Episode 028- Imagine loving a food so much that you quit your job and make a movie about it. That’s what Matt Reynolds did.
Reynolds is a filmmaker from central New York. He made a documentary about the finding the best wing called The Great Chicken Wing Hunt.
What was once a simple regional food that blue-collar guys enjoyed with a shot and a beer after a day’s work at the plant, is now an international food phenomenon. On July 29th, National Chicken Wing Day was celebrated and it’s been for some time. Coming up on Labor Day weekend, it is The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival–two days of raucous celebration to honor the humble chicken wing.
If you listened to Episode 005 of this show, you know I interviewed Dan Pashman, the host of The Sporkful. You might recall that he and I spent a good part of that interview talking about wings. In that show, he suggested I reach out to Matt Reynolds. I am glad I did.
If you feel like making wings at home, try this recipe for Really Good Oven Fried Buffalo Wings from J. Kenji Lopez -Alt over at Serious Eats. Here is a link to learn his methodology on achieving wing greatness.
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