Rank #1: Episode 38: Cleaning Out the Cupboards
Chewing is back for its Season 4 premiere! Cleaver Quarterly creators talk about new art / cookbook "The Illustrated Wok." Louisa and Monica talk about their biggest food and health news stories, on gentrification and nude swimming. Plus Filipino marshmallow hot dogs and cheese ice cream, and 20 year old jam, but Will She Eat It?
Feb 03 2018
Rank #2: Episode 59: Pizza and Ship Shape
Feb 18 2019
Rank #3: Episode 39: Lunar New Year
Happy Year of the Dog! Monica investigates shocking immigration history behind Chinese chop suey restaurants plus dine and dance cafes. Louisa offers Chinese New Year Kitchen God food and drink, plus treats for furry surprise guests, but Will They Eat It?
Feb 17 2018
Rank #4: Episode 48: LIT Fest and Live
Jun 25 2018
Rank #5: Episode 58: Notes From Abroad...Or Two Broads!
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
Rank #6: Episode 46: Big Stars
May 28 2018
Rank #7: Episode 47: Real Men and Food
Monica talks to Real Men Cook about their legendary Father's Day event in Chicago's black community. Then she and Louisa talk to Obama chef and food policy adviser Sam Kass about his new cookbook "Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World." Plus Monica talks to humorist John Hodgman about his book "Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches." Then Louisa dares her to taste stink bug and dirty dishwater Jelly Belly jelly beans, but Will She Eat It?
Jun 11 2018
Rank #8: Episode 49: Self Care Through Food
Aug 23 2018
Rank #9: Episode 57: Best and Worst of the Year
Dec 28 2018
Rank #10: Episode 35: Happy and Italian
This week Monica and Louisa serve up recipes for happiness. Louisa tries to coax well-loved recipes out of Italian cooks at Taste of Melrose Park, while Monica talks to beloved Chicago restaurateur Jason Chan about positivity, sushi and their secret connection. Then Monica drives out to the inaugural Laughter Yoga conference to talk to guru Madan Kataria about the power of laughter. If you want to smile click play!
Oct 20 2017
Rank #11: EPISODE 36: Life Liberty & Gentrification: W/ Alpana Singh and Thai & Danielle Dang.
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
Rank #12: Episode 34: Moon Cakes, Soda Tax, Curtis Stone, Carla Hall, Marion Nestle, Paul Kahan & more!
Louisa and Monica talk to chefs Curtis Stone, Carla Hall and Paul Kahan about Marco Pierre White, work lunches and school food. Plus Monica talks to professor Marion Nestle about why she thinks soda taxes can improve world health. And finally, Louisa refuses her FIRST Will She Eat it dare. Find out what Monica asked her to eat on this shocking episode of Chewing.
Oct 08 2017
Rank #13: Episode 61: Korean chefs Beverly Kim, Bill Kim, and more
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
Rank #14: Episode 63: Meat, Mead, and a West Side Licking Story
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
Rank #15: Episode 44: Kimbal Musk, Beyond Meat, Lifeway Kefir
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
Rank #16: Episode 40: Feeling Good Food
Mar 05 2018
Rank #17: Episode 43: Acid Trip, Salad Club, & Herbal Jelly
Apr 16 2018
Rank #18: Episode 45: FEMA junk food, foraging, and kids that cook better than you
May 14 2018
Rank #19: Episode 64: Whiskey, cider, and ketchup Doritos
Aug 05 2019
Rank #20: Episode 54: All Awesome Ladies
Nov 14 2018