Jul 26, 2021 • 1HR 4M

Byron Lane and Steven Rowley's Romaine Salad & Chicken and Rice Bowl

 
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Today's a watershed day on Lunch Therapy: we have our first couple! Byron Lane and Steven Rowley are both published authors; Byron's the author of A Star is Bored (now in paperback) all about his time working as Carrie Fisher's assistant. (It's a great read... I just finished it.) And Steven Rowley is the author of three widely-acclaimed novels: Lily and the Octopus, The Editor, and his newest, now in bookstores, The Guncle. In today's session, we talk about being on separate food journeys as a couple, who does the dishes, moving to Palm Springs, Byron's travels with Carrie Fisher, and hiding food around the house. We also talk about Byron's recent bout with cancer, how that changed his diet, getting married during quarantine, avoiding lectins, what are lectins?, and what they'd serve each other for their dream meals.


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