This week on Eat Your Words, host Cathy Erway welcomes Laura Zinn Fromm, author of the new book Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking and Coping out now on Greenpoint Press. Laura is also an accomplished editor and former Business Week Magazine reporter, but now spends a good deal of time on her blog Flawed Mom and as a contributor to The Huffington Post. Talking to Cathy about her background and journey in journalism, especially how she found that writing about food and family reinvigorated her, she shares a few stories from Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking and Coping. Laura goes on to chat about how cooking and food writing have helped her cope with stress and anxiety throughout her life, which is also a theme throughout her book. Tune in to hear Laura’s wonderful perspective on food, writing, and family. This program was brought to by Whole Foods Market.





“We all sleep, we all go to the bathroom, and we all eat. But you’re not going to talk about sleeping or going to the bathroom, because they’re boring and kind of gross, but everybody eats. So it’s like a very natural conversation starter. It’s universal.” [2:42]


“I came from a family where my mother is a fantastic cook, so I grew up eating these wonderful meals, no matter what.” [8:30]


“I find that in times of stress cooking huge relief.” [9:58]


Laura Zinn Fromm on Eat Your Words