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The man behind the 86 Co. and Fords Gin, Simon Ford, is an incredibly busy man. Between moving to Nashville and traveling all around the world, Ford found some time to stop by our studios to chat about the gin industry, the best new bars in the world and what to expect in the future from his upstart spirits brand. Plus, Ford and FR’s Richard Martin reminisce about the excellent booze column Drink Ford Tough, which ran regularly in the early days of Food Republic. We wrap up in Post Bites with A.P. Bio‘s Mary Sohn talking about a favorite childhood treat.

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Food Republic Today is hosted by our Editorial Director, Richard Martin, with co-host Krista Ruane, Zero Point Zero culinary creative director, and produced by Zero Point Zero Production. Our producer is Katie Guhl with assistance from Tiffany Do. The episode features music by Ghostly International artists including Michna, whose “Metal Baile Joint” is the theme song.