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flavors unknown podcast
Emmanuel Laroche - Show Host

We take you behind the scenes of trending kitchens and bars. A podcast for kitchen and bar professionals, foodies and wannabe foodies.

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Talat Market: Thai Roots Meet Southern Flair

At Talat Market, co-owners Parnass Savang and Rod Lassiter cook using Thai technique and featuring local Georgia ingredients.

21 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
Ocean-Inspired Dishes at UMI by Vikram Garg

"Vikram Garg is a chef celebrated for his masterful ability to envision uniquely inspired cuisine beyond conventional ethnic food groups,... more

07 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
Exploring the Stories Behind American Chinese Food with Grace Lin

Grace Lin is a Taiwanese-American children's writer and illustrator. She is known for contributing to and advocating for Asian-American representation... more

24 Oct 2023 · 46 minutes
New England Cuisine: RI Chef Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion with 5 Providence Restaurants during StarChefs Rising Stars Coastal New England with Symrise North America.

10 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Bold Fork Books Chef Panel with Chefs Conroy & Crooks

Join us, at Bold Fork Books Chef Panel, for an enlightening panel discussion as Chefs Matt Conroy and Opie Crooks... more

26 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
Michael Gallina on Vicia's Philosophy & St. Louis Culinary Scene

Chef Michael Gallina is recognized in the St. Louis culinary scene. He's particularly known for his restaurant, Vicia, located in... more

12 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
Investing In Relationship Capital: Will Guidara's Blue Blueprint

National Bestseller Essential lessons in hospitality for every business, from the former co-owner of legendary restaurant Eleven Madison Park, Will... more

29 Aug 2023 · 49 minutes
Maneet Chauhan: Merging Indian Flavors & Global Culinary Arts

Maneet Chauhan is an accomplished chef and television personality known for her expertise in Indian cuisine.

15 Aug 2023 · 48 minutes
Behind the Portland Kitchen Doors: Top Chef Interviews

Flavors Unknown moderate a panel discussion in Portland for Symrise with some of the 2023 Portland StarChefs Rising Stars winners.

01 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Elevating Nixtamalization & Revolutionizing Tacos at NixtaTaqueria

Chef Edgar Rico won the 2022 James Beard Award for Best Emerging Chef.

18 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Chef Rick Lopez on Mexican Heritage at La Condesa

A native Texan, Chef Rick Lopez began a stage at New York City’s Café Boulud, which led to a full-time... more

04 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
A Taste of Life with Chef Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin is a French chef, author, culinary educator, television personality, and artist.

20 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
The Mastermind Behind Some of Miami’s Best Food

“Top Chef” Alum, Jeff McInnis grew up in Niceville, FL surrounded by the ocean where he spent much of his... more

06 Jun 2023 · 52 minutes
From Farm to Plate: Chef Derek Wagner's Sustainable Journey

Derek Wagner is a owner/chef at Nicks' on Broadway in Providence, RI.

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The Rise of Furikake: Discovering its Unique Flavors and Applications

Furikake is a savory Japanese condiment that's sprinkled on rice, fish, and vegetables.

16 May 2023 · 6 minutes
Redefining Caribbean Dining at Canje and Shaping the Next Generation of Culinary Leaders

In today’s episode, I talk to Pastry Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph from Austin, Texas.

09 May 2023 · 50 minutes
Pandan Leaves 101: From Simple Syrups to Savory Dishes

Pandan leaves are also known as screw pine and it is a tropical plant that is famous for its long,... more

02 May 2023 · 6 minutes
The Ingredients of Success: Chef Rob Rubba's Unique Approach

Dive into our latest podcast episode featuring Chef Rob Rubba, the creative force behind the sustainable and innovative Oyster Oyster... more

25 Apr 2023 · 51 minutes
Gochugaru: The Secret Ingredient to Elevate Your Cooking Game

Discovering the Versatility of Gochugaru: Exploring Korean Cuisine and Beyond

18 Apr 2023 · 5 minutes
Baking with Gesine Bullock-Prado: Seasonal Pairings and Vermont's Unique Foodscape

Gesine Bullock-Prado is an American pastry chef, TV personality, author, attorney, and former film executive.

11 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
The Flavors Unknown Guide to Mexico City's Vibrant Food Scene

Welcome to another episode of Flavors Unknown, where we dive deep into the culinary world and explore different cultures through... more

04 Apr 2023 · 11 minutes
Innovation and Inspiration: Conversations with 5 of NYC's Most Exciting Chefs and Bartenders

Join us for part two of our Rising Stars panel discussion featuring five talented chefs of New York, including Jeremiah... more

28 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
Blue Matcha: The Unique and Colorful Ingredient Taking the Food and Drink Industry by Storm

Blue Matcha is a type of green tea that has been dyed blue using food coloring or natural plant pigments.

21 Mar 2023 · 6 minutes
Innovative Insights: NYC Chefs Talk Culture and Creativity

In today’s episode, you’ll hear part one of a panel discussion that took place in New York City during StarChefs... more

14 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
Hoja Santa's Rising Popularity from Cocktail to Culinary Dishes

Look for the Hoja Santa bright green, fragrant leaves at specialty Mexican or Latin American markets. It is rising in... more

07 Mar 2023 · 5 minutes
Itamae: A Family Affair of Peruvian and Japanese Flavors

Tune in to this fascinating episode to learn about the blend of cultures in Chef Nando's dishes, his future plans... more

28 Feb 2023 · 49 minutes
The Sweet and Tangy World of Banana Ketchup

Get inspired to cook with banana ketchup! Explore its history, origin, and diverse uses in dishes from savory to sweet... more

21 Feb 2023 · 5 minutes
Jose Mendin's Secret to Blending Cultures and Flavors in Cooking

Miami-based Chef Jose Mendin, originally from Puerto Rico, joins us on the show today!

14 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
Tasting The Future: Unleashing the Flavor Potential of Aji Amarillo

Aji Amarillo is a type of chili pepper that is native to Peru. It is a bright orange color and... more

07 Feb 2023 · 6 minutes
Leadership Styles in the High-Pressure World of Restaurants

Leadership styles and how to lead a team. Today's episode of the flavors unknown podcast is a must-listen for anyone... more

31 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
Tasting the Future: A Natural Sweetener Date Syrup

In the series Tasing the Future, discover Date Syrup, a versatile natural sweetener that your kitchen needs.

24 Jan 2023 · 6 minutes
Exploring the Multi-Cultural Influences of Chef Brad Kilgore's Food

Join Chef Brad Kilgore, "Best New Chef in America" as he shares his culinary journey blending multi-cultural flavors at his... more

17 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Tasting the Future: How to Add Heat and Flavor with Sambal

In the series Tasing the Future, discover Sambal, the spicy condiment that your kitchen needs.

10 Jan 2023 · 6 minutes
Beyond French Culinary Techniques in the Kitchen

Panel discussion with chefs Masako Morishita, Carlo Lamagna, and Fermin Nunez to discuss culinary techniques beyond the classic French culinary... more

03 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
How imposter syndrome creeps up by Leia Gaccione

Lady boss and lover of everything food. Chef at South + Pine in Morristown, New Jersey.

20 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
How Structure Can Actually Inspire Creativity

A panel discussion about Creative Decisions

06 Dec 2022 · 37 minutes
Exciting Culinary Adventures in Madagascar with Three American Chefs

After winning the Symrise - StarChefs vanilla recipe competition, I took the three winners to Madagascar. The winners were chef... more

22 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
Everything You Need to Know About My Book "Conversations Behind The Kitchen Door"

"Conversations Behind the Kitchen Door" offers an insider’s look into culinary trends through the words of acclaimed and professionally recognized... more

08 Nov 2022 · 30 minutes
Nathanial Zimet, Owner of Boucherie, Focuses on School Lunch Programs

Originally from North Carolina, chef Nathanial Zimet, owner of Boucherie and Bourrée in New Orleans, focuses on local school lunch... more

25 Oct 2022 · 53 minutes
Mikey and Rinne Eat In! on Flavors Unknown

Mikey and Rinne each week as they explore new recipes and ingredients, discuss food history and politics.

11 Oct 2022 · 47 minutes
Merging the Past with the Future in Southern Cuisine by Chris Coleman

Chef Chris Coleman first gained an appreciation for local ingredients and fostering community while spending summers on his grandparents’ farm... more

27 Sep 2022 · 38 minutes
The Children of Immigrants Will Continue to Feed America by Michael Diaz

Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Denver, chef Michael Diaz de Leon's world revolved around great, home-cooked Mexican... more

13 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
The Flavor of the Flour: Changing The Way We Think about Grains by Kelly Whitaker

Conversation with chef Kelly Whitaker from Denver, Colorado. @iehospitality @thewolfstailor @brutodenver @dry_storage @bastaboulder

30 Aug 2022 · 48 minutes
How to Make Six Figures With a Culinary Blog with Dennis Littley

Chef Dennis Littley, and his food blog, demystifies home cooking with his easy-to-make restaurant-style recipes.

16 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
Nelson German is Digging Deeper Into His Afro Caribbean Roots

Nelson German, Executive Chef/Owner of alaMar and Sobre Mesa, tells the stories of the African and Caribbean diasporas through cultural... more

02 Aug 2022 · 44 minutes
The Passion to Be Better by Joe Sasto

Chef Joe Sasto is a Celebrity Chef, pasta expert, creator, and consultant. He dove head-first into the restaurant industry by... more

19 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Bridging the Gap between Classic Pastry and Modern Trends by Alyssa Gangeri

Alyssa Gangeri joined forces with the management group UrbanGrub in 2018, who moved her down to Nashville to open and... more

05 Jul 2022 · 54 minutes
Tacos in Tuxedos and Creative Salsas by Maria Mazon

Chef Maria Mazon is the Executive Chef and Owner of BOCA Tacos y Tequila in Tucson, Arizona. Born in Tucson... more

21 Jun 2022 · 33 minutes
Breaking the Rules by Chef Andy Doubrava

Andy Doubrava took over as executive chef of Rustic Canyon in 2019. He and chef Jeremy Fox share a similar... more

07 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
How Confidence Helped Top Chef Byron Gomez Figure Out His Cuisine

Born in Costa Rica but raised in New York, Chef Byron Gomez has trained and worked at some of the... more

24 May 2022 · 51 minutes
Will Fung Brings His International Experiences to China Chilcano in D.C.

Chef Will Fung spent a year cooking at a 300-year-old kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto, Japan. He is now at China... more

10 May 2022 · 40 minutes
What Farm-to-Table Cooking Looks Like in the Mid Atlantic, by Opie Crooks

Admired by his peers for his creativity, energy, and leadership, Crooks was named “Best Chef ” by Baltimore City Paper in 2015.... more

26 Apr 2022 · 35 minutes
Mexican, Spanish, and French Influences in Minneapolis, with Jorge Guzmán

One of the Twin Cities’ most exciting chefs, Jorge Guzmán lives up to his James Beard nomination for Best Chef... more

12 Apr 2022 · 40 minutes
French-Japanese Influence in Honolulu, by Chris Kajioka

A Honolulu native, Chris received his formal training from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where... more

29 Mar 2022 · 46 minutes
How to Eat Local with Style in a Neo Bistro, with Matt Conroy

In today’s episode, I talk to Matt Conroy, chef and partner at “neo bistro” Lutèce in Georgetown, Washington D.C. Previously... more

15 Mar 2022 · 38 minutes
On Changing the American Culinary Landscape, with Suzanne Goin

Suzanne Goin is a chef and restaurateur from Los Angeles, California. Suzanne Goin restaurants are a.o.c., Cara Cara, and Caldo... more

01 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
The Cornerstone Ingredients of Japanese Cuisine, by Masako Morishita

In today’s episode, I talk to Masako Morishita, the creator of Otabe pop-up restaurant in Washington DC. Otabe specializes in... more

15 Feb 2022 · 39 minutes
How to Use Local and Nontraditional Mexican Ingredients, with Fermin Núñez

In 2019, Texas Monthly ranked Suerte number two on its list of the best new restaurants in the state. Suerte... more

01 Feb 2022 · 35 minutes
4 Influences that Shaped Hawaii Food Culture, by Sheldon Simeon

Sheldon was born in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and acquired his love for cooking from his family’s... more

18 Jan 2022 · 44 minutes
How to Explore a Region Through the Lens of Food, with Craig Laban

A restaurant critic and columnist, who covers culinary stars and the evolution of a dining scene that helps define our... more

04 Jan 2022 · 45 minutes
How an Unexpected Phone Call Changed Her Life, with Tiffany Derry

Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, TV Personality, Food Advocate, and Brand Consultant. Tiffany Derry is an American chef based in Dallas, Texas,... more

21 Dec 2021 · 45 minutes
A dazzling dining experience for the 5 senses, by Rikku O’Donnchü

Passion is an important driving force for anyone with the desire to become a great chef. But getting yourself noticed... more

07 Dec 2021 · 46 minutes
How to Turn a Passion for Pies into a Successful Business, with Kat Gordon

Hobbies are usually the things you do when you’re not working. But for some people, those off-duty endeavors can amount... more

23 Nov 2021 · 46 minutes
Declan Horgan - Following the American Dream

Following your dreams is something a lot of people talk about, but the courage to follow them to another country... more

09 Nov 2021 · 44 minutes
Junior Merino Defines Nuevo Latino Cuisine

Today, there’s a renewed interest in rediscovering the roots of real Mexican food, and young chefs are taking pride in... more

26 Oct 2021 · 41 minutes
François Payard - Living in the Future!

François Payard is a third-generation French Pastry Chef born in Nice (France), author, and culinary consultant. He discusses what it’s... more

12 Oct 2021 · 45 minutes
Talking Hispanic Heritage Month with 3 Chefs in Austin

In celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic food, today we’re welcoming three accomplished chefs from Austin, Texas with... more

28 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Alan Bergo - The Forager Chef

We’re well accustomed to walking through the produce section of the grocery store or visiting seasonal farmers markets for our... more

14 Sep 2021 · 51 minutes
Erik Ramirez Revisits His Culinary Peruvian Heritage

As the world becomes more global, influences merge to create new and exciting “traditional” foods. But the truth is that... more

31 Aug 2021 · 45 minutes
Erin Kanagy-Loux - The MacGyver of Pastry

Over the last 20 years, Erin Kanagy-Loux has worked in various arms of the hospitality industry. She is most recognized... more

17 Aug 2021 · 47 minutes
Zayde Naquib - The Quest for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Coffee culture has come a long way in the last two decades, from simple drip to...brewing espresso without a machine?... more

03 Aug 2021 · 48 minutes
Bachour - Best Pastry Chef in the World Inspired by Puerto Rico

Antonio Bachour is an American pastry chef. In 2011, he was named one of the ten best pastry chefs in... more

20 Jul 2021 · 42 minutes
Kelly English - The future Lies in Multi-disciplinary Collaboration

2009 Food & Wine magazine “Best New Chef” Kelly English is executive chef/owner of acclaimed Restaurant Iris and The Second... more

06 Jul 2021 · 43 minutes
A Panel Discussion with "Her Name is Chef"

'Her Name Is Chef' is a documentary film by Peter Ferriero that spotlights six bad-​ass, inspiring, sheroes of the kitchen.

22 Jun 2021 · 57 minutes
Dan Kluger - Balancing the Peaks and Valleys in Every Meal

Born and raised in NYC, Dan grew up in a family where cooking always played a major role. He spent... more

08 Jun 2021 · 40 minutes
Philip Speer - A Rocky Path to Greatness

Today’s guest is Pastry Chef Philip Speer, owner of the Comedor restaurant in Austin, Texas. Growing up spending time in... more

25 May 2021 · 47 minutes
John Mariani - Author, Journalist, and Food Critic

John Mariani is an author, journalist, and food critic. He was a long-time restaurant critic for Esquire Magazine, the New... more

11 May 2021 · 39 minutes
Levon Wallace - Spread Love Like Mustard

Chef Levon Wallace, the former chef at Cochon Butcher, Gray & Dudley and Strategic Hospitality, starts up a new pretzel... more

27 Apr 2021 · 56 minutes
Shamil Velázquez - Puerto Rican Influences in the Lowcountry

Named a 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast, Executive Chef Shamil Velazquez works directly with farmers and... more

13 Apr 2021 · 43 minutes
Richard Landau - An Early Pioneer of the Plant-Based Trends

Chef Rich Landau, a pioneer of the modern plant-based dining experience, opened his first restaurant, Horizons, in 1994. His mission:... more

30 Mar 2021 · 45 minutes
Mely Martinez Celebrates the Traditional Flavors of Mexico

Mely Martínez was born and raised in the coastal city of Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She worked as a rural elementary... more

16 Mar 2021 · 43 minutes
Chris Spear - The Personal Chef Behind Chefs Without Restaurants

Chef Chris Spear works as an in-home personal chef and culinary instructor and he is the host of The Chefs... more

02 Mar 2021 · 44 minutes
Silvia Barban - Her Lifelong Italian Culinary Influences

Chef Silvia Barban was born and raised in Northern Italy where she learned to combine its cuisine rich in butter,... more

16 Feb 2021 · 41 minutes
Elizabeth Falkner Continues to Challenge the Status Quo

Inspiration can come from all around us. From tastes to travel destinations, and from art to experimentation. Perhaps no one... more

02 Feb 2021 · 59 minutes
Bob Peters - Multi-Award-Winning Cocktail Artisan

An interview with mixologist Bob Peters from Charlotte, NC, one of the city's most creative and influential cocktail professionals.

19 Jan 2021 · 41 minutes
Ryan Burk - Head Cider Master at Angry Orchard

In this episode, I’m talking to Ryan Burk, Head Cider Maker at Angry Orchard located in Walden, New York. We... more

05 Jan 2021 · 54 minutes
Misti Norris - The 4 'F's: Farm, Foraging, Fermentation, and Fire

Misti Norris grew up in Houston, in a “Cajun home,” and had her food epiphany at age 8, “The first... more

22 Dec 2020 · 46 minutes
Andrew McLeod - Cooking is an Exercise in Practicality

An Asheville native, Executive Chef Andrew McLeod culinary experience includes years in kitchens run by A-list chefs, including San Francisco’s... more

08 Dec 2020 · 54 minutes
Bryce Shuman Transforms The Ordinary Into A Refined Experience

Originally from Chapel Hill, NC, Bryce moved to San Francisco, California to hone his skills as a chef. He worked... more

24 Nov 2020 · 55 minutes
Carlo Lamagna Reformulates Traditional Filipino Cuisie

The Philippines-born chef Carlo Lamagna spent three years at beloved downtown restaurant Clyde Common, quietly introducing Filipino dishes onto the menu,... more

10 Nov 2020 · 45 minutes
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Chef Chris Spear works as an in-home personal chef and culinary instructor and he is the host of The Chefs Without Restaurants... more