Andrew Talks to Chefs
By Heritage Radio Network
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Our top chefs, as you’ve never heard them before. Author Andrew Friedman, one of the nation's chief chroniclers of professional kitchen life, interviews a diverse cross-section of the best and biggest names in the business, bringing his personal relationships and industry knowledge to bear in coaxing personal and professional revelations from his guests.
||CleanEpisode 19: Hillary Sterling||As she was giddy with excitement at the prospect of decamping New York City for a Mexican adventure, Andrew joined Hillary Sterling one morning in the Vic's dining room for some shop talk--they kicked around the special allure travel holds for chefs, th||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Dan Kluger||Loring Place chef-owner Dan Kluger first became known to New York CIty restaurant-goers as the chef of ABC Kitchen, where he announced himself with a dynamic, vegetable-forward style that's among the best of its class anywhere in the United States. But||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Hooni Kim||If there's such a thing as an epic podcast interview, this is it: Chef Hooni Kim's story spans three continents ... before the age of ten. From there, it's a long journey to the professional kitchen, and then to discovering who he was on the plate, whic||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Missy Robbins||Andrew Talks to Chefs kicks off its second season with the chef of Andrew's favorite restaurant of the moment, Missy Robbins of Lilia in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From a corner table at the restaurant, the two discuss Missy's culinary and personal journey||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Richard Blais||Andrew finds himself torn at the outset of our Season 1 finale. On the one hand, he has a hugely entertaining guest--chef/author/podcaster/personality Richard Blais. On the other, this is the week that one of the biggest chefs in the country left the sp||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Curtis Stone||Los Angeles’s chef Curtis Stone joins us for a special bonus episode to discuss the coming format change at his Beverly Hills hit Maude, which will switch to a wine-region-inspired tasting menu in late January. (The first region he’s exploring: Rio||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Michael White/Philip Tessier||Our first twofer! Chef Michael White, the force behind Marea, Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini, and other modern classics, tells us how he morphed from an offensive tackle from Beloit, Wisconsin, into one of the best practitioners of Italian cuisine in the worl||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Elise Kornack||Just six months ago, Elise Kornack was the chef and co-owner of one of the most unique tasting menu restaurants in the world, Brooklyn's 12-seat, Michelin-starred jewel box Take Root. Today, she's enjoying a breather in her new home in the woods of Saug||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Marcus Samuelsson||As his newest restaurant, Marcus B&P in Newark, New Jersey, came to life around him, Marcus Samuelsson took an hour to sit with Andrew (who was his publicist back in the 1990s) and reflect on his career: How he picks his next projects, divides his time,||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Massimo Bottura||Our first season just keeps getting better and better as one of the most acclaimed chefs on the planet, Massimo Bottura of Modena's Osteria Francescana, drops in to talk about his new book Bread is Gold. The book tells the story of his ambitious project||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Victoria Blamey||Victoria Blamey is a good sport. The chef of Chumley’s, the reinvigorated former speakeasy in New York City’s West Village, agreed to meet Andrew for a shift drink and interview after dinner service at the restaurant. The two got to it around midnig||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: David Kinch||While in New York City to attend the annual Michelin Guide celebration, chef David Kinch of Manresa, The Bywater, and Manresa Bread, popped in to chat with Andrew about Manresa's 15th anniversary and the special activities he arranged around that milest||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Greg Baxtrom||Last year, chef Greg Baxtrom took one of the best resumes around (Alinea, Per Se, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Atera) and funneled his hard-earned technique and experience into Brooklyn's Olmsted restaurant, a neighborhood gem that quickly rose to prominen||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Stephen Harris||Before he became a chef and turned The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent, into a Michelin-starred destination restaurant, Stephen Harris was a punk rocker, history teacher, and financial advisor. Though he didn't discover the pro kitchen until he was nearly||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Paul Kahan||While in Gotham City to promote his new cookbook Cheers to the Publican (coauthored with chef Cosmo Goss and collaborator Rachel Holtzman) Chicago's Paul Kahan--named Outstanding Chef in 2013 by the James Beard Foundation--dropped by for a chat about gr||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Amanda Freitag||Most listeners probably know Amanda Freitag solely as a television personality from her work on Chopped and other shows. But long before her first at-bat on the air (battling Bobby Flay on Iron Chef), Amanda was a veteran New York City chef. We explore||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Michael Anthony||Chef Michael Anthony has been at the helm of New York City's Gramercy Tavern since 2006. During that time, he has consistently polished one of the true diamonds of the Manhattan restaurant landscape, earning top honors, such as the James Beard Foundatio||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Amanda Cohen||Amanda Cohen has been chef-owner of downtown New York City's groundbreaking vegetable restaurant Dirt Candy for nearly a decade. Dirt Candy began as a 350-square-foot labor of love and grew into its current, much larger home two years ago. Recently Ama||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Alex Stupak||Empellón's Alex Stupak pulled a remarkable 180 when he transitioned from pastry chef of such landmark modernist restaurants as Alinea and wd-50 to chef-owner of his Empellón Mexican restaurants in New York City. In our first episode, this quick-witted||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: Andrew Talks to Chefs||trailer for Andrew Talks to Chefs, a new podcast series from the Heritage Radio Network||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm not even a foodie and I love it!
This podcast goes beyond chef business and inside kitchen talk (though that's interesting too) to issues of culture (and cultural appropriation), personal struggles, the nature of art (but not in a pretentious way), and much more. Mouth-wateringly good!
I can’t say enough good things.
Since episode One I’ve enjoyed this podcast more and more. To the point where I’m already re-listening. Can’t wait to see who is next.
Being a chef in the Midwest balancing family and work I don’t get to talk to many chefs at length about the business. This podcast makes me feel as if I’m sitting down with these great individuals and chopping it up!