Cooking By Ear

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We're an audio cooking show. Cook along in real time and by the end of the episode, you'll have a dish made. Join our iconic guest in their kitchen with host and chef Cal Peternell as your guide!

Episode Date
EP 9: Ijeoma Oluo and Puttanesca
3821
Writer and author Ijeoma Oluo (So You Want To Talk About Race) makes pasta puttanesca and shares how she and her family got creative with food while growing up poor. We go deep on her Internet-breaking essay, how to teach kids resistance, and, yup, how to talk about race. But for real. Full recipe and ingredients at cookingbyearpodcast.com
Jun 05, 2019
EP: 8 Reem Assil's Oakland-Style Muhammara
2781
Chef Reem Assil (Dyafa, Reem’s California) experiments with a new ‘Palestinian soul food’ recipe — sweet potato style muhammara. She discusses the controversial mural of activist Rasmea Odeh in her first restaurant, how she bakes her man’oushe with activism, and how to make Palestinian food visible against the whitewashing of Middle Eastern food. Full recipe and ingredients at cookingbyearpodcast.com
May 14, 2019
EP: 7 The Masumotos and Aioli
3085
We head to the Masumoto Peach Farm to make a Grand Aioli with Mas, Nikiko, and Marcy Masumoto and discuss intergenerational farming, California’s haunting history of Japanese internment camps, and the social power of testimony.
Apr 30, 2019
EP: 6 Bob the Drag Queen and Vegan Soup
3265
Comedian, actor, and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bob the Drag Queen, makes vegan Carrot Almond Soup and Ajo Blanco while discussing the art of drag, the importance of trans representation in media, and his obsession with Bob Ross. Full recipe and ingredients at cookingbyearpodcast.com
Apr 16, 2019
EP: 5 BIG FREEDIA'S BOOTY POPPIN' POTATOES
2616
Queen of Bounce music Big Freedia teaches us her signature Booty Poppin’ Potatoes, all while coming up with a new hook for a future hit song, straight from her kitchen in New Orleans.

MAKES 4-5 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

-1 MEDIUM YELLOW ONION, CHOPPED

-2 STALKS CELERY, CHOPPED

-2 GREEN ONIONS, CHOPPED

-1/4 CUP COOKING OIL, OLIVE OR VEGETABLE

-SALT

-DRY SPICE (TONY CHACHERE'S SEASONED SALT OR SIMILAR. OR MAKE YOUR OWN WITH SALT, PEPPER, PAPRIKA, AND GARLIC)

-1 POUND ANDOUILLE SAUSAGES, SLICED (ABOUT 4 SAUSAGES)

-1 1/2 POUNDS YELLOW POTATOES, PEELED OR NOT, SLICED (YELLOW FINNS, YUKON GOLDS, ETC)

-PAPRIKA

-3 SPRIGS PARSLEY, CHOPPED

-RICE, A HANDFUL PER PERSON

TOOLS:

-RICE COOKER OR POT FOR BOILING RICE AND COLANDER TO DRAIN

-KNIFE

-CUTTING BOARD

-BIG SKILLLET

-SPOON FOR STIRRING
May 09, 2018
EP 4: Alexander Payne and Vegetable Gratin
2322
Academy Award-Winning screenwriter and director Alexander Payne (Election, Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants, Downsizing) makes a vegetable gratin and discusses a pivotal moment in his life when he left the movie industry briefly to become an intern at Chez Panisse.



BECHAMEL INGREDIENTS:
-2 cups milk
-4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
-3 tablespoons all-pupose flour

CELERY GRATIN INGREDIENTS:

-1 head celery
-Fresh thyme and/or tarragon
-Salt and pepper

TOOLS:
-2 medium saucepans
-Whisk
-Cup measure
-Tablespoon measure
-Wooden spoon or rubber spatula
-Knife
-Cutting board
-Big mixing bowl
-Casserole or other oven-going vessel (cast iron skillet can work)
Apr 25, 2018
EP 3: Fattoush and Mira Nair's Chai
2463
Director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala, Queen of Katwe) teaches us her signature chai and makes fattoush while discussing everything from quelling anxiety to the partition between India and Pakistan.

Cook along as you listen:

FATTOUSH INGREDIENTS:

-1 smallish tomato

-1 small clove garlic

-Salt and pepper

-Juice of half a lemon

-1teaspoon red wine vinegar

-3 tablespoons nice olive oil

-1/2 cup parsley leaves

-1/2 cup mint leaves

-5 scallions, roots trimmed off

-1 basket cherry tomatoes

-1 large cucumber

-1 small bell pepper or 8-10 shishito peppers

-arugula / purslane / or other salad greens

-sumac (for pretty red color, lemony flavor and, it's not poisonous)

-3 or 4 whole wheat pita breads



CHAI INGREDIENTS:

-whole milk (about 2 cups)

-fresh ginger stalk (an inch or more)

-5 cardamom pods

-loose leaf black tea (make sure you have a sieve to strain), or a couple-three tea bags

-water!

Tools:
salad spinner (for washing and drying greens and herbs)
cutting board
knife
vegetable peeler
cheese grater with big holes
small bowl for dressing
big bowl for salad
spoon
Apr 11, 2018
EP 2: Tommy Pico's Morning After Frittata
3056
2018 Whiting Award-winning poet Tommy Pico author of IRL, Nature Poem and Junk (forthcoming in 2018) cracks an egg for the first time in his life (!!!) to make a frittata perfect for “the morning after.” We discuss everything from hookups to the role of food in control on the Viejas Reservation he grew up on.

COOK ALONG AS YOU LISTEN. YOU'LL NEED:
Ingredients:

1 big bunch of chard

Cooking oil, olive or vegetable

Salt

2-3 cups of leftover spaghetti (preferably with some remnants of red sauce)

6 eggs

Ground black pepper

1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

TOOLS:

Big bowl to wash chard in (and a colander to drain it)

Cast iron skillet or another non-stick skillet

Whisk

Large plate (large enough to serve as a cover for your pan)

Cheese grater

Medium mixing bowl

Wooden spoon or spatula

Tongs
Mar 28, 2018
EP 1: Frances McDormand and Risotto
3139
Academy Award-Winning Actor and Producer Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Fargo, Olive Kitteridge, Almost Famous) makes asparagus risotto and discusses the creative process fueling her long, badass career.

If you're cooking along while you listen, you'll need the following to make your dish:

Ingredients:
1 bunch asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 big handfuls chanterelle mushrooms (or morels, porcini, or cultivated mushrooms)
Salt
1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cups short-grained Italian rice (like carnaroli or arborio)
3/4 cup dry white wine
3 - 4 sprigs thyme, leaves picked off stems and chopped
6 cups homemade chicken stock or water (avoid store-bought chicken stock)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Tools:
vegetable peeler
knife
cutting board
stove
big spoon
slotted spoon
ladle
smallish saucepan
skillet
blender
food processor, or mortar and pestle
cheese grater
timer
Mar 14, 2018
CBE Trailer
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A little taste of what's to come on this season of Cooking By Ear. Subscribe to be the first
to get our episodes when we officially launch in April.
Mar 13, 2018