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Episode 91: David Shim, Lee Hanson & Riad Nasr, Jeff Gordinier

7/10/2019
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There are no hotter restaurants in New York City right now than Cote and Frenchette, and on this week's episode, we've got the chefs behind both of them: David Shim, the soft-spoken but intensely exacting chef of Cote tells Andrew how and why he gave up aspirations of professional soccer to pursue a pro cooking career, and how he went about designing the food for Cote's unique, modern take on a Korean steakhouse. Then, Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, the dynamic duo who brought their culinary...

Duration:03:24:38

Episode 90: Open Kitchen: Dana Pollack (Dana's Bakery)

7/3/2019
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The wonderfully creative soul behind Dana's Bakery, Dana Pollack, left a successful career as a photo editor in pursuit of something more fulfilling.

Duration:01:12:40

Episode 89: LIVE from San Francisco Cooking School: A Conversation with Preeti Mistry & a Tribute to Judy Rodgers

6/26/2019
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Our 2nd LIVE show took place last week at San Francisco Cooking School and it was a blast.

Duration:02:17:56

Episode 88: Patrick O'Connell, Lincoln Carson

6/19/2019
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An intersection of the classic and contemporary defines today's episode: First up: Last week, Andrew made a pilgrimage to the legendary, three-Michelin-star Inn at Little Washington where the singular visionary Patrick O'Connell has been lording over his dream restaurant, inn, and other properties since 1978. Then, we turn our attention to Los Angeles, and Lincoln Carson's new Arts District restaurant Bon Temps, which just debuted.

Duration:02:40:42

Episode 87: Jeremiah Tower Tribute at Chef's Roll Anti-Convention; Ed Levine

6/12/2019
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Two titans of the food world are the focus of this week's episode. First up, an Open Kitchen (non-chef) interview with Ed Levine, founder of Serious Eats. And, from the Chef's Roll Anti-Convention in April, we are thrilled to present a tribute to legendary chef Jeremiah Tower.

Duration:02:48:54

Episode 86: Anthony Bourdain (unaired interview from April 2014)

6/5/2019
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A never-before-aired, recently rediscovered interview with Anthony Bourdain, whom we lost a year ago this week. On April 29, 2014, Tony was kind and generous enough to sit down over lunch with Andrew for a two-part conversation, covering everything from his early days as a cook to his transition to a writer and television icon, to coping with fame, meeting his idols, how the industry has changed over the years, and speaking his mind.

Duration:01:53:06

Episode 85: Los Angeles Chef Conference Chef-a-Palooza featuring Della Gossett, Michael Cimarusti, Laura Avery, Meredith Bell, Brooke Williamson, and Brad Metzger

5/30/2019
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Four interviews, all recorded outdoors in the splendor of Santa Monica at the recent Los Angeles Chef Conference: Spago's Della Gossett; Providence's Michael Cimarusti; Laura Avery and Meredith Bell on the legendary Santa Monica Farmer's Market; and Brooke Williamson of Playa Provisions, The Tripel, Hudson House Bar, and TV's Top Chef. Plus a conversation on the origins of the festival and the world of chef recruiting with festival founder Brad Metzer.

Duration:02:53:42

Episode 84: Markus Glocker

5/22/2019
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As Bâtard (his collaboration with John Winterman and Drew Nieporent) turns 5-years old, and he settles into a new phase of shepherding two restaurants (he's also executive chef of Keith McNaly's Augustine), Markus Glocker sits down with Andrew to discuss his old-school European training, how he takes flavor to the brink even in traditional recipes, and his time working for such legends as Gordon Ramsay and the late Charlie Trotter.

Duration:01:07:29

Episode 83: Kelly Fields, Kwame Onwuachi

5/15/2019
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Two big winners at last week's James Beard Foundation Awards join Andrew on this week's show: Kwame Onwuachi of Kith and Kin in Washington, DC, and author of the new book Notes from a Young Black Chef, who was named Rising Star Chef; and Kelly Fields of Willa Jean in New Orleans, Louisiana, who was named Outstanding Pastry Chef.

Duration:02:01:51

Episode 82: Milton Abel II

5/8/2019
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Raised as a "bar baby" by his devoted jazz musician father and just-as-loving mother, it might have seemed that Milton Abel II was destined for a life onstage himself.

Duration:01:34:35

Episode 81: Chef’s Roll Anti-Convention Super-Value Pack (Nyesha Arrington, Barbara Lynch, Ken Frank, Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, Francisco Migoya)

4/24/2019
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Andrew took his podcasting gear on the road again (this is getting to be a habit) and recorded interviews with 5 participating chefs at the recent Chef’s Roll Anti-Convention in San Diego, California, earlier this month.

Duration:02:57:00

Episode 80: Dan Richer and Daniele Uditi

4/17/2019
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A rare food-focused episode of the pod, featuring two of the preeminent pizza specialists working in the United States today: US-born Dan Richer of Jersey City's Razza and Italian-born Daniele Uditi of Brentwood's Pizzana.

Duration:01:20:07

Episode 79: Michael McCarty

4/10/2019
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Not many people can lay claim to having shaped the restaurant world that we dine in today, but Michael McCarty is surely one of them.

Duration:01:13:30

Episode 78: Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt

4/3/2019
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Pull up a chair at the table in the window and join Andrew as he gets to know Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt, the British-born team behind the ever-changing menu at downtown Manhattan's wonderfully received King restaurant.

Duration:01:09:53

Episode 77: Alycia Matthews, Patty Nusser

3/27/2019
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A great many professional cooks and chefs shifted to the kitchen after one or more earlier careers.

Duration:02:32:04

Episode 76: Maneet Chauhan, Andy Little

3/20/2019
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We're not sure what the odds are of two Nashville chefs turning up in New York City on the same day, but somehow they did, and we were lucky to book them both for back-to-back interview sessions.

Duration:02:29:27

Episode 75: Philly Chef Conference Spectacular with Mashama Bailey, Katie Button, Genevieve Gergis, Christina Nguyen, and Matt Orlando (and bonus guests John & Sukey Jamison)

3/13/2019
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Last weekend, an international who's who of chefs gathered in the City of Brotherly Love for the 6th Annual Philly Chef Conference.

Duration:03:25:23

Episode 74: Nico Russell

2/20/2019
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After honing his style in pop-ups for three years, Chef Nico Russell opened his Oxalis restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, about 12 weeks ago.

Duration:01:15:30

Episode 73: Cathy Whims

2/13/2019
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While in New York City to collaborate on a special dinner with her pal Sara Jenkins at Porcena, Cathy Whims made some time to visit with us, and man are we glad she did.

Duration:01:05:13

Episode 72: Joel Gargano

2/13/2019
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In the quiet town of Chester, Connecticut, in a former bank building on Main Street, Chef-Owner Joel Gargano--who trained under Jonathan Benno at Lincoln Ristorante in New York City--is turning out sublime and refined spins on classic Italian cuisine at his Grano Arso.

Duration:01:44:41