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Guys and Food Podcast

Gabe DiMaio

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Guys and Food Podcast
Guys and Food Podcast

Guys and Food Podcast

Gabe DiMaio

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Guys and Food is for you and other guys who love food. You don’t have be a chef or work in the food business. You don’t have to be an expert or a gourmet. You may just enjoy cooking, you may like to explore history or other cultures through food, or you may just like to eat. You’ll probably like Guys and Food if:•Your idea of a power tool is an immersion blender.•You’re more interested in who won Top Chef than who won the latest sporting event in the national headlines.•You’re the type of guy who likes to talk about the last meal that you ate, the meal you are eating, and the next meal you’ll eat. •You covet your friend’s Viking Stove over his new sports car.

Latest Episodes

The Best Chicken Wings? Ask Matt Reynolds...He Made a Movie About It!

Episode 028- Imagine loving a food so much that you quit your job and make a movie about it. That's what Matt Reynolds did. Reynolds is a filmmaker from central New York. He made a documentary about the finding the best wing called The Great Chicken Wing Hunt. Here is the trailer for The Great Chicken Wing Hunt. What was once a simple regional food that blue-collar guys enjoyed with a shot and a beer after a day's work at the plant, is now an international food phenomenon. On July 29th, National Chicken Wing Day was celebrated and it's been for some time. Coming up on Labor Day weekend, it is The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival--two days of raucous celebration to honor the humble chicken wing. If you listened to Episode 005 of this show, you know I interviewed Dan Pashman, the host of The Sporkful. You might recall that he and I spent a good part of that interview talking about wings. In that show, he suggested I reach out to Matt Reynolds. I am glad I did. You can watch The ...

13 MIN2017 AUG 5
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The Best Chicken Wings? Ask Matt Reynolds...He Made a Movie About It!

Delicious Things to Eat, Drink, Cook, Bake, Read, Etc. Roundup July 2017

Episode 027- In this episode, I will let you know what I am up to food-wise and drink-wise. It's my thinking that you might be interested or inspired to try some of these things. Note: I do not receive any compensation for you clicking on any of these links. They are for your knowledge, use, and enjoyment. If you enjoy Guys and Food, it would mean a lot if you could tell your friends and neighbors about it, or send them a link for the website or a specific podcast or blog post. My Food Projects-In the last month, "Baking with Joe" featured the Chocolate Beet Cake and the Fresh Mint Oreo Cheesecake from "The Harvest Baker." Also, we made ciabatta from Paul Hollywood's "100 Great Breads" andNutella stuffed cookies from Sugar Spun Run. In the garden, my cucumbers and hot peppers are coming from the garden. The tomatoes are "meh." What I'm Baking- I made theBlueberry Crisp from King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion twice,Sour Cherry Crumb Pie, Bumble Berry Pie, and Chocolate Cherry Almond...

30 MIN2017 JUL 29
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Delicious Things to Eat, Drink, Cook, Bake, Read, Etc. Roundup July 2017

Six Sauces and Relishes for Grilled Meat Success!

Episode 026- As we're knee deep into grilling season, you've probably run through your tried and true favorite ways to serve grilled meat. Today, I will offer six suggestions of sauces and relishes that will bring moisture, taste, and accentuate the flavors that come with grilled meats. Normally, I studiously avoid discussing grilling (and barbecuing for that matter) because it seems that when most people talk about "guys and food", they go straight to grilling and barbecuing. I try to cover the other aspects of guys and food but here we are in the middle of July and, if we're talking about cooking during this time of year, it simply can't be avoided. For the purposes of clarification, this show we are not going to talk about barbecuing, low and slow cooking indirectly usually over coals or wood. That is a totally different discipline and the topic of another program. When I talk about grilling, I mean cooking over a high heat, directly from the bottom of the grill with the cover of...

16 MIN2017 JUL 14
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Six Sauces and Relishes for Grilled Meat Success!

Dan Pashman: Reintroducing a Favorite Food Guy

Episode 025- In this encore presentation, I introduce you to Dan Pashman who is my kind of food guy. He is smart, thoughtful, and funny! He also knows his food. Once you listen to his podcast called The Sporkful you'll understand why it is not only my favorite food-related podcasts, but my favorite podcasts in general. You may also see Dan on You're Eating It Wrong on the Cooking Channel. Maybe you caught him recently with Guy Fieri on the Food Network. He was very gracious of him to come on the show. While I admit that I am a bit of a Sporkful fanboy, that doesn't mean that I didn't take Dan to task for his approach to my hometown food, the chicken wing (aka Buffalo wings by rookies) during our talk. Here is video demonstrating his (and other) wing eating techniques. Incidentally, this is not the first time that Dan and I have been on a podcast together. Dan interviewed me forThe Sporkful's Veterans Day show. Take a listen! An update: Since our conversation, Dan has moved productio...

28 MIN2017 JUL 5
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Dan Pashman: Reintroducing a Favorite Food Guy

The "What I'm Eating, Drinking, Cooking, Reading, Etc." Roundup- June 2017

Episode 024- In this episode, I will let you know what I am up to food-wise and drink-wise. It's my thinking that you might be interested or inspired to try some of these things. Note: I do not receive any compensation for you clicking on any of these links. They are for your knowledge, use, and enjoyment. If you enjoy Guys and Food, it would mean a lot if you could tell your friends and neighbors about it, or send them a link for the website or a specific podcast or blog post. What I'm Cooking- Asparagus Bacon Appetizer, Mexican Street Corn We got another delivery of Hello Fresh. The two meals we got were: Beef Burrito Night with refried beans, queso fresco, peppers and onion. Saucy Barbecue Chicken with creamy green bean and potato salad. What I'm Drinking-Shake Chocolate Porter by Boulder Beer. I am also trying to switch to rum as a summer drink, without much success. What I'm Baking- CoffeeCake from "The UnitedCakes of America" and Banana Pound Cake from Cookbook Junkies. What I...

41 MIN2017 JUN 30
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The "What I'm Eating, Drinking, Cooking, Reading, Etc." Roundup- June 2017

Dissecting a Wine Label- Organic, Sustainable, and Unfiltered

Episode 023- Have you ever been to a wine shop or seen the terms "Organic", "Sustainable", or "Unfiltered" on a wine list? Are these real terms, important to your wine drinking experience or are simply marketing ploys designed to separate more dollars from your wallet? Our resident wine guy, Howard Riedel will help you figure out what theses terms mean and give you important insight for the next time you buy a bottle of wine. Howard is a wine expert and has 30 plus year career as a marketing consultant to the retail wine industry. Here are some of his recommendations in this category: Bonterra-A brand that evolved out of Fetzer’s early experiments in organic farming in the late 1980s, California’s Bonterra is considered the first mass-market organic brand. Emiliana- Chile already has an advantage over most wine growing areas because it wasn’t affected by the phylloxera aphid that destroyed many vineyards around the world, primarily in France, in the mid-19th century. It’s why th...

16 MIN2017 JUN 22
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Dissecting a Wine Label- Organic, Sustainable, and Unfiltered

What Makes a Great Hamburger?

Episode 022- What makes a great hamburger? It's such a personal choice but, regardless of your preferences, there are specific things that you take your burger from "meh" to fabulous. On today's show, you'll learn about those things. We'll also explore some ideas from fellow burger lovers. Their suggestions might make you stop and say, "Hey, I want to try that!" One of my favorite burgers ever is from a restaurant called The Good Steer on Long Island. It's called "The Cheese Dream" --now referred to as the "Classic Cheese Dream Supreme" on their menu. This hamburger is bathed in a velvety cheese sauce, tomato, bacon, and crowned with perfectly fried onion rings. I've tried to replicate it at home, to no avail. My only recourse is to get a Cheese Dream whenever I am back on Long Island. Usually, I will stop at the Good Steer before I see my family or friends. If you've ever had The Cheese Dream, you'd know why. There are many ways to enjoy a burger. How one has it depends on many var...

27 MIN2017 JUN 15
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What Makes a Great Hamburger?

Fruit Pie Problems Solved!

Episode 021- Fruit pie season is not all unicorns and rainbows. The bounty of fruit that comes from the spring and summer months makes it this the perfect time for putting it to good use in the guise of pies--many, many pies. However, there are challenges that are unique to fruit pies as opposed to other types, say, custard pie for example. Anxiety associates itself for more than a couple of reasons. First, there are a number of variables when putting fruit into a pie filling. Second, we have to worry about the crust which is the arch-nemesisof so many a pie baker. It's enough to send some into fits of apoplexy! Ken Haedrich is a cookbook author and pie expert, having several written books exclusively on the subject of pie. He also claims the title of Dean the Pie Academy, which is his website dedicated to helping people making better pie. He provides a calming hand on the shoulder to bakers who want to get their pies right. On the the very first episode of the Guys and Food podcast...

34 MIN2017 JUN 7
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Fruit Pie Problems Solved!

Is Raising Chickens for the Birds?

Episode 020- Paul O'Dell makes his living as a computer programmer but spends a goodly amount of his time thinking about chickens and eggs thanks to his wife, Karen, and their three daughters. While ensconced in the suburban ideal on Long Island, the O'Dell family has taken to the more rural pastime of raising chickens--six of them to be exact. In this episode, you will learn the research that went into getting the chickens, keeping them healthy and safe, and getting the coop. You'll also learn what one does when the chickens start offering up to SIX EGGS A DAY! My hero, Rocky Balboa, knew what to do with the extra eggs around his place. While there are plenty of ideas from the American Egg Board, here are some others: Since we are in grilling season, how about cooking eggs on the grill? Cloud eggs are the love child of a savory meringue and a sunny side up egg. You don't have to go to an old school bar to eat them, you can make pickled eggs at home. Eggs in Purgatory are bathed in ...

32 MIN2017 JUN 1
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Is Raising Chickens for the Birds?

Suggestions for Cooking, Baking, Eating, Drinking, Etc. May 2017

Episode 019- In this episode, I will let you know what I am up to food-wise and drink-wise. It's my thinking that you might be interested or inspired to try some of these things. Note: I do not receive any compensation for you clicking on any of these links. They are for your knowledge, use, and enjoyment. What I'm Cooking-Ham and Cheese Strata(You'll recall that I discussed this in Guys and Food Episode 004) What I'm Drinking-Armagnac, The Prisoner 2015, and Coffee Porterfrom12 Gates Brewing Company and Sam Adams Coffee Stout. What I'm Baking-Banana Bread What I'm Eating-Raclette My Weekend Project-Getting the garden ready What Cookbook I'm Reading-International Night by Mark Kurlansky, andThe President's Kitchen Cabinet by Adrian Miller,The Complete Meat Cookbook by Bruce Aidells and Denis Kelly What I'm Doing-Spicy Shelf Where I'm Going-Raclette's, Sinatra's,Happy Jack's What I am Using-Vivino app, Thermo Works Thermapen Mk4. Please feel free to reach out and let me what you're d...

18 MIN2017 MAY 25
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Suggestions for Cooking, Baking, Eating, Drinking, Etc. May 2017

Latest Episodes

The Best Chicken Wings? Ask Matt Reynolds...He Made a Movie About It!

Episode 028- Imagine loving a food so much that you quit your job and make a movie about it. That's what Matt Reynolds did. Reynolds is a filmmaker from central New York. He made a documentary about the finding the best wing called The Great Chicken Wing Hunt. Here is the trailer for The Great Chicken Wing Hunt. What was once a simple regional food that blue-collar guys enjoyed with a shot and a beer after a day's work at the plant, is now an international food phenomenon. On July 29th, National Chicken Wing Day was celebrated and it's been for some time. Coming up on Labor Day weekend, it is The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival--two days of raucous celebration to honor the humble chicken wing. If you listened to Episode 005 of this show, you know I interviewed Dan Pashman, the host of The Sporkful. You might recall that he and I spent a good part of that interview talking about wings. In that show, he suggested I reach out to Matt Reynolds. I am glad I did. You can watch The ...

13 MIN2017 AUG 5
Comments
The Best Chicken Wings? Ask Matt Reynolds...He Made a Movie About It!

Delicious Things to Eat, Drink, Cook, Bake, Read, Etc. Roundup July 2017

Episode 027- In this episode, I will let you know what I am up to food-wise and drink-wise. It's my thinking that you might be interested or inspired to try some of these things. Note: I do not receive any compensation for you clicking on any of these links. They are for your knowledge, use, and enjoyment. If you enjoy Guys and Food, it would mean a lot if you could tell your friends and neighbors about it, or send them a link for the website or a specific podcast or blog post. My Food Projects-In the last month, "Baking with Joe" featured the Chocolate Beet Cake and the Fresh Mint Oreo Cheesecake from "The Harvest Baker." Also, we made ciabatta from Paul Hollywood's "100 Great Breads" andNutella stuffed cookies from Sugar Spun Run. In the garden, my cucumbers and hot peppers are coming from the garden. The tomatoes are "meh." What I'm Baking- I made theBlueberry Crisp from King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion twice,Sour Cherry Crumb Pie, Bumble Berry Pie, and Chocolate Cherry Almond...

30 MIN2017 JUL 29
Comments
Delicious Things to Eat, Drink, Cook, Bake, Read, Etc. Roundup July 2017

Six Sauces and Relishes for Grilled Meat Success!

Episode 026- As we're knee deep into grilling season, you've probably run through your tried and true favorite ways to serve grilled meat. Today, I will offer six suggestions of sauces and relishes that will bring moisture, taste, and accentuate the flavors that come with grilled meats. Normally, I studiously avoid discussing grilling (and barbecuing for that matter) because it seems that when most people talk about "guys and food", they go straight to grilling and barbecuing. I try to cover the other aspects of guys and food but here we are in the middle of July and, if we're talking about cooking during this time of year, it simply can't be avoided. For the purposes of clarification, this show we are not going to talk about barbecuing, low and slow cooking indirectly usually over coals or wood. That is a totally different discipline and the topic of another program. When I talk about grilling, I mean cooking over a high heat, directly from the bottom of the grill with the cover of...

16 MIN2017 JUL 14
Comments
Six Sauces and Relishes for Grilled Meat Success!

Dan Pashman: Reintroducing a Favorite Food Guy

Episode 025- In this encore presentation, I introduce you to Dan Pashman who is my kind of food guy. He is smart, thoughtful, and funny! He also knows his food. Once you listen to his podcast called The Sporkful you'll understand why it is not only my favorite food-related podcasts, but my favorite podcasts in general. You may also see Dan on You're Eating It Wrong on the Cooking Channel. Maybe you caught him recently with Guy Fieri on the Food Network. He was very gracious of him to come on the show. While I admit that I am a bit of a Sporkful fanboy, that doesn't mean that I didn't take Dan to task for his approach to my hometown food, the chicken wing (aka Buffalo wings by rookies) during our talk. Here is video demonstrating his (and other) wing eating techniques. Incidentally, this is not the first time that Dan and I have been on a podcast together. Dan interviewed me forThe Sporkful's Veterans Day show. Take a listen! An update: Since our conversation, Dan has moved productio...

28 MIN2017 JUL 5
Comments
Dan Pashman: Reintroducing a Favorite Food Guy

The "What I'm Eating, Drinking, Cooking, Reading, Etc." Roundup- June 2017

Episode 024- In this episode, I will let you know what I am up to food-wise and drink-wise. It's my thinking that you might be interested or inspired to try some of these things. Note: I do not receive any compensation for you clicking on any of these links. They are for your knowledge, use, and enjoyment. If you enjoy Guys and Food, it would mean a lot if you could tell your friends and neighbors about it, or send them a link for the website or a specific podcast or blog post. What I'm Cooking- Asparagus Bacon Appetizer, Mexican Street Corn We got another delivery of Hello Fresh. The two meals we got were: Beef Burrito Night with refried beans, queso fresco, peppers and onion. Saucy Barbecue Chicken with creamy green bean and potato salad. What I'm Drinking-Shake Chocolate Porter by Boulder Beer. I am also trying to switch to rum as a summer drink, without much success. What I'm Baking- CoffeeCake from "The UnitedCakes of America" and Banana Pound Cake from Cookbook Junkies. What I...

41 MIN2017 JUN 30
Comments
The "What I'm Eating, Drinking, Cooking, Reading, Etc." Roundup- June 2017

Dissecting a Wine Label- Organic, Sustainable, and Unfiltered

Episode 023- Have you ever been to a wine shop or seen the terms "Organic", "Sustainable", or "Unfiltered" on a wine list? Are these real terms, important to your wine drinking experience or are simply marketing ploys designed to separate more dollars from your wallet? Our resident wine guy, Howard Riedel will help you figure out what theses terms mean and give you important insight for the next time you buy a bottle of wine. Howard is a wine expert and has 30 plus year career as a marketing consultant to the retail wine industry. Here are some of his recommendations in this category: Bonterra-A brand that evolved out of Fetzer’s early experiments in organic farming in the late 1980s, California’s Bonterra is considered the first mass-market organic brand. Emiliana- Chile already has an advantage over most wine growing areas because it wasn’t affected by the phylloxera aphid that destroyed many vineyards around the world, primarily in France, in the mid-19th century. It’s why th...

16 MIN2017 JUN 22
Comments
Dissecting a Wine Label- Organic, Sustainable, and Unfiltered

What Makes a Great Hamburger?

Episode 022- What makes a great hamburger? It's such a personal choice but, regardless of your preferences, there are specific things that you take your burger from "meh" to fabulous. On today's show, you'll learn about those things. We'll also explore some ideas from fellow burger lovers. Their suggestions might make you stop and say, "Hey, I want to try that!" One of my favorite burgers ever is from a restaurant called The Good Steer on Long Island. It's called "The Cheese Dream" --now referred to as the "Classic Cheese Dream Supreme" on their menu. This hamburger is bathed in a velvety cheese sauce, tomato, bacon, and crowned with perfectly fried onion rings. I've tried to replicate it at home, to no avail. My only recourse is to get a Cheese Dream whenever I am back on Long Island. Usually, I will stop at the Good Steer before I see my family or friends. If you've ever had The Cheese Dream, you'd know why. There are many ways to enjoy a burger. How one has it depends on many var...

27 MIN2017 JUN 15
Comments
What Makes a Great Hamburger?

Fruit Pie Problems Solved!

Episode 021- Fruit pie season is not all unicorns and rainbows. The bounty of fruit that comes from the spring and summer months makes it this the perfect time for putting it to good use in the guise of pies--many, many pies. However, there are challenges that are unique to fruit pies as opposed to other types, say, custard pie for example. Anxiety associates itself for more than a couple of reasons. First, there are a number of variables when putting fruit into a pie filling. Second, we have to worry about the crust which is the arch-nemesisof so many a pie baker. It's enough to send some into fits of apoplexy! Ken Haedrich is a cookbook author and pie expert, having several written books exclusively on the subject of pie. He also claims the title of Dean the Pie Academy, which is his website dedicated to helping people making better pie. He provides a calming hand on the shoulder to bakers who want to get their pies right. On the the very first episode of the Guys and Food podcast...

34 MIN2017 JUN 7
Comments
Fruit Pie Problems Solved!

Is Raising Chickens for the Birds?

Episode 020- Paul O'Dell makes his living as a computer programmer but spends a goodly amount of his time thinking about chickens and eggs thanks to his wife, Karen, and their three daughters. While ensconced in the suburban ideal on Long Island, the O'Dell family has taken to the more rural pastime of raising chickens--six of them to be exact. In this episode, you will learn the research that went into getting the chickens, keeping them healthy and safe, and getting the coop. You'll also learn what one does when the chickens start offering up to SIX EGGS A DAY! My hero, Rocky Balboa, knew what to do with the extra eggs around his place. While there are plenty of ideas from the American Egg Board, here are some others: Since we are in grilling season, how about cooking eggs on the grill? Cloud eggs are the love child of a savory meringue and a sunny side up egg. You don't have to go to an old school bar to eat them, you can make pickled eggs at home. Eggs in Purgatory are bathed in ...

32 MIN2017 JUN 1
Comments
Is Raising Chickens for the Birds?

Suggestions for Cooking, Baking, Eating, Drinking, Etc. May 2017

Episode 019- In this episode, I will let you know what I am up to food-wise and drink-wise. It's my thinking that you might be interested or inspired to try some of these things. Note: I do not receive any compensation for you clicking on any of these links. They are for your knowledge, use, and enjoyment. What I'm Cooking-Ham and Cheese Strata(You'll recall that I discussed this in Guys and Food Episode 004) What I'm Drinking-Armagnac, The Prisoner 2015, and Coffee Porterfrom12 Gates Brewing Company and Sam Adams Coffee Stout. What I'm Baking-Banana Bread What I'm Eating-Raclette My Weekend Project-Getting the garden ready What Cookbook I'm Reading-International Night by Mark Kurlansky, andThe President's Kitchen Cabinet by Adrian Miller,The Complete Meat Cookbook by Bruce Aidells and Denis Kelly What I'm Doing-Spicy Shelf Where I'm Going-Raclette's, Sinatra's,Happy Jack's What I am Using-Vivino app, Thermo Works Thermapen Mk4. Please feel free to reach out and let me what you're d...

18 MIN2017 MAY 25
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Suggestions for Cooking, Baking, Eating, Drinking, Etc. May 2017