The Just a Taste Podcast

The Just a Taste Podcast

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About Kelly Senyei

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Kelly Senyei is a professionally trained chef, TV and podcast host, cookbook author and entrepreneur. Her debut cookbook, The Secret Ingredient Cookbook, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2021.

Kelly launched Just a Taste in 2008 as a way to catalog her family’s rich recipe history, and it has since turned into an online destination frequented by millions of people every month who cook and share her recipes from their kitchens around the world.

Kelly appears regularly on Food Network Kitchen and Hallmark Channel and previously worked at Condé Nast on the Gourmet Live app and at Epicurious.

She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and three young sons.

Latest Podcast Episode

Ming Tsai: Award-Winning
Chef & Restaurateur

Ming Tsai

Meet Ming Tsai, James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV host, cookbook author, and most recently, founder of MingsBings, a veggie-filled umami-packed patty. 

“For three months we fed tens of thousands of restaurant workers … and delivered not only food, but diapers and Purell…”

Ming Tsai

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Episode 22

Brian Malarkey

Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur

Brian Malarkey first made a name for himself on Bravo’s Top Chef, but the boisterous TV personality, host, and soon-to-be food product innovator has delivered big on the restaurant scene as the mastermind behind 15…

Episode 21

Chelsey White

Creator of Chelsweets

Meet Chelsey White, creator and mastermind of the phenomenally popular Chelsweets blog, which serves up sweets for every occasion to millions of fans around the globe. Unlike a lot of professional bakers, Chelsey didn’t grow…

Episode 20

Chef Daniele Uditi of Pizzana

  Meet legendary pizza maker, Daniele Uditi! Daniele is the head chef at Pizzana in Los Angeles and a master of all things dough, sauce and cheese. Originally from Naples, Italy, Daniele was raised in…

Episode 19

Mary and Brian Heffernan of Five Marys Farms

Meet Mary and Brian Heffernan, the masterminds behind the wildly popular Five Marys Farms empire! While known for its best-in-class meats, Five Marys Farms has expanded into so much more, including a cookbook, an ebook…

Episode 18

Jake Cohen: Chef and Author

Meet Jake Cohen, author of the forthcoming Jew-ish cookbook. Jake is a professionally trained chef who has worked in some of New York's most renowned restaurants and top-tier test kitchens. In this episode, Jake and…

Episode 16

Vivian Chan: Food Network Culinary Producer

Meet Vivian Chan, a culinary producer at Food Network, as well as host of Viv's Tips and the Simmer Down with Viv podcast. In this episode, Vivian and Kelly chat about: What inspired Vivian to…

Episode 15

Ming Tsai: Award-Winning Chef & Restaurateur

Meet Ming Tsai, James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV host, cookbook author, and most recently, founder of MingsBings, a veggie-filled umami-packed patty. In this episode, Ming and Kelly chat about: How Ming went from a…

Episode 14

Candace Nelson: Founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes

Meet Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the original cupcake bakery. The queen of all things sweet is also a judge and producer on Netflix's Sugar Rush, host of the Live To Eat podcast and…

Episode 13

Nik Sharma: Food Writer and Cookbook Author

Meet Nik Sharma, founder of A Brown Table blog, as well as a two-time cookbook author and contributor to The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Serious Eats. In this episode, Nik and…

Episode 12

Glenn Milley: Emmy-Nominated Culinary Producer

Meet Glenn Milley, an Emmy-nominated producer who has worked on The Rachael Ray Show, Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, and currently Red Table Talk, a Web-based show starring Will Smith and his family. In this…

Episode 11

Tieghan Gerard: Founder of Half Baked Harvest

Meet Tieghan Gerard, founder of the wildly popular food blog Half Baked Harvest, as well as a New York Times best-selling author who is known Internet-wide for her inventive recipes, stunning photography and expansive social…

Episode 10

Melanie Moss: Creator of Mini Melanie

  Meet Melanie Moss, the Founder and pastry mastermind behind Mini Melanie, an award-winning bakery in New York City known for their exquisitely adorned cake truffles, which were featured in the 2016 Michelin Guide. In…

Episode 9

Rebecca Jay Forman: Director of Nutrition for Joy Bauer

  Meet Rebecca Jay Forman, registered dietitian, nutrition consultant, Director of Nutrition for Joy Bauer, and health and nutrition expert for NBC's TODAY show. Rebecca is dishing up all things food, nutrition and moderation. In…

Episode 8

Loren Brill: Founder and CEO of Sweet Loren’s

  Meet Loren Brill, the Founder and CEO of Sweet Loren's, the largest natural cookie dough brand in the U.S. Loren is a powerhouse female entrepreneur breaking barriers and inspiring millions to bake. In this…

Episode 7

Amanda Rettke: Founder of I Am Baker

Meet Amanda Rettke, the culinary guru behind I Am Baker, where she serves up star-studded sweets with a side of sass. Amanda is an award-winning blogger, entrepreneur, best-selling author and mom of five. In this…