Aug 2, 2021 • 1HR 5M

Jake Cohen's Lady Who Lunches Brassica Bowl

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Jake Cohen is such a nice Jewish boy, my mom wishes I could be more like him! He's the author of the NYT bestselling cookbook Jew-ish, he's got hundreds of thousands of followers on TikTok and Instagram, and Katie Couric loves his matzoh ball soup. In today's session, we talk all about body image, being chubby as a kid, staying in shape, his Bar Mitzvah theme, and the purpose of ritual regardless of belief. We also talk coming out to himself, going to the Culinary Institute of America, marrying a Persian Jew, and how he's coined the phrase Hot Soup Summer.

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