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August 16, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Natural Wine
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 surrounding a Momofuko investor, catch up with Kevin O'Leary's spending habits, and make a Pad Thai confession. Stories:• The Trump-Supporting Billionaire Behind Momofuko• Bros love White ClawFeaturing:Joe Campanale (@JoeCampanale)June Wine Bar (@junewinebk)Astor Wines and Spirits (@AstorWines)Hosts: Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, Eater Daniel 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 through the lens of food, telling stories via audio, television, digital video, and publications in 24 cities across the US and UK. 
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44 min
August 9, 2019
How to Get Into Any Restaurant
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 of the week, from a scourge of seagulls on the Jersey Coast, to the most recent shady move from a major food delivery service and more.Stories:Yelp Funneling Calls Through GrubhubBirds of Prey for HireMushroom In LawsNot-So-Biodegradable BowlsHosts:Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, Eater Daniel 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 through the lens of food, telling stories via audio, television, digital video, and publications in 24 cities across the US and UK.
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36 min
August 9, 2019
Introducing Eater's Digest
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 won’t dig into.Hosts:Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, Eater Daniel 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 through the lens of food, telling stories via audio, television, digital video, and publications in 24 cities across the US and UK.
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August 2, 2019
A Big Restaurant Divorce, Tacos on Tinder, and More
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.
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38 min
July 26, 2019
How to Become a Regular, Delivery Wage Theft and New Coke on Netflix
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.
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42 min
July 19, 2019
Down Goes Dean & Deluca, Big Brother Drive-Thru and More!
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.
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35 min
July 12, 2019
America’s Best New Restaurants, Lululemon Gets in the Restaurant Game, And More (Stories from July 1-12)
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@eater.com, and find all the newest food news on Eater.com.
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40 min
July 5, 2019
From Curbed: Why Jamestown Failed as a Utopia (Nice Try Episode 1)
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 -- one instance of explicit language. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com
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38 min
June 28, 2019
World's 50 Best BS, Clif and Kind Bar Fight, and More (June 15-27)
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
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47 min
June 21, 2019
Can a Restaurant Throw a Dinner Party Every Night? (w/ Josh Gondelman)
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
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40 min
June 14, 2019
Burger King's Impossible Burger Blunder, Michelin California and More (June 1- 14)
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 free on your favorite podcast app:https://pod.link/992181345
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45 min
May 31, 2019
Toronto's $500 Omakase, Celery Juice Hype, and More (May 25-31)
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
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39 min
May 24, 2019
Milkshake Attacks, Birds Dying for Olives and More (May 17-24)
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
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48 min
May 17, 2019
Liquid Death Water, the Aperol Spritz Debate, Mother's Day Food Stunts. (May 10-17)
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
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46 min
May 9, 2019
Guac Cheese, Impossible Burgers + the 6 Best Food Stories of the Week
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
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35 min
May 1, 2019
The Lucky Lee's Fiasco + the 7 Best Food Stories of April
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).
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42 min
April 19, 2019
The Worst Things New York Diners Do in Restaurants
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
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43 min
April 10, 2019
How Chef Rocco DiSpirito Got Back in the NY Restaurant Game
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
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57 min
April 5, 2019
The 8 Best Food Stories of March
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 cups and Burger King is selling Impossible Burgers (29:43). Barcade is aggressively fighting trademark infringement (33:00).Hosted by: Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter) and Daniel Geneen (instagram/twitter). Complain to us at upsell@eater.com
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41 min
March 30, 2019
From Today, Explained: What Is CBD and Why Is It EVERYWHERE?
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.
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26 min
March 20, 2019
Ruth Reichl and the Rise and Fall of Gourmet Magazine
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
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63 min
March 13, 2019
How Brooks Headley Runs New York's Favorite 300-Square-Foot Restaurant
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
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52 min
March 7, 2019
The Michelin Guide Is Back in LA + the 6 Best Food Stories of February
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 (instagram/twitter) and Amanda Kludt (instagram/twitter). complain to us at upsell@eater.com
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37 min
February 20, 2019
The 10 Restaurants that Changed America with Professor Paul Freedman
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
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48 min
February 6, 2019
The 6 Best Food Stories of January + The World's 50 Best New List
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’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com
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36 min
January 23, 2019
Live at CES: Kris Yenbamroong Wants to Be a Populist Chef
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.
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41 min
January 9, 2019
Reviewing the Trendy New Lexus-Sponsored Restaurant with Comedian Aparna Nancherla
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) and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com
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33 min
December 27, 2018
The 7 Best Food Stories of December
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 understand Chick-fil-A's history being sympathetic to homophobic causes (25:20).Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com
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34 min
December 12, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Andrew Zimmern's Lucky Cricket Scandal
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 upsell@eater.com
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38 min
December 5, 2018
Samin Nosrat Returns to Talk Life After Netflix
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
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37 min
November 21, 2018
The Best Food Stories from the First Half of November
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 Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com
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24 min
November 16, 2018
The 38 Best Restaurants in America and the Critic Who Makes the List
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
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35 min
November 13, 2018
Almost Everything You Need to Know About LA Dining in 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
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50 min
November 5, 2018
Start to Sale Ep. 4: Ari Weinzweig of Anarchist Food Empire Zingerman's
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.
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62 min
October 31, 2018
The 6 Best Food Stories of October
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 newsletter here and complain to us upsell@eater.com
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35 min
October 24, 2018
What Goes Into Running a Whole Animal Butcher Shop
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
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49 min
October 17, 2018
What Is Going on with Ken Friedman, Gabrielle Hamilton, and The Spotted Pig?
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
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34 min
October 11, 2018
How Chef Samin Nosrat Turned Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat into a Netflix Show
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
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44 min
October 5, 2018
The 7 Best Food Stories of September
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 is the bone luge shot is back (33:00)? Eater's special correspondent (and Texas expert) Meghan McCarron breaks down Ted Cruz' food based attacks on Senate Democratic nominee Beto O'Rourke (35:45).
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44 min
October 3, 2018
Start to Sale Ep. 1: Christina Tosi
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.
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50 min
September 19, 2018
Two Stand-Up Comics Review a Trendy NY Restaurant + Make Fun of Dan
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
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47 min
September 12, 2018
Things That Die in Restaurants (Eels, Relationships, Plants)
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@eater.com
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40 min
September 5, 2018
The Fall 2018 Preview Show (Restaurant Openings, Food TV, Cookbooks)
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.
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45 min
August 30, 2018
The 8 Best Food Stories of August!
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 (28:30). The dine and dash dater has been apprehended (32:00)! Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here.
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37 min
August 15, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Ice Cream in 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 newsletter here.
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50 min
August 8, 2018
Chef Marcus Samuelsson Created a TV Show about Immigrants for 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.
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51 min
August 3, 2018
The 10 Best Food Stories of July
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' Masterchef cameo (31:50). Stephen Miller threw out $80 worth of sushi (33:40). Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here and Greg's pop culture newsletter here.
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39 min
July 25, 2018
Why Jonathan Gold Mattered So Much
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
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42 min
July 18, 2018
Do We Actually Need to Talk About Plastic Straws?
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
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35 min
July 4, 2018
The 8 Biggest Food Stories of June
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 opening a Hangover themed bar in Las Vegas (27:20). The World's 50 Best Restaurants is still a terrible list; why do we cover it (32:20)? Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here
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36 min
June 27, 2018
How Uber Took Over Food Delivery
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
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46 min
June 20, 2018
Almost Everything You Need to Know About Cocktails in 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
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63 min
June 13, 2018
James Beard Award-Winning Pitmaster Rodney Scott
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
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34 min
June 6, 2018
Amanda Interviews Dave Chang Live at Code
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.
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35 min
May 30, 2018
The 9 Best Food Stories of May
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 is stomping on NY tradition by ending chopping across all stores and Stefanie Tuder is upset about it (35:00). Was the food at the Royal Wedding too on trend? (39:45) Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here and Greg's pop culture newsletter here.
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45 min
May 23, 2018
We Need to Talk More About Tex-Mex
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.
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36 min
May 16, 2018
On the Trail of Cheap Eats Icon Robert Sietsema
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.
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39 min
May 9, 2018
Nigella Lawson on Journalism, Restaurant Criticism, and Food Photos
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.
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42 min
May 2, 2018
The 5 Best Food Stories of April + Christina Tosi on Chef's Table
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 survey! Eater.com/survey Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here.
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41 min
April 25, 2018
How Baseball Stadiums Became Culinary Destinations (With Joe House and Sonia Chopra)
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 Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here.
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33 min
April 17, 2018
Giada De Laurentiis Is Sneaky Building a Restaurant Empire
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.
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42 min
April 10, 2018
How Small Restaurants Raise Money
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.
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33 min
April 3, 2018
The 8 Biggest Food Stories of March
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 highlight restaurants that tell Opentable they have safe, harassment-free workplaces (16:20). Greg Morabito calls in to talk this month in food tv, starting with Nailed It (20:40), Chef's Table Pastry (23:00), a new Andrew Zimmern project (25:30), and Pixar's new short about a dumpling baby that teaches its mom some valuable life lessons (27:30). Finally, Eater LA's Farley Elliott breaks down LA Weekly's food event mess (29:00). Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here. Sign up for Greg Morabito's pop culture newsletter here.
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35 min
March 27, 2018
How Muscle Milk Got Huge and What's Next for Protein
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.
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35 min
March 13, 2018
Performative Eating and Fatness with Jessica Valenti and Lindy West
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.
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38 min
March 2, 2018
The 6 Biggest Food Stories of February + David Chang on Ugly Delicious
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 Sietsema went to try the new Szechuan sauce at McDonald's and explains how it became big news. Check out David Chang, Morgan Neville, and Eater’s Serena Dai live in NYC, talking Ugly Delicious. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here.
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37 min
February 27, 2018
Chef Dan Barber Wants to Sell Seeds at Walmart
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.
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45 min
February 20, 2018
How to Build a Restaurant Group That Values Workers
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.
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38 min
February 13, 2018
Why You Actually Have to Eat Dessert (With Alison Roman, Joe House, and Daniela Galarza)
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 us! Upsell@eater.com
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43 min
February 6, 2018
Eating Around the World on a Budget
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
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28 min
January 30, 2018
The 8 Biggest Food Stories of January + a Review of #Saltbae's New NYC Steakhouse
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 just as Momofuku is opening their first LA restaurant (15:55). The original celebrity chef, Paul Bocuse, has died at the age of 91 (19:55). Bangkok's only Michelin starred street vendor wants to give back her Michelin star (21:30). #Saltbae, the hugely famous Turkish butcher known for his dramatic salt sprinkling (original video here) has opened a steakhouse in NYC and our critic Robert Sietsema went to check it out (24:40). Thanks for listening! Please rate and subscribe, email us literally anything upsell@eater.com, and subscribe to Kludt's weekly newsletter here.
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37 min
January 23, 2018
Why Gay Bars Are Disappearing in America
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
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33 min
January 16, 2018
How Restaurants Are Buying Internet Fame
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, Clifford Endo, @losangelese_eats and Front of House. Hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen
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29 min
January 9, 2018
Photojournalist Gary He Went to Eat in Post-ISIS Mosul
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
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29 min
January 2, 2018
The Best and Worst Food Trends Heading into 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
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33 min
December 26, 2017
The Top 5 Food Scenes in Holiday Movies
Eater's pop culture editor and former upsell host, Greg Morabito, stops by to rank some food scenes in favorite holiday movies.
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26 min
December 19, 2017
Mario Batali and the Fallout
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
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25 min
December 13, 2017
What to Drink and Eat This Holiday Season
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, Lunch, Dinner... Life: Recipes and Adventures from My Home Kitchen - Missy Robbins Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen
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28 min
December 6, 2017
The Secret Japanese Origins of Modern Fine Dining
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.
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14 min
November 21, 2017
The Best Fed Man in America
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.
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33 min
November 14, 2017
Covering Natural Disasters Through Food
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
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32 min
November 7, 2017
Is the Michelin Guide Bullshit?
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
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32 min
October 31, 2017
What It Took to Take down John Besh
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 this magnitude. The Eater Upsell is hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen, email us at upsell@eater.com.
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32 min
October 23, 2017
How to Support Women in the Food World
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.
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21 min
October 11, 2017
How José Andrés Is Helping Feed Puerto Rico
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 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.
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35 min
October 2, 2017
Best Of: Anthony Bourdain
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 doesn’t totally love that either). Bourdain swung by the Eater Upsell studios to talk about his brand new cookbook, Instagram FOMO, and the life-altering magic of fatherhood. (Original air date: October 23, 2016)
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35 min
September 25, 2017
Best of: Preeti Mistry
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)
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29 min
September 18, 2017
Best of TV: Carla Hall and Ted Allen
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 the cookbook industry. Air date: (08/29/2016) 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. Air date: (08/22/2016)
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47 min
September 11, 2017
Best Of Science: Kenji and Nathan Myhrvold
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 “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. Air date: 2/18/2016 twitter.com/kenjilopezalt 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. Air date: 2/13/2017 nathanmyhrvold.com
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59 min
September 4, 2017
Jay McInerney Was Almost the NYT Restaurant Critic
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 trouble with maintaining a wine collection, and why New York is still the best restaurant city in America.
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66 min
August 28, 2017
Why Bother With a Homemade Oreo? (BraveTart Author Stella Parks)
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.
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52 min
August 21, 2017
The Relationship Between Wall Street Money and NYC Restaurants (Billions Creator Brian Koppelman)
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.
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60 min
August 14, 2017
Why There Will Never Be A Second Franklin BBQ (Aaron Franklin)
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.
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63 min
August 7, 2017
Is Houston the Best Food City in America? (Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly)
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 this week’s episode of the Upsell for a conversation that touched on everything from cooking across cultures to the benefits of a good pedicure.
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72 min
July 31, 2017
Where to Find the Best Lobster Rolls in the World (Amy Traverso, Editor of Yankee Magazine)
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.
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67 min
July 24, 2017
Danny Meyer on Why Tips Are Like Drugs
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 his book.
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59 min
July 17, 2017
The Politics of Southern Food with John T. Edge (Author of the The Potlikker Papers)
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.
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66 min
July 10, 2017
How Sean Brock Reinvented Himself (and His Restaurants)
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 the world why Southern cuisine is the best on the planet. Check out the full transcript here.
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61 min
July 3, 2017
Border Grill's Susan Feniger Looks Back on Three Decades of LA Cuisine
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 restaurant community.
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59 min
June 26, 2017
Jeni Britton Bauer's Ice Cream Secrets
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.
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63 min
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