The Kitchen Is On Fire

Grace Dent, restaurant critic for the London Evening Standard and columnist for the Independent, joins the boys in the kitchen. They discuss the best ways for restaurants to woo Grace, no-reservation restaurants (again) and Darth Vader eating soup. Is Kitty Fishers the new Chiltern Firehouse? What are the rules of restaurant criticism? Why does the Jorvik Viking Centre smell so good? And why did Sam throw a tantrum when Grace saw his band 10 years ago?

Thomas Blythe returns to impart some wisdom about "poo patrol" . 

James and Grace play Just A Minute Steak. This week's topic: Egg mayonnaise. 

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Category:Food -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

Ep 20: Three Men and a Baby

Thomas Blythe, "Tolstoy-bearded doyen of hipster waiters" (per. Giles Coren), is back in the kitchen after a harrowing couple of weeks in hospital. He dishes out some truths about mind-altering painkillers, Fergus Henderson appearing in hospital with roast woodcock, and whether it's appropriate to take a photograph of your food. What happens if you drink to much Vieille Prune? Has James seen any films other than Pulp Fiction? Can you use wine gums as suppositories?

There's also a new game: Just A Minute Steak.

Fun and games, to be sure. 

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Ep 19: Hungry Hippos

An episode in two parts, in which Sam and James discuss communion wine, Catholicism, and Ghostbusters before James's neighbour, Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine, pops round and shares her thoughts on interviewing Tarantino, Rylan Clark's teeth, innuendo bingo, and ramekins.

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Guest James Norton, star of BBC's Happy Valley and Grantchester, is in the studio to discuss auditioning for 50 Shades of Grey, the food in Russia, and the awkwardness of watching yourself in a sex scene in the same cinema as your parents. What's better, a pouch or a pad? Why did Sam play saxophone? And what's all that putty on the table?

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Category:Food -- posted at: 2:05am EDT

Ep 17: Kenny G - Live at the 10 Cases

James and Sam are on the road and broadcasting from the 10 Cases wine shop in Covent Garden. James explains something called 'the internet'. Sam wonders if tramps eat crisps. They ponder etiquette and other matters of great import. Did Kenny G invent the Frappuccino? Is Jennifer Aniston a good actor? Will Dan Harmon ever come on their podcast?

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Category:Food -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

Ep 16: Double Down On Dune Fowl

Oreos, haggis-stuffed chicken, and flower sprouts...what connects them? They're all discussed this week! Ditto: Sam's foul temper, near beer, non-drinking days, and the correct pronunciation of 'comrade'. 

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Category:Food -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

Ep 15: I Wanna Portmanteau You Baby

Curious Hugh is back to tell the gang about flying kites in abandoned reservoirs. Sam describes an entire episode of Timmy Time. James gets them to talk about food eventually, and they discuss ramen, Subway, and whether or not kids should be allowed in restaurants. 

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Category:Food -- posted at: 6:54am EDT

Ep 14: In Utero in the West Country

A lot of ground is covered this week - Kurt Cobain is a West Country bumpkin, detoxes are dicsussed and discarded, and guest Hugh Woodward suggests roasted Inuit as the big food trend for 2015. What's the difference between humidor and thermidor? What actually is bone broth? And is seabass really a hipster food? 

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Category:Food -- posted at: 4:43am EDT

Ep 12: Breaking Biscuit

It's Christmas. The London restaurant scene's St. Nicholas, aka Thomas Blythe, joins Sam and James to discuss St. John, Inception (again), Dudley Moore, and backed-up plumbing. Was Dr. Crippen really a good man? Can you wear an eel like a stole? And what exactly does 'breaking the biscuit' mean?

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Episode 11 finds our heroes assessing the connection between Gordon Ramsay, Scarface, and Danny Champion of the World. Sam heads to France on a hellish, egg-filled journey that ends at Bones, Frenchie, and Spring. James finds his early catering notebooks. Sam complains about the end of the Usual Suspects (SPOILER ALERT). And there's another round of the Wheel of Misfortune Cookie featuring the Verve. It's just another day on the TKIOFfice.

 
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