Food blogs and podcasts are everywhere, but most focus on a single aspect of the culinary experience. Not this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Chewing.xyz. Started by Chicago Tribune reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ’s Monica Eng, Chewing.xyz focuses on the intersection of good food, good health, and good policy.
Chewing.xyz has been featured in The Daily Meal and The Chicago Tribune multiple times – and for good reason. In addition to being a Chicago Tribune Food & Dining reporter, Louisa Chu is also a James Beard Scholarship winner, Iron Chef judge, Anthony Bourdain fixer, former chef at Michelin two-starred restaurant Les Ambassadeurs, and has even interviewed the legendary Julia Child. Louisa’s podcast sidekick, Monica Eng, has been nominated for five James Beard Awards for her investigative reports on consumer issues.
Chu and Eng use Chewing.xyz to explore new culinary experiences and discuss food cultures around the world. In addition to their love of food, the pair also love reporting on the policy and culture that shapes the food we eat. Chewing.xyz has covered soda taxes, talked with restaurant critics, discussed healthy trends with chefs, and even discovered a way that bars can recoup their costs through Tiki drinks.
“Our goal for Chewing.xyz is to provide an inclusive home for our podcast. You can listen to all our episodes there, as well as see things we talk about, from chef recipes to food tasted in the game we like to call “Will She Eat It?”, which explores cultural and culinary differences as well as deliciousness.
We chose to build on a .xyz domain because it’s clean, simple, easy to remember, and memorable. It fits what we’re trying to say in our Chewing podcast, about what can sometimes seem like the complicated worlds of food and health, both directly but playfully.”
– Louisa Chu and Monica Eng, creators of Chewing.xyz
When Louisa Chu and Monica Eng started Chewing.xyz, they were able to secure the domain of their choice with .xyz. To hear more from Chewing.xyz, check out the podcast on Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts for free. And for more Chu and Eng, check Chewing.xyz out on Twitter (or individually @louisachu and @monicaeng), on Facebook, or on Instagram. And make sure you follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more great .xyz use cases.