Show #292 – April 2, 2016
Guests: Chef Biju Thomas; Journalist Dan Wuori
Sorry this is late everyone! I was on vacation in Ridgeland, Mississippi for the OBO Tandem Rally. A really well put-together event, 41 teams began the day on Saturday. This was my first “extended” ride since my stem cell therapy last July, so I was delighted to have finished the 41 mile route.
Rode another 24 on Sunday and then left Mississippi headed for New Orleans. We stayed at the Fleur de Lis Mansion in the Garden District and walked EVERYWHERE. We did not move the car or take any other form of transportation until we left on Wednesday. New Orleans is without a doubt one of the most interesting places I’ve ever visited. The culture(s), food, architecture, and rich history were a bit overwhelming and difficult to digest in just a few days.
And, wait for it, as long as we’re talking food AND digestion… my show for April 2nd starts out with our favorite cycling chef, Biju Thomas. His Feed Zone Cookbook series have been wildly popular – as is his Little Curry Shop in Denver, Colorado.
The new book in the series, The Feed Zone Table is not just a book of recipes however – rather, it is a short treatise written by both Biju and his partner at Skratch Labs, Dr. Allen Lim, about the effects food, companionship, friendship, and culture have on pro athletes as they struggle with what is mostly a solitary life.
The hardbound book is beautifully written and illustrated with some great candid shots of many riders you might know as you page through the concepts and recipes.
After a short break and some news, I head to South Carolina to welcome back Velo News journalist Dan Wuori. Dan and I discuss the loss of two pro cyclists in the peloton in late March as well as how incidents between cyclists and the motorbikes that seem to be in the wrong place at the wrong time might be better regulated in the upcoming race season and beyond. We also talk about the Spring Classics, who is looking good for the Tour, and more.
Hope you enjoy this week’s show!