Episode 37: Ropa Vieja with Tony Rodriguez

Watch out: this episode contains so, so many swear words. In so many languages. Actor Tony Rodriguez joins Katherine Spiers to talk about ropa vieja, the hilarity of Spanglish, and how Christopher Columbus was the Jared Kushner of his time.

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Episode 34: Jerk Chicken with Danielle Salmon

What's the difference between blogging and journalism-ing? That and the history of perhaps Jamaica's favorite dish as food blogger Danielle Salmon of Follow My Gut joins Katherine to talk history and drunk Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Episode 33: Restaurant Life with Tory McPhail

Commander's Palace is the most famous restaurant in New Orleans, which makes it one of the most famous in the U.S. Katherine talks with its executive chef, Tory McPhail, about life as a young chef, coming up through the ranks, and the differences between Cajun and Creole.

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Music: Drop, Diplo & DJ Snake feat. Big Freedia

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Episode 31: Alfajores with Lisa Hanawalt

BoJack Horseman producer and James Beard Award-winning writer and illustrator Lisa Hanawalt joins Katherine to talk about alfajores, the cookie of her people. Plus, famous quotes about poop, and people being mean on the internet. And check out Lisa's book, Hot Dog Taste Test!

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Music: This Girl, Kungs vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners

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Episode 29: Restaurant History with Jacques Pepin

Jacques Pepin, the legendary French chef who changed American cuisine, joined Katherine to remember when cheffing was a blue-collar job; turning down a job in the Kennedy White House; and his work with Julia Child. Plus, his childhood in occupied France, when clowning on Nazis was a hobby. (Also, here are the books he references in the interview: La Technique and Ten Restaurants That Changed America.)

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Music: Let's Face The Music And Dance, Nat King Cole

Episode 27: American Chop Suey with Doree Shafrir

Journalist, author and podcaster Doree Shafrir joins Katherine to discuss everything from the Kardashians to the Moosewood Cookbook. Plus, something she called "American Chop Suey," which Katherine didn't know anything about. And buy Doree's book, Startup - it's a fun read!

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Music: Strange Powers, The Magnetic Fields

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