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Sam The Cooking Guy: Recipes With Intentional Leftovers

Sam Zien, who is known as Sam the Cooking Guy, is not a trained chef, and he took an untraditional path to cooking stardom. Today, millions of people watch his YouTube cooking series, and he’s the author of four cookbooks. This week on Seasoned, a conversation with one of the most approachable home cooks in America. Sam the Cooking Guy is with us to talk about his humble start making cooking videos in his kitchen. If you consider yourself an imperfect cook who sometimes gets stuck in a rut, you’ll find inspiration in Sam’s story. We talk to Sam about his latest book, Sam The Cooking Guy: Recipes with Intentional Leftovers and get ideas for leftover brisket, steak, chicken, mashed potatoes, and more.

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Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski produced this show.


Sam Zien – Genius behind the Sam the Cooking Guy YouTube series and author of Sam The Cooking Guy: Recipes with Intentional Leftovers

Featured Recipes:

Jewish-Style Brisket
Perfect Roast Chicken
Weekend Fry-Tatta

Robyn is the host and senior producer of Seasoned.
Host of Seasoned and Restaurant Road Trip.
Marysol Castro, co-host of Seasoned from 2020 to 2022.