Your Last Meal with Rachel Belle

Hannah Berner: Nana’s Eggplant Parmesan

In this spirited interview with host Rachel Belle, comedian Hannah Berner realizes her true calling: talking excitedly about how much she loves to eat! And she has what many of us dream of, a spunky Italian grandmother who cooks up a big pot of sauce every Sunday, has a pantry full of pasta, and feeds her family plate after plate of Italian-American food until they’re unbuttoning their pants at the table.

Nana Vera joins the show to tell us how she makes her famous eggplant parmesan, and shares an old Italian wives’ tale about why it’s always important to salt your eggplant before cooking.

Hannah went to college in Wisconsin, where it’s perfectly normal for a Bloody Mary to hit the table garnished with a fragrant bouquet of hamburgers, corn dogs and egg rolls. Rachel chats with the owner of Milwaukee’s Sobelman’s Pub and Grill, who believes he was the one who started this deliciously gimmicky national trend.

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This episode is sponsored by Ooni Pizza Ovens, the world’s first portable pizza oven company! Rachel Belle has been making incredible, chewy, bubbly, melty pizzas in her Ooni for more than three years. If you want to make the best homemade pizza of your life visit:

Published: Thursday July 07, 2022
Runtime: 00:32:30