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Talking to chefs and sometimes lawyers... My name is Graham MacLennan and I've spent most of the last 20 years in law offices and in restaurant kitchens, so the people I know best are chefs and lawyers. On Cheftimony, I talk to both groups, but always to people who love food.

Talking to chefs and sometimes lawyers... My name is Graham MacLennan and I've spent most of the last 20 years in law offices and in restaurant kitchens, so the people I know best are chefs and lawyers. On Cheftimony, I talk to both groups, but always to people who love food.
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Talking to chefs and sometimes lawyers... My name is Graham MacLennan and I've spent most of the last 20 years in law offices and in restaurant kitchens, so the people I know best are chefs and lawyers. On Cheftimony, I talk to both groups, but always to people who love food.

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Episodes

Cheftimony Snack: Prenuptial

9/6/2019
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On today’s episode, I let you know that I won't be around next week because... I'm getting married! I also share snippets from some really fun upcoming interviews with a chef in California and a sommelier in Vancouver. Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:06:44

Cheftimony Snack: Side by Side

8/30/2019
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On today’s episode, I fret about which chef’s knife to buy, look ahead to interviews with a chef, a sommelier and a lawyer, and take you inside my first-ever social media feud! Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:11:23

Cheftimony Episode 021 - E.O.D.

8/23/2019
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On today’s episode, I speak with US Navy and Army veteran Chef Aaron Hale about cooking, running, fudge, and a lot more. Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:51:33

Cheftimony Snack: Of Course More Vegas

8/16/2019
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On today’s snack-sized episode, I introduce a fellow podcaster who has a great Vegas-themed show and look ahead to upcoming Vegas- and Vancouver-styled episodes of Cheftimony. Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:06:14

Cheftimony Snack: Put It In Writing

8/9/2019
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On today’s snack-sized episode, I’m sharing four food writers with you. Two are old and two are young. They all write well. I toggle between old and new, sharing excerpts that I hope will inspire you to read these four writers for yourself. Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:19:26

Cheftimony Episode 020 - Mod Sin

8/2/2019
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On today's show, I talk to a kindred spirit, Chef Willin Low, who spent eight years practising law before moving full-time into the culinary world. Best known for Modern Singaporean or Mod Sin cuisine, Chef Willin now overseas restaurants in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. Join us for our talk! Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website. https://cheftimony.com/2019/08/02/cheftimony-episode-020-mod-sin/https://cheftimony.com/

Duration:00:52:05

Episode 019 - Cook Out!

7/26/2019
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Today's show is all about cooking in very small spaces and wide-open places. I'm joined by the Camper Chef himself for a great talk on preparing meals on the road, connecting with the people we meet and making sure to enjoy what the farmers, the fishers and the artisans offer along the way. Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:48:26

Cheftimony Snack: Live from the Commute

7/19/2019
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I recorded today’s episode just before dashing to catch the ferry to my hometown of Gibsons, British Columbia. Before running out the door, I look back at two additional culinary highlights from a recent trip to my original hometown of Thunder Bay. I also look ahead to an upcoming interview with a chef in Asia who practised law for years before committing to cooking, and I’m delighted to update you on some recent comments from listeners. Join me for a nine-minute snack episode! Detailed show...

Duration:00:09:12

Episode 018 - Can I Take Your Drink Order?

7/12/2019
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Today’s show features three interviews focused not on food but on the important matter of what to order with it. From Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, today’s episode of Cheftimony is all about how to answer that key question: Can I Take Your Drink Order? Detailed show notes for the episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:55:12

Cheftimony Snack: Hometown and Back

7/5/2019
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Join me today in my hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario for a talk about a legendary Coney Island-style joint plus a relative newcomer to the culinary scene that really has changed the game in Northwestern Ontario. I also look ahead to the next two full episodes of the podcast, the first featuring three interviews on what to drink with our food and the second to feature a chef/lawyer in Asia! Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:09:19

Episode 017: Black Sheep

6/28/2019
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Today I’m back in Las Vegas, meeting up with a new friend, Kristy Totten of the Spicy Eyes Podcast. Together, Kristy and I interview Chef Jamie Tran of Black Sheep Las Vegas. Chef shares some great stories, from cooking over fire in the blackouts of California to explaining just how dodgeball provided essential training for her kitchen career. We also get into cultural identity in cooking, on-Strip versus off-Strip dining, and a four-ingredient technique that Chef uses to improve just about...

Duration:00:47:27

Cheftimony Snack: Trips Report

6/21/2019
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While I really did have good intentions to bring you the interview from Black Sheep Las Vegas this week, an oh-so-understandable delay means that it’s a snack-sized show this week, featuring more detail on the food stops during the last trip to Las Vegas, some thoughts about a trip to New York City coming up this fall, and a look ahead to some upcoming interviews on the drinks side of the culinary world. Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:22:15

Cheftimony Snack: New Friends in Vegas

6/14/2019
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I recently spent three very fun days in Las Vegas with three close friends. We made our obligatory donations at the craps tables, lounged by the pool, and took in a lot of good food. On today’s short episode, I’ll take you through some of the culinary stops and introduce you to a new friend who brings an insider’s view of the Vegas food scene (along with some restaurant recommendations that just may be brand new to you!). Detailed show notes for today’s episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:18:24

Episode 016: Looking Back and Ahead

6/7/2019
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On today’s show, Vancouver’s Chef Robert Belcham helps me look back over some shared years in the industry but also ahead to what’s in store for restaurants, for cooks, for chefs and for all of us as restaurant guests. With a background in fine dining and whole animal butchery, Robert has built – quite literally – some of the best restaurants in the city. Join us from the back room of his Campagnolo restaurant on Vancouver’s Main Street. Detailed show notes for the episode are at the...

Duration:01:00:44

Cheftimony Snack: Back to Las Vegas…

5/31/2019
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Before the heat of the summer becomes unbearable, I’m heading back to one of my favourite cities to visit, Las Vegas, Nevada. With an undeniably great food scene on the Strip and a growing local culinary scene off-strip, Vegas offers a whole lot to tempt me away from the tables. On this trip, I’ll be heading down with old friends and meeting some new ones too, including an on-the-ground Vegas food podcaster! Take six minutes and whet your appetite for Las Vegas with this pre-trip snack....

Duration:00:06:10

Episode 015: Sunday in the Kitchen

5/24/2019
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Today’s episode comes from the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. I’ve been lucky to live on the Coast since late-2017. It’s an absolutely beautiful spot, close to Vancouver but pleasantly distant at the same time. In recent years, the Coast has seen a lot of development and that has brought both controversy and a seriously-improved culinary scene. Today, I speak to the partnership behind a brilliant Italian restaurant in the heart of the village of Gibsons. Detailed show notes for the...

Duration:00:51:45

Cheftimony Snack: McKellar Confectionery

5/17/2019
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Today’s snack has some information about two upcoming full-length episodes, one from Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast, and the other from Main Street in Vancouver. I also have a short interview from a place that’s very close to my heart, the legendary McKellar Confectionery in my hometown of Thundery Bay. This place has been serving up crave-inducing Coney-style hamburgers and hotdogs since 1926, and it’s a meal I share with my (now 89-year-old) father every time I’m in town. Join me from...

Duration:00:08:34

Episode 014: Vegan 2.0

5/10/2019
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Today we continue the vegan theme on Cheftimony with another wonderful guest, Anna Pippus. Anna’s work includes time as a food writer, a food lawyer, an animal rights activist, and a very popular vegan author and blogger. We talk about everything from the heavy issues of undercover animal welfare investigations to the lighter side of veganism, including a lightning-quick plant-based sauce that goes perfectly with just about every dish. You don’t want to miss it! Join Anna and me for Vegan...

Duration:00:50:01

Episode 013: Vegan 1.0

5/3/2019
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On today’s show I have two really fun interviews, both connected to a great story involving a vegan food producer in Vancouver, a food industry lawyer in Toronto, and a complaint to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Just what is “cheese”? The answer is not nearly as simple as you might think, but my guests and I have a lot of fun talking it through. Detailed show notes for this episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:01:17:22

Cheftimony Snack: The Vegans Are Coming

4/26/2019
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Today’s episode is a snack-sized portion of Cheftimony. Join me for five minutes, and I’ll tell you about what’s on tap for the show in the coming weeks. In short: vegans! I’ll be posting episodes to discuss a saga in Canadian food labeling that I’ve taken to calling Cheesegate. Soon on the podcast, a vegan chef and a food lawyer dive into just what can be called “cheese” and how the whole food industry is changing. Detailed show notes for this episode are at the Cheftimony website.

Duration:00:05:40