This week on From Scratch:

Arianna HuffingtonArianna launched the Huffington Post, the online media platform, in 2005. The company was acquired by AOL in 2011 and was the first online-only news organization to win the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2012. Arianna has written more than a dozen books on topics including feminism, Maria Callas, Picasso, and Greek mythology. Her most recent book, Thrive, is about well-being.

Arianna speaks with Jessica about how she helped legitimize the blogosphere by building the Huffington Post, from scratch.

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Skip BennettIsland Creek Oysters supplies oysters to more than 400 chefs across the United States. Restaurants that serve its oysters include Thomas Keller’s Per Se and French Laundry, the Eastern Standard in Boston, and the Oyster Bar in New York’s Grand Central Station. The company sells roughly 120,000 oysters per week, and close to 6 million oysters per year.

Skip speaks with Jessica about how he helped to pioneer the rebirth of the oyster industry in the United States, from scratch.

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