The Feed Podcast (general)

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

We’re talking about the basis of any good bowl of soup by digging down to the bones, that is, the broth they create. From the basics to making one, to a Japanese icon, even a pair of entrepreneurs who are making bone broth the basis of their business.

We start in Portland, Oregon with Tressa Yellig’s business called Broth Bar, by Salt, Fire & Time. Then Steve heads the chef at Strings Ramen in Chicago, about how the magical tonkotsu broth is made for her bowl of ramen, then later in the show, the Chicago Bone Broth team Dan and Kassie Houlihan, founders of Chicago Bone Broth, stop by for a tasting. Their mission: To provide the most nutrient dense, best tasting broths to fuel life's adventures.

Direct download: Bone_Broth.mp3
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Coming up on this week’s show, a black bean challenge with the Chef and owner of May Street Café & Steakhouse here in Chicago. Chef Mario Santiago joins Rick in the Test Kitchen to come up with an easy weeknight meal in 15 minutes or less using a can of black beans, plus five extra ingredients you can find pretty much anywhere.

Direct download: Ingredient_Challenge_-_Black_Beans.mp3
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So many cookbooks hit our desks each month, it’s a little mindboggling to think about all of the trees that were sacrificed. But a recent cookbook, Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand stood out because of its thoroughness and vivid representation of what eating and cooking in Thailand is really like. If you’ve ever been curious about how the Thais truly eat, this is the book for you.

Coming up on this week’s show, a chat with the author, Leela Punyaratabandhu, of a stunningly gorgeous new book about the food of Bangkok that makes you want to cook, or at the very least, go to your favorite Thai joint after reading through its pages.

Direct download: Bangkok_Cookbook.mp3
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On this week’s show, a chat with the force behind the Momofuku restaurants that have seemingly opened all over the world. David Chang joins Steve and Rick for a wide-ranging conversation, including what happened to Lucky Peach?

Direct download: David_Chang.mp3
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It seems like there is a podcast these days for pretty much every niche interest. We realize we’re not the only game in town, so this week we’re introducing you to some other food-focused podcasts you might want to keep on your radar, including a pair of James Beard Award-winners.

Direct download: Food_Podcasts_Podcast.mp3
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Coming up on this week’s show, an apple challenge against the Chef and owner of Belly Q and Urban Belly here in Chicago, Bill Kim, as both he and Rick attempt to come up with an easy weeknight meal in 15 minutes or less, using just a few apples, plus five extra ingredients you can find pretty much anywhere.

Direct download: IC_-_Apple_Challenge.mp3
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This week Steve and Rick venture out of the Test Kitchen for a LIVE Broadcast at the Chicago Podcast Festival. They invite 3 people to join them to look at the Chicago Food Scene.

Iconic Chicago encased-meats maven, "Hot" Doug Sohn hops up on stage to talk about Chicago Style hot dogs, Darryl Townson of Dat Donut or Uncle John’s Barbecue shares his southside pride and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks Chicago’s food scene, food tourism and the James Beard Awards. Plus there will be treats.

Direct download: LIVE_BROADCAST_1.mp3
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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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