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

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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