Episode 690: Confessions of Culinary Superfans

August 20, 2021
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For this episode we asked some of our favorite food people, who are the people who inspired them to do what they do? Chef Preston Clark talks about how his father, the legendary African-American chef Patrick Clark, influenced his career. Shauna Sever tells us why the late, legendary baker Maida Heatter rocked her world. Melissa Clark brings us a Marcella Hazan recipe worth obsessing over, and Pati Jinich sings her praises for the inspirational food writer Joan Nathan.

Show Segments

  • 00:00 - Show Introduction, Chef Preston Clark on Chef Patrick Clark

  • 14:47 - Shauna Sever on Maida Heatter

  • 26:36 - Melissa Clark on Marcella Hazan

  • 36:38 - Pati Jinich on Joan Nathan

  • 47:52 - Francis Lam's Culinary Heroes

  • 52:50 - Show Credits

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • August 30, 2019

  • September 18, 2020 (rebroadcast)

  • August 20, 2021 (rebroadcast)