695: Sean Brock is Still Learning About Southern Food
The Splendid Table
We spend an hour with one of the great champions of Southern foodways, award-winning chef Sean Brock. Raised in rural Virginia, Sean has spent 20 years highlighting the unique culinary characteristics of the South. He is the author of the best-selling book, Heritage, and the newly published, South. Francis talks with Sean about microregional cuisines of the South, the importance of curiosity in the kitchen, and how he survived workaholism. Broadcast dates for this episode: November 1, 2019 (originally aired) January 1, 2021 (rebroadcast) When you shop using our links, we earn a small commission. It’s a great way to support public media at no extra cost to you!
Sean Brock Talks About Addiction, Recovery, and Working to Fix His Brain
When Kat Kinsman first interviewed Sean Brock in 2011, she couldn't imagine sitting onstage for a with him eight years later, because she honestly didn't believe he'd live that long. Since that first conversation, Brock has gone through illness, intervention, and the day-to-day work of recovery, and he's been speaking about the pain, reckoning, accountability, and self care that goes along with it in the hope that people can find a way forward for themselves and the people in their lives. Kinsman and Brock sat down for an extremely personal public conversation at Blackberry Farm for the Sam Beall Fellows Program annual Passing the Torch fundraiser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Chef Pod is joined by Sean Brock, founder chef of award-winning Husk Restaurants, chef-owner of Audrey in Nashville, and author of several best-selling cookbooks. You may recognize Brock from TV shows such as 'Chefs' Table' and 'Mind of a Chef'.
Special Sauce: Sean Brock on the Distinction Between Happiness and Success [2/2]
Special Sauce with Ed Levine
On this week's far-ranging Special Sauce we cover a lot of territory- and I mean a lot- of territory. We've got Sean Brock on the highs and lows of an extended stay in rehab, and the joys of parenthood; Kenji on being a Juicy Lucy skeptic; and Stella on making an olive cake so delicious and so easy it can be in your mouth in less time than it takes to watch an episode of Billions. Before we get to Sean Brock's ongoing battle with recovery, Serious Eater Mike Suade wants to know if Kenji will join him in Minneapolis for a Juicy Lucy (two hamburger patties stuffed with cheese), which is most assuredly not Kenji's favorite style of burger. "I've probably said in the past that Juicy Lucys just don't sound like a great idea." Sean Brock talks honestly and painfully about the non-linear path of recovery he embarked on when he checked into The Meadows rehab facility. He also reflects on the unadulterated joy of parenthood. Finally, he discusses the pleasures of letting go of his compulsion to control everything in his life, which has allowed him to redefine success. "I had a different definition of happiness. I thought success was happiness." Finally Brave Tart rhapsodizes about her shockingly easy to make olive oil cake. "This is a fantastic last-minute recipe," she says. "It comes together in about five minutes flat, bakes for 33 minutes, give or take, cools in 10. So let's do the math. You can have this cake in your face in an hour." This episode of Special Sauce will both make you hungry and make you believer in the power of redemption. --- The full transcript for this episode can be found over here at Serious Eats: https://www.seriouseats.com/2020/01/special-sauce-sean-brock-on-the-distinction-between-happiness-and-success.html
Special Sauce: Chef Sean Brock on the Perils of Working Too Hard [1/2]
Special Sauce with Ed Levine
On the first new Special Sauce episode of 2020, we go deep and wide on a whole range of topics. First the insanely talented chef Sean Brock, whose new book, South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations, has just been published, takes us on part of his extraordinary journey as a chef. Brock talks about picking vegetables in his grandmother's kitchen and getting his first job in a restaurant kitchen as a teenager, which he describes as feeling like walking on to a pirate ship. He then delves into how that first restaurant job set him on the path to becoming a James Beard Award-winning chef. But Brock doesn't just talk about his success; he also reveals how his proclivity for obsessively going down culinary rabbit holes and working in fits of manic intensity threatened his mental and physical health and well-being. But before we get to Brock, Serious Eater Zack Kreines asked Kenji about his favorite cut of meat, and his answer might surprise you, and our pastry wizard Stella Parks rounds out the episode with the key ingredient to her pumpkin cake (which she says is superior to pumpkin pie), a three-dollar purchase that'll enable anyone to make the "fluffiest cake in the universe." Any episode of Special Sauce that covers Kenji's favorite cut of meat, Sean Brock's extraordinary life story, and Stella giving us the key to making the fluffiest cake in the universe is worth a listen. -- The full transcript for this episode can be found over here at Serious Eats: https://www.seriouseats.com/2020/01/special-sauce-chef-sean-brock-on-the-perils-of-working-too-hard.html
Deep South Dining | A Conversation with Sean Brock
Deep South Dining
To conclude the book tour for his latest cookbook, South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations Chef Sean Brock came to Jackson Mississippi to give a talk at Cathead Distillery. But before that he came by MPB Think Radio and had a conversation with Deep South Dining host, Malcolm White and Carol Puckett. Being that Jackson was the last stop before heading back to Nashville, Sean was ready to unpack his views on southern cuisine, journey through restaurant kitchens, and his beginnings in his grandmothers garden. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This episode we welcome Sean Brock to chat with Warren Etheredge about his new cookbook, South live at The Fremont Abbey. Sean discusses misconceptions of southern cuisine, how he approaches his career now and what he feeds his son. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of South here.Special Guests: Sean Brock and Warren Etheredge.
Sean Brock Talks About His Grandma's Cellar, Leather Britches, and His New Book
It's a special edition of Communal Table recorded live onstage at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY for the debut of Sean Brock's new book South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations. Brock went deep on his grandmother's sour corn and leather britches, learning to value the food he grew up with, and trying to get his infant son to be less picky. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sean Brock: Rethinking Southern Food | The Dave Chang Show
The Dave Chang Show
Recorded live at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Dave interviews renowned chef Sean Brock about rediscovering the culinary heritage of the American South and pioneering within Southern cuisine.You can purchase chef Brock’s new book, ‘South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations,’ wherever books are sold.
Rethinking Wellness and Restaurant Culture wih Chef Sean Brock
One of the topics that keeps coming to us is wellness, life-work balance and the betterment of restaurant culture. As the industry continues to evolve and improve, some restaurateurs are making strides to introduce practices that create balance and enhance mental and physical health into their establishments.Our guest today knows a lot about the stresses of restaurants as well as new beginnings. We are very excited to have Chef Sean Brock here today. For the past 12 years Sean was the chef of McCrady’s in Charleston, South Carolina. Sean was also the Founding Chef of the Husk restaurant concepts throughout the American South. Chef Brock will soon open his flagship restaurant compound in East Nashville, TN, his first solo venture. Sean is creating a space that will be dedicated to exploring the possibilities of Appalachian food for many years to come while also addressing his own dedication to health and wellness for himself and his team.Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at heritageradionetwork.org/gala.Opening Soon is powered by Simplecast.