BFF with the Chef
By Nicole Schwegman
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BFF with the Chef aims to unite a community of like-minded enthusiasts who want to cook beyond recipes, better understand ingredients and hone their techniques and culinary instincts to cook the food they really want to eat. Each week, Nicole invites a new blogger or culinary professional to her podcast for honest, candid conversations about what they’re cooking, eating and the knowledge, inspiration, and experiences behind it all.
||CleanInstant Pot is a Game Changer for Indian Food – Meeta Arora of Piping Pot Curry||This week’s guest is Meeta Arora, the blogger behind Piping Pot Curry; a blog that is dedicated to showing you how to make simple and easy recipes. A former computer engineer, Meeta is now a full time blogger. Her blog primarily focuses on Indian...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Blogger to Food Network Star Contestant - Amy Lauren Pottinger from Caviar and Crayons||This week’s guest is Amy Lauren Pottinger, the self-taught chef, food blogger, and caterer behind Caviar and Crayons, a food blog and catering service that focuses on elevated comfort food. Amy gained national attention when she auditioned and...||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEven Butter Needs Acid to Taste even Better - Emmeline Kemperyd from Always Use Butter||This week’s guest is Emmeline Kemperyd, the blogger behind Always Use Butter, a blog that’s dedicated to bringing quick, easy and healthy-ish recipes that are designed to make sure her readers eat delicious every day. A Stockholm based foodie and...||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlways Have Chocolate for Emergency Brownies – Ridhima Gugnani from Everything Dessert||This week’s guest is Ridhima Gugnani, the blogger behind Everything Dessert, a blog that focuses on the sweet treats that she loves to make. Ridhima originally fell in love with baking when she was just 10 years old when her grandmother taught her...||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing to Culinary School ... online! - Madalaine McDaniel from Lakeside Table||This week’s guest is Madalaine McDaniel, the blogger and YouTube host of Lakeside Table. A channel that is dedicated to showing you how to make simple and tasty recipes each week. A native of Saint Louis, Madalaine was a former medical sales rep,...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImprove Your Health with Small Changes to Your Diet - Olivia Hersey from LivFit Training||This week’s guest is Olivia Hersey, the owner of LivFit Training, a company dedicated to helping women and men meet their fitness goals. Olivia has been living the dream in Hawaii, where she's been a certified personal trainer since 2014, and she's...||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTop Ten Cookbooks of 2018||Have you ever wondered what cookbooks a food podcaster loves? Join host Nicole Schwegman as she shares and explores her top ten cookbooks of 2018! From no-knead breads to incredible smashburgers courtesy of the Baking Steel, sinfully delicious...||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason One Recap||Join host Nicole Schwegman on a recap of BFF with the Chef’s first season and our 13 amazing guests! Hear the best cooking tips, recipes and eating advice shared by chefs and bloggers Jen Wooster (Peel with Zeal), Emily Wilson (The Craveable...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Make Restaurant Quality Pizza at Home – Andris Lagsdin from Baking Steel||This week’s guest is Andris Lagsdin, the chef and inventor of the Baking Steel. Andris started out as a chef, but gave up restaurant life to work for his family Steels business. While working there, he had the brilliant idea to create a Steel...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Eat More Fruits and Vegetables – Jen Wooster from Peel with Zeal||This week’s guest is Jen Wooster, the creator of the healthy food blog, Peel with Zeal. Both Jen and her husband, who she affectionately calls Mr. Peel, suffer from different autoimmune diseases. She has Celiac Disease, while Mr. Peel suffers from a..||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCornstarch Makes Crusts Glass Shattering Crisp – Sandy Axelrod from The Traveling Locavores||This week’s guest is Sandy Axelrod, the executive chef, blogger and one half of the dynamic duo known as The Traveling Locavores. Sandy and her husband Steve’s blog combine their passion for local food and travel by sharing adventures, recipes and..||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTop 10 Black Friday Kitchen Deals||This week, Nicole is telling you about the best Black Friday deals for home cooks and she gives a look at to what she’s hoping to buy this holiday season||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEat without guilt this Thanksgiving -- Author and food critic Morgan Murphy||This week’s special Thanksgiving guest is author, traveler and amazing storyteller, Morgan Murphy. His most recent book, On the Road Again immediately hit #1 on Publisher's Weekly when it was released and his book, Bourbon & Bacon also...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinish Your Dish with a Little Salt – Haylie Abele from Our Balanced Bowl||This week’s guest is Haylie Abele, the blogger and force behind Our Balanced Bowl. Haylie’s blog is a fun, lighthearted place where she shares recipes that come straight from her kitchen. After losing 80 pounds and recovering from an eating...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaste Your Food as You Cook: Wendi Spraker from Loaves and Dishes||This week’s guest is Wendi Spraker, the blogger behind the blog Loaves and Dishes, a website dedicated to unapologetic Comfort Food where Wendi also serves up funny stories, memories, and nourishment for body and soul. In addition to running...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBring Eggs to Room Temperature for Cakes: Kathleen Phillips from Grits and Gouda||This week’s guest is Kathleen Phillips, the food stylist and cookbook author behind Grits and Gouda, the blog that features a delectable array of gourmet southern recipes, but, with a healthy and frugal twist. Kathleen’s recipes and food styling...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust add water to cut the fat: Colleen Kokx of Mitten Dietitian||This week’s guest is Colleen Kokx, the registered dietician behind the blog, Mitten Dietitian. Colleen's blog is dedicated to providing her readers with the tools, tips, and recipes they need to live healthy lives. Colleen truly believes that...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake no churn ice cream: Nick Hortense of Blogtastic Food||This week’s guest is Nicolas Hortense, the chef behind Blogtastic Food. Nick’s goal for the blog, as he puts it, is to get as many people’s butts into the kitchen as possible”. Nick believes that home cooking can bring people closer together...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe merits of Intuitive Eating: Madison Surdyke of Sunny Thymes Blog||This week’s guest is Madison Surdyke, the incredible founder behind Sunny Thymes blog. Sunny Thymes is a fun, colorful, anti-diet food blog that is dedicated to sharing delicious recipes as well as information on how to practice intuitive eating....||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeep your knives sharp: Brenda Sickles of Become Betty||This week's guest is Brenda Sickles of Become Betty. Brenda is a full-time teacher and the woman behind the blog: Become Betty. Brenda's blog is dedicated to providing high quality consumer information about all things Trader Joe's and Stew...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMise en Place your life: Rizwan Asad of Chocolates and Chai||This week guest is Rizwan Asad, a self-taught home baker who runs the blog Chocolates and Chai. Riz was a finalist in the 2017 Saveur Blog Awards Reader’s Choice for Best Baking and Sweets Blog. During the episode we talk about how he got nominated...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLearn to make a Roux: Ben Myhre of Ramshackle Pantry||This week's guest is Ben Myhre, the man behind the history-focused food blog, Ramshackle Pantry. Ben is a prior soldier who has dedicated a large portion of his blog to taking deep historical dives into the recipes that we all know...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrighten your food with acid: Emily Wilson of The Craveable Kitchen||This week, we get to hear from the creator behind the blog The Craveable Kitchen, Emily Wilson. Emily is a former accountant who decided to leave it all behind and become a chef. On today's show, she teaches us how to make quick pickles and the...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing September 12th!||Coming soon is BFF with the Chef, a podcast that aims to unite a community of like-minded enthusiasts who want to cook beyond recipes, better understand ingredients and hone their techniques and culinary instincts to cook the food they really want to...||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The best podcast for foodies!
If you love food, want to laugh while to learn about cooking and new cuisines, then this is the podcast for you. I interviewed with Nicole about my blog and indian cooking, and I must say she was such a wonderful host. She instantly makes you feel comfortable, asks relevant questions and gleans useful information for her listeners. I hope you all enjoy this podcast as much as I did!
Best Podcast for Food Lovers!
My interview with Nicole about my life as a chef and how it led me to my blog thetravelinglocavores.com was such a delight. She has that wonderful quality the puts people at ease right away making you feel like you are chatting with your best friend. Her questions are perfect and make the conversation flow. She is fun, gracious and genuine. But most importantly through her interviews she gives her audience great information to help them become more confident cooks.
Foodies delight--where the host isn't the center of the attention and asks insightful questions!
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