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Hello Hungry Hordes! Welcome to the Something About Food? podcast! Diverse guests join culinary nerd Chef Chris Clarke to discuss their personal relationship with food and the tasty, memorable and outright ridiculous things they’ve eaten. Everyone is invited to the table!

Hello Hungry Hordes! Welcome to the Something About Food? podcast! Diverse guests join culinary nerd Chef Chris Clarke to discuss their personal relationship with food and the tasty, memorable and outright ridiculous things they’ve eaten. Everyone is invited to the table!
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Hello Hungry Hordes! Welcome to the Something About Food? podcast! Diverse guests join culinary nerd Chef Chris Clarke to discuss their personal relationship with food and the tasty, memorable and outright ridiculous things they’ve eaten. Everyone is invited to the table!




EP 065 - Under the Cage

Professor Callie Rennison is a criminologist and victimologist who studies violent victimization. She talks about the changing definitions of crime and sexual violence. She also shares a unique method of identifying cheeses, discusses her ideal food vs service ratio in restaurants, reveals that she has a bird boyfriend of 40 years and owns her love of gas station hot dogs and Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese. NOTE: Due to a recording error, the first 10 minutes of this audio are rough but then...


EP 064 - Bold, Boiled, and Blades

Heather J. Haas took her past experiences as a bartender and forged a new career as a bladesmith. She talks about road trip strategy, the joys and perils of food service, sobriety, boiled peanuts, and more!


EP 063 - Oreo Vegan? Yes, I Am!

Jessica Piñeros is a vegan foodie, freelance photographer, and co-organizer for the Miami Chapter of Veggie Mijas. She talks about vegan Mexican wedding cookies and arroz con leche, supporting the femme, queer, and non-binary Latinx community, travel on a budget, and how vegans love pancakes too


EP 062 - Tater Tot Hotdish

Adam Martin and Ricky Pallay of the F5 Project help formerly incarcerated felons "hit the refresh button" and transition to life outside. They talk about this important community work as well as the fried cheesy pickles, doner kebab, and tater tot hotdish that keep them fueled!


EP 061 - Elbow to Elbow

This conversation with craft beer brewers Shyla Sheppard and Missy Begay was smoky, and sweet, and local. The co-founders of Albuquerque's Bow & Arrow Brewing Co chat about kneel down bread, knoephla soup, and how they are building community with their brews!


EP 060 - Eye on the Pie

John Lehndorff is a Boulder County food writing institution. He talks about clambakes, restaurants that were, bakeries that are, and all the intricate requirements for the perfect pie.


EP 059 - Burnt Flavor

Chef Antwon Brinson created his Culinary Concepts AB intensive program to train folks for employment in the world of cooking. He reminisces about hot dogs in Buffalo and the loco moco in Hawaii, ponders "burnt" as a flavor and the use of spam in island cuisine, and discusses how restaurant work is both creative labor and a trade.


EP 058 - Yesterday’s Corn

Warren Scharf didn’t know what he was getting into when he married into my family or when he agreed to be a guest on my podcast. Don’t tell him I said so, but I’m glad he did. We chat about his work as Executive Director of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in NYC, sfogliatelle pastry, and momos in Dublin.


EP 057 - Eating Wright

Dr. Devon Wright is a professor of Africana Studies, an avid bike commuter, a jazz musician, and a graphic novel creator about a dystopian future with a jazz guitar playing antihero ( Our conversation covers all those things, plus McDonald’s french fries, going mostly vegetarian, and Jamaican rum cake!


Ep 056 - No Labels

Watt Sriboonruang calls herself a "Pie Lady", we call her a chef. This creator of raw/vegan pastries at her shop Rawsome Treats chats about blue curry, tiramisu, kickboxing and letting go of judgment.


EP 055 - Lame Hollandaise Sauce

Casey Lloyd was a blast to chat with because not only is he an actor, he’s also a newly minted vegan! This native Coloradan chatted about unlocking the arcane mysteries of making Eggs Benedict, traveling in New Zealand like a true Lord of the Rings Nerd, environmental consciousness, and his lifelong dream of building his own dinosaur from the DNA up!


EP 054 - Oh Crepes!

Monika Celly is a food enthusiast who loves teaching and sharing authentic Indian recipes through her cooking classes and meal kits with the local community. She runs the cooking school “Polka Dots and Curry” in Colorado Springs, CO. And she loves to combine traveling with exploring new food. This episode will make you hungry!


EP 053 - Shumai and Buddhakai

Bernard Quisumbing, aka Buddhakai, is multifaceted. He’s a businessman, dim sum lover, father, positive rapper, New Jersey boy, hopeless romantic, and recovering addict. Plus he loves to feel the burn of spicy food!


Ep 052 - Mas Dosas

Adriana Flores-Ragade has a podcast, LatinxAmerica, that gives a voice and visibility to diversifying the tech space. Our chat covers her embodiment of that diversity through her love for her abuela's Orange cake, learning to love Indian cuisine from her Indian-American husbands perspective, eating a world of food with her family, and where the best mole sauce comes from.


Ep 051 - The Whole Bagel

Jason Lazar founded fashion and cannabis lifestyle magazine The Hemponair because he knows that cannabis appeals to more than the tie-dye wearing, Phish-loving demographic. We talk about eating concert parking lot vegan burritos, traveling in Tel Aviv, eating Beyond Burgers to keep kosher, and why NY bagels are the best.


Ep 050 - Sweet Tea OMG

Dr. René Shingles was the first African American Woman inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association prestigious Hall of Fame, an amazing tribute to an educator with a distinguished career. Working with athletes from youth to Olympic elites, cast iron skillets as a necessity, figuring out her mom’s sweet tea recipe, and the world’s best Peking duck are all part of the conversation.


Ep 049 - MEANS to an End

Sammie Paul is the Chief Operating Officer at MEANS Database, a nation-wide communication platform that reroutes excess food from restaurants & grocery stores to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters. She is passionate about public health policy, travel, and finding the best new restaurant wherever she is. She talks to Chef Clarke about her travels, lava-hot chai in India, food waste in the US, and wood-fired bagels in DC.


Ep 048 - Not Your Average Joe

From Atlanta to Los Angeles, Sumi Ali "grew up in coffee", with stints at Condesa, Intelligentsia, Thrive Farmers and more. His current project is YES PLZ, a direct-to-consumer coffee roaster that aims to democratize great coffee. He’s also always on the lookout for excellent customer service, friendly middle of the country diners, and ribs- he wants ALL the BBQ ribs.


Ep 047 - How Bazaar!

The Westside Bazaar in Buffalo, NY is an immigrant and refugee business incubator. Chef Chris Clarke chats with three of the ladies working there, Aye Min Thant, Gysma Kueny and Nadeen Yousef, as well as manager Bob Doyle. They share their experiences, including what they sell, their favorite food growing up in their home countries, and how they’ve adapted themselves to the Buffalo winter.


Ep 046 - More Please

Traveler and food lover Nadine O hasn’t figured it all out yet but she is having fun trying. Her Yandy Project gives people over 50 a chance to share their stories and connect with others via the You Are Not Done Yet podcast. She chats about soaking in a Japanese hot spring, eating as much pizza as she can in Naples, her obsession with China and navigating life changes.