Eitan Bernath takes us around the world in comfort food
The breakout food media star's first cookbook is Eitan Eats The World.
Hi there! In this week’s email: Our featured guest is rising food media star Eitan Bernath, who just published his first cookbook. We’ve got a great chat and featured recipes.
Later this week, Carla Lalli-Music joins us. And don’t miss our next live podcast show this Saturday in San Francisco with special guest Kristen Miglore.
And, the latest new release cookbooks. Read on!
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Episode 139: Eitan Bernath
This week, Eitan Bernath joins us to #TalkCookbooks!
Eitan is one of the most visible people in food media today. At just 20 years old, he’s amassed a remarkable 8+ million social media followers.
Odds are, if you have a social media account, you’ve seen Eitan. Whether on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, or even Snapchat, where he’s hosted three cooking shows. Last year, his original content reached more than 350 million people with 3 billion views.
It all started with Food Network. Building on his childhood love for cooking, 11-year-old Eitan appeared on the first kids’ episode of “Chopped.” And there was no stopping him after that; he started a blog and social media accounts, becoming a near-overnight success thanks to his charismatic personality and his engaging content. (Case in point: Oprah Magazine called him “the internet’s most delightful chef.”)
Today, he’s president of his own culinary production studio, the Principal Culinary Contributor for CBS’ “The Drew Barrymore Show,” and just published his first cookbook, Eitan Eats the World: New Comfort Classics to Cook Right Now. It’s full of both classic comfort foods (Shakshuka or Chicken Tikka Masala) and creative spins like a Double Grilled Cheese With Blueberry-Thyme Jam and his tuna melt-Croque monsieur hybrid.
In today’s show, we’re talking with Eitan about how his childhood love of cooking morphed quickly into a career, about creating his first cookbook, and of course, putting him to the test in our signature culinary game.
I hope you enjoy my chat with Eitan.
Bonus Content + Recipes This Week
This week, paid subscribers will receive two featured recipes from Eitan Eats the World: a childhood classic turned breakfast with PB&J Pancakes and a decadent Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Pie.
THE FRIDAY NOTE!!!
Carla Lalli Music joins us this week for “The Friday Note” with Salt + Spine producer Clea Wurster, in which Carla shares some insights into how she approaches recipe development and what she’s been cooking lately.
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This Week’s New Cookbook Releases
Here are a few of the new cookbooks on shelves this week:
Home Is Where the Eggs Are by Molly Yeh
Home Food: 100 Recipes to Comfort & Connect by Olia Hercules
Food52 Simply Genius: Recipes for Beginners, Busy Cooks & Curious People by Kristen Miglore
Bread Head: Baking for the Road Less Traveled by Greg Wade
The Whole Duck: Inspired Recipes from Chefs, Butchers, and the Family at Liberty Ducks by Jennifer Reichardt
The World of Natural Wine: What It Is, Who Makes It, and Why It Matters by Aaron Ayscough
Gateau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes by Aleksandra Crapanzano
Simply Japanese: 100 Authentic Recipes for Easy Home Cooking by Maori Murota
Fish for You: Inspired Seafood Recipes from Market to the Plate by Spencer Watts
Don’t miss our next live podcast recording!
Food52’s Kristen Miglore joins us this Saturday at Omnivore Books in San Francisco to discuss her latest book, Simply Genius. Come hear Kristen and Brian record an episode of the show, get your book signed, and support local bookstores. Details are below—hope to see you there!