Chefs Coast to Coast Podcast: Chicago

Cristina Hendrickson Creates Divine Treats for Primehouse

Cristina Hendrickson is an Executive Pastry Chef at Primehouse, the #1 Steakhouse in Chicago voted by Chicago magazine. Working alongside James Beard nominated chefs to landing her prestigious role at Primeshouse, Cristina found baking to be her calling from an early age. Learning how to bake from her mother and grandmother,…
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Chefs Coast to Coast Podcast: Chicago

Podcast Episode 033 Chicago: Cafe Tola, A Delicious Literal Labor of Love

Café Tola is a café specializing in coffee and empanadas built upon a literal labor of love.  Run by Victoria Salamanca with the help of her husband, Gerardo, you can tell Café Tola is their baby; it combines the handmade, extremely delicious empanadas made by Victoria with the artistic pop…
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Chefs Coast to Coast Podcast: Chicago

Podcast Episode 032 Chicago: “Chef’s Special”: Ron Swanson Inspired Brunch

Chef’s Coast to Coast is highlighting a past favorite interview on this week’s episode. The “Chef’s Special,” typically a dish that uses the season’s best ingredients, is our version of bringing to light the stories of chefs that really spoke to us. I chatted with Ricky, co-founder of Whisk Chicago,…
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Chefs Coast to Coast Podcast: Chicago

Podcast Episode 030 Chicago: Spoken Cafe Has a Carefully Crafted Bespoke Menu

Will Goodwin, owner of Spoken Café, is a self-proclaimed “handyman” who once went to school for architecture but then found himself in the coffee/café world.  A New Orleans transplant, his penchant for big and bold flavors come through in his menu.  Will worked at Spoken Café when it was originally…
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Chefs Coast to Coast Podcast: Chicago

Podcast Episode 029: “Chef’s Special”: Chef’s Coast to Coast Favorites of 2016

Chef's Coast to Coast is highlighting a past favorite interview on this week's episode. The "Chef's Special," typically a dish that uses the season's best ingredients, is our version of bringing to light the stories of chefs that really spoke to us.    This week’s episode features Chef Joey Celmer…
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Chefs Coast to Coast Podcast: Chicago

Podcast Episode 028 Chicago: A Traveling Chef that Brings the Comforts of Home Through Southern Style Food

For our first episode of 2017, Chef Darnell Reed talks about his biggest influence on his cooking career, his great grandmother, Luella, for whom he credits his recipes and restaurant namesake- Luella’s Southern Kitchen.  Having been in the industry for over 18 years, traveling the world and working in many…
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Podcast Episode 027: The Unheard Voices of Chefs Coast to Coast Reflect on 2016

Hear the team behind the podcast talk about their favorite moments of 2016, favorite guests, their favorite family meals and what they are looking forward to in 2017. Chefs Coast to Coast started in July of 2016 and has published every week featuring Chefs from Houston to Chicago including: Black…
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Podcast Episode 025 Chicago: All For the Love of Apples

This week on Chefs Coast to Coast I spoke with Tom Rosenfeld, owner of Heartland Café in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood.  A self-proclaimed lover of apples, Tom started his relationship with the restaurant world by first being a food producer.  Frustrated that he couldn't find a decent organic apple in…
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Podcast Episode 024 Chicago: How Indian and Pakistani Fusion is Done

This week I chatted with Fahim Sarharia from Tandoor Char House in Chicago. He co-owns Tandoor with his brother, Faraz. The two grew up around a lively kitchen full of incredible meals. We chatted about the difference between Pakistani and Indian food, the spices he uses most, and how his customers are…
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Podcast Episode 023: Don’t Play with Your Food, DRAW It!

This week, I chatted with Sarah Becan, cartoonist and creative behind She started her blog years ago with the goal to share her relationship with food, publicly. Tune in to see how this blog was the catalyst for her entire career. Ready to try a new recipe? Try this pesto…
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Podcast Episode 022 Chicago: Ron Swanson Inspired this Burger Joint in Chicago

I chatted with Ricky, co-founder of Whisk Chicago, a burger and brunch restaurant that serves Ron Swanson-inspired eats like steak hash, steak & eggs, and the house burger an 8oz burger topped with chihuahua cheese, chipotle mayo, guacamole, and tortilla strips. The restaurant was founded by two brothers who have a…
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