Heritage Foods USA 718-389-0985
The Source for Authentic American Heritage Foods

Dear Heritage Foods USA Supporter,

Happy New Year!

To begin this new decade we are proud to announce another project to help spread the gospel about artisan products and foods. If our revolution is to succeed it must embrace not just foodies but also carpenters, truckers, metal workers, real estate agents, architects, distributors and a host of others who can accelerate change for independent non-commodity businesses. The Heritage Radio Network now boasts about 20 shows, each more fun to listen to than the next and each in its own way promoting a better, cleaner way of living! We hope you enjoy listening to these shows and that you will consider visiting the studio which are built out of two repurposed shipping containers in the garden of one of Brooklyn’s very best restaurant, Roberta’s, located at 261 Moore Street.

In the meantime, please consider visiting our site to purchase foods for January, which is traditionally the slowest month for small farms.

Thank you for your continued support. Here is to more Heritage in the second decade of the 2000s!



Sunday The Main Course (12:00pm-2:15pm) Cutting The Curd (2:30pm-3:00pm The Mr. Cutlets Show (5:00pm-6:00pm)      
Monday The Naturalist (12:00pm-12:30pm) Let's Eat In (1:00pm-1:30pm) Snacky Tunes (2:00pm-3:00pm) Hot Grease (3:30pm-4:30pm) Edible Communities (5:00pm-6:00pm) Eat To The Beat (7:00pm-7:30pm)
Tuesday At The Root Of It (4:00pm-4:30pm) Why We Cook (6:30pm-7:00pm)        
Wednesday Catch It, Cook It & Eat It (3:00pm-3:30pm) Burning Down The House (8:00pm-9:00pm)        
Thursday A Taste Of The Past (12:00pm-12:30pm) Greenhorn Radio (2:00pm-2:30pm) Urban Foragers (3:30pm-4:00pm)      



Call in live: 718-497-2128

Erica-correctWhy We Cook

Hosted by: Erica Wides

Tuesdays at 6:30PM EST

Every Tuesday, for one half hour, Chef Erica Wides hits the airwaves to become your own personal Chef Instructor. Chef Wides, along with esteemed guests from the culinary world, dissect topics that range from the complex (the nature of cooking itself) to the deceptively simple (eggplants!). Combining classic culinary know-how, personal experiences, and the occasional victual history lesson, Why We Cook is a great listen for culinary vets and rookies alike.

Learn more at: http://www.whywecook.com

Erica Wides has been a Chef for 17 years, and a Culinary Instructor for 12. She teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City, and is also a personal chef, consultant, and private teacher.


Catch It, Cook It & Eat It!

Hosted by: Ben Sargent

Wednesdays at 3:00PM EST

Ben Sargent is a ticking time bomb of waterway enthusiasm, and every week he explodes through your internet via Catch It, Cook It, Eat It. Equal parts fishing show and aquatic infotainment, Ben takes you to all the wet parts of the east coast and explains how best to enjoy them, preserve them, and pull slippery creatures out of them.

For more info: www.brooklynchowdersurfer.com

Growing up on the ocean, Ben Sargent was raised from an early age on clam chowder and cold water. His grandfather taught him his family’s prized chowder recipes from age 5. He’s now a bit of an East Coast legend, notorious for his incredible seafood soups, his questionable surfing style, and his willingness to do almost anything for great waves and even better food.


Hot Grease

Hosted by: Nicole Taylor

Mondays at 3:30PM EST

Hot Grease strives to bring sustainability, localized sourcing, and other forward thinking schools of culinary thought to the minds and kitchens of everyday folk. Each week Nicole's conversations cover the entire spectrum of food enthusiasts--from internationally renowned culinary masters to moms on a budget looking to impress their toughest (tiny) critics.

For more info: www.foodculturist.com

Nicole Taylor is a food culturist, community building consultant and social media junkie living in Brooklyn,NY. She is currently documenting historic and noteworthy US restaurants/cafes in black communities. Nicole is a member of Brooklyn Food Coalition, Food Systems NYC and Slow Food USA.


The Mr. Cutlets Show

Hosted by: Josh Ozersky

Sundays at 5:00PM EST

Every Sunday, Mr. Cutlets, aka Josh Ozersky, opines on food, media, and edible animals. Never afraid to speak his mind, The Mr. Cutlets Show is always an unadulterated half hour of culinary opinion from someone who knows food, knows New York, and (if you’re a chef) probably knows you. Spirited conversations abound, and special events like Meatopia become immortalized in the world of internet radio.

For More Info: www.the-feedbag.com

Josh Ozersky is the Restaurants Editor for Citysearch and author of Meat Me In Manhattan: A Carnivore's Guide to New York and The Hamburger: A History. He is also the editor of The Feedbag, which can be read at http://www.the-feedbag.com.


Let's Eat In

Hosted by: Cathy Erway

Mondays at 1:00PM EST

Let's Eat In is the weekly radio dispatch from Cathy Erway, founder of the blog Not Eating Out in New York. By fielding your phone calls, Catchy is an invaluable ally in your quest to woo that special someone with a delicious, memorable (and affordable) meal. Dating experts, sexologists, food personalities, advocates, cooks, artists, entertainers, and anyone who has felt their heart soar or break beside two plates and some silverware will join Cathy in her quest to help you be loved and stuffed.

Cathy Erway writes the blog, Not Eating Out in New York, based on a two-year mission to forgo restaurant food that prompted many people to ask, "how do you go on dates when you can't eat out?" She writes for Saveur.com, Edible Brooklyn, The Huffington Post, and her memoir, The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove will be published by Gotham/Penguin in February 2010.


Cutting the Curd

Hosted by: Anne Saxelby

Sundays at 2:30PM EST

If there is one thing Anne Saxelby knows, its cheese. Cutting the Curd, heard every other Sunday on HRN, finds Anne disseminating that dairy know-how to the listening public. Every episode also includes guests from the world of dairy, ranging from historians to farmers, chefs to cheese mongers, all engaging in dairy discourse so that you might gain a better understanding (and a better block) of this thing we call cheese.

For more info: www.saxelbycheese.blogspot.com

Anne Saxelby, proprietor of Saxelby Cheesemongers, has a strong background in American farmstead cheese, having started her career as a cheese maven at Murray’s Cheese in the West Village, and subsequently worked on numerous farmstead dairies in the US and abroad.


Edible Communities

Hosted by: Marla Camp, Deborah Schapiro & Ali Berlow

Mondays at 5:00PM EST

Edible Communities is a weekly radio show, helmed by three alternating hosts, and driven by a unifying concept: knowing where your food comes from is a powerful thing. Edible Communities Publications has a legacy of creating community-based culinary publications all over the world. As with each Edible Community Publication, Edible Communities Radio on HRN seeks to be the catalyst that brings local family farmers, chefs, and “foodies” together, and helps educate listeners on the importance of eating seasonally. Marla Camp publishes Edible Austin, Deborah Schapiro publishes Edible Green Mountains & Ali Berlow publishes Edible Vineyard.

For more info: www.ediblecommunities.com


Snacky Tunes

Hosted by: Finger On The Pulse

Mondays at 2:00PM EST

For one hour, every Monday, HRN studio’s hosts some of today’s most cutting edge musicians and DJs. And while the requisite live radio fare is usually present—a song here, a DJ set there—hosts Finger on the Pulse also talk food, sustainability, and green issues with their esteemed guests. Snacky Tunes is routinely radio perfection for the music OR food enthusiast.

For more info: www.fotpnyc.com

twin brothers terry d and dj never forget have long been fighting the good fight for sweaty, dark, sneaky finger nights in the heart of brooklyn. have traveled the world, made a second home out of montreal and drank more whiskey than possible, they have settled down into the groove of living life and killing it as much as possible.


The Main Course

Hosted by: Patrick Martins and Katy Keiffer

Sundays at 12:00PM EST

On The Main Course, hosts Patrick Martins and Katy Keiffer examine issues at the front and center of the sustainability and culinary worlds. Meet the key figures in this country's sustainable food chain--from producer to consumer--including farmers, distributors, marketers, and chefs. The Main Course dissects every detail of the eating experience, from how the farmers raise the food, to how the chefs prepare it, to how ethics and policy can affect both. Curtis

Burning Down The House

Hosted by: Curtis B. Wayne

Wednesdays at 8:00PM EST

Architecture is the laser focus of Burning Down the House, a weekly discourse on all things built, destroyed, admired, and despised. Each week Curtis B. Wayne, your Tudor tutor, invites a posse of authors, critics, builders, designers, and other architecture fiends to reflect on various topics related to perhaps the most functional of art forms.

For more info: http://burningdownthehouse-radioarchitecture.blogspot.com

Curtis B Wayne is a graduate of the Cooper Union in New York City and of Harvard Design School. He has designed and built projects ranging from the Bridgehampton National Bank Headquarters to restoration of the torch of the Statue of Liberty.


Heritage Farm Report

Hosted by: Heather Hyman

Wednesdays at 5:00PM EST

Fridays, HRN takes a look at the people that make having a “culinary world” even possible at all: the farmer. The Heritage Farm Report is a look at the day in the life of a Heritage Breed farmer, where America's leading farmers discuss the history of their land, avant-garde farming techniques, and farming how-to's.


At The Root of It

Hosted by: Erin Fitzpatrick

Tuesdays at 4:00PM EST

Every palate, from the most experienced connoisseur to the nervous new-comer, can benefit from a taste of At the Root of It, HRN’s weekly wine program. Sommelier and wine enthusiast Erin Fitzpatrick canvases the wine world to bring the vintners and professionals shaping the industry into HRN studios, where they discuss the farmers who make the wine, the industry that bottles it, and the people that love it…not to mention the occasional on-air tasting!

For more information click here

Erin Fitzpatrick works as a consultant in the hospitality trade. She has received accreditation from the American Sommelier Association in Viticulture and Vinification and Advanced Blind Tasting. Her company, Esse Consulting produces memorable and innovative events as well as develops hospitality and planning solutions for small restaurants and venues.


The Naturalist

Hosted by: Bernie Wides

Mondays at 12:00PM EST

Bernie Wides aka The Naturalist is a walking encyclopedia of history, biology, geography, and a whole host of words ending in "y". The Naturalist is his platform to make you just a little bit smarter every week, covering an enormous breadth of topics from animal life to prehistoric New York. Let Bernie's dulcet voice and razor sharp intellect guide you through 30 minutes of pure, unadulterated knowledge.

Bernie Wides taught science and industrial arts for 30 years, and then worked as a naturalist teaching coastal ecology on a schooner called The Phoenix. He also has worked at the Everglades National Park as an interpretive park ranger. Bernie is now a volunteer docent at The American Museum of Natural History. His areas of expertise are ocean life, butterflies, and earth & science. In addition, Bernie works as a greensward guide in Central Park


Urban Foragers

Hosted by: Zakary Pelaccio, Jori Jayne Emde

Bi-weekly: Thursdays at 3:30PM EST

The creative forces behind Fatty Crab and Cabrito team up to bring you Urban Foragers-- a half hour of high-impact food radio. Every week, Zak and Jori rummage around New York City and beyond to find stories, people, and ideas that impact the way we eat, think, and drink. Top names from the food and beverage world convene for talking, tasting, and the occasional tirade.

For more info: http://fattycrab.com/news

Zakary Pelaccio and Jori Jayne Emde have collectively had a hand in what seems like all of NYC’s best restaurants. Their current project is the forthcoming Fatty ‘Cue in Williamsburg.


Greenhorn Radio

Hosted by: Severine von Tscharner Fleming

Thursdays at 2:00PM EST

Greenhorn Radio is radio for young farmers, by young farmers. Helmed by acclaimed activist, farmer, and documentarian Severine Fleming, Greenhorn Radio is a weekly phone interview session, surveying America's cutting edge, under-forty farmers.

For more info: www.thegreenhorns.net

Severine is an agriculturalist, activist and organizer based in the Hudson Valley, NY. She is the director and chief logistician of the Greenhorns project. The Greenhorns is a small, land-based non profit for young farmers.


Eat To The Beat

Hosted by: Sarah Obraitis

Mondays at 7:00PM EST

Eat to the Beat focuses on community artists and foodies that seem to be equally dedicated to both subjects. The show offers them a venue to perform, discuss their art, their thoughts on culinary and “green” issues, and explore the enmeshed worlds of food and music.

LindanewA Taste of the Past

Hosted by: Linda Pelaccio

Join Linda Pelaccio for a half hour each week as she indulges her curiosity about food, cooking, drinking and dining of the past by taking a journey through culinary history. Linda interviews authors, scholars, friends and chroniclers to learn about what was eaten, where, and how, from as long ago as ancient Mesopotamia and Rome right up to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. The show will underscore food as a lively link between present and past cultures.

In addition to her passion for culinary history, Linda Pelaccio is a media coach to those primarily in the culinary field who need to go before the cameras or speak to a crowd. She is a former producer of talk radio and TV food shows, and is a member of Culinary Historians of New York, New York Women's Culinary Alliance, Les Dames d'Escoffier, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

For more info go to : Culinary Historians of New York

Brooklyn Eats

Hosted by: Brian Halweil & Rachel Wharton


The programs listed below are archived for your listening pleasure.

-3The Business End

Hosted by: Nelson Harvey and Annie Myers

Annie Myers and Nelson Harvey take listeners out of the dining room, through the kitchen, and out to the loading dock of New York's food system, the place where the real action is. Myers and Harvey endeavor to explain how the city's food system–the intricate and complex web that somehow manages to feed 8 million people every day–actually works. They focus on the untold stories of the people who make the system go: the truck drivers, distributors, farmers and fishermen who are working behind the scenes and around the clock.

Myers and Harvey have worn many hats in New York City's food world, working for restaurants, recycling shops, cheese dealers, public markets, university environmental committees, websites and blogs alike. Myers is currently a forager for The Spotted Pig restaurant, and Harvey is the self-titled 'VP of Mongering' for Eckerton Hill Farms in the Union Square Farmer's Market.


The Main Course: Part Q

Hosted by: Patrick Martins & Katy Keiffer

The Main Course: Part 2, HRN’s unique answer to a morning show, finds Katy Keiffer and Heritage Foods USA's own Patrick Martins surveying quotidian (everyday) culture, covering everything from politics to pin up models. With witticism in no short supply, the hosts of “2” welcome guests from as far as Rwanda or as close as the engineer’s booth to discuss the topics at hand. Filmmakers, environmentalists, artists, musicians, chefs, writers, athletes, politicians, and the occasional canine have all been welcome guests on The Main Course: Part 2. Nelson

Out To Pasture (Three Part Series)

Hosted by: Nelson Harvey

Out To Pasture focuses on what we can learn about "re-localizing" meat production in New York State by re-examining the period, as late as 1880, when New York was actually a center of the country's meat production. There is a personal twist here: It was our host's great, great, great grandfather who played a large role in de-localizing New York's meat production, when he began shipping refrigerated beef by rail from Chicago.

Roberta's Special Events

Hosted by: Roberta's Staff & HRN

Live recordings from some of the special events that have taken place at Roberta's.

Heritage Radio Network Specials

Hosted by: The Heritage Radio Network Team

Keep checking here for the latest and most interesting guests that happen to drop by the studio!


The Heritage How-To's

Hosted by: Lorenzo Ragionieri

A collection of artisans and professionals sharing trade secrets and do-it-yourself tips.

CupinhandstreamThe Caffeine Stream

Hosted by: Nicole Slaven

On the Caffeine Stream, java junkies get the lowdown on their black gold from javaphiles Nicole Slaven and Gaeleen Quinn. If you’re a resident of the “Grind House”, or just a casual coffee enthusiast, The Caffeine Stream is the perfect place to be on the Internet every other Sunday. Growers, roasters, purveyors, and brewers discuss the illustrious black bean and its path to your cup.

Images-1Will Communication

Hosted by: Will Goldfarb

Will Communication is all about marrying the worlds of science, art, and food, and there is no better man to do it than chef/mad scientist Will Goldfarb. Every week on this culinary variety show he’ll be speaking to people that blur the lines between art and cuisine, redefine what cooking means, and generally work to create delicious (and beautiful) things.

For more info go to : www.willpowder.com

Mr. Goldfarb runs Picnick, an innovative sandwich concept with a strong green and social welfare component. He operates Willpowder, a source for specialty pastry products for the restaurant and home. In April 2007, he helped found The Experimental Cuisine Collective, which pursues interdisciplinary learning. Mr. Goldfarb is developing a television show with his daughter Loulou.

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