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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio

PRX

Milk Street Radio travels the world to discover how food and cooking are changing lives and cultures, from $13,500 melons in Japan and computer-generated cookie recipes to the home cooking of Ina Garten and Egyptian fast food in Berlin.

Milk Street Radio travels the world to discover how food and cooking are changing lives and cultures, from $13,500 melons in Japan and computer-generated cookie recipes to the home cooking of Ina Garten and Egyptian fast food in Berlin.

Location:

Boston, Massachusetts

Networks:

PRX

Description:

Milk Street Radio travels the world to discover how food and cooking are changing lives and cultures, from $13,500 melons in Japan and computer-generated cookie recipes to the home cooking of Ina Garten and Egyptian fast food in Berlin.

Language:

English

Contact:

9148379732


Episodes

Heat, Meat, Rice and Veg: Welcome to Hmong Cuisine!

1/22/2021
We learn the elements of Hmong cooking from chef Yia Vang. He tells us about traditional dishes such as stuffed chicken legs and braised mustard greens, how to make 60 gallons of hot sauce and how his father escaped through the jungle at the end of the Vietnam War. Plus, we find out how Renaissance art can save fruit from extinction; Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette reveal the linguistic connection between food and cities around the world; and we top whole roasted cauliflower with spiced...

Duration:00:53:51

Eat, Work, Love: Up Close and Personal with Aarón Sánchez

1/15/2021
We chat with superstar chef Aarón Sánchez about finding food, finding love and finding himself. Plus, we discover the history and nuance of the martini cocktail; we share our recipe for Norwegian salmon; and Dan Pashman makes a case for picky eaters. (Originally aired on January 3, 2020.) Get the recipe for Baked Salted Salmon with Dill: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/norwegian-baked-salted-salmon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:53:12

Frontiers of Food Science: Do Sound and Color Affect Flavor?

1/8/2021
Experimental psychologist Charles Spence introduces us to gastrophysics, the science of how the brain melds color, smell and sound to create powerful multisensory taste experiences. Plus, Nicola Twilley investigates the rise of alternative sugars; Alex Aïnouz goes on a hunt for the ultimate knife; and we offer a recipe inspired by Tel Aviv’s Shlomo & Doron, where hummus gets a Mexican twist. Get the recipe for Hummus with Chipotle Black Beans and Tomato Salsa:...

Duration:00:52:55

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Big Flavors

1/1/2021
Chef and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi chats about cooking soup for his aging father, why he pours pancake batter with gochujang over asparagus and how his sense of food presentation was inspired by food stalls in Jerusalem. Plus, we hear from Rev. Heber Brown III about the historical relationship between Black churches and Black farmers; Bianca Bosker discusses the everlasting reign of Cheerios in the breakfast world; and we share our recipe for Slavonian-style Shepherd's Stew. Get the...

Duration:00:53:57

Meet Maangchi: The Korean Julia Child

12/25/2020
Many of us still miss Julia Child, but YouTube star Maangchi is an excellent substitute. Today, we discuss Korean home cooking, the best way to clean an octopus and her favorite food, the sea squirt. Plus, we discover what and how ancient Minoans cooked; Alex Aïnouz wonders if we should all have a 3D printer in our kitchens; and we share our recipe for Savory Bread Pudding. (Originally aired December 13, 2019.) Get this week’s recipe for Savory Bread Pudding with Mushrooms, Gruyère and...

Duration:00:56:49

Jamie Oliver Speaks Out on Nutrition, Restaurants and Toad-in-the-Hole

12/18/2020
This week, Jamie Oliver chats about how drumming kept him out of trouble as a teenager, what his dad taught him about hard work and how his cooking is heavily influenced by traditional English fare. Plus, Nick Hall investigates the world of novelty potato chip flavors; we whip up a chocolate-hazelnut cream cake; and Dan Pashman rethinks s’mores. Get the recipe for Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Cake: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/chocolate-hazelnut-cream-cake This week’s sponsors: Go to...

Duration:00:51:16

Love in the Afghan Kitchen: Dumplings, Faloodas and Chaar Masalah

12/11/2020
Cookbook author Durkhanai Ayubi tells us how the Silk Road shaped the food and history of Afghanistan, from Mongolian dumplings to the life-changing braised eggplant at her family’s restaurant, Parwana. Plus, we sample Cajun seafood from the coast of Louisiana with chef Melissa Martin; Adam Gopnik waxes poetic about New York’s greenmarkets; and we make a dish inspired by Palestinian maftoul. Get the recipe for Pearl Couscous with Chicken and Chickpeas:...

Duration:00:58:24

The Secret Language of Food, from Pop-Tarts to Cheez Doodles

12/4/2020
Linguist Dan Jurafsky investigates the language of food, from the hidden meaning of adjectives on restaurant menus to the psychological attraction of brand names like Cheerios and Pop-Tarts. Plus, we hear how gospel star Mahalia Jackson became famous for her fried chicken franchise; J. Kenji López-Alt gives us tips on how to get young kids to eat adventurously; and we make crispy German Pork Schnitzel. Get the recipe for German Pork Schnitzel:...

Duration:00:56:47

The Dating Games: How Couples Survive Food Fights

11/27/2020
Can your significant other’s food preferences become a nonstarter when searching for marital bliss? Reporter Emily Thomas of “The Food Chain” introduces us to three couples who are learning to make peace despite their domestic culinary wars. Plus, we explore kaiseki with Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama; Dan Pashman rails against avocado toast; and we share our recipe for Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies with Browned Butter Icing, which was inspired by a listener question. (Originally...

Duration:00:55:50

The Thanksgiving Show

11/20/2020
We’re celebrating Thanksgiving with friends old and new. Andrea Nguyen shares her family traditions, inspired by the Vietnamese Moon Festival; pie experts Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin put a new spin on classic desserts; Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette give us a language lesson on Thanksgiving Day; Rachael Ray, Maneet Chauhan, Maangchi, David Lebovitz and more chefs, authors and friends recount their Thanksgiving tales of disaster, culinary wisdom and family memories; and Dan Pashman breaks...

Duration:00:56:50

From Doro Wat to Jollof Rice: Marcus Samuelsson on the Rise of Black Cooking

11/13/2020
We chat with chef and TV host Marcus Samuelsson about his childhood in Ethiopia, his adoption by Swedish parents and the rich complexity of the Black experience in America, from cooking to culture. Plus, Joe Berkowitz reveals secrets from the little-known world of cheesemaking; Bianca Bosker gives us a history lesson on the humble fork; and we make hearty Soupe au Pistou. Get the recipe for Soupe au Pistou: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/soupe-au-pisto This week’s...

Duration:00:55:38

The Taco Chronicles: Javier Cabral Searches for the World's Best Tacos

11/6/2020
This week, we’re talking carnitas, barbacoa and al pastor with Javier Cabral, associate producer for the Netflix documentary series “Taco Chronicles.” He describes some of the more unusual tacos he has encountered as a “taco scout,” how to eat a dozen tacos a day and the rise of the $15 gourmet taco. Plus, we get an in-depth look at the life and legacy of James Beard; Adam Gopnik walks us through creating his own whimsical dessert; and we whip up a delicious Danish Dream Cake. Get the...

Duration:00:51:15

Catering to Lions, Tigers and Bears: The Life of a Zoo Chef

10/30/2020
Every day, zoo chef Stacy Kyles prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for 600 animals at the Oakland Zoo. This week, we chat about how she feeds the pickiest eaters, how she celebrates birthdays at the zoo and what everyone eats—from watermelon-licking lions to smoothie-guzzling primates. Plus, we discover Tokyo’s Neapolitan pizza scene; we make a Greek-style risotto; and Dr. Aaron Carroll demystifies the latest study on eggs and health. (Originally aired September 13, 2019.) Get the recipe...

Duration:00:52:32

The Science of Taste: Nik Sharma’s Flavor Equation

10/23/2020
We get a lesson in the science of flavor from Nik Sharma. He explains why he might consider fat to be its own flavor—just like sweet, sour, salty and bitter—and reveals the chemistry behind some of his best recipes, like spareribs in malt vinegar. Plus, Kim Severson explains how the pandemic has changed the way we shop for food; Dan Pashman reflects on 10 years at The Sporkful; and we make Austrian Goulash. Get the recipe for Austrian Beef Stew with Paprika and Caraway:...

Duration:00:56:10

Deadliest Catch: Bren Smith’s Journey from Knife Fights to Kelp Farming

10/16/2020
We go behind the scenes with Bren Smith, who lived the dangerous life of a fisherman on the Bering Sea. He talks about his transformation from chasing big fish on the high seas to growing sustainable sea greens. Plus, Ana Roš shares Slovenian cuisine from the Soča Valley; Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett decode the meaning of edible flower names; and we whip up silky Maple-Whiskey Pudding Cakes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:53:06

Chaat: Maneet Chauhan Loves Indian Street Food

10/9/2020
We ride the railroads of India with Maneet Chauhan to sample chaat: snacks like warm carrot pudding and chili-fried potatoes served at street stalls and train stations. Plus, Shannon Mustipher gives us a taste of Tiki cocktails and culture; Bianca Bosker explains the appeal of ultra-peaceful cooking shows; and we make hearty Ethiopian Chickpea Stew. Get this week’s recipe, Ethiopian Chickpea Stew: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/ethiopian-chickpea-stew This week’s sponsors: Go to...

Duration:00:53:07

Rachael Ray: Up Close and Personal

10/2/2020
Rachael Ray tells Milk Street how she almost killed Tony Bennett, set fire to Emeril’s kitchen, endured wardrobe malfunctions and why she still believes in the power and dignity of hard work. Plus, Brooke Jarvis takes us behind the $10 million launch of a new apple variety; we learn Sardinia’s secret to five-minute handmade pasta; and Dr. Aaron Carroll reveals the health effects of chocolate. (Originally aired October 18, 2019.) Get this week’s recipe, Fregola with Herbs and Pecorino:...

Duration:00:53:23

Marianna Leivaditaki's Ode to Crete: Fish Soup and Deep-Sea Monsters

9/25/2020
Chef Marianna Leivaditaki transports us to the Greek island of Crete. She gives us a masterclass in seafood, explains why fish heads are delicious and tells us stories of her fisherman father. Plus, we learn about the Food Timeline, the internet’s oldest and largest collection of food history; we make chef Angie Mar’s Chèvre Cheesecake; and Dr. Aaron Carroll explains a new way of thinking about nutrition labels. Get this week's recipe, Chèvre Cheesecake with Black Pepper–Graham Crust:...

Duration:00:53:25

Inside the Mind of David Chang

9/18/2020
We chat with chef David Chang about golf, the brutal first months of Momofuku and why he loves really good cheap food. Plus, we dive into the bizarre history of drinking around the world; Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette of A Way With Words give us a lesson on food names that double as cooking instructions; and we share a recipe for the best stewed beans you’ll ever make. Get this week's recipe, Mexican Stewed Beans with Salsa Fresca:...

Duration:00:53:52

The Queen of Muffins: Briana Holt Breaks the Rules

9/11/2020
Pastry chef Briana Holt teaches us how to make exceptional baked goods. Plus, we hear how a Lost Generation novelist became a pioneer of organic agriculture; Dan Pashman admits he is eggplant-phobic; and we learn how vinegar and garlic come together to make tangy, spicy Chicken Vindaloo. Get this week's recipe, Chicken Vindaloo: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/chicken-vindaloo This week's sponsors: Go to masterclass.com/MILK for 15% off your Annual MasterClass All-Access Pass. Go...

Duration:00:53:25