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Cooking By Ear

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We're an audio cooking show. Cook along in real time and by the end of the episode, you'll have a dish made. Join our iconic guest in their kitchen with host and chef Cal Peternell as your guide!

1:03:41 | Jun 5th

Writer and author Ijeoma Oluo (So You Want To Talk About Race) makes pasta puttanesca and shares how she and her family got creative with food while growing up poor. We go deep on her Internet-breaking essay, how to teach kids resistance, and, yup, h...Show More

46:21 | May 14th

Chef Reem Assil (Dyafa, Reem’s California) experiments with a new ‘Palestinian soul food’ recipe — sweet potato style muhammara. She discusses the controversial mural of activist Rasmea Odeh in her first restaurant, how she bakes her man’oushe with a...Show More
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51:25 | Apr 30th

We head to the Masumoto Peach Farm to make a Grand Aioli with Mas, Nikiko, and Marcy Masumoto and discuss intergenerational farming, California’s haunting history of Japanese internment camps, and the social power of testimony.

54:25 | Apr 16th

Comedian, actor, and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bob the Drag Queen, makes vegan Carrot Almond Soup and Ajo Blanco while discussing the art of drag, the importance of trans representation in media, and his obsession with Bob Ross. Full recipe and...Show More

43:36 | May 9th, 2018

Queen of Bounce music Big Freedia teaches us her signature Booty Poppin’ Potatoes, all while coming up with a new hook for a future hit song, straight from her kitchen in New Orleans. MAKES 4-5 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS -1 MEDIUM YELLOW ONION, CH...Show More

38:42 | Apr 25th, 2018

Academy Award-Winning screenwriter and director Alexander Payne (Election, Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants, Downsizing) makes a vegetable gratin and discusses a pivotal moment in his life when he left the movie industry briefly to become an ...Show More

41:03 | Apr 11th, 2018

Director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala, Queen of Katwe) teaches us her signature chai and makes fattoush while discussing everything from quelling anxiety to the partition between India and Pakistan. Cook along as you listen: F...Show More

50:56 | Mar 28th, 2018

2018 Whiting Award-winning poet Tommy Pico author of IRL, Nature Poem and Junk (forthcoming in 2018) cracks an egg for the first time in his life (!!!) to make a frittata perfect for “the morning after.” We discuss everything from hookups to the role...Show More

52:19 | Mar 14th, 2018

Academy Award-Winning Actor and Producer Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Fargo, Olive Kitteridge, Almost Famous) makes asparagus risotto and discusses the creative process fueling her long, badass career. If you're co...Show More

02:16 | Mar 13th, 2018

A little taste of what's to come on this season of Cooking By Ear. Subscribe to be the first to get our episodes when we officially launch in April.