Smart Kitchen Show
By Michael Wolf
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A podcast about foodtech and the connected kitchen.
||CleanLive Show: The Personalized Kitchen||We took the Smart Kitchen Show on the road last month with a trip to Target's Open House concept store to talk about the personalization and the future of food. Our guests for the evening were: Shireen Yates, CEO of Nima Kevin Brown, CEO of Innit Jae||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReimagining The Grocery Store With Mike Lee||Growing up in Detroit, Mike Lee used to to love to go to auto shows. His favorite part was the concept cars auto makers would roll out to help consumers envision the future. When he got older, he wondered why food companies never created similar concept||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDispatches from the Housewares Show||The International Housewares Show is big. Very big. More than 60,000 professionals from all corners of the world convened in Chicago last week to check out the latest and greatest products coming soon to a home near you (or to your home). Whether you at||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Food Invests In The Future: A Talk With Tyson Ventures' Tom Mastrobuoni||Perhaps more than any time in recent history, big packaged food companies are being forced to think about their futures. Consumers are asking for new, healthy options and are embracing new more direct relationships with those who make their food. As a r||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of (Food) Media Is Conversational & AI Driven||As the cofounder of CNET and Whiskey Media, Shelby Bonnie has consistently proven his ability to predict future media trends. His latest bet? A conversational media company that utilizes AI-powered voice assistants and chatbots to create media propertie||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChef Jenny Dorsey On Her Journey To The Intersection of AR/VR & Food||Ever since I saw Chewie and CP30 playing hologram chess in Star Wars, I've been intrigued by the idea of augmented reality (even if I didn't think of it as 'augmented reality' as a kid). And now, as we enter the age of augmented and vi||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Suvie, The Four Zone Cooking Robot From The Founder of Reviewed.com||What do you do for a second act after spending a good chunk of your teens and twenties building one of the leading product review sites in the US? You start a company to reinvent one of those product categories your site used to review. That's what y||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe CES 2018 Smart Kitchen Wrap-up||Fresh back from CES, we talk about guided cooking apps, cooking robots and a "sexy" dishwashing appliance.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigitizing Flavor||As food becomes more digitized, the opportunity better understand and quantify flavor, taste and perception becomes a reality. In today's podcast, I talk to Daniel Protz of FlavorWiki about his company's system that measures consumer tastes and||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing AI To Predict Food Product Success||Billions of dollars are wasted every year on bringing food products to market that don't succeed. So what if we could use machine learning and predictive algorithms to create products that have a higher rate of success in the marketplace? That's||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain for Food||If you think blockchain is just about cryptocurrencies, think again. A number of trends are driving innovators and data scientists to look at ways to apply blockchain to the food system, so on this week's podcast we talk to Raja Ramachandran, the CEO||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Restaurant Robots are Coming! With Signe Brewster||Robots are playing increasingly important roles from the farm all the way into the kitchen. We chat with science and tech writer (and robot expert) Signe Brewster and The Spoon Founder, Mike Wolf about restaurant robots, automation vs. robotics and why||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sporkful's Dan Pashman||The Spoon sits down with the always lively and innovative Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast, where he gives advice on how to build your own food media empire.||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Recipes Shoppable With Chicory's Yuni Sameshima||The recipe is having a moment. Yes, the recipe, which some have called dead, is fast becoming the center of action in the digital kitchen as publishers, food brands and startups like Chicory want to help consumers make purchase decisions within the reci||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMilk Street's Christopher Kimball: The Recipe is Not Dead||During our recent Smart Kitchen Summit, celebrity chef Tyler Florence proclaimed that "the recipe is dead." Not to get all Monty Python, but Milk Street founder Christopher Kimball disagrees and thinks Florence's take is dead wrong. In this||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChasing Bocuse With Philip Tessier||On one misty morning in Lyon, France back in spring of 2015, hardly anyone noticed when the US team showed up for competition at the Bocuse D'or, the semiannual world culinary championships. By that afternoon, people realized that this team of Americ||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmart Kitchen Summit 2017 Director's Cut Edition Podcast||It's time for Mike and Ashley's annual post-Smart Kitchen Summit wrapup where they talk about the talks, the startups, cooking tech and all the behind the scenes happenings. It's required listening, an indispensable "director's cu||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Chefs (An SKS 2016 Session)||We're busy preparing for Smart Kitchen Summit 2017, which is only one week away. To prime the pump, we'd thought we'd release some of our favorite sessions from last year as podcasts. This sessions, entitled The Chefs, featured none other t||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuicero Is Dead||Over the past six months, there probably hasn't been a company more roundly mocked in startup land than Juicero. The funmaking started after a Bloomberg article showed how one can squeeze the company's juice packs by hand, essentially making sup||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does It Mean For a Beer Brewer When Their Product Becomes Digitized?||When you drink a great wine or a tasty IPA, you're often tasting the land from which that creation came from. But what happens when the means of production becomes distributed and food is produced locally? What are the financial implications for crea||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversational Cooking: Exploring Chatbots As a Cooking Interface||When I tell people I cook with Facebook, they give me a strange look. But using Facebook's chatbot interface as a cooking interface is surprisingly natural. The first cooking company to create a Facebook Messenger chatbot interface is ChefSteps, who||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobot (and Big Data) Pizza: A Conversation With Zume Pizza's Julia Collins||If you've read an article about Zume Pizza, chances are it focused on the how the company is using robotics to make pizza more efficiently. But here's the thing: while robot-assisted pizza production IS interesting, it is NOT what's the mos||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuick Take: Amazon Buys Whole Foods. What Does This Mean??||Every now and then there's a deal of such magnitude, it makes you almost speechless when you first hear about it. Amazon buying Whole Foods is one of those deals. On this quick-take podcast, Mike gets together with Nomiku CEO Lisa Fetterman to discus||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoodbye, Microwave: Talking RF Cooking With Goji's Yuval Ben-Haim||On the 50th birthday on the microwave, the core technology behind the fast-cook workhorse faces an uncertain future. One of the technologies taking aim at the old-school microwave is RF solid state cooking. A company that figures to be a key player in t||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNews Show: Why Did Whirlpool Buy Yummly?||Mike and Ashley catch up on the top smart kitchen and foodtech news of the last few weeks, including: -Whirlpool's acquisition of Yummly -Amazon's latest Echo device, the Echo Show -Microsoft's new Cortana powered wireless speaker -PicoBrew||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnected Cooking, Subscription Sous Vide, And The Food Self-Sufficient Village of the Future||In today's podcast you get two interviews for the price of one! The first interview is with Lisa Fetterman, the CEO of Nomiku, in which Mike and Lisa talk about Nomiku's new sous vide circulator, their new subscription meal service for users of||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great show looking at both food tech and connected home. Now I need to make my kitchen smart. Too bad it won’t make me a better cook.
Fingers on the Pulse
Amazing podcast for anyone interested in the space where food meets technology. Michael Wolf's conversations with the movers and shakers in the industry are more than informative, they provide thoughtful insights into the types of problems that people are working to solve today.