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654: The Oyster King and the Seagull Test
March 15, 2019
Let’s dive into oysters: we’ll talk about how they’re grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.
March 12, 2019
Molly Birnbaum (America's Test Kitchen) explains that sourcing the right scallop is as important as how you cook it.
679: Four Persian Cooks
March 8, 2019
It’s the food of Persia with conversations about fresh herbs, tahdig, a classic fish stew, modern Iranian cuisine, and the Persian pantry.
652: Good News for Chicken & Post-Wildfire Foraging
March 1, 2019
Maryn McKenna on Big Chicken, Pascal Baudar on foraging, Barton Seaver on fish, ATK on charred beet salad, Alpana Singh on Master Sommelier exam
Vietnamese Food Any Day
February 26, 2019
Best-selling cookbook author Andrea Nguyen weighs in on some surprising ingredients you might not associate with Vietnamese food.
678: Say Cheese!
February 22, 2019
We step behind the scenes at The Cheesemonger Invitational, then go deep into the world of cheese with experts Greselda Powell and Tia Keenan.
651: Eating in the Instagram Era
February 15, 2019
We look at food and identity through the lenses of social media, Instant Pot/multicookers, social protest, rediscovered roots, and shopping behavior
The Power of Scent
February 12, 2019
Artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel uses her deep knowledge of essential oils to reveal the secret life of scent in creative cooking.
677: Do We All Eat the Same?
February 8, 2019
We look at foods that connect us, the loss of lunchtime, the culture of insect eating, and a burger that is not served your way.
650: The Art of the Sandwich
February 1, 2019
Turning the sandwich, a workday workhorse, into a work of art