Food Talk is back this week with a brand new episode as Mike Colameco welcomes Chef Jonathan Wu and Wilson Tang talking about their partnership on the new restaurant Fung Tu. With Wilson in charge of the legendary Chinatown staple, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, and Jonathan hot off fine-dining kitchens like Per Se, the duo chat about the 50-seat establishment that houses their own brand of creative and personal interpretations of American Chinese food. Next up, Mike chats with Ryan Sutton, food critic at Eater about the highs and lows of the 2015 food scene in New York City and detailing his more recent reviews. Author of the new book, “Food Whore,” Jessica Tom rounds out the show talking about the inspiration behind the book which is full of wit and mouth-watering cuisines, the novel offers a clever insider take on the rarefied world of New York City’s dining scene in the tradition of The Devil Wears Prada meets Kitchen Confidential. With a fresh movie deal on the books, Jessica and Mike hash out why her generation is all about photogenic, well reviewed food.
“I wanted to write a novel that was like reading Eater or Grub Street!” [59:30]
–Jessica Tom on Food Talk