22 episodes

Discussions hosted by Wayward Muse Media. The focus of this season is on how we eat and drink and the cultural significance of food. Our host Stevan is an award-winning Restaurant Professional based in Chicago. Join him as he explores vital topics with noteworthy guests from around the world.

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Discussions hosted by Wayward Muse Media. The focus of this season is on how we eat and drink and the cultural significance of food. Our host Stevan is an award-winning Restaurant Professional based in Chicago. Join him as he explores vital topics with noteworthy guests from around the world.

    SZN 3 EP. 5 Rethink Food

    SZN 3 EP. 5 Rethink Food

    Rethink Food exists to bridge the gap between food waste and food insecurity. In this episode, we discuss the unique ways in which they are changing the way we look at food and how we can help get this resource to the right people. Chef Jenner joined us to discuss how his restaurant Esme contributes to the community including its partnership with Rethink.

    It was eye-opening to hear their perspectives and experiences as they have created structures for change. Food insecurity affects the daily lives of so many and we have the resources to help change that. Thank you all for supporting! Let me know what you think on Insta or Tik Tok!

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    • 24 min
    SZN 3 EP 4 Cocktails in Color

    SZN 3 EP 4 Cocktails in Color

    The world of cocktails to often finds itself in the dull color palate of black and white. Everything is done in robotic repetition while corporate-flavored slush is forced into our unwilling hands. Luckily we have our next guests who have brought us the book 'Cocktails in Color'. I found the conversation uplifting and bright and I hope it brings a fresh perspective to you as well. Here are the details of our guests below!

    Sammi Katz is a writer and bartender from New York City. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for all things cocktails and is always up for a lively debate about the appropriate garnish for a Last Word. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and The Daily Beast, and she is the creator of the blog A Girl’s Guide to Drinking Alone.

    Olivia McGiff is an artist living in Brooklyn. She designs book covers by day and illustrates drinks, dogs, and loved ones by night. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Corriere della Sera’s COOK, and Lit Hub. Olivia has directed a cat circus, painted in the Greek mountains, and was once a clown in a play about Billie Jean King.

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    • 20 min
    SZN 3 EP 3 Sean Sherman

    SZN 3 EP 3 Sean Sherman

    A member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, Chef Sean Sherman was born and raised in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Cooking in kitchens across the United States and Mexico for over 30 years, Chef Sean is renowned nationally and internationally in the culinary movement of Indigenous foods. His primary focus is the revitalization and evolution of Indigenous food systems throughout North America. His extensive studies on the foundations of Indigenous food systems have led to his deep understanding of what is needed to showcase Native American cuisine in today's world. In 2014, Chef Sean opened the business, The Sioux Chef, designed to provide catering and food education in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. His first book, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, received the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook for 2018 and was chosen one of the top ten cookbooks of 2017 by the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Smithsonian magazine. In July 2021, Chef Sean and his partner Dana openedOwamni by The Sioux Chef, Minnesota’s first full-service Indigenous restaurant, featuring healthy Indigenous food and drinks. Owamni received the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in June 2022.

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    • 24 min
    SZN 3 EP 2 Dustin Drankiewicz

    SZN 3 EP 2 Dustin Drankiewicz

    You know Dustin Drankawitz right? A familiar face and name to those of us in the Midwest, his professional movements these days include being an operating partner with Paper Plane Pizza & he is about to launch a management & consulting division as well as continue growing the Pizza footprint. In our episode, we talk about his life's journey and his path to sobriety.

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    • 20 min
    szn 3 ep. 1 John Kessler

    szn 3 ep. 1 John Kessler

    Welcome to SZN 3! We are back and want to grow this channel to new heights and that all starts with you so thank you so much for tuning in!

    Our first guest for this season is John Kessler. He is the restaurant critic for Chicago Magazine. He previously spent 18 years as a food writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He worked for several years as a restaurant cook and chef in Washington and Denver, where he got his start as a critic at the alternative newsweekly, Westword. His writing has received many awards, including a National Headliner Award and a James Beard award. His essays, columns, and food features have been anthologized 11 times in “Best Food Writing.” He served as chairman of the James Beard Foundation’s journalism awards committee.

    We don't want to muddy our show with brands and plug-ins that will censor our speech, so if you like this content consider getting us a coffee or visiting the shop where we've designed a sushi-wielding/sake pouring/ maki serving Ikigai octopus sweatshirt, or a dank Terroir & sugar cane T-shirt. Each design is printed to order! and is unique only 9,998 until we can open a bar!

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    • 26 min
    Nino of Ojo De Tigre

    Nino of Ojo De Tigre

    Ninotchka Gandulla, lovingly known by her peers as “Nino”, has been a professional in the spirits industry for over a decade. Born in Puerto Rico her career has taken her through such notable places as Dragonfly, and one of my personal favorite bars on earth, La Factoria. She is now the US NATIONAL AMBASSADOR of OJO DE TIGRE MEZCAL ARTESANAl.


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    • 33 min

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