Series: Season 6

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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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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