“The podcast I listen to the most is Andrew Talks to Chefs by Andrew Friedman. I love Andrew’s disarming approach to interviewing. Many chefs will give you the who, where, when and how, but Andrew has a way of drawing out the why and what. Why chefs do what they do. What landed them in a particular place that informs the why. I find that he takes an honest approach to interviewing without having to pry. I find his style fascinating.” —Erick Williams, chef-owner of Virtue in Chicago
There's something wonderfully utilitarian about podcasts. Unlike books or TV shows, these digital audio files allow you to plug in on the go—no couch or reading glasses necessary. Heck, you can even walk the dog or bake banana bread while you're listening. That's probably the reason why so many of the world's best (and busiest!) chefs love tuning into podcasts in and out of the kitchen. So, which series do they make time for? Some prefer food-themed podcasts like Table Manners with Jessie Ware and Andrew Talks to Chefs, while others hit play on motivational chats and poetry readings. Locate your earbuds and have your phone handy—you're going to want to plug into these chef-recommended podcasts.
And if these leave you hungry for more, check out our definitive list of the best podcasts to listen to right now. Plus, we’ve got our very own podcast – ‘your city or mine?’ – in which Time Out Group CEO Julio Bruno talks to thought-leaders and pioneers about the innovations and ideas shaping our cities.
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