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Our top chefs, as you’ve never heard them before. Author Andrew Friedman, one of the nation's chief chroniclers of professional kitchen life, interviews a diverse cross-section of the best and biggest names in the business, bringing his personal relationships and industry knowledge to bear in coaxing personal and professional revelations from his guests.
 
Have a drink with the worlds best Chefs. After an 8 course taster at Salt, in Stratford Upon-Avon, a guest chef joins Simon Alexander (award winning podcaster and producer) and Paul Foster (Head Chef at Salt) for a Nightcap. Candid conversations about life and food.
 
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Paul and Simon answer all your q's you've been sending in. All bases covered - Sustainability in the kitchen and in the sea, menu buzzwords, crisp flavours, peanut butter, chef attire and more cereal chat. Keep them coming, as there will be more Ask Us Anything episodes coming in the future too. @TheNightcap_pod on Insta, Twitter, Facebook.…
 
One of Andrew's favorite recent meals in NYC was a dinner at Kimika, a newly opened restaurant in lower Manhattan, where chef Christine Lau serves up a distinct and very flavorful mashup of Italian and Japanese influences. Christine sat down with Andrew to discuss her path to the kitchen, which ran through stints as a high school and college athlet…
 
Paul and Simon answer all your q's you've been sending in. All bases covered - Solo dining, trial shifts, charge-backs to horrible diners, exotic meat, cannabis cooking and more cereal chat. Plus, your Cowboy Stories! Keep them coming, as there will be more Ask Us Anything episodes coming in the future too. @TheNightcap_pod on Insta, Twitter, Faceb…
 
Paul and Simon answer all your q's you've been sending in. All bases covered - Faddy techniques, home cooked meals, kitchen music, Anthony Bourdain, more cereal chat. Plus, your Cowboy Stories! Keep them coming, as there will be more Ask Us Anything episodes coming in the future too. @TheNightcap_pod on Insta, Twitter, Facebook.…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Kris Hall, founder of The Burnt Chef Project, to talk about mental health in the hospitality industry and the services the The Burnt Chef Project provide for workers in the field. Plus, we have boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Please do rate and review, it helps spread the …
 
This week, Ugly Delicious, Steak. David Chang provides us with an examination of the culture surrounding steak. David compares steakhouses in Japan, Australia, and the United States. Send us your suggestions and questions @TheNightcap_pod on Insta, Twitter, Facebook. Paul Foster & Simon Alexander review a classic film/tv show/documentary to do with…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander review a classic film/tv show/documentary to do with the world of food. This week, Julie & Julia. Oscar nominated film from 2009 documents the true stories of Julia Childs (Meryl Streep), in her pursuit of understanding French cuisine for the American audience, and Julie Powell (Amy Adams), a blogger from Queens who co…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander review a classic film/tv show/documentary to do with the world of food. This week, Street Food Latin America, Ep1, S2 - Beunos Aires, Argentina. From Choripáns and Fugazzeta to cheesy tortillas - Ep1, S2 of the Netflix series shows us the traditions and tastes of the glorious street food of the Argentinian Capital, inc…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander review a classic film/tv show/documentary to do with the world of food. This week, Chef’s Table, Fäviken. Episode 6 of Season 1, of the Netflix series, follows Magnus Nilsson in one of the most remote and coveted restaurants in the world, located in Åre Municipality, Jämtland, Sweden. Send us your suggestions and quest…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander review a classic film/tv show/documentary to do with the world of food. This week, Waiting… - 2004 film starring Ryan Reynolds. The film depicts the hilarity and chaos of a busy American Steakhouse, featuring all of your classic/stereotypical kitchen and front of house staff. Send us your suggestions and questions @The…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander review a classic film/tv show/documentary to do with the world of food. This week, Chef - 2014 film centred around Karl (John Favreau) an established chef who breaks-away from his stale restaurant to travel across America with his best mate and 10 year old son, selling sandwiches from a truck. Send us your suggestions …
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander watch, review and debate a classic film/tv/documentary to do with the world of food. This week, it's S2 E1 of Chef's Table, an Emmy award winning documentary series on Netflix. This episode features Grant Achatz and his journey in and out of the industry. Send us your suggestions and questions @TheNightcap_pod on Insta…
 
Paul and Simon answer all your q's you've been sending in. All bases covered - Unpopular opinions, dish designing methods, S Club 7, celebs in the dining room and the Best UK chefs under 30! Plus, your Cowboy Stories! Keep them coming, as there will be more Ask Us Anything episodes coming in the future too. @TheNightcap_pod on Insta, Twitter, Faceb…
 
Johnny Ortiz, currently a chef-in-residence at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, has made a fascinating journey from his original home in New Mexico to the pinnacle of fine dining at Alinea and Saison, and back to New Mexico, where he stages intimate, deeply personal Shed Project dinners. Andrew caught up with him at Stone Barns to discuss…
 
With a number of restaurants to his name, and a company (Unapologetic Foods) devoted to bringing authentic Indian cuisine to the United States, chef Chintan Pandya is on a bit of a roll, even in the aftermath of COVID. HIs recently launched Dhamaka on the Lower East Side of Manhattan is the latest in a string of successful concepts including Rahi a…
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Sir Kenneth Olisa, Founder and Chairman of Restoration Partners, Founder and Chairman of the Aleto Foundation. Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, Patron of Thames Reach and Paul Sesay, CEO at Precedent Group, Founder and CEO of Inclusive Co…
 
She may not be a household name, but Lisabet Summa has led a storied career in the profession she loves as much today as when she first set foot in a professional kitchen. After coming up alongside such luminaries as Norman Van Aken and Charlie Trotter in Chicago, Lisabet moved to South Florida, eventually becoming executive culinary director of th…
 
In an interview recorded in-person, pre-pandemic, legendary American chef David Burke sits down with Andrew at David Burke Tavern to discuss his life and career, including how he first discovered professional cooking, and his lifelong gift for outside-the-box thinking. We also share a portion of a conversation with Omar Tate of Philadelphia's Honey…
 
For our international Women’s Day episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Yvonne Thompson CBE, Entrepreneur, Campaigner and Activist and Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity. Together they share their experiences of the changing face of entrepreneurship and business over the decades. The discussion sets out priorities when buildi…
 
Julia Turshen joins Andrew to discuss her new book Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food, as well as her life and career as a food writer, podcaster, and activist. And in The Line-Up, our weekly news and commentary segment, Rebecca Mason of Houston, Texas' Fluff Bake Bar discusses the governor's lifting of mask mandates and what i…
 
Chicago's chef Beverly Kim (Parachute and Wherewithal) joins Andrew to discuss a wide array of subjects, from her personal journey to chefdom to the challenges of being a woman and Korean-American in the pro kitchen, to the coming restaurant reset. And in The Line-Up, our weekly news and commentary segment, designer Glen Coben helps us imagine what…
 
Paul and Simon answer all your q's you've been sending in. All bases covered - Kitchen department divides, front of house staff skills, Gordon Ramsey's interview with the Chancellor and reactions to strange movie endings! Keep them coming as there will be more Ask Us Anything episodes coming in the future too. @TheNightcap_pod on Insta, Twitter, Fa…
 
In this extended episode in celebration of LGBT History Month, host Julia Streets is joined by Dr Daniel Conway, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, and Jack Guest, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Global Wealth & Personal Banking at HSBC. They start the discussion by charting the social and politica…
 
For four decades Jesse Cool has owned and operated the beloved Menlo Park restaurant Flea Street Cafe, and been a devoted proponent of organic cooking and dining. She joins Andrew to discuss her road from Pennsylvania to California, the ups and downs of running a restaurant over such a long timespan, and her dislike of the word chef, among myriad o…
 
The great Chicago chef Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, et. al.) recently wrote a deeply personal essay for Medium about the roller coaster of personal and professional milestones that comprise his year of coping with the human and economic costs of COVID. On this week's show, Rick expands on the universal themes and observations of the p…
 
This is the shortest month of the year, so we're packing as much as we can into each episode! Our headline guest this week is Wylie Dufresne, in our opinion one of the most influential American chefs of the past few decades. He shares what he's been up to during the pandemic (including the pizza experiments that have dominated his Instagram feed), …
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Dr Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge Business School and Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, founder of Cobra Beer and President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). They discuss the Change the Race Ratio Campaign for greater racial equality in business and the importance of greater ethnic representation in universiti…
 
It's Inauguration Day in the United States, and we open this week's episode with a moving conversation with Aquavit chef and Swedish native Emma Bengtsson, who became a US citizen on January 6, 2021, the day of the horrific insurrection at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Emma shares the mix of emotions she felt on that day, and where her subseque…
 
We're kicking off 2021 with two new features: A current events segment at the top of every episode, and an accompanying blog post on our site. Today, we celebrate the new Summerlong Supper Club with founder/director Vinay Gupta, and forecast food trends to look for in 2021 with Food Network Magazine's founding editor in chief Maile Carpenter. Then,…
 
What better way to launch the 10th series of DiverCity Podcast, than for host Julia Streets to welcome guest Baroness Helena Morrissey DBE. In this far reaching discussion, they reflect on the 30% Club, which Helena founded in 2010, and discuss her role as Chair of the Diversity Project. Helena shares her insights and learning as an industry leader…
 
We're closing out 2020 in style, with three hours of entertainment to keep you busy until we return in January. First, a quartet of our favorite guests--Dan Kluger, Allison and Matt Robicelli; and Erick Williams--check in from their respective home bases. Dan discusses his great new cookbook Chasing Flavor; Allison & Matt join Andrew for the first …
 
Legendary chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer (Aureole, et.al) joins Andrew from his home in Northern California to discuss how he and his team have been adapting during the COVID crisis, and his thoughts on where the industry goes from here. Please consider supporting Andrew Talks to Chefs via our Patreon page–pledge $10 or more per month and gai…
 
Joshua Smith took a long and winding road to his current role as Director of Culinary Innovation for Alltown Fresh. A tumultuous home life led him to move out at age 16; he spent 8 years as a vagabonding cook, traveling the United States in search of new influences and experiences; and a passion for charcuterie drove him to found his former busines…
 
Zod Arifai has been a darling of TriState food cognoscenti for decades. The self-taught culinary wizard behind such popular New Jersey successes as Juniper, Ten Square, and Blu, first attempted a New York move way back in 1999 with a well-received but painfully short-lived restaurant in Brooklyn. Twenty-one years later, he was poised to try it agai…
 
One of our favorite recurring guests, Chef Bo Bech, returns from his home in Denmark to discuss his beautiful new book The Relation Between Us. The book combines Bo's stunning photographs from around the world with his notes on travel and simple, adaptable recipes inspired by the book's images and the memories they evoke. Andrew and Bo talk over hi…
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Mitesh Sheth, Chief Executive Officer of Redington and Jayne Styles, co-lead of the Diversity Project’s Ambassador Programme. They discuss 'building back better' in the investment management industry and the role of consultants and investors in driving change. They share detailed insights about how best to attract an…
 
Deborah Madison has been a beloved figure in the American food scene for decades, first making her mark as chef of the seminal vegetarian restaurant Greens in San Francisco, and as author of such classic cookbooks as The Greens Cookbook and Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. In her new memoir An Onion in My Pocket, Deborah shares stories and reflecti…
 
In 2019, Aaron Bludorn left a prime gig as chef of Cafe Boulud in New York City to move to Houston, Texas, and open his first restaurant as chef-proprietor, Bludorn. Aaron recently called in to talk to Andrew about his Seattle childhood, teenage years as member of a rock band with professional aspirations, his shift to the kitchen, years under the …
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by 2 Star Michelin Head Chef at Whatley Manor AND Great British Menu Winner, Niall Keating. On today’s episode: Getting your 2nd Michelin Star, what it’s like working in the industry overseas PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to tak…
 
Host Julia Streets is joined by Arlene McDermott, co-chair of the London Stock Exchange Group Proud network and Ethan Salathiel, coach, consultant, programme leader and entrepreneur.In this episode and timed to continue the support for Transgender Awareness Week Julia, Arlene and Ethan discuss what firms can do to make room for all LGBTQ+ employees…
 
Paul Foster & Simon Alexander are joined by Michelin Head Chef at the Tudor Room, Great Fosters Hotel, Tony Parkin. On today’s episode: The social lives of chefs, Tony obtaining the quickest Michelin Star ever PLUS your listener questions! As per - TripAdvisor reviews, Boiling Point & home-cooking hacks & myths for you to take away. Please do rate …
 
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