The Four Top Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today's hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.
The Four Top

The Four Top

From Oregon Public Broadcasting

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today's hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

Most Recent Episodes

Ep. 79: Food, Film, and Fiction

What are some of the most memorable food moments in film and fiction? Food journalist Nikita Richardson, YouTube phenom Andrew Rea ("Binging with Babish") and historical-fiction author Crystal King fill us up with food-centric watching and reading recommendations.

Ep. 78: Why Veganism Matters Now

How has COVID-19 changed the public's perception of veganism? Why is the "Black Veganism" movement gaining traction right now? And how are vegans navigating the world differently in 2020? The Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, Talia Pollock, and Waz Wu bring us up to speed on veganism's new guard.

Ep. 77: Eating On The Edge

What explains the high infection rate of COVID-19 among food-processing workers? Do Americans have a new understanding of food insecurity? And what is "corona-conscious eating"? Elle Simone Scott, Dr. Don Schaffner and Sophie Egan fill us in.

Ep. 76: Meet the New Wave of Culinary E-Entrepreneurs

Who are the new culinary entrepreneurs of the COVID-19 quarantine? The innovators who are bringing foods from farms to doorsteps, sending exotic ingredients across the country, and connecting families through cooking. Our guests are Julia Niiro, Ted Farthing, and Kelly Montoya.

Ep. 75: Diet Lies

Everything we thought we knew about nutrition was wrong. According to journalist Nina Teicholz, Dr. Miles Hassell, and salumist Elias Cairo, a salami a day might just keep the doctor away.

Ep. 74: Coronavirus Hits The Food Industry

In this special episode, Carrie Welch, Vitaly Paley, and Heather Kintler discuss the profound impact that COVID-19 has had on their businesses.

Ep. 73: The Future Of Food Is The Past

Is foraging the new farming? How will Gen Z change the food industry? And how will a cutting-edge grocery chain change the health industry? Panelists Rowan Jacobsen, Jen Bryman and Fernando Divina discuss.

Ep. 72: Special Episode - Assemblage Symposium

Meet women who are changing the wine industry, at the Assemblage Symposium, recorded live.

Ep. 71: Bonus Episode - Interview with Nancy Rommelmann

A prominent journalist discusses free speech and food culture.

Ep. 70: What Is Nattō?

Have you tried the Japanese breakfast food that's as sticky as chewing gum and "smells like stinky feet"? Meet nattō.

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