Jessie Kiefer and Jen Tullock are talking about The Great Googa Mooga, food policy, and supper clubs on today’s episode of The Morning After! Jessie and Jen call up Michael Chernow, co-owner of The Meatball Shop, to talk meatballs, being in a nationally-broadcasted commercial, and The Meatball Shop’s plans for The Great Googa Mooga. Later, Jessie and Jen chat with Tove K. Danovich about her beginnings in food writing, and why food policy needs to be at the forefront of our nation’s attention. Hear Tove talk about tipped workers, and how that structure creates a stigma in the restaurant industry. Hear from Jessica Hayden Mattheus of Hearth & Table! Tune in to hear why Jessica fell in love with hosting supper clubs in Italy, and why she took her idea to New York City. Hear about all of Hearth & Table’s other amazing food ventures! This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods, and music has been provided by EULA.

“The fact that servers and front of house workers rely on tips makes some diners think that these workers are their employees.” [15:30] — Tove K. Danovich on The Morning After

“Cooking for me is a way of being creative, and it’s also a way to be nurturing. I love that connection you make through sharing a meal.” [29:30] — Jessica Hayden Mattheus on The Morning After