Menu Stories Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 50
  • Last: 28 Feb 2018
Menu Stories is a multimedia collection of stories about the people and restaurants behind the food we love. Starting with the San Francisco restaurant community, Rebecca Goberstein gets the rare opportunity to interview the chefs, restaurateurs, deli shop owners, and food makers to learn more about who they are, their inspirations, and their motivations. Visit Menu Stories (http://menustories.com) to uncover the stories behind these culinary artists and small business owners who feed and nurture our communities.

Episodes (50)

  • Executive Chef Gilbert Pilgram & Head Chef Rebecca Boice, Zuni Café
    Executive Chef Gilbert Pilgram & Head Chef Rebecca Boice, Zuni Café
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    Published: 23 Nov 2015 Duration: 43:06
    Executive chef/owner Gilbert Pilgram and head chef Rebecca Boice meet with Menu Stories host Rebecca Goberstein and share their personal stories, why your food shouldn't be anonymous, and reveal their favorite memories with the famed Judy R... Read more →
    Executive chef/owner Gilbert Pilgram and head chef Rebecca Boice meet with Menu Stories host Rebecca Goberstein and share their personal stories, why your food shouldn't be anonymous, and reveal their favorite memories with the famed Judy R... Read more →

  • Executive Chef/Owner Suzette Gresham, Acquerello
    Executive Chef/Owner Suzette Gresham, Acquerello
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    Published: 28 Feb 2018 Duration: 37:12
    Menu Stories celebrates this 50th episode with a very special guest: executive chef/owner Suzette Gresham of Acquerello, a beloved Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood that boasts two Michelin stars. Listen to the... Read more →
    Menu Stories celebrates this 50th episode with a very special guest: executive chef/owner Suzette Gresham of Acquerello, a beloved Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood that boasts two Michelin stars. Listen to the... Read more →

  • Chefs Panel at Yelp HQ
    Chefs Panel at Yelp HQ
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    Published: 28 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:15:59
    Episode 49 features a live recording from a panel Menu Stories hosted last summer with Yelp at their beautiful headquarters in downtown San Francisco. The panel discussed the theme “Surviving and Thriving as Bay Area Restaurateurs” and incl... Read more →
    Episode 49 features a live recording from a panel Menu Stories hosted last summer with Yelp at their beautiful headquarters in downtown San Francisco. The panel discussed the theme “Surviving and Thriving as Bay Area Restaurateurs” and incl... Read more →

  • Michael and Jacky Recchiuti, Recchiuti Confections
    Michael and Jacky Recchiuti, Recchiuti Confections
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    Published: 22 Dec 2016 Duration: 28:39
    Episode 42 of Menu Stories is our last of the year! Since this story is coming out just days before Christmas and Hannukah, we’re naturally talking all about chocolate. Michael and Jacky Recchiuti, who hail from West Philadelphia and Hawaii... Read more →
    Episode 42 of Menu Stories is our last of the year! Since this story is coming out just days before Christmas and Hannukah, we’re naturally talking all about chocolate. Michael and Jacky Recchiuti, who hail from West Philadelphia and Hawaii... Read more →

  • Larry Mindel and Executive Chef Benjamin Balesteri, Poggio Trattoria
    Larry Mindel and Executive Chef Benjamin Balesteri, Poggio Trattoria
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    Published: 8 Dec 2016 Duration: 25:59
    On the 41st episode of Menu Stories, we meet Larry Mindel and Executive Chef Benjamin Balesteri of Poggio in Sausalito, California. Listen to the episode and subscribe to the Menu Stories series on menustories.com. Music provided by Ben Sou... Read more →
    On the 41st episode of Menu Stories, we meet Larry Mindel and Executive Chef Benjamin Balesteri of Poggio in Sausalito, California. Listen to the episode and subscribe to the Menu Stories series on menustories.com. Music provided by Ben Sou... Read more →

  • The Gowan Family, Gowan Orchards
    The Gowan Family, Gowan Orchards
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    Published: 24 Nov 2016 Duration: 31:22
    In the 40th episode of Menu Stories, we get ready for Thanksgiving with the 140 year old apple trees of Gowan Orchards. The family farm has long produced a variety of native California apples and has recently begun offering award-winning ha... Read more →
    In the 40th episode of Menu Stories, we get ready for Thanksgiving with the 140 year old apple trees of Gowan Orchards. The family farm has long produced a variety of native California apples and has recently begun offering award-winning ha... Read more →

  • Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen
    Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen
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    Published: 27 Oct 2016 Duration: 29:11
    In Episode 38, Menu Stories visits the renowned Dr. Andrew Weil at the newly opened Walnut Creek True Food Kitchen, his health-and-flavor-conscious restaurant concept. We got a rare interview with Dr. Weil about his upbringing, his inspirat... Read more →
    In Episode 38, Menu Stories visits the renowned Dr. Andrew Weil at the newly opened Walnut Creek True Food Kitchen, his health-and-flavor-conscious restaurant concept. We got a rare interview with Dr. Weil about his upbringing, his inspirat... Read more →

  • Head Brewer Chris Dunstan, Drake's Brewing Company
    Head Brewer Chris Dunstan, Drake's Brewing Company
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    Published: 30 Sep 2016 Duration: 28:39
    Episode 36 tells the story behind Head Brewer Chris Dunstan and Drake's Brewing Company, the first commercial craft brewery featured on the Menu Stories series. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustories.com. Music provided by Ben... Read more →
    Episode 36 tells the story behind Head Brewer Chris Dunstan and Drake's Brewing Company, the first commercial craft brewery featured on the Menu Stories series. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustories.com. Music provided by Ben... Read more →

  • Eat Drink SF 2016
    Eat Drink SF 2016
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    Published: 16 Sep 2016 Duration: 11:21
    In Episode 35, we visit past (and a couple future!) Menu Stories guests at the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's annual Eat Drink SF festival. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustories.com. Music provided by Ben Sound.
    In Episode 35, we visit past (and a couple future!) Menu Stories guests at the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's annual Eat Drink SF festival. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustories.com. Music provided by Ben Sound.

  • Matt Semmelhack & the Mercer Restaurant Group team, AQ Part II
    Matt Semmelhack & the Mercer Restaurant Group team, AQ Part II
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    Published: 12 Aug 2016 Duration: 48:44
    In part two of our special two-part feature with AQ and Mercer Restaurant Group, Menu Stories heads to the farm in Cloverdale, California. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustories.com. Music provided by Ben Sound.
    In part two of our special two-part feature with AQ and Mercer Restaurant Group, Menu Stories heads to the farm in Cloverdale, California. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustories.com. Music provided by Ben Sound.

  • Jay Bordeleau, Tim Hagney, & Chef Isaac Miller, Maven
    Jay Bordeleau, Tim Hagney, & Chef Isaac Miller, Maven
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    Published: 8 Jul 2016 Duration: 42:01
    Today's episode (E30) features Jay Bordeleau, Tim Hagney, and Chef Isaac Miller of Maven. The trio meet with Menu Stories host Rebecca Goberstein to discuss what music has to do with food, what wine has to do with cocktails, and why the Low... Read more →
    Today's episode (E30) features Jay Bordeleau, Tim Hagney, and Chef Isaac Miller of Maven. The trio meet with Menu Stories host Rebecca Goberstein to discuss what music has to do with food, what wine has to do with cocktails, and why the Low... Read more →

  • Angelo Garro & Veronica Ronchi, Omnivore Salt
    Angelo Garro & Veronica Ronchi, Omnivore Salt
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    Published: 10 Jun 2016 Duration: 39:05
    In Episode 28, we meet local legend and modern renaissance man, Angelo Garro, of Omnivore Salt. Garro and his right-hand woman, Veronica Ronchi, share the story behind this small-batch seasoning company and reveal the stories of the whimsic... Read more →
    In Episode 28, we meet local legend and modern renaissance man, Angelo Garro, of Omnivore Salt. Garro and his right-hand woman, Veronica Ronchi, share the story behind this small-batch seasoning company and reveal the stories of the whimsic... Read more →

  • John Zirinsky, Ben Buchanan, Jimmy Simpson, and Chef Max Snyder of Old Bus Tavern
    John Zirinsky, Ben Buchanan, Jimmy Simpson, and Chef Max Snyder of Old Bus Tavern
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    Published: 13 May 2016 Duration: 32:35
    John Zirinsky, Ben Buchanan, Jimmy Simpson, and Chef Max Snyder meet with Menu Stories host Rebecca Goberstein to share how Old Bus Tavern in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood came to be from its inspirations of home-brewed beer, ... Read more →
    John Zirinsky, Ben Buchanan, Jimmy Simpson, and Chef Max Snyder meet with Menu Stories host Rebecca Goberstein to share how Old Bus Tavern in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood came to be from its inspirations of home-brewed beer, ... Read more →

  • Dario Barbone & Renato Sardo, Baia Pasta
    Dario Barbone & Renato Sardo, Baia Pasta
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    Published: 5 Mar 2016 Duration: 40:14
    In the 22nd episode of the Menu Stories Podcast, we venture outside of San Francisco for the first time and arrive in Oakland, where we meet Dario Barbone and Renato Sardo, founders of Baia Pasta. Baia Pasta is an artisan pasta company that... Read more →
    In the 22nd episode of the Menu Stories Podcast, we venture outside of San Francisco for the first time and arrive in Oakland, where we meet Dario Barbone and Renato Sardo, founders of Baia Pasta. Baia Pasta is an artisan pasta company that... Read more →

  • Anjan and Emily Mitra, Dosa
    Anjan and Emily Mitra, Dosa
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    Published: 5 Feb 2016 Duration: 32:54
    Episode 20 of the Menu Stories podcast features the husband-and-wife team behind Dosa, San Francisco's modern South Indian restaurant group that's celebrating 10 years. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustories.com. Music provide... Read more →
    Episode 20 of the Menu Stories podcast features the husband-and-wife team behind Dosa, San Francisco's modern South Indian restaurant group that's celebrating 10 years. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustories.com. Music provide... Read more →

  • Chef Trish Tracey, Myriad Gastro Pub
    Chef Trish Tracey, Myriad Gastro Pub
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    Published: 11 Dec 2015 Duration: 40:19
    Chef Trish Tracey of Myriad Gastro Pub in San Francisco's Mission District sits down with Menu Stories host Rebecca Goberstein to share what inspired her to put everything on the line to open her first restaurant. Subscribe to the Menu Stor... Read more →
    Chef Trish Tracey of Myriad Gastro Pub in San Francisco's Mission District sits down with Menu Stories host Rebecca Goberstein to share what inspired her to put everything on the line to open her first restaurant. Subscribe to the Menu Stor... Read more →

  • Chefs Jonathan Sutton & Tony Ferrari, Hillside Supper Club
    Chefs Jonathan Sutton & Tony Ferrari, Hillside Supper Club
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    Published: 2 Dec 2015 Duration: 14:06
    Meet Jonathan Sutton and Tony Ferrari of Hillside Supper Club, the young chef/owners with old souls, on episode 17 of Menu Stories. Sutton and Ferrari discuss the importance of respecting the techniques and lessons of the chefs that came be... Read more →
    Meet Jonathan Sutton and Tony Ferrari of Hillside Supper Club, the young chef/owners with old souls, on episode 17 of Menu Stories. Sutton and Ferrari discuss the importance of respecting the techniques and lessons of the chefs that came be... Read more →

  • David Hanna, Tadich Grill
    David Hanna, Tadich Grill
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    Published: 2 Nov 2015 Duration: 31:09
    The fourteenth episode of Menu Stories features Tadich Grill, which originally opened during the California Gold Rush in 1849 by Croatian immigrants, making it the oldest restaurant in the state. General Manager David Hanna shares how the r... Read more →
    The fourteenth episode of Menu Stories features Tadich Grill, which originally opened during the California Gold Rush in 1849 by Croatian immigrants, making it the oldest restaurant in the state. General Manager David Hanna shares how the r... Read more →

  • Feldo Nartapura & Ruvi Dayao, Sataysfied
    Feldo Nartapura & Ruvi Dayao, Sataysfied
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    Published: 19 Sep 2015 Duration: 36:15
    The chefs and founders of Sataysfied, a beloved catering and food cart company in the San Francisco Bay Area, meet with Menu Stories to reveal how they started the business out of necessity. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustor... Read more →
    The chefs and founders of Sataysfied, a beloved catering and food cart company in the San Francisco Bay Area, meet with Menu Stories to reveal how they started the business out of necessity. Subscribe to the Menu Stories podcast on menustor... Read more →

  • Executive Chef Anthony Strong, Delfina, Pizzeria Delfina, & Locanda
    Executive Chef Anthony Strong, Delfina, Pizzeria Delfina, & Locanda
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    Published: 31 Jul 2015 Duration: 38:21
    Welcome to episode 10 of Menu Stories! Today's episode is a great fit because this summer marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of Pizzeria Delfina, one of the Bay Area's most popular pizzerias and part of the Delfina Restaurant Group. ... Read more →
    Welcome to episode 10 of Menu Stories! Today's episode is a great fit because this summer marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of Pizzeria Delfina, one of the Bay Area's most popular pizzerias and part of the Delfina Restaurant Group. ... Read more →