Special Sauce with Ed Levine

Ed Levine is the missionary of the delicious.” – Ruth Reichl

Join Serious Eats founder Ed Levine for his personal conversations with food lovers, be they actors, authors, farmers, chefs or cooks. Listen as they swap revealing and surprising stories about food and life.

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Episodes

Dorie Greenspan: On Getting Fired From Her First Kitchen Job & Her New Book

On this episode of Special Sauce, Ed talks with Dorie Greenspan about her new book Baking with Dorie and her inauspicious start baking for a living. Plus, the Washington Post's Becky Krystal weighs in on softening butter.  Dorie Greenspan | | |...

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Laurie Woolever: Life alongside Anthony Bourdain

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 about diversity and his deep dive into MSG. It's the first segment in Special Sauce's new collaboration with The Washington Post. Plus, , Aaron and Ed all weigh in...

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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.

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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 . Plus, Kenji weighs in on the...

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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...

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