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

40:52 | May 1st

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 pro...Show More
The Worst Things New York Diners Do in Restaurants

43:55 | Apr 19th

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
How Chef Rocco DiSpirito Got Back in the NY Restaurant Game

56:24 | Apr 10th

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 (i...Show More
The 8 Best Food Stories of March

41:09 | Apr 5th

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 t...Show More
From Today, Explained: What Is CBD and Why Is It EVERYWHERE?

26:13 | Mar 30th

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.
Ruth Reichl and the Rise and Fall of Gourmet Magazine

1:03:07 | Mar 20th

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 b...Show More
How Brooks Headley Runs New York's Favorite 300-Square-Foot Restaurant

52:41 | Mar 13th

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 Supe...Show More
The Michelin Guide Is Back in LA + the 6 Best Food Stories of February

36:20 | Mar 7th

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...Show More
The 10 Restaurants that Changed America with Professor Paul Freedman

48:47 | Feb 20th

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

36:06 | Feb 6th

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 docume...Show More
Live at CES: Kris Yenbamroong Wants to Be a Populist Chef

41:00 | Jan 23rd

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: up a copy of Night + Market's book from a bookstor...Show More
Reviewing the Trendy New Lexus-Sponsored Restaurant with Comedian Aparna Nancherla

33:33 | Jan 9th

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 a...Show More
The 7 Best Food Stories of December

34:46 | Dec 27th, 2018

Starbucks is banning porn over its WIFI (2:00). A man was stuck for two days in a grease vent (3:40). A Cheesecake factory caused a ruckus with a free slice giveaway (6:10). The Four Seasons restaurant reopened its doors and finally ousted Julian Nic...Show More
Everything You Need to Know About Andrew Zimmern's Lucky Cricket Scandal

38:22 | Dec 12th, 2018

Restaurant editor Hilary Dixler Canavan joins us to help untangle the controversy that has circled the opening of Andrew Zimmern's first sit-down restaurant, Lucky Cricket. Eater NY editor Serena Dai talks about how Lucky Cricket plays into historic ...Show More
Samin Nosrat Returns to Talk Life After Netflix

37:05 | Dec 5th, 2018

Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, and star of Salt Fat Acid Heat on Netflix, drops by to talk about how her life has changed after the release of her show and what her plans are going forward. Follow Samin! at or ...Show More
The Best Food Stories from the First Half of November

24:07 | Nov 21st, 2018

Amanda is going away on parental leave so we thought we'd squeeze out a few more food stories. Residents of a gated community in Georgia attempted to form a smaller town to attract higher end chain restaurants (1:10). Walmart wants to be the center o...Show More
The 38 Best Restaurants in America and the Critic Who Makes the List

35:27 | Nov 16th, 2018

Bill Addison joins us to talk about his fifth and final list of the most essential restaurants in America. Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s newsletter here and complain to us
Almost Everything You Need to Know About LA Dining in 2018

50:23 | Nov 13th, 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 c...Show More
Start to Sale Ep. 4: Ari Weinzweig of Anarchist Food Empire Zingerman's

1:02:27 | Nov 5th, 2018

Erin and Natasha talk to Ari Weinzweig about Zingerman's unique model, how he fights the pressure to conform, and why vision is integral to the survival of a business. 
The 6 Best Food Stories of October

35:19 | Oct 31st, 2018

What has happened to tipping in the age of the tablet screen (2:00)? Danny Bowien is serving water pickles at the new Mission Chinese Food (10:40). UberEats believes they will have drone delivery by 2021 (15:45). Chefs from trendy restaurant Himitsu ...Show More
What Goes Into Running a Whole Animal Butcher Shop

49:01 | Oct 24th, 2018

Ben Turley and Brent Young stop by to talk about their butcher shop The Meat Hook, in Brooklyn. For more of Ben and Brent, checkout their show Prime Time or check out their site: Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sig...Show More
What Is Going on with Ken Friedman, Gabrielle Hamilton, and The Spotted Pig?

34:46 | Oct 17th, 2018

Special correspondent Meghan McCarron discusses the last few weeks in crazy Ken Friedman news. Read the NY Mag Gabrielle Hamilton piece here. Read the NYTimes April Bloomfield piece here. Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign up for Kludt’s...Show More
How Chef Samin Nosrat Turned Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat into a Netflix Show

44:26 | Oct 11th, 2018

Chef Samin Nosrat is the author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, a teacher, and now a television host! Her Netflix show, also named Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes out October 11th (AKA tomorrow!). Hosted by: Daniel Geneen...Show More
The 7 Best Food Stories of September

44:21 | Oct 5th, 2018

A Maine restaurant wants to smoke out its lobsters before killing them to ease them into the afterlife (1:40). The red delicious apple is no longer the most popular apple in America (5:00). Gabrielle Hamilton has pulled out of the controversial Spott...Show More
Start to Sale Ep. 1: Christina Tosi

50:14 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Christina Tosi is a superstar pastry chef, and she's also built one of the most iconic American pastry brands of this generation, Milk Bar. She talked to Erin and Natasha about her Series A round, learning how to be a great manager and staying true t...Show More
Two Stand-Up Comics Review a Trendy NY Restaurant + Make Fun of Dan

47:47 | Sep 19th, 2018

Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin are NY-based comedians who host the Unofficial Expert podcast and perform stand-up throughout the city. Syd, Marie and Dan went for dinner at Manhattan hotspot Frenchette and are here to tell you all about it. Subs...Show More
Things That Die in Restaurants (Eels, Relationships, Plants)

40:02 | Sep 12th, 2018

Chef Will Horowitz has killed a lot of eels for his delicious smoked eel sandwich at Harry & Ida's in NYC. Chefs Katrina Zito and Sarah Cooper have witnessed the deaths of many relationships at their steakhouse St. Anselm. Eater's restaurant editor H...Show More
The Fall 2018 Preview Show (Restaurant Openings, Food TV, Cookbooks)

45:24 | Sep 5th, 2018

Eater's national critic Bill Addison on his most anticipated openings this fall (4:20). Pop culture editor Greg Morabito on what food tv to look out for this fall (29:20). Senior editor and cookbook obsessive Daniela Galarza on her most anticipated c...Show More
The 8 Best Food Stories of August!

37:38 | Aug 30th, 2018

Dave Chang is serving a fruit plate at his new restaurant in LA (2:30). Generosity is lovely but we do not need the #tipthebill challenge (7:30). Starbucks launched a facebook group dedicated to fall appreciation (10:00). The pumpkin spice latte is b...Show More
Everything You Need to Know About Ice Cream in 2018

50:23 | Aug 15th, 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...Show More
Chef Marcus Samuelsson Created a TV Show about Immigrants for 2018

51:26 | Aug 8th, 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: Hosted by: Daniel Geneen and Amanda Kludt. Sign...Show More
The 10 Best Food Stories of July

39:09 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Which is the silliest real life activation: a charcoal food festival, a cheat day museum, or a multi channel water experience (00:30)? It's been a terrible month for Papa John's pizza; and a worse month for its CEO (11:00). A vegan had an unfortunate...Show More
Why Jonathan Gold Mattered So Much

42:28 | Jul 25th, 2018

This past weekend, Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold died at the age of 57. Robert Sietsema, Peter Meehan, and Meghan McCarron share some stories and discuss the legacy of the legendary food writer. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel ...Show More
Do We Actually Need to Talk About Plastic Straws?

35:02 | Jul 18th, 2018

Plastic straws have become the villain we can all cheer against, but how did we get here? Researcher Sam Athey explains why straws are significant in the fight against plastic pollution. Brenna Houck tells us how straws became a media darling. Finall...Show More
The 8 Biggest Food Stories of June

36:11 | Jul 4th, 2018

Has Gabrielle Hamilton broken Ken Friedman out of #metoo jail (00:30)? New York City has banned activated charcoal usage in all foods (6:00). The Museum of Ice Cream has been deemed an environmental hazard by the city of Miami Beach (11:00). Pop Cult...Show More
How Uber Took Over Food Delivery

46:24 | Jun 27th, 2018

Jason Droege, the man in charge of Uber Eats, explains how the service started, how they interface with restaurants, and what they see as the future of the brand. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here
Almost Everything You Need to Know About Cocktails in 2018

1:03:27 | Jun 20th, 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 de...Show More
James Beard Award-Winning Pitmaster Rodney Scott

34:06 | Jun 13th, 2018

South Carolina's whole hog master, Rodney Scott, wants to bring his barbecue to the entire world. Fresh off a James Beard win (the second ever awarded to a pitmaster), Rodney has just announced his third restaurant in Birmingham and shows no signs of...Show More
Amanda Interviews Dave Chang Live at Code

35:27 | Jun 6th, 2018

Dave Chang of Momofuku and Ugly Delicious was on stage at the Code Conference for a talk with Amanda and Peter Kafka of Recode Media.
The 9 Best Food Stories of May

45:20 | May 30th, 2018

Disney is now selling alcohol at all of their restaurants (00:45). Adam Moussa breaks down the Publix Summa Cum Laude cake (4:45). There are now LaCroix bathing suits (10:30). Serena Dai and Monica Burton catch us up on the latest Mario Batali news, ...Show More
We Need to Talk More About Tex-Mex

36:59 | May 23rd, 2018

Special correspondant Meghan McCarron explains what Tex-Mex is and why it has the reputation it does. Taco journalist Mando Rayo calls in to talk about what it was like growing up in the era of Taco Bell and why it's important to cover Tex-Mex. Hoste...Show More
On the Trail of Cheap Eats Icon Robert Sietsema

39:59 | May 16th, 2018

Robert Sietsema has been covering food in New York since way before food was cool. Today, he's taking us to some of his favorite spots in Queens and explaining how he went from chemist to rock musician to food critic. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Dani...Show More
Nigella Lawson on Journalism, Restaurant Criticism, and Food Photos

42:21 | May 9th, 2018

Nigella Lawson dropped by the studio to talk about her new book At My Table, how she got into restaurant criticism, and why if she wasn't working hard she'd just lie down. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newslett...Show More
Bonus from The Verge: Why Do We Leave Restaurant Reviews?

35:14 | May 7th, 2018

Check out this episode about Yelp from our sister site: The Verge. For this week’s episode of Why’d You Push That Button, we look into restaurant reviews and why people leave them. We talk to a Yelp Elite member, Dominek, as well as a restaurant-o...Show More
The 5 Best Food Stories of April + Christina Tosi on Chef's Table

41:33 | May 2nd, 2018

Christina Tosi drops by to share her thoughts on the brand new pastry season of Chef's Table (1:30). Eater's chief critic, Ryan Sutton, reviewed the Impossible Burger at White Castle (10:30). A Pennsylvania teacher was suspended for serving his stude...Show More
How Baseball Stadiums Became Culinary Destinations (With Joe House and Sonia Chopra)

33:34 | Apr 25th, 2018

Eater's resident baseball expert, Sonia Chopra, drops in to talk about her 2018/19 stadium food guide. Sonia and Dan talk to the executive chef of Citi Field, Patrick Schaeffer, about how he runs food at his stadium. John Karangis, chef of Union Squa...Show More
Giada De Laurentiis Is Sneaky Building a Restaurant Empire

42:26 | Apr 17th, 2018

Giada De Laurentiis dropped by the studio to talk a little Giada history, restaurant expansion, mystery shopping, and career development. Giada's latest book, Giada's Italy, is available now. Go eat at Giada's Vegas restaurants: Giada and Pronto; and...Show More
How Small Restaurants Raise Money

33:56 | Apr 10th, 2018

Maya Lovelace is using a combination of Kickstarter and sweetheart loans to fund her new restaurant, Yonder. Esther Choi has raised money for her restaurants in a few different ways with varying success. Special thanks to Gail Simmons for calling in ...Show More
The 8 Biggest Food Stories of March

35:14 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Chipotle has finally shut down its ill-received fast-food burger joint (2:00). Whitney Filloon calls in to lay out the sad state of Whole Foods post Amazon (5:15). A Toronto chef broke down a deer leg in front of vegan protesters (9:00). A rogue Open...Show More
How Muscle Milk Got Huge and What's Next for Protein

35:13 | Mar 27th, 2018

Casey Johnston, the Future Editor of The Outline, stops by to explain how a drink called Muscle Milk ended up all over America. Dave Asprey, founder and CEO of Bulletproof, explains everything he thinks is wrong with protein in 2018 and where protein...Show More
Performative Eating and Fatness with Jessica Valenti and Lindy West

38:45 | Mar 13th, 2018

Jessica Valenti, author of NYT best-seller Sex Object: A Memoir, and host of Eater video series Eating Out Loud, stops by to talk about food and feminism. Later, Jessica interviews NYT Columnist Lindy West about performative eating and fatness. Hoste...Show More
The 6 Biggest Food Stories of February + David Chang on Ugly Delicious

37:28 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Amanda and Daniel run down the biggest food stories of the month. First up, Dan went to see the new Peter Rabbit movie to see what the allergy controversy is all about (1:00). The new Queer Eye is great, but can the new food guy, Antoni Porowski, act...Show More
Chef Dan Barber Wants to Sell Seeds at Walmart

45:40 | Feb 27th, 2018

Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill announced today that he is starting a seed company called Row 7 Seeds. Hosted by: Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Sign up for Amanda Kludt’s newsletter here.
How to Build a Restaurant Group That Values Workers

38:51 | Feb 20th, 2018

Erin Patinkin, co-founder of Ovenly, explains how she and her partner Agatha Kulaga grew their company from 0-60 employees while maintaining their corporate values. Martha Hoover, who owns 12 food businesses in Indianapolis, shares some strategies sh...Show More
Why You Actually Have to Eat Dessert (With Alison Roman, Joe House, and Daniela Galarza)

43:05 | Feb 13th, 2018

Alison Roman, author of Dining In, explains her chocolate chip short bread cookie's meteoric rise to stardom and how it affected her cookbook's success (3:00). Eater senior editor, Daniela Galarza, reminds us of the stakes of passing on dessert (15:0...Show More
Bonus From The Podium: Dave Chang Learns About Curling

33:33 | Feb 12th, 2018

From NBC and Vox Media: Guest host David Chang, special correspondent for NBC Olympics, is flummoxed by curling. What are the rules? How do curlers train? Is there alcohol involved? In an effort to better understand the game, he sends Tim Struby to l...Show More
Eating Around the World on a Budget

28:20 | Feb 6th, 2018

Lucas Peterson, NYT's Frugal Traveler and host of Eater's longest running youtube program, 'Dining on a Dime'; stops by to explain the schlep that goes in to putting together his Times column and what it's like being the cheap eats guy. Oh, and the e...Show More
The 8 Biggest Food Stories of January + a Review of #Saltbae's New NYC Steakhouse

37:20 | Jan 30th, 2018

Amanda and Dan run down the biggest food stories of the month. The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal, has created a food travel show for 'the everyman' called 'Somebody Feed Phil', which Amanda likes and Dan does not (3:20). Unfortun...Show More
Why Gay Bars Are Disappearing in America

33:28 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Zach Stafford of Grindr's INTO magazine explains why America has seen a steady decline in gay bars and queer spaces over the last decade. (24:00) Eater's special correspondent Meghan McCarron talks about the disappearance of lesbian spaces and bars. ...Show More
How Restaurants Are Buying Internet Fame

29:24 | Jan 16th, 2018

Ever wonder how all that crazy food ends up on your news feed? These days, there's usually someone being paid to get it there. Is this just marketing in 2018, or is this new influencer marketing shady business? Eater's data visualization reporter Vin...Show More
Photojournalist Gary He Went to Eat in Post-ISIS Mosul

29:10 | Jan 9th, 2018

In the middle of August, approximately one month after ISIS lost control of Mosul, photojournalist Gary He travelled around Mosul to different restaurants to get a sense of the city's war-torn restaurant scene. Read Gary's piece on Hosted b...Show More
The Best and Worst Food Trends Heading into 2018

33:52 | Jan 2nd, 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,...Show More
The Top 5 Food Scenes in Holiday Movies

26:45 | Dec 26th, 2017

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

25:30 | Dec 19th, 2017

On December 11th, Eater NY released a huge story called Mario Batali Steps Away From Restaurant Empire Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations. Serena Dai, editor of Eater NY and co-editor of the story (with Matt Buchanan), dropped by to talk about t...Show More
What to Drink and Eat This Holiday Season

28:08 | Dec 13th, 2017

Here at the upsell, we want you to be the coolest person at your holiday parties. So, we brought in wine and spirits expert Tammie Teclemariam, to tell us what the cool kids are buying at the liquor store (1:50) and Daniela Galarza, to share some sho...Show More
The Secret Japanese Origins of Modern Fine Dining

14:46 | Dec 6th, 2017

France is typically credited with pretty much everything in the upper echelon of dining, but how much of what we consider fine dining actually came from Japan? Eater's senior editor Meghan McCarron stops by the upsell to tell Dan about a radical shif...Show More
The Best Fed Man in America

33:32 | Nov 21st, 2017

Bill Addison spends nearly all of his time on the road, deciphering American dining as a whole. Every year he presents his findings in a list called America's 38 Essential Restaurants. Everyone (including Bill) thinks Bill has the greatest job on the...Show More
Covering Natural Disasters Through Food

32:25 | Nov 14th, 2017

Eater deputy editor Erin DeJesus explains how to cover disasters while they are the center of attention(2:00), and while they start to lose public attention. Eater Houston editor Amy McCarthy catches us up on Houston's dining scene 16 weeks after Har...Show More
Is the Michelin Guide Bullshit?

32:23 | Nov 7th, 2017

It's Michelin season in the Eater offices, which means endless debates about the value of the guide and its coveted stars. On today's upsell, Amanda and Dan talk with Ryan Sutton, Eater's chief food critic about the guide's limited scope and Stefanie...Show More
What It Took to Take down John Besh

32:58 | Oct 31st, 2017

On October 21st Brett Anderson of, 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 accuse...Show More
How to Support Women in the Food World

21:36 | Oct 23rd, 2017

It is much harder for female chefs to garner the exposure of their male counterparts. Eater's editor-in-chief Amanda Kludt explains to co-host Daniel Geneen why this problem exists, and what we can all do about it. 
How José Andrés Is Helping Feed Puerto Rico

35:32 | Oct 11th, 2017

On today's episode of the Upsell, Eater's resident José Andrés expert Monica Burton stops by to chat with Amanda and Dan about all the ways Andrés is being a super hero in Puerto Rico. 0:00 What José is up to in Puerto Rico. 9:00 Best of José Andrés ...Show More
Best Of: Anthony Bourdain

35:12 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Don't ask Anthony Bourdain to limit himself to other people's assumptions. It's been sixteen years since Kitchen Confidential blew up the food world; in the time since, he's built a career as a full-time expectation-upending maverick. Bourdain's book...Show More
Best of: Preeti Mistry

29:50 | Sep 25th, 2017

Welcome to the third Best of episode, hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen. Filmmaker turned chef Preeti Mistry cooks Indian food with a distinctly Bay Area sensibility. Think big flavors built from the best ingredients, served in a casual, fun s...Show More
Best of TV: Carla Hall and Ted Allen

47:50 | Sep 18th, 2017

Welcome to the second Best of episode: Best of TV (hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen). 5:00 Carla Hall interview 22:10 Amanda and Dan talk Queer Eye 26:30 Ted Allen interview ~~~ Carla Hall is a badass, culinarily and otherwise. The two-season...Show More
Best Of Science: Kenji and Nathan Myhrvold

59:37 | Sep 11th, 2017

Welcome to the first Best of the Upsell! hosted by Amanda Kludt and Daniel Geneen (aka apdan). 2:00 Amanda ate at Vespertine!! 6:30 J. Kenji López-Alt interview 32:00 Amanda and Dan talk about Dan being weird with guests 38:00 Nathan Myhrvold intervi...Show More
Jay McInerney Was Almost the NYT Restaurant Critic

1:06:03 | Sep 4th, 2017

Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and the recent Bright, Precious Days, was already a successful novelist when he started writing about wine more than two decades ago. This may be why his columns for House & Garden, the Wall Street Jou...Show More
Why Bother With a Homemade Oreo? (BraveTart Author Stella Parks)

52:06 | Aug 28th, 2017

Stella Parks spent six years developing the recipes for BraveTart. In the cookbook, the pastry chef, who has a blog of the same name, bakes iconic American desserts and delves into their histories. Listen as she chats with Helen and Greg about trying...Show More
The Relationship Between Wall Street Money and NYC Restaurants (Billions Creator Brian Koppelman)

1:00:26 | Aug 21st, 2017

Brian Koppelman loves restaurants, a fact that he’s made eminently clear as co-creator of the Showtime series Billions. On this week’s Upsell, the screenwriter and podcast host talks to Helen and Greg about why he admires chefs and what the audience ...Show More
Why There Will Never Be A Second Franklin BBQ (Aaron Franklin)

1:03:20 | Aug 14th, 2017

Aaron Franklin is the pitmaster behind Franklin Barbecue, the Austin barbecue restaurant that has had Texans and tourists lining up since it opened in 2009. Despite the high demand, Franklin is adamant about never opening up a second location, and on...Show More
Is Houston the Best Food City in America? (Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly)

1:12:09 | Aug 7th, 2017

Chris Shepherd is one of Houston’s most ambitious chefs. In 2012, he opened Underbelly, which highlights Houston’s diversity with cuisines pulled from its various cultures, and in January, he launched One Fifth, a restaurant that closes each year to ...Show More
Where to Find the Best Lobster Rolls in the World (Amy Traverso, Editor of Yankee Magazine)

1:07:16 | Jul 31st, 2017

Amy Traverso knows a thing or two about lobster rolls. The food editor of Yankee Magazine and co-host of Weekends With Yankee recently compiled her findings from an exhaustive RV tour of New England in an impressive feature called The Great Lobster R...Show More
Danny Meyer on Why Tips Are Like Drugs

59:16 | Jul 24th, 2017

Danny Meyer is the king of New York City hospitality. The restaurateur leads the prolific Union Square Hospitality Group, responsible for New York City dining stalwarts Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and the Modern, among others, and the global ...Show More
The Politics of Southern Food with John T. Edge (Author of the The Potlikker Papers)

1:06:59 | Jul 17th, 2017

Writer John T. Edge is a professional “observer of the South,” and in The Potlikker Papers, his “food history of the modern South,” he looks at the ways in which the region’s culinary traditions are inextricably linked with its history. On this week’...Show More
How Sean Brock Reinvented Himself (and His Restaurants)

1:01:33 | Jul 10th, 2017

Charleston chef Sean Brock has been widely recognized for the Southern food he serves at his Husk restaurants and at tasting-menu spot McCrady’s. But, Brock has also made headlines for his personal struggle with an autoimmune disease and a recent rev...Show More
Border Grill's Susan Feniger Looks Back on Three Decades of LA Cuisine

59:42 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Susan Feniger is a pillar of the Los Angeles dining scene. The chef opened her first restaurant in LA with culinary partner Mary Sue Milliken in 1981. Since then, Feniger has opened a number of restaurants both with Milliken and on her own, gaining n...Show More
Jeni Britton Bauer's Ice Cream Secrets

1:03:30 | Jun 26th, 2017

Jeni Britton Bauer founded Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in 2002 to make better American ice creams. In the decade plus since then, Jeni’s has grown to become one of the leaders of the movement for higher-quality pints. In her conversation with Helen an...Show More
David Chang: "Almost everything we've done has been a failure from the get-go"

1:08:12 | Jun 19th, 2017

David Chang is the powerhouse behind the global Momofuku restaurant empire, which as Helen succinctly puts it at the beginning of this week’s episode, has been largely responsible for “The Way We Eat Now” ever since its New York City beginnings in 20...Show More
Dana Cowin On the Most Exciting Time in the Food World

52:20 | Jun 12th, 2017

Dana Cowin spent 21 years as the editor in chief of Food & Wine. During that time, she played a key role in fueling the rise of the celebrity chef. Now, she talks one-on-one to women in the food world on her podcast Speaking Broadly. In her chat with...Show More
Bianca Bosker’s Journey Through the Wild, Wooly World of Wine

1:01:32 | Jun 5th, 2017

Bianca Bosker left a career as a tech writer to explore the world of sommeliers, wine makers, and well-heeled oenophiles. A wine novice at first, Bosker quickly got sucked into the community of bottle-obsessives through working in restaurants and att...Show More
Massimo Bottura’s Big Plans for America and Beyond

48:00 | May 29th, 2017

Massimo Bottura is the driving force behind one of the world’s greatest destination restaurants: Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. The chef/author/restaurateur spent the last two decades developing a style of Italian cuisine that points toward th...Show More
Ayesha Curry’s Indestructible Bubble of Happiness

50:47 | May 22nd, 2017

Don’t let her chill demeanor fool you: Ayesha Curry is an insanely busy person. In addition to hosting a Food Network show, launching a meal kit, being married to an NBA superstar, and publishing her own cookbook, Curry is also dipping her toe into t...Show More
Paul Liebrandt: Life In Between Restaurants

53:43 | May 15th, 2017

Paul Liebrandt, former chef of NYC’s two-Michelin-starred Corton, is still cooking. The star of A Matter of Taste, the documentary that chronicled years of his career in fine dining kitchens, is now a consultant. Liebrandt stopped by the Eater Upsell...Show More
Fabián von Hauske on Building a Critical Darling

45:32 | May 8th, 2017

27 year old Fabián von Hauske and his partner chef Jeremiah Stone are the team behind New York City’s Contra and Wildair, two of the buzziest restaurants on Lower Manhattan’s fine-dining scene. The Mexico City-born chef and 2014 Eater Young Gun stopp...Show More
Jessica Seinfeld's Tips for Living a Manageably Fabulous Life

59:29 | May 1st, 2017

Although Jessica Seinfeld says her culinary qualifications are minimal, her home cooking skills have led to four cookbooks. The latest is Food Swings, a book of recipes designed for a life of “virtue and vice.” Seinfeld stopped by the Upsell studio (...Show More
How Barbara Lynch Built a Boston Empire

52:57 | Apr 24th, 2017

Barbara Lynch put the Boston restaurant scene on the national radar. The 2014 James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur has eight restaurants in her home city, including a collaboration with Eataly Boston, and recently published a memoir, Out of Line, in ...Show More
Wolfgang Puck on Pizza, Sex, and Airports

53:19 | Apr 17th, 2017

Wolfgang Puck is America’s first celebrity chef. The man behind Spago, Cut, and the eponymous airport restaurants you hope to find during layovers, among others, shaped California cuisine as we know it, the pizza included. Fittingly, his celebrity st...Show More
Naomi Pomeroy Eats In Front of Customers

57:26 | Apr 10th, 2017

Naomi Pomeroy’s Portland restaurant Beast turns 10 this year, and over the past decade, the self-made chef has mellowed. Ten years of running the restaurant, which, so far, has stuck to a six-course menu and set seating times, has taught the Pomeroy ...Show More
Don’t Call Teen Chef Flynn McGarry a Teen Chef (Oops)

46:24 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Flynn McGarry is still a teen chef, but three years after he came onto the scene as a 15-year-old fine dining wunderkind, he is no longer, technically, a kid. McGarry has spent time in some of the world’s most renowned kitchens, including Geranium in...Show More
José Andrés and Donald Trump Have Two Very Different Approaches to Steak Eating

55:23 | Mar 27th, 2017

José Andrés is the chef that helped America fall in love with tapas. Now, he runs an empire of some 26 restaurants and is a passionate advocate for immigration reform (for which Obama awarded the chef a National Humanities Medal). Andrés is everywher...Show More
Ken Friedman On How to Build a Buzzy Restaurant

57:17 | Mar 20th, 2017

Ken Friedman, the music industry hot shot turned restauranteur, has that kind of cool you just have to be born with. Together with chef April Bloomfield, he has reshaped the New York dining scene with his particular take on the English gastropub. Ken...Show More
Melissa Clark and the War Over Pea Guacamole

1:02:11 | Mar 13th, 2017

Melissa Clark is one of America’s greatest recipe scribes. Over the last two decades, she's worked on nearly 40 cookbooks and contributed countless recipes to the New York Times food section, where she's a columnist. One of her NYT contributions, a r...Show More
How Tim Ferriss Taught Himself to Cook

49:40 | Mar 6th, 2017

Tim Ferriss built his career on finding the sweet spot between effort and outcome. The podcaster and bestselling writer — you probably know him from The Four-Hour Workweek or The Four-Hour Chef — uses his books as opportunities to teach himself how t...Show More
JJ Johnson on the Things Culinary School Can’t Teach You

51:12 | Feb 27th, 2017

JJ Johnson is the acclaimed chef behind Minton’s in Harlem. After working his way through several big kitchens in New York City, JJ first earned raves from the critics at Minton’s sister restaurant, the Cecil, where the served a menu that drew inspir...Show More
Frank Bruni Cares About Donald Trump, Plane Crashes, and Meatloaf

55:53 | Feb 20th, 2017

Frank Bruni is a New York Times op-ed columnist and author of several books about subjects ranging from the Bush administration to the college admissions system, but most food lovers know him as the paper’s chief restaurant critic from 2004 to 2009. ...Show More
Nathan Myhrvold Is the Bruce Wayne of the Culinary World

1:07:29 | Feb 13th, 2017

Nathan Myhrvold is the wildly successful businessman/scientist/tech guru behind Modernist Cuisine, a self-published culinary encyclopedia that demystifies the world of high-end gastronomy. Nathan also released a spinoff, Modernist Cuisine at Home, an...Show More
Season 3 Intro

11:35 | Feb 6th, 2017

Greg and Helen face off against AP Dan's lightning round.
Upsell Redux: Alton Brown

53:32 | Jan 30th, 2017

Legendary television host and cookbook author Alton Brown drops by the Upsell studio to talk about the changing shape of food TV, the weirdness and wonderfulness of fame, life on the road, the military strategy of Cutthroat Kitchen, and how making di...Show More
Upsell Redux: Jessica Koslow

39:23 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Jessica Koslow is the chef/owner of Sqirl in Los Angeles. The chef first earned acclaim for making fruit jams, which she sold at farmer's markets in the LA Area. Koslow found a space for her jam company in the Silver Lake neighborhood in 2011, and it...Show More
Upsell Redux: Michael Solomonov

50:48 | Jan 16th, 2017

Chef Michael Solomonov operates a cluster of acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants with his partner Steve Cook, including Dizengoff, Federal Donuts, and their flagship restaurant, Zahav. In this episode from Season 1 of the Eater Upsell (original airdat...Show More
Upsell Redux: Hugh Acheson

42:52 | Jan 9th, 2017

Chef/restaurateur Hugh Acheson operates a string of popular restaurants in Georgia, including Empire State South, The Florence, and The National. In addition to publishing two cookbooks, Acheson is a frequent judge on Top Chef. Original air date: ...Show More
Upsell Redux: Garrett Oliver

55:51 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery. A native New Yorker, Oliver has been making beer for over two decades. He is the editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, and the author of the Brewmaster’s Table. In 2014, Garrett took ho...Show More
Upsell Redux: Jen Agg

52:14 | Dec 26th, 2016

Jen Agg is a savvy, outspoken restaurateur who's quietly shifted the paradigm in Toronto's food scene with her restaurants, including the Black Hoof. She's the founder of Kitchen Bitches: Smashing the Patriarchy One Plate at a Time, a conference addr...Show More
Upsell All-Stars

29:07 | Dec 19th, 2016

Helen, Greg, and AP Dan discuss their favorite moments from season 2 of the Eater Upsell.
Francis Lam Is the Cookbook Whisperer

54:27 | Dec 12th, 2016

Francis Lam’s cookbooks always do more than dinner. The editor and writer has ushered some of the best and most inventive cookbooks of the last few years to publication, all of which stand out as better than just a list of recipes — for their introsp...Show More
Fuchsia Dunlop Will Never Be Finished With China

52:10 | Dec 5th, 2016

Fuchsia Dunlop is a big proponent of the “I’ll have what they’re having” school of restaurant ordering. The cookbook author and veritable historian of Chinese culinary culture has made a career of introducing the country's gastronomic traditions to a...Show More
J. Kenji López-Alt and The Cult of The Food Lab

59:04 | Nov 28th, 2016

For anyone who’s ever asked, “Why?” in the kitchen, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is your man. After getting his start in restaurant and test kitchens in Boston, Kenji created The Food Lab, a column on Serious Eats dedicated to lassoing the laws of science and ...Show More
Evan Sung on Modern Food Photography

53:27 | Nov 21st, 2016

Evan Sung didn’t think he’d be a photographer — let alone one of the most sought-after food photographers in the country. Armed with an undergrad degree in psychology and an insatiable curiosity about people and the world, Sung set out to tell the mo...Show More
Vivian Howard Can't Swear on TV.

48:18 | Nov 14th, 2016

Vivian Howard’s new cookbook Deep Run Roots weighs as much as a newborn, but if you think you’ll find a fried chicken recipe on one of its nearly 600 pages, you are gravely mistaken. The eastern North Carolina-based chef, restaurant owner, and Peabod...Show More
Preeti Mistry: Top Chef, Oakland, India, and Beyond

56:17 | Nov 7th, 2016

Filmmaker turned chef Preeti Mistry cooks Indian food with a distinctly Bay Area sensibility. Think big flavors built from the best ingredients, served in a casual, fun setting. On a recent trip to New York, Mistry stopped by the Eater Upsell studios...Show More
Ashley Christensen Is at the Center of a Revolution

57:02 | Oct 31st, 2016

Ashley Christensen is a Raleigh-based chef and restaurateur who was shot into the culinary spotlight after opening Poole's Diner, both because of her unique take on Southern cooking and the way the space brought new life to the community. Now, her wo...Show More
Anthony Bourdain

53:48 | Oct 24th, 2016

Don't ask Anthony Bourdain to limit himself to other people's assumptions. It's been sixteen years since Kitchen Confidential blew up the food world; in the time since, he's built a career as a full-time expectation-upending maverick. Bourdain's book...Show More
Julia Turshen: Building a Better Cookbook

46:08 | Oct 17th, 2016

Why does everyone want to work with Julia Turshen? She's been known to turn book drafts in entire years before their due date — and also strongly believes there’s no such thing as too much bourbon. A noted cookbook collaborator and writer whose first...Show More
Mario Batali on Celebrities and Pasta Power

46:35 | Oct 10th, 2016

Mario Batali is more than a household name — he's a Croc-wearing, Vespa-riding, salumi-slicing force of nature. On today's episode of the Eater Upsell, Mario stops by the hallowed halls (his words) to chat with Helen and Greg about his favorite celeb...Show More
Curtis Stone’s Fine Dining Fantasy

50:23 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Australian-born chef Curtis Stone is giving LA’s fine dining scene a kick in the pants right now at his tasting menu Maude, and its meat-centric spinoff Gwen. In his chat with Helen and Greg, Curtis touches upon all the major moments of his unusual c...Show More
Amanda Cohen’s Weird and Wonderful Vegetables

49:25 | Sep 26th, 2016

Amanda Cohen, the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, is a trailblazer in the world of vegetable-forward cooking and an outspoken advocate for going gratuity-free. The chef, writer, and cookbook author dropped by the Eater Upsell studios to talk with Greg ...Show More
Life Lessons From Eric Ripert

40:45 | Sep 19th, 2016

In this episode, chef Eric Ripert stops by the Upsell studios for a candid conversation with Upsell co-host Greg Morabito. Ripert shares the story of how he rose through the ranks of the New York City fine dining world, and he reveals how he keeps Le...Show More
Marc Summers on the Birth of Food TV

48:24 | Sep 12th, 2016

According to Marc Summers, the beloved game show host, Food Network OG, and powerhouse producer, his whole career arc was a mistake. The magician and pizza fanatic went from a life of judging wet t-shirt contests and selling wholesale smoked salmon t...Show More
Alex Stupak: In Defense of Fancy Tacos

59:45 | Sep 6th, 2016

(Ep 21) Want to hear someone tell it exactly like it is? Talk to Alex Stupak. The chef and restaurateur behind New York's growing Empellón empire is totally candid about cooking Mexican food as a white guy, the need to stay relevant, and Nine Inch Na...Show More
Carla Hall's Journey to The Chew and Beyond

51:26 | Aug 29th, 2016

(Ep 20) Carla Hall is a badass, culinarily and otherwise. The two-season Top Chef finalist, host on ABC’s The Chew, cookbook author, and chef and owner at Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen drops some major wisdom on this week’s episode of the Eater Upsel...Show More
Ted Allen on Chopped (and Queer Eye) Secrets

52:20 | Aug 22nd, 2016

(Ep 19) Who knew helping clueless dudes learn a thing or two about food and wine would pave the way for this now Emmy-award-winning host, writer, and cookbook author? On the latest episode of The Eater Upsell, Chopped and Chopped Junior host Ted Alle...Show More
Andrew Zimmern's Brief History of Modern Dining

1:00:00 | Aug 15th, 2016

(Ep 18) Andrew Zimmern on Taking Risks. The Chef & TV Host delves into his culinary past — and the history of modern American cuisine — in a freewheeling, candid conversation with the hosts of The Eater Upsell.
The Eater Upsell Season Two Teaser

02:00 | Aug 9th, 2016

The Eater Upsell: Smart talk and shameless gossip with the food world's most interesting people. Hosted by Greg Morabito and Helen Rosner. The Eater Upsell is the flagship podcast of the award-winning national food publication Eater. In each episo...Show More
Alton Brown

58:08 | Dec 21st, 2015

Legendary television host and cookbook author Alton Brown drops by the Upsell studio to talk about the changing shape of food TV, the weirdness and wonderfulness of fame, life on the road, the military strategy of Cutthroat Kitchen, and how making di...Show More
Gabe Stulman

1:11:03 | Dec 7th, 2015

Gabriel Stulman is the proprietor of Happy Cooking Hospitality. A Wisconsin native, Stulman moved to New York in 2003 and began working front of the house positions in downtown Manhattan restaurants. After opening the Little Owl and Market Table in t...Show More
Yotam Ottolenghi

50:50 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Jerusalem-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi became an unlikely cookbook superstar when his collection of vegetarian-leaning recipes, Plenty, became a blockbuster global bestseller. Four books and several restaurants later, he's credited with k...Show More
Garrett Oliver

1:19:59 | Nov 9th, 2015

Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery. A native New Yorker, Oliver has been making beer for over two decades. He is the editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, and the author of the Brewmaster’s Table. In 2014, Garrett took ho...Show More
David Kinch

59:16 | Oct 26th, 2015

David Kinch is the chef/proprietor of the fine dining restaurant Manresa in Los Gatos, California. Kinch has received numerous accolades over the years, including the Best Chef, Pacific James Beard Award in 2010, and three stars for Manresa in the mo...Show More
Jessica Koslow

47:49 | Oct 12th, 2015

Jessica Koslow is the chef/owner of Sqirl in Los Angeles. The chef first earned acclaim for making fruit jams, which she sold at farmer's markets in the LA Area. Koslow found a space for her jam company in the Silver Lake neighborhood in 2011, and it...Show More
Emeril Lagasse

58:05 | Sep 28th, 2015

Emeril Lagasse is the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner behind 12 restaurants across the country, including the 25-year-old Emeril’s in New Orleans and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in Las Vegas. Lagasse has authored over 15 cookbooks during his...Show More
Gabrielle Hamilton

47:00 | Sep 14th, 2015

Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef-owner of iconic New York City restaurant Prune, the author of both the memoir Blood, Bones, and Butter and the Prune cookbook, and the star of season 4 of the PBS series Mind of a Chef.
Jen Agg

1:00:13 | Aug 31st, 2015

Jen Agg is a savvy, outspoken restaurateur who's quietly shifted the paradigm in Toronto's food scene with her restaurants, including the Black Hoof. She's the founder of Kitchen Bitches: Smashing the Patriarchy One Plate at a Time, a conference addr...Show More
Bill Addison

47:09 | Aug 17th, 2015

Bill Addison is’s restaurant editor, a job that keeps him dining around the country for the majority of the year. Before coming aboard the Eater mothership, Bill was the food editor and restaurant critic at Atlanta Magazine, and before that...Show More
Alex Raij

38:07 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Alex Raij and her husband Eder Montero are the chef/operators of some of New York’s best Spanish restaurants, including La Vara and El Quinto Pino. Raij is currently working on her first book with Montero, Welcome Basque.
Hugh Acheson

49:30 | Jul 20th, 2015

Chef/restaurateur Hugh Acheson operates a string of popular restaurants in Georgia, including Empire State South, The Florence, and The National. In addition to publishing two cookbooks, Acheson is a frequent judge on Top Chef.
David Lebovitz

58:44 | Jul 6th, 2015

David Lebovitz is the author of numerous books, including The Sweet Life in Paris and My Paris Kitchen. A former pastry chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, Lebovitz now lives in Paris and has been actively blogging about cooking since 1999.
John Besh

44:32 | Jun 22nd, 2015

John Besh is the chef/restaurateur behind some of New Orleans’ most popular restaurants, including August, Domenica, Shaya, Luke, and Borgne. In 2011, the chef established The John Besh Foundation, a non-profit that provides grants, loans, and schola...Show More
Anita Lo

34:39 | Jun 8th, 2015

Anita Lo is the chef/owner of Annisa in New York City, which has received numerous accolades over the years, including a coveted three star rating from the New York Times. Outside of Annisa, Lo competed on Iron Chef America and published a cookbook, ...Show More
Michael Solomonov

56:49 | May 25th, 2015

Chef Michael Solomonov operates a cluster of acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants with his partner Steve Cook, including Dizengoff, Federal Donuts, Abe Fisher, Percy Street Barbecue, and their flagship, Zahav. In fall 2015, Solomonov will publish his f...Show More
Dan Barber

35:03 | May 11th, 2015

Dan Barber is the chef/restaurateur behind Blue Hill in New York City and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY. A seminal figure in the farm-to-table movement, Barber recently won a James Beard Award for his bookThe Third Plate: Field Note...Show More
The Eater Upsell Teaser

01:50 | May 5th, 2015

Smart talk and shameless gossip with the food world's most interesting people. Premieres May 11.