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The Lost Kitchen: Erin French Has 20,000 Restaurant Reservations in Freedom, Maine
Following a tumultuous year, Erin French returned to her hometown of Freedom, Maine to open what is now one of the most exclusive restaurants in America, where the ingredients can...
Cork Dorks: Inside the High-Stakes World of Sommeliers
Journalist Bianca Bosker takes us inside the high-end world of wine, from the big-money wine service at Michelin-starred restaurants to the grueling task of a blind tasting. Plus, we meet...
The Sporkful Presents: Why Hibachi is Complicated
Dan Pashman of The Sporkful brings us the story of Rocky Aoki, a Japanese immigrant who created hibachi restaurants in America when he opened his first Benihana in 1964. We...
Adam Conover Ruins Everything
This week, Adam Conover, host of the truTV series “Adam Ruins Everything,” challenges the myth of killer Halloween candy, bogus detox diets and the ethics of buying avocados. Plus, David...
Bizarre Adventures with Andrew Zimmern
Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern has visited more than 170 countries in search of bizarre foods and fascinating people. We chat with him about coconut grubs, barbecued lizards and the...
The Cooking Gene: Michael Twitty Stirs Up the South
This week, we talk to Michael Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene,” about his fascinating journey of self-discovery through food and DNA. Plus, we chat with Vince Dixon about why...
Savage Feast: Culinary Adventures from the Soviet Union
This week, Boris Fishman tells his family's astonishing story—from the exploits of his grandfather, a barber/black marketeer who escaped the Soviet Union draft on the roof of a train, to...
Bugs: They’re What’s for Dinner
Bugs are the future of food, according to Daniella Martin, from waxworm taco filling to chirp chips to fried shrimp (or, fried sago grub that tastes like shrimp). Plus, Serious...
Insider's Italy: An Off-The-Grid Travel Guide with Matt Goulding
Matt Goulding, author of “Pasta, Pane, Vino,” lets us in on Italy’s best-kept secrets. Plus, Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz present “The Gefilte Manifesto,” a definitive guide to modern Ashkenazi...
From Prison Chef to Executive Chef
Chef Jeff Henderson tells us about his underground catering business behind bars, what it was like to cook for Rosario “Sal” Gambino, and what he makes for his vegan kids...
José Andrés Swims with Sharks
This week, we chat with José Andrés about how he helped organize more than three million meals in Puerto Rico, why he would choose a pineapple over a steak, and...
BBQ Myths Busted! Meathead Goldwyn Breaks Your Bad Grilling Habits
From soaking wood chips to grill marks, Meathead Goldwyn is here to set the record straight on grilling’s biggest myths. Plus, Christina Ward tells the story of American advertising cookbooks...
Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Misfits, Hippies and Celebrity Chefs
Also in this week's episode: Are supermarket leafy greens dangerous?; inside Brooklyn's Aska Restaurant; and olive oil bundt cake from Italy.
Lidia's Family Table: The Life and Times of Lidia Bastianich
Lidia Bastianich grew up under Tito's communist rule, escaped to a refugee camp in Trieste and finally made it to Queens, where she learned to love Spam, Jell-O and Wonder...
OMG, GMO! How Mark Lynas Learned to Stop Protesting and Love GMOs
Journalist Mark Lynas campaigned against genetically modified foods. Then in 2008, he changed his mind. On this week's episode, we talk to Lynas about his journey from anti-GMO activist to...
BraveTart: Stella Parks Reimagines America's Favorite Sweets
Also on this week's show: Barbecue around the world, from boodog to hāngi; LA's Cambodian donut shops; whisk tips; and Austrian plum cake. This episode is sponsored by King Arthur...
Carla Hall Reclaims Soul Food
Chef Carla Hall is here to change the way we think about soul food. Plus, we explore cooking with cannabis; Adam Gopnik tells us how to cope when our favorite...
The Life and Death of Gourmet: Ruth Reichl Tells All
We chat with Ruth Reichl about the glory days and final days of Gourmet magazine. Plus, Egyptian street food in Berlin; Alex Aïnouz's hotel room cooking hacks; and Mini Almond...
The Greek Makeover: Diane Kochilas Freshens Up Greek Cooking
Chef Diane Kochilas talks real Greek yogurt, what Americans get wrong about cooking at home, and how to make great dishes with stale bread. Plus, we explore the art and...
Gonzalo Guzmán's Nopalito: Inside a Mexican Kitchen
Also on this week's show: How to cut up a cow, with New York butchers Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest; Armenian grilled pork chops; and junk food taxes, good or...
Welcome to the Disgusting Food Museum
We chat with curator Samuel West about the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmö, Sweden, where the tickets are vomit bags, the exhibits feature fermented shark, fruit bats, and root beer...
The Great Escape: Andrea Nguyen Flees Saigon in April 1975 and Brings Vietnamese Home Cooking to America
Chef Andrea Nguyen, author of "Vietnamese Food Any Day," uses American supermarket ingredients for an authentic take on the food of Vietnam. Plus, we investigate why the Kinder Surprise Chocolate...
The Secret World of Celebrity Catering with Mary Giuliani
Mary Giuliani, the author of catering tell-all “Tiny Hot Dogs,” falls in love with Alec Baldwin, raises a murderous turtle and has a solution for any and every party disaster...
In Search of the Brain Sandwich: Our Intrepid Reporter Lunches Out in St. Louis
In this episode, we get an invite to Özlem Warren’s Turkish table, we travel to St. Louis for fried brain sandwiches, Taiwan’s three-cup chicken, and the etiquette of the TV...