This week we are very happy to present the keynote panel from the 2017 Food Book Fair, recorded live from Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel New York. The discussion was moderated by Frank Bruni and featured panelists Mario Batali, Samin Nosrat, Myisha Priest, and Ken Friedman. They explored what it means to be engaged in the business, pleasure and politics of food today.

This episode also features another pod-collab with our man in the field, Jason Stewart, aka Them Jeans. Jason interviewed authors, chefs, and a few innocent bystanders from the always poppin lobby of the Ace Hotel. Catch the long-form version of Jason’s interviews on the latest episode of The Stew.