Episode 631: Jessica Harris

May 11, 2018
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Host Francis Lam talks to food historian Jessica Harris about her life among African-American icons in 1970s New York City, part of her new memoir My Soul Looks Back. We head into the kitchen of Talde with chef Dale Talde for another in our ongoing segment The Key 3. America’s Test Kitchen’s Jack Bishop brings us the interesting results of a bagged popcorn taste test. And we look at "trash cooking" with Scraps, Wilt + Weeds cookbook authors Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong. Plus, Francis answers listener questions about using garden-fresh vegetables to complement homemade pasta, and what it means when a sauce recipe calls for cooking "until the sauce breaks" and whether that's a good or bad thing.


Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • May 19, 2017 (originally aired)

  • May 11, 2018 (rebroadcast)