Today's show is all about lunch. Author Christopher Salyers unveils the Japanese tradition of charaben which are artfully crafted bento boxes. Those who ate their school lunch on white bread will appreciate Aaron Bobrow-Strain's insight into the history of white bread in America. Sarah Wu spent a year eating the same school lunch as the students in her elementary school. She blogged about the experience anonymously but unveiled her identity in a recent book. Mid-town lunch expert Zach Brooks shares his latest picks for eating lunch out of the office and Jonathan Gold ventures to Alhambra for a dim sum lunch. Plus, for those who eat their lunch from a truck, Bill Esparza has tips on how to order street food like a local.
The Lunch Show: Dim Sum, Artful Bento Boxes, School Lunch
From this Episode:
How to Order Street Food
Bill Esparza is the author of the blog, Street Gourmet LA . He explains how to order street food should you find yourself in Mexico City or amid the street food stalls in...
The Artistic Lunchbox
Christopher Salyers is the author of Face Food : The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes. You can see photos of artfully crafted bento boxes (also called charaben)...
Brandon Boudet is the executive chef and co-owner at Tom Bergin's Old Horseshoe and Thoroughbred Club . He is serving his spin on a traditional Irish Boxty, filled with...
Dim Sum and Chicken Knees
Jonathan Gold reviews King Hua , a dim sum restaurant in Alhambra. He recommends steamed shrimp and pea-tip dumplings, steamed rice noodle with chicken and bitter melon,...
An Adult Tries Eating School Lunch
Last year, teacher Sarah Wu outed herself as the blogger behind Fed Up with Lunch , a year-long project in which she ate school lunch every day in the Illinois public...
The History of White Bread
Aaron Bobrow-Strain is a professor at Whitman College and the author of White Bread : A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf. In the book he explores the factors that...