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The Mystery of Taste: Beyond Sweet, Sour, Salty & BitterMarch 23, 2023
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The Mystery of Taste: Beyond Sweet, Sour, Salty & Bitter
Are humans the only species that loves sour? Does everyone taste bitter the same way? And could there be flavors we can’t even comprehend yet? Emily Kwong and Aaron Scott...
Like Carrots for Meat: The Irish Food Revolution with Chef Jp McMahon
We go beyond soda bread and shepherd's pie to discover the new Irish cooking with chef Jp McMahon. We discuss why the Irish ate very little seafood, how leftover cake...
Corner Store Meets Restaurant? Omar Tate Risks Everything to Open Honeysuckle Provisions
Chef Omar Tate has spent the last few years building a grocery cafe in West Philadelphia that reimagines the corner store. He tells us how he interprets Black culinary traditions...
The Perfect Cup: Great Homemade Coffee with James Hoffmann
YouTube coffee expert James Hoffmann shares the best, worst and weirdest coffee in the world—from his tried-and-true recipe for the ultimate cup at home to the time he tasted 70-year-old...
I Grew Up in a Chinese Takeaway: Angela Hui Tells All
Angela Hui tells the story of her childhood growing up in her family’s Chinese restaurant—there are flaming woks, short tempers and zero privacy. Plus, we’re joined by journalist Jenn Harris...
Soul Food Love: Five Kitchens, Four Generations
Mother and daughter Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams tell us what studying the cooking of four generations of women in their family has taught them about the origins of...
Nigella on Nigella
This week, we interview Nigella Lawson. We discuss what’s to love about brown food, what’s to hate about tasting menus and what everyone gets wrong about cooks. For Valentine's Day...
Nigella Lawson: Extended Cut
Before her tour across America, Nigella Lawson returns to Milk Street for a new special episode. She shares her stories from the Dangerous Sports Club, her love for plain cake...
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...
Matty Matheson: Catfish Noodling and Making “The Bear”
This week, we get inside the mind of Matty Matheson, actor and culinary consultant on the hit TV comedy “The Bear.” Matheson reveals his thoughts on internet stardom, what it...
The Food of Ukraine with Olia Hercules
Ukrainian chef, author and activist Olia Hercules shares recipes and traditions from her home, and how she’s coping after almost one year of war. Plus, Jess Edberg tells the story...
The Science of Stir-Fry with J. Kenji López-Alt
J. Kenji López-Alt gives us a lesson on Wok 101 and reveals the science behind great stir-fry. Plus, Cheryl Day joins Christopher Kimball to tackle your baking questions about everything...
Weird Fruit: From Medlars and Huckleberries to Yuzu
We tackle difficult fruits with author Kate Lebo. She introduces us to the world of rare fruits that are hard to find, harvest, prepare or just plain love. Plus, we...
Inside Mexico with Pati Jinich
Pati Jinich is on a quest to show people what Mexico looks like and tastes like. She breaks down the common denominators of Mexican cuisine, tells us why she lives...
Rachael Ray at Home
This week, it’s Rachael Ray! She tells us about re-making a home after her house burned down, her best friendship with her Sicilian grandfather and why her lifelong affinity for...
Holiday Cookies with Rose Levy Beranbaum
This week, we’re getting ready for the holidays. Rose Levy Beranbaum shares everything we need to know about baking cookies—from favorite equipment and core techniques to her ultimate chocolate chip...
Baking Special: Magic Cakes, Muffin Madness and Computer Cookies
In this special episode, we share a few of our favorite moments about baking. Cheryl Day—cookbook author, co-owner of Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, and now Milk...
Waiter Confidential: The Dark Side of Parisian Dining
This week, we go behind the scenes of French restaurants with writer and former waiter Edward Chisholm to experience the chaotic rush of Sunday brunch, discover where waiters go on...
Food Wars: Marion Nestle vs. Corporate Food
What could the future food system look like? Food and public health writer Marion Nestle shares her vision, along with stories from her life. We also get a lesson in...
Secrets of Classic German Baking
Author Luisa Weiss offers some of her favorites from Eisenbahnschnitten to Kartoffelstrudel. Plus, journalist Rowan Jacobsen demystifies the truffle, Adam Gopnik talks luxury foods, and we learn how to make...
Thanksgiving Special With Cheryl Day, Jet Tila, J. Kenji López-Alt and Nigella Lawson
Our Thanksgiving special is here, and we’re ready to help you with the big day! We take your calls with special guest co-hosts Jet Tila and Cheryl Day and share...
Please Feed Phil! The Creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond” Tries to Eat Everything
We chat with Phil Rosenthal, creator of “Somebody Feed Phil,” about egg creams in Japan, mold at Noma and his most memorable scene from “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Plus, Irina Georgescu...
Is The Real Soul Food Health Food?
This week, the editor of 4 Color Books, Bryant Terry, celebrates the long history of veganism in Black cuisine to tell the real story of soul food. Plus, archaeologist Farrell...
Trick or Treat! Celebrate Halloween with a Dinner for the Dead
This week, we’re celebrating the holiday of tricks and treats with Halloween scholar Lesley Bannatyne. She teaches us how to emulate the romping Halloween parties of the Victorian era, complete...