There are so many reasons I love doing these podcasts, but one in particular is that I get to learn so much.
This week alone, it was cool to chat with Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt about food and how it can help relationships flourish, and then with Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, where I totally connected with her on the food she shares and similar Chinese childhood experiences.
Finishing off the week with baker and desserts extraordinaire Maria Siriano of Sift and Whisk, talking with her was like chatting with an old friend.
It really doesn’t get much better.
Below are some of the fun and cool things they mentioned on their podcast episodes.
Ashley Rodriguez, Not Without Salt
With Ashley’s new book – Date Night In, we talked a lot about food and how it can help relationships grow. If you missed it, catch her episode HERE.
Also, find out what Ashley would have as her World Ending, Last Meal HERE.
|A Cooking Show She Enjoys:||MasterChef Junior|
|Some Food Blogs We Have to Know About:||Sprouted Kitchen
A Sweet Spoonful
|Someone to Follow on Instagram:||Helen Dealtry|
|Cookbooks that Make Her Life Better:||Eat by Nigel Slater
Frankies Spuntino cookbook
Jaden Hair, Steamy Kitchen
If you’re at all intimidated by Asian cooking, or simply want to learn more, Jaden is your go-to. She shares a ton of tips on her episode HERE.
A simple comfort dish is Jaden’s choice for her Last Meal, find out what it is HERE.
|A Food Show She's Watched with The Host:||The Pioneer Woman|
|A Cooking Website and Food Blog We Have to Know About:||Simply Recipes
Lady and Pups
|Best-Selling Books She's Appeared In:||The 4-Hour Chef
The $100 Startup
|A Music Album That Makes Her Want to Cook:||Big Night movie soundtrack|
Maria Siriano, Sift and Whisk
What can I say, I probably chuckled way more than usual during my conversation with Maria. How does George Clooney work his way into a conversation (several times) about baking and food? Find out HERE.
Maria knew exactly what she wanted for her World Ending, Last Meal, but who’d be performing? Well, she was a bit conflicted. Find out who she decides on HERE.
|A Cooking Show She Enjoys:||Good Eats|
|Some Cooking Websites and Food Blogs We Have to Know About:||Serious Eats
Half Baked Harvest
The Sugar Hit
|A Few Cookbooks That Make Her Life Better:||Cook's Illustrated cookbook
Food Revolution by Jamie Oliver
|An Album That Makes Her Want to Cook:||West Side Story soundtrack|
As mentioned, it’s so much fun to chat with my food heroes.
I learn so much from them.
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Until next week, I hope you have an amazing lazy day.