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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Betty Fussell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Betty Fussell, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Betty Fussell. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Betty Fussell, often where they are interviewed.

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The Legendary Betty Fussell, Part 2

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Denise and Diane continue their conversation with the author of My Kitchen Wars and Eat Live Love Die: Selected Essays, Betty Fussell.

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Read Betty Fussell is Fierce, Funny and Frank by Kelly Grogan.

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Join our community, get links to past episodes, or drop us a line!Women Beyond a Certain Age is a weekly podcast by Denise Vivaldo and Diane Worthington. They bring their own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoints to the topics they discuss. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women. Diane Worthington, host and producer. Diane’s books on Amazon.Denise Vivaldo, host and producer. Denise’s books on Amazon.All other hats worn by Cindie Flannigan. See Cindie’s work here.

Mar 01 2020 · 24mins
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The Legendary Betty Fussell, Part 1

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Denise and Diane sit down with the author of My Kitchen Wars and Eat Live Love Die: Selected Essays, Betty Fussell.

Get her books!

Read Betty Fussell is Fierce, Funny and Frank by Kelly Grogan.

Join our community, get links to past episodes, or drop us a line!Women Beyond a Certain Age is a weekly podcast by Denise Vivaldo and Diane Worthington. They bring their own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoints to the topics they discuss. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women. Diane Worthington, host and producer. Diane’s books on Amazon.Denise Vivaldo, host and producer. Denise’s books on Amazon.All other hats worn by Cindie Flannigan. See Cindie’s work here.

Feb 23 2020 · 27mins
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Episode 227: My Kitchen Wars with Betty Fussell

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The kitchen is a battle place! Tune in to this week’s Eat Your Words, as host Cathy Erway welcomes Betty Fussell, author of “My Kitchen Wars: A Memoir” among ten other books, ranging from biography to cookbooks, food history and memoir. Chatting about her unparalleled career path, Betty shares the trials and tribulations publishing her work not only as a woman but also in convincing the world that there is more to food than recipes. After the break, Cathy delves into Betty’s deep rooted interest in culinary history and how she blazed the way for American food writers everywhere. Highlighting cuisines across the country, Betty explains that though true regional dishes are somewhat rare these days, they reveal clues about the area’s past, people, and cultures. Listen in to a wonderful conversation! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.





Photo by Norman Jean Roy for Vogue, Aug ’08

“The kitchen is a battle place. You are fighting with ingredients in order to transform them into something you can eat!” [9:13]

Betty Fussell on Eat Your Words

Apr 26 2015 · 32mins
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Episode 24: Betty Fussell

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Betty Fussell is an American success story – and one of the most celebrated and beloved writers in food. Over the last 50 years her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Savuer, Vogue, Food & Wine and many more varied publications. Her memoir, Kitchen Wars was performed in Hollywood and New York as a one woman show by actress Dorothy Lyman. She’s written more than 11 books and has taught courses in English Literature, food writing and food history. Betty has seen it all and remains as sharp as the young writers making waves in today’s food world. She grew up in the depression and did everything she could to break free of the traditions ad restrictions in her day that held women back.

“When the food world was French, I was American.” [19:00]

–Betty Fussell on Evolutionaries

Apr 16 2014 · 22mins
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Episode 114: Betty Fussell, The Accidental Food Historian

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American food writer Betty Fussell joins Linda Pelaccio this week on “A Taste of the Past” for a conversation on culinary history, cultural identity and food literature. Betty is an award-winning writer and is the author of eleven books, ranging from biography to cookbooks, food history and memoir. Learn how she discovered food through travel and writing and became an “accidental” food historian. Listen as Betty describes the American cuisine she discovered throughout her life and elaborates on everything from corn fields to Mexican markets. Find out why Betty fell in love with New York City as she reads one of her literary passages live on-air! This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.



“The food of my family was absolutely terrible – the land of the bland! It was Midwestern bible belt food in California. The discovery of the drama of what food could be was enormous!” [07:08]

“Corn created settlements, it’s the basis of our agriculture in the Western world. It’s totally different from the plow culture of Europe.” [12:15]

“I have two romances – one is the California landscape I grew up in, two is New York City. The wonder of New York City has never left me, it’s the last of the great cities of the last two centuries.” [21:20]

–Betty Fussell on A Taste of the Past

Oct 11 2012 · 29mins
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Episode 17: Betty Fussell

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This week on The Main Course, Patrick and guest host Shanna Pacifico are joined by special guest, acclaimed author, and beef & corn expert Betty Fussell.

Aug 09 2009 · 52mins