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The Mystery of Taste: Beyond Sweet, Sour, Salty & BitterMarch 23, 2023
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Crazy for Beans: Salads, Stews, Ceviche and Pies - Joe Yonan Goes Nuts Over Beans
The Washington Post’s Joe Yonan takes us on a tour of the world’s best and most creative bean recipes, from navy bean pie to bean ceviche. Plus, we try to...
Beyond Blini and Borscht: A Return to Russian Cooking
This week, we chat with Bonnie Morales, who wants to introduce America to the real Russian cooking—blinchiki, pyanka, Uzbek watermelon and beyond. Plus, Hannah Goldfield teaches us about the sweet...
Inside the Incredible World of Japanese Cooking with Sonoko Sakai
Sonoko Sakai teaches us about real Japanese home cooking—from the world’s easiest broth to bento boxes to the surprising way she kneads her udon dough. Plus, we investigate counterfeit caviar...
The 40,000-Year-Old Diet: Bill Schindler Goes Caveman and (Barely) Survives
Bill Schindler has experienced firsthand how our ancestors survived the unknown. This week, he shares with us the perils of life 40,000 years ago—from confronting hyenas in the night to...
Hell’s French Kitchen: How 7 Days of Cooking Broke Writer Sam Ashworth
When Sam Ashworth apprenticed in a French Michelin-starred restaurant, it broke him after just one week. This week, he talks about his experience—which entailed cleaning squid for four hours a...
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...
Alpine Cooking: A Culinary Adventure at 3,000 Feet
Meredith Erickson takes us on an Alpine journey to discover the food and pleasures of the little-known huts and lodges above 3,000 feet. Plus, we chat with Josh Scherer of...
Eat, Work, Love: Aarón Sánchez Up Close and Personal
We chat with superstar chef Aarón Sánchez about finding food, finding love and finding himself. Plus, we discover the history and nuance of the martini cocktail; we share our recipe...
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...
The Fantastic World of Ted Allen: From Queer Eye to Chopped
We chat with Ted Allen about the soaring success of Queer Eye and Chopped, his life behind the scenes and embarrassing encounters with Martha Stewart. Plus, we explore the new...
Meet Maangchi: The Korean Julia Child
Many of us still miss Julia Child, but YouTube star Maangchi is an excellent substitute. Today, we discuss Korean home cooking, the best way to clean an octopus and her...
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...
Dating Games: How Couples Survive Food Fights
Can your significant other’s food preferences become a nonstarter when searching for marital bliss? Reporter Emily Thomas of “The Food Chain” introduces us to three couples who are learning to...
Our Thanksgiving Show
This week it’s Thanksgiving Rules: turkey, cranberry sauce and cake versus pie. We chat with Stella Parks about her pumpkin pie secret and a fresh twist on à la mode...
Pasta Grannies: Lessons from Italy’s Pasta Masters
Vicky Bennison takes us behind the scenes of Pasta Grannies, her YouTube channel that documents Italian grandmothers making pasta the old-fashioned way. Plus, Robin Russell Gaiser tells us about her...
Pickles and Pie Holes: The Secret History of Food Words
Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette, hosts of the radio show “A Way With Words,” join us to explore the language of food. They discuss why some restaurant servers ask “Will...
Alice Waters Wants to Save the World One Perfect Peach at a Time
The Chez Panisse founder discusses the early days of the historic Berkeley institution and the power of taste to change lives. Also on this week's show: Our trip to Sicily...
Angie Mar Cooks a $700 Rib-Eye
Angie Mar, co-owner and chef at the Beatrice Inn, introduces us to her world, a restaurant that cooks more animals than vegetables. We discuss smuggling beef, bone-marrow crème brûlée and...
Rachael Ray on Rachael Ray
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...
The Undercover Caterers: True Stories from the Bizarre World of NYC Catering
This week, we visit the unglamorous world of catering, where Matt and Ted Lee immersed themselves for four years. Behind the canapés, flower displays and dessert trains, the two brothers...
Chili Buns and Pickled Bologna: A 4,000 Mile Road Trip Through Appalachia
Ronni Lundy, author of “Victuals,” eats her way through Appalachia. Also on this week's show: Mark Kurlansky reveals the shocking, often deadly history of milk; we travel to Genoa to...
Yewande's Nigerian Kitchen
Culinary secrets from Yewande Komolafe to change the way you cook. Plus, Gustavo Arellano takes us on a journey down the great American chili highway; we make a hearty beef...
The $180 Bottle of Water
This week, writer Dave Stroup takes us inside the Academy Awards of water, tasting water that is infused with the “frequency of love” and the “pulsations of the universe.” Plus...
The Zoo Chef: Catering to Lions, Tigers and Bears
Every day, zoo chef Stacy Kyles prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for 600 animals at the Oakland Zoo. This week, we chat about how she feeds the pickiest eaters, how...