Listen Up: Food for Flying and Our Favorite Filmmaker
Hope you’re ready ‘cause we’re talking two of our favorite things: snacks and entertainment. To make the cut this week, the crunchy, salty, sweet stuff had to to be portable—and filling enough to save you from another terrible airport dining experience. And Ben Nabors, our favorite NYC writer-director-producer (a multihyphenate, this guy), stops by to talk about documentaries, Werner Herzog, and officiating Claire’s wedding.
Also: Next Monday, July 24, it’s time to discuss #ReadingThings pick The Miseducation of Cameron Post, with its wonderful (and, spoiler alert, tremendously charming) author Emily Danforth. Tune in!
On travel snacks—the good, the bad, and the lupini bean…
To make you want to do better: Check out Amanda Hesser’s tray-table game—as documented in her book, Cooking for Mr. Latte, and which is still going strong.
To buy and pack: Maya Kaimal Chickpea Chips (the mini bags!), Moon Juice Chile & Lime Mango, Energizer Trail Mix, Brami Beans, Mike Popcorn, and Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs
To make: vanilla-scented granola, ginger cookies, granola bars, DIY trail mix (see: Kind of a Mag Vol. II), and potstickers and gingersnaps ℅ Heidi Swanson’s book Near & Far.
If you do need to get something to eat at the terminal, our recs: the Go-Go White Sox Grill at Chicago Midway (weirdly good kale salad!), Dale Talde’s Little Purse Dumpling Den at Newark, and Erica’s parents’ fave sushi spot at Detroit Metropolitan, Sora Japanese Cuisine & Sushi. We also find ourselves at Todd English restaurants in airports all the time—but this note does not constitute an endorsement.
Not edible, but: de Mamiel Altitude Oil is all the rage for airplane-related congestion.
Special and amazing guest Ben Nabors on documentaries, happiness, and not taking titles at face value...
Check out all of Ben’s amazing, award-winning movies—including William and the Windmill and The Happy Film, both of which are available on iTunes.
And if you’re an aspiring filmmaker, prep your walking shoes and read up on Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School.
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