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

On this week’s super-sized show, Steve and Rick travel to five cities in two countries for a major taco crawl. Some are traditional, while other versions are being reinterpreted by ambitious chefs.

When seeking out the best taco, why not head to the epicenter of taco culture.  Rick heads to Mexico City to meet up with Nick Gilman, author of “Mexico City’s Best Tacos.”  Steve is in San Diego for some fish tacos at Rubio’s before heading south to Ensenada, on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.  He then samples the Sonoran-style tacos in Tucson, before winding up back home in Chicago, where one chef is inspired to make tacos inspired by the best Midwest farms at Antique Taco.

Direct download: Grande_Taco_Show.mp3
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Born and raised in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, Edward Kim attended New York University, earning a B.A. in political science with the intention of becoming an attorney. Choosing, however, to go in a much different direction, he enrolled in Pasadena’s Le Cordon Bleu, where he rekindled his passion for food and cooking, and eventually graduated with a culinary degree.

After culinary school, he honed his skills in various New York and Los Angeles
kitchens under a number of acclaimed chefs. Starting out with a caterer in Pasadena, he moved on to an externship at Per Se, then the job of Garde Manger at Meson G in Los Angeles.

In 2011 he opened his first restaurant, Ruxbin, in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Two years later, Kim and his partners opened their second concept, Mott Street, a more casual restaurant that showcases family-style Asian street food in a relaxed environment. His restaurants have been honored with awards and accolades from Michelin, Bon Appetit and The New York Times.

Edward Kim accepted our Ingredient Challenge this week, using noodles as the main ingredient. Although I’m not sure which type he’s selected – dried, fresh… egg, rice or wheat... it’s up to him. He and Rick attempt to come up with a weeknight meal using the noodles of our choice, plus five extra ingredients. The challenge is, both have to finish our dishes in 15 minutes or less.

Direct download: Ingredient_Challenge_-_Noodles.mp3
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Part two of our North American Food Market Crawl, we talk to the experts in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, sample the best fare from favorite markets and food halls of Canada. Lesley Chesterman, Restaurant Critic at the Montreal Gazette strolls through the massive Jean-Talon Market; Suresh Doss, Editor of Foodism Magazine in Toronto takes us downtown to Village by the Grange and Lee Man, Food Writer at Vancouver Magazine joins us from Vancouver  to take us to Granville Island to explore their food culture of BC.

Direct download: Canada_Markets.mp3
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One of the most important things to do when traveling is to try to find out where the locals eat, and often times, that’s in a food hall or market.
Coming up on today’s show: we talk to the experts, and sample the best fare from the best food markets and halls in 10 cities.

Direct download: US_Food_Markets_Show.mp3
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