Author and critic Simon Majumdar shares the research and process behind the scenes of his podcast that explores the rich history of food and his favorite interview so far with a Food Network star. He reveals the shocking turning point in his life and the renewed mission he set forth to pursue at 40 years old. Simon shares his journey through 31 countries in just a year and why he believes food is a healing and unifying force in a world that feels divided. He also gives his advice for how he...
Chef Fariyal Abdullahi shares her childhood memories growing up in Ethiopia and the food rituals she holds close when she is missing home. She talks about picking a sheep every Friday for their family and why these experiences deepened her connection to food and perspective. Fariyal talks about moving from Ethiopia to the states at 16 years old, her first experiences with American food, and why she decided to pivot her career to becoming a chef. She talks about graduating from the CIA and...
Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, hosts of the internet sensation Good Mythical Morning, talk about their new show Inside Eats and why it is the perfect extension of their wacky food adventures. They guess Jaymee’s Chipotle order based on her personality and how many different order combinations they uncovered in their show. Rhett and Link share where their curiosity for all things food comes from, why they went on a mission to discover why the Cheesecake Factory menu is so big, and what...
Tournament of Champions season 3 winner, Tiffani Faison, shares her feelings on being the third woman crowned on the show and how the blind judging on the show removes possibilities of implicit bias.
Chef Karen Akunowicz shares her journey to the Tournament of Champions stage and how her experience working as a sous chef in Modena sparked her love for European-style dining shaped her path forward.
Castmates Zach Erdem and Victoria Hilton reveal all of the behind-the-scenes drama of the new reality show, Serving the Hamptons’.
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian says it’s his insatiable desire to please people that’s shaped his decades-long career.
Award-winning actress Julianna Margulies visits Ina Garten at home in the Hamptons, where they share Real Margaritas. They pick herbs from Ina's garden for Julianna's Halibut with Herbed Butter and then head to the beach in Ina's convertible.
Chef Roger Mooking shares where his affinity for fire originated and how it led him to be the host of Man Fire Food. Roger gives his thoughts on why humans are drawn to cooking food over an open flame and the sacred ritual of fire.
Producer Todd Schulkin talks about the many roles he has held that led him to becoming Executive Director of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and the very famous screenwriter and director he helped to discover when he was a talent agent.
Kwame Onwuachi shares the wisdom he has gained and lessons learned on his journey to becoming an award-winning chef.
Chef Joe Sasto reveals the Food Network star he shares a friendship tattoo with and how he started producing cooking videos that have garnered millions of views.
Kelsey Barnard Clark shares how her upbringing in small town Alabama shaped her as a person and chef and how she uses her garden and seasonal foods to drive her culinary creativity.
Chef Justin Sutherland shares how his Obachan, or grandmother, influenced his love for cooking at a young age and granted his wish for an Easy Bake Oven when he was five years old.
Chef Mei Lin talks about her experience growing up in her parents’ Chinese restaurant and how being up-close-and-personal to their work shaped her culinary perspective.
Eric Adjepong talks about growing up in a West African home in New York City and his early food memories.
Long-time Chopped judge and chef, Chris Santos, talks about his never-ending quest for the best burger and his current favorite burger style. He talks about the real reason he started working in a kitchen at just thirteen and why he considers himself a “self-taught” chef. Chris shares his favorite parts of opening restaurants and what inspired the bright idea of a working pawn shop at his restaurant, Beauty & Essex. He talks about his passion for family-style dining and his own personal...
Chef Jordan Andino clears up what it means when he was named “hottest chef” and describes what his twenties were like as he was navigating his career. He shares his experiences learning from his father in the kitchen, and the first dish he ever nailed perfectly. Jordan shares how formal culinary education sharpened his business acumen and his thoughts on being a successful chef and entrepreneur. Jordan reveals the meaning behind his restaurant name, Flip Sigi, the hallmarks of Filipino...
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Beloved pastry chef, Caroline Schiff, talks about her statement head of hair before describing what a typical day in her life looks like. She talks about her love of running, including her favorite New York City running route, and the surprising physical demands of being a pastry chef. Caroline talks about her path to pastry via a French degree and love of fashion and how all of these interests have influenced her as a pastry chef. She describes how seasonal ingredients steer the direction of...
Marc Murphy, Chopped judge and esteemed chef, shares his interesting childhood and who his royal babysitter was in the late seventies. He talks about his early days in New York City and how couch surfing and cooking dinners for his rent inspired him to pursue culinary school. Marc talks about the differences in European and American kitchens, how his cooking style has evolved over the years and what region of the world has influenced him the most. He talks about his experiences opening...
Dan Langan shares his favorite holiday traditions and how his love for baking began. He shares the nostalgic smell that brings back childhood memories and his advice for getting kids involved in baking early and safely. Dan shares his favorite food spots in Philadelphia and describes exactly what Philly butter cake is. He talks about the inspiration behind his blog, Baked by Dan, what content is most popular and how he manages the wild world of social media. Dan shares plans for his upcoming...
Duff Goldman shares how his nickname came to be and the creative forces that shape his larger-than-life cakes. He talks about the craft he is working on for his daughter, being a new father and the advice he would give to dads. Duff reveals the cover band he was in and tells a crazy story about playing with a certain Foo Fighters front-man. He shares the reason he decided to study history and philosophy in college and why, surprisingly, he didn’t learn to read properly until high school. Duff...