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Knife Design, the $1,800 Spoon, and Sharpening - Don Nguyen on Ep. 119
My guest today is Don Nguyen. Don is a knife maker and the owner of his own self-titled knife company with over 42,000 followers on Instagram and a really (in my opinion) signature style of knife design.
Emmanuel Chavez on Aesthetics, First Projects, and the Importance of Corn - Ep. 118
Emmanuel Chavez @dishwasher89 is the founder of @tatemo_htx - focused on a mission “to restore the cultural value of maíz, and its nutritional value in Houston, Texas by showcasing the diversity of heirloom corn, from different landscapes and purveyours of Mexico via masa products like tortillas.”
Manny and I met working together at the Alexis Hotel for a brief stint here in Seattle, and we’ve kept in touch ever since. It was about time we got a conversation between us recorded in this way, and it’s my pleasure to share his insights with you.
My New Projects, plus an Update
What to expect from me in the next few weeks + months, plus some reflections on what's been happening in the news regarding COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter, and finishing with answering your questions!
The State of Things
Let's chat through some changes on the horizon, resources I've found valuable, and discuss how to move forward.
How you Might Use this Time...
I know everyone's situation is different right now, but in this episode I spoke with my friend Ray of who runs a community called the #LineCookNation - I was on his podcast in early April discussing what I hope you're able to do to take advantage of this time instead of dwelling in a negative headspace.
Addressing Depression and Anxiety: An Intermezzo
This episode is made possible for everyone by my supporters on Patreon! If you need to reach out to someone and discuss something serious, please do, but I hope this episode helps you if you're going through something right now...
Customer ReviewsSee All
A job well done.
All of Justin’s content is high quality and useful very specifically to young chefs. My only problem with this podcast is that I wish I had found it sooner!
You need to pay attention to this guy!
I have been in the corporate food industry for 20 years and recently made the switch to fine dining. Justin's info, materials, reviews, videos, and this podcast are the perfect tools to help navigate the fine dining world. Whether you have been in the business for years or are new to this world, you will benefit greatly from Justin's insights and wisdom. Thanks for the great podcast!!
A show for all of us, by one of us
If you’re in the industry this show should be as important to you as a NY Times Review on Wednesday. He covers Seattle, NYC, SF, Chicago and LA on the regular but also so much more
Congratulations on 100 Episodes