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Milk Street Radio travels the world to discover how food and cooking are changing lives and cultures, from $13,500 melons in Japan and computer-generated cookie recipes to the home cooking of Ina Garten and Egyptian fast food in Berlin.


Episode Date
Bizarre Adventures with Andrew Zimmern
53:25

Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern has visited more than 170 countries in search of bizarre foods and fascinating people. We chat with him about coconut grubs, barbecued lizards and the happiest man on earth. Plus, we travel to Nablus and discover what may be the world’s best tahini; Dan Pashman ponders the etiquette of salt; and we make our new favorite dessert, Vivian Howard’s Sweet Fresh Corn Pudding.\

For this week's recipe, Sweet Fresh Corn Pudding, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/sweet-fresh-corn-pudding-souffle\

Milk Street Radio Listener Survey: Visit http://177milkstreet.com/radiosurvey to fill out our listener survey and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card at the Milk Street online store.\

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Aug 16, 2019
The Cooking Gene: Michael Twitty Stirs Up the South
51:38

This week, we talk to Michael Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene,” about his fascinating journey of self-discovery through food and DNA. Plus, we chat with Vince Dixon about why foods go viral; Stephen Meuse reveals the best questions to ask the next time you buy a bottle of wine; and we find a fix for flavorless tomatoes. (Originally aired August 31, 2018.)

For this week's recipe, Tomato-Herb Salad with Sumac, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/grilled-oven-strip-steak-chimichurri-argentina

Milk Street Radio Listener Survey: Visit http://177milkstreet.com/radiosurvey to fill out our listener survey and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card at the Milk Street online store.

Aug 09, 2019
Savage Feast: Culinary Adventures from the Soviet Union
51:53

This week, Boris Fishman tells his family's astonishing story—from the exploits of his grandfather, a barber/black marketeer who escaped the Soviet Union draft on the roof of a train, to his family's arrival in Brooklyn, where they rediscovered the dishes of their Belarusian roots. Plus, Dr. Aaron Carroll takes a hard look at the vegan diet; we discover Argentina's surprising secret to perfectly grilled steak; and we meet the man who invented a $10 million strawberry picking robot.

For this week's recipe, Oven-Perfect Strip Steak with Chimichurri, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/grilled-oven-strip-steak-chimichurri-argentina

Milk Street Radio Listener Survey: Visit http://177milkstreet.com/radiosurvey to fill out our listener survey and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card at the Milk Street online store.

We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips

Aug 02, 2019
Bugs: They're What's for Dinner
52:20

Bugs are the future of food, according to Daniella Martin, from waxworm taco filling to chirp chips to fried shrimp (or, fried sago grub that tastes like shrimp). Plus, Serious Eats founder Ed Levine gives us an inside look at how to start a food media empire; Alex Aïnouz investigates the art and science of making mozzarella; and we share our recipe for Barbados Grilled Fish with a local hot sauce.

For this week's recipe, Barbados Grilled Fish, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/barbados-mahi-mahi-spicy-grilled-fish

Milk Street Radio Listener Survey:

Visit http://177milkstreet.com/radiosurvey to fill out our listener survey and enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card at the Milk Street online store.

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Learn about Red Boat and find recipes at https://redboatfishsauce.com. Enter code MILK during checkout for free shipping.

Jul 26, 2019
Insider's Italy: An Off-The-Grid Travel Guide with Matt Goulding
50:49

Matt Goulding, author of “Pasta, Pane, Vino,” lets us in on Italy’s best-kept secrets. Plus, Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz present “The Gefilte Manifesto,” a definitive guide to modern Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine; we prepare Taiwanese Grilled Corn; and Dan Pashman tells us about his trip to the Library of Congress Cooking Club. (Originally aired Aug. 2, 2018.)

For this week's recipe, Taiwanese Grilled Corn, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/taiwanese-style-grilled-corn

We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips

Jul 19, 2019
From Prison Chef to Executive Chef
50:55

Chef Jeff Henderson tells us about his underground catering business behind bars, what it was like to cook for Rosario “Sal” Gambino, and what he makes for his vegan kids at home. Plus, Yara Elmjouie unpacks the history of MSG-phobia in America; we discover the real Sicilian Caponata; and Adam Gopnik discusses the world’s most challenging dishes to make at home.

For this week's recipe, Sicilian Caponata, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/sicilian-caponata-vegetable-stew

We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips

Jul 12, 2019
José Andrés Swims with Sharks
51:39

This week, we chat with José Andrés about how he helped organize more than three million meals in Puerto Rico, why he would choose a pineapple over a steak, and what he would do if he ever got a day off. Plus, we talk military rations with YouTube star EmmyMade in Japan; we bake Chocolate Ginger Scones; and Dan Pashman delves into one of the workplace’s most divisive issues: office fridge theft.

For this week's recipe, Triple Ginger Scones with Chocolate Chunks, visit:
https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/triple-ginger-scones-chocolate-chunks-breakfast-tandem-coffee-bakery

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We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips

Jul 05, 2019
BBQ Myths Busted! Meathead Goldwyn Breaks Your Bad Grilling Habits
50:39

From soaking wood chips to grill marks, Meathead Goldwyn is here to set the record straight on grilling’s biggest myths. Plus, Christina Ward tells the story of American advertising cookbooks, complete with recipes such as Ham Banana Rolls and Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake; we discover a two-ingredient cheese sauce; and Alex Aïnouz explains the Japanese art of kintsugi.
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For this week's recipe, Garlic-Rosemary Burgers with Taleggio Sauce, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/garlic-rosemary-burgers-taleggio-cheese-sauce-dinner-barbeque
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We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips

Jun 28, 2019
Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Misfits, Hippies and Celebrity Chefs
50:56

Andrew Friedman chronicles the stories and misadventures of the pioneering chefs and motley crew of misfits who cooked (instead of Instagrammed) their way to innovation. Plus, are supermarket leafy greens dangerous?; inside Brooklyn's Aska Restaurant; and olive oil bundt cake from Italy. (Originally aired July 27, 2018.)
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For this week's recipe, Orange-Anise Bundt Cake, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/orange-anise-bundt-cake-ciambella

Jun 21, 2019
Lidia's Family Table: The Life and Times of Lidia Bastianich
51:44

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 Bread. She talks about the early years on her grandmother's farm, where she slept on a corn-husk mattress, ate pig's blood sausage and fresh fig jam, and realized that the secret to happiness is having less, not more. Plus, we discover turkey skin ice cream with Salt & Straw's Tyler Malek; discuss the ethics of cooking lobsters; and whip up molletes, Mexico’s take on grilled cheese.

For this week's recipe, molletes, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/molletes-sandwich-beans-cheese-salsa-lunch-mexico-pickles

This week's sponsors:
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Jun 14, 2019
OMG, GMO! How Mark Lynas Learned to Stop Protesting and Love GMOs
51:11

Journalist Mark Lynas campaigned against genetically modified foods. Then in 2008, he changed his mind. On this week's episode, we talk to Lynas about his journey from anti-GMO activist to pro-GMO advocate. Plus, we discuss the strange eating habits of the world’s most infamous dictators; Dan Pashman teaches us how to outsmart a buffet; and we grill up pork skewers from Thailand.

For this week's recipe, Thai Grilled Pork Skewers, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/thai-grilled-pork-skewers-moo-ping-barbeque-dinner-chili-lime

This week's sponsor:
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Jun 07, 2019
BraveTart: Stella Parks Reimagines America's Favorite Sweets
52:28

Pastry chef Stella Parks talks about the science of baking and the secret history of iconic American desserts. Plus, we learn about barbecue around the world, from boodog to hāngi; Dan Pashman tells the history of LA's Cambodian donut shops; and we offer up a simple and summery Austrian plum cake. (Originally aired August 23, 2018.)

For this week's recipe, Austrian plum cake, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/austrian-plum-cake-zwetschgenkuchen

This week's sponsors:

Come in for Sleep Number's Memorial Day Sale and save $1,000 on a new Sleep Number 360 Special Edition smart bed for temperature balancing comfort. Find your nearest Sleep Number store at www.sleepnumber.com/MILK.

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May 31, 2019
Carla Hall Reclaims Soul Food
51:27

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 restaurants close; and we serve up Mashed Avocados with Sesame and Chili.

For this week's recipe, Mashed Avocados with Sesame and Chili, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/mashed-avocados-with-sesame-and-chili

This week's sponsor:

Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King Arthur Flour’s complete line of products.

May 24, 2019
The Life and Death of Gourmet: Ruth Reichl Tells All
51:28

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 Cakes with Spiced Chocolate.
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For this week's recipe, Mini Almond Cakes with Spiced Chocolate, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/mini-almond-cakes-with-spiced-chocolate
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May 17, 2019
The Greek Makeover: Diane Kochilas Freshens Up Greek Cooking
52:40

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 nostalgia of Jell-O molds; we present a fresh new take on Spaghetti Puttanesca; and Dan Pashman untangles the legal definition of a sandwich.

For this week's recipe, Spaghetti Puttanesca, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/spaghetti-puttanesca

For photos from the O Moldy Night exhibit, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/2019/05/o-moldy-night-jell-o-exhibit

This week's sponsors:
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May 10, 2019
Gonzalo Guzmán's Nopalito: Inside a Mexican Kitchen
51:33

20 years ago, Gonzalo Guzmán left everything in his home country of Mexico and became a dishwasher in San Francisco. Now the chef in his own restaurant, Guzmán divulges the secret to the perfect ceviche and says the story of Mexican cuisine begins and ends with tortillas. 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? (Originally aired August 8, 2018.)

For this week's recipe, Armenian Grilled Pork, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/armenian-grilled-pork-with-pepper-sauce

This week's sponsor:
Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King Arthur Flour’s complete line of products.

May 03, 2019
Welcome to the Disgusting Food Museum
52:39

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, and visitors walk away with a new understanding of what disgust really means. Plus, we try cocktail hour the French way; we learn how to build a better meatball in Belgium; and Dr. Aaron Carroll demystifies alcohol calories. \

For this week's recipe, Belgian Meatballs, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/magazine-recipe-belgian-meatballs-boulets-%C3%A0-la-li%C3%A9geoise
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This week's sponsors:
Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King Arthur Flour’s complete line of products.\

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Apr 26, 2019
The Great Escape: Andrea Nguyen Flees Saigon in April 1975 and Brings Vietnamese Home Cooking to America
51:31

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 Egg is illegal here in the USA; we make a simple dump-and-bake Lemon-Almond Pound Cake; and our Paris correspondent, Alex Aïnouz, explains why a good croissant is straight, not crescent-shaped.

For this week's recipe, Lemon-Almond Pound Cake, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/lemon-almond-pound-cake

This week's sponsor: Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King Arthur Flour’s complete line of products.

Apr 19, 2019
The Secret World of Celebrity Catering with Mary Giuliani
51:51

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. Plus: We visit a Bhutanese Senior Lunch in Vermont; Adam Gopnik sells the role of coffee in civilization; and we dig into Soupe au Pistou from Provence.

For this week’s recipe, Soupe au Pistou, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/soupe-au-pisto

This week’s sponsor: Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King Arthur Flour’s complete line of products.

Apr 12, 2019
In Search of The Brain Sandwich: Our Intrepid Reporter Lunches Out in St. Louis
51:33

Zach Dyer travels to St. Louis to eat the once-conventional fried brain sandwich. Plus, we chat with chef Özlem Warren about the spices and cuisine of Southern Turkey; Dan Pashman talks TV dinner etiquette; we offer a recipe for three cup chicken; and we give a quick tip to make homemade chile oil. (Originally aired May 10 – May 17, 2018.)

For this week’s recipe, Three-Cup Chicken, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/three-cup-chicken

This week’s sponsor: Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King Arthur Flour’s complete line of products.

Apr 05, 2019
My Siberian Adventure: The Joys of Mystery Meat, Power Outages, Evil Spirits and the Stove from Hell
52:55

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 high heat.

For this week’s recipe, Lebanese Lentils and Rice with Crisped Onions (Mujaddara), visit:
https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/lebanese-lentils-and-rice-with-crisped-onions-mujaddara

This week’s sponsors:
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Mar 29, 2019
Fake Food: The Billion Dollar Business of Food Fraud
51:25

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 curious case of “Q” (a Taiwanese obsession with chewiness); we travel to Milan for risotto; we uncover clever culinary uses for yogurt; and Dr. Aaron Carroll asks whether cow’s milk is nature’s most nearly perfect food.

For this week’s recipe, Risotto Milanese, visit: 177milkstreet.com/recipes/saffron-risotto-risotto-alla-milanese

This week’s sponsor: Go to butcherbox.com/milkstreet for $20 off your first box plus 2lbs of free 100% grass-fed ground beef in every ButcherBox you order for the lifetime of your subscription.

Mar 22, 2019
Wine Label Revolution: Goodbye Chateau, Hello Dancing Frog!
50:56

Andres O’Hara on why wine labels matter. Plus, the new Harlem fusion cooking; corks or screwcaps?; and pasta with broccoli sauce. (Originally aired June 1, 2018.)

For this week’s recipe, Rigatoni with Roman Broccoli Sauce, visit: 177milkstreet.com/recipes/rigatoni-with-roman-broccoli-sauce

This week’s sponsor: Go to FergusonShowrooms.com to browse the Inspiration Gallery and request an appointment.

Mar 15, 2019
Eat, Travel, Love: Matt Goulding Reveals the Culinary Secrets of Spain
52:00

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 El Bulli. Plus, we travel to Paris for gnocchi; J. Kenji López-Alt double-fries chicken; and Mark Bittman talks about “Dinner for Everyone.”

For this week’s recipe, Potato Gnocchi, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/potato-gnocchi

This week’s sponsors:

Go to butcherbox.com/milkstreet for $20 off your first box plus 2lbs of free 100% grass-fed ground beef in every ButcherBox you order for the lifetime of your subscription.

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Mar 08, 2019
The Food of Shangri-La: Cooking Up Yak Meat, Pickled Bamboo and Potato Pancakes in China’s Remote Yunnan Province
52:00

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 the future; we make Australian pulled pork; and Dan Pashman discusses the pros and cons of “shower beers.”

For this week’s recipe, Miso-Gochujang Pulled Pork, visit:

https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/miso-gochujang-pulled-pork

This week’s sponsors:

Go to FergusonShowrooms.com (http://fergusonshowrooms.com/) to browse the Inspiration Gallery and request an appointment.

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Mar 01, 2019
Bombay Meets Cincinnati: Nik Sharma Adapts the Rich Flavors of India
51:51

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 tips for whipping egg whites; and Adam Gopnik asks whether DNA diets are fact or fiction.

For this week’s recipe, Maple-Whiskey Pudding Cakes, visit:

https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/maple-whiskey-pudding-cakes

Feb 22, 2019
Shrimp, Sprite and Pig Head: The Mysteries and Delights of True Filipino Cuisine
52:14

Chef Yana Gilbuena discusses fertilized duck eggs, traveling dinner pop-ups and the traditional Filipino method of eating with one’s hands. Plus, water fights (and eating well) in Myanmar; cheesier pasta; and Adam Gopnik on wine and philosophy. (Originally aired June 21, 2018.)

For this week’s recipe, Singapore Chili Shrimp, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/singapore-chili-shrimp

Feb 15, 2019
The Search for Perfect Falafel: Uncovering the Secrets of Palestinian Cooking
50:58

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 kitchens; we share three tricks for using dull knives; and Dr. Aaron Carroll asks, “Are we really dehydrated?”

Feb 08, 2019
The Ace of Cakes: Duff Goldman Bakes Up The Hogwarts Express
51:59

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, and J. Kenji López-Alt investigates the science of no-knead bread.

Feb 01, 2019
Deep Run Roots: Vivian Howard Eats North Carolina
51:00

Chef Vivian Howard returns home to rural NC to cook her roots. Plus a computer designs the ultimate chocolate chip cookie; our tip for transforming stale bread; Pork and Kimchi Stew; and what’s on Adam Gopnik’s weekly menu.

Jan 25, 2019
Nigella Lawson Speaks Out on Hash, Traybakes, Salad Snobs and Kierkegaard
50:58

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. (Originally published May 24, 2018.)

Jan 18, 2019
Mad French Food Scientist Cooks Up YouTube
51:02

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.

Jan 11, 2019
The Mystery of the $13,500 Melon
51:30

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.

Jan 04, 2019
Ina Garten is a Messy Cook: The Hidden World of the Barefoot Contessa
52:16

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 diverse, adventurous on the planet! (Originally published September 27, 2018.)

Dec 28, 2018
Simply Yotam: The Master of Middle Eastern Food Speeds It Up and Pares It Back
53:30

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; how to make herb salts; and J. Kenji López-Alt on the science of vinaigrettes.

Dec 21, 2018
John Carter Cash Remembers the Food and Music of Johnny Cash and June Carter
55:16

Musician and record producer John Carter Cash explains why he loves cooking with Mountain Dew, reveals his recipe for Southern cornbread, and shares stories and recipes from his family’s table. Also on this week’s show: grandmothers do the cooking at Enoteca Maria in Staten Island; our recipe for French walnut tart; a quick tip for freezing soaked dried beans; and The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik discusses the holy marriage of starch and protein.

Dec 14, 2018
Pizza, Chocolate Fountains and Mac & Cheese for 5,000 People: Alon Shaya’s Long Road to Chefdom
53:38

Alon Shaya is having a moment—he’s just opened two new restaurants and published his first book. But his success wasn’t always a given. We chat about his circuitous path and the food he ate along the way. Also on this week’s show: Julia Turshen makes magic out of leftovers (tomato sauce becomes tomato soup); secrets to oven-poached salmon; four unexpected ways to use tahini; and Dan Pashman remembers Homer Simpson and food.

Dec 07, 2018
The Breath of A Wok: Wok Master Grace Young Stirs it Up!
53:23

Also on this week’s show: 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. (Originally aired January 18, 2018.)

Nov 30, 2018
Tales of a Puerto Rican Kitchen: Von Diaz Mixes Coconuts and Collards
53:13

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 Sichuan take-out for hotdish and beet farming; a recipe for chocolate-almond spice cookies; and Dr. Aaron Carroll says “no” to a new study on alcohol.

Nov 23, 2018
Binging with Babish: Andrew Rea Cooks Game of Thrones. Dothraki Blood Pie, Anyone?
54:50

Meet the YouTube star who recreates recipes from classic movies and TV shows. Also on this week’s show: the amazing food of the Islamic world; J. Kenji Lopéz-Alt talks turkey skin; Indian-spiced butternut squash soup; and make-ahead blanched greens.

Nov 16, 2018
Death and Foraging in Tasmania: Intrepid Explorer Sarah Marquis Hikes the Wilderness
53:08

The Swiss explorer discusses how she cooks and forages in the wild and why the mental journey is a bigger challenge than the physical. Also on this week’s show: Strange tales of food and the British Empire; ricotta-semolina cheesecake; Oaxacan Hot Chocolate; and The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik on the ethics of meat.

Nov 09, 2018
Lights! Camera! Action! Food! The history of food photography from Betty Crocker to Gourmet Magazine
53:30

Also on this week’s show: Homestyle Cooking from southeast India; the best soup in the world; the truth about drinking and health; and grams versus cups. (Originally aired February 22, 2018.)

Nov 02, 2018
Alice Waters Wants to Save the World One Perfect Peach at a Time
51:38

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 for the real Pasta e Fagioli; Jerrelle Guy chats about her debut book, Black Girl Baking; and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful performs an on-air experiment about sound and taste.

Oct 26, 2018
Chili Buns and Pickled Bologna: A 4,000 Mile Road Trip Through Appalachia
52:26

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 uncover the authentic recipe for Pesto Genovese; and Dr. Aaron Carroll talks trans fats and health.

Oct 19, 2018
Secret History of Peanut Butter: How One Woman Changed the FDA
53:12

Also on this week’s show: Do low-fat diets work?; Filipino food in Tel Aviv; and yellow split pea curry. (Originally aired 4/5, 2018.)

Oct 12, 2018
The Food World According to Mimi Sheraton
51:48

Mimi Sheraton, the first woman restaurant critic at The New York Times, doesn’t trust anonymous crowd-sourced reviews and says that authentic food is in the eye of the eater. Also on this week’s show: The near death of Tex-Mex; how to make a simple Tuscan beef and pepper stew; a new theory of wine; and a recipe for a Moroccan Nutella.

Oct 05, 2018
Ina Garten is a Messy Cook: The Hidden World of the Barefoot Contessa
53:24

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 diverse, adventurous on the planet!

Sep 28, 2018
Nadine Levy Redzepi: Danish Dream Cakes, Anchovies and the Hygge Way of Life
52:27

Also on this week’s show: The egg mogul who finally went to jail; authentic no-stir polenta; homemade coconut milk; and the French who put ice cubes in wine!

Sep 21, 2018
The Lost Kitchen: Erin French Has 20,000 Restaurant Reservations in Freedom, Maine
51:48

Also on this week’s show: Pumpkin spice gone wild; dump and stir Spanish Almond Cake; and the truth about fish and mercury.

Sep 14, 2018
Ramen Rock: Cult Band Shonen Knife Sings about Food, Not Love
52:58

This week, NPR’s Maria Godoy reports on pop-punk band Shonen Knife; Milk Street travels to Taipei, to a cooking school that teaches street food; our recipe for shaved zucchini salad; and dry versus sweet wines. Originally aired August 24, 2017.

Sep 07, 2018
The Cooking Gene: Michael Twitty Stirs Up the South
53:21

Also on this week’s show: Why foods go viral; new ways with miso; wine boot camp; and sumac meets tomatoes.

Aug 31, 2018
BraveTart: Stella Parks Reimagines America’s Favorite Sweets
53:15

Also on this week’s show: Barbecue around the world, from boodog to hāngi; LA’s Cambodian donut shops; whisk tips; and Austrian plum cake.

Aug 24, 2018
Bollywood Kitchen: Singing, Dancing, Cooking!
51:50

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
51:43

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
51:45

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
52:11

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.

Jun 15, 2018
The Food Explorer: The Man Who Discovered Avocados, Kale and Quinoa
51:52

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
51:52

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
51:50

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
51:46

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?
51:46

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
52:22

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
52:51

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
52:16

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
51:14

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
51:12

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
53:24

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
52:21

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
51:59

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
53:32

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
53:32

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
52:33

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 Burgundy wines are best for the holiday table.

Nov 17, 2017
144: Why Does Bread Rise? Nathan Myhrvold on Bread Science
53:00

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
52:44

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
51:47

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
53:41

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
51:16

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
51:14

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
52:26

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
51:46

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
51:13

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
51:49

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
51:47

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
51:47

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
51:13

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?
51:47

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
52:52

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
51:14

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
51:14

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
53:27

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
52:47

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 of spices and, as always, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls. (Originally aired 1/21/2017)

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
52:10

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
51:46

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 recipe for Tahini Swirl Brownies and a tip for all-new compound butters. Also on the show, we talk to Damon Baehrel about his “mystery restaurant,” in upstate New York, Dr. Aaron Carroll investigates how looking at food stamp choices could reduce obesity and, as always, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.

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 imitating Dan Aykroyd imitating Julia.” Also on today’s show, 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.

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, ‘Look, if you feel guilty about pleasure, you don’t deserve to have pleasure.”

Also on today’s show, we make a quick Tuesday night meal with Lidia Bastianich and bring you a revolutionary approach to foolproof pie dough. Plus, we talk to Stephanie Danler, author of the novel “Sweetbitter,” and Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls. Originally aired 11/13/16.

Feb 03, 2017
113: The Simple Kitchen
51:41

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 Sinatra on and Herb Alpert and music like that. My mum had spent days cooking, the fridge was full with things we’d never seen before, honestly I can’t tell you how exotic this was in Northern Ireland. But it wasn’t just about food. Honestly, that night I could have been in Manhattan, I was in Northern Ireland and I just thought…look what food can do.”

Also on today’s show, Adam Gopnik opines on chefs and madness and Dan Pashman of WNYC’s The Sporkful podcast reveals a scientific method for eating chips and dip. We’ll offer you our recipe for authentic Mexican guacamole, inspired by Diana Kennedy, as well as all-new fried eggs. And Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton will take your calls.

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 with the woman whose farm I was visiting, Mehri. She was telling me all these tales of the different ways that they use saffron. I [had] recently separated from my partner at the time, and she insisted that she knew the perfect broken-heart saffron concoction. She made me a beautiful small glass of warm milk that she infused with saffron and a little bit of honey. It certainly warmed my heart.”

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 of spices and, as always, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.

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 where they all prepared a dish that was really special to them,” Sortun says. “I tasted 30 of these dishes that day and I didn’t know what any of them were. I had never tasted anything like them before, so I didn’t necessarily feel like I had come home. But what I did know was that I wanted to understand what was behind them, [that] this was a really interesting way of cooking and that I really needed to know more.” We also take a look at a Vietnamese-style weeknight dinner with Andrea Nguyen, wine expert Stephen Meuse explores the sommelier’s romance with one wine, and we’ll offer our recipe for caramel oranges. Finally, Sara Moulton and Christopher Kimball take your calls.

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, hot, bitter (notes), all working together in various different roles in particular dishes. But they don’t meld to become one thing. Often (with) dishes here, you can taste everything that’s going on, all at once in a bite.” Also on today’s show, Dan Pashman of The Sporkful makes New Year’s resolutions, Adam Gopnik explores eating in difficult political times, and we present our quick sizzling greens recipe. Finally, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.

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 experiences is what kind of let me know that there is more out there in our world that we don’t understand.” Dr. Aaron Carroll considers whether drinking is good for you. Wine expert Stephen Meuse argues why Beaujolais is best for the holidays. We unveil our recipe for oven poached salmon and, as always, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.

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 appropriation and food; we’ll offer you the best way to beat egg whites, and as always, host Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton will take all your cooking questions! Originally aired 10/28/2016.

Dec 23, 2016
108: Cooking the United Nations
51:10

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 with our hands and we’re having this communal meal something changes and indeed we sat around the table for a really long time that night and it was just a wonderful experience.” Christopher Kimball discusses Milk Street’s cookbook roundup for the year with editorial director J.M. Hirsch. We also learn how to transform an affordable cut of beef into a succulent holiday roast, and wine writer Stephen Meuse discusses the best wines for the season. Finally, we take your calls with Sarah Moulton.

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, the food pyramid, the eat 5 servings a day, the you know avoid trans-fats whatever it is, all that government spending which is in the three hundred million or so range was less then the marketing budget for one Pepsico, one product, one snack food, so you know the information is so imbalanced that this idea of a consumer democracy falls apart.” Dan Pashman of The Sporkful podcast considers waiting for your food. To prepare for the holidays, we walk listeners through our recipe for sticky toffee pudding, and Portland cocktail expert Jeffery Morgenthaler prepares egg nog for the 21st century. And, as always, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.

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.” Also on this week’s show: Dr. Aaron Carroll questions the necessity of breakfast; Milk Street rethinks scrambled eggs; we visit a thriving Syrian refugee camp bakery; Sara Moulton and Christopher Kimball take your calls; and we talk about carbon-steel pans, an alternative to nonstick. Originally aired 10/22/2016.

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 across the sea, across a table.” Also, Fuchsia Dunlop joins us live at Milk Street; The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik discusses ethical eating; we learn a better way to make stew; and, finally, Christopher Kimball and Sarah Moulton take your calls.

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; we take your calls with Sara Moulton, and talk heavy cream.

Nov 18, 2016
104: Nigella Bites Back
51:08

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
51:08

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
51:06

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
51:04

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
06:04

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 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. Listen to this preview of what’s in store!

Sep 22, 2016