The Feed w/ Rick Bayless & Steve Dolinsky


The Feed Podcast is a collaboration between Chicago Chef/Restaurateur Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco, Leña Brava) and 13-time James Beard Award winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky.

They’ve known each other for 20 years, and have always craved a food program on the radio that included great sound. Sadly, there was none, so in January, 2014, they launched The Feed Podcast. The show jumps all over the globe – wherever their jobs take them – since Rick also hosts the Public Television series “Mexico: One Plate at a Time,” and Steve also writes for the Travel sections of the Chicago Tribune and The Globe and Mail in Canada.

Each show tackles a different subject: wine, spirits, food trends or audio postcards from foreign cities, but some also tackle issues like seafood sustainability and the ability of some diners to “buy” reservations at restaurants. Some shows also feature Ingredient Challenges, where Rick invites a chef into his test kitchen, to see if they can come up with something the home cook could make easily, using just one featured ingredient plus five others – and to get it on the table in 15 minutes or less. The more evocative side of their reporting comes through in on-the-road shows where either Steve or Rick describe how a particular dish is made (Korean fried chicken, ramen, croissants) then devour it with pleasure as they describe what they’re tasting.

Venue: The Beat Kitchen
Date: Tuesday, October 3
Time: 7:00pm

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