Heirloom Beans and Beyond: Inside Rancho Gordo with Steve Sando
Chefs Without Restaurants
by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
2d ago
In this episode of Chefs Without Restaurants, Chris Spear welcomes Steve Sando, the founder of Rancho Gordo, a company known for its heirloom beans. Steve shares his unconventional journey from a diverse range of careers, to becoming a renowned bean entrepreneur. They discuss the importance of preserving heirloom varieties, the benefits of cooking with beans, and the growing interest in sustainable agriculture. Topics Discussed: Steve's Journey: Steve recounts his eclectic career path, including his time as a web designer, leading up to his discovery and passion for heirloom beans. Heirloom B ..read more
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Exploring Chinese Gastronomy with Carolyn Phillips
Chefs Without Restaurants
by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
3w ago
In this episode of Chefs Without Restaurants, Chris Spear sits down with Carolyn Phillips, a renowned expert in Chinese gastronomy and the author of acclaimed cookbooks such as All Under Heaven and the upcoming The Art of Chinese Baking. Carolyn's deep knowledge and passion for Chinese cuisine make this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in exploring the rich diversity of Chinese food and cooking. With accolades including being a James Beard Award finalist and a nominee for the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, Carolyn’s expertise is unmatched. What You'll Learn: Carolyn's Jour ..read more
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How to Market Your Business by Using Your Car as a Mobile Billboard
Chefs Without Restaurants
by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
1M ago
Today, I’m diving into a unique and cost-effective marketing strategy that has worked wonders for my personal chef business: using your vehicle as a mobile billboard. If you're a service-based business owner, you’ll want to hear about this!  Episode Highlights: Introduction to Vehicle Marketing: Learn why using your vehicle as a mobile billboard can be a game-changer for your business. My Experience and Setup: I share the details of how I set up my car with magnets, a QR code, and business card holders, and the costs involved. Tracking Effectiveness: Discover how tracking your marketing ..read more
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Advice For Writing a Better Cookbook from All Under Heaven's Carolyn Phillips
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by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
1M ago
 In this mini-episode of Chefs Without Restaurants, host Chris Spear is joined by the acclaimed author Carolyn Phillips to discuss the art of writing a successful cookbook. Known for her works such as At the Chinese Table, All Under Heaven, The Dim Sum Field Guide, and the upcoming The Art of Chinese Baking, Carolyn shares invaluable insights for aspiring cookbook authors. With accolades including being a James Beard Award finalist and a nominee for the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, Carolyn’s expertise is unmatched. This episode is packed with tips on creating a high-quality co ..read more
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The Office’s Brian Baumgartner Spills the Beans on Chili and Barbecue
Chefs Without Restaurants
by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
1M ago
This week on Chefs Without Restaurants, I speak with Brian Baumgartner, the actor best known for his role as Kevin Malone on the TV show "The Office." Brian’s portrayal of Kevin provided countless laughs and unforgettable moments, especially the iconic chili scene. Beyond his on-screen persona, Brian has ventured into the culinary world, turning a 30-second cold open into a culinary journey that includes a best-selling chili cookbook and an upcoming barbecue book. On the show, we dive deep into Brian’s experiences on "The Office," uncovering the behind-the-scenes magic that made the show a cul ..read more
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Cooking with Pat Lee: A Food Content Creator's Journey
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by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
2M ago
?️ This week on Chefs Without Restaurant I speak with Pat Lee, a food content creator and private chef who resides in Delaware. ? Pat started his career working in the financial industry. But in the early days of the Covid pandemic, he lost his job. Like many of us, he was spending a lot of time at home. Being unemployed, he was looking for ways to tighten his budget. One of the things he did was focus on cooking food at home. ? This eventually led to him creating cooking videos, teaching people how to be better cooks at home. You can find Pat on most social media platforms as Cooking with P ..read more
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Using Pizza to Raise Awareness and Money for Muscular Dystrophy with The Real Billy Z
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by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
2M ago
This week my guest is Billy Zureikat, known online as The Real Billy Z. He's a home cook, baker and pizza-maker who's life took an unexpected turn. He went from an active lifestyle, playing basketball and working at ESPN radio, to a challenging 8-year medical journey that resulted in a diagnosis of limb girdle muscular dystrophy 2L. As his body underwent changes, he found solace and a newfound passion in the kitchen. He traded his jersey for an apron, re-focusing his energy on becoming a better home cook and baker. Sandwiches and pizza became his canvas, and from that emerged the "Tripping Bi ..read more
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Modernist Cuisine, Sustainability, Culinary Traditions and More with Nathan Myhrvold
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by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
3M ago
This week my guest is Nathan Myhrvold of Modernist Cuisine. Nathan graduated high school and went to college at 14. He holds a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics, as well as a master’s degree in mathematical economics, from Princeton University. His master’s degree is in geophysics and space physics, and he did postdoctoral cosmology work with Stephen Hawking. Nathan then spent 14 years at Microsoft, where he was their first Chief Technology Officer. While working at Microsoft, he took a leave of absence to earn his culinary diploma from École de Cuisine La Varenne in France. M ..read more
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Stolen Recipes, Scrapple, Bill Murray and Bad Service
Chefs Without Restaurants
by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
3M ago
This week I'm sharing a clip from another podcast I was featured on a couple of years ago. I share a couple of funny stories that I've never shared before. The first story is about how actor Bill Murray inadvertently ruined my anniversary dinner. I love Bill, and this isn't something he intentionally did, but the story relates to good (and poor) customer service. The other story is about scrapple, an original recipe of mine, and how a large spice company might have appropriated this recipe, passed it off as their own, and it subsequently ended up in a book. I've joked about it, but I'm still ..read more
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Exploring Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon with Bernie Lubbers of Heaven Hill Distillery
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by The Chefs Without Restaurants Network
4M ago
This week my guest is "the whiskey professor" Bernie Lubbers, Heaven Hill Distillery's national brand ambassador. If you want to learn more about bourbon, and one of America's oldest and best distilleries, this episode is for you. Bernie explains the criteria for bourbon, as well as the bottled-in-bond classification, something he's championed since beginning his bourbon career in 2005. We also discuss whiskey tastings and tasting notes in general. I asked him about the price of bottles, especially as it relates to the quality of the spirit. And I feel like it can be overwhelming when you go ..read more
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