EPISODE 81 | December 12, 2018

The Rousseau Sisters: Speaking For and Through Their Caribbean Ancestors

Two sisters on a mission to share the stories of their Caribbean ancestors, Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau correct common misperceptions…

EPISODE 80 | December 5, 2018

Jody Adams: Understanding the Power of Grief

For Boston star chef Jody Adams, stepping away from Rialto, her award-winning restaurant of more than 20 years, was harder than she’d…

EPISODE 79 | November 28, 2018

Kim Malek: Leading a Tribe of Happiness

Kim Malek filled out a Small Business Association plan in secret. The idea of telling anyone her dream of opening…

EPISODE 78 | November 14, 2018

Vulnerability, Shame, VR and other Motivators in the Kitchen

When chef Jenny Dorsey creates culinary experiences, she wants the conversation to be about a whole lot more than the…

EPISODE 77 | November 7, 2018

Solving Hunger is a Logistics Problem

Jasmine Crowe’s first solo efforts at addressing the problem of hunger involved cooking for hundreds in her home kitchen in Atlanta,…

EPISODE 76 | October 25, 2018

Victoria James

Victoria James started working in restaurants when she was thirteen, dropped out of college at nineteen, became the youngest sommelier…

EPISODE 75 | October 17, 2018

Eden Egziabher

Eden Egziabher’s journey has taken her from war-torn Ethiopia to the streets of New York City to become the first…

EPISODE 74 | October 10, 2018

Jenn Louis

As a star chef in Portland, Oregon, Jenn Louis won industry awards including Food & Wine Best New Chefs, published…

EPISODE 73 | October 3, 2018

Dorie Greenspan

On the eve of publishing her 13th cookbook, Everyday Dorie, food world guru Dorie Greenspan talks about the joys of…

EPISODE 72 | September 26, 2018

Bonnie Morales at Feast Portland

Dana Cowin speaks with Bonnie Morales, the chef/owner of Kachka in Portland. From the art of toasting to the intersection…

EPISODE 71 | September 19, 2018

Emma Bengtsson & Kristen Murray

Emma Bengtsson and Kristen Murray may have worked at NYC’s Aquavit a decade apart and currently live on separate coasts,…

EPISODE 70 | September 12, 2018

Sarah Rich: The Chef and the Motherhood Conundrum

After working intensely and successfully with star chefs like David Bouley and Michael Mina, Sarah Rich and her equally accomplished…

EPISODE 69 | September 6, 2018

Reyna Duong

One night, after the fall of Vietnam, Reyna Duong’s father woke up his wife and 11 kids as well as…

EPISODE 68 | August 15, 2018

No Power, No Water, No Communications: Solving the Hunger Crisis After Hurricane Maria

In 2017, when she was just 26, Erin Schrode was chosen by super star chef José Andrés to spearhead his…

EPISODE 67 | August 8, 2018

From Aiding Refugees to Rejuvenating African Cuisine: The Many Journeys of Selassie Atadika

After a decade of humanitarian work for United Nations, Ghanian-born, American-raised Selassie Atadika has returned to her homeland to become…

EPISODE 66 | August 6, 2018

The Curious Case of Katie Button

Success isn’t a very good teacher. That’s what chef Katie Button learned when she opened her second restaurant, Nightbell, in…

EPISODE 65 | July 25, 2018

How to Make Yourself a Happy Person

Preternaturally peppy, Gaby Dalkin talks to Speaking Broadly host Dana Cowin about how her parents helped make her a happy…

EPISODE 64 | July 18, 2018

When Going on Hiatus is the Greatest Sign of Success

In 2017, after five years of running Take Root, an impossible-to-get-into 12 seat, Michelin-starred tasting menu only restaurant in Brooklyn,…

EPISODE 62 | July 15, 2018

Next Wave Food Media & Why It Matters with Amanda Kludt

The Editor in Chief of the restaurant website Eater, Amanda Kludt, is setting the conversation around cultural topics in food…

EPISODE 62 | July 12, 2018

Banning Pink and Other Smart Tips for Building Standout Brands

Co-founder of MPShift, Anna Polonsky launched one of the hottest branding, concept and design studio in the hospitality industry. She…

EPISODE 61 | June 25, 2018

Never Coasting: The Maritime Career of Merritt Carey

For Merritt Carey, the general manager of Luke’s Lobster in Tenants Harbor, Maine, life-changing ideas just pop into her head….

EPISODE 60 |

Finding Happiness Among the Sprinkles

As a Brooklyn mother of two boys, a non-practicing lawyer and a reformed actor, Jessie Sheehan at age 38 offered…

EPISODE 59 | June 13, 2018

Relationships and Recipes in Japan: The Secrets of Nuns, Grandmothers, and Countrymen

California-born Nancy Singleton Hachisu went to Japan in 1988 in search of sushi and stayed for love. Over these past…

EPISODE 58 | May 30, 2018

Angela Dimayuga’s Mission

Angela Dimayuga’s style is entirely original, boundary-busting and holistic. Dimayuga, now Creative Director of Food & Culture at The Standard…

EPISODE 57 | May 23, 2018

From Yeast Engineering to Food Podcasting: Caity Moseman Wadler’s Winding Path

There are similarities between being a Research Associate focused on genetically-engineered yeast and being the Executive Director of a food…

EPISODE 56 | May 16, 2018

Embracing Your Sunday Best

Chef Adrienne Cheatham has worked behind the scenes at stellar restaurants including Manhattan’s temple of haute cuisine Le Bernardin and…

EPISODE 55 | April 16, 2018

Bringing Back Culture One Grain-Free Tortilla at a Time

Veronica Garza, a sixth generation Texan, grew up as the middle child in a large, close-knit Mexican-American family. So when…

EPISODE 54 | April 9, 2018

We’re All Just Microbes and More Lessons in Humanity from Eugenia Bone

After years of being a renowned culinary expert, Eugenia Bone threw herself into the intense world of microbial science to…

EPISODE 53 | April 2, 2018

Activism: How to Do More with the Voice You Have

In a moment when there’s lots of conversation about diversity, food activist Ashtin Berry is committed to helping define a…

EPISODE 52 |

Queer Eye for the Food Supply

Taylor Lanzet is young, queer and an advocate for food system change and inclusivity. In college, Lanzet helped run a…

EPISODE 51 | March 19, 2018

Martha Hoover’s Mission: Great Food for the Greater Good

Martha Hoover, founder of Patachou Inc. in Indianapolis, has spent the past 29 years building one of the most successful…

EPISODE 50 | March 5, 2018

The Invisible Winner: The Untold Story of Baker Vallery Lomas

When Vallery Lomas won season 3 of The Great American Baking Show, she was ecstatic. To prevail over the other…

EPISODE 49 | February 26, 2018

The Kindness of a Conscientious Butcher

As the host of Munchies’ The Hangover Show, Cara Nicoletti makes creative and restorative food for comically hungover friends. Nicoletti…

EPISODE 48 | February 19, 2018

An April Bloomfield Protégé Makes Good: Chef Christina Lecki

Christina Lecki worked side-by-side with star chef April Bloomfield for seven years at three different Ken Friedman-owned restaurants before becoming…

EPISODE 47 | February 12, 2018

Most Dangerous Foods Today: Melissa Musiker, Food Safety Expert

Sprouts–Most dangerous food in America? Raw Water–safe or stupid? Personalized nutrition–Fad or fabulous? These are just a few of the…

EPISODE 46 | February 5, 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Fake it ‘Til you Make It: The Education of Jordan Salcito

Jordan Salcito always had intense bosses who helped her become the entrepreneur she is today. From extern experiences wrapping bass…

EPISODE 45 | January 29, 2018

Wine’s Glass Box

On this episode of Speaking Broadly, Julia Coney shares her experiences as an African-American Women making her way in the…

EPISODE 44 | January 22, 2018

A Sense of Purpose and a Pinch of Obsession: a Recipe for Katie Workman

Family is the center of cookbook author Katie Workman’s universe, both the family she was born into and the family…

EPISODE 43 | January 15, 2018

Lighting the Way for Refugees

When she was the Global Press Secretary of Human Rights Campaign, Kerry Brodie was jolted by the appalling headlines about…

EPISODE 42 | December 20, 2017

Making Change: The Personal and The Political

On today’s episode of Speaking Broadly, two extraordinary women teach host Dana Cowin about the power of honest communication. Jessica Largey…

EPISODE 41 |

The Pioneering Spirit of Cortney Burns

Cortney Burns is comfortable with being uncomfortable. On this episode of Speaking Broadly the renowned chef best known as a…

EPISODE 40 | December 1, 2017

Tuscanize your Life with Debi Mazar

New York-born Debi Mazar is the consummate entertainer—both on screen (you’ll recognize her from TV Land’s Younger, Entourage, Goodfellas among…

EPISODE 39 | November 15, 2017

Untold Stories from Bristol Bay

A fisherman in Alaska two months a year, Emily Nicolson of Iliamna Fish Co. describes the decrepit but magical family…

EPISODE 38 | November 9, 2017

Homa Dashtaki: Advocating for Artisan Makers’ Micro-Economy

A desire to spend “frivolous” time with her father led Iranian-born Homa Dashtaki to make yogurt the long, slow way….

EPISODE 37 | November 1, 2017

A CFO’s Fearless Route to Fulfillment

The Chief Financial Officer of the beloved California-based fast-casual brand, Tender Greens, Lina O’Connor is fiercely focused on growth, both…

EPISODE 36 | October 25, 2017

Bartenders: The Ultimate Entertainers

Recording at the swanky NoMad hotel in Manhattan, host Dana Cowin gets advice from a trio of bar experts. NoMad’s…

EPISODE 35 | October 19, 2017

How Everyone Can Drink Great Cheap Champagne According to Ariel Arce

“Trusting your gut in business is very underrated,” says restaurateur Ariel Arce on this episode of Speaking Broadly. Arce admits…

EPISODE 34 | October 11, 2017

Going Home with Top Chef Judge, Gail Simmons

For 15 seasons on Top Chef, viewers have watched Gail Simmons critique cheftestants’ food. Simmons has now cast herself in…

EPISODE 33 | October 4, 2017

Journey to the Center of the Cookbook Universe

Doris Cooper, VP and Associate Publisher at Clarkson Potter, is the encourager-in-chief behind some of the most exciting food books…

EPISODE 32 | September 27, 2017

Kristen Kish, Uncensored

Top Chef winner and newly-minted cookbook author Kristen Kish reveals the powerful lasting influence of being adopted from Korea. As…

EPISODE 31 | September 20, 2017

The Brains Behind the Best Food TV

From “Parts Unknown” with Anthony Bourdain to “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” to “Mind of a Chef,” Lydia Tenaglia has…

EPISODE 30 | September 13, 2017

The Food Clairvoyant

Bloomberg Food Editor Kate Krader has every major chef in America on speed dial after decades covering the business. On…

EPISODE 29 | August 9, 2017

Detroit’s Food Diplomacy

After years as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of State, Julie Egan has a new diplomatic mission….

EPISODE 28 | August 2, 2017

The Future of Food Is Personal

Danielle Gould is a food futurist and the founder of Food + Tech Connect. To help us understand what lies…

EPISODE 27 | July 26, 2017

How Bob’s Big Boy and Ralph Lauren Set the Path for a Successful Entrepreneur

Vicki Freeman is the force behind some of New York City’s most enduring and beloved farm-focused restaurants. With her husband…

EPISODE 26 | July 19, 2017

My Business Saved Me, The Story of Ali Cayne

At a very difficult moment in her life, just as this mother of 5 was getting divorced, Ali Cayne poured…

EPISODE 25 | July 12, 2017

Gatekeeper, Kelly Krause

Kelly Krause is the gatekeeper for one of the most exciting festivals on the circuit. She is the Conference Programming…

EPISODE 24 | July 5, 2017

Indulgent, Decadent, Primal: The World According to Angie Mar

Chef Angie Mar of the Beatrice Inn in NYC’s West Village doesn’t care about trends. And although she owns one…

EPISODE 23 | June 28, 2017

Wine Wonders of the World, Helen Johannesen

Helen Johannesen is the Director of Operations of several spectacular Los Angeles restaurants (Animal, Son of a Gun, Petit Trois,…

EPISODE 22 | June 21, 2017

Marketing for a Better (RED) World, Deb Dugan

Deb Dugan, CEO of (RED), the organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS in Africa, has overseen…

EPISODE 21 | June 14, 2017

The Natural Entrepreneur, Nicole Bernard Dawes

Nicole Bernard Dawes, co-founder of Late July Organics, almost lost her business because of a legal loophole but never once…

EPISODE 20 | June 7, 2017

Farmer Without Borders, Farah Masani

Farah Masani is a visionary farmer who has broadened her impact beyond the boundaries of her own land. Born in…

EPISODE 19 | May 31, 2017

Champagne Champion, Jen Pelka

One of the best Champagne bars in the country, The Riddler in San Francisco, is the brainchild of a fearless…

EPISODE 18 | May 24, 2017

Confessions of a Party Planning Ninja

Two of the greatest parties in the country owe at least part of their fun and fabulosity to one woman…

EPISODE 17 | May 17, 2017

Innovative New Foods

This episode, host Dana Cowin takes on trends and triumphs in new consumer products. Cowin interviews Jordan Gaspar, Managing Partner…

EPISODE 16 | May 10, 2017

June Rodil, One of America’s Best Beverage Directors

The woman behind some of America’s best wine lists is the featured guest on this week’s Speaking Broadly. Host Dana…

EPISODE 15 | April 19, 2017

The Sustainable Kitchen

This week host Dana Cowin talks to chef Andrew Carmellini about her meal at his newly opened Rec Pier in…

EPISODE 14 | April 12, 2017

Becca Parrish on “Elegant” PR

Host Dana Cowin catches up with chef Alex Stupak to discuss her favorite dishes at his newly opened Mexican restaurant…

EPISODE 13 | April 5, 2017

Restaurants’ Legal Eagle

Host Dana Cowin draws you into her week of incredible eating–single original chocolate glazed doughnuts from Fany Gerson’s Dough and…

EPISODE 12 | March 29, 2017

Andy McNicol, Making a Book Deal

On today’s episode of Speaking Broadly, Andy McNicol gives us an inside look at the life of a book agent….

EPISODE 11 | March 22, 2017

Lynnette Marrero, mixologist + co-founder Speed Rack

Lynnette Marrero is a leader in the cocktail world–star mixologist, now at the Llama Inn in Brooklyn, consultant, co-founder of…

EPISODE 10 | March 15, 2017

Ellen Bennett, founder Hedley & Bennett

Apron entrepreneur Ellen Bennett knows how to make things happen. Ever since she figured out how to pay for culinary…

EPISODE 9 | March 8, 2017

Kat Kinsman, Writer & Breakfast Evangelist

This week, Kat Kinsman, Senior Food and Drink Editor at Extra Crispy, former Editor at Tasting Table, and founding editor…

EPISODE 8 | March 1, 2017

Emily Hyland, Mindful Management

Emily Hyland and her husband Matt met in college and bonded over a series of pizza dinners. Their combined love…

EPISODE 7 | February 22, 2017

Naz Riahi, Bitten

Naz Riahi is equal parts marketer and provocateur. After a decade in advertising and marketing for a variety of clients…

EPISODE 6 | February 15, 2017

Allison Robicelli, Baker Bon Vivant

Allison Robicelli is best known for the insanely decadent desserts that she developed with her husband Matt for their Brooklyn…

EPISODE 5 | February 8, 2017

Amy Virginia Buchanan, Actor & Artistic Director

Amy Virginia Buchanan’s faith in herself and the energy of New York changed her life. She jumped from a job…

EPISODE 4 | February 1, 2017

Camilla Marcus, TechTable Co-Founder

Angel investor and co-founder of TechTable, Camilla Marcus has had an intriguingly varied career in the restaurant industry including being…

EPISODE 3 | January 25, 2017

Julia Sherman, Salad For President

Julia Sherman is a feminist Tony Bourdain who explores the world through art, writing and cooking. An obsessively creative person,…

EPISODE 2 | January 18, 2017

Jeni Britton Bauer, The Ice Cream Dreamer

This episode of Speaking Broadly features the founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, a passionate advocate for the local food…

EPISODE 1 | January 11, 2017

Christina Grdovic, Marketing Visionary

Host Dana Cowin’s first guest on Speaking Broadly is Christina Grdovic, a brilliant strategist and marketer who has brokered TV…