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Rodney Scott & Lolis Eric Elie on BBQ And Fathers & Sons, Plus Kenji’s Pork Shoulder

On this week’s Special Sauce, we’re joined by the great pit master and James Beard Award-winning chef Rodney Scott and his coauthor Lolis Eric Elie talking about their new book “Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ.” They talk about whole hog BBQ,…

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Lolis Eric Elie on New Orleans food & diversity in Hollywood, Kenji on Red Beans & Rice

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, we’re joined by TV and food writer Lolis Eric Elie who dishes on diversity — or the lack thereof — in Hollywood and tells us about the joys of eating in and out in his native New Orleans….

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Fast Food: Good and/or Evil with Marcia Chatelain, Adam Chandler & Kenji

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, we continue our deep dive into the world of fast food. This time  Franchise Author Marcia Chatelain, Drive-Thru Dreams Author Adam Chandler, and Kenji discuss the unique good vs. evil…

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Marcia Chatelain, Adam Chandler, Bill Oakley and Kenji Lopez-Alt on Fast Food

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, we ponder the highs and the lows of fast food culture with Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University Professor of history and African American studies and author of Franchise, and Adam Chandler who wrote…

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Special Sauce: Mashama Bailey & Johno Morisano On the Birth of The Gray

When the ultra-talented chef Mashama Bailey collaborated with first-time restaurateur John Morisano to open The Gray in an old abandoned Greyhound bus depot in Savannah Georgia, they knew that their partnership was not going to be easy.  On this…

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Cookbook Author Grace Young on Saving Chinatown & Wok Therapy

On this week’s Special Sauce we talk to Grace Young, renowned Chinese cookbook author, self-described wok therapist, and New York Chinatown advocate  during the Pandemic #SaveChineseRestaurants. Plus, we check in with Kenji about Grace and his…

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Special Sauce: Jessica Harris, Marcus Samuelsson & Kenji on Fries

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce we celebrate one of the greatest food writers, Jessica Harris, who introduced many of us to the food of the African Diaspora. Jessica talks about her new book Vintage Postcards from the African World, her twelve…

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Special Sauce: A Restaurateur’s Harrowing Yet Hopeful Covid-19 Story

On this week’s Special Sauce, host Ed Levine talks to Brooklyn restaurateur (BK Jani) Sibte Hassan. Hassan contracted the Coronavirus in April, and his long road (including a 12 day stint in the hospital) to recovery and redemption takes him through…

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Special Sauce: Two Food Writers on Surviving Covid & Kenji Offers a Comfort Soup Recipe

On this week’s episode, we talked with Washington Post food writer Tim Carman and his wife, spirits writer Carrie Allen, about their scary battle with the Coronavirus and the lasting impact it has had on them. Later in the episode, Kenji stops in to…

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Special Sauce: Kenji on His Children’s Book, Cookbook, and Gift Giving This Year

Kenji Lopez-Alt tells all about his new New York Times best seller children’s book Every Night is Pizza Night on this week’s episode of Special Sauce.  It turns out that for Kenji writing a 48 page picture book for his daughter was in many ways…

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