Rank #1: ANXIETY: PHIL ROSENTHAL, KAT KINSMAN, ERIK RAMIREZ, JESSICA KOSLOW
We’re keeping it real this month on Prince Street with a show about anxiety. We understand—it’s summer, time for ice cream and the beach. But we also know that nerves are not seasonal, especially when it comes to... food. On this episode, Phil Rosenthal, creator of the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and host of the award-winning I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, reveals one of the secrets of his success, and why he thinks more people should be anxious. Find out why author and food editor Kat Kinsman might disagree, especially when it comes to the dangerous kind of anxiety that increasingly afflicts people in the restaurant industry. Chef Erik Ramirez teaches Eden Grinshpan how to make Peruvian ceviche while swapping tips on how to reduce anxiety. Sierra Tishgart steals a moment with chef Jessica Koslow of LA's Sqirl, who is launching two new projects while publishing her first cookbook at the same time. And Jay McInerney reads from his twelfth book, out this month, his latest novel, Bright Precious Days.
Aug 05 2016
Rank #2: NIGELLA LAWSON
Why do millions of fans eagerly await the next cookbook from British author Nigella Lawson? Find out why in this special interview with host Howie Kahn. As brilliant a writer as she is a home cook, Nigella admits that writing makes her anxious--and why that's good; how Madame Secretary's waffles led to her own amazing new recipe; how to cook a perfect poached egg, Parmesan French Toast, the playfulness of the kitchen, and much more.
Apr 16 2018
Rank #3: CRAVING: ALEX GUARNASCHELLI, MARIO BATALI, JAY MCINERNEY
Craving is the topic this month on Prince Street. A professional line-waiter explains the psychology of cult-craving. Alex Guarnaschelli tells us why she's driven to test herself in her latest challenge--stand-up comedy. When she is reunited with her mother, a young Somali-American woman discovers a sauce recipe from her country that will change her life. Mario Batali and Jay McInerney share memories of the late great novelist Jim Harrison.
Jun 03 2016
Rank #4: DAVID CHANG, MARFA'S RANCH WATER, NICHOLAS MORGENSTERN AND ANDREW ZIMMERN RETURNS
Why is Momofuku mastermind David Chang designing high-tops with Nike and what has marriage taught him about being a chef and running his empire? How did the food (and tequila) scene in Marfa, Texas, influence Griffin Dunne, Roberta Colindrez and the rest of the cast of I Love Dick? And what does Nicholas Morgenstern's ice cream have to do with art and design? Plus, Andrew Zimmern is back with an evocative and romantic Madeleine Moment set in Paris, 1968.
Jul 07 2017
Rank #5: JAMIE OLIVER: THE NAKED CHEF'S REVOLUTION CONTINUES
Jamie Oliver was making rotolo di spinaci at London's River Cafe when his life changed. A few short years later, his food revolution and activism changed the eating (and possibly the mating) habits of millions. How did his meteoric success happen? What wouldn't he do again? Howie Kahn sat down with one of food's most engaging and innovative people to find out, plus Jamie's predictions for 2019, why his newest book, Five Ingredients, might be his best yet, and much more. Don't miss this one.
Jan 11 2019
Rank #6: DANNY MEYER: FEAR AND CRULLERS
One of the most innovative and successful restauranteurs in history shares essential business, life, and restaurant tips with Howie Kahn in a candid and inspiring conversation that Danny says is unlike any he's done before. Hear why he's partnered with a car company, which famous restaurateur always called him "luvah," why vulnerability matters, how closing a restaurant stings and what's next for this hospitality titan.
Mar 01 2019
Rank #7: MEET ME IN MOLISE: KATIE PARLA AND PAVIA ROSATI DISCUSS THE SECRETS OF THE ITALIAN SOUTH
On her first visit to Italy, New Jersey-born Katie Parla knew it was where she wanted to live. She moved there after college and has quickly become one of the most exciting new voices in Italian food. Pavia Rosati, a fellow New Jersey-raised woman of Italian descent, sat down with the acclaimed author and guide to talk about carb-positivity, the best pasta you can buy outside of Italy, why the best lasagna in Rome arrives by train, the ongoing problem of migrant slave labor, and Katie's latest quest to find the lost recipes of the lesser-known regions of Italy she writes about in her latest book, Food of the Italian South.
Mar 22 2019
Rank #8: ALEC BALDWIN WITH FRANK BRUNI
From backstage at Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin talks with NYTimes columnist and bestselling author Frank Bruni about the power and limitations of satire. The need for empathy. What's wrong with political correctness. Favorite restaurants. Weinstein. Toback. Asia Argento. Baldwin's new book with Kurt Anderson, You Can't Spell America Without Me. DeBlasio. Brando. NYPD. Why talking about Trump makes him nervous. The best sushi in NYC. Gender equality. The role that got away. Carmela Soprano. What Baldwin's getting for Christmas, and for his 60th birthday... plus a very special Madeleine Moment.
Nov 05 2017
Rank #9: RULE BREAKING: BUN LAI, JAY MCINERNEY, RUTH ROGERS, MIKE SOLOMONOV, SCARLETT JOHANSSON
Rule breakers are the focus this July on Prince Street, those who use food to push boundaries and change culture. Chef Bun Lai forges an unexpected path for sushi-making, while staying mindful about the state of our oceans; Jay McInerney stands in as his guinea pig. Sierra Tishgart explains how renegades run Take Root, a 12-seat, Michelin-stared restaurant in Brooklyn. Howie Kahn visits Ruth Rogers of London's legendary River Cafe for a lesson about how rule breaking fosters sustainability. Plus, Mike Solomonov and Eden Grinshpan wipe some hummus. Noah Bernamoff meets his maker at Katz's Deli. And Scarlett Johansson shares a poignant food memory.
Jul 08 2016
Rank #10: FULLNESS: STEPHANIE DANLER, YASIR SALEM, PAUL FREEDMAN, NOAH BERNAMOFF
Fullness means radically different things to our six guests this month. What does it mean to you?
For Stephanie Danler, who reads from her bestselling novel Sweetbitter, a sense of completeness came from her first restaurant job in New York City, at Union Square Cafe. For champion Yasir Salem, fullness could spell defeat at the biggest event on the competitive eating circuit. Eden Grinsphan finds out why even impatient New Yorkers will wait hours for a hamburger named "Emmy." In his newly released book, Ten Restaurants That Changed America, Yale's Paul Freedman argues that dining out helped civilize and democratize our country. Noah Bernamoff talks to the founder of a company that wants to make any restaurant-food dream come true--right to your door. And the star of Full Metal Jacket and the new hit series, Stranger Things, reveals why the smell of a drive-in snack bar triggers his moving Madeleine Moment.
Sep 07 2016
Rank #11: IDENTITY: FRANK BRUNI, BARBARA LYNCH, ALEX GUARNASCHELLI
Does what you eat—and cook—reveal the real you? New York Times columnist Frank Bruni talks about how politicians use food to manipulate you and why co-writing his new book A Meatloaf in Every Oven was therapy for him. In Barbara Lynch's new memoir, Out of Line, Boston's most celebrated chef confesses that the worst days of her life led to her best as she cooked her way out of a tough Southie childhood. Food reflects Camille Becerra's passion for healing and beauty, at her hot new Manhattan restaurant, De Maria. Plus Alex Guarnaschelli's fear of lobsters, Giorgio DeLuca's new favorite dining destination, mousseron mushrooms, Chuck Schumer's meatloaf, how to cook with sumac—and our most moving Madeleine Moment yet.
Apr 14 2017
Rank #12: NO BOOZE, NO PROBLEM
Sparkling CBD, distilled, farm fresh peas, liquid adaptogen blends that promise euphoria! Prince Street’s Bianca Bosker takes a deep dive into the the world of Beverages Gone Wild. She sits down with Seedlip CEO and founder Ben Branson, who reveals the origin story of his superpower—and his super brand. Next, Bianca, a former sommelier, leads Taste’s Matt Rodbard and Eater’s Serena Dai in a tasting to determine which of the new breed of beverages matter and whether this trend will upend drinking as we know it.
May 17 2019
Rank #13: SECRETS: WOLFGANG PUCK, SCARLETT JOHANNSON, MISSY ROBBINS, GIORGIO DELUCA
Secret recipes, secret crimes, secrets of success --we have them all on this episode, revealed by guests like Scarlett Johansson and Alex Guarnaschelli, and some famous American ghosts, too. America's OG celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, is finally taking on the Big Apple. In the seventies, what did he do in Indianapolis to change the natives' eating habits? And what has made his restaurant Spago one of Hollywood's longest running hits? Giorgio DeLuca reveals to Alex Guarnaschelli that the secrets of his success were his friends, his neighbors, and his joy in the pleasures of the table. When Missy Robbins quit A Voce in 2013 she stunned the New York food world. Now she's back with Lillia, just voted one of the top new restaurants of 2016 by The New York Times. Tune in to find out how she makes her pasta so extraordinary. Scarlett Johannson's secret love becomes Griffin Dunne's desire, when he tries to express his gratitude to the crew of his upcoming Amazon series, I Love Dick. African-American chef Ashbell McElveen was asleep in London when he was awakened one night by the ghost of James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's slave chef. McElveen unburies a crime and reveals one of America's darker culinary secrets. Finally: Après ski with Wolfgang Puck? Find out what dish brings the 67-year-old chef back in time to the snowy slopes of his native Austria.
Jan 11 2017
Rank #14: SECRETS AND CONTROVERSIES: MILK! WITH MARK KURLANSKY AND BLUE HILL'S DAN BARBER AND THE NEW YORKER'S FOOD CRITIC TELLS ALL (ALMOST).
Great debates with Blue Hill's Dan Barber and author Mark Kurlanksy on his newest food epic Milk! and The New Yorker’s food critic Hannah Goldfield with Prince Street’s Bianca Bosker on what's happening in NYC restaurants and the role of the critic today.
Aug 13 2018
Rank #15: LIVE FROM PRINCE STREET: FOOD IN VOGUE
Recorded live in Dean & DeLuca Soho, Prince Street;s Howie Kahn and Vogue's Executive Editor, Taylor Antrim discuss the new book FOOD IN VOGUE. How does Vogue illustrate the cultural food moment? How did photographer Irving Penn use ants in one of his photos--and where did his editor find them? How will Vogue's food coverage change? These answers and much more in a lively discussion about how the influential magazine has helped make food fashion.
Jan 20 2018
Rank #16: JOE BEEF AND MALKOVICH AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Meredith Erickson, co-author of Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse, talks with Howie Kahn about the personal crises that inspired this latest cookbook from Canada’s cultural phenomenon. Plus, why she wants John Malkovich in her bunker in an emergency. With a special ‘appearance’ from Malkovich himself!
Dec 07 2018
Rank #17: DESIRE: ISAAC MIZRAHI, CHRISTINA TOSI, PAUL GRIECO, MARCO CANORA
Love or money, chocolate or wine, everything you desire, we're talking about it on this episode of Prince Street. Christina Tosi shares love tips, and cookie tips, with Sierra Tishgart; Isaac Mizrahi and Alex Guarnaschelli discuss pleasure vs. ambition; and Jay McInerney, top sommelier Paul Grieco and Cork Dork author, Bianca Bosker debate their favorite February wines. Plus the power of Ayurvedic truffles with Melanie Dunea, Marco Canora's healing broths, highschoolers with surprising affections and a live performance from Mizrahi's new cabaret act at Café Carlyle.
Feb 08 2017
Rank #18: "THE NEW HUMANITY:" MARCUS SAMUELSSON & ALEX GUARNASCHELLI
This years marks the 5th anniversary of chef Marcus Samuelsson's super-fun star-studded food festival, the Harlem EatUp! Leading up to it, Marcus sat down with Alex Guarnaschelli to reflect on life in New York and his childhood in Sweden. Marcus and Alex have been friends for a decade and this is an epic conversation, ranging from their encounters with the musician Prince to stories about their formidable mothers. Also covered: why Marcus sometimes wears women's clothing, his immigrant experience as an Ethiopian in Sweden, cooking with robots, favorite restaurants and much more!
May 03 2019
Rank #19: THE FOUR RULES AND SEVEN DIALS
The Four Rules and Seven Dials. How do you bury a mistake? Find out these secrets and more from chef-author Daniel Patterson as he discusses his new book The Art of Flavor. And The Prince Street Wine Club debates the hottest champagne and Pet-Nats, with Bianca Bosker (Cork Dork), Marissa Ross (Wine. All The Time.) and NoMad hotel wine director and Empire Estate winemaker Thomas Pastuszak. Plus Feed The Resistance author Julia Turshen's Madeleine Moment.
Oct 06 2017
Rank #20: CLEANUP: DAN BARBER, APRIL BLOOMFIELD, GILLIAN JACOBS.
Dan Barber, in London, makes food waste the new black. How April Bloomfield turned her fear of the hamburger into gold. Tasmanian journalist Craig Leeson wants to shock you—to save the earth with his film, A Plastic Ocean. From upstate New York, a Brazilian-American man has started a shrimp revolution. And Gillian Jacobs, star of Netflix's Love, calls us from Los Angeles with her Madeleine Moment (spoiler alert: sprouts are involved).
Mar 14 2017