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Season 2, Episode 12: Final Roundup

Season 2 ends with a baker's half-dozen of last looks. The books are: [Secret] Sauces Back Pocket Pasta The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Cooking Burma Superstar Give a Girl A Knife The Science of Cooking WD-50 The Level Teaspoon's home on the web is here:


Season 2, Episode 11

With little more than some rice- and soy-based pantry ingredients and maybe a bit of seaweed, you too can bring Japanese cuisine to life in your kitchen. In this episode, a longtime cooking teacher shows you how. The Level Teaspoon's home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 10: The Far Away Nearby

What's the next best thing to traveling the world and eating everything under the sun? Getting someone who's already done that to give you the recipes. The Level Teaspoon's home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 9: Preheat to 350°

A baking book, coming on the end of the longest string of successful cookbooks from one restaurateur that I can think of. Pull out the mixer and preheat the oven! because it's raining cookies. The Level Teaspoon's home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 8: Once Smitten, Twice Tried

She practically invented the food blog eleven years ago, from her tiny Manhattan kitchen, and in 2012, her first cookbook shot to the top of the charts. Can lightning strike again? A second outing from one of the food blogosphere's best-loved voices. The Level Teaspoon's home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 7: Off the Masthead, into the Limelight

One hit after another, in a smart new release from an author better known for her behind-the-scenes work in the food world. The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 6: Blue in the Kitchen

After a series of recipe-testing flops and misfires in the Level Teaspoon kitchen, the week's third cookbook more ways than one. The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 5: Instantaneous

My turn to have a go with the hottest kitchen appliance like, ever - and to sift through the teetering pile of cookbooks seeking to capitalize on its success for the one I like most of all. The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 4: Not Shy!

A second venture from a New York chef with a famous name and a fearless way with flavor. The question of the day: if it works in a restaurant, will it work in your home kitchen? The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 3: Pho-give & Pho-get

In which I finally get to tell you about a book I've been dying to share since February. Ready your marrow bones and rock your stock pots, because this one is truly phenomenal.* [*Cue straining sounds as I hold myself back from resorting to the most overused pun in kitchendom.] The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 2: Whiz Kid

In which I share with you a very hot new release associated with a certain magazine, a certain pair of spectacles and a certain bow tie. The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: Come visit and see what's cooking!


Season 2, Episode 1: Brain Freeze

In which I share with you the very best ice cream book from all of 2017.


Announcing: Season 2 of The Level Teaspoon

Greetings, Level Teaspoon listeners! Season Two is around the corner! There will be a new format for the show, AND - drumroll - the Level Teaspoon now has a Patreon page with special features for subscribers. Yes, there will be a weekly cookbook giveaway! and much more, which you'll hear about it in this short season intro. And you can come visit at See you in September! And meanwhile don't forget - measure carefully, but always season to taste!


EPISODE 15 - SEASON FINALE: HOLIDAY COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Pt. 3 - Kids' Cookbooks & Stocking Stuffers / Roast chicken, roast cabbage, pain de campagne & *croissants*!!!

KIDS' COOKBOOKS recommendations: and [not mentioned on the podcast but also worth considering for younger kids]: Jane Kelly was a senior manager and CEO in the music and TV industry in the UK. Her career kicked off working for the independent record label Stiff Records, then starting the first music TV station in Europe and later running one of the Virgin Group companies. In the late 90s she started and ran a website business selling cookbooks. She loves to cook though is cursed...


EPISODE 14: Holiday COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Pt. 2 - ETHNIC COOKBOOKS / Chicken lettuce wraps, spinach-Gruyère soufflé, simple salad

Ethnic/Regional Cookbook Recommendations: This week's guest #1: Sally Ekus Sally Ekus is a literary agent and co-owner of The Lisa Ekus Group, a full service culinary agency specializing in literary and talent representation. She represents a wide range of culinary talent, from first-time cookbook authors to seasoned chefs, professional food writers to bloggers, and internet and television personalities (and she also represented my own book, A Spoonful of Promises!). Sally...


Episode 13: Holiday COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Pt. 1 - BAKING BOOKS / Chocolate and Brown Sugar Buttercream Rolled Cake with Crushed Pistachios and Double-Chocolate Chunk Blondie Bars with Bourbon Ganache!

Baking Book Recommendations: This week's guest: Jenny Hartin "I am the Cookbook Promotions Manager for Eat Your Books and the founder of The Cookbook Junkies, a Facebook group of 38,000 cookbook fanatics and website of the same name located here. I wrote a column on cookbook reviews for TasteBook and I write a bi-weekly column for Sunday Supper Movement. I also provide reviews for Publishers Weekly. A New Yorker for over 15 years, I moved to Colorado three years ago with my husband and...


EPISODE 12: The Thanksgiving PIE episode / Potato-stuffed Chiles Rellenos & Purple Potato Focaccia!

Pie Books mentioned in Episode 12: This week's guest: Becky Selengut is a cookbook author, cooking teacher, dog wrangler, cocktail lover and comedy podcaster. She can be found at This week's test cookbook: Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked - and Fried, too! by Raghavan Iyer (Workman Publishing) Potato-stuffed Chiles Rellenos recipe Purple Potato Focaccia recipe Episode 12 Music 'Warmer,' by Andy Cohen Episode 12 Sound Effects reinsamba, timbre, Projects...


EPISODE 11: Best Recipes 2016 Begins / All About Breakfast

Something different this week: I begin my annual search for the Best Recipes of 2016. In this episode, we look at one of them: Ningbo Omelet with Dried Shrimp and Chives, from Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop. Also: assorted breakfast recipes from Rise and Shine, by Katie Sullivan-Morford, with guest Jandro Levins. Alejandro Levins is an entrepreneur, investor and consultant interested in improving our food system through innovation. His love of eating and feeding others led...


EPISODE 10: Vegan Adventures and Misadventures, the Perils of Okra, Japanese Home Cooking / Dorie's Cookies! (with Kathy Gunst)

The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Little Brown) Turkish Delights: Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea by John Gregory-Smith, by John Gregory-Smith (Kyle Books) Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking, by Masahiru Morimoto (Ecco Press) Noteworthy titles Food Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Our Edible World by Julia Rothman (Storey Press) Toast Hash Roast Mash: Real...


EPISODE 9: Susie's Epic Fail, Sous Vide at Home, Learn to Cook Indian / A Malaysian Fish Curry & a Persian Dinner

Episode 9 Review Titles Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables! Turbocharged Recipes fro Vegetables with Guts, by Peter Meehan (10 Speed) 1 Sous Vide at Home: The Modern Technique for Perfectly Cooked Meals, by Lisa Fetterman (10 Speed) The Indian Cooking Course, by Monisha Baradwaj (Kyle Books) Noteworthy titles What Good Cooks Know: 20 Years of Test Kitchen Expertise in One Essential Handbook by the Editors of America's Test Kitchen (America's Test Kitchen) 30 Ingredients, by...


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