Home Cooking

By Samin Nosrat & Hrishikesh Hirway

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From Samin Nosrat (chef and author of the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat) and Hrishikesh Hirway (creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder), Home Cooking is a mini-series to help you figure out what to cook—and keep you company—during the quarantine. If you need help or just want some creative inspiration for your kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Do you have a quarantine cooking question, story, or anxiety you want to share with us? Send a voice memo to us at alittlehomecooking@gmail.com, or call us at 201-241-COOK.

Episode Date
Kohlrabi: Turnip for What? (with Antoni Porowski)

What is kohlrabi and what do we do with it? Plus, Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski (@antoni) talks to us about pierogis, and more!

For recipes, resources, and a transcript, visit homecooking.show/8.

Aug 19, 2020
Gettin’ Jalapeño Business (with Rachel Khong)

Samin and Hrishi brainstorm snack ideas for hiking, but sometimes wander off the trail, and author Rachel Khong (@rrrrrrrachelkhong) breaks down her quest to find the best way to cook rice—without a rice cooker.

For recipes, resources, and transcripts, visit homecooking.show/7.

Aug 05, 2020
I Scream, You Scream, Please Scream Inside Your Heart for Ice Cream (with Nadiya Hussain)

The wonderful Nadiya Hussain (@nadiyajhussain), Great British Bake-Off winner and host of Netflix’s “Nadiya’s Time to Eat,” joins us to tell us about her family’s chicken korma recipe. Samin melts Hrishi’s dreams of starting an ice cream parlor, and Hrishi mortifies Samin with a request for a new kind of email submission.

For recipes and resources, go to homecooking.show/6.

Jul 22, 2020
White Fra-chili-ty (with Sam Sanders)

We’re back! The pandemic has extended its run, so we have, too! But now, it’s hot out and everyone’s sweaty and no one wants to turn on their ovens. That’s okay, we have ideas. Plus, the wonderful Sam Sanders (@samsanders) joins us to tell us about his impressive Struggle Frittata, and more.

For recipes and resources, visit homecooking.show/5.

Jul 08, 2020
Guess What? Chicken Butt Is Delicious (with Yo-Yo Ma)

We’re closing out our miniseries with happy bellies, full hearts, and international treasure Yo-Yo Ma (@YoYo_Ma). In this episode, we talk about comfort, memories, the act of cooking as an act of love, and the art of wrapping food inside other food.

For ideas, recipes, resources, and more, visit homecooking.show.

May 06, 2020
Cod Save America (with Wesley Morris and Dr. Sumesh Hirway)

There’s so much sardine advice packed into this episode. Plus, Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Wesley Morris (@wesley_morris) tells us about the crumb cake he’s already made twice during quarantine, and Hrishi’s dad, a food scientist, weighs in on food safety.

For ideas, recipes, resources, and more, visit homecooking.show.

Apr 22, 2020
Here's What Else You Knead to Know Today (with W. Kamau Bell and Stella Parks)

White flour is in short supply, so what should you do when you want to bake? We’re joined by pastry wizard Stella Parks (@bravetart) to help us answer your questions, and comedian W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) tells us about the magic of two-ingredient pancakes – an easy breakfast that his daughters love.

Visit homecooking.show for a complete list of foods discussed in the episode, as well as cooking ideas and resources! 

Apr 07, 2020
Bean There, Done That (with Josh Malina)

Quarantine cooking is no joke—or is it? In our inaugural episode, Hrishi makes one too many puns, Samin answers the eternal bean question (to soak or not to soak), and Josh Malina (@JoshMalina) schools us in the art of the latke.

Visit homecooking.show for a complete list of foods discussed in the episode, as well as cooking resources and a downloadable dancing can!

Mar 27, 2020

Introducing our new podcast for cooking in the time of quarantine. Send us your questions!

Mar 17, 2020