In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, co-host and WBEZ food and health reporter Monica Eng visits Chinese-American restaurant DanDan in Milwaukee, named not for the Sichuan noodle dish, but two guys named Dan. Then co-host and Chicago Tribune food and dining reporter Louisa Chu goes to Girl Scouts HQ in Chicago talk about the culinary and cultural importance of cookies. Plus Louisa brings Monica, who refused to eat Thin Mints, the new 100th anniversary Girl Scouts S’mores cookie, but Will She Eat It? (Photo: Girl Scouts S’mores cookies)
Monica reports from Mexico with foreign correspondent friends who do a pulque (fermented maguey sap) tasting but Will They Drink It? Plus an insider shares his top five Mexico City foods. Meanwhile Louisa gets big scoops from chef Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, who reveals the return of familiar flavors and her new conversation sparking collection We’re Not From Here. Then Monica brings Louisa Ukrainian salo (salted pork fat) and Mexican chapulines (spiced roasted grasshoppers) but Will She Eat It?