About This Show
Do you daydream about dropping everything and opening a restaurant, or starting your own brand of condiments? So many trailblazers in the food world actually started their careers in entirely different fields. How did these folks decide to hit the brakes, start over, and become inspiring chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers and activists they are today? Hear their stories and learn how you too can fulfill your food dreams. New episodes available every Thursday. If you made a leap of faith to work in the food industry and want to share your story, please get in touch at why email@example.com.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 15: Food Critic - Alan Richman
3 days ago
A winner of 16 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards during his 25 years as a food critic for GQ, Alan Richman is one of the most revered, yet controversial figures in the restaurant scene over the past two decades. His feuds with Anthony Bourdain, David Chang and Creole cuisine have captured the media, but there is a much greater depth to Richman’s career and personality that deserves to be heard. His journey into the world of food and wine was by coincidence after serving in the army, followed by a period as a sports reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin in the 1970s. With over a quarter century reporting on restaurants and food trends, Richman lays bare his thoughts on the industry, the coveted position of the celebrity chef and whether the position of food critic is one in danger of extinction.