Each week on Food Network Obsessed, host Jaymee Sire sits down with your favorite chefs, food influencers and Food Network personalities to dish on all things delicious in the food world. From exclusive behind-the-scenes stories, first (and worst) jobs in food, to cooking fails and culinary triumphs, no topic is off the menu. Whether you’re a super-fan of Food Network or a super foodie you’re going to want to hear this!
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Sophie Flay on Forging Her Own Path & Father-Daughter Dynamics
Sophie Flay, daughter of culinary icon Bobby Flay, shares why she chose a journalism career over following in her dad’s footsteps and tells us her favorite types of stories to cover in the Los Angeles area.
Simon Majumdar on Changing His Life at Forty & Eating Around the World
Author and critic Simon Majumdar shares the research and process behind the scenes of his podcast that explores the rich history of food and his favorite interview so far with a Food Network star. He reveals the shocking turning point in his life and the renewed mission he set forth to pursue at 40 years old. Simon shares his journey through 31 countries in just a year and why he believes food is a healing and unifying force in a world that feels divided. He also gives his advice for how he overcomes language barriers and his most memorable meal to-date. Simon shares his personal philosophy on eating and consuming in a thoughtful way and his thoughts on food waste. He dives into his time on Guy’s Grocery Games and his honest and passionate approach to judging, his experience on the latest season of Tournament of Champions as a co-floor reporter and his thoughts on this season’s fierce winner.
Fariyal Abdullahi on Red Carpet Moments & Cooking at The Met
Chef Fariyal Abdullahi shares her childhood memories growing up in Ethiopia and the food rituals she holds close when she is missing home. She talks about picking a sheep every Friday for their family and why these experiences deepened her connection to food and perspective. Fariyal talks about moving from Ethiopia to the states at 16 years old, her first experiences with American food, and why she decided to pivot her career to becoming a chef. She talks about graduating from the CIA and landing in the kitchen of the greatest restaurant in the world in Copenhagen and some hallmarks of Scandinavian cuisine. Fariyal shares why she decided to take a year off to rest and prioritize her mental health and leave kitchens to start consulting in the industry. She talks about her experience walking the red carpet at the Met Gala last year and what kind of kitchen culture is important to cultivate. Fariyal reveals the Food Network shows and chefs that are her favorite and why she doesn’t think her cooking style works for competition.
Rhett & Link on Uncovering Food Secrets on Inside Eats
Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, hosts of the internet sensation Good Mythical Morning, talk about their new show Inside Eats and why it is the perfect extension of their wacky food adventures. They guess Jaymee’s Chipotle order based on her personality and how many different order combinations they uncovered in their show. Rhett and Link share where their curiosity for all things food comes from, why they went on a mission to discover why the Cheesecake Factory menu is so big, and what cheesecake flavor is their favorite. They point out who the picky eater is between the two of them and the foods they absolutely cannot stand. Rhett and Link talk about the experience of visiting Coolhaus Ice Cream and what their personal, signature flavor would be. They talk about visiting Beyond Meat, what it takes to replicate the texture and experience of meat and the surprising experiments they witnessed in their labs. Rhett and Link talk about how Good Mythical Morning started, how it has evolved over the past decade, and their friendship origin story.
Tiffani Faison on Winning Tournament of Champions & Why Judging Chopped is So Hard
Tournament of Champions season 3 winner, Tiffani Faison, shares her feelings on being the third woman crowned on the show and how the blind judging on the show removes possibilities of implicit bias.
Karen Akunowicz on Her “Modern Grandma” Cooking Style & Tournament of Champions
Chef Karen Akunowicz shares her journey to the Tournament of Champions stage and how her experience working as a sous chef in Modena sparked her love for European-style dining shaped her path forward.
Sophie Flay’s Interview
How special to hear the daughter of Bobby Flay, she’s so interesting & accomplished already at her age. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the mighty Oak!
My favorite podcast!!!
Love every single moment of this podcast! Cannot wait for new episodes each week. Jaymee is amazing and her interviews are top notch. As a fellow foodie (and Bon Jovi nut) I cannot say enough good things and I recommend this podcast to everyone.
My favorite podcast!