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

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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