Laurence and Michael Gottlieb talk about the latest incarnation of their family’s baking business, established in 1885. They explain the origins of their famous Chocolate Chewy cookie. And they talk about mental health in the hospitality industry.
Farmer Willie Johnson talks about his 50-years at Promised Land Farms in Port Wentworth. Although he cites riding tractors and watching things grow as the best parts of his business, he’s clearly motivated more by his love for people and people’s love for him. Now his farming career is coming to an end.
Rafe and Ansley Rivers of Canewater Farm in McIntosh County talk about their vegetable-growing business and art. Native Georgians, they moved to the coast three years ago to pursue their dream of farm ownership. A photographer, Ansley talks about her project documenting America’s rivers.
Chaz Ortiz of Chazito’s Latin Cuisine talks about his food truck. His delicious empanadas, Cuban sandwiches and mojo pork are devoured at special events. He is a culinary pioneer who navigated difficult rules in Savannah to lead the way for others.
Archaeologist Victor Thompson of the University of Georgia talks about the Native American practice of communal feasting and what it has to say about changes in the landscape of Ossabaw Island. Island cowboy Roger Parker talks about his six decade career as a wildlife manager on Ossabaw Island.
Jamie Durrence of Daniel Reed Hospitality talks about his sleek and modern farm-to-table restaurants, Local 11Ten, the Public Kitchen and Bar and Soho South Café. He talks about his background in the fashion industry and the importance of patience, tourism and details in restaurant management.
Rum distiller Tony Chase talks about Daufuskie Island Rum Co. It’s the Savannah area’s first distillery in recent memory. Chase discusses the art and science of turning sugar into a potent potable.
McIntosh County shrimper Morris Butler talks about his career on the water. He shares some of his skills for surviving this highly seasonal and physically demanding job. He talks about his good years, bad years, best captains and most memorable adventures.
Chocolatier Adam Turoni talks about his sweet creations. He opened Chocolat by Adam Turoni when he was 22-years-old. He talks about the humor, guts and terror that went into his early success. He also discusses his mentors and inspirations.
Helen Fields of Joseph Fields Farm talks about becoming organic, getting up early and the business of family farms. She sells vegetables at the Forsyth Park Farmer’s Market. She’s part of the Southeastern Organization of African-American Farmers.