Welcome to the Dinner Hour

Year 4:  May 27, 2008 to current

Click here for shows from Years 1-3

Celebrating our 5th birthday!  May 11, 2010

Listen to the Dinner Hour:

  • In the Mad River Valley, VT:  Tuesdays 5pm to 6pm and Saturdays 8am to 9am on WMRW-LP 95.1 FM
  • In Bellows Falls, VT:  Thursdays 5pm to 6pm on WOOL 100.1 FM
  • Channel 44 - Mad River Valley TV:  Most weeks.  Check the current schedule.
  • Podcasting on iTunes:  Just search for The Dinner Hour in iTunes.
  • Streaming Live on WMRW-LP Warren:  www.wmrw.org

About The Dinner Hour

The Dinner Hour is a one hour radio show that airs weekly on WMRW-LP Warren - Community Radio for the Mad River Valley (95.1 on the FM Dial).  Your hostess for the show is Robin McDermott.   The show is on from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and the show replays on Saturday mornings at 9:00am.  If you ever wish to hear a show that you missed, they are archived on this site. 

On the show I discuss food with a focus on fresh, local and healthy. 

I welcome your comments and thoughts about our previous shows, the current show or ideas for future shows.  Please e-mail me - I would love to hear from you. 

Click on the links below for specific information about a particular show.

Download instructions: 

PC/Windows:  Right click on the Download Now link and select Save Target As.  You will now be asked where you want to save the file.  Select a location and click on OK.

MAC:  Control click on the above link and choose "download link to disk".



Show Focus

Download Show

Nov 2, 2010 Chef John Lumbra, Executive Chef at The Kitchen at The Store Download Now
October 26, 2010 Heidi Benjamin, Whole Foods Chef, Yestermorrow Download Now
October 19, 2010 Robin on Fall Cooking Download Now
October 5, 2010 Mariel Golden on her Channel 44 TV show Food and Farms Download Now
Sept 28, 2010 Cookbook Author Andrea Chesman - Recipes from the Root Cellar Download Now
Sept 14, 2010 Robin on Eat Local Week Download Now
Sept 7, 2010 Robin on the History of the Eat Local Movement in the Valley Download Now
August 24, 2010 Nancy Baron on Travelling and Eating in Italy with 'tweens. Download Now
August 17, 2010 Lisa Ransom, GROW Compost Vermont Download Now
August 10, 2010 Robin on summer cookin Download Now
August 3, 2010 Joan Wilson, Waitsfield Wine Shoppe - Upcoming Wine Tastings Download Now
July 27 2010 Bev Kehoe on the Vermont Festival of the Arts Download Now
July 13, 2010 Chef Charlie Menard of the Round Barn Farm on their Brewer's Dinner Download Now
July 6, 2010 Luke Stone of the Barn Door Restaurant at the 1824 House Inn Download Now
June 30, 2010 Robin on 4th of July eating and Festivities Download Now
June 22, 2010 Jillian Abraham of Small Step Farm Download Now
June 15, 2010 Joerg Klauck on the Burlington Food and Wine Festival Download Now
June 8, 2010 Quayl Rewinski - The Gaylord Farm Download Now
June 1, 2010 Robin's Guide to Eating Your Way through Montreal Download Now
May 11, 2010 Dinner Hour 5 Year Anniversary Show!!!! Download Now
April 28, 2010 All about Fair Trade (did not air on 3/16/10) Download Now
April 20, 2010 Chef Doug Mack and the amazing Linda Harmon on TUSCANY! Download Now
April 13 2010 Chef Paul Morris and the Harwood Union HS Jr. Iron Chefs Download Now
April 6, 2010 Students from Vermont Commons School on the Backyard Beatnik Project Download Now
Mar 30, 2010 Joan Wilson on the Court of Master Sommeliers Download Now
Mar 23, 2010 Nancy Baron Talks interviews Robin about her trip to Italy Download Now
Mar 16, 2010 All about Fair Trade Download Now
Mar 9, 2010 Ben Hewitt, Author of The Town that Food Saved Download Now
Mar 2, 2010 Repeat of Sept 22, 2009 show with Iliyan and Savitri of Mint Restaurant Download Now
Feb 23, 2010 Doug Racine, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Vermont Download Now
Feb 16, 2010 FUNDRAISER SHOW Download Now
Feb 9, 2010 Michael Flanagan of Michael's Good To Go Download Now
Feb 2, 2010 Charlie Menard on the Vermont Fresh Network Annual Meeting Download Now
Jan 26, 2010 Lisa Lang of the Weathertop Inn on Local Foods in their Restaurant Download Now
Jan 19, 2010 Aaron Locker on Kingsbury Foodbank Farm Download Now
Jan 12, 2010 Gerry Nooney on Local Food at Sugarbush Download Now
Jan 5 2010 Nancy Baron and Charlie Menard on the Souper Bowl Download Now
Dec 29, 2009 Holidays - NO SHOW  
Dec 22, 2009 AnneMarie Harmon on Raw Food Download Now
Dec 15, 2009 Kind of Christmas Show with Charlie Menard Download Now
Dec 8, 2009 Joan Wilson from the Waitsfield Wine Shoppe Download Now
Dec 1, 2009 Kathy Rose of The Store in Waitsfield

Download Now

Nov 24, 2009 No Show - Busy getting ready for Thanksgiving!

Download Now

Nov 17, 2009 Homecook Jeannie Elias on preparing the Thanksgiving Meal

Download Now

Nov 10, 2009 Thanksgiving and Winter Farmers' Markets

Download Now

Nov 3, 2009 Joerg Klauck on Wines for the Fall/Thanksgiving

Download Now

Oct 27, 2009 Managing a Cookbook Addiction with Eat Your Books founder Jane Kelly

Download Now

Oct 20, 2009 BEST of the Dinner Hour - Michael Flanagan on Making Great Soups

Download Now

Oct 13, 2009 Cleaning the Garden for the Fall and food talk with Chef Charlie Download Now
Oct 6, 2009 Walt Krukowski of Mountain Flower Farm Download Now
Sept 29, 2009 Megan Moffroid and Ashley Woods/East Warren Community Market Download Now
Sept 22, 2009 Robin talks with Iliyan and Savitri of the Waitsfield Tea Shop Download Now
Sept 15, 2009 Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz on their book Cooking Close to Home Download Now
Sept 8, 2009 Doug Mack, Chef-Owner of Mary's at the Inn at Baldwin Creek Download Now
Sept 1, 2009

Tribute to Dr. Tim Wargo with Joan and Thom Gorman

SPECIAL TIME:  4:30 to 6:00pm

Download Now
Aug 25, 2009 Triple Header:  Localvore Challenge, Local Sliders and Late Blight Download Now
Aug 18, 2009 Lisa Loomis/Elwin Neill on the challenges faced by Vermont Dairy Farmers Download Now
Aug 11, 2009 Joan Wilson, Owner of Waitsfield Wine Shoppe on Summer Wines Download Now
Aug 4, 2009 Emily Weinstein, Blogger for Bitten, Mark Bittman's NYT Blog Download Now
July 28, 2009 The Vermont Statehouse Garden and its Farmers Download Now
July 21, 2009 Beverly Kehoe - Culinary Events for the Festival of the Arts Download Now
July 14, 2009 Joan and Thom Gorman of the Millbrook Inn and Restaurant Download Now
July 7, 2009 Sebastian and Dan Von Trapp - The New Cheesemakers in Town! Download Now
June30, 2009 Home Cook Jeannie Elias on cooking Fresh in the Summer Download Now
June 23, 2009 Nancy Baron on her trip to Morocco Download Now
June 16, 2009 Jenna Woginrich, Author of Made From Scratch Download Now
June 9, 2009 Lila Bennett of Tangletown Farm Download Now
June 2, 2009 Doug Mack, chef-owner of Mary's Restaurant at the Inn at Baldwin Creek Download Now
May 26, 2009 Misse Doe, Dining Room Manager at Timbers Restaurant Download Now
May 19, 2009 Charlie Menard covers for Robin and chats with Bloggers and Tweeters Download Now
May 12, 2009 Sean Lawson and Lawson's Finest Liquids Microbrewery Download Now
May 5, 2009 Robin on Finding Morel Mushrooms Download Now
April 28, 2009 Peter Burke of Calais Vermont on Square Foot Gardening Download Now
April 21, 2009 Aaron Locker and Suzanne Slomin on vegetable gardening Download Now
April 14, 2009 Nick Laskovski and Ari Reynolds on homegrown shitake mushrooms Download Now
April 7, 2009 Joan Wilson of Waitsfield Wine Shoppe on her wine trip to Austria Download Now
Mar 24, 2009 Robin on Food Justice Issues Download Now
Mar 17, 2009 Barbi, Meg and Carrie of Vermont's Local Banquet Magazine Download Now
Mar 10, 2009 Home cook extraordinaire Jeannie Elias on how she cooks on a daily basis Download Now
Mar 3, 2009 Jackie Sainsbury, Director of the Cooking School at The Store Download Now
Feb 24, 2009 2009 Fundraiser Show II with Chef Charlie Menard Download Now
Feb 17, 2009 2009 Fundraiser Show I with Deborah Shapiro, Edible Green Mountains Download Now
Feb 10, 2009 Sugarbush Executive Chef Jerry Nooney - Vermont Farmhouse Chowder Download Now
Feb 3, 2009 Mike Eastman, Dairy Farmer on the plummeting Milk Prices Download Now
Jan 27, 2009 New wine grape farmer Joe Klimek about his Waitsfield Vineyard Download Now
Jan 20 2009 Molly Stevens on All About Braising Download Now
Jan 13 2009 Nancy Baron with an update on Soups for the Souper Bowl Download Now
Jan 6, 2009 Robin goes solo on healthy eating for the New Year Download Now
Dec 30, 2008 Chef Charlie Menard & Robin on Mark Bittman's VT restaurant reviews Download Now
Dec 23, 2008 Nancy Baron on Souper Bowl II Download Now
Dec 16, 2008 Charlie Menard fills in for Robin and hosts Chef Andrew Davis on heirloom apples and cider Download Now
Dec 9, 2008 Joan Wilson on Italian Wines and Wines for the Holidays Download Now
Dec 2, 2008 Robin goes solo - Thanksgiving leftovers and food gifts for the holidays Download Now
Nov 18, 2008 Rob Williams on Vermont Yak Company Download Now
Nov 11, 2008 Home cook extraordinaire David Cohen (Baked Beads) on quick dinners Download Now
Nov 4, 2008 Chef Charlie Menard - Chef tips for the home cook Download Now
Oct 28, 2008 2009 Vermont Gubernatorial Debate on Agriculture Download Now
Oct 14 2008 Winter Farmers' Markets and Dan Barber on Foie Gras Download Now
Oct 4, 2008 Joerg Klauck on wines for the fall Download Now
Sept 23, 2008 Robin on her favorite cookbooks Download Now
Sept 16, 2008 Chef Charlie Menard on Local Food Download Now
Sept 9, 2008 Robin goes solo and talks about the Localvore Challenge Download Now
Sept 2, 2008 Caesare Assad, Food Systems Director at Center for Whole Communities Download Now
August 19, 2008 Phoebe Garfinkel, Food Systems Coordinator for Shelburne Farms Download Now
August 12, 2008 Joan Wilson of the Waitsfield Wine Shoppe on Oregon Pinot Camp Download Now
August 5, 2008 Robin's mom Dar McDermott on Eating in Vermont Download Now
July 29, 2008 Joan and Thom Gorman of the Millbrook Inn Download Now
July 22, 2008 Beverly Kehoe on culinary events during the Festival of the Arts Download Now
July 15, 2008 Pat McGovern on the Penny-wise Eat Local Challenge Download Now
July 8, 2008 Tracey Medeiros, Author of Dishing Up Vermont Download Now
July 1, 2008 No Show; busy with 4th of July festivities  
June 21, 2008 Joerg Klauck on wines for the summer Download Now
June 14, 2008 Nancy Baron on her trip to Turkey Download Now
June 10, 2008 Organic Valley farmers talk about dairy farming Download Now
June 3, 2008 Potluck of food talk including continued discussion of food waste Download Now
May 27, 2008 Food waste in America Download Now
Click here to access shows before May 27, 2008

* Shows with a * are definitely worth a listen!

Robin McDermott's

2009 NOFA-VT Presentation on

Peasant Food

Presented by Robin McDermott

February 14th, 2009

  • Click here to view the presentation as a PDF.  Cost comparisons on local food vs. industrial food starts on page 31.

  • Click here for Robin's article in Vermont's Local Banquet on Peasant Food.

  • Dan Barber's talk on gavage on YouTube.com for a great example of how industrial food/unsustainable practices come about.

  • Click here for Robin's Recipe Booklet on Peasant Food

  • Click for Robin's 2007 Recipe Booklet or the 2006 Recipe Booklet.

  • Click here for the Mad River Valley Localvore Project Recipe Database for recipes on homemade yogurt and other Localvore recipes.

  • Recipe for Corn Chowder and corn broth

Segments of Localvore Interest

Download instructions: 

PC/Windows:  Right click on the Download Now link and select Save Target As.  You will now be asked where you want to save the file.  Select a location and click on OK.

MAC:  Control click on the above link and choose "download link to disk".

Bill McKibben tells us about his experiment eating locally during the winter of 2004/2005 (3.5MB)  Download the November 29, 2005 show to hear the entire show.   Download just the interview now

Dave Barash of Vermont Mystic Pies tells us how it all got started and where it is going to (2.8MB).  Download the November 15 show to hear the entire show.  Download just the interview now

Check out the Mad River Valley Localvore website at www.VermontLocalvore.org.

Epicurious TV The Travel Channel (Channel 47 on Waitsfield Cable TV)

Grocery Store Wars Animated Video on Organic Food Awareness - Cute!  Meet Cuke Skywalker, Princess Lettuce, Dark Tater, and of course, Obi Wan Cannoli

TheMeatrix.com - Similar to GroceryStoreWars...but about Feedlot Meats

2005 to 2010 All rights reserved.  Robin McDermott