The Leonard Lopate Show

Charlie Palmer, Iconic New York Restaurateur, in his Home Kitchen

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Award-winning chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer shares his favorite American recipes, including his Corn Chowder with Shrimp, Prosciutto-Wrapped Zucchini, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Food & Wine's Best New Chefs

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Food & Wine editor in chief Dana Cowin reveals the magazine Best New Chefs of 2015, and will be joined by two of the winners, Bryce Shuman and Zoi Antonitsas,

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StoryCorps 389: 9/11 Stories

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Sekou Siby, a former kitchen worker at Windows on the World restaurant in the World Trade Center, remembers losing his coworker Moises Rivas along with many others on September 11, 2001.


The Greene Space

Fifth Annual Lopate and Locavores

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lopate and Locavores is back for a fifth season of culinary conversation, cooking demonstrations and delicious tastings—and this year comes with an extra Sporkful!

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Studio 360

Food, Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hollywood catches up with foodies this summer with movies about food trucks, sous chefs, and restaurant wars.

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Selected Shorts

Cooking at the Bottom of the World

Friday, May 09, 2014

This reading by David Cross of Jase Grimm’s memoir “The South Pole Cook” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach hosted by Hope Davis. 


The Leonard Lopate Show

Thirty Years of the Gotham Bar and Grill

Friday, April 04, 2014

Chefs Alfred Portale, of Gotham Bar and Grill, and Bill Telepan, of Telepan and the new Telepan Local, talk about the Gotham Bar and Grill’s 30th anniversary and to discuss what makes a restaurant last for decades in NYC. To celebrate the longevity and many achievements of Gotham Bar and Grill, the restaurant is offering, among other things, the GOTHAM30 Menu Series developed in collaboration with chefs Bill Telepan, Tom Colicchio, Thomas Keller, Jonathan Waxman and Daniel Boulud.

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Women Rule the Kitchen, But Not the Best Ones

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Women represent only six percent of the head chef positions at 15 prominent U.S. restaurant groups.

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Mysterious Gambler Brings In Celebrity Chefs to Cook Dinner for Homeless

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

An anonymous donor who goes by the name "Robin Hood 702" has brought in a White House chef and the executive chef at of Rao's in East Harlem to cook a special Christmas dinner for 200 to 300 people at the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown.



Video: Lopate and Locavores - Tips From Your Waiter

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


WNYC host Leonard Lopate kicked off the series "Lopate and Locavores" with a panel of former and current NYC restaurant wait staff who shared insider tips and tales of what it's like to be on the other side of the dining table. Catch the video!


The Leonard Lopate Show

Frites and Fries: an Amuse-Bouche for Food Fridays

Monday, September 16, 2013

This week we're kicking off Food Fridays series, and to whet your appetite, we're sharing a conversation from last spring. In May, hundreds of WNYC listeners joined Leonard Lopate in the Great Hall of Cooper Union for a conversation with three great French chefs. Jacques Pepin, Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert talked about falling in love with cooking in France and then finding their way to fame and fortune in America’s kitchens.

Hear Daniel Boulud describe his love of baby eels (a delicacy that’s gotten very expensive). Eric Ripert shares that his nickname when he was an apprentice was “Blue Shoulders.” And don’t miss Jacques Pepin’s fantastic Julia Child impression!



Chef Shortage Has Manhattan Restaurants Starving for Cooks

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New York has long been the place for chefs who want to make a name for themselves in the culinary world. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Eddie Huang

Monday, January 28, 2013

Eddie Huang, the chef and co-owner of Baohaus and one of the food world's more colorful characters, was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently. He talked about his memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, and he also told what he's been listening to...and his favorite comfort food. (We have to say, it sounds pretty good.)


The Brian Lehrer Show

Four Hours to Learn Anything

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Chef, talks about rapid learning, and how he learned to be a chef in just four hours.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Tasty Medieval Cockentrice Edition

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the re-release of Singin' in the Rain and its place in film history, Time Machine Chefs and food-centric reality TV, and the debate over whether critics should be more critical.



Smackdown: Is Food the New Rebel Rock?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Last week New York Times writer Jeff Gordinier wrote about the rise of gourmet food at music fests - and made his prediction for a “gastronomic Summer of Love.” That prompted Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan to post an expletive-laced screed about 20-somethings who “think The Meatball Shop is akin to Run DMC.” Today, the two face off in our studio over the growing influence of foodie culture in music.

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Music in the Kitchen

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today, we find out what some of New York’s hottest chefs listen to while they cook. And, New York Times food writer Jeff Gordinier and chef Jesse Schenker of the West Village restaurant Recette explain the role that music plays in menus, dining areas, and even hiring. Plus, we ask you for your kitchen and dining room soundtracks.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Julia Child on WQXR's "Kitchen Classics", 1990s

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Listen to the irrepressible June LeBell as she chats with the grand dame of French cooking in America, Julia Child.

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The Takeaway

Italian Chef Lidia Bastianich on Her New Special

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Italian chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich talks about her new PBS special, "Lidia Celebrates America."  She celebrates Christmas day at a Mexican American restaurant in San Antonio, dines at a Passover Seder, visits San Francisco during the Chinese New Year and hosts a traditional Italian American dinner on Christmas Eve.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Famed Chef: Ferran Adrià on Training Young Chefs

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ferran Adrià, head chef at legendary restaurant El Bulli and creator of "culinary foam," and Lisa Abend, journalist and author of the new book The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià's El Bulli, discuss the culinary movement Adrià began and the kitchen culture at El Bulli.

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