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Episodes

December 1, 2017 - Will Donaldson
29:05
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 29:05
December 1, 2017 - Will Donaldson

Happy Friday from Food Republic Today! Up first is the news, including food insecurity on college campuses (0:29), a UK study about chefs' mental health issues (3:31), and Art Basel (5:50). Next we chat with Will Donaldson (8:05), founder and CEO of New Orleans food hall St. Roche, about his business model of empowering line cooks to become entrepreneurs and expanding to Miami and beyond. We wrap up with comedian Amy Zimmer talking about the best damn vegan pie she's ever had (25:29).

November 30, 2017 - Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook
30:34
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 30:34
November 30, 2017 - Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! First up are today's headlines, including sexual harassment allegations concerning Johnny Iuzzini (0:25), Chipotle founder Steve Ells stepping down as CEO (3:06), Soda Stream's newest boozy offering (5:40), and Google wising up and updating their burger emoji (6:46). Next we sit down with Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook (7:16), the men behind a small empire of Philly restaurants including Zahav, Federal Donuts, and more, to discuss their new book, Middle Eastern food, expanding into other markets, and their beloved Philly. We cap it all off with bad reviews of good restaurants as seen on Yelp (28:09).

November 29, 2017 - Matt Stamp
27:37
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 27:37
November 29, 2017 - Matt Stamp

Hey everybody! On today's episode, we talk about Arby's acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings (0:35) and a potential fast food ban in London (4:36). Next, FR associate editor George Embiricos fills us in on some of NYC's newest omakase spots (7:30). We chat with Matt Stamp, Master Sommelier, to chat about Compline, his restaurant/bar/bottle shop/wine education center in downtown Napa (13:40). We wrap it all up with ZPZ's resident beef jerky expert Rob Sheard talking about his beloved dried meat sticks (24:53).

November 28, 2017 - Tobias Peggs
27:34
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 27:34
November 28, 2017 - Tobias Peggs

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! Back to the news today - up first is a story about a Denver coffee shop celebrating the fact that they gentrified their neighborhood (0:28), gender inequality in kitchens (3:36), a "60 Minutes" spotlight on chef/humanitarian Jose Andres (7:27), and the acquisition of Time Inc. by multimedia conglomerate Meredith and what the Koch brothers' contribution may mean for food media (9:25). After that, we sit down with Tobias Peggs (11:55), the CEO of urban farming startup Square Roots, to talk about how he and his farmers are trying to solve the world's problems hydroponically out of 10 shipping containers in Bed-Stuy. We wrap up with Chicago chef Jason Vincent's opinion on minimalist menus (26:25).

November 27, 2017 - Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski
24:07
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 24:07
November 27, 2017 - Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

Ease back into post-turkey life with some FRT. This episode is a State Bird Special! First, we chat with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski (0:47) of SF's State Bird Provisions to talk about the expansion of their restaurant, their new cookbook, catering to dietary restrictions, and their new snack, State Bird Seed. Next we chat with Dana Peck (14:36), CEO of Render, the company that partnered with State Bird to bring the snack to market. We wrap it up with Scott Conant discussing a strange hashtag (22:58).

November 24, 2017 - Sam Sifton
22:12
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 22:12
November 24, 2017 - Sam Sifton

Happy Friday from Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we talk with Sam Sifton (0:26), food editor at the NYT and author of "Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well," about the aftermath of yesterday's feast - from what to do with your leftovers (turkey stock! sandwiches! cool recipes!) to etiquette on dealing with your relatives. Next, FR senior editor Jess Kapadia gets some tips on holiday gift shopping with design in mind from FR contributor Kaitlyn Thornton (12:21), and we wrap up with Oakland chef Kyle Itani's thoughts on vegetarian ramen (21:07).

November 23, 2017 - Scott Tacinelli & Angie Rito
16:42
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 16:42
November 23, 2017 - Scott Tacinelli & Angie Rito

Gobble gobble, guys and gals! Happy Thanksgiving from Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we check in with acclaimed chefs Evan Funke of LA's Felix (0:54) and Chris Shepherd of Houston's Underbelly (1:27) to hear what their plans are for today. Next, we chat with Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito of Don Angie (2:21), NYC's hottest new Italian restaurant, about the hilarious nuances of Italian-American holiday celebrations and the highlights of their menu, and we leave you with the sound of turkeys gobbling (16:13).

November 22, 2017 - Esther Choi / Shauna Ahern
31:09
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 31:09
November 22, 2017 - Esther Choi / Shauna Ahern

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! First up, Krista chats with Shauna Ahern, the Gluten Free Girl, about incorporating GF recipes into Thanksgiving dinner (0:51). Next, Richard sits down with Esther Choi (8:25), the chef behind NYC's mŏkbar and Ms. Yoo, to discuss expanding to 3 restaurants in a short amount of time, disco fries, Korean drinking culture, her all-woman cooking staff, and more. To close out, comedian Jenny Yang describes the first and only time she cooked a traditional turkey dinner (28:04).

November 21, 2017 - Rico Torres & Diego Galicia
20:19
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 20:19
November 21, 2017 - Rico Torres & Diego Galicia

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! First up, we check in with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, the chefs behind San Francisco's State Bird Provisions, to hear how they'll be spending their Thanksgiving (0:37). Next, we chat with chefs Rico Torres & Diego Galicia (2:54) to learn about their travels, the experience of dining in their lauded San Antonio restaurant Mixtli, and the importance of preserving Mexican recipes and tradition., We close out with Chris Cosentino's opinion on food trends (19:01).

November 20, 2017 - Evan Funke
18:52
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 18:52
November 20, 2017 - Evan Funke

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we get a lesson about the history of wild turkeys - and how to cook them! - from Steven Rinella (0:46), talk with Evan Funke, the celebrated chef of LA's Felix, about his maniacal devotion to carrying on the tradition of the 300+ types of handmade Italian pasta (3:40), and we wrap up with a short story about a mishap involving a Buffalo Chopper during his early days as a kitchen intern from Chicago chef Jason Vincent (16:42).

November 17, 2017 - Rick Rodgers
29:12
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 29:12
November 17, 2017 - Rick Rodgers

Happy Friday, y'all! On today's episode, we discuss Drinks International's top 50 cocktails list for 2017 (0:30), Richard announces a free giveaway - whaaat! (1:14), and touch on a WSJ article about historic techniques for cooking turkey (1:54). Next, we get the download from Senior FR editor Jess Kapadia on her recent trip to smog-choked Delhi, India (2:56), and talk turkey with Rick Rodgers (9:20), who literally wrote the book -- "Thanksgiving 101" -- on next week's big holiday. For dessert: Craig Deihl talking about the most flavorful cuts of pork (28:05).

November 16, 2017 - Joshua Skenes
27:53
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 27:53
November 16, 2017 - Joshua Skenes

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss today's top stories, including the sexual misconduct allegations again Andre Balazs (0:27), the PNW protests about farmed Atlantic salmon (4:02), & Jose Andres announcing that he & his team will be feeding the people of PR through Christmas (6:34). After that, we talk Michelin stars, martial arts, pop-ups, pricing, & recalibrating taste buds with Saison chef Joshua Skenes (7:50) & wrap up with bad reviews of good restaurants from Yelp (25:53).

November 15, 2017 - Daniel Giusti
19:20
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 19:20
November 15, 2017 - Daniel Giusti

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss Noma re-opening next February (0:27), the listeria outbreak at LAX (1:53), the Keurig boycott (2:33), and the premiere of "The Mind of a Chef" on Facebook Watch (5:19). After that, we talk to Daniel Giusti (7:18), the former Noma head chef who left to found Brigaid, a program focused on bringing scratch food to school cafeterias. We wrap it all up with Scott Conant talking about how you know that a food trend has gone too far (18:27).

November 14, 2017 - Cathryn Michon
22:03
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 22:03
November 14, 2017 - Cathryn Michon

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we discuss today's headlines, including the damaging effect Brexit will have on Britain's hospitality industry (0:29), the hotel boom's impact on NYC neighborhoods (1:41), Instagram's new "follow a hashtag" feature (4:17), a NJ diner adopting a gratuity-included policy for teens (5:59), and some Thanksgiving talk (6:52). After that, we sit down with director/writer/actress Cathryn Michon to talk about her new film "Cook Off!," which opens in theaters nationwide this Friday (8:19). We wrap up with NYC chef Dale Talde's strong opinions about pizza (19:07).

November 13, 2017 - Chris Cosentino
23:24
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 23:24
November 13, 2017 - Chris Cosentino

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we discuss four new food publications, including two devoted to cooking with cannabis (0:28), a standalone food site from The AV Club (2:50), and one new launch dedicated to important issues and policy (3:03). We talk about pastry chefs Christina Tosi and Dominique Ansel expanding outside NYC (3:44) and explore the origins of natural wine label Donkey and Goat (5:24). We talk all things offal and the recovery of Napa with Chris Cosentino (7:39), restaurateur and author of the new cookbook "Offal Good," and wrap up with Philly chef Michael Solomonov's opinion of Yelp (22:36).

November 10, 2017 - Kyle Itani
23:54
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 23:54
November 10, 2017 - Kyle Itani

Happy Friday from Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss today's headlines, including Tom Colicchio's open letter to male chefs regarding sexual misconduct (0:28), the TV premiere of doc "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" (2:56), including some making-of insight from Krista, the film's culinary producer, and a NY Times profile on rising star chef JJ Johnson (5:45). Next up is a short story from JJ himself about how a mishap at Meatopia ended with him winning the whole thing (7:09), we chat with Oakland chef Kyle Itani about his ramen philosophy, the effect of Silicon Valley on the Bay Area restaurant scene, and the lessons he's learned as a chef/owner (8:30), and wrap it up with a story from comedy writer Ana Fabrega about how her love of spicy things once went too far (21:34).

November 9, 2017 - Anna Chai & Nari Kye, Part 2
23:02
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 23:02
November 9, 2017 - Anna Chai & Nari Kye, Part 2

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we discuss today's headlines, including Whole Foods' projections for 2018 food trends (0:28) and the "rethinking" of pasta (1:45), insight into the reasons for Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and major changes to the grocery industry (4:29), and President Trump's menu choices on his recent trip to Asia (7:04). Next up is part two of yesterday's interview with Anna Chai and Nari Kye, co-directors of the documentary "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" (8:57) and wrap it all up with bad reviews of good restaurants as seen on Yelp (21:22).

November 8, 2017 - Anna Chai & Nari Kye, Part 1
25:19
2017-12-01 10:48:00 UTC 25:19
November 8, 2017 - Anna Chai & Nari Kye, Part 1

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss Houston's outstanding food scene (0:27) and Amanda Cohen's Esquire piece about what's wrong with the media's recent focus on women in kitchens (2:40). Next up is part one of our conversation with Anna Chai and Nari Kye, the co-directors of the documentary "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" (6:48) -- tune in tomorrow for the rest -- and then we wrap it up with NYC chef Esther Choi talking about her first time cooking on the line (23:30).

November 7, 2017 - Daniel Patterson
23:11
2017-12-01 10:48:01 UTC 23:11
November 7, 2017 - Daniel Patterson

Hey hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss today's headlines, including how other people's food allergies are changing what we eat (0:32), the bevy of Thanksgiving magazine covers currently hitting stands and some of the food styling secrets behind the photos (2:54), the decline of Jewish delis in major cities (5:06), and a quick hit about how Austin's Franklin BBQ has now reopened after a fire ripped through their smokehouse 2 months ago (8:15). After that, Food Republic editor George Embiricos shares some quality restaurants in NYC and Nashville where you usually can snag a reservation the same day (8:50) and we chat with SF Bay Area chef Daniel Patterson (11:40) about his new book "The Art of Flavor" and his mission of bringing quality food to neighborhood restaurants. We wrap it up with a throwback clip of Reggie Watts beatboxing a Food Republic theme song (22:09).

November 6, 2017 - Ford Fry
23:17
2017-12-01 10:48:01 UTC 23:17
November 6, 2017 - Ford Fry

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we get into today's headlines, including how Jose Andres and his team have served their 2 millionth meal in Puerto Rico (0:28) and the integral role chefs play in disaster relief effort (1:10), Papa John's blaming the NFL for their decreasing stock prices (3:30), Seattle's CenturyLink Field's efforts to fight food waste (4:39), and the staggering amount of fried foods in stadiums despite the recent trend of better quality options coming in (5:44). Next, Richard catches up with Jack Crowther, the bassist for psychedlic band The Babe Rainbow, about his organic farmer alter-ego (7:11) and sit down with restaurateur Ford Fry to pick his brain about his Atlanta-based empire, music, burgers, and more (10:11). We wrap up with comedian Samantha Ruddy detailing her disastrous first experience with soup dumplings (21:33).

November 3, 2017 - Isabelle Legeron
26:53
2017-12-01 10:48:01 UTC 26:53
November 3, 2017 - Isabelle Legeron

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we discuss today's top headlines, including the sudden boom of plant-based meat alternatives (0:32), San Francisco unseating NYC as the US city with the most Michelin stars (3:54), chefs participating in this weekend's NYC Marathon (5:41), and quick hit headlines (6:48). We check in with Alex Stupak and Barbara Lynch about the intersection of restaurants and real estate (8:05), chat about all things natural wine with Isabelle Legeron, France's sole female Master of Wine (10:29), and wrap up Scott Conant's opinion of wannabe celebrity chefs (25:10).

November 2, 2017 - Matt Jennings
24:01
2017-12-01 10:48:01 UTC 24:01
November 2, 2017 - Matt Jennings

Welcome to Food Republic Today! In this inaugural episode, we discuss today's top headlines, beginning with Whole Foods' hiring announcement (0:32), the butter shortage in France (2:09), leftovers being one of the largest sources of edible food waste (3:27), and a couple quick hit news stories (4:30). After the news, we ask outdoorsman Steven Rinella what he thinks of Arby's serving deer meat (6:04), talk New England food and health with Boston chef Matt Jennings (9:34), and wrap it up with bad reviews of good restaurants from Yelp (22:01).

Coming Soon: "Food Republic Today"
01:05
2017-12-01 10:48:01 UTC 01:05
Coming Soon: "Food Republic Today"

Food Republic Today is a new daily podcast focused on everything that's happening in the world of food and drink. Co-hosts Richard Martin (creator and editor of FoodRepublic.com) and Krista Ruane (Culinary Creative Director at Zero Point Zero) discuss the day's headlines, then Richard digs a little deeper into a subject in his topic of the day. The centerpiece is a 10-15 minute interview with a guest -- be it a chef, restaurateur, author, musician, vintner, farmer, or heck, someone who just loves food. Every episode will end with something that tries to make you laugh because while some people take food so seriously, this is a podcast, and we're here to entertain your ears. Food Republic Today is produced by Zero Point Zero Production, the creators of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" and "The Mind of a Chef." The first episode premieres November 2.

Amanda Cohen
34:43
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 34:43
Amanda Cohen

Hey everybody! Today we talk about the USDA's intention to adjust poultry regulations (0:33), McDonalds' expansion of the McVegan burger & its first eco-friendly location (3:21), & Beyond Meat introducing a plant-based sausage product (5:57). Next we have 10 Q's for Amanda Cohen (7:46) about her vegetable-only NYC restaurant Dirt Candy plus her Esquire article taking the media to task for lack of attention to women chefs. To wrap up, comedian Pat Brown tells a story about a collard greens challenge (31:41).

Claus Meyer
30:56
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 30:56
Claus Meyer

Hey gang! On this episode, we talk about Sam Adams dethroning Bud as the official beer of the Boston Red Sox (0:22), the beginning of the fallout of the Washington Post's Batali story (1:52), the rise of LA's food scene (3:50), and a great food parody from The Onion (7:11). Next we have 10 Question s for Claus Meyer (8:30), author and founder of Noma, about bread, empowering young Scandinavian chefs, and his project in Brownsville. We close out with a holiday tune about our favorite subject (28:22).

Andy Little
28:10
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 28:10
Andy Little

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! We kick off this episode with breaking news - the NYT's exposé of horrific sexual misconduct allegations against Ken Friedman (0:26) - followed by Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch pre-ordering Tesla semi truck for their fleets (4:31) and the best drinking city in America: Minneapolis (5:59)! Next, we talk meat and threes, potato chips, and all things Nashville with Prima's Andy Little (7:38). We wrap up with comedian Aparna Nancherla recalling her first potluck (26:24).

David Lebovitz
30:05
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 30:05
David Lebovitz

Hey gang! We kick off this episode with some news, specifically Mario Batali stepping away from his restaurant group in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations (0:29) & pitless avocados hitting grocery stores in the UK (5:10). Next we chat with David Lebovitz (7:06), noted pastry chef, author, & food blogger, about his new book "L'Appart," which details the "delights & disasters" of renovating his Parisian home. We wrap up with comedian Ben Bailey (Cash Cab) talking about ordering fish in diners (28:09).

Alejandro Champion
32:59
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 32:59
Alejandro Champion

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! We start off with the headlines, including Time's choice of Person of the Year (0:28), a Mexican bologna smuggler...? (4:32), and Pizza Hut rolling out beer and wine with their deliveries (6:13). Next, we chat with Alejandro Champion of Mezcal Union (8:31) about how mezcal is made, empowering and building trust with the farmers who grow their agave, and the growth of mezcal in the US market. We wrap up with bad Yelp reviews of good restaurants (31:05).

Darin & Greg Bresnitz
32:44
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 32:44
Darin & Greg Bresnitz

Hey gang! First up, we catch up on the news, including Salt Bae in the US (0:28), an epic cease and desist by Anheuser-Busch (1:24), McDonalds' refreshed value menu (2:26), and Starbucks' largest location yet in Shanghai (3:03). Next up is a chat with Darin and Greg Bresnitz (3:22) about the perfect blend of music and food in Snacky Tunes, their long-running podcast on Heritage Radio, as well as their early days with IFC and more. We close out with a tune for the vegan guests at your holiday feast (31:05).

David Tanis
27:10
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 27:10
David Tanis

Hey everybody! On today's episode, we discuss the top headlines, including food waste (0:26), a shakeup at Blue Apron (3:23), Trump's love of fast food (6:09), and a new menu item Taco Bell is testing out (7:38). Next up is 10 Questions for David Tanis (9:30), food columnist for the NYT and author of the new cookbook "Market Cooking," about garlic, travels, shopping seasonally, and more. We close out with comedian Nick Thune talking about seeing a food therapist as a kid (24:25).

Gail Simmons
36:21
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 36:21
Gail Simmons

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! Richard and Krista kick off this episode talking about some gift ideas for the holidays (0:25). Next up, we catch up with Gail Simmons (5:47), who fills us in on the new season of "Top Chef," her cookbook "Bringing It Home," her kitchen must-haves, burgers, and more. And in Post Bites, FR Senior Editor Jess Kapadia tells you about an absurd kitchen product you don't need...and what you could do with it instead (34:17).

Will Donaldson
29:05
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 29:05
Will Donaldson

Happy Friday from Food Republic Today! Up first is the news, including food insecurity on college campuses (0:29), a UK study about chefs' mental health issues (3:31), and Art Basel (5:50). Next we chat with Will Donaldson (8:05), founder and CEO of New Orleans food hall St. Roche, about his business model of empowering line cooks to become entrepreneurs and expanding to Miami and beyond. We wrap up with comedian Amy Zimmer talking about the best damn vegan pie she's ever had (25:29).

Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook
30:34
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 30:34
Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! First up are today's headlines, including sexual harassment allegations concerning Johnny Iuzzini (0:25), Chipotle founder Steve Ells stepping down as CEO (3:06), Soda Stream's newest boozy offering (5:40), and Google wising up and updating their burger emoji (6:46). Next we sit down with Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook (7:16), the men behind a small empire of Philly restaurants including Zahav, Federal Donuts, and more, to discuss their new book, Middle Eastern food, expanding into other markets, and their beloved Philly. We cap it all off with bad reviews of good restaurants as seen on Yelp (28:09).

Matt Stamp
27:37
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 27:37
Matt Stamp

Hey everybody! On today's episode, we talk about Arby's acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings (0:35) and a potential fast food ban in London (4:36). Next, FR associate editor George Embiricos fills us in on some of NYC's newest omakase spots (7:30). We chat with Matt Stamp, Master Sommelier, to chat about Compline, his restaurant/bar/bottle shop/wine education center in downtown Napa (13:40). We wrap it all up with ZPZ's resident beef jerky expert Rob Sheard talking about his beloved dried meat sticks (24:53).

Tobias Peggs
27:34
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 27:34
Tobias Peggs

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! Back to the news today - up first is a story about a Denver coffee shop celebrating the fact that they gentrified their neighborhood (0:28), gender inequality in kitchens (3:36), a "60 Minutes" spotlight on chef/humanitarian Jose Andres (7:27), and the acquisition of Time Inc. by multimedia conglomerate Meredith and what the Koch brothers' contribution may mean for food media (9:25). After that, we sit down with Tobias Peggs (11:55), the CEO of urban farming startup Square Roots, to talk about how he and his farmers are trying to solve the world's problems hydroponically out of 10 shipping containers in Bed-Stuy. We wrap up with Chicago chef Jason Vincent's opinion on minimalist menus (26:25).

Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski
24:07
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 24:07
Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

Ease back into post-turkey life with some FRT. This episode is a State Bird Special! First, we chat with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski (0:47) of SF's State Bird Provisions to talk about the expansion of their restaurant, their new cookbook, catering to dietary restrictions, and their new snack, State Bird Seed. Next we chat with Dana Peck (14:36), CEO of Render, the company that partnered with State Bird to bring the snack to market. We wrap it up with Scott Conant discussing a strange hashtag (22:58).

Sam Sifton
22:12
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 22:12
Sam Sifton

Happy Friday from Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we talk with Sam Sifton (0:26), food editor at the NYT and author of "Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well," about the aftermath of yesterday's feast - from what to do with your leftovers (turkey stock! sandwiches! cool recipes!) to etiquette on dealing with your relatives. Next, FR senior editor Jess Kapadia gets some tips on holiday gift shopping with design in mind from FR contributor Kaitlyn Thornton (12:21), and we wrap up with Oakland chef Kyle Itani's thoughts on vegetarian ramen (21:07).

Scott Tacinelli & Angie Rito
16:42
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 16:42
Scott Tacinelli & Angie Rito

Gobble gobble, guys and gals! Happy Thanksgiving from Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we check in with acclaimed chefs Evan Funke of LA's Felix (0:54) and Chris Shepherd of Houston's Underbelly (1:27) to hear what their plans are for today. Next, we chat with Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito of Don Angie (2:21), NYC's hottest new Italian restaurant, about the hilarious nuances of Italian-American holiday celebrations and the highlights of their menu, and we leave you with the sound of turkeys gobbling (16:13).

Esther Choi / Shauna Ahern
31:09
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 31:09
Esther Choi / Shauna Ahern

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! First up, Krista chats with Shauna Ahern, the Gluten Free Girl, about incorporating GF recipes into Thanksgiving dinner (0:51). Next, Richard sits down with Esther Choi (8:25), the chef behind NYC's mŏkbar and Ms. Yoo, to discuss expanding to 3 restaurants in a short amount of time, disco fries, Korean drinking culture, her all-woman cooking staff, and more. To close out, comedian Jenny Yang describes the first and only time she cooked a traditional turkey dinner (28:04).

Rico Torres & Diego Galicia
20:19
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 20:19
Rico Torres & Diego Galicia

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! First up, we check in with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, the chefs behind San Francisco's State Bird Provisions, to hear how they'll be spending their Thanksgiving (0:37). Next, we chat with chefs Rico Torres & Diego Galicia (2:54) to learn about their travels, the experience of dining in their lauded San Antonio restaurant Mixtli, and the importance of preserving Mexican recipes and tradition., We close out with Chris Cosentino's opinion on food trends (19:01).

Evan Funke
18:52
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 18:52
Evan Funke

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we get a lesson about the history of wild turkeys - and how to cook them! - from Steven Rinella (0:46), talk with Evan Funke, the celebrated chef of LA's Felix, about his maniacal devotion to carrying on the tradition of the 300+ types of handmade Italian pasta (3:40), and we wrap up with a short story about a mishap involving a Buffalo Chopper during his early days as a kitchen intern from Chicago chef Jason Vincent (16:42).

Rick Rodgers
29:12
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 29:12
Rick Rodgers

Happy Friday, y'all! On today's episode, we discuss Drinks International's top 50 cocktails list for 2017 (0:30), Richard announces a free giveaway - whaaat! (1:14), and touch on a WSJ article about historic techniques for cooking turkey (1:54). Next, we get the download from Senior FR editor Jess Kapadia on her recent trip to smog-choked Delhi, India (2:56), and talk turkey with Rick Rodgers (9:20), who literally wrote the book -- "Thanksgiving 101" -- on next week's big holiday. For dessert: Craig Deihl talking about the most flavorful cuts of pork (28:05).

Joshua Skenes
27:53
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 27:53
Joshua Skenes

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss today's top stories, including the sexual misconduct allegations again Andre Balazs (0:27), the PNW protests about farmed Atlantic salmon (4:02), & Jose Andres announcing that he & his team will be feeding the people of PR through Christmas (6:34). After that, we talk Michelin stars, martial arts, pop-ups, pricing, & recalibrating taste buds with Saison chef Joshua Skenes (7:50) & wrap up with bad reviews of good restaurants from Yelp (25:53).

Daniel Giusti
19:20
2017-12-19 14:30:04 UTC 19:20
Daniel Giusti

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss Noma re-opening next February (0:27), the listeria outbreak at LAX (1:53), the Keurig boycott (2:33), and the premiere of "The Mind of a Chef" on Facebook Watch (5:19). After that, we talk to Daniel Giusti (7:18), the former Noma head chef who left to found Brigaid, a program focused on bringing scratch food to school cafeterias. We wrap it all up with Scott Conant talking about how you know that a food trend has gone too far (18:27).

Cathryn Michon
22:03
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 22:03
Cathryn Michon

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we discuss today's headlines, including the damaging effect Brexit will have on Britain's hospitality industry (0:29), the hotel boom's impact on NYC neighborhoods (1:41), Instagram's new "follow a hashtag" feature (4:17), a NJ diner adopting a gratuity-included policy for teens (5:59), and some Thanksgiving talk (6:52). After that, we sit down with director/writer/actress Cathryn Michon to talk about her new film "Cook Off!," which opens in theaters nationwide this Friday (8:19). We wrap up with NYC chef Dale Talde's strong opinions about pizza (19:07).

Chris Cosentino
23:24
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 23:24
Chris Cosentino

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we discuss four new food publications, including two devoted to cooking with cannabis (0:28), a standalone food site from The AV Club (2:50), and one new launch dedicated to important issues and policy (3:03). We talk about pastry chefs Christina Tosi and Dominique Ansel expanding outside NYC (3:44) and explore the origins of natural wine label Donkey and Goat (5:24). We talk all things offal and the recovery of Napa with Chris Cosentino (7:39), restaurateur and author of the new cookbook "Offal Good," and wrap up with Philly chef Michael Solomonov's opinion of Yelp (22:36).

Kyle Itani
23:54
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 23:54
Kyle Itani

Happy Friday from Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss today's headlines, including Tom Colicchio's open letter to male chefs regarding sexual misconduct (0:28), the TV premiere of doc "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" (2:56), including some making-of insight from Krista, the film's culinary producer, and a NY Times profile on rising star chef JJ Johnson (5:45). Next up is a short story from JJ himself about how a mishap at Meatopia ended with him winning the whole thing (7:09), we chat with Oakland chef Kyle Itani about his ramen philosophy, the effect of Silicon Valley on the Bay Area restaurant scene, and the lessons he's learned as a chef/owner (8:30), and wrap it up with a story from comedy writer Ana Fabrega about how her love of spicy things once went too far (21:34).

Anna Chai & Nari Kye, Part 2
23:02
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 23:02
Anna Chai & Nari Kye, Part 2

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we discuss today's headlines, including Whole Foods' projections for 2018 food trends (0:28) and the "rethinking" of pasta (1:45), insight into the reasons for Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and major changes to the grocery industry (4:29), and President Trump's menu choices on his recent trip to Asia (7:04). Next up is part two of yesterday's interview with Anna Chai and Nari Kye, co-directors of the documentary "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" (8:57) and wrap it all up with bad reviews of good restaurants as seen on Yelp (21:22).

Anna Chai & Nari Kye, Part 1
25:19
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 25:19
Anna Chai & Nari Kye, Part 1

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss Houston's outstanding food scene (0:27) and Amanda Cohen's Esquire piece about what's wrong with the media's recent focus on women in kitchens (2:40). Next up is part one of our conversation with Anna Chai and Nari Kye, the co-directors of the documentary "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste" (6:48) -- tune in tomorrow for the rest -- and then we wrap it up with NYC chef Esther Choi talking about her first time cooking on the line (23:30).

Daniel Patterson
23:11
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 23:11
Daniel Patterson

Hey hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On this episode, we discuss today's headlines, including how other people's food allergies are changing what we eat (0:32), the bevy of Thanksgiving magazine covers currently hitting stands and some of the food styling secrets behind the photos (2:54), the decline of Jewish delis in major cities (5:06), and a quick hit about how Austin's Franklin BBQ has now reopened after a fire ripped through their smokehouse 2 months ago (8:15). After that, Food Republic editor George Embiricos shares some quality restaurants in NYC and Nashville where you usually can snag a reservation the same day (8:50) and we chat with SF Bay Area chef Daniel Patterson (11:40) about his new book "The Art of Flavor" and his mission of bringing quality food to neighborhood restaurants. We wrap it up with a throwback clip of Reggie Watts beatboxing a Food Republic theme song (22:09).

Ford Fry
23:17
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 23:17
Ford Fry

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we get into today's headlines, including how Jose Andres and his team have served their 2 millionth meal in Puerto Rico (0:28) and the integral role chefs play in disaster relief effort (1:10), Papa John's blaming the NFL for their decreasing stock prices (3:30), Seattle's CenturyLink Field's efforts to fight food waste (4:39), and the staggering amount of fried foods in stadiums despite the recent trend of better quality options coming in (5:44). Next, Richard catches up with Jack Crowther, the bassist for psychedlic band The Babe Rainbow, about his organic farmer alter-ego (7:11) and sit down with restaurateur Ford Fry to pick his brain about his Atlanta-based empire, music, burgers, and more (10:11). We wrap up with comedian Samantha Ruddy detailing her disastrous first experience with soup dumplings (21:33).

Isabelle Legeron
26:53
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 26:53
Isabelle Legeron

Hey hey, it's Food Republic Today! On today's episode, we discuss today's top headlines, including the sudden boom of plant-based meat alternatives (0:32), San Francisco unseating NYC as the US city with the most Michelin stars (3:54), chefs participating in this weekend's NYC Marathon (5:41), and quick hit headlines (6:48). We check in with Alex Stupak and Barbara Lynch about the intersection of restaurants and real estate (8:05), chat about all things natural wine with Isabelle Legeron, France's sole female Master of Wine (10:29), and wrap up Scott Conant's opinion of wannabe celebrity chefs (25:10).

Matt Jennings
24:01
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 24:01
Matt Jennings

Welcome to Food Republic Today! In this inaugural episode, we discuss today's top headlines, beginning with Whole Foods' hiring announcement (0:32), the butter shortage in France (2:09), leftovers being one of the largest sources of edible food waste (3:27), and a couple quick hit news stories (4:30). After the news, we ask outdoorsman Steven Rinella what he thinks of Arby's serving deer meat (6:04), talk New England food and health with Boston chef Matt Jennings (9:34), and wrap it up with bad reviews of good restaurants from Yelp (22:01).

Coming Soon: "Food Republic Today"
01:05
2017-12-19 14:30:05 UTC 01:05
Coming Soon: "Food Republic Today"

Food Republic Today is a new daily podcast focused on everything that's happening in the world of food and drink. Co-hosts Richard Martin (creator and editor of FoodRepublic.com) and Krista Ruane (Culinary Creative Director at Zero Point Zero) discuss the day's headlines, then Richard digs a little deeper into a subject in his topic of the day. The centerpiece is a 10-15 minute interview with a guest -- be it a chef, restaurateur, author, musician, vintner, farmer, or heck, someone who just loves food. Every episode will end with something that tries to make you laugh because while some people take food so seriously, this is a podcast, and we're here to entertain your ears. Food Republic Today is produced by Zero Point Zero Production, the creators of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" and "The Mind of a Chef." The first episode premieres November 2.