Episode 6
Introduction

Fullness means radically different things to our six guests this month. What does it mean to you? For Stephanie Danler, who reads from her bestselling novel Sweetbitter, it came surprisingly from her first restaurant job in New York City, at Union Square Cafe. For champion Yasir Salem, fullness could spell defeat at the biggest event on the competitive eating circuit. Eden Grinsphan finds out why even impatient New Yorkers will wait hours for a hamburger named Emmy.  In his newly released book, Ten Restaurants That Changed America, Yale's Paul Freedman argues that dining out helped civilize and democratize our country.  Noah Bernamoff talks to the founder of a company that wants to make any restaurant-food dream come true--right to your door. And the star of Full Metal Jacket and the new hit series, Stranger Things reveals why the smell of a drive-in snack bar triggers his moving Madeleine Moment. 

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Stephanie Danler

Stephanie Danler came to New York City to be a writer, but a job at Danny Meyer's legendary Union Square Cafe led to a long detour in the hospitality industry.  Her bestselling first novel, Sweetbitter, follows a young woman's awakening to the pleasures - and dangers - of food, wine, sex and love. Danler reads an excerpt and talks with a former Union Square Cafe customer, and one of her literary inspirations, our own Jay McInerney.

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Competitive Eating

For Yasir Salem, what began as a prank has become a passion he can't kick. Currently the Tour de Donut champion of Ohio and Utah, Salem also holds the world record for sweet corn (47 ears in 12 minutes) and is an Iron Man triathlete, too. In this episode, he faces his biggest competitive eating event of the year, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Veteran sports journalist Tim Struby wondered, is this really a sport? He joined Salem at Coney Island to find out. 

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Eden Eats NYC: Emily

Brooklyn restaurant Emily was popular for their pizza until chef Matthew Hyland hit on a cheeseburger recipe so alluring, it tracks on social media like a Kardashian. Eden Grinshpan finds out what makes the Emmy (the burger is named after Matthew's wife and partner, Emily) much more than beef, cheese, slow-simmered onions and a pretzel bun.

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Segment 4
Goldbely

Falling in love far from home can be dangerous,  but thanks to a new tech start up, if the object of your desire is a rack of ribs from Central BBQ in Memphis, or a slice of Joe's pizza from NYC, help is here. Joe Ariel, CEO of Y Combinator-backed  Goldbely, sits down with our self-anointed   'food from afar' correspondent Noah Bernamoff, to discuss how Goldbely can deliver a cherished restaurant favorite -  from 47 states - right to your home.  Noah employs poutine as an interrogation device and Joe reveals which pizza moved him to tears.

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Paul Freedman

Esteemed by medieval scholars and, now, avant-garde contemporary chefs, Yale professor Paul Freedman stepped out of the Dark Ages and into the New World through his groundbreaking study, just out this month, Ten Restaurants That Changed America. Freedman explains to Howie Kahn how restaurants promoted tolerance, contributed to a more sexualized society, and why eating in the 1800s reminds him of Game of Thrones.

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Segment 6
Madeleine Moment

A 1960s childhood spent bouncing between the drive-in theaters of the American West leads to one of our most tender food memories yet.

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Stephanie Danler
Competitive Eating
Eden Eats NYC
Goldbely
Paul Freedman
Madeleine Moment

Episode 6: Fullness

Podcast
07 September 2016

Fullness means radically different things to our six guests this month. What does it mean to you? For Stephanie Danler, who reads from her bestselling novel Sweetbitter, it came surprisingly from her first restaurant job in New York City, at Union Square Cafe. For champion Yasir Salem, fullness could spell defeat at the biggest event on the competitive eating circuit. Eden Grinsphan finds out why even impatient New Yorkers will wait hours for a hamburger named Emmy.  In his newly released book, Ten Restaurants That Changed America, Yale's Paul Freedman argues that dining out helped civilize and democratize our country.  Noah Bernamoff talks to the founder of a company that wants to make any restaurant-food dream come true--right to your door. And the star of Full Metal Jacket and the new hit series, Stranger Things reveals why the smell of a drive-in snack bar triggers his moving Madeleine Moment. 

September 2016

Executive Producer: Charles Finch
Producers: Elisabeth Robinson, Julien Planté, Rose Reid, Rob Corso, Caitlin Pierce, The Sound Distillery NYC 
Host: Howie Kahn 

Brought to you by:

Finch & Partners

Dean & DeLuca
 

Episode music
Dave Brubeck, ‘Nomad’

 

Eden Eats NYC, with Matt Hyland at Emily
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Eden Eats NYC, with Matt Hyland at Emily

Can a cheeseburger be life changing? On this episode of Eden Eats NYC, Eden heads to the restaurant Emily in Brooklyn to meet with chef Matthew Hyland.

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07 September 2016
Episode 5: Anxiety
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Episode 5: Anxiety

We’re keeping it real this month on Prince Street with a show about anxiety. We understand—it’s summer, time for ice cream and the beach. But we also know that nerves are not seasonal, especially when it comes to... food.

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05 August 2016
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