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Wylie Dufresne

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Dads: Spring Break Edition With Wylie Dufresne

The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up Wylie Dufresne, one of the greatest chefs ever and a veteran father, to discuss parenting as society begins to open up again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


15 Apr 2021

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Episode 150: Wylie Dufresne; Mashama Bailey & John O. Morisano; Opening During COVID roundtable

Andrew Talks to Chefs

This is the shortest month of the year, so we're packing as much as we can into each episode!Our headline guest this week is Wylie Dufresne, in our opinion one of the most influential American chefs of the past few decades. He shares what he's been up to during the pandemic (including the pizza experiments that have dominated his Instagram feed), opens up about the future; and kicks around the historical context of "modernist cuisine."We are also thrilled to welcome back Mashama Bailey of The Grey in Savannah, Georgia. She and her business partner John O. Morisano discuss their new book Black, White, and The Grey, which combines their two distinct voices and points of view in an examination of race, the hospitality business, and friendship.And in this week's current events segment, a trio of chefs and owners--Jef Edwards of Ration Food Lab in Toronto; Roni Mazumdar of the forthcoming Dhamaka in lower Manhattan; and Jeff Miller of Rosella on New York City's Lower East Side--who have opened or are about to open during the COVID pandemic, trade notes and offer advice about how to navigate this difficult time.Links mentioned in episode:Our 2019 interview with Mashama Bailey at the Philly Chefs Conference (starts at 1 hour, 3 minutes)Our Toqueland interview (2 parts) with Wylie DufresnePlease consider supporting Andrew Talks to Chefs via our Patreon page--we have just eliminated tiered contributor levels and invite one and all to support us at a minimum of just $2 per month. Andrew Talks to Chefs is a fully independent podcast and no longer affiliated with our former host network; please visit and bookmark our official website for all show updates, blog posts, personal and virtual appearances, and related information.(photo of Wylie Dufresne by Evan Sung)

2hr 26mins

1 Feb 2021

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Songs That Saved Me

Wylie was the man behind the legendary NY restaurant wd~50. He now runs the insanely delicious Du's Donuts in Williamsburg and is also a huge music enthusiast with an encyclopedic knowledge of Grateful Dead lyrics. It was great to catch up with him and hear about some of the tunes that have impacted him.Make sure to check out our Spotify playlist that features every song discussed on the show: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4woCFOUuh02lbsNetoi1lA?si=viLNtA4IQzOpmzJzKsYHSw Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/songsthatsavedme?fan_landing=true)

1hr 2mins

3 Jul 2020

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Dads, Vol. 3 With Wylie Dufresne

The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by legendary chef and current full-time dad Wylie Dufresne to exchange stories about fathering children in the time of COVID-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 36mins

21 May 2020

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Too Small to Fail, Vol. 5: Wylie Dufresne | The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

Dave offers up an idea for the food delivery infrastructure in a post-COVID America (1:07) before calling up Chris Ying and legendary chef Wylie Dufresne to discuss how the pandemic has changed the restaurant industry and will continue to change it (8:18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 9mins

4 May 2020

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Starving for Attention with Richard and Jazmin Blais

Richard has been on the road without Jazmin! This week he comes to us from Williamsburg yet again to sit down with Wylie Dufresne of Du's Donuts. Wylie is one of America's leading proponents of molecular gastronomy and incorporates science into his cooking techniques. His donut shop that began as a pop-up is now a chain with its very own cookbook. The two talk about the novelty of cookbooks and the value of having an international collection. Wylie explains his love of flashlights and the true physical demands required for a donut chef.


5 Nov 2019

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Wylie Dufresne: Pushing the Envelope on What Food Can Be | The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

Dave extols the virtues of fly fishing (1:16) before sitting down with renowned molecular gastronomy chef Wylie Dufresne, a hall-of-fame food innovator who revolutionized American cuisine with his unorthodox—but delicious!—dishes (9:52). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 42mins

19 Sep 2019

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Bonus Episode: Donut Maths | Featuring Chef Wylie Dufresne

The Kitchen Is On Fire

Sam and James went to a donut* shop in Brooklyn. The donut shop is owned by Wylie Dufresne. Wylie Dufresne is a legend among chefs for his pioneering work at the sadly now closed WD50 and Alder. He then decided to open the aforementioned donut shop. They sell donuts. Which are lush. They also sell a grilled cheese and egg sandwich which is also, lush. Wylie Dufresne very kindly agreed to trade off mouth noises with James and Sam. So that’s what happened. And that’s what this is. A TickyOffWorld first, a bonus episode. Wylie Dufresne is a lovely dude. Sam and James are lovely dudes, on occasion. Happy Christmas people! You are, at least a little, welcome. *It's Gotham, that's the spelling This week’s episode is sponsored by the kind and generous people at www.hotel50bowery.com


20 Jun 2019

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The Moment with Brian Koppelman

Wylie Dufresne, legendary, groundbreaking chef, on his reason why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 14mins

20 Mar 2018

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Homemade Donuts with Wylie Dufresne

Most Useful Podcast Ever

Founder of molecular gastronomy Wylie Dufresne is making donuts these days, so we asked him to come by the studio and make us some. They turned out super tasty—topped with crazy flavored sugars combined with chemistry ingredients. Also on this episode, Roy talks road salt, our Vermont correspondent calls in to explain boot care, and we test last minute Superbowl snacks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


5 Feb 2018