Aspiring foodies AJ McNaughton and Kathleen Sturgeon attempt to learn all there is to know about the culinary industry. They are joined weekly by experts in the culinary industry, as well as their friends, to discuss food myths, play games and tell stories from the kitchen. Lunch Break is part of the Appen Media Group family of podcasts based in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Lunch Break Episode Guide

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Camping when you're an adult can be a lot better than camping when you're a kid if you bring enough beer and are with seasoned pros. AJ and Kimber dip their toes into sleeping outdoors with help from their friends Mitch and Nicole. They eat chili, toot a fair amount from said chili and then …

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Kimber and AJ check off two haunts from their list of must-visit spots in STL. They recount their afternoon with stops at The Baked Bear for an ice cream-cookiewich and follow it up with Bemiston Cocktail Club for a Manhattan, Old Milwaukee and a shot of whiskey.

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Your favorite podcast about food has made a significant move... to St. Louis! AND has a new cohost... Kimber McNaughton! That's right folks, another one of those husband and wife podcast where they bicker about who has to do the dishes after dinner. 

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On this very special episode, AJ and Kathleen are on location at Coalition in Downtown Alpharetta with Co-Owner Ryan Pernice and Head Chef/Co-Owner Woody Back to learn more about their history and what makes Coalition a chef driven restaurant.

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This week AJ and Kathleen are making their favorite "Big Game" dips! Kathleen is bringing Buffalo Hummus and we finally get to see if AJ's "Lithuanian Salsa" lives up to the hype as the 2 face off in an office taste test!

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Joining Kathleen and A.J. this week to talk burgers, laughing skulls, smoking sections and "interesting idols" is Michael Benoit, co-founder of The Vortex, the Godfather of burger joints in Atlanta! Check out the link below to participate in their new smoking policy vote.

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Lunch Break celebrates Thanksgiving either a day early... or a day late depending on your perception of the space-time continuum. One of the show's favorite guests Conner returns to talk with Kathleen and AJ about stuffing vs. dressing, Black Friday shopping and the best holiday leftovers.

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Appen Media Group interns Jillian and Nik join Kathleen and AJ to discuss gnocchi and figure out what it is. In true Lunch Break fashion the conversation splinters into social media, ASMR (weird whispering videos) and family trees.

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Something smells fishy... or should we say aspargaussy. Conner Evans returns to the show for the third week in a row to get to the bottom of why your pee smells after eating asparagus. The crew also practices their John Travolta impressions, discuss Conner's resemblance to an early Justin Bi…

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