Sarah Zorn is highlighting the breadth of Brooklyn restaurant recipes in her new book, Brooklyn Chef’s Table. This week on Eat Your Words, Cathy Erway sits down with Sarah to discuss her Brooklyn roots and the explosion of food interest in the borough. Hear about Sarah’s childhood in Park Slope, and how her upbringing exposed to her many different cuisines at a young age. Find out about the cultural and culinary divides between North and South Brooklyn, and why Sarah felt the need to represent both “old” and “new” Brooklyn food ways in her book. What restaurants’ recipes were difficult to obtain? How are new Brooklyn food outposts paying homage to Kings County traditions? Find out all of this and more on this week’s edition of Eat Your Words. Thanks to our sponsor, Regional Access. Music by The California Honeydrops.
“It was not a time for fish sticks and chicken nuggets. You ate what your mama told you to eat… we went out, and I grew up on this local, ethnic food.” [4:00]
“You can’t tell the story of Brooklyn food if you don’t have an even spread of restaurants from different neighborhoods.” [21:10]
— Sarah Zorn on Eat Your Words