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

We’re talking about where to eat in Chicago, right now. Even if you’re not coming to town for the Beard Awards, there are plenty of exciting places to eat. Mike Sula, restaurant critic for the Chicago Reader, and Sarah Freeman, contributing editor for Eater Chicago, help sort through Chicago's many options.

Direct download: James_Beard_2016_Final.mp3
Category:Full Length Episodes -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

Typically here on the show, when we talk preserves we think kimchi or pickles, smoked fish or cured salmon, but today we’re heading into preserved fruit territory This week Rick invites Sean Pharr, chef at The Bristol in Chicago, to stop by the Frontera Test Kitchen and see what he could do with preserved lemons.

Direct download: Ingredient_Challenge_-_Preserved_Lemon.mp3
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10 years ago, the Terroir Symposium began as a way to bring Canada’s hospitality industry together, through networking, education and collaboration. But over the past few years, the annual, one-day event in Toronto has welcomed presenters.  On this week’s show, Steve and Rick speak with Founder and Executive Director Arlene Stein.  And if you happen to find yourself in Toronto, we thought, why not ask Chris Nuttall-Smith, Toronto Restaurant Critic and the National Food Writer for The Globe and Mail for some places to check out.

Direct download: Toronto_Show.mp3
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One of the most rewarding things as a chef and restaurateur, is to see young, talented, hard-working employees spend time learning their trade, then eventually moving on to start their own businesses. In this show, Steve and Rick break bread with one of Rick’s former employees, Paul Kahan.  He has been on quite a hot streak the past decade or so, having launched a restaurant group responsible for such Chicago gems as Blackbird, The Publican, Avec, The Violet Hour, Big Star and Nico Osteria.  They talk mistakes being a part of creating great food, supporting staff and moving into the United Center and O’Hare Airport.

Direct download: Paul_Kahan.mp3
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On This week's show, we attempt what many would think impossible: make an easy weeknight meal with canned artichoke hearts.  We asked one of Chicago’s best young chefs, Brian Enyart, the Chef and owner of Dos Urban Cantina, in the Logan Square neighborhood here in Chicago and he accepted.

Direct download: Artichoke_Challenge.mp3
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As relevant to Spring as bunnies, Easter eggs and a filthy Midwestern streetscape, half-melted with black snow, on today’s show: a deep-dive into the world of Bock Beers. Brad Buzzi, bartender at The Map Room in Chicago joins Rick and Steve for a tasting of the German brew. Then, Doug Hurst, Co-Founder and Head Brewer at Metropolitan Brewing, right here in the Ravenswood neighborhood shares their own take on Bock beers.

Direct download: Bock_Beer_Tasting.mp3
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There are plenty of food festivals to attend throughout the year, but the one that makes it on Steve and Rick’s calendars is the Good Food Festival and Conference.
On this week’s show, the man responsible for it all – Jim Slama, the Founder of the Good Food Festival, talks about the burgeoning sustainability movement, among vendors, restauranteurs and rest of us interested in responsible eating.

Direct download: Good_Food_Festival_2016.mp3
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On this week’s show, Steve Dolinsky heads to Osaka, Japan to discover the origins of an almost unknown savory seafood pancake called okonomiyaki.  Then he brings a sample from Tsukiji Fish Market on Chicago’s near West Side to share with Rick how it compares to what is served in Japan.

Direct download: Okonomiyaki_Final.mp3
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In this episode, Wait Wait....Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal guest stars as co-host with Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky. First, Steve visits Key's Fisheries in Marathon Key, Florida for an inside look at the stone crab industry before heading back to Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach.Then, the three try stone crabs from Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab in Chicago.

Direct download: Stone_Crab.mp3
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On this week’s show, Steve and Rick welcome Aaron Zacharias, the owner of Fountainhead, here in Chicago.  Zacharias loves ciders so much, he had to create a completely separate cider bar, called The Northman, which is opening soon.  The 3 talk the trend for these refreshments, the trend towards Cider Bars and the upcoming Cider Summit in Chicago  Then, cidermonger Brian Rutzen brings a few for a tasting.

Direct download: Ciders.mp3
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