Adeena Sussman // Sababa

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“People talk a lot about, you know, ‘Ask your vendor what their favorite thing is,’ but I actually like to ask people what family recipe they make with the produce—not what's fresh or what's in season.”

– Adeena Sussman

This week, we're excited to welcome ADEENA SUSSMAN to Salt + Spine, the podcast on stories behind cookbooks.

Adeena is the author of Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen and has co-authored or collaborated on a dozen other cookbooks, including Chrissy Teigen's books and The Spinkles Baking Book with Candace Nelson—all New York Times best sellers.

In today's show, we're talking with Adeena about how moving to Tel Aviv and living steps from the historic and bustling Carmel Market influenced her cooking, about the trendiness of Israeli cooking in the U.S., and about how she approaches her work as a cookbook author.


> IN THE KITCHEN: Salt + Spine Kitchen Correspondent Sarah Varney cooks from Sababa with her son Fountain and friends. Tune in to hear them make Cinnamony Smokey Eggplant P'titim.

FROM THE LIBRARY: Great Jones' Sierra Tishgart joins us to discuss a vintage cookbook from the Great Jones library. Tune in as we explore the 1958 LIFE Picture Cook Book – and get a look inside on the Great Jones Instagram.

Plus: Recipes for Za’atar Roasted Chicken over Sumac PotatoesPomegroni, and Chewy Tahini Blondies.


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