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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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Katie Quinn and Kenji Lopez-Alt on Fermentation

On this episode of Special Sauce, we’re joined by the incredible youtuber, podcaster and  author Katie Quinn who says that metaphorically speaking, people ferment just like cheese wine and bread. Plus, Kenji adds his two cents about Katie and…

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Author Reem Kassis on Palestinian Cooking, Plus Kenji on Making Falafel at Home

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, we’re joined by Reem Kassis, the thought provoking author of The Palestinian Table and her new book, The Arabesque Table. Plus, Kenji gives us some helpful tips of making falafel at home, courtesy of the…

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NY State Senator Jessica Ramos, Plus Kenji on his Wife’s Favorite Colombian Dish

On this week’s Special Sauce, we’re joined by NY State Senator and Colombian-American Jessica Ramos who talks about her fearless approach to food activism as she fights for both her diverse constituents and the rights of migrant farm workers. …

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Susie Essman on Pandemic Cooking and Comedy

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce, we’re joined by the brilliant and hilarious comedian, actor, writer and producer Susie Essman. Essman explains how her pandemic cooking increased her husbands ardor, plus she gives us a special sneak peak…

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Chef Nina Compton on Women of Color in Restaurant Kitchens & the dire situation in her native St. Lucia, Kenji on Jerk Chicken

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce we’re joined by Chef Nina Compton who talks about her experience working in fine dining as a woman of color, how her restaurants have grappled with the pandemic, and the imperiled hospitality industry in her…

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Nigella Lawson As You’ve Never Heard Her, Plus Kenji Gives Her Major Props

On this week’s episode of Special Sauce legendary food writer and television cook Nigella Lawson gets real about both her new book “Cook, Eat, Repeat,” and the remarkable arc of her life and career. Then Kenji stops in to sing Nigella’s praises and…

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