The Feed Podcast

Chicago Chef/Restaurateur Rick Bayless and award-winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky have known each other for 20 years, and now they're teaming up to tackle everything from food trends to seafood sustainability on The Feed. Jump around the globe each episode as they teach you how to make delicious dishes like ramen and Korean fried chicken, with amazing guest chefs to guide you along the way.


Ingredient Challenge: Rhubarb

On this week's show, a rhubarb challenge with Debbie Gold, the Chef of Tied House in Chicago, as she and Rick attempt to come up with an easy weeknight meal in 15 minutes or less, using just some rhubarb, plus five extra ingredients you can find pretty much anywhere.
00:32:00 5/16/2018

Past Episodes

Belgium is a tiny country. You might think of chocolate as its most famous export, but beer is just as important, if not more so. There are nearly 200 breweries in this country of about 11 million people, so you know beer there is practically a religion. Belgian beers have been the go-to, the Valhalla, the king of the beer geeks' preferred beverage. Coming up on this week's show, we dive deep into the world of Belgian beers, with a few experts. We'll talk to a legendary bar owner, Michael Roper, carries more Belgians than just about any bar in the U.S. Then we'll meet a pair of brewers, each of whom are producing some Belgian-style beers, right here in the middle of the country. Claudia Jendron, the Head Brewer at Pipeworks Brewing here in Chicago. Claudia has worked has brewed beers for some of Chicago's best breweries. And Tom Korder is the Founder of Penrose Brewery in bucolic Geneva, Illinois gives us a lesson in Belgian-style session ales, aged in oak barrels with alternative fermentation.
00:39:00 5/9/2018
The James Beard Awards, yes, the food industry's "Oscars" are set to take place yet again in Chicago on Monday, May 7th, but you can bet a lot of industry people are in town the weekend before, and they all have one thing on their mind: where do we eat (and drink)? So, we're giving you the lowdown on where to do both, like a local, as we talk with Michael Gebert, the founder of the local food site that does quite a bit more than just listicles and Top 7 places to grab brunch. Then, we'll meet Sharon Bronstein, one of the women behind the first-ever Chicago Style, a cocktail conference going on for four days after the Beards. Talk about a hangover. We'll have all that, plus a note about pizza tours in Chicago. We're rolling out the red carpet, and you don't even need an invitation.
00:42:00 5/2/2018
We do an annual cookbook show in December, intended as ideas for holiday gifts, but it seems like every week there's another book or two to check out. Coming up on this week's show, we dive deep into two books. Chef Bill Kim has been the driving force behind such restaurants as Urban Belly and Belly Q. He joins Rick and Steve to talk about his new cookbook Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces. Then we switch to kefir, that glorious fermented milk with Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway joins them to talk about her new book The Kefir Cookbook.
00:44:00 4/25/2018
Fennel has the potential to be as divisive as cilantro, in that either you love it or hate it. It's so closely associated with anise and licorice - another polarizing item. On this week's show, a fennel challenge with the Chef Jill Barron of Mana Food Bar in Chicago, as she and Rick attempt to come up with easy weeknight meals in 15 minutes or less, using just some fennel, plus five extra ingredients you can find pretty much anywhere.
00:34:00 4/18/2018
A taste of Chinese food from the source, but not the usual dim sum or Peking duck. This time, it's all about the fiery, chili-laced food of the Sichuan Province. Rick Bayless talks to a few chefs about what it's like to cook there, then Steve Dolinsky joins him for a visit to Chicago's Chinatown to see how the hot pot experience stacks up.
00:47:00 4/11/2018
On this week's show, we dive deep into the world of Italian rice, with the author of a new book on the subject. Chef John Coletta is a respected veteran in the Chicago food community as Executive Chef and Managing Partner of Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar. He is the author of the new cookbook, Risotto and Beyond. Rick and Steve talk about risotto of course, but also soups, one-pot meals and even dessert.
00:38:04 4/4/2018
It is Spring and for many people in the beer-loving community, that means Bock. German in origin, it's a strong lager, usually dark, malty and lightly hopped. This week we dive deep into maibocks, helles bocks and don't forget doppelbocks. We might even spot an eisbock along the way. We'll talk to a couple of bar owners who know as much about beer as my co-host does about Mexican food. Then a pair of brewmasters stop by to share some of their handiwork.
00:37:00 3/28/2018
You may have thought pistachios were just for eating out of hand or maybe sprinkling on a Middle Eastern dessert like kanafeh or baklava. But coming up on this week's show: a Pistachio challenge with Stephen Gillanders the Chef and Owner of S.K.Y. here in Chicago, as both he and Rick attempt to come up with an easy weeknight meal in 15 minutes or less using just some pistachios, plus five extra ingredients you can find pretty much anywhere.
00:35:00 3/21/2018
Building a food business, running a farm and marketing a new product all take skill and know-how; and of course money. Coming up on this week's show, The Good Food Expo comes to Chicago. We'll talk to some of the key players and discover why it's become one of the leading events of its kind in the Midwest, if not the entire country. Jim Slama, the C-E-O of Family Farmed and Producer of the Annual EXPO, the Executive Chef of Fat Rice in Chicago, Abe Conlon, and one of the nation's leading experts, Michael Harlan Turkell, author of "Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar" tell us why we should care about these potent potables. Garden Educator, Corenna Roozeboom from Big Green schools us on gardening programs for students. And Kara Babinec is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Gunthorp Farms in LaGrange, Indiana on Meat Labeling: What's the Meaning Behind the Label?".
00:41:00 3/14/2018
We've heard for years that overfishing is a problem and farm-raised fish often have diseases. How do we as consumers, sort through the confusion presented by both sides? Coming up on this week's show, we talk with Sean Dimin creator of "Sea To Table," a distribution company that partners only with wild caught fisheries on both coasts to help bring the best fish to your door. Then, we learn about "craft raised" salmon. We talk with Max Depondt, Midwest Marketing Manager at Skuna Bay Raised Salmon. They maintain nets off the Western coast of Vancouver Island, where they assure customers there is a way to responsibly raise seafood. And finally Steve and Rick talk with Peter Adame, Seafood Watch Engagement Coordinator for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They monitor ocean health and created a standard that restaurants, fisherman and farmers all subscribe to.
00:45:00 3/7/2018

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