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Robyn Doyon-Aitken

Senior Producer, Seasoned

Robyn is the senior producer of Seasoned, a show celebrating food and farms. She’s filled in as a producer for several of our local shows, most notably, Where We Live. In 2021, she was part of the team that received first place in the Interview category from the Public Media Journalists Association for the episode “Who Owns History? Connecticut Woman Sues Harvard For Family Photos.” She produced The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® from November 2015 until the broadcast ended. Before that, she ate her way through the previous seven years of Fine Cooking magazine while its web producer. Robyn is food-obsessed, loves to bake, and constantly thinks about people in the food world, both nationally and locally, who have compelling stories to tell about food.

  • Summertime is the time when we crave healthy, juicy, cooling foods. . .and the fresher, the better! This week on Seasoned, we’re celebrating the foods of summer and talking with local author, Terry Walters. Her latest book is Eat Clean Live Well. We also head to the West End Farmers’ Market in Hartford and talk to the farmers, bakers, and shoppers about what to eat right now.
  • We usually talk with people who are famous for their cooking. This week on Seasoned, we talk to a local celebrity who’s famous for his eating. Unconventional food critic Daym Drops (Daymon Patterson) is our guest for this week’s live show. We talk to Daym about his new Netflix show Fresh Fried & Crispy and compare notes on the best fast food in the state.
  • Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey in Weston explains how honeybees make honey through amazing coordination and communication. Plus, learn about Huneebee Project in New Haven, where the beekeepers are industrious teenagers. And, a local bartender shares a Bee’s Knees cocktail.
  • One of our favorite parts of making Seasoned is YOU, our listeners. Once a month, we open up the phone lines and talk with you about food stuff you’re passionate about: local pizza, apple picking, barbecue, breweries, ice cream. This week, we look back at fun and informative moments from a year of live call-in shows. You really do give the best recommendations. And you ask great questions, too.
  • What happens to women’s bodies during menopause? This hour, a frank conversation with OB/GYN Jen Gunter about what your mother probably called “The…
  • Come along with us on one of our favorite day trips! It’s feeding time at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. We talk to zoo educators and animal experts about what our furry, scaly, and feathered friends are eating. We meet an Eastern hellbender, two highly intelligent river otters, and a gorgeous macaw named Newton.
  • We’re sharing ideas and inspiration for celebratory food for outdoor gatherings. Martie Duncan, of Food Network fame talks with us about ways to take the party outside. Plus, we tour the Hummel Bros. hot dog factory and talk to Miki Sudo, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest champ.
  • What does live theater look like for the rest of the 2021 season and going forward? Today, we talk with people making theater in our state. How have the…
  • Connecticut loves its local ice cream! Eliza Florian, owner of Grassroots Ice Cream in Granby, joins us for a live show celebrating everybody’s favorite frozen summer dessert and listeners shout-out their favorite shops.
  • Summer is here! Now, what to drink? Sommelier Erin Swain shares her top rosé picks and Robert Simonson of the New York Times explains the allure of mezcal and shares recipes from his new book, Mezcal + Tequila Cocktails. Plus, Chef Plum tastes the award-winning gin at Fifth State Distillery, because a G&T is always a summer classic.