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We get a lesson in the science of flavor from Nik Sharma. He explains why he might consider fat to be its own flavor—just like sweet, sour, salty and bitter—and...
We go behind the scenes with Bren Smith, who lived the dangerous life of a fisherman on the Bering Sea. He talks about his transformation from chasing big fish on...
We ride the railroads of India with Maneet Chauhan to sample chaat: snacks like warm carrot pudding and chili-fried potatoes served at street stalls and train stations. Plus, Shannon Mustipher...
Rachael Ray tells Milk Street how she almost killed Tony Bennett, set fire to Emeril’s kitchen, endured wardrobe malfunctions and why she still believes in the power and dignity of...
Chef Marianna Leivaditaki transports us to the Greek island of Crete. She gives us a masterclass in seafood, explains why fish heads are delicious and tells us stories of her...
We chat with chef David Chang about golf, the brutal first months of Momofuku and why he loves really good cheap food. Plus, we dive into the bizarre history of...
Pastry chef Briana Holt teaches us how to make exceptional baked goods. Plus, we hear how a Lost Generation novelist became a pioneer of organic agriculture; Dan Pashman admits he...
We chat with Von Diaz about the flavors of Puerto Rican cooking and the world’s best breakfast sandwich. Also on this week's show: Molly Yeh moves to Minnesota and trades...
Journalist Rebecca Rosman tells us about the feuds and lawsuits surrounding France’s top-secret steak sauce. Plus, we chat with Saturated Ice Cream founder Lokelani Alabanza who invents new ice cream...
Tom Papa tells us about learning to bake bread between comedy gigs, the question he always gets asked about sourdough starters and why his favorite food memory isn’t his grandmother’s...
We travel to the summer kitchens of Ukraine with Olia Hercules. She explains how to pickle a watermelon, the history of borscht and why pigs' ears are so deliciously crunchy...
Chef Andrea Nguyen, author of "Vietnamese Food Any Day," discusses her early life in Vietnam, Hostess fruit pies and why chicken stock is better with an apple. Plus, we chat...
Al Roker cooks for Daniel Boulud, talks about on-set disasters at the “Today” show, explains why sandwiches are his go-to conversation starter and wonders why Goofy wears pants but Pluto...
Comedian and “Nailed It!” host Nicole Byer breaks down the art of improv, making it in the world of comedy and how to host a baking competition show when you...
Lidia Bastianich grew up under Tito's communist rule, escaped to a refugee camp in Trieste and finally made it to Queens, where she learned to love Spam, Jell-O and Wonder...
Hollywood star and restaurateur Danny Trejo shares his culinary inspirations and his most memorable stories—for example, how he used to act out “The Wizard of Oz” to help him stay...
We chat with Mike Wiley of Eventide in Portland, Maine, who tells us how to shuck an oyster, the rules for the perfect clambake and his favorite often-ignored fish. Plus...
Padma Lakshmi shares stories about her childhood in India, her time in Spain and her new show, “Taste the Nation.” Plus, we get a crash course on Parisian cocktail culture...
We explore culinary secrets from Yewande Komolafe to change the way you cook. Plus, Gustavo Arellano takes us on a journey down the great American chile highway; we make a...
We chat with flavor chemist Dr. Arielle Johnson about how to eat a tree, how insects use flavor molecules to communicate and the science of taste and smell. Plus, Meathead...
Legendary pastry chef Claudia Fleming gives us a crash-course in baking. We discuss her tried-and-true techniques, her all-time favorite desserts and her experience working at New York City’s Jams in...
This week, we chat with Vivian Howard about growing up on a tobacco farm in Deep Run, North Carolina; her latest TV show, “Somewhere South”; and the foods she considers...
In this episode, author Isha Sumner talks the history and cuisine of the Garifuna people, Ruth Rogers reflects on 30 years of The River Café; the bubbles of summer; and...
Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley, part of the team behind Yotam Ottolenghi’s food empire, discuss the world of Palestinian cooking—from za’atar to what makes great tahini. Plus, we chat with...