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Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears.

Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears.
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Food writer James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy dish up a weekly offering of food-related nonsense, exploring the complex and often confusing world of modern gastronomy. One minute they might be discussing the qualities of rice vinegar, the next asking whether or not Cher actually enjoys sharing plates. With special guests and even more special games, The Kitchen Is On Fire is a essential listening for anyone with ears.

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Episodes

Ep122: Dead Man's Shoes

1/15/2018
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Our favourite two silly billies are back in The Garret and back on the chatbike, pedalling hard up a verdant hillside of....topics. This week they lay out their predictions for the year, involving celebrity deaths, cocaine scandals, and flapjack consumption. James makes a weird sauce, Sam survives a powercut in Waitrose and they nearly come to blows over how healthy one's life should be. In other yap wonders, they try and think of ten famous Belgians, consider whether George Reynolds will...

Duration: 00:54:36


Ep121: Sam Dies

1/8/2018
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Is this the end for one of these two idiots? Does the hairy monster one die? Tune in and find out. James and Sam are still banging on about New Year. They are also pondering on maintaining some childlike wonder, Hassidic Jews at Chinese buffets and gummy potatoes. James has begun the new year smug, Sam has begun it by quitting nicotine. James's mother throws out a perfectly good DVD player, or does she???? Sam ate a mini pie in a supermarket with his brother, or did he???? She didn't, he...

Duration: 00:49:41


Ep120: Bane In A Plane

1/4/2018
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Stuff is talked about. There is an audio glitch thirty five minutes in. They do not know what The Rock is cooking. James fears intruders. Sam spent the day at Magpie. They talk a lot about films. Wow. This was fun.

Duration: 00:46:45


Ep119- Yule Dog

12/25/2017
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It’s bumper, it’s dumb, it’s full of come...all ye faithful. It’s the TKIOF Christmas Special 2017. A whole bunch of folk stop by*, Billy Ray Cyrus, a creepy lion, fan favourite Mrs Scroggins and Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jonathan Gold. *are talked about. Sam cracks a rib and is thrown under a bus by his wife. James smells brazil nuts somewhere he shouldn’t and has some sexy garlic themed banter with his wife. Our heroic Christmas hosts also find time to perform ‘Cav Nero: The...

Duration: 01:36:28


Ep118- Oh My Mrs Scroggins

12/18/2017
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Greetings friend. James and Sam are back for another episode of fun, japes, chat and parlour games. How...warming it all is. This week Sam gets frisky in a hospice, James makes carbonara and things get a little serious when, once again, the spectre (cue falsetto..Spectre!) of gross dudes acting gross, is discussed once again. Hey gross dudes! The TKIOF-Two suggest, you keep the mouse in the house! Okay?! Leaving that behind James and Sam crack on with mashed potato chat, duck cookery and...

Duration: 00:56:47


Ep 117- Nesting Instinct

12/10/2017
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Is it small? No it is not. It is in fact a gargantuan beast of a pod featuring a second visit by the impeccable, implacable, impossible, Grace Dent! In an exclusive first chat following her cruel ousting* of Marina O'Loughlin as Guardian restaurant critic, Grace tells the TKIOF-Bros all about watching Hawkwind, a vampire, just how dreamy John Torode is and also opens up about her struggles to leave her giant L-shaped sofa. Sam backs Buble, whatever the cost. James has a beautiful voice. Sam...

Duration: 01:42:06


Ep 116: Roadside Animal

12/4/2017
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Woo and indeed hoo! The SamSamMan and the RamRamMan are here spewing up episode 116 like a seabird feeding their young on a rocky outcrop somewhere...Thomas The Tank Engine, Frank Sinatra and Chick Corea are along for the 'ride'. James runs a long way in Florence and orders magnums of wine much to his pal's chagrin. Sam is hungover and does not look good. All this plus sunburned pigs, Bocca Di Lupo and the unique misery of sitting down in the shower. This episode is sponsored by the...

Duration: 01:00:25


Ep 115: Naked James

11/26/2017
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Episode 114 seems to be themed, 'Sesame Street'-style around the letter 'M': James and Sam celebrate the fall of Mugabe and Mladic, consider a Magpie Book Club, Medieval feasting, and Charles Manson. Moving away from 'M', they consider Ed from Radiohead's new solo album, Nigella's new show, and get deeply into death and whether James is dead inside. James can't stop getting naked in public, Sam is unsure whether The Proclaimers are brothers or lovers and they both lose themselves in how to...

Duration: 01:11:08


Ep 114: Enter The Grease Cupboard

11/19/2017
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Yet another classic of the genre, if the genre is standard TKIOF fare….and it is. This week the ‘PieBoyz start dry, then wet up their grim whistles with some crispy Albarino. They then tumble head first into a cupboard of grease to discuss Sticky Walnut and pickled celery. Win Butler from Arcade Fire is rude to Sam and James gets ‘seen to’ by that pesky Boozy Quack. There’s a lot of dull broth, fun with a gavel and Meatloaf: The Musical. Is this a bounty of chat? Damn right it is. It’s a...

Duration: 01:15:14


Ep 113: The Softest Of Openings

11/13/2017
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Back once again in an at least vaguely similar fashion to a renegade master, it's James Of Ramsden and Sam Of Herlihy. Also in tow is Puggsley from 'The Addams Family' aka Ajax Of Kentish. This week the foolish fools discuss a long dead corpse, how to drill a carrot and ambergris. James is has incredible fitness levels, Sam is confused by time again and Ajax is wearing a rude teeshirt. All this plus Joey Trib, some somewhat serious chat about restaurant soft launches, and a lovely chat...

Duration: 01:17:51


Ep 112: Safe Citizens

11/6/2017
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It's a behemoth, an epic, a bloated two hour stumble through The Nutes, Jeff Garlin, bad backs, the live stage musical 'School Of Rock' and James's greasy nipples. Amidst these important and fascinating topics our dumb pair find time to ponder their favourite chords, Sam's mother's new app, and they also try desperately not to offend anyone with regards to Weinstein..... It is long, and it's perhaps not entirely strong but these two verifiable Billys of the Silly varietal surely deserve...

Duration: 01:59:56


Ep 111: Volleyball & All That Caper

10/16/2017
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Ajax doesn't show up to make his debut on TKIOF. However, zero tears are shed and Sam and James put the boot in and play Joey Trib without that oversleeping joker. Elsewhere last week's guest is roundly mocked for his funky dancing, Sam fails to understand the concept of time and James tells a fascinating tale regarding the reorganization of his cookbook shelves. Sam hits a dishwasher with a hammer, Pidgin wins an award and it's unclear whether or not a man on fire is alive or dead. TKIOF...

Duration: 00:58:31


Ep 110: The Ego (Scriptor) Has Landed

9/11/2017
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The at least vaguely legendary George Reynolds is in the proverbial hizzhouse to get deep, get real and get down upon the topic of....food! Who would of thunk it? The Pidg'Pie boyz join in a spirited verbal joust-off with Gee-Rizzle (as I imagine no one has ever called him) and a lovely, warmhearted affair it is too. We discover that James may have a penchant for stalking young food writers. George goes hog wild for Waitrose pesto and Sam desperately wanted to be a theatre nerd. Things get...

Duration: 01:18:49


Ep 109: Small portions of braised meat

8/29/2017
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All change on TKIOF Episode 109* where our trusty twosome glamp, brunch and grouse like it is in fact no thing. James fires up a wood oven only to baffle Sam with his meat tightfistedness. Sam's back explodes which flat out disgusts James. They discuss The War On Drugs, a singular pirate in the Caribbean and James's wife bravely purchases a stroller unseen from Gumtree! Stay tuned to find out how that jeopardy-ridden vibe plays out.... *There's no change, it's the same load of dumb chat...

Duration: 00:49:04


Ep 108: Nude and covered in jelly

8/21/2017
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James and Sam are back and wrestling with topics both vast in scale and slippery in nature. Popeye, Free Willy, Gentle Ben and Wall E are all guests at this chatfest. Sam doesn't care if life is real, James intends to commit fraud at Zara and there is a truly fascinating discussion of import/export tax rates, shipping and bonded warehouses. Gawdamn this is a zesty brain trust. Two great minds jousting with the truths of life as if it is in fact, no thang. Kerplunk!

Duration: 00:41:54


Ep 107- A Field Full Of Spiders

7/31/2017
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Everyone's first choices for a 'Chuckle Brothers' re-boot are back after a few weeks off to open a new restaurant. Sam discovers that James is a heavily scarred individual while James discovers that Sam is utterly inept at rugby. There's also some classic insulting of their audience, a long discussion on the etiquette of loaning fields to other farmers and a weird Lionel Ritchie in 'Ghost' detour. You've missed them, they haven't missed you, but still, James and Sam are back and ready to...

Duration: 00:39:56


Ep 106- The Argument

7/11/2017
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Could this actually be the end of the line for our gruesome twosome? Sam and James have had an argument and it seems that bygones can't be bygones...In other news they get lost in 'Gulliver's Travels', there's a Radiohead update and whilst their own friendship seems dashed upon the rocks, they'd both really like to be friends with Edgar Wright. Oh, and Sam vomits so much he blows out all the blood vessels in his eyeballs.

Duration: 00:50:09


Ep 105: Grief Prowling

7/3/2017
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It's a guest fest. A festival of guests. Thom Ramsden! Faith! Pidgin regular turned pal of our dummy hosts Matt Bright! It rains misogyny, there is talk of The Doors and 'The Doors' and Matt tells all about a boozy trip to Hitler's bunker. James embarrasses himself in a pub and Sam is flat-out rude to a homeless dude. Episode one hundred and five comes from a new venue, with new people on the microphones, but it's still the same old nozzle of nonsense spurting all over the place. Get it,...

Duration: 01:02:04


Ep 104: The Plucky Caddy

6/27/2017
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It's the 21st June, aka the Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year, aka the day James and Sam decide to show just how square they are. They ponder a remake of the Rock involving a terror threat at Goodwood Golf Course, as well as cartoon pornography, Believe by Cher, and the Pidgin 100 Menu Party. James apologises for being accidentally rude about a chef. Sam does a none too shabby vocoder impression. Are hippies really having more fun? Was James and Sam's She Loves You karaoke...

Duration: 00:44:10


Ep103: The Urn

6/21/2017
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Sam is scared of his wife and of Spiderman's genitals. James looks like Batfleck and is once more talking about umbilical cords. Classic, and classy, TKIOF vibes on show, in the show. Showbusiness! Know this.

Duration: 00:55:54

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