Episode 106
🥧  PIE WEEK 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Getting dinner on the table–despite it all–with lifestyle mogul Ayesha Curry

"This cookbook is still very personal because most of the recipes in the book still relate back to a moment. That's why I love food so much—I feel like it's a timestamp, almost, for me. Any really good meal or dish I have can be related back to an experience."

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

Ayesha is the modern food & lifestyle mogul. Growing up obsessed with cooking, Ayesha always had her eyes set on acting — but her foray into food blogging has launched a massive career.

Her first cookbook, The Seasoned Life, cemented her status on the culinary landscape. Soon followed restaurants, television shows, a new lifestyle magazine, a new in-person store, and more! And of course, philanthropy: Ayesha and her husband, Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry, launched Eat. Learn. Play., their charity dedicated to ending childhood hunger, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and improving access to quality education. In fact, since the start of the COVID pandemic, they’ve served more than 16 million meals, partnering with locally-owned restaurants to keep workers employed. 

Ayesha’s built an empire, and it was fueled by that first cookbook. And now, Ayesha’s published her second cookbook: The Full Plate: Flavor Filled Recipes for Families with No Time and A Lot to Do. It's loaded with the recipes Ayesha makes today as a busy mom of three—fast and delicious recipes from Ayesha’s version of an In-N-Out burger (subbing in turkey) to sheet pan meals ranging from salmon to pork. And a well-tested cocktail section, too, for the parents. 

Ayesha joined us remotely from her home in the Bay Area to #TalkCookbooks for this week’s show—and at the end of the show, we’re putting Ayesha to the test in our culinary game.

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