Pastry chef, food entrepreneur and TV judge Candace Nelson interviews culinary personalities and other notable nationally recognized figures about their passion for food, their earliest memories of eating, as well as their current cooking and dining routines.
Melissa Clark: Home Cook Advocate
Melissa Clark has dinner (and comfort) covered. New York Times Columnist and author of 42 cookbooks, Melissa knows how to get a delicious dinner on the table in under an hour. Her newest cookbook Kid in the Kitchen, named One of the Best Cookbooks of the Year by the NYT Book Review, is designed for the tween chef who’s ready to cook on their own, but still needs a little guidance. From sparkly gingerbread cookies to chestnut honey rosemary shortbread with Meyer lemon zest, Melissa is upping the Christmas cookie game. Join us on this episode of Live to Eat as we talk about cooking with beans, the freedom of the Instant Pot, contactless cookie deliveries, and the perfect gift for any budding chef in your home.
Well+Good’s Kate Spies: Thought Leader & Trend Forecaster
Kate Spies is a health and wellness guru. Editor-in-chief of Well+Good, a leading lifestyle and news publication committed to health and wellness, Kate champions the brand’s mission to create inclusive and accessible content for all. Presenting a journalistic perspective, Well+Good provides resources, tips, and expert-led events and panels to support a wellness-minded community. Kate has spent half of 2020 forecasting what wellness trends will shape 2021. From health, self care, beauty, fitness, and my favorite—food, Well+Good’s annual trends report offers insight into what we’ll see in our future (and let’s just say 2021 is looking up). Tune in to this episode of Live to Eat as we chat about intuitive eating, upcycled foods, half-scratch meal kits, and supercharged seltzers.
Carla Hall Says Yes
Carla Hall is the Queen of Yes! A former accountant and runway model turned chef, tv host and cookbook author; Carla doesn’t stop. As a competitor on Top Chef and judge on Netflix’s Crazy Delicious and Food Network’s Bakeaway Camp, Carla is a trained chef who knows what it takes to compete in the kitchen. Co-host on “The Chew” for seven seasons, Carla brings joy, personality and positive energy to everything she does. Living by the mantra “Say yes!,” Carla hosts a podcast titled exactly that, where she digs into the idea of finding success through adversity. Join us on this episode of Live to Eat as we talk about morning meditation, enneagrams, and bodybuilding competitions.
Dana Cowin on Giving (and Eating) Broadly
Dana Cowin is a tastemaker and risk-taker. As the former Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine for over two decades, Dana’s life revolved around food and wine—making her a distinguished expert in the food and media industries. Dana desires to share the stories of women, and as the host of Speaking Broadly, an inspiring podcast focused on women in the food world, and founder of the newly launched website, Giving Broadly, a curated collection of food products by women entrepreneurs, Dana is fulfilling her mission. She is also a coach for creatives, avid supporter of farmers, and big proponent of easy, one-sheet dinners. Tune in to this episode of Live to Eat as we chat about the best way to learn French, the secret to finding joy in the kitchen, why you need a hot pot base, and where to find Dana’s ultimate artisanal holiday gift guide.
Amanda Frederickson on fast-casual and fridge foraging
Amanda Frederickson is crushing 2020. Simple Beautiful Food, Amanda’s first solo cookbook was released in the spring and her restaurant, Radish Kitchen, opened in August. Radish is a fast-casual concept that filled a hole in the Nashville community, boasting fresh and healthy food—fast. Formerly a recipe developer for Williams-Sonoma’s Test Kitchen, Amanda is a cookbook master, creating the recipes for 11 different Williams-Sonoma cookbooks, as well as The Staub Cookbook. You can also find Amanda in her kitchen every Wednesday for her Instagram series, Fridge Foraging, teaching home chefs how to cook with what’s on hand. Join us on this episode of Live to Eat as we talk about setting priorities, the wonder of Magic Shell, how to cook from your fridge, and what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Claire Saffitz: Breaking Baking Biases
From Tarte Tatin to Twinkies, Claire Saffitz has elevated the baking game. A pastry chef and recipe developer, Claire seeks to give novice and experienced home bakers and cooks more confidence in the kitchen. Previously the Senior Food Editor at Bon Appétit magazine and video host of the creative series, Gourmet Makes, Claire’s love of food (and dessert) stems from her family and her Jewish upbringing. Dessert Person, Claire’s first cookbook is hot off the press and already a NYT Bestseller. Centered on all things sweet, Claire shares her signature recipes for cakes, cookies, pies, tarts and even savory pastry, accompanied by a recipe matrix to outline the time commitment and difficulty of each recipe. Tune in to this episode of Live to Eat as we chat about problem solving in the kitchen, the best apples for baking, and what you should be making for dessert this Thanksgiving.