Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio

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From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about home cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.

Episode Date
Bollywood Kitchen: Singing, Dancing, Cooking!
51:51
Also on this week’s show: The true story of donuts and war; Spanish-style French toast; and defending MSG. (Originally aired April 12, 2018.)
Aug 17, 2018
Gonzalo Guzmán’s Nopalito: Inside a Mexican Kitchen
51:47
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 bad?
Aug 10, 2018
Insider’s Italy: An Off-The-Grid Travel Guide with Matt Goulding
53:15
Also on this week’s show: The Gefilte Manifesto – modern Jewish home cooking; Taiwanese grilled corn; and Dan Pashman on the Library of Congress Cooking Club.
Aug 03, 2018
Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Misfits, Hippies and Celebrity Chefs
52:22
Are supermarket leafy greens dangerous?; inside Brooklyn’s Aska Restaurant; and olive oil bundt cake from Italy.
Jul 27, 2018
Buttermilk Graffiti: Chef Edward Lee Hits The Road to Eat The New America
51:44
Kim Severson on the hunt for a lost strain of rice; J. Kenji López-Alt on salt; and pie plates for grilling.
Jul 20, 2018
The Potlikker Papers: Food Meets Politics in The American South
52:25
The Mafia muscles in on Italian bakeries, cooking for civil rights with John T. Edge, Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on airline dining and the new fattoush. Originally aired July 13, 2017.
Jul 13, 2018
How to Eat A Peach: Diana Henry on The Art of The Perfect Simple Menu
51:43
The ethics of free ice cream samples; pork/pineapple tacos; and Whetstone Magazine travels the world.
Jul 06, 2018
Desperately Seeking Garifuna! The Amazing History, Food and Language of the Garifuna People
51:46
Ruth Rodgers from The River Café; the bubbles of summer; and spaghetti al limone.
Jun 29, 2018
Shrimp, Sprite and Pig Head: The Mysteries and Delights of True Filipino Cuisine
51:46
Water fights (and eating well) in Myanmar; cheesier pasta; and Adam Gopnik on wine and philosophy.
Jun 22, 2018
Harvard and The Chef: How Joanne Chang used Applied Mathematics to Build a Baking Empire
52:12
We interview Brad Leone, star of Bon Appetit’s “Its Alive with Brad”; introduce our recipe for Salmon Chraimeh; learn to toast grains; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on the geometry of a pizza slice.
Jun 15, 2018
The Food Explorer: The Man Who Discovered Avocados, Kale and Quinoa
51:53
Ben Franklin electrocutes turkeys; and J. Kenji López-Alt on why pepperoni curls on pizza.
Jun 08, 2018
Wine Label Revolution: Goodbye Chateau, Hello Dancing Frog!
53:50
The new Harlem fusion cooking; corks or screwcaps?; and pasta with broccoli sauce.
Jun 01, 2018
Nigella Lawson Speaks Out on Hash, Traybakes, Salad Snobs and Kierkegaard (corrected)
51:50
Does coffee cause cancer?; Pakistan’s Martha Stewart; pisto; and quick yogurt sauce. *This episode is a corrected version that fixes an error in the previous version.
May 30, 2018
Beyoncé, Saffron and the New Women Farmers of Afghanistan
51:53
Saffron, the new Afghan crop; Meathead Goldwyn on barbecue ribs; The Food Lab on the mortar and pestle; and our recipe for whipped cream biscuits and strawberries.
May 18, 2018
In Search of The Brain Sandwich: Our Intrepid Reporter Lunches Out in St. Louis
51:51
Everyday Turkish cooking at Özlem’s Table; TV dinner etiquette; three-cup chicken; homemade chile oil.
May 11, 2018
Roast Chicken in A War Zone: Life, Death, and Cooking in Syria
51:47
The true history of The Settlement Cookbook; making vanilla sugar; beef tomato stir-fry; and Adam Gopnik.
May 04, 2018
An American in Paris
51:52
David Lebovitz buys an apartment in Paris (and barely survives the experience); our recipe for light, bright Cape Malay curry; we discover momo, spicy Nepalese dumplings; and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on the new science of taste.
Apr 27, 2018
The Last Florida Orange: Death of An Industry?
51:47
Fad foods; the secret history of Jack Daniel’s; freezing soaked beans; and Colombian pot roast.
Apr 20, 2018
Bollywood Kitchen: Singing, Dancing, Cooking!
52:48
The true story of donuts and war; Spanish-style French toast; and defending MSG.
Apr 13, 2018
The Peanut Butter Wars: A Homemaker Changes How Food is Regulated in America
53:46
Filipino delicacies found at a bus station in Tel Aviv; Marketplace’s Krissy Clark reports on the peanut butter controversy that changed how the FDA regulates commercial foods; and how to revive stale spices.
Apr 06, 2018
147: The Three-Star Soup Kitchen
52:20
Italian chef Massimo Bottura feeds the world; ARFID is a new picky eating disorder; our recipe for ricotta cheesecake; and the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik on what the next generation is drinking. Originally aired 12/8-12/15, 2017.
Mar 30, 2018
209: Hippie Food: The Secret History of Avocado Toast, Smoothies, Carob Cookies and The Health Food Store
52:17
Joshua McFadden cooks for six seasons; easy French chicken in a pot; coconut rice; and Dan Pashman on pork.
Mar 23, 2018
208: The Bitter Truth: Brad Parsons on Bitters, Amaro and Distillery Cats Turned Social Media Stars
52:23
The women who run France’s Champagne industry; Thai stir-fried spinach; making saffron salt; and Stephen Meuse on wine.
Mar 16, 2018
207: Beyond Blini and Borscht: A Return to Russian Cooking with Blinchiki, Pyanka and Uzbek Watermelon
52:52
The sweet rewards of bitter food; easy garlic confit; sweet potato cake from Macau; and what to eat when you’re blue.
Mar 09, 2018
144: Why Does Bread Rise? Nathan Myhrvold on Bread Science
52:12
Nathan Myhrvold on Modernist Bread; J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on the science of cooking meat; smashed potatoes; and a quick Turkish supper from Robyn Eckhardt, author of “Istanbul and Beyond.” (Originally aired 11/09/2017, Available for rerun Thursday 3/1 – Thursday 3/8/2018)
Mar 02, 2018
206: Lights! Camera! Action! Food! The history of food photography from Betty Crocker to Gourmet Magazine
52:17
Homestyle Cooking from southeast India; the best soup in the world; the truth about drinking and health; and grams versus cups.
Feb 23, 2018
205: An American in Paris: How Chef Braden Perkins Crashed The Paris Restaurant Scene
53:26
Grace Young on stir-fried rice; J. Kenji López-Alt on cooking with alcohol; and Vietnamese meatball soup.
Feb 16, 2018
204: The Man Who Loved Wine: Anne Fadiman on Her Father’s Life, Times and Wine Obsession
51:15
The only 24-hour ice cream store in New York City; chocolate-almond cookies; is raw cookie dough dangerous?
Feb 09, 2018
141: The Quick Palestine Cook: Bold, Easy, Fresh
51:13
Reem Kassis brings us quick and easy weeknight cooking from Palestine; our tip for peeling ginger; we travel to India to try medicinal camel’s milk; and J. Kenji Lopez Alt reveals how to cook beans. (Originally aired 10/12/17)
Feb 02, 2018
203: The Secret History of White Meat: Why America Loves Breasts Not Legs
53:25
Israeli chef Einat Admony on real couscous; foolproof cacio e pepe; roast sweet potatoes; and muffin madness.
Jan 26, 2018
202: The Breath of A Wok: Wok Master Grace Young Stirs it Up!
51:11
Reporter Danny Lewis reports on Elbert Budin and how he made food fly; we go to Tunisia for a couscous cooking lesson; and J. Kenji López-Alt explores the differences between flours.
Jan 19, 2018
143: Ottolenghi’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Desserts
52:22
Former Eater Editor Helen Rosner on what’s hot in food media; Sumac Chicken; cooking onions; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on Willy Wonka, food and parenting. (Originally aired 11/4/17)
Jan 12, 2018
201: Harvard and The Chef: How Joanne Chang used Applied Mathematics to Build a Baking Empire
51:11
We interview Brad Leone, star of Bon Appetit’s “Its Alive with Brad”; introduce our recipe for Salmon Chraimeh; learn to toast grains; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on the geometry of a pizza slice.
Jan 05, 2018
149: The French Revolution: Paris Unveils New Bistros, New Menus, and New Chefs
52:00
Lindsey Tramuta on the New Paris cuisine; we take a pilgrimage to India; offer a new recipe for steamed marmalade pudding; and wine expert Stephen Meuse has tips on the best glasses to use for champagne.
Dec 29, 2017
139: The Sheepherder’s Ball: Basque Cooking in America
53:33
The Kitchen Sisters report on the secret history and food of Basque sheepherders in America; our recipe for French apple cake; and the difference between mass-produced and artistan wines. (Originally aired 9/23/2017)
Dec 22, 2017
148: Kaukasis: The Secret Recipes of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Beyond
53:01
The amazing food of Georgia with Olia Hercules; Milk Street’s top 10 cookbooks of the year; porchetta comes home; and dressing up the holiday table with Athena Calderone.
Dec 15, 2017
147: The Three-Star Soup Kitchen
53:33
Italian chef Massimo Bottura feeds the world; ARFID is a new picky eating disorder; our recipe for ricotta cheesecake; and the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik on what the next generation is drinking.
Dec 08, 2017
146: The Poison Squad: In 1902, Why Do 12 Volunteers Eat Poison with Every Meal?
52:37
Eating poison leads to the founding of the FDA; our recipe for the best gingerbread; Dr. Aaron Carroll on the truth about artificial sweeteners; and sourdough bread turns into a futuristic novel by Robin Sloan.
Dec 01, 2017
126: BBQ Adventure: Heat and Meat in Gugulethu, Cape Town
52:34
We travel to Cape Town, South Africa, for insane barbecue; Melissa Clark rethinks how to cook at home; poet Nikki Giovanni remembers her grandparents’ rack of lamb recipe; and Adam Gopnik unpacks his dream of the cast-iron pan. (Originally aired 5/27/17)
Nov 24, 2017
145: Thanksgiving Special: From Calcutta to Make-Ahead Mashed
53:01
Reporter Sandip Roy desperately seeks turkey in Calcutta; tea-rubbed maple turkey; The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman onThanksgiving Anxiety; holiday call-ins with Sara Moulton; the science behind tryptophan with Dr. Aaron Carroll; The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik on his first Thanksgiving in 1980s New York; J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on make-ahead mashed; and wine expert Stephen Meuse says … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/11/145-thanksgiving-special-from-calcutta-to-make-ahead-mashed/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "145: Thanksgiving Special: From Calcutta to Make-Ahead Mashed"</span></a>
Nov 17, 2017
144: Why Does Bread Rise? Nathan Myhrvold on Bread Science
53:01
Nathan Myhrvold on Modernist Bread; J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on the science of cooking meat;smashed potatoes; and a quick Turkish supper from Robyn Eckhardt, author of “Istanbul and Beyond.”
Nov 10, 2017
143: Ottolenghi’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Desserts
52:11
Former Eater Editor Helen Rosner on what’s hot in food media; Sumac Chicken; cooking onions; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on Willy Wonka, food and parenting.
Nov 03, 2017
142: The Amazon/Whole Foods Revolution
52:45
Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey on the future of supermarkets; Dawson City, Yukon, Canada’s “Sour Toe Cocktail”; our recipe for Vietnamese Coffee Cake; salt and pepper get divorced; and Dr. Aaron Carroll on why eggs are safe.
Oct 27, 2017
134: New York Times’ Kim Severson on Paula Deen, Alton Brown and Thomas Keller
51:40
Kim Severson, National Food Correspondent for The New York Times, interviews famous food celebrities including Paula Deen, Alton Brown, and Thomas Keller; author Crystal King explores the food of ancient Rome; margaritas the Milk Street way; and Dr. Aaron Carroll attests to coffee as health drink. (Originally aired 8/11/17)
Oct 20, 2017
141: The Quick Palestine Cook: Bold, Easy, Fresh
52:24
Reem Kassis brings us quick and easy weeknight cooking from Palestine; our tip for peeling ginger; we travel to India to try medicinal camel’s milk; and J. Kenji Lopez Alt reveals how to cook beans.
Oct 13, 2017
140: David Lebovitz: An American in Paris
52:11
David Lebovitz buys an apartment in Paris (and barely survives the experience); our recipe for light, bright Cape Malay curry; we discover momo, spicy Nepalese dumplings; and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on the new science of taste.
Oct 06, 2017
130: NPR’s Ari Shapiro Eats the World
51:48
Ari Shapiro eats everything; all about salt; Japanese Potato salad; and podcasting chocolate with The Slow Melt. (Originally aired 7/1/2017)
Sep 29, 2017
139: The Sheepherder’s Ball: Basque Cooking in America
53:16
The Kitchen Sisters report on the secret history and food of Basque sheepherders in America; our recipe for French apple cake; and the difference between mass-produced and artistan wines.
Sep 22, 2017
138: Beyond Baklava: The Real Turkish Cooking
53:42
A culinary tour of Turkey with Robyn Eckhardt; San Antonio food critic Mike Sutter eats 365 tacos; Dan Pashman of The Sporkful makes Rosa Parks’ peanut butter pancakes; and our recipe for Trapanese pesto.
Sep 15, 2017
137: What She Ate: From Eva Braun to Helen Gurley Brown
51:17
Laura Shapiro investigates the foodways of famous women, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Eva Braun; we travel to Okinawa for Blue Seal Ice Cream; we visit Istanbul for the best Turkish kofte; and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on marinades.
Sep 08, 2017
124: The World of Food According to David Leite
51:15
David Leite analyzes himself plus naturally lactose-free milk,and grown-up chocolate chip cookies. (Originally aired 5/6/2017)
Sep 01, 2017
136: Ramen Rock: Cult Band Shonen Knife Sings About Food, Not Love
52:27
Pop-punk band Shonen Knife; Taiwan School of Street Food; shaved zucchini salad; and dry vs. sweet wines.
Aug 25, 2017
135: Beyoncé, Saffron and the New Women Farmers of Afghanistan
51:46
Saffron, the new Afghan crop; Meathead Goldwyn on barbecue ribs; The Food Lab on the mortar and pestle; and our recipe for whipped cream biscuits and strawberries.
Aug 18, 2017
134: New York Times’ Kim Severson on Paula Deen, Alton Brown and Thomas Keller
51:47
Interviews with famous foodies; the cuisine of ancient Rome; our recipe for margaritas; Christopher Kimball’s top 5 food books; and coffee as health food.
Aug 11, 2017
123: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Elements of Good Cooking
51:14
The science of how to cook with Samin Nosrat, burgers of the future with The Sporkful, pasta at the ready, skirt steak salad, and we take your calls.(Originally aired 4/29/2017)
Aug 04, 2017
133: Yashim Cooks Istanbul: Eat Like The Sultan
51:50
Great recipes from Istanbul; Cuban-spiced burgers; Melissa Clark whips up supper; and the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik Dishes bearnaise.
Jul 28, 2017
132: New Orleans Serves Ramen
51:48
Brett Anderson on the new New Orleans food scene; Dr. Aaron Carroll says goodbye to the low-salt diet; cooking the Ghanaian way with Zoe Adjonyoh; and our recipe for Moroccan Chicken Skewers.
Jul 21, 2017
131: The Potlikker Papers: Food Meets Politics in the American South
52:18
The Mafia muscles in on Italian bakeries, cooking for civil rights with John T. Edge, Dan Pashman on airline dining and the new fattoush.
Jul 14, 2017
115: Eat, Cook, Love in Senegal
51:48
Pierre Thiam on the food of Senegal; our recipe for Tahini Swirl Brownies; a tip for all-new compound butters; chef and restaurateur Damon Baehrel on his “mystery restaurant” in upstate New York; and Dr. Aaron Carroll investigates how looking at food stamp choices could reduce obesity. (Originally aired 2/18/17)
Jul 07, 2017
130: NPR’s Ari Shapiro Eats the World
51:14
Ari Shapiro eats everything; all about salt; Japanese potato salad; and podcasting chocolate with The Slow Melt.
Jun 30, 2017
129: Sugar Bad, Fat OK?
51:48
Reporter Gary Taubes makes the case against sugar; we explore baklava, from Syria to Brooklyn; Dan Pashman debunks restaurant-etiquette myths; and we share our recipe for Thai barbecue chicken.
Jun 23, 2017
128: Tel Aviv: The Search for Real Hummus
52:18
We travel to Tel Aviv to celebrate hummus, plus Cherry Bombe’s Kerry Diamond, Tartine’s Liz Pruitt, and wine expert Stephen Meuse explains the cru wine system.
Jun 16, 2017
114: Dorie’s Cookies
52:53
Dorie Greenspan remembers her experiences with Julia Child, wine expert Stephen Meuse decodes vintage wines, we offer our recipes for high-heat scrambled eggs and Georgian Chicken Soup, Nigella Lawson gives us a quick Tuesday night meal, and Sara Moulton and Christopher Kimball take your calls. (Originally aired 2/11/17)
Jun 09, 2017
127: Corby Kummer Speaks
51:15
Journalist Corby Kummer on the best cup of coffee, horsemeat, Paula Wolfert, and the state of modern food writing.
Jun 02, 2017
126: BBQ Adventure: Heat and Meat in Gugulethu, Cape Town
51:15
We travel to Cape Town, South Africa, for insane barbecue, and Melissa Clark rethinks how to cook at home.
May 26, 2017
125: Deborah Madison Does Veggies Better
51:47
Deborah Madison on cooking simply, Nancy Silverton does sourdough, chipotle shrimp, cuvée wine, and aerating red wine.
May 19, 2017
111: The Joy of Turkish Cooking
52:46
Ana Sortun unveils the secrets of Turkish cooking, Vietnamese-style weeknight dinner with Andrea Nguyen, wine expert Stephen Meuse explores the sommelier’s romance with one wine, and caramel oranges. (Originally aired 1/14/17)
May 12, 2017
124: The World of Food According to David Leite
53:28
David Leite analyzes himself, plus naturally lactose-free milk and grown-up chocolate chip cookies.
May 05, 2017
123: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Elements of Good Cooking
52:48
The science of how to cook with Samin Nosrat, burgers of the future with The Sporkful, pasta at the ready, skirt steak salad, and we take your calls.
Apr 28, 2017
112: Saffron Tales
51:41
This week on Milk Street Radio,Yasmin Khan gives us a closer look at Iranian food and her personal journey with it. We’ll also offer our recipe for quick pork tapas and a tip for cooking pasta in its sauce. Dr. Aaron Carroll explores the truth about peanut allergies, Lior Lev Sercarz takes us inside the world … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/04/112-saffron-tales-2/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "112: Saffron Tales"</span></a>
Apr 21, 2017
122: The Mean Streets of Boston Chef, Barbara Lynch
51:49
This week, Christopher Kimball takes a tour of South Boston and learns about the secret life of chef Barbara Lynch; Dr. Aaron Carroll campaigns for dissing the 5-second rule; Ana Sortun gives a quick recipe for a midweek Turkish supper; and we present our recipe for soba noodles and asparagus.
Apr 14, 2017
121: The Food Lab Plays 20 Questions
52:11
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt takes a food-science pop quiz; KFC is short for Korean Fried Chicken; pound cake is reborn; and Adam Gopnik’s ode to celery and parsley.
Apr 07, 2017
120: Buddhist Chef: The Right Way to Cook
51:37
Cooking with Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan; discovering British puddings, from haggis to spotted dick; reporting on the New Jersey Ham Wars; and making Thai fried rice.
Mar 31, 2017
119: From Africa to the Americas: Carolina rice, jambalaya, gumbo and the cultured life
53:38
Plus: Shaking up cocktails, Peruvian pesto, the Italian fried spleen sandwich, and Jura wines.
Mar 24, 2017
118: José Andrés: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Life!
51:43
Plus: Cracked potatoes, Dr. Aaron Carroll on food-fad whiplash, flavored whipped cream, and Tuesday night dinner with Claire Ptak.
Mar 17, 2017
117: Eating the Outback
51:47
Australian blogger and forager Rohan Anderson makes sneaky eel dip and payback paella; Adam Gopnik reminisces about New York City’s Carnegie Deli; Abraham Conlon of Chicago’s Fat Rice reveals the home cooking of Macau; and we present our recipe for pistachio-cardamom loaf cake.
Mar 10, 2017
106: Taste of Persia
52:41
Naomi Duguid discovers the backstreet cooking of Armenia, Georgia and Iran; plus we learn a better way to make stew; Fuchsia Dunlop joins us live at Milk Street; The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik discusses ethical eating; and we take your calls with Sara Moulton. (Originally aired 11/26/2016, Available for Re-run 3/2/17 – 3/9/17)
Mar 03, 2017
116: Vikram and Meeru’s Excellent Restaurant Adventure
54:15
This week, the new Indian cooking with Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij, hunting to eat with Louise Gray, Dan Pashman of WNYC’s The Sporkful podcast plays with breakfast cereal, and our recipe for creamy pasta sauce.
Feb 24, 2017
115: Eat, Cook, Love in Senegal
53:13
This week, we talk to chef Pierre Thiam. The food of Senegal has big flavors and big heart, and Thiam reveals the culture that inspired him to cook. “In Senegal … people believe that the more they share the food with you, the more plentiful their bowl will be,” he says. Then we’ll present our … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/02/115-eat-cook-love-in-senegal/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "115: Eat, Cook, Love in Senegal"</span></a>
Feb 17, 2017
114: Dorie’s Cookies
54:00
This week on Milk Street Radio, master baker Dorie Greenspan remembers her experiences with Julia Child. “When I first met Julia she said… ‘Have you ever seen the Dan Aykroyd Saturday Night Live skit? You know, where Dan Aykroyd imitates me?’ She stood up and did the entire routine, so I got to watch Julia … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/02/114-dories-cookies/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "114: Dorie’s Cookies"</span></a>
Feb 10, 2017
104: Nigella Bites Back
52:08
This week on Milk Street Radio, we get up close and personal with Nigella Lawson. “You know the whole guilt thing I never quite get,” says Lawson. “One of the things I’m asked most often when I’m interviewed is, ‘What is your guilty pleasure?’ And I get rather prissy and I always say to everyone, … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/02/104-nigella-bites-back-2/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "104: Nigella Bites Back"</span></a>
Feb 03, 2017
113: The Simple Kitchen
51:42
This week on Milk Street Radio, British writer Diana Henry, author of “Simple”, redefines home cooking and recalls an early memory at her parents’ home in Ireland. “I was probably about 9 and they had a big party,” Henry says. “It was a rainy night in autumn or winter in Northern Ireland. They put Frank … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/01/113-the-simple-kitchen/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "113: The Simple Kitchen"</span></a>
Jan 27, 2017
112: Saffron Tales
51:48
This week on Milk Street Radio,Yasmin Khan gives us a closer look at Iranian food and her personal journey with it. “I think saffron probably for me is the most evocative of all Iranian spices,” says Khan. “It has a very special kind of place in the Iranian home. I had a really wonderful experience … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/01/112-saffron-tales/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "112: Saffron Tales"</span></a>
Jan 20, 2017
111: The Joy of Turkish Cooking
51:49
This week on Milk Street Radio, chef Ana Sortun unveils the secrets of Turkish cooking. “I think the very first time I went to Turkey, I was invited to go study with a couple of women. One lived in the southeast of Turkey, and she organized a potluck that was put on by her friends … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/01/111-the-joy-of-turkish-cooking/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "111: The Joy of Turkish Cooking"</span></a>
Jan 13, 2017
110: 48 Hours With Andy Ricker In Thailand
52:31
This week on Milk Street Radio, we speak with Andy Ricker (Pok Pok) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. “Western food … builds flavor over time to come up with a monolithic, single, strong, rich flavor,” Ricker says. “Thai food and southeast Asian food, in general, tends to be this battle of different bright, salty, sweet, sour, … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2017/01/110-48-hours-with-andy-ricker-in-thailand/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "110: 48 Hours With Andy Ricker In Thailand"</span></a>
Jan 06, 2017
109: Ziggy Marley Stirs It Up
51:13
This week on Milk Street Radio, we interview Ziggy Marley about his new cookbook. “For me, the most special moments is when it comes from the place that you can’t explain. A lot of my songs, the one’s that … give me that other worldly experience, I can’t explain how they came,” Marley says. “Those … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2016/12/109-ziggy-marley-stirs-it-up/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "109: Ziggy Marley Stirs It Up"</span></a>
Dec 30, 2016
102: The Baking Revolution
51:48
This week on Milk Street Radio, we visit Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery in London. Claire says under-beat, under-fold and under-bake; plus we’ll give you our take on chocolate, prune and rum cake; Dan Pashman of the Sporkful talks about the science of snacks; New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik breaks down his perspective on cultural … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2016/12/102-the-baking-revolution-2/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "102: The Baking Revolution"</span></a>
Dec 23, 2016
108: Cooking the United Nations
51:11
This week on Milk Street Radio, we talk to blogger and writer Sasha Martin, who cooks through the alphabet starting with Afghanistan. “The first day we meet, the next day we are brothers,” Sasha says. “And this idea that when we sit down to the food and we put away our silverware and we’re eating … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2016/12/108-cooking-the-united-nations/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "108: Cooking the United Nations"</span></a>
Dec 16, 2016
107: Michael Pollan Speaks Out
51:42
This week on Milk Street Radio, we talk with food writer Michael Pollan—author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and star of the Netflix series “Cooked.” “I don’t think people are quite aware how many marketing messages for food they see in a day,” Pollan says. “The total amount of money the government spends offering nutrition advice, … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2016/12/107-michael-pollan-speaks-out/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "107: Michael Pollan Speaks Out"</span></a>
Dec 09, 2016
101: Good Morning Vietnam
51:45
This week on Milk Street Radio, we take a look inside the Vietnamese kitchen and talk to Andrea Nguyen about everything from breakfast banh mi to “kheo.” “I think authenticity comes from the ability to cook well and to cook with intent,” Nguyen says. “We describe good cooking, thoughtful cooking, as cooking that is kheo.” … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2016/12/101-good-morning-vietnam-2/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "101: Good Morning Vietnam"</span></a>
Dec 02, 2016
106: Taste of Persia
51:08
This week on Milk Street Radio, we discover the backstreet cooking of Armenia, Georgia and Iran with Naomi DuGuid: “We sit and sip tea together. That’s just magical — you know we don’t have a language, but we’re so appreciating that moment… there’s just this feeling… it’s a huge world but we can hold hands … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2016/11/106-taste-of-persia/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "106: Taste of Persia"</span></a>
Nov 25, 2016
105: What A Fish Knows
51:07
This week, we interview Jonathan Balcombe, author of the book What A Fish Knows; we send our intrepid reporter Olivia Humphreys to London where she removes her inhibitions and her clothes to report on the latest “naked pop-up;” we’ll give you our recipe for a no-brine turkey; The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman explores a vegetarian Thanksgiving; … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2016/11/105-what-a-fish-knows/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "105: What A Fish Knows"</span></a>
Nov 18, 2016
104: Nigella Bites Back
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This week we get up close and personal with Nigella Lawson; plus quick Tuesday night meals with Lidia Bastianich; a revolutionary approach to foolproof pie dough; we’ll talk to Stephanie Danler, author of the novel Sweetbitter; and we take your calls with Sara Moulton.
Nov 11, 2016
103: The Pollen Detective
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This week, we learn how pollen analysis is used to foil honey laundering and solve cold murder cases; plus our Chinese white-cooked chicken recipe; chef Andy Ricker’s favorite kitchen tools; we take your calls with Sara Moulton; wine expert Stephen Meuse offers insight on dry Rieslings; and the strange science of marinades.
Nov 04, 2016
102: The Baking Revolution
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Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery in London says under-beat, under-fold and under-bake; plus chocolate, prune and rum cake with Rayna Jhaveri, Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on the science of snacks; Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker on cultural appropriation; and the best way to beat egg whites.
Oct 28, 2016
101: Good Morning Vietnam
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Inside the Vietnamese kitchen from breakfast banh mi to kheo, or cooking with intent; plus unscrambling eggs; visiting a thriving Syrian refugee camp bakery; and rethinking nonstick pans.
Oct 21, 2016
Introducing Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio
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Welcome to Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio! From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to … <a href="http://cpk.prx.org/2016/09/introducing-christopher-kimballs-milk-street-radio/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Introducing Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio"</span></a>
Sep 22, 2016