Foodism – a U.K.-based publication – chose some of their favorite food-related podcasts, and they really liked The Feed. I especially liked how they referred to me and Chef Rick Bayless.
On this week’s show, I talk with Wes Pikula, the V.P. of Operations at the legendary Buddy’s, which opened in Detroit in 1946. They make a truly original pizza, the style for which has been copied by several other places around the country. Pikula has been with the company since 1975, so few can speak … Continued
This week on The Feed Podcast, Rick is away, so Ina Pinkney is sitting in as our first-ever guest co-host. Pinkney was, for many years, the proprietor of Ina’s, a beloved breakfast and lunch spot which moved from Lincoln Park to the West Loop. Pinkney has since become the Breakfast Columnist at The Chicago Tribune. … Continued
On this week’s Pizza City podcast, I spoke with Justin Bazdarich – proud Kansas boy – who’s dad was from St. Louis, and thus, exposed him to Imo’s and the provel cheese of that beloved institution as a child. After years working for Jean-Georges Vongerichten, he decided to open Speedy Romeo in New York City, … Continued
I spoke with Rich Labriola this week about how he went from being an artisan baker to a serious deep-dish pizza maker. He spills all of his secrets. Mostly.
This week on The Feed Podcast, we’re talking about service. How to hire, train staff and then deliver it with the utmost grace and professionalism. We’ll talk with the founder of one of the most successful restaurant groups in the country, then spend time behind the bar with a Bar Manager on a busy night, … Continued
Eating your way through Southeast Asia requires planning. Thailand is a must-visit for any food lover, with its curries and salads, not to mention streetside vendors; banh mi sandwiches and pho in Vietnam are also required eating, as are the grilled meats and fried insects of Cambodia. On this edition of The Feed Podcast, I … Continued
If you’ve ever been to a great cocktail bar, you may have noticed how perfectly geometrical the ice cubes are. They just barely fit into the glass. In Chicago, there is a good chance the bar outsourced the job to someone else. Bars are turning to ice experts to get the job done. On this week’s … Continued
While on vacation in Bangkok, I filed a report for PRI’s The World, focusing on a particular noodle dish that’s NOT pad thai. Kuay Teow Kua Gai is a wide, rice noodle dish, typically made in a back alley, by cooks who’ve been doing it for years in woks set over blazing charcoals. Thanks to … Continued
For the last three years, Rick Bayless and I have set aside a week in early December to talk about some of our favorite cookbooks from the past year. There were some dynamite books released in 2017, so on this edition of The Feed Podcast, we first talked to Chef Paul Kahan (avec, Blackbird, The … Continued
On this week’s edition of The Feed Podcast, Rick Bayless and I sit down with the legendary chef, author and activist, Alice Waters, to talk about her storied career, how she launched Chez Panisse 46 years ago, and her new book, “Coming To My Senses.” Hope you enjoy the show.