I introduce a new segment for Effin b radio called “Back of the Bag Bangers” and try to get you to come to an improv show by snagging a ticket at http://www.numberheadcomedy.com/tickets. I also go on and on about the spot I can’t get out of my head: Cudaco. THE FISH SANDY IS epic, the rice bowls are thoughtful and so fresh but it’s the frozen key lime pie custard that makes me drive down the highway blaring “The Boys of Summer by Don Henley” wearing only my bathing suit like its 1983.
Lindsay sits down with Germaine Jenkins, co-founder of Fresh Future Farm and Bridget Besaw, an environmental documentarian, to discuss the forthcoming documentary about FOOD APARTHEID in America: ROOTED. The episode is incredible, but first and foremost please pause the show and go to http://www.rootedfilm.com and donate to their Kickstarter. The film is currently in a round of fundraising needed to take it through the editing process. This is a critical stage in getting this wildly important feature film out into the world. The Kickstarter ends on March 31st, so don’t waste a moment. Germaine’s story is truly remarkable. Listen in now to learn more about how you can support Food Justice in America and the incredible place that is Fresh Future Farm.
Lindsay sits down with Maryam Ghaznavi, The Chef and Owner of Ma’am Saab, to discuss her incredible and unexpected path to becoming a Chef. She and her husband are bringing unforgettable Pakistani cuisine to Charleston and her story is one you won’t want to miss. Their new spot on Meeting Street is opening this summer but you can find them NOW at The Workshop on King Street.
Here’s what I order at Ma’am Saab:
Lahori Cholay with a Pakola
After an unsettling experience at a restaurant opening, Lindsay grapples with Instagram and what it means to be an “influencer”. Listen to her on-air existential crisis now.
Lindsay invites Argentinian artist: Isabel Bornstein on the show to discuss her amazing work, her time in restaurants and how images of comfort food worked their way into her exquisite collages. Before listening to this, I HIGHLY SUGGEST that you check out her work here: Born a Collage so you can have a visual of what we are talking about and go to her website to purchase one of these beautiful works of art. https://www.bornisabel.com
I finally muster up the energy to record an episode in 2021. My old pal Joe Nierstedt and my new pal Kev Nierstedt come on the show to discuss their pop-up KATSUBŌ (which I am currently obsessed with. I have nearly perfect attendance!) We talk what makes a ramen broth different from a tradtional stock and how they decided on their John’s Island Hot Chicken concept, Kinfolk. Joe and I are old friends from the NYC days of yore and we touch on why working in restaurants (even fancy ones!) doesn’t actually prepare you for running you own business, like, at all..
Here’s what I order at KATSUBŌ:
Shoyu (Chicken) Ramen add Kimchi and a seasoned egg, Hot Chicken Katsu ( I LOVE CHICKEN OK?) + a coke.
Lindsay gets excited about her Holiday HOT TIPS and reminisces fondly about a serving job in her recent past that she hid from people for a long time.
I have so many questions about cooking with cannabis. What is “decarbing”? How do you incorporate THC into a dinner party without getting catastrophically stoned right at the end? Lucky for me the hilarious and wildly talented hosts of Weed + Grub (a podcast about exactly that) have all the answers. Mike Glazer and Mary Jane Gibson (HER REAL NAME) are here today to talk all things WEED + GRUB and I truly learned and laughed so much during this episode. After coming in 3rd on “Worst Cooks In America”, Mike went to Culinary School, has a show called “Glazed” that has featured Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld among others and also won a Gold Medal (THIS IS ALL TRUE…seriously) for Team USA. Mary Jane is a writer and performer, was previously the Culture Editor at High Times and also worked as a Chef on a Salmon Boat in Alaska???! (THIS IS ALSO ALL TRUE! THESE PEOPLE ARE AMAZING). They are both wildly funny and this show is dope. I will see myself out.
This will sound like a sweeping statement but this episode with Tamara Reynolds of the fabled supper club “The Sunday Night Dinner in Astoria” and creator of Van Alst Kitchen is one of my favorite episodes in the history of Effin B Radio. She has had a fascinating career, endless stories and is truly hilarious and basically my new best friend. In addition to being a Cookbook Author and professional food stylist for film and television she was a host for Cooking Channel’s “Unique Eats” and we talk about getting fired, our mentors and so much more. Don’t miss it.