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The Best Chicken Wings? Ask Matt Reynolds…He Made a Movie About It!

Episode 028-  Imagine loving a food so much that you quit your job and make a movie about it.  That’s what Matt Reynolds did.

Reynolds is a filmmaker from central New York. He made a documentary about the finding the best wing called The Great Chicken Wing Hunt.

Here is the trailer for The Great Chicken Wing Hunt.

What was once a simple regional food that blue-collar guys enjoyed with a shot and a beer after a day’s work at the plant, is now an international food phenomenon.  On July 29th, National Chicken Wing Day was celebrated and it’s been for some time.  Coming up on Labor Day weekend, it is The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival–two days of raucous celebration to honor the humble chicken wing.

If you listened to Episode 005 of this show,  you know I interviewed Dan Pashman, the host of The Sporkful.  You might recall that he and I spent a good part of that interview talking about wings.  In that show, he suggested I reach out to Matt Reynolds.  I am glad I did.

You can watch The Great Chicken Wing Hunt on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, and YouTube Movies.

If you feel like making wings at home, try this recipe for Really Good Oven Fried Buffalo Wings from J. Kenji Lopez -Alt over at Serious Eats.  Here is a link to learn his methodology on achieving wing greatness. 

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Dan Pashman: Reintroducing a Favorite Food Guy



Episode 025-  In this encore presentation, I reintroduce you to Dan Pashman who is my kind of food guy.  He is smart, thoughtful, and funny! He also knows his food.  Once you listen to his podcast called The Sporkful you’ll understand why it is not only my favorite food-related podcasts, but my favorite podcasts in general.  You may also see Dan on You’re Eating It Wrong on the Cooking Channel.  Maybe you caught him recently with Guy Fieri on the Food Network.

He was very gracious of him to come on the show.  While I admit that I am a bit of a Sporkful fanboy, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t take Dan to task for his approach to my hometown food, the chicken wing (aka Buffalo wings by rookies) during our talk. Here is video demonstrating his (and other) wing eating techniques.

Incidentally, this is not the first time that Dan and I have been on a podcast together.  Dan interviewed me for The Sporkful’s Veterans Day show. Take a listen!

An update:

  • Since our conversation, Dan has moved production of his show from WNYC to Stitcher Radio.
  • Also, I did get to interview Matt Reynolds of the The Great Chicken Wing Hunt film.  That is coming up on a future episode of Guys and Food.

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