This show had a really interesting premise and I like Ruhlman's books but the show is way too dense. The scripted stuff is so boring. It feels like the narration is written by someone else who doesn't have the host's chops. It's uncomfortable to just hear someone reading for so long. Not sure if they changed teams or what but the first couple of episodes were way better. Please: more showing, less telling and if you have to tell, do it in your own words.
Ruhlman has found and succeeded at yet another medium. The podcast has such an outstanding mix of history and storytelling. Ruhlman and his guests speak to you as though you were a part of the conversation. I have always loved citrus, and now I know so much more and maybe why. I love the catchy music chosen for the backdrop too. Every little detail is attended to just as the chef would do with one of his/her recipe. Listening to this podcast makes me want to know more- my appetite is definitely stimulated for more episodes. Bravo!
This is the best cooking podcast I’ve ever heard. Michael is a really thoughtful host - authoritative but warm and easy to listen to. The production is elegant and immersive. Love that it’s not your basic interview show! Can’t wait to hear more.
The guest on the authenticity episode took a topic that usually gets discussed in such thoughtless ways and turned it into a mind blowing breakthrough. I’ll never think about authentic food the same after hearing that.