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<p>The Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. Episodes air every Wednesday.</p>

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Episode 249: Win the Cookie Swap
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Every year at BA, one lucky person is called upon to develop holiday cookies worthy of baking, swapping, eating, and gifting. This time around, that lucky person was Rick Martinez, and here he explains how he rose to the challenge of making sweets that look as good as they taste. Then, Alex Delany is back to share the three cocktails we should be drinking now that winter has officially hit. Get the recipes from this episode: 6 Holiday Cookies That Will Win You the Cookie Swap Champagne Cocktail
Dec 11, 2019
Episode 248: Everything You Need to Know About Mushrooms
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When are you supposed to salt mushrooms? How do you know when the wild ones are worth the splurge? Do you really need to clean them? Basically editor Sarah Jampel is answering all of your mushroom questions. Then, digital director Carey Polis chats with Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic, the owners of the iconic Heath Ceramics. Last but not least, senior staff writer Alex Beggs is back with the next installment of Cook, Marry, Kill. Get the recipes from this episode: Seared Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme Mushroom Carbonara
Dec 04, 2019
Episode 247: Sky High Pies
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If you're a last-minute decision maker when it comes to Thanksgiving dessert, you've come to the right place. The one and only Chris Morocco developed three stunning, towering pies—lemon meringue, banana cream, and chocolate pudding—and here he walks us through how to make each one. After that, four staffers share their Thanksgiving stories.
Nov 27, 2019
Episode 246: Making Perfect Thanksgiving
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This year, our big Thanksgiving feature in the November issue is based on our video series called Making Perfect. In both the magazine and videos,  we challenged the food editors to make their best version of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sides, and pie. Today, we chat with the editors about the dishes they were assigned—what went right, what went wrong, and how it all came together for the perfect meal. Get the recipes from this episode: Bon Appétit’s Absolutely, Positively Perfect Thanksgiving Menu
Nov 20, 2019
Episode 245: It's Alive, Deep Dive
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This week, we’re going behind the scenes of It’s Alive, our video series that chronicles Brad Leone's fermentation experiments (and adventures) and is edited by Matt Hunziker. It was a big leap from videos we used to make—less hands in pans, more humor—so Brad and Hunzi sit with Adam to talk about the series' evolution. After that, we're reading letters and comments we receive. A lot of them are nice, a few are mean, and some are constructive—the kind that we like to engage with. Finally, we're airing the first of a new recurring segment called Cook, Marry, Kill with senior staff writer Alex Beggs.
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 244: The Road to Chicken Thigh Biryani
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The newest member of our Test Kitchen team, Sohla El-Waylly, talks about her recent recipe for chicken thigh biryani based on her mom’s lamb version. It took a lot of testing to get it just right—and now it really is. After that, associate editor Hilary Cadigan chats with Donny Sirisavath, chef and owner of Khao Noodle shop in Dallas and this year's no. 2 Best New Restaurant.
Nov 06, 2019
Episode 243: From Butchers to Small Business Owners
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Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest left their NYC butcher shop and restaurant about two years ago. They were tired of the long hours and wanted to start a family. So they did just that and founded their own sausage company, J&E Small Goods, which they talk about with Carla Lalli Music. After that, Basically editor Sarah Jampel tells you everything you need to know about cooking with nuts.
Oct 30, 2019
Bonus Episode 242: Yasmin Khan
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We were lucky to have Yasmin Khan stop by the offices a few weeks ago, so we’re airing that conversation for you today as a bonus episode. Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro chats with Yasmin about her latest book, Zaitoun. It chronicles her travels throughout Palestine, sharing the stories and recipes of the people she met along the way.
Oct 25, 2019
Episode 241: Nothing Fancy
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Alison Roman is back to talk about her new cookbook, Nothing Fancy, which just came out yesterday. It’s as beautiful as her first and filled with recipes developed around the idea of having people over. That’s right: not entertaining, just having people over. Here she explains how the book came together—and how hosting friends doesn’t have to be a big fussy thing.
Oct 23, 2019
Episode 240: Questlove's Mixtape
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Questlove just released his fifth book, Mixtape Potluck, which also happens to be his first cookbook. It's a collection of recipes from his friends—chefs, musicians, entertainers, and artists—and meant to inspire the kind of potluck-style dinner parties he hosts. He swung by to talk about what went into making the book, how food and creativity overlap for him, and, of course, his favorite Philly cheesesteak spots.
Oct 16, 2019
Episode 239: Don't Be Scared of Cooking Fish at Home
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Molly Baz is here to help. She shares tips on how to shop for fish (even if you can't make it to speciality market), how to cook fish without stinking up your house, and more. After that, Alex Delany is back with more drinks you should be making now that it's fall.     Get the recipes from this episode: Clam Toasts with Pancetta    Shrimp Toasts with Sesame Seeds and Scallions Whole Fried Fish with Tomatillo Sauce BA's Best Linguini with Clams Slow-Roasted Salmon with Harissa Slow-Roasted Cod with Bell Peppers Fall Spritz
Oct 09, 2019
Episode 238: Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying Want You to Cook From Their New Book
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After living in Japan for nearly two decades, Ivan Orkin is  the chef and owner of two ramen shops in NYC and widely (and unusually) considered an American authority on ramen. He enlisted Chris Ying, cofounder and former editor of the late Lucky Peach, to tag team and write The Gaijin Cookbook, their new Japanese cookbook you're truly meant to put to good use. Then, Carla gives us her top 10 cooking rules.
Oct 02, 2019
Episode 237: The Life of a Recipe
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We were at Feast Portland a couple of weekends ago, where Carla Lalli Music and Andy Baraghani talked about the life of a recipe at BA, from development to, ultimately, video. This week, we're airing that conversation. After that, Andy gives us his top 10 cooking rules.   Get the recipes from this episode: Gochujang Pork Shoulder Steaks Chopstick-Ready Rice Crunchy Baked Saffron Rice with Barberries (Tachin)
Sep 25, 2019
Episode 236: The Man Behind the Camera
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Alex Lau is BA's all-star staff photographer. He's been with the brand for going on six years, and this week he's talking about how he got his start and what it's like to travel the world with a camera in hand. After that, it's Molly Baz's turn to tell us her top 10 cooking rules.
Sep 18, 2019
Episode 235: The Fall Playbook
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It's officially the best time of the year to cook. Chris Morocco and Andy Baraghani talk through the seven recipes they developed for our September issue to make the most of it—we promise these will get you excited for the new season, even if your tan lines are starting to fade. After that, Chris goes through his own top 10 cooking rules.   Get the recipes from this episode: Creamy Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms Sweet-and-Saucy Pork Chops Sheet-Pan Potato Hash with Fixins Coconut Milk-Braised Chicken Legs Braised Short Ribs with Squash and Chile Roast Fish with Curry Butter Beef and Ginger Stir-Fry
Sep 11, 2019
Episode 234: Galettes, Any Which Way
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A galette is the perfect dessert, according to Carla Lalli Music. She walks us through her fail-proof dough that you can fill with anything—be it end-of-summer stone fruit and berries or fall pears and apples. Then, we're kicking off a new mini series. For the next several weeks, one of our test kitchen editors will be sharing their top 10 cooking rules—the techniques they swear by, the ingredients they can't live without, and the drive that keeps them going. First up: the one and only Brad Leone. Get the recipes from this episode:Peach-Plum Galette Any Berry Galette Fall Fruit Galette Naked Apple Tart Salted-Butter Apple Galette with Maple Whipped Cream Blueberry-Pecan Galette
Sep 04, 2019
Episode 233: A Saint Lucian Chef in New Orleans
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This week, chef Nina Compton talks about her journey from her home kitchen in the Caribbean to her incredibly successful restaurants in New Orleans, Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro. After that, Alex Delany tells shares how to make the three cocktails he's got on rotation right now.     Get the recipes from this episode: Spaghett Siesta
Aug 28, 2019
Episode 232: Our Fall Wine Checklist
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Wine editor Marissa Ross tells us about what she's most excited for this fall (and also what she's definitely over). Yes to winemakers exploring the world of vermouth, no more to describing wines as "funky." After that, Carla Lalli Music talks about something you should be eating a lot of right now: corn.
Aug 21, 2019
Episode 231: Food In "The Farewell"
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Lulu Wang, the director and writer of the"The Farewell,"  thought a lot about food while making her film. It's based on what happened in her own life: a Chinese family coming together under the guise of a fake wedding to say goodbye to their grandmother—the family matriarch and the only person that doesn't know she only has a few weeks to live. Then, Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro gives us the low down on her favorite recipes from the Farmers Market Challenge.     Get the recipes from this episode: Pork Soup DumplingsThe Healthyish 2019 Farmers Market Challenge Summer Squash and Basil Pasta Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce
Aug 14, 2019
Episode 230: Chopsticks Can Do More Than You Might Think
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Carla Lalli Music and Chris Morocco sing the praises of chopsticks and discuss its versatility in the kitchen. After that, Carla chats with Gaby Melian about what her job as our test kitchen manager entails. P.S. These are the beautiful plating chopsticks Chris talks about.
Aug 07, 2019
Episode 229: A Sandwich Built For the Beach
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Molly Baz chats with Carla Lalli Music about what is debatably the most epic recipe she has developed for Basically: the Big Ass Beach Hoagie. Yep, that is the real recipe name, and yep, there’s a lot to say about how to construct this perfect sandwich. After that, Andy Baraghani talks about the tomato recipes he developed for our August issue, out now. Get the recipes from this episode: Big Ass Beach Hoagie Tomato GaletteTomatoes with Fig and Prosciutto Spaghetti with No-Cook Puttanesca Tomato Salad with Warm Basil Dressing Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes Tomato and Parmesan Risotto
Jul 31, 2019
Episode 228: It's the Best Time of the Year to Cook
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We’re about halfway through the summer, a.k.a. halfway through the best time of the year to cook. The days are long, the produce is peak, and we’ve got Carla Lalli Music and friend of the podcast Gabe T. back to talk about what they’re cooking right now. We’ll also be answering some cooking questions from you!
Jul 24, 2019
Episode 227: Life's a Picnic
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Picnics are great in theory, but in reality they can be tough. Nobody wants warm wine and food that doesn't mix well with the sun, so you have to come prepared. Molly Baz and Alex Delany share with Adam Rapoport their tips and tricks for pulling off a highly successful, actually delicious picnic. After that, Andy Baraghani takes us through his recipe for Frozen Margarita Pie.
Jul 17, 2019
Episode 226: Pesto, Three Ways
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We now have three pesto recipes on our website: classic green, spicy red, and creamy white. (You're welcome.) Andy Baraghani, Molly Baz, and Carla Lalli Music explain the process behind each version they developed and even get a little existential (what even is pesto?). Get the recipes from this episode: BA's Best Pesto Red Pesto Pasta White Pesto
Jul 10, 2019
Episode 225: A Restaurant Six Years In the Making
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Adam Rapoport sits down with chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson to talk about Frenchette, their new-wave French brasserie that's become one of the hardest reservations to get in New York City. After cooking together for decades at local institutions, Nasr and Hanson finally decided to open up a place of their own. Little did they knew how long Frenchette would take—and how much of a hit it would be.
Jul 03, 2019
Episode 224: Marinate After Grilling
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Conventional wisdom holds that marinating and grilling are always to be done in that order: the former before the latter. But why, really, when the moisture and sugar in most marinades can actually cause a protein to simultaneously steam and burn without ever truly searing? Adam Rapoport and Carla Lalli Music discuss recipes that flip the script. After that, Amiel Stanek goes over the basics of charcoal grilling. Get the recipes from this episode: Grilled Swordfish with Tomatoes and Oregano Grilled Summer Squash and Red Onion with Feta Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Thyme Soy Sauce-Marinated Grilled Flank Steak and Scallions Jalapeño-Marinated Grilled Pork Chops Grilled Red Snapper with Green Beans and Lime
Jun 26, 2019
Episode 223: The Egg Salad Sandwich That Took Over L.A.
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Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery are the chef/owners of Konbi, a tiny Japanese sandwich shop in Los Angeles. Maybe you’ve seen the cross-section of their now-famous egg salad sandwich on Instagram. Deputy editor Julia Kramer chats with the team behind the hit restaurant to get their sandwich secrets.
Jun 19, 2019
Episode 222: How Stella Bugbee Gets It Done
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Stella Bugbee is the editor in chief and president of New York Magazine’s The Cut. Aside from running the most whip-smart site about women and culture out there, Stella is an avid home cook. Here Adam Rapoport talks to her about how—in The Cut’s words—she gets it done.
Jun 12, 2019
Episode 221: Rice 4.0
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Back by popular demand yet again, the Rice Wizards™ swing by for the fourth installment of their rice podcast. This time, Carla Lalli Music and Amiel Stanek talk about rice beverages, and then sidetrack into tempura, and then, well, you’ll see.
Jun 05, 2019
Episode 220: Dave Grohl Does Barbecue
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It turns out that Dave Grohl—yes, that Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana—is really good at barbecue. Like, owns-a-giant-smoker-and-barbecues-for-hundreds-of-people good. Adam Rapoport talks to Dave about how he got into the craft and how it expanded to Backbeat BBQ, his one-man catering company. One warning: This episode contains quite a bit of profanity, so you may want to save it for later if you’re listening with kids.
May 29, 2019
Episode 219: Gabriela Camara's Mexico City Kitchen
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Gabriela Camara opened Contramar in Mexico City when she was only 21-years-old. The landmark restaurant still serves the same super-fresh seafood-forward food it did when it first opened its doors—only now Camara also runs Cala in San Francisco, just published a cookbook, and has a new spot in the works in Los Angeles. Adam Rapoport chats with her about how her career has grown (and, of course, how she makes her guacamole).
May 22, 2019
Episode 218: BA's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
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There's nothing more contentious than the criteria for the ideal chocolate chip cookie—which is why Chris Morocco spent two months conceptualizing, researching, developing, and testing his new recipe for our BA's Best collection. This week, Adam Rapoport talks with Chris about what went into each decision he made. After that, we air a conversation from our live show a few weeks back where Chris and Claire Saffitz debate the merits and pitfalls of Tiramisú. Get the recipes from this episode: BA's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Old-School Tiramisú
May 15, 2019
Episode 217: Salad Is So Much More Than You Think
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Recently at BA, we noticed all the times we’d go out to dinner and leave talking about...the salad. Just what were chefs doing to make their salads so multi-layered, interesting, and surprising? Turns out, a lot. Here Carla Lalli Music and Molly Baz share tips on how to up your salad-making game to the level of the pros. After that, Adam Rapoport chats with Andy Baraghani about how to buy, wash, store, and cook with herbs. Get the recipes from this episode: Everyday Greens Salad Dinner Salad with Radicchio and Roasted Sweet Potatoes Scrunched Grapefruit Salad with Grapefruit and Chiles Little Wedge Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Ice Water Salad Spicy Cashew Dressing
May 08, 2019
Episode 216: Indian-ish
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BA contributing writer Priya Krishna just released her first cookbook, Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family. Priya collaborated with her mother, Ritu, whose recipes combine Indian dishes and techniques with ingredients from all over (like roti pizza!). Senior staff writer Alex Beggs talks to Priya about testing those recipes in her childhood kitchen and how the book is one piece of a bigger conversation about the landscape of Indian food.
May 01, 2019
BONUS Episode 215: What's in a List?
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"Best of" lists are everywhere, but with so many, how much value should we actually give them? Brett Martin, reports and writes GQ's Best New Restaurants list, which came out earlier this week. Deputy editor Julia Kramer puts together BonApp's list. Technically, they work towards the same same goal. But each list comes together in a different way, on a different timeline, and with a different result. Adam Rapoport talks to them about their processes and what a “best” list even means.
Apr 26, 2019
Episode 214: Notes From a Young Black Chef
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Kwame Onwuachi is the chef of Kith and Kin in Washington D.C. He is also the author of the recently-published Notes From a Young Black Chef, which is just as much a memoir about growing up as it is about being a chef. Today, Adam Rapoport talks with him about his story.
Apr 24, 2019
Episode 213: BA's Best Matzo Ball Soup
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When senior associate food editor Molly Baz set out to develop BA's Best Matzo Ball Soup, she not only solicited input from highly-opinionated BA staffers, but she also reached out to Mitchell Davis, chief strategy officer for the James Beard Foundation and matzo ball soup expert. Adam Rapoport chats with both of them. After that, associate editor Hilary Cadigan reads her essay from our recent Red Sauce America package, The Best Worst Take-Out Counter Employee Suburban Boston Has Ever Seen. Get the recipe from this episode: BA's Best Matzo Ball Soup
Apr 17, 2019
Episode 212: Carrot Cake, 3 Ways
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Around here, we really like carrot cake, so much so that we have three (!) different recipes for it. There’s BA’s Best Carrot Cake, Healthyish's Gluten-Free Carrot Cake, and Basically's Carrot Loaf Cake. Adam talks with senior food editors Claire Saffitz, Chris Morocco, and Molly Baz, who each developed one, about what makes their cake unique. After that, he sits down with senior editor Amiel Stanek to chat about the importance of the freezer clean out, how to organize the fridge, what to do about the junk drawer, and more. Get the recipes from this episode: BA's Best Carrot Cake Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Basically Carrot Loaf Cake
Apr 10, 2019
Episode 211: Angela Dimayuga on a New Kind of Job
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Angela Dimayuga, the former executive chef of NYC’s Mission Chinese Food, became the Creative Director of Food and Culture at The Standard where she now oversees the hotels’ restaurants and programming. Adam Rapoport chats with her about what it's been like going from cooking on the line to developing and executing a whole host of other projects.
Apr 03, 2019
Episode 210: NYC Loves Missy Robbins
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Missy Robbins is the chef-owner of two acclaimed Italian restaurants in Brooklyn. In 2016, she opened Lilia—it's still one of the hardest reservations in town. Then, last year, she opened the handmade pasta-focused Misi (well, pasta and super delicious veg sides). Adam Rapoport chats with Missy about how she got where she is, her menus, and her affinity for jumpsuits. Also, we're putting on another live show! It's on Wednesday, April 17th at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. You can find more details and purchase tickets here.
Mar 27, 2019
Episode 209: Where Cooking Begins
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Our very own Carla Lalli Music wrote a cookbook! And it's out in the world now! Carla shares how her book will teach you to be a smarter shopper and a more intuitive cook.
Mar 20, 2019
Episode 208: Talking Politics at Restaurants
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Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon are two of the three hosts of the weekly Showtime documentary series, The Circus. Alex and Mark, plus their third counterpart, John Heilemann, travel around talking to key political players and—this is where our podcast comes in—eating at restaurants all across the country. We chat about how food became part of the premise of the show, what role it plays in politics, and get the insider scoop about the eating habits of some of our former presidents.
Mar 13, 2019
Episode 207: What Even Is Natural Wine?
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Andy Young is a winemaker based in Oregon. This week, he explains how he got into the industry and how he makes his relatively small batch natural bottles. After that, we talk about our new recipe for Spicy-Sweet Sambal Pork Noodles. Get the recipe from this episode: Spicy-Sweet Sambal Pork Noodles
Mar 06, 2019
Episode 206: Soup Season
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Soup can be tricky to make at home. It often doesn’t turn out quite as rich and flavorful and dynamic as you want, especially if you’re not working with homemade stock. This week we give some tips and techniques (and recipes!) that will help convince you you can, indeed, do it. Get the recipes from this episode: Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheese Toasties Beef and Bacon Stew Quite Possibly the Best Chickpeas Chicken and Rice Soup with Garlicky Chile OilKale Minestrone with Pistou Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Chile Crisp
Feb 27, 2019
Episode 205: Sohui Kim
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Sohui Kim is the chef of The Good Fork and Insa in Brooklyn. This week, she and associate editor Christina Chaey talk about re-embracing the Korean comfort food of their childhoods. Get the recipes from this episode: Kimchi Jigae Spicy Soft Tofu and Seafood Stew Red Wine and Soy-Braised Short Ribs Soy-Marinated Eggs Dashi-Steamed Egg Custard Crunchy Gochujang Fennel Quick-Cooked Kale
Feb 20, 2019
Episode 204: Bolognese and a Glass of Wine
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A great bolognese is easy—it just takes a handful of tried and true techniques and some patience. This week, we talk through the recipe for BA's Best Bolognese, as well as a vegetarian spin, Cauliflower Bolognese. After that, we run through a beginner's guide to buying better wine. Get the recipes from this episode: BA's Best Bolognese Cauliflower Bolognese
Feb 13, 2019
Episode 203: Three Pitch-Perfect Restaurants
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Jody Williams and Rita Sodi are the owners and chefs of Buvette, I Sodi, Via Carota, and the forthcoming Bar Pisellino in Manhattan. They are also masters of running restaurants that feel inviting, with beautiful food and excellent service every single time—the kinds of places you return to again and again. This week, we talk to them about how they do what they do.
Feb 06, 2019
Episode 202: A Super Bowl Showdown
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This week it's Adam vs. Carla vs. Gabe T. in the ultimate Super Bowl menu showdown. Each presents their ideal lineup, but there will only be one winner.
Jan 30, 2019
Episode 201: The Stupid-Simple Guide to Coffee
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We tell you how to improve your morning (or afternoon, or evening) caffeine routine because, let's be honest, you can brew better than that. Then, from our live show back in November, Brad Leone talks fermentation and his YouTube show "It's Alive."
Jan 23, 2019
Episode 200: Rice 3.0
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Back by popular demand, Carla Lalli Music and Amiel Stanek dive deep into rice. It will never get old. This week, they focus on recipes that transform rice into something more than a side dish (and, you know, why this series should keep on keeping on). P.S. This is our 200th episode!! Thank you, listeners, for keeping us going this long. We love making the show and we can't wait to continue to bring you more.
Jan 16, 2019
Episode 199: Checking In with Andrew Knowlton
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Andrew Knowlton, BA's editor at large, recently started a new career phase: He opened a restaurant! We catch up with him about that process, as well as get some behind-the-scenes details about hosting Netflix's new cooking competition show, The Final Table. Then, David Tamarkin, the digital director of Epicurious, talks about about his new cookbook, Cook90.
Jan 09, 2019
Episode 198: Feel Good In the New Year
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It's 2019, people. We've stuffed our faces and now it's time for a reset, Healthyish style. We're talking about the second annual Feel Good Food Plan, two weeks of dinner recipes and lunch inspiration to start the new year right. Then associate editor Hilary Cadigan talks to Kerry Brodie and Alex Harris of Emma’s Torch, a restaurant in Brooklyn that doubles as a culinary job training program for refugees.
Jan 02, 2019
Episode 197: BA's Best Spaghetti and Meatballs, Live
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As part of our second live podcast event, Adam Rapoport and Carla Lalli Music talk about the development of BA's Best Spaghetti and Meatballs—how the recipe was tested more than seven times, and what they learned along the way.
Dec 26, 2018
Episode 196: Holiday Mains of the Day
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Whether you’re throwing an open-house Christmas soiree or an intimate New Year’s Eve dinner, you need a centerpiece dish. But that doesn’t mean you should be stressed out, pulling something out of the oven as your guests linger around you, starving. This week we’re talking about spotlight-worthy mains that will seriously impress while you sit back, relax, and enjoy your own party.
Dec 19, 2018
Episode 195: Cookie Central
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Every year, a Test Kitchen editor develops a bunch of new and totally delicious holiday cookie recipes—the kind you want to bring to a cookie swap, or set out at your holiday party, or gift to someone when they invite you to their holiday party. This week, Chris Morocco talks about his awesome creations.
Dec 12, 2018
Episode 194: Party Tricks with Alison Roman
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BA contributor and cookbook author Alison Roman knows how to host a killer party. This week, we talk to her about everything from how to make a shrimp cocktail to where to put the booze (it's in the bathtub).
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 193: Bottom of the Pot
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Senior food editor Andy Baraghani talks to Naz Deravian about growing up with her parents’ Persian cooking, how she decided to start a cooking blog, and how that blog turned into her first cookbook, Bottom of the Pot.
Nov 28, 2018
Episode 192: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Makes His Own French Toast
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You all know that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist. But what you maybe didn't know is that he makes the best french toast ever—and refuses to eat anyone else's. This week, we talk to Neil about everything from said breakfast to thunder and lightning.
Nov 21, 2018
BONUS! Episode 191: Because Thanksgiving Leftovers Are the Best Part
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Adam, Carla, and Gabe T. are back to talk about what is arguably the best part of Thanksgiving—the leftovers. Then, novelist Emma Straub reads an essay she wrote for our November issue, The Higgledy Piggledy Thanksgivings.
Nov 16, 2018
Episode 190: The Big Thanksgiving Dinner
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We’re one week away from the most exciting food holiday of the year, so we’re talking turkey, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and more. We’ve got a ton of new and beautiful recipes from our November issue and we’re diving deep on some favorites. After that, we answer Thanksgiving-related questions that you guys—our listeners—sent to us.
Nov 14, 2018
Episode 189: You Really Should Be Steaming
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Steaming gets a bad rep. It’s a technique associated with forsaking flavor for health, resulting in bad, bland food. This week, food director Carla Lalli Music and associate editor Christina Chaey tell you why that simply isn’t true.  After that, cookbook author Cal Peternell talks about his latest release, Almonds, Anchovies and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind Of.
Nov 07, 2018
Episode 188: Rene Redzepi and the Art of Fermentation
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Rene Redzepi, owner and chef of the famed Noma in Copenhagen, just published his third cookbook, The Noma Guide to Fermentation, along with the head of Noma's fermentation lab, David Zilber. Rene talks about why it was so important to him to write something approachable while still staying true to the restaurant. After that, Molly Baz tells us all about the recipe you should be making on repeat right now: Pumpkin Bread with Salted Maple Butter.
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 187: Two Of Our Fave New Restaurants
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Orenda Hale is the owner and manager of Drifters Wife, which clinched the number nine spot on our Hot 10 list this year. Julia Kramer sits down with Orenda to chat about how her move from NYC to Portland, ME. Then, Hilary Cadigan talks to Nite Yun, owner and chef of Nyum Bai, the number five spot that serves the Cambodian food of Yun's childhood in Oakland, CA.
Oct 24, 2018
Episode 186: Nik Sharma and the Power of Seasoning
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Nik Sharma is the writer behind A Brown Table, a website he started seven years ago to record the dishes he was cooking inspired by his childhood in Mumbai. He just published his first cookbook, Season. This week we talk to him about what it was like to develop recipes, write, and photograph the whole work, as well as some of the standout recipes.
Oct 17, 2018
Episode 185: If Garlic Gives You Bad Breath, We Don’t Care
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Did you know that garlic has a season? And that that season is right now? This week Amiel Stanek and Andy Baraghani tell you why and how you should, in fact, be incorporating as much garlic as possible into all of your meals. We've got advice, techniques, and recipes, bad breath be damned.
Oct 10, 2018
Episode 184: Kids Will Be Kids
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Carla Lalli Music talks with author Jessica Battilana, whose latest cookbook, Repertoire, is all about finding those recipes that you turn to again and again, especially when cooking with kids. After that, Amiel Stanek hosts two very special guests—Adam's son, Marlon Rapoport and Carla's son, Cosmo Music.
Oct 03, 2018
Episode 183: Cabbage Rolls and Chicken Thighs
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Bonnie Morales is the first-generation American daughter of Belarusian immigrants and the chef and co-owner of Kachka in Portland, OR. We talk to Morales about what drew her to dumplings and cabbage rolls and how a proper vodka-filled feast is supposed to go down. After that, we take you through the best method for crispy-skinned chicken thighs.
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 182: Burger Central
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"Burger Expert" is an actual job—and George Motz is the man who claims the title. We chat with Motz about what exactly that means, and how he makes his onion-laced smash burgers. Later, senior food editor Chris Morocco talks about how he developed his Easiest-Ever Grilled Veggie Burgers.
Sep 19, 2018
Episode 181: Chrissy Teigen Makes Pad Thai Carbonara
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Chrissy Teigen's second cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More, is out next week. We talk to her about what it was like to create recipes for this book, why cheesy chicken milanese is better than regular chicken milanese, and how she worked with her mom to develop the Thai dishes she grew up eating.
Sep 12, 2018
Episode 180: Peak Tomato
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This time of year, every tomato variety, from super sweet sungolds to juicy heirlooms, taste like the most delicious things you’ve ever eaten. We're talking about our favorite tomato-heavy recipes, from a yellow tomato bloody mary to buttery, ginger-and-garlic-spiked tomatoes on toast.
Sep 05, 2018
Episode 179: Jimmy O. Yang Ate His Way Through Singapore
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Jimmy O. Yang is a stand-up comedian and actor who plays Jian-Yang on Silicon Valley and the ridiculously over-the-top Bernard Tai in Crazy Rich Asians. This week, he talks about the fast food he loved after immigrating to the U.S. from Hong Kong at 13, what the cast of the film ate while filming in Singapore, and making wontons at home.
Aug 29, 2018
Episode 178: Must. Keep. Grilling.
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It's still summer, which means there's still time to hang out in your backyard and grill lots of things. Cookbook author and teacher Samin Nosrat, and chef of Reynard in NYC, Christina Lecki, share how they got into cooking over live fire and give some advice for starting out.
Aug 22, 2018
Episode 177: The Hot 10
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Yesterday we launched our annual Hot 10 list, the best new restaurants in America. Deputy editor Julia Kramer talks to editor at large Andrew Knowlton—who compiled the list—about how he approached his months-long journey to find the most delicious, exciting places to eat right now.
Aug 15, 2018
Episode 176: Bring the Mid-Summer Heat
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We're right in between the start and end of summer, the time when every moment of late-night light feels precious, and produce is produce is at its peak. Adam, Carla, and Gabe T.  discuss all the hits they've already cooked and all the dishes the're dying to make before the season comes to a close.
Aug 08, 2018
Episode 175: All Day Long
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Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer helm the all-day cafe, Botanica, in Los Angeles. They talk about their transition from working in food media to starting and maintaining a successful restaurant—and what, in a male-dominated industry, makes the mostly women-run Botanica different. After that, it's peak farmers' market season and we've got all the do's and dont's to make sure you're on your best behavior while shopping for your weekly haul.
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 174: It's All In the Vibe
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Amy Morris and Anna Polonsky run MP Shift, a design studio behind some of our favorite restaurants. But what does that mean exactly? They turn restaurant owners' imaginations into reality when it comes to everything from the layout of a space to the graphics on their menus and matchbooks.
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 173: Pizza, Pizza!
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The best NYC slice is a highly contested topic. Everyone has their favorite. Associate editor Alex Delany went to 30 pizza joints in 36 hours to find out which one (you know, in his opinion) reigned supreme. Then, Scarr Pimentel, the owner and chef of the Lower East Side pizza joint, Scarr's (probably the place you are most likely to run into a BA editor), talks about what makes his pies different.
Jul 18, 2018
Episode 172: The Ice Cream Man
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Tyler Malek is the founder and head ice cream maker at Salt & Straw, the now-famous scoop shop that started in Portland, Oregon and has since grown into a mini West Coast empire. Tyler talks about how his collaborations with chefs keeps him on the cutting edge of ice cream innovation. After that, pitmaster Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott's BBQ in Charleston, SC tells us how he cooks whole hogs, smoked turkey, and more.
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 171: Todd Richards Has Soul
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Two-time James Beard nominee, chef Todd Richards recently came out with his first cookbook, Soul. Editor at large Andrew Knowlton talks with Todd about the importance of history in influencing his approach to food, including, of course, pimiento cheese. After that, we've got four recipes for updated takes on classic side dishes. Get the recipes from this episode: Romesco Pasta Salad with Basil and Parmesan Charred Bean and Pea Salad Spicy Kimchi Slaw Wilted Greens in Tomato-Bacon Broth
Jul 05, 2018
Episode 170: The World's 50 Best Restaurants...?
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Last week, the annual list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants was announced... immediately followed by criticism that the spots chosen were almost exclusively male-run, Euro-centric, and inaccessible to a lot of the dining public. So, is the list fixable, and is it worth fixing?
Jun 27, 2018
Episode 169: Alison Roman and "The Cookies"
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A few weeks ago, we hosted a live recording (!!!) at The Bell House in Brooklyn with cookbook author and BonApp contributor Alison Roman. We chatted about how she (unintentionally) created a viral sensation around chocolate chip cookies. Plus, we discuss her writing process, and what she has planned for next.
Jun 20, 2018
Episode 168: America's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurants
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Big Chicks is a queer bar in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Barney Greengrass is an old-school Jewish deli on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. What do these places have in common? They're the neighborhood spots that we return to again and again. David Tamarkin, digital director of Epicurious, talks to Michelle Fire, the owner of Big Chicks, about what has kept her going all these years. Then, David Remnick, editor in chief of The New Yorker, lets us in on his Sunday morning smoked fish ritual. This episode is part of our America's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurants package, featuring 80 of the most interesting people we know—chefs, novelists, activists, comedians, NBA players, and more. Find the full thing here.
Jun 13, 2018
Episode 167: All the Veg
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You know what goes well with grilled meats? Lots and lots of summery vegetables. Carla, Adam, and Gabe T. are talking blistered cabbage, a charred snap pea salad, a go-on-anything tahini ranch dressing, and more. Get the recipes from this episode: Celery Salad with Dates, Almonds, and Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chile Yogurt and Mint Farro with Pistachios, Mixed Herbs, and Golden Raisins Charred Sugar Snap Peas with Buttermilk Aioli Charred Cabbage with Goat Cheese Raita and Cucumbers Orecchiette with Buttermilk, Peas, and Pistachios Tahini-Ranch Dressing
Jun 06, 2018
Episode 166: The Salad King
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Nic Jammet, co-founder and co-owner of Sweetgreen, is on to talk about the evolution of his fast-casual chain, from the one tiny shop he opened right after graduating college to the nearly 100 across the country that he operates now. After that, Pete Meehan, writer and former editor of the late Lucky Peach reads an essay he wrote for our June/July issue called The Barbecue Pit.
May 30, 2018
Episode 165: Jeff Goldblum Loves Good Quality Butter
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Jeff Goldblum calls in from his bed in Los Angeles to talk about his oatmeal breakfast routine, his childhood summer barbecues, and how one of his favorite meals involves sushi followed by every flavor of frozen yogurt. After that, we take you through our recipe for Easy Sheet Cake with Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting (yes, there are rainbow sprinkles on top).
May 23, 2018
Episode 164: Nancy Singleton Hachisu
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Nancy Singleton Hachisu traveled to Japan for a stint abroad 30 years ago, fell in love with a Japanese farmer, and never left. We take a look at her latest book, Japan: The Cookbook, a compilation of over 400 recipes, and talk about how to build a Japanese pantry (it all starts with really good soy sauce).
May 16, 2018
Episode 163: The Current State of Restaurant Criticism
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Eater's national restaurant editor, Bill Addison, and our own deputy editor, Julia Kramer, discuss what it's like to be a restaurant critic in 2018. The landscape is vastly different than it was even 5 years ago with more "best of" lists than ever, diminishing local platforms, and a political climate that can't be ignored. There's a lot to be celebrated out there in a country that cares more about food than ever before, so how do they do it?
May 09, 2018
Episode 162: All About Fish
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Update 6/13/18: This article was published prior to the AP investigation alleging Sea to Table's dishonest business practices. We had no knowledge of these practices at that time. Sean Dimin, founder and CEO of Sea to Table, talks about all those confusing terms surrounding seafood. Do you want wild caught? Domestic? Fresh? Frozen? And how do you find a source you trust? After that, Carla Lalli Music convinces Adam Rapoport that he needs to start cooking fish at home. Get the recipes from this episode: Slow-Cooked White Fish with Charred Cabbage Green Posole with Cod and Cilantro Herby Napa Cabbage Salad with Lime Slow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Citrus, and Chiles Slow-Roasted Salmon with Harissa Crispy-Skinned Fish with Herb Sauce
May 02, 2018
Episode 161: Rice 2.0
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Food director Carla Lalli Music and senior editor Amiel Stanek are back by popular demand, talking about rice again. This time around they cover everything from how to cook brown rice to different methods of making crispy rice. It's just as... entertaining as part one. After that, Rumaan Alam, author and special projects editor of the New York Times books section, reads an essay he wrote for our May issue, Drinking in Dhaka. Get the recipes from this episode: Crunchy Baked Saffron Rice with Barberries Chicken with Crispy Rice
Apr 25, 2018
Episode 160: Ruth Rogers and The River Cafe
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Ruth Rogers opened London's The River Cafe with her partner, the late Rose Gray, 30 years ago. When they started, they were two women already with families and virtually no professional training. This week we talk to Ruth about what it took to see through her vision and create such a dynamic, successful, and enduring restaurant.
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 159: On Salt
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Salt is the most important ingredient in your kitchen—it can make or break your food. We talk through different varieties, the importance of seasoning as you go, and how other ingredients can bring saltiness to a dish. Then, we chat about our new Salted Caramel-Chocolate Tart recipe. It's a good one.
Apr 11, 2018
Episode 158: Cast-Iron Skillets Are Forever
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This week we're telling you how to care for and cook with the hardest-working pan in your kitchen: the cast-iron skillet. After that, Natasha Pickowicz, pastry chef at NYC's Cafe Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar, talks about how she develops her food, the importance of collaboration in the kitchen, and making dinner for herself every night when she gets home.
Apr 04, 2018
Episode 157: The Way We Cook Now
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We don’t cook like we used to. Our pantries, our techniques, and our cravings take us on new culinary adventures. It’s hard to pin down the exact moment we noticed things had changed—we might not have been making these dishes a decade ago but we can’t imagine our lives without today. This week we delve into the 29 recipes that define the way we cook now. Get the recipes: The New Essentials: 29 Recipes That Define the Way We Cook Now
Mar 28, 2018
Episode 156: The Shib Sibs REALLY Love Food
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Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, a.k.a. the “Shib Sibs,” stick to a pretty regimented diet while training—but it turns out they’re actually as food-obsessed as we are. This week we talk to the ice dancing duo about beignets, egg McMuffins, and their dad’s famous eggplant Parm. After that, with wedding season around the corner, we go deep on the dos and don’ts of registries. (Unsurprisingly, we've got lots of opinions on platters, wine glasses, sheets, and more.)
Mar 21, 2018
Episode 155: A (Kind Of) Farewell
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After 18 years at Bon Appétit, deputy editor Andrew Knowlton is becoming our editor-at-large. This week, we're saying goodbye by asking him to reflect on everything from the best meal he ever ate, to how he's feeling about his move to Austin. Later, senior food editor Andy Baraghani reads an essay he wrote in our April issue about how cooking helped him accept his cultural and sexual identities.
Mar 14, 2018
Episode 154: A Totally Obsessive Guide to Sandwiches
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We have strong opinions about pretty much everything food-related—but perhaps nothing more than sandwiches. In our March magazine, our do's and don'ts of sandwich building made their way into 26 A-to-Z rules for ultimate sandwich satisfaction. This week, we're talking about some of our favorites. (For the full alphabet, pick up a copy or head here.)
Mar 07, 2018
Episode 153: A Perfect Pot of Rice
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Rice is seemingly simple, and yet even experienced cooks can find it daunting. Do you rinse? Do you add salt? What's your ratio of water to grain? This week, we're here to answer those questions. After that, we're talking the Oscars with Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson because food and movies go together like popcorn and peanut M&Ms.
Feb 28, 2018
Episode 152: JJ Johnson
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JJ Johnson was the chef at Harlem's sister restaurants, The Cecil and Minton's, where he honed his point of view in the kitchen, inspired by the African diaspora. He recently left to find his own footing in the culinary world. We talk to JJ about what to expect from his forthcoming restaurant, his recently-published cookbook, and his love of 90’s hip hop and R&B.
Feb 21, 2018
Episode 151: Liquid Gold
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Olive oil is one of the most-used ingredients in our kitchens, but do you really know what to look for when buying a bottle, or how best to store it? This week, we make sure you do. Then, senior food editor Andy Baraghani talks about how his upbringing in a Persian-American household and his travels around the Middle East have influenced his cooking.
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 150: The Best Lasagna Ever
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It took a lot of trials and tribulations to create BA's Best Lasagna. Test kitchen editor Chris Morocco tells the tale of perfect bolognese sauce, the creamiest bechamel, and more. Then, we go deep on sous vide cooking at home. We promise it's not nearly as intimidating as it sounds. Get the recipes from this episode: BA's Best Lasagna Simple Sous Vide Steak Sous Vide Chicken with Pesto Sous Vide Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly Sous Vide Salmon with Lemon and Dill
Feb 07, 2018
Episode 149: Christina Tosi Is the Queen of Sugar
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Milk Bar chef and owner Christina Tosi went from college math major to culinary school to working in some of the best fine-dining restaurants in NYC. This week, she talks about her nontraditional path into the kitchen, what it's like to run a booming business, and just how much she loves cake.
Jan 31, 2018
Episode 148: The Ultimate Super Bowl Menu
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What are the absolute best foods to eat while watching the Super Bowl? We pit them against each other—think chips & guac, cheesesteaks, chili, wings, and a whole lot more. The end result is a menu that might be as close to perfection as possible. Get the recipes from this episode: Bob Armstrong's Chili con Queso Grandma Knowlton's Pimiento Cheese Fully Loaded Black Bean Nachos with Red and Green Salsas BA's Best Guacamole BA's Best Buffalo Wings Sausage Meatball Sandwiches Cheesesteaks Beef Picadillo Puffy Tacos Party-Ready Italian Heros Beef Chili Margarita New-New Bloody Mary Cocoa Brownies Gooey Brown Butter Blondies with Pecans Banana Meringue Pudding BA's Best Key Lime Pie
Jan 24, 2018
Episode 147: Gender & Power in Restaurants
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This week, food director Carla Lalli Music, who spent a decade working in restaurants, is joined by New York Times staff reporter Julia Moskin, as well as Genevieve Villamora, co-owner and general manager of the Filipino restaurant Bad Saint in Washington D.C. They discuss the problematic gender, operational, and power dynamics that are deeply embedded in restaurant culture, and ways to change and improve the restaurant industry for the better.
Jan 17, 2018
Episode 146: The Winter Clean
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It's all about organization this week. Julie Carlson, the founder and editor of the home site Remodelista, shares tips, hacks, and design ideas for making the most out of your kitchen. Then, senior editor Amiel Stanek goes deep on cleaning your freezer, and tackling your cluttered drawers and cabinets.
Jan 10, 2018
Episode 145: The Feel Good Food Plan
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So, we ate a lot of holiday cookies. But now it's a new year and we're trying to feel good. Enter the Feel Good Food Plan, two weeks of dinner recipes, lunch prep, mindfulness ideas, and more. This week we're talking all about it. After that, we go deep on how to make chicken breasts delicious. Get the recipes from this episode: Feel Good Food Plan Master Poached Chicken Chicken with Crispy Rice 12-Minute Saucy Chicken Breasts with Limes Kids' Chicken Katsu Pietro's Chicken Parmesan
Jan 03, 2018
Episode 144: The Best (and Worst) of the Year
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Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer talk about what they'd like to see more of in 2018 (tinned fish and Detroit-style pizza, please!), as well as what trends they're so over (goodbye to sunchokes and weird desserts).
Dec 27, 2017
Episode 143: Feasting on Seven Fishes... and Monkey Bread
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Carla Lalli Music talks about the Feast of the Seven Fishes—both the rather complicated menu her family has been making every year since she was a kid, and the pared down version we developed here in the BA test kitchen. Then, it's Claire Saffitz on warm, buttery, cinnamon-y, pull-apart monkey bread. Get the recipes from this episode: Feast of the Seven Fishes Monkey Bread
Dec 20, 2017
Episode 142: Brisket & Latkes
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First, we go through a couple of methods for getting that big piece of brisket just right—one from Adam Rapoport's mom, and one from Mamaleh's deli in Cambridge, Mass. Then, Missy Robbins, chef at Lilia in Brooklyn, talks latkes. We've got a couple of methods here, too. Again, one from Adam's mom (are you sensing a theme?), and the other, a slightly less traditional, Italian-leaning recipe from Missy. Get the recipes from this episode: Mamaleh's Brisket Adam and Maxine's Famous Latkes Lemony Latkes
Dec 13, 2017
Episode 141: Dorie Greenspan Loves Butter
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Claire Saffitz calls up baking legend Dorie Greenspan to chat about butter, the subject of her latest Short Stack cookbook. Then, Marissa Ross gives her recommendations for the wines to drink this holiday season.
Dec 06, 2017
Episode 140: The Eating Season
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We know, we know–Montreal is freezing in the winter. But that also makes it the best time for eating. This week we talk to chef Tyler Kord about corned beef sandwiches, hearty soups, and all the other things that make the Canadian city worth visiting. Then, senior food editor Claire Saffitz gives ideas for edible gifts to make over the holidays.
Nov 29, 2017
Episode 139: Thanksgiving!!! (Part 2)
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The big day is tomorrow, and in this episode we're talking to Bobby Flay about his Thanksgiving traditions, which include hosting some 50 guests, cooking the entire thing by himself, passing out on the sofa by 8pm, and the best leftover situation we've ever heard.
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 138: Thanksgiving!!! (Part 1)
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Thanksgiving is one week away! You know what that means: We're talking all about the biggest food holiday of the year. First up, Carla Lalli Music walks us through the Big Four: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. Then, writer Rembert Browne talks about his essay on Thanksgiving in Atlanta.
Nov 15, 2017
Episode 137: Getting Cheesy
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Tia Keenan is a cheese expert and writer (it's a real job!). This week, site director Carey Polis chats with Tia about how she got into this profession, how you might consider building your next cheese plate, and why night cheese (it's a real thing!) is in a whole different category from the fancy stuff. After that, we break down how to make BA's Best Macaroni and Cheese.
Nov 08, 2017
Episode 136: Smitten with Deb Perelman
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Food director Carla Lalli Music sits down with Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. Deb was one of the first very successful food bloggers back in 2003. Fourteen years, a family, and two cookbooks later, she's still at it. Her latest book, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, just came out and is all about the kind of food you want to make for your family–practical and still delicious. Deb and Carla talk about her upcoming tour, the art of recipe testing, and how the internet has changed the way people are cooking.
Nov 01, 2017
Episode 135: It's Not Entertaining, It's Having People Over
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Alison Roman is a writer, recipe developer, and author of the new cookbook Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes. Alison knows that you don't need to spend days planning, shopping for, and stressing over a dinner party. She talks through her philosophy of a more laid-back affair, as well as those highly cookable recipes in her book. *This podcast was recorded at the Sonos Store NYC in Manhattan.*
Oct 25, 2017
Episode 134: A Simple Roast Chicken
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We hold this truth to be self evident: No one is ever disappointed by a simple, beautiful, classic roast chicken. And this week we're telling you exactly how to do it. After that, Carla Lalli Music and Claire Saffitz chat with one of our listeners about cooking in college.
Oct 18, 2017
Episode 133: The Enigmatic Pete Wells
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Pete Wells has been the restaurant critic of the New York Times for six years. He doesn't make TV appearances and very rarely goes to events, all in the name of keeping a low profile. We talk to him about what it's like to be constantly going out to restaurants, and what it means to be a critic in 2017.
Oct 11, 2017
Episode 132: Stick to Food
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These days it's hard not to be political–even when what you do for a living is write about food. We talk to Julia Turshen, cook and cookbook author, about why it's important to weigh in and speak out. It's something we talk about here at BA a lot, and it's something she did in her latest release called Feed the Resistance, a compilation of recipes and ideas from folks around the country whose stories and traditions so often go unheard. After that, test kitchen manager Brad Leone lets us on in on a little secret: you can actually braise on a weeknight. Oh, and one more thing! If you love us, do us a favor and fill out this survey about our podcast: survey.panoply.fm.
Oct 04, 2017
Episode 131: Bake Bread at Home
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Baking bread at home can seem intimidating. And time-consuming. And basically just not worth it. But it is! This week we're going deep on how to make the perfect sourdough loaf.
Sep 27, 2017
Episode 130: Acid Trip
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We reach for vinegar every day, but have you ever really thought about it where it comes from? It can be made of anything from wine to rice to apple cider--even honey. Andy Baraghani talks to Michael Harlan Turkell about his new cookbook, Acid Trip, which explores the world of vinegar and teaches you how to make it at home. After that, Carla Lalli Music tells you the 20 most important lessons she's learned cooking in professional kitchens.
Sep 20, 2017
Episode 129: Two of the Hot 10
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Andrew Knowlton chats with the chefs behind two of our Hot 10 restaurants. First, Vansana Nolintha and Patrick Woodson from Brewery Bhavana in Raleigh, North Carolina--a dim sum restaurant, brewery, flower shop, and bookstore all in one. Then, Mason Hereford and Colleen Quarls from Turkey and the Wolf, also known as the craziest, tastiest, most out-there sandwich shop in the country.
Sep 13, 2017
Episode 128: Beans and Greens
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Carla Music and Amiel Stanek tell you how to sidestep mushy and flavorless beans to make them truly delicious (seriously, they are obsessed with beans). After that, Carla chats with one of our listeners about how to get her picky kids to try (and learn to love!) vegetables, without having to hide them in other foods.
Sep 07, 2017
Episode 127: The Best Things We Cooked This Summer
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This week we're talking lobster, pesto, grilled lamb chops, corn, pork shoulder on the grill, and so. much. more--because Labor Day is almost here, and we're hungry.
Aug 30, 2017
Episode 126: Natty Wine
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Natural wine seems to be popping up everywhere these days, but what exactly does “natural” mean? How is it made? What kinds should you be ordering? Andrew Knowlton and contributing wine writer Marissa Ross are here to answer all your questions. After that, a listener from Augusta, GA calls in so that Carla Lalli Music can diminish her seafood fears.
Aug 23, 2017
Episode 125: The Best New Restaurants in America
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We just announced our Hot 10 list of the best new restaurants in America (find it online and in our September issue). Adam talks with Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer about their 35,000-mile journey to 41 different cities—all in the name of finding the most innovative and delicious food across the country.
Aug 16, 2017
Episode 124: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
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Chef, teacher, and author Samin Nosrat believes anyone can cook great food—as long as they have an understanding of salt, fat, acid, and heat. Samin breaks down those four elements into an easily digestible (and fascinating!) science lesson in her recently-released cookbook, and on this week's episode.
Aug 09, 2017
Bonus Episode 3: Basically
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In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. If you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, eatbasically.com.
Aug 06, 2017
Episode 123: What's All the Fuss About Avocado Toast?
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You know how avocado toast is the one thing everyone loves to hate? And also just totally loves? John Birdsall talks about the history of the simple, hugely popular snack and how it came to warrant such strong feelings. After that, it's all about peach desserts—with only five ingredients.
Aug 02, 2017
Bonus Episode 2: Basically
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In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. Tune in next Friday to hear more. And if you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, eatbasically.com.
Jul 28, 2017
Episode 122: Family Vacation
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You know when you pack your whole family up and go to a new place? Getting out of your normal routine can present a whole new world of eating. Adam Rapoport talks to Jenny Rosenstrach and Carla Lalli Music about the challenges and the successes of taking kids on vacation. After that, The New Yorker's Nick Paumgarten tells the story of that beautiful, flaky sea salt from the shores of England that has become ubiquitous in American kitchens: Maldon.
Jul 26, 2017
Bonus Episode: Basically
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In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. Tune in for the next few Fridays to hear more. And if you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, eatbasically.com.
Jul 21, 2017
Episode 121: Jake Tapper Likes His Pants Loose
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CNN's Jake Tapper is on TV, like, all the time. He tells us how he eats on the campaign trail (it involves a lot of junk food), how he eats now (it involves a lot of salad), and how he loves to grill in the backyard. After that, we're talking salmon burgers. Bet you never knew they could taste so good.
Jul 19, 2017
Episode 120: Fine Dining to Fast Food, Forest to Table
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Daniel Patterson recently left his San Francisco fine-dining institution, Coi, to focus on his and LA chef Roy Choi's fast food project, Loco'l. He talks about where the idea came from, the challenges they've faced, and the change they're creating. After that, we tell the story of those wood-fired ovens that have become so ubiquitous in restaurants around the country.
Jul 12, 2017
Episode 119: Gabrielle Hamilton Rebroadcast
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This week we're throwing it back to one of our old favorite episodes. Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef at New York City’s Prune, but is perhaps equally known for her writing. She talks about the process of putting words to the page.
Jul 05, 2017
Episode 118: Fire Up the Grill
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This week's episode is all things grilling. We're talking the perfect way to cook a whole fish on the grate, smoking brisket in The Big Green Egg, the best wings you’ll ever make, and more. The one thing you didn’t know you needed? A headlamp.
Jun 28, 2017
Episode 117: Kumail Nanjiani and the Plight of On-Set Doughnuts
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Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani talks about what it's like to eat on set (beware of the pastries), his new movie coming out next month, and how he and his wife have gotten very into The Great British Bake Off. After that, it's time to make the ultimate summer sweet: ice cream sandwiches.
Jun 21, 2017
Episode 116: Eat Your Potlikker
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Author John T. Edge just came out with a new book, The Potlikker Papers, which tackles the complicated history of food in the South. He talks about what he grew up eating, how that's changed over time, and where it all came from to begin with. After that, it's time for the drink of summer: the Rosé Aperol Spritz.
Jun 14, 2017
Episode 115: Get Out of Town
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We share how to stock your kitchen in a rental house. When all that's there is plastic mixing spoons and maybe a pan or two, it's best to come prepared. Very prepared. After that, we go deep on camping—what to pack and how to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the great outdoors.
Jun 07, 2017
Episode 114: J.J. Redick Plays Ball, Eats Food
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When you're an NBA veteran you travel all over the country for games. And if you're J.J. Redick, you travel all over the country--and world--to eat. We talk to the Clippers shooting guard about his favorite restaurants, how to stay game-ready (it involves a lot of beets), and his Chik-fil-A order.
May 31, 2017
Episode 113: The Inimitable Barbara Lynch
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We chat with Boston chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch, who just came out with her memoir, Out of Line. Barbara talks about how she went from stealing a bus as a teenager to operating a hugely successful restaurant group. She's got an amazing story.
May 24, 2017
Episode 112: Let's Make a Weekend Of It
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Sometimes you cook to get dinner on the table. And sometimes you cook for the fun of it. That's what we're talking about this week—the dishes you make when you want to go deep and spend a long time in the kitchen, preferably with friends. Think ramen (the stock alone takes 36 hours), cassoulet, and lasagna.
May 17, 2017
Episode 111: What Happens in Vegas
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We're going to Sin City. First, Andrew Knowlton reminisces about the 30+ years he's been visiting Las Vegas—from the time his parents gave him $50 worth of quarters and left him on the casino room floor, to the seriously good food he eats now. Then, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about the legacy they've created together.
May 10, 2017
Episode 110: A Little Bit of Pizza, A Little Bit of Pasta
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Joe Beddia of Philly's Pizzeria Beddia tells you how to make your own pie at home—no 800° wood-burning oven required. He's got intel on the red sauce, the white sauce, the dough, and all of the toppings (just make sure it's not too many toppings). After that, we're talking spring pasta. That means ramps, asparagus, artichokes, and more. Butter included.
May 03, 2017
Episode 109: The Splendid Francis Lam
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Francis Lam is a James Beard Award-winning writer, cookbook editor, and the host of the radio show, The Splendid Table. This week we talk to him about the difficulty of putting words to the page, eating Chrissy Teigen’s scalloped potatoes, and how he hosts his friends at home.
Apr 26, 2017
Episode 108: The New Yorker Does Food
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David Remnick, Editor in Chief of The New Yorker, discusses the annual Food and Travel issue. Expect discussion on barbecue, Trump's steak habits, and the new world of edibles. Yes, those edibles.
Apr 19, 2017
Episode 107: Put an Egg On It
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You can fry, soft boil, hard boil, poach, and scramble them. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On this week's episode, we nerd out on techniques for making the perfect version of each kind. (Don’t worry, there’s a big scrambled egg debate in there just to keep you on your toes.)
Apr 12, 2017
Episode 106: Burgers, Beer, and Rock & Roll
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Ken Friedman used to book some of the hottest bands in the Bay Area--until he decided he wanted to open a restaurant instead. Turns out he was pretty good at that, too. Now Ken owns a slew of restaurants in New York including The Spotted Pig, John Dory Oyster Bar, Salvation Taco, White Gold, and more. In this week's episode, he talks about his vision for an English gastropub with actually good food (thanks to chef April Bloomfield), how he got some of the music industry's biggest names to invest in that vision, and drinking beer with U2.
Apr 05, 2017
Episode 105: Clear Wallet, Full Stomach, Can't Lose
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In this week's episode, we give you all the tips and tricks you need for shopping smart without breaking the bank--what kinds of ingredients you should be buying from different stores, how to stock your pantry (and freezer!), plus how to choose a decent bottle of wine when you can't make it to your wine shop.
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 104: Melissa Clark Can Fix Your Dinner Angst
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New York Times columnist Melissa Clark tells us how she became a food writer when food writing wasn't really a thing (it involves creating a bread machine cookbook in 6 weeks). Her latest cookbook, Dinner: Changing the Game, tackles the ever-present question of what to make when you get home from work and you can't eat any more scrambled eggs with hot sauce.
Mar 22, 2017
Episode 103: Chinese Food in America
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Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor in NYC's Chinatown talks about taking over the nearly 100-year-old restaurant from his uncle. He managed to keep it true to its roots while attracting a whole new demographic of young and hungry patrons. After that, BA Food Stylist (and ace cook) Sue Li reminisces about her mom's chive pockets and dumplings--and tells us how to make scallion pancakes at home.
Mar 15, 2017
Episode 102: All About Middle Eastern Food (Perfect Rice! Man'oushe! Rose-Water Brittle!)
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Reem Assil, a first generation American chef who was featured in our March issue, talks about building up her business and the crazy-good Levantine flatbread she makes, topped with all sorts of beautiful California produce. After that, Senior Food Editor Andy Baraghani tells us how to prepare a feast for the Persian New Year.
Mar 08, 2017
Episode 101: Seamus Mullen
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Chef Seamus Mullen talks about how his diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis led him to turn his whole life around. He's got himself strong and healthy again--all because of the way he cooks and eats.
Mar 01, 2017
Episode 100: Sandor Katz
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Fermentation expert—or as he calls himself, fermentation revivalist—Sandor Katz goes in deep on the history and benefits of fermenting, as well as how to do it yourself. Vegetables into sauerkraut and kimchi, sugar into alcohol, milk into yogurt, and so much more. Ready to nerd out?
Feb 22, 2017
Episode 99: Moon Juice and Healthyish Drinks
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In this week's episode we sit down with Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder and owner of Moon Juice, the cult shop in Venice, California where you can find all sorts of tonics, powders, and treats with ingredients you've never heard of. After that, we talk you through how to make Moon Milk, the drink that will put you to sleep better than a glass of wine, as well as Chai Masala, the drink that will make you feel better than a glass of wine.
Feb 16, 2017
Episode 98: Sara Kramer and... Small Fish
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Sara Kramer, chef of Los Angeles restaurants Madcapra and Kismet talks about her Cali-Mediterranean food and even sings on air (she used to be a Broadway star). After that, we go big on small fish--all the mackerel, anchovies, smelt, and sardines you should be eating.
Feb 08, 2017
Episode 97: Super Bowl Special
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The Super Bowl is this Sunday. We go in deep on all the things you should be cooking (Philly Cheese Steaks! Hoagies! Gumbo!), plus party etiquette (get out of the kitchen, please) and, of course, beer.
Feb 01, 2017
Episode 96: Nate Appleman & How to Eat Meat
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Nate Appleman looks back on his years as an unhappy chef and talks about how he turned his life around by cooking good, wholesome food. After that, we get into all the ways you should be incorporating meat into your diet--that means shopping smarter, cooking strategically, and feeling better.
Jan 25, 2017
Episode 95: #Cook90 & Slow Roasting
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Epicurious editor David Tamarkin talks about #Cook90, the challenge to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner (nearly!) every day in January. Then we break down how to slow roast, the technique that turns your tough cuts of meat into the tenderest, melt-in-your-mouth dinner, all with the magic of time.
Jan 18, 2017
Episode 94: Hugh Acheson
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Chef Hugh Acheson talks about the state of Southern cuisine, what to order at Waffle House, and how he might even be a better illustrator than he is cook.
Jan 11, 2017
Episode 93: Lunch al Desko & Sustainable Cooking
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We’ve got all the tips you need for actually packing an office lunch you want to eat. Then, Epicurious editor David Tamarkin offers *actual useful* advice for cooking more sustainably at home. Your 2017 food game is going to be a good one!
Jan 04, 2017
Episode 92: Geoffrey Zakarian
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Geoffrey Zakarian has been in the restaurant business for a long time. He shares his candid thoughts on hospitality (yes—you can seat incomplete parties, he argues), opening new restaurants, and way more.
Dec 28, 2016
Episode 91: Ludo Lefebvre
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Chef Ludo Lefebvre talks about his fried chicken obsession, the Los Angeles food scene, and his love for butter(okay fine, but he loves salad too).
Dec 21, 2016
Episode 90: Happy Holidays
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Associate editor Amiel Stanek and chef Lauren Schaefer break down how to host a dinner party without breaking the bank, but still leaving your friends seriously impressed. After that, cocktail aficionado Brad Thomas Parsons takes us through his new cookbook all about amaro, the bittersweet liqueur you should be drinking.
Dec 14, 2016
Episode 89: Nancy Silverton
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Chef and restaurateur Nancy Silverton talks about her new cookbook, how to host the best dinner party for lots of guests, and all things olive oil.
Dec 07, 2016
Episode 88: White Gold Butchers
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Butchers Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest of NYC’s White Gold talk all things meat, what they’re serving up at their new shop and restaurant, and the best way to make a hero.
Nov 30, 2016
Episode 87: Alton Brown
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Alton Brown talks about his new cookbook, his hot takes on turkey and potatoes, and the future of his TV career.
Nov 22, 2016
Episode 86: Thanksgiving Spectacular!
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This Thanksgiving, don't break a sweat. We tell you how to cook the whole feast in 36 hours, talk all things pie, answer listener questions, and go through the dos and don'ts of the most important part of the meal... the wine. Let's do this thing.
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 85: Frank Pellegrino Jr.
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Frank Pellegrino Jr., co-owner of the famed Italian restaurant Rao's in Harlem, NY talks about growing up in the family business, his new cookbook, and which Godfather movie he likes best. Then, we dive deep into our best eggplant parm recipe.
Nov 09, 2016
Episode 84: Food & Politics
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Willie Geist, anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist, and Alex Wagner, editor at The Atlantic, talk about the upcoming election, the candidates’ food preferences… and the greatness of the wedge salad.
Nov 02, 2016
Episode 83: José Andrés
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Chef and restaurateur José Andrés talks food politics, the dining scene in his hometown of Washington D.C., and the proper way to make a gin and tonic.
Oct 26, 2016
Episode 82: Sohui Kim + Ashley Christensen
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Chef Sohui Kim of Brooklyn's Insa restaurant shares how to kimchi basically... anything (except corn!). Then, we talk chef Ashley Christensen about her new cookbook, Poole's. There will be pimento cheese.
Oct 19, 2016
Episode 81: Get Your Pasta Right, Every Time
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Pasta is one of the easiest things to cook, right? Well, uh, sure—but we've probably all created versions that were clumpy, or the sauce didn't cling, or it just wasn't totally there flavor-wise. No longer! The BA Test Kitchen is here for your pasta-related emergencies and is gonna help you get the carb-fest you deserve.
Oct 12, 2016
Episode 80: Bad Saint, Our #2 Best New Restaurant in America
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Genevieve Villamora is the co-owner of Bad Saint in Washington, D.C., one of our Hot 10 Best New Restaurants in America. She talks about the restaurant's approach to Filipino food, and how she deals with those reallyyyyyy long lines to get in. Plus, more interviews with our Hot 10 chefs!
Oct 05, 2016
Episode 79: Aaron Franklin, Brisket God
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Can you even have a food podcast without chatting with Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ in Austin? Well, we finally got him on the show to talk brisket, of course. Plus, a fun segment about the growing edibles industry(yes, really) in Portland, Oregon.
Sep 28, 2016
Episode 78: Andrew Tarlow & Kate Huling Throw Great Dinner Parties
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If you've ever dined out in Brooklyn, you've likely visited one of Andrew Tarlow and Kate Huling's restaurants. Hospitality in is their blood—they're pros when it comes to home entertaining as well. In this week's episode, they discuss how they do what they do so well, and talk about their new cookbook, Dinner at the Long Table.
Sep 21, 2016
Episode 77: Craft Beer + Cold Brew Nation
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On today's episode, our resident beer nerds, assistant web editor Alex Delany and test kitchen manager Brad Leone, try to convince our cheap-beer-loving editor in chief that craft beers are, in fact, awesome. Later, we talk all things cold brew with Jon Feldman of Stumptown Coffee Roasters and associate editor Amiel Stanek. The thirst is real.
Sep 14, 2016
Episode 76: Julia Turshen
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Julia Turshen is the woman people like Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow call up to co-write their cookbooks. She’s finally releasing one of her own, Small Victories (out Sept. 6), full of recipes and tips for everyday kitchen feats. On this week’s episode, Turshen talks drinking with Batali, branching out on her own, and the magic of raspberry jam buns.
Aug 31, 2016
Episode 74: America's 10 Best New Restaurants
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Every year, editors Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer scour the country and eat themselves silly searching for the Hot 10: the best new restaurants in America. On today's podcast, they talk about our 2016 winners and the best things they ate this year, from the most amazing rice bowl in L.A. to authentic Spanish tapas in Pittsburgh. Welcome to the best new restaurants in America!
Aug 17, 2016
Episode 73: Seth Rogen
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Actor, writer, director, and all-around funny guy Seth Rogen stopped by the podcast studio to talk about "Sausage Party," the animated film about sentient foods that just so happens to be an apt analogy for human existence. He also tells us who he would save in the face of an alien invasion: Jonah Hill or James Franco? Then later, we head down to the BA Test Kitchen to see what our in-house preserving nerds Amiel Stanek and Brad Leone are curing, pickling, and fermenting this week.
Aug 10, 2016
Episode 72: Brett Martin Eats New Orleans
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Brett Martin, correspondent for GQ magazine and diehard Brooklynite, traded NYC for New Orleans and found himself in the land of poboys, muffulettas, and all manners of deep-fried, delicious, crispy things. On today's show, Martin talks to editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport about his favorite food haunts in the city of jazz.
Aug 03, 2016
Episode 71: A Super Upsetting Podcast About Sandwiches
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Tyler Kord is the man we call up whenever we seek advice about the stuff that goes between two slices of bread. In today's episode, the author of "A Super Upsetting Book About Sandwiches" and chef-owner of No. 7 Restaurant and No. 7 Sub shops talks about his crazy little idea to open a sandwich shop in the most expensive city in the country.
Jul 27, 2016
Episode 70: An NYC Chef Goes South; In NYC, We Eat Ice Pops
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Mashama Bailey moved from New York to Savannah, GA, to open The Grey, and finds out that running a restaurant in the South is not the same as working in Manhattan. Back in New York, our test kitchen editors prepared for the heat wave with all you need to know about ice cream cakes and fruit pops.
Jul 21, 2016
Episode 69: The Chickpea Whisperer
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Michael Solomonov makes hummus so transcendently good it will make you wonder how it can possibly share a name with the stuff you eat out of the plastic tub with baby carrots when there's no food in the house. On today's episode, the Dizengoff chef and his business partner Steve Cook go deep on Israeli cuisine—with a side of cheesesteaks (they're Philly boys, after all).
Jul 13, 2016
Episode 68: Sqirl Power
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Jessica Koslow set out to make jam, and accidentally ended up opening the hippest café in Los Angeles along the way. The chef and soon-to-be cookbook author talks about turning her passion into a business. Later, we talk about summer drinking and rosé fatigue (it's a thing!) with wine columnist Marissa A. Ross.
Jul 07, 2016
Episode 67: BBQ, Burgers, and Hot Dogs
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On this very all-American episode of the Bon Appétit foodcast, we're talking about all the things you should be eating on America's birthday: BBQ, burgers, and hot dogs!
Jun 29, 2016
Episode 66: Mario Batali
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The orange-Croc-loving chef talks about cooking at home, the best food in New Orleans, and making fettuccine alfredo for James Gandolfini.
Jun 22, 2016
Episode 65: Joe House and Summer Eats
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Today's episode is a double-hitter! First up is a man whose passion for sports is only rivaled by his love of food: It's Joe House of The Bill Simmons Podcast. Then later, we round up a few parent staffers to talk about what we're feeding our kids this summer in-between all the ice cream cones.
Jun 16, 2016
Episode 64: Andrew Zimmern
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The host of "Bizarre Foods" talks eyeballs versus testicles, smuggling foods from his travels, and partying with Prince.
Jun 08, 2016
Episode 63: What It's Really Like to Work in a Top Restaurant
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Stephanie Danler's debut novel, Sweetbitter, is the coming-of-age story of a young New York transplant who lands a job at one of the city's top restaurants. Danler talks with editor-at-large Christine Muhlke about her real-life experiences as a waitress in NYC.
Jun 01, 2016
Episode 62: Let the Grilling Begin!
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The season for endless Palomas and all grilled everything is finally here. Our Test Kitchen editors talk about what they're grilling, drinking, and ice cream-ing (yes, we turned that into a verb) over Memorial Day weekend and beyond.
May 25, 2016
Episode 61: Eric Ripert
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The Le Bernardin chef talks about the mistake that almost got him fired from one of Paris's best restaurants—on his first day there.
May 18, 2016
Episode 60: Giada De Laurentiis Gets Real
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“I don’t know that they touch Gordon Ramsay or Jean-Georges [Vongerichten] as much as they love to hug and touch me.”
May 11, 2016
Episode 59: Bob Kramer, Knife Whisperer
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Bob Kramer is widely known in the restaurant world as the Yoda of knife making. And he wants you to know how to actually care for your knives. In today's episode, he shares tips every home cook should know. And later, we catch up with our new contributing wine editor Marissa A. Ross, who makes the case for natural wine.
May 04, 2016
Episode 58: A Food Lover's Guide to Eating the World
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On this week's foodcast, we talk to people who would travel to the ends of the Earth for a good meal.
Apr 27, 2016
Episode 57: Gwyneth Paltrow
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The "It's All Easy" author on teaching herself how to cook, her matcha obsession, and the art of family dinner.
Apr 20, 2016
Episode 56: Vegetarian Is No Longer a Bad Word
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To celebrate the fact that it *finally* feels like spring in most of the country, deputy editor Andrew Knowlton goes deep on veg in the deep South with Steven Satterfield of Atlanta's Miller Union and Alon Shaya of Shaya and Domenica in New Orleans.
Apr 13, 2016
Episode 55: Amanda Hesser
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On today's foodcast episode, Food52 co-founder Amanda Hesser talks about why she left the New York Times to start her own company. Plus, we catch up with senior editor Julia Kramer on day 12 of her great American road trip in search of the country's best new restaurants.
Apr 06, 2016
Episode 54: The New Yorker's David Remnick
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The editor of The New Yorker talks bagels, lunch with Obama, and his love of the office candy stash. Later, we catch up with senior editor Julia Kramer on the road as she scours the country for America's best new restaurants.
Mar 30, 2016
Episode 53: The Sporkful's Dan Pashman
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Dan Pashman of the excellent food podcast The Sporkful visits the podcast studio to talk about why sound (yes, sound!) plays such an important role in how we eat.
Mar 23, 2016
Episode 52: Sean Brock, (Almost) Live from Charleston
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Today's foodcast episode brings us to the Charleston Wine + Food festival, where deputy editor Andrew Knowlton catches up with southern chef Sean Brock.
Mar 16, 2016
Episode 51: City of Jonathan Gold
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Jonathan Gold, the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times and star of the new documentary "City of Gold" (out March 11), talks about what it was like to dine out with a film crew, life as a critic, and Pete Wells' infamous Per Se review.
Mar 09, 2016
Episode 50: We're Going Retro
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On today's foodcast episode, we're talking about all that good stuff that defined our childhoods. Food director Carla Lalli Music and Test Kitchen editor Claire Saffitz go deep on tuna casserole (and a fear of tuna casserole), chocolate mousse, meatloaf, and other staples of retro American comfort food. Get the recipes from this episode: Tuna Casserole with Dill and Potato Chips Best-Ever Grilled Cheese Spaghetti alle Vongole Twice-Baked Potatoes BA's Best Beef-and-Bacon Meatloaf Dark Chocolate Mousse
Mar 02, 2016
The Flawless Ina Garten (Rebroadcast)
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This week, we're revisiting our favorite foodcast episode with the Barefoot Contessa herself. Ina talks about her rise to TV stardom, entertaining tips, and how she makes everything she does look so damn effortless. We'll be back with an all-new episode next Wednesday. Do you have feedback about our show? Tell us at bonappetitfoodcast@gmail.com.
Feb 24, 2016
Episode 49: Action Bronson
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Before he was a rapper, Action Bronson went to culinary school and was a full-time chef. Bronson joins us on today's foodcast to talk rap, Albanian food, and being cooked for by Daniel Boulud.
Feb 17, 2016
Episode 48: It's Not Valentine's Day Without Molten Chocolate Cake
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When love is in the air, chocolate will be on our plates—preferably in molten cake form. We talk BA's Best Molten Chocolate Cake and more on this week's Valentine's Day-themed foodcast. Get the recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bas-best-molten-chocolate-cake Got a comment or suggestion for our show? Email us at bonappetitfoodcast@gmail.com.
Feb 10, 2016
Episode 47: All About Those Super Bowl Snacks
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Nachos. Wings. Dip. Mozz sticks. You've been training all year for this day, and it's finally here: Our Test Kitchen editors talk about what you should stuff your face with on Super Bowl Sunday.
Feb 03, 2016
Episode 46: Cook Every Meal for a Month
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Epicurious editor in chief David Tamarkin resolved to cook every meal he eats for the month of January. On the last week of his #Cook90 challenge, Tamarkin sits down with senior editor Julia Kramer to talk about what's worked, what's surprised him, and how anyone can do #Cook90.
Jan 27, 2016
Episode 45: Jacques Pépin
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Before Vongerichten, before Boulud, before Ducasse, there was Jacques Pépin. The French chef, who was among the first to star in an American televised cooking show, recently stopped by our office to record today's episode.
Jan 20, 2016
Episode 44: Healthy-ish
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When your job involves tasting mozzarella sticks and pies all day like our editors, you learn a few things about how to eat (mostly) healthy-ish the rest of the time. On our latest foodcast, our editors share how they balance cookies with kale.
Jan 14, 2016
Episode 43: Jancis Robinson
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The ultra-classy, super knowledgable Jancis Robinson, wine critic extraordinaire and editor of the massive Oxford Companion to Wine, shares her thoughts on tasting notes and tetrapaks over a glass of pét-nat.
Jan 06, 2016
Episode 42: The Best Things We Ate This Year
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What's the best thing you ate this year? A couple of editors try to answer this most dreaded of questions in a single podcast episode. Plus, we take a trip down to the Test Kitchen to talk all things fermentation, and executive editor Christine Muhlke gives us a preview of the food trends everyone will fall for in 2016.
Dec 30, 2015
Episode 41: Emeril Lagasse
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Anyone with a television spent the '90s enthralled by the larger-than-life essence of chef Emeril Lagasse. On today's episode, we sit down with him to talk cooking for Julia Child (yes, he was nervous) and who he'd rather binge-watch: Ina Garten or Guy Fieri.
Dec 23, 2015
Episode 40: Holiday Baking
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'Tis the season to stuff your face—specifically, to stuff your face with all those cookies, pies, and cakes. Food director Carla Lalli Music and senior associate food editor Claire Saffitz break down everything you need to conquer your holiday baking plans.
Dec 16, 2015
Episode 39: Magnus Nilsson
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Chef Magnus Nilsson runs the kitchen at the Michelin-starred Fäviken, one of the world's most isolated restaurants, in Järpen, Sweden. Tickets to Nilsson's dinners sell out constantly, but now anyone can experience the pleasures of Nordic cooking, thanks to his 768-page new book, "The Nordic Cookbook." He joins deputy editor Andrew Knowlton to talk about how Nordic food got its street cred.
Dec 09, 2015
Episode 38: Marc Maron
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Comedian Marc Maron has interviewed everyone from Keith Richards to President Barack Obama on his hugely popular podcast, "WTF." Today, he joins us in our own podcast studio—this time, in the guest seat—and we find out the man can cook.
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 37: Nigella Lawson
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Celebrated cookbook author and TV personality Nigella Lawson joins us in the podcast studio today to talk about her tenth(!) cookbook, Simply Nigella.
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 36: Thanksgiving Spectacular
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How do I make the best mashed potatoes? Why should I dry-brine my turkey? And do I really need to serve pumpkin pie? Editor in chief Adam Rapport talks to our Test Kitchen editors and New York Times food editor Sam Sifton to answer all the pressing questions around everyone's favorite holiday: Thanksgiving!
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 35: Claire Ptak & Liz Prueitt
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If you consider yourself a baking fiend and know how to work a dough hook, Liz Prueitt of Tartine Bakery and Claire Ptak of London's Violet Bakery are two names you need to know. The pair chat with executive editor Christine Muhlke on today's episode about all things baked goods.
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 33: Bobby Flay
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Most chefs hate brunch. (Cooking eggs at 6 a.m. on a Sunday after Saturday night dinner service? No thanks.) But on today's podcast, a chef who needs no introduction explains why he takes his brunch very seriously—both in his restaurants and at home. Ladies and gentlemen: Bobby Flay.
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 32: The Restaurant in the Jungle
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On a seaside jungle road in Mexico's Tulum lies Hartwood, a tiny restaurant with no walls, stoves, electricity, or refrigeration. Chef Eric Werner joins deputy editor Andrew Knowlton and executive editor Christine Muhlke to talk about the unique challenges of running a restaurant in the middle of the jungle.
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 31: Korean Food Renaissance
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Chefs Beverly Kim and Edward Kim (no relation) grew up during a time when Korean food was obscure (and sometimes "stinky"). Now, diners are flocking to try their respective takes on modern Asian.
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 30: Rick Bayless
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Rick Bayless has been in the Chicago restaurant game a long time. He talks about his career trajectory and lots more.
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 29: Vivian Howard
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Vivian Howard of A Chef's Life on PBS talks about what it's like having cameras following you around all the time (oh, and that whole chef thing too).
Dec 07, 2015
Episode 34: Yotam Ottolenghi
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Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most influential cookbook authors in the world. He delivers once again with his latest, "Nopi: The Cookbook," co-authored with Nopi head chef Ramael Scully. The two talk about the challenges of creating a useful cookbook for home cooks, collaborating in the kitchen, and falafel versus shawarma.
Nov 03, 2015
Episode 28: Chris Cosentino, Chris Shepherd
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Chefs Chris Cosentino and Chris Shepherd know meat. Listen to them; they're very smart dudes.
Sep 22, 2015
Episode 27: Aaron London
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Aaron London is the chef at AL's Place, our no. 1 best new restaurant in the country. He talks about what that means, and how he got there.
Sep 14, 2015
Episode 26: Leandra Medine
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Leandra Medine of Man Repeller chats about eating during Fashion Week, keeping kosher, her family's Persian-Turkish food traditions, and lots more. She ate every ice cream cone in New York City this summer.
Sep 09, 2015
Episode 25: Sam Kass
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Sam Kass talks about his road as a chef before joining the Obama White House, what he did while in D.C., and what the heck he's doing now.
Sep 01, 2015
Episode 24: Preserving
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It's late August: You're supposed to be making lots of jams, and pickles, and other jarred things, right? Right. But, it's okay if you're a preserving newbie. Here's how to make fruits and vegetables last way beyond summer.
Aug 25, 2015
Episode 23: America's Best New Restaurants
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We just named the best new restaurants in America. Listen up!
Aug 18, 2015
Episode 22: It's Summer, Let's Drink
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Punch editor and drinks expert Talia Baiocchi talks summer drinking.
Aug 11, 2015
Episode 21: Gabrielle Hamilton
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A meditative conversation with chef Gabrielle Hamilton about the process of writing.
Aug 04, 2015
Episode 20: It's Summer. Don't Cook
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How to not cook.. sort of.
Jul 29, 2015
Episode 19: Your Favorite Summer Dessert
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Sam Mason of Oddfellows talks about everyone's favorite dessert: ice cream!
Jul 22, 2015
Episode 18: Summer Pasta
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Chef Philip Krajeck of Rolf & Daughters in Nashville shares how to make a great summer pasta. Hint: You're not salting your water enough.
Jul 07, 2015
Episode 17: Mark Bittman
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Columnist Mark Bittman chats about his cookbooks, columns, and more.
Jun 30, 2015
Episode 16: The Best Pizza in America
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Yup. That's right. The best pizza in America is in... Philadelphia.
Jun 23, 2015
Episode 15: Become a Grill Master
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Learn how to make the best burger, fish, corn, chicken, and way more.
Jun 16, 2015
Episode 14: David Chang
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Momofuku's David Chang has grand plans to revolutionize the way food delivery works.
Jun 09, 2015
Episode 13: The New Southern Food
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All things Southern with chefs Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow) and Edward Lee (610 Magnolia, MilkWood).
Jun 02, 2015
Episode 12: Travel Etiquette, Boozin' In Tokyo
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Travel: what to do, what not to do, and what to drink.
May 26, 2015
Episode 11: Make the Most of Your Spring Veg
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All about spring cooking.
May 17, 2015
Episode 10: Ina Garten & Gordon Ramsay
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A food TV double header with Ina Garten and Gordon Ramsay.
May 07, 2015
Episode 9: Cooking Mistakes, Food Media Summit
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A discussion of common cooking mistakes, and a summit of top food media pros.
Apr 27, 2015
Episode 8: Better Salad, Vegas Food Binging
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Salad tips and Vegas eating adventures with Ike Barinholtz.
Apr 05, 2015
Episode 7: Waffle House, Vegetable Restaurants, Baking Tips
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Editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport talks to restaurant & drinks editor Andrew Knowlton about working a 24-hour shift at The Waffle House. Then, chef Amanda Cohen of Dirty Candy speaks about the state of the restaurant industry in New York. Finally, senior food editor Alison Roman and associate food editor Claire Saffitz coach Adam about how to be a better baker.
Mar 12, 2015
Episode 6: Comfort Food & Drink
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Our favorite comfort foods: soups, braises, and mac & cheese. Then, bartender Damon Boelte discuss the state of the bar industry, how to make the perfect martini, and much more.
Feb 22, 2015
Episode 5: Valentine's + Mexican Food
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We discuss how to celebrate Valentine's Day without being totally lame. Then, we chat with chef Enrique Olvera about the white hot Cosme restaurant, cooking Mexican food in New York, and way more.
Feb 05, 2015
Episode 4: Super Bowl Party
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All you can eat and drink on Game Day, with special guest and Jets center Nick Mangold.
Jan 19, 2015
Episode 3: Gettin' Healthy
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Getting healthy... but in a way that doesn't make you want to groan.
Dec 31, 2014
Episode 2: The Holidays
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It's all about the holidays.
Dec 15, 2014
Episode 1: Thanksgiving
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Welcome to the first-ever Bon Appétit foodcast, in which we discuss the biggest food holiday of the year.
Nov 23, 2014