The Feed Podcast

Chef, Restaurateur and TV Host Rick Bayless joins forces with James Beard Award-winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky, to bring the world of food and drink into your ears and have a little fun in the process.

The Podcasts

Nothing makes a successful summer party more than a punch bowl. Don’t worry, we’re not tossing a bottle of vodka into some frozen concentrate. And to help Steve and Rick with their summer sipper is Julia Momose, who began her Chicago career at The Aviary, the cutting-edge, molecular mixology bar in the West Loop. Momose then joined the opening team at Green River. Momose has garnered countless accolades for her use of exotic ingredients and unique menu presentations. She is also widely respected for her dedication to impeccable service, harkening back to the traditions of her native Japanese culture.

Direct download: Punch_Party.mp3
Category:Beverages -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

On this week’s show Rick and Steve talk with the winner of this year’s Memphis in May Competition, Charlie McKenna, about how anyone can raise their backyard barbecue game. So get out your tongs, gloves and dry rub: we’re about to start smoking.

Direct download: HOW_TO_BBQ_Show_-_Charlie_McKenna.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

This spring Rick was extra busy.  Besides overseeing his numerous restaurants, Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco, Tortas Frontera, Frontera Fresco, Frontera Cocina, his television show, Mexico One Plate at a Time and his packaged foods division, Frontera Foods, and of course this AMAZING podcast, he decided to open 2 new restaurants in the West Loop Neighborhood of Chicago.  In this show, we start a 3 part series on How to Run a Restaurant as Steve catches up with Rick at these new endeavors Leña Brava and the brewery, Cervecería Cruz Blanca to talk about the business of opening a restaurant.

Direct download: Open_a_Restaurant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

Rum

Whether it’s from sugar cane or molasses, rum has captured the hearts of many, including our own Steve Dolinsky.  On this episode, Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky take a deep dive into rum with bartender Paul McGee.  He’s behind the successful Tiki themed bars Three Dots and a Dash and Lost Lake and the beverage director for Cherry Circle and the 8 seat Milk Room at the Chicago Athletic Association.

Direct download: Rum_Show.mp3
Category:Beverages -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

The awareness of flavors and ingredients in the US has grown in recent years by people in the food industry, but the average person still seems to relegate it as a cuisine requiring a special translator and an understanding of an arcane glossary with words like gojuchang and dokbokki. Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard have attempted to not only crack the code, but explain it to the rest of us, with recipes, in a new cookbook, entitled “Koreatown.”  They join Rick and Steve for a conversation and a taste of the food. 

Direct download: Koreatown_Cookbook_.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

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