Summary: The Stew is a weekly food podcast that's not always about food. Hosted by Jason Stewart, with Andre Canaparo & Chris Stewart
This week on The Stew we came back! It's been too long, I know, but we hope to bring you some more new pods soon. This week we welcome chef Miles Thompson, hes still a young man, but he's been cooking since he was a child. He's cooked all over the place but most recently he's taken over as executive chef of the infamous Michael's here in LA's Santa Monica. Jason and Andre chat with him about his epic journey to how he got here today, and all the crazy food he's cooked along the way.
This week on The Stew we welcome back Andre's mom Jill! She is a wonderful person full of weird knowledge and ideas about food, the last time she was on, it was a fan fav. We talk about our drinking stories, and we get into a lot of mushroom talk, and we obviously circle back to some new age theories on eating and how it effects our body, then we finish up with some listener questions! Also happy birthday to my mom Karen!!!
This week on the stew we welcome Jonah from the very popular LA restaurant Freedman’s. He came from Toronto to open up late last year, has been reviewed by the god J Gold. We hear about the entire process of opening a new spot here, the challenges and joys of running a Jewish Deli, and a blow by blow of being reviewed by J Gold, great man great pod!
This week on The Stew we welcome back our friend and LA chef Royce Burke. We chat about a few food things we've been working on, but unfortunately recorded this episode the day we all heard the news about Anthony, so we do a good bit of commiserating on his impact on our world.
This week on The Stew we welcome Nate Ru, one of Sweetgreen's founders and bossmans. Sweetgreen is a giant restaurant chain with 88 locations all over America that sells salads to hot people. Jason and Andre chat with him about all things salad related! we dive deep into the nooks and crannies of the salad biz.
This week on The Stew we welcome Courtney Storer, Chef at one of LA’s most popular restaurants Jon & Vinny’s. Known as a celeb hotspot serving irresistible home style Italian pizzas and pastas, Jason & Andre are lucky to have her on this week! Courtney tells us about her journey to running the kitchen at one of America’s favorite new restaurants, she’s great, we love her!
This week on The Stew we welcome Ryan Wilson, the damn executive chef of Lawry’s! He’s the third generation of the Lawry’s fam, they’re celebrating their 80th anniversary this year and he came on to tell us all the prime rib pro tips, creamed corn hacks, and doing an event today with Jonathan Gold and he even is a listener an reminds us to talk about the best thing we ate all week, he's a nice man and a fun fella.
This week on The Stew we're back after taking a week off (sorry) we get into the J Gold review of Majordomo, we're both kind of sick and not feeling very well, we answer a lot of listener questions and we talk about food poisoning as well.
Thomas Raquel is the pastry chef at Le Bernardin, Eric Ripert’s 3 Michelin star restaurant in New York. Jason and Andre get some stories about growing up and getting into cooking, what it’s like working in a restaurant of that size and magnitude, and chat about some forward thinking sweet ideas after watching Chef’s Table’s new dessert series.
This week on The Stew! we discuss a recent deep fry party, Jason shares an intimate moment at Sweetgreen, and a trip to the San Gabriel Valley for interesting finds at the Asian Market, plus we take a crack at some of your listener questions, unfortunately we have many more to sift through.
This week on The Stew is all about wine! well mostly. Jon Bonné joins us to talk about his new book “The New Wine Rules,” a short and sweet guide that tells you everything you need to know about getting into wine. We take some listener questions, learn about his writing habits, why he sounds like Patton Oswalt, hangover cures, and the best thing we ate all week!
This week on The Stew we welcome Hannah Goldfield, food writer and critic for The New Yorker! Jason and Andre are proud to have guests who are accomplished and impressive now. We chat about how one acquires a job writing about food for the New Yorker as that is very interesting to us. We cover Toronto style bagels, all the food she’s been eating in LA, why the food here is better than NY, we talk listener questions that we’ve been meaning to tackle too, granola is mentioned, etc.
This week on the stew we welcome a very big food blogger and cookbook author Gaby Dalkin! She is homies with Alton Brown, sponsored by Cape Cod Chips, and runs her food blog operation like a well oiled machine. Jason and Andre chat with her about her journey as a private chef in Malibu, culinary school, and blogging it up, eating at the extra fancy restaurant at Disneyland, literally taking bites out of colby jack cheese logs, cooler ranch doritos, and we discuss if it's necessary to learn from a professional chef, or if you truly can master cooking by just watching youtube videos, plus the best thing we ate all week!
This week we have Angela Dimayuga, one of my favorite chefs in America right now, known for her work with Danny Bowien at Mission Chinese, now on her own journey. We learn all about how she got into her life of food, and how she’s now using it to help people. Angela is an amazing person and we’re all super lucky to have her on this weeeeeeek!
This week on The Stew we welcome back Darin Bresnitz, one half of the Snacky Tunes podcast, a food podcast that has been going on for 10 years??? thats crazy. Darin is obviously good at talking about food and is well versed in the culinary world despite not really working in the industry. We unfortunately spend a good amount of time during the pod eating some Courage Bagels, we talk about food in Austin, talk some listener questions, and discuss their live Snacky Tunes podcast happening this tuesday in LA, you should check it out if you can!