Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 224: Nick DiGiovanni (author, Knife Drop)

Episode Summary

Master Chef alum and popular web culinary personality Nick DiGiovanni discusses his uniquely modern career path and his first cookbook, Knife Drop.

Episode Notes

At just 27 years of age, Nick DiGiovanni has parlayed a love of cooking and a  run to the finals on television's Master Chef into a successful career as an internet culinary personality (he boasts more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube and 11 million on TikTok), food entertainer and educator, and now cookbook author. On the occasion of the publication of his first cookbook, Knife Drop: Creative Recipes Anyone Can Cook, Nick sat down with Andrew in New York City this week to discuss his uniquely modern path, what drove him to take a break from college to compete with pro cooks on Master Chef, and how he's navigated his unconventional career so far.

Our thanks to Greywind restaurant and Spygold cocktail bar for hosting us for this interview.

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