Episode 52
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

How prolific writer Maria Zizka is working to modernize newlywed cookbooks

‚ÄúCookbooks continue to sell really well. There's something about them that people find compelling‚ÄĒthat's more compelling than an online recipe. Otherwise, they would just die out.‚ÄĚ

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

Maria is the author of The Newlywed Table: A Cookbook to Start Your Life Together. She has worked on around a dozen other cookbooks, including Tartine All Day, Everything I Want to Eat, and This Is Camino.

In 2018, Forbes named her one of the 30 Most Influential People In Food & Drink Under 30.

In today‚Äôs show, we‚Äôre talking with Maria about what led her from thinking she would become a doctor to a culinary program in Italy ‚ÄĒ how she has approached co-writing cookbooks with chefs ‚ÄĒ and what books and authors have inspired her. Plus, we‚Äôre playing a Newlywed-themed game!

Also in today’s show, we’re chatting with the food-obsessed Chicago couple behind the popular Cooking The Books blog about the cookbooks they’ve been working through recently.

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