The Front Burner with Jimmy and Andrew
Food & Cooking Podcasts
Episode 37: All She Wrote
In The Front Burner's last episode (details and future plans at episode's end), we talk with Boston chef Barbara Lynch about her no-holds-barred memoir OUT OF LINE: A LIFE OF PLAYING WITH FIRE, which is about as revealing a book--by a chef or anybody--as you'll ever read. Then we welcome Chef Brock Johnson of Seattle's legendary Dahlia Lounge for a catch-up on the Pacific Northwest in general and Chef Tom Douglas' empire in particular.
Episode 36: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT: A FRONT BURNER SPECIAL REPORT
Three of the biggest names in chef-land join us to discuss the new documentary JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT, which opens in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, April 21. Executive producer Anthony Bourdain, director Lydia Tenaglia, and legendary chef Jeremiah Tower. Over a far-reaching hour we discuss the film, Jeremiah’s landmark achievements at Chez Panisse and Stars, the politics of the food business, and how the movie came together. What else need we say? Enjoy this one … we...
Episode 34: Peace, Love, and Understanding
Customers expect more from restaurants than ever before, but is what they want reasonable, or even realistic? In a business that draws people pleasers, why can't chef-owners always give the people what they want? This week Jimmy and Andrew bat around both sides of hot-button topics including reservations, food allergies, pricing, tipping, and others that have created an unfortunate gap between restaurants and the people they serve.
Episode 32: Paths of Glory
There are more ways than ever to be a chef today, something that's become a bit of a sub-theme this season on The Front Burner. This week, we talk to Brian Bistrong about the myriad opportunities available to chefs in 2017, something he knows intimately, having been chef de cuisine to David Bouley, owner of his own restaurant (Braeburn), chef of Wolfgang Puck's Test Kitchen, and now Corporate Executive Chef for Dean & DeLuca. Brian discusses all of these roles and as a bonus, was once...
Episode 30: Scrubs
For the first time this season, we assemble a few trusty members of our Chef's Council for an All Shop Talk episode about one of the least considered members of the kitchen team: The Dishwasher. Many of the best chefs in the USA accidentally began their careers doing this important job, including our guests: The Finch's Gabe McMackin and Sous Chef author Michael Gibney. Gabe and MIke talk about dishwashing as a gateway to the kitchen lifestyle, the role of a dishwasher in the pro kitchen,...
Episode 27: Honoring Harlem
On the second day of February, the always entertaining Chef Marcus Samuelsson discusses his recently published Red Rooster Cookbook, and a special Black History Month menu he’s cooked up at Red Rooster Harlem to honor the culinary contributions of Women of Color.