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Cooking Issues

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Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite special guest chefs, bartenders, authors and columnists to join the show.

Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite special guest chefs, bartenders, authors and columnists to join the show.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

Description:

Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite special guest chefs, bartenders, authors and columnists to join the show.

Language:

English

Contact:

BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

Stocking The Garage (feat. Frankie Celenza)

4/15/2021
On today's episode of Sharpening Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest welcome Frankie Celenza to talk about building your own batterie de cuisine (aka how to outfit your kitchen if you were starting from scratch). They rank the items they consider essential and cover tips like how to take care of your non-stick pans, recommendations for sharpening knives, unlikely ideas for wiring your house, and much more. Plus, Frankie shares stories from a low-temp class he took with Dave a decade ago,...

Duration:01:23:05

So Many Bad Words in Butchery (feat. Heather Marold Thomason)

4/6/2021
On today's episode of Harvesting Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest welcome Heather Marold Thomason of Primal Supply Meats, a whole animal butcher in Philadelphia. Heather fields a variety of questions from listeners on meat cuts, prices, USDA regulations, and more. Plus, Heather talks through her decision tree she uses when advising customers, and Dave repeatedly pitches Heather on meat glue. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask...

Duration:01:23:35

What A Jagweed

3/31/2021
On today's episode of Aging Issues, Nastassia and The Rest wish Dave a Very. Happy. Birthday. Dave and Nastassia fondly recall birthday parties past, and educate us on their fanciest easter egg treats: cascarones and panoramic eggs. Nastassia recounts her recent teepee ownership woes, and Dave struggles to say the word "carcinization." Plus, questions and answers about food. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the...

Duration:00:59:32

The Intersection of Quality and Laziness (feat. Scott Heimendinger)

3/23/2021
On today's episode of Combi Issues, Dave, technically joined by Nastassia and The Rest, goes deep on Combi Ovens with special Guest Scott Heimendinger. Scott works at Anova (previously at Sansaire) and deftly fields a variety of questions from Dave and the CI listeners. They cover how the controls work; the history of combi oven development; the materials used and potential issues; and much more. Plus, Scott troubleshoots some of Dave's tests with the oven and Dave tells the tale of the...

Duration:01:21:00

The Bernie Madoff of Food

3/17/2021
On today's episode of SKU Issues, Dave, Nastassia, and The Rest refine their Potatohead bar concept. They also discuss how to handle an endless soft-serve party; tell you why there are 8000 types of Doritos on the shelves; briefly discuss the benefits of calcium cross-linking; and Dave tells stories of Bagna Càuda fails and scrapyard successes. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom. Heritage Radio Network is a...

Duration:01:16:55

A Real Life Precious Moment (feat. Peter Kim)

3/9/2021
On today's episode Art Appreciation Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest welcome Peter Kim, of MOFAD-fame, back to the show. Peter makes his triumphant return to the show to talk about his new podcast Counterjam, in which he interviews chefs and musicians about the food they love. Peter shares some of his favorite moments from his first season in between getting grilled on his Injera recipe and opinions on Fufu. Plus, listener questions on carbonation, cooking whelks, double-vessel pressure...

Duration:01:23:10

Live from The Datta Lab (feat. Sandeep Robert Datta, Arielle Johnson, & Harold McGee)

3/3/2021
On this week's episode of Olfactory Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by a supergroup of scientists. We have returning friends of the show Arielle Johnson & Harold McGee, plus newcomer Sandeep Robert Datta. Dr. Datta has been researching the effects of COVID-19 on our sense of smell and this episode tackles what we know and what we don't, including: how this loss of smell is different from the loss you might get from the common cold; speculations on the mechanisms involved; how...

Duration:01:13:39

Monocles and Board Rooms

2/23/2021
On today's episode of Wagering Issues, Dave, Nastassia and 1/2 of The Rest are all over the place. Want to know how to impart big pear flavor in cocktails? We've got that. Want to apply to be the in-house Plate Spinner at Booker & Dax? Find out more here. Afraid to ingest liquid nitrogen? So are we! Plus, a listener writes in with suggestions on oysters and the crabs that love them. #FreeNastassia Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or...

Duration:01:10:59

Ashes to Microplastics

2/18/2021
On this week's Trafficking Issues, Dave and Nastassia have been abandoned by Jean, who is on jury duty. Despite being down a man, they soldier on to answer a number questions about: building your own rotary evaporators, lies about biodegradable bags, the addition of yeast in sourdough, crisping sweet potato fries, and much more. Plus, Dave & Nastassia quiz Matt on the ethics of skimming from your friends' special deliveries. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while...

Duration:01:15:34

Remembering Maria Guarnaschelli

2/9/2021
On today's episode of Cooking Issues, we remember Dave's editor extraordinaire, Maria Guarnaschelli, whom we lost this weekend. We are honored to be joined by her daughter, Alex Guarnaschelli, as well as a variety of authors who worked with Maria; Rick Bayless, Kenji López-Alt, Jim Lahey, and Harold McGee. Together they share some of their favorite memories of Maria. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom. Photo by...

Duration:01:26:10

Just Don't Cross State Lines

2/4/2021
On today's episode of Magician Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Aaron Polsky and Jackie Molecules to celebrate Jack's birthday and Nastassia's last week in California. First up, myth busters! Jean helps bust last week's myth about accelerated banana ripening, and then the whole team takes a crack at an egg yolk trick from a popular Tik Tok video. Then we're off to the races with listener questions including carbonation, maple syrup protection, hot sauce discoloration, and...

Duration:01:07:25

The Circle of Death

1/27/2021
On today's episode of Reputation Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest continue to answer listener questions at a blistering pace. First, they dispatch with some follow up questions on toaster ovens and book recommendations: Matt Sartwell gets back to us for books about the workings of restaurant management: Work Clean by Dan Charnas and On the Line by Eric Repeirt. Then we move on to the worst of cheap wine varietals; how to achieve the perfect hamburger bun at home; would we eat oyster...

Duration:01:01:48

Booker Will Be Right Back

1/21/2021
Today's episode is wall-to-wall listener questions, bookended by Catastrophic Connection Issues. Fun! Dave, Nastassia and The Rest go through so many topics: coffee clarification; salt absorption over time; instructions for sous-vide tenderloin; what Dave means when he writes about "dilution"; the rules for re-using fry oil; and more! Plus, Dave quizzes everybody on their reactions to "The Best Kitchen Gadgets That Unnecessarily Do Exactly One Thing Well." Have a question for Cooking...

Duration:00:59:11

Power Moves

1/14/2021
Today on Topographical Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Rebecca "The Boondoggler" Palkovics. Together the team tries to explain to (possible Flat Earther?) Nastassia Lopez how time zones work. They also tackle questions on Rye Bread, Nitrogenating Coffee, which bouillon is best, and discuss Charlie Chaplin's body of work. Plus, why you should be afraid of microwaves. Sign up for the Booker & Dax newsletter here to learn even more about the gang's Loves and Hates. Have a...

Duration:01:17:31

A Football Field of Fudge (feat. Joel Gargano)

1/7/2021
Today on Polypropylene Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by from Joel Gargano of Grano Arso in Chester, CT. After a brief foray into using welding equipment for wine storage, they dive into all things pasta: extruding pasta and meat, dried vs fresh pasta, secrets for making gnocchi, etc. Plus, Dave quickly weighs in on the topic of ceramic knives, and knife sharpening generally. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in...

Duration:01:21:08

There Are No Parties

12/29/2020
On today's episode of Blipping Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest tackle a bunch of listener questions. Dave shares his advice for young bartenders, and tries to troubleshoot some pectin and carbonation problems. Plus, the crew speculates on the specifics of Claire's Kendall-Jackson Juice Cleanse and Matt learns that he's been a Tuna Casserole fan this whole time. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom. Image by...

Duration:01:17:13

Filth Fish and Swamp Yankees (feat. Phil Bravo)

12/23/2020
This week on Standard Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Saint Larry David, The Pope, and Phil Bravo to celebrate Christmas. Phil quizzes Dave on Scotch Egg prep. Matt quizzes Dave on Skate Allergies. Dave quizzes Phil on his vocal repertoire. Plus, proper cook temps for chicken, the do's and don'ts of aging egg nog, more on the Amazon saga, and, of course, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social...

Duration:01:15:44

A Mustard Lover for Money (feat. Joey Skladany)

12/17/2020
On today's episode of Computer Issues, Dave, Nastassia, and The Rest are joined by Rebecca "The Boondoggler" Palkovics and today's special guest: Joey Skladany. Joey is the author of Basic Bitchen and he and Dave get to the bottom of where their opinions align (open office floor plans; year-round Rosé) and where they diverge (Stevia; truffle mac and cheese). Plus Joey shares his lightning survival story, forgives the cilantro-haters, and finds his soul mate during the show. Have a question...

Duration:01:11:28

A Good Bake (feat. Melissa Weller)

12/10/2020
On today's episode of Waking Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Melissa Weller to talk about all things baking. Melissa is the author of A Good Bake: The Art and Science of Making Perfect Pastries, Cakes, Cookies, Pies and Breads at Home and she answers tons of questions from Dave and the listeners about why to use Glass Pie Plates, what to do if you need to avoid salt in your baked goods, and more. Plus, Dave grills Melissa on why she snubs bagels in her book. Have a...

Duration:01:12:41

It's Always the Cooking School, btw

12/2/2020
On today's episode of Soda Smuggling Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest talk about some Thanksgiving leftovers. Dave makes a pitch for Maangchi's potato dumpling recipe and shares some of his most notorious falafel and gnocchi disasters. Plus, we are blessed with a visit from Dax Arnold, who wants to mobilize the CI listeners to find him some O.G. cranberry Sprite. Plus, you know: how to make B&D's Corn Star, exhaust fan issues, salt in coffee, and much, much more. Have a question for...

Duration:01:14:23