4 episodes

Rob Laing talks to the chefs creating the best plant-based food. Whether you call that “vegetable-forward”, “plant-based cuisine” or just good food, the trend is undeniable and goes beyond being vegan or vegetarian. Plant Gourmet talks to these chefs in detail on topics like running plant-based restaurants, recipes and menu development, food issues, health and diet, the environment, animal rights, ingredients, suppliers, the food scene, new technology, culinary and hospitality trends and more.

Plant Gourmet: Conversations with the chefs creating the finest plant-based cuisine Plant Gourmet: Rob Laing talks to the chefs creating the best plant-based food, whether you call that vegan, vegetarian or vegetable-forward, this is the show for those interested in good food, health, trends in culinary and hospitality, the environme

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    • 4.7, 32 Ratings

Rob Laing talks to the chefs creating the best plant-based food. Whether you call that “vegetable-forward”, “plant-based cuisine” or just good food, the trend is undeniable and goes beyond being vegan or vegetarian. Plant Gourmet talks to these chefs in detail on topics like running plant-based restaurants, recipes and menu development, food issues, health and diet, the environment, animal rights, ingredients, suppliers, the food scene, new technology, culinary and hospitality trends and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

KatieLyn1313 ,

A veg foodie’s dream!

Just came across this podcast and I’m hooked! I hope more conversations are added. I never knew insight, context, creativity, and inspiration could be combined with conversations about plant-based cuisine so effortlessly!

SunBum2017 ,

The podcast of travel cooking channels

Really not what I expected!! Super hope this podcast isn’t over would. If u would love to know more about vegan restaurants and how they are started and managed this is the place. It’s like a Stephen Bourdain going to all this different places but in a podcast form. Sadly all only in NY and around ICE but still 👌👌.

Sherrinford ,

Pretentious af

The podcast starts off with a weird, tone-deaf rant by the host about how the phrase vegan food makes him think of lame, sad dishes by people who aren’t proper chefs, and how he hates people “obsessing over health” or “ramming activism down people’s throats”. Then he transitions into talking about how plant based food has only now, in the past few years, been “elevated” by great chefs (read: mostly white male chefs in the gourmet industry) and so it’s finally worth being reported on. He talks about how his first guest, a white male chef who was trained in non-vegan food then got into experimenting with it later on, is “the one person” who’s elevated plant based food more than anyone else. For someone doing a podcast on vegan food he seems incredibly ignorant - or perhaps just dismissive - of the history of vegan food, which has been eaten and developed for an incredibly long time in other cultures and subcultures. His tone makes it clear he only considers food to be “high” and “elevated” if it’s done within the extremely white male Western world of haute cuisine.

To be fair, I stopped listening after his super dismissive & stuck up intro, so maybe he gets better - or at least I’d expect his guests bring more knowledge of & love for vegan food than he does. But jesus, what an example of a white dude who doesn’t know sh*t about a subject deciding he’s going to be the big expert on it and host a whole show about it... without doing proper research, and while acting like the whole history of the field was worthless til he & other people like him got interested in entering and “elevating” it. Yikes.

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