Matt Rodbard's Whole Bass en Papillote
Welcome to my first-ever Substack-hosted episode of Lunch Therapy!
That’s right, I migrated my podcast over to Substack so that I could merge it with my newsletter. Now I get to send each week’s episode directly to your inbox with bonus material like recipes, images, links, etc. For example, my patient this week, Matt Rodbard (founder and editor of Taste and co-author of Koreatown) was generous enough to give us the full recipe for his lunch: a whole roasted fish from his brand new cookbook, Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts.
Here’s the recipe in PDF form, so you can print it.
(Note: Matt did his with sea bass instead of salmon and used mirin, soy sauce, and scallions, but the process is exactly the same.)
You can listen to my whole conversation with Matt in the player above or wherever you listen to podcasts (it’ll still go out to Apple podcasts, Spotify, etc.). Our conversation hits some juicy topics like cultural appropriation, how editors handle accusations against chefs in their publications, and how Jewish people are obsessed with meals and going to the bathroom.
But wait, there’s more!
I recorded an extra 20 minutes with Matt where I peppered him with questions like: “What are your desert island cookbooks?” “What’s the most overrated dish?” and “Marry, Eff, Kill: Ketchup, Mustard, or Mayonnaise?”
If you want to hear the answers in tomorrow’s bonus podcast, become a paid subscriber and you’ll get it in your inbox just like this one.
Don’t forget you’ll also get Thursday’s paid subscriber’s only email AND the opportunity to join in threads, like this one I just posted about cooking Brussels sprouts.
Have a great day and don’t forget to eat lunch!