Joy Y. Wang covers food and culture for WNYC. In October 2009, she created the weekly WNYC All Things Considered segment, Last Chance Foods. The seasonal food segment features farmers, chefs, and food writers talking about everything from growing asparagus to hunting wild turkey.
Joy also currently serves as the managing editor of Columbia Law School Magazine. She previously worked as the senior editor of AVENUE magazine, one New York City’s oldest and most distinguished society publications. She has also written articles for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The New York Press.
Joy graduated from New York University with majors in journalism and politics.
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Ramps are in decline, says Dr. Robert Naczi, a botanist with the New York Botanical Garden. He gives his advice on what not to forage, as well as what can be foraged and how to forage it.
Friday, May 24, 2013
WNYC's Amy Eddings talks to botanist Robert Naczi and his work identifying carnivorous pitcher plants. Hear about the plant that was named after Dr. Naczi in an exclusive clip.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Registered dietitian Samantha Heller explains why flax is healthy and how flax oil, flaxseeds, and flax meal are different. Try a recipe she recommends for Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Stephanie Villani of Blue Moon Fish talk about fluke and porgies, which are in season now. Try her easy and quick recipe for battered and pan-fried porgy fillets.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Cave master Brian Ralph of Murray's Cheese Shop and Harvard microbiologist Benjamin Wolfe talk about the molds and mites flavoring the cheese in the caves. Find out what's growing on your cheese.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Farmer Annemarie Gero of the Queens County Farm Museum talks about chicken personalities and how to check if an egg has gone bad. Try her grandmother's recipe for a Hungarian casserole of boiled eggs, potatoes, and sour cream.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Famed Pork Slope chef Dale Talde put on a game face as my questions came his way, but I detected some flinching when I asked him about his vacation plans this year. He had to repeat the question. "Vacation plans?"
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Stewart Borowsky has been selling wheatgrass at the Union Square farmers market since 1994. He talks about growing it and why you should not throw it in your blender.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Farmer and cookbook author Barbara Damrosch explains how to get a head start on planting and harvesting potatoes. Try her recipe for Peruvian Potatoes.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Chef Eberhard Müller of Satur Farms talks about growing frisée and farming on both Long Island and in Florida. Try his recipe for frisée salad with apples and blue cheese, walnut-cider vinaigrette.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Chef John Fraser says that although cardoons look like “celery with armor,” beneath that bristly exterior, there hides a delicious spring vegetable. Just be sure to snap on a pair of gloves before you start preparing them.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Kubbeh, a traditional Jewish-Iraqi comfort food of semolina dumplings simmered in soup, may be in danger of disappearing because it's so labor-intensive to make. To help make sure that doesn't happen, culinary curator Naama Shefi created The Kubbeh Project, a three-week pop-up restaurant that opens today.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Lee Brothers talk about the resurgence of stone-ground grits and explain why instant grits are so bland. Try a recipe from their new cookbook for shrimp and grits.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Chef Peter Berley says that making ricotta at home is both fast and simple. Try his four-ingredient recipe.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Food writers Melissa Clark and Deb Perelman talk about peeling chickpeas in pursuit of making the best homemade hummus. Try their recipes and tell us which one you like the best.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Check out a few recipes from past Last Chance Foods that will help keep you warm, entertained and well fed during snowstorm Nemo.
Friday, February 01, 2013
Food writer Cathy Erway talks about the versatile uses of daikon radishes, which are still available at farmers markets. Try her recipe for Daikon Radish Greens Pasta with Seared Daikon Radishes.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Carolyn Sherman answers questions about horseradish, starting her own business, and her favorite winter comfort food in this edition of 60-Second Stir-Fry.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Carolyn Sherman built a small business based on her father's recipe for horseradish. She talks about working with fresh horseradish root and cooking with the finished product. Try her recipe for Sauteed Whitefish With Citrus or Ginger ISH.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Sporkful host Dan Pashman talks about the origins of granola and offers his advice on making your own. Try Slate editor L.V. Anderson's recipe for maple granola.