Episode 55
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

For cookbook author Adeena Sussman, 'everything is awesome'

‚ÄúPeople talk a lot about, you know, 'Ask your vendor what their favorite thing is.' But I actually like to ask people what family recipe they make with the produce‚ÄĒnot what's fresh or what's in season."

This week, we're excited to welcome ADEENA SUSSMAN to Salt + Spine, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.

Adeena is the author of Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen and has co-authored or collaborated on a dozen other cookbooks, including Chrissy Teigen's books and The Spinkles Baking Book with Candace Nelson‚ÄĒall New York Times best sellers.

In today's show, we're talking with Adeena about how moving to Tel Aviv and living steps from the historic and bustling Carmel Market influenced her cooking, about the trendiness of Israeli cooking in the U.S., and about how she approaches her work as a cookbook author.


> IN THE KITCHEN: Salt + Spine Kitchen Correspondent Sarah Varney cooks from Sababa with her son Fountain and friends. Tune in to hear them make Cinnamony Smokey Eggplant P'titim.

> FROM THE LIBRARY: Great Jones' Sierra Tishgart joins us to discuss a vintage cookbook from the Great Jones library. Tune in as we explore the 1958 LIFE Picture Cook Book ‚Äď and get a look inside on the Great Jones Instagram.

Plus: Recipes for Za’atar Roasted Chicken over Sumac Potatoes, Pomegroni, and Chewy Tahini Blondies.

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