Author Episodes

June 6, 2024

Advice For Writing a Better Cookbook from All Under Heaven's Carolyn Phillips

In this mini-episode of Chefs Without Restaurants, host Chris Spear is joined by the acclaimed author Carolyn Phillips to discuss the art of writing a successful cookbook. Known for her works such as At the Chinese Table , A…
May 30, 2024

The Office’s Brian Baumgartner Spills the Beans on Chili and Barbecue

This week on Chefs Without Restaurants, I speak with Brian Baumgartner, the actor best known for his role as Kevin Malone on the TV show "The Office." Brian’s portrayal of Kevin provided countless laughs and unforgettable mo…
Feb. 4, 2024

Caribbean Flavors, Paleo Remixes with Althea Brown of Metemgee

This week I have Althea Brown. After moving to the United States from Guyana, Althea started a blog called Metemgee where she shares traditional Guyanese recipes. Due to health reasons, Althea now follows a paleo diet. But y…
Guest: Althea Brown
Oct. 13, 2023

The Jacques Pépin Foundation and Culinary Education with Rollie Wesen

This week on I speak with chef Rollie Wesen. He's the executive Director of the Jacques Pépin foundation, as well as an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Rollie is married to Cla…
Sept. 29, 2023

Exploring Maryland Foodways with Old Line Plate’s Kara Mae Harris

This week I have Kara Mae Harris of the blog Old LIne Plate, where she's been exploring Maryland foodways since 2010. Last year, Kara released a book titled Old Line Plate, the same as her blog. It was a collection of some o…
Sept. 21, 2023

Tiffani Thiessen on Getting Creative with Leftovers, and Her New Cookbook Here We Go Again

On this week's podcast we have Tiffani Thiessen. She’s probably best known for her roles as Kelly Kapowski on Saved By the Bell, and Valerie on Beverly Hills 90210. But today she’s not here to talk about acting. We’re talk…
Sept. 6, 2023

Brad Leone on the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen and Launching His New YouTube Channel

In this episode of Chefs Without Restaurants, we have Brad Leone. Brad is known for his prominent role at the Bon Appétit test kitchen. Over time, he climbed the ranks to become the Test Kitchen Manager. It was during this p…
Guest: Brad Leone
June 21, 2023

Knife Drop with YouTube Sensation and MasterChef Finalist Nick DiGiovanni

This week my guest is Nick DiGiovanni. Nick was a MasterChef finalist on season 10, which he did while attending Harvard. Since then, he’s been creating food and cooking content online. His YouTube channel recently passed th…
June 16, 2023

A Middle Eastern Pantry with Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte Spice Shop

This week, my guest is Lior Lev Sercarz. Lior is the chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte, a spice shop in New York City. He's previously released the cookbooks The Art of Blending, The Spice Companion and Mastering Sp…
June 9, 2023

Salad, Pizza and Wine with Ryan Gray and Janice Tiefenbach

This week on Chefs Without Restaurants I speak with Ryan Gray and Janice Tiefenbach of Elena, Gia, and Nora Gray restaurants in Montreal. They recently released a cookbook called Salad Pizza Wine. During our conversation, Ry…