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The Dirty Spoon is an online food and beverage journal launched in December of 2013. Founded by Jonathan Ammons, Catherine Campbell, and Katrin Dohse, Dirty Spoon features stories from the chefs, cooks, bakers, bartenders, artists, thinkers, and makers who shape what we consume.

In 2018, the Dirty Spoon debuted the first season of the Dirty Spoon Radio Hour on 103.7 FM WPVM, giving makers even more ways to tell their stories through intricately developed audio collages. The Radio Hour has featured work by award-winning authors and essayists, chefs, and bar magnates from around the country, and has found an audience around the world. Our mission is to draw stories from the culture we consume and examine local culinary traditions in the face of global change.

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Past episodes feature celebrated writers plus interviews with acclaimed chefs and beverage industry leaders including James Beard Award-winning author Michael Twitty (The Cooking Gene), chef Suzy Phillips (Gypsy Queen Cuisine), PEN Award finalist Piper J. Daniels (Ladies Lazarus), Jeffrey Morgenthaler (The Bar Book), and chef William Dissen (Haymaker, Marketplace).

Why we need your support: 
The Dirty Spoon Radio Hour is a free monthly show and online journal, but it does cost energy, time and money to make. We’re passionate about bringing these stories on the air and to the page. If you like The Dirty Spoon and want to help us keep making it, you can support us through your monthly membership.

Your membership benefits: 
In return for a monthly contribution, depending on your membership tier, you’ll receive:

  • Access to Second Helping shows (extended interviews with our special guests)
  • Gorgeous postcards with illustrations created by artistic director Katrin Dohse
  • A chance to be on our annual “Food for Thought” listener-driven show
  • A copy of our forthcoming book, Dirty Spoon Volume 1
  • And other perks as we create them