Eat Your Words is the weekly radio dispatch from Cathy Erway, founder of the blog Not Eating Out In New York. Every week, Cathy is joined by authors of books that you just want to eat up -- from colorful cookbooks to food memoirs to exposes on the food industry, it's all meaty topic for discussion. Tune in to learn what's new and happening in the world of food through its literature.
Coconut & Sambal with Lara Lee
For the season finale of Eat Your Words, Cathy dials up Lara Lee, whose acclaimed new book celebrates Indonesian cuisine. Hear how Lara's fond memories of cooking with her grandmother inspired her to explore her food and culture more, and how Indonesian cooking can be replicated anywhere in the world. Finally, we'll discuss 2020 in food media and lessons learned from an incredibly difficult year for all.
Xi'an Famous Foods with Jason Wang
We can thank Jason Wang for expanding the tastes of New Yorkers and the rest of the world through his popular and influential small chain, Xi'an Famous Foods, specializing in the cuisine of Western China. And his new cookbook, also called Xi'an Famous Foods, is destined to be a classic. Hear Jason on how it all came together, and how his restaurants are coping given the ongoing pandemic.
East by Meera Sodha
Cathy dials up Meera Sodha, bestselling author (and The Guardian’s vegan columnist) to chat about her latest cookbook. We talk about how her book thoughtfully incorporates the cuisines of many Asian countries, and how Meera collaborated with the home cooks and chefs she met on her culinary journeys. We'll also hear about some of Meera's favorites from the book's 120 vegan and vegetarian recipes, which include the likes of Mushroom Bao, Pumpkin Malai Kari, Brussels Sprout Nasi Goreng and Salted Miso Brownies.
The Chilean Kitchen
Cathy dials up the authors of The Chilean Kitchen, Pilar Hernandez and Eileen Smith. They discuss the classics of Chilean cuisine and the rich history of influences that has molded it over the centuries.
Snacky Tunes Cookbook
Cathy welcomes Darin and Greg Bresnitz, the hosts of the podcast Snacky Tunes on HRN, and authors of a new cookbook on food and music also called Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient. The authors share the fun behind-the-scenes of working on the book, which includes recipes from acclaimed chefs around the globe including May Chow, Pooja Dhingra, Alex Atala, and more.
To kick off the fall season, Cathy welcomes to the show Tom Philpott, a veteran food and environmental reporter currently with Mother Jones. Tom's new book, Perilous Bounty, is an urgent wake-up call to the plight of the American farming system that just might remind you of classics like Silent Spring and The Jungle.