July festivals and other events in Chicago have been cancelled, but here are some worthy and mostly Chicago-based food-related podcasts to keep you going at home.
Chicago Tribune’s Louisa Chu and WBEZ’s Monica Eng pack their podcast with interviews and commentary, updated with stories about how local food operations are surviving, as well as non-pandemic stories.
Chicago chef Rick Bayless and food journalist-author Steve Dolinsky talk to chefs both local and international about traditional foods and culinary trends; The Feed won a 2015 Beard award for best podcast.
One of Chicago’s smartest, best-informed food journalists, Beard-award-winner Michael Gebert produces the Fooditor podcast, digging deep into what chefs, restaurants and customers are thinking during the crisis.
In gregarious and informative conversation, Chicago wine maven Ari Bendersky and food writer Maggie Hennessy interview mixologists and chefs about what’s happening right now.
The Racist Sandwich
Although on hiatus, co-hosts and producers Stephanie Kuo and Juan Diego Ramirez have a backlog of podcasts that examine the relationships between food traditions, politics and social change.
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including Street Food Around the World, Street Food, and The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org