WELCOME TO OUR PODCAST!
After selling most of what she owned and traveling the world for a year to better understand food, Chef Chris Clarke wanted to keep exploring and connecting (and eating). The goal of the Something About Food? Podcast is to bring a diverse array of guests to the table to talk about food, family, travel, and much much more. Pull up a chair, there is always room at the table!
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Ep 041 - Take The Cake - Nikki Silva is one half of the radio production team “The Kitchen Sisters”. Since 1979, she has been creating programming that shares hidden stories and histories from a diverse range of subjects and places. She talks to Chef Clarke about communal living, George Foreman Grills feeding immigrants and the homeless, how her Heritage cake is everyone’s favorite dessert, and much more.
Ep 040 - Dough Yes! - Chef Maiki Le found her passion for the culinary arts early on, constantly baking for family and friends. Chef Maiki won on both Food Network’s 24 Hour Restaurant Battle and Food Network’s Chopped, as well as competing in the finale as Sous Chef for Jehangir Mehta on Food Network’s Next Iron Chef. She talks to Chef Clarke about her dislike of fruit, her love of Vietnamese mayonnaise, and how to own and grow from failure.
Ep 039 - The Write Hand - Meg Favreau is an LA-based writer, director, maker, traveler, and lover of food. She took a break from working on season two of the tween fantasy-dramady Total Eclipse to talk about nostalgia for tiny health food stores, funeral cookies, a surreal dining experience in Spain, how baked goods can be delicious without looking perfect, and more!
Ep 037 - Well Aged - John R. Rohner is equally comfortable teaching museography in the classroom, going "off the sidewalk" to explore wildlife around Hudson Bay, and concocting a delicious fruit pie in the kitchen. He also found time to write down and share the knowledge that led him to known as "The Godfather of the American Engraving Renaissance." At 95, he is truly an American original!
Ep 036 - Always Choose Cake - Dave Huffman is the host of the YouTube cooking show Bitchy Vegan Homo. He would eat cake for every meal if it wouldn’t immediately lead to diabetes. He talks about his insatiable hunger for desserts, cooking with aquafaba, the perfect apple, and eating vegan in Cleveland and on the road.
Ep 035 - A Feast for The Eyes - Tom di Maria is a world traveler and an art and food lover. He is also an advocate for artists with disabilities as director of Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland CA. We talked about Buffalo, Sunday Sauce being started on Saturday, and how art can give the artist more than a voice. And as always, pastries came up in the conversation (why is that?).
Ep 034 - Smoothie Saturation - Multi-disciplinary designer and renaissance woman Laci Jordan uses bold colors and pop culture influences to create striking images that explore day to day life and representation. She talks to Chef Clarke about choosing design as a career path, moving to Los Angeles, and why sometimes it’s ok to have too much of a good thing (especially in New Orleans).
Ep 033 - Better Than Blank - Christina Bartel stays busy between running the vegan dip and dressing company Let Thy Food and operating the Denver-based food truck Wanderculinarilust. Nonetheless she found time to share her thoughts on the importance of using whole ingredients, going all-in when you are making holiday cookies, and eating healthfully and joyfully while protecting animals, the environment, and each other.
Ep 032 - Team Salt - Vilissa Thompson is a social worker who uses her strong voice it to speak up for the disabled community. She also has an infectious laugh and an appreciation for food. She talks to Chef Clarke about her advocacy work and shares her take on grits, coconut pie, fried chicken and more!
Ep 017 - A Good Sport - Jeff O'Brian is an advocate for social justice through sport, empowering people for positive change in professional, college and high school sports programs. We talk wings, hula pie, finding a masculine jacket that fits and much more. Learn more about Jeff's work at the Institute For Sport & Social Justice.
Ep 016 - Gas, Food and Hospitality - Nadeen Ibrahim advocates for Muslim Americans in Colorado, especially resettled refugees. She can also hold her own discussing food with Chef Clarke. They talk about connecting with other people through travel, the difference between dolmades and waraq dawali, and what it’s like when 300 people (not all of them invited) show up at your graduation party.
Ep 013 - Vote Cake! - It's always fun to catch up with people you knew when they were young and see where they are in life. Emma Donahue is a bright up-and-coming light in Colorado politics, and a delight to talk to. We throw her catering mom under the bus and discuss voter registration, gingerbread houses and gelato.
Ep 012 - Rockin' and Cinnamon Rollin' - When cooking school comrades Chef Clarke and John Taussig talk food and restaurants, everyone gets hungry. The Grateful Dead, real Mexican food (mole!), Boulder's best restaurants and cuban cigars are all on the menu.
Ep 008 - From Improv to Idli - Chef Clarke and Dr. Meenakshi Singh discuss improv, the easiest way to cook idli, South vs North Indian cuisine, the sweetness of Indian desserts and much more.
Ep 007 - Family Food - Family food tales abound as Chef Clarke and her younger brother Aaron Clarke get gabbing. You’ll be giggling and hungry, as the Clarkes almost always are.
Ep 004 - Run to the Table - Chef Clarke has a bit of a gal crush on Chef Kelly Newlon. She’s got a thriving business she and her husband started up on their own terms, she’s an ultra runner, and she loves Great Chef’s of the World. What is not to love? She and Chef Clarke got to talking about running, food, and lots more.