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White House Noshes: What Presidents Really EatMay 19, 2023
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Carla Hall Reclaims Soul Food
Chef Carla Hall is here to change the way we think about soul food. Plus, we explore cooking with cannabis; Adam Gopnik tells us how to cope when our favorite...
The Life and Death of Gourmet: Ruth Reichl Tells All
We chat with Ruth Reichl about the glory days and final days of Gourmet magazine. Plus, Egyptian street food in Berlin; Alex Aïnouz's hotel room cooking hacks; and Mini Almond...
The Greek Makeover: Diane Kochilas Freshens Up Greek Cooking
Chef Diane Kochilas talks real Greek yogurt, what Americans get wrong about cooking at home, and how to make great dishes with stale bread. Plus, we explore the art and...
Gonzalo Guzmán's Nopalito: Inside a Mexican Kitchen
Also on this week's show: How to cut up a cow, with New York butchers Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest; Armenian grilled pork chops; and junk food taxes, good or...
Welcome to the Disgusting Food Museum
We chat with curator Samuel West about the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmö, Sweden, where the tickets are vomit bags, the exhibits feature fermented shark, fruit bats, and root beer...
The Great Escape: Andrea Nguyen Flees Saigon in April 1975 and Brings Vietnamese Home Cooking to America
Chef Andrea Nguyen, author of "Vietnamese Food Any Day," uses American supermarket ingredients for an authentic take on the food of Vietnam. Plus, we investigate why the Kinder Surprise Chocolate...
The Secret World of Celebrity Catering with Mary Giuliani
Mary Giuliani, the author of catering tell-all “Tiny Hot Dogs,” falls in love with Alec Baldwin, raises a murderous turtle and has a solution for any and every party disaster...
In Search of the Brain Sandwich: Our Intrepid Reporter Lunches Out in St. Louis
In this episode, we get an invite to Özlem Warren’s Turkish table, we travel to St. Louis for fried brain sandwiches, Taiwan’s three-cup chicken, and the etiquette of the TV...
My Siberian Adventure: The Joys of Mystery Meat, Power Outages, Evil Spirits and the Stove from Hell
Author Sharon Hudgins writes a love letter from post-Soviet Vladivostok. Plus, IBM's supercomputer creates flavor combinations; Dan Pashman lies to his kids about food; and we test cooking oils over...
Fake Food: The Billion Dollar Business of Food Fraud
Chris Elliott, who investigated the horse meat scandal in the United Kingdom, talks about fake oregano, cardboard in parmesan and the multibillion dollar business of food fraud. Plus, we investigate...
Wine Label Revolution: Goodbye Chateau, Hello Dancing Frog!
In this episode, Andres O'Hara on why wine labels matter; how the Afro-Asian diaspora changed the world of cooking for Alexander Smalls; corks or screwcaps?; and pasta with broccoli sauce.
Eat, Travel, Love: Matt Goulding Reveals the Culinary Secrets of Spain
Matt Goulding, author of “Grape, Olive, Pig,” discovers the original paella, finds out-of-the-way Spanish eateries, falls in love and recounts his one meal at elBulli. Plus, we travel to Paris...
The Food of Shangri-La: Cooking Up Yak Meat, Pickled Bamboo and Potato Pancakes in China's Remote Yunnan Province
Georgia Freedman, author of “Cooking South of The Clouds,” travels China's "Wild West" in search of new foods. Plus, Kim Severson of The New York Times explores the supermarket of...
Bombay Meets Cincinnati: Nik Sharma Adapts the Rich Flavors of India
Nik Sharma, author of “Season,” gives Milk Street a lesson in cooking with spices. Plus, we investigate the unknown culinary history of France; we make a magic pudding cake; give...
Shrimp, Sprite and Pig Head: The Mysteries and Delights of True Filipino Cuisine
In this episode, Filipino cuisine goes global with Yana Gilbuena; Shaina Shealy talks water fights (and eating well) in Myanmar; cheesier pasta; Singapore’s shrimp curry; and Adam Gopnik on wine...
The Bob Behind Bob's Red Mill
Bob Moore is the quintessential American success story. He started out running a gas station and today he runs Bob's Red Mill. Bob’s Red Mill is a former sponsor of...
The Search for Perfect Falafel: Uncovering the Secrets of Palestinian Cooking
Intrepid food writer Yasmin Khan dives into the mysteries of Palestinian cooking. Plus we rediscover authentic Austrian goulash; Jonathan Townsend cooks amazing 18th century American recipes in period clothing and...
The Ace of Cakes: Duff Goldman Bakes Up The Hogwarts Express
Former graffiti artist Duff Goldman bakes cakes in the shape of everything from Radio City Music Hall to old sneakers. Plus we explore Korean home cooking with chef Sohui Kim...
Deep Run Roots: Vivian Howard Eats North Carolina
Chef Vivian Howard returns home to rural North Carolina to cook her roots. Plus a computer designs the ultimate chocolate chip cookie; our tip for transforming stale bread; Pork and...
Nigella Lawson Speaks Out on Hash, Traybakes, Salad Snobs and Kierkegaard (Rerun)
We catch up with British food star Nigella Lawson about the philosophy of life and home cooking. Plus does coffee cause cancer?; Pakistan's Martha Stewart; pisto; and quick yogurt sauce.
Mad French Food Scientist Cooks Up YouTube
Alex French Guy Cooking does crazy food science from Paris. Plus the amazing history of pickles; Shabbat at Wendy's; and chicken under a brick. Questions in this Episode: “I occasionally...
The Mystery of the $13,500 Melon
Why Tokyo shoppers spend a fortune on fruits as gifts. Plus, the truth about dietary supplements; a food tour of Lisbon; Spanish tortillas at home; and how to mellow onions...
Ina Garten is a Messy Cook: The Hidden World of the Barefoot Contessa (Rerun)
Also on this week's show: Up with pomegranate molasses; sheet-pan roasted chicken; J. Kenji López-Alt investigates the science of baking pizza at home; and why Australian cuisine is the most...
Simply Yotam: The Master of Middle Eastern Food Speeds It Up and Pares It Back
We chat with Yotam Ottolenghi about keeping it simple. Also on this week’s show: recipes for a homemade Christmas with Yvette Van Boven; the secret of Taiwan’s beef noodle soup...