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From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist 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 an...Show More

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Deep Run Roots: Vivian Howard Eats North Carolina

51:00 | Jan 25th

Chef Vivian Howard returns home to rural NC to cook her roots. Plus a computer designs the ultimate chocolate chip cookie; our tip for transforming stale bread; Pork and Kimchi Stew; and what's on Adam Gopnik's weekly menu.

Nigella Lawson Speaks Out on Hash, Traybakes, Salad Snobs and Kierkegaard

50:59 | Jan 18th

We catch up with British food star Nigella Lawson about the philosophy of life and home cooking. Plus does coffee cause cancer?; Pakistan's Martha Stewart; pisto; and quick yogurt sauce. (Originally published May 24, 2018.)

Mad French Food Scientist Cooks Up YouTube

51:03 | Jan 11th

Alex French Guy Cooking does crazy food science from Paris. Plus the amazing history of pickles; Shabbat at Wendy's; and chicken under a brick.

The Mystery of the $13,500 Melon

51:30 | Jan 4th

Why Tokyo shoppers spend a fortune on fruits as gifts. Plus the truth about dietary supplements; a food tour of Lisbon; Spanish tortillas at home; and how to mellow onions.

Ina Garten is a Messy Cook: The Hidden World of the Barefoot Contessa

52:17 | Dec 28th, 2018

Also on this week's show: Up with pomegranate molasses; sheet-pan roasted chicken; J. Kenji López-Alt investigates the science of baking pizza at home; and why Australian cuisine is the most diverse, adventurous on the planet! (Originally published S...Show More

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

53:31 | Dec 21st, 2018

Yotam Ottolenghi, the master of Middle Eastern food, speeds it up and pares it back! Also on this week's show: recipes for a homemade Christmas with Yvette Van Boven; the secret of Taiwan's beef noodle soup; how to make herb salts; and J. Kenji López...Show More

John Carter Cash Remembers the Food and Music of Johnny Cash and June Carter

55:16 | Dec 14th, 2018

Musician and record producer John Carter Cash explains why he loves cooking with Mountain Dew, reveals his recipe for Southern cornbread, and shares stories and recipes from his family's table. Also on this week's show: grandmothers do the cooking at...Show More

Pizza, Chocolate Fountains and Mac & Cheese for 5,000 People: Alon Shaya’s Long Road to Chefdom

53:38 | Dec 7th, 2018

Alon Shaya is having a moment—he’s just opened two new restaurants and published his first book. But his success wasn’t always a given. We chat about his circuitous path and the food he ate along the way. Also on this week's show: Julia Turshen makes...Show More

The Breath of A Wok: Wok Master Grace Young Stirs it Up!

53:23 | Nov 30th, 2018

Also on this week's show: Reporter Danny Lewis reports on Elbert Budin and how he made food fly; we go to Tunisia for a couscous cooking lesson; and J. Kenji López-Alt explores the differences between flours. (Originally aired January 18, 2018.)

Tales of a Puerto Rican Kitchen: Von Diaz Mixes Coconuts and Collards

53:13 | Nov 23rd, 2018

We chat with Von Diaz about the flavors of Puerto Rican cooking and the world’s best breakfast sandwich. Also on this week's show: Molly Yeh moves to Minnesota and trades Sichuan take-out for hotdish and beet farming; a recipe for chocolate-almond sp...Show More

Binging with Babish: Andrew Rea Cooks Game of Thrones. Dothraki Blood Pie, Anyone?

54:50 | Nov 16th, 2018

Meet the YouTube star who recreates recipes from classic movies and TV shows. Also on this week's show: the amazing food of the Islamic world; J. Kenji Lopéz-Alt talks turkey skin; Indian-spiced butternut squash soup; and make-ahead blanched greens.

Death and Foraging in Tasmania: Intrepid Explorer Sarah Marquis Hikes the Wilderness

53:09 | Nov 9th, 2018

The Swiss explorer discusses how she cooks and forages in the wild and why the mental journey is a bigger challenge than the physical. Also on this week’s show: Strange tales of food and the British Empire; ricotta-semolina cheesecake; Oaxacan Hot Ch...Show More

Lights! Camera! Action! Food! The history of food photography from Betty Crocker to Gourmet Magazine

53:30 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Also on this week's show: Homestyle Cooking from southeast India; the best soup in the world; the truth about drinking and health; and grams versus cups. (Originally aired February 22, 2018.)

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

51:38 | Oct 26th, 2018

The Chez Panisse founder discusses the early days of the historic Berkeley institution and the power of taste to change lives. Also on this week's show: Our trip to Sicily for the real Pasta e Fagioli; Jerrelle Guy chats about her debut book, Black G...Show More

Chili Buns and Pickled Bologna: A 4,000 Mile Road Trip Through Appalachia

52:27 | Oct 19th, 2018

Ronni Lundy, author of “Victuals,” eats her way through Appalachia. Also on this week's show: Mark Kurlansky reveals the shocking, often deadly history of milk; we travel to Genoa to uncover the authentic recipe for Pesto Genovese; and Dr. Aaron Carr...Show More

Secret History of Peanut Butter: How One Woman Changed the FDA

53:12 | Oct 12th, 2018

Also on this week's show: Do low-fat diets work?; Filipino food in Tel Aviv; and yellow split pea curry. (Originally aired 4/5, 2018.)

The Food World According to Mimi Sheraton

51:49 | Oct 5th, 2018

Mimi Sheraton, the first woman restaurant critic at The New York Times, doesn't trust anonymous crowd-sourced reviews and says that authentic food is in the eye of the eater. Also on this week's show: The near death of Tex-Mex; how to make a simple T...Show More

Ina Garten is a Messy Cook: The Hidden World of the Barefoot Contessa

53:25 | Sep 28th, 2018

Also on this week's show: Up with pomegranate molasses; sheet-pan roasted chicken; J. Kenji López-Alt investigates the science of baking pizza at home; and why Australian cuisine is the most diverse, adventurous on the planet!

Nadine Levy Redzepi: Danish Dream Cakes, Anchovies and the Hygge Way of Life

52:28 | Sep 21st, 2018

Also on this week's show: The egg mogul who finally went to jail; authentic no-stir polenta; homemade coconut milk; and the French who put ice cubes in wine!

The Lost Kitchen: Erin French Has 20,000 Restaurant Reservations in Freedom, Maine

51:48 | Sep 14th, 2018

Also on this week's show: Pumpkin spice gone wild; dump and stir Spanish Almond Cake; and the truth about fish and mercury.

Ramen Rock: Cult Band Shonen Knife Sings about Food, Not Love

52:58 | Sep 7th, 2018

This week, NPR's Maria Godoy reports on pop-punk band Shonen Knife; Milk Street travels to Taipei, to a cooking school that teaches street food; our recipe for shaved zucchini salad; and dry versus sweet wines. Originally aired August 24, 2017.

The Cooking Gene: Michael Twitty Stirs Up the South

53:21 | Aug 31st, 2018

Also on this week's show: Why foods go viral; new ways with miso; wine boot camp; and sumac meets tomatoes.

BraveTart: Stella Parks Reimagines America’s Favorite Sweets

53:15 | Aug 24th, 2018

Also on this week's show: Barbecue around the world, from boodog to hāngi; LA's Cambodian donut shops; whisk tips; and Austrian plum cake.

Bollywood Kitchen: Singing, Dancing, Cooking!

51:51 | Aug 17th, 2018

Also on this week's show: The true story of donuts and war; Spanish-style French toast; and defending MSG. (Originally aired April 12, 2018.)

Gonzalo Guzmán’s Nopalito: Inside a Mexican Kitchen

51:47 | Aug 10th, 2018

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?

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

53:15 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Also on this week's show: The Gefilte Manifesto – modern Jewish home cooking; Taiwanese grilled corn; and Dan Pashman on the Library of Congress Cooking Club.

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

52:22 | Jul 27th, 2018

Are supermarket leafy greens dangerous?; inside Brooklyn's Aska Restaurant; and olive oil bundt cake from Italy.

Buttermilk Graffiti: Chef Edward Lee Hits The Road to Eat The New America

51:44 | Jul 20th, 2018

Kim Severson on the hunt for a lost strain of rice; J. Kenji López-Alt on salt; and pie plates for grilling.

The Potlikker Papers: Food Meets Politics in The American South

52:25 | Jul 13th, 2018

The Mafia muscles in on Italian bakeries, cooking for civil rights with John T. Edge, Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on airline dining and the new fattoush. Originally aired July 13, 2017.

How to Eat A Peach: Diana Henry on The Art of The Perfect Simple Menu

51:43 | Jul 6th, 2018

The ethics of free ice cream samples; pork/pineapple tacos; and Whetstone Magazine travels the world.

Desperately Seeking Garifuna! The Amazing History, Food and Language of the Garifuna People

51:46 | Jun 29th, 2018

Ruth Rodgers from The River Café; the bubbles of summer; and spaghetti al limone.

Shrimp, Sprite and Pig Head: The Mysteries and Delights of True Filipino Cuisine

51:46 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Water fights (and eating well) in Myanmar; cheesier pasta; and Adam Gopnik on wine and philosophy.

Harvard and The Chef: How Joanne Chang used Applied Mathematics to Build a Baking Empire

52:12 | Jun 15th, 2018

We interview Brad Leone, star of Bon Appetit's "Its Alive with Brad”; introduce our recipe for Salmon Chraimeh; learn to toast grains; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on the geometry of a pizza slice.

The Food Explorer: The Man Who Discovered Avocados, Kale and Quinoa

51:53 | Jun 8th, 2018

Ben Franklin electrocutes turkeys; and J. Kenji López-Alt on why pepperoni curls on pizza.

Wine Label Revolution: Goodbye Chateau, Hello Dancing Frog!

53:50 | Jun 1st, 2018

The new Harlem fusion cooking; corks or screwcaps?; and pasta with broccoli sauce.

Nigella Lawson Speaks Out on Hash, Traybakes, Salad Snobs and Kierkegaard (corrected)

51:50 | May 30th, 2018

Does coffee cause cancer?; Pakistan's Martha Stewart; pisto; and quick yogurt sauce. *This episode is a corrected version that fixes an error in the previous version.

Beyoncé, Saffron and the New Women Farmers of Afghanistan

51:53 | May 18th, 2018

Saffron, the new Afghan crop; Meathead Goldwyn on barbecue ribs; The Food Lab on the mortar and pestle; and our recipe for whipped cream biscuits and strawberries.

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

51:51 | May 11th, 2018

Everyday Turkish cooking at Özlem's Table; TV dinner etiquette; three-cup chicken; homemade chile oil.

Roast Chicken in A War Zone: Life, Death, and Cooking in Syria

51:47 | May 4th, 2018

The true history of The Settlement Cookbook; making vanilla sugar; beef tomato stir-fry; and Adam Gopnik.

An American in Paris

51:52 | Apr 27th, 2018

David Lebovitz buys an apartment in Paris (and barely survives the experience); our recipe for light, bright Cape Malay curry; we discover momo, spicy Nepalese dumplings; and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on the new science of taste.

The Last Florida Orange: Death of An Industry?

51:47 | Apr 20th, 2018

Fad foods; the secret history of Jack Daniel's; freezing soaked beans; and Colombian pot roast.

Bollywood Kitchen: Singing, Dancing, Cooking!

52:48 | Apr 13th, 2018

The true story of donuts and war; Spanish-style French toast; and defending MSG.

The Peanut Butter Wars: A Homemaker Changes How Food is Regulated in America

53:46 | Apr 6th, 2018

Filipino delicacies found at a bus station in Tel Aviv; Marketplace's Krissy Clark reports on the peanut butter controversy that changed how the FDA regulates commercial foods; and how to revive stale spices.

147: The Three-Star Soup Kitchen

52:20 | Mar 30th, 2018

Italian chef Massimo Bottura feeds the world; ARFID is a new picky eating disorder; our recipe for ricotta cheesecake; and the New Yorker's Adam Gopnik on what the next generation is drinking. Originally aired 12/8-12/15, 2017.

209: Hippie Food: The Secret History of Avocado Toast, Smoothies, Carob Cookies and The Health Food Store

52:17 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Joshua McFadden cooks for six seasons; easy French chicken in a pot; coconut rice; and Dan Pashman on pork.

208: The Bitter Truth: Brad Parsons on Bitters, Amaro and Distillery Cats Turned Social Media Stars

52:23 | Mar 16th, 2018

The women who run France's Champagne industry; Thai stir-fried spinach; making saffron salt; and Stephen Meuse on wine.

207: Beyond Blini and Borscht: A Return to Russian Cooking with Blinchiki, Pyanka and Uzbek Watermelon

52:52 | Mar 9th, 2018

The sweet rewards of bitter food; easy garlic confit; sweet potato cake from Macau; and what to eat when you’re blue.

144: Why Does Bread Rise? Nathan Myhrvold on Bread Science

52:12 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Nathan Myhrvold on Modernist Bread; J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on the science of cooking meat; smashed potatoes; and a quick Turkish supper from Robyn Eckhardt, author of “Istanbul and Beyond.” (Originally aired 11/09/2017, Available for rerun Thursday 3/1 -...Show More

206: Lights! Camera! Action! Food! The history of food photography from Betty Crocker to Gourmet Magazine

52:17 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Homestyle Cooking from southeast India; the best soup in the world; the truth about drinking and health; and grams versus cups.

205: An American in Paris: How Chef Braden Perkins Crashed The Paris Restaurant Scene

53:26 | Feb 16th, 2018

Grace Young on stir-fried rice; J. Kenji López-Alt on cooking with alcohol; and Vietnamese meatball soup.

204: The Man Who Loved Wine: Anne Fadiman on Her Father’s Life, Times and Wine Obsession

51:15 | Feb 9th, 2018

The only 24-hour ice cream store in New York City; chocolate-almond cookies; is raw cookie dough dangerous?

141: The Quick Palestine Cook: Bold, Easy, Fresh

51:13 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Reem Kassis brings us quick and easy weeknight cooking from Palestine; our tip for peeling ginger; we travel to India to try medicinal camel's milk; and J. Kenji Lopez Alt reveals how to cook beans. (Originally aired 10/12/17)

203: The Secret History of White Meat: Why America Loves Breasts Not Legs

53:25 | Jan 26th, 2018

Israeli chef Einat Admony on real couscous; foolproof cacio e pepe; roast sweet potatoes; and muffin madness.

202: The Breath of A Wok: Wok Master Grace Young Stirs it Up!

51:11 | Jan 19th, 2018

Reporter Danny Lewis reports on Elbert Budin and how he made food fly; we go to Tunisia for a couscous cooking lesson; and J. Kenji López-Alt explores the differences between flours.

143: Ottolenghi’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Desserts

52:22 | Jan 12th, 2018

Former Eater Editor Helen Rosner on what's hot in food media; Sumac Chicken; cooking onions; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on Willy Wonka, food and parenting. (Originally aired 11/4/17)

201: Harvard and The Chef: How Joanne Chang used Applied Mathematics to Build a Baking Empire

51:11 | Jan 5th, 2018

We interview Brad Leone, star of Bon Appetit's "Its Alive with Brad”; introduce our recipe for Salmon Chraimeh; learn to toast grains; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on the geometry of a pizza slice.

149: The French Revolution: Paris Unveils New Bistros, New Menus, and New Chefs

52:00 | Dec 29th, 2017

Lindsey Tramuta on the New Paris cuisine; we take a pilgrimage to India; offer a new recipe for steamed marmalade pudding; and wine expert Stephen Meuse has tips on the best glasses to use for champagne.

139: The Sheepherder’s Ball: Basque Cooking in America

53:33 | Dec 22nd, 2017

The Kitchen Sisters report on the secret history and food of Basque sheepherders in America; our recipe for French apple cake; and the difference between mass-produced and artistan wines.

148: Kaukasis: The Secret Recipes of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Beyond

53:01 | Dec 15th, 2017

The amazing food of Georgia with Olia Hercules; Milk Street's top 10 cookbooks of the year; porchetta comes home; and dressing up the holiday table with Athena Calderone.

147: The Three-Star Soup Kitchen

53:33 | Dec 8th, 2017

Italian chef Massimo Bottura feeds the world; ARFID is a new picky eating disorder; our recipe for ricotta cheesecake; and the New Yorker's Adam Gopnik on what the next generation is drinking.

146: The Poison Squad: In 1902, Why Do 12 Volunteers Eat Poison with Every Meal?

52:37 | Dec 1st, 2017

Eating poison leads to the founding of the FDA; our recipe for the best gingerbread; Dr. Aaron Carroll on the truth about artificial sweeteners; and sourdough bread turns into a futuristic novel by Robin Sloan.

126: BBQ Adventure: Heat and Meat in Gugulethu, Cape Town

52:34 | Nov 24th, 2017

We travel to Cape Town, South Africa, for insane barbecue; Melissa Clark rethinks how to cook at home; poet Nikki Giovanni remembers her grandparents' rack of lamb recipe; and Adam Gopnik unpacks his dream of the cast-iron pan. (Originally aired 5/27...Show More

145: Thanksgiving Special: From Calcutta to Make-Ahead Mashed

53:01 | Nov 17th, 2017

Reporter Sandip Roy desperately seeks turkey in Calcutta; tea-rubbed maple turkey; The Sporkful's Dan Pashman onThanksgiving Anxiety; holiday call-ins with Sara Moulton; the science behind tryptophan with Dr. Aaron Carroll; The New Yorker's Adam Gopn...Show More

144: Why Does Bread Rise? Nathan Myhrvold on Bread Science

53:01 | Nov 10th, 2017

Nathan Myhrvold on Modernist Bread; J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on the science of cooking meat;smashed potatoes; and a quick Turkish supper from Robyn Eckhardt, author of “Istanbul and Beyond.”

143: Ottolenghi’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Desserts

52:11 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Former Eater Editor Helen Rosner on what's hot in food media; Sumac Chicken; cooking onions; and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful on Willy Wonka, food and parenting.

142: The Amazon/Whole Foods Revolution

52:45 | Oct 27th, 2017

Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey on the future of supermarkets; Dawson City, Yukon, Canada's "Sour Toe Cocktail"; our recipe for Vietnamese Coffee Cake; salt and pepper get divorced; and Dr. Aaron Carroll on why eggs are safe.

134: New York Times’ Kim Severson on Paula Deen, Alton Brown and Thomas Keller

51:40 | Oct 20th, 2017

Kim Severson, National Food Correspondent for The New York Times, interviews famous food celebrities including Paula Deen, Alton Brown, and Thomas Keller; author Crystal King explores the food of ancient Rome; margaritas the Milk Street way; and Dr. ...Show More

141: The Quick Palestine Cook: Bold, Easy, Fresh

52:24 | Oct 13th, 2017

Reem Kassis brings us quick and easy weeknight cooking from Palestine; our tip for peeling ginger; we travel to India to try medicinal camel's milk; and J. Kenji Lopez Alt reveals how to cook beans.

140: David Lebovitz: An American in Paris

52:11 | Oct 6th, 2017

David Lebovitz buys an apartment in Paris (and barely survives the experience); our recipe for light, bright Cape Malay curry; we discover momo, spicy Nepalese dumplings; and Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on the new science of taste.

130: NPR’s Ari Shapiro Eats the World

51:48 | Sep 29th, 2017

Ari Shapiro eats everything; all about salt; Japanese Potato salad; and podcasting chocolate with The Slow Melt. (Originally aired 7/1/2017)

139: The Sheepherder’s Ball: Basque Cooking in America

53:16 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The Kitchen Sisters report on the secret history and food of Basque sheepherders in America; our recipe for French apple cake; and the difference between mass-produced and artistan wines.

138: Beyond Baklava: The Real Turkish Cooking

53:42 | Sep 15th, 2017

A culinary tour of Turkey with Robyn Eckhardt; San Antonio food critic Mike Sutter eats 365 tacos; Dan Pashman of The Sporkful makes Rosa Parks' peanut butter pancakes; and our recipe for Trapanese pesto.

137: What She Ate: From Eva Braun to Helen Gurley Brown

51:17 | Sep 8th, 2017

Laura Shapiro investigates the foodways of famous women, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Eva Braun; we travel to Okinawa for Blue Seal Ice Cream; we visit Istanbul for the best Turkish kofte; and Kenji Lopez Alt on marinades.

124: The World of Food According to David Leite

51:15 | Sep 1st, 2017

David Leite analyzes himself plus naturally lactose-free milk,and grown-up chocolate chip cookies.

136: Ramen Rock: Cult Band Shonen Knife Sings About Food, Not Love

52:27 | Aug 25th, 2017

Pop-punk band Shonen Knife; Taiwan School of Street Food; shaved zucchini salad; and dry vs. sweet wines.

135: Beyoncé, Saffron and the New Women Farmers of Afghanistan

51:46 | Aug 18th, 2017

Saffron, the new Afghan crop; Meathead Goldwyn on barbecue ribs; The Food Lab on the mortar and pestle; and our recipe for whipped cream biscuits and strawberries.

134: New York Times’ Kim Severson on Paula Deen, Alton Brown and Thomas Keller

51:47 | Aug 11th, 2017

Interviews with famous foodies; the cuisine of ancient Rome; our recipe for margaritas; Christopher Kimball's top 5 food books; and coffee as health food.

123: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Elements of Good Cooking

51:14 | Aug 4th, 2017

The science of how to cook with Samin Nosrat, burgers of the future with The Sporkful, pasta at the ready, skirt steak salad, and we take your calls. (Originally aired 4/29/2017)

133: Yashim Cooks Istanbul: Eat Like The Sultan

51:50 | Jul 28th, 2017

Great recipes from Istanbul; Cuban-spiced burgers; Melissa Clark whips up supper; and the New Yorker's Adam Gopnik Dishes bearnaise.

132: New Orleans Serves Ramen

51:48 | Jul 21st, 2017

Brett Anderson on the new New Orleans food scene; Dr. Aaron Carroll says goodbye to the low-salt diet; cooking the Ghanaian way with Zoe Adjonyoh; and our recipe for Moroccan Chicken Skewers.

131: The Potlikker Papers: Food Meets Politics in the American South

52:18 | Jul 14th, 2017

The Mafia muscles in on Italian bakeries, cooking for civil rights with John T. Edge, Dan Pashman on airline dining and the new fattoush.

115: Eat, Cook, Love in Senegal

51:48 | Jul 7th, 2017

Pierre Thiam on the food of Senegal; our recipe for Tahini Swirl Brownies; a tip for all-new compound butters; chef and restaurateur Damon Baehrel on his "mystery restaurant" in upstate New York; and Dr. Aaron Carroll investigates how looking at food...Show More

130: NPR’s Ari Shapiro Eats the World

51:14 | Jun 30th, 2017

Ari Shapiro eats everything; all about salt; Japanese potato salad; and podcasting chocolate with The Slow Melt.

129: Sugar Bad, Fat OK?

51:48 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Reporter Gary Taubes makes the case against sugar; we explore baklava, from Syria to Brooklyn; Dan Pashman debunks restaurant-etiquette myths; and we share our recipe for Thai barbecue chicken.

128: Tel Aviv: The Search for Real Hummus

52:18 | Jun 16th, 2017

We travel to Tel Aviv to celebrate hummus, plus Cherry Bombe's Kerry Diamond, Tartine's Liz Pruitt, and wine expert Stephen Meuse explains the cru wine system.

114: Dorie’s Cookies

52:53 | Jun 9th, 2017

Dorie Greenspan remembers her experiences with Julia Child, wine expert Stephen Meuse decodes vintage wines, we offer our recipes for high-heat scrambled eggs and Georgian Chicken Soup, Nigella Lawson gives us a quick Tuesday night meal, and Sara Mou...Show More

127: Corby Kummer Speaks

51:15 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Journalist Corby Kummer on the best cup of coffee, horsemeat, Paula Wolfert, and the state of modern food writing.

126: BBQ Adventure: Heat and Meat in Gugulethu, Cape Town

51:15 | May 26th, 2017

We travel to Cape Town, South Africa, for insane barbecue, and Melissa Clark rethinks how to cook at home.

125: Deborah Madison Does Veggies Better

51:47 | May 19th, 2017

Deborah Madison on cooking simply, Nancy Silverton does sourdough, chipotle shrimp, cuvée wine, and aerating red wine.

111: The Joy of Turkish Cooking

52:46 | May 12th, 2017

Ana Sortun unveils the secrets of Turkish cooking, Vietnamese-style weeknight dinner with Andrea Nguyen, wine expert Stephen Meuse explores the sommelier's romance with one wine, and caramel oranges.

124: The World of Food According to David Leite

53:28 | May 5th, 2017

David Leite analyzes himself plus naturally lactose-free milk,and grown-up chocolate chip cookies.

123: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Elements of Good Cooking

52:48 | Apr 28th, 2017

The science of how to cook with Samin Nosrat, burgers of the future with The Sporkful, pasta at the ready, skirt steak salad, and we take your calls.

112: Saffron Tales

51:41 | Apr 21st, 2017

This week on Milk Street Radio,Yasmin Khan gives us a closer look at Iranian food and her personal journey with it. We'll also offer our recipe for quick pork tapas and a tip for cooking pasta in its sauce. Dr. Aaron Carroll explores the truth about ...Show More

122: The Mean Streets of Boston Chef, Barbara Lynch

51:49 | Apr 14th, 2017

This week, Christopher Kimball takes a tour of South Boston and learns about the secret life of chef Barbara Lynch; Dr. Aaron Carroll campaigns for dissing the 5-second rule; Ana Sortun gives a quick recipe for a midweek Turkish supper; and we presen...Show More

121: The Food Lab Plays 20 Questions

52:11 | Apr 7th, 2017

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt takes a food-science pop quiz; KFC is short for Korean Fried Chicken; pound cake is reborn; and Adam Gopnik's ode to celery and parsley.

120: Buddhist Chef: The Right Way to Cook

51:37 | Mar 31st, 2017

Cooking with Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan; discovering British puddings, from haggis to spotted dick; reporting on the New Jersey Ham Wars; and making Thai fried rice.

119: From Africa to the Americas: Carolina rice, jambalaya, gumbo and the cultured life

53:38 | Mar 24th, 2017

Plus: Shaking up cocktails, Peruvian pesto, the Italian fried spleen sandwich, and Jura wines.

118: José Andrés: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Life!

51:43 | Mar 17th, 2017

Plus: Cracked potatoes, Dr. Aaron Carroll on food-fad whiplash, flavored whipped cream, and Tuesday night dinner with Claire Ptak.

117: Eating the Outback

51:47 | Mar 10th, 2017

Australian blogger and forager Rohan Anderson makes sneaky eel dip and payback paella; Adam Gopnik reminisces about New York City's Carnegie Deli; Abraham Conlon of Chicago's Fat Rice reveals the home cooking of Macau; and we present our recipe for p...Show More

106: Taste of Persia

52:41 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Naomi Duguid discovers the backstreet cooking of Armenia, Georgia and Iran; plus we learn a better way to make stew; Fuchsia Dunlop joins us live at Milk Street; The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik discusses ethical eating; and we take your calls with Sara ...Show More

116: Vikram and Meeru’s Excellent Restaurant Adventure

54:15 | Feb 24th, 2017

This week, the new Indian cooking with Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij, hunting to eat with Louise Gray, Dan Pashman of WNYC's The Sporkful podcast plays with breakfast cereal, and our recipe for creamy pasta sauce.

115: Eat, Cook, Love in Senegal

53:13 | Feb 17th, 2017

This week, we talk to chef Pierre Thiam. The food of Senegal has big flavors and big heart, and Thiam reveals the culture that inspired him to cook. “In Senegal ... people believe that the more they share the food with you, the more plentiful their b...Show More

114: Dorie’s Cookies

54:00 | Feb 10th, 2017

This week on Milk Street Radio, master baker Dorie Greenspan remembers her experiences with Julia Child. “When I first met Julia she said... 'Have you ever seen the Dan Aykroyd Saturday Night Live skit? You know, where Dan Aykroyd imitates me?' She s...Show More

104: Nigella Bites Back

52:08 | Feb 3rd, 2017

This week on Milk Street Radio, we get up close and personal with Nigella Lawson. "You know the whole guilt thing I never quite get," says Lawson. "One of the things I’m asked most often when I’m interviewed is, 'What is your guilty pleasure?' And I ...Show More

113: The Simple Kitchen

51:42 | Jan 27th, 2017

This week on Milk Street Radio, British writer Diana Henry, author of "Simple", redefines home cooking and recalls an early memory at her parents' home in Ireland. "I was probably about 9 and they had a big party," Henry says. "It was a rainy night i...Show More

112: Saffron Tales

51:48 | Jan 20th, 2017

This week on Milk Street Radio,Yasmin Khan gives us a closer look at Iranian food and her personal journey with it. “I think saffron probably for me is the most evocative of all Iranian spices,” says Khan. “It has a very special kind of place in the ...Show More

111: The Joy of Turkish Cooking

51:49 | Jan 13th, 2017

This week on Milk Street Radio, chef Ana Sortun unveils the secrets of Turkish cooking. “I think the very first time I went to Turkey, I was invited to go study with a couple of women. One lived in the southeast of Turkey, and she organized a potluck...Show More

110: 48 Hours With Andy Ricker In Thailand

52:31 | Jan 6th, 2017

This week on Milk Street Radio, we speak with Andy Ricker (Pok Pok) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. “Western food ... builds flavor over time to come up with a monolithic, single, strong, rich flavor,” Ricker says. “Thai food and southeast Asian food, in ge...Show More

109: Ziggy Marley Stirs It Up

51:13 | Dec 30th, 2016

This week on Milk Street Radio, we interview Ziggy Marley about his new cookbook. “For me, the most special moments is when it comes from the place that you can’t explain. A lot of my songs, the one’s that ... give me that other worldly experience, I...Show More

102: The Baking Revolution

51:48 | Dec 23rd, 2016

This week on Milk Street Radio, we visit Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery in London. Claire says under-beat, under-fold and under-bake; plus we’ll give you our take on chocolate, prune and rum cake; Dan Pashman of the Sporkful talks about the science of ...Show More

108: Cooking the United Nations

51:11 | Dec 16th, 2016

This week on Milk Street Radio, we talk to blogger and writer Sasha Martin, who cooks through the alphabet starting with Afghanistan. "The first day we meet, the next day we are brothers," Sasha says, "And this idea that when we sit down to the food ...Show More

107: Michael Pollan Speaks Out

51:42 | Dec 9th, 2016

This week on Milk Street Radio, we talk with food writer Michael Pollan—author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and star of the Netflix series "Cooked." "I don’t think people are quite aware how many marketing messages for food they see in a day," Pollan sa...Show More

101: Good Morning Vietnam

51:45 | Dec 2nd, 2016

This week on Milk Street Radio, we take a look inside the Vietnamese kitchen and talk to Andrea Nguyen about everything from breakfast banh mi to “kheo.” “I think authenticity comes from the ability to cook well and to cook with intent,” Nguyen says....Show More

106: Taste of Persia

51:08 | Nov 25th, 2016

This week on Milk Street Radio, we discover the backstreet cooking of Armenia, Georgia and Iran with Naomi DuGuid: “We sit and sip tea together. That’s just magical — you know we don’t have a language, but we’re so appreciating that moment... there’s...Show More

105: What A Fish Knows

51:07 | Nov 18th, 2016

This week, we interview Jonathan Balcombe, author of the book What A Fish Knows; we send our intrepid reporter Olivia Humphreys to London where she removes her inhibitions and her clothes to report on the latest “naked pop-up;” we'll give you our rec...Show More

104: Nigella Bites Back

51:08 | Nov 11th, 2016

This week we get up close and personal with Nigella Lawson; plus quick Tuesday night meals with Lidia Bastianich; a revolutionary approach to foolproof pie dough; we'll talk to Stephanie Danler, author of the novel Sweetbitter; and we take your calls...Show More

103: The Pollen Detective

51:08 | Nov 4th, 2016

This week, we learn how pollen analysis is used to foil honey laundering and solve cold murder cases; plus our Chinese white-cooked chicken recipe; chef Andy Ricker’s favorite kitchen tools; we take your calls with Sara Moulton; wine expert Stephen M...Show More

102: The Baking Revolution

51:06 | Oct 28th, 2016

Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery in London says under-beat, under-fold and under-bake; plus chocolate, prune and rum cake with Rayna Jhaveri, Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on the science of snacks; Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker on cultural appropriation; a...Show More

101: Good Morning Vietnam

51:05 | Oct 21st, 2016

Inside the Vietnamese kitchen from breakfast banh mi to kheo, or cooking with intent; plus unscrambling eggs; visiting a thriving Syrian refugee camp bakery; and rethinking nonstick pans.

Introducing Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio

06:04 | Sep 22nd, 2016

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),...Show More