9 episodes

Everything we do at Cookable is with the goal of making the experience of cooking at home more delightful. But we also know that our relationship with food isn’t always simple or one-dimensional. Each week, our founder Grace Choi enlists the help of an expert to delve into the messy and wonderful complexities of food in our everyday lives.

Cookable Presents: The Psyche Eats Grace Choi

    • Food
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

Everything we do at Cookable is with the goal of making the experience of cooking at home more delightful. But we also know that our relationship with food isn’t always simple or one-dimensional. Each week, our founder Grace Choi enlists the help of an expert to delve into the messy and wonderful complexities of food in our everyday lives.

    Aliyah Morgenstern and Tami Kremer-Sadlik: How We Teach Our Kids to Eat

    Aliyah Morgenstern and Tami Kremer-Sadlik: How We Teach Our Kids to Eat

    What do we talk about when we talk about food with our children? What are the differences between American and French dinnertime practices, and how are these differences reflective of cultural ideologies and the roles food play in our everyday lives? Aliya and Tami join me for a lively and engaging discussion on the challenges of learning to cook, raise kids, and shape our children’s perspectives on food from infancy and beyond.

    • 50 min
    Wilson Tang: Keeping the Foot on the Gas

    Wilson Tang: Keeping the Foot on the Gas

    Nom Wah Tea Parlor is a Chinatown mainstay, celebrating its centennial this year. When Wilson Tang took over ten years ago, he breathed new life into the establishment, taking it from bakery to vintage dim sum parlor, opening new locations, and branching out into new forms of customer engagement. Then, COVID hit. Wilson talks about what this period has meant for him as a caretaker of a business and its staff, a mentor to other food ventures, and a parent and model for his kids. Photo by Natalie Chitwood.

    • 36 min
    Bonus Episode: Grace Choi on A Therapist Takes Her Own Advice

    Bonus Episode: Grace Choi on A Therapist Takes Her Own Advice

    Rebekah Shackney of A Therapist Takes Her Own Advice invited me onto her show to talk about the ways in which we communicate our identities, emotions, and complex inner worlds through the foods we choose to eat. Why is it that we turn to childhood comfort foods and make sourdough during a time of collective frustration and upheaval? How do our most seminal childhood memories experienced through food?

    • 50 min
    Melanie Dunea: First Came Training, Then Came the Hustle

    Melanie Dunea: First Came Training, Then Came the Hustle

    What people see when they first see Melanie Dunea is an established photographer, beloved in the food world, who has rubbed shoulders with and created intimate portraits for the likes of Jose Andres, Anthony Bourdain, and Melissa Clark. What they don’t see is a history of nose-to-the-grindstone work dating back to childhood summers with her grandfather, early days of apprenticeship, or the ongoing effort of fighting for herself and her convictions. (Compassion factors in as well, as I discover quickly.)

    • 32 min
    Eric Kim: Undoing Racist Systems, Normalizing Spam

    Eric Kim: Undoing Racist Systems, Normalizing Spam

    Like many ethnic and racial minorities, Eric Kim is in pursuit of change. A food writer and recipe developer with a passionate following and a Korean American cookbook on the way, he uses his platform to provide entertainment, inspiration, and information. Among many things, we explored what it means to be Asian American in support of Black Lives Matter, and the snowball effect this could have on how marginalized foods like Spam can become normalized by society. 

    • 47 min
    Barron Lerner: The Feeling of Misophonia

    Barron Lerner: The Feeling of Misophonia

    Chewing. Lip-smacking. Sniffing. In repetition, these sounds or triggers are enough to make someone with misophonia experience an intense and involuntary response of anxiety, contempt, or even rage. While everyone's experience with misophonia is subjective, the psychological "fight-or-flight" response is so consistent that it has been the topic of medical study for two decades. It is a fascinating and chronic condition that renowned physician and writer Dr. Barron Lerner lives with and shares with me here.

    • 32 min

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