Forks on the Left

by Forks on the Left

Forks on the Left
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 36
  • Last: 17 Jun 2017
Hollywood stories. Food stories. Drink stories. Wine, beer and cocktail tastings, chefs' secrets, recipes and cooking demos. Conversations with chefs, writers, winemakers, bartenders, actors, bakers, producers, directors, butchers, musicians… Grab a fork and a glass, and join ‘Friends' Writer/Producer/Cook/Wine-Guy, Jeff Strauss and co-host Writer/Comedian/Eater/Beer-Guy, Jeff Phelps as they bring together experts and friends from the worlds of food, wine, spirits, beer, TV, movies, theater and music to talk about…all that stuff. Listen to your stomach. Feed your ears. Fresh episodes weekly. Please rate/review to tell us what you're liking so you can have more of it. Also, please help us spread the word by sharing with your friends on social media. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @forks_ontheleft and Facebook @forksontheleft.

Episodes (36)

  • Grateful Dads - Ep. 32
    Grateful Dads - Ep. 32
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    Published: 17 Jun 2017 Duration: 41:49
    Father's Day. And that means it's time for Phelps and Strauss to raise a glass (or two) to fathers and fatherhood and the eating and drinking lessons their own dads taught.  Strauss shares the origins of the Jefftovers idea and turns a corn... Read more →
    Father's Day. And that means it's time for Phelps and Strauss to raise a glass (or two) to fathers and fatherhood and the eating and drinking lessons their own dads taught.  Strauss shares the origins of the Jefftovers idea and turns a corn... Read more →

  • Wonder Women - Ep. 31
    Wonder Women - Ep. 31
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    Published: 14 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:00:43
    In honor of box-office smash, “Wonder Woman,” we pay tribute to the Wonder Women of Forks on the Left. Our favorite LA bartender, Andi Rene Christenson, joins us to discuss Patty Jenkins' blockbuster (did we cry??), mix up a couple Wonder W... Read more →
    In honor of box-office smash, “Wonder Woman,” we pay tribute to the Wonder Women of Forks on the Left. Our favorite LA bartender, Andi Rene Christenson, joins us to discuss Patty Jenkins' blockbuster (did we cry??), mix up a couple Wonder W... Read more →

  • What Kind Of Tool Am I? - Ep. 30
    What Kind Of Tool Am I? - Ep. 30
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    Published: 3 Jun 2017 Duration: 14:31
    The only thing better than quizzing people who don’t really cook about cooking tools they’ve never really seen...is quizzing them after they’ve already had seven shots of seven different bourbons. Inspired by the fun we had playing "Name Th... Read more →
    The only thing better than quizzing people who don’t really cook about cooking tools they’ve never really seen...is quizzing them after they’ve already had seven shots of seven different bourbons. Inspired by the fun we had playing "Name Th... Read more →

  • Behind the Noise - Ep. 29
    Behind the Noise - Ep. 29
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    Published: 27 May 2017 Duration: 01:07:55
    What could be better than hanging out behind the scenes at Endless Noise studios and getting insider info from the audio engineer and producers who have worked with Superfruit and Pentatonix for the last 5 years? All of that plus a 5 bottle... Read more →
    What could be better than hanging out behind the scenes at Endless Noise studios and getting insider info from the audio engineer and producers who have worked with Superfruit and Pentatonix for the last 5 years? All of that plus a 5 bottle... Read more →

  • Superfruity Cocktails - Ep. 28
    Superfruity Cocktails - Ep. 28
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    Published: 19 May 2017 Duration: 48:17
    What do you get when you mix singing superstars Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying (of Superfruit & Pentatonix) with 4 incredible fruit-based cocktails? Add a dash of Gaga, your first alcoholic beverage, a game of "Name That Fruit" and the weird... Read more →
    What do you get when you mix singing superstars Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying (of Superfruit & Pentatonix) with 4 incredible fruit-based cocktails? Add a dash of Gaga, your first alcoholic beverage, a game of "Name That Fruit" and the weird... Read more →

  • Mr. Fries Man - Ep. 27
    Mr. Fries Man - Ep. 27
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    Published: 13 May 2017 Duration: 49:09
    Did you ever dream of starting your own restaurant?  This is one of those stories that dreams and movies are made of — the story of Los Angeles’ own Craig Batiste. Starting with less than $400 and a headful of recipe ideas for “loaded” fren... Read more →
    Did you ever dream of starting your own restaurant?  This is one of those stories that dreams and movies are made of — the story of Los Angeles’ own Craig Batiste. Starting with less than $400 and a headful of recipe ideas for “loaded” fren... Read more →

  • Phelps is Phorty - Ep. 26
    Phelps is Phorty - Ep. 26
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    Published: 7 May 2017 Duration: 40:48
    It’s Phelps’ birthday and we celebrate with a festival of 40s - 40 ouncers, 40% alcohol vodka and tequila shots, 40 years worth of celebration and stories. How has Phelps changed in the 40 years since his birth in Kansas City? Has the decad... Read more →
    It’s Phelps’ birthday and we celebrate with a festival of 40s - 40 ouncers, 40% alcohol vodka and tequila shots, 40 years worth of celebration and stories. How has Phelps changed in the 40 years since his birth in Kansas City? Has the decad... Read more →

  • Chef Sounds - Ep. 25
    Chef Sounds - Ep. 25
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    Published: 25 Apr 2017 Duration: 01:01:51
    Bay Area big-gun chef, Scott Warner is not only a highly sought-after maestro of the modern restaurant kitchen (The Black Cat, Rose Pistola, Bistro Don Giovanni, Kokkari), he’s also a fantastic musician who graduated with a degree in Guitar... Read more →
    Bay Area big-gun chef, Scott Warner is not only a highly sought-after maestro of the modern restaurant kitchen (The Black Cat, Rose Pistola, Bistro Don Giovanni, Kokkari), he’s also a fantastic musician who graduated with a degree in Guitar... Read more →

  • Mind Erasers in the Writers' Room with Bob Kushell - Ep. 24
    Mind Erasers in the Writers' Room with Bob Kushell - Ep. 24
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    Published: 10 Apr 2017 Duration: 59:10
    Mix 1 part vodka, 1 part Kahlua, 1 part soda, and 10 parts Bob Kushell — writer-producer of 3rd Rock from the Sun, Anger Management, Samantha Who?, The Muppets, American Dad, Malcolm in the Middle — and you get a slightly-drunk, very funny ... Read more →
    Mix 1 part vodka, 1 part Kahlua, 1 part soda, and 10 parts Bob Kushell — writer-producer of 3rd Rock from the Sun, Anger Management, Samantha Who?, The Muppets, American Dad, Malcolm in the Middle — and you get a slightly-drunk, very funny ... Read more →

  • Burning Questions with Ahmet Zappa - Ep. 23
    Burning Questions with Ahmet Zappa - Ep. 23
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    Published: 31 Mar 2017 Duration: 17:36
    We've had two fascinating and funny servings of Ahmet Zappa — Healthy and Unhealthy.  Here’s a little more A to the Z kind of love… including what may be the darkest — most “burnt" answer to any burning question ever… you be the judge. Gues... Read more →
    We've had two fascinating and funny servings of Ahmet Zappa — Healthy and Unhealthy.  Here’s a little more A to the Z kind of love… including what may be the darkest — most “burnt" answer to any burning question ever… you be the judge. Gues... Read more →

  • Burning Questions with Neela Paniz - Ep. 22
    Burning Questions with Neela Paniz - Ep. 22
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    Published: 25 Mar 2017 Duration: 11:23
    Burning Questions with Chef Neela Paniz — Return with Strauss & Phelps to the home kitchen of Chef Neela Paniz, “Chopped” Champion and a pioneer of both Modern Indian Cuisine and as a woman chef/restaurateur.  Not only do we find out what s... Read more →
    Burning Questions with Chef Neela Paniz — Return with Strauss & Phelps to the home kitchen of Chef Neela Paniz, “Chopped” Champion and a pioneer of both Modern Indian Cuisine and as a woman chef/restaurateur.  Not only do we find out what s... Read more →

  • Burning Questions with Tom Lennon - Ep. 21
    Burning Questions with Tom Lennon - Ep. 21
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    Published: 18 Mar 2017 Duration: 22:26
    One of the best possible things that we could imagine:  Strauss, Phelps and the insanely funny Tom Lennon run through our Forks on the Left “Burning Questions”, still just a little bit drunk and full of cheese with the answers taking us fro... Read more →
    One of the best possible things that we could imagine:  Strauss, Phelps and the insanely funny Tom Lennon run through our Forks on the Left “Burning Questions”, still just a little bit drunk and full of cheese with the answers taking us fro... Read more →

  • Burning Questions with Melissa Peterman - Ep. 20
    Burning Questions with Melissa Peterman - Ep. 20
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    Published: 10 Mar 2017 Duration: 13:49
    Another installment of Burning Questions, and we promise three things: Prince, pudding, and taint. One is a much missed pop icon, one is a dessert in a dream, and the last is just a verb—we promise.  Thankfully, all three come with 10 “comf... Read more →
    Another installment of Burning Questions, and we promise three things: Prince, pudding, and taint. One is a much missed pop icon, one is a dessert in a dream, and the last is just a verb—we promise.  Thankfully, all three come with 10 “comf... Read more →

  • A Catholic, a Muslim and a Jew Walk into a Podcast - Ep. 19
    A Catholic, a Muslim and a Jew Walk into a Podcast - Ep. 19
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    Published: 4 Mar 2017 Duration: 01:04:48
    Strauss and Phelps are joined by TV Comedy writer/producer Nastaran Dibai who was born in Iran and immigrated to the US and then to Canada before coming back to the US to write comedy (psst - she’s the Muslim). She shares funny stories of h... Read more →
    Strauss and Phelps are joined by TV Comedy writer/producer Nastaran Dibai who was born in Iran and immigrated to the US and then to Canada before coming back to the US to write comedy (psst - she’s the Muslim). She shares funny stories of h... Read more →

  • Burning Questions with Harold Perrineau - Ep. 18
    Burning Questions with Harold Perrineau - Ep. 18
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    Published: 25 Feb 2017 Duration: 13:15
    "If heaven were a restaurant they'd be serving...?" Harold Perrineau answers this and 9 other hot questions in Forks on the Left's version of the Inside the Actors Studio/Pivot questionnaire. Guest: @HaroldPerrineau Follow us on Twitter (@f... Read more →
    "If heaven were a restaurant they'd be serving...?" Harold Perrineau answers this and 9 other hot questions in Forks on the Left's version of the Inside the Actors Studio/Pivot questionnaire. Guest: @HaroldPerrineau Follow us on Twitter (@f... Read more →

  • "The Comfort Zone" with Melissa Peterman - Ep. 17
    "The Comfort Zone" with Melissa Peterman - Ep. 17
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    Published: 18 Feb 2017 Duration: 01:09:50
    When times get tough, when weather is cold, when stuff gets uncertain…we all want comfort, or more exactly Comfort Food. The incredibly funny and always-comforting Melissa Peterman, star of shows like “Reba” and “Baby Daddy”, joins us to ta... Read more →
    When times get tough, when weather is cold, when stuff gets uncertain…we all want comfort, or more exactly Comfort Food. The incredibly funny and always-comforting Melissa Peterman, star of shows like “Reba” and “Baby Daddy”, joins us to ta... Read more →

  • Stupid Cupid / Love Drunk - Ep. 16
    Stupid Cupid / Love Drunk - Ep. 16
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    Published: 14 Feb 2017 Duration: 56:55
    A romantic dinner for two Jeffs at Sotto, one of LA’s favorite romantic spots known for its intimate setting, fantastic bar and amazing Southern-Italian food. After the guys try and choose the perfect cocktails for each other, the conversat... Read more →
    A romantic dinner for two Jeffs at Sotto, one of LA’s favorite romantic spots known for its intimate setting, fantastic bar and amazing Southern-Italian food. After the guys try and choose the perfect cocktails for each other, the conversat... Read more →

  • The LOST Wingmen Matrix with Harold Perrineau - Ep. 15
    The LOST Wingmen Matrix with Harold Perrineau - Ep. 15
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    Published: 4 Feb 2017 Duration: 01:20:19
    Our Super-sized Super Bowl episode.  Super Bowl = Wings, right? Strauss and Phelps set off on the first FOTL road trip as they climb aboard a luxury “sprinter van" to tour the best that “Wing City” Los Angeles has to offer, joined by guest ... Read more →
    Our Super-sized Super Bowl episode.  Super Bowl = Wings, right? Strauss and Phelps set off on the first FOTL road trip as they climb aboard a luxury “sprinter van" to tour the best that “Wing City” Los Angeles has to offer, joined by guest ... Read more →

  • Ahmet Zappa: An Unhealthy Zappatite - Ep. 14
    Ahmet Zappa: An Unhealthy Zappatite - Ep. 14
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    Published: 28 Jan 2017 Duration: 46:18
    Part 2 of our conversation with the Actor/Musician/Writer/Producer/New-Wine-Nerd. We talk "Growing Up Zappa," Gail Zappa’s Beef Stroganoff, Ahmet’s biggies fear, and… the source of his "mayo problem." We test Ahmet’s claim of being able to ... Read more →
    Part 2 of our conversation with the Actor/Musician/Writer/Producer/New-Wine-Nerd. We talk "Growing Up Zappa," Gail Zappa’s Beef Stroganoff, Ahmet’s biggies fear, and… the source of his "mayo problem." We test Ahmet’s claim of being able to ... Read more →

  • Ahmet Zappa: A Healthy Zappatite - Ep. 13
    Ahmet Zappa: A Healthy Zappatite - Ep. 13
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    Published: 22 Jan 2017 Duration: 59:09
    Strauss and Phelps welcome Ahmet Zappa and Musician/Composer/Producer Jeff Elmassian to talk about Ahmet’s journey from child actor, musician, performer, to movie writer and producer to new-found wine-nerddom…Strauss challenges Ahmet’s clai... Read more →
    Strauss and Phelps welcome Ahmet Zappa and Musician/Composer/Producer Jeff Elmassian to talk about Ahmet’s journey from child actor, musician, performer, to movie writer and producer to new-found wine-nerddom…Strauss challenges Ahmet’s clai... Read more →