May 11, 2021

EP. 212 — How Did You Develop Such Amazing Taste? with Sohla El-Waylly

This week’s episode of Getting Curious isn’t a snack, it’s a whole meal. Culinary creator, writer, and video host Sohla El-Waylly joins Jonathan to discuss cooking basics, ancient recipes, and their shared affinity for a certain discontinued Taco Bell classic.

Sohla El-Waylly can currently be seen starring in The HISTORY® Channel’s online series Ancient Recipes with Sohla. Sohla is also currently one of the first-ever Resident Experts for Food52 with Off Script with Sohla, her curated monthly online column and video series. She is also a contributor to The New York Times Cooking vertical. You can keep up with Sohla’s work on Instagram @sohlae and at

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JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by culinary creator Sohla El-Waylly, where I ask her: How did you develop such amazing taste? Welcome to Getting Curious, this is Jonathan Van Ness. I’m so excited for this gorgeous guest who I have been just, like, really watching for a hot minute. We love. Welcome to the show Sohla El-Waylly, who is–if you’ve been living under a rock–a recipe creator, a writer, and a video host. She’s currently a resident expert at Food 52 and a contributor to New York Times Cooking and the host of ‘Ancient Recipes with Sohla.’ How are you Sohla? SOHLA EL-WAYLLY [00:00:45] I think that’s the best intro I’ve ever had. I feel so pumped. JVN [00:00:51] Oh my gosh me too and sidebar, but I guess people will know, like, if we have,

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