Episode 632: Food Myths

May 25, 2018
Listen: Food Myths

Host Francis Lam pulls apart some common food myths with Doc Willoughby from America’s Test Kitchen. We learn about the Scandinavian idea of hygge and how this concept of coziness influences the region's food with Copenhagen chef and writer Trine Hahnemann. Contributor Melissa Clark talks to Desmond Tan and Kate Leahy about Burmese cuisine and the tea-eating culture of Myanmar. And Ole G. Mouritsen joins us to talk about an often overlooked element of cooking - mouthfeel. Francis also answers listener questions about roasting frozen vegetables and scaling down a recipe for super-sized gooey cinnamon rolls.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • June 2, 2017 (originally aired)

  • May 25, 2018 (rebroadcast)