This week, Justin Richmond, host of the new Pushkin podcast Started From the Bottom, and Bridget Todd, host of the podcasts There Are No Girls on the Internet and City Cast DC, unwind from another week of mess on the internet. We chat about an AI-generated image of the pope, a party that only people named Ryan can attend, and the return of the HBO series Succession, which is in its final season.
Then, food writer and chef Tamar Adler tells us about The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A to Z. It’s a follow-up to her 2012 book An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace. In it, she argues that repurposing leftovers is not just about being frugal, but it is actually the way that great cooking is done. She explains how you can breathe new life into wilting scallions or the last dregs of a jar of mayonnaise, all while pursuing pleasure and ease.