100 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.

Special Sauce with Ed Levine Serious Eats

    • Arts
    • 4.3, 205 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.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
205 Ratings

205 Ratings

Esterdotter ,

Great guests.

A varied and interesting range of guests. I especially enjoy the family histories. I just wish Ed would stop interrupting his guests in the middle when they are telling their stories. He puts the words he’s expecting into their mouths, and we never hear what they were going to say.

peoniesandlilacs ,

Lazy language

Ed Levine is an engaging conversationalist, but I stopped listening to the podcast after I heard him repeatedly use the word “seminal” to describe various food-industry luminaries and/or their accomplishments.

As a reminder, seminal: adjective

sem· i· nal | \ ˈse-mə-nᵊl

Definition of seminal

1 : of, relating to, or consisting of seed or semen

2 : containing or contributing the seeds of later development : creative, original a seminal book

Ed, I’m begging you—please stop using this highly gendered word to describe important contributions to the industry, and be more thoughtful in general about the way you communicate with guests and listeners.

Emily yumyum ,

Special Sauce

Wonderful podcast featuring guests from a range of careers in the food industry. Ed is the best interviewer. He asks great questions while just seeming to have a conversation with his guests. He does all his research too.

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