Starving for Attention with Richard Blais

Get an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the world of food with chef, television personality and author Richard Blais. Hear from anyone and everyone in the culinary industry, including restaurateurs, television hosts, famous chefs, producers of your favorite cooking and competition shows and more. They'll join Blais for spontaneous, back-of-house conversation about what it takes to make it in different parts of the food business, global trends and where the industry overlaps with entertainment. Plus, play along with their games, trivia and other wacky moments.


Starving for Attention with Richard Blais

Tortellini Snowflakes With Steve Samson

Chef and Owner of Sotto, Rossoblu and Superfine Steve Samson joins Richard in the walk-in as the two brodo out about "authenticity" in Italian dishes, the complexities of their children's developing palates, and Richard sneaks in a pitch for his cleverly named pasta delivery service.
01:09:00 1/22/2019

Past Episodes

This week Richard and Jazmin are joined by culinary icons Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken co-chefs and owners of The Border Grill restaurants and stars of Food Network classic, "Too Hot Tamales." Listen to Susan and Mary Sue speak about their early refusal to make solo appearances, the evolution of the culinary industry over the last 30+ years, the tradeoff between innovation and soulful cooking and even their recent Julia Child Award from the National Museum of American History. Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
01:19:00 1/15/2019
This week Richard catches up with Chef Ray Garcia to talk about his restaurant Broken Spanish, the stigmas that effect fine dining and Hispanic cuisines, and Chef Garcia sets a new record for most 86ed items in one podcast! Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
01:10:00 1/8/2019
This week Richard and Jazmin ring in the new year with Chef Niki Nakayama who explains Kaiseki and it's use in her restaurant N/naka, her experience on Chef's Table, and of course a little resolutions talk is inevitable this time of year. Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
01:00:00 1/1/2019
On this special episode Richard and Jazmin take a fond look back at their 2018 experiences from the best travel to the best meals and beyond! Remember to join us @Starving4Pod!
00:45:00 12/25/2018
On this week's podcast Richard is once again joined by friend Aarti Sequeira and Chef Tim Hollingsworth for a discussion centered around Netflix's The Final Table. Join in the fun as Tim talks about his experience on the show, what motivated him to his victory, and what is next for the Chef Netflix related and beyond. Remember to join us @Starving4Pod!
00:47:00 12/18/2018
On this special two part episode Richard is joined in studio by Aarti Sequeira as they get to know Chef Tim Hollingsworth. Listen to the fun as Richard and Tim commiserate over their time at The French Laundry, Tim talks about the lessons brought over and inspirations for his restaurant Otium, and Aarti and Richard ask Chef Hollingsworth to weigh in on the Pineapple on pizza debate. Remember to join us @Starving4pod!
00:56:00 12/11/2018
This week Richard is joined by his good friend and regular guest on the pod, Chef Aarti Sequeira. Join in the fun as Aarti talks about lending her voice to the new Disney Jr animated series "Mira, Royal Detective", a discussion of Richard's food choices in Italy leads to a debate about the merits of pineapple on pizza (and in general), and the introduction of Richard's alter ego Collin McGregor. Remember to join us @Starving4pod!
01:05:00 12/4/2018
This week's Friday Game Night is Scarf of Barf Vegan edition with Thug Kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
00:11:00 11/30/2018
This week Richard and Jazmin break down why he believes there is no perfect way to cook a turkey, the effect "Millennial Flight" has had in the food world, and the family's recent trip to Italy including a controverted Shakira sighting. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
00:40:00 11/27/2018
This week Richard and Jazmin sit down with host of the new Netflix series The Final Table and Restaurant Editor at Bon Appetit magazine Andrew Knowlton. Join in the fun as Andrew presses Richard about moving from Atlanta, they discuss their experiences pitching shows to networks, and Andrew shares the inspirations behind The Final Table. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram! Rad Power Bikes - Check them out at
01:15:00 11/20/2018
This weeks it's What would Wylie do? with chef Wylie Dufresne. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
00:08:00 11/16/2018
This week the podcast travels back to an early classic, Founder of Hedley & Bennett Ellen Bennett joins Richard and Jazmin to talk about her experience in reinventing the wheel of the kitchen world: the apron.Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram! Rad Power Bikes - Check them out at
01:03:00 11/13/2018
This week Richard and Jazmin are joined in their home by Chef and television host Melissa D'Arabian on a Sunday morning to talk about her husband Philippe running the NYC marathon, discuss if Food Network is for cooking or eating, and laud one another's authenticity. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01:18:00 11/6/2018
This week Richard sits down with American culinary expert, chef, television personality, radio personality, director, producer, entrepreneur, food critic, journalist, teacher, and author Andrew Zimmern at the New York City Wine and Food Festival for Food Network's 25th Birthday. On his second visit to the podcast Andrew talks about the debunking of Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, the pride he takes in the impact of his work, and tells about the drink he confronted Tiger Woods with. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01:13:00 10/30/2018

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