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Chewing

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Food and health podcast by Chicago Tribune Food & Dining reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ Food & Health reporter Monica Eng.

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Food and health podcast by Chicago Tribune Food & Dining reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ Food & Health reporter Monica Eng.

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Great

By DouginLoganSquare - Jan 06 2018
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I’ve never saw this until Jan 2018. Why was it never mentioned on WBEZ?

Two classy ladies!

By drowsey - Apr 03 2017
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Louisa and Monica are fabulous. Entertaining and educational.

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
2
1
1
3

Great

By DouginLoganSquare - Jan 06 2018
Read more
I’ve never saw this until Jan 2018. Why was it never mentioned on WBEZ?

Two classy ladies!

By drowsey - Apr 03 2017
Read more
Louisa and Monica are fabulous. Entertaining and educational.

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Chewing

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Food and health podcast by Chicago Tribune Food & Dining reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ Food & Health reporter Monica Eng.

Episode 16: Christopher Kimball, balut, and new global food

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Christopher Kimball, best known for America's Test Kitchen talks his new Milk Street Kitchen, and plays Delicious Combo. Plus a visit to a Filipino food festival for balut, duck egg embryo, for "Will She Eat It?"

Oct 14 2016

38mins

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Episode 6: Nostalgia & Burt’s Pizza

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How does memory affect our relationship with food? Monica chews it over with chefs Sam Kass, Gale Gand, Dave Beran, Ming Tsai,and Nathalie DuPree. Louisa talks pizza memories with Burt’s Pizza founder Burt Katz. And psychiatrist Drew Ramsey tells us how to eat for optimal brain and mental health. Finally, Louisa brings Monica and Iris twists on nostalgic treats from their Chinese childhoods—but will they eat them? Press play to find out. (Photo: Burt's Place pizza by Louisa Chu)

Apr 22 2016

1hr 6mins

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Episode 5: "Ethnic" v. "White" Food

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This week on the Chewing podcast, co-hosts Louisa Chu and Monica Eng talk “Ethnic” versus “White” food, whatever that means. They discuss with Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, also the star of the new documentary “City of Gold”, as well as Lucky Peach editor in chief Chris Ying, and author of The Wurst of Lucky Peach: A Treasury of Encased Meat. Plus Louisa offers Monica the classic Chinese-American dish egg foo young, but Will She Eat It? (Photo: takeout sweet and sour pork, fried, rice, and egg roll in Chicago, by Louisa Chu)

Apr 08 2016

51mins

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Episode 57: Best and Worst of the Year

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Dec 28 2018

1hr 12mins

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Episode 22: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Mexico, Foreign and Familiar

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Monica reports from Mexico with foreign correspondent friends who do a pulque (fermented maguey sap) tasting but Will They Drink It? Plus an insider shares his top five Mexico City foods. Meanwhile Louisa gets big scoops from chef Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, who reveals the return of familiar flavors and her new conversation sparking collection We’re Not From Here. Then Monica brings Louisa Ukrainian salo (salted pork fat) and Mexican chapulines (spiced roasted grasshoppers) but Will She Eat It?

Jan 06 2017

1hr 1min

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Episode 49: Self Care Through Food

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Aug 23 2018

59mins

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Episode 23: Girl Scout cookies, Chinese-American food, and s'more

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In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, co-host and WBEZ food and health reporter Monica Eng visits Chinese-American restaurant DanDan in Milwaukee, named not for the Sichuan noodle dish, but two guys named Dan. Then co-host and Chicago Tribune food and dining reporter Louisa Chu goes to Girl Scouts HQ in Chicago talk about the culinary and cultural importance of cookies. Plus Louisa brings Monica, who refused to eat Thin Mints, the new 100th anniversary Girl Scouts S’mores cookie, but Will She Eat It? (Photo: Girl Scouts S’mores cookies)

Jan 20 2017

41mins

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Episode 26: Food Trucks, Immigrant Food, and a Sandwich Surprise

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In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, Louisa Chu welcomes fellow Chicago Tribune Food and Dining reporter Nick Kindelsperger, aka Taco Nick, as a guest co-host, while Monica Eng is off writing her debut book on magical dumplings. First, Louisa and Nick visit food trucks, licensed and not, to investigate for a new segment, We Don’t Get It. Then they invite colleague Joseph Hernandez to discuss immigrant food. And Nick brings a pair of peculiar South Side Chicago sandwiches, the sweet steak and Jim Shoe, aka Gym Shoe, but Will We Eat It? (Photo: Gym Shoe sandwich by Southtown Sub)

May 19 2017

52mins

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Episode 41: What's old is good again

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Monica talks to three super seniors on their food and health secrets. Then she and Louisa welcome a longtime listener who brings a spicy rabbit head but Will They Eat It?

Mar 19 2018

45mins

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Episode 60: Ruth Reichl, easy weeknight dinners, bibimbap pie

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Louisa talks to Gourmet editor and author Ruth Reichl. Monica gets easy weeknight dinners ideas on James Beard red carpet. Bibimbap pie, but Will She Eat It?

May 24 2019

31mins

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Episode 63: Meat, Mead, and a West Side Licking Story

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Louisa talks to The Licking restaurant co-founder Elric "E-Class" Prince on the West Side of Chicago. Monica learns about a modern meat raffle and visits an award-winning meadery.

Jul 22 2019

46mins

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Episode 46: Big Stars

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May 28 2018

53mins

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Episode 3: Le Doggy Bag

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This week on Chewing, co-hosts Louisa Chu and Monica Eng DOGGY BAG it! But how safe is it? And why don’t we always do it? What’s the science and culture behind the one thing we can control to reduce food waste worldwide? Monica talks to the Undersecretary of Agriculture and for once they’re not fighting. Instead they agree on one of the most important ways to cut food waste in the nation. Then we call up extreme doggy bagger, Serious Eats founder Ed Levine. And Louisa brings Monica and producer Iris Lin a Leap Year leftover, but Will She Eat It? (Photo: Raccoon doggy bag from annual Coon Feed in Delafield, Wisconsin, by Louisa Chu)

Mar 11 2016

41mins

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Episode 40: Feeling Good Food

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Mar 05 2018

55mins

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Episode 31: Restaurant critic Phil Vettel, plus world’s healthiest and worst foods?

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Monica learns all about lentils, world’s healthiest food? She and Louisa lunch with veteran Chicago Tribune restaurant critic and pal Phil Vettel. Dessert is 7-Eleven 90th anniversary Birthday Cake Snack Pie, but Will They Eat It?

Aug 04 2017

46mins

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Episode 28: Potsticker Dating Game, Mayo and Mild Sauce

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In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, Louisa Chu and guest co-host Bill Daley, fellow Chicago Tribune Food and Dining reporter, welcome back Monica Eng (who’s finished writing her debut book on magical dumplings). First, they talk about the importance of potstickers in dating profiles. Then Bill tells the stories behind his stories on mayo and Chicago’s mild sauce. Finally, Louisa offers Monica and Bill Japanese themed snacks but Will They Eat / Drink It?

Jun 23 2017

41mins

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Episode 43: Acid Trip, Salad Club, & Herbal Jelly

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Apr 16 2018

48mins

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Episode 27: Aviary Cocktail Cookbook & The Onion Mystery Bar Challenge

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In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, Louisa Chu and guest co-host Joseph Hernandez, fellow Chicago Tribune Food and Dining reporter, toast cocktails (while Monica Eng finishes her debut book on mystical noodles and dumplings). First, Louisa visits The Aviary bar owner Nick Kokonas for new cookbook and New York City location sneak peek details. Then Louisa and Joseph discuss why there is no Chicago cocktail. Finally, Joseph accepts a mystery bar challenge at The Onion offices, but Will We Drink It?

Jun 02 2017

54mins

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Episode 30: Street Food & Lemon Cake

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Jul 18 2017

46mins

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Episode 59: Pizza and Ship Shape

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Feb 18 2019

35mins

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Episode 70: Thanksgiving & Baking

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Nov 26 2019

54mins

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Episode 69: Ramen, okonomiyaki, how to shop for Japanese groceries

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Monica Eng visits Mitsuwa Marketplace to learn how to shop for Japanese groceries. Yoshi's Cafe owner Nobuko Katsumura teaches her how to eat ramen. Louisa Chu talks to Gaijin owners about okonomiyaki. Monica dares Louisa to taste cheese flavored fish sausage, but Will She Eat It?

Nov 12 2019

1hr 7mins

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Episode 68: Episode 68: Patel Brothers, Superkhana, Thattu, best sustainable diet

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Louisa Chu visits newest Patel Brothers, the largest Indian grocery chain in North America. Monica Eng talks to a Johns Hopkins researcher about the best diet to save the planet. Louisa learns sweet loves stories behind biscuit desserts at Superkhana International and Thattu. Monica dares her to eat spicy fish roe potato chips, but Will She Eat It?

Oct 28 2019

1hr 4mins

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Episode 67: Carlos Gaytan, Micki Maynard, Penny Pollack

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Memories and the Way We Ate: Mexican-American Top Chef Carlos Gaytan reveals story behind new French-Mexican restaurant Tzuco in Chicago. NPR / NYT alum journalist Micki Maynard shares over dim sum how to interview family. Chicago magazine former dining editor Penny Pollack talks about her life in food. Louisa Chu dares Monica Eng to try Parle-G biscuits, but Will She Eat It?

Oct 12 2019

56mins

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Episode 66: Mushrooms, Mooncakes, and Nightcaps

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Chicago woodsman Brendan Fox talks organic gardening and mushrooms. The Violet Hour owner and mixologist Toby Maloney and cocktails author Kara Newman to talk nightcaps. Peninsula chef Elmo Han talks mooncakes. Louisa dares Monica to eat vegetarian mooncakes from Shanghai but Will She Eat It?

Sep 13 2019

56mins

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Episode 65: Carb-O-Rama with bread, ramen, and chips

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James Beard award winning baker Greg Wade at Publican Quality Bread. "Let's Make Ramen" authors Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan. Monica offers Louisa cucumber flavor potato chips, but Will She Eat It?

Aug 26 2019

39mins

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Episode 64: Whiskey, cider, and ketchup Doritos

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Aug 05 2019

35mins

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Episode 63: Meat, Mead, and a West Side Licking Story

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Louisa talks to The Licking restaurant co-founder Elric "E-Class" Prince on the West Side of Chicago. Monica learns about a modern meat raffle and visits an award-winning meadery.

Jul 22 2019

46mins

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Episode 62: Girls of Summer: Lem’s Bar-B-Q, Pretty Cool Ice Cream, Terzo Piano

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Jun 29 2019

1hr

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Episode 61: Korean chefs Beverly Kim, Bill Kim, and more

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Louisa visits award-winning Korean restaurant San Soo Gab San to talk to restaurateur Christopher Kim. Monica talks to James Beard winning chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark of Parachute restaurant. Plus chef and author Bill Kim attends the Greater Chicago Food Depository chef training graduation and Sophie Kim explains Korean dining etiquette.

Jun 10 2019

1hr 2mins

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Episode 60: Ruth Reichl, easy weeknight dinners, bibimbap pie

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Louisa talks to Gourmet editor and author Ruth Reichl. Monica gets easy weeknight dinners ideas on James Beard red carpet. Bibimbap pie, but Will She Eat It?

May 24 2019

31mins

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Episode 59: Pizza and Ship Shape

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Feb 18 2019

35mins

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Episode 58: Notes From Abroad...Or Two Broads!

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Louisa visits iconic Italian-American restaurant Sabatino's on their last night. Monica learns about a dinner called La Bestia, bringing awareness to contributions of immigrants. Plus she talks to a German woman living in London about the secrets of Aldi. Then Monica dares Louisa and Iris to eat Russian dried fish, but Will They Eat It?

Feb 01 2019

44mins

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Episode 57: Best and Worst of the Year

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Dec 28 2018

1hr 12mins

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Episode 56: Wait Weight Cheesecake

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Dec 14 2018

57mins

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Episode 55: Daring Food Do-Gooders

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Nov 28 2018

1hr 14mins

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Episode 54: All Awesome Ladies

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Nov 14 2018

1hr 4mins

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Episode 53: All Chefs Great and Small

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Louisa sits down with Noma chefs Rene Redzepi and David Zilber about “The Noma Guide to Fermentation." Then Monica chats up chef Marcus Samuelsson about cooking for presidents, and MasterChef Junior chef Evan Robinson about going to Slow Food Terra Madre. Plus Louisa dares Monica's resident budding chef Matteo to eat her special super spicy ramen but Will He Eat It?

Oct 31 2018

1hr 5mins

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Episode 52: Bao and Boom

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Pixar "Bao" director Domee Shi and producer Becky Neiman-Cobb talk about the story behind the dark dumpling short film. Monica investigates an exploding watermelon gene, then breast milk with "Like a Mother" author Angela Garbes. Plus Louisa offers a duck fat maple latte but Will She Drink It?

Oct 15 2018

56mins

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Episode 51: Cool Smut and Moon Cakes

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Sep 28 2018

50mins

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