Christy talks to two guests whose relationships to food were shaped in part by pain. Writer/editor Jonathan Vatner suffers from Crohn's disease, a digestive disorder that has led him to have some difficult feelings about bread. Comedy performer and producer Gina Fitch has trouble with bread, too, so in the interview we stick to butternut squash. This episode has it all: Insight, tasty treats, laughter, and even a few tears.
Note from Christy in March 2016: I’ve learned so much since starting to record the podcast in early 2013, and you’ll probably hear some places where my understanding of nutrition, eating disorders, and body image has evolved since I made these episodes. (Be sure to check out the latest season for more a up-to-date snapshot of my philosophy!) While this episode has been edited to remove overtly triggering material, listener discretion is still advised due to some guests' discussions of ongoing eating issues.