Chewing the Fat
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This hunk of pastured pork belly that hangs in my kitchen is an essential part of my diet. So how come my cholesterol numbers are so great? Listen to this week’s Chewing the Fat to find out. 
https://soundcloud.com/chewingthefat/ctf-ep-39-mythbusting-the-fat

This hunk of pastured pork belly that hangs in my kitchen is an essential part of my diet. So how come my cholesterol numbers are so great? Listen to this week’s Chewing the Fat to find out.
https://soundcloud.com/chewingthefat/ctf-ep-39-mythbusting-the-fat

1 month ago
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Learn our favorite recipes for garden tomatoes, which tomatoes are okay to eat this year, and the years hot tomato on the new episode of Chewing the Fat
https://soundcloud.com/chewingthefat/ctf-ep-32-tomato-tomahto

Learn our favorite recipes for garden tomatoes, which tomatoes are okay to eat this year, and the years hot tomato on the new episode of Chewing the Fat
https://soundcloud.com/chewingthefat/ctf-ep-32-tomato-tomahto

2 months ago
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Louisa, Monica and our intern Patrick Burns try camel milk for our second video installment of “Will he/she Eat it?” on Chewing the Fat.

3 months ago
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Louisa and I try Chicago’s first sustainable lop cheong on this week’s season launch of Chewing the Fat—Chinatown style.

Louisa and I try Chicago’s first sustainable lop cheong on this week’s season launch of Chewing the Fat—Chinatown style.

3 months ago
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Louisa and I braved the Taste of Chicago and massive turkey legs fir WBEZ listeners.

Louisa and I braved the Taste of Chicago and massive turkey legs fir WBEZ listeners.

3 months ago
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Whether you make Dorilocos, Tostilocos or Takilocos, here’s the basic recipe. Buen provecho!

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In this cookout episode of Chewing the Fat Louisa and I talk about our late night Korean galbi dinner years ago with chef Marco Pierre White, His  temper was almost as hot as the meat on our grill that he turned with his bare hands. https://soundcloud.com/chewingthefat/ctf-ep-26-cookout

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Chicago Public Schools will offer free meals to all students—including well-off kids—starting in September. I (Monica) broke the story today on WBEZ http://www.wbez.org/news/free-lunch-all-chicago-public-schools-starts-september-110447

Chicago Public Schools will offer free meals to all students—including well-off kids—starting in September. I (Monica) broke the story today on WBEZ http://www.wbez.org/news/free-lunch-all-chicago-public-schools-starts-september-110447

3 months ago
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This morning I (Monica) did an interview for WBEZ at Goodness Greenness the biggest distributor of organic produce in the Midwest. What does it say about our society that this mecca of sustainable produce is located in the middle of a Chicago neighborhood whose grocery stores look like this? 

6 months ago
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Louisa and Monica want to thank all of the WBEZ members who made our upcoming Chewing the Fat live event at City Winery sell out in 35 seconds. YOW! We promise to have more events with more seats in the future. If it’s any consolation will will post pics and sound from the event here.

Louisa and Monica want to thank all of the WBEZ members who made our upcoming Chewing the Fat live event at City Winery sell out in 35 seconds. YOW! We promise to have more events with more seats in the future. If it’s any consolation will will post pics and sound from the event here.

7 months ago
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WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift, on which Louisa and Monica frequently appear, is competing with Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me in the public radio March bracket competition. We are going to get massacred but our boss Justin Kaufman got half naked and mounted a horse to try to inspire us not to give up hope. You can see the whole thing here. And by the looks on our faces you probably guess that it wasn’t pretty. BUT IT WAS SUPER FUNNY. 

7 months ago
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wbez:


So far this season Chicago has experienced one Dennis Rodman of snow. It certainly feels like it.

wbez:

So far this season Chicago has experienced one Dennis Rodman of snow. It certainly feels like it.

Cite Arrow via wbez
10 months ago
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Here’s the new improved version that adds lutefisk and cuts down on all those rum ball references. So embarrassing. We sounded positively obsessed. And we really aren’t.

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