HERITAGE RADIO NETWORK
Talking with Patrick Martins, founder
Radio is democratic, inexpensive, and a powerful tool for people who don’t have access to other resources...We wanted to treat food seriously, to create an archive of key, influential people in the food business, to talk about important things, like biodiversity.
Meet Patrick Martins, founder of Heritage Radio Network (HRN), the “world’s pioneer food radio station” and freewheeling culinary clubhouse for gatherings of cool folks from every corner of the food and drink world. Thirty five shows as wide-ranging as The Farm Report and Wedding Cake broadcast from the Bushwick, Brooklyn, studio every week.
In addition to founding Heritage Radio Network, Patrick is the founder of Slow Food USA, and the author of The Carnivore’s Manifesto. His company Heritage Foods USA is the largest distributor of rare and heritage breed meats in the country.
Though this is a profile of Patrick Martins, in true anything-goes clubhouse style, there’s also input from HRN’s Executive Director Caity Moseman Wadler; Communications Director Kat Johnson; and Mike Edison, host of long-running HRN show Arts & Seizures.