The Passenger with Hugh Acheson

The Passenger with Hugh Acheson

Driven by cultural curiosity, celebrity chef Hugh Acheson is a globetrotter who travels the world for his acclaimed cooking and his television appearances, and he knows the best way to understand a destination starts with a good meal. This new travel podcast takes listeners off the beaten path with Hugh’s opinionated anecdotes and insights on where to go, what to eat, who to meet, what to do, where to stay – as well as what overrated tourist experiences to avoid. Episodes focus on a single destination, be it Havana, Cuba or Cincinnati, Ohio, and dig into its unique culture through food, music, literature and cinema. There’s narrative storytelling, interviews, and a whole lot of exploration.... Show More

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April 28, 2020 3 min

Hey there, fellow passengers. Thought I should give you all an update on what's going on with me, with the show, and with the world. Since March 15, I shuttered my restaurants and recalibrated them to serve 7,000 meals a week to those in need, both emergency workers and underserved communities. So that has kept me busy. I'm not traveling, obviously, and so a travel show is not, shall we say, pertinent to the current state o...

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As we hit the one month mark for the growing COVID-19 pandemic, we find both increasing uncertainty and devastation, but also small things to find some hope in—the CARES Act to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic will provide some relief and means that some folks in the restaurant industry may get to reopen. But the hospitality ind...

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We are in strange times, my friends. You know what the deal is — COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus is spreading, infecting and killing people on a scale we're entirely unprepared for. And on the front lines of its commercial victims, anyway, is the hospitality industry. My industry. Strange and scary times, indeed. So while we can't travel or even be within six feet of other people, we're going to shift our focus...

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Hey Passengers, thanks for checking in with us this week. Things are upside down right now as you probably know. We are taking this week off to attend to the many fires that need extinguishing and when we return, we hope to bring you conversations on what is happening now.

Take care of yourselves, wash your hands, we'll be back soon.

In the meantime you can keep up with me on Twitter and Instagram @hughacheson

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Living in our hometowns and going to work and living our lives day-to-day, it's easy to forget just how enormous North America is and the wide range of places and experiences it holds. We have a lot of opportunities here to see something different within a short flight, and one of those places that really holds something different and special is a place I used to live in my teens and early 20s, and that's Montreal, Quebec, ...

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March 5, 2020 59 min

Havana, Cuba is a place you should try to get to and if you do get there, be ready to be immersed in a culture that is all about getting by. In this episode, I'll talk about some of my — let's say eccentric experiences there and the sort of things you should be, yes, prepared for, but also just as importantly, open to, from restaurants facing shortages of supplies, to very limited internet service, to getting hustled for ci...

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Being that The Passenger is a travel show, one might expect us to highlight exotic, far-flung locales. And we will get to those. But it's equally important to look at places you may not have considered and really dig into their culture. And that brings us to Boise, Idaho, an unlikely international city with a rich cultural life full of music, food, and the great outdoors. I'll give you my take on what to check out, and I...

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The tech boom and tourism over the last decade plus has meant massive growth for Texas' capital city. In this first episode of The Passenger, I search out the pockets of culture that link Austin's past to its present and maybe its future, from legacy barbecue spots to revitalized hotels and beyond. I'll also talk to Chris Bilheimer, Creative Director of the Alamo Drafthouse, and find out why he thinks the slogan "Th...

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Driven by cultural curiosity, celebrity chef Hugh Acheson (Bravo TV's Top Chef, Iron Chef Canada) is a globetrotter who travels the world for his acclaimed cooking and his television appearances, and he knows the best way to understand a destination starts with a good meal. This new travel podcast takes listeners off the beaten path with Hugh’s opinionated anecdotes and insights on where to go, what to eat, who to meet, what to...

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