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A Restaurant Guy

“I’ve told so many people that [Restaurant Guys Radio] is basically Car Talk for Food, and I mean that in the most positive way. I don’t know how often you guys listen to Car Talk but that’s quite a compliment.” >> Listen: hi | lo

--Charlie Trotter

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Stage Left
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Chad Ward

Chad Ward is an accomplished North-Carolina-based, writer and blogger, who mainly showcases his knowledge about food and kitchen gear. His most recent work, "An Edge in the Kitchen" is an comprehensive guide to selecting, purchasing, using, and maintaining what he calls the most valuable tools in the kitchen: your knives. Ward brings to the table his experience as a chef and his obvious passion for the topic in a thorough presentation of knife types, steel grades, cutting techniques, and sharpening skills. His book is chock full of thoughtful advice about how to select the perfect knife for your needs and offers tips about how to avoid bad buys. "An Edge in the Kitchen" has topped Michael Ruhlman's Books Worth Reading List, Slate Magazine's Best Books of 2008 List, and the Chicago Tribune's Best 2008 Food Books. Ward is also a contributor to, offering an online knife sharpening class.

Podcast Date: 12/16/2009

The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.