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MAX’S TABLE: Produce production during a pandemic

Organic local produce in a local Sacramento Bel Air store. This week on Max's Table, long time produce buyer Gina Backovich gives in inside look into the complex world of fruit and vegetable production.

Max Connor and Robbie Pierce

October 30, 2020

This week Max talks with 20-year General Produce employee Gina Backovich. Backovich unveils the complicated world of produce, and how the pandemic disrupted it. After this episode, you’ll never look at your bagged cobb salad the same way.

MAX’S TABLE: The Sandwich Episode

MAX'S TABLE: The Sandwich Episode

Max Connor and Robbie Pierce

October 17, 2020

This week on Max’s Table, Max talks to his sister and fellow sandwich connoisseur Dina Owens, all about sandwiches. Where did they come from, Why are they so delicious, is a hotdog a sandwich and how is it possible that Jimmy Johns is worse than Subway? They tackle the answers to all these questions ...

MAX’S TABLE: Starting a home vegetable garden

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Max Connor and Robbie Pierce

September 24, 2020

This week Max talked with the CapRadio garden coordinator to get tips on starting a home garden in the hot climate of Sacramento.

MAX’S TABLE: All about In-N-Out Burger

MAX’S TABLE: All about In-N-Out Burger

Max Connor and Shaun Holkko

September 15, 2020

On the first episode of Max’s Table this semester, editor-in-chief Max Connor talks to Sac State alumnus and former State Hornet sports editor Shaun Holkko about In-N-Out Burger.

MAX’S TABLE S1E2: Home baking with self-taught professional vegan cake baker Ashley Shotwell

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Max Connor

May 19, 2020

This week Max delves into the world of home baking with artist and cake decorator Ashley Shotwell. Shotwell specializes in vegan cakes and baked goods, and she reveals the best substitutes for dairy products in baking and gives advice for those who are interested in exploring baking during the pandemic. Sho...

MAX’S TABLE S1E1: Cooking from home with Chef Patrick Prager

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Max Connor

May 10, 2020

In the first episode of the new State Hornet food podcast “Max’s Table,” Max talks to Chef Patrick Prager, the executive chef of the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in downtown Sacramento. Prager talks about his unusual career path including how he learned about important flavor combinations from working...