Thanksgiving is one week away! You know what that means: We're talking all about the biggest food holiday of the year. First up, Carla Lalli Music walks us through the Big Four: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. Then, writer Rembert Browne talks about his essay on Thanksgiving in Atlanta.
Tia Keenan is a cheese expert and writer (it's a real job!). This week, site director Carey Polis chats with Tia about how she got into this profession, how you might consider building your next cheese plate, and why night cheese (it's a real thing!) is in a whole different category from the fancy stuff. After that, we break down how to make BA's Best Macaroni and Cheese.
Food director Carla Lalli Music sits down with Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. Deb was one of the first very successful food bloggers back in 2003. Fourteen years, a family, and two cookbooks later, she's still at it. Her latest book, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, just came out and is all about the kind of food you want to make for your family–practical and still delicious. Deb and Carla talk about her upcoming tour, the art of recipe testing, and how the internet has changed the way people...
Alison Roman is a writer, recipe developer, and author of the new cookbook Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes. Alison knows that you don't need to spend days planning, shopping for, and stressing over a dinner party. She talks through her philosophy of a more laid-back affair, as well as those highly cookable recipes in her book. *This podcast was recorded at the Sonos Store NYC in Manhattan.*
We hold this truth to be self evident: No one is ever disappointed by a simple, beautiful, classic roast chicken. And this week we're telling you exactly how to do it. After that, Carla Lalli Music and Claire Saffitz chat with one of our listeners about cooking in college.
Pete Wells has been the restaurant critic of the New York Times for six years. He doesn't make TV appearances and very rarely goes to events, all in the name of keeping a low profile. We talk to him about what it's like to be constantly going out to restaurants, and what it means to be a critic in 2017.
These days it's hard not to be political–even when what you do for a living is write about food. We talk to Julia Turshen, cook and cookbook author, about why it's important to weigh in and speak out. It's something we talk about here at BA a lot, and it's something she did in her latest release called Feed the Resistance, a compilation of recipes and ideas from folks around the country whose stories and traditions so often go unheard. After that, test kitchen manager Brad Leone lets us on...
We reach for vinegar every day, but have you ever really thought about it where it comes from? It can be made of anything from wine to rice to apple cider--even honey. Andy Baraghani talks to Michael Harlan Turkell about his new cookbook, Acid Trip, which explores the world of vinegar and teaches you how to make it at home. After that, Carla Lalli Music tells you the 20 most important lessons she's learned cooking in professional kitchens.
Andrew Knowlton chats with the chefs behind two of our Hot 10 restaurants. First, Vansana Nolintha and Patrick Woodson from Brewery Bhavana in Raleigh, North Carolina--a dim sum restaurant, brewery, flower shop, and bookstore all in one. Then, Mason Hereford and Colleen Quarls from Turkey and the Wolf, also known as the craziest, tastiest, most out-there sandwich shop in the country.
Carla Music and Amiel Stanek tell you how to sidestep mushy and flavorless beans to make them truly delicious (seriously, they are obsessed with beans). After that, Carla chats with one of our listeners about how to get her picky kids to try (and learn to love!) vegetables, without having to hide them in other foods.
Natural wine seems to be popping up everywhere these days, but what exactly does “natural” mean? How is it made? What kinds should you be ordering? Andrew Knowlton and contributing wine writer Marissa Ross are here to answer all your questions. After that, a listener from Augusta, GA calls in so that Carla Lalli Music can diminish her seafood fears.
We just announced our Hot 10 list of the best new restaurants in America (find it online and in our September issue). Adam talks with Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer about their 35,000-mile journey to 41 different cities—all in the name of finding the most innovative and delicious food across the country.
Chef, teacher, and author Samin Nosrat believes anyone can cook great food—as long as they have an understanding of salt, fat, acid, and heat. Samin breaks down those four elements into an easily digestible (and fascinating!) science lesson in her recently-released cookbook, and on this week's episode.
You know how avocado toast is the one thing everyone loves to hate? And also just totally loves? John Birdsall talks about the history of the simple, hugely popular snack and how it came to warrant such strong feelings. After that, it's all about peach desserts—with only five ingredients.
In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. Tune in next Friday to hear more. And if you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, eatbasically.com.
You know when you pack your whole family up and go to a new place? Getting out of your normal routine can present a whole new world of eating. Adam Rapoport talks to Jenny Rosenstrach and Carla Lalli Music about the challenges and the successes of taking kids on vacation. After that, The New Yorker's Nick Paumgarten tells the story of that beautiful, flaky sea salt from the shores of England that has become ubiquitous in American kitchens: Maldon.