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Natalie Morales’ Grub Street Diet

Natalie Morales will teach you how to make Cuban coffee.
Illustration: Maanvi Kapur

This year, Natalie Morales became a first-time director — and a second-time director. In March, she released Plan B on Hulu, and today marks the release of Language Lessons, which she co-wrote and stars in with Mark Duplass. The story of a Spanish language teacher in Costa Rica and her student in Oakland, it’s told through Zoom (glitches and all), and The New Yorker praises Morales’s performance as “laughably smart, sympathetic, and engaging.” Off of Zoom, during the limited time she had not doing press for the

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Musician Aaron Frazer’s Grub Street Diet

The musician Aaron Frazer has his halal-cart order locked down.
Illustration: Margalit Cutler

The musician Aaron Frazer released his first solo record in January. Now, he’s part of two more albums that will each debut next week: He plays drums on Yola’s Stand for Myself, and, as part of Durand Jones & the Indications, Frazer and his distinctive falsetto are featured prominently across Private Space’s ten songs. “I don’t take it for granted,” he says, “that I got to continue on this path over the last year.” But of course he’s missed playing live, something he finally got

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Ronan Farrow’s Grub Street Diet

“I like rich-protein foods,” says Ronan Farrow. “It’s not a health thing, just a taste thing.”
Illustration: Ryan Inzana

Ronan Farrow spent the past week on deadline. “I wish that I could say this was a week of fabulous dinners with eclectic luminaries, hole-in-the-wall dives that serve the best food in New York, and a lavish multicourse meal that I cooked myself for David Remnick and JoJo Siwa — who really hit it off,” the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist explains. “Instead, I was closing a story, and when I’m on a story, I become feral, eating only occasionally, consuming calories like

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Bim Adewunmi’s Grub Street Diet

Illustration: Ryan Inzana

Since moving to the U.S. from London in 2016, This American Life producer Bim Adewunmi has been dismayed to find certain aspects of American culinary culture lacking. “This is probably sacrilegious to an American magazine — I don’t want to make enemies! — but I think the sweets are better in the U.K.,” she says. The radio producer and playwright (her debut, Hoard, premiered in London in 2019) has a bunch of new projects in the works, most of which she’d rather not discuss yet. This week, she investigates the comparative oat lattes of Bed-Stuy, considers

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Haley Nahman’s Grub Street Diet

Illustration: Lindsay Mound

Haley Nahman is every Brooklyn girl’s Instagram crush. Formerly the features director at Man Repeller, Nahman made the leap to Substack last year, where she writes the Maybe Baby newsletter and hosts its accompanying podcast. She is also a fan of snacks, preferably eaten whenever she feels like it. “I don’t think about food until I’m hungry — and I really don’t like eating when I’m not hungry,” she says, adding, “I fought to have this relationship with food after struggling with it more in my early 20s, and so I feel like I take it really

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Laurie Woolever’s Grub Street Diet

Laurie Woolever and her sundae.
Illustration: Margalit Cutler

This travel book, for sure, is not about answering questions about Tony’s life or motivation,” says Laurie Woolever of World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, the final book that Anthony Bourdain worked on. “This book is really about celebrating the work that he did while he was here.” Published this week, the book was shepherded by Woolever — his assistant, friend, and, since 2016, co-author — who completed it almost entirely after his death. An editor and writer in Jackson Heights, Woolever has also explored what “New American” food looks like in

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