Cover image of Chewing
(49)

Rank #173 in Food category

Arts
Food
Health & Fitness

Chewing

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #173 in Food category

Arts
Food
Health & Fitness
Read more

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

Read more

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

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.

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.

Listen to:

Cover image of Chewing

Chewing

Updated 7 days ago

Read more

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

Rank #1: Episode 6: Nostalgia & Burt’s Pizza

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #2: Episode 44: Kimbal Musk, Beyond Meat, Lifeway Kefir

Podcast cover
Read more

Louisa talks to tech and food entrepreneur Kimbal Musk. Then she and Monica talk to Lifeway CEO and "The Kefir Cookbook" author Julie Smolansky. Plus new Beyond Meat sausages and head cheese lunch meat, but Will They Eat It?

Apr 30 2018

1hr 3mins

Play

Rank #3: Episode 16: Christopher Kimball, balut, and new global food

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #4: Episode 19: Dr. Andrew Weil, Upton's Naturals food, and eating your feelings

Podcast cover
Read more

Louisa and Monica talk to Dr. Andrew Weil and Upton’s Naturals founder Dan Staackmann about healing and navigating sensitive feelings at the gathering table this season. Plus a vegan BBQ jackfruit sandwich and al pastor tacos but Will She Eat It?

Nov 24 2016

56mins

Play

Rank #5: Episode 49: Self Care Through Food

Podcast cover
Read more

Aug 23 2018

59mins

Play

Rank #6: Episode 42: Cheezborgers and Makeovers

Podcast cover
Read more

Louisa talks to Billy Goat Tavern owner about secret menu cheezborger. Monica talks to Hon Kee BBQ owner about extreme glamour makeover. Then back to the Goat for an Obama burger tasting plus a surprise fried wiener ball, but Will She Eat It?

Mar 30 2018

33mins

Play

Rank #7: Episode 63: Meat, Mead, and a West Side Licking Story

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #8: Episode 21: Dorie Greenspan cookies and year in review

Podcast cover
Read more

Bestselling cookbook author Dorie Greenspan talks cookies, holiday and more, plus her new sweet revolution #cookiesandkindness. Then the Curious City crew tastes hot Dr. Pepper and lemon, a Christmas tree drink, but is it a Delicious Combo? Plus Louisa, Monica, and Iris blow out the Chewing pantry for a year end binge including expired bacon and prawn potato chips but Will She Eat It?

Dec 23 2016

42mins

Play

Rank #9: Episode 24: Season Finale, Lidia Bastianich, Dumplingfest, and more

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode of the Chewing food and health podcast, co-host and Chicago Tribune food reporter Louisa Chu talks to Emmy Award winning chef and author Lidia Bastianich. Plus Louisa visits Chinatown with Dumpling and Bacon Fests founder Seth Zurer. Then podcast co-host and WBEZ health reporter Monica Eng explores surprising Taiwanese food at a Gold Coast Chicago restaurant for the series she likes to call What Chinese People Eat When Chinese People Go to Chinese Restaurants, but Will She Eat It?

Feb 03 2017

47mins

Play

Rank #10: Episode 50: What's Your Beef?

Podcast cover
Read more

Sep 11 2018

58mins

Play

Rank #11: Episode 26: Food Trucks, Immigrant Food, and a Sandwich Surprise

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #12: Episode 28: Potsticker Dating Game, Mayo and Mild Sauce

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #13: Episode 31: Restaurant critic Phil Vettel, plus world’s healthiest and worst foods?

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #14: Episode 32: Despacito Jibarito, Michelin Hong Kong Dive

Podcast cover
Read more

Monica takes us to Hong Kong’s Michelin starred dive Tim Ho Wan. Louisa invites her to surprisingly popular Chicago shop Jibaritos y Mas. Then they welcome Chewing superfan (Monica’s mom) to taste a blood sausage jibarito, but Will She Eat It?

Aug 25 2017

30mins

Play

Rank #15: Extra: I Heart Halal food festival

Podcast cover
Read more

Apr 12 2018

9mins

Play

Rank #16: Episode 27: Aviary Cocktail Cookbook & The Onion Mystery Bar Challenge

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Play

Rank #17: Episode 30: Street Food & Lemon Cake

Podcast cover
Read more

Jul 18 2017

46mins

Play

Rank #18: Episode 64: Whiskey, cider, and ketchup Doritos

Podcast cover
Read more

Aug 05 2019

35mins

Play

Rank #19: EPISODE 36: Life Liberty & Gentrification: W/ Alpana Singh and Thai & Danielle Dang.

Podcast cover
Read more

This week Monica and Louisa talk to restaurateur Alpana Singh about some big life changes--including the moment Seth Kunin (Monica's just departed brother-in-law) changed the trajectory of her life with one act of kindness. Then Louisa hears more moving stories in the food business from chef Thai and Danielle Dang who are working to create personal connections and delicious food in a community torn by gentrification.   

Nov 04 2017

35mins

Play

Rank #20: Episode 33: Trash Tiki Drinks & Hong Kong Foodie Customs

Podcast cover
Read more

Monica talks strange Hong Kong food customs and craft beer pairings. Louisa talks low-waste Trash Tiki. Then smoking tiki cocktails, but Will They Drink It?

Sep 22 2017

34mins

Play