Maria Zizka // The Newlywed Table

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“Cookbooks continue to sell really well. There's something about them that people find compelling—that's more compelling than an online recipe. Otherwise, they would just die out.”

– Maria Zizka

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

Maria is the author of The Newlywed Table: A Cookbook to Start Your Life Together. She has worked on around a dozen other cookbooks, including Tartine All Day, Everything I Want to Eat, and This Is Camino.

In 2018, Forbes named her one of the 30 Most Influential People In Food & Drink Under 30.

In today’s show, we’re talking with Maria about what led her from thinking she would become a doctor to a culinary program in Italy — how she has approached co-writing cookbooks with chefs — and what books and authors have inspired her. Plus, we’re playing a Newlywed-themed game!

Also in today’s show, we’re chatting with the food-obsessed Chicago couple behind the popular Cooking The Books blog about the cookbooks they’ve been working through recently.

 

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