Thursday, August 29, 2013

So Meaty! "Eat Your Words"

"Eat Your Words" is premiering Thursday September 5, 2013 at 8:30 at The Standard in Hollywood....

What is "Eat Your Words"? The press relase puts it best....

"Eat Your Words is an intimate evening of storytelling in the tradition of "The Moth" and "This American Life" hosted by Greg Walloch (The Moth,USA Network’s Characters Unite, The Howard Stern Show). The stories are inspired by a food theme — food politics, the best meal you ever ate, a food memory. Each show will feature a rotating cast of the city’s most outstanding storytellers and comedians with special guest appearances by LA area chefs, bartenders and urban foodies".

Thank you press release, let's hear more about this fun & festive evening out from the host himself, Mr. Greg Walloch!

MS: Hey Greg. so you are doing "Eat Your Words" at The Standard in Hollywood, the first Thursday of every month, what was the inspiration for the show?

Your Host: Greg Walloch
GW: Well, everyone eats and we all have stories to tell, so I thought it would be a good idea to bring the two together. People enjoy talking about food almost as much as they enjoy eating it, so I think it will be a really fun show. It's going to be stories based on food themes, it was a way for me to bring together a community of performers whose work I really enjoy! It's a fun way to create community within the neighborhood. Not only are we going to have storytellers, we are going to give chefs as well as bartenders an opportunity to tell their stories. It will be a really great way for them to interact with the community and to get people to patronize their businesses.

MS: Name five or your favorite foods for me.

GW: Oh My God, there are soooooooo many....Well of course I love cake, all my friends know that, there is a story about cake that I tell. I love really rustic, very simple food, there's just so much, it's hard to narrow it down to my top five.

MS: Most people like more than five, I thought I would try and see if I could get you to commit to that question. (laughs) Name something rustic that you generally eat.

GW: I make a dish that's like a pasta, broccoli, chicken broth & white beans. It's something that I put together that I like to eat.

MS: Everyone has a little chef in them, one time I ran out a a traditional ingredient that I normally use with something, I looked in the refrigerator and saw something else and thought: That will work. When you get to a certain point in life you know how to combine things.

GW: Yes, I think so too. I think storytelling is like cooking, you start with all these raw ingredients, and then  you put them together in a story and you've made something new out of them. There is a certain alchemy at work in both processes that share some similarities.

MS: That's really true, I never would have thought about it that way. So Greg you have to tell me about being on Howard Stern, I am a a fan.

GW: I was on Howard Stern several years ago. He was one of the first people to give me a major platform to do my work. He had a thing called: Handicapped Star Search (laughs) that was inspired by a bit that I used to do. So he called me and I was on the show a couple of times, he was great and very supportive!

MS: You can tell he is a really good guy.

GW: It was cool, I had a really great time!

"Eat Your Words" the first Thursday of every month starting September 5th at The Standard in Hollywood.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended, to RSVP click on the link below:

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