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.

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A hundred years ago, there were dozens of breweries in Chicago. A lot of them were the result of German and Czech immigrants who brought their expertise with them. Prohibition stopped most of that progress in the 1920s. Goose Island began a second wave in the 80s, and over the past five years, the pace of new brewery construction in Chicago has quickened significantly.

One of Steve’s favorites, the little Moody Tongue, launched by a professionally-trained chef.  They produce several lower alcohol beers that are perfect for pairing with food. Beer with cake, FOR REAL!  Moody Tongue’s Founder and Brewmaster, Jared Rouben, joins us for the whole show.

Direct download: Moody_Tongue_Brewing.mp3
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Coming up on this week’s show, to celebrate the Jewish New Year, a pair of kugels worth trying at home. Steve spends the afternoon in his mother-in-law Nina’s kitchen to see how she goes about making one of her family favorites.  Then, Meme Hopmayer shares her great kugel recipe, so she let Steve stop by and watch her process.  Shanah Tovah and Let's Eat!

Direct download: Kugel_Show.mp3
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Tony Mantuano grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the son of a Calabrian meatpacker, watching his grandmother stretch and roll pasta for many family meals. Mantuano and his wife Cathy, wanted to create a restaurant of their own that would carry on the extraordinary flavors he found at his grandmother’s table.

On this week’s show, a salmon challenge with the Chef and partner of Spiaggia here in Chicago, as both he and Rick Bayless attempt to come up with an easy weeknight meal in 15 minutes or less using salmon, plus five extra ingredients you can find pretty much anywhere.

Direct download: Ingredient_Challenge_-_Salmon.mp3
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Let’s immediately dispel the stereotypes about Los Angeles. Sure, there are juice bars and vegan-friendly cafes aplenty, but the City of Angels has been on the culinary map for quite awhile, showcasing some of the best talent in the country. Seasons are fluid – it’s actually just one season pretty much all of the time – sunny and 70 – so great produce is a yearround thing. There are amazing ethnic enclaves, Mexican, Korean, Chinese and Japanese come to mind, but also more burger joints and donut shops than I’ve ever seen in one place.

This week, Steve spends a week in L.A. and speaks with a few professional eaters about what’s going on right now.

Direct download: L.A._Food_Tour.mp3
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