Starving for Attention with Richard Blais

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Get an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the world of food with this chef, television personality and author. Hear from anyone and everyone in the culinary industry, including restaurateurs, television hosts, famous chefs, producers of your favorite cooking and competition shows and more. They'll join Blais for spontaneous, back-of-house conversation about what it takes to make it in different parts of the food business, global trends and where the industry overlaps with entertainment. Plus, play along with their games, trivia and other wacky moments.

Episode Date
Isaac Toups
01:15:07
Richard is in New Orleans and joined by celebrity Chef Isaac Toups. Isaac talks about the success of his restaurants Toups' Meatery and Toups South, and his meteoric rise of to fame after Top Chef. They swap chef stories and talk about Isaac’s responsibility to represent the rich culture of New Orleans food. And they break down some of your favorite New Orleans cuisine from Gumbo to creating an authentic Po’ Boy and more.
Nov 12, 2019
Wylie Dufresne
00:49:07
Richard has been on the road without Jazmin! This week he comes to us from Williamsburg yet again to sit down with Wylie Dufresne of Du's Donuts. Wylie is one of America's leading proponents of molecular gastronomy and incorporates science into his cooking techniques. His donut shop that began as a pop-up is now a chain with its very own cookbook. The two talk about the novelty of cookbooks and the value of having an international collection. Wylie explains his love of flashlights and the true physical demands required for a donut chef.
Nov 05, 2019
Ilan Hall
00:59:59
This week, Richard sits down with Ilan Hall at Du's Donuts in Brooklyn where he has been for the Star Chefs International Chefs Conference. Ilan was the winner of Top Chef season 2 and most known for his role as the host on NBC's Knife Fight. The two catch up and talk about Brooklyn's changing scene before getting into it. They talk about weird food cravings, health and wellness, and molecular gastronomy!
Nov 01, 2019
Jeremy Jacobowitz of Brunch Boys
01:30:00
This week, Richard talks to Jeremy Jacobowitz, the man behind the famous food media account Brunch Boys. They start with a discussion about the Japanese sandwich or ‘sando’ that has made its way to LA at a new restaurant called Konbi. Next, Jeremy explains his path from working in TV to becoming a full time Instagram influencer. He reminisces about his first popular photo of pancakes and they end with Richard’s favorite game about hot takes!
Oct 22, 2019
Squad takes Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival!
01:05:24
Richard sits down with Brooke Williamson, Shirley Chung, Casey Thompson, and Antonia Lofaso at the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival. The lively squad catch up with each other and compare hot takes on their favorite jams before getting into it. They talk about their favorite grocery stores, expiration dates, and 'bowl culture.' Stay tuned to hear the group play a game called "Shirley It's me!" all about hot takes.
Oct 15, 2019
Art Smith
01:12:23

Richard and Jazmin check in from the Newport Food and Wine Festival before Richard talks to famed chef, Art Smith, widely known as Oprah's personal chef. Art shares fun stories about his past work on TV shows and behind the scenes at Disneyland's Epcot. He talks about the influential women in his life, their battle with Alzheimer’s, and involving the culinary community through Around the Table . Stay tuned in to hear the two play a game called "What Art Though Cooking For?" where Richard quizzes Art on celebrity/ food pairings! 

Oct 08, 2019
Josef Centeno
00:59:20
Richard and Aarti sit down for a fun conversation with chef, author and restaurateur Josef Centeno. Richard and Josef start with discussing the incredible technique of his "puffy taco" and how they feel about Tex Mex. They break down some hot food topics with a game 'My Two Cents". And they talk tortillas, chili rellenos, food halls and Josef shares what he wants 86'd.
Sep 30, 2019
Hearty Aarti Party with Aarti Sequeira
01:04:11
Richard sits down with Food Network star, journalist, and television host Aarti Sequeira. Before diving into environmentally ethical food trends like meatless burgers, the two catch up and discuss their favorite Trader Joe's treats. Then, Aarti talks about her journalistic tendencies and they debate Lebron James's attempt to trademark the term "Taco Tuesday." They end with a new game Richard calls celebrity vegetable!
Sep 24, 2019
Troy Johnson
01:19:24
Greetings from San Diego's Kaaboo Festival, where Richard and Jazmin give updates on their festival experience before chatting with Guy's Grocery Store Games Judge and writer Troy Johnson. The three talk about stage fright, their shared fantasy football obsession, and Troy's troubles as a restaurant critic. They end with a game called "Is Troy Annoyed?" about potential scenarios one might encounter as a critic.
Sep 17, 2019
Carl Ruiz
01:15:13
Richard joins Carl Ruiz at his restaurant, La Cubana, in New York City for an incredibly fun conversation! Richard and Carl start with the in-depth analysis of jelly doughnuts you never knew you needed. Then, Carl discusses the process of opening his restaurant and the neuroticism shared by every chef who finds success. Later, the two play a fun game of ‘Ruizing vs Blazing.’
Sep 10, 2019
Michael Mina
01:15:09
Richard and Jazmin reminisce on a fun story from their courtship before sharing their interview with one of Richard’s all time heroes, Michael Mina. They discuss how Michael builds strong partnerships with other chefs and the impact press has on the restaurant industry. Plus, Richard and Jazmin play ‘What Does It Mina’ with Michael to gain his insight on many areas of the restaurant industry.
Sep 03, 2019
Jamie Bissonnette
01:01:35
Richard shares stories of his trip to Boston before sitting down with chef, author and restaurateur Jamie Bisonnette. The two talk about Jamie’s weird collections, being an old soul chef and the prank Jamie played on Richard during Top Chef. Plus the guys play a delicious game of Never Have I Ever.
Aug 27, 2019
Brian Malarkey
01:10:00
Aloha from Hawaii, where Richard and Jazmine give updates on their vacation before chatting with Top Chef alum (season 3), Guy’s Grocery Games judge and restaurateur Brian Malarkey. Richard joins him at Farmer and the Seahorse to discuss how they name restaurants, evolving and the future of celebrity chefs. Brian then gets into which aspects of the culinary world he believes are dying, as well as his love of aliens.
Aug 20, 2019
Luke's Lobster
01:03:36
Ben Conniff and Luke Holden the founders of Luke's Lobster hang out with Richard in New York City. The duo talk about what inspired them to start the business and how far they've come over the last 10 years. We find out what a traditional Maine lobster roll is all about. And you wont want to miss the fruit that gets 86ed to throw Richard for a loop.
Aug 13, 2019
Angelo Sosa
01:16:07
Today, Top chef and Top Chef All-Stars alum, Chef and owner of Death By Tequila, Angelo Sosa hangs out with Richard! The friends and former competitors talk about the influences of Top Chef on their Kitchens including their use of Quickfires to foster creativity. Richard draws comparisons between Steph Curry's 3 point shooting and using a pressure cooker. And having both originated from the East coast, Angelo and Richard explore the adjustment to seasons and produce in California.
Aug 06, 2019
Jet and Ali Tila
01:14:43
Today, culinary power couple Jet and Ali Tila hang out with Richard! Jet and Richard ask Ali about spending more time in front of the camera including how she feels about live shows. Richard inquires about Jet and Ali's background as educators and how they feel it has influenced their work in the kitchen. And we even find out what type of musician Richard wanted to be before he devoted himself to culinary pursuits. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
Jul 30, 2019
CJ Jacobson
01:30:37
Today, Top Chef alum (Seasons 3 and 10) and Champion (Duels), former member of the US National Volleyball Team, and Chef Partner for Aba and ?ma for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, CJ Jacobson sits down with Richard in Chicago. CJ discusses his more non-traditional path after Top Chef, including when he chose to work at Noma in Copenhagen so he could observe Chef René Redzepi. Richard and Chef Jacobson talk about the influences his time as a professional Volleyball player have had on his work ethic and competitive spirit in the kitchen. And CJ explains how he feels patience and a positive perspective have brought him the best results working with his staff to foster culinary creativity. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
Jul 23, 2019
Gavin Kaysen
01:24:18
Today Richard catches up with Chef Gavin Kaysen in his flagship Spoon and Stable Restaurant. After explaining how Gavin is working with his hometown Minnesota Wild, he and Richard draw parallels between athletics and the culinary worlds. Gavin talks about his long run working for Chef Daniel Boulud, the influences he has taken from there and the lessons he is able to pass on. Gavin also speaks about how their industry can change into more of a profession and the ways he has already been working towards that goal. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod.
Jul 16, 2019
Ashley Christensen
01:18:35
Today, chef, restaurateur, author, and culinary celebrity, Ashley Christensen spends time with Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Ashley speaks about the honor of winning the James Bear award for outstanding chef in the country in 2019. The gang also talks about how Ashley's South Eastern roots influenced her love for food and cooking. And you'll definitely want to hear how Ashley likes to connect with the ghost of a space when she sets up her restaurants, in at least one case somewhat literally! Join us on social @ Starving4Pod!
Jul 09, 2019
Bobby Stuckey
00:59:26
Today, Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey joins Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Listen to Bobby share his almost 25 years of experience with the event and how the audiences have changed over time. Richard labels Bobby a, "Celebrity Runner" before Bobby tells the story of how he annoyed wife (and inadvertently Richard) during the 5K Charity run. And find out how Bobby's passion for his guests and laid back attitude contradict the elitism sometimes associated with his profession. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
Jul 02, 2019
Off Script with Casey Thompson
01:06:40
Today, contestant on season 3 and season 8 All-Stars, chef Casey Thompson catches up with Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. Join in the laughs as Casey shares the crazy adventure involving Dwayne Wade and getting escorted out of a tent at the event before the podcast. Learn why Mel Brooks sent Casey and her husband 3 bottles of wine. And as a Texas native, Casey laments the lack of Tex-Mex in California. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
Jun 25, 2019
Carla Hall Top of the Mountain
00:52:54
Chef, television personality and friend of the pod, Carla Hall, stops by to chat with Richard and Jazmin during the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. Join in the fun as they recount the many festivities in Aspen including a secret room invite. Carla shares a story about the thoughts and emotions she felt during one of the competitions on her and Richard’s season of Top Chef All-Stars. And when they play a game of Carla’s Choice, it’s not nearly as difficult as the namesake might suggest. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
Jun 18, 2019
Going Viral with Kalen Allen
01:05:12
Today, Youtube star and viral sensation with his, "Kalen Reacts" videos, Kalen Allen joins Richard and Jazmin in the studio. You wont want to miss a minute of the fun as they talk about how Kalen first went viral while attending Temple University. Kalen also shares how his meteoric rise got him a job on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. And of course we get some first hand reactions from Kalen including his thought on In-N-Out Burger since moving to the west coast. Don't forget to join us on social @Starving4pod!
Jun 11, 2019
TrueCooks' Chef Chad Minton
01:10:52
Today, founder of TrueCooks Chef Chad Minton hangs out with Richard in Las Vegas! To kick it off Richard and Jazmin talk about the pressures that can come along with the Michelin guide. Chad shares how welcoming the local chef's community in Las Vegas have been. And when its time for games, Richard even makes Chef Minton determine if it was a TrueCook or a NewCook.
Jun 04, 2019
Chef Josiah Citrin
01:04:45
Today, two star Michelin chef and 25 year veteran of the Los Angeles gourmet dining scene Chef Josiah Citrin joins the podcast. You wont want to miss out as Chef Citrin tells why the Michelin guide's return to California is bittersweet for him. Josiah even takes the time to explain what the star rating are supposed to signify in Michelin's guide. Richard also inquires about the techniques and details that Josiah brought into the more casual Charcoal Venice. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod!
May 28, 2019
Gregory Gourdet
01:18:17
Today, Runner up on season 12 of Top Chef and Executive chef of Departure, Chef Gregory Gourdet catches up with Richard in his adopted hometown of Portland Oregon. Join in the laughs as Richard and Gregory talk about the uniqueness of the city and any influences it may have had on him or his food. Gregory talks about wanting another chance at Top Chef while Richard lends his insight on training techniques. Chef Gourdet even opens up about his TED talk on recovery and how the service industry can be a particularly difficult place for it. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod!
May 21, 2019
Mother's Fray
00:46:00
Today we see Richard and Jazmin flying solo again as they examine the restaurant perspective on Mother's Day brunch, spoiler alert Richard isn't a fan. The duo then takes time to look at the value of awards in the wake of the James Beard awards and after the Michelin Guide announced they are returning to Los Angeles. Richard even gives his take on the recent Chopped parody on SNL. And of course don't forget to join us on social @Staring4Pod!
May 14, 2019
DeFine Dining
01:05:19
Today's episode delves into the stigmas of fine dining after Richard and Jazmin made a visit to The French Laundry in celebration of Jazmin's birthday! Using their recent experience as reference, they combat the preconceptions of fine dining to explain how you too can find value.
May 07, 2019
Chef Sheldon Simeon
01:20:48
Richard and Jazmin catch up with Celebrity Chef and two time Fan Favorite on Top Chef (seasons 10, 14) Sheldon Simeon at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event! Sheldon explains how this event marks his first time away since opening his new restaurant Lineage. Richard and Sheldon bond over their shared paths to Top Chef as well as the competitive drive that made them go back for more. And Chef Simeon talks about how the history of the Hawaiian islands led to the first fusion cuisines before the concept was even invented.
Apr 30, 2019
Crack Shack meets Eggslut with Alvin Cailan
01:21:39
Richard and Jazmin catch up with founder of Eggslut, star of The Burger Show and possible Guru Alvin Cailan at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Event. Richard asks Alvin about getting outside his comfort zone with the growth of Eggslut, Alvin talks about his passion for the food trumping his reluctance for stardom with The Burger Show, and Alvin shares the reasons behind his three month rule for new employees.
Apr 23, 2019
Trashfish with Silvia Barban and Gerald Sombright
01:23:07
Richard and Jazmin catch up with two members of "Trashfish" Chefs Silvia Barban and Gerald Sombright from Top Chef season 14 at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event. After kicking it off talking about the growing trend of caviar bumps in the intro, Richard and Jazmin inquire about the unofficial group name and the camaraderie Silva and Gerald helped create with their cast-mates on season 14. The resurgence of Ripe or Hype lets us know if Chefs Barban and Sombright cook the same at home as they do at work. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
Apr 16, 2019
Maneet Chauhan
01:10:36
Richard catches up with celebrity chef, restaurateur, and tv personality Maneet Chauhan in Nashville! Join in the fun as Maneet talks about the changes in her diet that have helped her get healthier, they Chop it up about her experiences judging tv cooking competitions, and Maneet shares the joys and struggles of balancing the demanding schedule of a celebrity chef with the demands of being a mother. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
Apr 09, 2019
Pizza Pulpit with Chris Bianco
01:06:20
Richard hangs out with Chef Chris Bianco who preaches about how he stuck to a narrow lane to become a master pizza maker, Chris talks about the shock of learning the politics of food when he started in the business, and we find out who his preferred collaborators are in a game called, "Chris Bianco and CO." Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
Apr 02, 2019
Jackson Hole Food and Wine Winterfest Ski Report
00:58:17
On this episode Richard hangs out with 2 of the 5 founders of the Jackson Hole Food and Wine festivals, Megan Gallagher & Haynes Oakley! Richard has fun asking the ladies to rate the difficulty level of handling the events and personalities at the festival like a piste, we find out how common it is to walk into someone else's house in Jackson Hole, and the tables are turned as Richard becomes the interviewee! Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
Mar 26, 2019
The Legendary Drew Nieporent
01:17:11
Richard hangs out with legend of the food world restaurateur Drew Nieporent at the Jackson Hole Food and Wine Winterfest. Listen in as Drew shares his insight from years as a successful restaurateur and traveling to events, Richard and Drew exchange stories about meeting comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and Drew even talks about working with Robert De Niro. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
Mar 19, 2019
The Taco King and his Court with Esdras Ochoa, Antonia Lofaso and Aarti Sequeira
01:05:00
In the introduction Richard takes a moment to button up last week's topic before things get crazy when Richard and Jazmin are joined in a jam packed studio with Chefs Esdras Ochoa, Antonia Lofaso and Aarti Sequeira. Listen in as Antonia explains the meaning behind the term Sancho, finding the right ingredients for Esdras' new restaurant in Mumbai India, and as Taco King Esdras presides over the joint efforts of the room to build a "unique" taco. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
Mar 12, 2019
Cat Cora V Alinea 2019
00:45:00
Richard and Jazmin take a look at the events leading up to the dispute between Iron Chef Cat Cora and Alinea that resulted in her flipping off the staff, Richard and Jazmin each give their perspective on the misunderstanding along with the subsequent social media fall out, and in the end find the very social media post they've discussed taken down. Remember to join us on our own social @Starving4pod!
Mar 05, 2019
Bringing down the Haus: with Natasha Case
01:07:00
Richard and Jazmin are joined by friend and regular contributor Aarti Sequeira to interview co-founder of Coolhaus Natasha Case. Join in the fun as Natasha's love for basketball leads to a conversation about their various run ins with Shaq, Natasha shares how her background in architecture lead her to making ice cream sandwiches, and find out which of Natasha's ice cream flavors blows Richard's mind! Don't forget to join us @Starving4pod!
Feb 26, 2019
Getting to Know Hugh: with Hugh Acheson
01:09:00
Richard and Jazmin chop it up with Chef Hugh Acheson before the Super Bowl. Before the interview Richard has a great idea for some merch, then Hugh shares his feelings on competition shows having been on both sides himself, and how despite hailing from Canada Hugh's favorite sport is not Hockey. Remember to join us @Starving4pod! Green Chef - Check out Greenchef.us/starving to get $50 off your first box!
Feb 19, 2019
BeauMac Knows Jack: with Beau MacMillan
01:00:00
Richard and Jazmin hang out with Chef Beau "BeauMac" MacMillan in Atlanta before Superbowl 53. Beau talks about having made Arizona his home for 20+ years, his love for the hospitality side of the job, and makes a BIG announcement!
Feb 12, 2019
Eli Kirshtein The Game Slayer
00:52:00
Richard and Jazmin are joined by a former protégé of Richard’s and Atlanta (home of this year’s Superbowl) native Eli Kirshtein as they find parallels between famous college football coaches and figures in the food world, after saying they hate the cliché of talking wings this time of year they fall into their own trap, and Eli is asked to verELIze some famous Chef’s names.
Feb 05, 2019
Rachael Ray
00:38:00
Richard and Jazmin pick their allegiances for the upcoming Superbowl before chatting with celebrity chef Rachael Ray all about her take on some of the current food trends like rainbow bagels and why spaghetti and noodles are not the same thing. Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
Jan 29, 2019
Tortellini Snowflakes With Steve Samson
01:09:00
Chef and Owner of Sotto, Rossoblu and Superfine Steve Samson joins Richard in the walk-in as the two brodo out about "authenticity" in Italian dishes, the complexities of their children's developing palates, and Richard sneaks in a pitch for his cleverly named pasta delivery service.
Jan 22, 2019
Too Hot Tamales with Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken
01:19:00
This week Richard and Jazmin are joined by culinary icons Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken co-chefs and owners of The Border Grill restaurants and stars of Food Network classic, “Too Hot Tamales.” Listen to Susan and Mary Sue speak about their early refusal to make solo appearances, the evolution of the culinary industry over the last 30+ years, the tradeoff between innovation and soulful cooking and even their recent Julia Child Award from the National Museum of American History. Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
Jan 15, 2019
Ray Garcia
01:10:00
This week Richard catches up with Chef Ray Garcia to talk about his restaurant Broken Spanish, the stigmas that effect fine dining and Hispanic cuisines, and Chef Garcia sets a new record for most 86ed items in one podcast! Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
Jan 08, 2019
Niki Nakayama
01:00:00
This week Richard and Jazmin ring in the new year with Chef Niki Nakayama who explains Kaiseki and it's use in her restaurant N/naka, her experience on Chef's Table, and of course a little resolutions talk is inevitable this time of year. Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
Jan 01, 2019
Digesting 2018
00:45:00
On this special episode Richard and Jazmin take a fond look back at their 2018 experiences from the best travel to the best meals and beyond! Remember to join us @Starving4Pod!
Dec 25, 2018
Tim Hollingsworth Part 2: The Final Table
00:47:00
On this week's podcast Richard is once again joined by friend Aarti Sequeira and Chef Tim Hollingsworth for a discussion centered around Netflix's The Final Table. Join in the fun as Tim talks about his experience on the show, what motivated him to his victory, and what is next for the Chef Netflix related and beyond. Remember to join us @Starving4Pod!
Dec 18, 2018
Tim Hollingsworth Part 1: Hollings' good fun
00:56:00
On this special two part episode Richard is joined in studio by Aarti Sequeira as they get to know Chef Tim Hollingsworth. Listen to the fun as Richard and Tim commiserate over their time at The French Laundry, Tim talks about the lessons brought over and inspirations for his restaurant Otium, and Aarti and Richard ask Chef Hollingsworth to weigh in on the Pineapple on pizza debate. Remember to join us @Starving4pod!
Dec 11, 2018
Pineapple on Pizza and other ethical issues: with Aarti Sequeira
01:05:00
This week Richard is joined by his good friend and regular guest on the pod, Chef Aarti Sequeira. Join in the fun as Aarti talks about lending her voice to the new Disney Jr animated series "Mira, Royal Detective", a discussion of Richard’s food choices in Italy leads to a debate about the merits of pineapple on pizza (and in general), and the introduction of Richard’s alter ego Collin McGregor. Remember to join us @Starving4pod!
Dec 04, 2018
Friday Game Night: Scarf of Barf with Thug Kitchen
00:11:00
This week's Friday Game Night is Scarf of Barf Vegan edition with Thug Kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Nov 30, 2018
Turkey Trends and Tuscany
00:40:00
This week Richard and Jazmin break down why he believes there is no perfect way to cook a turkey, the effect “Millennial Flight” has had in the food world, and the family’s recent trip to Italy including a controverted Shakira sighting. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Nov 27, 2018
Netflix and Grill with Andrew Knowlton
01:15:00
This week Richard and Jazmin sit down with host of the new Netflix series The Final Table and Restaurant Editor at Bon Appetit magazine Andrew Knowlton. Join in the fun as Andrew presses Richard about moving from Atlanta, they discuss their experiences pitching shows to networks, and Andrew shares the inspirations behind The Final Table. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram! Rad Power Bikes - Check them out at www.RadPowerBikes.com/PODCAST
Nov 20, 2018
Friday Game Night: What would Wylie do?
00:08:00
This weeks it's What would Wylie do? with chef Wylie Dufresne. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Nov 16, 2018
Bennett There, Done That: With Ellen Bennett
01:03:00
This week the podcast travels back to an early classic, Founder of Hedley & Bennett Ellen Bennett joins Richard and Jazmin to talk about her experience in reinventing the wheel of the kitchen world: the apron.Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram! Rad Power Bikes - Check them out at www.RadPowerBikes.com/PODCAST
Nov 13, 2018
D’Arabian Mornings: with Melissa D’Arabian
01:18:00
This week Richard and Jazmin are joined in their home by Chef and television host Melissa D'Arabian on a Sunday morning to talk about her husband Philippe running the NYC marathon, discuss if Food Network is for cooking or eating, and laud one another's authenticity. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Nov 06, 2018
MSG - Making Something Good with Andrew Zimmern
01:13:00
This week Richard sits down with American culinary expert, chef, television personality, radio personality, director, producer, entrepreneur, food critic, journalist, teacher, and author Andrew Zimmern at the New York City Wine and Food Festival for Food Network’s 25th Birthday. On his second visit to the podcast Andrew talks about the debunking of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, the pride he takes in the impact of his work, and tells about the drink he confronted Tiger Woods with. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Oct 30, 2018
Something Between Something: With Jeff Mauro
01:24:00
This week Richard catches up with Food Network star and past winner of the show by the same name Jeff Mauro at the New York Food and Wine Festival. Listen in as they talk about Jeff’s background in acting, using his family for motivation in his career, and Jeff gives his tips to young chefs trying to break into the Food Network world. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Oct 23, 2018
FUTURE POOP Makers With Joe Flamm, Joe Sasto, and Chris Scott
01:26:00
This week Richard sits down at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach during the Newport Beach Food & Wine Fest with Top Chef Colorado contestants Joe Flamm, Joe Sasto and Chris Scott to talk about their recent run on the show including Chef Flamm’s win, how they have stayed so tight since filming wrapped up, and where Top Chef compares to other cooking competition shows. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Oct 16, 2018
Foie Grock: With Duff Goldman and Bruce Kalman
01:01:00
This week Richard and Jazmin are at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach during the Newport Beach Food & Wine Fest. Listen in as they catch up with Duff Goldman and Bruce Kalman to talk about their band Foie Grock, connecting with fans after a run on a show like Top Chef, and assemble their fantasy band of celebrity chefs. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Oct 09, 2018
So What'cha Want... to eat? With Eric Greenspan
01:17:00
This week Richard meets up with Chef Eric Greenspan in the Crack Shack in Century City to share their love of the Beastie Boys, conceptualize a competitive cooking league, and Eric shares his journey into healthy living. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Oct 02, 2018
Oy Dios Mio: With Michelle Bernstein and Marc Forgione
01:04:00
This week Richard and Jazmin caught up with Michelle Bernstein and Marc Forgione at KAABOO Music festival. Join in the fun as they talk about each of their first concerts, Richard wearing a chicken suit for a demonstration, and the abundance of faux allergies that started popping up over that last few years. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Sep 25, 2018
Masterful Marc Murphy
01:09:00
This week Richard and Jazmin go to the walk-in to sit down with Celebrity Chef and restaurateur Marc Murphy where they discuss what it’s like to become a celebrity chef, the diplomatic value of cooking, and the premiere of “Marc my word”. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Sep 18, 2018
Culinary Arts and Crafts: With Gerard Craft
00:52:00
This week Richard catches up with James Beard award winner, Executive Chef and Owner for Niche Food Group Gerard Craft in St. Louis. Listen in as they talk about their inspirations, the ambition of young chefs now vs when they were coming up the ranks, and their shared love of molecular gastronomy. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Sep 11, 2018
BBQs and Beards: With Todd Ginsberg
01:18:00
This week Richard catches up with Chef and Restaurateur Todd Ginsberg in his old hometown of Atlanta where they talk Barbecue techniques, their mutual respect for celebrity chefs like Guy Fieri, and Todd proves he's not a man of the trends. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Sep 04, 2018
Southern Hospitality: with Kevin Gillespie
01:31:00
Richard returns to his old stomping grounds in Atlanta to catch up with fellow Top Chef alum and friend Kevin Gillespie about his restaurants Gunshow, Revival, and Gamechanger, their time working together, and college football allegiances. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Aug 28, 2018
From the Freezer: Michael Voltaggio
01:00:00
This week Richard and Jazmin are kicking back on Kauai so they've thawed off a favorite from the past. Top Chef winner and the tattooed restaurateur behind .ink in Los Angeles Michael Voltaggio talks about competing on television with his own brother, creating his own chef family tree, and the element of surprise he makes sure to incorporate into his food. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Aug 21, 2018
Down with the Dondada: With Hugo Sanchez and Aarti Sequeira
01:12:00
Richard and Jazmin sit down with honorary co-host Aarti Sequeira and the self-proclaimed Don of Food Network producers Hugo Sanchez. Listen in as they talk about everything Hugo deals with behind the scenes, what typecasts they use for chefs, and answer questions from fans like you. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Aug 14, 2018
Permission Granted: with Grant Achatz
01:21:00
Richard catches up with Chef Grant Achatz in his Three Michelin star restaurant Alinea. Listen in as Richard recalls working under Grant at The French Laundry in the 90's, discuss outlets for their creativity, and reveal some of the ways they get to know their staff. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Aug 07, 2018
Chef's crease with Sang Yoon
01:17:00
Richard, Jazmin, and special co-host Aarti Sequeira sit down with Chef Sang Yoon to talk hockey, hot dog machine guns, and have their first mukbang session on the podcast. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 31, 2018
Friday Game Night: Would your rather with Simon Majumdar
00:08:10
Richard and Jazmin play a rousing game of Would you rather? with Simon Majumdar. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 27, 2018
Kintsugi Boogie with Candice Kumai
01:22:00
Richard and Jazmin welcome Candice Kumai into their home to discuss her new book "Kintsugi Wellness" and her Japanese heritage that informed and inspired it, Candice's experience on the first season of Top Chef, and we find out if Candice can diss. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 24, 2018
Friday Game Night: Ripe or Hype with Alon Shaya and Aarti Sequeira
00:11:00
Richard premieres Ripe of Hype to the world with Alon Shaya and Aart Sequeira. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 20, 2018
Twinterview: The Potash Twins and Elizabeth Falkner
01:25:00
Richard and Jazmin cap off the Aspen Food and Wine classic with Ezra and Adeev Potash, hosts of Bravo's Beats and Bites as well as Chef Elizabeth Falkner. Listen in as they discuss crossing their passions for performance with food, Elizabeth breaks down her croquembouche Samurai installation, and the art of collaboration. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 17, 2018
Friday Game Night: Marinate Shuck or Grill with Gail Simmons
00:04:00
Richard plays Marinate Schuck or Grill with Gail Simmons. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 13, 2018
Between a Rocco and a Hard Place with Rocco DiSpirito
01:07:00
Richard and Jazmin catch up with Chef Rocco DiSpirito at the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen to talk about his show The Restaurant, the changing expectations for chefs in the time since the show, and getting on board with healthy living. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 10, 2018
Friday Game Night: Scarf or Barf with Curtis Stone
00:06:00
Richard and Jazmin play a special Aussie edition of Scarf or Barf? with Austrailian celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 06, 2018
Zahav and Zahav nots: With Michael Solomonov
00:46:00
Richard and Jazmin catch up with Michael Solomonov at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic where they talk about the influence of his Israeli restaurant Zahav, what it takes to win awards, and Richard and Michael bond over their love of old school hip hop. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jul 03, 2018
Friday Game Night: Who said what? With Duff Goldman
00:05:00
Richard and Jazmin play Who said what? with the Ace of Cakes himself Duff Goldman. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jun 29, 2018
Waxing poetic with Jonathan Waxman
00:55:00
Richard and Jazmin catch up with famed Chef Jonathan Waxman during the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen where they chat about Kanye West, Richard asks Jonathan how he feels about Obi Wan comparisons, and Jonathan defends the much maligned Caesar salad.
Jun 26, 2018
Friday Game Night: Would you rather? with Brooke Williamson
00:06:00
Richard and Jazmin play would you rather with Brooke Williamson. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jun 22, 2018
Aspen Food and Wine Classic: From War Room to Debriefing
01:11:00
Richard and Jazmin give a look behind the scenes as they prepare for and subsequently break down their time at the "grand daddy of them all', The Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jun 19, 2018
Friday Game Night: Scarf or Barf with Ellen Bennett
00:06:00
Richard plays scar or barf for the first time with Ellen Bennentt. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jun 15, 2018
Doing Food Network since 2011 and generally proud of it! With Troy Johnson
01:12:00
Richard and Jazmin are joined in the mobile walk in by writer and food network regular Troy Johnson to talk about his start in music journalism, Richard's envy of his similes while judging, and feats of strength against Guy Fieri. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jun 12, 2018
Friday Game Night: DC or NYC with Carla Hall
00:06:00
Richard asks Chef Carla Hall the tough questions, DC or NYC? Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jun 08, 2018
Anatomy of Eating a Chicken Wing: WITH Adam Richman Part Deux
01:07:00
Richard and Jazmin finally DEUX get ahold of Adam Richman to talk about how his recovery is going, competitive eating challenges, and ketosis. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jun 05, 2018
Friday Game Night: Marinate, Shuck, Grill With Jet Tila and Antonia Lofaso
00:08:00
Richard and Jazmin play Marinate, Shuck, Grill with Jet Tila and Antonia Lofaso on the first installment of Friday Game Night. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Jun 01, 2018
Autopsy of a food demo: WITHOUT Adam Richman
00:57:09
Richard and Jazimin are ALMOST joined by Adam Richman from the BottleRock festival in Napa. But instead Richard breaks down his plans to make exploding soup for his presentation at the festival, Richard becomes a Bruno Mars fan mid podcast, and shares a fun story when Giada De Laurentiis didn't recognize him. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
May 29, 2018
LIVE from the hotel room: With Justin Warner, Aarti Sequeira, and David Lewis
01:22:00
Richard is joined on the road by Chef's Justin Warner and Aarti Sequeira along with Producer David Lewis. The quartet talk about the role of the restaurant chef vs TV chef, the entrepreneurial spirit, and "hands and pans". Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
May 22, 2018
Bayless is More with Rick Bayless
01:08:00
Richard joins Superstar chef Rick Bayless in Chicago to discuss the connection between the theater and kitchen, the rise of the airport restaurant, and the role yoga plays in keeping the mind and body strong through life. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
May 15, 2018
LA NATIVE with Nyesha Arrington
01:24:00
Richard and Jazmin are joined by Chef Nyesha Arrington in the walk in to talk about the transition from traditional fine dinning kitchens to cooking shows, getting over the emotional roller coaster of TV shows, and Nyesha's new restaurant Native. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
May 08, 2018
Zach Attack With Zach Pollack
01:13:00
Richard and Jazmin are joined in the walk in by Chef and owner of Alimento, Zach Pollack, to discuss the LA vs San Diego rivalry, what qualifies food as "authentic", and perfecting the mozzarella stick. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
May 01, 2018
Eureka! Flynn's got it! with Flynn McGarry
00:00
Teen Chef Flynn McGarry joins Richard and Jazmin to talk about the challenges he faces from the perception of his age, the documentary coming out about him at SXSW, and the role the digital age had in fostering his passion so early in life. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Apr 24, 2018
Not so Hokey Poke Feat. Dakota Weiss
01:33:47
Richard and Jazmin meet the Executive chef Dakota Weiss at the new San Diego location of Sweetfin to discuss the move from being the "angry chef" to the more relaxed atmosphere they prefer to develop in the kitchen now. Richard and Dakota relate over the extreme stresses of performing on television for a competition like Top Chef. They also talk about what's trendy in food including Sweetfin's specialty, poke bowls! Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Apr 17, 2018
Head In The McLeods with Jason McLeod
01:35:00
Executive Chef of San Diego's Ironside Fish & Oyster and former Executive Chef of Chicago's RIA Jason McLeod welcome Richard & Jazmin to his steakhouse Born & Raised to give insight on his attempt to combine old and new cooking techniques, learning how to foster relationships with chefs in the kitchen by recognizing their outside lives, and his unorthodox take on working towards rewards like the beloved Michelin Star. And good news: Richard found a little help with making the airhorn sounds you all love. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Apr 10, 2018
Taco Tuesday with Katy Smith
01:10:00
Richard & Jazmin head to the San Diego taqueria Puesto to meet (and eat with) the Executive Creative Chef Katy Smith and listen to her story of how she became such a huge force behind Rick Bayless' many endeavors and managed to successfully grow a team from both within and outside the kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Apr 03, 2018
Richard Is Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins' Achilles Heal
01:30:00
Top Chef Colorado's Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins steps into the mobile Walk-In to talk about her experience of the show and how cooking on TV competitions has enriched her work in the kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Mar 27, 2018
Hummus & Tater Tots with Alon Shaya feat. Aarti Sequeira
01:25:00
The chef innovating modern Israeli cuisine Alon Shaya joins Richard in the Walk-In while The Next Food Star's Aarti Sequeira fills in for Jazmin to talk about Alon growing up with the food behind his heritage to being the James Beard Award-winning restaurateur honoring it. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
Mar 20, 2018
Les Vegétables with Amanda Cohen
01:18:00
The chef behind Dirt Candy Amanda Cohen joins Richard and Jazmin before they head over to the All-Star Chef Classic in Los Angeles to talk about working with vegetarian cuisine before it was cool and being named both the Best Chef of New York City and the Worst Named Restaurant at the same time.
Mar 13, 2018
Shave and a Hair Cutforth...Top Chef! with Dan Cutforth
01:28:00
Reality TV competition producer and the man behind Top Chef Dan Cutforth takes a step into the Walk-In to talk about his creation, as well as the severe lack of Richard Blais in recent episodes and the infamous head shaving incident! Also, Richard takes some fan questions about Top Chef!
Mar 06, 2018
Forked Up: A Thug Kitchen Interview
01:25:00
The minds behind the food blog-turned-podcast Michelle Davis & Matt Halloway step into the Walk-In to talk about their rise to fame in the online food space. They also talk about the magic of Trader Joes, dealing with crazy LA shoppers, the numerous conspiracy theories about Salt Bae, and what really makes them Scarf-or-Barf: Vegan Edition. Warning: there's a lot of bleeps in this one.
Feb 27, 2018
Antonia Lofaso Crashes David Lewis' Party
01:43:00
David Lewis and Antonia Lofaso meet up with Richard to enjoy cans of SAN PELLEGRINO as they explain the behind-the-scenes happenings and editing tricks on the set of Guy's Grocery Game while Richard pitches some ideas for the show. David also trains Richard and Antonia on the art of critiquing on camera.
Feb 20, 2018
Blais'd: Live from the Restaurant Innovation Summit in Austin, TX
01:20:00
This week, Richard gives you a look at his keynote presentation at the 2017 National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Innovation Summit in Austin, TX that examines how we can use technology to enhance the food space.
Feb 13, 2018
Trading Skateboards for Cutting Boards with Chad Minton
00:56:00
The Digital Walk-In (a.k.a. Skype) welcomes Chad Minton to talk about his rise through the kitchen, why his name is in the Urban Dictionary and balancing his career as an executive chef with running his lifestyle brand and social media community True Cooks. Also, Richard finally got in trouble for excessive DJ Airhorning on set and at home.
Feb 06, 2018
Romancing The Curtis Stone
00:55:00
Richard and Jazmin finally get Curtis Stone in the Walk-In to talk about finding his passion for food at an early age, making the leap from restaurateuring to television, and the difference in dishing out criticism between staff and Top Chef contestants before playing an Australian edition of Scarf-or-Barf.
Jan 30, 2018
Somebody Feed Phil Rosenthal
01:09:00
"Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal pops by the Walk-In with Richard and Jazmin to talk about his new food-centric travel show on Netflix, where to get a good hot dog (answer: NOT AT DODGER STADIUM) and the creative process of creating a travel show for the common man.
Jan 23, 2018
This Is Not A Product Placement with Carla Hall
01:26:00
Top Chef and co-host of The Chew Carla Hall invites Richard into her house in NYC to talk about the many careers she's had (including being a cast member of The Lion King), keeping her authenticity in a commercial setting, her recent cameo on Girls Trip, and her method of having gratitude for every opportunity she's given.
Jan 16, 2018
Behind The Blais: Rachel Ray Show in NYC
00:40:00
Richard and Jazmin are back at The Ace Hotel in New York to document their experience before and after going on The Rachel Ray Show! Will Jazmin conquer her nerves of her first major TV appearance? Who's the Nick Saban of the cooking world? What does Richard make on the show today!? All this and more will be answered on today's bonus episode of SFA--as well as today's episode of The Rachel Ray Show...
Jan 12, 2018
Just A Bunch of Animals with Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo
01:02:00
LA restaurateurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo step into the Walk In to talk about the evolution of how they manage their many restaurants over the last 10 years, dealing with harassment in the work place, and their methods for keeping their staff involved in the process.
Jan 09, 2018
An Extra Side of Veggies with Jeremy Fox
01:23:00
Chef and author of "On Vegetables" Jeremy Fox steps into the Walk In to talk about his fall from grace and his road to redemption.
Jan 02, 2018
From The Walk-In: Andrew Zimmern
01:05:30
Happy Holidays from Blaises! Richard and Jazmin pull out an episode from the vault featuring the thankful and talented Andrew Zimmern on his journey rebuilding his life after addiction to becoming a chef and host of several successful food programs, and how he gives back.
Dec 26, 2017
In The Walk-In Freezer with Sam Mason
01:12:00
Richard is joined in a bustling shop in Brooklyn owned by fellow chef and hipster Sam Mason, who talks about how his creation Odd Fellows Ice Cream Co. brings together ice cream and strange flavors in a Wonkaesque fashion!
Dec 19, 2017
Blais Reviews: Top Chef Colorado
01:07:00
Richard and Jazmin team up again in the Mini-Walk-In (a.k.a. a random closet in their house) to do another review about the season premiere of Top Chef's 15th season, including: Richard's permanent cameo in the opening, staring with a Potluck challenge, the growing hipster population on Denver, the formidable challengers inside Last Chance Kitchen, and why Jazmin hid her pregnancy from Richard when he was competing on the show!
Dec 12, 2017
True Grits with Marcus Samuelsson
01:02:00
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson serves Richard food from his head quarters in Harlem to talk about the origins of his fashion sense, as well as his use of narratives in his dishes to bring communities together.
Dec 05, 2017
Blais'd: Live From Chicago!
00:48:00
Richard hits The Windy City with a bonus episode from his seminar live in Chicago! Get ready for lots of laughs, food sounds, and a stunning impression of Guy Fieri...
Dec 01, 2017
Jazzing It Up with The Potash Twins
01:20:00
In Minneapolis, Richard joins up with the "Twin Horns of Joy" and hosts of Travel Channel's Travel Channel's "Southern Road Trip" Adeev and Ezra Potash talk about their relationship with Andrew Zimmern, their music, and what they really think about La La Land.
Nov 28, 2017
Blais Reviews: Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
00:56:00
Richard & Jazmin find themselves in a fitness club of all places as they review the documentary that explores the life and achievements of Jeremiah Tower, a controversial yet influential gastronomist and one of the first American celebrity chefs.
Nov 21, 2017
Sprinkle In Some Cupcakes with Candace Nelson
00:59:00
Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and "Cupcake Wars" judge Candace Nelson steps into the Walk In to talk about her role in the cupcake craze, her success as both an entrepreneur and a mother, and the story behind her ingenious idea of creating the 24-hour Cupcake ATM! She also talks about trading in a muffin tin for a pizza paddle in her new restaurant venture, Pizzana.
Nov 14, 2017
Food History with Simon Majumdar
01:13:00
British-American author and television personality Simon Majumdar steps into the Walk In to talk about his unexpected participation on Iron Chef: America, judging on Cutthroat Kitchen, and accepts his nomination as Starving For Attention's resident food historian.
Nov 07, 2017
Blais'd: Live In Minneapolis
00:55:04
As a special treat, Richard brings you a recording of his live seminar in Minneapolis where he talks about cooking techniques and--oddly enough--Guy Fieri. Enjoy this special treat and let us know what you think of this special through social media or the PodcastOne app!
Nov 03, 2017
Watching Fabio Viviani Enjoy An Aged Steak
01:13:33
Italian chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani sits down for a bite to eat and a chat with Richard about spending his teenage years working his way through kitchens, immigrating into the United States, competing alongside Richard on Top Chef, and his method of balancing success with freedom in the culinary world.
Oct 31, 2017
Instagram Stories with Aarti Sequeira & Catherine McCord
01:11:38
Resident judges on Guy's Grocery Games Aarti Sequeira & Catherine McCord step into the Walk In to talk about their experiences judging competitions and that one time Jazmin punched a hole into a wall.
Oct 23, 2017
Blais Reviews: Top Chef Juniors Premiere
01:06:47
In a change of pace, Richard and Jazmin hop on Skype to have a cross-country discussion about the premiere of Top Chef's take on kid-based cooking competitions. ALERT = there are most definitely spoilers!
Oct 16, 2017
Trademarking Salmon Pastrami with David Burke
01:22:33
Restaurateur and branding genius David Burke gives Richard some tips on turning your name into a brand when it comes to working with food.
Oct 09, 2017
Top Chef Reunion with Shirley Chung & Casey Thompson
01:11:50
Richard and Jazmin meet up with Shirley Chung and Casey Thompson in Newport Beach to talk about life after Top Chef and how they manage their businesses and brands in the culinary world.
Oct 02, 2017
Birds of a Feather Rotisserie Together with Evan and Sarah Rich
01:27:05
On location at the Williams Sonoma HQ in San Francisco, the culinary power-couple behind Rich Table, Evan and Sarah Rich, talk about opening up their new restaurant RT Rotisserie, their experience moving from the East Coast to the West, and how they manage to raise a family while running multiple restaurants together.
Sep 25, 2017
A Spicoli Moment with Brooke Williamson
00:53:44
Top Chef Season 10's Brooke Williamson pops into The Walk In to talk about how she really felts about the final verdict of her season, that time Richard was totally mean about serving a cold soup dish, and what her young son thinks about her culinary achievements.
Sep 18, 2017
Getting Baked with Duff Goldman
01:02:36
Owner of Charm City Cakes and the "Ace of Cakes" himself Duff Goldman comes inside the Walk In to talk about his start in the business of craft crazy cakes, the formation of his unusual baking team, and his recent weight loss!
Sep 11, 2017
Off The Court with Dale Talde
01:15:20
Top Chef: Chicago's Dale Talde joins Richard in a hotel room in New York to talk about his time on Top Chef, his current business venture, basketball, and that one time he went full-on crazy at an intern.
Sep 04, 2017
The Devil Wears An Apron with Gail Simmons
00:53:51
Top Chef judge and food writer Gail Simmons meets up with Richard & Jazmin in Aspen to talk about her moviesque (and somewhat hellish) internship in the food space to her current role as a permanent judge on Bravos Top Chef.
Aug 28, 2017
Straight From the Test Kitchen of Justin Chapple
00:55:12
Food & Wine Test Kitchen's Justin Chapple meets up with Richard & Jazmin in Aspen to talk about his start at Starbucks to the method behind his madness in his cooking videos and his own way of handling internet trolls, as well as his upcoming cookbook. Also, we learn the deep, dark secret behind Richard's beard (spoilers: it's not very deep or dark, but it's mildly interesting).
Aug 21, 2017
Ain't No Rest For The Culinary Department with Sandee Birdsong
01:14:48
Richard and Jazmin get an interesting (often unsung and very dirty) point-of-view from the television world of cooking with Sandee Birdsong, the head of the culinary department (i.e. the people who actually make cooking shows run) of Top Chef and MasterChef. Also, listeners can play along with the grossest game Richard's come up with so far...this is not an episode for the squeamish!
Aug 14, 2017
Du Or Donut, There Is No Try with with Wylie Dufresne
01:07:50
Live again from the Ace Hotel, molecular gastronomist and Richards cooking idol Wylie Dufresne joins Richard to talk about engineering the perfect donut at his new venture Du's Donuts, the science behind the art of reinventing food from a molecular standpoint, and his opinion on food television. Also, Richard and Jazmin figure out their respective Game of Thrones houses.
Aug 07, 2017
Bringing Haggis To a Knife Fight With Ilan Hall
01:12:35
Live from the basement of Ace Hotel in New York, Richard (along with fill-in sidekick Eli Kirshtein) talk to chef and restaurateur Ilan Hall about his unconventional take on classic dishes like vegan ramen and Israeli BBQ, going head-to-head with Marcel Vigneron on Top Chef, and his time as creator and host of Knife Fight on the Esquire Network.
Jul 31, 2017
The Taste of Competition with Michael Voltaggio
01:00:48
Top Chef winner and the tattooed restaurateur behind .ink in Los Angeles Michael Voltaggio steps into the Walk-In to talk about competing on television with his own brother, creating his own chef family tree, and the element of surprise he makes sure to incorporate into his food.
Jul 24, 2017
Fermented Whale Anus and the Birth Story of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
01:02:46
During the Aspen F&W Classic, chef, writer, and creator of Travel Channels Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern enters the Walk In to talk about the unconventional start to his massively successful television career, why it's not just about eating bugs, and how to use fame for the betterment of his fellow man.
Jul 17, 2017
Reality Show Domination with Lou Diamond Phillips
01:05:52
Jack Of All Spades, L.D.P., joins us in the walk-in this week to discuss how he went from Iron Chef fan to reality show cooking champion with behind the scene stories from Iron Chef: America and Chopped. Plus, he plays the inaugural round of "Who Said What?" and dazzles with celebrity impersonations.
Jul 10, 2017
Hustle 101 with Ellen Bennett
00:58:22
Founder of Hedley & Bennett Ellen Bennett joins Richard and Jazmin to talk about her experience in reinventing the wheel of the kitchen world: the apron.
Jul 03, 2017
TV Beginnings with Antonia Lofaso & Jet Tila
01:05:22
Richard & Jazmin are joined in the studio by restaurateurs and chef judges from Cutthroat Kitchen Antonia Lofaso & Jet Tila to talk about their humble starts in the television world, working with Alton Brown, and their opinions about the backlash against television chefs.
Jun 26, 2017
Pilot Light with Besha Rodell
00:56:46
For their debut episode, Richard & Jazmin welcome the prolific and mysterious LA Weekly critic Besha Rodell as she talks about her humble journey in the world of food criticism, maintaining her secret identity all these years, and her thoughts on cultural appropriation in the restaurant industry.
Jun 19, 2017
Starving For Attention with Richard Blais Teaser
00:55:33
"Starving For Attention with Richard Blais" debuts Tuesday, June 20th, 2017.
Jun 12, 2017