Ep #105: #QuarantineChronicles with Chef Alon Shaya, calling in from NOLA
On today's episode of #QuarantineChronicles brought to you by Stoned Appetit, we jump on a zoom with Chef Alon Shaya of Safta & Saba restaurant. Chef is currently working from his home in NOLA and called in to talk about the current situations in both of his cities. Sadly, with the recent pandemic, he has closed his operations in New Orleans, but is doing his part to keep people fed on dank eats. His Denver family is still doing takeout & delivery, and we dive in to their new logistics and plans to keep our city & us, fed. Chef is a good friend of ours, and we send our love to he & Emily as they continue to fight the pandemic head on, in the southern epicenter. Tune In, Tell A Friend, Buy a giftcard & please wash your damn hands
On today's special 100th episode of theLINE welcome Chef Alon Shaya. Born in Bat Yam just south of Tel Aviv, he moved to Philadelphia as a young boy and had a tumultuous childhood filled with anger rebellion and a lack of direction. With the help and guidance of his high school culinary arts teacher Donna Barnett, he found his calling. After working in both Italy and the United States Chef Shaya has quickly garnered acclaim for his cooking in New Orleans. He has been nominated for five James Beard Awards and was named the "Best Chef, South region" while at Domenica in 2015, and Shaya won the James Beard award for "Best New Restaurant" in 2016. He was selected as one of "50 People Who Are Changing the South" by Southern Living magazine in 2015, and one of the "50 Most Influential Jews in America" by The Forward. He recently formed Pomegranate hospitality with his wife Emily which operates Saba in New Orleans and Safta in Denver located at the Source hotel. In this episode we discuss the importance of mentors, finding your own voice, new beginnings and achieving happiness in the culinary world. Photo Courtesy of Rush JagoetheLINE is powered by Simplecast.
Host Amy Elisa Jackson talks with Alon about his contentious split from the Besh Restaurant Group after Alon spoke out about a workplace culture that allegedly encouraged sexual harassment and assault. Alon shares how he has since pressed reset on his life and career and has created a positive work environment through founding Pomegranate Hospitality and in his restaurants by encouraging diversity, mutual respect, and by empowering employees. As he says in the podcast, “Surround yourself with people that you believe in, not because of how good they can cook, or how much money they're going to pay you, but by what they do every day. And that is more important than anything else.”
Alon Shaya on Culture and Growth at Slow Food Nations 2019
Heritage Radio Network On Tour
Alon Shaya is the co-founder (along with his wife, Emily) of Pomegranate Hospitality, the restaurant Saba, located in New Orleans, and Denver’s Safta. He’s also the Author of Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. Alon sat down with HRN’s Kat Johnson to discuss his book, his restaurants, the impact of his mentor and high school home-ec teacher, why leaving the Besh Restaurant Group was really a blessing, and the food that excites him right now. Plus Alon shares some of the things he’s been cooking at home on the Big Green Egg. HRN On Tour is powered by Simplecast.
Now! SiriusXM 9:00PM ET|PT #siriusxmfaction Channel 103 Rolands Food Court with Roland Campos & Gennaro Pecchia Triple Players Show! We get to catch up with the Hottest Chef in the #usa Alon Shaya & get all the good happenings with his growing hospitality group @pomhospitality That includes all the excitement around @eatwithsafta @eatwithsaba #cookingwithshaya Next we welcome the wildly beautiful & bright @bravotv #marriedtomedicine star @absolutelyquad & @sistercircletv host We chat a lot her new #cookbook & @instagram video series #cookingwithquad & we get a special visit from a young legend who saved the famed #pinkteacup #nyc & expanded his incredible brand to @miami @pinkteacupmiami You have to watch how it all came together! @hustleandsoulwetv We also learn a nnj out a new venture coming soon! @pinkteacupatlanta Thank You! Paul Ofcharsky #siriusxm #nyc
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Alon Shaya is having a moment—he’s just opened two new restaurants and published his first book. But his success wasn’t always a given. We chat about his circuitous path and the food he ate along the way. Also on this week’s show: Julia Turshen makes magic out of leftovers (tomato sauce becomes tomato soup); secrets to oven-poached salmon; four unexpected ways to use tahini; and Dan Pashman remembers Homer Simpson and food.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Alon Shaya is one of the leading voices in a newly crystalized Israeli-American food movement going down Stateside. Born in Israel and raised on cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, Shaya now calls New Orleans his home where he operates restaurants that blur borders. You’ll find blue crab and sweet corn hummus next to harrisa roasted chicken next to caviar on potato chips. On this episode, Shaya talks about his amazing journey, as detailed in his memoir (with recipes), Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. Also on the program, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen talks about her favorite cookbooks.
This week on Jay’s 4 Questions, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Alon Shaya joins Jay Sanderson for a lively conversation about how food led him on a journey of self-exploration and how cauliflower can be a “gateway drug.”
Chef Alon Shaya of New Orleans came to the US from Israel as a child, and food quickly became his tools for making friends and finding comfort. On this episode, he cooks his version of Shakshouka with Zhoug (a fresh herb and pepper sauce), shares his secrets for making the perfect sauce with runny egg yolks-and he talks about how this dish got him in trouble as a teenager. Chef Shaya shares more about his debut cookbook, Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel. Get his recipes for Shakshouka and Zhoug on ForklorePodcast.com.
Quick Bites: An Odyssey of Food With Alon Shaya - Louisiana Eats - It's New Orleans
In his new cookbook memoir, Shaya An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel, New Orleans chef Alon Shaya frankly and unabashedly tells his life s story. From a lonely childhood to the mean streets of Philadelphia where he was a feared, teenaged drug dealer, to the salvation and purpose he found in cooking, Alon tells all. At the close of the book, Alon and his father are seen sharing a meal at his James Beard award winning restaurant, Shaya. That was Alon s life in the spring of 2017. In this episode of Quick Bites, Poppy and Alon talk about the book and explore his journey since being fired from his namesake restaurant last fall, by former mentor and partner, John Besh. One thing is certain, Alon has been busy We ll learn about his new company, Pomegranate Hospitality and the inspiration behind his two new modern Israeli restaurants, Saba and Safta. Join Louisiana Eats as we say "Mazel Tov" to our friend, Alon ShayaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.