260 episodes

Serious Eats' podcast Special Sauce enables food lovers everywhere to eavesdrop on an intimate conversation about food and life between host and Serious Eats founder Ed Levine and his well-known/famous friends and acquaintances both in and out of the food culture.

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    • 4.2 • 287 Ratings

Serious Eats' podcast Special Sauce enables food lovers everywhere to eavesdrop on an intimate conversation about food and life between host and Serious Eats founder Ed Levine and his well-known/famous friends and acquaintances both in and out of the food culture.

    Razza's Dan Richer on the Joy of Pizza

    Razza's Dan Richer on the Joy of Pizza

    On this week's Special Sauce Dan Richer, chef and owner of Jersey City's Razza, one of the country's best pizzerias, talks to us about his obsessive Joy of Pizza, which just so happens to be the title of his new book. And because NYT restaurant critic Pete Wells gave Razza an unprecedented three stars in his review in 2017, I also had to talk to Pete about Razza and Dan. He was game, but only if he and I visited Razza one more time to see if Dan was still at the top of his game.

    • 42 min
    Devita Davidson, Food Lab Detroit and Ji Hye Kim

    Devita Davidson, Food Lab Detroit and Ji Hye Kim

    On this week's Special Sauce Detroit food activist and Food Lab Detroit founder Devita Davidson has a lot to say about how government, entrpreneurs, and the private sector can and should work together to form a better food system. Plus chef-restaurateur Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim's in Ann Arbor tells us about how she has embraced Food Lab Detroit's methods to mutually benefit her business and the employees that work there.

    • 35 min
    Kenji Live 2: We Cooked And A Wok Q&A

    Kenji Live 2: We Cooked And A Wok Q&A

    On Part II of our live Special Sauce, Kenji and I successfully cooked eggs and tomatoes in a wok onstage and I didn't get fired as his sous-chef for inadequately chopping the scallions. We also revived the Ask Kenji feature as he talks about everything from cooking with his 5 year old daughter to his experiences in science classes in high school.

    • 24 min
    Kenji Live on the Wok, Family & McCartney

    Kenji Live on the Wok, Family & McCartney

    For our first ever live Special Sauce Kenji and I talked about his new #1 NYT Best-Seller The Wok, how family life has become the center of his existence, and how Sir Paul McCartney gave him an autograph after McCartney's security team tackled him on the street in NYC.

    • 33 min
    Justice Activist Jessica Ramos On thJustice Activist Jessica Ramos On the Dignity of Work & Kenji On His Wife's Favorite Soupe Dignity of Work & Kenji On His Wife's Favorite Soup

    Justice Activist Jessica Ramos On thJustice Activist Jessica Ramos On the Dignity of Work & Kenji On His Wife's Favorite Soupe Dignity of Work & Kenji On His Wife's Favorite Soup

    On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, NY State Senator and Food and Labor Activist Jessica Ramos returns to talk about the next set of problems she's tackling. And Kenji tells us about the Colombian soup that is his wife's favorite. 

    • 40 min
    Michelle Zauner on Screenwriting and her Grammy Nominations & Kenji Weighs in on the Kinship Between Food & Music

    Michelle Zauner on Screenwriting and her Grammy Nominations & Kenji Weighs in on the Kinship Between Food & Music

    On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner returns to talk about her two Grammy nominations and writing the script for a  Crying in H Mart feature film. Plus, Kenji weighs in on the natural kinship between food and music.  Special Sauce podcast

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

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President of the US Humane Society

The President is Kitty Block. Why did Carrie say she is? Carrie is the VP of Communications. Hmmm.

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Posh is off putting

Bourdain isn’t a saint, just a flawed human being like the rest of us.

Nigella Lawson’s interview was painful. I can’t stand the privileged arrogance. I’ve tried many recipes from her books and they have never failed to disappoint.

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Just delicious!

Really love this show! Ed does a great job making connections between cusine and culture. I can literally feel his sincerity in everything he says, and I can tell the guests he brings on are people he is genuinely excited to share with his listeners. Pull up a chair and take a bite!

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