*In response to travel restrictions and social distancing due to COVID-19, this week's interview was recorded remotely and not in-studio. Thanks for listening.*
NEW YORK—This week, we're excited to welcome Jesse Szewczyk to Salt & Spine, the show on cookbooks.
Jesse Szewczyk is a New York-based food writer and stylist with bylines in outlets from Food52, The Kitchn, Tasty, and Jarry.
Jesse joined us in Pride Month to talk about his first cookbook, Tasty Pride: 75 Recipes and Stories from The Queer Food Community. In addition to bringing together queer voices for this cookbook, Jesse's publishers—Clarkson Potter & Tasty—also made a $50,000 donation to GLADD on the book's publication.
In today's show, we talk with Jesse about:
Jesse dedicates the book to:
In addition to Jesse, we're joined by other contributors to Tasty Pride, including food writers John Birdsall, Aaron Hutcherson, and Eric Kim — and we hear from some of our past conversations with queer authors Lazarus Lynch and Julia Turshen.
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Salt + Spine is produced by Brian Hogan Stewart and Madeleine Forbes. Our Kitchen Correspondent is Sarah Varney. Our original theme song was created by Brunch for Lunch. Additional music in today's show is "Spend My Life With You" by The Tall Pines (Free Music Archive). Thanks to Jen Nurse, Chris Bonomo, and The Civic Kitchen team and to Celia Sack at Omnivore Books.