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Lucky Peach - American Food

On Monday, Doug’s chatting with Peter Meehan and Chris Ying, the editors of Lucky Peach magazine, about American food. It’s an admittedly hard topic to nail down. There’s diner food, of course. Fried chicken, sandwiches and sausages. But we’ll also consider the All-American cast-iron pan and Native American food, and food’s prominent place in American film and the oeuvre of Andy Warhol. Doug, Peter, Chris (and, just maybe, a special guest) will try to get to the bottom of what makes American food American.

The newest issue of Lucky Peach is on newsstands now. To order a copy of the magazine, visit Lucky Peach's web site.

Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger:



Chris Ying is the editor-in-chief of Lucky Peach.

Peter Meehan is a co-editor of Lucky Peach.


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.