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Chop Chat Chew

Chop Chat Chew

By Rouxbe

Join our chef instructors and special guests from the cooking, medical, and literary world for a discussion of a variety of topics and recipes, as well as your questions.

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Barton Seaver - Using Fruits in Savory Dishes

Chop Chat ChewJun 13, 2022

Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything November 21st
Nov 27, 202341:54
Barton Seaver - Holiday Tips & Tricks

Barton Seaver - Holiday Tips & Tricks

Join us for an exciting episode hosted by renowned chef and author, Barton Seaver, as he shares his invaluable holiday cooking tips and tricks. In this interactive culinary experience, Barton will guide participants through the art of creating memorable and stress-free holiday meals.

Whether you're looking to perfect the roast turkey or craft delectable vegetarian/vegan dishes, Barton Seaver's expertise will leave you inspired and well-prepared to make this holiday season a culinary triumph.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your holiday cooking game with the guidance of a true culinary maestro!

Barton Seaver is one of the world’s leading sustainable seafood experts and educators. He traded his illustrious career as an award-winning chef leading top seafood restaurants, DC, for traveling the world as an Explorer with the National Geographic Society. Barton translated his experiences into leadership in sustainable seafood innovations, garnering him positions with the United States Culinary Ambassador Corp, the University of New England, the New England Aquarium, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Barton works on initiatives to inform consumers and institutions about how our choices for diet and menus can promote healthier people, resillient ecosystems, more secure food supplies, and thriving communities.

An internationally recognized speaker, Barton has delivered lectures, seminars, and demos to a multitude of audiences. He has written seven seafood-centric books, including ⁠⁠For Cod and Country⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠American Seafood⁠⁠ and has contributed to dozens of publications, including Cooking Light, The New York Times, and Saveur, among many others. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, NPR, 20/20 and the ⁠⁠TED Talk⁠⁠ stage.

He is the founder of ⁠⁠Coastal Culinary Academy⁠⁠, a multi-platform initiative that seeks to increase seafood consumption through seafood-specific culinary education for all levels of cooks.

You can watch the original video version of this episode on ⁠⁠Rouxbe⁠⁠.

Nov 20, 202357:51
Fran Costigan - Thanksgiving Desserts with Essential Vegan Desserts
Nov 17, 202357:51
Deb Kennedy, PhD - Factors that Influence 'What' and 'How Much' We Eat
Nov 13, 202329:41
Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything November 7th
Nov 10, 202341:57
Eric Wynkoop - Ask Me Anything November 2nd

Eric Wynkoop - Ask Me Anything November 2nd

Join Chef Eric Wynkoop in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. From cooking techniques to course-specific questions, to how to turn your cooking passion into profit or simply hearing the perspective of a chef, Eric Wynkoop tackled all variety of questions!

Eric Wynkoop previously served as a founding faculty member at The International Culinary School, instructor in anthropology at Portland State University, and Senior Instructor at the Le Cordon Bleu program at Western Culinary Institute, in Portland, Oregon. He holds Master’s Degrees in postsecondary education and cultural anthropology, as well as credentials in Ayurveda wellness and cooking.

Eric has spent more than twenty years in the food and beverage industry. His experiences include banquet management, catering, personal chef, winery cellar hand, educator, textbook contributor, consultant, and ethnographer. He also brings food and cultural insight from nearly a decade of residence in Japan, studies in Mexico, and research in India as a Fulbright Scholar. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a dual degree in Japanese and Asian Studies, he went on to receive his formal culinary training at Western Culinary Institute, in Portland, Oregon.

Eric’s role with Rouxbe is central to enhancing the student experience through quality course content and new course development at Rouxbe. Eric is also the lead instructor in Rouxbe courses, a role which he has enjoyed since 2016.

You can watch the original video version of this episode on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Rouxbe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Nov 06, 202301:17:55
Fran Costigan & Vesanto Melina - Protein Packed Treats

Fran Costigan & Vesanto Melina - Protein Packed Treats

Explore the world of protein-enriched treats with Chef Fran Costigan and Registered Dietitian Vesanto Melina in an insightful discussion that strikes a harmonious balance between flavor, texture, and nutrition, without compromising your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. 

Fran and Vesanto will discuss options for higher protein treats that satisfy.

Fran Costigan is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Trained at the New York Restaurant School and Natural Gourmet Institute, Fran was a chef in both traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching over 20 years ago. A lifelong chocoholic and long time vegan, Fran’s latest book, ⁠⁠⁠⁠Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy Free Desserts⁠⁠⁠⁠, (Running Press 2013) is for all who madly, deeply love chocolate desserts, whether or not dietary considerations are an issue.

Her previous cookbook, ⁠⁠⁠⁠More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally⁠⁠⁠⁠ (Book Publishing Company 2006) is the basis of the Costigan Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®.

For more information, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Vesanto Melina is a Canadian Registered Dietitian and co-author of books that have become classics in the field of vegetarian, vegan, and raw foods nutrition, have sold almost a million copies in English and are in nine additional languages (Italian, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Czech, French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Russian and Polish). She has presented talks and workshops on various aspects of vegetarian, vegan and raw foods and nutrition for dietitians, health professionals, and vegetarian associations in 17 American states and 9 Canadian provinces, and in 10 countries (in Europe-Paris, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Dresden, Ghent, Barcelona, Oxford, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Venice).

Her first book, Becoming Vegetarian, co-authored with Brenda Davis and Victoria Harrison, grew from her classes. It was published in 1993 in Canada, and in the US in 1994.

You can watch the original video version of this episode on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Rouxbe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Oct 23, 202301:07:21
Deb Kennedy, PhD - Kitchen Magic: Transforming Health
Oct 16, 202326:47
Dan Marek - Ask Me Anything October 3rd

Dan Marek - Ask Me Anything October 3rd

Join Chef Dan Marek in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. From cooking techniques to course-specific questions, to how to turn your cooking passion into profit or simply hearing the perspective of a professional chef, Chef Dan tackled all variety of questions!

Dan Marek is a chef educator who has been teaching vegan and vegetarian cooking for over 15 years. At Rouxbe, he is our Director of Plant-Based Culinary and Development where he helps develop content, classes and builds courses for many of our partners.

Dan is a board member of Slow Food Austin, the Institute of Child Nutrition, and Conscious Capitalism. He has earned his BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and holds certificates in Nutrition from Cornell University.

Prior to his role with Rouxbe, Dan worked with Whole Kids Foundation training teachers and food service at schools across the country on nutrition and culinary best practices. He also worked as a Healthy Eating Educator at Whole Foods Market’s flagship store in Austin, TX, was a personal chef for some of Austin’s elite business people, taught classes in culinary techniques at Austin Community College, The Natural Epicurean, and Le Cordon Bleu.

Dan also regularly volunteers cooking or speaking about nutrition for the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Marathon Kids, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas.

You can watch the original video version of this episode on ⁠⁠⁠Rouxbe⁠⁠⁠.

Oct 09, 2023