Let's Talk About Chef

Let's Talk About Chef

Lets Talk About Chef is a weekly show about the crazy and sordid lives of some of history’s greatest chefs and food.


The Windows On The World - September 11th 2001
Sep 12 • 24 min
Windows on the world was the highest grossing restaurant in the world and was located on the 106th and 107th floors of the World Trade Center This episode contains explicit depictions of events that happened on September 11th 2001 to employees of that…
Does Jamie Oliver Suck? an investigation nobody asked for
Aug 24 • 37 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef we are trying to get to the bottom of the mystery that nobody asked Brian to solve, does Jaime Oliver, the worlds most recognizable celebrity chef, suck?We dive into the history, the story, the luck, the work ethic, the…
Obsessed With All Things Sushi
Aug 16 • 20 min
Today on Lets Talk About Chef we are talking about the history, legend and obsession of sushi. Why? Because its the one food that Brian has been obsessing about since lockdown started and quite frankly he can do whatever he wants and he wants to talk…
The Relentless Hunger Of…………Locusts
Jul 22 • 24 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef host Brian Clarke delves into the slightly terrifying world of Locusts, natures hunger machines, tells the story of the devastating loss of food because of the largest swarm in recorded history and also what happens if…
The Hungriest Man In History
Jun 24 • 21 min
Terrare was a frenchman who lived in the late 1700’s. He was a spy, a solider, a street performer, a son, a patient, oh and also the hungriest man who ever lived who could distend his jaw and swallow whole things like live cats, bushels of apples, bear…
The Crazy And Untold History Of The Hot Dog
May 29 • 24 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef host Brian Clarke dives into the history of the hot dog, yeah that’s right, the hot dog. The staple of baseball diamonds and backyard barbecues everywhere and a good wholesome throwback episode of the show. From nazis,…
Let’s Talk To Julie Marshall Of The World Food Program
May 7 • 28 min
This week on Let’s Talk About Chef we talk to Julie Marshall of The World Food Program or WFPThe WFP is the largest humanitarian organization in the world actively feeding 130 million people, however now due to covid-19 that number is set to double to a…
Let’s Talk/Watch Food Movies (Chef)
Apr 30 • 35 min
This week Brian and Tim are back to watch food movies with you in quarentine and this time we talk about Chef starring Jon Favreau. If you haven’t seen Chef before or you haven’t seen it in a while you can watch it on Netflix while you’re stuck in self…
Signed Sealed Delivered : The History Of Takeout
Apr 12 • 25 min
Although the concept of take out and delivery may seem like somewhat of a modern invention, you could not be further from the truth. From the Aztecs to Pompeii, Mumbai and Naples, the story of take out is way more fascinating than you could ever…
Lets Review : The Sound Of Restaurants
Mar 28 • 19 min
On this episode of Lets Talk About Chef host Brian Clarke reviews the sound of restaurants We know and are aware that the concept doesn’t really make any sense but Brian has been having the same dream/nightmare every night where he is standing in front…
Let’s Talk/Watch Food Movies (Ratatouille)
Mar 24 • 36 min
This new episode of Lets Talk About Chef is our next instalment of our talk/watch food movies. Both Tim and Brian are back again to chat about the masterpiece that is Ratatouille.Listen as two grown ass men gush about their love of rat who loves to…
Lets Talk/Watch Food Movies (Burnt starring Bradley Cooper)
Mar 20 • 34 min
This episode of Lets Talk About Chef is a little different. Producer Tm and I decided to spend some our time in self quarantine watching food movies and then reviewing them/also ripping them apart. This week we watched “Burnt” starring Bradley Cooper.If…
The Lie Of MSG And Also Its A Strange New World
Mar 17 • 29 min
It would be stupid to not recognize and discuss what is happening in the world right now. Restaurants are closing, people are dying, the corona virus has taken over the world and to be honest we weren’t going to make anymore shows until an email came in…
A Chocolate Covered Cover-Up
Mar 5 • 24 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef we tell the story that the big chocolate companies Nestle, Hershey’s and Mars, who supply most of the worlds chocolate, don’t want you to know. The secret that they have been hiding in plain sight for decades, and one…
The True Crime……..Of Ranch Dressing
Feb 20 • 19 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef host Brian Clarke got an email saying that he should start a true crime podcast because they are more popular than food ones and he thought two things.1) He would never start a true crime podcastand2) He would make a…
The Kentucky Fried Cartel
Feb 13 • 26 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef its the story of how one man, two taxi drivers, a group of young boys, another taxi driver and then a whole bunch of people on motorcycles risk their freedom and their lives to smuggle Kentucky Fried Chicken through…
The Devil in Charles Darwin
Feb 6 • 18 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef we are telling a story that has been all but forgotten about one of the most important and revered men in history. Charles Darwin didn’t just come up with the theory of evolution, he didn’t just sail about the world on…
Feeding The Fuhrer : Hitlers Food Tasters
Jan 30 • 20 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef we are telling the story of Margot Wolk and the fourteen other women who were forced to eat Hitlers food to see if it had been poisoned. This is a story about war, murder, eating, assassination and somehow also survival.…
Go To Hell And Bake Bagels
Jan 23 • 24 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef we are talking about the story of New York Bagels. Now that may sound boring but like everything there is always a darker story underneath the surface. The story of New York City Bagels is the story of horrendous working…
Let’s Review : Stress & Queen Elizabeths Mac And Cheese
Jan 16 • 26 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef host Brian Clarke reviews the stress of being a chef and also his fathers mothers mac and cheese casserole. Lets Talk About Chef is written and hosted by Brian Clarke Produced by Timothy McDonald If you want to write to…
Feels Like The First Time
Jan 9 • 24 min
This week on a brand new episode of Lets Talk About Chef and the first episode of 2020 host Brian Clarke dives into first times in food history. From the first time a freak vegetable of science was approved by the FDA to the alarmingly racist songs ice…
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals
Dec 21, 2019 • 20 min
This week on Lets Talk About Chef we dive into the story and traditions behind the food we eat to celebrate the season all over the world. From KFC to raw bird flash that is stored for months in a seal skin underground its all here and its all about…
He Blinded Me With Science
Dec 12, 2019 • 22 min
What if I told you that everything that you do in a restaurant has been already decided for you? Of course you wouldn’t believe it, there’s no possible way that science has helped determine how to control the public with lighting, music and even the…
The Diner : A Love Story
Dec 5, 2019 • 21 min
The American Diner is one of the most loved, treasured and important things to ever come out of America, Over the last century it was almost destroyed by fast food empires, grew out of horse drawn lunch wagons, revived by rock n roll and will hopefully be…
Chef’s Who Have Fed People………People
Nov 28, 2019 • 25 min
This past week the internet exploded with the fake story that a restaurant in New York was somehow legally serving human meat to customers. Once common sense returned and internet rage subsided curiosity led us down a rabbit hole of grisly details about…
Let’s Review : The Royale & Joe Beef
Nov 21, 2019 • 20 min
This week Brian Clarke reviews the first cup of coffee you have in the morning known as The Royale and also the legendary restaurant Joe Beef
The Secret Big Business Of Stealing Food
Nov 7, 2019 • 24 min
it may not be as glamorous as robbing a bank vault but the world of food heists is a big, big business
Halloween Special : The Most Terrifying Food Deliveries
Oct 31, 2019 • 21 min
Two terrifying true tales of what can happen when pizza delivery becomes something out of a horror film
Fighting Over Food
Oct 24, 2019 • 24 min
From psychotic bulletproof emus to Mexican generals legs being blown off for pastries today’s episode is all about the foods that have caused wars.
Let’s Talk To: Chef Grant Achatz
Oct 17, 2019 • 47 min
We talk to one of the most prolific, awarded, humble and curious chefs on the planet, Chef Grant Achatz
Let’s Review : Salt & Sexist Pies
Oct 10, 2019 • 22 min
Lets review the surprising and staggering importance of salt and also the pies Brian’s grandmother refused to teach him how to make
Eating To Extinction
Oct 3, 2019 • 23 min
The story of the history, tradition, controversy, black market and eye gouging truth behind eating the Ortolan to extinction.
The Agro-Mafia
Sep 26, 2019 • 20 min
The feared and powerful agro-mafia is in our kitchens and restaurants and we all had no idea
On The Line Of Duty
Sep 19, 2019 • 23 min
Four stories of chefs who died on the line of duty.
The Poison Squad
Sep 12, 2019 • 21 min
This week Brian Clarke dives into the history, story and insanity of The Poison Squad
The Panic And The Fury Of Gluten
Sep 5, 2019 • 21 min
Find out why gluten went from being one of the most important proteins to seemingly overnight one of the most feared things on the planet
Let’s Talk About Tripadvisor
Aug 29, 2019 • 22 min
We dive into the history, story and reason why you should probably not trust the restaurants modern enemy, Tripadvisor
Let’s Review : Momofuku & The Pizza That Made Me Want To Be A Chef
Aug 22, 2019 • 30 min
Let’s review the concept and restaurants of Momofuku and also the pizza that made Brian want to be a chef
Parsley And Lies
Aug 15, 2019 • 28 min
Why does food always look better in restaurants? In the end it’s all just parsley and lies
Let’s Talk To : Chef Gabriel Rucker
Aug 1, 2019 • 31 min
We talk to 2 time James Beard award winning chef Gabriel Rucker
Be Our Guest : The Art Of The Steal
Jul 25, 2019 • 22 min
The scams and methods that employees use to steal from their restaurants.
It’s A Man’s World
Jul 18, 2019 • 25 min
For female chefs, cooks and restauranteurs it is still very much a mans world.
Dead Men Walking
Jul 11, 2019 • 23 min
This week host Brian Clarke dives into the story, history and superstition behind the last meal of the dead men walking
Nikolai Vavilov : The subtle art of trying to feed the world
Jul 4, 2019 • 26 min
What started as trying to find out where seeds came from turned into something very, very different.
Let’s review : Aloette and the anonymous hot dog vendor outside of the Rogers Centre
Jun 27, 2019 • 19 min
We review the restaurant Alouette and the anonymous hot dog vendor outside of the Rogers Centre
Be Our Guest : Just The Tips
Jun 20, 2019 • 20 min
The sad, racist and frankly upsetting story of how tipping your server became normal.
The Vegans Are Coming!
Jun 13, 2019 • 25 min
This week we dive into the history, story and eventual world domination of vegans
Let’s Talk About Anthony Bourdain
Jun 5, 2019 • 30 min
This week we are humbled to talk about the life and legend that is and always will be Anthony Bourdain
Southern Discomfort
May 30, 2019 • 23 min
The heartbreaking truth behind Southern Food and the life of chef Hercules Posey
Let’s Talk About Fergus Henderson
May 23, 2019 • 19 min
This week we dive into the life , legacy and sheer nerve of Fergus Henderson
The Michelin Guide, The Michelin Scars, The Michelin Lies
May 15, 2019 • 24 min
How did this little red book become so revered and also so dangerous
From The Mouths Of The Poor
May 7, 2019 • 20 min
The stories of food that was taken from the mouths of the poor and put on the tables of the rich
Let’s Talk About Gordon Ramsay
Apr 30, 2019 • 18 min
This week we dive into the life of Gordon Ramsay before the cameras came calling
The Crazy And Untold History Of The Hamburger
Apr 23, 2019 • 19 min
From the empire of Genghis Khan to the empire of Mcdonalds get ready for a strange story.
Let’s Talk About Ferran Adria
Apr 16, 2019 • 23 min
We dive into the life and failures that led to the amazing story of Chef Ferran Adria
Feasting On Gluttony
Apr 10, 2019 • 17 min
Three stories of feasts, gluttony and more money spent on one meal than you ever thought possible
Let’s Talk About Marco Pierre White
Apr 1, 2019 • 23 min
The life and luck of famed British chef Marco Pierre White
Let’s Talk About Auguste Escoffier
Mar 22, 2019 • 21 min
Escoffier is the most important and revered chefs in history, this is why