Something About Food?

Something About Food?
Hello Hungry Hordes! Welcome to Something About Food? Diverse guests join culinary nerd Chef Chris Clarke to discuss their personal relationship with food and the tasty, memorable and outright ridiculous things they’ve eaten. Everyone is invited to the table!

89 - Bastilla and Buckeroo Pancakes
Mar 3 • 50 min
Lori L. Tharps is a journalist and award-winning author whose work meets at the intersection of race and real life. Her most recent book is titled Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families. Tharps is also the host…
088 - Something Fishy
Feb 25 • 48 min
A nationally-recognized and award-winning sports columnist, author, and commentator, Jackie MacMullan is a senior writer for ESPN and a regular panelist on Around the Horn. The former Boston Globe writer and editor contributes to other ESPN programs and…
087 - The Smell of Love
Feb 18 • 53 min
Rhodes Perry believes in the power of authenticity at work and he puts this belief into practice through his leadership & management consulting firm. He has two decades of government and nonprofit experience having worked at the White House, PFLAG…
086 - The Truth Always Tastes Better
Feb 11 • 47 min
Anyanwu is the Director/Co-Founder of The Human Root. She has 20 years of experience in Education, Youth Development and Social Justice work. Her work has been grounded in building connection between people & communities. She works to move people from…
085 - Pulling Weeds and Making Beds
Feb 3 • 50 min
CCSO Teacher of the Year for 2019 Rodney Robinson is a 19-year teaching veteran, most recently as a social studies teacher at a juvenile detention center in Richmond, VA. Robinson has been published three times by Yale University and has received numerous…
084 - Reindeer Sandwich
Jan 27 • 53 min
Joey Clift is a writer, performer, and enrolled Cowlitz Tribal Member who has written on shows for Cartoon Network, DreamWorks and Nickelodeon. His award-winning animated short Telling People You’re Native American When You’re Not Native Is A Lot Like…
083 - Let’s Eat!
Jan 21 • 50 min
Iman Jodeh is a first-generation Palestinian American, and Executive Director and Founder of the locally based non-profit, Meet the Middle East (MTME), which fosters relationships between the US and the Middle East through education and immersion travel.…
082 - A Pizza His Mind
Jan 13 • 55 min
Scott Wiener writes a monthly column for Pizza Today Magazine, judges pizza competitions, speaks at pizza industry trade shows and events, consults for pizzerias and ingredient producers, and hosts the hit web series “Really Dough?” for Thrillist. Not…
081 - She’s Soy Vegan
Jan 6 • 47 min
Aryenish Birdie founded Encompass after witnessing and experiencing the urgent need for a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive animal protection movement. In addition to her passion for racial equity within animal welfare advocacy, she appreciates her…
080 - Moose Vindaloo
Oct 22, 2019 • 53 min
Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet, Cherokee) is a food activist focused on reteaching Indigenous foods through modern methods. She is the founder of an online cooking show called Indigikitchen. She talks about restoring food knowledge systems, eating acorns and…
079 - Hold the Pico!
Oct 15, 2019 • 56 min
lauren Ornelas of Food Empowerment Project is very concerned about food: where it comes from, who is working to bring it to us, and what we can do to end animal cruelty. That is pretty amazing from someone who doesn’t really think about what she’s going…
078 - Food Politics
Oct 8, 2019 • 55 min
Stephany Spaulding was raised on Chicago’s South Side by public school teacher-parents. Her parents’ love of education was passed on to Stephany, whose studies culminated in a Ph.D. in American Studies. She is running to represent Colorado in the U.S.…
077 - Power Vegan
Oct 1, 2019 • 51 min
Hulda Waage is a plant-fueled powerhouse! Also known as the Vegan Viking, she’s a record-holding Icelandic powerlifter, mother, and vegan strength athlete. She chats about her love for cookies, her strength training goals, Icelandic hot dogs, and where…
076 - Zippy and Squirrelly
Sep 23, 2019 • 61 min
Leslie Parmeter has been an “on-air” personality in and around Oneonta, NY for over 26 years. She talks about eating fried alligator tail and other varmints, her travels in Yugoslavia, and how kayaking gives her the perfect alone time.
075 - A Kneed to Change
Sep 17, 2019 • 64 min
Julia Shih of Miracle Sports Cream is a mom and an athlete who’s overcome injuries and shyness to be a natural health advocate. She could also eat cake until she blacks out. She talks about hard work, delicious food, her love of comedy, and the power of…
074 - Bruja Fuerte
Sep 10, 2019 • 58 min
Chef Diana Dávila is the Executive Chef and Owner of Mi Tocaya Antojería in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The witchcraft that Chef Diana Dávila works with her recipes and food is her way of honoring the women who came before her. She talks me about…
073 - Never Gonna Get It
Sep 2, 2019 • 57 min
Ru Johnson is a writer and lead executioner at Roux Black. Her strength as a business leader is enhanced by her zest for living a full-on life. She talks about how Stevie Nicks speaks to her spiritual side, the best hot dogs in Washington, NC and how she…
072 - Tastes Like Rain
Aug 26, 2019 • 55 min
The indigenous foods of the Americas have a voice that emanates from podcaster Andi Murphy on her Toasted Sister Podcast. The New Mexico local talks about native foods, how the fish and chips she ate in Ireland was phenomenal, and how being a busy…
071 - Beans A’Poppin
Aug 20, 2019 • 55 min
Tabitha Brown is a vegan force of nature, actress, and influencer. She talks about the joy of trying new foods, how eating vegan helped to heal her, how she knew she was an actor, and going viral!
070 - Working For Your Food
Jun 25, 2019 • 59 min
Jon Keur is the audio magician that helps make this show happen from his Wayfare Recording Company. For almost 10 years, Jon has been deep in the audio space working alongside up-and-coming podcasters, songwriters and artists. He chats about pizza…
069 - Blood, Sweat, Tears & Glaze
Jun 18, 2019 • 62 min
Richard Eng is a Biology major turned fine dining specialist, operations consultant and now back to his original pastry roots as a baker/donut maker. He is the CEO & CDD (Chief Donut Designer) of Black Label Donuts where he brings a sophisticated fine…
068 - Eating History
Jun 11, 2019 • 65 min
Adrian Miller is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, attorney, and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, CO. He is currently the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches and, as such, is the first African American and the first…
067 - That’s So Wong!
Jun 4, 2019 • 57 min
Lisa Wong comes from a family of restaurateurs, so it was a natural fit that she would become a food truck entrepreneur the Wong Way Veg. Her love of street food, animals, and her passion for feeding people is what drives this little orange truck!
066 - The Pot Roast Years
May 28, 2019 • 56 min
Rev. Amanda Henderson has served as Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado since 2014. She is an ordained minister and community leader in Denver, Colorado bringing people together for healing in times of tragedy, and mobilizing…
065 - Under the Cage
May 21, 2019 • 53 min
Professor Callie Rennison is a criminologist and victimologist who studies violent victimization. She talks about the changing definitions of crime and sexual violence. She also shares a unique method of identifying cheeses, discusses her ideal food vs…
064 - Bold, Boiled, and Blades
May 14, 2019 • 66 min
Heather J. Haas took her past experiences as a bartender and forged a new career as a bladesmith. She talks about road trip strategy, the joys and perils of food service, sobriety, boiled peanuts, and more!
063 - Oreo Vegan? Yes, I Am!
May 6, 2019 • 56 min
Jessica Piñeros is a vegan foodie, freelance photographer, and co-organizer for the Miami Chapter of Veggie Mijas. She talks about vegan Mexican wedding cookies and arroz con leche, supporting the femme, queer, and non-binary Latinx community, travel on a…
062 - Tater Tot Hotdish
Apr 30, 2019 • 64 min
Adam Martin and Ricky Pallay of the F5 Project help formerly incarcerated felons “hit the refresh button” and transition to life outside. They talk about this important community work as well as the fried cheesy pickles, doner kebab, and tater tot hotdish…
061 - Elbow to Elbow
Apr 23, 2019 • 53 min
This conversation with craft beer brewers Shyla Sheppard and Missy Begay was smoky, and sweet, and local. The co-founders of Albuquerque’s Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. chat about kneel down bread, knoephla soup, and how they are building community with their…
060 - Eye on the Pie
Mar 19, 2019 • 57 min
John Lehndorff is a Boulder County food writing institution. He talks about clambakes, restaurants that were, bakeries that are, and all the intricate requirements for the perfect pie.
059 - Burnt Flavor
Mar 12, 2019 • 54 min
Chef Antwon Brinson created his Culinary Concepts AB intensive program to train folks for employment in the world of cooking. He reminisces about hot dogs in Buffalo and the loco moco in Hawaii, ponders “burnt” as a flavor and the use of spam in island…
058 - Yesterday’s Corn
Mar 4, 2019 • 59 min
Warren Scharf didn’t know what he was getting into when he married into my family or when he agreed to be a guest on my podcast. Don’t tell him I said so, but I’m glad he did. We chat about his work as Executive Director of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House…
057 - Eating Wright
Feb 26, 2019 • 63 min
Dr. Devon Wright is a professor of Africana Studies, an avid bike commuter, a jazz musician, and a graphic novel creator about a dystopian future with a jazz guitar playing antihero ( Our conversation covers all those things,…
056 - No Labels
Feb 12, 2019 • 57 min
Watt Sriboonruang calls herself a “Pie Lady”, we call her a chef. This creator of raw/vegan pastries at her shop Rawsome Treats chats about blue curry, tiramisu, kickboxing and letting go of judgment.
055 - Lame Hollandaise Sauce
Feb 5, 2019 • 61 min
Casey Lloyd was a blast to chat with because not only is he an actor, he’s also a newly minted vegan! This native Coloradan chatted about unlocking the arcane mysteries of making Eggs Benedict, traveling in New Zealand like a true Lord of the Rings Nerd,…
054 - Oh Crepes!
Jan 29, 2019 • 51 min
Monika Celly is a food enthusiast who loves teaching and sharing authentic Indian recipes through her cooking classes and meal kits with the local community. She runs the cooking school “Polka Dots and Curry” in Colorado Springs, CO. And she loves to…
053 - Shumai and Buddhakai
Jan 22, 2019 • 55 min
Bernard Quisumbing, aka Buddhakai, is multifaceted. He’s a businessman, dim sum lover, father, positive rapper, New Jersey boy, hopeless romantic, and recovering addict. Plus he loves to feel the burn of spicy food!
052 - Mas Dosas
Jan 15, 2019 • 52 min
Adriana Flores-Ragade has a podcast, LatinxAmerica, that gives a voice and visibility to diversifying the tech space. Our chat covers her embodiment of that diversity through her love for her abuela’s Orange cake, learning to love Indian cuisine from her…
051 - The Whole Bagel
Jan 8, 2019 • 39 min
Jason Lazar founded fashion and cannabis lifestyle magazine The Hemponair because he knows that cannabis appeals to more than the tie-dye wearing, Phish-loving demographic. We talk about eating concert parking lot vegan burritos, traveling in Tel Aviv,…
050 - Sweet Tea OMG
Nov 20, 2018 • 51 min
Dr. René Shingles was the first African American Woman inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association prestigious Hall of Fame, an amazing tribute to an educator with a distinguished career. Working with athletes from youth to Olympic elites,…
049 - MEANS to an End
Nov 13, 2018 • 46 min
Sammie Paul is the Chief Operating Officer at MEANS Database, a nation-wide communication platform that reroutes excess food from restaurants & grocery stores to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters. She is passionate about public…
048 - Not Your Average Joe
Nov 6, 2018 • 62 min
From Atlanta to Los Angeles, Sumi Ali “grew up in coffee”, with stints at Condesa, Intelligentsia, Thrive Farmers and more. His current project is YES PLZ, a direct-to-consumer coffee roaster that aims to democratize great coffee. He’s also always on the…
047 - How Bazaar!
Oct 30, 2018 • 70 min
The Westside Bazaar in Buffalo, NY is an immigrant and refugee business incubator. Chef Chris Clarke chats with three of the ladies working there, Aye Min Thant, Gysma Kueny and Nadeen Yousef, as well as manager Bob Doyle. They share their experiences,…
046 - More Please
Oct 23, 2018 • 62 min
Traveler and food lover Nadine O hasn’t figured it all out yet but she is having fun trying. Her Yandy Project gives people over 50 a chance to share their stories and connect with others via the You Are Not Done Yet podcast. She chats about soaking in a…
045 - Carb Friendly
Oct 16, 2018 • 50 min
Social media consultant. World traveler. Old Bay Seasoning fiend. Jennifer Kirk has a passion for marketing, exploring, and dining, exemplified by her “30 Stars in 30 Days” culinary journey. She talks about dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, her…
044 - Hot Chocolate on Venus
Oct 9, 2018 • 81 min
Emmitt Muckles is a man on a mission to help people become financially literate and live the “Billionaire Lifestyle”. He has a lot of great stories about eating and cooking food as well as fantastic insights into what you can learn from exploring new…
043 - Your Choi
Oct 2, 2018 • 44 min
Dr. Lori Choi is vascular surgeon and one of the founding member of women’s health advocacy and education group “I’ll Have What She’s Having”. She understands restaurant life, gets why chocolate cake should be sweet and not too dense, and is fighting for…
042 - Shell Yes!
Sep 25, 2018 • 55 min
Peter Stein is bringing back the centuries-old tradition of oyster farming off the Long Island Sound with his company Peeko Oysters. He’s as passionate about what he’s doing for the waterways as he is about his crop. We gabbed about the best ice cream…
041 - Take The Cake
Sep 18, 2018 • 43 min
Nikki Silva is one half of the radio production team “The Kitchen Sisters”. Since 1979, she has been creating programming that shares hidden stories and histories from a diverse range of subjects and places. She talks to Chef Clarke about communal living,…
040 - Dough Yes!
Aug 7, 2018 • 59 min
Chef Maiki Le found her passion for the culinary arts early on, constantly baking for family and friends. Chef Maiki won on both Food Network’s 24 Hour Restaurant Battle and Food Network’s Chopped, as well as competing in the finale as Sous Chef for…
039 - The Write Hand
Jul 31, 2018 • 59 min
Meg Favreau is an LA-based writer, director, maker, traveler, and lover of food. She took a break from working on season two of the tween fantasy-dramady Total Eclipse to talk about nostalgia for tiny health food stores, wandering in the woods as a child,…
038 - The Enabler
Jul 24, 2018 • 59 min
Morgan Roddy runs Queer Chocolatier in Muncie, IN. She’s also an social justice advocate, a tried and true Hoosier and an experienced BBQ devourer. We dig into her chocolatier experience, LGBTQ space and how everyone should just share their food.
037 - Well Aged
Jul 17, 2018 • 58 min
John R. Rohner is equally comfortable teaching museography in the classroom, going “off the sidewalk” to explore wildlife around Hudson Bay, and concocting a delicious fruit pie in the kitchen. He also found time to write down and share the knowledge that…
036 - Always Choose Cake
Jul 10, 2018 • 48 min
Dave Huffman is the host of the YouTube cooking show Bitchy Vegan Homo. He would eat cake for every meal if it wouldn’t immediately lead to diabetes. He talks about his insatiable hunger for desserts, cooking with aquafaba, the perfect apple, and eating…
035 - A Feast for The Eyes
Jul 3, 2018 • 57 min
Tom di Maria is a world traveler and an art and food lover. He is also an advocate for artists with disabilities as director of Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland CA. We talked about Buffalo, Sunday Sauce being started on Saturday, and how art can give…
034 - Smoothie Saturation
Jun 26, 2018 • 45 min
Multi-disciplinary designer and renaissance woman Laci Jordan uses bold colors and pop culture influences to create striking images that explore day to day life and representation. She talks to Chef Clarke about choosing design as a career path, moving to…
033 - Better Than Blank
Jun 19, 2018 • 57 min
Christina Bartel stays busy between running the vegan dip and dressing company Let Thy Food and operating the Denver-based food truck Wanderculinarilust. Nonetheless she found time to share her thoughts on the importance of using whole ingredients, going…
032 - Team Salt
Jun 12, 2018 • 52 min
Vilissa Thompson is a social worker who uses her strong voice it to speak up for the disabled community. She also has an infectious laugh and an appreciation for food. She talks to Chef Clarke about her advocacy work and shares her take on grits, coconut…
031 - Von Wong World
Jun 5, 2018 • 51 min
Benjamin Von Wong is a viral campaign creator focused on supporting social and environmental causes. He talks to Chef Clarke about using art to inspire change change, traveling the world with a little help from the social network, and yak cheese.…
030 - Two Women Talking
Apr 24, 2018 • 51 min
Caitlin Durante, LA-based comedian and co-host of The Bechdel Cast, talks about finding time to cook, female representation in film, and how she feels about Citizen Kane.
029 - Sea Captains and Wizards
Apr 17, 2018 • 56 min
It’s BOC time! Brian James O’Connell takes a break from his epic schedule of improv, acting, filmmaking and teaching to talk to Chef Clarke about Bojangles biscuits, exotic cuisine, food truck culture, and the sartorial decisions of Silver Lake hipsters.…
028 - Jam to Uli’s Beet
Apr 10, 2018 • 54 min
Uli Nasibova talks about her inspiration and passion for creating the delicious gelato flavors she serves at Gelateria Uli, how the food scene in Los Angeles is an important part of the process, and why taking extra steps matters.…
027 - A Cuppa Conversation
Apr 3, 2018 • 53 min
Rabbi Marc Soloway graciously sat down over a cuppa and digestive biscuit to talk about vegan chopped liver, the spirituality of theater, environmental science, and the interplay between food and religion.
026 - My Mouth Is Lost!
Mar 27, 2018 • 59 min
Ayesha Ash, ballerina and founder of The Swans Dream Project, talks about growing up in a house full of boys, dancing, challenging stereotypes, and staying healthy by eating Italian food.
025 - Not Spam!
Mar 20, 2018 • 37 min
Siblings Aubry and Kale Walch are the owners of The Herbivorous Butcher, America’s first vegan butcher shop. They chat about pizza popsicles, real faux meat and eating vegan in Spain and Scotland.
024 - Post Up
Mar 13, 2018 • 40 min
Rich Cho is a man in love with food and searches it out wherever he may be. His travels around the US have given him amazing insight into the underrated food cities, which he shares on his blog
023 - Safari So Good
Mar 6, 2018 • 40 min
Hagai Zvulun, founder of Matembezi African wildlife safaris, talks with Chef Clarke about chocolate, toum and the wonders of the wildebeest migration in this “mostly vegan” conversation.
022 - Food, Happiness and Dancing
Feb 27, 2018 • 40 min
Tools & Tiaras founder Judaline Cassidy talks about empowering young women to be strong and self-sufficient, the amazing food in Trinidad and Tobago, being a plumber, and the joy of cake.
021 - Go(ld) Figure
Feb 20, 2018 • 37 min
Figure skating champion Brian Boitano talks about training diets, first-time sushi experiences, orecchiette love, and loathing casseroles.
020 - A Flavorful Stigma
Jan 16, 2018 • 42 min
Kimberly Jung, CEO and co-founder of Rumi Spice, chats with Chef Clarke about growing up in LA’s Chinatown, serving in Afghanistan, building a sustainable business, and where to find the world’s premiere saffron.
019 - Poetry and Pupusas
Jan 9, 2018 • 44 min
Javier Zamora was born in El Salvador and migrated to this country at the age of nine. He is a poet, and his recent collection “Unaccompanied” draws on his experiences as a child and immigrant. He also loves pupusas, karaoke, and exploring the United…
018 - Positively Cynical
Jan 2, 2018 • 38 min
Won Kim shares his journey from street artist to street food purveyor. From his graffiti to his Polish Korean culinary mash-up joint Kimski, Won’s tale of growing up in Chicago is entertaining, inspiring, and more than a little salty.…
017 - A Good Sport
Dec 19, 2017 • 56 min
Jeff O’Brian is an advocate for social justice through sport, empowering people for positive change in professional, college and high school sports programs. We talk wings, hula pie, finding a masculine jacket that fits and much more.…
016 - Gas, Food and Hospitality
Dec 12, 2017 • 56 min
Nadeen Ibrahim advocates for Muslim Americans in Colorado, especially resettled refugees. She can also hold her own discussing food with Chef Clarke. They talk about connecting with other people through travel, the difference between dolmades and waraq…
015 - Lettuce Entertain You
Dec 5, 2017 • 52 min
Jazzy Byner is a model and a member of the award winning LA-based digital comedy collective, Nightpantz. ( She and Chef Clarke giggle, share their appreciation for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, discuss “adulting”, and talk about…
014 - The Compassionate Edge
Nov 28, 2017 • 46 min
Chef Clarke sits down with Akindele Bankole, the German-born Jewish-Nigerian opera-singing owner of the vegan restaurant Veg on the Edge. They talk about hard work, compassion, and a shared fondness for baked goods.
013 - Vote Cake!
Nov 21, 2017 • 40 min
It’s always fun to catch up with people you knew when they were young and see where they are in life. Emma Donahue is a bright up-and-coming light in Colorado politics, and a delight to talk to. We throw her catering mom under the bus and discuss voter…
012 - Rockin’ and Cinnamon Rollin’
Nov 14, 2017 • 59 min
When cooking school comrades Chef Clarke and John Taussig talk food and restaurants, everyone gets hungry. The Grateful Dead, real Mexican food (mmm… mole!), Boulder’s best restaurants and cuban cigars are all on the menu.
011 - Bread and Family Circus
Nov 7, 2017 • 50 min
Chef Clarke often daydreams about the rustic breads that Heather Covington bakes in her hometown of Gilbertsville, NY. They talk about baking, triplets, chickens and running Heather’s Artisan Breads and Craft Candy…
010 - Big Naturals and Beyond
Sep 27, 2017 • 72 min
Executive Producer Curtis Endicott thought interviewing Chef Chris Clarke would give you, the listeners, insight into the why’s and wherefores of our Something About Food? Podcast. Thanks for listening!
009 - An Artist’s Palate
Sep 19, 2017 • 50 min
Chef Chris and artist Chris Huang discover their shared love for Chinatowns, the influence of art in daily life, and sesame balls. Check out Huang’s work at Yellow Lotus Designs. (
008 - From Improv to Idli
Sep 12, 2017 • 43 min
Chef Clarke and Dr. Meenakshi Singh discuss improv, the easiest way to cook idli, the sweetness of Indian desserts and much more.
007 - Family Food
Sep 5, 2017 • 53 min
Family food tales abound as Chef Clarke and her younger brother Aaron Clarke get gabbing. You’ll be giggling and hungry, as the Clarkes almost always are.
006 - Tall Tales
Aug 29, 2017 • 53 min
Madrid hostel buddy James Johnson and Chef Clarke get real about travel, food and how you can’t outrun depression, even at the top of Machu Picchu.
005 - A Theatrical Dish
Aug 22, 2017 • 60 min
There are lot’s of stories of making his way on Broadway and a wee bit of name dropping as Jonathan Dokuchitz talks to Chef Clarke about pierogi in NYC and having pizza delivered to your house when you live in a tiny village.
004 - Run to the Table
Aug 15, 2017 • 45 min
We’ve got a bit of a gal crush on Chef Kelly Newlon. She’s got a thriving business she and her husband started up on their own terms, she’s an ultra runner, and she loves Great Chef’s of the World. What is not to love? She and Chef Clarke got to talking…
003 - The Durian Effect
Aug 8, 2017 • 40 min
New friend Putri Martosudarmo gets Chef Clarke laughing as they share their love for all things Dim Sum. Durian, chicken feet and apple pie are all on the table!
002 - Funny Thing About Food
Aug 1, 2017 • 44 min
Old buddy and improv director Eric Farone from The Bovine Metropolis Theater gets to chatting with Chef Chris about out of the way food, tasting as you cook and how to correctly eat an Italian Beef sandwich.
001 - The Avocado and The Omega
Jul 25, 2017 • 30 min
Chef Chris Clarke sits down with branding guru Olivia Omega and discusses growing up vegetarian, cooking when you don’t really like it, feeding kids, and how pizza is an important food category.