Food, drinks, & culture writer Esther Tseng on loving LA, bike-packing, a mezcal industry crisis and more
In this week's episode, we talk to Esther Tseng—a Los Angeles-based food, drinks and culture writer. She is a judge for the James Beard Foundation and Academy Chair for the USA West region of The World’s 50 Best Bars and has contributed to a variety of publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Eater, LAist, Resy, VICE, and more. In this episode we talk about food blogging, bike-packing through Spain and Japan, safety while traveling as a person of color, finding your people, diversity of cultures and cuisine in LA, the history of Taiwanese food, a mezcal industry crisis (plus who owns the largest private mezcal collection in the world), snowboarding season, the art of menu writing and racism abroad. You can read some of Esther’s writing here and follow her on Instagram here. Eat Drink Sleep Repeat is a listener-supported podcast. Thanks for hanging out with us and following along! Please rate, review and subscribe on Spotify or Apple. This will help new listeners find us.Give us a follow on Instagram, tell your travel-obsessed friends about us, and mark your calendars for every Thursday—we’ll see you next week!Want to share your own travel story? Or would you like to nominate someone you think would make a great guest for the show? If you’re already a subscriber on Substack you can send us a message by replying to this email. Otherwise, send us a DM.Eat Drink Sleep Repeat is produced by Allison Ramirez and Omar Lewis. Thanks to our friends & family for being so supportive and continuing to provide us with the most thoughtful feedback week after week.EDSR is hosted on Buzzsprout.