In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, Louisa Chu and guest co-host Joseph Hernandez, fellow Chicago Tribune Food and Dining reporter, toast cocktails (while Monica Eng finishes her debut book on mystical noodles and dumplings). First, Louisa visits The Aviary bar owner Nick Kokonas for new cookbook and New York City location sneak peek details. Then Louisa and Joseph discuss why there is no Chicago cocktail. Finally, Joseph accepts a mystery bar challenge at The Onion offices, but Will We Drink It?
In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, Louisa Chu welcomes fellow Chicago Tribune Food and Dining reporter Nick Kindelsperger, aka Taco Nick, as a guest co-host, while Monica Eng is off writing her debut book on magical dumplings. First, Louisa and Nick visit food trucks, licensed and not, to investigate for a new segment, We Don’t Get It. Then they invite colleague Joseph Hernandez to discuss immigrant food. And Nick brings a pair of peculiar South Side Chicago sandwiches, the sweet steak and Jim Shoe, aka Gym Shoe, but Will We Eat It? (Photo: Gym Shoe sandwich by Southtown Sub)
In this season three premiere episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, co-host and WBEZ Curious City reporter Monica Eng reveals she’s going to China to research magical dumplings for her debut book. Then Monica and co-host, Chicago Tribune food reporter Louisa Chu, welcome Louisa’s colleague Nick Kindelsperger to talk about his story on the curious delicacy, dill pickle on a peppermint stick. And Monica and Louisa offer Nick a chamoy pickle, pickle ice, and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, but Will He Eat It? (Photo: magical dumplings aka xiao long bao aka soup dumplings at Imperial Lamian in Chicago, by Louisa Chu)
In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, co-host and Chicago Tribune food reporter Louisa Chu talks to Emmy Award winning chef and author Lidia Bastianich. Plus Louisa visits Chinatown with Dumpling and Bacon Fests founder Seth Zurer. Then podcast co-host and WBEZ health reporter Monica Eng explores surprising Taiwanese food at a Gold Coast Chicago restaurant for the series she likes to call What Chinese People Eat When Chinese People Go to Chinese Restaurants, but Will She Eat It?
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?
Bestselling cookbook author Dorie Greenspan talks cookies, holiday and more, plus her new sweet revolution #cookiesandkindness. Then the Curious City crew tastes hot Dr. Pepper and lemon, a Christmas tree drink, but is it a Delicious Combo? Plus Louisa, Monica, and Iris blow out the Chewing pantry for a year end binge including expired bacon and prawn potato chips but Will She Eat It?
Monica Eng talks to singer, songwriter, and musician Dave Matthews about food including his favorite home recipe, hot dish. Then she talks to photographer and blogger Monica Kass Rogers about Lost Recipes Found including Liberace's favorite pie. Plus Louisa Chu gets blood orange Nutella meringue made with real blood, but Will She Eat It? (Photo: Mile-High Strawberry Pie by Monica Kass Rogers)
Louisa and Monica talk to Dr. Andrew Weil and Upton’s Naturals founder Dan Staackmann about healing and navigating sensitive feelings at the gathering table this season. Plus a vegan BBQ jackfruit sandwich and al pastor tacos but Will She Eat It?
Monica Eng and Louisa Chu talk home cooking with Rodale CEO and blogger Maria Rodale about her new book Scratch; plus go to a Chinatown basement food court for WCPEWCPGTCR (What Chinese People Eat When Chinese People Go to Chinese Restaurants) with Sauced in Translation host Howie Southworth; then the inaugural Strange Foods Festival Chicago for grilled brains and mystery egg but WSEI (Will She Eat It)?