Jun 21, 2021 • 1HR 2M

Colu Henry's Center Stage with Steamed Rice, a Fried Egg, Kimchi, Scallions, and Sesame Oil

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Colu Henry is a hugely accomplished food writer, with articles in The New York Times and Wine Spectator, and a beloved cookbook that's right up my alley: Back Pocket Pasta. In today's episode, we learn all about Colu's background as a cabaret performer, her transition into food writing, working for chefs like Scott Conant and Marcus Samuelsson, and growing up with an Italian grandmother. We also cover ego and selflessness in cooking, how to read a wine bottle, people-pleasing, and -- as a special treat -- she even sings a little.

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