Salt & Spine

By Brian Hogan Stewart

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We tell the compelling stories behind cookbooks you won't get anywhere else. Featuring interviews with leading authors, we explore the art and craft of cookbooks, looking at both new and vintage cookbooks and the inspirations behind them … the compelling people who create them … and their impact on home cooks and the culinary world.

Episode Date
Edward Lee, Buttermilk Graffiti
Edward Lee is the author of Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine, which tells sixteen compelling stories of people redefining culinary traditions across the country. We sit down with Edward at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen.
Jun 12, 2018
Emily Kaiser Thelin, Unforgettable
Emily Kaiser Thelin is the author of Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life, a culinary biography of renowned cookbook author Paula Wolfert, featuring more than 50 recipes. We sit down with Emily at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen.
Jun 05, 2018
James Syhabout, Hawker Fare
Chef James Syhabout is the author of Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chef’s Thai Isan & Lao Roots—part cookbook, part memoir of the Michelin-starred chef's life. The book includes nearly 100 recipes, including James' version of khao mun gai (poached chicken and rice.) We sit down with James at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen.
May 29, 2018
Preeti Mistry, Juhu Beach Club
Chef Preeti Mistry is the author of The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook: Indian Spice, Oakland Soul, which chronicles her life story, from her childhood to her time on Top Chef to the years she and her wife Ann spent running the popular Juhu Beach Club restaurant. The book includes over 100 recipes, including the famous Manchurian Cauliflower. We sit down with Preeti at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen.
May 22, 2018
Nigella Lawson, At My Table
Nigella Lawson's latest work, At My Table, is a celebration of home cooking and includes over 100 accessible and delicious recipes—from the chicken and pea tray bake (which we loved) to Turkish eggs to a recipe for "subverting" that spiralizer in your pantry. We sit down with Nigella at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen in our first episode.
May 15, 2018
Trailer: Salt + Spine, Stories Behind Cookbooks
Coming on May 15: Salt + Spine, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks. Featuring interviews with leading cookbook authors. This season: Nigella Lawson, Samin Nosrat, Jacques Pepin, Preeti Mistry, James Syhabout, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, and more…
May 08, 2018