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Eater's Digest

Everything you need to know about the world of food each week. Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen bring you the wildest, most important stories from restaurants and kitchens around the world. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you think, and it’ll make you hungry! From Eater and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Episodes

  • What President Elect Biden Means for the D.C. Food Beat

    Dec 04 2020

    DC editor Gabe Hiatt explains the excitement in food media to cover the Biden's restaurant visits. LA editor Farley Elliott breaks down the mess of restrictions and lockdowns in California.Get in touch:Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eaterdigest@eater.comMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and...more

  • What It’s Like to Close One of NY's Favorite Restaurants

    Nov 20 2020

    Matt Danzer and Ann Redding had to shut down Uncle Boons at the start of the pandemic; now they're figuring out how to best set up their other restaurants for success. Follow Uncle Boons Sister and Thai Diner for more info.Get in touch:Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eaterdigest@eater.comMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouT...more

  • Running a Restaurant While Pregnant During a Pandemic

    Nov 13 2020

    Maiko Kyogoku and Emily Yuen of Bessou NYC call in to talk about running their restaurant during COVID while pregnant. Jaya Saxena explains the latest in restaurant dress code issues.Get in touch:Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eaterdigest@eater.comMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and Insta...more

  • Cookie Pollsters and Japantown in Peril

    Nov 06 2020

    Amanda and Dan ask whether bakers can predict elections. Luke Tsai joins the show to talk about the potential loss of Japantown. Mona Holmes calls in to talk the uncertain future of downtown LA's once bustling restaurant scene.Get in touch:Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eaterdigest@eater.comMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/Eater...more

  • How to do 'Fine Dining' During COVID

    Oct 30 2020

    Emmeline Zhao explains how she and her team at Silver Apricot created a dining experience in the middle of the street. Amanda and Dan talk delivery and outrage in cooking groups on Facebook.Get in touch:Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eaterdigest@eater.comMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter an...more

  • What Is the Future of Restaurant Menus?

    Oct 23 2020

    Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor talks about the future of the QR code menu system and how the cell phone has taken over ordering and paying at his restaurants in China. Amanda and Dan talk ferris wheel dining, delivery, and Whole Foods trend forecasting.Follow the hosts! Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.co...more

  • An Update on the Dining Scene + Halloween vs. COVID

    Oct 16 2020

    Amanda and Dan run down the current state of the dining scene. Jenny Zhang wrote about COVID's effects on trick or treating.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater obsessively covers the world...more

  • How Ready Are Restaurants and Diners for Indoor Dining?

    Oct 02 2020

    Gary He ate at Le Bernardin on the first night of indoor dining. Eve Batey talks us trough the tragic burning of The Restaurant at Meadowood.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater obsessively...more

  • What Happens to Outdoor Dining In the Winter?

    Sep 25 2020

    Chicago Editor Ashok Selvam catches us up on Chicago's winter dining plans. Amanda and Dan discuss the James Beard Awards and new beverages.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater obsessively ...more

  • Why North Carolina has giant lagoons of pig poop (from Vox.com)

    Sep 18 2020

    North Carolina is home to around 9 million pigs. Many of those pigs live in big factory farms, and all of those pigs produce a lot of waste. On these factory farms, that waste is collected in big outdoor lagoons, and then sprayed out across fields as fertilizer. People living in communities nearby complain their daily lives are disrupted by the stench, and they fear that it’s affecting their health.On this episode, three North Carolinians team up with a lawyer to try and fight back against these...more

  • Predicting the Future of Restaurants

    Sep 11 2020

    Today on the Digest we're compiling some of our favourite clips from our recent package What Now, Predicting the Future of Restaurants, on Eater.com. Jenny Zhang interviews Soleil Ho on the landscape. Nicholas Mancall-Bitel interviews Eric Rivera on how small business' can adapt. Lesley Suter talks to Keith Corbin about the growing expectations for chefs. Jenny talks to Krishnendu Ray about the necessity of socialized medicine in the restaurant industry. Jenny talks to Lucas Sin of Junzi Kitchen...more

  • From the 92Y: Amanda Interviews Chef Marcus Samuelsson

    Aug 28 2020

    As New York City continues to navigate its recent reopening, restaurateurs, chefs, and diners alike are wondering what the new normal looks like. How do we revive New York’s vibrant dining culture? In this exclusive 92nd Street Y conversation, Chef Marcus Samuelsson, whose Harlem restaurant Red Rooster remained open to first responders and locals throughout New York on Pause, speaks with Eater editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt about where we go from here.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief...more

  • How Are Restaurants Actually Negotiating with Landlords?

    Aug 14 2020

    Hospitality lawyer Jasmine Moy simplifies the negotiation process that is happening right now between restaurants and their landlords. Eater SF editor Eve Batey breaks down the big Uber news and the drama surrounding some outdoor eating tents at a fancy sushi restaurant in San Francisco.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter he...more

  • Paying Tribute to Three Iconic American restaurants

    Aug 07 2020

    Eater NY's Robert Sietsema on the loss of La Caridad 78, Eater LA's Matthew Kang on the closing of Dong Il Jang, and Eater NOLA's Clair Lorell on K-Paul's 40 year run.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbou...more

  • New Government Proposals + a $5M Dollar Restaurant Opens During the Pandemic

    Jul 31 2020

    Eater NY critic and policy wonk Ryan Sutton breaks down the new wave of government stimulus. Chicago editor Ashok Selvam explains the hype around Curtis Duffy's new restaurant Ever.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest...more

  • How Cities Dependent on Tourism Are Dealing with the Pandemic

    Jul 24 2020

    Eater editors Clair Lorell of NOLA and Susan Stapleton of Las Vegas catch us up on how their cities are coping with the total fallout of tourism. Eater London associate editor James Hansen explains why London chefs are particularly mad about no shows right now.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFaceb...more

  • Should We Be Eating at Restaurants Right Now?

    Jul 17 2020

    Eater NY critic Ryan Sutton explains why he isn't dining out right now. Eater LA editor Matthew Kang breaks down moldgate. Lisa Cope of Ireland's All the Food tells us about the tough decisions Irish restaurants have to make dealing with American patrons.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com...more

  • What Reopening and 'Reclosing' Does to Restaurants

    Jul 10 2020

    Olee Fowler of Eater Miami and Farley Elliott of Eater Los Angeles talk about the mess of instructions restaurants in their cities have had to follow.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater ob...more

  • How Vegan Mob Became One of Oakland's Most Successful New BBQ Restaurants

    Jun 26 2020

    In just over a year, Toriano Gordon and his restaurant @officialveganmob, have exploded onto the Oakland barbecue scene.Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater obsessively covers the world thr...more

  • Padma Lakshmi on Her New Show + What's Going on in Chicago?

    Jun 20 2020

    Padma Lakshmi's brand new show Taste the Nation premiered on Hulu this week. Ashok Selvam fills us in on what's happening in Chicago with Covid-19 and the protests.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout E...more

  • How Restaurants Can Support Protesters and the Black Community

    Jun 12 2020

    Amethyst Ganaway discusses her piece Restaurants Must Use This Moment to Change, Too. Eater LA editors Mona Holmes and Matthew Kang talk about how Los Angeles has handled surprise reopening and the protests.Follow Amethyst on twitter: https://twitter.com/ExcuseMyFly and instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thizzg/?hl=en.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscrib...more

  • How Critic Robert Sietsema Keeps Dining Out During Lockdown

    May 29 2020

    Eater NY senior critic Robert Sietsema has been dining out since the beginning of Covid-19 and he's been eating some great food. Read his piece on New York's take-out scene here: https://ny.eater.com/2020/5/27/21270029/nyc-restaurant-dishes-takeout-pho-dosa-hot-dog.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.com...more

  • How Alinea's Takeout Business Became a Massive Success Story

    May 22 2020

    Nick Kokonas is the co-founder and co-owner of Alinea restaurant in Chicago, he is also the founder and CEO of Tock, a reservations platform. At the start of the pandemic, Nick and the team at Alinea pivoted entirely to take-out and have sold a lot of food.Follow Nick on Twitter, Instagram and check out Tock.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’...more

  • Michelin Star Mannequins? Restaurant Reopening's, and Uber Eats

    May 15 2020

    Eater SF News Editor Eve Batey gives us the rundown on the delivery wars and Eater DC editor Gabe Hiatt attempts to explain a unique strategy to ease the awkwardness of social distancing in restaurants.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and Instagra...more

  • What Is Happening to the Meat Industry Right Now?

    May 08 2020

    Matthew Wadiak the co-founder of Blue Apron and founder and CEO of Cooks Venture, talks about how the pandemic is exposing the cracks in the industrial meat system.Click for more information on Cooks Venture: https://cooksventure.com/Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eat...more

  • Why Restaurant Owners Are Afraid to Use the Stimulus Money

    May 01 2020

    The Paycheck Protection Program has been a huge mess and two restaurateurs explain their problems with the loan. Naomi Pomeroy is the chef/owner of Beast and Expatriate in Portland, Oregon. David Tobias is an owner of The Wooly and The Wooly Public in NYC.Click for more information on the Independent Restaurant Coalition: https://www.saverestaurants.com/Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reportin...more

  • What It’s like for Restaurants to Reopen

    Apr 24 2020

    First, Eater Atlanta editor Beth McKibben explains how restaurants are bracing for impact after Georgia governor Brian Kemp announced he will reopen small businesses. Then, Hong Kong-based writer Andrew Genung talks about what it's like to dine out, as the city starts to open back up.Subscribe to Andrew's food newsletter here: https://familymeal.substack.com/Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterSubscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter ...more

  • How a Brand New Restaurant Is Surviving Lockdown

    Apr 17 2020

    Chef Helen Nguyen's first restaurant, Saigon Social, was on track to open in the middle of March right when the reduced capacity mandates were rolling out. Since then, her operation has become part delivery only business, part charity hub, and she has no idea how long she can keep it going. Eve Batey also joins the show to talk about a lawsuit facing the major delivery companies.Follow Helen on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/miss_hailan/?hl=enClick for more information on Frontline: h...more

  • How Chef Ed Lee Is Fighting to Feed Restaurant Workers Across the Country

    Apr 10 2020

    Chef Ed Lee and his non-profit The Lee Initiative have opened kitchens all across America to help feed out of work restaurant workers. Find more information here: https://leeinitiative.org/ and donate to the Restaurant Workers Relief Fund here: https://leeinitiative.kindful.com/Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow...more

  • Chef Tom Colicchio on How the Stimulus Bill Will Affect Restaurants

    Apr 03 2020

    Together with the Independent Restaurant Coalition, chef Tom Colicchio has lobbied to improve the grants, breaks, and benefits that the government stimulus bill will offer small restaurants.Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touc...more

  • How Chef Dan Giusti Is Feeding Kids in School + Restaurants Are Turning into Wine Stores

    Mar 27 2020

    Chef Dan Giusti calls in to give updates on how is company Brigaid is feeding kids through the crisis. Amanda and Dan Zoom through the current state of the restaurant industry.For more information on Dan's program check out https://www.chefsbrigaid.com/ or follow Dan on twitter or instagram.Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newslette...more

  • Closings, Bailouts, Delivery, and More

    Mar 20 2020

    Amanda and Dan Skype through the current state of the restaurant industry and play some voice memos from fans.Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater obsessively covers the world through the l...more

  • How Coronavirus Is Affecting Restaurants + Food Stories

    Mar 13 2020

    Gabe Gaurente and Serena Dai give updates on the restaurant scenes in Seattle and New York. Amanda and Dan discuss their favorite stories of the week (20:30).Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: ...more

  • From Recode Media: Food52's surprising success story

    Mar 06 2020

    Food writers Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs turned a book deal into a digital publishing and retail company. Then they spent 10 years turning that company into something worth more than $100 million. They tell Recode Media’s Peter Kafka what they learned along the way — and why he was wrong to count them out years ago.Featuring: Amanda Hesser (@amandahesser) and Merrill Stubbs (@merrillstubbs), Co-Founders of Food52Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Ed...more

  • The Weird Job of Covering What Candidates Eat

    Feb 28 2020

    Photojournalist Gary He has been covering the election cycle through the lens of food. Read all his coverage here: https://www.eater.com/2019/12/23/20995839/democratic-presidential-candidates-pete-buttigieg-elizabeth-warren-andrew-yang-iowa-state-fair.Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/Ea...more

  • How Childcare Can Change the Restaurant Landscape

    Feb 21 2020

    Camilla Marcus of west~bourne joins the show to talk about the innovative ways her restaurant is providing childcare to it's employees.Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater obsessively cover...more

  • How to Make First Dates Better, According to Eater Editors and a Bartender

    Feb 14 2020

    Julia Rubin and Rebecca Jennings help judge a string of first date moves from eater staffers. Then Jack Schramm (head bartender at Existing Conditions) drops by to help us all be better cocktail bar patrons.Thanks to McGraw Wolfman, Patty Diez, Tim Forster, Stef Tuder and James Park for their moves!Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly n...more

  • How the Protests and Coronavirus Have Impacted Restaurants in Hong Kong

    Feb 07 2020

    Hong Kong based writer Andrew Genung covers the two major happenings in Hong Kong and whether or not they will have lasting effects on the city's food scene.Subscribe to Andrew's food newsletter here: https://familymeal.substack.com/Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eate...more

  • The Best Places to Eat in 2020

    Jan 24 2020

    Amanda and Dan are joined by travel editor Lesley Suter to talk about where you should be eating in 2020.Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater obsessively covers the world through the lens o...more

  • Food Writers’ 2020 Dining Resolutions

    Jan 17 2020

    Amanda and Dan are joined by a slew of Eater editors to talk about 2020 food resolutions. Featuring: Ryan Sutton, Pelin Keskin, Missy Frederick, Stefania Orru and Martha Daniel.Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eat...more

  • Encore: The Worst Things New York Diners Do in Restaurants

    Jan 10 2020

    Erica Hall, general manager of Brooklyn hot spot Win Son, drops by the show to help us all be better diners.Hosts: Daniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, EaterAmanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramGet in Touch: digest@eater.comAbout Eater: Eater obsessively covers the world through the len...more

  • Encore: Ruth Reichl on the Rise and Fall of Gourmet Magazine

    Dec 20 2019

    One of our favorite conversations this year was with Ruth Reichl, the legendary food journalist and former editor of Gourmet Magazine. In her newest book Save Me the Plums, Ruth talks about the wild 10 years she spent at Condé Nast and the traumatic folding of the beloved magazine. She joined Amanda and Daniel in Eater's studios to dish on the changing world of food media.Guests:Ruth Reichl (@RuthRecihl)Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer,...more

  • The Stories That Defined 2019

    Dec 13 2019

    Ah, 2019. It was the year of the celery juice phenomenon, thirsty brands on Twitter, Game of Thrones food anachronisms, high profile restaurant divorces, and Impossible doing the, well... impossible. This year provided all sorts of fodder for our weekly stories segment, and to wrap it all up, we're dedicating an entire episode to the stories that defined 2019: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright ridiculous. We asked a bunch of our friends from the newsroom to join us in discussing the...more

  • Inside the Christmas Bar Phenomenon

    Dec 06 2019

    It feels like Christmas bars are taking over. These unabashedly kitschy, tinsel-and-ribbon adorned yuletide popups are slinging good cheer and plenty of booze all over the country, and we wanted to know why people love them so much. So we called up Beth McKibben of Eater Atlanta, where at least 12 different Christmas bars are attracting massive crowds, and Greg Boehm the founder of Miracle, the popup making it all happen.Then, we get into the biggest stories of the week, from McDonald's attempt ...more

  • Inside the World of a Cookbook Ghostwriter

    Nov 29 2019

    Turns out, lots of chefs aren't as great at writing as they are at cooking. So how do they bring their culinary visions to the pages of a cookbook? With help from people like JJ Goode, who help them translate their stories and recipes for home cooks. JJ joined Amanda and Daniel in studio to talk about how he got into the world of cookbook ghostwriting, and why even as a self-proclaimed lazy cook, he still loves checking out wildly difficult recipes.Then, we get into the biggest stories of the we...more

  • The Thanksgiving Disaster Call-In Show!

    Nov 22 2019

    Very rarely is Thanksgiving an error-free affair. We asked you to call in and tell us about your most disastrous Thanksgiving mishaps, and you delivered. From wasp attacks, to whipped cream on the ceiling, and poorly behaved relatives, we've got it all in this special holiday call-in episode, including a phone call from (drum roll, please).... Daniel's mom!Then, we get into the biggest stories of the week, from a Burger King lawsuit to some big Chick-fil-A news and more, plus Amanda and Daniel r...more

  • Why We Stan Grocery Stores

    Nov 15 2019

    Chances are, you've got a favorite grocery store. Whether it's the employees, the childhood nostalgia of a hometown market, or the unique products that make yours great, everyone seems to have that one grocery store they're obsessed with. Stores all over the country have built cult followings, and we wanted to know: what is it about the grocery store that we love so much? Jaya Saxena joins us to lay out her theory, and then we hear from Eater's editors about their favorite places across the coun...more

  • Five Ways to Be a Better Diner

    Nov 08 2019

    Here at Eater, we’ve come up with more than a few tricks to elevate our dining game. From tips on how to snag the best table, to the brunch menu item you should always avoid, everyone’s got their move.On this episode, we into some of the most well-honed, oddly specific restaurant hacks with Eater's editors and reporters. Put them to the test yourself, and let us know what you think! We also get into the top stories of the week, from the latest updates on Popeye's madness to a sneaky border-cross...more

  • Hospital Food Gets a Refresh

    Nov 01 2019

    Hospital food has long been the worst of the captive audience cuisines, outpacing even airplane food in its terribleness. But it wasn't always this way. Preparing nourishing food for the sick was once a domestic art and an essential part of caring for the ill. We’ve fallen a long way, but now one hospital is making good food part of the treatment plan. We talked to Eater New York Senior Critic Robert Sietsema about his recent hospital food experience, and Chef Michael Vetro from St. Jude Childre...more

  • Maria Sharapova Waits Hours at Good Restaurants Just Like the Rest of Us

    Oct 25 2019

    Maria Sharapova, tennis legend, decorated Grand Slam champion and noted pal to a certain royal family, doesn’t believe in using her star power to score tables at super popular restaurants. That's because she's a true food lover who believes in the serendipity of waiting it out with the rest of us.Maria's found some of her favorite places after rubbing elbows with other gourmands at bars and communal tables around the globe, and she joined Amanda in studio to dish on her favorite restaurants worl...more

  • Alison Roman Is Calling BS on Dinner Party Traditions

    Oct 18 2019

    Very rarely are dinner parties about the food on the table. Throughout the history of evening mealtime gatherings, hosting was never so much about feeding friends and family as it was about flaunting wealth. From the dinner tables of ancient Greece and Rome to Victorian England and suburban America, an underlying sense of class anxiety has motivated us to call our social circles to the table in an attempt not to display our skills in the kitchen, but rather our banquet halls, china patterns and ...more

  • How Impossible Foods Is Being Attacked by Big Beef

    Oct 11 2019

    Pat Brown is on a mission to save the planet by cutting one thing from our lives: cheeseburgers. The Impossible Foods CEO is determined to cut the consumption of cows to save our planet from the devastating effects of big agriculture, but there's one thing standing in his way: Richard Berman, a powerful Washington lobbyist.He's a formidable opponent protected by a shadowy non-profit called the Center for Consumer Freedom, but Impossible isn't scared. In fact, they think Berman's involvement mean...more

  • How Simon Kim Built New York’s Most Successful New Steakhouse

    Oct 04 2019

    Simon Kim has been a fighter all his life. From schoolyard fights in Seoul, South Korea to bar brawls in Long Island, his scrappiness was borne of a restlessness that plagued him until he found his calling: hospitality (ironically). After working his way up from a front desk agent at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to the manager of a lavish restaurant there, Kim made a name for himself as the guy the whales, or uber high-stakes gamblers, wanted to see. Kim joined us in studio to trace his path from ...more

  • Why Britain's Most Influential Restaurant is Moving to L.A.

    Sep 27 2019

    Anthony Bourdain once called St. John the "restaurant of his dreams." The London restaurant, which has long been considered the most influential in Britain and the origin of the modern nose-to-tail movement, is celebrating its 25th birthday this week with plans to open its first ever location outside of Britain's capital... in a Los Angeles mall. What does this mean for the restaurant's sterling legacy and L.A.'s growing food scene? Can a London hometown hero open in a Culver City development an...more

  • Food at the Movies!

    Sep 20 2019

    How did popcorn become the standard theater snack instead of say, soup? From the nickelodeons of the Great Depression to the multiplexes of today, what we eat in front of the big screen has changed a lot. So Amanda and Daniel are headed to the theater to pull back the curtain on food at the movies and find out why indie theaters and legacy players alike are installing professional kitchens next to the popcorn machine.Then, we get into the biggest food stories of the week! We've got a look at an ...more

  • Why Do People Hate Babies in Bars?

    Sep 13 2019

    A baby walks into a bar and the internet loses its mind. Why is that? To understand why some people truly cannot tolerate infants and young children in bars and restaurants, regardless of how well behaved they and their parents are, Amanda and Daniel talk to a few people who know a thing or two about babies in bars.First up, writer Kate Willsky lays out the do's and don'ts of grabbing a drink with your baby in tow, and explains why she as a new mom needs a damn cocktail every once in awhile. The...more

  • What to Eat, Watch and Cook This Fall

    Sep 06 2019

    With fall looming large around the corner, it’s time to bid farewell to summer and all the wonderful things that includes. But take heart in knowing that not all hope is lost. There’s plenty of good stuff on the horizon this fall, which, we’d argue, is the most exciting season for new restaurants, cookbooks and food-focused TV.Eater restaurant editor Hillary Dixler Canavan, pop culture editor Greg Morabito and managing editor Ellie Krupnick joined Amanda to talk about the season’s most highly an...more

  • Why Spiked Seltzer Is Having a Moment

    Aug 30 2019

    Just like there’s a song of the summer, inevitably, each year, a drink of the summer rises to the forefront of our collective consciousness to dominate warm weather gatherings between May and August. This year, it was all about White Claw, a low-calorie, low-carb spiked seltzer that’s been embraced by every kind of drinker out there.We hit the beach to learn more about the drink that’s sweeping backyard parties across the nation, and also called in cocktail expert John deBary (formerly of P.D.T....more

  • Inside the Weird World of Restaurant Critics

    Aug 23 2019

    On its surface, restaurant criticism sounds like a pretty great gig. But dining out on the company dime, trying all the best new restaurants and getting paid to eat dinner out isn’t all that glamorous when you peak behind the curtain. We called in two critics, Bon Appétit Deputy Editor Julia Kramer, who’s responsible for the magazine’s annual Hot 10 list, and our own Ryan Sutton, who covers New York, to tell us about the making of a restaurant review and the things that make their line of work u...more

  • Everything You Need to Know About Natural Wine

    Aug 16 2019

    Is orange the new rosé? The explosion in popularity of natural wines has turned the wine world on its ear and may signal a return to ancient winemaking techniques. But what makes a wine natural, anyway? And how do you order it without sounding ridiculous? Amanda and Dan call in wine expert Joe Campanale, owner of Brooklyn’s Fausto and LaLou, to conquer their natural wine insecurities and learn a little bit about the history of the movement in the process. Plus, we look at the controversy surroun...more

  • How to Get Into Any Restaurant

    Aug 09 2019

    Going to popular, hyped-up restaurants is both an obsession and an occupational hazard for editors at Eater. So we've all had our fair share of lines, multi-hour waits, and shut outs.On the first episode of Eater’s Digest, we gathered Eater editors’ best tips and tricks for getting into restaurants with long waits, and then put a theory of our own to the test on a recent Saturday night at five of New York’s most notoriously busy restaurants. Plus, we discuss some of the biggest food news stories...more

  • Introducing Eater's Digest

    Aug 09 2019

    Welcome to Eater's Digest! We're bringing you everything you need to know about the world of food each week. Eater editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt and producer Daniel Geneen call in the biggest names in the industry and journalists from the Eater newsroom to bring you the wildest, most important stories from restaurants and kitchens around the world. From tips on becoming a regular, to the wide world of fake meat and an inside look into the brightest culinary minds, there’s nothing Dan and Amanda w...more

  • A Big Restaurant Divorce, Tacos on Tinder, and More

    Aug 02 2019

    The team behind Eleven Madison Park is splitting up. How can a restaurant be 100% based on neuroscience? How have tacos become the most popular thing to talk about on Tinder (with Vox's Rebecca Jennings)? NYT columnist David Brooks said something silly about tipping on Twitter. Hosted by:Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter/newsletter!!)Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter)Questions? Praise? Complaints? Email us at upsell@eater.com and find all the latest food news at Eater.com. Learn more about your ad ...more

  • How to Become a Regular, Delivery Wage Theft and New Coke on Netflix

    Jul 26 2019

    Outrage over wage theft prompts a delivery giant to change its policies, tips & tricks on how to achieve “regular” status, Macy’s started selling some ‘cute’ new portion control plates (with Jaya Saxena) the lowdown on New Coke and why Stranger Things might be leading the way in the new product placement model. Hosted by:Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter)Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter)Questions? Praise? Complaints? Email us at upsell@eater.com and find all the latest food news at Eater.com. ...more

  • Down Goes Dean & Deluca, Big Brother Drive-Thru and More!

    Jul 19 2019

    The end of a New York institution, neighbors strike back at a closing coffee shop and a very 2019 lawsuit makes us rethink waitstaff uniforms. Plus, a tone-deaf lede in a Texas magazine has Eater’s Nadia Chaudhury calling for transparency and diversity in food media, and more. Hosted by Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Questions? Praise? Complaints? Email us at upsell@eater.com and find all the latest food news at Eater.com. Learn more about your ad choices...more

  • America’s Best New Restaurants, Lululemon Gets in the Restaurant Game, And More (Stories from July 1-12)

    Jul 12 2019

    Introducing the best new restaurants in America with Hillary Dixler Canavan, a sandwich mystery at the West Village’s Bar Pisellino, Crate and Barrel opens a restaurant and Lululemon opens a… burger bar (with Eater Chicago's Ashok Selvam)? Plus, SB Nation's Ryan Simmons joins us to talk about a ridiculous commercial with an ending we never saw coming and more. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Questions? Praise? Complaints? Email us at upsell@eate...more

  • From Curbed: Why Jamestown Failed as a Utopia (Nice Try Episode 1)

    Jul 05 2019

    Most people today know the story of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, from the story of Pocahontas and John Smith, and especially from the 1995 Disney animated film. A gripping recounting of the true story of how the settlement failed and recovered, and the toll it took on the English and Native Americans, shows how failure can be a transformative experience, and also how the stories we tell ourselves about the failures inform the way we live today. EDITOR'S NOTE -- o...more

  • World's 50 Best BS, Clif and Kind Bar Fight, and More (June 15-27)

    Jun 28 2019

    Clif bar and Kind bar are squaring off and it's getting heated. 2019 produced a new World's 50 Best list and a new slate of controversies. The fancy food show just happened in NYC. NYT's Becky Hughes catches us up on weird food Youtube trends.Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Can a Restaurant Throw a Dinner Party Every Night? (w/ Josh Gondelman)

    Jun 21 2019

    Comedian Josh Gondelman joins the show today to review the Manhattan hotspot Niche Niche, the third restaurant by Ariel Arce.Pre-order Josh's brand new book Nice Try on Amazon, or better yet at, at your local bookstore!Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Burger King's Impossible Burger Blunder, Michelin California and More (June 1- 14)

    Jun 14 2019

    A rogue Burger King was sending out regular beef burgers instead of Impossible. There is a Bumble Cafe by a credible restaurant group. The Michelin Guide has come to California and LA people aren't thrilled with the results. Pop culture editor Greg Morabito joins the show to talk food tv. The new old Four Seasons Restaurant closed after just six months.Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.comsubscribe to the show for fr...more

  • Toronto's $500 Omakase, Celery Juice Hype, and More (May 25-31)

    May 31 2019

    What spirits are to blame for celery juice's new popularity? Pride is coming up, how are food brands dropping the ball (with Adam Moussa)? Goop has a new podcast called Goopfellas. The crabbing industry is suing big oil (with Amy Westervelt). Arby's will NEVER carry the Impossible burger. Toronto has a new $500 omakase sushi restaurant. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...more

  • Milkshake Attacks, Birds Dying for Olives and More (May 17-24)

    May 24 2019

    Millions of birds are dying during olive harvesting. Kim Kardashian tweeted at Jack in the Box and the internet went nuts. Brexiteers are getting hit with milkshakes. A UK restaurant served a 4500-pound bottle of wine by accident. JFK's TWA terminal has reopened and it's filled with fun stuff. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Liquid Death Water, the Aperol Spritz Debate, Mother's Day Food Stunts. (May 10-17)

    May 17 2019

    Is Liquid Death Water broey? Did Danny Bowien deserve the attack by NYT critic Pete Wells? Can landlords put food restrictions on their tenants? Amex just bought RESY! The brands pulled some dumb mother's day stunts. Is the Aperol Sprtiz a bad drink and does it matter?Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Guac Cheese, Impossible Burgers + the 6 Best Food Stories of the Week

    May 09 2019

    Are free drinks good? Is the Impossible Burger taking over the country? Many many food brands are getting in on Game of Thrones madness. Burger King came out with an odd response to the Happy Meal. Bru Social Plates are meant to get you off Instagram and back into the real world. Guac cheese made a huge splash. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Lucky Lee's Fiasco + the 7 Best Food Stories of April

    May 01 2019

    CNBC dropped a silly video on tipping (2:00). Farley Elliott explains The Row, yet another insane real estate development in LA (7:00). A restaurant in Chicago seems to be infringing on multiple trademarks (12:50). Soylent launched a line of food products (19:45). Stef Tuder and Serena Dai break down the Lucky Lee's fiasco (24:30). Amanda Kludt loves lunch lines and it's sad (33:15). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Worst Things New York Diners Do in Restaurants

    Apr 19 2019

    Erica Hall, general manager of Brooklyn hot spot Win Son, drops by the show to help us all be better diners.Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Chef Rocco DiSpirito Got Back in the NY Restaurant Game

    Apr 10 2019

    Most people know Rocco DiSpirito as a 'TV Chef' or a diet book author, but 15 years ago he was the biggest chef in New York City. Now he's back in the game: reimagining the Standard Grill in Manhattan's Meatpacking district.Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 8 Best Food Stories of March

    Apr 05 2019

    Mark Bittman launched a brand new food website with a name that was already in use (5:20). Why did a photo of a vertically sliced bagel set twitter on fire (10:18)? Mitt Romney blew out his birthday candles like an alien (14:00). Sonia Chopra joins the show to tell us about all the exciting new baseball food (16:40). Samsung launched a dating app to promote its in-fridge-camera (21:00). Monica Burton joins us to catch us up on the tinned fish trend (26:00). Starbucks launched massive iced coffee...more

  • From Today, Explained: What Is CBD and Why Is It EVERYWHERE?

    Mar 30 2019

    CBD is winding up in your lattes, your gummies, and your massages, but what exactly is it? And is anyone regulating it?Subscribe to Today, Explained here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ruth Reichl and the Rise and Fall of Gourmet Magazine

    Mar 20 2019

    Ruth Reichl was the editor of Gourmet Magazine from 1999 until its last day in 2009. In her new book Save Me the Plums, she talks about the wild 10 years she spent at Condé Nast and the traumatic folding of the beloved magazine. Preorder Ruth's new book here and follow her on instagram/twitter.Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Brooks Headley Runs New York's Favorite 300-Square-Foot Restaurant

    Mar 13 2019

    On today's Upsell, Superiority Burger's Brooks Headley stops by to talk about his transition out of fine dining, his relationship with the neighborhood, and whether or not he would ever expand the beloved vegetarian burger shop.Pick up a copy of Superiority Burger's Cookbook, follow them on Instagram, and check out their website.Hosted by: Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter) and Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter). complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...more

  • The Michelin Guide Is Back in LA + the 6 Best Food Stories of February

    Mar 07 2019

    Delta and Diet Coke released some creepy airplane napkins (1:30). The Michelin Guide is returning to LA for the first time since 2012 (8:30). Martha Stewart is making cannabis products for pets (19:50). Food delivery app Caviar is trying to highlight women on its platform and the tone is a little off (23:40). Is it time to say goodbye to delivery meal kits like Blue Apron (28:15)? The latest Instagram trend is parents throwing slices of cheese at their kids (32:00).Hosted by: Daniel Geneen (inst...more

  • The 10 Restaurants that Changed America with Professor Paul Freedman

    Feb 20 2019

    Medievalist Paul Freedman joins us on the show today to talk about the food of the Medieval period, authenticity, Chinese food, and his book 10 Restaurants that Changed America.Get the new paperback version of 10 Restaurants here: https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Restaurants-That-Changed-America/dp/1631494988/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=Hosted by: Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter) and Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter). complain to us at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad ...more

  • The 6 Best Food Stories of January + The World's 50 Best New List

    Feb 06 2019

    Prince Phillip has finally grown black truffles at his estate (3:50). A man trapped inside a Burger King bathroom doesn't feel fairly compensated for his hardship (6:15). There is a happy ending for the owner of the restaurant in the Fyre Fest documentary (12:10). The world's 50 best is attempting to shake up their list (16:30). Trump catered a dinner with fast food (27:00). Lifehacker has a new tip for getting into restuarants (29:00).Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt...more

  • Live at CES: Kris Yenbamroong Wants to Be a Populist Chef

    Jan 23 2019

    Coming at you LIVE from the Google Assistant activation at the consumer electronics show, we're joined by Kris Yenbamroong of Night + Market in Los Angeles.Follow Kris on IG: Instagram.com/ntmrktPick up a copy of Night + Market's book from a bookstore! or on Amazon (if you must).Today's episode of the eater upsell was hosted by eater travel editor Lesley Suter and Dan Geneen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Reviewing the Trendy New Lexus-Sponsored Restaurant with Comedian Aparna Nancherla

    Jan 09 2019

    Comedian Aparna Nancherla and Dan hit up Danny Meyer's new restaurant: The Intersect by Lexus (yes that Lexus), to find out just how much Lexus there is in the brand new Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant.Follow Aparna on twitter @aparnapkin and insta @aparnapkin, check out the second season of her show Corporate on Comedy Central, premiering January 15th and watch her half hour special, part of The Standups, Season 2, on Netflix. Do it all!Hosted by: Daniel Geneen (twitter) (instagram) a...more

  • The 7 Best Food Stories of December

    Dec 27 2018

    Starbucks is banning porn over its WIFI (2:00). A man was stuck for two days in a grease vent (3:40). A Cheesecake factory caused a ruckus with a free slice giveaway (6:10). The Four Seasons restaurant reopened its doors and finally ousted Julian Niccolini- a partner credibly accused of sexual assault (8:00). Ryan Sutton stops by to tell us about the restaurant he called New York's worst new restaurant (12:42). The new trend in corporate gift giving is branded fruit (22:15). Adam Moussa helps us...more

  • Everything You Need to Know About Andrew Zimmern's Lucky Cricket Scandal

    Dec 12 2018

    Restaurant editor Hilary Dixler Canavan joins us to help untangle the controversy that has circled the opening of Andrew Zimmern's first sit-down restaurant, Lucky Cricket. Eater NY editor Serena Dai talks about how Lucky Cricket plays into historic stereotypes regarding Chinese cuisine and people and writer Soleil Ho calls in to talk about her experiences dining at the restaurant.Read Soleil’ piece on Lucky Cricket here and subscribe to her podcast here.Hosted by Daniel Geneen. Complain to us u...more

  • Samin Nosrat Returns to Talk Life After Netflix

    Dec 05 2018

    Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, and star of Salt Fat Acid Heat on Netflix, drops by to talk about how her life has changed after the release of her show and what her plans are going forward. Follow Samin! at instagram.com/ciaosamin or twitter.com/ciaosamin Follow Dan at instagram.com/danielgeneen or twitter.com/dangeneen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Best Food Stories from the First Half of November

    Nov 21 2018

    Amanda is going away on parental leave so we thought we'd squeeze out a few more food stories. Residents of a gated community in Georgia attempted to form a smaller town to attract higher end chain restaurants (1:10). Walmart wants to be the center of every town (4:00). There is a pro-Robert Mueller ice cream truck (9:00). Danny Meyer is opening a new restaurant, with Lexus (12:15). Starbucks messed up their holiday cups... again (17:45). Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kl...more

  • The 38 Best Restaurants in America and the Critic Who Makes the List

    Nov 16 2018

    Bill Addison joins us to talk about his fifth and final list of the most essential restaurants in America. Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Almost Everything You Need to Know About LA Dining in 2018

    Nov 13 2018

    Eater LA editor Matthew Kang calls in to catch us up on LA's hot openings and the food media scene (6:50). LA's Senior editor Farley Elliott takes Dan to the three restaurants he thinks are LA's trendiest (22:30). Meghan McCarron and Farley Elliott call in to discuss a super bougie LA shopping center (36:00). Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Start to Sale Ep. 4: Ari Weinzweig of Anarchist Food Empire Zingerman's

    Nov 05 2018

    Erin and Natasha talk to Ari Weinzweig about Zingerman's unique model, how he fights the pressure to conform, and why vision is integral to the survival of a business.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 6 Best Food Stories of October

    Oct 31 2018

    What has happened to tipping in the age of the tablet screen (2:00)? Danny Bowien is serving water pickles at the new Mission Chinese Food (10:40). UberEats believes they will have drone delivery by 2021 (15:45). Chefs from trendy restaurant Himitsu intervened in a fight across the street (23:00). There was a huge scandal this year in the court of master sommeliers (26:45). Costco is really getting into the chicken game (31:20). Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s news...more

  • What Goes Into Running a Whole Animal Butcher Shop

    Oct 24 2018

    Ben Turley and Brent Young stop by to talk about their butcher shop The Meat Hook, in Brooklyn. For more of Ben and Brent, checkout their show Prime Time or check out their site: http://the-meathook.com/ Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What Is Going on with Ken Friedman, Gabrielle Hamilton, and The Spotted Pig?

    Oct 17 2018

    Special correspondent Meghan McCarron discusses the last few weeks in crazy Ken Friedman news. Read the NY Mag Gabrielle Hamilton piece here. Read the NYTimes April Bloomfield piece here. Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Chef Samin Nosrat Turned Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat into a Netflix Show

    Oct 11 2018

    Chef Samin Nosrat is the author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, a teacher, and now a television host! Her Netflix show, also named Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes out October 11th (AKA tomorrow!). Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 7 Best Food Stories of September

    Oct 05 2018

    A Maine restaurant wants to smoke out its lobsters before killing them to ease them into the afterlife (1:40). The red delicious apple is no longer the most popular apple in America (5:00). Gabrielle Hamilton has pulled out of the controversial Spotted Pig deal (9:45). The latest viral food is a smoked watermelon ham, and its creator doesn't know what to do with it (16:30). New York critics Robert Sietsema and Ryan Sutton debate the quality of Shake Shack's brand new chicken nuggets (20:00). Why...more

  • Start to Sale Ep. 1: Christina Tosi

    Oct 03 2018

    Christina Tosi is a superstar pastry chef, and she's also built one of the most iconic American pastry brands of this generation, Milk Bar. She talked to Erin and Natasha about her Series A round, learning how to be a great manager and staying true to her vision while achieving growth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Two Stand-Up Comics Review a Trendy NY Restaurant + Make Fun of Dan

    Sep 19 2018

    Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin are NY-based comedians who host the Unofficial Expert podcast and perform stand-up throughout the city. Syd, Marie and Dan went for dinner at Manhattan hotspot Frenchette and are here to tell you all about it. Subscribe to the Unofficial Expert podcast right here and follow Syd and Marie on Instagram: @justsydbw & @reeezy. Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com Learn more about you...more

  • Things That Die in Restaurants (Eels, Relationships, Plants)

    Sep 12 2018

    Chef Will Horowitz has killed a lot of eels for his delicious smoked eel sandwich at Harry & Ida's in NYC. Chefs Katrina Zito and Sarah Cooper have witnessed the deaths of many relationships at their steakhouse St. Anselm. Eater's restaurant editor Hillary Dixler Canavan noticed that the very pretty plants taking over some of the countries pretties restaurants are starting to die. Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@...more

  • The Fall 2018 Preview Show (Restaurant Openings, Food TV, Cookbooks)

    Sep 05 2018

    Eater's national critic Bill Addison on his most anticipated openings this fall (4:20). Pop culture editor Greg Morabito on what food tv to look out for this fall (29:20). Senior editor and cookbook obsessive Daniela Galarza on her most anticipated cookbooks (38:30). Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 8 Best Food Stories of August!

    Aug 30 2018

    Dave Chang is serving a fruit plate at his new restaurant in LA (2:30). Generosity is lovely but we do not need the #tipthebill challenge (7:30). Starbucks launched a facebook group dedicated to fall appreciation (10:00). The pumpkin spice latte is back! and eater senior critic Robert Sietsema tries on for the first time (12:45). State fair season is upon us, bring on the giant foods (19:45). PepsiCo has acquired SodaStream (24:50). 'Tea' has finally been turned into an instagrammable experience...more

  • Everything You Need to Know About Ice Cream in 2018

    Aug 15 2018

    The freezer aisles are being overtaken by non dairy and diet ice creams; Zan Romanoff explains. Restaurant dessert menus are being taken over by soft serve and sundaes; Monica Burton explains. Finally, Bill Addison and Daniela Galarza judge a contest to decide what the best pint of ice cream actually is. Contestants: Stefanie Tuder, Esra Erol, Serena Dai, Matt Buchanan, Milly McGuinness, Pelin Keskin, Stephen Pelletteri. Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsl...more

  • Chef Marcus Samuelsson Created a TV Show about Immigrants for 2018

    Aug 08 2018

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson joins us for our first live upsell to discuss his new show with Eater and PBS, No Passport Required. Check out all the available episodes right here: eater.com/nopassportrequired. Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 10 Best Food Stories of July

    Aug 03 2018

    Which is the silliest real life activation: a charcoal food festival, a cheat day museum, or a multi channel water experience (00:30)? It's been a terrible month for Papa John's pizza; and a worse month for its CEO (11:00). A vegan had an unfortunate realization in a Subway recently (15:00). SF Chronicle critic Michael Bauer is FINALLY retiring (17:00). Greg Morabito joins us to talk about Guy Fieri's incredible month (22:00), Gordon Ramsey's terrible new show (27:30), and Prince Charles' Master...more

  • Why Jonathan Gold Mattered So Much

    Jul 25 2018

    This past weekend, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold died at the age of 57. Robert Sietsema, Peter Meehan, and Meghan McCarron share some stories and discuss the legacy of the legendary food writer. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Do We Actually Need to Talk About Plastic Straws?

    Jul 18 2018

    Plastic straws have become the villain we can all cheer against, but how did we get here? Researcher Sam Athey explains why straws are significant in the fight against plastic pollution. Brenna Houck tells us how straws became a media darling. Finally, David Rhodes, the global business director at Aardvark paper Straws, shares what it's like to be at one of the fastest growing companies ever. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here Learn more about y...more

  • The 8 Biggest Food Stories of June

    Jul 04 2018

    Has Gabrielle Hamilton broken Ken Friedman out of #metoo jail (00:30)? New York City has banned activated charcoal usage in all foods (6:00). The Museum of Ice Cream has been deemed an environmental hazard by the city of Miami Beach (11:00). Pop Culture editor Greg Morabito caches us up on the 3+ weeks since Anthony Bourdain's passing (14:50). This month in why Yelp sucks (19:00). Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Red Hen restaurant and people went nuts (23:30). Madame Tussaud is openin...more

  • How Uber Took Over Food Delivery

    Jun 27 2018

    Jason Droege, the man in charge of Uber Eats, explains how the service started, how they interface with restaurants, and what they see as the future of the brand. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Almost Everything You Need to Know About Cocktails in 2018

    Jun 20 2018

    Mad scientist Dave Arnold is FINALLY opening another bar in New York (1:30). After some serious controversy, New Orleans Bartender Neal Bodenheimer has taken over Tales of the Cocktail, the biggest event in the cocktail world (32:00). Finally, big deal Chicago bartender Julia Momose is championing the spirit free cocktail movement and trying to rid the world of the term 'mocktail' (56:00). Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here Learn more about your...more

  • James Beard Award-Winning Pitmaster Rodney Scott

    Jun 13 2018

    South Carolina's whole hog master, Rodney Scott, wants to bring his barbecue to the entire world. Fresh off a James Beard win (the second ever awarded to a pitmaster), Rodney has just announced his third restaurant in Birmingham and shows no signs of slowing down. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Amanda Interviews Dave Chang Live at Code

    Jun 06 2018

    Dave Chang of Momofuku and Ugly Delicious was on stage at the Code Conference for a talk with Amanda and Peter Kafka of Recode Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 9 Best Food Stories of May

    May 30 2018

    Disney is now selling alcohol at all of their restaurants (00:45). Adam Moussa breaks down the Publix Summa Cum Laude cake (4:45). There are now LaCroix bathing suits (10:30). Serena Dai and Monica Burton catch us up on the latest Mario Batali news, including the 60 Minutes investigation (13:00). Mondelez, the company that owns Oreo, has bought NY favorite Tate's Cookies (21:50). Pop Culture editor Greg Morabito calls in to talk Sweetbitter (25:30) and the Chew cancellation (32:00). Just Salad i...more

  • We Need to Talk More About Tex-Mex

    May 23 2018

    Special correspondant Meghan McCarron explains what Tex-Mex is and why it has the reputation it does. Taco journalist Mando Rayo calls in to talk about what it was like growing up in the era of Taco Bell and why it's important to cover Tex-Mex. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • On the Trail of Cheap Eats Icon Robert Sietsema

    May 16 2018

    Robert Sietsema has been covering food in New York since way before food was cool. Today, he's taking us to some of his favorite spots in Queens and explaining how he went from chemist to rock musician to food critic. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Nigella Lawson on Journalism, Restaurant Criticism, and Food Photos

    May 09 2018

    Nigella Lawson dropped by the studio to talk about her new book At My Table, how she got into restaurant criticism, and why if she wasn't working hard she'd just lie down. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 5 Best Food Stories of April + Christina Tosi on Chef's Table

    May 02 2018

    Christina Tosi drops by to share her thoughts on the brand new pastry season of Chef's Table (1:30). Eater's chief critic, Ryan Sutton, reviewed the Impossible Burger at White Castle (10:30). A Pennsylvania teacher was suspended for serving his students pancakes during an exam (18:10). Ashok Selvam calls in to talk about the enormous international food-slinging McDonald's that just opened in Chicago (24:30). Hillary Dixler explains why so many critics have reviewed the new Noma (31:30). Do our s...more

  • How Baseball Stadiums Became Culinary Destinations (With Joe House and Sonia Chopra)

    Apr 25 2018

    Eater's resident baseball expert, Sonia Chopra, drops in to talk about her 2018/19 stadium food guide. Sonia and Dan talk to the executive chef of Citi Field, Patrick Schaeffer, about how he runs food at his stadium. John Karangis, chef of Union Square Hospitality Group's events and stadium program, talks about putting Shake Shack's relationship with baseball parks. And of course, Joe House, of The House of Carbs pod, calls in to tell us how he approaches eating at ball games. Hosted by: Amanda ...more

  • Giada De Laurentiis Is Sneaky Building a Restaurant Empire

    Apr 17 2018

    Giada De Laurentiis dropped by the studio to talk a little Giada history, restaurant expansion, mystery shopping, and career development. Giada's latest book, Giada's Italy, is available now. Go eat at Giada's Vegas restaurants: Giada and Pronto; and if you're in Baltimore, GDL Italian is opening soon! Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Small Restaurants Raise Money

    Apr 10 2018

    Maya Lovelace is using a combination of Kickstarter and sweetheart loans to fund her new restaurant, Yonder. Esther Choi has raised money for her restaurants in a few different ways with varying success. Special thanks to Gail Simmons for calling in to promote Wellness in the Schools. Go to their gala! Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 8 Biggest Food Stories of March

    Apr 03 2018

    Chipotle has finally shut down its ill-received fast-food burger joint (2:00). Whitney Filloon calls in to lay out the sad state of Whole Foods post Amazon (5:15). A Toronto chef broke down a deer leg in front of vegan protesters (9:00). A rogue Opentable employee was caught making a whole bunch of fake reservations on a rival platform (11:45). Chef Curtis Duffy allegedly yoinked 10k worth of truffles and beef from his former restaurant (13:50). Opentable has announced a program to help highligh...more

  • How Muscle Milk Got Huge and What's Next for Protein

    Mar 27 2018

    Casey Johnston, the Future Editor of The Outline, stops by to explain how a drink called Muscle Milk ended up all over America. Dave Asprey, founder and CEO of Bulletproof, explains everything he thinks is wrong with protein in 2018 and where protein will go next. Read Casey's piece How Protein Conquered America Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Performative Eating and Fatness with Jessica Valenti and Lindy West

    Mar 13 2018

    Jessica Valenti, author of NYT best-seller Sex Object: A Memoir, and host of Eater video series Eating Out Loud, stops by to talk about food and feminism. Later, Jessica interviews NYT Columnist Lindy West about performative eating and fatness. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 6 Biggest Food Stories of February + David Chang on Ugly Delicious

    Mar 02 2018

    Amanda and Daniel run down the biggest food stories of the month. First up, Dan went to see the new Peter Rabbit movie to see what the allergy controversy is all about (1:00). The new Queer Eye is great, but can the new food guy, Antoni Porowski, actually cook (5:30)? Dave Chang calls in to talk about the release of his new Netflix show, Ugly Delicious (8:45). Mark Cuban invested $200,000 in an all-avocado restaurant (19:45). Olive Garden launched Italian pasta nachos (26:00). Finally, Robert Si...more

  • Chef Dan Barber Wants to Sell Seeds at Walmart

    Feb 27 2018

    Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill announced today that he is starting a seed company called Row 7 Seeds. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How to Build a Restaurant Group That Values Workers

    Feb 20 2018

    Erin Patinkin, co-founder of Ovenly, explains how she and her partner Agatha Kulaga grew their company from 0-60 employees while maintaining their corporate values. Martha Hoover, who owns 12 food businesses in Indianapolis, shares some strategies she's used to protect her employees over her near 30 years of operation. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why You Actually Have to Eat Dessert (With Alison Roman, Joe House, and Daniela Galarza)

    Feb 13 2018

    Alison Roman, author of Dining In, explains her chocolate chip short bread cookie's meteoric rise to stardom and how it affected her cookbook's success (3:00). Eater senior editor, Daniela Galarza, reminds us of the stakes of passing on dessert (15:00) and coughs up a sneak peek of her fast food dessert rankings (25:00). Finally, Joe House of The Ringer's House of Carbs judges a bracket to determine Manhattan's best chocolate chip cookie (29:00). Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen Email u...more

  • Eating Around the World on a Budget

    Feb 06 2018

    Lucas Peterson, NYT's Frugal Traveler and host of Eater's longest running youtube program, 'Dining on a Dime'; stops by to explain the schlep that goes in to putting together his Times column and what it's like being the cheap eats guy. Oh, and the explosive reaction he had to some spicy food during his last visit to China. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen Email us! upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The 8 Biggest Food Stories of January + a Review of #Saltbae's New NYC Steakhouse

    Jan 30 2018

    Amanda and Dan run down the biggest food stories of the month. The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal, has created a food travel show for 'the everyman' called 'Somebody Feed Phil', which Amanda likes and Dan does not (3:20). Unfortunately, people are actually eating Tide Pods (6:40). An East Village bar has banned guests from saying literally (9:00). One of Barbara Lynch's restaurant investors is whining to the press (12:00). Dave Chang's delivery only restaurant Ando is done ju...more

  • Why Gay Bars Are Disappearing in America

    Jan 23 2018

    Zach Stafford of Grindr's INTO magazine explains why America has seen a steady decline in gay bars and queer spaces over the last decade. (24:00) Eater's special correspondent Meghan McCarron talks about the disappearance of lesbian spaces and bars. Hosted by: Eater's EIC Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Restaurants Are Buying Internet Fame

    Jan 16 2018

    Ever wonder how all that crazy food ends up on your news feed? These days, there's usually someone being paid to get it there. Is this just marketing in 2018, or is this new influencer marketing shady business? Eater's data visualization reporter Vince Dixon found out all about these transactions. Check out the original piece, Going Viral, and the accompanying four-part video series The Business of Going Viral. Clips provided by Eater's video department. Special thanks to Ellie Kirn, Ian Stroud,...more

  • Photojournalist Gary He Went to Eat in Post-ISIS Mosul

    Jan 09 2018

    In the middle of August, approximately one month after ISIS lost control of Mosul, photojournalist Gary He travelled around Mosul to different restaurants to get a sense of the city's war-torn restaurant scene. Read Gary's piece on Eater.com Hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Best and Worst Food Trends Heading into 2018

    Jan 02 2018

    Eater editors Serena Dai and Stefanie Tuder pop in to talk food and design trends, in NY and beyond. Then, Eater's national critic Bill Addison faces a lightning round of trendy ingredients and determines whether or not they're here to stay. Finally, the wizard behind Eater's instagram, Adam Moussa, reflects on 2017 in food pics and where he thinks we're heading in 2018. Email us! Upsell@eater.com Hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho...more

  • The Top 5 Food Scenes in Holiday Movies

    Dec 26 2017

    Eater's pop culture editor and former upsell host, Greg Morabito, stops by to rank some food scenes in favorite holiday movies.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mario Batali and the Fallout

    Dec 19 2017

    On December 11th, Eater NY released a huge story called Mario Batali Steps Away From Restaurant Empire Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations. Serena Dai, editor of Eater NY and co-editor of the story (with Matt Buchanan), dropped by to talk about the months of work that went into the story and what has happened since its publication. hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What to Drink and Eat This Holiday Season

    Dec 13 2017

    Here at the upsell, we want you to be the coolest person at your holiday parties. So, we brought in wine and spirits expert Tammie Teclemariam, to tell us what the cool kids are buying at the liquor store (1:50) and Daniela Galarza, to share some show-stopping holiday food hacks (13:00). Tammie's picks: Vermouth: Routin Cool Aperol: http://www.forthavespirits.com/ Sake: Tanuki Daniela's cookbooks: Brunch is Hell - Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam Dining In - Allison Roman Breakfast, Lunc...more

  • The Secret Japanese Origins of Modern Fine Dining

    Dec 06 2017

    France is typically credited with pretty much everything in the upper echelon of dining, but how much of what we consider fine dining actually came from Japan? Eater's senior editor Meghan McCarron stops by the upsell to tell Dan about a radical shift in France's culinary scene that came right after France's top chefs went over to Japan in 1965. The Japanese Origins of Modern Fine Dining on eater.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Best Fed Man in America

    Nov 21 2017

    Bill Addison spends nearly all of his time on the road, deciphering American dining as a whole. Every year he presents his findings in a list called America's 38 Essential Restaurants. Everyone (including Bill) thinks Bill has the greatest job on the planet, but it has its drawbacks. Also- eater senior critic Robert Sietsema takes us on a little tour of some new carts that have popped up in Brooklyn.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Covering Natural Disasters Through Food

    Nov 14 2017

    Eater deputy editor Erin DeJesus explains how to cover disasters while they are the center of attention(2:00), and while they start to lose public attention. Eater Houston editor Amy McCarthy catches us up on Houston's dining scene 16 weeks after Harvey(8:20). Finally, in a collaboration with the Southern Foodways Alliance, Eater commissioned journalist Barry Yeoman to cover Hurricane Harvey from the ground(13:30). Hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen Email us upsell@eater.com  Learn more ab...more

  • Is the Michelin Guide Bullshit?

    Nov 07 2017

    It's Michelin season in the Eater offices, which means endless debates about the value of the guide and its coveted stars. On today's upsell, Amanda and Dan talk with Ryan Sutton, Eater's chief food critic about the guide's limited scope and Stefanie Tuder, senior editor of Eater NY, about a problematic panel she attended. Email us anything at upsell@eater.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What It Took to Take down John Besh

    Oct 31 2017

    On October 21st Brett Anderson of Nola.com, The Times Picayune, filed a 6000 word report claiming that 25 employees reported experiencing sexual harassment while on the job working for Besh Restaurant Group. Additionally, John Besh himself was accused of engaging in a “long-term unwelcome sexual relationship” with an employee. On today's Upsell, Eater New Orleans editor Stephanie Carter explains how big a deal John Besh is, and Brett Anderson describes what went into putting together a piece of ...more

  • How to Support Women in the Food World

    Oct 23 2017

    It is much harder for female chefs to garner the exposure of their male counterparts. Eater's editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt explains to co-host Daniel Geneen why this problem exists, and what we can all do about it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How José Andrés Is Helping Feed Puerto Rico

    Oct 11 2017

    On today's episode of the Upsell, Eater's resident José Andrés expert Monica Burton stops by to chat with Amanda and Dan about all the ways Andrés is being a super hero in Puerto Rico. 0:00 What José is up to in Puerto Rico. 9:00 Best of José Andrés episode. Original air date: 03/27/2017 Donate to World Central Kitchen here Update: Read Monica's latest José Andrés coverage ~~~ José Andrés is the chef that helped America fall in love with tapas. Now, he runs an empire of some 26 restaurants and i...more

  • Best Of: Anthony Bourdain

    Oct 02 2017

    Don't ask Anthony Bourdain to limit himself to other people's assumptions. It's been sixteen years since Kitchen Confidential blew up the food world; in the time since, he's built a career as a full-time expectation-upending maverick. Bourdain's books, television shows — and his not insignificant renegade charisma — have catapulted him into the kind of badass cross-genre celebrity that results in bros geeking out over him (though he doesn’t love that) and fans accosting him in the bathroom (he d...more

  • Best of: Preeti Mistry

    Sep 25 2017

    Welcome to the third Best of episode, hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Filmmaker turned chef Preeti Mistry cooks Indian food with a distinctly Bay Area sensibility. Think big flavors built from the best ingredients, served in a casual, fun setting. On a recent trip to New York, Mistry stopped by the Eater Upsell studios to talk about her Top Chef days, embracing her heritage, and building something new out of her past. Original air date: (09/07/16) Learn more about your ad choices. Visi...more

  • Best of TV: Carla Hall and Ted Allen

    Sep 18 2017

    Welcome to the second Best of episode: Best of TV (hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen). 5:00 Carla Hall interview 22:10 Amanda and Dan talk Queer Eye 26:30 Ted Allen interview ~~~ Carla Hall is a badass, culinarily and otherwise. The two-season Top Chef finalist, host on ABC’s The Chew and cookbook author drops some major wisdom on this week’s episode of the Eater Upsell, chatting with hosts Greg and Helen about about food shaming, catchphrases, fighting for exposure, and racial bias in th...more

  • Best Of Science: Kenji and Nathan Myhrvold

    Sep 11 2017

    Welcome to the first Best of the Upsell! hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen (aka apdan). 2:00 Amanda ate at Vespertine!! 6:30 J. Kenji López-Alt interview 32:00 Amanda and Dan talk about Dan being weird with guests 38:00 Nathan Myhrvold interview After getting his start in restaurant and test kitchens in Boston, Kenji created The Food Lab, a column on Serious Eats dedicated to lassoing the laws of science and riding them to home cooking success every time. In the subsequent six years, the ...more

  • Jay McInerney Was Almost the NYT Restaurant Critic

    Sep 04 2017

    Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and the recent Bright, Precious Days, was already a successful novelist when he started writing about wine more than two decades ago. This may be why his columns for House & Garden, the Wall Street Journal, and currently, Town & Country stand out from other writing on the subject and have been published as standalone volumes. On this week’s Eater Upsell, McInerney chats with Helen and Greg about possibly setting off the rosé craze, the tro...more

  • Why Bother With a Homemade Oreo? (BraveTart Author Stella Parks)

    Aug 28 2017

    Stella Parks spent six years developing the recipes for BraveTart. In the cookbook, the pastry chef, who has a blog of the same name, bakes iconic American desserts and delves into their histories. Listen as she chats with Helen and Greg about trying to recapture childhood food memories, what she’s learned from McDonald’s apple pie, and her running theory for why Oreos are called Oreos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Relationship Between Wall Street Money and NYC Restaurants (Billions Creator Brian Koppelman)

    Aug 21 2017

    Brian Koppelman loves restaurants, a fact that he’s made eminently clear as co-creator of the Showtime series Billions. On this week’s Upsell, the screenwriter and podcast host talks to Helen and Greg about why he admires chefs and what the audience can learn by paying close attention to the restaurants featured on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why There Will Never Be A Second Franklin BBQ (Aaron Franklin)

    Aug 14 2017

    Aaron Franklin is the pitmaster behind Franklin Barbecue, the Austin barbecue restaurant that has had Texans and tourists lining up since it opened in 2009. Despite the high demand, Franklin is adamant about never opening up a second location, and on this week’s episode, he chats with hosts Helen and Greg about why that’s the case and how he’s expanding his business in a different way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Is Houston the Best Food City in America? (Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly)

    Aug 07 2017

    Chris Shepherd is one of Houston’s most ambitious chefs. In 2012, he opened Underbelly, which highlights Houston’s diversity with cuisines pulled from its various cultures, and in January, he launched One Fifth, a restaurant that closes each year to reemerge with a totally new concept and cuisine. Right now, it’s a steak house. Next year, the theme will be “romance languages,” and in its third year, One Fifth will take on seafood. Shepherd sat down with hosts Helen Rosner and Greg Morabito on th...more

  • Where to Find the Best Lobster Rolls in the World (Amy Traverso, Editor of Yankee Magazine)

    Jul 31 2017

    Amy Traverso knows a thing or two about lobster rolls. The food editor of Yankee Magazine and co-host of Weekends With Yankee recently compiled her findings from an exhaustive RV tour of New England in an impressive feature called The Great Lobster Roll Adventure. Listen as Amy talks to Helen and Greg about why lettuce is the villain of the lobster roll saga, why Boston has restaurants with such truly awful names, and why she hates Jimmy Buffett.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...more

  • Danny Meyer on Why Tips Are Like Drugs

    Jul 24 2017

    Danny Meyer is the king of New York City hospitality. The restaurateur leads the prolific Union Square Hospitality Group, responsible for New York City dining stalwarts Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and the Modern, among others, and the global burger chain Shake Shack. On this week’s Upsell, he sits down with Eater's editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt and Greg to discuss leading the no tipping movement, how he comes up with each new restaurant concept, and explains why he makes his staff read hi...more

  • The Politics of Southern Food with John T. Edge (Author of the The Potlikker Papers)

    Jul 17 2017

    Writer John T. Edge is a professional “observer of the South,” and in The Potlikker Papers, his “food history of the modern South,” he looks at the ways in which the region’s culinary traditions are inextricably linked with its history. On this week’s Upsell, he chats with Helen and Greg about the restaurants that fail to acknowledge the South’s troubled past, his vision for a multi-cultural future, and why food is power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How Sean Brock Reinvented Himself (and His Restaurants)

    Jul 10 2017

    Charleston chef Sean Brock has been widely recognized for the Southern food he serves at his Husk restaurants and at tasting-menu spot McCrady’s. But, Brock has also made headlines for his personal struggle with an autoimmune disease and a recent revelation to the New York Times that he’s committed to sobriety after a stint in rehab. On this week’s Upsell, the high profile chef chats with Helen and Greg about taking time for self care, creating the “anti-tasting menu” tasting menu, and showing t...more

  • Border Grill's Susan Feniger Looks Back on Three Decades of LA Cuisine

    Jul 03 2017

    Susan Feniger is a pillar of the Los Angeles dining scene. The chef opened her first restaurant in LA with culinary partner Mary Sue Milliken in 1981. Since then, Feniger has opened a number of restaurants both with Milliken and on her own, gaining national attention with the duo’s long-running Food Network show Too Hot Tamales along the way. In her conversation with Greg, Feniger discusses the secret to a 36-year chef partnership, her stint on Top Chef Masters, and what she loves about the LA r...more

  • Jeni Britton Bauer's Ice Cream Secrets

    Jun 26 2017

    Jeni Britton Bauer founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002 to make better American ice creams. In the decade plus since then, Jeni’s has grown to become one of the leaders of the movement for higher-quality pints. In her conversation with Helen and Greg, the ice cream maker reveals the secret to coming up with her uber-creative ice cream flavors, explains how she came out ahead of a 2015 listeria outbreak, and grapples with mixing ice cream and politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi...more

  • David Chang: "Almost everything we've done has been a failure from the get-go"

    Jun 19 2017

    David Chang is the powerhouse behind the global Momofuku restaurant empire, which as Helen succinctly puts it at the beginning of this week’s episode, has been largely responsible for “The Way We Eat Now” ever since its New York City beginnings in 2004. In Chang’s chat with Helen and Greg, he reveals how he came to terms with the importance of Yelp, why he’s no longer interested in going after awards, and which major restaurant critic can just go f*ck himself.  Learn more about your ad choices. ...more

  • Dana Cowin On the Most Exciting Time in the Food World

    Jun 12 2017

    Dana Cowin spent 21 years as the editor in chief of Food & Wine. During that time, she played a key role in fueling the rise of the celebrity chef. Now, she talks one-on-one to women in the food world on her podcast Speaking Broadly. In her chat with Helen, the food media powerhouse looks back on the moment food became not just something to eat, but an experience to have, reveals her feelings on meal kits, and explains why it's an exciting time to be a woman in the restaurant industry.  Lear...more

  • Bianca Bosker’s Journey Through the Wild, Wooly World of Wine

    Jun 05 2017

    Bianca Bosker left a career as a tech writer to explore the world of sommeliers, wine makers, and well-heeled oenophiles. A wine novice at first, Bosker quickly got sucked into the community of bottle-obsessives through working in restaurants and attending tastings and events, including the notorious La Paulée fest, which Bianca describes a big “wine orgy.” After becoming a certified sommelier, Bosker turned the notes from her journey into "Cork Dork," an immensely entertaining book that demysti...more

  • Massimo Bottura’s Big Plans for America and Beyond

    May 29 2017

    Massimo Bottura is the driving force behind one of the world’s greatest destination restaurants: Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The chef/author/restaurateur spent the last two decades developing a style of Italian cuisine that points toward the future while paying respect to the past. Last year, shortly after Osteria Francescana landed at the top of the World’s 50 Best list, Bottura and his team began opening non-profit community kitchens in his native Italy, as well as Rio de Janeiro. In...more

  • Ayesha Curry’s Indestructible Bubble of Happiness

    May 22 2017

    Don’t let her chill demeanor fool you: Ayesha Curry is an insanely busy person. In addition to hosting a Food Network show, launching a meal kit, being married to an NBA superstar, and publishing her own cookbook, Curry is also dipping her toe into the world of San Francisco restaurants, alongside her friend, chef Michael Mina. In this chat with the Helen and Greg, Ayesha talks about how she built a fresh, highly personal lifestyle brand over the last few years, and what she wants to tackle next...more

  • Paul Liebrandt: Life In Between Restaurants

    May 15 2017

    Paul Liebrandt, former chef of NYC’s two-Michelin-starred Corton, is still cooking. The star of A Matter of Taste, the documentary that chronicled years of his career in fine dining kitchens, is now a consultant. Liebrandt stopped by the Eater Upsell to discuss what that means, the possibility of a new Paul Liebrandt restaurant, and why you’ll never see him on a cooking show. We'd LOVE to hear from you. Email us with your questions, comments, suggestions at Upsell@eater.com. and check us out on ...more

  • Fabián von Hauske on Building a Critical Darling

    May 08 2017

    27 year old Fabián von Hauske and his partner chef Jeremiah Stone are the team behind New York City’s Contra and Wildair, two of the buzziest restaurants on Lower Manhattan’s fine-dining scene. The Mexico City-born chef and 2014 Eater Young Gun stopped by the Eater Upsell to discuss working in kitchens as an immigrant, the evolution of New York City’s restaurant scene, and why he and Jeremiah are really into piña coladas. We'd LOVE to hear from you. Email us with your questions, comments, sugges...more

  • Jessica Seinfeld's Tips for Living a Manageably Fabulous Life

    May 01 2017

    Although Jessica Seinfeld says her culinary qualifications are minimal, her home cooking skills have led to four cookbooks. The latest is Food Swings, a book of recipes designed for a life of “virtue and vice.” Seinfeld stopped by the Upsell studio (with homemade cookies in hand) to discuss eating what she wants, the coffee maker that gets her out of bed in the morning, and why the Zabar’s lox counter was the perfect place for her husband Jerry to profess his love for the very first time. We'd L...more

  • How Barbara Lynch Built a Boston Empire

    Apr 24 2017

    Barbara Lynch put the Boston restaurant scene on the national radar. The 2014 James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur has eight restaurants in her home city, including a collaboration with Eataly Boston, and recently published a memoir, Out of Line, in which she details how she rose from Southie to become a major figure in the restaurant world. Just last week, she was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people of the year. The chef and restaurateur sat down in the Upsell studio with hosts Hele...more

  • Wolfgang Puck on Pizza, Sex, and Airports

    Apr 17 2017

    Wolfgang Puck is America’s first celebrity chef. The man behind Spago, Cut, and the eponymous airport restaurants you hope to find during layovers, among others, shaped California cuisine as we know it, the pizza included. Fittingly, his celebrity status has been set in stone with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Puck stopped by the Eater Upsell to chat with hosts Helen Rosner and Greg Morabito about creating celebrity hangouts, what’s wrong with restaurant criticism today, and w...more

  • Naomi Pomeroy Eats In Front of Customers

    Apr 10 2017

    Naomi Pomeroy’s Portland restaurant Beast turns 10 this year, and over the past decade, the self-made chef has mellowed. Ten years of running the restaurant, which, so far, has stuck to a six-course menu and set seating times, has taught the Pomeroy to yell less, adapt more, and consistently prioritize fun in the kitchen. “The key to my success has always been empowering the people around me,” she says. Another likely contributor: fan-favorite appearances on two TV shows. After getting her start...more

  • Don’t Call Teen Chef Flynn McGarry a Teen Chef (Oops)

    Apr 03 2017

    Flynn McGarry is still a teen chef, but three years after he came onto the scene as a 15-year-old fine dining wunderkind, he is no longer, technically, a kid. McGarry has spent time in some of the world’s most renowned kitchens, including Geranium in Copenhagen, Alinea in Chicago, Eleven Madison Park in New York, and at the Modernist Cuisine lab in Seattle. More recently, the teen chef (who expects that label to stick long after his teens) has hosted his tasting menu pop-up, Eureka, in Los Angel...more

  • José Andrés and Donald Trump Have Two Very Different Approaches to Steak Eating

    Mar 27 2017

    José Andrés is the chef that helped America fall in love with tapas. Now, he runs an empire of some 26 restaurants and is a passionate advocate for immigration reform (for which Obama awarded the chef a National Humanities Medal). Andrés is everywhere: D.C., Vegas, Miami, and even in the crosshairs of a legal battle with the current president, who sued after Andrés pulled out of a restaurant project at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. The superstar chef recently sat down in the Eater Upsell...more

  • Ken Friedman On How to Build a Buzzy Restaurant

    Mar 20 2017

    Ken Friedman, the music industry hot shot turned restauranteur, has that kind of cool you just have to be born with. Together with chef April Bloomfield, he has reshaped the New York dining scene with his particular take on the English gastropub. Ken stopped by the Upsell studios in LA to chat with Greg about how he ended up in the restaurant business, the origins of The Spotted Pig, how to be cool at parties, and how much he hates staring at exposed filament lightbulbs. Get the full transcript ...more

  • Melissa Clark and the War Over Pea Guacamole

    Mar 13 2017

    Melissa Clark is one of America’s greatest recipe scribes. Over the last two decades, she's worked on nearly 40 cookbooks and contributed countless recipes to the New York Times food section, where she's a columnist. One of her NYT contributions, a recipe based on a Manhattan restaurant’s guacamole with peas, ignited a firestorm, with both Barack Obama and Jeb Bush weighing in on the controversial dish. During her chat with Helen and Greg, Melissa gives the full story behind Pea GuacamoleGate, a...more

  • How Tim Ferriss Taught Himself to Cook

    Mar 06 2017

    Tim Ferriss built his career on finding the sweet spot between effort and outcome. The podcaster and bestselling writer — you probably know him from The Four-Hour Workweek or The Four-Hour Chef — uses his books as opportunities to teach himself how to be a better human being, whether it’s holding his breath for 4 minutes, or searing a perfect steak. Tim stopped by the Upsell studios to chat with Helen about his relationship with fine dining, the path that led him to writing a cookbook, and how t...more

  • JJ Johnson on the Things Culinary School Can’t Teach You

    Feb 27 2017

    JJ Johnson is the acclaimed chef behind Minton’s in Harlem. After working his way through several big kitchens in New York City, JJ first earned raves from the critics at Minton’s sister restaurant, the Cecil, where the served a menu that drew inspiration from the foodways of the African diaspora. In this candid chat wit Helen and Greg, the chef talks about culinary school, his experiences cooking around the world, and the importance of having — and becoming — a mentor in the kitchen. Learn more...more

  • Frank Bruni Cares About Donald Trump, Plane Crashes, and Meatloaf

    Feb 20 2017

    Frank Bruni is a New York Times op-ed columnist and author of several books about subjects ranging from the Bush administration to the college admissions system, but most food lovers know him as the paper’s chief restaurant critic from 2004 to 2009. Bruni stopped by the Eater Upsell studios to talk about the current President of the United States, Frank's tenure as the most powerful critic in the world, and the creation of his new cookbook with Jennifer Steinhauer, “A Meatloaf in Every Oven.” Le...more

  • Nathan Myhrvold Is the Bruce Wayne of the Culinary World

    Feb 13 2017

    Nathan Myhrvold is the wildly successful businessman/scientist/tech guru behind Modernist Cuisine, a self-published culinary encyclopedia that demystifies the world of high-end gastronomy. Nathan also released a spinoff, Modernist Cuisine at Home, and he’s working on another volume focusing entirely on bread. During his chat with Helen and Greg, Myhrvold drops some knowledge about baking bread, building nuclear reactors, and barbecuing dinosaurs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon...more

  • Upsell All-Stars

    Dec 19 2016

    Helen, Greg, and AP Dan discuss their favorite moments from season 2 of the Eater Upsell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Francis Lam Is the Cookbook Whisperer

    Dec 12 2016

    Francis Lam’s cookbooks always do more than dinner. The editor and writer has ushered some of the best and most inventive cookbooks of the last few years to publication, all of which stand out as better than just a list of recipes — for their introspection, research, and often their humor. Lam dropped by the Eater Upsell studios to talk about the immigrant experience, the writer-editor relationship, and how to spend three perfect hours in the Atlanta airport. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi...more

  • Fuchsia Dunlop Will Never Be Finished With China

    Dec 05 2016

    Fuchsia Dunlop is a big proponent of the “I’ll have what they’re having” school of restaurant ordering. The cookbook author and veritable historian of Chinese culinary culture has made a career of introducing the country's gastronomic traditions to a Western audience — without dumbing anything down. Fuchsia dropped by the Eater Upsell studios to talk about her latest book, Land of Fish and Rice, as well as 12th century Chinese foodies, and how to make the best of long-distance travel (chocolate ...more

  • J. Kenji López-Alt and The Cult of The Food Lab

    Nov 28 2016

    For anyone who’s ever asked, “Why?” in the kitchen, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is your man. After getting his start in restaurant and test kitchens in Boston, Kenji created The Food Lab, a column on Serious Eats dedicated to lassoing the laws of science and riding them to home cooking success every time. In the subsequent six years, the “Kenji method” has blown up, but despite being a cult phenomenon and bestselling cookbook author, Kenji himself is just about as cool and down to earth as you can get. H...more

  • Evan Sung on Modern Food Photography

    Nov 21 2016

    Evan Sung didn’t think he’d be a photographer — let alone one of the most sought-after food photographers in the country. Armed with an undergrad degree in psychology and an insatiable curiosity about people and the world, Sung set out to tell the most honest visual stories he could, his success at which landed him on the pages of 35 cookbooks (shooting with the likes of chefs Paul Liebrandt and Marc Forgone) and a myriad of publications. Sung visited the Eater Upsell studios to talk LA’s incred...more

  • Vivian Howard Can't Swear on TV.

    Nov 14 2016

    Vivian Howard’s new cookbook Deep Run Roots weighs as much as a newborn, but if you think you’ll find a fried chicken recipe on one of its nearly 600 pages, you are gravely mistaken. The eastern North Carolina-based chef, restaurant owner, and Peabody Award-winning co-creator and star of A Chef’s Life on PBS, swung by the Eater Upsell studios to chat with Helen and special guest host Amanda Kludt (Eater's editor-in-chief) about homemade ketchup, the price of tea, and Hollywood's eye roll-inducin...more

  • Preeti Mistry: Top Chef, Oakland, India, and Beyond

    Nov 07 2016

    Filmmaker turned chef Preeti Mistry cooks Indian food with a distinctly Bay Area sensibility. Think big flavors built from the best ingredients, served in a casual, fun setting. On a recent trip to New York, Mistry stopped by the Eater Upsell studios to talk about her Top Chef days, her stint in a Google cafeteria kitchen, her love of Do The Right Thing, embracing her heritage, and building something new out of her past. But first, Greg and Helen shoot the shit about why some flavors of seltzer ...more

  • Ashley Christensen Is at the Center of a Revolution

    Oct 31 2016

    Ashley Christensen is a Raleigh-based chef and restaurateur who was shot into the culinary spotlight after opening Poole's Diner, both because of her unique take on Southern cooking and the way the space brought new life to the community. Now, her work is synonymous with city of Raleigh, but her network and influence can be felt all across the South, and the nation at large. Christensen stopped by the Eater Upsell studios to chat with hosts Helen and Greg about teamwork, kale fatigue, and what m...more

  • Anthony Bourdain

    Oct 24 2016

    Don't ask Anthony Bourdain to limit himself to other people's assumptions. It's been sixteen years since Kitchen Confidential blew up the food world; in the time since, he's built a career as a full-time expectation-upending maverick. Bourdain's books, television shows — and his not insignificant renegade charisma — have catapulted him into the kind of badass cross-genre celebrity that results in bros geeking out over him (though he doesn’t love that) and fans accosting him in the bathroom (he d...more

  • Julia Turshen: Building a Better Cookbook

    Oct 17 2016

    Why does everyone want to work with Julia Turshen? She's been known to turn book drafts in entire years before their due date — and also strongly believes there’s no such thing as too much bourbon. A noted cookbook collaborator and writer whose first title of her own, Small Victories, was published this fall, Julia is all about dispelling home cooking fears, making the task approachable, practical, and rewarding. Julia dropped by the Upsell studios to discuss the brilliance of Beyoncé, how to ge...more

  • Mario Batali on Celebrities and Pasta Power

    Oct 10 2016

    Mario Batali is more than a household name — he's a Croc-wearing, Vespa-riding, salumi-slicing force of nature. On today's episode of the Eater Upsell, Mario stops by the hallowed halls (his words) to chat with Helen and Greg about his favorite celebrity guests, whether or not he’s a CEO, and how much what you eat is affected by where you eat it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Curtis Stone’s Fine Dining Fantasy

    Oct 03 2016

    Australian-born chef Curtis Stone is giving LA’s fine dining scene a kick in the pants right now at his tasting menu Maude, and its meat-centric spinoff Gwen. In his chat with Helen and Greg, Curtis touches upon all the major moments of his unusual career — including cooking under Marco Pierre White and starring on The Celebrity Apprentice. But first, Greg and Helen shoot the shit about Greg's move to LA, and the city's exploding food scene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a...more

  • Amanda Cohen’s Weird and Wonderful Vegetables

    Sep 26 2016

    Amanda Cohen, the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, is a trailblazer in the world of vegetable-forward cooking and an outspoken advocate for going gratuity-free. The chef, writer, and cookbook author dropped by the Eater Upsell studios to talk with Greg and Helen about shrugging off the “healthy” label, the current status of vegetable driven cuisine and getting Google alerts from her mom. But first, Greg and Helen shoot the shit about whether or not delivery has gone too far. Learn more about your a...more

  • Life Lessons From Eric Ripert

    Sep 19 2016

    In this episode, chef Eric Ripert stops by the Upsell studios for a candid conversation with Upsell co-host Greg Morabito. Ripert shares the story of how he rose through the ranks of the New York City fine dining world, and he reveals how he keeps Le Bernardin fresh after all these years. The chef also discusses the path that lead to the writing and publication of his excellent new memoir, 32 Yolks. But before all that, Greg and Helen shoot the shit about how everyone thinks they're restaurant c...more

  • Marc Summers on the Birth of Food TV

    Sep 12 2016

    According to Marc Summers, the beloved game show host, Food Network OG, and powerhouse producer, his whole career arc was a mistake. The magician and pizza fanatic went from a life of judging wet t-shirt contests and selling wholesale smoked salmon to being one of the architects of modern food television—but of course, he claims he's never worked a day in his life. Check out his conversation with hosts Greg Morabito and Helen Rosner on this week's episode of the Eater Upsell. Learn more about yo...more

  • Alex Stupak: In Defense of Fancy Tacos

    Sep 06 2016

    (Ep 21) Want to hear someone tell it exactly like it is? Talk to Alex Stupak. The chef and restaurateur behind New York's growing Empellón empire is totally candid about cooking Mexican food as a white guy, the need to stay relevant, and Nine Inch Nails — not to mention the grind he's on to outperform his idols. New York City's resident taco king is redefining creativity, and perfecting his soundproofing game in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Carla Hall's Journey to The Chew and Beyond

    Aug 29 2016

    (Ep 20) Carla Hall is a badass, culinarily and otherwise. The two-season Top Chef finalist, host on ABC’s The Chew, cookbook author, and chef and owner at Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen drops some major wisdom on this week’s episode of the Eater Upsell, chatting with hosts Greg and Helen about about food shaming, catchphrases, fighting for exposure, and racial bias in the cookbook industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ted Allen on Chopped (and Queer Eye) Secrets

    Aug 22 2016

    (Ep 19) Who knew helping clueless dudes learn a thing or two about food and wine would pave the way for this now Emmy-award-winning host, writer, and cookbook author? On the latest episode of The Eater Upsell, Chopped and Chopped Junior host Ted Allen dishes on how that little Bravo pilot project paved the way to his career as referee for one of primetime’s most challenging cooking competitions — and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Andrew Zimmern's Brief History of Modern Dining

    Aug 15 2016

    (Ep 18) Andrew Zimmern on Taking Risks. The Chef & TV Host delves into his culinary past — and the history of modern American cuisine — in a freewheeling, candid conversation with the hosts of The Eater Upsell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Alton Brown

    Dec 21 2015

    Legendary television host and cookbook author Alton Brown drops by the Upsell studio to talk about the changing shape of food TV, the weirdness and wonderfulness of fame, life on the road, the military strategy of Cutthroat Kitchen, and how making dinner has evolved over the years from a chore to a cultural statement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Gabe Stulman

    Dec 07 2015

    Gabriel Stulman is the proprietor of Happy Cooking Hospitality. A Wisconsin native, Stulman moved to New York in 2003 and began working front of the house positions in downtown Manhattan restaurants. After opening the Little Owl and Market Table in the West Village, Stulman struck out on his own with Joseph Leonard in that same neighborhood. Over the next few years, he also opened Jeffrey’s Grocery, Perla, Fedora, Bar Sardine, and Montmartre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/...more

  • Yotam Ottolenghi

    Nov 23 2015

    Jerusalem-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi became an unlikely cookbook superstar when his collection of vegetarian-leaning recipes, Plenty, became a blockbuster global bestseller. Four books and several restaurants later, he's credited with kicking off America's renewed interest in both vegetables and Middle Eastern flavors. On the Eater Upsell, he talks with Greg Morabito and Helen Rosner about the difference between a cookbook recipe and a restaurant recipe, cooking for his kids, and h...more

  • Garrett Oliver

    Nov 09 2015

    Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery. A native New Yorker, Oliver has been making beer for over two decades. He is the editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, and the author of the Brewmaster’s Table. In 2014, Garrett took home the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • David Kinch

    Oct 26 2015

    David Kinch is the chef/proprietor of the fine dining restaurant Manresa in Los Gatos, California. Kinch has received numerous accolades over the years, including the Best Chef, Pacific James Beard Award in 2010, and three stars for Manresa in the most recent Michelin Guide. In 2013, the chef released Manresa: An Edible Reflection, which he co-authored with Christine Muhlke. Kinch is one of the subjects of Mind of a Chef Season 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jessica Koslow

    Oct 12 2015

    Jessica Koslow is the chef/owner of Sqirl in Los Angeles. The chef first earned acclaim for making fruit jams, which she sold at farmer's markets in the LA Area. Koslow found a space for her jam company in the Silver Lake neighborhood in 2011, and it quickly morphed into a breakfast and lunch-only restaurant with daily lines out the door. Koslow is slated to open a take-out restaurant, Sqirl Away, later this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Emeril Lagasse

    Sep 28 2015

    Emeril Lagasse is the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner behind 12 restaurants across the country, including the 25-year-old Emeril’s in New Orleans and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in Las Vegas. Lagasse has authored over 15 cookbooks during his career, and he has starred in numerous TV shows, including the Essence of Emeril, which premiered in 1997. Lagasse is currently the host of Emeril’s Florida on the Cooking Channel. His new book, Essential Emeril, hits stands on October 6. Learn more...more

  • Gabrielle Hamilton

    Sep 14 2015

    Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef-owner of iconic New York City restaurant Prune, the author of both the memoir Blood, Bones, and Butter and the Prune cookbook, and the star of season 4 of the PBS series Mind of a Chef. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jen Agg

    Aug 31 2015

    Jen Agg is a savvy, outspoken restaurateur who's quietly shifted the paradigm in Toronto's food scene with her restaurants, including the Black Hoof. She's the founder of Kitchen Bitches: Smashing the Patriarchy One Plate at a Time, a conference addressing verbal and physical abuse of workers in the restaurant industry. Find the full transcript here: https://www.eater.com/2015/8/31/9232975/reimagining-kitchen-culture-with-the-black-hoof-s-jen-agg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...more

  • Bill Addison

    Aug 17 2015

    Bill Addison is Eater.com’s restaurant editor, a job that keeps him dining around the country for the majority of the year. Before coming aboard the Eater mothership, Bill was the food editor and restaurant critic at Atlanta Magazine, and before that he had critical stints at the Dallas Morning News and the San Francisco Chronicle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Alex Raij

    Aug 03 2015

    Alex Raij and her husband Eder Montero are the chef/operators of some of New York’s best Spanish restaurants, including La Vara and El Quinto Pino. Raij is currently working on her first book with Montero, Welcome Basque. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Hugh Acheson

    Jul 20 2015

    Chef/restaurateur Hugh Acheson operates a string of popular restaurants in Georgia, including Empire State South, The Florence, and The National. In addition to publishing two cookbooks, Acheson is a frequent judge on Top Chef. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • David Lebovitz

    Jul 06 2015

    David Lebovitz is the author of numerous books, including The Sweet Life in Paris and My Paris Kitchen. A former pastry chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, Lebovitz now lives in Paris and has been actively blogging about cooking since 1999. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • John Besh

    Jun 22 2015

    John Besh is the chef/restaurateur behind some of New Orleans’ most popular restaurants, including August, Domenica, Shaya, Luke, and Borgne. In 2011, the chef established The John Besh Foundation, a non-profit that provides grants, loans, and scholarships to New Orleans residents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Anita Lo

    Jun 08 2015

    Anita Lo is the chef/owner of Annisa in New York City, which has received numerous accolades over the years, including a coveted three star rating from the New York Times. Outside of Annisa, Lo competed on Iron Chef America and published a cookbook, Cooking Without Borders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Michael Solomonov

    May 25 2015

    Chef Michael Solomonov operates a cluster of acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants with his partner Steve Cook, including Dizengoff, Federal Donuts, Abe Fisher, Percy Street Barbecue, and their flagship, Zahav. In fall 2015, Solomonov will publish his first cookbook, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Dan Barber

    May 11 2015

    Dan Barber is the chef/restaurateur behind Blue Hill in New York City and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY. A seminal figure in the farm-to-table movement, Barber recently won a James Beard Award for his bookThe Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices