A Conversation with Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director of Serious Eats – Part 1

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serious eats culinary director daniel gritzer

 

About Daniel Gritzer and This Week’s Podcast

On this week’s podcast, I have part one of my conversation with Daniel Gritzer, Culinary Director of Serious Eats.  I’ve big a big fan of Serious Eats and The Food Lab for a while, and love the work that Daniel, Kenji, Stella Parks, and crew have been doing there. This episode went long. Daniel and I spoke for 3 hours on a Sunday night, and I have about 2 hours of finished audio. I was trying to decide how much to leave in. Because this episode is for the cooking nerds, I wanted to leave almost everything in, so this is part one of two.

We talk a lot about the process of recipe development and testing. We discuss cooking equipment, oven calibration, and the subjectivity of taste. You’ll hear about the ins and outs of Serious Eats, and you’ll learn about olive oil, polyphenols, and perceived bitterness. Ever wonder if you should or shouldn’t blend olive oil in a blender? We get into that.

This Week’s Sponsor

This week’s show sponsor is Olive & Basket. For a wide variety of olive oils, vinegar, spices, sauces, and gourmet food items, visit their website Oliveandbasket.com to have their products shipped to your door. Use discount code CHEF20 for 20% off your order.

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An Interview with Chef Jillian Fae

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About Jillian Fae

Jillian Fae believes her passion for cooking stems from the fact that she was born and raised in Southern California. The best climate conditions for growing the finest produce all year around and the diverse mix of cuisines have always been an inspiration to her. Her love for and ability to make people happy by way of good food began at an early age and still grows today.

Asparagus Gazpacho

She pursued her passion and further sharpened her skills by enrolling in the culinary program at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. During her time there, she volunteered for multiple extracurricular activities and charity events, excelled in her class, and was chosen to be a part of the ACF competing student team. After she and her teammates won the state and regional competitions, they went on to the National Competition to win a gold medal.

Turkey Meatballs with Italian Salsa Verde & Celeriac Parsnip Puree

It was after these accomplishments that Jillian established Jillian Fae Chef Services, a personal chef business offering private on-site events as well as weekly in-home meal preparation. The business currently serves most of Southern California and is based out of the city of Temecula. She is dedicated to providing people with the best quality food and best service possible and specializes in creating seasonal menus customized to each individual client’s needs and desires.

On This Week’s Podcast

This is one of our “Meet a Member” episodes. You’ll learn about her personal chef business. We talk about what she wished she knew before starting a business, and I ask her some fun, rapid-fire questions about food and cooking.

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Blackened U8 Diver Scallop

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Connecting Chefs and Corporate Clients – Learn About the HUNGRY Platform From Founder Eman Pahlavani

Hungry founder Eman Pahlavani and Jay-Z

About Eman Pahlavani

Eman Pahlavani is the founder and COO of HUNGRY, a digital platform that connects businesses with catering services provided by local chefs. The platform’s notable investors include Jay-Z, Kevin Hart, and a number of NFL stars. This past year they had to pivot, and began offering chef-made meals direct to consumers at their homes, and adding virtual chef experiences.

On This Week’s Podcast

You’ll learn how HUNGRY works, and find out some of the benefits to corporate caterers. We also talk about business basics, and Eman explains why he thinks successful entrepreneurs should have a co-founder.

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Jay-Z Teams with NFL Stars and Kevin Hart to Invest in Hungry’s $20 Million Series B – Forbes

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Chef Thomas O’Gara – Vice President of Culinary at Tessemae’s

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About Thomas O’Gara

With more than 25 years of food and beverage experience, he’s spent most of his professional career working for Marriott. Last year Thomas started a new adventure as the vice president of culinary for Tessemae’s, an all-natural dressing and condiment producer based outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

On This Week’s Podcast

On the show we discuss his experience with Marriott, implementing culinary programs across many of their properties. We talk about his new position at Tessemae’s, culinary trends and vegetable offal.

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Mike Lang – Food Photography for Weber Grills

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Mike Lang Weber Grill Food Photography

About Mike Lang

Mike Lang is not a chef, but he started a food blog called Another Pint Please. And while the name sounds like it would be focused on beer, it’s primarily focused on grilling. An amateur photographer, Mike started shooting the food he was cooking on his Weber Grill. His photos caught the attention of Weber’s marketing team, and this eventually led to Mike doing photography for Weber. Besides their website and social media, his photos have been used by Smithsonian, BuzzFeed, and even in Sports Illustrated magazine.

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On This Week’s Podcast

On this week’s Chefs Without Restaurants podcast, we discuss why he started the blog, and how he connected with Weber. We talk grilling and beer, and he gives us some of his favorite resources. Mike just released his first cookbook titled One-Beer Grilling, and you’ll hear him talk about that.

grilled tomahawk steak

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