Taste Trekkers

Grant Achatz is the world-renowned chef behind Alinea, Aviary, and Next in Chicago.  We talk to him about building his first car, molecular gastronomy, and surviving tongue cancer.

Direct download: Grant_Achatz_-_Chicago.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Top Chef finalist and fan favorite Sheldon Simeon of MiGrant and Mala Wailea tells us how to eat like a local in Maui.  We discuss Hawaiian family celebrations, elevating ramen, and his rise from dishwasher to celebrity chef.

Direct download: Sheldon_Simeon_-_Hawaii.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

James Beard Award-winning filmmaker, Andrew Grace Beck, talks to us about his year of eating locally while filming Eating Alabama.  We discuss local eating, food documentaries, and the complicated state of American agriculture.

Direct download: Andrew_Beck_Grace_-_Alabama.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

Grace Della of Miami Culinary Tours tells us where travelers should eat when they come to Miami, Florida.  We discuss neuvo latino cuisine, empanadas, and Miami’s art deco architecture.

Direct download: Grace_Della_-_Miami.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

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