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Stephen Cusato

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Chef Life LIVE SEASON FINALE | ep. #020​ | Stephen Cusato

Chef Life LIVE

Please welcome my next guest to Chef Life LIVE...Stephen Cusato, host of the YouTube Channel Not Another Cooking Show!!!   Stephen believes cooking should be a basic human skill, like reading, writing, or driving a car. He claims he doesn't have a way with words as he does with a camera, so he lets the late, great Anthony Bourdain explain his purpose.   "But I do think the idea that basic cooking skills are a virtue, that the ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill, should become as vital to growing up as learning to wipe one’s own ass, cross the street by oneself, or be trusted with money.”   Stephen is here to teach you how to make cooking as fun for you as it is for him. (Quote from Anthony Bourdain book “Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook” )

1hr 12mins

17 Apr 2021

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What's For Dinner? Stephen Cusato, of "Not Another Cooking Show" joins the show to talk about why cooking and eating are so special to him.

The Feedfeed

Listen in as Feedfeed Food Editor Alexa Santos virtually sits down to dinner with Stephen Cusato, @thefoodfreakk. Stephen is a cook and social media sensation known for his "Not Another Cooking Show" on YouTube. Stephen and Alexa talk about Stephen's lifelong love for cooking and learning about food, his philosophy on why eating a good meal is so important, and much more!Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support The Feedfeed by becoming a member!The Feedfeed is Powered by Simplecast.


5 Mar 2021

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Not Another Cooking Show: Stephen Cusato aims to empower home cooks

Dear Food

Stephen Cusato learns with eyes, and cooks with his heart. He created ‘Not Another Cooking Show’, the popular YouTube (and now TikTok) cooking show, to reach the Home Chefs out there. Some of his biggest hits are his smash burger, any my personal favorite, key lime pie. He’s as passionate about the cooking of his dishes, as he is the production of his show. We geek out a little bit on film stuff in this episode, as well as things like imposter syndrome, and the constant battle creators face with themselves. Stephen is a New Yorker with STRONG opinions about the U.S. food landscape, and lots of other things actually .. like which fast food chain makes the best burger. What’s in this episode: What makes Not Another Cooking Show … well, not another cooking show?  How he scripts his videos for different platforms  Growing up Italian American in New York  His first taste memory is not totally surprising, Chicken Parmesan Unique New York food memories (say that 3 times fast)  How Iron Chef Japan shaped his career  What it means to cook with the seasons  How farmers markets inspire his menus  What inspires Not Another Cooking Show recipes  The right way to cook a steak - hint, you’re not using enough salt.  The pressures of being a full time content creator  Some cool film tips and trick Stephen used for his show A lively debate about In-N-Out Links from the show:  Stephen on Instagram: @TheFoodFreakk Not Another Cooking Show on TikTok  Not Another Cooking Show on YouTube Be on the Show Tell us your food stories!  The first time you remember tasting food, your dream dinner, or just a food that you can’t stop thinking about. Call in to leave us a voicemail at 626-709-6551 or send your messages to dearfoodpodcast@gmail.com Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts,  and share this episode with a friend! It makes a huge difference for independent podcasters like me.


16 Oct 2020

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PIP 085: Not Another Cooking Show with Chef Stephen Cusato | Tips for Running a Successful YouTube Cooking Channel

Passion In Progress with Javier Mercedes

Stephen Cusato is the creator behind Not Another Cooking Show, a YouTube channel teaching others how to be better cooks. In the episode we tackle topics like going into debt to pursue your passion, creating a format to your show so you don't have to reinvent the wheel each time you make a video , and how getting 70k subscribers in 2 months effected his content creation. Not Another Cooking Show YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/notanothercookingshow Stephen's Instagram: @thefoodfreakk SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW: YouTube: http://bit.ly/PIPyoutube Apple: http://bit.ly/PIPApple Google: http://bit.ly/PIPGoogle  Spotify: http://bit.ly/PIPSpotify Stitcher: http://bit.ly/PIPStitcher Instagram: @passioninprogress E-mail Newsletter: https://www.javiermercedes.com/email Shownotes (03:01) I would have never done anything that I am doing right now had I been concerned about what other people thought about me (12:43) Tackling finances as a content creator (16:08) Starting my channel on a whim and getting 100 subs in a week (18:13) I can make this work, I just need to float myself long enough monetarily (19:01) going into credit card debt to pursue your dream (24:03) YouTube being a better fit than having a show on Food Network (25:28) how do I branch out from just being known as the pasta guy? (29:15) how do I get views using the same kind of thumbnail plating food on a cutting board instead of on plates (30:44) Creating a format to your show so you don't have to reinvent the wheel each time you make a video (35:20) Why I use a cutting board to plate every thumbnail (39:09) Why I have a format to my shows (40:34) The format removes decisions from the creative process (45:22) Don't be above someone else in the food world (47:00) My goal is not to be the best chef in the world, it's just to make sure you are better at cooking (50:12) Talking about the production work that goes into cooking videos, what angles, what cameras, etc. etc. (50:13) Stephen hates top down shots, or the “Tasty” model, with hands on pans. Why he has his infamous “Mouth Cam” instead. (52:07) Eliminating the friction to creating videos (56:44) How Stephen sources his music for his videos (57:53) I was compensating for my lack of energy with the music that I was using (59:04) Sacrificing ad revenue just to use a song, that's how important music is to the cut for Stephen (01:01:39) How do you take the time to interact with your audience? (01:09:10) Story behind why Stephen's IG handle is the @FoodFreakk and not "not another cooking show" (01:11:18) Should Stephen start a cooking podcast? (01:14:21) “Getting 70k subscribers in two months may have screwed me”

1hr 21mins

6 Feb 2020

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Ep. 49 - Snacks with Stephen Cusato (Fighting Fatassness)

I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Stephen Cusato of ‘Not Another Cooking Show’ joins us this week to discuss the highs and lows of snacking. His palate might be more sophisticated than either of ours but at least we can all agree on one thing... Red Vines are the frickin’ worst.

1hr 4mins

22 Oct 2019

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Stephen Cusato | Life is a blank jigsaw puzzle - How to make sense of it all

Creators Offline

Check out Not Another Cooking show on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuL-5ytBmu6KG0BwjSFaD0gFollow Stephen Cusato on all the social platformsTwitter: https://twitter.com/thefoodfreakInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefoodfreakk/TikTok : http://vm.tiktok.com/AF7g7v/Follow us, Creators Offline and watch videos of some of our full talks:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZNadczmKoUptG-3LdsSCATwitter: https://twitter.com/OfflineTalksInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatorsoffline/Join our Online community,https://www.patreon.com/creatorsofflineCREDITSBig thanks to Adil Constantine for the music, and to Mason Summers for help editing.


12 Sep 2019