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Welcome to Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio! From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about home cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.

Welcome to Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio! From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about home cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.
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Boston, United States

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Welcome to Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio! From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about home cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.

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English

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855-4-BOWTIE


Episodes

Insider's Italy: An Off-The-Grid Travel Guide with Matt Goulding

7/19/2019
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Matt Goulding, author of “Pasta, Pane, Vino,” lets us in on Italy’s best-kept secrets. Plus, Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz present “The Gefilte Manifesto,” a definitive guide to modern Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine; we prepare Taiwanese Grilled Corn; and Dan Pashman tells us about his trip to the Library of Congress Cooking Club. (Originally aired Aug. 2, 2018.) For this week's recipe, Taiwanese Grilled Corn, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/taiwanese-style-grilled-corn We want...

Duration:00:50:49

From Prison Chef to Executive Chef

7/12/2019
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Chef Jeff Henderson tells us about his underground catering business behind bars, what it was like to cook for Rosario “Sal” Gambino, and what he makes for his vegan kids at home. Plus, Yara Elmjouie unpacks the history of MSG-phobia in America; we discover the real Sicilian Caponata; and Adam Gopnik discusses the world’s most challenging dishes to make at home. For this week's recipe, Sicilian Caponata, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/sicilian-caponata-vegetable-stew We...

Duration:00:50:55

José Andrés Swims with Sharks

7/5/2019
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This week, we chat with José Andrés about how he helped organize more than three million meals in Puerto Rico, why he would choose a pineapple over a steak, and what he would do if he ever got a day off. Plus, we talk military rations with YouTube star EmmyMade in Japan; we bake Chocolate Ginger Scones; and Dan Pashman delves into one of the workplace’s most divisive issues: office fridge theft. For this week's recipe, Triple Ginger Scones with Chocolate Chunks,...

Duration:00:51:39

BBQ Myths Busted! Meathead Goldwyn Breaks Your Bad Grilling Habits

6/28/2019
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From soaking wood chips to grill marks, Meathead Goldwyn is here to set the record straight on grilling’s biggest myths. Plus, Christina Ward tells the story of American advertising cookbooks, complete with recipes such as Ham Banana Rolls and Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake; we discover a two-ingredient cheese sauce; and Alex Aïnouz explains the Japanese art of kintsugi. \ For this week's recipe, Garlic-Rosemary Burgers with Taleggio Sauce, visit:...

Duration:00:50:39

Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Misfits, Hippies and Celebrity Chefs

6/21/2019
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Andrew Friedman chronicles the stories and misadventures of the pioneering chefs and motley crew of misfits who cooked (instead of Instagrammed) their way to innovation. Plus, are supermarket leafy greens dangerous?; inside Brooklyn's Aska Restaurant; and olive oil bundt cake from Italy. (Originally aired July 27, 2018.) \ For this week's recipe, Orange-Anise Bundt Cake, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/orange-anise-bundt-cake-ciambella

Duration:00:50:56

Lidia's Family Table: The Life and Times of Lidia Bastianich

6/14/2019
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Lidia Bastianich grew up under Tito's communist rule, escaped to a refugee camp in Trieste and finally made it to Queens, where she learned to love Spam, Jell-O and Wonder Bread. She talks about the early years on her grandmother's farm, where she slept on a corn-husk mattress, ate pig's blood sausage and fresh fig jam, and realized that the secret to happiness is having less, not more. Plus, we discover turkey skin ice cream with Salt & Straw's Tyler Malek; discuss the ethics of cooking...

Duration:00:51:44

OMG, GMO! How Mark Lynas Learned to Stop Protesting and Love GMOs

6/7/2019
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Journalist Mark Lynas campaigned against genetically modified foods. Then in 2008, he changed his mind. On this week's episode, we talk to Lynas about his journey from anti-GMO activist to pro-GMO advocate. Plus, we discuss the strange eating habits of the world’s most infamous dictators; Dan Pashman teaches us how to outsmart a buffet; and we grill up pork skewers from Thailand. For this week's recipe, Thai Grilled Pork Skewers, visit:...

Duration:00:51:11

BraveTart: Stella Parks Reimagines America's Favorite Sweets

5/31/2019
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Pastry chef Stella Parks talks about the science of baking and the secret history of iconic American desserts. Plus, we learn about barbecue around the world, from boodog to hāngi; Dan Pashman tells the history of LA's Cambodian donut shops; and we offer up a simple and summery Austrian plum cake. (Originally aired August 23, 2018.) For this week's recipe, Austrian plum cake, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/austrian-plum-cake-zwetschgenkuchen This week's sponsors: Come in...

Duration:00:52:28

Carla Hall Reclaims Soul Food

5/24/2019
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Chef Carla Hall is here to change the way we think about soul food. Plus, we explore cooking with cannabis; Adam Gopnik tells us how to cope when our favorite restaurants close; and we serve up Mashed Avocados with Sesame and Chili. For this week's recipe, Mashed Avocados with Sesame and Chili, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/mashed-avocados-with-sesame-and-chili This week's sponsor: Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King Arthur Flour’s complete line of products.

Duration:00:51:27

The Life and Death of Gourmet: Ruth Reichl Tells All

5/17/2019
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We chat with Ruth Reichl about the glory days and final days of Gourmet magazine. Plus, Egyptian street food in Berlin; Alex Aïnouz's hotel room cooking hacks; and Mini Almond Cakes with Spiced Chocolate. \ For this week's recipe, Mini Almond Cakes with Spiced Chocolate, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/mini-almond-cakes-with-spiced-chocolate \ This week's sponsor: \ Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King Arthur Flour’s complete line of products.

Duration:00:51:28

The Greek Makeover: Diane Kochilas Freshens Up Greek Cooking

5/10/2019
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Chef Diane Kochilas talks real Greek yogurt, what Americans get wrong about cooking at home, and how to make great dishes with stale bread. Plus, we explore the art and nostalgia of Jell-O molds; we present a fresh new take on Spaghetti Puttanesca; and Dan Pashman untangles the legal definition of a sandwich. For this week's recipe, Spaghetti Puttanesca, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/spaghetti-puttanesca For photos from the O Moldy Night exhibit, visit:...

Duration:00:52:39

Gonzalo Guzmán's Nopalito: Inside a Mexican Kitchen

5/3/2019
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20 years ago, Gonzalo Guzmán left everything in his home country of Mexico and became a dishwasher in San Francisco. Now the chef in his own restaurant, Guzmán divulges the secret to the perfect ceviche and says the story of Mexican cuisine begins and ends with tortillas. Also on this week's show: How to cut up a cow, with New York butchers Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest; Armenian grilled pork chops; and junk food taxes, good or bad? (Originally aired August 8, 2018.) For this week's...

Duration:00:51:33

Welcome to the Disgusting Food Museum

4/26/2019
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We chat with curator Samuel West about the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmö, Sweden, where the tickets are vomit bags, the exhibits feature fermented shark, fruit bats, and root beer, and visitors walk away with a new understanding of what disgust really means. Plus, we try cocktail hour the French way; we learn how to build a better meatball in Belgium; and Dr. Aaron Carroll demystifies alcohol calories. \ For this week's recipe, Belgian Meatballs, visit:...

Duration:00:52:39

The Great Escape: Andrea Nguyen Flees Saigon in April 1975 and Brings Vietnamese Home Cooking to America

4/19/2019
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Chef Andrea Nguyen, author of "Vietnamese Food Any Day," uses American supermarket ingredients for an authentic take on the food of Vietnam. Plus, we investigate why the Kinder Surprise Chocolate Egg is illegal here in the USA; we make a simple dump-and-bake Lemon-Almond Pound Cake; and our Paris correspondent, Alex Aïnouz, explains why a good croissant is straight, not crescent-shaped. For this week's recipe, Lemon-Almond Pound Cake, visit:...

Duration:00:51:31

The Secret World of Celebrity Catering with Mary Giuliani

4/12/2019
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Mary Giuliani, the author of catering tell-all “Tiny Hot Dogs,” falls in love with Alec Baldwin, raises a murderous turtle and has a solution for any and every party disaster. Plus: We visit a Bhutanese Senior Lunch in Vermont; Adam Gopnik sells the role of coffee in civilization; and we dig into Soupe au Pistou from Provence. For this week’s recipe, Soupe au Pistou, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/soupe-au-pisto This week’s sponsor: Go to www.KingArthurFlour.com to see King...

Duration:00:51:51

In Search of The Brain Sandwich: Our Intrepid Reporter Lunches Out in St. Louis

4/5/2019
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Zach Dyer travels to St. Louis to eat the once-conventional fried brain sandwich. Plus, we chat with chef Özlem Warren about the spices and cuisine of Southern Turkey; Dan Pashman talks TV dinner etiquette; we offer a recipe for three cup chicken; and we give a quick tip to make homemade chile oil. (Originally aired May 10 – May 17, 2018.) For this week’s recipe, Three-Cup Chicken, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/three-cup-chicken This week’s sponsor: Go to...

Duration:00:51:33

My Siberian Adventure: The Joys of Mystery Meat, Power Outages, Evil Spirits and the Stove from Hell

3/29/2019
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Author Sharon Hudgins writes a love letter from post-Soviet Vladivostok. Plus, IBM’s supercomputer creates flavor combinations; Dan Pashman lies to his kids about food; and we test cooking oils over high heat. For this week’s recipe, Lebanese Lentils and Rice with Crisped Onions (Mujaddara), visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/lebanese-lentils-and-rice-with-crisped-onions-mujaddara This week’s sponsors: Go to butcherbox.com/milkstreet for $20 off your first box plus 2lbs of free...

Duration:00:52:54

Fake Food: The Billion Dollar Business of Food Fraud

3/22/2019
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Chris Elliott, who investigated the horse meat scandal in the United Kingdom, talks about fake oregano, cardboard in parmesan and the multibillion dollar business of food fraud. Plus, we investigate the curious case of “Q” (a Taiwanese obsession with chewiness); we travel to Milan for risotto; we uncover clever culinary uses for yogurt; and Dr. Aaron Carroll asks whether cow’s milk is nature’s most nearly perfect food. For this week’s recipe, Risotto Milanese, visit:...

Duration:00:51:25

Wine Label Revolution: Goodbye Chateau, Hello Dancing Frog!

3/15/2019
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Andres O’Hara on why wine labels matter. Plus, the new Harlem fusion cooking; corks or screwcaps?; and pasta with broccoli sauce. (Originally aired June 1, 2018.) For this week’s recipe, Rigatoni with Roman Broccoli Sauce, visit: 177milkstreet.com/recipes/rigatoni-with-roman-broccoli-sauce This week’s sponsor: Go to FergusonShowrooms.com to browse the Inspiration Gallery and request an appointment.

Duration:00:50:55

Eat, Travel, Love: Matt Goulding Reveals the Culinary Secrets of Spain

3/8/2019
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Matt Goulding, author of “Grape, Olive, Pig,” discovers the original paella, finds out-of-the-way Spanish eateries, falls in love and recounts his one meal at El Bulli. Plus, we travel to Paris for gnocchi; J. Kenji López-Alt double-fries chicken; and Mark Bittman talks about “Dinner for Everyone.” For this week’s recipe, Potato Gnocchi, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/potato-gnocchi This week’s sponsors: Go to butcherbox.com/milkstreet for $20 off your first box plus 2lbs of...

Duration:00:51:59