243 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 Ed Levine

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    • 4.2 • 281 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.

    Diversity in Food Media, The Truth About MSG, and Sick Food with the WaPost's Aaron Hutcherson and Kenji

    Diversity in Food Media, The Truth About MSG, and Sick Food with the WaPost's Aaron Hutcherson and Kenji

    On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, we talk to the  Washington Post's Aaron Hutcherson about diversity and his deep dive into MSG. It's the first segment in Special Sauce's new collaboration with The Washington Post.
    Plus, Kenji, Aaron and Ed all weigh in on what they eat when they're not feeling well. 

    • 42 min
    Best-selling writer Laura Lippman Talks About Her New Books + Kenji Weighs in on Kids' Eating Habits

    Best-selling writer Laura Lippman Talks About Her New Books + Kenji Weighs in on Kids' Eating Habits

    The terrific crime writer Laura Lippman (My Life as a Villainess, Dream Girl) talks about why she's afraid of not being afraid when she writes. Plus Kenji and Laura both weigh in on how they get their kids to eat their vegetables.

    • 1 hr
    Food, Music & Memoirs with Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner and Kenji

    Food, Music & Memoirs with Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner and Kenji

    On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, we talk about joyful music and an incredibly moving memoir with Michelle Zauner, the leader of the band Japanese Breakfast. She’s the author of the heart-rending Crying in H Mart. Plus, Kenji weighs in on the relationship between two of his favorite things, food and music. 

    • 45 min
    Celebrating Colombia with Author Mariana Velásquez and Kenji Lopez-Alt

    Celebrating Colombia with Author Mariana Velásquez and Kenji Lopez-Alt

    On this week’s Special Sauce, we’re joined by Colombiana author Mariana Velásquez who talks about the incredible cultural and culinary diversity of her beloved native country. Plus, Kenji shares his love of Colombia, gained from his many trips there with his Colombian wife, Adriana.
    There's much love for Colombia on this week’s episode! 

    • 46 min
    Katie Quinn and Kenji Lopez-Alt on Fermentation

    Katie Quinn and Kenji Lopez-Alt on Fermentation

    On this episode of Special Sauce, we’re joined by the incredible youtuber, podcaster and Cheese, Wine and Bread author Katie Quinn who says that metaphorically speaking, people ferment just like cheese wine and bread. Plus, Kenji adds his two cents about Katie and fermentation. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Author Reem Kassis on Palestinian Cooking, Plus Kenji on Making Falafel at Home

    Author Reem Kassis on Palestinian Cooking, Plus Kenji on Making Falafel at Home

    On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, we’re joined by Reem Kassis, the thought provoking author of The Palestinian Table and her new book, The Arabesque Table. Plus, Kenji gives us some helpful tips of making falafel at home, courtesy of the chef Einat Admony. 
    Kenji’s falafel recipe video on youtube can be found here: 
    https://www.youtube.com/kenjisfalafelrecipe

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
281 Ratings

281 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

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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