Episode 10
Secrets

Secret recipes, secret crimes, secrets of success --we have them all on this episode, revealed by guests like Scarlett Johansson and Alex Guarnaschelli, and some famous American ghosts, too. America's OG celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, is finally taking on the Big Apple. In the seventies, what did he do in Indianapolis to change the natives' eating habits? And what has made his restaurant Spago one of Hollywood's longest running hits?  Giorgio DeLuca reveals to Alex Guarnaschelli that the secrets of his success were his friends, his neighbors, and his joy in the pleasures of the table. When Missy Robbins quit A Voce in 2013 she stunned the New York food world. Now she's back with Lillia, just voted one of the top new restaurants of 2016 by The New York Times. Tune in to find out how she makes her pasta so extraordinary. Scarlett Johannson's secret love becomes Griffin Dunne's desire, when he tries to express his gratitude to the crew of his upcoming Amazon series, I Love Dick. African-American chef Ashbell McElveen was asleep in London when he was awakened one night by the ghost of James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's slave chef. McElveen unburies a crime and reveals one of America's darker culinary secrets. Finally: Après ski with Wolfgang Puck? Find out what dish brings the 67-year-old chef back in time to the snowy slopes of his native Austria.

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Segment 1
Wolfgang Puck

When Wolfgang Puck was an Austrian immigrant in Indianapolis, he was afraid of being deported. Now his name is on 103 restaurants around the world. Hear the secrets of his journey, which include Orson Welles, a cruel step-father, and dimming the lights to trick his first diners, in this intimate interview with Howie Kahn.

Photo: Michael Halsband

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Giorgio DeLuca

Alex Guarnaschelli wants to know: How do we know what's good? And how did a school teacher end up teaching America how to eat? Giorgio DeLuca shares the secrets of his success: his friends, his neighbors, and his own joy in the pleasures of the table.

Photo: Michael Halsband

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Segment 3
Missy Robbins

Missy Robbins stunned her fans when she stopped cooking at Manhattan's A Voce in 2013. Her comeback restaurant, Lilia, in Brooklyn, has now made her more popular than ever on account of its extraordinary pastas. Tune in for Missy's pasta-making secrets on this installment of Eden Eats NYC.

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Love Your Work

Scarlett Johannson's secret love becomes Griffin Dunne's quest, when he tries to express his gratitude to the crew of his upcoming Amazon series, I Love Dick.

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Segment 5
Ashbell McElveen

African-American chef Ashbell McElveen was asleep in London when he was awakened one night by the ghost of James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's slave chef. A crime had been committed, and McElveen felt compelled to reveal - and correct it. 

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Segment 6
Madeleine Moment

Après ski with Wolfgang Puck? Find out what dish brings the 67-year-old chef back in time to the snowy slopes of his native Austria. 

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Wolfgang Puck
Giorgio DeLuca
Missy Robbins
Love Your Work
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Madeleine Moment

Episode 10: Secrets

Podcast
11 January 2017

Secret recipes, secret crimes, secrets of success --we have them all on this episode, revealed by guests like Scarlett Johansson and Alex Guarnaschelli, and some famous American ghosts, too. America's OG celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, is finally taking on the Big Apple. In the seventies, what did he do in Indianapolis to change the natives' eating habits? And what has made his restaurant Spago one of Hollywood's longest running hits?  Giorgio DeLuca reveals to Alex Guarnaschelli that the secrets of his success were his friends, his neighbors, and his joy in the pleasures of the table. When Missy Robbins quit A Voce in 2013 she stunned the New York food world. Now she's back with Lilia, just voted one of the top new restaurants of 2016 by The New York Times. Tune in to find out how she makes her pasta so extraordinary. Scarlett Johannson's secret love becomes Griffin Dunne's desire, when he tries to express his gratitude to the crew of his upcoming Amazon series, I Love Dick. African-American chef Ashbell McElveen was asleep in London when he was awakened one night by the ghost of James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's slave chef. McElveen unburies a crime and reveals one of America's darker culinary secrets. Finally: Après ski with Wolfgang Puck? Find out what dish brings the 67-year-old chef back in time to the snowy slopes of his native Austria.

January 2017

Executive Producer: Charles Finch
Producer: Elisabeth Robinson
Executive in Charge of Production: Julien Planté
Segment Producers: Rob Corso and Rose Reid
Special thanks to Matilda Holst

Editor in Chief: Howie Kahn

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Episode music
Dave Brubeck, ‘Nomad’

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