The Level Teaspoon is creating a cookbook review podcast
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The Level Teaspoon
is a cookbook review podcast hosted by me, Susie Chang.  

Cookbook season runs through the fall - from the first early apple to the last green cabbage! In each episode of The Level Teaspoon I highlight the best cookbooks I've found during the course of the year. The complete Season 1 (2016) is available to download, free, wherever you download podcasts. New Season 2 episodes will be available starting in September 2017 and will run through December 2017.

"Who are you, and why does your voice sound so familiar?!"
You might know me better by my formal byline, "T. Susan Chang," which has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and any number of other print and online media outlets over the years.  You may also have heard me on NPR, where I wrote for the Kitchen Window column and where I still pitch in when it's time for year-end cookbook recommendations.  And, delightful foodie that you are, you might even have read my 2011 memoir, A Spoonful of Promises.

"How do you choose what cookbooks to feature?"
Over the course of the year, I receive cookbooks constantly.  (I once estimated the yearly total at 700-1000!).  On The Level Teaspoon, I only talk about cookbooks I can wholeheartedly recommend, and I am extremely picky.  I don't choose cookbooks whose recipes are so ordinary I could easily find them online.  I don't choose cookbooks that demand ingredients that are out of reach for most people.  I don't choose cookbooks on the basis of celebrity or buzz. My favorite cookbooks tend to be by cooking professionals who have a coherent subject, some new ideas, and a story to tell. These are the books that live on your kitchen shelf, growing loved, stained, and tattered, till you hand them down to a deserving son or daughter who loves to cook.

"What else do you do?"
Nowadays I'm also teaching food writing at Smith College and co-hosting a (completely unrelated!) podcast on esoteric symbolism and cartomancy.  It's called Fortune's Wheelhouse, in the unlikely event that happens to be one of your side interests too. 

"I have a cookbook I'm dying to tell you about!"
Great!  If you're a publicist, you probably already have all my contact info.  If you're not a publicist, but you have one, ask them to drop me a line here.  If you haven't got a publicist, you can also contact me here.  Please keep in mind I only review books from the current year (copyright 2017 right now).


Tiers
Enthusiastic Eater
$2 or more per episode
  • Access to patron-only content, including weekly listing of hot-off-the-press cookbooks as they hit my porch.
  • Early access to each week's episode and dedicated Patreon RSS feed
Champion Chowhound
$3 or more per episode
  • Entry in our weekly drawing for a surprise cookbook!
  • Access to patron-only content, including weekly listing of hot-off-the-press cookbooks as they hit my porch.
  • Early access to each week's episode and dedicated Patreon RSS feed
Gastronome Extraordinaire!
$10 or more per episode
  • List of cookbook recommendations from me, customized for you and delivered at the end of the season!
  • Entry in our weekly drawing for a surprise cookbook!
  • Access to patron-only content, including weekly listing of hot-off-the-press cookbooks as they hit my porch.
  • Early access to each week's episode and dedicated Patreon RSS feed


The Level Teaspoon
is a cookbook review podcast hosted by me, Susie Chang.  

Cookbook season runs through the fall - from the first early apple to the last green cabbage! In each episode of The Level Teaspoon I highlight the best cookbooks I've found during the course of the year. The complete Season 1 (2016) is available to download, free, wherever you download podcasts. New Season 2 episodes will be available starting in September 2017 and will run through December 2017.

"Who are you, and why does your voice sound so familiar?!"
You might know me better by my formal byline, "T. Susan Chang," which has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and any number of other print and online media outlets over the years.  You may also have heard me on NPR, where I wrote for the Kitchen Window column and where I still pitch in when it's time for year-end cookbook recommendations.  And, delightful foodie that you are, you might even have read my 2011 memoir, A Spoonful of Promises.

"How do you choose what cookbooks to feature?"
Over the course of the year, I receive cookbooks constantly.  (I once estimated the yearly total at 700-1000!).  On The Level Teaspoon, I only talk about cookbooks I can wholeheartedly recommend, and I am extremely picky.  I don't choose cookbooks whose recipes are so ordinary I could easily find them online.  I don't choose cookbooks that demand ingredients that are out of reach for most people.  I don't choose cookbooks on the basis of celebrity or buzz. My favorite cookbooks tend to be by cooking professionals who have a coherent subject, some new ideas, and a story to tell. These are the books that live on your kitchen shelf, growing loved, stained, and tattered, till you hand them down to a deserving son or daughter who loves to cook.

"What else do you do?"
Nowadays I'm also teaching food writing at Smith College and co-hosting a (completely unrelated!) podcast on esoteric symbolism and cartomancy.  It's called Fortune's Wheelhouse, in the unlikely event that happens to be one of your side interests too. 

"I have a cookbook I'm dying to tell you about!"
Great!  If you're a publicist, you probably already have all my contact info.  If you're not a publicist, but you have one, ask them to drop me a line here.  If you haven't got a publicist, you can also contact me here.  Please keep in mind I only review books from the current year (copyright 2017 right now).


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Tiers
Enthusiastic Eater
$2 or more per episode
  • Access to patron-only content, including weekly listing of hot-off-the-press cookbooks as they hit my porch.
  • Early access to each week's episode and dedicated Patreon RSS feed
Champion Chowhound
$3 or more per episode
  • Entry in our weekly drawing for a surprise cookbook!
  • Access to patron-only content, including weekly listing of hot-off-the-press cookbooks as they hit my porch.
  • Early access to each week's episode and dedicated Patreon RSS feed
Gastronome Extraordinaire!
$10 or more per episode
  • List of cookbook recommendations from me, customized for you and delivered at the end of the season!
  • Entry in our weekly drawing for a surprise cookbook!
  • Access to patron-only content, including weekly listing of hot-off-the-press cookbooks as they hit my porch.
  • Early access to each week's episode and dedicated Patreon RSS feed