Episode 26: Part 1: The Story of The James Beard House and How You Can be Invited or Nominated to Cook There

Jamie and Leo are coming to you today from the brand new il Giallo studio in Atlanta with the first part of a very special series! Today the guys are sharing the amazing story of James Beard and talking about the origins of the James Beard House, and its foundation that helps so many in the culinary world.

In fact, Jamie has cooked there (twice!) and in this episode he reveals how he got invited to take part in this incredible experience. In the next episode you’ll hear all the details about how he set up for this event, and in future weeks shows he discusses what he cooked while he was there, who helped him and even what he chose for wine pairings.

Like they say in their intro music for this podcast, Jamie and Leo are going to leave you hungry for more, so today’s episode is just Part 1 of a 4-part series on the James Beard House. Stay tuned for more!

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Episode 25: Making a Move? Here’s What Is Essential (and Will Make It Easy)!

Are you moving soon, or thinking of moving, and you’re wondering how to do it with the least amount of stress as possible? If you’re concerned about packing the right, and only the most essential items, then this episode is for you. In the middle of everything going on (including the very busy holidays), Jamie actually sold his home and moved into a new house, and he has his best tips and lessons from this experience to offer today! In this episode you’re going to hear how he did it, the “must haves” to bring along with you, hacks for setting up your new kitchen, and so much more. Near the end of the episode Leo provides exciting updates on the new newsletter, and you’re not going to want to miss what the guys will be doing next for subscribers - sign up today at https://www.theblockmembership.com/!

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Episode 24: Starting off a New Year

It’s a new year, and today we have the first podcast episode of 2021 for you! In this episode, Jamie and Leo are here to promise you one thing. This isn’t going to be about agonizing over the past year, but rather to talk about how change is in the air and why they’re both super excited for what’s to come (you’ll hear why you should be too)!

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Episode 23: "That is so 2020"

Life in the restaurant world has not been easy this year! Especially restaurants in the big cities as there have been a lot of restrictions. Some restaurants haven’t even been able to offer outdoor dining! Jamie and Leo describe their restaurant changes with the pandemic as very creative and sometimes just guessing what they think will work next. There are also lots of regulations for restaurants such a sanitizing after every job, working a set amount of time with knives before washing them and cleaning and sanitizing cutting boards often!

Although the year has had its challenges, Jamie and Leo are hopeful and thinking about what’s to come! They are ready to celebrate the New Year and help everyone feel good. They recommend a good bubbly, remember how good you really have it, and that hope is coming in 2021! They can’t wait to look back and say…”That was soo 2020”. Aren’t we all.

Happy New Year from the Katzenjammer duo!

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Episode 22: Stress Free Holiday Cooking

Have you ever seen the Christmas movie, The Santa Claus with Tim Allen? Did you know Jamie has hung out with Tim Allen...what?! (take a listen for that fun story) Well Leo watched the movie recently chuckling over the part where the character in the movie burns the turkey and has to go to Denny’s for dinner instead. Jamie and Leo don’t want you to burn turkeys and get stressed over your holiday cooking. In this episode, they give you some tips on how to prep such as planning your menu, making a grocery list with your menu, prep some veggies and most importantly, just keep it simple! 

 

Best of luck in your holiday cooking! Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends this week!

 

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Episode 21: Scallopini

Have you ever had or heard of a Scallopini dish? In this episode, you will get the history of the scallopini, different ways they are made and, as always, favorite memories and stories around cooking and eating unique dishes such as the scallopini. If you haven’t tried this dish yet, Jamie and Leo highly recommend it!

 

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(DIY) The Heart and Soul of Christmas Masterclass

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Episode 20: Let’s Get Ready for the Holidays

In this episode, Jamie and Leo chat about the upcoming holidays! They talk about some of their favorite things when it comes to the holidays, guests soon coming on the podcast, and the success they had with their Thanksgiving dinner kits. They want to thank everyone that bought the Thanksgiving dinner kits. They are glad they were able to help you in the holidays and are excited to help you again for your Christmas feasts! They have a similar offer coming to you this holiday season to help you prepare meals for your families. Keep listening to the podcast for details.

 

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Episode 19: The Secret to Finding a Good Recipe

Have you ever wondered how you find the best recipe for the foods that you love? Believe it or not, there is way more to it then a list of ingredients. In this episode, Jamie and Leo dive into the details of what makes a good recipe. They talk about the different ingredients, kitchen tools, and even how elevation and humidity can affect the end result of your desired dish. The biggest advice they give is to “taste your food”. It’s so important to know if you’re heading in the right direction or not when you are cooking. So take a listen to get some more tips and confidence in making your favorite recipes! 

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Episode 18: Rice, Rice and More Rice

Want to learn all the secrets about making the perfect rice?? This episode is full of details you probably never even thought of when it comes to rice! How to measure rice, what you can add to make it taste better, and how to cook different kinds of rice. Leo shares some authentic Brazilian rice tips and tricks. Hopefully this episode will help you learn something new about cooking rice and you can try it at home!

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Episode 17: Pizzagiving

Did you know that Jamie likes to eat his pizza with a fork and Leo is...not about that at all! You will enjoy this episode as Jamie and Leo go back and forth about their love of pizza! Jamie talks about some of the best pizza he ever had in Italy and Leo talks about how the best pizza is the simplest pizza. By the end of this episode, you’ll be picking up your phone making a pizza order to the house!

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They also talk about their fun video series they are doing for Thanksgiving. Check out all the information below!

 

Thanksgiving, it can be heaven or hell in the kitchen! We want to make sure that you have a stress-free Thanksgiving this year & it becomes the best part of 2020! To do this we created a special video series called:

The Heart and Soul of Thanksgiving in your Kitchen

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