Salt & Spine
Summary: 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.
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 James at San Francisco's The Civic Kitchen.
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.
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.
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.
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…