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Box of the Day: Episode 15

What’s in the box? Molly Mogren and I find out what is in today’s box. Hint: it’s not Whole30 approved. Spoiler Alert Check out Cultured Organic!

Go Fork Yourself: Lee Schrager

Lee Schrager Fried & True The man behind New York City Wine & Food Festival and South Beach Food and Wine Festival Lee Schrager joins Andrew and Molly to talk about his book, Fried and True, how he has seen the food world change over the years, and his tips for your first festival. Plus, Molly and…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Wasted

Wasted One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Lunch Andrew and Molly discuss food waste in the United States and what we can do about it. Plus, Andrew tells the tale of his ponytail, they rip on the Suitsy, and Andrew answers why everyone is putting “an egg on it.” Read: I Chopped Off All My Hair…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Antibiotics & Icarus

Antibiotics and Icarus The Dangers of Antibiotics Andrew and Molly discuss the use of antibiotics in farming and how they can create superbugs. Plus, the rebirth of the Icarus Award and recommendations for the single traveler in New York. Read: Documents reveal how poultry firms systematically feed antibiotics to flocks (Reuters) Read: What If Antibiotics Stopped Working?…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Egos & Mayo

Egos and Mayo Feed the Ego Andrew calls in from the Faroe Islands to chat with Molly about “Egotarian Cuisine” and the best uses for mayo. Plus, Andrew shares a few words about his stepfather Andre, and being raised in a home with same-sex parents. Read: Alan Richman: The Rise of Egotarian Cuisine (GQ) This episode…  Read More

5 Questions: Tom Mylan of the Meat Hook

Whole Animal Butchery Without the Self-Congratulatory B.S. Tom Mylan is a butcher. Not because it’s trending, but because no one else in his company wanted to do it. Seven years after launching Marlow & Sons’ local meat program, the largely self-taught meat man is running one of the best butcher shops—The Meat Hook—in New York,…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: State Fair Hangover

State Fair Hangover The Great Minnesota Get-Together Molly tries to recover from a State Fair hangover while Andrew is disappointed about some new fair foods. Plus, they share restaurant recommendations for Boston and their favorite ways to prepare pork. Recommendations: The 38 Essential Boston Restaurants (Eater) This episode is sponsored by: Find out more and get…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood PrizeFighter Trisha Yearwood is the real deal. She’s a Grammy Award-winning singer, host of the Emmy Award-winning Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, and an overall awesome person. Trisha joins Andrew and Molly to talk about Nashville, karaoke, and Trisha’s new projects. Plus, Andrew and Molly voice their frustrations with new Twin Cities restaurants. Watch: Trisha’s Southern Kitchen This…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Katie Lee

Katie Lee “You better get a thick skin, you better get it fast.” Cookbook author and host of Food Network’s The Kitchen Katie Lee joins Andrew and Molly to talk about West Virginia, her time at Top Chef, and the pros and cons of being married to a public figure and starting her own career. Find out more: Food…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Diner Lingo

Diner Lingo And give it wings! Andrew quizzes Molly on her diner lingo knowledge. Are crickets going to be hitting grocery store shelves? Plus, Andrew & Molly share their top five travel destinations–domestic and international. Read: Diner Lingo (Wikipedia) Watch: Andrew Throws Cricket at Molly (YouTube) This episode is sponsored by:   For a free trial and 10 percent…  Read More

5 Noteworthy North Shore Destinations

Where to Eat & Drink on the North Shore By Molly Mogren Perched next to the great Gitche Gumee (that would be Lake Superior), Duluth, Minnesota and the North Shore offer up some of the most beautiful vistas in the northern United States. It’s also home to some pretty amazing food. That combo made this…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Minnows & Minneapolis

Minnows and Minneapolis The Mini Apple Andrew calls in from New York to talk with Molly about changes in the Minneapolis food scene, some new projects, and how to get over an aversion to some textures. Read: Chefs Move Beyond New York (The New York Times) Read: First Look: Andrew Zimmern’s New Cookware Line (Eater) This episode…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli “Pick one thing and be it.” Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of Chopped and Iron Chef America joins Andrew & Molly to talk about passion, expanding your horizons, and how long it takes to become good chef. Plus, they talk about the new SCOTTeVest. Watch: Alex on Chopped Teen Tournament This episode is sponsored by:   Find out more and…  Read More

All-Star Hot Dog Derby

Hot Dog! Before the Home Run Derby, there was the hot dog derby. Five hot dogs, three judges, and one winner. Bryan Caswell of REEF in Houston made a killer chorizo dog that ended up bringing home top prize. I had a great time hanging out with Bryan, Graham Elliot, Merlin Verrier, Nick Elmi, the…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: All Stars

All Stars Play Ball! After a weekend of baseball, Andrew & Molly talk about the All-Star Game. They discuss how cell phones have changed the dining world. Molly shares her sangria recipe and Andrew tells us how to get the full NYC experience in December. Read: Are Smartphones to Blame for Slow Service at Restaurants? (Eater)…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Jenn Louis

Jenn Louis Glutine Non É Il Diavolo Portland chef and Top Chef Masters contestant Jenn Louis tells Andrew & Molly about her new cookbook, running a business, the city of Portland, and the secret to a good relationship. Plus, Andrew & Molly discuss  the soul food debate, tripe, and the best techniques for grilling chicken. Read: When…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Michael Symon

Michael Symon “In the heartland, farm to table is how you live” Chef and host of ABC’s The Chew Michael Symon talks with Andrew & Molly about Cleveland and how a city can change its image through its food scene. Plus, they talk about creating a good work environment and the upcoming All-Star Game. Questions We want…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Fed Up with Stephanie Soechtig

Fed Up with Stephanie Soechtig With Added Sugar Andrew & Molly are joined by Stephanie Soechtig, the director of the documentary Fed Up. They discuss the misinformation surrounding food and health, the importance of making a change, and what we can do to stop the epidemic. Plus, their last-minute thoughts before Molly’s wedding and the closing of Union…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Gluten with Elissa Altman

Gluten with Elissa Altman The Gluten Episode We discuss all things gluten on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. Along with Elissa Altman of Poor Man’s Feast, Andrew & Molly work their way through the problems of the gluten-free label. Elissa also shares her advice for food writers and talks about her upcoming book. Watch: Pedestrian Question- What is…  Read More

5 Knives Everyone Should Have

A Guide to Choosing the Right Knives My Go Fork Yourself co-host Molly Mogren is currently in the market for some new knives. And since I am a knife freak, she asked me which three knives are must-haves in every kitchen. In typical fashion, I couldn’t keep it to just three… but I tried my…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: GMOs with Dr. Scott Fahrenkrug

GMOs with Dr. Scott Fahrenkrug Genetic Engineering Andrew & Molly are joined by GMO-expert Dr. Scott Fahrenkrug of Recombinetics to discuss the hot-button topic of genetic modification. Plus, Andrew shares his tips for incorporating bull testicles into your diet and what to do with all of that lemon zest. Read: Engineered salmon may be a tough…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Jenny Buccos & ProjectExplorer

Jenny Buccos & ProjectExplorer Global Awareness ProjectExplorer.org creator Jenny Buccos joins Andrew & Molly to talk travel, education, and bringing the world closer together. Plus, Andrew gets mad about the word “authenticity” and Molly goes DIY. Read: Make an Awesome Outdoor Bench for $80 (Hey Eleanor) Watch: ProjectExplorer.org at 10: Inspiration, Innovation, and Impact (ProjectExplorer.org) Donate:…  Read More

7 Food Spots at the Mall of America that Don’t Suck

Where to Eat at Minnesota’s #1 Attraction By Molly Mogren  We’re the land of 10,000 lakes, the birthplace of Prince and Bob Dylan, home to the Boundary Waters and some of the best live music and theater in the country. And yet, our number one tourist attraction is a mall. Don’t get me wrong, I…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Alton Brown

Alton Brown “If I can entertain you, I can infect you.” On this special episode of Go Fork Yourself, Andrew has a conversation with Alton Brown about challenges in the food entertainment industry, obsession, and finding purpose. Listen: Be sure to check out Alton’s interview of Andrew on The Alton Browncast.  Watch: MakeItOK.org “Silent Bubble” Questions We want to…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri Guy on Fire Guy Fieri joins Andrew and Molly to discuss balancing family and business, his new book, Guy on Fire, and being misunderstood. Plus, what to do when you are not happy with restauarant service. Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want to ask Andrew & Molly…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton Hold Back Author of New York Times bestseller Blood, Bones, and Butter, and NYC chef Gabrielle Hamilton joins Andrew & Molly to talk about her new cookbook, how to hold back, and honesty. Plus, restaurant recommendations for Maine and why Eddie Huang has got it going on. Read: 5 Questions: Gabrielle Hamilton Watch: ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Trailer…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich Happy Mother’s Day! Andrew tells Molly about his weekend at the James Beard Foundation Awards from the Derby party at Eleven Madison Park to his meeting with Martha Stewart. Then Lidia Bastianich joins them for a special Mother’s Day edition of Go Fork Yourself. Plus, the Zimpostor and where to grab a bite in Arizona.…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Ben Ford

Ben Ford Taming the Feast Andrew and Molly are joined by chef and author Ben Ford to talk about his new book, Taming the Feast,  being a craftsman (influenced by his father, Harrison Ford), and cooking a salmon in the dishwasher. Plus, Andrew and Molly talk about their weekend at Austin Food & Wine, and how to improve…  Read More

Things We Learned at Austin Food & Wine 2014

Another Austin Food & Wine has come and gone, and I for one can’t wait for 2015. One of the most fun, intimate festivals in the country. Without further ado, some of the best moments (and one sort of ugly one) from this year’s party: 1. Paul Qui has confirmed for me that the Next Big Food Trend…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Airports & Upfronts

Airports & Upfronts Airing Airline Grievances Andrew calls into Food Works HQ from LaGuardia Airport in New York. Andrew & Molly air their airline grievances, Andrew tells us about the upfronts, and they share their recommendations for Barcelona, Istanbul and more. Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want…  Read More