One of the inequalities that this pandemic has laid bare is the fact that, for women in particular, working from home means working more and with little relief. Food writer Deb Perelman wrote a piece in The New York Times, titled "In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both," about the stresses and sticky situations this pandemic is forcing women to navigate. She joins us to talk about her experience as a working mother on lockdown, and we take listener calls sharing their own stories.
“When I see these perfect pantries, I’m like… ‘This isn’t how real people live,’” laughs Deb Perelman. “This is a real-life overstuffed kitchen.” Deb is the cook, writer, and photographer behind the much-loved Smitten Kitchen blog and the two companion cookbooks. Tune in to hear what this down-to-earth personality is up to and why she’s loving things cooked low and slow right now, from sweet potatoes to broccoli, why she’s not baking sourdough bread, and why you can never go wrong with Rice Krispie Treats (especially when they’re made with browned butter).
Plus, Chicago-based vegan chef Sam Spoll tells us why she thinks Tanya Lozano, founder of Healthy Hood Chicago, is the Bombe!
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We’ve been reading Smitten Kitchen for more than a decade now. At its helm is the hilarious and candid Deb Perelman, who joined us on this episode to talk about her favorite mushy carbs, keeping up with reader comments, and whether the Instant Pot is really worth the hype. Later, TASTE Editor in Chief Matt Rodbard shares a personal story about the great Anthony Bourdain.