Network Magazine’s “Big...more

  • Spatulae!

    Sep 21 2020

    What is the most essential kitchen tool? What do you call a vampire who owns a restaurant? Was there ever such a person as John Spaduala? This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are flipping out over a very useful tool: the spatula! Abe Shaw, from Eating Tools shares some of his expertise and we learn how to make pancakes. Plus, as always, this episode is packed full of fun facts and lots of jokes.If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you record yourself using...more

  • Back to School!

    Sep 11 2020

    What do kids in Japan have for lunch at school? When in history were school lunches first served? Do you like to have pizza on Fridays? It’s that time of year where kids all around the world are going back to school! No matter what school looks like for you this year, chances are that lunchtime is still an important part of your day. This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry talk to friends all around the world about what their lunches look like now that we’re back in school. School lunch ex...more

  • Collard Greens!

    Sep 05 2020

    What’s big, green, and loaded with essential nutrients? This episode of Time For Lunch is all about Collard Greens. Hannah and Harry learn some special uses of this delicious and nutritious member of the brassica family from our friend, farmer Germaine Jenkins, Chef Todd Richards waxes poetic about dinosaurs and greens, and of course there are lots of fun facts and brand new jokes. If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you record yourself using the voice memo app on...more

  • Campfire Cooking!

    Aug 25 2020

    What color is the hottest part of a fire? Who invented s’mores? How long ago did humans start cooking their food? On this episode of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are getting toasty by the fire and learning all about how to cook outside. We hear from celebrated chef Francis Mallmann, learn some kid-friendly recipes, jokes,  and of course….hear heaps of fun facts. If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you record yourself using the voice memo app on an iPhone and e...more

  • Corn!

    Aug 14 2020

    How many kernels are on an ear of corn? What’s an origin myth? What part of the world did corn originate? This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry learn all about a delicious vegetable that defines summer: corn! With the help of illustrator Luis Garay we learn about the ancient Mayan’s origin myth. The Mayans once ruled much of Central America, which is where corn or maíz, as it’s called in Spanish, was first grown and where it still plays an important role. Plus, chef and corn enthusiast Z...more

  • Cheese!

    Aug 10 2020

    How long have humans been eating cheese? Why does cheese taste better when you eat it with your fingers? Do happy cows make better tasting milk? This week on Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are exploring the real star of the dairy family; cheese! Expert Liz Thorpe teaches us about the history of cheese (spoiler alert: cheese has been around for a long time) and mother-daughter duo, Heather and Maya Engwall teach us how to get creative with snacktime. Plus we’ve got a new joke for you and lots a...more

  • Foraging!

    Jul 31 2020

    Can I eat the mushrooms growing on that tree? Which plants from the backyard can I eat? How do the plants teach me about my environment? On this episode of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are heading out to the wood (or backyard or park) to gather wild edible plants; also known as foraging! We learn from foraging experts Jeremy Umansky and Maureen Johnson about their wild and wonderful eating habits. Plus, Harry shares a recipe for wild foraged mushrooms, we hear some new jokes, and learn lots ...more

  • Chickens and Eggs!

    Jul 24 2020

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Can a chicken save your life? Which dinosaur can call chickens its closest surviving relatives? On the season two premiere of Time For Lunch we are getting to know our fine feathered friends, chickens! Hannah and Harry learn about the magic of raising chickens from Herbalist, Doula, and Chicken Whisperer Jovan Sage. Plus Jovan’s partner, Chef and Farmer Matthew Raiford shares a tasty recipe, we hear about what chickens like to eat, and of course there ar...more

  • Picnics!

    Jul 10 2020

    Can you have a picnic inside? Where is the largest picnic basket? What does summer camp at home look like? For the season finale of Time For Lunch we’re getting comfy on our blankets and having a picnic. In this super silly episode, we’re making the most of summer by gathering our favorite snacks for  rambunctious outdoor (or indoor) meal with lots and lots of jokes and some healthy competition. Plus, our friend Maile Carpenter, editor of Food Network Magazine and author of “Food Network Magazin...more

  • Chopsticks!

    Jun 23 2020

    How many peanuts can you pick up using chopsticks? Where did chopsticks originate? How do you use chopsticks? On this episode of Time For Lunch we’re getting to know one of the most versatile eating tools: chopsticks! Hannah and Harry play a fun stacking game and learn about the proper use of chopsticks from chef and culinary educator, Mara King. Plus, we learn some new jokes and learn lots of fun facts including one about ghosts. If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to he...more

  • Cherries!

    Jun 12 2020

    On this episode of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry get to learn about a very special and almost in-season fruit: cherries! Hannah and Harry hear from Michigan-based Cherry Farmer Ben LaCrosse about the many varieties of cherries he grows. Plus Ben gives listeners some very important advice on how to spend their summer. We’ll also learn about the history of a super cool kitchen tool, learn a new joke, try a tasty French recipe, and so much more.If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a...more

  • Cast Iron Pans!

    Jun 06 2020

    On this episode of Time For Lunch, we’re delving into the stories behind of one of our very favorite cooking tools: the cast iron pan! Hannah and Harry learn about the process of making these heavy skillets from Isaac Morey or Smithey Ironware in Charleston, South Carolina. Plus, we explore cast iron’s 2,000 year long history, learn a new cornbread recipe, hear some jokes, and much more. If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you record yourself using the voice memo ...more

  • Lunchboxes!

    May 22 2020

    Have you ever brought your lunch to school in a lunchbox? Who was the first cartoon character to appear on a lunchbox? What are lunchboxes called in India? On this episode of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry are taking it to-go and learning about the tastiest of all accessories: the lunchbox! In previous years, this handy tool was essential for school children, and even adults, to eat their mid-day meal. We’ll speak with Allen Woodall Jr. who runs the Lunchbox Museum in Columbus Georgia, learn a...more

  • Peaches!

    May 16 2020

    What sort of peach looks like a tennis ball? What sort of music do peach trees like? What can you make with a peach pit? On this episode of Time For Lunch, Hannah and Harry learn about growing and eating the furriest fruit: peaches! Urban Farmer Germaine Jenkins of Fresh Future Farm in North Charleston, shares an amazing story about how she finally figured out a very fun way of getting her peach trees to bear fruit. Plus, Stephen Rose co-founder of The Peach Truck  tells us about his favorite pe...more

  • More Bugs! (Exploring Edible Insects)

    May 08 2020

    Have you ever eaten an insect? What do mealworms taste like? Do you know any songs about worms? On this episode of Time For Lunch we’re doing another episode about insects; but instead of focusing on the bugs that help feed us, we are exploring the world of edible insects. Hannah and Harry learn about raising and eating these creepy-crawly snacks from experts Wendy Lu McGill and David George Gordon (A.K.A. The Bug Chef). Plus, Maile Carpenter, author of Food Network Magazine’s “Big, Fun Kids Coo...more

  • Pollinators! (bugs that help feed us)

    May 01 2020

    What do you call a bee dance? How many types of bee are native to New York? How do you become a Queen Bee? This episode of Time For Lunch is all about the fabulous bugs who help feed us: pollinators! Hannah and Harry get to know these buzzy friends with the help of bee expert Sarah Kornbluth and urban beekeeper Angie Bilotti. We’ve got jokes, a dance break fit for a queen, a tasty recipe, and much more.If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you record yourself using ...more

  • Broccoli!

    Apr 24 2020

    Which vegetable looks like a tiny tree? How long have people been eating broccoli? What’s your cat’s favorite veggie? How much did the heaviest broccoli weigh? One this episode of Time For Lunch Harry and Hannah get up close and personal with one seriously versatile veggie, broccoli! We’ll hear from broccoli farmer Ben Shute of Heart Roots Community Farm and Brooklyn-based chef Eli Sussman shares a simple recipe for his super tasty broccoli salad. Plus jokes, a dance break, lots of fun facts, an...more

  • Forks!

    Apr 17 2020

    What’s the most fun thing to eat with a fork? What do you call a fork with three tines instead of four? What is the oldest eating tool? On this episode of Time For Lunch we’re spending some time with one of our favorite utensils; the fork! Hannah and Harry learn about the history of forks with author Darra Goldstein and cook up a pot of tasty noodles. Plus, lots of jokes, stories, and much more.If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you record yourself using the voic...more

  • Homebound!

    Apr 11 2020

    Is boredom a superpower? Do you have to be camping to make a campfire? How do you stay connected with friends when you’re away from school? On this episode of Time For Lunch, we’re going to explore all these questions and more as we ask our friends how to make the most of staying home. If you’d like to hear your voice on the show, ask a grownup to help you record yourself using the voice memo app on an iphone and email your questions, jokes, and recipes to timeforlunchpodcast@gmail.com This prog...more

  • Melons!

    Mar 27 2020

    Do vegetables exist? Where did watermelons originally come from? How far can Harry spit a watermelon seed? We’re going to answer these questions and many more in the first episode of Time For Lunch, a show for young eaters, from Heritage Radio Network. Time For Lunch is a place to learn about eating, cooking, enjoying and sometimes playing with your food. Each episode we cover a new subject; taking a close look at one item, or ingredient, that might be found at the lunch table. Hosted by Harry R...more