Hey, hey! This week on Eat Your Words, guest host Erin Fairbanks is turning the table on Cathy Erway, chatting with her about her brand new book "The Food of Taiwan." Possibly the only cookbook to open up with a tale of an assassination attempt, Cathy goes on to explain how she came to be inspired to shine the light on this intriguing part of the world as well as her personal connection to the cuisine. Explaining that it's not just about bubble tea, Taiwanese food and its culture is touched on throughout "The Food of Taiwan" with Cathy highlighting the fresh markets, street vendors, and regional specialties. After the break, book photographer Pete Lee joins the show and shares his thoughts on the beautiful landscape that Taiwan provided for the visual base of the book before aiding Cathy in describing a few recipes featured. Tune in for a great show! This program was sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

"I think exploring my own favorite comfort foods led me to this wonderful exploration of where it came from." [4:20]

--Cathy Erway on Eat Your Words