Podcasts and Radio
Milk Street Radio with Christopher Kimball: From medlars and huckleberries to yuzu. Listen here.
The Write Question with Lauren Korn: On fruit, functionality, and the ethics of metaphor. Listen here.
Good Food with KCRW’s Evan Kleiman: On fruit as a sideways route into…everything. Listen here.
New Books in Food: The slipperiness of food and medicine, how even the most wholesome fruits can carry poison, plus the ways The Book of Difficult Fruit plays with our expectations of what cookbooks should be. Listen here.
Constant Wonder: On the vicissitudes of medlar jam and the virtues of durian. Listen here.
Spokane Public Radio: Abecedarians and encyclopedias, learning Salish, and picking huckleberries in The Book of Difficult Fruit. Listen here.
Montana Public Radio: “No, we have not retired.” Sarah Aronson of The Write Question sat down with Kate and Sam to talk about the future of Pie & Whiskey and what’s wrong with a dessert you can’t pick up. Listen here.
The Desk Set from Seattle Public Library: Books Foodies Will Devour. Listen here.
Your Last Meal with Rachel Belle: Pie history, the original Tupperware, and some strong opinions about ice cream. Listen here.
KUOW: “New people are flooding into Seattle, but as all these people move in, who are the people moving out?” There is life after Seattle, and it’s in Spokane. Listen here.
Wisconsin Public Radio: The Poetry of Pies with Anne Strainchamps for 45 North.
Articles & Interviews
The Wall Street Journal: In Praise of Difficult Fruit
The New York Times: Pick Your Poison: The Sweet, Sometimes Lethal Sides of Your Produce
The Financial Times: The durian fruit, redeemed
Capital Press: A Western Innovator
The Arts Desk: The Book of Difficult Fruit review – a rich, juicy delight
Eater: Fruit Wasn’t Meant to Be Easy
Vogue: In Kate Lebo’s New Memoir-Cookbook, Fruit is a Complicated Subject
The Guardian: How to cook, eat, and enjoy seven of the world’s most difficult fruits.
The Spokesman-Review: Kate Lebo’s ‘Book of Difficult Fruit’ invites readers to make their own discoveries
The Inlander: Kate Lebo warps the boundaries of food writing in her new Book of Difficult Fruit
Salon: Writers and bakers Kate Lebo and Samuel Ligon discuss their essay anthology, a perfect tome for holiday coping.
Seattle Review of Books: Talking With Kate Lebo About Why She Left Seattle for Spokane.
Spokesman-Review: For Kate Lebo, her writing comes from learning and experimenting.
Spokesman-Review: Author finds way to connect pie, whiskey and the written word.
City Arts Magazine: Kate Lebo’s “The Pie Lady’s Manifesto” And More.