In this episode, we get to know my friend Haylee and then start talking about eating in the suburbs!!
We talk about suburban chain restaurants, mall food courts, eating at Costco (samples & hot dogs), and the agony and the ecstasy of eating at 7/11. This one will hit particularly close to home if you happen to be from Toronto, Dallas, or Boston, but either way, if you grew up in a suburb and have ever gingerly ventured back to a chain restaurant you ate at as a teen, this is for you.
My side-mission is for nobody to ever feel ashamed of eating anything, so I also discuss the time I enjoyed a chicken caesar Hot Pocket from 7/11 and enjoyed it.
In the second episode of Snack Judgment, we get to know my friend Melissa and then dive into our main topic: food tv.
We talk about Guy Fieri (Diners Drive-ins and Dives AND his Grocery Games), Julia Child, Chopped, what improv has to do with food tv and with cooking, young Melissa’s Iron Chef: Battle Pistachio, Great British Bake-Off, gender in Top Chef and Chef’s Table, the magnificent Cristina Martinez of Tacos El Compadre in Philly, David Chang’s Ugly Delicious, Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat, and stocking up on snacks before watching food tv.
If you’ve ever felt feelings about any kind of food tv, join us!