Straws are just the tip of the iceberg

28Aug

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"I want a revolution, there's too much hate pollution"

Episode 8 of One Million Stringbeans is a solo show!

Yea, I am good with cutting back on straws but there is so much more to it,=, I rant on about the environmental impact of our convenience food culture and offer some ideas on how to change it!

The recipe of the week celebrates the peak summer harvest with a great Greek Country Salad ( No Lettuce!) and I even offer a trick to make Feta vegan.

The closing song this week is a poignant and (sadly) timely number from my Boston Band SKIN called Beating Me Back, Written in 1987, the lyrics fortell the era we live in today. 

 

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Tess Collins Random Acts of Kindness

17Aug

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In episode 7 of One Million Stringbeans I finished up part two of my conversation with my dear friend and Albany restaurant collegue Tess Collins. We discuss the burning of the Lark tavern, manageing a strip club and the random acts of kindness she exoeriences in her restaurant and bar "Family"

The recipe of the week is for one of my favorite Connecticut treats, BBQ clams on the half shell. 

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Tess Collins, The Miss Thing of Albany’s restaurant world. Pt. 1

6Aug

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This is the first of a two part conversation I recorded with my friend Tess Collins in her home in Albany. Tess has been one the most community active, loved and generous people in the hospitality industry in New York's Capital Area for over 30 years and she's still going strong. We get into her start our time runing Justin;s on Lark together and changing the Capital restaurant scene, and her move to owning her own bar.  There was too much for one podcast discussed so next week we will return with the last 15 years for her life including the burning down of her bar, reviving a strip club and getting to exert power of the most powerful in Albany!

The recipe fo the week is one of Tess's faves of mine. LOBSTER -PEACH QUESADILLA!

I finish with the song Slow Poison from the band Moby Dicks that I was in while I worked with her at Justins. The song is recored on 4 track cassette. 

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