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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio

Milk Street Radio

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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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52:24 | Sep 13th

Every day, zoo chef Stacy Kyles prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for 600 animals at the Oakland Zoo. This week, we chat about how she feeds the pickiest eaters, how she celebrates birthdays at the zoo and what everyone eats—from watermelon-lickin...Show More

50:36 | Sep 6th

Following a tumultuous year, Erin French returned to her hometown of Freedom, Maine to open what is now one of the most exclusive restaurants in America, where the ingredients can be found in the garden, the waitlist is in the tens of thousands and t...Show More
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51:11 | Aug 30th

Journalist Bianca Bosker takes us inside the high-end world of wine, from the big-money wine service at Michelin-starred restaurants to the grueling task of a blind tasting. Plus, we meet Bala Paiva, a Brazilian pro soccer player turned pro fish cutt...Show More

30:48 | Aug 26th

Dan Pashman of The Sporkful brings us the story of Rocky Aoki, a Japanese immigrant who created hibachi restaurants in America when he opened his first Benihana in 1964. We hear from people who knew Rocky, see the skill it takes to be a great hibachi...Show More

53:07 | Aug 23rd

This week, Adam Conover, host of the truTV series “Adam Ruins Everything,” challenges the myth of killer Halloween candy, bogus detox diets and the ethics of buying avocados. Plus, David Burtka transforms parties into events; we throw together an ama...Show More

53:25 | Aug 16th

Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern has visited more than 170 countries in search of bizarre foods and fascinating people. We chat with him about coconut grubs, barbecued lizards and the happiest man on earth. Plus, we travel to Nablus and discover wh...Show More

51:38 | Aug 9th

This week, we talk to Michael Twitty, author of “The Cooking Gene,” about his fascinating journey of self-discovery through food and DNA. Plus, we chat with Vince Dixon about why foods go viral; Stephen Meuse reveals the best questions to ask the nex...Show More

51:53 | Aug 2nd

This week, Boris Fishman tells his family's astonishing story—from the exploits of his grandfather, a barber/black marketeer who escaped the Soviet Union draft on the roof of a train, to his family's arrival in Brooklyn, where they rediscovered the d...Show More

52:20 | Jul 26th

Bugs are the future of food, according to Daniella Martin, from waxworm taco filling to chirp chips to fried shrimp (or, fried sago grub that tastes like shrimp). Plus, Serious Eats founder Ed Levine gives us an inside look at how to start a food med...Show More

50:49 | Jul 19th

Matt Goulding, author of “Pasta, Pane, Vino,” lets us in on Italy’s best-kept secrets. Plus, Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz present “The Gefilte Manifesto,” a definitive guide to modern Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine; we prepare Taiwanese Grilled Corn; a...Show More

50:55 | Jul 12th

Chef Jeff Henderson tells us about his underground catering business behind bars, what it was like to cook for Rosario “Sal” Gambino, and what he makes for his vegan kids at home. Plus, Yara Elmjouie unpacks the history of MSG-phobia in America; we d...Show More

51:39 | Jul 5th

This week, we chat with José Andrés about how he helped organize more than three million meals in Puerto Rico, why he would choose a pineapple over a steak, and what he would do if he ever got a day off. Plus, we talk military rations with YouTube st...Show More

50:39 | Jun 28th

From soaking wood chips to grill marks, Meathead Goldwyn is here to set the record straight on grilling’s biggest myths. Plus, Christina Ward tells the story of American advertising cookbooks, complete with recipes such as Ham Banana Rolls and Sauerk...Show More

50:56 | Jun 21st

Andrew Friedman chronicles the stories and misadventures of the pioneering chefs and motley crew of misfits who cooked (instead of Instagrammed) their way to innovation. Plus, are supermarket leafy greens dangerous?; inside Brooklyn's Aska Restaurant...Show More

51:44 | Jun 14th

Lidia Bastianich grew up under Tito's communist rule, escaped to a refugee camp in Trieste and finally made it to Queens, where she learned to love Spam, Jell-O and Wonder Bread. She talks about the early years on her grandmother's farm, where she sl...Show More

51:11 | Jun 7th

Journalist Mark Lynas campaigned against genetically modified foods. Then in 2008, he changed his mind. On this week's episode, we talk to Lynas about his journey from anti-GMO activist to pro-GMO advocate. Plus, we discuss the strange eating habits ...Show More

52:28 | May 31st

Pastry chef Stella Parks talks about the science of baking and the secret history of iconic American desserts. Plus, we learn about barbecue around the world, from boodog to hāngi; Dan Pashman tells the history of LA's Cambodian donut shops; and we o...Show More

51:27 | May 24th

Chef Carla Hall is here to change the way we think about soul food. Plus, we explore cooking with cannabis; Adam Gopnik tells us how to cope when our favorite restaurants close; and we serve up Mashed Avocados with Sesame and Chili. For this week's ...Show More

51:28 | May 17th

We chat with Ruth Reichl about the glory days and final days of Gourmet magazine. Plus, Egyptian street food in Berlin; Alex Aïnouz's hotel room cooking hacks; and Mini Almond Cakes with Spiced Chocolate. \ For this week's recipe, Mini Almond Cakes ...Show More

52:40 | May 10th

Chef Diane Kochilas talks real Greek yogurt, what Americans get wrong about cooking at home, and how to make great dishes with stale bread. Plus, we explore the art and nostalgia of Jell-O molds; we present a fresh new take on Spaghetti Puttanesca; a...Show More

51:33 | May 3rd

20 years ago, Gonzalo Guzmán left everything in his home country of Mexico and became a dishwasher in San Francisco. Now the chef in his own restaurant, Guzmán divulges the secret to the perfect ceviche and says the story of Mexican cuisine begins an...Show More

52:39 | Apr 26th

We chat with curator Samuel West about the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmö, Sweden, where the tickets are vomit bags, the exhibits feature fermented shark, fruit bats, and root beer, and visitors walk away with a new understanding of what disgust rea...Show More

51:31 | Apr 19th

Chef Andrea Nguyen, author of "Vietnamese Food Any Day," uses American supermarket ingredients for an authentic take on the food of Vietnam. Plus, we investigate why the Kinder Surprise Chocolate Egg is illegal here in the USA; we make a simple dump-...Show More

51:51 | Apr 12th

Mary Giuliani, the author of catering tell-all “Tiny Hot Dogs,” falls in love with Alec Baldwin, raises a murderous turtle and has a solution for any and every party disaster. Plus: We visit a Bhutanese Senior Lunch in Vermont; Adam Gopnik sells the ...Show More

51:33 | Apr 5th

Zach Dyer travels to St. Louis to eat the once-conventional fried brain sandwich. Plus, we chat with chef Özlem Warren about the spices and cuisine of Southern Turkey; Dan Pashman talks TV dinner etiquette; we offer a recipe for three cup chicken; an...Show More

52:55 | Mar 29th

Author Sharon Hudgins writes a love letter from post-Soviet Vladivostok. Plus, IBM’s supercomputer creates flavor combinations; Dan Pashman lies to his kids about food; and we test cooking oils over high heat. For this week’s recipe, Lebanese Lentil...Show More

51:25 | Mar 22nd

Chris Elliott, who investigated the horse meat 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...Show More

50:56 | Mar 15th

Andres O'Hara on why wine labels matter. Plus, the new Harlem fusion cooking; corks or screwcaps?; and pasta with broccoli sauce. (Originally aired June 1, 2018.) For this week's recipe, Rigatoni with Roman Broccoli Sauce, visit: 177milkstreet.com/r...Show More

52:00 | Mar 8th

Matt Goulding, author of “Grape, Olive, Pig,” discovers the original paella, finds out-of-the-way Spanish eateries, falls in love and recounts his one meal at El Bulli. Plus, we travel to Paris for gnocchi; J. Kenji López-Alt double-fries chicken; an...Show More

52:00 | Mar 1st

Georgia Freedman, author of “Cooking South of The Clouds,” travels China's "Wild West" in search of new foods. Plus, Kim Severson of The New York Times explores the supermarket of the future; we make Australian pulled pork; and Dan Pashman discusses ...Show More

51:51 | Feb 22nd

Nik Sharma, author of “Season,” gives Milk Street a lesson in cooking with spices. Plus, we investigate the unknown culinary history of France; we make a magic pudding cake; give tips for whipping egg whites; and Adam Gopnik asks whether DNA diets ar...Show More

52:14 | Feb 15th

Chef Yana Gilbuena discusses fertilized duck eggs, traveling dinner pop-ups and the traditional Filipino method of eating with one's hands. Plus, water fights (and eating well) in Myanmar; cheesier pasta; and Adam Gopnik on wine and philosophy. (Orig...Show More

50:58 | Feb 8th

Intrepid food writer Yasmin Khan dives into the mysteries of Palestinian cooking. Plus we rediscover authentic Austrian goulash; Jonathan Townsend cooks amazing 18th century American recipes in period clothing and kitchens; we share three tricks for ...Show More

51:59 | Feb 1st

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.

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.

50:58 | 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.)

51:02 | 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.

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.

52:16 | 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

53:30 | 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

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

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

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.)

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

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.

53:08 | 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

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.)

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

52:26 | 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

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.)

51:48 | 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

53:24 | 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!

52:27 | 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

51:50 | 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.)

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?

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.

52:22 | Jul 27th, 2018

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

51:43 | 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.

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.

51:43 | Jul 6th, 2018

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

51:46 | Jun 29th, 2018

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

51:45 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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

52:11 | 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.

51:52 | Jun 8th, 2018

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

53:50 | Jun 1st, 2018

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

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.

51:52 | 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.

51:50 | May 11th, 2018

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

51:46 | May 4th, 2018

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

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.

51:46 | Apr 20th, 2018

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

52:48 | Apr 13th, 2018

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

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.

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.

52:17 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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

52:22 | Mar 16th, 2018

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

52:51 | 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.

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

52:16 | Feb 23rd, 2018

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

53:26 | Feb 16th, 2018

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

51:14 | Feb 9th, 2018

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

51:12 | 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)

53:24 | Jan 26th, 2018

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

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.

52:21 | 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)

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.

51:59 | 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.

53:32 | 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.

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.

53:32 | 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.

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.

52:33 | 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

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

53:00 | 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.”

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.

52:44 | 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.

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

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.

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.

51:47 | 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)

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.

53:41 | 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.

51:16 | 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.

51:14 | Sep 1st, 2017

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

52:26 | Aug 25th, 2017

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

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.

51:46 | 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.

51:13 | 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)

51:49 | Jul 28th, 2017

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

51:47 | 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.

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.

51:47 | 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

51:13 | Jun 30th, 2017

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

51:47 | 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.

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.

52:52 | 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

51:14 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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

51:14 | May 26th, 2017

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

51:47 | May 19th, 2017

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

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.

53:27 | May 5th, 2017

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

52:47 | 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.

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

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

52:10 | 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.

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.

53:38 | Mar 24th, 2017

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

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.

51:46 | 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

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

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.

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

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

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

51:41 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

51:10 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

51:04 | 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.

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