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Turning Chickens and Breaking Dishes

Turning Chickens and Breaking Dishes

By Davide G. Martins
My name is Davide G. Martins, and I'm the Executive Chef for the European Union Embassy, in Washington D.C., and my podcast is all about how people and cultures relate to food! Not just the dishes we eat, but the food industry as a whole . I will have guests on every episode, who each come from different food and beverage backgrounds. You will find out more about their careers, passions, memories and relationships with food.
This podcast is sponsored by "California Olive Ranch"
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"Christmas Special Before Christmas" with Ben Ebbrell and Olia Hercules
Super special Christmas episode with two returning guests to the podcast. Olia Hercules cookbook author, that includes "Mamushka", Kaukasis" and "Summer Kitchen", where she explores and shares the best food from Eastern Europe inspired by her childhood, and Ben Ebbrell, co-founder of SORTEDfood, a Youtube cooking channel, and food website with millions of subscribers. Google has described SORTEDfood as one of the world largest food and cooking communities.  https://oliahercules.com/ https://sorted.club/ instagram.com/turningchickensbreakingdishes anchor.fm/davide-martins
35:20
December 21, 2020
Chakall
MY GUEST TODAY WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ARGENTINA. FROM A 4TH GENERATION OF CHEFS, HE STARTED AT THE AGE OF 14 WORKING AT HIS MOM'S RESTAURANT. WHEN HE RAECHED ADULTHOOD HE WENT TO STUDY JOURNALISM AND IT WAS A MUSIC CRITIC FOR A SOUTH AMERICAN NEWSPAPPER. AFTER 7 YEARS HE REALIZED THAT WASN’T THE JOB FOR HIM, SO HE DECIDED TO TRAVEL, FIRST FROM ARGENTINA TO MEXICO AND THEN HE TRAVELLED THROUGH 27 COUNTRIES IN AFRICA. IN BETWEEN HE STOPPED IN PORTUGAL, AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE COUNTRY, THAT'S WHY UNTIL THIS DAY HE RESIDES THERE. 11 COOKING SHOWS, IN PORTUGAL, TO GERMANY, CHINA AND SOUTH AMERICAN 15 COOKBOOKS, 9 COOKBOOK AND MEDIA AWARD, AND CURRENTLY HE OWNS 6 RESTAURANTS IN PORTUGAL. https://chakall.com/ https://www.instagram.com/chefchakall/
31:41
November 20, 2020
Jess Pryles
My guest today is an Aussie meat expert and a live fire cook expert y. In 2015 she moved to Austin, Texas. According to her - Since underdoing her “meatducation”, she has done a bunch of cool stuff.  She hosted the tv show Aussie Barbecue Heroes, judge at the biggest BBQ competition in the world, she has her own line of unique meat seasoning called Hardcore carnivore, IN 2018 SHE WROTE THE COOKBOOK: Hardcore Carnivore: COOK MEAT LIKE YOU MEAN IT. https://jesspryles.com/ https://www.hardcorecarnivore.com/
25:48
November 17, 2020
Balazs Enzsol
MY GUEST’S HEART BEATS FOT THE SWEET THINGS IN LIFE! AFTER EARNING A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS, AND AFTER COMPLETING HIS  TRAINING AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY HE FELT THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING MISSING. FROM HUNGARY WHERE HE WAS BORN, HE MOVED TO LONDON, HIS FIRST JOB WAS AS A DISHWASHER, AND FROM THERE HE CLIMBED ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP. FIRST AS A HEAD CHEF, AND THEN AS A PASTRY CHEF. THE FIRST TIME HE HELD A PIPPING BAG HE WAS 34 YEARS OLD, AND NOWADAYS HE TRAVELS THE WORLD AS A PASTRY CHEF CONSULTANT. HE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST TALENETED PASTRY CHEFS IN THE WORLD, AND HE DOESN’T MAKE JUST SIMPLE DESERTS, HE CREATES PIECES OF ART https://enzsol.com/ https://www.instagram.com/balazsenzsol https://www.facebook.com/enzsolpatissier/
24:15
November 13, 2020
Claudia Romeo
My guest today she travels the globe to discover and learn how our favorite foods are made, from canned sardines in Portugal, to French homemade butter, or course since she is Italian, how to make the traditional Limoncello. A video producer for Insider INC., mainly covering culture, lifestyle and food stories. She is the showrunner of Food Insider "Regional Eats", where millions of people have watched her videos.
24:34
November 10, 2020
Vivian Howard
My guest today is a Chef, author, TV Host and storyteller. Between 2013-2018 she hosted the PBS television series "A Chef's Life".  SHE is the author of two cookbooks: "Deep Run Roots: Stories And Recipes From  My Corner Of The South" and "This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path To Simple Cooking".  She is the owner of three restaurants:  “Chef and The Farmer” , “Handy and Hot”, and "Bennis Big Time”. In 2014, she  was the first woman since Julia Child to win a Peabody Award for a cooking program. https://www.vivianhoward.com/
20:34
November 6, 2020
Chintan Pandya
My guest today is the Executive Chef of "Adda" and "Rahi" Restaurants in New York City. He studied Hotel and Management in Delhi, India. After that he started working in Mumbai, where he spent 8 years learning traditional Indian cuisine and techniques, before moving to Cleveland, USA, in 2013. Food and Wine ranked "Adda" the sixth best new restaurant in the country, "Adda" also was featured on Bon Appetit List of the Best New 50 Restaurants. https://www.addanyc.com/ https://www.rahinyc.com/
26:40
November 3, 2020
Cristina Bowerman
MY GUEST TODAY WAS BORN IN THE SOUTH OF ITALY, AND ACCORDING TO HER SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO CHANGE THE RULES THAT SOCIETY IMPOSES UPON ON US. SHE FIRST TRAINED IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND STUDIED LAW, AND THEN WENT ON TO WORK AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN THE UNITES STATES, BEFORE FINALLY ENROLLING IN THE CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUSTIN in TEXAS. SHE IS A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS, WHICH IS WHAT SHE WANTS HER LEGACY TO BE. IN 2006 SHE BEGAN WORK AT “GLASS HOSTARIA” IN ROME AND AFTER WINNING OVER THE HESITANT LOCALS, IN 2010 SHE EARNED THE FIRST AND ONLY MICHELIN STAR WON BY A WOMAN THAT YEAR IN ITALY. https://cristinabowerman.com/
35:32
October 30, 2020
Dale Harris
MY GUEST TODAY IS A RECOGNIZED GURU IN ALL THINGS COFFEE RELATED FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS HE CAME IN SECOND IN THE UK BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP, BEFORE TAKING FIRST PLACE AT THE BARISTA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, IN 2017. HE IS THE GENERAL MANAGER FOR HASBEAN: WHERE THEY SOURCE AND ROAST SPECIALITY COFFEE, SUPPLY TO COFFEE SHOPS THROUGHOUT THE UK AND EUROPE.
42:03
October 27, 2020
Andrew Zimmern
My guest today  is a four-time James Beard award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate. In 2020, Andrew returns to television with two new programs. What’s Eating America premiered on MSNBC in February and Family Dinner, currently in production, will air on the forthcoming Magnolia Network. As the creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and Emmy award-winning The Zimmern List, he has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food
51:12
October 23, 2020
Alina Zolotareva
My guest today is creative and passionate registered dietitian nutritionist, marketer and product developer working for one of the most innovative companies of our time, AeroFarms - a B Corporation & the largest indoor vertical farm in the world, responsibly growing nutrient-dense, pesticide free leafy greens all year round. A natural communicator, connector, and problem-solver. https://aerofarms.com/farms/
31:58
October 20, 2020
Niki Webster
My guest today is an award-winning blogger and food consultant. She founder her food blog "Rebel Recipes"  in 2015, and last year she released the cookbook "Rebel Recipes: Maximum Flavor, Minimum Fuss", which was inspired by her travels around the world. Her second book is coming out this October 29th and it's called 'Be More Vegan". She is also the co-founder and co-host of the podcast "What the Focaccia". https://www.rebelrecipes.com/
21:11
October 16, 2020
Jacques Torres
My guest today is one of the most renowned chocolatiers and pastry chefs in the world. In 1986 he became the youngest person ever to win "The Meilleur Ouvrier Patissier de France". In 2000 he opened his first chocolate store "Jacques Torres Chocolate" in New York City, and currently there are 6 locations. He is also the co-host of the Netflix show "Nailed It". https://mrchocolate.com/
36:26
October 13, 2020
Lynnette Marrero
My guest today left her performance career off Broadway to give it a go in the cocktail world. Beverage Director at  Llama Inn, Teacher at Masterclass, Owner of Drinksat6, President of Lupec NYC, and she is the co-creator of Speed Rack, an all-female bartending competition. of speed and accuracy. In 2019 she was honored by The James Beard Awards as one of the America's leading female mixologists.
28:01
October 9, 2020
Jacques Pépin
My guest today is an acclaimed world author, chef, culinary educator, television personality and artist. He has written over 30 cookbooks including “Le Technique”, “The Apprentice”, “Heart and Soul in The Kitchen”, and his most recent book: “Jacques Pepin Quick and Simple” comes out October 6th. His television credentials include the PBS series “The Complete Pepin” and “Fast Food My Way”, among others. He co-starred in the PBS series: Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home”, alongside his friend Julia Child. The program was awarded a Daytime Emmy. In 2016 along with his daughter and son-in-law, he created “The Jacques Pepin Foundation” to support culinary education for adults with barriers to employment.
29:26
October 6, 2020
Angela Clutton
My guest today is a food writer, food historian, professional cook, cookbook club host and recipe developer. She is the author of the cookbook : "The Vinegar Cupboard: Recipes and History of an Everyday Ingredient". She was the winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award in 2019 and also The Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards. https://angelaclutton.com/
25:09
October 2, 2020
Jonathan Bardzik
My guest today is self taught in the culinary world. Cookbook author, he is a storyteller and has given over 800 live appearances from local tv networks to markers markets demos. Later in the year: "Jonathan's Kitchen:, debuts on amazon prime. https://jonathanbardzik.com/
25:02
September 29, 2020
Ned Palmer
My guest today has been passion about cheese since 2000. Since then he travels the world to meet with cheesemakers and learn more about this art. In 2014, he set up The Cheese Tasting Company to bring cheese to people. His cookbook "A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles" was released last October (2019), which was shortlisted for the 'Andre Simon Food and Drink" Awards. https://www.cheesetastingco.uk/
32:36
September 25, 2020
Emily Saladino
My guest today loves everything related with wine. She has covered food, beverage, travel and culture for Bloomberg, BBC, Bon Appetit, Travel + Leisure, and others. A graduate of the International Culinary Center, she has worked as a recipe developer, an editor at Google and Tasting Table. She joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2019 where she is the Associate Manager Editor for Digital Media. https://www.winemag.com/
25:15
September 22, 2020
Duff Goldman
Growing up my guest was a graffiti artist, from there he played bass guitar in a band and as a side job he started making cakes in his apartment. In 2002 he opened his on business "Charm City Cakes" in Baltimore, Maryland, and yeas later he also opened "Charm City Cakes West" in Los Angeles, California. His work has been featured on "Food Network Challenge", "Iron Chef America", "Man vs Food", "Duff Till Dawn", "Cake Master Series", and many more. Author of three cookbooks,  including "Super Baking For Kids" that is coming out on September 29th.
33:40
September 18, 2020
Mary Mori
My guest today is a food scientist and director of the technical services for the company "California Olive Ranch:, a company created over 20 years ago. Their harvesting practices allow the to harvest the olives at the exact right moment to create the best quality extra virgin olive oil. https://californiaoliveranch.com/
29:08
September 15, 2020
Simon Majumdar
My guest today lives with this ambition "Go everywhere, eat everything". He's written publications for The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mail, among others. He has written three cookbooks: "Eat My Globe", "Eating For Britain" and his latest " Fed,White and Blue: Finding America With My Fork". He  has appeared on Food Network and Cooking Channel shows such as: "Guy's Grocery Games", "Iron Chef America",  "The Next Iron Chef". and also he appeared as an expert commentator on National Geographic major series "Eat: The Story of Food". He is also the creator and host of the food history podcast "Eat My Globe" Things You Didn't Know, You Didn't Know About Food https://www.simonmajumdar.com/
54:03
September 11, 2020
Ayinde Howell
My guest today is passionate about bringing more ethically produced food to the market. A lifelong vegan, he created "Mac and Yease", he is also the founder of the food blog ieatgrass.com. He also wrote the cookbook "The Lusty Vegan.  After 20 years of cooking he decided to expand his creative outlets into music, improv and acting. The first movie he appeared in was in 2005, and 13 years later he won best actor at the English Riviera Film Festival.
30:41
September 8, 2020
Andrew Scrivani
My guest today is a director, producer, a food and lifestyle photographer, internationally recognized workshop instructor and a columnist for the New York Times. In 2019 he launched his book called "That Photo Makes Me Hungry: Photographing Food For Fun and Profit". https://www.andrewscrivani.com/
32:38
September 4, 2020
Michael Mascha
My guest today has his doctored in Food Anthropology and Communication Science, and he is a firm believer we have to change the way we purchase and consume water. Creator and publisher of www.finewaters.com, a website that's the voice for water connoisseurs and their lifestyle. He is also the author of the book: "Fine Water: A Connoisseur Guide To The World's Most Distinctive Bottled Waters. http://www.finewaters.com/
28:52
September 1, 2020
Anna Spiegel
My guest today enlightens her readers about the good things Washington D.C., has to offer. For the last 10 years she has been the food editor for the Washingtonian. The magazine was founded in 1965, and it's read each month by more than 400,00O.
23:42
August 28, 2020
Erik Oberholtzer
My guest today is a chef, social entrepreneur and food activist. He is co-founder and chairman of Los Angeles-based Tender Greens, a chef-led kitchen serving seasonal and responsibly-sourced food to improve the way people eat every day! There are over 30 locations across the United States. Erik and his team also created the Sustainable Life Project  where they offer an internship program for young adults who’ve grown out of foster care and into new lives on their own.
25:49
August 25, 2020
Amy Brandwein
Amy Brandwein is the owner of Centrolina and Piccolina Restaurant in Washington D.C., She is a late bloomer in the food industry, graduating with a political science degree in 1993. She decided to change careers and focus and the culinary world, so she attended "The L'Academie de Cuisine" in 2000. She is a four time nominee for the James Bead Award for Best Chef: in the Mid-Atlantic.
22:13
August 21, 2020
Ming Tsai
My guest today was,still is and always will be hungry. He hosts the food show "Simply Ming, on PBS. Previously he featured in shows like "Cooking Under Fire", "The Next Iron Chef" and "Top Chef".Author of 5 cookbooks, and Owner/Chef of the Blue Dragon Restaurant in Boston, he is one of the most influential chefs in the country, specially when it comes to east-west fusion cuisine. He won the daytime Emmy Award in 1999, for Outstanding Service Show Host, he is also a 116th generation descendant of Qin Shi Huan, the first Emperor of a United China
36:14
August 18, 2020
Christine Hà
8 Years ago, my guest appeared on Masterchef USA, her audition moved millions of people around the world. Despite her being legally blind, she ended up winning the competition, with Gordon Ramsay praising her amazing palate and her food. She has written cookbooks, appeared on several cooking shows, and much more. IN 2018, She opened a Vietnamese gastropub in Houston, Texas, called "The Blind Goat".
26:45
August 14, 2020
Anne Willan
My guest today is a multi-award winning culinary historian, cookbook author, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School in Paris,  which operated from 1975 to 2007, the classes continued in California through 2017. She has written over 30 cookbooks, and her latest cookbook Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined The Way We Eat From 1661 to Today" was lunch in August 2020. She was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame, and also awarded The Rank of Legion of Honor for her accomplishments in promoting the gastronomy of France.
22:06
August 11, 2020
Mary Ackley
My guest today discovered her love of plants in graduate school. While living overseas she started experimenting with urban gardening. r, In 2014 she founded a pioneering urban farm business: LITTLE WILD THINGS FARM in Washington D.C. , where she grows microgreens, shoots and edible flowers.
18:56
August 7, 2020
Dan Pashman
My guest today is a host, moderator, producer, author and public speaker. He is the founder and creator of the successful food podcast "Sporkful" , which according to him is not for foodies, it's for eaters!  He is also the creator of the cooking show "You are Eating it Wrong", and author of the cookbook "Eat More Better" .  
25:35
August 4, 2020
Olia Hercules
My guest today after the financial crisis of 2008, she decided to quit her job as a film business reporter to pursue her dream for cooking. Author of three amazing cookbooks. "Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Beyond ;  "Kaukasis : The Cookbook - A Journey Through The Wild East, and the most recently "Summer Kitchens: Inside Ukraine's Hidden Places of Cooking and Sanctuary. She won Observe Rising Star in Food 2015 , and she was a winner of Fortnum and Mason Debut Food Award 2016.
35:47
July 31, 2020
Jen Hidinger-Kendrick
"Anything long-lasting or worthwhile takes time and complete surrender"! This is my guest's favorite quote. She is the Co-Founder and Marketing Communications Director for Giving Kitchen, in Atlanta, Georgia. A non-profit organization that provides financial and social assistance to 4000 food service workers since it's creation in 2013. She is full of energy, introspective, positive and kind, it's an honor to have her on the podcast! FULL OF ENERGY, POSITIVE, INTROSPECTIVE AND KIND, IT’S AN HONOR TO HAVE WITH ME TODAY,
27:25
July 27, 2020
Ben Ebbrell
When my guest today was a child his dream was to be a chef, create his own recipes and cook in a restaurant for about 50 people, and according to him, he is doing exactly that, but instead of 50 people, it’s hundreds of thousands from all over the world. In 2010, Ben Ebbrell and his old school friends, created SORTEDfood, a Youtube cooking channel, and food website with over 2.3 million subscribers, with Google describing SORTEDfood, as one of the world’s largest food and cooking communities. My guest believes that anyone can grasp the basics of good cooking, and then the fun really starts!
28:15
July 27, 2020