Forks on the Left

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.
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Oct 31, 2016

Guests: Phil Rosenthal, Adam Cole


In our first-ever episode, hosts Jeff Strauss & Jeff Phelps hang out with the always-funny Phil Rosenthal, writer/creator of the massive hit comedy 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and star/creator of 'I’ll Have What Phil’s Having'. Strauss, Phelps and Phil talk eating, family, TV, travel and Phil’s lifelong hate/love experience with food.


The three are joined by chef Adam Cole, whose career has taken him from the front-lines in fine-dining kitchens of superstar chefs Michael Voltaggio and José Andrés to open his own Los Angeles restaurant — Maple Block Meat Co. — a BBQ joint. Chef Cole shares some smoked-brisket secrets and talks about how modern technique informs his approach to ‘Cue.


Day Drinking: Craft Beer vs Beer Beer — Hanger 24 Orange Wheat vs Miller High-Life

Oct 26, 2016

Guests: Kim Dickens, Erika Nakamura, Curtis Di Fede


Nothing better than blood, sharp objects and zombies on Halloween, and we’ve got lots of all of that — and Kim Dickens, star of 'Fear the Walking Dead' and HBO’s ‘Treme'.  Starting off with a cocktail — "The Bloody Vampire Killer" — Kim and The Jeffs dig into her experiences playing Chef Janette Desautel and starring alongside the likes of Superstar Chefs Tom Colicchio, David Chang, Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne, John Besh and Susan Spicer as well as her current role as Bad-Ass Mom, Madison Clark and feeding/killing for your family during the zombie apocalypse.  Strauss surprises Phelps and Dickens with a little in-studio, fresh-made Beef-Heart Tartare and the three wrestle with the perennial question: “If you had to eat one person, who would it be?"


Along the way, Strauss visits one of America’s “Top Woman Butchers”, Erika Nakamura at her hot-new butcher-shop/eatery, White-Gold Butchers, in New York to talk “How to Cut Up a Carcass”… and later sits down with Napa’s rising-star chef, Curtis Di Fede, of Miminashi. The show finishes with a musical ’treat’ courtesy of YouTube star Andy Rehfeldt.


Day Drinking: "The Bloody Vampire Killer" with guest bartender "Manimal"