Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) loves monsters, and his movies often use creatures of fantasy to tell stories about what it means to be human. It's no surprise that his choice is for last meal is grounded, complex, and beloved - just like his films.
On this week's YLM, Rachel dishes with del Toro about his two homes full of monster memorabilia, his latest Golden Globe nominated project "The Shape of Water," and more!
We also learn about the fairy tail-esque origin and incredibly complicated process of making mole from Iliana de la Vega, a Mexican-born chef, restaurateur and former Mexican/Latin Cuisines Specialist for The Culinary Institute of America.
Many of us have a disgusting creature in our daily lives: the office fridge! So King County Health Inspector Mike Simpson drops by the KIRO Radio station to assess our own slimey, green monster.
And finally - NEW SEGMENT ALERT! For the first time, we play YOUR last meals. Record a voice memo telling Rachel what YOU want for your last meal and email it to email@example.com for your chance to be featured at the end of a future episode.
Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has one of the best jobs ever. She travels the world eating incredible cuisine made by some of the best chefs on the planet. So what would she choose for her last meal?
Banoffee Pie is a ubiquitous dish in British culture, but Rachel has never even heard of it! So she talks to its creator Ian Dowding to get the scoop on the history and incredible popularity of this delicious dessert.
Pick up Gail's beautiful new cookbook "Bringing it Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating" wherever beautiful new cookbooks are sold.