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Special Sauce with Ed Levine

By Serious Eats

Serious Eats' podcast Special Sauce enables food lovers everywhere to eavesdrop on an intimate conversation about food and life between host and Serious Eats founder Ed Levine and his well-known/famous friends and acquaintances both in and out of the food culture.

  1. 1.
    Call Special Sauce, Thanksgiving Edition: Kenji and Stella on Good Gravy and Loving White Meat11/16/2018
    1:03:46
  2. 2.
    Special Sauce: Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook on True Partnership [1/2]11/08/2018
    33:47
  3. 3.
    Special Sauce: Sam Sifton on Food in the Internet Age [2/2]11/01/2018
    26:51
  4. 4.
    Special Sauce: Sam Sifton on Food as the Universal Language [1/2]10/26/2018
    38:26
  5. 5.
    Special Sauce: Kenji and Daniel Talk About Smashing Stuff10/04/2018
    30:31
  6. 6.
    Where’s Kenji?!? (Here. He’s Here.) [1/1]09/20/2018
    36:56
  7. 7.
    Special (Pizza) Sauce: Adam Kuban and Scott Wiener Talk Pie, Part 3: Pie Hard With A Vengeance [3/3]08/30/2018
    41:00
  8. 8.
    Special (Pizza) Sauce: Adam Kuban and Scott Wiener Talk Pie, Part 2: Pie Harder [2/3]08/23/2018
    30:14
  1. 9.
    Special (Pizza) Sauce: Adam Kuban and Scott Wiener Talk Pie [1/3]08/16/2018
    44:27
  2. 10.
    Sam Kass on How What You See Shapes What You Eat [2/2]08/09/2018
    21:07
  3. 11.
    Sam Kass on Cooking for the Obamas [1/2]08/03/2018
    34:27
  4. 12.
    Rick Bragg on Why Cooks Are the High Priests of Good Living [2/2]07/25/2018
    34:33
  5. 13.
    Author Rick Bragg on His Mom, the Best Cook in the World [1/2]07/17/2018
    27:30
  6. 14.
    Rodney Scott on Bourdain and Letting the Barbecue Speak for Itself [2/2]07/12/2018
    22:27
  7. 15.
    Rodney Scott Was Born and Raised to Be a Pitmaster [1/2]07/06/2018
    24:23
  8. 16.
    David Lebovitz on Blogging, Cookbooks, and Moving to Paris [2/2]06/28/2018
    33:06
  9. 17.
    David Lebovitz on Renovating His Home in Paris [1/2]06/21/2018
    35:53
  10. 18.
    Matt Goulding on Why Italian Food Can Evolve [2/2]06/14/2018
    32:34
  11. 19.
    Chef Ed Lee on Cultural Appropriation Versus Collaboration [2/2]06/07/2018
    40:31
  12. 20.
    Edward Lee on Finding Home in a Bowl of Collard Greens [1/2]05/31/2018
    34:47
  13. 21.
    Special Sauce: Artist and Author Maira Kalman on Savoring Moments of Cake [2/2]05/25/2018
    35:09
  14. 22.
    Writer and Illustrator Maira Kalman on Room Service and Moments of Joy [1/2]05/17/2018
    34:03
  15. 23.
    Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman on the Perils of Publishing [2/2]05/10/2018
    36:34
  16. 24.
    Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman on Not Pretending to Be Perfect [1/2]05/02/2018
    35:58
  17. 25.
    Elise Bauer on Turning a Food Blog Into a Business [2/2]04/27/2018
    34:42
  18. 26.
    Simply Recipes’ Elise Bauer on Alcatraz Swims and Blogging as Medicine [1/2]04/19/2018
    28:47
  19. 27.
    Sara Moulton on Why Female Chefs Should Head West [2/2]04/12/2018
    32:32
  20. 28.
    Sara Moulton on Leftovers, College Gig, and Not Looking for Attention [1/2]04/05/2018
    38:11
  21. 29.
    Roads & Kingdoms’ Matt Goulding On Moms, Tweets, and Bourdain [1/2]03/29/2018
    46:52
  22. 30.
    Andrew Friedman on the Evolution of Chef Culture in America [2/2]03/22/2018
    41:16
  23. 31.
    Author Andrew Friedman on Chefs, Drugs, and Rock & Roll [1/2]03/16/2018
    32:46
  24. 32.
    The Knife Skills Team and Life After the Oscars [2/2]03/09/2018
    28:48
  25. 33.
    The Team Behind Knife Skills, the Oscar-Nominated Documentary [1/2]03/01/2018
    44:49
  26. 34.
    Phil Rosenthal on Stepping Out of His Comfort Zone [2/2]02/22/2018
    30:00
  27. 35.
    Phil Rosenthal Is Anthony Bourdain, Except Afraid of Everything [1/2]02/16/2018
    30:25
  28. 36.
    JJ Johnson on Hoops With Steph Curry and the Pleasures of Rice [2/2]02/08/2018
    24:36
  29. 37.
    JJ Johnson on Embracing the Food of the African Diaspora [1/2]02/01/2018
    34:41
  30. 38.
    Jenny Allen on the Joy of Eating a Turkey Burger All by Yourself [2/2]01/25/2018
    35:25
  31. 39.
    Author and Playwright Jenny Allen on Chocolate Mousse and Writing Funny [1/2]01/19/2018
    30:38
  32. 40.
    Resy's Ben Leventhal on the Growing Pains of Internet Start-Ups [2/2]01/11/2018
    33:12
  33. 41.
    Eater Cofounder Ben Leventhal on the Early Days of Web 2.0 [1/2]01/04/2018
    32:12
  34. 42.
    [Rerun] Ask Special Sauce, The Holiday Edition: Kenji and Stella on Pie Crusts, Fudge, and Gizzards12/29/2017
    34:27
  35. 43.
    Ask Special Sauce, The Holiday Edition: Kenji and Stella on Pie Crusts, Fudge, and Gizzards12/21/2017
    34:27
  36. 44.
    Andrew Rea on Life After Going Viral [2/2]12/14/2017
    28:51
  37. 45.
    Andrew Rea on the Wild Success of Binging With Babish [1/2]12/07/2017
    29:49
  38. 46.
    Bill Yosses on White House Dirt and Fake News [2/2]11/30/2017
    34:37
  39. 47.
    [Rerun] Ask Special Sauce: Kenji and Stella Troubleshoot Your Thanksgiving11/24/2017
    38:56
  40. 48.
    Ask Special Sauce: Kenji and Stella Troubleshoot Your Thanksgiving11/16/2017
    38:56
  41. 49.
    Bill Yosses on President Obama's Love of Pie [1/2]11/10/2017
    31:51
  42. 50.
    David Tanis on Chez Panisse and the Hideousness of Writing Cookbooks11/02/2017
    46:58
  43. 51.
    Jacques Torres Explains the Chocolate Color Wheel [2/2]10/26/2017
    41:55
  44. 52.
    Jacques Torres on Becoming Mr. Chocolate [1/2]10/20/2017
    33:45
  45. 53.
    Chris Kimball on the Grateful Dead and Life After America's Test Kitchen [2/2]10/12/2017
    38:37
  46. 54.
    Chris Kimball on the Joy of Arguments and the Future of Food Media [1/2]10/05/2017
    33:45
  47. 55.
    Adam Driver on Choosing Roles and Eating a Chicken a Day [2/2]09/28/2017
    21:30
  48. 56.
    Adam Driver on Marines, MREs, and Postprandial Cereal [1/2]09/22/2017
    25:11
  49. 57.
    Chris Bianco, the Pizzaiolo With a James Beard08/31/2017
    27:08
  50. 58.
    Chris Bianco, the Poet Laureate of Pizza08/25/2017
    34:02
  51. 59.
    Daniel Boulud on Making Airplane Food Taste (Pretty) Good08/18/2017
    25:15
  52. 60.
    The Culinary Education of Daniel Boulud08/11/2017
    39:28
  53. 61.
    Nobu Designer David Rockwell on the Perils of Pursuing Timeless Design08/04/2017
    32:23
  54. 62.
    Nobu Designer David Rockwell on His Tricks of the Trade07/28/2017
    33:33
  55. 63.
    Fuchsia Dunlop on "Magic Ingredients" and Stocking the Chinese Pantry07/21/2017
    39:51
  56. 64.
    Fuchsia Dunlop on Her Enduring Love Affair With Chinese Cooking07/14/2017
    42:56
  57. 65.
    'Queen of the Loser Class' Barbara Lynch on Helping Young Cooks Thrive07/07/2017
    24:50
  58. 66.
    Barbara Lynch on Her Journey From the Police Blotter to the Time 10006/30/2017
    30:21
  59. 67.
    John T. Edge on His Love-Hate Relationship With the South06/23/2017
    34:24
  60. 68.
    John T. Edge on What Southern Food Stories Reveal06/16/2017
    23:28
  61. 69.
    Michel Nischan on Butch Cassidy and the Fight for Good Food06/09/2017
    33:20
  62. 70.
    Michel Nischan on Truck Stop Diners, Edgar Winter, and Juicing06/02/2017
    35:28
  63. 71.
    Entrepreneur Seth Godin on How to Launch Your Own Food Enterprise05/26/2017
    1:05:13
  64. 72.
    Andy Ricker on Why He Doesn't Call Himself a Chef05/19/2017
    37:44
  65. 73.
    Andy Ricker on the Birth of Pok Pok05/12/2017
    34:27
  66. 74.
    Dan Barber on the Future of Food05/05/2017
    38:11
  67. 75.
    Dan Barber on Mentors, Tough Love, and Anger Management04/28/2017
    28:34
  68. 76.
    Mark Ladner on Cooking Pasta in 10 Seconds Flat04/20/2017
    29:04
  69. 77.
    Mark Ladner on What it Takes to Make 4-Star Italian Food04/14/2017
    33:40
  70. 78.
    Dumpling Master Helen You's Inspiring Story04/07/2017
    30:52
  71. 79.
    Mario Batali on the Joys of Pig Jell-O03/31/2017
    35:11
  72. 80.
    Mario Batali's Advice to Young Chefs: Study Liberal Arts First03/24/2017
    28:52
  73. 81.
    Craig Kanarick on Life After the Tech Bubble03/17/2017
    57:20
  74. 82.
    Missy Robbins on Not Worrying About Stars03/10/2017
    30:00
  75. 83.
    Missy Robbins on the 20-Year Journey to Opening a Place of Her Own03/03/2017
    37:13
  76. 84.
    Frank Bruni on What Makes a Good Restaurant Critic02/17/2017
    25:39
  77. 85.
    Ivan Orkin on Slurping, the State of Ramen in the U.S., and More02/10/2017
    26:15
  78. 86.
    Ivan Orkin on Love, Loss, and the Tastiest Chicken Bits02/03/2017
    34:39
  79. 87.
    Chef Bill Telepan on Neighborhood Restaurants and School Food01/27/2017
    53:12
  80. 88.
    Marcus Samuelsson on Fried Chicken, Russian Invasions, and Jazz01/20/2017
    19:59
  81. 89.
    Marcus Samuelsson's Story Will Move You To Tears01/13/2017
    24:35
  82. 90.
    Daniel Rose on Finding Joy at the Table01/06/2017
    58:52
  83. 91.
    Call Special Sauce: BraveTart on Bake Sale, Pie Anxiety, and Danger Brownies12/23/2016
    32:29
  84. 92.
    Call Special Sauce: BraveTart, Trashy Snacks, and Holiday Baking12/16/2016
    45:58
  85. 93.
    Call Special Sauce: Ed and Kenji on Boats, Galleys, and Unintentionally Aged Foods12/09/2016
    50:34
  86. 94.
    Ruth Reichl on Gourmet's Demise and the Future of Food Journalism12/02/2016
    31:49
  87. 95.
    Call Special Sauce: Ed and Kenji Take Your Thanksgiving Questions11/18/2016
    43:07
  88. 96.
    Ruth Reichl on the Birth of a Food Revolution11/11/2016
    32:55
  89. 97.
    How Rob Kaufelt Built Murray's Cheese From the Rind Up11/04/2016
    57:32
  90. 98.
    Einat Admony: From RV Park Chef to Budding Falafel Magnate10/28/2016
    43:20
  91. 99.
    Lidia Bastianich: From Refugee to Culinary Star10/21/2016
    40:27
  92. 100.
    Serious Eats Culinary Director Daniel Gritzer Sings for His Supper10/14/2016
    50:35
  93. 101.
    Alex Guarnaschelli on Cooking for Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Prince10/07/2016
    37:03
  94. 102.
    Jane and Michael Stern on the Origins of Roadfood09/30/2016
    44:43
  95. 103.
    Paulie Gee on the Fear and Joy of Quitting Your Day Job09/23/2016
    52:19
  96. 104.
    Call Special Sauce: "Taste Is Fabricated In Our Brain"09/16/2016
    33:59
  97. 105.
    Kenji and Ed Tackle Listener Questions of Authenticity and More09/09/2016
    46:44
  98. 106.
    Brian Polcyn and Michael Ruhlman on Why Failure Is the Key to Success09/01/2016
    54:30
  99. 107.
    Dinosaur BBQ's John Stage on His Unlikely Path to Pitmaster08/25/2016
    43:14
  100. 108.
    Pastry Wizard Stella Parks (BraveTart) on Iconic American Desserts08/19/2016
    43:51
  101. 109.
    Danny Meyer Tells the Shake Shack Origin Story08/11/2016
    36:36
  102. 110.
    Danny Meyer Talks Hospitality and Comfort Food08/04/2016
    38:58
  103. 111.
    How Roy Choi Plans to Change the World07/28/2016
    33:34
  104. 112.
    Ed and Kenji Take Your Calls (Part 2)07/21/2016
    55:44
  105. 113.
    Extra-Special Sauce: Ed and Kenji Take Your Calls.07/14/2016
    45:36
  106. 114.
    Eric Ripert on the Making of His Memoir and What Inspires Him07/07/2016
    52:25
  107. 115.
    Tom Douglas on the Moral Imperative of Livable Restaurant Wages.07/02/2016
    51:23
  108. 116.
    Russ & Daughters on How to Keep a 100-Year-Old Family Food Business Fresh06/24/2016
    1:00:19
  109. 117.
    Jessamyn Rodriguez on Hot Bread Kitchen, NY's Bakery Incubator06/17/2016
    48:30
  110. 118.
    Jim Lahey on the Accident of No-Knead Bread06/10/2016
    55:54
  111. 119.
    Roy Blount Jr. on Saving Room for Pie05/26/2016
    38:32
  112. 120.
    Special Sauce: Chris Ying on the Best and Wurst of Lucky Peach Life05/19/2016
    48:28
  113. 121.
    Special Sauce: Dominique Ansel on Why He Doesn't Take Advice From Anyone05/13/2016
    52:15
  114. 122.
    Special Sauce: Sweetgreen’s Nicolas Jammet on His Secrets to Success05/05/2016
    46:30
  115. 123.
    Special Sauce: Dan Pashman on Arguing for Fun and His Mother's Fajita Obsession04/28/2016
    36:24
  116. 124.
    Special Sauce: Francis Lam on American Identity and Chrissy Teigen's Mac and Cheese04/21/2016
    57:27
  117. 125.
    Special Sauce: Brooks Headley Wants You to Call Your Mom. Really. Right Now.04/14/2016
    50:58
  118. 126.
    Special Sauce: Dorie Greenspan Says, "Don't Start Baking With Your Sister's Wedding Cake"04/07/2016
    46:51
  119. 127.
    Special Sauce: Tom Colicchio Part 2 on Hunger, Guitar, and His Favorite Food Lab Recipe03/30/2016
    31:35
  120. 128.
    Special Sauce: Tom Colicchio on the 3 Things Every Chef Should Know03/24/2016
    44:30
  121. 129.
    Special Sauce: Marco Canora on Keeping Calm Under Fire03/18/2016
    55:07
  122. 130.
    Special Sauce: Jonathan Gold on How to Jonathan Gold Someone03/10/2016
    47:57
  123. 131.
    Special Sauce: Michael Pollan on Cracker Jack and Childhood Gardens03/03/2016
    49:27
  124. 132.
    Calvin Trillin Part 2 on Gumbo, Writing, and Cole Porter02/25/2016
    28:36
  125. 133.
    How Sliced Bread Got Calvin Trillin Into College02/18/2016
    25:52
  126. 134.
    Pete Wells on Writing, Ketchup, and 2-Star Restaurants02/04/2016
    58:56
  127. 135.
    Carla Hall on Crank Calls, Hot Chicken, and Unlocking Your Creativity01/28/2016
    39:46
  128. 136.
    Dale Talde on Fried Chicken, Ranch Dressing, and Growing Up Filipino01/21/2016
    53:08
  129. 137.
    Brian Koppelman on Pizza, Sushi, and What It Takes to Be a Screenwriter01/15/2016
    44:48
  130. 138.
    David Simon on The Wire, Raw Oysters, and Richard Pryor01/07/2016
    40:05
  131. 139.
    Laura Lippman on the Baltimore Food Scene, Crime Writing, and Journalism12/17/2015
    49:42
  132. 140.
    Susie Essman Talks Bacon, Profanity, and Vegetarianism12/03/2015
    34:55
  133. 141.
    Rich Torrisi Talks Curiosity, Craftsmanship, and Carl Sagan11/19/2015
    46:11
  134. 142.
    Gail Simmons Shares Her Journey From Personal Assistant to Top Chef Judge11/12/2015
    44:40
  135. 143.
    J. Kenji López-Alt on The Food Lab, Baths, Karaoke, and Becoming a Cook11/05/2015
    49:40
  136. 144.
    A Conversation with Phil Rosenthal10/29/2015
    25:33

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