For the second episode of I Want to Know What You Know, we hand the mic to chef Joshua McFadden, who takes the reins as host. Joshua is the chef and co-owner of Ava Genes and Roman Candle in Portland, OR, where he creates some of our favorite dishes through his exploration of textural contrast and emphasis on vegetables.
We expected Joshua to pick someone from the food industry to interview but he surprised us by choosing Tyler Hays, creator and owner of BDDW, a world class furniture company based in Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY.
In the interview, we quickly witnessed the parallels between their worlds as furniture designer and chef, exploring the nature of materials. We also heard Tyler’s true tale of growing from a boy in Eastern Oregon, burying jars of homemade concoctions underground to see what would happen, into a successful and visionary business owner and craftsman. The interview was recorded at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR.
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