The Layman Chef

Emily Karcher
Cooking, Cocktails, & Culinary Adventures with a Non Professional Cooking Enthusiast
Created 12 Aug 2021
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  • Backstage with Daniel Kasshu: Dressing Room Riders & Food on the Road
    27 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    I sat down with multi hyphenate music industry veteran Daniel Kasshu for some great intel on backstage riders, Chinese Food in France, a vegan smokehouse in Brooklyn, and the ultimate kale salad. Hope...
  • Thanksgiving: What to Bring and What to Make
    20 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 6 2
    No pressure, but here’s your reminder that Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Is your menu planned? Shopping done? Mine isn’t! Before you throw your hands in the air and decide to order takeout th...
  • Talking Turkey, Traditions, and a Little Thanksgiving Advice with the Karchers
    16 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 3
    I made a call to Milton, Georgia to talk Thanksgiving with the experts: my mother, Anita Karcher, and sister Sarah. We discussed planning for leftovers, wether or not you should stuff your bird, mayon...
  • Retro Girl in a Modern World: A Vintage Lover’s Guide to Drinking & Dining in NYC with Nicole
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 1
    Nicole’s popular blog and instagram, Darling in Dots, chronicles her New York life as a ‘Retro Girl in a Modern World.’ We sat down over a couple of cosmopolitans (as New York City girls do) to discus...
  • Table Wear: Dressing For Dinner
    07 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 6 1
    The Stork Club, 1944. (Orson Welles on the left). While planning my itinerary for a recent trip down south I spent a lot of time online, perusing the menus and reviews of famous southern fine dining e...
  • From Punk Rock to Provençal: Melanie Z is an American Gourmet in Provence
    04 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    Welcome to Episode 8 of The Layman Chef Podcast! I caught up with my dear friend Melanie Z, a former New Yorker now living in the South of France. We chatted over Zoom (the first remote Layman Chef re...
  • Halloween at Home?
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 9
    Halloween 2020 was a weird one. I stayed home with a magnum of Prosecco and watched horror films with Berry-Jam Fried Chicken and Scallion Cornmeal Waffles I made for the occasion. It was a surprising...
  • Twig the Wonder Kid
    27 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    For Episode 7 of The Layman Chef, I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Twig the Wonderkid: prominent NYC DJ and the creator behind some of NYC’s most notorious parties, including TRASH and Gla...
  • Season(ing) of the Witch
    23 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 7 0
    Spooky season is upon us, even if the weather in NYC has been more Hot Girl Summer than Hocus Pocus up until a few days ago. Now that we’re beginning to feel a chill in the air, I’m counting the days ...
  • The Layman Chef Podcast: Southern Girls Edition with Dena Rutledge
    19 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 1
    We love Duke’s! Dena and I bonded years ago over being Southern Girls living in NYC. In this episode of The Layman Chef we get down to business discussing essential topics of the South, including Duke...
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