Starving for Attention with Richard and Jazmin Blais

Starving for Attention with Richard and Jazmin Blais

By Richard Blais

Get an entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at the world of food with this chef, television personality and author. 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 the Blaises 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.

Episodes

Essential Work with Andre Mack

Richard and Jazmin sit-down (virtually) with Andre Mack; renowned sommelier, winemaker and, most recently, essential worker in Brooklyn at his newly opened &Sons wine bar and market.  The guys wears a lot of hats and we get in to all of them on this episode.  Not to mention he finally settles the controversy over Taylor Pork Roll/Ham.  Plus, geek out with Richard as he asks those questions you always want to ask a sommelier from a Michelin-starred restaurant like: what's the oldest bottle you've opened or what was the most expensive bottle of wine you've sold? Come along for a inspiring talk and walk away with two solid sub sandwich recipes too.   Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe from wherever you get your podcast episodes.   Follow along for more on Instagram: @starving4pod @andrehmack @richardblais @jazminblais
07/08/201h 3m

Stay at Home Sandwich with Rebecca Soldinger

Richard and Jazmin snuggle in with their favorite television producer, Rebecca Soldinger from the Rachael Ray Show and Broadway Sandwich.  They reminisce to pre-COVID times backstage and Richard finally gets Rebecca to admit the one dish she couldn't stand that he made on set! She also shares her top tips for producing at home that we can all learn from.  Plus an ice cream cake recipe, backyard wildlife and the great American road trip.  Subscribe, rate and listen!  For more fun, follow along on instagram: @jazminblais @starving4pod @rsoldinger @richardblais @broadwaysandwich
24/07/2052m 25s

Self Producing with Aarti Sequeira

It's official! Our most popular guest and co-host is back on and Zooming with Richard and Jazmin! Food Network's own Aarti Sequeira joins us and to talk about producing content 24/7 in this interim moment and the challenges that come with it: spouses as directors, kids as cameramen, how ants equal airtime and that old school Triple G (Guys Grocery Games) mentality that gets them all in trouble.  Plus Richard and Jazmin's professional home kitchen sagas continue as do the woes for indoor dining in restaurants in California.  Join us for some commiseration and celebration!    Follow along on Instagram too: @aartipaartipics @starving4pod @richardblais @jazminblais
18/07/201h 0m

The Marvelous Mr. Warner

All the way from Rapids City, South Dakota, winner of Food Network Star, Justin Warner joins us via the technological wonders of Zoom. We talk about his newest book based on his hit digital show, Marvel Eat the Universe.  We pose the impossible question of who would Guy Fieri be in the Marvel Universe.  Plus we dig deep on home improvement, belching toilets, and how to live the RV life.  This episode has something for everyone, as always!  Follow along on Instagram for more fun... @starving4pod @jazminblais @richardblais @eatfellowhumans
10/07/2054m 0s

Final-ly with Chef Melissa King

*Spoiler Alert* Totally worth the wait! Richard and Jazmin take to Zoom with the newest Top Chef All-Star Winner, Melissa King.  Join us as we chat all things Top Chef All-Star Finale, why she's still hustling and some hot take trends!  In the open, Richard gives a quick TED talk on brisket, they discuss why everything is breaking at the Blais house and Jazmin gives a long awaited update on foster kittens.  Can't take the excitement? Neither can we! Subscribe, rate and review!  And don't forget to follow along on INSTAGRAM: @chefmelissaking @richardblais @starving4pod @jazminblais
03/07/2054m 21s

Top Chef All Stars Finale RECAP

SO many SPOILERS ahead! You've been warned!  Richard and Jazmin recap the Top Chef All Stars finale during the commercial breaks for your listening pleasure.  We recommend pushing play with us and watching the show while listening to our fearless hosts break the action down during the commercials.   You'll hear Richard lament sharing his crown, comparing selecting a sous chef to a Vice Presidential nominee and Jazmin gets all the feels on memory lane.  Plus who else wants a Tom Colicchio garden gnome that grills squab?!  Last warning! Spoiler ALERT! Follow along on Instagram too: @starving4pod @richardblais @jazminblais
19/06/2039m 32s

Black Lives Matter.

Jazmin and Richard discuss the historical moment we are in and why they took a week off from podcasting (see our recs below for crucial listening). Plus BREAKINGNEWS, small business woes, and oh yeah, #summeriscoming. Some of our favorite podcasts featuring Black thought leaders, Black stories, and/or Black history.  Code Switch 1619 Pod Save the People Intersectionality Matters NPR Throughline : American Police Its Been a Minute with Sam Sanders Follow along on instagram for additional content: @jazminblais @richardblais @starving4pod
12/06/2036m 28s

Re-emerging with Simon Majumdar

Richard and Jazmin pay a Zoom visit with longtime Food Network friend and fellow podcaster, Simon Majumdar.  Follow along as they talk perfect outdoor kitchen remodels, birthdays in quarantine, the brief history of Okinawan taco rice and how to regain your sense of purpose as everything slowly starts to reopen.  Come along for the ride! Thank you for subscribing. Don't forget to leave us a review and rate the podcast!  Follow along for more fun on instagram: @starving4pod @richardblais @jazminblais @simonmajumdar
30/05/2039m 1s

The Quarantine Chronicles, vol V, featuring Ellen Bennett

The last great PIVOT of the Quarantine Chronicles brings you a shining ray of light and energy that is Ellen Bennett from Hedley and Bennett Aprons (and facemasks). We talk about making business decisions in the time of a pandemic, Jazmin rushes a kitten to the emergency vet and Richard is a ROBOT suffering a mid-life crisis.  Also, massive news for Richard and his love of BBQ.  Tune in! Follow along on instagram for more fun! @starving4pod @ellenmariebennett @jazminblais @richardblais
22/05/2045m 21s

The Quarantine Chronicles, vol IV

Now with more gossip and pop culture hot takes!! The Quarantine Chronicles returns (because we aren't sure when it will end) with Richard and Jazmin diving deep into the depths of Robert Pattinson's quarantine culinary mind.  Alison Roman takes on Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo for some reason and we break down our thoughts on the dust-up. Finally a long list of celebrities are now food TV stars and food influencers and what does it all mean?? Tune in to find out.   Follow us on social media for more of the story:  @starving4pod @richardblais @jazminblais
15/05/2040m 56s

The Quarantine Chronicles, vol III, featuring Jet & Ali Tila

Keeping it Real-la with another installment of The Quarantine Chronicles! Richard and Jazmin are joined by their alternate universe duo, Jet and Ali Tila!  Join us as we chat working together as a couple during the pandemic. Plus we cook up some new business ideas together.  Richard whacks Jazmin with a golf ball!  Jazmin uses a "bad"word!  And Ali and Jet play our favorite podcast game that was made only for them, "Spilling the Tea-la". All this in under an hour! Enjoy the show! Don't forget to find more content and fun on our social media channels: @starving4pod @jazminblais @richardblais @alitila @jettila
08/05/2056m 46s

The Quarantine Chronicles, vol II, featuring Chef Casey Thompson

Quarantine Chronicles is back with another installation of tales from the deep web!!! Richard and Jazmin divulge where their attention has been on social media during shelter-in-place. The rubberband man, tik tok, the Great Chefs series on youtube, PLUS CASEY THOMPSON joins us from under the sea!!! Stay in touch on Instagram : @starving4pod @richardblais @jazminblais @chefcaseyt
01/05/2056m 50s

The Quarantine Chronicles, vol I

NOW WITH RECIPES! Richard and Jazmin are back for Season 2 and kicking off the Quarantine Chronicles live from the kitchen table. What have the Blais’ been up to in the kitchen? How have they sheltered in (mis en) place? Is anyone gluten free still? How is Jazmin dealing with “the other woman” and just how many dishes are we all washing? Find out these answers and less as we kick off the all new Starving For Attention! Follow us on Instagram for more hijinx! @jazminblais @starving4pod @richardblaisofficial (Tiktok)
24/04/2034m 38s

Season 2 Trailer

Richard and Jazmin are back for Season 2 of Starving for Attention! Its a wild, new world worth exploring so join us as we make our way through the wide and sometimes unknown expanse of pop culture, food, relationships and beyond! Alright, we talk about memes and food and family life while broadcasting from our kitchen table... Follow along on instagram for more:  @starving4pod  @jazminblais @richardblais
22/04/202m 15s

Rachael Ray

Richard and Jazmin pick their allegiances for the upcoming Superbowl before chatting with celebrity chef Rachael Ray all about her take on some of the current food trends like rainbow bagels and why spaghetti and noodles are not the same thing. Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
25/12/1931m 33s

Carl Ruiz

Richard is back with Jazmin as they prep for the upcoming holiday and replay one of their favorite guests. Richard joins Carl Ruiz at his restaurant, La Cubana, in New York City for an incredibly fun conversation! Richard and Carl start with the in-depth analysis of jelly doughnuts you never knew you needed. Then, Carl discusses the process of opening his restaurant and the neuroticism shared by every chef who finds success. Later, the two play a fun game of 'Ruizing vs Blazing.'
18/12/191h 4m

Antonia Lofaso & Jet Tila

Richard & Jazmin are here for the holidays and revisiting one of their favorite interviews. They are joined in the studio by restaurateurs and chef judges from Cutthroat Kitchen Antonia Lofaso & Jet Tila to talk about their humble starts in the television world, working with Alton Brown, and their opinions about the backlash against television chefs.
10/12/191h 8m

Grant Achatz

Richard catches up with Chef Grant Achatz in his Three Michelin star restaurant Alinea. Listen in as Richard recalls working under Grant at The French Laundry in the 90's, discuss outlets for their creativity, and reveal some of the ways they get to know their staff. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
04/12/191h 16m

Kevin Gillespie

Richard and Jazmin are ready for Thanksgiving. They talk about their favorite dishes and what they’re preparing for the holiday. Plus Richard revisits one of his favorite interviews with fellow Top Chef alum and friend Kevin Gillespie. They talk about his restaurants Gunshow, Revival, and Gamechanger, their time working together, and college football allegiances. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
27/11/191h 30m

Nina Compton

This week Richard is in New Orleans with James Beard Award winning chef Nina Compton! They discuss Nina's rise to success with her own restaurant and recent awards. The two bond over the post-Top Chef career struggle to choose your own path with the pressure to make others happy. Stay tuned for a game called "Straight out of Nina Compton's Head" where Richard proposes ingredients and Nina improvises dishes!
21/11/191h 13m

Isaac Toups

Richard is in New Orleans and joined by celebrity Chef Isaac Toups. Isaac talks about the success of his restaurants Toups' Meatery and Toups South, and his meteoric rise of to fame after Top Chef. They swap chef stories and talk about Isaac’s responsibility to represent the rich culture of New Orleans food. And they break down some of your favorite New Orleans cuisine from Gumbo to creating an authentic Po’ Boy and more.
12/11/191h 16m

Wylie Dufresne

Richard has been on the road without Jazmin! This week he comes to us from Williamsburg yet again to sit down with Wylie Dufresne of Du's Donuts. Wylie is one of America's leading proponents of molecular gastronomy and incorporates science into his cooking techniques. His donut shop that began as a pop-up is now a chain with its very own cookbook. The two talk about the novelty of cookbooks and the value of having an international collection. Wylie explains his love of flashlights and the true physical demands required for a donut chef.
05/11/1950m 23s

Ilan Hall

This week, Richard sits down with Ilan Hall at Du's Donuts in Brooklyn where he has been for the Star Chefs International Chefs Conference. Ilan was the winner of Top Chef season 2 and most known for his role as the host on NBC's Knife Fight. The two catch up and talk about Brooklyn's changing scene before getting into it. They talk about weird food cravings, health and wellness, and molecular gastronomy!
01/11/191h 1m

Jeremy Jacobowitz of Brunch Boys

This week, Richard talks to Jeremy Jacobowitz, the man behind the famous food media account Brunch Boys. They start with a discussion about the Japanese sandwich or ‘sando’ that has made its way to LA at a new restaurant called Konbi. Next, Jeremy explains his path from working in TV to becoming a full time Instagram influencer. He reminisces about his first popular photo of pancakes and they end with Richard’s favorite game about hot takes!
22/10/191h 16m

Squad takes Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival!

Richard sits down with Brooke Williamson, Shirley Chung, Casey Thompson, and Antonia Lofaso at the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival. The lively squad catch up with each other and compare hot takes on their favorite jams before getting into it. They talk about their favorite grocery stores, expiration dates, and 'bowl culture.' Stay tuned to hear the group play a game called "Shirley It's me!" all about hot takes.
15/10/1959m 28s

Art Smith

Richard and Jazmin check in from the Newport Food and Wine Festival before Richard talks to famed chef, Art Smith, widely known as Oprah's personal chef. Art shares fun stories about his past work on TV shows and behind the scenes at Disneyland's Epcot. He talks about the influential women in his life, their battle with Alzheimer’s, and involving the culinary community through Around the Table . Stay tuned in to hear the two play a game called "What Art Though Cooking For?" where Richard quizzes Art on celebrity/ food pairings!
08/10/191h 13m

Josef Centeno

Richard and Aarti sit down for a fun conversation with chef, author and restaurateur Josef Centeno. Richard and Josef start with discussing the incredible technique of his "puffy taco" and how they feel about Tex Mex. They break down some hot food topics with a game 'My Two Cents". And they talk tortillas, chili rellenos, food halls and Josef shares what he wants 86'd.
30/09/191h 1m

Aarti Sequeira

Richard sits down with Food Network star, journalist, and television host Aarti Sequeira. Before diving into environmentally ethical food trends like meatless burgers, the two catch up and discuss their favorite Trader Joe's treats. Then, Aarti talks about her journalistic tendencies and they debate Lebron James's attempt to trademark the term "Taco Tuesday." They end with a new game Richard calls celebrity vegetable!
24/09/191h 0m

Troy Johnson

Greetings from San Diego's Kaaboo Festival, where Richard and Jazmin give updates on their festival experience before chatting with Guy's Grocery Store Games Judge and writer Troy Johnson. The three talk about stage fright, their shared fantasy football obsession, and Troy's troubles as a restaurant critic. They end with a game called "Is Troy Annoyed?" about potential scenarios one might encounter as a critic.
17/09/191h 17m

Carl Ruiz

Richard joins Carl Ruiz at his restaurant, La Cubana, in New York City for an incredibly fun conversation! Richard and Carl start with the in-depth analysis of jelly doughnuts you never knew you needed. Then, Carl discusses the process of opening his restaurant and the neuroticism shared by every chef who finds success. Later, the two play a fun game of ‘Ruizing vs Blazing.’
10/09/191h 11m

Michael Mina

Richard and Jazmin reminisce on a fun story from their courtship before sharing their interview with one of Richard’s all time heroes, Michael Mina. They discuss how Michael builds strong partnerships with other chefs and the impact press has on the restaurant industry. Plus, Richard and Jazmin play ‘What Does It Mina’ with Michael to gain his insight on many areas of the restaurant industry.
03/09/191h 12m

Jamie Bissonnette

Richard shares stories of his trip to Boston before sitting down with chef, author and restaurateur Jamie Bisonnette. The two talk about Jamie’s weird collections, being an old soul chef and the prank Jamie played on Richard during Top Chef. Plus the guys play a delicious game of Never Have I Ever.
27/08/1958m 15s

Brian Malarkey

Aloha from Hawaii, where Richard and Jazmine give updates on their vacation before chatting with Top Chef alum (season 3), Guy’s Grocery Games judge and restaurateur Brian Malarkey. Richard joins him at Farmer and the Seahorse to discuss how they name restaurants, evolving and the future of celebrity chefs. Brian then gets into which aspects of the culinary world he believes are dying, as well as his love of aliens.
20/08/191h 6m

Luke's Lobster

Ben Conniff and Luke Holden the founders of Luke's Lobster hang out with Richard in New York City. The duo talk about what inspired them to start the business and how far they've come over the last 10 years. We find out what a traditional Maine lobster roll is all about. And you wont want to miss the fruit that gets 86ed to throw Richard for a loop.
13/08/1959m 38s

Angelo Sosa

Today, Top chef and Top Chef All-Stars alum, Chef and owner of Death By Tequila, Angelo Sosa hangs out with Richard! The friends and former competitors talk about the influences of Top Chef on their Kitchens including their use of Quickfires to foster creativity. Richard draws comparisons between Steph Curry's 3 point shooting and using a pressure cooker. And having both originated from the East coast, Angelo and Richard explore the adjustment to seasons and produce in California.
06/08/191h 12m

Jet and Ali Tila

Today, culinary power couple Jet and Ali Tila hang out with Richard! Jet and Richard ask Ali about spending more time in front of the camera including how she feels about live shows. Richard inquires about Jet and Ali's background as educators and how they feel it has influenced their work in the kitchen. And we even find out what type of musician Richard wanted to be before he devoted himself to culinary pursuits. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
30/07/191h 11m

CJ Jacobson

Today, Top Chef alum (Seasons 3 and 10) and Champion (Duels), former member of the US National Volleyball Team, and Chef Partner for Aba and ?ma for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, CJ Jacobson sits down with Richard in Chicago. CJ discusses his more non-traditional path after Top Chef, including when he chose to work at Noma in Copenhagen so he could observe Chef René Redzepi. Richard and Chef Jacobson talk about the influences his time as a professional Volleyball player have had on his work ethic and competitive spirit in the kitchen. And CJ explains how he feels patience and a positive perspective have brought him the best results working with his staff to foster culinary creativity. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
23/07/191h 27m

Gavin Kaysen

Today Richard catches up with Chef Gavin Kaysen in his flagship Spoon and Stable Restaurant. After explaining how Gavin is working with his hometown Minnesota Wild, he and Richard draw parallels between athletics and the culinary worlds. Gavin talks about his long run working for Chef Daniel Boulud, the influences he has taken from there and the lessons he is able to pass on. Gavin also speaks about how their industry can change into more of a profession and the ways he has already been working towards that goal. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod.
16/07/191h 20m

Ashley Christensen

Today, chef, restaurateur, author, and culinary celebrity, Ashley Christensen spends time with Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Ashley speaks about the honor of winning the James Bear award for outstanding chef in the country in 2019. The gang also talks about how Ashley's South Eastern roots influenced her love for food and cooking. And you'll definitely want to hear how Ashley likes to connect with the ghost of a space when she sets up her restaurants, in at least one case somewhat literally! Join us on social @ Starving4Pod!
09/07/191h 16m

Bobby Stuckey

Today, Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey joins Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Listen to Bobby share his almost 25 years of experience with the event and how the audiences have changed over time. Richard labels Bobby a, "Celebrity Runner" before Bobby tells the story of how he annoyed wife (and inadvertently Richard) during the 5K Charity run. And find out how Bobby's passion for his guests and laid back attitude contradict the elitism sometimes associated with his profession. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
02/07/1957m 48s

Casey Thompson

Today, contestant on season 3 and season 8 All-Stars, chef Casey Thompson catches up with Richard and Jazmin at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. Join in the laughs as Casey shares the crazy adventure involving Dwayne Wade and getting escorted out of a tent at the event before the podcast. Learn why Mel Brooks sent Casey and her husband 3 bottles of wine. And as a Texas native, Casey laments the lack of Tex-Mex in California. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
25/06/191h 2m

Carla Hall

Chef, television personality and friend of the pod, Carla Hall, stops by to chat with Richard and Jazmin during the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. Join in the fun as they recount the many festivities in Aspen including a secret room invite. Carla shares a story about the thoughts and emotions she felt during one of the competitions on her and Richard’s season of Top Chef All-Stars. And when they play a game of Carla’s Choice, it’s not nearly as difficult as the namesake might suggest. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod.
18/06/1948m 56s

Kalen Allen

Today, Youtube star and viral sensation with his, "Kalen Reacts" videos, Kalen Allen joins Richard and Jazmin in the studio. You wont want to miss a minute of the fun as they talk about how Kalen first went viral while attending Temple University. Kalen also shares how his meteoric rise got him a job on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. And of course we get some first hand reactions from Kalen including his thought on In-N-Out Burger since moving to the west coast. Don't forget to join us on social @Starving4pod!
11/06/191h 2m

Chad Minton

Today, founder of TrueCooks Chef Chad Minton hangs out with Richard in Las Vegas! To kick it off Richard and Jazmin talk about the pressures that can come along with the Michelin guide. Chad shares how welcoming the local chef's community in Las Vegas have been. And when its time for games, Richard even makes Chef Minton determine if it was a TrueCook or a NewCook.
04/06/191h 6m

Chef Josiah Citrin

Today, two star Michelin chef and 25 year veteran of the Los Angeles gourmet dining scene Chef Josiah Citrin joins the podcast. You wont want to miss out as Chef Citrin tells why the Michelin guide's return to California is bittersweet for him. Josiah even takes the time to explain what the star rating are supposed to signify in Michelin's guide. Richard also inquires about the techniques and details that Josiah brought into the more casual Charcoal Venice. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod!
28/05/191h 13m

Gregory Gourdet

Today, Runner up on season 12 of Top Chef and Executive chef of Departure, Chef Gregory Gourdet catches up with Richard in his adopted hometown of Portland Oregon. Join in the laughs as Richard and Gregory talk about the uniqueness of the city and any influences it may have had on him or his food. Gregory talks about wanting another chance at Top Chef while Richard lends his insight on training techniques. Chef Gourdet even opens up about his TED talk on recovery and how the service industry can be a particularly difficult place for it. Remember to join us on social @Starving4pod!
21/05/191h 14m

Mother's Fray

Today we see Richard and Jazmin flying solo again as they examine the restaurant perspective on Mother's Day brunch, spoiler alert Richard isn't a fan. The duo then takes time to look at the value of awards in the wake of the James Beard awards and after the Michelin Guide announced they are returning to Los Angeles. Richard even gives his take on the recent Chopped parody on SNL. And of course don't forget to join us on social @Staring4Pod!
14/05/1940m 55s

DeFine Dining

Today's episode delves into the stigmas of fine dining after Richard and Jazmin made a visit to The French Laundry in celebration of Jazmin's birthday! Using their recent experience as reference, they combat the preconceptions of fine dining to explain how you too can find value.
07/05/191h 1m

Sheldon Simeon

Richard and Jazmin catch up with Celebrity Chef and two time Fan Favorite on Top Chef (seasons 10, 14) Sheldon Simeon at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event! Sheldon explains how this event marks his first time away since opening his new restaurant Lineage. Richard and Sheldon bond over their shared paths to Top Chef as well as the competitive drive that made them go back for more. And Chef Simeon talks about how the history of the Hawaiian islands led to the first fusion cuisines before the concept was even invented.
30/04/191h 16m

Alvin Cailan

Richard and Jazmin catch up with founder of Eggslut, star of The Burger Show and possible Guru Alvin Cailan at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Event. Richard asks Alvin about getting outside his comfort zone with the growth of Eggslut, Alvin talks about his passion for the food trumping his reluctance for stardom with The Burger Show, and Alvin shares the reasons behind his three month rule for new employees.
23/04/191h 17m

Silvia Barban and Gerald Sombright

Richard and Jazmin catch up with two members of "Trashfish" Chefs Silvia Barban and Gerald Sombright from Top Chef season 14 at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine event. After kicking it off talking about the growing trend of caviar bumps in the intro, Richard and Jazmin inquire about the unofficial group name and the camaraderie Silva and Gerald helped create with their cast-mates on season 14. The resurgence of Ripe or Hype lets us know if Chefs Barban and Sombright cook the same at home as they do at work. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
16/04/191h 20m

Maneet Chauhan

Richard catches up with celebrity chef, restaurateur, and tv personality Maneet Chauhan in Nashville! Join in the fun as Maneet talks about the changes in her diet that have helped her get healthier, they Chop it up about her experiences judging tv cooking competitions, and Maneet shares the joys and struggles of balancing the demanding schedule of a celebrity chef with the demands of being a mother. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
09/04/191h 6m

Chris Bianco

Richard hangs out with Chef Chris Bianco who preaches about how he stuck to a narrow lane to become a master pizza maker, Chris talks about the shock of learning the politics of food when he started in the business, and we find out who his preferred collaborators are in a game called, "Chris Bianco and CO." Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
02/04/191h 2m

Jackson Hole Food and Wine Winterfest Ski Report

On this episode Richard hangs out with 2 of the 5 founders of the Jackson Hole Food and Wine festivals, Megan Gallagher & Haynes Oakley! Richard has fun asking the ladies to rate the difficulty level of handling the events and personalities at the festival like a piste, we find out how common it is to walk into someone else's house in Jackson Hole, and the tables are turned as Richard becomes the interviewee! Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
26/03/1954m 55s

The Legendary Drew Nieporent

Richard hangs out with legend of the food world restaurateur Drew Nieporent at the Jackson Hole Food and Wine Winterfest. Listen in as Drew shares his insight from years as a successful restaurateur and traveling to events, Richard and Drew exchange stories about meeting comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and Drew even talks about working with Robert De Niro. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
19/03/191h 17m

Esdras Ochoa, Antonia Lofaso and Aarti Sequeira

In the introduction Richard takes a moment to button up last week's topic before things get crazy when Richard and Jazmin are joined in a jam packed studio with Chefs Esdras Ochoa, Antonia Lofaso and Aarti Sequeira. Listen in as Antonia explains the meaning behind the term Sancho, finding the right ingredients for Esdras' new restaurant in Mumbai India, and as Taco King Esdras presides over the joint efforts of the room to build a "unique" taco. Remember to join us on social @Starving4Pod!
12/03/191h 1m

Cat Cora V Alinea 2019

Richard and Jazmin take a look at the events leading up to the dispute between Iron Chef Cat Cora and Alinea that resulted in her flipping off the staff, Richard and Jazmin each give their perspective on the misunderstanding along with the subsequent social media fall out, and in the end find the very social media post they've discussed taken down. Remember to join us on our own social @Starving4pod!
05/03/1942m 45s

Natasha Case

Richard and Jazmin are joined by friend and regular contributor Aarti Sequeira to interview co-founder of Coolhaus Natasha Case. Join in the fun as Natasha's love for basketball leads to a conversation about their various run ins with Shaq, Natasha shares how her background in architecture lead her to making ice cream sandwiches, and find out which of Natasha's ice cream flavors blows Richard's mind! Don't forget to join us @Starving4pod!
26/02/191h 4m

Hugh Acheson

Richard and Jazmin chop it up with Chef Hugh Acheson before the Super Bowl. Before the interview Richard has a great idea for some merch, then Hugh shares his feelings on competition shows having been on both sides himself, and how despite hailing from Canada Hugh's favorite sport is not Hockey. Remember to join us @Starving4pod! Green Chef - Check out Greenchef.us/starving to get $50 off your first box!
19/02/191h 4m

Beau MacMillan

Richard and Jazmin hang out with Chef Beau "BeauMac" MacMillan in Atlanta before Superbowl 53. Beau talks about having made Arizona his home for 20+ years, his love for the hospitality side of the job, and makes a BIG announcement!
12/02/1955m 38s

Eli Kirshtein

Richard and Jazmin are joined by a former protégé of Richard’s and Atlanta (home of this year’s Superbowl) native Eli Kirshtein as they find parallels between famous college football coaches and figures in the food world, after saying they hate the cliché of talking wings this time of year they fall into their own trap, and Eli is asked to verELIze some famous Chef’s names.
05/02/1949m 38s

Rachael Ray

Richard and Jazmin pick their allegiances for the upcoming Superbowl before chatting with celebrity chef Rachael Ray all about her take on some of the current food trends like rainbow bagels and why spaghetti and noodles are not the same thing. Remember to join us on instagram @Starving4pod!
29/01/1934m 20s

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.
22/01/191h 5m

Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken

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!
15/01/191h 15m

Ray Garcia

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!
08/01/191h 7m

Niki Nakayama

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!
01/01/1957m 5s

Digesting 2018

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!
25/12/1840m 39s

Tim Hollingsworth Part 2: The Final Table

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!
18/12/1843m 43s

Tim Hollingsworth Part 1: Hollings' good fun

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!
11/12/1851m 30s

Aarti Sequeira

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!
04/12/181h 1m

Friday Game Night: Scarf of Barf with Thug Kitchen

This week's Friday Game Night is Scarf of Barf Vegan edition with Thug Kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
30/11/1811m 10s

Turkey Trends and Tuscany

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!
27/11/1836m 10s

Andrew Knowlton

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 www.RadPowerBikes.com/PODCAST
20/11/181h 12m

Friday Game Night: What would Wylie do?

This weeks it's What would Wylie do? with chef Wylie Dufresne. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
16/11/188m 17s

Bennett There, Done That: With Ellen Bennett

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 www.RadPowerBikes.com/PODCAST
13/11/1859m 49s

Melissa D’Arabian

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!
06/11/181h 14m

Andrew Zimmern

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!
30/10/181h 9m

Something Between Something: With Jeff Mauro

This week Richard catches up with Food Network star and past winner of the show by the same name Jeff Mauro at the New York Food and Wine Festival. Listen in as they talk about Jeff’s background in acting, using his family for motivation in his career, and Jeff gives his tips to young chefs trying to break into the Food Network world. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
23/10/181h 20m

Joe Flamm, Joe Sasto, and Chris Scott

This week Richard sits down at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach during the Newport Beach Food & Wine Fest with Top Chef Colorado contestants Joe Flamm, Joe Sasto and Chris Scott to talk about their recent run on the show including Chef Flamm’s win, how they have stayed so tight since filming wrapped up, and where Top Chef compares to other cooking competition shows. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
16/10/181h 23m

Foie Grock: With Duff Goldman and Bruce Kalman

This week Richard and Jazmin are at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach during the Newport Beach Food & Wine Fest. Listen in as they catch up with Duff Goldman and Bruce Kalman to talk about their band Foie Grock, connecting with fans after a run on a show like Top Chef, and assemble their fantasy band of celebrity chefs. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
09/10/1857m 25s

So What'cha Want... to eat? With Eric Greenspan

This week Richard meets up with Chef Eric Greenspan in the Crack Shack in Century City to share their love of the Beastie Boys, conceptualize a competitive cooking league, and Eric shares his journey into healthy living. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
02/10/181h 14m

Oy Dios Mio: With Michelle Bernstein and Marc Forgione

This week Richard and Jazmin caught up with Michelle Bernstein and Marc Forgione at KAABOO Music festival. Join in the fun as they talk about each of their first concerts, Richard wearing a chicken suit for a demonstration, and the abundance of faux allergies that started popping up over that last few years. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
25/09/1859m 43s

Masterful Marc Murphy

This week Richard and Jazmin go to the walk-in to sit down with Celebrity Chef and restaurateur Marc Murphy where they discuss what it’s like to become a celebrity chef, the diplomatic value of cooking, and the premiere of “Marc my word”. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
18/09/181h 4m

Culinary Arts and Crafts: With Gerard Craft

This week Richard catches up with James Beard award winner, Executive Chef and Owner for Niche Food Group Gerard Craft in St. Louis. Listen in as they talk about their inspirations, the ambition of young chefs now vs when they were coming up the ranks, and their shared love of molecular gastronomy. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
11/09/1847m 48s

BBQs and Beards: With Todd Ginsberg

This week Richard catches up with Chef and Restaurateur Todd Ginsberg in his old hometown of Atlanta where they talk Barbecue techniques, their mutual respect for celebrity chefs like Guy Fieri, and Todd proves he's not a man of the trends. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
04/09/181h 15m

Southern Hospitality: with Kevin Gillespie

Richard returns to his old stomping grounds in Atlanta to catch up with fellow Top Chef alum and friend Kevin Gillespie about his restaurants Gunshow, Revival, and Gamechanger, their time working together, and college football allegiances. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
28/08/181h 26m

From the Freezer: Michael Voltaggio

This week Richard and Jazmin are kicking back on Kauai so they've thawed off a favorite from the past. Top Chef winner and the tattooed restaurateur behind .ink in Los Angeles Michael Voltaggio talks about competing on television with his own brother, creating his own chef family tree, and the element of surprise he makes sure to incorporate into his food. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
21/08/1856m 21s

Hugo Sanchez and Aarti Sequeira

Richard and Jazmin sit down with honorary co-host Aarti Sequeira and the self-proclaimed Don of Food Network producers Hugo Sanchez. Listen in as they talk about everything Hugo deals with behind the scenes, what typecasts they use for chefs, and answer questions from fans like you. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
14/08/181h 8m

Permission Granted: with Grant Achatz

Richard catches up with Chef Grant Achatz in his Three Michelin star restaurant Alinea. Listen in as Richard recalls working under Grant at The French Laundry in the 90's, discuss outlets for their creativity, and reveal some of the ways they get to know their staff. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
07/08/181h 17m

Chef's crease with Sang Yoon

Richard, Jazmin, and special co-host Aarti Sequeira sit down with Chef Sang Yoon to talk hockey, hot dog machine guns, and have their first mukbang session on the podcast. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
31/07/181h 11m

Friday Game Night: Would your rather with Simon Majumdar

Richard and Jazmin play a rousing game of Would you rather? with Simon Majumdar. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
27/07/189m 35s

Kintsugi Boogie with Candice Kumai

Richard and Jazmin welcome Candice Kumai into their home to discuss her new book "Kintsugi Wellness" and her Japanese heritage that informed and inspired it, Candice's experience on the first season of Top Chef, and we find out if Candice can diss. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
24/07/181h 18m

Friday Game Night: Ripe or Hype with Alon Shaya and Aarti Sequeira

Richard premieres Ripe of Hype to the world with Alon Shaya and Aart Sequeira. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
20/07/1811m 6s

Twinterview: The Potash Twins and Elizabeth Falkner

Richard and Jazmin cap off the Aspen Food and Wine classic with Ezra and Adeev Potash, hosts of Bravo's Beats and Bites as well as Chef Elizabeth Falkner. Listen in as they discuss crossing their passions for performance with food, Elizabeth breaks down her croquembouche Samurai installation, and the art of collaboration. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
17/07/181h 21m

Friday Game Night: Marinate Shuck or Grill with Gail Simmons

Richard plays Marinate Schuck or Grill with Gail Simmons. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
13/07/184m 44s

Between a Rocco and a Hard Place with Rocco DiSpirito

Richard and Jazmin catch up with Chef Rocco DiSpirito at the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen to talk about his show The Restaurant, the changing expectations for chefs in the time since the show, and getting on board with healthy living. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
10/07/181h 2m

Friday Game Night: Scarf or Barf with Curtis Stone

Richard and Jazmin play a special Aussie edition of Scarf or Barf? with Austrailian celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
06/07/187m 16s

Zahav and Zahav nots: With Michael Solomonov

Richard and Jazmin catch up with Michael Solomonov at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic where they talk about the influence of his Israeli restaurant Zahav, what it takes to win awards, and Richard and Michael bond over their love of old school hip hop. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
03/07/1841m 43s

Friday Game Night: Who said what? With Duff Goldman

Richard and Jazmin play Who said what? with the Ace of Cakes himself Duff Goldman. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
29/06/185m 59s

Waxing poetic with Jonathan Waxman

Richard and Jazmin catch up with famed Chef Jonathan Waxman during the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen where they chat about Kanye West, Richard asks Jonathan how he feels about Obi Wan comparisons, and Jonathan defends the much maligned Caesar salad.
26/06/1852m 9s

Friday Game Night: Would you rather? with Brooke Williamson

Richard and Jazmin play would you rather with Brooke Williamson. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
22/06/186m 10s

Aspen Food and Wine Classic: From War Room to Debriefing

Richard and Jazmin give a look behind the scenes as they prepare for and subsequently break down their time at the "grand daddy of them all', The Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
19/06/181h 7m

Friday Game Night: Scarf or Barf with Ellen Bennett

Richard plays scar or barf for the first time with Ellen Bennentt. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
15/06/186m 47s

Doing Food Network since 2011 and generally proud of it! With Troy Johnson

Richard and Jazmin are joined in the mobile walk in by writer and food network regular Troy Johnson to talk about his start in music journalism, Richard's envy of his similes while judging, and feats of strength against Guy Fieri. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
12/06/181h 7m

Friday Game Night: DC or NYC with Carla Hall

Richard asks Chef Carla Hall the tough questions, DC or NYC? Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
08/06/186m 15s

Anatomy of Eating a Chicken Wing: WITH Adam Richman Part Deux

Richard and Jazmin finally DEUX get ahold of Adam Richman to talk about how his recovery is going, competitive eating challenges, and ketosis. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
05/06/181h 2m

Friday Game Night: Marinate, Shuck, Grill With Jet Tila and Antonia Lofaso

Richard and Jazmin play Marinate, Shuck, Grill with Jet Tila and Antonia Lofaso on the first installment of Friday Game Night. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01/06/188m 5s

Autopsy of a food demo: WITHOUT Adam Richman

Richard and Jazimin are ALMOST joined by Adam Richman from the BottleRock festival in Napa. But instead Richard breaks down his plans to make exploding soup for his presentation at the festival, Richard becomes a Bruno Mars fan mid podcast, and shares a fun story when Giada De Laurentiis didn't recognize him. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
29/05/1853m 51s

LIVE from the hotel room: With Justin Warner, Aarti Sequeira, and David Lewis

Richard is joined on the road by Chef's Justin Warner and Aarti Sequeira along with Producer David Lewis. The quartet talk about the role of the restaurant chef vs TV chef, the entrepreneurial spirit, and "hands and pans". Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
22/05/181h 18m

Bayless is More with Rick Bayless

Richard joins Superstar chef Rick Bayless in Chicago to discuss the connection between the theater and kitchen, the rise of the airport restaurant, and the role yoga plays in keeping the mind and body strong through life. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
15/05/181h 3m

LA NATIVE with Nyesha Arrington

Richard and Jazmin are joined by Chef Nyesha Arrington in the walk in to talk about the transition from traditional fine dinning kitchens to cooking shows, getting over the emotional roller coaster of TV shows, and Nyesha's new restaurant Native. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
08/05/181h 19m

Zach Attack With Zach Pollack

Richard and Jazmin are joined in the walk in by Chef and owner of Alimento, Zach Pollack, to discuss the LA vs San Diego rivalry, what qualifies food as "authentic", and perfecting the mozzarella stick. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
01/05/181h 9m

Eureka! Flynn's got it! with Flynn McGarry

Teen Chef Flynn McGarry joins Richard and Jazmin to talk about the challenges he faces from the perception of his age, the documentary coming out about him at SXSW, and the role the digital age had in fostering his passion so early in life. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
24/04/181h 29m

Not so Hokey Poke Feat. Dakota Weiss

Richard and Jazmin meet the Executive chef Dakota Weiss at the new San Diego location of Sweetfin to discuss the move from being the "angry chef" to the more relaxed atmosphere they prefer to develop in the kitchen now. Richard and Dakota relate over the extreme stresses of performing on television for a competition like Top Chef. They also talk about what's trendy in food including Sweetfin's specialty, poke bowls! Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
17/04/181h 30m

Head In The McLeods with Jason McLeod

Executive Chef of San Diego's Ironside Fish & Oyster and former Executive Chef of Chicago's RIA Jason McLeod welcome Richard & Jazmin to his steakhouse Born & Raised to give insight on his attempt to combine old and new cooking techniques, learning how to foster relationships with chefs in the kitchen by recognizing their outside lives, and his unorthodox take on working towards rewards like the beloved Michelin Star. And good news: Richard found a little help with making the airhorn sounds you all love. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
10/04/181h 31m

Taco Tuesday with Katy Smith

Richard & Jazmin head to the San Diego taqueria Puesto to meet (and eat with) the Executive Creative Chef Katy Smith and listen to her story of how she became such a huge force behind Rick Bayless' many endeavors and managed to successfully grow a team from both within and outside the kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
03/04/181h 7m

Richard Is Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins' Achilles Heal

Top Chef Colorado's Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins steps into the mobile Walk-In to talk about her experience of the show and how cooking on TV competitions has enriched her work in the kitchen. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
27/03/181h 9m

Hummus & Tater Tots with Alon Shaya feat. Aarti Sequeira

The chef innovating modern Israeli cuisine Alon Shaya joins Richard in the Walk-In while The Next Food Star's Aarti Sequeira fills in for Jazmin to talk about Alon growing up with the food behind his heritage to being the James Beard Award-winning restaurateur honoring it. Remember to join us at @starving4pod on Instagram!
20/03/181h 25m

Les Vegétables with Amanda Cohen

The chef behind Dirt Candy Amanda Cohen joins Richard and Jazmin before they head over to the All-Star Chef Classic in Los Angeles to talk about working with vegetarian cuisine before it was cool and being named both the Best Chef of New York City and the Worst Named Restaurant at the same time.
13/03/181h 15m

Shave and a Hair Cutforth...Top Chef! with Dan Cutforth

Reality TV competition producer and the man behind Top Chef Dan Cutforth takes a step into the Walk-In to talk about his creation, as well as the severe lack of Richard Blais in recent episodes and the infamous head shaving incident! Also, Richard takes some fan questions about Top Chef!
06/03/181h 25m

Forked Up: A Thug Kitchen Interview

The minds behind the food blog-turned-podcast Michelle Davis & Matt Halloway step into the Walk-In to talk about their rise to fame in the online food space. They also talk about the magic of Trader Joes, dealing with crazy LA shoppers, the numerous conspiracy theories about Salt Bae, and what really makes them Scarf-or-Barf: Vegan Edition. Warning: there's a lot of bleeps in this one.
27/02/181h 21m

Antonia Lofaso Crashes David Lewis' Party

David Lewis and Antonia Lofaso meet up with Richard to enjoy cans of SAN PELLEGRINO as they explain the behind-the-scenes happenings and editing tricks on the set of Guy's Grocery Game while Richard pitches some ideas for the show. David also trains Richard and Antonia on the art of critiquing on camera.
20/02/181h 39m

Blais'd: Live from the Restaurant Innovation Summit in Austin, TX

This week, Richard gives you a look at his keynote presentation at the 2017 National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Innovation Summit in Austin, TX that examines how we can use technology to enhance the food space.
13/02/181h 18m

Trading Skateboards for Cutting Boards with Chad Minton

The Digital Walk-In (a.k.a. Skype) welcomes Chad Minton to talk about his rise through the kitchen, why his name is in the Urban Dictionary and balancing his career as an executive chef with running his lifestyle brand and social media community True Cooks. Also, Richard finally got in trouble for excessive DJ Airhorning on set and at home.
06/02/1852m 36s

Romancing The Curtis Stone

Richard and Jazmin finally get Curtis Stone in the Walk-In to talk about finding his passion for food at an early age, making the leap from restaurateuring to television, and the difference in dishing out criticism between staff and Top Chef contestants before playing an Australian edition of Scarf-or-Barf.
30/01/1851m 31s

Somebody Feed Phil Rosenthal

"Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal pops by the Walk-In with Richard and Jazmin to talk about his new food-centric travel show on Netflix, where to get a good hot dog (answer: NOT AT DODGER STADIUM) and the creative process of creating a travel show for the common man.
23/01/181h 5m

This Is Not A Product Placement with Carla Hall

Top Chef and co-host of The Chew Carla Hall invites Richard into her house in NYC to talk about the many careers she's had (including being a cast member of The Lion King), keeping her authenticity in a commercial setting, her recent cameo on Girls Trip, and her method of having gratitude for every opportunity she's given.
16/01/181h 23m

Behind The Blais: Rachel Ray Show in NYC

Richard and Jazmin are back at The Ace Hotel in New York to document their experience before and after going on The Rachel Ray Show! Will Jazmin conquer her nerves of her first major TV appearance? Who's the Nick Saban of the cooking world? What does Richard make on the show today!? All this and more will be answered on today's bonus episode of SFA--as well as today's episode of The Rachel Ray Show...
12/01/1838m 33s

Just A Bunch of Animals with Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo

LA restaurateurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo step into the Walk In to talk about the evolution of how they manage their many restaurants over the last 10 years, dealing with harassment in the work place, and their methods for keeping their staff involved in the process.
09/01/1859m 34s

An Extra Side of Veggies with Jeremy Fox

Chef and author of "On Vegetables" Jeremy Fox steps into the Walk In to talk about his fall from grace and his road to redemption.
02/01/1848m 43s

From The Walk-In: Andrew Zimmern

Happy Holidays from Blaises! Richard and Jazmin pull out an episode from the vault featuring the thankful and talented Andrew Zimmern on his journey rebuilding his life after addiction to becoming a chef and host of several successful food programs, and how he gives back.
26/12/171h 1m

In The Walk-In Freezer with Sam Mason

Richard is joined in a bustling shop in Brooklyn owned by fellow chef and hipster Sam Mason, who talks about how his creation Odd Fellows Ice Cream Co. brings together ice cream and strange flavors in a Wonkaesque fashion!
19/12/171h 7m

Blais Reviews: Top Chef Colorado

Richard and Jazmin team up again in the Mini-Walk-In (a.k.a. a random closet in their house) to do another review about the season premiere of Top Chef's 15th season, including: Richard's permanent cameo in the opening, staring with a Potluck challenge, the growing hipster population on Denver, the formidable challengers inside Last Chance Kitchen, and why Jazmin hid her pregnancy from Richard when he was competing on the show!
12/12/171h 3m

True Grits with Marcus Samuelsson

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson serves Richard food from his head quarters in Harlem to talk about the origins of his fashion sense, as well as his use of narratives in his dishes to bring communities together.
05/12/171h 4m

Blais'd: Live From Chicago!

Richard hits The Windy City with a bonus episode from his seminar live in Chicago! Get ready for lots of laughs, food sounds, and a stunning impression of Guy Fieri...
01/12/1744m 3s

Jazzing It Up with The Potash Twins

In Minneapolis, Richard joins up with the "Twin Horns of Joy" and hosts of Travel Channel's Travel Channel's "Southern Road Trip" Adeev and Ezra Potash talk about their relationship with Andrew Zimmern, their music, and what they really think about La La Land.
28/11/171h 16m

Blais Reviews: Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Richard & Jazmin find themselves in a fitness club of all places as they review the documentary that explores the life and achievements of Jeremiah Tower, a controversial yet influential gastronomist and one of the first American celebrity chefs.
21/11/1752m 18s

Sprinkle In Some Cupcakes with Candace Nelson

Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes and "Cupcake Wars" judge Candace Nelson steps into the Walk In to talk about her role in the cupcake craze, her success as both an entrepreneur and a mother, and the story behind her ingenious idea of creating the 24-hour Cupcake ATM! She also talks about trading in a muffin tin for a pizza paddle in her new restaurant venture, Pizzana.
14/11/1754m 33s

Food History with Simon Majumdar

British-American author and television personality Simon Majumdar steps into the Walk In to talk about his unexpected participation on Iron Chef: America, judging on Cutthroat Kitchen, and accepts his nomination as Starving For Attention's resident food historian.
07/11/171h 8m

Blais'd: Live In Minneapolis

As a special treat, Richard brings you a recording of his live seminar in Minneapolis where he talks about cooking techniques and--oddly enough--Guy Fieri. Enjoy this special treat and let us know what you think of this special through social media or the PodcastOne app!
03/11/1752m 23s

Watching Fabio Viviani Enjoy An Aged Steak

Italian chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani sits down for a bite to eat and a chat with Richard about spending his teenage years working his way through kitchens, immigrating into the United States, competing alongside Richard on Top Chef, and his method of balancing success with freedom in the culinary world.
31/10/171h 9m

Instagram Stories with Aarti Sequeira & Catherine McCord

Resident judges on Guy's Grocery Games Aarti Sequeira & Catherine McCord step into the Walk In to talk about their experiences judging competitions and that one time Jazmin punched a hole into a wall.
24/10/171h 7m

Blais Reviews: Top Chef Juniors Premiere

In a change of pace, Richard and Jazmin hop on Skype to have a cross-country discussion about the premiere of Top Chef's take on kid-based cooking competitions. ALERT = there are most definitely spoilers!
17/10/171h 2m

Trademarking Salmon Pastrami with David Burke

Restaurateur and branding genius David Burke gives Richard some tips on turning your name into a brand when it comes to working with food.
10/10/171h 17m

Top Chef Reunion with Shirley Chung & Casey Thompson

Richard and Jazmin meet up with Shirley Chung and Casey Thompson in Newport Beach to talk about life after Top Chef and how they manage their businesses and brands in the culinary world.
03/10/171h 7m

Birds of a Feather Rotisserie Together with Evan and Sarah Rich

On location at the Williams Sonoma HQ in San Francisco, the culinary power-couple behind Rich Table, Evan and Sarah Rich, talk about opening up their new restaurant RT Rotisserie, their experience moving from the East Coast to the West, and how they manage to raise a family while running multiple restaurants together.
26/09/171h 24m

A Spicoli Moment with Brooke Williamson

Top Chef Season 10's Brooke Williamson pops into The Walk In to talk about how she really felts about the final verdict of her season, that time Richard was totally mean about serving a cold soup dish, and what her young son thinks about her culinary achievements.
19/09/1749m 50s

Getting Baked with Duff Goldman

Owner of Charm City Cakes and the "Ace of Cakes" himself Duff Goldman comes inside the Walk In to talk about his start in the business of craft crazy cakes, the formation of his unusual baking team, and his recent weight loss!
12/09/171h 1m

Off The Court with Dale Talde

Top Chef: Chicago's Dale Talde joins Richard in a hotel room in New York to talk about his time on Top Chef, his current business venture, basketball, and that one time he went full-on crazy at an intern.
05/09/171h 13m

The Devil Wears An Apron with Gail Simmons

Top Chef judge and food writer Gail Simmons meets up with Richard & Jazmin in Aspen to talk about her moviesque (and somewhat hellish) internship in the food space to her current role as a permanent judge on Bravos Top Chef.
29/08/1747m 58s

Straight From the Test Kitchen of Justin Chapple

Food & Wine Test Kitchen's Justin Chapple meets up with Richard & Jazmin in Aspen to talk about his start at Starbucks to the method behind his madness in his cooking videos and his own way of handling internet trolls, as well as his upcoming cookbook. Also, we learn the deep, dark secret behind Richard's beard (spoilers: it's not very deep or dark, but it's mildly interesting).
22/08/1754m 57s

Sandee Birdsong

Richard and Jazmin get an interesting (often unsung and very dirty) point-of-view from the television world of cooking with Sandee Birdsong, the head of the culinary department (i.e. the people who actually make cooking shows run) of Top Chef and MasterChef. Also, listeners can play along with the grossest game Richard's come up with so far...this is not an episode for the squeamish!
15/08/171h 12m

Wylie Dufresne

Live again from the Ace Hotel, molecular gastronomist and Richards cooking idol Wylie Dufresne joins Richard to talk about engineering the perfect donut at his new venture Du's Donuts, the science behind the art of reinventing food from a molecular standpoint, and his opinion on food television. Also, Richard and Jazmin figure out their respective Game of Thrones houses.
08/08/171h 5m

Ilan Hall

Live from the basement of Ace Hotel in New York, Richard (along with fill-in sidekick Eli Kirshtein) talk to chef and restaurateur Ilan Hall about his unconventional take on classic dishes like vegan ramen and Israeli BBQ, going head-to-head with Marcel Vigneron on Top Chef, and his time as creator and host of Knife Fight on the Esquire Network.
01/08/171h 11m

Michael Voltaggio

Top Chef winner and the tattooed restaurateur behind .ink in Los Angeles Michael Voltaggio steps into the Walk-In to talk about competing on television with his own brother, creating his own chef family tree, and the element of surprise he makes sure to incorporate into his food.
25/07/1758m 54s

Andrew Zimmern

During the Aspen F&W Classic, chef, writer, and creator of Travel Channels Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern enters the Walk In to talk about the unconventional start to his massively successful television career, why it's not just about eating bugs, and how to use fame for the betterment of his fellow man.
18/07/171h 0m

Lou Diamond Phillips

Jack Of All Spades, L.D.P., joins us in the walk-in this week to discuss how he went from Iron Chef fan to reality show cooking champion with behind the scene stories from Iron Chef: America and Chopped. Plus, he plays the inaugural round of "Who Said What?" and dazzles with celebrity impersonations.
11/07/171h 7m

Ellen Bennett

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.
04/07/1756m 37s

Antonia Lofaso & Jet Tila

Richard & Jazmin are joined in the studio by restaurateurs and chef judges from Cutthroat Kitchen Antonia Lofaso & Jet Tila to talk about their humble starts in the television world, working with Alton Brown, and their opinions about the backlash against television chefs.
27/06/171h 3m

Besha Rodell

For their debut episode, Richard & Jazmin welcome the prolific and mysterious LA Weekly critic Besha Rodell as she talks about her humble journey in the world of food criticism, maintaining her secret identity all these years, and her thoughts on cultural appropriation in the restaurant industry.
20/06/1759m 31s

Starving For Attention with Richard Blais Teaser

"Starving For Attention with Richard Blais" debuts Tuesday, June 20th, 2017.
13/06/172m 5s
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