100 episodes

Food and health podcast by Chicago Tribune food critic Louisa Chu and Axios Chicago reporter Monica Eng.

Chewing Chicago Tribune's Louisa Chu and Axios Chicago's Monica Eng

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 69 Ratings

Food and health podcast by Chicago Tribune food critic Louisa Chu and Axios Chicago reporter Monica Eng.

    Episode 116: Thanksgiving, Little Fat Boy, Loaf Lounge

    Episode 116: Thanksgiving, Little Fat Boy, Loaf Lounge

    This week, we're gearing up for Thanksgiving by sharing our traditions (and disasters). Monica talks to Frankie Gaw, aka Little Fat Boy, about his first generation Taiwanese-American cookbook. Plus, she checks in with former Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Paula Camp at her cidery. Lastly, Louisa surprises Monica and Iris with a Thanksgiving pastry from Loaf Lounge.
     
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    First Generation: Recipes from My Taiwanese-American Home by Frankie Gaw

    Carriage House Ciders

    Loaf Lounge

    • 49 min
    Episode 115: Grocery Stores, Beer and Bratwurst Potato Chips

    Episode 115: Grocery Stores, Beer and Bratwurst Potato Chips

    This week, Monica explains the big news about the Jewel and Mariano's grocery store merger. She also shares the new grocery report card on antibiotic policies. Then, Louisa and Monica share grocery tips and talk about the politics of grocery store decisions. Plus, the ladies try beer and brat flavored potato chips from...you guessed it...Aldi!

    • 45 min
    Episode 114: Publican Quality Bread, Historic Pot Pies and Oil-Fried Ghosts

    Episode 114: Publican Quality Bread, Historic Pot Pies and Oil-Fried Ghosts

    This week, Monica concludes her conversation with Oprah’s former personal chef Art Smith. Plus, she talks to James Beard award-winning chef Greg Wade about his debut cookbook. Louisa tells us about her search for the woman behind the historic pot pie recipe in Chicago, and then we hear about some delicious ghost stories.

    • 37 min
    Chewing Extra: Clyde's at Goodman Theater

    Chewing Extra: Clyde's at Goodman Theater

    This week, Monica talks to production director Tyler Jacobson about sandwiches and the behind-the-scenes of the play Clyde's now showing at the Goodman Theater.

    • 9 min
    Episode 113: Reunion, Art Smith, Maa Maa Dei mooncakes

    Episode 113: Reunion, Art Smith, Maa Maa Dei mooncakes

    Louisa and Monica are back to report on their summer vacations. Monica talks to Oprah’s former personal chef Art Smith, plus, Louisa picks up some street corner mooncakes for the ladies to try.

    • 51 min
    Episode 112: Summer vacation food, “The Bear” and Italian beef

    Episode 112: Summer vacation food, “The Bear” and Italian beef

    This week, it's the season finale where Monica Eng and Louisa Chu get Jeremy Allen White, star of the new Chicago-based show "The Bear," to do a Chicago accent. Plus, Louisa shares her list of the best Italian beef to binge with the show.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

sapatero ,

Good Stuff

I really enjoy listening to the episodes. Always good information presented in a fun, enjoyable manner.

Harris Chrisson ,

OMG RESURRECTED?!

I cannot believe this podcast has existed for years and I never knew! I loved Chewing the Fat and thought it simply ended. Loved it so much I went back to listen to the Lunar New Year episode, and did a specific search for the episode in which you tasted international potato chip flavors. Thats when I found Chewing! So thrilled to hear you two together again, talking about my favorite topic: food. Keep up the great work!!!

K Ess ,

Better show notes!

I live the show, I just wish I could click on the show notes to see the topics and, more importantly, see the names of restaurants/ products that are discussed.

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