19 episodes

Skillet is a podcast about food and memory. We go into the kitchens of grandmas, chefs, farmers, activists, and anyone who stirs the pot. As dinner simmers on the stovetop, we explore equity and identity by looking back on life’s struggles and triumphs. Let’s cook together and listen to each other.

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Skillet is a podcast about food and memory. We go into the kitchens of grandmas, chefs, farmers, activists, and anyone who stirs the pot. As dinner simmers on the stovetop, we explore equity and identity by looking back on life’s struggles and triumphs. Let’s cook together and listen to each other.

    Chicken Biryani with Meherwan Irani

    Chicken Biryani with Meherwan Irani

    Chef Meherwan Irani pays homage to his homeland at his Indian restaurants in Atlanta and Asheville, NC. His innovative take on chaat, the crunchy, spicy street snacks he eats in India, has earned him four James Beard Award-nominations.

    Yet he is not bound by any notions of authenticity. In fact, some might balk at how he makes biryani in this episode. He cooks this traditional layered rice dish in a most untraditional way, and talks about why he believes it’s not fusion, it’s evolution.

    • 43 min
    Almond Buttermilk Pound Cake with Joe Bowie

    Almond Buttermilk Pound Cake with Joe Bowie

    Joe Bowie Jr. is as graceful in the kitchen as he is gliding across the stage. This professional dancer-turned-baker makes his version of his family’s pound cake recipe at his home in Columbia, South Carolina. Then he shares his journey from growing up in the shadow of the auto industry to touring with some of the best dance companies in the world before falling deeply in love with baking.
    Follow Joe Bowie’s baking adventures at @brooklynbreadnerd.
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    • 44 min
    Sofrito Feast with Reina Gascon-Lopez

    Sofrito Feast with Reina Gascon-Lopez

    We sizzle and fry with Reina Gascon-Lopez, the chef and writer behind The Sofrito Project. We visit her in Charleston, South Carolina as she cooks a Puerto Rican feast that brings back memories of her of her homeland. She also talks about her journey from the tech world to fine dining, and why she’d rather fix supper than iPhones.

    • 34 min
    Live from Chow Chow with Clarence Robinson

    Live from Chow Chow with Clarence Robinson

    Check out our first live show! Recorded at Chow Chow, a new culinary festival in Asheville, North Carolina, on Sept. 14, 2019. Featuring Chef Clarence Robinson from Cooking with Comedy Catering.

    • 33 min
    Shabbat Dinner with Whitney Fisch

    Shabbat Dinner with Whitney Fisch

    From lighting candles to bringing out big platters of food, the rituals of family meals bring us closer together. For school counselor, mom, and food blogger Whitney Fisch, those rituals also revolve around Judaism. We spend a Friday afternoon with @jewhungry and her extended family as she prepares Shabbat dinner. While the pesto chicken, smashed potatoes, and five other dishes finish cooking, she delves into some of the negative food rituals that bolster diet culture, as well as the warm memories she wants to instill in her kids.

    • 40 min
    Tres Leches Cake with Olga Perez and Jodi Rhoden

    Tres Leches Cake with Olga Perez and Jodi Rhoden

    Have you ever been in the kitchen with your bestie? The magic of two friends baking together makes everything sweeter, especially for Olga Perez, the owner of Short Street Cakes in Asheville, North Carolina. In this episode, Olga makes tres leches cake with Jodi Rhoden, her close friend and former owner of the cake shop. As they bake, Olga and Jodi remember the joys and struggles of running the bakery and raising their kids in a sugar-fueled dream world.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

khstock ,

Love!!!

Such a warm, unique, and thoughtful podcast. Always my favorite one to look forward to. Great work ❤️

Kbp91 ,

Plantains are life!

I think about some of the best moments in my life, and food has always been a part of it! I find it very interesting to listen to the stories of others and what each specific dish means to them! I feel like I'm there, sitting at the kitchen table! This show is beautiful, unique, and so well done!

h0zae ,

Tugs at the soul

Every story is illustrated perfectly. I never imagined I would have an interest in story telling through food, but here I am and Skillet is perfecting the recipe. I appreciate the host and the story tellers. Thanks for sharing these important stories from different walks of life. Enjoying season 2 as much as I enjoyed 1.

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