Episode 30: Gary Hustwit, Krakatoa and Foraging

Gary Hustwit/Photo by Brigid Hughes

This week: Filmmaker Gary Hustwit has designs on Honeybaked ham… Krakatoa bursts without pride… and Brendan breaks the two-second rule with a professional forager.

Icebreaker: Luke Burbank
Luke Burbank, host of “Too Beautiful To Live” — Seattle’s favorite radio talk show and America’s second favorite podcast — tells us a Doctor joke that’s a surgical strike to your funnybone.

Small Talk: House Widow’s of Brazil, Less-Than-Penny Stocks and City Hall’s Up in Malibu
The staff from Marketplace tells you stories from this week’s news that your guests won’t have heard.

History Lesson with Booze: Krakatoa and the “Blood & Ashes
This week in 1883, the island of Krakatoa unleashed one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions in history — an explosion so loud it could be heard 2,000 miles away. After hearing about the chaos which followed, you’ll need a drink — click the link above for the recipe.

“Blood and Ashes,” created for the DPD by Jim Romdall, bar manager at Vessel in Seattle, WA

In short glass:

  • curl 1 sprig of rosemary in bottom of glass
  • coat glass and rosemary with absinthe, and set on fire

In shaker mix:

  • 2 oz Voyager gin
  • 1/4 oz Batavia Arrack
  • 1oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Shake and pour over burning rosemary
Fill glass with mountain of crushed ice
Pour 1/2 oz of shiraz “lava” over crushed ice

Drink and explode with joy, thereby creating a tsunami of reverie amongst you and your dinner companions.

Guest of Honor: Gary Hustwit
After working for years in the salt mines of legendary punk rock record label SST, Gary Hustwit went on to produce rockmentaries like “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart,” about the band Wilco. A few years back he debuted as a director with “Helvetica,” about the ubiquitous font, and now he’s back with “Objectified,” his thought-provoking film about the design of objects. Rico talks with Gary about surfboards, potato peelers and, of course, the secret recipe for Honeybaked hams.

Main Course: Forage SF
Brendan interviews Iso Robbins, founder of Forage SF — an organization that’s turning the Bay Area into a free-form wild farm.

One for the Road: Vi kommer att dö samtidigt by Säkert
A song to play on your way to — or departing from — this weekend’s dinner parties.