Your Last Meal with Rachel Belle

What would you choose for Your Last Meal? Join host and award-winning journalist Rachel Belle as she gets to know celebrity guests through the most universal topic: food! Actors, musicians, athletes, fashion designers, authors, cooks and filmmakers like John Waters, Greta Gerwig, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Betsey Johnson, Samin Nosrat, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Mayim Bialik share their last meals and the, often intimate, stories behind them. Then Rachel digs into the history, culture or science behind a dish with experts from around the world. Everyone from the designer who created Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress to the magicians who invent flavors for Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Your Last Meal is a James Beard Award finalist that has ranked #1 in food shows on Apple Podcasts.
John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls): Sweet Lady Jane Apple Pie   (35:01) June 16, 2022
When John Rzeznik is on tour, he only requests one thing: a plain, grilled chicken breast. But, to his frustration and amusement, chefs can’t resist zhuzhing up the bird with their own brand of pizzazz. He shares his long, arduous chicken-y journey with host Rachel Belle, including the story of a celebrity chef who tried […]
Lola Kirke: Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food & Fernet   (34:37) June 02, 2022
Lola Kirke isn’t particularly interested in modern day restraint and Instagram wellness trends. She stays up late, likes to drink, eats whatever she wants and just released a Jane Fonda era workout video as a companion to her new album, Lady For Sale. Lola loves Phish Food, a Ben & Jerry’s collab with the jam […]
Taylor Hanson: Caprese with Perfect Tomatoes & Burrata   (32:03) May 19, 2022
Taylor Hanson is the middle brother in Hanson, the band he’s been performing in with his brothers Isaac and Zac since he was nine years old. So it’s not surprising that this Oklahoma boy had a palate changing culinary epiphany while touring in Europe when he was 15. That epiphany revolved around a perfectly ripe, […]
Dan Harris: Butter & Truffle Fettuccini + Warm Sugar Cookies   (40:14) May 05, 2022
Dan Harris is Type A, self-help skeptical and looks the part of a TV anchorman. But he recently quit his 20 year career at ABC News to fully embrace his side hustle: convincing Americans to meditate. Dan wrote a memoir, 10% Happier, about his unlikely journey to mindfulness, that has since expanded into a podcast and […]
Remi Wolf: Korean BBQ + Banchan   (25:21) April 21, 2022
When soul/funk/pop artist Remi Wolf hopped on Zoom to chat with host Rachel Belle, she was getting ready to leave for a tour that would take her away from her LA home through October. So she was trying to eat every last remaining scrap of food in her fridge and pantry. Stars, they’re just like […]
Kenji Lopez-Alt: Mapo Tofu   (30:55) April 07, 2022
When Kenji makes a late-night grilled cheese sandwich in his kitchen, with a Go-Pro camera strapped to his head, more than 10 million YouTubers tune in to watch. His recipe for scrambled eggs was the New York Times’ most clicked on recipe in 2021 and every book he writes goes straight to the bestseller list, […]
Julia Sweeney: Nanaimo Bars   (36:54) March 24, 2022
By the end of this episode, you’ll feel like the charming, hilarious and down-to-earth Julia Sweeney is your best friend! Julia and host Rachel Belle discuss everything from her true love of eating alone (and how that makes her husband feel) to the 60th birthday gift she gave herself: never dieting again. Julia wants to […]
Camila Alves McConaughey: Ribeye with Matthew’s Secret Spice Rub   (33:31) March 10, 2022
Camila Alves McConaughey co-wrote a new children’s book called Just Try One Bite, about a couple of kids who try and get their picky parents to eat healthier foods. In the McConaughey household, there’s one thing that everybody loves: the secret family spice rub created by Camila’s actor husband, Matthew. But not all family recipes are […]
Jessica Seinfeld: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread & Tiramisu   (33:55) February 24, 2022
Jessica Seinfeld’s latest cookbook, Vegan, At Times, is an ode to her current lifestyle of eating mostly vegan, but she still enjoys the occasional bowl of warming chicken soup or nostalgic spaghetti and meatballs. She calls it a “gentler approach” to veganism and doesn’t believe in creating rules around eating or doing any plant-based proselytizing. Jessica’s […]
Paul Janeway (St Paul & the Broken Bones): Kraft Macaroni & Cheese   (33:04) February 10, 2022
Paul Janeway is a southern boy from a small Alabama town who’s had his world blown wide open thanks to music. Touring the world with his band, St Paul & the Broken Bones, has drastically expanded his palate — he’s eaten everything from pigeon heart to fancy Michelin star meals. But only one dish truly […]
Paul Janeway (St Paul & the Broken Bones): Kraft Macaroni & Cheese   (33:04) February 10, 2022
Paul Janeway is a southern boy from a small Alabama town who’s had his world blown wide open thanks to music. Touring the world with his band, St Paul & the Broken Bones, has drastically expanded his palate — he’s eaten everything from pigeon heart to fancy Michelin star meals. But only one dish truly […]
Eugene Mirman, Dim Sum   (30:41) January 20, 2022
Bob’s Burgers star (he voices Gene!) Eugene Mirman took an unorthodox route to becoming a professional comedian: he actually earned a bachelor’s degree in comedy! And a quick scroll through his Instagram page reveals a man who loves home cooking; he’s whipped up everything from pad Thai to homemade pasta while spending lots of time […]
Best Of with William Shatner: Sushi & Mexican Food   (27:05) January 13, 2022
At 90 years old, William Shatner is an exuberant, curious, ridiculous flavor of hilarious and his chat with host Rachel Belle feels like a live improv performance with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. Shatner is best known for his role as Captain Kirk on Star Trek and “singing” popular songs in his signature spoken word […]
Jake Shimabukuro: Steamed Kumu   (32:26) December 30, 2021
Award winning ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro is a lifelong Hawaii resident, where catching a big fish in the morning means feasting with friends and family that evening. One of his favorite catches is kumu, a fish that exists nowhere else in the world except Hawaii. Host Rachel Belle chats with Mark Healey, a Hawaiian professional […]
Vanessa Lachey: Lasagna   (30:52) December 09, 2021
Vanessa Lachey’s new book, Life from Scratch: Family Traditions That Start with You, features recipes and entertaining ideas, but the book is rooted in a deep and vulnerable place. Vanessa’s mom left when she was a little girl, depriving her of motherly advice, care and the Filipino food she craved. It took decades, but the […]
Nadiya Hussain: Mom’s Korma & Rice   (31:09) November 24, 2021
Winning Season 6 of The Great British Bake-Off completely changed Nadiya Hussain’s life. The fan favorite went from a stay-at-home mom to the author of more than a dozen books, she’s hosted nearly as many television programs and was commissioned by Buckingham Palace to bake Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday cake (orange drizzle cake with orange […]
Christina Tosi: Never Ending Desserts Instead of Dinner   (30:47) November 11, 2021
Milk Bar founder, chef and CEO Christina Tosi loves dessert so much, she would happily give up savory foods for three square meals a day of cookies and milk and ice cream. We talk about the special cake her husband designed for their wedding (that he made her promise to never make for anyone else), […]
Carla Lalli Music: Bread + Butter & Red Wine   (25:31) October 28, 2021
Carla Lalli Music has found success in so many culinary corners of the food world; from her job as Shake Shake’s very first manager to Bon Appétit magazine’s food director to bestselling cookbook author. Her new, cheery, bright yellow cookbook is called That Sounds So Good — a phrase we’ve certainly all moaned after reading about a particularly […]
Ken Jennings: BBQ   (32:52) October 14, 2021
To celebrate Ken Jennings’ return to the Jeopardy stage, we’re re-airing his episode, which happens to be one of our favorites! In 2004, Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings won 74 games in a row, making him the record holder for longest winning streak. In 2020 he slayed Jeopardy’s Greatest of All Time tournament and he will be sharing Jeopardy hosting […]
Phoebe Robinson: Tacos from Hija de Sanchez   (29:21) September 30, 2021
Phoebe Robinson is all grown up. The standup comedian, New York Times best-selling author, and co-host of the 2 Dope Queens podcast and HBO show recently started her own imprint with Penguin Random House to focus on publishing women, POC and queer authors; including her own new book, Please Don’t Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes. And even […]