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Sittin' in the Kitchen

Food & Cooking Podcasts

The best conversations seem to happen in the kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of the home - a place for lively chats over coffee, tea, lunch or even dinner. Join Marion Kane: Food Sleuth as she speaks with fellow foodies, chefs and just ordinary folk who relish the chance to share recipes, ideas, tips - and most of all - a consuming passion for food and cooking. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in iTunes.

The best conversations seem to happen in the kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of the home - a place for lively chats over coffee, tea, lunch or even dinner. Join Marion Kane: Food Sleuth as she speaks with fellow foodies, chefs and just ordinary folk who relish the chance to share recipes, ideas, tips - and most of all - a consuming passion for food and cooking. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in iTunes.

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United States

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The best conversations seem to happen in the kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of the home - a place for lively chats over coffee, tea, lunch or even dinner. Join Marion Kane: Food Sleuth as she speaks with fellow foodies, chefs and just ordinary folk who relish the chance to share recipes, ideas, tips - and most of all - a consuming passion for food and cooking. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show in iTunes.

Language:

English

Contact:

6139090018


Episodes

Julia Child, The Canadian Connection

4/7/2022
Julia Child loved her visits to Toronto. On her first visit to our fair city in 1991, she was wowed by a lunch cooked by some of Canada’s top chefs. I'll always remember the touching moment when she walked into the kitchen to thank the chefs who had cooked for her. Listen to my podcast and you'll hear from Toronto’s finest chefs, the former Cookbook Store manager and an elite ice cream maker recall their love and respect for Julia.

Duration:00:20:40

Judith Jones, Julia Child's Editor, Talks About her Dear Friend

3/14/2022
JULIA and JUDITH: Next Tuesday, the Canadian Food Network premieres The Julia Child Challenge (it has begun in the U.S. this week) - a show where home cooks enter culinary challenges, each competing to win a paid three-month cooking course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Julia was my friend and mentor until her death in 2004. She changed my life forever. Another friend of the beloved TV cooking star was Judith Jones - Julia's long-time editor. From the moment the manuscript for Mastering the Art...

Duration:00:09:53

Waldorf Salad: The Icon Lives On (Rerun)

2/24/2022
The Waldorf Salad – named after its birthplace, Manhattan's legendary Waldorf Astoria hotel – has evolved since it was first created in 1896. In my 2013 interview with the hotel's then executive chef David Garcelon, we talked about the enduring popularity of the famous salad. At the time of this interview, the Waldorf Astoria was serving 20,000 salads/year!

Duration:00:11:16

Shawn Adler Taps into Native Roots at Pow Wow Café (Rerun)

2/10/2022
A few steps away from my home in Toronto's Kensington Market is the Pow Wow Café where they make the most delicious #indiantacos. The restaurant, owned by the talented and energetic #Ojibway / #Jewish chef Shawn Adler, has turned to catering for homeless shelters in the wake of Covid. The Pow Wow Café isn't offering take-away or dine-in until further notice but Shawn has hinted that pop-ups at the restaurant are likely to happen during the spring/summer months. Shawn’s second restaurant, The...

Duration:00:12:11

Rosemary Kelly is an Intrepid Traveller and a Free Spirit

1/27/2022
Rosemary Kelly is my long-time friend. Her Facebook name is: rosieonthemove. Her LinkedIn profile is: Independent Health, Wellness and Fitness Professional. Rosemary is an intrepid traveller. She cooks. And she’s treated cancer patients with massage. She is a free spirit. Rosemary told me her story at the kitchen table in her cozy apartment in downtown Toronto. I began asking how long we’ve known each other.

Duration:00:16:44

Massimo Bottura is on a Mission to Turn Food Waste into Gold (Rerun)

12/2/2021
17% of food produced globally each year is wasted. In 2020, 811 million people around the world went hungry. When I interviewed chef Massimo Bottura in 2017, we talked about his consuming passion to end hunger. Massimo believes we can restore dignity to society's most vulnerable people with a sense of community and food. Massimo was warm and friendly. We had an instant connection over our shared interest in decreasing food waste and he was delighted with this photo of me dressed in cabbage...

Duration:00:16:54

Getting to the Core of the McIntosh Apple Story (Rerun)

9/22/2021
From its beginning as a wild seedling to the tragic death of its first-generation tree, Canada's own McIntosh apple has a dramatic history of success and near ruin. Listen to my podcast in which I visit Dundela, Ontario – the birthplace of the McIntosh apple - and sleuth the colourful story of our nation's favourite apple. Try my recipe for Apple Crumble: https://www.marionkane.com/recipe-2/apples-of-my-eye/

Duration:00:13:59

Brooklyn Duo Champions Gefilte Fish (Rerun)

9/2/2021
The Gefilte Manifesto' authors Liz Alpern and Jeffery Yoskowitz have done much to redeem the maligned reputation of gefilte fish. In honour of next Monday night’s Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – I'm revisiting my 2017 podcast when we talked about our love of this Jewish food delicacy.

Duration:00:14:57

Midland's First Annual Butter Tart Festival: A Tribute to Canada's Iconic Dessert (Rerun)

6/7/2021
Every June, right around Father's Day, thousands of people descend on the small town of Midland, Ontario, to eat thousands of butter tarts. The oldest documented butter tart recipe comes from the Barrie Royal Victoria Hospital Cookbook published in 1900. There is a hot debate about the butter tart’s origins but this much is clear - butter tarts are a truly Canadian confection. Covid has deferred Midland's next butter tart festival until June 11, 2022. Meanwhile, please listen to my podcast...

Duration:00:10:02

The Nugget Man: Dr. Robert Baker (Rerun)

5/5/2021
This week, I'm taking a look back to my first ever podcast (recorded in 2011) when I sleuthed the incredible legacy of food scientist Dr. Robert C. Baker. Dr. Baker completely transformed how people consume chicken. Prior to his work, Americans largely farmed chickens for egg production and ate an average of just 15 lb of chicken per year. After his work at Cornell University developing 40+ poultry innovations, American chicken consumption skyrocketed to 90 lb/year! It was Dr. Baker, not...

Duration:00:21:43

Judith Jones, Julia Child's Editor, Talks About her Dear Friend (Rerun)

4/14/2021
I interview Judith Jones, Julia Child's longtime editor and good friend, at her Upper East Side apartment in 2012.

Duration:00:09:53

Quebec Chef Martin Picard on Food, Foie Gras, Fun (Rerun)

4/7/2021
Chef Martin Picard is famous for his nose-to-tail restaurant Au Pied de Cochon. Since 2009, he has divided his time between that Montreal eatery and his equally popular sugar shack 50 km away in the lush countryside. When I visited, he generously shared his thoughts on traditional Quebec cuisine, foie gras, maple syrup, cooking with leftovers and his 'last supper'.

Duration:00:14:39

Toronto Landmark 'Harbord Bakery' Celebrates 70th Anniversary (Rerun)

3/24/2021
I chat with Susan Wisniewski whose family has owned and operated the glorious, vintage Harbord Bakery in downtown Toronto for 70 years.

Duration:00:12:38

Joshna Maharaj Creates an Institutional Food Revolution (Rerun)

2/9/2021
Activist chef Joshna Maharaj uses her creativity, spirituality and passion for fresh, vibrant local food to overhaul institutional kitchens. In her important book "Take Back the Tray," Joshna shares her disdain for bland, processed food believing that it sends the message "I don't care about you" when served to hospital patients, students on campus and other captive consumers.

Duration:00:22:21

Bruno Feldeisen (Rerun)

2/2/2021
I'm looking forward to watch award-winning pastry chef Bruno Feldeisen and judge on Season 4 of CBC's Great Canadian Baking Show premiering February 14th. Bruno feels that being a chef is an emotional journey. His personal history has been marked by a difficult childhood and struggles with anxiety. In my podcast conversation with Bruno, you'll hear him speak honestly and courageously about his trials, trauma and triumphs.

Duration:00:23:17

Norman Van Aken: The Big Dog of Florida Cooking (Rerun)

1/26/2021
He's the godfather of New World Cuisine. Anthony Bourdain called him "the big dog of Florida cooking." He's chef Norman Van Aken, an American culinary legend, former hippie and genuinely nice person. I interviewed Norman for my podcast, discussing his humble beginnings as a short-order cook, the diverse influences of South Florida cuisine and that time he famously declined to cook for Trump at Mar-a-Largo.

Duration:01:37:33

Haven Toronto Serves up Hot Meals and a Warm Welcome (Rerun)

1/11/2021
Haven Toronto's executive director Lauro Monteiro is a man of steely determination. He has a strong desire to make things better for Toronto's vulnerable, homeless men ages 55+. I asked Lauro "What gives you hope?" as he works daily on the frontlines of the city's homeless crisis. His reply: “I see the good in people every single day. I see tragedy. I see sad circumstances but, mixed in with that, are some incredible examples of the human spirit. That gives me hope that one day our...

Duration:00:25:06

Chef Matty Matheson on Addiction, Politics and Pancakes (Rerun)

1/4/2021
In 2017, I interviewed indomitable chef Matty Matheson. This was shortly before his best-selling tome "Matty Matheson: A Cookbook" was released. Matty's new burger joint in Toronto's boho Queen West neighbourhood "Matty's Patty's Burger Club" serves his signature cheese-slathered burgers, originally made popular at the now closed Parts & Labour restaurant. These days, you can watch Matty's uncensored antics on his YouTube shows "Matty and Benny Eat Out America" and "Home Style Cookery with...

Duration:00:14:45

A Chat with Nigella, my Kitchen Cousin (Rerun)

12/29/2020
I had an instant, warm rapport with Nigella Lawson when I interviewed her in 2015, so much so that she deemed us "kitchen cousins." Nigella and I talked about the healing power of food and our shared impromptu style of cooking. Her new book (available in North America in Spring 2021) and BBC program with the same title "Cook, Eat, Repeat" beautifully reflect the comforting pleasure of cooking.

Duration:00:11:33

Baking Maven and Food Network Star Anna Olson Shares Tricks of the Trade (Rerun)

12/23/2020
With cooler temperatures and holidays ahead comes the urge to bake! In my podcast interview with baker 'par excellence' Anna Olson we discuss how to treat over burns, pan dimensions, why unsalted butter is better and baking tips and tricks.

Duration:00:14:22