On this week's episode of Let's Eat In, Cathy Erway is once again joined by Village Voice food writer Robert Sietsema. Hear Robert and Cathy talk about regional cuisines, specifically in terms of authenticity. Hear about the phenomenon of "bistro-ization" in ethnic foods, and how substituting in local ingredients does not necessarily ruin the dish. Cathy and Robert also talk about traveling to taste certain cuisines, and why so many exotic foods are losing their novelty. Hear Robert talk about his daughter's travels through Central and South America, and why you should avoid restaurants in many of those areas. Learn to make a date meal with three simple ingredients! This program has been brought to you by Fairway Market.


"I've seen food in the media go from a minor nuisance to a front-and-center obsession!"

"Things that you think are foreign and exotic are soon going to be in the Hamburger Helper aisle."

-- Robert Sietsema on Let's Eat In