Your Last Meal | Actor Julia Sweeney grew up eating Nanaimo bars

In this previously recorded episode, the SNL alum and Spokane native shares her love of the Canadian dessert.

Julia Sweeney

By the end of this episode, you'll feel like the charming, hilarious and down-to-earth Julia Sweeney is your best friend!

Julia and host Rachel Belle discuss everything from her true love of eating alone (and how that makes her husband feel) to the 60th birthday gift she gave herself: never dieting again.

Julia wants to cap her last meal with Canada’s favorite no-bake, layered dessert: the Nanaimo bar! Rachel chats with Joyce Hardcastle, the contest winner who created the city’s official recipe back in 1986, and with the current mayor of Nanaimo, about the history of the bar and how ubiquitous it is in the Vancouver Island city it was named after.

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About the Hosts

Rachel Belle

Rachel Belle

Rachel Belle is the host and creator of Your Last Meal, a James Beard Award finalist for Best Podcast, and editor-at-large at Crosscut and KCTS 9.