Mulligan Stew Podcast

EP 109 | Susana Trilling-Chef. Educator. Oaxaca, Mexico

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Susana Trilling is a chef, teacher, caterer, author, TV hostess, food consultant, and director of Seasons of My Heart Cooking School and Sazon de Mi Corazon S.A. de C.V., producing gourmet Mexican products.  She’s from Philly.

She owned 2 NYC restaurants, a restaurant in Fremantle, Western Australia, and has lived in Oaxaca since 1988, where her two sons were born and raised on her ranch outside of the city.

She wrote My Search for the Seventh Mole and Seasons of My Heart; A Culinary Journey through Oaxaca, Mexico to accompany her 13 part PBS series, that ran for 6 years.

 Susana was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oaxacan International Food and Wine Festival in 2002 and in 2012 was presented with the Espiga de Oro Award for her work promoting Oaxacan cuisine internationally. She has been featured at many Food and Wine and Cacao Festivals and been a celebrity chef at CIA San Antonio’s annual Paella Challenge.

 Please enjoy this mid-afternoon chat with Susana Trilling. If you get a chance Google her complete history. It’s fascinating.

http://seasonsofmyheart.com/

EP 108 | Julius Makarewicz-Nude Beverages Co-Founder

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It’s 2013.
In Vancouver, 23-year-old Julius Markarewicz is at a trade show featuring entrepreneurs who have “new ideas”. He’s one of many.
His idea is putting vodka and soda TOGETHER in a can so all we have to do is pour it.
Nude Beverages are now approaching 44 Million cans sold.
This is the story we tell today.

EP 107 | Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Mid-April I was lucky enough to be invited to interview Meg Whitman, the CEO of Quibi.

Quibi is new entertainment art form.  A short form mobile video company. Content is  intended for viewing on smart phones.

Nothing longer than 10 minutes.  News, series, films, documentaries. You name it.

Quibi stands for Quick Bites. It also stands for “ambitious”

Meg’s partner and our guest  is Jeffrey Katzenberg,

Former Disney Chair  (Little Mermaid – Lion King)

led Disney animation (Beauty and The Beast -Roger Rabbit)

and DreamWorks (Shrek)

It’s fair to say, this is a tough sell..they’re already planning on expanding to TV capability.

Lots of competition. Many choices. As Jeffrey says in our interview… “this isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Check back in a year”

 

For your information and convenience, we’ve put both interviews together here.

Here’s Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The Team behind Quibi

EP 106 | Jason Priestley

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Welcome to the pandemic

This week’s podcast is with two very fine friends.

Jason and Naomi Priestley in their house in North Hollywood.

You know Jason from 90210.

Private Eyes. A Roy Orbison video, Hollywood and Vines TV, and a bag full of films and tv series.

He acts, directs, and writes.

He’s also the luckiest guys in the World because he wed Naomi  Lowde-Priestley.

They have two children who act like adults.

Years ago One of them bit me in the nether region.

We’re talking wines, politics, Hollywood and Vines and life in the USA

cheers

 

EP 105 | Ron Sexsmith

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Our Podcast guest is one of the best songwriters that Canada has ever given The World.

Wait a minute. Better than Cohen. Joni. Neil. Lightfoot etc?

They are all peers. The originals who paved the way.

RON SEXSMITH has just released his new album Hermitage.

Ron triggers emotions and memories.

I love talking to Ron.  We have the same sense of humor and history.

And we both love our coffee in the morning,  wine at night and the music of Richard Manuel, Kinks, Zevon, The Who et al.

Enjoy the conversation and the Zoom video that comes with it.

EP 104 | SOSIMA OLIVERA – OAXACA MESCAL MASTER

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photo credit: Kate  Siobhan Mulligan

“they do not adapt to the market needs but rather feel it is the market that needs to adapt to the needs of the agave”

For fans, the search for real mescal/mezcal  starts in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico

The tasting session with Sosima in Oaxaca was a Christmas present from my daughter Kate.

Her husband Pete was along for the tasting, to take some photos and make sure I found my way home.

Sosima is a  third-generation mezcal master from San Miguel Suchixtepec.  Olivera’s grandfather and her father brought Sosima and her six brothers into the world of making mezcal from a young age. She was taught the art by her Grandmother and Aunt.

She’s proud of her chontal ancestry—the indigenous people of Oaxaca—and explains that her people are a peaceful and united group that continues to make mezcal in the traditional approach: not only for drinking but to sustainably cultivate the plant for future generations to come.

There’s a saying in Mexico about Mescal

“When something is bad..the answer is mezcal

When something is good..the answer is mezcal”

photo  credit: Kate Siobhan Mulligan

Her primary label is FANEKANTSINI MEZCAL COOPERATIVE.

They are the Maestro Chontales Tres Colibris (Three Hummingbirds) from Sola de Vega in Oaxaca.

Eight families with a long tradition of Mezcal making.

We welcome to Mulligan Stew Podcast The Mezcalistas

Mezcal FaneKantsini (@fanekantsini) 

Mezcal FaneKantsini – Home | Facebook

http://tlayudona.com.mx/

EP 103 | Quibi CEO Meg Whitman

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Quibi is a subscription-based streaming platform designed to deliver short-form scripted and unscripted content to your cell phone. The name is a mash-up of the words “quick” and “bites,” a nod to the fact that episodes of Quibi shows will run roughly seven to ten minutes in length.

Meg Whitman is the CEO of Quibi.   Prior to Quibi, she served as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and President/CEO for the Hewlett-Packard Company.

Also senior executive at Disney. Ran for Governor of California. A key part of Mitt Romney’s Presidential bids of 2008 and 2012!

Quibi could be the future of entertainment. We’ll see.

EP 102 | Roy Forbes

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As much as Canada loves Roy Forbes’ songs I think it’s his voice that goes straight through your heart.

No fooling around. This voice is memorable. There’s only one like it.

The high lonesome sound of Canada.

He’s been at it for almost 50 years.

Sunday he celebrates his 14th year of hosting Roy’s Record Room on CKUA Radio, province-wide in Alberta.  Name me another show that plays

Vinyl, 45’s and 78’s. Sexy slick tracks from the 20’s through to the 50’s.

A tower of those 78’s fell on top of Roy in his studio and his retina was so damaged he lost his sight. Roy has driven himself to just carry on.

Roy’s Room  IS the history of modern music. It’s how we got to where we are.

Roy has also just released his 11th album Edge of Blue.  It’s a  soul album by a skinny white kid.

It’s very good…

Here’s the complete interview with tracks…

Let’s Rock with Roy

 

EP 101 | The Wood Brothers

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Nobody sounds like The Wood Brothers.

The Wood Brothers are blessed by dedicated fans who love their singular style that fuses gospel, blues, jazz, folk, country, and rock.

The band consists of Oliver Wood on guitar, younger brother Chris Wood on bass, and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, who brings percussion to the band with his guitar, drums, keyboards…

Jano Rix..plays a guitar that’s modified to also be a percussive element.

The harmonies are sublime..the songwriting solid.

I love this band and these guys.

One of the keys is Chris Wood who brings jazz chops from his years with Medeski, Martin, and Wood.

What a band…

Best of all, they’re honest. No grandstanding..just outstanding music.

The boys talk about their time with Levon Helm, Drummer& Vocalist for The Band.

The Bands influence on their music.

This interview took place backstage at The Imperial Room, Vancouver BC.

March 28, 2017

EP 100 | Nathaniel Rateliff

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Welcome to Podcast 100!

When Nathaniel began writing for the new album And it’s still Alright, the songs initially centered on the pain of his unraveling personal relationship, but the theme of the album took a different direction when Richard Swift, his longtime friend, and producer of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ two acclaimed albums, passed away in July 2018.

This time, there’s no Night Sweats riding to the rescue.

While the songs are quieter and more reflective,  they are no less urgent and indelible.  These are strong stories  and even stronger songs

“I’ve always been trying to write songs that hit you in the stomach but I like ones that make people feel like things will be just fine.”

Nathaniel Rateliff