Having A Night

Having A Night

Having A Night is a podcast dedicated to reviving the lost art of the dinner party. Sophie von Haselberg and Ariana Venturi are obsessed with both the micro and the macro of the all-important question: how to throw the absolute, supreme, no holds barred, remember-it-forever-unless-you-were-too-drunk dinner party.... Show More

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July 29, 2020 55 min
Kiano Moju does it all -- she’s the woman behind ultra-addictive Tasty cooking videos, she started a taco pop-up in the UK, and NBD, she recently started Jikoni, a culinary creative studio. The girls are intimidated and girl-crushing, to say the least! Listen up for a wide-ranging conversation on culture, travel, the evolution of food media, and the beauty of doing things that scare you. XOXO
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July 22, 2020 42 min
Nothing beats the summer heat like a chilled, briney seafood tower. This week, the girls discuss the ultimate shrine to crustaceans and go over the rules of home-shucking so that you can DIY your own oyster extravaganza at home. Forget about terroir, we’re talking merroir… and yea, that’s a real term. Don’t be a mothershucker and listen in! XOXO Happy shucking! Don’t stab yourselves in the hand!
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July 15, 2020 44 min
You asked for a chocolate episode, and boy have we got the goods for you! Meet Maury Rubin, the man behind the most renowned hot chocolate in New York City, the legend behind the mythical and beloved City Bakery. We’re not kidding about being a legend -- before Maury, NY bakeries were still using canned fruits for their pastries! The girls discuss Marshmallow technique (who knew there were no egg whites in marshmallows!), the impor...
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July 8, 2020 27 min
Freeze dried mac n’ cheese? Trail mix? Packets of nutrient dense snot? HARD PASS. After a stint in the woods, Ari is back to regale Sophie with some tales of cooking al fresco. The girls discuss how to menu plan for some epic meals around the campfire, why you should leave your wine at home and, as always, why chips are the answer to everything.  XOXO Thanks for listening and tag your camping cookouts @havinganight!
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July 1, 2020 50 min
Yes, the pandemic is still raging and the girls are bitter about it. That is, in the mood for some spice, fruit and bitter root! Ari and Sophie are joined by Jomaree Pinkard of Hella Cocktail to discuss the brand’s signature extractions, spritzes, and what’s drinkin’ during quarantine. PLUS, it's 4th of July weekend! The girls discuss their holiday menus and grapple with what exactly to celebrate in 2020. XOXO Rate the pod if ...
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June 24, 2020 29 min
The girls are back in town! And Sophie is now a married woman -- something no one saw coming, not even her! Back from a hiatus to support Black Lives Matter, the girls are eager to get back to work and make sure Having A Night is reflective of the diverse experiences people have with food, drink, and conviviality.  Rate the pod if you love the pod! XOXO Thanks for listening! Sophie & Ari
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May 27, 2020 37 min
If there’s anyone who can lead us through these dark times, it’s Colu Henry. Writer, recipe developer, soothsayer, creator of the holy Chopstick Martini and author of the undisputed cookbook of quarantine: Back Pocket Pasta.... Colu, we bow down to you. Listen in to our first zoom interview/happy hour with the OG of the Pantry Party. P.S We are releasing the full, uncut, VIDEO version of this interview on Youtube! Watch now!
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May 20, 2020 48 min
It’s Memorial Day, did you hear? Or did you miss the memo this year? Well, the good news is that Memorial Day signifies the start of the greatest season of all: steamy, sweet, steaky summer! Break out your BBQ’s (or cast-iron pans) and all hail the Holy Trinity of Condiments: Mayo, Mustard, and Ketchup. Featuring a bonus section with special guests Bette and Martin for a heated condiment debate. XOXO See you at Chip Hour Tuesdays ...
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May 13, 2020 23 min
Buongiorno, Principi e Principesse! And welcome to Italian Week! The girls are fresh off their Aperitivo #ChipHour and ready to dive back into one of their favorite subjects: Antipasti. Think they couldn’t possibly wax poetic on this subject for more than 5 minutes? Think again. It’s not just a course -- it’s a way of life!  XOXO Like the pod? Rate the pod on iTunes! And check out the brand spankin’ new videos on YouTube and Insta...
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May 6, 2020 35 min
Baking is keeping you calm. You’ve been zooming all day and deserve that icecream! You’re better off drinking that bottle of wine if it means not murdering your spouse and/or children! Some people are going ham on the wellness trend right now…. but the rest of us are going ham on, well, HAM. Ari and Sophie are back this week to discuss balancing indulgence and health, the toxicity of the wellness industry, and Snack Cheese. XOXO S...
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April 29, 2020 39 min
This week, the girls are re-airing a FaN FaVoRiTe: On A Dime! And boy oh boy, does it feel timely… Don’t eat those beans out of a can -- there are a million and one ways to zhuzh them up for no money at all! The girls are here to remind you that special and delicious doesn’t have to break the bank. Listen to this ep on your next trip to the grocery store -- it’ll inspire you no end. XOXO See you at Chip Hour, Tuesdays at 6pm EST o...
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April 22, 2020 30 min
Ari and Sophie love pasta so much they somehow have never done an episode about it. The girls gush over gluten and get down with all shapes and sizes. It’s springtime in quarantine and this is the pantry+backyard foraging inspo you need to get you excited about cooking tonight. Again.  We’ll see you at our Instagram Live Chip Hour, Tuesdays at 6PM EST and on YouTube, where you can see our faces while we cook! Rate the pod if ...
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April 15, 2020 40 min
This episode is absolutely EVERGREEN! What better time to learn about wine than in QUARANTINE?  After all, liquor stores are considered essential.  Full disclosure— without them, we’d go mental! So sit back, relax, and listen to this oldie-but-goldie.  We’ll see you at our Instagram Live Chip Hour, Tuesdays at 6, and on YouTube, where you can see our faces while we cook! Xox
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It’s a HAN Passover special! Bette Midler, AKA Sophie’s mom, joins the girls to talk about celebrating Passover in quarantine. Are you a sinker or a floater? And have you ever heard how a kugel killed Bette’s uncle?    Check out our YouTube video (embed link) on how to make a matzo ball soup. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @havinganight for our Tuesday IGLive Chip Hours(™)!
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April 1, 2020 17 min
So having people over might literally kill you--what’s a good host to do? Take it to Zoom! Here’s a short episode on how to throw a convivial video party full of pantry staples and Spotify playlists.  And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @havinganight for our Tuesday IGLive Chip Hours(™)!
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March 25, 2020 48 min
The girls may be stuck inside, but that won’t stop them from learning all they possibly can about sake from the man/myth/legend himself, Austin Power! Yes, that’s right folks, your favorite guest has returned to bring a little glimmer to your day of nothing but the COVID news cycle. In most states, liquor stores are still considered an essential, so order in that bottle of sake, and get listening! It’ll brighten your day -- promise...
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March 18, 2020 39 min
THIS EPISODE WAS RECORDED BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY. You're currently staring into a dismal pantry abyss: beans, rice, beans, lentils, beans, beans, toilet paper! Get your mind off the headlines and indulge in a bit of fantasy this week! Imagine instead that you are cooking a 7-course, fancy-as-f*ck, over-the-top dinner party for all your friends! The girls get down and dirty with their guiltiest pleasures and create the...
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March 11, 2020 48 min
Fanny Singer -- writer, artist, cook, small business owner -- is the living embodiment of all the things the girls love. They sit down to go to town on green sauces, how to survive in a food desert (get pickling), and Fanny’s new book, Always Home, which launches 3/31/20. This woman is a vision, an icon, an inspiration! Go forth and whiz thee up a green sauce! Xoxo @havinganight
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March 5, 2020 31 min
The girls are joined by one of their nearest and dearest steak loving BFFs, Whitney Brown, to discuss cut, color, and— no, not clarity— BUTTER.  What’s the best method to cook? Should you disown someone if they order their steak well done? (Hint: the answer starts with a Y and ends with an -es) Get thee to a steak house and get ready for a mouth watering episode!  XOXO HAVING A NIGHT!
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A brief warning before beginning! The sound quality on this ep isn’t the greatest, but it’s too divine not to air…!  The girls sit down with Patrick Monahan, Vanity Fair contributor and throwback enthusiast to learn about cold rooms, hot plates, and low table decorations. Elsa Maxwell, Betsy von Furstenberg, and MORE -- if you believe a dinner party should end in song, this is the episode for you, sound quality be damned! XOXO Foll...
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