Based in California, they found Michael in Miami thanks to a mutual friend in Ann Arbor, Michigan, John Roos. You know his Roos Roast coffee that we serve at the restaurant; John and Michael date back to days cooking up a snow storm at a restaurant in Vail in the ’80s.
Crisscrossing the country over three years and 113 shows on the Talk Shoe platform, Homegrown’s unique angle focuses on one interview per episode with a distinguished local leader living and working anywhere in America. This allows the hosts to both capture the spirit of slow food at a grass roots level and take an accurate reading of how the movement bubbles up to the big picture.
After a thoroughly enjoyable 40 minutes talking with Chef about everything from his James Beard Award to work in the local school system for healthier cafeterias, it was time to turn the tables and hear Homegrown’s take on locavorism in America (and American media) today. Laced throughout, a bunch of laughs and light bulbs. Listen to Michael’s episode here and then read the hosts’ interview on The Genuine Kitchen below.