We Could Make That
By Andrea Wien
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We Could Make That is all about the stories of indie food makers who've struck out on a noble cause: to make the world as tasty as humanly possible. In each episode, Andrea Wien digs into their backgrounds, motivations and passions to decode why and how they started their businesses, and the lessons we can each take back to our own kitchens and lives.
||CleanEat Chic Is Reinventing The Nostalgic Peanut Butter Cup (And Crushing It)||“There’s a lot of romanticism in having your own business, and it’s really difficult. My boyfriend would never put himself through what I’ve been putting myself through.” - Lotta Andonian, founder of Eat Chic Chocolates, on entrepreneurship...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFawen's Drinkable Soups Are One Of 2017's Biggest Trends||Amanda Bowen and Fabio Fossati are a couple. They do normal coupley things like work out and go on walks together. But a few years back, they took their relationship to the ultimate level. No, not marriage. Entrepreneurship. On this show, we talk...||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Most Delicious Gluten-Free Bread Known To Humans||I happen to think that all food businesses are built on love stories - but the story of Sadie Scheffer’s Bread SRSLY takes the cake. Sadie was in grad school on the east coast when her crush moved across the country to SF. Rather...||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat The Black Sheep Of Wine Can Teach You About Success||In 2003, at the age of 30, Andre Hueston Mack was the first African American to be named Best Young Sommelier in America. Soon after, he accepted a somm job at The French Laundry before Thomas Keller sent him across the country to open the most...||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Gringos Walk Into A Business...And The Result Is Jalapa Jar||Tommy Byrnes is a Longhorn-turned-Londoner-turned-New Yorker who co-founded a company called Jalapa Jar. Along with his two other co-founders, Steve and Joel, he’s bringing two of my favorite foods - tacos and salsa - to the New York masses. ...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDave's Gourmet, The Granddaddy of Ultra-Hot Sauce, Continues to Innovate||The Washington Post: "His condiments and sauces are legendary." The NY Times: "The hottest culinary experience known to man." The Wall Street Journal: "The legendary grandaddy of ultra-hot sauces." He is Dave Hirschkop, the founder of...||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThis Motorcycle Riding, Banana Bread Wielding Woman Is DANK||Caitlin Makary is a badass. She rides a motorcycle. She rock climbs. And she owns DANK, a banana bread company inspired by her vegan sister and rock climbing friends. Rider, climber, entrepreneur -- you could say her risk tolerance is higher than...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOzuke CEO, Willow King, On Friends As Co-Founders, Fermentation And Travel||When I grow up, I want to be Willow King. Or, maybe more accurately, I just want to move to Boulder, CO, hang out with Willow and her co-founder, Mara, and eat fermented things all the live long day. We could go snowboarding (even though I have no...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Trademarks, The Berkshires And Family Businesses With Fire Cider||Brian Huebner is the founder of Fire Cider. Fire Cider has a winding tale - two of its three co-founders, Brian’s sister, Amy, and her now-husband, Dana, were high school sweethearts separated by a move. Years later, they reconnected via...||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Founder's Going Back To His Roots With Paper Plane Coffee||What do Colombia, Kermit the Frog and a mariachi band have in common? Not much, except for the fact that they're all tied together in one person: Jonathan Echeverry. As a kid, Jonathan split his time between Atlanta, where his family owned a...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFood It-Girl Leiti Hsu On Her New Start-Up And Fave Makers||Leiti Hsu is a professional connector. Chances are she's had dinner with your favorite chef, and interviewed your favorite food personalities for her radio show, Word of Mouth. Most recently, she launched a travel concierge service called Journy....||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHealth Warrior: The Company That Put Chia Seeds On The Map||I hate to run. And on more than one occasion, I've found myself in this conversation: Me: "I hate to run." Multiple other humans: "I hated running, too. But then I read "Born to Run," and now I love running. I run every day. It changed my life." For...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing Buckwheat, An Eastern European Staple, To The American Mainstream||Leeann Rybakov grew up in Kiev, Ukraine, where buckwheat is ubiquitous on every table. And while her mom continued to serve it once they moved to the United States, Leeann didn’t see it around all that much -- not that she really thought about it...||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIncrease Energy, Lift Libido And Balance Hormones With Macaccino||Aaron Glassman is the founder of Macaccino and the owner of the Golden Mean Cafe in Los Angeles. A few years back, an old man came into the restaurant holding a bag of something magical. Inside was maca, a root that's grown at...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking What's Old And Making It New Again With Cleveland Kraut||Drew and Mac Anderson are brothers. Their sister is Emma. Emma married Luke. Drew and Luke met over some beers, as brother-in-laws have been known to do. They realized they'd both been fermenting stuff in their kitchens. A lightbulb went off, they...||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoy The Baker On Gap Years, Starting Over And Her Fave Food Trends||I want to be Joy Wilson's friend. But then again, everyone does. That's why she's been awarded "Best Baking Blog" by everyone from Saveur to The Kitchn since she started joythebaker.com in 2008. In writing and in person, Joy is a sweetheart with a...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrawing On Hometown Roots And Old-Time Values With Stagg Jam||When the going gets tough, the tough slow down. Or at least, that's Candice Ross' motto. She's the founder of the Brooklyn-born and based Stagg Jam, where she makes tasty jams and marmalades in cool flavors including seasoned sorrel, cherry chai,...||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Think Jerky Is Leading The Healthy, Chef-Driven Future Of CPG||Ricky Hirsch is the founder of Think Jerky, a beef jerky company that’s taking a health-conscious approach to our favorite meaty snack. Think has far less sugar and salt than typical jerky, it’s made using high-quality ingredients and meat — and..||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSlice of Pai on Instagram, Food Trends and Starting Out||This is another in-between-isode where I talk to cool people in the world about the trends they’re seeing out and about, their favorite makers of the moment and exciting projects that they’re working on. Today, I’m talking to Joann...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Most Impressive Person Of 2016||If you were a parent, chances are you’d want your kid to turn out like Sagan Schultz. Sagan is the CEO of the functional beverage and nutrition company, WellWell. He has a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, a medical degree AND MBA from NYU and...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does It Take To Disrupt A Category Giant Like Pasta?||It must be pasta week on We Could Make That because my guest today is Brian Rudolph, the co-founder of Banza pasta. Banza is a pasta made from chickpeas that has double the protein, four times the fiber and nearly half the net carbs of average...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmoji Pasta, Star Wars and The Ultimate Dinner Party with Linda Miller Nicholson||Linda Miller Nicholson, or Salty Seattle as her fans know her, has been called the "Lady Gaga of Food" by The Cooking Channel. She was also a competitor on the hit show, MasterChef, and in 2018, she's releasing a cookbook, published by...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere's What It Takes To Compete On The US Culinary Olympic Team||Eddie Tancredi loves to win. And he loves to cook. So when he discovered that he could cook to win competitions, he was all in. For the last 12 years, he's rotated between the culinary competition circuit - competing against heavyweights...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClean(ish) Food For People Who Like To Eat Dirty With The Dude Diet's Serena Wolf||This is an in-between-isode, where I talk to food writers, Instagrammers and generally cool people about their favorite makers and food things of the moment. Serena Wolf didn't set out to create a diet fit for the modern man. In fact, she was...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrossing Continents, Pizza Apprenticeships and Entrepreneurship with Mike's Hot Honey||Mike Kurtz is the founder of Mike’s Hot Honey in Brooklyn, NY. Mike’s Hot Honey is a chili-infused honey that Mike discovered while backpacking through the mountains of Brazil. But the story doesn’t start and stop there. In fact,...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Cocktail Crate Is Upping Your At-Home Craft Cocktail Game||Alex Abbott Boyd grew up with free-spirited, food-loving, hippie-inclined parents (one from the land down under, the other from NYC) who kept a garden and made their own jam. Obviously, this environment can lay the groundwork for a love of good food...||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Entrepreneur Who's Preserving New Mexico's Magical Hatch Chile||Imagine that your whole life you had this abundant bounty of spicy goodness at your fingertips, blindly going about your business and assuming everyone in the country also had the same bounty. Then imagine moving, only to find out that in fact, no one..||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLow and Slow: Chasing Adventure on the Southern Barbecue Trail||If someone told you that you could get paid to travel around the South, stopping along the way to pop out and eat barbecue in iconic barbecue cities, you'd probably take them up on it. I mean, let's be real, unless you are a vegetarian, there are few...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere's What The Next Generation of Millennial Run Companies Will Look Like||Let's say you came up with an idea for a food company in January. How long do you think it would take you to launch? Maybe a year? 18 months? If you're Aidan Altman, the answer to that question is five months. FIVE MONTHS, PEOPLE! Insanity....||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Eleven Madison Alums Plot To Slather The Nation In Brown Butter||One went to culinary school. The other didn't. One had a baker for a dad. The other grew up eating dry chicken and overcooked broccoli. Their culinary paths couldn't have been more different. And yet, they both ended up working side-by-side...||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne Man's Quest To Get America Cozied Up With Fish Sauce||When Hansen Shieh was eight years old, his obviously awesome (wait for it) mom took him out for lunch. As he bit into his first Sichuan pepper, his mouth exploded in flavor and heat. And his mom, the badass that she so clearly is, just laughed at him...||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Sir Kensington's Is Dethroning Heinz In The Ketchup Kingdom||When Scott Norton and his co-founder, Mark Ramadan, were in college, they had a thought: why are American consumers totally chill about their ketchup? After all, the stuff we all grew up on is loaded with junk like high fructose corn syrup,...||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy The Best Place To Start A Revolution Is In Your Mouth||Anarchy In A Jar started with humble beginnings but has now blossomed into a jam company that anyone would be proud to write home about. For starters, the ingredients come from local farms, the founder, Laena McCarthy, is handcrafting each batch out...||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere's A New Kid In Town And He's Called Za'atar||Zesty Z is the brainchild of founder Alexander Harik, who pitched the idea to his family at the dinner table. They promptly laughed him off before starting to take him seriously. Thankfully for all of us, Zesty Z was born as a new za'atar-based...||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Can't wait for more new and tasty things!!
I'm so lucky to have found this podcast! Andrea's interview style is fun, energetic and brings out the personality of the guest. I'm looking forward to discovering new foods and independant creators through this podcast.
I actually purchased Zesty-Z from Alex which is Andrea's first Podcast. It is delicious, completely unique and my friends love it! As a bonus, I get to help out the little guys as well. Supporting local/independant small batch businesses is important and gives me a great feeling. I can't wait to see what other guests Andrea has lined up so I can discover more new and tasty things!
What a fantastic idea. I am so excited to listen to all these and get some good reminders of how to stay handy in the kitchen even when I think I'm too busy.
Can't wait for more!!! Love this.