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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.

Location:

Boston, United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

855-4-BOWTIE


Episodes

Crazy for Beans: Salads, Stews, Ceviche and Pies - Joe Yonan Goes Nuts Over Beans

2/21/2020
The Washington Post’s Joe Yonan takes us on a tour of the world’s best and most creative bean recipes, from navy bean pie to bean ceviche. Plus, we try to find out if somebody actually paid $99,900 for a gorilla-shaped Cheeto; we make Palestinian Upside-Down Chicken and Rice; and Dr. Aaron Carroll asks: Is diet soda bad for us? Get this week's recipe, Palestinian Upside-Down Chicken and Rice (Maqlubeh): https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/palestinian-chicken-rice-maqlubeh Read “The...

Duration:00:51:13

Beyond Blini and Borscht: A Return to Russian Cooking

2/14/2020
This week, we chat with Bonnie Morales, who wants to introduce America to the real Russian cooking—blinchiki, pyanka, Uzbek watermelon and beyond. Plus, Hannah Goldfield teaches us about the sweet rewards of bitter food; we make sweet potato cake from Macau; and Adam Gopnik discusses what to eat when you’re blue. (Originally aired March 9, 2018.) Get this week's recipe, Macanese Sweet Potato Cake: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/macanese-sweet-potato-cake-batatada Check out...

Duration:00:52:46

Inside the Incredible World of Japanese Cooking with Sonoko Sakai

2/7/2020
Sonoko Sakai teaches us about real Japanese home cooking—from the world’s easiest broth to bento boxes to the surprising way she kneads her udon dough. Plus, we investigate counterfeit caviar with David Gauvey Herbert; we share our recipe for a fresh take on the chocolate cookie; and Dan Pashman explains why he’d rather eat alone this Valentine’s Day. Get this week's recipe, Dried Cherry-Chocolate Chunk Cookies:...

Duration:00:51:41

The 40,000-Year-Old Diet: Bill Schindler Goes Caveman and (Barely) Survives

1/31/2020
Bill Schindler has experienced firsthand how our ancestors survived the unknown. This week, he shares with us the perils of life 40,000 years ago—from confronting hyenas in the night to eating cold bone marrow. Plus, we chat with Ron Faiola about the nostalgic charm of Wisconsin supper clubs; Alex Aïnouz makes instant ramen noodles from scratch; and we travel to Italy to bake an authentic tomato and olive focaccia. Get this week's recipe, Tomato-Olive Focaccia:...

Duration:00:52:38

Hell’s French Kitchen: How 7 Days of Cooking Broke Writer Sam Ashworth

1/24/2020
When Sam Ashworth apprenticed in a French Michelin-starred restaurant, it broke him after just one week. This week, he talks about his experience—which entailed cleaning squid for four hours a night—and why the French brigade system of training chefs and regimenting the cooking process has been so successful. Plus, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains the real environmental impact of eating beef; we talk about hangover cures from around the world; and we discover real Butter Chicken. Get this...

Duration:00:52:15

The Ace of Cakes: Duff Goldman Bakes Up The Hogwarts Express

1/17/2020
Former graffiti artist Duff Goldman bakes cakes in the shape of everything from Radio City Music Hall to old sneakers. Plus we explore Korean home cooking with chef Sohui Kim, and J. Kenji López-Alt investigates the science of no-knead bread. (Originally aired January 31, 2019.) Get this week's recipe for Ancho Chili Salsa Roja: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/ancho-chili-salsa-roja This week's sponsors: Go to fergusonshowrooms.com to browse the Inspiration Gallery and request...

Duration:00:52:15

Alpine Cooking: A Culinary Adventure at 3,000 Feet

1/10/2020
Meredith Erickson takes us on an Alpine journey to discover the food and pleasures of the little-known huts and lodges above 3,000 feet. Plus, we chat with Josh Scherer of Good Mythical Morning about the internet’s fascination with taste-test videos; we learn the secrets to the perfect Neapolitan meatball; and Adam Gopnik tells us why sugar sales are declining. Get this week's recipe, Neapolitan Meatballs with Ragu: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/neapolitan-meatballs This week's...

Duration:00:50:54

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

1/3/2020
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. Get this week's recipe, Baked Salted Salmon with Dill: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/norwegian-baked-salted-salmon This week's sponsors: Go to fergusonshowrooms.com to browse the Inspiration Gallery and request an appointment. Go to...

Duration:00:52:00

Fake Food: The Billion Dollar Business of Food Fraud

12/27/2019
Chris Elliott, who investigated the horsemeat 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. (Originally aired March 22, 2019.)\ For this week's recipe, Risotto...

Duration:00:51:11

The Fantastic World of Ted Allen: From Queer Eye to Chopped

12/20/2019
We chat with Ted Allen about the soaring success of Queer Eye and Chopped, his life behind the scenes and embarrassing encounters with Martha Stewart. Plus, we explore the new German cooking with Meike Peters; Adam Gopnik discusses the role of turkey in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”; and we whip up an apple cake. Get this week's recipe, German Apple Cake: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/german-apple-cake-apfelkuchen Check out our 2019 Holiday roundup:...

Duration:00:52:51

Meet Maangchi: The Korean Julia Child

12/13/2019
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. Get this week's recipe: Savory Bread Pudding with Mushrooms, Gruyère and Tarragon Check out our 2019 Holiday...

Duration:00:53:39

Simply Yotam: The Master of Middle Eastern Food Speeds It Up and Pares It Back

12/6/2019
In Yotam Ottolenghi's latest book, “Simple,” he focuses on delivering minimal hassle for maximum joy—whole-roasted vegetables topped with crème fraîche, no-bake cheesecake and a new take on salads. This week, we discuss how he keeps things simple, yogurt on everything and the must-have spices for any kitchen. Plus, recipes for a homemade Christmas with Yvette Van Boven; the secret of Taiwan's beef noodle soup; and J. Kenji López-Alt on the science of vinaigrettes. (Originally aired...

Duration:00:53:53

Dating Games: How Couples Survive Food Fights

11/29/2019
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. Get this week's...

Duration:00:52:21

Our Thanksgiving Show

11/22/2019
This week it’s Thanksgiving Rules: turkey, cranberry sauce and cake versus pie. We chat with Stella Parks about her pumpkin pie secret and a fresh twist on à la mode; Vivian Howard invites us to her kitchen for North Carolina turkey and sides; Alice Waters, Erin French, Joanne Chang, Gonzalo Guzmán and more chefs, authors and friends recount their Thanksgiving tales of disaster, culinary wisdom and family memories; Dr. Aaron Carroll talks food safety and stuffing; we make a quick Cranberry...

Duration:00:52:46

Pasta Grannies: Lessons from Italy’s Pasta Masters

11/15/2019
Vicky Bennison takes us behind the scenes of Pasta Grannies, her YouTube channel that documents Italian grandmothers making pasta the old-fashioned way. Plus, Robin Russell Gaiser tells us about her years-long endeavor of asking perfect strangers to lunch; Alex Aïnouz attempts to make a 1-million layer puff pastry; and we serve up Portuguese-Style Sweet Potato Rolls. For this week's recipe, Portuguese-Style Sweet Potato Rolls, visit:...

Duration:00:52:50

Pickles and Pie Holes: The Secret History of Food Words

11/8/2019
Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette, hosts of the radio show “A Way With Words,” join us to explore the language of food. They discuss why some restaurant servers ask “Will you be wanting anything else?”—instead of simply “Do you want anything else?” And they explain phrases that seemingly don’t make a lot of sense, such as “in a pickle.” Plus, master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz teaches us how to transform a meal using spices; we learn the step-by-step rules to perfect curry; and Adam...

Duration:00:51:47

Alice Waters Wants to Save the World One Perfect Peach at a Time

11/1/2019
The Chez Panisse founder discusses the early days of the historic Berkeley institution and the power of taste to change lives. Plus, our trip to Sicily for the real Pasta con Fagioli; Jerrelle Guy talks “Black Girl Baking”; and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful performs an on-air experiment about sound and taste. (Originally aired October 25, 2018.) For this week's recipe, Paste con Fagioli, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/pasta-con-fagioli We want to hear your culinary tips! Share...

Duration:00:54:59

Angie Mar Cooks a $700 Rib-Eye

10/25/2019
Angie Mar, co-owner and chef at the Beatrice Inn, introduces us to her world, a restaurant that cooks more animals than vegetables. We discuss smuggling beef, bone-marrow crème brûlée and her most polarizing dish—a 160-day whiskey-aged tomahawk rib-eye steak, which sells for more than $700. Plus, we learn about a society of beer can collectors; we share our recipe for Tunisian Chickpeas with Swiss Chard; and Dan Pashman tells us how grown-ups can get more out of Halloween. Share your...

Duration:00:51:28

Rachael Ray on Rachael Ray

10/18/2019
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. For this week’s recipe, Fregola with Herbs and Pecorino, visit:...

Duration:00:54:27

The Undercover Caterers: True Stories from the Bizarre World of NYC Catering

10/11/2019
This week, we visit the unglamorous world of catering, where Matt and Ted Lee immersed themselves for four years. Behind the canapés, flower displays and dessert trains, the two brothers reveal chaos, extreme conditions and crazy makeshift kitchens. Plus, food anthropologist Valerie Gordon resurrects long-lost desserts from legendary restaurants. And we make Nadine Redzepi’s Danish Dream Cake. For this week’s recipe, Danish Dream Cake, visit:...

Duration:00:52:32