Yes! It's here! The second helping of the EAT IT podcast! It's true, this second installment is out of the kitchen a little later than we'd hoped, but Brianna came down with an icky cold for a long while and, well, what can you do? Life happens. Germs happen. Then chicken soup happened and all was right with the world.

In this second episode Brianna interviews cookbook author/Toronto Star food editor/EAT IT contributor Jennifer Bain about her tales from the test kitchen, the bison ranch and her role as family chef; Brianna also has a brief chat about custard (and, wow, a lot more) with contributor and CBC radio producer Kristin Nelson at Word On The Street literary festival. All this plus listener comments about two-bite brownies, gendered foods in German, fruit bats... and more!

This podcast is best listened to as a DOWNLOAD, while you enjoy your dinner or are walkin' around town where you can buy a mid-podcast classy donut. Just click "DOWNLOAD" to get this puppy onto your various iPods, iPhones, or whatever else the kids are listening to these days.
Friends of EAT IT: are your ears ready for a slurp? Because below is the FIRST EPISODE of the EAT IT PODCAST!

For your listening/thinking pleasure, we've devised a delightful 30-minute audio romp introducing you to the ideas driving many of the pieces in our book, and to some of our contributors and how food figures in their writing.

In this first episode, host/EAT IT co-editor Brianna Goldberg interviews playwright/actor/writer Jessica Moss (@JessieMercury) about how food features in her award-winning plays, why she's so obsessed with Martha Stewart, and why yogurt is so funny; Brianna does a brief check-in with EAT IT co-editor Nicole Baute over the phone from Africa; and she tells you all about how to connect with EAT IT so you can join this (now literal) conversation!

Have a listen (we suggest you hit 'download' to put it on your iPod or whatnot rather than stream it) and please let us know what you think: send all your questions, recipes and fictional or non-fictional restaurant reviews to us via Twitter, Facebook or email! Thanks!
A few notes on the episode:

1) You can stream the podcast but we really suggest you download it (click the word "download") and listen to it as you commute to work or take a jog or (perhaps best, as we do discuss tasty things A LOT) while you munch your lunch or prep your dinner. It's an appetizer of EAT IT-- to go!

2) Brianna was trying out a new microphone and she's not so crazy about how it sounds but she will fix it for NEXT WEEK's episode, featuring a really interesting conversation with cookbook writer and Toronto Star food columnist and editor, Jennifer Bain.

3) EAT IT's original theme song was written and produced by the excellent band known as Burrito Tourniquet.

4) Thanks for listening!
Do you have a pen? An iPhone calendar? A cocktail napkin? Good. Because you’re going to want to write this down.

The EAT IT launch is scheduled for October 22 at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen St. W.

Oh yes, it’s happening.

This will be an event to remember, presented by The Feathertale Review and This is Not a Reading Series, co-hosted by EAT IT editors Brianna Goldberg and Nicole Baute (that’s us!) and packed with hot literary dishes from some of our incredible contributors.

Which brings us to the next awesome thing. Here’s the full list of EAT IT writers, also known as beautiful geniuses. We love them and know you will too—if you don’t already.

Jennifer Bain
Denise Balkissoon
Sarah Barmak
Nicole Baute
Katie Daubs
Tu Anh Dinh
Stacey May Fowles
Brianna Goldberg
Faye Harnest
Sara Hennessey
Trish Hennessy
Amy Jones
Bronwyn Kienapple
Julia Kilpatrick
Jessica Kluthe
Rebecca Kohler
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Lu Lam
Margo LaPierre
Victoria Martinez
Samantha Mehra
Alexandra Molotkow
Jessica Moss
Kristin Nelson
Kristine Owram
Maya Reid
Evany Rosen
Sarah Selecky
Lauren Spring
Lori Weidenhammer
Jessica Westhead

The launch party will be a potluck of readings and performances from members of this award-winning crew, including author Jessica Westhead, comic Sara Hennessey, playwright Jessica Moss and more.

For dessert, DJs Alexandra Molotkow and Chandler Levack spin some tasty tunes from all-female soul, disco, and R&B artists.

All the details in one tidy package:

EAT IT launch
Tuesday October 22, 2013
Doors open at 7:30; event starts at 8
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West
$5 entrance fee or FREE with purchase of the book

Do you not know about This Is Not A Reading Series? You should. Here is a bit about them: This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) offers a ground-breaking theatrical dimension to the appreciation of fine writing. Employing music, comedy, psychodrama, dance, multimedia performance, lectures, dialogue—everything but reading—TINARS investigates the creative process behind literary works.

A big thanks to This is Not a Reading Series for partnering with us, and to The Feathertale Review for general awesomeness.

See you so soon!

Nicole and Brianna
Friends of EAT IT,

Welcome to our new online home!

While we loved our former website, it's time to spruce things up-- especially since we've gone to press and can now share the contributors list AND the amazing cover artwork!

But otherwise, please stay tuned to this site for the latest news, thoughts and other yummy EAT IT-related content!

- Brianna