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Hot Takes on a Plate explores the things that make you feel -- and how those feelings collide with food. From fun food opinions to serious looks at how food intersects with current events, host Rob Petrone dissects and debates hot food takes with his culinary world friends, celebrity chefs, food media luminaries and interesting people from other walks of life (because, well, everyone eats). Follow Rob on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @RobPetroneTV

Hot Takes on a Plate explores the things that make you feel -- and how those feelings collide with food. From fun food opinions to serious looks at how food intersects with current events, host Rob Petrone dissects and debates hot food takes with his culinary world friends, celebrity chefs, food media luminaries and interesting people from other walks of life (because, well, everyone eats). Follow Rob on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @RobPetroneTV

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Hot Takes on a Plate explores the things that make you feel -- and how those feelings collide with food. From fun food opinions to serious looks at how food intersects with current events, host Rob Petrone dissects and debates hot food takes with his culinary world friends, celebrity chefs, food media luminaries and interesting people from other walks of life (because, well, everyone eats). Follow Rob on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @RobPetroneTV

Language:

English


Episodes

86'd: How A Global Pandemic Rocked The World's Culinary Capital (Trailer)

3/3/2021
Coming to Hot Takes on a Plate Wednesday, March 10th: the first installment of a special documentary series, "86'd: How A Global Pandemic Rocked The World's Culinary Capital." These podcasts are the audio companion to a soon-to-be released documentary produced by former Restaurant Hunter staff members. Rob Petrone discussed the impact COVID-19 had on the restaurant industry with both New York-based industry leaders and mom-and-pop business owners as events unfolded, starting in March of 2020...

Duration:00:03:21

What Is Healthy?

2/24/2021
How big a role does confirmation bias play in how we each decide which foods are healthy? Can we trust what we read online about the latest studies, super foods and diet trends? Are al pastor tacos healthy? Rob Petrone goes deep down the “healthy” rabbit hole with licensed dietician-nutritionist and co-owner of Perelandra Natural Foods, Allison Buckingham, in the latest Hot Takes on a Plate.

Duration:00:43:39

Why Roger Mooking Chooses To Laugh

2/10/2021
Roger Mooking has been a mainstay on Food Network and Cooking Channel for more than a decade -- and if you know Roger, you know his laugh. But that trademark laugh isn’t just deployed when he thinks something is funny. Rob Petrone caught up with the Trinidadian-born, Canadian-rasied celebrity chef to discuss that laugh, his experiences traversing the American South as a Black man, what a lot of people may not understand about barbecue and how he chooses to use social media. Check out...

Duration:00:40:01

Safety Is Sexy -- Unless You're Bon Appétit, Andrew Cuomo Or A Super Bowl Party

2/3/2021
What does a Bon Appetit video about canning seafood have in common with indoor dining reopening for Valentines Day in New York City and Super Bowl parties? More than you may think. In this emergency episode of Hot Takes on a Plate, Rob Petrone chats with self-described food antagonist Joe Rosenthal (@joe_rosenthal on Instagram) to discuss the Brad Leone “It’s Alive” video gone wrong, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s contradictory takes on indoor dining and why throwing or attending a Super...

Duration:00:35:09

Food Trends with Maile Carpenter

1/27/2021
What will we all be cooking and eating in 2021? Food Network Magazine editor-in-chief Maile Carpenter joins Rob Petrone to discuss food trends -- how they are determined, social media’s role in what we eat and how COVID-19 has influenced our relationship with food. Rob also shares his food trend predictions with Maile. 10 Foods and Drinks You’ll See Everywhere in 2021 (Food Network Magazine): https://www.foodnetwork.com/magazine/articles/2021-food-and-drinks

Duration:00:26:20

David Chang & Accountability (with Hannah Selinger)

1/18/2021
It’s no secret David Chang has a temper; he’s personally shared accounts of his rage for years, most recently (and vividly) in his 2020 memoir, Eat a Peach. Chang has always controlled the narrative around his anger -- until writer and former Momofuku corporate beverage director Hannah Selinger wrote a thorough essay this past December for Eater about her time working for Chang and the toxic work environment he fostered. In this special Hot Takes on a Plate, Selinger discusses with Rob...

Duration:00:42:24

Should You Use Those Restaurant Gift Cards?

1/6/2021
With restaurants struggling due to COVID-19, should you be using those restaurant gift cards you received for the holidays or paying for meals with your own money and saving them for later (or never)? Rob Petrone shares with his friend, chef-restaurateur Adam Lathan, how guilt has kept him from using gift cards to Adam’s restaurant, The Gumbo Bros, when he orders food from there during the pandemic. Adam’s response to how gift cards work at his restaurant -- and whether you should feel...

Duration:00:22:20

Politicians Don't Care About Restaurants

12/18/2020
We didn't have to choose between public safety and economic concerns. We could have saved lives and saved restaurants by bailing them out the way we've bailed out so many other industries in this country, Rob Petrone argues on this emergency episode of Hot Takes on a Plate. Take action: https://www.saverestaurants.com/letter/

Duration:00:12:44

Pandemic Thanksgiving with Joe Yonan

11/23/2020
Washington Post Food & Dining Editor Joe Yonan joins Rob Petrone to discuss Thanksgiving in the COVID-19 era. The two also debate turkey cooking methods and which sides you can (and can’t) live without.

Duration:00:39:22

America's Best New Restaurants (Pandemic Edition) with Jeff Gordinier

11/18/2020
What’s it like attempting to chronicle the best eats our country has to offer during a global pandemic? Esquire Food & Drinks Editor Jeff Gordinier joins Rob Petrone to discuss putting together Esquire’s Best New Restaurants 2020 list.

Duration:00:44:51

A Year Without Restaurant Hunter

11/11/2020
On November 13th, 2019, Fios1 News went off the air and, with it, the popular food franchise Rob Petrone developed, executive produced and hosted: Restaurant Hunter. On this special Hot Takes on a Plate, Rob opens up about life after 585 episodes of Restaurant Hunter: what he’s been up to (besides this podcast), what he has in store and why you haven’t seen him on TV in the past year (and may not anytime soon). Rob also answers fan questions and reminisces about the show with longtime show...

Duration:00:46:01

Booze with Brad Thomas Parsons

11/4/2020
Award-winning drinks writer Brad Thomas Parsons joins Rob Petrone to debate the best (and worst) in cocktails, liquor, election night drinking and hangover recovery.

Duration:00:39:05

The Halloween Candy Draft (with Ryan Sutton)

10/28/2020
Eater New York critic Ryan Sutton squares off against Rob Petrone in the ultimate Halloween candy draft! These two food pros get eight picks each to craft their dream lineups. What candy goes #1? Which notable sweets go undrafted? And whose ‘dream team’ do you prefer? Leave a comment or let Rob know at @RobPetroneTV on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!

Duration:00:48:41

This Chef Won't Let You Eat At His Restaurant (Eric Rivera)

10/23/2020
Eric Rivera has picked fights with famous chefs and dished out some of the hottest restaurant takes during the COVID era. The innovative Seattle-based chef and restaurateur discusses his desire to change the restaurant industry (and the opposition he’s faced) with Rob Petrone -- including why he won’t let you eat at his restaurant, Addo. (Major language warning on this one.)

Duration:00:43:57

This Chef Won't Let You Eat At His Restaurant (Eric Rivera)

10/21/2020
Eric Rivera has picked fights with famous chefs and dished out some of the hottest restaurant takes during the COVID era. The innovative Seattle-based chef and restaurateur discusses his desire to change the restaurant industry (and the opposition he’s faced) with Rob Petrone -- including why he won’t let you eat at his restaurant, Addo. (Major language warning on this one.)

Duration:00:43:57

Two Restaurants. Same Town. Very Different Politics.

10/14/2020
Narrowsburg is a small hamlet in the Catskills, New York. Donald Trump won the town it resides in, Tusten, in 2016 by 12 percentage points. But many of the restaurants there are a draw for tourists and weekenders that come from liberal places like Manhattan and Brooklyn. On this special Hot Takes on a Plate, Rob Petrone talks to the owner of one of those destination restaurants, Phil South of The Laundrette, who has not hid his progressive politics in this conservative town -- a town with...

Duration:00:24:29

Is Pumpkin Spice Nice?

10/7/2020
It’s pumpkin spice season -- also known as the most polarizing time of the (food) year. Food Network’s Ali Khan and The Takeout’s Allison Robicelli join Rob Petrone to spill all their hot takes on pumpkin-spiced lattes, pumpkin ales, and even pumpkin-spiced turkeys and mac & cheese!

Duration:00:31:37

Dan Pashman on 10 Years of Food Hot Takes

9/29/2020
Dan Pashman is arguably the most successful food podcaster there has ever been. His trailblazing show, The Sporkful, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. On this special Hot Takes on a Plate, Dan chats with Rob Petrone about bouncing back from adversity, The Sporkful’s evolution and what he’s learned about food in the past 10 years. Rob then challenges some of Dan’s all-time hottest food takes, including his most controversial one: A hot dog is a sandwich.

Duration:00:40:59

Awards with Alicia Kennedy

9/23/2020
In the wake of the James Beard Awards deciding not to announce its culinary winners this year (and opting to forgo its traditional awards presentations altogether in 2021), Rob Petrone speaks with food writer Alicia Kennedy about her recent essay on awards -- what purpose they serve, the biases baked into them, and the conflicting emotions and realities that surround them for those in the restaurant and food media worlds. Read Alicia’s work here: https://aliciakennedy.substack.com/

Duration:00:30:25

Wilson Tang Believes In New York, Market Corrections And Chinese Takeout

9/15/2020
Rob Petrone chats with Nom Wah Tea Parlor owner Wilson Tang about running one of New York’s most iconic restaurants during COVID-19, whether the city’s move to allow indoor dining at a quarter capacity at the end of September will be enough to save restaurants and all the (premature) obituaries being written about their city. Rob and Wilson also debate whether federal bailouts are the answer to the industry’s problems. Plus … are Sesame Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken the same thing? Are...

Duration:00:36:28