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  • Summary

  • Tea Malmegård interviews ten chefs she greatly admires from various parts of Scandinavia. By visiting the chefs in their natural habitat – the kitchen of their famous restaurants – Tea is able to break down the barrier that normally exists between guests and the secret world of chefs.

    Tea says: "The idea for Behind the Menu came from a strong wish to ask some of the questions a foodie might have for the chef when dining out, that they don't have time to answer when working. I met ten of Scandinavia's best chefs, and their stories of how their love of cooking are as unique and tasty as their signature dishes are."

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Episodes
  • Jan 30 2020

    The only chef to win a gold, silver, and bronze statue from Bocuse D’Or talks about how the colour of the trees in Copenhagen inspire his menu at Michelin-star restaurant Geranium.

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    29 mins
  • Jan 30 2020

    After winning a famous cooking competition, Tareq put the old-school kitchen hierarchy on its head. Learning to cook from his grandfather, he’s become a staple on Swedish TV.

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    31 mins
  • Jan 30 2020

    As one of the first female chefs to speak out about sexual harassment in the restaurant industry, Isabella has become a strong voice in the #metoo movement.

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    26 mins

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Inspiring Stories of struggle to excellence


I'm not a chef but love cooking . This series of visits to amazing restaurants , hearing the story and struggle behind the success was inspiring .If I could I would love to do a tour to famous restaurants like this .Under , the restaurant in Norway , 6 metres under water just so amazing .
I was sorry when the book ended - well done Tea Malmegard - I looked for more by you - please make more

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Colorful!

I am no foodie, can hardly cook but this series was just superb.
A journey through a small part of the world with the most amazing chefs?! Who would have thought.
I loved ever minute of it, each chef's story different, each one so inspiring, maybe not to cook but to live life to the fullest.
Thank you Tea for opening my mind to world I hardly knew existed.

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Good

Really interesting loved that they took me in their adventure to the behind the scenes of the kitchen. And the importance of food and sustainability.

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great

makes me want to try new dishes and go to all these different restaurants, brilliant food adventure

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  • 18-08-21

chefs deserve to be interviewed

tea is really good at interviewing chefs. tea's accomplishments are commendable as well. I've been in the food biz for decades and I appreciated her level of interviewing skills.

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  • ChefDakotaHall
  • 31-07-21

I wish there was more than one season!

I’m a chef that worked very hard to be proud to call myself a chef and this podcast just hit home. The way the author/interviewer talks to the chefs shes has on the show is amazing, it’s just very fun to listen to. Also the fact that she’s in the restaurants is a very interesting touch that I think makes the podcast different from others in such a great way.

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  • 27-05-21

Not into cooking

This wasn’t that great unless you are really into foods .it didn’t keep my interest

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  • 03-01-21

Relaxing conversations between chefs

Lovely to listen to Behind the Menu while you're cooking! Chef Tea Malmgard is a warm interviewer who draws out the chefs' stories. It's very relaxing to listen to the episodes which are well-paced. The chefs clearly trust Malmgard and talk about their challenges and vulnerabilities and hopes. More episodes please!