EPISODE 48

Jeff Gordinier and The Glass Hotel

November 26, 2019 - Abbe talks tacos and rock star chefs with food critic and memoirist Jeff Gordinier, reviews Emily St. John Mandel's forthcoming novel, The Glass Hotel, and plays everyone's favorite game: Guess the Celebrity Audiobook Narrator!

In this episode, Abbe talks tacos and rock star chefs with food critic Jeff Gordinier, who has just published his travelogue-cum-memoir, Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World. The book details the several years he spent following perhaps the best chef in the world, René Redzepi, around the world and what it taught him about life, food, and himself.

Abbe also (rather unfairly) reviews Emily St. John Mandel’s forthcoming novel, The Glass Hotel, which is not out until March 2020, but is so good she just couldn’t resist.

It was like meeting David Bowie, or something. It was like meeting somebody that was just radiating charisma. It's a rare thing, people who have that.
—Jeff Gordinier

Finally, Abbe brings Emma back into the studio and the two of them play everyone’s favorite game: Guess the Celebrity Audiobook Narrator! Check out the video of Michael Sheen recording Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth audiobook here!

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