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Phil Rosenthal

1/18/2018
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Hey hey! First the news, including bites about soap in restaurants (0:25), Nestle chocolate (2:16), Salt Bae (3:16), Mariah Carey & tea (4:10) & Super Bowl eats (6:21). Next, we've got 10 Q's for Phil Rosenthal (9:29), creator of Everybody Loves Raymond & star of the Netflix original series Somebody Feed Phil, about highlights from the first 6 episodes, inspiring a love of travel in others, urban design, LA's food scene, physical comedy, & more. We wrap up with bad Yelp reviews of good...

Duration: 00:31:43


Ariel Arce

1/16/2018
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Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! We kick things off by checking in with FR associate editor George Embiricos about restaurants on Spain's Costa Brava (0:37) plus an update on the New York food scene. Next, we've got 10 Questions for Ariel Arce (8:05) about opening and the experience of dining at her NYC spots Tokyo Record Bar and Air's Champagne Parlor, empowering her mostly female staff, customer service, and more. We close with comedian Ben Bailey talking about the worst road food he's...

Duration: 00:39:42


Chris Howell

1/11/2018
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Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! First the news: how automation will play a role in the future of fast food (0:28), grassroots groups acting as lobbyists for fast food workers (2:29), & restaurant groups rebranding after sexual harassment accusations against leadership (3:56). Next, 10 Q's for Cain Winery's Chris Howell (6:18) about treating grapes naturally, blending vintages, how Napa has changed in the last 30 years, & the future of the industry. To close, Ethan Fixell talks about...

Duration: 00:30:45


Michael Fiorelli

1/9/2018
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Hey hey! First the news, including Time's Up at the Golden Globes (0:28), misconduct allegations against Jeremy Tooker of SF's Four Barrel Coffee (1:47), Dunkin Donuts streamlining its menu (3:00), "Veganuary" (3:41), & happy bday Leah Chase (6:30)! Next we have 10 Q's for Michael Fiorelli of LA's Love & Salt (7:05) including an East Coast/West Coast pizza battle, a NY'er making gluten free pasta, his "down low" burger, & LA's status as a food mecca. To close, Scott Conant talks about red...

Duration: 00:28:27


Paul "Yoda" Iskov

1/4/2018
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Hey gang! First the news: meat consumption estimates & veggie meal trends in 2018 (0:51), sexual harassment claims against Charlie Hallowell & Time's Up (3:32), chocolate's extinction?! (6:27), & French hogs disrupting Muenster cheese production (7:17). Next, 10 ?'s for Aussie chef Paul "Yoda" Iskov (10:47) about his pop-up Fervor, his impressive resume, native ingredients, his pal Action Bronson, & more. For dessert, 3-star Michelin chef Joshua Skenes reads a scathing Yelp review of his...

Duration: 00:27:53


Paul Kita

1/2/2018
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Happy New Year!!! Today, we check in with FR "editor at large" George Embiricos on his 2018 restaurant picks in NYC (0:34), DC (2:21), and LA (4:01). Next, we have 10 Q's for Paul Kita (6:13), Men's Health magazine's Food & Nutrition editor, about the fun & simplicity of cooking, his new cookbook "A Man, A Pan, A Plan," tips for a healthier lifestyle without dieting, craft beer, & more. Comedian Turner Sparks takes us out recalling the time he learned what the main ingredient is in hot &...

Duration: 00:30:09


Charlie Palmer

12/28/2017
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Hey gang! Today, we chat about 2018 food trends, including solving the weeknight dinner (0:26), smart kitchen tech (1:01), lab creations (2:36), snacks (3:37), mocktails (4:49), storytelling (5:30), & food trucks (6:31). Next we have 10 Questions for Charlie Palmer (9:14) about his restaurant empire, hospitality, training staff, New York vs. Napa, his annual food & wine festival Pigs & Pinot, & hunting. We close out with one man's epic Yelp review of Franklin BBQ (27:19) told in the style...

Duration: 00:33:01


Adrian Davila

12/26/2017
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Ho ho ho, everybody! Hope you enjoyed the holidays. On today's episode, we check in with Food Republic "editor-at-large" George Embiricos about NYC's West Village restaurant scene (0:24). Next we have 10 Q's for 3rd generation pit master Adrian Davila (10:58) about the history, science, & flavor of Texas BBQ, the rich Mexican-American heritage he embraces at his outpost in Seguin, TX, and high school football. We close out with a holiday tune about the perfect bite of food from your...

Duration: 00:31:05


JJ Johnson

12/21/2017
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Hey hey! Today we cover big mergers in the food world (0:31), racial inequality in kitchens & representation in the media (2:50), & how our hosts are prepping for the holiday (7:03). Next, we find out what cookies Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman & Nashville chef Andy Little are baking up this year (8:08). Then we've got 10 Q's for rising star NYC chef JJ Johnson (9:42) about his residency at Chef's Club, Harlem, racism, & obtaining funds for his first spot. For dessert: the sound of the...

Duration: 00:35:00


Deb Perelman

12/20/2017
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Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike! What day is it, Mike? Today we talk gingerbread house construction (0:24), the explosion of colored foods on Instagram (4:41), and NYC food delivery workers protesting a crackdown on electric bikes (8:01). Next we have 10 Q's for Deb Perelman of the popular food blog Smitten Kitchen (11:18), about her new cookbook, digital organization, living in NYC with kids, and the celebrity factor that comes with book tours. We wrap it up with a little ditty about bagels...

Duration: 00:38:03


Amanda Cohen

12/19/2017
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Hey everybody! Today we talk about the USDA's intention to adjust poultry regulations (0:33), McDonalds' expansion of the McVegan burger & its first eco-friendly location (3:21), & Beyond Meat introducing a plant-based sausage product (5:57). Next we have 10 Q's for Amanda Cohen (7:46) about her vegetable-only NYC restaurant Dirt Candy plus her Esquire article taking the media to task for lack of attention to women chefs. To wrap up, comedian Pat Brown tells a story about a collard greens...

Duration: 00:34:42


Claus Meyer

12/14/2017
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Hey gang! On this episode, we talk about Sam Adams dethroning Bud as the official beer of the Boston Red Sox (0:22), the beginning of the fallout of the Washington Post's Batali story (1:52), the rise of LA's food scene (3:50), and a great food parody from The Onion (7:11). Next we have 10 Question s for Claus Meyer (8:30), author and founder of Noma, about bread, empowering young Scandinavian chefs, and his project in Brownsville. We close out with a holiday tune about our favorite...

Duration: 00:30:55


Andy Little

12/13/2017
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Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! We kick off this episode with breaking news - the NYT's exposé of horrific sexual misconduct allegations against Ken Friedman (0:26) - followed by Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch pre-ordering Tesla semi truck for their fleets (4:31) and the best drinking city in America: Minneapolis (5:59)! Next, we talk meat and threes, potato chips, and all things Nashville with Prima's Andy Little (7:38). We wrap up with comedian Aparna Nancherla recalling her first potluck...

Duration: 00:28:09


David Lebovitz

12/12/2017
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Hey gang! We kick off this episode with some news, specifically Mario Batali stepping away from his restaurant group in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations (0:29) & pitless avocados hitting grocery stores in the UK (5:10). Next we chat with David Lebovitz (7:06), noted pastry chef, author, & food blogger, about his new book "L'Appart," which details the "delights & disasters" of renovating his Parisian home. We wrap up with comedian Ben Bailey (Cash Cab) talking about ordering fish...

Duration: 00:30:04


Alejandro Champion

12/7/2017
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Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! We start off with the headlines, including Time's choice of Person of the Year (0:28), a Mexican bologna smuggler...? (4:32), and Pizza Hut rolling out beer and wine with their deliveries (6:13). Next, we chat with Alejandro Champion of Mezcal Union (8:31) about how mezcal is made, empowering and building trust with the farmers who grow their agave, and the growth of mezcal in the US market. We wrap up with bad Yelp reviews of good restaurants (31:05).

Duration: 00:32:58


December 6, 2017 - Darin & Greg Bresnitz

12/6/2017
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Hey gang! First up, we catch up on the news, including Salt Bae in the US (0:28), an epic cease and desist by Anheuser-Busch (1:24), McDonalds' refreshed value menu (2:26), and Starbucks' largest location yet in Shanghai (3:03). Next up is a chat with Darin and Greg Bresnitz (3:22) about the perfect blend of music and food in Snacky Tunes, their long-running podcast on Heritage Radio, as well as their early days with IFC and more. We close out with a tune for the vegan guests at your...

Duration: 00:32:43


December 5, 2017 - David Tanis

12/5/2017
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Hey everybody! On today's episode, we discuss the top headlines, including food waste (0:26), a shakeup at Blue Apron (3:23), Trump's love of fast food (6:09), and a new menu item Taco Bell is testing out (7:38). Next up is 10 Questions for David Tanis (9:30), food columnist for the NYT and author of the new cookbook "Market Cooking," about garlic, travels, shopping seasonally, and more. We close out with comedian Nick Thune talking about seeing a food therapist as a kid (24:25).

Duration: 00:27:09


December 4, 2017 - Gail Simmons

12/4/2017
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Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! Richard and Krista kick off this episode talking about some gift ideas for the holidays (0:25). Next up, we catch up with Gail Simmons (5:47), who fills us in on the new season of "Top Chef," her cookbook "Bringing It Home," her kitchen must-haves, burgers, and more. And in Post Bites, FR Senior Editor Jess Kapadia tells you about an absurd kitchen product you don't need...and what you could do with it instead (34:17).

Duration: 00:36:20


December 1, 2017 - Will Donaldson

12/1/2017
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Happy Friday from Food Republic Today! Up first is the news, including food insecurity on college campuses (0:29), a UK study about chefs' mental health issues (3:31), and Art Basel (5:50). Next we chat with Will Donaldson (8:05), founder and CEO of New Orleans food hall St. Roche, about his business model of empowering line cooks to become entrepreneurs and expanding to Miami and beyond. We wrap up with comedian Amy Zimmer talking about the best damn vegan pie she's ever had (25:29).

Duration: 00:29:04


November 30, 2017 - Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook

11/30/2017
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Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! First up are today's headlines, including sexual harassment allegations concerning Johnny Iuzzini (0:25), Chipotle founder Steve Ells stepping down as CEO (3:06), Soda Stream's newest boozy offering (5:40), and Google wising up and updating their burger emoji (6:46). Next we sit down with Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook (7:16), the men behind a small empire of Philly restaurants including Zahav, Federal Donuts, and more, to discuss their new book, Middle...

Duration: 00:30:32

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