Feasts and Fashion

Feasts and Fashion

Join food and beverage journalist Audarshia Townsend every Friday as she speaks with incredible guests who bring excitement and flair to the culinary space. Subscribe on all podcasting apps, rate & review on iTunes and Apple Podcasts! Follow us on social media at @iamaudarshia and @eddpodnet Presented by the Eat Drink Dine Podcast Network

Episodes

October 8, 2021 29 min

Audarshia is joined by the CEO of The Gathering Spot, Ryan Wison, to talk about how he came up with the idea for his membership only private club, as well as the food and drink that's served there including fiery/tangy wings and a smoky old fashioned.

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Audarshia is live at Soho House Chicago with chef Erick Williams for a candid and provocative talk about race as well as the progress of Southern American cuisine.

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September 17, 2021 26 min

Audarshia is joined by chef Soo Ahn to talk about how he went from pro golfer to Michelin-starred chef as well as how he's making Italian cuisine unique at his new Chicago restaurant Adalina.

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September 10, 2021 28 min

Audarshia is joined by legendary Chicago restaurateur Donny Madia to talk about what goes into designing a successful restaurant as well as how his fashion style has evolved throughout the years.

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September 3, 2021 26 min

Audarshia is joined by chef Kelston Moore to talk about learning to cook in Barbados as well as what goes into cooking private dinners on a yacht.

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August 27, 2021 23 min

Audarshia is joined by private chef Carine Calixte to talk about her cooking journey including her unique culinary school story, how she blends her Haitian heritage in her food as well as the inspiration behind her fashion.

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August 20, 2021 25 min

Audarshia is joined by chef and owner of Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop Jon Rollo to talk about his burgeoning health focused fast casual concept and how to add big flavours to healthy menu items.

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August 13, 2021 23 min

Audarshia is joined by Nicole Leverett to talk about her quick ascent as a food/beverage photographer, how the pandemic influenced her work as well as what goes into making pictures pop off the screen.

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August 6, 2021 35 min

Audarshia is joined by Liam Kazar to talk about how the Kansas City based musician decided to open up Isfahar, a pop-up restaurant serving Armenian cuisine, despite having no professional cooking experience.

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July 30, 2021 22 min

Audarshia is joined by editor-in-chief of willdrinkfortravel.com Ashlee Tuck to talk about finding exotic types of liquor across the world in her travels as well as her compilation of black-owned liquor companies in the U.S.

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July 23, 2021 30 min

Audarshia is joined by chef Cleetus Friedman to talk about his role as director of hospitality for Camp Aramoni, the secrets behind successful Glamping as well as how his love of hip-hop influenced his fashion sense.

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July 16, 2021 32 min

Audarshia is joined by Kevin Tyler to talk about how he juggles working in higher education with his website Full Belly Blogger as well as how he's inspired by food and beverage storytelling.

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Audarshia is joined by Kathryn Alvera Sullivan to talk about owning the glamorous Marchesa restaurant, her love of French and Italian cuisine/culture and how that also shapes her fashion sense.

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Audarshia is joined by Sakari Smithwick and Moshe Douglas to talk about Sakari's time working at Eleven Madison Park and how that inspired him to create 'Noble Promises', as well as how the duo came up with their own clothing company 'Peace and Parmesan.'

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June 25, 2021 28 min

Audarshia is joined by chef Carlos Gaytan to talk about his award-winning restaurants in Chicago and Mexico, becoming the first Mexican born chef to earn a Michelin star as well as his secrets behind cooking contemporary Mexican cuisine.

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June 18, 2021 24 min

Audarshia is joined by chef Shenarri Freeman to talk about serving vegan soul food at her restaurant 'Cadence' in New York, how her fashion style plays into the decor at Cadence as well as the increased interest in plant-based cuisine.

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June 11, 2021 37 min

Audarshia is joined by the 'headband chef' Neelma Patel to talk about growing up in East Africa and how that pairs with cooking Indian food, running her own cooking classes as well as the globalization of food and what that holds in the future.

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June 4, 2021 28 min

Audarshia is joined by Amethyst Ganaway to talk about how art impacts her style and culinary point of view as well as her passion in both covering and cooking food across the African diaspora.

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May 28, 2021 30 min

Audarshia is joined by Liesha Barnett to talk about the secrets of preserving food, hosting the 'Mindful Chef' podcast, as well as her cooking lessons at Edible Schoolyard Stockton.

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May 21, 2021 38 min

Audarshia is joined by chef Keith Sarasin to talk about his farm-to-table dinner events at actual farms as well as his love for Indian cuisine and how it shaped him as a chef.

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