From Scratch with Michael Ruhlman

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Better cooking comes from deeper understanding. This instructive food series from acclaimed cookbook author Michael Ruhlman highlights essential kitchen techniques, ingredients and ideas. It draws from Ruhlman’s best-selling books, decades of experience and personal relationships with the country’s best chefs. Driven by an insatiable curiosity to learn and teach, Ruhlman approaches his topics every episode by exploring the stories of one notable chef, and one non-chef with surprising connections to the focal ingredients – all with the goal of getting listeners to engage with food more fully, and to cook more confidently.

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From Home: Hawa Hassan
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Hawa Hassan is the Founder and CEO of Basbaas Condiments. The word basbaas comes from the Somali term for chili. Her products are inspired by the Somali staples that she would cook with her family. Follow her for beautiful cooking and sauce making content on her twitter or instagram pages. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 04, 2020
From Home: Mimi Maumus
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Mimi Maumus is the chef-owner of home.made in Athens, Georgia, a restaurant and catering business specializing in bridging the modern and the traditional in Southern cuisine. You can also find home.made on Instagram at @homemadeathens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 03, 2020
From Home: Brad Miller
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Chef Brad Miller is chef/owner at California’s Inn of the Seventh Ray. This episode he discusses a foolproof way to make the overlooked egg salad sandwich something special, and shares where he’ll go for his first meal out once quarantine is over. For more from Brad, including a video of the sandwich prep technique he discusses, find him on Instagram at @chefbradmiller. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 28, 2020
From Home: Matt Bumba
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Matt Bumba is the executive chef and co-owner of Milk Money Brewing, opening later in 2020 in La Grange, Ill. On today’s episode, we check in with Matt from his home outside Chicago, where he shares a simple recipe for satisfying pancakes, made special with a flourish of lemon juice and spices. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 27, 2020
From Home: Drew Belline
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Drew Belline is both the executive chef of No. 246 in Decatur and the VP of Creative at restaurateur Ford Fry’s other Atlanta-area restaurants. In this dispatch from his home in Decatur, Georgia, chef Drew shares thoughts on an easy salsa verde condiment and gives us a tour of his pantry, enviably stocked with local produce and meats he’s been using to create meals for his family while sheltered in place. For more from Drew Belline on social media, find him and his restaurant on Instagram at @drewbelline246 and @no246atlanta. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 26, 2020
From Home: Nic Vanderbeeken
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Chef Nic Vanderbeeken leads the kitchen at Apéritif, the creative restaurant and bar in the Viceroy Ubud resort. Located on the island of Bali in Indonesia, the restaurant combines traditional Indonesian dishes with modern techniques and influences. Chef Nic shares his take on the Indonesian soup soto betawi, and you can see more of the restaurant’s elegant fare on Instagram at @aperitifbali. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 22, 2020
From Home: Chuck Bryant
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My guest today is Chuck Bryant, who co-hosts the iHeart podcast Stuff You Should Know as well as his own solo show Movie Crush. We check in with him to learn about a quick lunch he’s been making for himself during the current health crisis. For more of Chuck’s podcasts, head over to Instagram at @SYSKpodcast and @moviecrushpod. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 21, 2020
Quarantine Report: The Grocery Store
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In this episode, host Michael Ruhlman explores the current state of the grocery store. Ruhlman begins by speaking with Tom Heinen of Heinen's Grocery Stores in Cleveland and the greater midwest. Later, we hear from Chef Brian Polcyn who takes the perspective of the grocery buyer. Heinen's Grocery Store was the anchor of the story for the book "Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America" by Michael Ruhlman. [Production note: In order to practice social distancing, this episode's guests were recorded without the use of proper microphones. Please excuse the temporary audio quality compromise!] Brian Polcyn on Instagram Heinen's Grocery Store Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 20, 2020
From Home: Eugenio Jardim
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Today’s “From Home” mini-episode visits with Eugenio Jardim, one of the Bay Area’s most noted wine experts. He shares a recipe for the Brazilian dish feijoada and suggests wine pairings. For more on the Wines of Portugal that Eugenio represents, find them on Instagram (@wptusa) or on Facebook (WinesOfPortugalUS). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 15, 2020
From Home: Emily Spurlin
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Emily Spurlin is the new pastry chef at the landmark Lula Cafe in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. On this “From Home” mini-episode, she shares an easy cake recipe listeners can make with common pantry ingredients. For more from Emily, find her on Instagram at @sourbittersalty; Lula Cafe is also on Instagram and Twitter.  Emily also points us in the direction of the Independent Restaurant Coalition’s SaveRestaurants.com, where you can find information about how the IRC is fighting to save local restaurants affected by COVID-19. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 14, 2020
From Home: Claudia Martinez
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Claudia Martinez has been relying on the versatility of the frittata to get her through this time. She’s the much-celebrated pastry chef at Atlanta’s Tiny Lou’s, the restaurant in the base of the Hotel Clermont. In this “From Home” mini-episode she shares an easy at-home recipe that’s ready to adapt. You can also check Claudia’s stunning pastry preparations on Instagram @claudvictoria and @tinylousatl. And for listeners wanting to help support the hospitality industry, Claudia suggests donating to the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund’s Open for Good initiative. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 13, 2020
From Home: Shyretha and Mike Sheats
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The culinary duo of Shyretha and Mike Sheats run The Plate Sale, a pop-up dinner series in Georgia that’s won acclaim for its warm yet refined take on Southern cuisine. Follow them on Instagram at @theplatesale Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 12, 2020
From Home: Jess Shadbolt
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Jess Shadbolt is one of the chef-owners of New York’s King, a restaurant with a daily-changing menu of dishes inspired by Italy and Southern France. For more from chef Shadbolt, find her on Instagram at @jessieshad and her restaurant at @king.newyork. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 08, 2020
From Home: Dr. Krishnendu Ray
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Dr. Krishnendu Ray wrote the book (books, plural, actually) on how immigrants influence food culture, most recently “The Ethnic Restauranteur.” In our new bonus “From Home" series, Michael checks in with chefs and food personalities to bring you short audio glimpses of how they’re cooking during lock-down, which pantry items they’re utilizing, and what they’re looking forward to after life returns to normal. We'll be publishing dispatches from this "pandemic pantry" several times a week. Ray is chair of the department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 07, 2020
From Home: Brian Polcyn
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Chef and cookbook author Brian Polcyn has been practicing and teaching butchery and Charcuterie for decades. In our new bonus “From Home" series, Michael checks in with chefs and food personalities to bring you short audio glimpses of how they’re cooking during lock-down, which pantry items they’re utilizing, and what they’re looking forward to after life returns to normal. We'll be publishing dispatches from this "pandemic pantry" several times a week. Polcyn operated restaurants in Metro Detroit for 35 years and his first book on Charcuterie—co-authored by Michael Ruhlman—was nominated for a James Beard Award. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 06, 2020
From Home: RIchard and Jazmin Blais
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Richard Blais is an accomplished Chef, TV Personality, and the host of the game-show style podcast “Food Court w/ Richard Blais” on iHeartRadio. In our new bonus “From Home" series, Michael checks in with chefs and food personalities to bring you short audio glimpses of how they’re cooking during lock-down, which pantry items they’re utilizing, and what they’re looking forward to after life returns to normal. We'll be publishing dispatches from this "pandemic pantry" several times a week. In addition to "Food Court w/ Richard Blais", Richard and Jazmin work together on the podcast "Starting for Attention." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 01, 2020
From Home: Esther Choi
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With “From Home,” Michael checks in with chefs and food personalities to bring you short audio glimpses of how they’re cooking during lock-down, which pantry items they’re utilizing, and what they’re looking forward to after life returns to normal. We'll be publishing dispatches from this "pandemic pantry" several times a week, and this episode we check in with Esther Choi, the talented chef and restaurateur and host of a forthcoming podcast "Get Down with K-Town" with iHeartRadio. Follow along at Esther’s Instagram page for more information on her summer podcast release and her restaurants Mokbar and her cocktail bar Ms. Yoo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 29, 2020
From Home: Simon Majumdar
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“From Scratch with Michael Ruhlman” presents a new bonus series called “From Home”.  “From Home” will present short audio glimpses into the homes of chefs, food personalities, and more. In this self-recorded check-in, guests share how they’re cooking during lock-down, which pantry items they’re utilizing, and what they’re looking forward to after life returns to normal. “From Home” will publish frequently on the “From Scratch with Michael Ruhlman” channel. Subscribe now to hear them all.  Our Guest Simon Majumdar is the host of a podcast called “Eat My Globe”: https://www.eatmyglobe.com/ Majumdar has written two books “Eat My Globe” & “Eating for Britain”: https://www.amazon.com/Simon-Majumdar/e/B00252JQ8S%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 28, 2020
Quarantine Report: Business Interruption Insurance
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Host Michael Ruhlman checks in with Angie Mar, the Executive Chef and Owner of The Beatrice Inn. Angie shares her updates on switching to take out and the perils of business interruption insurance. Then, Politico Reporter Zachary Warmbrodt gives more detail about the current state of insurance claims and the dilemma from the perspective of the insurance industry. Finally, Michael Ruhlman shares a simple recipe for home cooking that can provide comfort during uncertain times. Angie Mar: https://www.instagram.com/angiekmar/?hl=en The Beatrice Inn: https://thebeatriceinn.com/ Zachary Warmbrodt: https://twitter.com/Zachary?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 23, 2020
Quarantine Report: Do the PPP Loans Make Sense for Restaurants?
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Chef Hugh Acheson's website: https://hughacheson.com/ Reporter Zachary Warmbrodt's reporting can be best found at his twitter handle: https://twitter.com/Zachary?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 15, 2020
Quarantine Report: The Chef and The Farmer
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To support chef Suzanne Cupp's Staff at 232 Bleecker, visit their GoFundMe Campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/232-bleecker-team-relief-fund To purchase vegetables for home delivery in the NYC area, visit Norwich Meadows Farm's Instagram Account here: https://www.instagram.com/norwichmeadowsfarm/?hl=en Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 10, 2020
Full Interview: Dr. Krishnendu Ray
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Host Michael Ruhlman speaks with Dr. Krishnendu Ray about authenticity, the term "ethnic food", the importance of flavors to our identity, and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 12, 2020
Full Interview: Chef Jonathan Waxman
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Host Michael Ruhlman speaks with Chef Jonathan Waxman about his restaurant Barbuto, home cooking tips, and preparing a perfect roast chicken. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 29, 2020
Sharing
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In the final episode of Season 1, host Michael Ruhlman explores the topic of sharing food with a top chef in charge of a family style restaurant. Ruhlman also speaks with a director of a progressive school that has an unusual policy around school lunches. Chef Ilkay Suuctugu: https://www.instagram.com/chef.ilkay/?hl=en The Trilok School: https://trilokschool.org/ Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch": https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773 Season 2 of "From Scratch w/ Michael Ruhlman" is currently under production and will return in 2020. Bonus episodes featuring extended interviews and more will be released starting January 22nd. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 15, 2020
Foraging
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Host Michael Ruhlman speaks w/ chef Matthew Accarrino, doctor Todd Pesek and farmer Nancy MacNamara about foraging, the power of vegetables, hidden complexities, and more. Accarrino's San Francisco Restaurant SPQR: https://www.spqrsf.com/ Dr. Pesek's book "Eat Yourself Super": https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Yourself-Super-Bite-Time/dp/1614481679 Nancy MacNamara's Honey Locust Pharm House: http://www.honeylocustpharmhouse.com/ Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch": https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 08, 2020
Roasting
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Host Michael Ruhlman speaks w/ chef Jonathan Waxman about his recently shuttered Barbuto. Also, chef Waxman generously breaks down exactly how to cook his famous roast chicken. Then Michael is joined by his wife, Ann Hood as they attempt to duplicate the magic of Barbuto's roast chicken in their own home kitchen. Ann Hood's "Kitchen Yarns": https://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Yarns-Notes-Life-Love/dp/0393249506 Michael Ruhlman's "From Scratch": https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773 Michael Ruhlman's Spoon designed for basting: https://www.jbprince.com/utensils/dalton-ruhlman-medium-offset-spoon-9-in.asp Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 18, 2019
A Holiday Message
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From Scratch's next episode "Roasting" is coming Wednesday, October 18th. Here are a few highlights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 11, 2019
Awareness
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Host Michael Ruhlman talks with long time collaborator Thomas Keller about using awareness in cooking. Ruhlman also speaks w/ Knitting Expert Kay Gardiner about the similarities between knitting and cooking. Finally, Michael tours Per Se's kitchen during a busy dinner service. Kay Gardiner's website: https://www.masondixonknitting.com/ Thomas Keller: https://www.thomaskeller.com/ Host Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch" is available now: https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 04, 2019
Mise en Place
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Host Michael Ruhlman talks about Mise en Place with Chef Michael Pardus and Writer Dan Charnas. Check out Dan's book "Work Clean: The life changing power of mise en place to organize your life, work, and mind." https://www.amazon.com/Work-Clean-life-changing-mise-en-place-organize/dp/1623365929 Host Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch" is available now: https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 27, 2019
Bacon
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Host Michael Ruhlman explores bacon with Chef Brian Polcyn and Farmer Jack Algiere. Special thanks to Stone Barns Center for showing us around. Thanks to Dan Barber for the incredible bread. https://www.stonebarnscenter.org/ And thanks to Brian for the bacon. Brian and Michael have written 3 books together: "Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing. " https://www.amazon.com/Charcuterie-Craft-Salting-Smoking-Curing/dp/0393058298 "Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing" https://www.amazon.com/Salumi-Craft-Italian-Dry-Curing/dp/0393068595/ref=sr_1_3?qid=1574221613&refinements=p_27%3ABrian+Polcyn&s=books&sr=1-3&text=Brian+Polcyn "Pate, Confit, Rillette: Recipes from the Craft of Charcuterie" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393634310/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Host Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch" is available now: https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1574221670&refinements=p_27%3AMichael+Ruhlman&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Michael+Ruhlman All of the music on From Scratch is by Ryan Scott from his album "A Freak Growns in Brooklyn". https://www.ryanscottguitar.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 20, 2019
The Egg
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Host Michael Ruhlman hears stories and tips about the egg. From Eric Ripert's disastrous first attempt at a classic egg sauce to Kenji Lopez Alt's boiled egg experiments. And finally, Chef Brian Polcyn makes Hollandaise sauce the old fashioned way: by hand. Special Thanks to our guests Eric Ripert, Kenji Lopez Alt, and Brian Polcyn. Book's Mentioned in this episode: Eric Ripert's "32 Yolks": https://www.amazon.com/32-Yolks-Mothers-Table-Working-ebook/dp/B01208NZZG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=eric+ripert+32&qid=1573612040&s=books&sr=1-1 Eric Ripert's "A Return to Cooking": https://www.amazon.com/Return-Cooking-Michael-Ruhlman/dp/1579653936/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=eric+ripert+a+return+to+cooking&qid=1573612058&s=books&sr=1-1 Kenji Lopez Alt's "The Food Lab": https://www.amazon.com/Food-Lab-Cooking-Through-Science/dp/0393081087 Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch": https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 13, 2019
Wine & Spirits
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Host Michael Ruhlman Explores Wine & Spirits w/ Chefs Brian Polcyn, Peter Kelly & David Lebovitz and wine producer Dave Phinney. Chef Brian Polcyn: https://chefbrianpolcyn.com/ Chef Peter Kelly: http://www.xaviars.com/pxk/ Chef David Lebovitz's blog: https://www.davidlebovitz.com/ Dave Phinney's wine "8 Years in the Desert": https://www.orinswift.com/20188YearsintheDesert Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch": https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 06, 2019
Water
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Host Michael Ruhlman explores theme theme of "Water" with Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, Adam Bosch, & Sarah Kelsey. To explore the Old Croton Aqueduct in person, check out "The Friends of The Old Croton Aqueduct" and view their upcoming tours: https://aqueduct.org/ Jean Georges' new memoir "JGV: A Life in 12 Recipes" is co-written w/ Michael Ruhlman: https://www.amazon.com/JGV-Life-Recipes-Jean-Georges-Vongerichten/dp/0393608484 Host Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch" is out now! https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=from+scratch&qid=1572390718&s=books&sr=1-2 All of the music on "From Scratch" is by Ryan Scott off of his album "A Freak Grows in Brooklyn". Listen here: https://www.ryanscottguitar.com/
Oct 30, 2019
Wood
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Host Michael Ruhlman speaks w/ Arborist Ian Wogan and Chef Suzanne Cupps about "Wood." Ian Wogan's True Tree Service: https://www.truetreeservicemiami.com/consulting-arborist/ Chef Suzanne Cupps New Restaurant 232 Bleecker: http://www.grubstreet.com/2019/08/dig-inn-suzanne-cupps-232-bleecker-nyc.html Host Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch" is out now! https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773 All of the music on "From Scratch" is by Ryan Scott off of his album "A Freak Grows in Brooklyn". Listen here: https://www.ryanscottguitar.com/ Special thanks to Ted Sanchez for the delicious pizza!
Oct 23, 2019
Raw Fish
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Host Michael Ruhlman speaks w/ fish market owner Indira Funes & chef Timon Balloo about "Raw Fish." Indira Funes and her fish market "Shore to Door" in Miami can be reached at (305) 529-3471 Timon Balloo's new restaurant "Balloo" is opening in the fall of 2019. Follow their progress on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/balloorestaurant/ Michael Ruhlman's book "From Scratch" is out now: https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773
Oct 16, 2019
Citrus
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Host Michael Ruhlman speaks w/ Chef Michelle Bernstein & Historian Dr. Paul George about "Citrus." Chef Bernstein's "Mojo" recipe: https://explorepartsunknown.com/miami/recipe-mojo/ Her new restaurant : https://www.cafelatrova.com Dr. Paul George's tours: http://www.historymiami.org/ Michael Ruhlman's book "From Scratch" is out now! https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773
Oct 16, 2019
Authenticity
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Host Michael Ruhlman talks with Dr. Krishnendu Ray & Chef James Syhabout about "Authenticity". Dr. Ray's books: https://www.amazon.com/Krishnendu-Ray/e/B001K8AQ0K Chef Syhabout's book "Hawker Fare": https://www.amazon.com/Hawker-Fare-Stories-Recipes-Refugee/dp/0062656090 Host Michael Ruhlman's new book "From Scratch" is available now! https://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Meals-Recipes-Dozens-Techniques/dp/1419732773
Oct 16, 2019
Authenticity
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Oct 16, 2019
Introducing From Scratch with Michael Ruhlman
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Better cooking comes from a deeper understanding. This instructive food series from acclaimed cookbook author Michael Ruhlman highlights essential kitchen techniques and ingredients, drawing from Ruhlman’s best-selling books, decades of experience and personal relationships with the country’s best chefs. Driven by an insatiable curiosity to learn and teach, Ruhlman approaches his topics every episode by exploring the stories of one notable chef, and one non-chef with surprising connections to the focal ingredients – all with the goal of getting listeners to engage with food more fully, and to cook more confidently.
Oct 02, 2019