Foodie Fatale with Jocelyn Ruggiero premiers on NPR station WPPB

by Foodie Fatale on June 25, 2013

in Connecticut,Farms/Growers,Seafood,The Family Business,The Hamptons,Women In Food


Photo by Fran McMullen

I am very proud to share with you the premiere episode of my new radio show, Foodie Fatale, broadcast on the NPR station 88.3 WPPB – FM.

Click HERE to listen.

The episode features Rhode Island’s Behan Family Farm, which produces the Ninigret Nectar Oyster, Road Food’s Michael Stern, and Chef James Wayman of Mystic Connecticut’s Oyster Club.


(L-R) Jerome Fox,Michael Stern,Fern Berman,Jocelyn Ruggiero & Chef James Wayman

I was extraordinarily lucky to have collaborated with Creative Consultant Fern Berman  & Audio Producer & Engineer Jerome Fox, without whom this simply wouldn’t be. Thanks too to Timothy Kane, who is a fine boom op.

Please take 29 minutes to listen. And if you like what you hear, please take a moment to PLEDGE in support of the show’s future. $10, $20- anything you can give will help. I really mean this.

If you have a dream you plan in the car on the way to your mortgage-paying job- if you write screenplays on the subway, paint on Saturday nights, if you have a vision board- or thought about making one, or envision a different life when you lie awake in bed at night, you’ll understand what it means to me to have made this. It is the creative culmination of 40 years of passionate living and eating- And, although I never dreamed the medium would be radio, I now cannot imagine it having begun any other way. Thank you.

(L-R) Gary Behan,Jocelyn Ruggiero & Matt Behan


FOODIE FATALE™ with Jocelyn Ruggiero
88.3 WPPB, Peconic Public Broadcasting
Monday, June 24 @ 5:30 PM
Wednesday, June 26@ 5:30 PM
Wednesday, July 3@ 5:30 PM
Monday, July 8 @ 5:30 PM
Streaming (and after first airing also available) at

FOODIE FATALE with Jocelyn Ruggiero is a new genre of radio, a food program unlike any other in the country. FOODIE FATALE chronicles host Jocelyn Ruggiero’s passionate encounters with everything edible; each episode focuses on a culinary adventure exploring people, places and foods – bringing the visceral pleasure of taste and discovery to listeners.

In this launch special, the first in a series, Jocelyn visits Behan Family Farm on Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, RI, where she learns how their Ninigret Nectar Oyster is produced. Next, Road Food‘s  Michael Stern and Jocelyn taste these sweet, luscious Ninigret Nectars at Mystic, CT’s Oyster Club, where Chef James Wayman prepares the oysters in a variety of enticing ways. Michael and Jocelyn make the experience live for the listener in a way one can almost not imagine possible on a radio show.

Foodie Fatale Reveals to the listener, along with the host, a new and exciting world or experience— Taste the taste, feel the passion, live the experience.

Host and Producer: Jocelyn Ruggiero
Creative Consultant: Fern Berman
Audio Producer and Engineer: Jerome Fox

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