Fin, your Fishmonger and summer love of bluefish



On episode 5 of one million stringbeans I have a legnthy chat with my friend Dora Swan and Pete Kenyan, owners of Fin, your Fishmonger, The Albany, NY areas premiere fish market specializing in sustainbale seafood.

We discuss starting out selling fish out of the back of a truck in a hardware store parking lot in 2006 to their retail shop and many of places they serve today. 

I also turn you on the the glories of Bluefish with a recipe for bloody mary bluefish. Find my recipes at

Immigrants in the kitchen, Raul and Radishes



On my 4th podcast I have a lengthy chat with Raul Cienfuegos. Raul is an El Salvadorian immigrant who is "doing it by the book". We has worked in kitchens in the US since 2001 and has worked his way up the right way. He worked at both New World Home Cooking AND New World Bistro Bar. He chats about pay and workload inequites, earning respect and making it in America. He also is pretty funny, though a wee bit shy. 

This podscat's recipes are featuring summer radishes! Butter poached radishes and pickled radish tops. It's time to cook from the farmer's market, kids! All recipes are available at

And then I finish with a song called Beating Me Back. When I was in the band SKIN in Boston I wrote plenty of songs with political statements. This song was writen in 1986, and  I could release it now. 

My Friend Pippy and Purple Haze Hot Dogs



In my third episode of One Milion Stringbeans I have a great chat with Heather Wiliams, owner of Pippy's Hot Dog Truck and former New World Home Cooking rockstar server. We chatted on her deck in Round Top, NY with cheap mics, so deal with it. I then finish with an amazing recipe for Purple Haze Kraut, bringing my famous psychedelic hot sauce to your BBQ ensemble!

Music in this episode is again by my Boston band SKIN, Kingston's Hellkeeper and we finish with Kakania, an African style instrumental featuring amazin' sax by the one and only Michael Evans. 

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