Ep. 9: Filet Mignon and A Bottle of Dom

Our EQ is: What role do race and class play in the food industry?

We’re joined by Corey Evans, culinary arts teacher at Lincoln High School and LHS alum.  He tells us about his adventures and misadventures in the food industry, especially high-end dining, from the eastside of Tacoma to the eastern seaboard.  He helps us dig into some serious issues, including the politics, the racial divide, and the pecking order in restaurant kitchens, the importance of truffle oil, and great places to dine in Tacoma (spoiler: Tibbitts at Fernhill).  Other topics of discussion:

Annie claimed there are recipes that are both vegan and gluten free. Evidence:

Timeless or Terrible:


Stinky Cheeses

Tatchos (tater tot nachos)


Do Your Fudging Homework:

Corey: don’t ask for substitutions on the menu unless you really really have to.

Annie: Eat at this amazing vegan cafe Quickie Too!

Hope: The Food Lab by J Kenji Lopez-Alt

Update: Since recording this episode Hope has subscribed to Blue Apron and @NerdFarmer is obsessed. If you decide to do it, use Hope or Corey as a referral. K thanx!