My Life in Food Resource Guide

Learn more about the people and places featured in My Life in Food.

Food stylists working on the set of a shoot.

Food stylists working on the set of a shoot.

Episode 1: Ready for Your Close-Up

Annie Novak at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm.

Annie Novak at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm.

Melanie Dunea, Photographer
Melanie is a portrait photographer and author of the book My Last Supper.
New York, NY

Jennifer Esposito baking gluten-free muffins in her kitchen.

Jennifer Esposito baking gluten-free muffins in her kitchen.

Brian Preston-Campbell, Food Stylist
Brian is a food stylsit and author of Good Spirits.
Brooklyn, NY

Lauren Gerrie preps in style for the bigLITTLE Supper Club's Roaring 20s dinner party.

Lauren Gerrie preps in style for the bigLITTLE Supper Club's Roaring 20s dinner party.

Tom Schierlitz, Photographer
Tom is a food and still photographer.
145 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013
212-431-4195

New York City food tour guide, Famous Fat Dave takes host Al Roker to foodie points around the city.

New York City food tour guide, Famous Fat Dave takes host Al Roker to foodie points around the city.

Telepan, Restaurant
Owner Bill Telepan is photographed by Melanie Dunea for her upcoming book.
72 W. 69th St., New York, NY 10023
212-580-4300

Personal chef Adam Kelinson, committed to sustainable practices, takes a moment in nature.

Personal chef Adam Kelinson, committed to sustainable practices, takes a moment in nature.

Marlow & Daughters, Butcher shop
Andrew Tarlow and his gourmet butcher shop and grocery.
95 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-318-5700

Marc Denis preparing insects at a dinner party.

Marc Denis preparing insects at a dinner party.

Industria Superstudio
Photography studios used by Melanie Dunea.
89 Jane St., New York, NY 10014
212-366-1114

Haylee survived an E. coli infection when she was only 3 years old.

Haylee survived an E. coli infection when she was only 3 years old.

Episode 2: Up on the Roof

Cravings expert Dr. Louis Aronne is interviewed by Sporkful podcast hosts Dan Pashman Mark Garrison.

Cravings expert Dr. Louis Aronne is interviewed by Sporkful podcast hosts Dan Pashman Mark Garrison.

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Annie Novak and her 6,000 square foot organic rooftop farm in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.
44 Eagle St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

Students at the New Haven High School planted gardens to learn more about healthy eating and where their food comes from.

Students at the New Haven High School planted gardens to learn more about healthy eating and where their food comes from.

Andrew Cote, Beekeeper
Urban beekeeper with hives located all around New York City and Connecticut, Andrew sells his honey at greenmarkets around the city.
New York, NY

Gary Bauer of Pontchartrain Blue Crabs in New Orleans gives Al Roker a tour of his fishery.

Gary Bauer of Pontchartrain Blue Crabs in New Orleans gives Al Roker a tour of his fishery.

Bees Without Borders
Organization that aims to spread the skills of beekeeping to impoverished communities around the world.
New York, NY

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett explains his plan for the entire city to go on a group diet.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett explains his plan for the entire city to go on a group diet.

Growing Chefs
Organization that provides educational classes on farming, gardening and healthy eating and cooking.
New York, NY

Bridge Café
Restaurant under the Brooklyn Bridge.
279 Water St., New York, NY 10038
212-227-3344

Eat Café
Restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that uses only locally sourced ingredients in its menu.
124 Meserole Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-389-8083

Champion Coffee
1108 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222
718-383-5195

York Prep School
Private school in New York that began a gardening program and keeps beehives on the roof garden.
40 W. 68th St., New York, NY 10023
212-362-0400

Episode 3: Please Don't Pass the Nuts

Butter and Sugar
Gluten-free line of baking mixes started by actress Jennifer Esposito.
New York, NY

Sloane Miller a.k.a. Allergic Girl, Food allergy consultant
Sloane Miller coaches the food allergic community on dining out and grocery shopping.
New York, NY

Worry Free Dinners
Sloane Miller works with various restaurants to create an allergy safe meal for her clients who want to dine out without the worry of food allergies.
New York, NY

Morandi
Keith McNally's Italian restaurant in the heart of Manhattan's West Village.
211 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014
212-627-7575

Dos Caminos
Mexican restaurant with various locations around Manhattan, known for its authentic cuisine and the highest quality ingredients.
373 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10016
212-294-1000

Nizza
Restaurant with a French take on Italian cuisine, named after the Italian name for Nice, France.
630 9th Ave., New York, NY 10036
212-956-1800

Westerly Natural Market
Gourmet and natural grocery store stocking only the best items with a wide variety of food catering to dietary restrictions and food allergies.
913 8th Ave., New York, NY 10019
212-586-5262

Episode 4: Now You See It, Now You Don't

The Hunger, Pop-Up Restaurants
"Culinary Guerilla," an eminently appropriate term to describe The Hunger's series of irreverent pop-up restaurants; co-founder Alan Philips' most recent project is The Feast.
New York, NY

Soho Grand Hotel
Opened in 1996, the boutique hotel was host to The Hunger's second pop-up restaurant.
310 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
212-965-3000

Sky Group, Entertainment and Event Marketing Group
Alan Phillips and Josh Shames' hospitality and marketing group, specializing in hotels, casinos, restaurants and nightclubs.
41 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003
212-414-4693

bigLITTLE Supper Club
Flannery Klette-Kolton and Lauren Gerrie founded this boutique catering service to make gastronomic fantasies for parties large and small come true.
New York, NY

Chelsea Market
Formerly a Nabisco factory, Chelsea Market is now on the map for New York City tourists and residents alike as one of the top places for gourmet explorations. For a little history with your food, take one of Foods of New York's tours.
75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011
212-242-7360

The Lobster Place
Located within Chelsea Market, The Lobster Place is the city's largest purveyor of live lobster, and a destination for seafood lovers of all kind.
75 9th Ave., New York, NY
212-255-5672

Episode 5: Neighborhood Eats

Famous Fat Dave, NYC Food Tour Guide
Looking for the perfect pickle, best slice of pizza or tastiest cannoli to be found in New York? Dave will take you from door to door of the citiy's best eats in his checkered cab.
New York, NY
646-496-6540

Dinosaur BBQ
This Harlem spot brings Dinosaur's "genuine honky tonk" barbecue to adoring New York City patrons.
646 West 131st St., New York, NY 10027
212-694-1777

Charles' Pan Fried Chicken
Pure southern cooking served up buffet style at this hole-in-the-wall spot in Harlem.
2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10039
212-281-1800

Patsy's, Pizzeria
This renowned pizzeria has been serving pies to its faithful devotees in Harlem since it opened in 1933.
2287 1st Ave., New York, NY 10035
212-534-9783

Vendy Awards
New York City’s annual competition for the title of Best Street Food Vendor. The Vendys also function as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Street Vendor Project.
123 William St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 11207

Bistro Truck
Gourmet street vendor with a Moroccan-Mediterranean influence.
5th Ave., between 16th & 17th St., New York, NY
800-290-4924

Schnitzel & Things, Food Truck
The food is as straightforward as the name suggests — crispy schnitzel (chicken, pork or cod) is served up alongside a variety of traditional Austrian sides. 
New York, NY

El Ray Del Sabor, Food Vendor
Food carts serving tasty and authentic Mexican cuisine.
New York, NY

Patacon Pisao, Food Truck
Originally a sole food truck, Patacon Pisao has added a restaurant to the business, both serving traditional Venezuelan cuisine.
202nd St., between 9th & 10th Ave., New York, NY

King of Falafel and Shawarma
The King has been cooking up simple and delicious Arabic food for fans from Astoria and beyond since 2002.
30th St. at Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106
718-838-8029

Episode 6: Food for Champions

Laila Ali, Professional Athelete and Health Advocate
Former boxing champion Laila Ali — and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali — has turned her attention to the education of young people on the importance of nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Los Angeles, CA

Adam Kelinson, Private Chef
A personal chef and nutritional consultant for professional atheletes, actors and anyone looking for a healither lifestyle, Adam is committed to sustainable practices.
PO Box 1921, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-458-0564

Brad Gerlach, Surfer and Surfing Coach
Professional surfer and coach, Brad Gerlach competes around the world and privately coaches professional and amateur surfers on technique.
California
323-993-0800Marc Denis
Dennis is an 'entomophagist' who encourages the safe eating of insects as a source of nutrition, and artist whose work focuses on the natural world. Learn more at his website Insects Are Food.
Brooklyn, NY

Episode 8: Food Safety 101

Culinary Institute of America
The C.I.A. is the premiere culinary school in the United States, and maintains five public restaurants on its New York campus focusing on American, French, Italian, local/sustainable, and casual/bakery foods.
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-452-9600

Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
An expert on food safety and nutrition, Nestle is the author of books Safe Food and Food Politics, among others.
New York, NY

S.T.O.P., Safe Tables Our Priority
A nonprofit organization, Safe Tables Our Priority is dedicated to preventing foodborne illness and educating on food safety.
847-831-3032

Episode 9: Cravings

The Sporkful
The Sporkful is a podcast that discusses "the most ridiculous food-related minutiae, always seeking ways to eat more, eat better, and eat more better."
New York, NY

Dr. Louis Aronne
An expert on weight loss and food cravings, Dr. Aronne is the author of best-selling book The Skinny on Losing Weight Without Being Hungry.
1165 York Ave
New York, NY
212-583-1000

5 Napkin Burger
A popular item on the menu at Manhattan restaurant Nice Matin, owners Andy D'Amico and Simon Oren decided to give the 10-oz. fresh ground chuck burger topped with Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions and a rosemary aioli its own joint. 
630 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036
212-757-2277

Episode 10: You Are What You Eat

New Haven Public Schools
New Haven School District has revamped its food programs to provide healthier meals for all its schools, including gardening projects that get students involved in the growing of their own food.
54 Meadow Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203-946-8888

Tim Cipriano, Executive Director of food services for New Haven Public Schools
Cipriano is helping revamp the diet of young people with new school food programs, aimed at getting back to "real food," and cutting out as much processed food as possible.
New Haven, CT 06510

Sound School
Public school with a focus on "aquaculture" education — a mix of maritime history, literature of the sea, boat building, oceanography, marine biology, aquaculture chemistry and marine technology — in the New Haven, CT School District.
60 South Water Street
New Haven, CT 06519
203-946-6937

Barnard School
Public school focusing on environmental studies in the New Haven, CT School District.
170 Derby Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
203-691-3500

Columbus School
Public School in the New Haven CT School District.
255 Blatchley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513
203-691-2500Episode 11: The Gulf Coast: After the Spill

Pontchartrain Blues Crab
Pontchartrain is a New Orleans-based crab fishery, owned by Gary Bauer.
38327 Salt Bayou Road
Slidell, LA 70461
985-649-6645

Matt's in the Market
Chester Gerl is the chef at this Seattle restaurant in the famous Pike Place Market.
94 Pike St # 32
Seattle, WA 98101
206-467-7909

Snackbar
French Bistro cuisine created by chef Vishwesh Bhatt with traditional Mississippi cooking techniques.
721 North Lamar
Oxford, MS 38655
662-236-6363

Taggia
Coastal Italian cuisine from chef James Siao in the heart of Arizona.
4925 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 95251
480-424-6095

Michy's
Owned by Michelle Bernstein, Michy's is a modern bistro located in Miami.
6927 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
305-759-2001

Red The Steakhouse
Peter Vauthy is the chef at this traditional steakhouse serving up food in the Cleveland area.
3355 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
216-831-2252

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Miami-based restaurant focused on providing food made from locally sourced ingredients.
130 Northeast 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
305-573-5550

Marcel's
A traditional French restaurant, Marcel's is owned by Robert Wiedmaier and located in Washington D.C.
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20037
202-296-1166

Pican
Chef Dean Dupuis cooks up California cuisine with a taste of the South in Oakland.
2295 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
510-834-1000

True Restaurant
Wesley True is owner of this fine dining restaurant with a Southern twist in Mobile.
9 Du Rhu Drive, Suite 201
Mobile, AL 36608
251-344-3334

August
Owned by John Besh, this contemporary French restaurant is located in downtown New Orleans.
301 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orelans, LA 70130
504-299-9777

Southern Food and Beverage Museum
This unusual museum is dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South.
500 Port of Orleans Place Suite 169
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-569-0405

OKC Million - This City Is Going on a Diet
The mayor of Oklahoma City challenged its residents to lead healthier lives, focusing on a program that included exercise and cooking tips for weight loss.
Oklahoma City, OKEpisode 12: This City is Going on a Diet

OKC Million - This City Is Going on a Diet
The mayor of Oklahoma City challenged its residents to lead healthier lives, focusing on a program that included exercise and cooking tips for weight loss.
Oklahoma City, OK

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