Episode 649: Behind the Restaurant

January 18, 2019
Listen: Behind the Restaurant

This is a show about restaurants, but not necessarily about the chef. It's about the lives of kitchen workers, their triumphs and troubles, and the extended family they often find on the line. We talk to Amy Thielen, author of Give a Girl a Knife, about what life was like for her working in some of the great kitchens in NYC. In 'Chefs With Issues,' Kat Kinsman offers a place for kitchen and service industry workers to gather online to share their stories of dealing with mental health issues. We visit an old-school Indian restaurant in London, The India Club. It is a place frozen in time and facing an uncertain future. And Molly Birnbaum of America’s Test Kitchen teaches us the chef-y but surprisingly simple technique of the salt-cured egg yolk.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • February 2, 2018 (originally aired)

  • January 18, 2019 (rebroadcast)