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Editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen dive into meaty food world topics of the week, interview the country's most interesting chefs, explore the origins of specific cuisines, taste-test the latest culinary trends, and debate topics as serious as unfair labor practices and sexual harassment … read more

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

May 24th, 2019

48:12
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 …

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

May 17th, 2019

46:12
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 …

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

May 9th, 2019

35:28
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 …

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

May 1st, 2019

42:37

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 …

The Worst Things New York Diners Do in Restaurants

April 19th, 2019

43:55
Erica Hall, general manager of Brooklyn hot spot Win Son, drops by the show to help us all be better diners.

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How Chef Rocco DiSpirito Got Back in the NY Restaurant Game

April 10th, 2019

56:24
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 …

The 8 Best Food Stories of March

April 5th, 2019

41:09
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 …

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

March 30th, 2019

26:13
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 …

Ruth Reichl and the Rise and Fall of Gourmet Magazine

March 20th, 2019

1:03:07
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 …

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

March 13th, 2019

52:41
On today's Upsell, Superiority Burger's Brooks Headley stops by to talk about his transition out of fine dining, his relationship with the …

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

March 7th, 2019

36:20
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 …

The 10 Restaurants that Changed America with Professor Paul Freedman

February 20th, 2019

48:47
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 …

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

February 6th, 2019

36:06
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 …

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

January 23rd, 2019

41:00
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 …

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

January 9th, 2019

33:33
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 …

The 7 Best Food Stories of December

December 27th, 2018

34:46
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 …

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

December 12th, 2018

38:22
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 …

Samin Nosrat Returns to Talk Life After Netflix

December 5th, 2018

37:05

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 …

The Best Food Stories from the First Half of November

November 21st, 2018

24:07

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). …

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

November 16th, 2018

35:27

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

Almost Everything You Need to Know About LA Dining in 2018

November 13th, 2018

50:23

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). …

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

November 5th, 2018

1:02:27

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. 

The 6 Best Food Stories of October

October 31st, 2018

35:19

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 …

What Goes Into Running a Whole Animal Butcher Shop

October 24th, 2018

49:01

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: …

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

October 17th, 2018

34:46

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 …

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

October 11th, 2018

44:26

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 …

The 7 Best Food Stories of September

October 5th, 2018

44:21

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 …

Start to Sale Ep. 1: Christina Tosi

October 3rd, 2018

50:14

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 …

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

September 19th, 2018

47:47

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 …

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

September 12th, 2018

40:02

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. …

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

September 5th, 2018

45:24

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 …

The 8 Best Food Stories of August!

August 30th, 2018

37:38

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 …

Everything You Need to Know About Ice Cream in 2018

August 15th, 2018

50:23

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 …

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Created a TV Show about Immigrants for 2018

August 8th, 2018

51:26

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: …

The 10 Best Food Stories of July

August 3rd, 2018

39:09

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 …

Why Jonathan Gold Mattered So Much

July 25th, 2018

42:28

This past weekend, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold died at the age of 57. Robert Sietsema, Peter Meehan, and Meghan McCarron share …

Do We Actually Need to Talk About Plastic Straws?

July 18th, 2018

35:02

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 8 Biggest Food Stories of June

July 4th, 2018

36:11

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 …

How Uber Took Over Food Delivery

June 27th, 2018

46:24

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 …

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Cocktails in 2018

June 20th, 2018

1:03:27

Mad scientist Dave Arnold is FINALLY opening another bar in New York (1:30). After some serious controversy, New Orleans Bartender Neal Bodenheimer …

James Beard Award-Winning Pitmaster Rodney Scott

June 13th, 2018

34:06

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 …

Amanda Interviews Dave Chang Live at Code

June 6th, 2018

35:27

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.

The 9 Best Food Stories of May

May 30th, 2018

45:20

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 …

We Need to Talk More About Tex-Mex

May 23rd, 2018

36:59

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 …

On the Trail of Cheap Eats Icon Robert Sietsema

May 16th, 2018

39:59

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 …

Nigella Lawson on Journalism, Restaurant Criticism, and Food Photos

May 9th, 2018

42:21

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 …

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

May 2nd, 2018

41:33

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 …

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

April 25th, 2018

33:34

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. …

Giada De Laurentiis Is Sneaky Building a Restaurant Empire

April 17th, 2018

42:26

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 …

How Small Restaurants Raise Money

April 10th, 2018

33:56

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 …

The 8 Biggest Food Stories of March

April 3rd, 2018

35:14

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 …

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

March 27th, 2018

35:13

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 …

Performative Eating and Fatness with Jessica Valenti and Lindy West

March 13th, 2018

38:45

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 …

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

March 2nd, 2018

37:28

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 …

Chef Dan Barber Wants to Sell Seeds at Walmart

February 27th, 2018

45:40

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.

How to Build a Restaurant Group That Values Workers

February 20th, 2018

38:51

Erin Patinkin, co-founder of Ovenly, explains how she and her partner Agatha Kulaga grew their company from 0-60 employees while maintaining their …

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

February 13th, 2018

43:05

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 …

Eating Around the World on a Budget

February 6th, 2018

28:20

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 …

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

January 30th, 2018

37:20

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 …

Why Gay Bars Are Disappearing in America

January 23rd, 2018

33:28

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 …

How Restaurants Are Buying Internet Fame

January 16th, 2018

29:24

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 …

Photojournalist Gary He Went to Eat in Post-ISIS Mosul

January 9th, 2018

29:10

In the middle of August, approximately one month after ISIS lost control of Mosul, photojournalist Gary He travelled around Mosul to different …

The Best and Worst Food Trends Heading into 2018

January 2nd, 2018

33:52

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 …

The Top 5 Food Scenes in Holiday Movies

December 26th, 2017

26:45

Eater's pop culture editor and former upsell host, Greg Morabito, stops by to rank some food scenes in favorite holiday movies. 

Mario Batali and the Fallout

December 19th, 2017

25:30

On December 11th, Eater NY released a huge story called Mario Batali Steps Away From Restaurant Empire Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations. …

What to Drink and Eat This Holiday Season

December 13th, 2017

28:08

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 …

The Secret Japanese Origins of Modern Fine Dining

December 6th, 2017

14:46

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 …

The Best Fed Man in America

November 21st, 2017

33:32

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 …

Covering Natural Disasters Through Food

November 14th, 2017

32:25

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 …

Is the Michelin Guide Bullshit?

November 7th, 2017

32:23

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 …

What It Took to Take down John Besh

October 31st, 2017

32:58

On October 21st Brett Anderson of Nola.com, The Times Picayune, filed a 6000 word report claiming that 25 employees reported experiencing sexual …

How to Support Women in the Food World

October 23rd, 2017

21:36

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. 

How José Andrés Is Helping Feed Puerto Rico

October 11th, 2017

35:32

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 …

Best Of: Anthony Bourdain

October 2nd, 2017

35:12

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; …

Best of: Preeti Mistry

September 25th, 2017

29:50

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 …

Best of TV: Carla Hall and Ted Allen

September 18th, 2017

47:50

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, …

Best Of Science: Kenji and Nathan Myhrvold

September 11th, 2017

59:37

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 …

Jay McInerney Was Almost the NYT Restaurant Critic

September 4th, 2017

1:06:03

Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and the recent Bright, Precious Days, was already a successful novelist when he started writing …

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

August 28th, 2017

52:06

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 …

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

August 21st, 2017

1:00:26

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 …

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

August 14th, 2017

1:03:20

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 …

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

August 7th, 2017

1:12:09

Chris Shepherd is one of Houston’s most ambitious chefs. In 2012, he opened Underbelly, which highlights Houston’s diversity with cuisines pulled …

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

July 31st, 2017

1:07:16

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 …

Danny Meyer on Why Tips Are Like Drugs

July 24th, 2017

59:16

Danny Meyer is the king of New York City hospitality. The restaurateur leads the prolific Union Square Hospitality Group, responsible for New York …

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

July 17th, 2017

1:06:59

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 …

How Sean Brock Reinvented Himself (and His Restaurants)

July 10th, 2017

1:01:33

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 …

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

July 3rd, 2017

59:42

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 …

Jeni Britton Bauer's Ice Cream Secrets

June 26th, 2017

1:03:30

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 …

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

June 19th, 2017

1:08:12

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 …

Dana Cowin On the Most Exciting Time in the Food World

June 12th, 2017

52:20

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 …

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

June 5th, 2017

1:01:32

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 …

Massimo Bottura’s Big Plans for America and Beyond

May 29th, 2017

48:00

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 …

Ayesha Curry’s Indestructible Bubble of Happiness

May 22nd, 2017

50:47

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, …

Paul Liebrandt: Life In Between Restaurants

May 15th, 2017

53:43

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 …

Fabián von Hauske on Building a Critical Darling

May 8th, 2017

45:32

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 …

Jessica Seinfeld's Tips for Living a Manageably Fabulous Life

May 1st, 2017

59:29

Although Jessica Seinfeld says her culinary qualifications are minimal, her home cooking skills have led to four cookbooks. The latest is Food …

How Barbara Lynch Built a Boston Empire

April 24th, 2017

52:57

Barbara Lynch put the Boston restaurant scene on the national radar. The 2014 James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur has eight restaurants in her home …

Wolfgang Puck on Pizza, Sex, and Airports

April 17th, 2017

53:19

Wolfgang Puck is America’s first celebrity chef. The man behind Spago, Cut, and the eponymous airport restaurants you hope to find during layovers, …

Naomi Pomeroy Eats In Front of Customers

April 10th, 2017

57:26

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 …

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

April 3rd, 2017

46:24

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, …

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

March 27th, 2017

55:23

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 …

Ken Friedman On How to Build a Buzzy Restaurant

March 20th, 2017

57:17

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 …

Melissa Clark and the War Over Pea Guacamole

March 13th, 2017

1:02:11

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 …

How Tim Ferriss Taught Himself to Cook

March 6th, 2017

49:40

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 …

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

February 27th, 2017

51:12

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 …

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

February 20th, 2017

55:53

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 …

Nathan Myhrvold Is the Bruce Wayne of the Culinary World

February 13th, 2017

1:07:29

Nathan Myhrvold is the wildly successful businessman/scientist/tech guru behind Modernist Cuisine, a self-published culinary encyclopedia that …

Upsell All-Stars

December 19th, 2016

29:07

Helen, Greg, and AP Dan discuss their favorite moments from season 2 of the Eater Upsell.

Francis Lam Is the Cookbook Whisperer

December 12th, 2016

54:27

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 …

Fuchsia Dunlop Will Never Be Finished With China

December 5th, 2016

52:10

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 …

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

November 28th, 2016

59:04

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 …

Evan Sung on Modern Food Photography

November 21st, 2016

53:27

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 …

Vivian Howard Can't Swear on TV.

November 14th, 2016

48:18

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 …

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

November 7th, 2016

56:17

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 …

Ashley Christensen Is at the Center of a Revolution

October 31st, 2016

57:02

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 …

Anthony Bourdain

October 24th, 2016

53:48

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; …

Julia Turshen: Building a Better Cookbook

October 17th, 2016

46:08

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 …

Mario Batali on Celebrities and Pasta Power

October 10th, 2016

46:35

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 …

Curtis Stone’s Fine Dining Fantasy

October 3rd, 2016

50:23

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 …

Amanda Cohen’s Weird and Wonderful Vegetables

September 26th, 2016

49:25

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 …

Life Lessons From Eric Ripert

September 19th, 2016

40:45

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, …

Marc Summers on the Birth of Food TV

September 12th, 2016

48:24

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 …

Alex Stupak: In Defense of Fancy Tacos

September 6th, 2016

59:45

(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 …

Carla Hall's Journey to The Chew and Beyond

August 29th, 2016

51:26

(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 …

Ted Allen on Chopped (and Queer Eye) Secrets

August 22nd, 2016

52:20

(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 …

Andrew Zimmern's Brief History of Modern Dining

August 15th, 2016

1:00:00

(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 …

Alton Brown

December 21st, 2015

58:08

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 …

Gabe Stulman

December 7th, 2015

1:11:03

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 …

Yotam Ottolenghi

November 23rd, 2015

50:50

Jerusalem-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi became an unlikely cookbook superstar when his collection of vegetarian-leaning recipes, Plenty, …

Garrett Oliver

November 9th, 2015

1:19:59

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 …

David Kinch

October 26th, 2015

59:16

David Kinch is the chef/proprietor of the fine dining restaurant Manresa in Los Gatos, California. Kinch has received numerous accolades over the …

Jessica Koslow

October 12th, 2015

47:49

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 …

Emeril Lagasse

September 28th, 2015

58:05

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 …

Gabrielle Hamilton

September 14th, 2015

47:00

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.

Jen Agg

August 31st, 2015

1:00:13

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 …

Bill Addison

August 17th, 2015

47:09

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 …

Alex Raij

August 3rd, 2015

38:07

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 …

Hugh Acheson

July 20th, 2015

49:30

Chef/restaurateur Hugh Acheson operates a string of popular restaurants in Georgia, including Empire State South, The Florence, and The National. In …

David Lebovitz

July 6th, 2015

58:44

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 …

John Besh

June 22nd, 2015

44:32

John Besh is the chef/restaurateur behind some of New Orleans’ most popular restaurants, including August, Domenica, Shaya, Luke, and Borgne. In …

Anita Lo

June 8th, 2015

34:39

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 …

Michael Solomonov

May 25th, 2015

56:49

Chef Michael Solomonov operates a cluster of acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants with his partner Steve Cook, including Dizengoff, Federal Donuts, Abe …

Dan Barber

May 11th, 2015

35:03

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 …

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