I interviewed Greta Gerwig back in 2017, when her film Lady Bird came out, and in honor of Barbie-mania, I am re-airing an edited version of my interview with the writer and director of the new 'Barbie' movie!
Greta is a huge fan of Funfetti cake and insists the box of Pillsbury cake mix is best. So I invite Food Network host Molly Yeh (Girl Meets Farm) to talk about her homemade Funfetti, a cake that took a lot of trial and error, including testing with nine different types of sprinkles!
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Reggie Watts: Roast Chicken
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30:33Reggie Watts is the best kind of weirdo: a comedian, musician and beat-boxer who spent eight years as the house bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden. His new book, Great Falls, Montana, is a coming-of-age memoir that proves Reggie’s been cultivating his own brand of oddball humor since he was a teenager. Reggie grew up with a French mom, eating escargot on special occasions, so we go deep into the fascinating world of heliciculture: snail farming! Only two people in the entire United States raise snails for food, and host Rachel Belle chats with them both. The farmers at Peconic Escargot on Long Island and Little Gray Farms escargots in Washington insist their fresh, thoughtfully raised snails are miles better than the canned stuff served in most restaurants. Plus, Reggie explains what a “lefthanded latte” is and waxes poetic about monkfruit sweetener. Follow along on Instagram! Sign up for my free (or paid!) newsletter!Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A Thanksgiving Potluck!
32:12Welcome to the very first Your Last Meal Thanksgiving! We’re having a big Friendsgiving audio potluck, inviting past guests to contribute a dish to the holiday meal. Country music star Martina McBride is bringing the salad, actor Zosia Mamet defends marshmallow sweet potato casserole and opines on cranberry sauce, director Greta Gerwig shares her dad’s unusual stuffing recipe and Christopher Kimball is on pie duty. There are also some new friends at the table. Food historian Ken Albala stops by to explain why we eat turkey on Thanksgiving, and comedian and musician Reggie Watts shares what his childhood Thanksgiving table looked like with a French mother. Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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On Set with 'Lessons In Chemistry" Food Consultant Courtney McBroom
22:51Lessons in Chemistry, an Apple TV+ show based on the bestselling book of the same name, is set in the early 1950s and centers around a young woman named Elizabeth Zott, played by Brie Larson. Elizabeth is a chemist and her entire life is consumed by her scientific curiosities. The only thing Elizabeth loves as much as chemistry is cooking because, well, cooking is chemistry! The show features quite a bit of food, conceptualized, cooked and styled by the show’s food consultant, Courtney McBroom — chef, cookbook author and former culinary director at Milk Bar in New York City. Host Rachel Belle sat down with Courtney to talk about a day–in–the life of her super-cool job on set; how many lasagnas she had to make for the show; and, of course, her last meal. Get the recipes for dishes featured in the show! Follow along on Instagram! Subscribe to my newsletter! Get tickets to my Nov 14, 2023 Seattle LIVE show featuring special guest Amanda Knox! Paid newsletter subscribers & KCTS 9 members get a discount and are invited to a pre-show hang with complimentary food and cocktails!Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Andrew Rea (Babish): An Italian-American Feast
34:01Andrew Rea is best known for his super-popular YouTube channel, Babish Culinary Universe, where 10 million subscribers tune in to watch him host cooking shows like Binging with Babish, where he recreates dishes from TV shows and movies. The focus of his new (third!) cookbook, Basics with Babish, is cooking mistakes. He cheekily reveals every single mistake he’s made while attempting to cook each recipe, and gives readers advice on how to avoid them. Lots of iconic food and drink, from potato chips to champagne, were allegedly created by mistake. In this episode we focus on the chimichanga, accidentally created in the 1950s at El Charro in Tucson, Arizona. Is there a food you love so much you’d get it tattooed on your body? Andrew has a tattoo of one of the only foods he hates! He’ll tell his story, and then YLM listeners call in to share their tasty tattoo tales with host Rachel Belle. Follow host Rachel Belle on Instagram! Subscribe to my newsletter! Get tickets to my Nov 14, 2023 Seattle LIVE show featuring special guest Amanda Knox! Paid subscribers & KCTS 9 members get a discount and are invited to a pre-show hang with complimentary food and cocktails!Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sarah Cooper: Mom's Liver, Johnny Cakes & Callaloo
33:40Comedian and writer Sarah Cooper rose to fame in the most modern of ways: through TikTok! Her viral videos, lip-syncing Donald Trump’s speeches during the pandemic, eventually landed her a Netflix show (Sarah Cooper: Everything Is Fine), and she just released a memoir called Foolish. Before Sarah could pay the bills with comedy, she worked at Google, where employees are fed three incredibly delicious (free!) meals a day. Host Rachel Belle scored a rare, coveted interview with the director of Google’s food program, and we’ll take you behind the scenes of their 400 worldwide cafes. Sarah is a Jamaican ... who doesn’t like Jamaican food! But what she does love is Girl Dinner, a viral TikTok trend that assigned a name to something we’ve all done: creating a casual meal-for-one out of the tastiest bits and bobs you can find in your fridge. Meet the creator of Girl Dinner and the writer who wrote about it in The New York Times. Get tickets to the YLM November 14, 2023 Seattle LIVE show, with special guest Amanda Knox! Follow along on Instagram! Subscribe to my newsletter! Check out Didn’t I Just Feed You, a top-charting weekly podcast about feeding our families, hosted by Stacie Billis and Meghan Splawn, who, between them, have over 20 years experience as food editors, recipe developers, and cookbooks authors/producers — but who, above all, know what it’s like to feed a family as busy, working moms. Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comedian Zarna Garg: Masala Chai
38:27Zarna Garg immigrated to the United States from India alone, at 16, without a penny to her name. Fast-forward to 2018: She’s a stay-at-home mom with three kids and bored out of her mind. At her children’s insistence, Zarna got on stage at an open-mic night. Five years later? She has her own comedy special on Amazon, “Zarna Garg: One in a Billion!” Zarna loves to top many of her meals with a big ol' pile of raw onions, but laments that Americans are sensitive to onion breath. I chat with a cognitive scientist who researched whether smell preference is cultural, personal taste or universally disliked among humans because of its chemical compounds. And we’ll learn the fairly modern history of masala chai with Indian-American food writer Leena Trivedi-Granier (click for her recipe)– just don’t call it chai tea! We’ll tell you why. Follow along on Instagram! Subscribe to my newsletter!Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ron & Don: Cherry Pie & A Tasting Menu
46:56Ron Upshaw and Don O’Neill are longtime radio partners who spent decades moving around the country together, hosting all kinds of big-market radio shows. And YLM host Rachel Belle was a part of The Ron & Don Show on KIRO Radio for a decade! Ron and Don have worked together since they were teenagers, in all sorts of professions. What keeps two people working together for 40 years? We will discuss! Don adores cherry pie, so I chat with a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Traverse City, Michigan, who is trying to reclaim his hometown’s lost Guinness World Record by making the world’s largest cherry pie. And could you make it through a 50-course dinner? We’ll talk about the pros and cons of fancy tasting menus with food writer Charmaine Mok Listen to my other cherry pie episode featuring actor/comedian Jenny Slate & Warrant guitarist Joey Allen (who played on Cherry Pie!) Follow along on Instagram! Subscribe to my newsletter!Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Iron & Wine's Sam Beam: Stack of Tomato Sandwiches
29:05If you've ever had a tomato sandwich, then you know this is the best time of the year! In honor of *tomato season* (and host Rachel Belle being on vacation) we are re-airing this episode from 2019. Iron & Wine sounds like a band but in fact there is just one man behind the music: a soft spoken, North Carolina singer-songwriter named Sam Beam, who unintentionally stumbled into a music career later in life. A true Southern boy, Sam wants a stack of tomato sandwiches for his last meal. Just ripe summer heirlooms, squishy white bread and mayonnaise. A simple summer snack so sacred in North Carolina, locals get riled up at the mere mention of adding bacon or lettuce. We called upon a couple North Carolina culinary queens to talk about the do's and dont's of the tomato sandwich: veteran food journalist Kathleen Purvis and chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, Vivian Howard. And sticking with the Southern theme, food historian Robert Moss joins the show to tell the true history of the boiled peanut.Lucky for us, tomatoes are still hanging heavy on the vines, because you'll be hankering for a tomato sandwich by the end of this episode.Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast and follow host Rachel Belle on Instagram!Subscribe to Rachel's newsletter!Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Heather McMahan: Steak House Side Dishes
30:21After years of living in New York City and Los Angeles, the pandemic brought comedian Heather McMahan back to her hometown of Atlanta, where she’s livingin her childhood home with her husband and ... her mother! If it sounds like a sitcom, well, she’s working on that script right now. Atlanta is home to Buford Highway, an off-the-beaten-path culinary wonderland featuring 100 immigrant-owned restaurants, representing more than 20 countries. Atlanta-based Food & Wine senior writer Jennifer Zyman joins the show to share the history and highlights of Buford Highway, like Plaza Fiesta, a huge Mexican marketplace where you can taste the latest Mexican TikTok trends. And Heather and I chat about her huge, elaborate, Italian wedding cake and the tradition of assembling it in front of guests at the reception. Follow along on Instagram Support the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pati Jinich: Milanesa de Pollo and Mashed Potatoes
33:07Mexico City native Pati Jinich made an unusual career change: from a political analyst at a Washington, D.C. think tank to a cooking teacher and, eventually, award-winning PBS host. For over a decade, she’s been sharing her love of Mexico and Mexican cooking with the masses through her shows Pati's Mexican Table and La Frontera. Pati is Mexican-Jewish, and grew up eating Mexican takes on classic Ashkenazi Jewish dishes. So after speaking with Jinich, host Rachel Belle also interviews the authors of the new book Kugels and Collards about another lesser-known mashup: Jewish South Carolina cooking! And in taco news: After 35 years, the phrase Taco Tuesday is finally free from a federal trademark! Rachel digs into the whole story. Follow host Rachel Belle on Instagram! Subscribe to Rachel's free newsletter so you can be the first to know about events, giveaways & content only available to subscribers! Support the show by becoming a paid subscribe www.yourlastmealpodcast.comSupport the show: http://rachelbelle.substack.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.