22 episodes

Host Joe Ricchio and a diverse group of guests have a discussion revolving around a simple food theme that almost everyone has a strong opinion about. There is no telling where the conversation will go from there....

The Food Coma Podcast with Joe Ricchio Joe Ricchio

    • Food
    • 4.8, 18 Ratings

Host Joe Ricchio and a diverse group of guests have a discussion revolving around a simple food theme that almost everyone has a strong opinion about. There is no telling where the conversation will go from there....

    S2 E6: Venus Fly Traps, Communion Bread, and Sound Medical Advice with Allison Gray

    S2 E6: Venus Fly Traps, Communion Bread, and Sound Medical Advice with Allison Gray

    In this episode I welcome a friend from WAY back - Allison Gray, owner of Northstar Holistic Medicine. Her work in the medical field addresses the issues that, more often than not, your doctor will not, like hormone therapy and assessing the bodies deficiencies before just banging out another RX. We discuss psychedelics, carnivorous plants, and people with a genetic makeup that allows them to metabolize alcohol in a different way.Oh, and some festive new ideas for baking your own Communion Loaf this holiday season!Please enjoy. You can also find the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play!, and Stitcher. Also, Feel Free to SHARE, FOLLOW and RATE Us on iTunes!MANY thanks go to our sponsors: Vespertino Tequila CremaStroudwater DistilleryEvan Williams BourbonLunazul TequilaLarceny BourbonCoals BaysideRoot Wild KombuchaBlyth & BurrowsHot SuppaSanita ClogsMaine Food for Thought ToursLil's CafeThe Old Port Sea GrillSpeckled Ax CoffeeThe Highroller Lobster Co.Bissell Brothers Brewing If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, respond to Joe Ricchio at jsricchio@gmail.comProduction and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O'Donnell of No End Media.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S2 E5: Nightclub Life, Red Sauce Joints, Wristbands, and New Beginnings with Joshua Miranda

    S2 E5: Nightclub Life, Red Sauce Joints, Wristbands, and New Beginnings with Joshua Miranda

    In this episode, I take plenty of time to wax nostalgic about the good ole days with Joshua Miranda, owner of both Blyth and Burrows and Via Vecchia in Portland, Maine. His work in the restaurant, night club, and hospitality business spans decades and has found him in New York City, Miami, and then finally back in Portland. Let’s just say he was knee-deep in the game back when sporty wristbands were fashionable behind the bar.We talk about our shared experiences, mine being significantly dumber, working in night clubs, as well as the kind of restaurants we loved growing up (with an emphasis on Portland, obviously). We examine the ill-fated Portland Public Market, what went wrong, what went right, and the benefits of getting paid in wine. Did you know that the bar in Cocktail is based on a TGI Fridays? Well, we did. We sure did.Lastly, I provide one of my top tips to save money.Special Thanks to our sponsor, Speckled Ax Coffee in Portland, ME. Please enjoy. You can also find the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play!, and Stitcher. Also, Feel Free to SHARE, FOLLOW and RATE Us on iTunes!MANY thanks go to our sponsors: Evan Williams BourbonLunazul TequilaLarceny BourbonCoals BaysideRoot Wild KombuchaBlyth & BurrowsHot SuppaSanita ClogsMaine Food for Thought ToursThree of Strong SpiritsBob's Clam HutLil's CafeThe Old Port Sea GrillSpeckled Ax CoffeeThe Highroller Lobster Co.Bissell Brothers Brewing If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, respond to Joe Ricchio at jsricchio@gmail.comProduction and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O'Donnell of No End Media.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S2 E4: Sax Solos, Life on the Road, and the Subtle Art of Becoming a Tycoon with Evan Smith

    S2 E4: Sax Solos, Life on the Road, and the Subtle Art of Becoming a Tycoon with Evan Smith

    Musician and budding Hot Sauce Tycoon Evan Smith is my guest on the 4th episode of season 2. Evan plays keyboard, synthesizers, and sax in the band Bleachers, while his recording and performing credits run the gamut from St. Vincent to Bon Iver to Taylor Swift.Throughout his musical career he has always maintained his enthusiasm for cooking, and has recently launched his own hot sauce (evansrockin.com) that even heat enthusiast Rachel Ray claims that she “Puts on EVERYTHING.”I am intrigued by the classic 80’s “Rock and Roll Sax Guy,” and proceed to ask Evan a barrage of asinine questions about the merits of the Sax Solo as well as the Keytar. We discuss the ups and downs of restaurants that run on Sysco, modern life on tour, and opening for Billy Joel at Fenway park in 2015.And of course, no episode is complete with a story about that time I did a bunch of coke and someone fed me a delicious 4-course meal - and why that was one of the worst meals I’ve ever had.Special Thanks to Episode Sponsor Coal’s Bayside.I would also like to mention that I will be making an announcement about the launch of my Patreon subscription program that will provide exclusive and recipe-driven content for members. News on that soon.Please enjoy. You can also find the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play!, and Stitcher. Also, Feel Free to Share and Rate Us on iTunes!MANY thanks go to our sponsors: Evan Williams BourbonLunazul TequilaLarceny BourbonCoals BaysideRoot Wild KombuchaBlyth & BurrowsHot SuppaSanita ClogsMaine Food for Thought ToursThree of Strong SpiritsBob's Clam HutLil's CafeThe Old Port Sea GrillSpeckled Ax CoffeeThe Highroller Lobster Co.Bissell Brothers Brewing If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, respond to Joe Ricchio at jsricchio@gmail.comProduction and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O'Donnell of No End Media.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    S2 E3: Frosted Mini Wheats with Spencer Albee, A Show in Two Parts

    S2 E3: Frosted Mini Wheats with Spencer Albee, A Show in Two Parts

    In season 2, episode 3 I team up with Spencer Albee for an exploration of what happens when two podcasts crash into each other to form a single, heartwarming performance. Instructions to hear more are provided at the end of the first segment. We discuss (among many topics) the general public, food service, and why on earth they would remake High Fidelity. Head over to The Food Coma Podcast with Joe Ricchio for part one and the Spencer Explores The Universe for part two. Links below. Available on most all podcast platforms. SETU brought to you by Maine Spirits, Bull Moose, and Sun Tiki Studios. #podcast #crossoverPart one:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-food-coma-podcast-with-joe-ricchio/id1469753099#episodeGuid=joericchio79.podbean.com%2Fd2de219d-82f9-58c0-abe2-f8fa6d7dd24bPart two: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spencer-explores-the-universe/id1478508687#episodeGuid=8e5e506d-37ee-4cf0-b0de-1b218b41a9cdNow, for a very special Food Coma Podcast (and Spencer Explores The Universe).You can also find both episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play!, and Stitcher. Feel Free to Subscribe/Rate/Leave a Comment!MANY thanks go to our sponsors:  Evan Williams BourbonLunazul TequilaLarceny BourbonCoals BaysideRoot Wild KombuchaBlyth & BurrowsHot SuppaSanita ClogsMaine Food for Thought ToursThree of Strong SpiritsBob's Clam HutLil's CafeThe Old Port Sea GrillSpeckled Ax CoffeeThe Highroller Lobster Co.Bissell Brothers Brewing If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, respond to Joe Ricchio at jsricchio@gmail.comGuest Edited by Spencer Albee

    • 34 min
    Episode 18: Coping Skills with Nellie Edwards

    Episode 18: Coping Skills with Nellie Edwards

    In episode 18 we welcome our first repeat guest, Nellie Edwards, to compare experiences around week 5 of the pandemic. Everyone handles stress and changes a little differently, and some in healthier manners than others. As it turns out, you can have too much of ANYTHING, no matter how good it is - Saltines and Hot Balls come to mind.Of course, the nostalgia and tales of debauchery flow freely... Please enjoy. You can also find the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play!, and Stitcher. MANY thanks go to our sponsors:  Evan Williams BourbonLunazul TequilaLarceny BourbonCoals BaysideRoot Wild KombuchaBlyth & BurrowsHot SuppaSanita ClogsMaine Food for Thought ToursThree of Strong SpiritsBob's Clam HutLil's CafeThe Old Port Sea GrillSpeckled Ax CoffeeThe Highroller Lobster Co.Bissell Brothers Brewing If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, respond to Joe Ricchio at jsricchio@gmail.comProduction and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O'Donnell of No End Media.

    • 55 min
    Episode 17: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Conan, and Abraham Lincoln with Ray Harrington

    Episode 17: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Conan, and Abraham Lincoln with Ray Harrington

    In the season 2 premiere, we find ourselves in the midst of some very crazy times. Joining us remotely from Providence, RI - and fresh off of his appearance on Conan O'Brien is Comedian Ray Harrington. I've known Ray for a very long time, and I've had the privilege to both perform stand-up with him as well as host him on an episode of The Food Coma Show. In addition to doing stand-up full time (well, not NOW exactly but - you know), his other projects include the film Be A Man, and his upcoming series, Undependent.In this episode, we make predictions about the next big historical drama for people to binge-watch, while recognizing the integrity of the Juggalos. Ray tells a harrowing account of the single worst show of his life, and I get wound up and sputter out my usual barrage of sentence fragments. Ray discusses his adoration for Slab pizza while fending off all of my attempts to get him to do his Mark Wahlberg impression. We discuss the business of stand-up and identify some important red flags for those just starting out. Please enjoy. You can also find the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play!, and Stitcher. MANY thanks go to our sponsors:  Evan Williams BourbonLunazul TequilaLarceny BourbonCoals BaysideRoot Wild KombuchaBlyth & BurrowsHot SuppaSanita ClogsMaine Food for Thought ToursThree of Strong SpiritsBob's Clam HutLil's CafeThe Old Port Sea GrillSpeckled Ax CoffeeThe Highroller Lobster Co.Bissell Brothers Brewing If you would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, respond to Joe Ricchio at jsricchio@gmail.comProduction and Editing by Chris Loughran and Doreen O'Donnell of No End Media.

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Ballzinface ,

Rad

Great insight on food & beverage from awesome guests & a hilarious host!

thisNickNickName ,

Stop interrupting your guests mid-sentence

Specifically Josh Miranda.. jeeeesus. Please listen to that one. Otherwise love ya, big fan haha

JenRitchie21 ,

A relaxing listen that will give you the munchies.

Great, light-hearted conversation about food, complete with tips and life lessons. Joe is a staple in the area when it comes to food knowledge and his guests are warm, local celebs that get to showcase a different side of their known personalities by expressing mouth watering preferences and especially few criticisms. A relaxing listen that will give you the munchies.

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