Series: Season 3

[Rerun] Ask Special Sauce, The Holiday Edition: Kenji and Stella on Pie Crusts, Fudge, and Gizzards

This week we’ve got a special holiday episode of Ask Special Sauce. With Kenji and Stella serving as my co-pilots from the comforts of their own homes, we endeavored to answer some of the questions Serious Eaters and Special Sauce devotees have about…

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Ask Special Sauce, The Holiday Edition: Kenji and Stella on Pie Crusts, Fudge, and Gizzards

This week we’ve got a special holiday episode of Ask Special Sauce. With Kenji and Stella serving as my co-pilots from the comforts of their own homes, we endeavored to answer some of the questions Serious Eaters and Special Sauce devotees have about…

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Andrew Rea on Life After Going Viral [2/2]

As we came to the end of the , Andrew Rea had just started producing and hosting , which I think is the most exciting, engaging, and just plain fun short-form cooking video series out there. Andrew still had his day job, and his obsessive,…

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Andrew Rea on the Wild Success of Binging With Babish [1/2]

I have to say that most YouTube cooking shows leave me cold. There’s a little too much shaky cam footage and a few too many unfunny asides, and not enough serious, engaged cooking for my taste. So when Kenji told me about , I watched one episode…

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Bill Yosses on White House Dirt and Fake News [2/2]

If you interview someone like Bill Yosses, who was the White House pastry chef for George W. Bush and Barack Obama, you hope and pray that you can shake loose some dirt to titillate your listeners. But when you listen to part 2 of my interview with…

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[Rerun] Ask Special Sauce: Kenji and Stella Troubleshoot Your Thanksgiving

When I was mulling over what we could do on Special Sauce for Thanksgiving, I immediately thought about stress reduction. Making the big dinner can be stressful for any number of reasons, and while we design all our Thanksgiving offerings with an eye…

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Bill Yosses on President Obama’s Love of Pie [1/2]

This week’s guest on Special Sauce is Bill Yosses, who was the White House pastry chef from 2007 to 2014 and is the author of the just-published . Bill isn’t your (White House) garden variety pastry chef: He’s a James Beard Foundation Who’s Who…

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David Tanis on Chez Panisse and the Hideousness of Writing Cookbooks

One of the many reasons I love doing Special Sauce is I get to talk to many people I have long admired from afar and never met. This week’s guest is one of those people: David Tanis, one of the best and most thoughtful chefs and cookbook writers…

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Jacques Torres Explains the Chocolate Color Wheel [2/2]

Serious Eaters who are as curious about all things chocolate as I am are going to love the second part of my Special Sauce interview with Jacques Torres, a.k.a. Mr. Chocolate. Jacques gives a simple, succinct, and comprehensive explanation of the…

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Jacques Torres on Becoming Mr. Chocolate [1/2]

If you love chocolate–and what Serious Eater doesn’t–you won’t want to wait to savor every morsel of the Special Sauce episodes featuring Mr. Chocolate himself: chocolatier and pastry chef extraordinaire Jacques Torres.    Jacques knows…

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