The Meal Of Your Life
By Billy Dec
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The Meal of Your Life is a Podcast by two-time Emmy Award-winning TV Personality, Actor, Entrepreneur, Restaurateur, and CEO/Founder of award-winning hospitality company, Rockit Ranch, Billy Dec. In each episode of The Meal of Your Life, Billy welcomes a uniquely distinguished and dynamically unforgettable guest, from celebrities to athletes, renowned chefs to intellectuals, politicians to everyday people, and invites listeners to join in on an intimate conversation surrounding the defining meal that forever impacted their life.
||CleanAndrew Zimmern: James Beard Award-Winning TV Personality, Co-Creator/Host of Bizarre Foods, Chef, Food Writer||James Beard Award-Winning TV Personality, Co-Creator/Host of Bizarre Foods, Chef, Food Writer, Andrew Zimmern, chats with Billy about the differences and similarities in meal experiences around the world, challenges within the restaurant world,||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMacy Gray: Grammy-Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Actress||Grammy-Award Winning Singer/Songwriter, Actress and longtime friend Macy Gray shares funny waitress stories with guests like Barbara Streisand, how her dad shot a rabbit, how we met over a buffet 15yrs ago when I apparently dissed Charlize Theron (haha,||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarla Hall: Celeb Chef, TV Personality, Cookbook Author||Celeb Chef, TV Personality, Carla Hall, chats with Billy about her time on Top Chef, why she believes dishes have male and/or female energies, her love of Nashville (where she was born and raised), and her views on what makes the differences and simila.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCurtis Stone: Celeb Chef, TV Personality, Restaurateur, Cookbook Author||Celeb Chef, TV Personality, Restaurateur, Curtis Stone, chats with Billy about the food scene in Melbourne, his food and life philosophy, why his one-ingredient based menu at Maude pushes him to consistently evolve,||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAarti Sequeira: Food Network Celebrity Chef, Winner of “The Next Food Network Star,” Host of shows “Aarti Paarti” & “Taste in Translation,” Cookbook Author, Judge on the Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons||Celebrity Chef on Food Network.. Winner of “The Next Food Network Star,” Host of shows “Aarti Paarti” & “Taste in Translation,” Aarti Sequeira, gives us an inside look into culture, culinary, & community.. from India where born,||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJoseph Sikora: Actor||Tommy from the TV Show, Power, Actor, Joe Sikora, chats about how he expresses his creativity not only through acting but also through graffiti, what he put into his role as Tommy (the amount of food he eats, the chain he wears, choices he makes, etc.),||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLarenz Tate: Actor, Producer||Actor from Power, Dead Presidents, Menace to Society, Love Jones & many more! Larenz Tate discusses his acting roots, his plant-based lifestyle, his love for the slow cookers, why he can’t take lunch meets with his producing partner brothers,||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMayor Rahm Emanuel: Mayor of the City of Chicago||Mayor Rahm Emanuel, discusses why Bon Appetite named Chicago the Restaurant City of the Year, how he lost part of his finger while working in a kitchen, why arguing at the dinner table when he was young prepared him for parenthood,||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLiz Dozier: CNN star of “Chicagoland” Principal who led turnaround of extremely rough high school after student was killed by mob of kids all caught on youtube and went viral around the world, now Managing Director of Chicago Beyond||Liz Dozier, star of CNN Original Series “Chicagoland” chats about turning around the worst scenario ever that happened with her school, how she came from a white nun and black father in jail, food in schools in underserved neighborhoods, gangs,||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Sayegh: Marijuana/Cannabis Infused Fine Dining Chef aka “The Herbal Chef”||Chris Sayegh, Cannabis Infused Fine Dining Chef aka “The Herbal Chef” shares science and health benefits behind cannabis, the future of cannabis sommeliers, the importance of using food to create memories,||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTony Abou-Ganim: Author of The Modern Mixologist, The Godfather of Cocktails, Three-Time Iron Chef America Winner||Tony Abou-Ganim, Author of The Modern Mixologist, The Godfather of Cocktails, discusses the art of hospitality, how his passion for acting lead him to pursuing bartending full-time, the romance behind crafting a drink,||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Adelstein: Actor, Producer, Musician||Paul Adelstein of Scandal, Prison Break, Private Practice, to name a few, is an accomplished actor, producer, musician who chats about his humble beginnings as the worst waiter ever, taking classes Piven Theatre Workshop, how boys camp changed his life,||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMario Rizzotti: Iron Chef America Judge, TV personality, & Italian culinary expert||Iron Chef America Judge, TV personality, and Italian culinary expert, Mario Rizzotti, talks about dolce vita (the sweet and beautiful life), the differences between authentic Italian cuisine and American Italian cuisine,||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharles Joly: "World's Best Bartender" & Founder of Crafthouse Cocktails||Global Bartending Champion and Founder of Crafthouse Cocktails, Charles Joly, talks about the global cocktail movement, the secrets behind great cocktails, how not to crack under pressure, and how he'd break being a vegetarian to have one meal all over.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMing Tsai: TV Host/Chef & James Beard Award Winner||--||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEd Asner: Emmy Award-Winning Actor||Iconic Actor, Ed Asner, discusses how he evolved throughout the acting world, his love/hate relationship with his mom’s sweet spaghetti, and the sport of latke eating.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNick Kokonas: James Beard Award-Winning Restaurateur||James Beard Award-winning Co-owner & Founder of Alinea Group and Founder & CEO of Tock, Inc., Nick Kokonas, digs in to his unique approach to business, the hospitality industry and how he’s changing things up.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSarah Grueneberg: Top Chef & James Beard Award Winner||Winner of 2017 James Beard Award- Best Chef, Great Lakes, Sarah Grueneberg, Chef/Partner of Monteverde, talks Top Chef, cooking Italian with a wok, hardest parts about opening a Restaurant, and how her baked potatoes,||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Schwimmer: Actor/Director/Producer||In the first episode, Billy talks with longtime friend, actor, producer, and Co-Founder of Lookingglass Theatre, David Schwimmer. Billy & David talk about the critical importance of the meal experience, drawing comparisons between shared moments in l.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great show and great first episode
While we eat to live, the experience we share around a meal can become a memory that lasts us a life time. Great show, great idea and the production seemed very prefessional. Would love to hear more people share their connection with food and the great memories to share.
Billy Dec Delivers
Billy Dec is a restaurant personality without parallel. His cooking spots on the Today show are more fun than any of the other chefs. In his new podcast, he is chatting with the insiders' insiders about how the business really works. Based on the first two, I can say The Meal of Your Life is going to be a must for any respectable Foodie.
Great stories. Great guests. Great host.
Love to hear stories about how food brings people together. I look forward to listening to the future episodes!