Monday, November 9, 2009

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Listen: Rowley Talks Homemade Liquor on WHYY

Now, you, too, can hear the mellifluous and dulcet tones of Matthew Rowley waxing geeky over liquor.

Though I sometimes doubt the wisdom of saying yes, I rarely turn down a radio interview. A few weeks back, I mentioned that I'd visited Chef Jim Coleman while I was in Philadelphia. Coleman is host of WHYY's weekly radio show, A Chef's Table. We talked about the history and legality of homemade liquor. During the interview, Coleman asked me about the most unusual spirit I'd come across in my travels. I wrote about that awkward moment here and here.

Now, the (edited) interview is up on WHYY's site without those awkward comments that make producers panic. I've snipped an mp3 of just my segment here.

If you want to listen to the whole show, though—including an interview with German chef and historian Walter Staib—click here, then scroll down to the bottom of the page.

The image above is the first page of Chapter 1 from my book Moonshine.

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