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Episode 88: Joan Nathan dishes on her latest cookbook, and Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield’s new book on The Beatles

By Unorthodox|May 4, 2017 12:00 AM

This week on Unorthodox: chocolate sausage! Our Jewish guest is Tablet’s food columnist [1], Joan Nathan. Her latest cookbook [2] is King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, which features recipes like schokoladenwurst [3], a dessert that made its way from Berlin to El Salvador in the 1920s (and doesn’t actually have any meat in it). She tells us about drawing inspiration from the flavors and spices of the ancient Jewish world and why so many Jewish chefs today are winning top honors [4] in the food world.

Our gentile of the week is Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield [5], whose new book [6] is Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World. He tells us why the Beatles have remained so rabidly popular half a century after the band broke up, what British pop sensation One Direction owes to the Fab Four, and what his favorite new music acts are.

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