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Milk Street Radio travels the world to discover how food and cooking are changing lives and cultures, from $13,500 melons in Japan and computer-generated cookie recipes to the home cooking of Ina Garten and Egyptian fast food in Berlin.

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Milk Street Radio travels the world to discover how food and cooking are changing lives and cultures, from $13,500 melons in Japan and computer-generated cookie recipes to the home cooking of Ina Garten and Egyptian fast food in Berlin.

    Hell’s French Kitchen: How 7 Days of Cooking Broke Writer Sam Ashworth

    Hell’s French Kitchen: How 7 Days of Cooking Broke Writer Sam Ashworth

    When Sam Ashworth apprenticed in a French Michelin-starred restaurant, it broke him after just one week. This week, he talks about his experience—which entailed cleaning squid for four hours a night—and why the French brigade system of training chefs and regimenting the cooking process has been so successful. Plus, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains the real environmental impact of eating beef; we talk about hangover cures from around the world; and we discover real Butter Chicken.

    Get this week's recipe, Butter Chicken: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/butter-chicken

    Read “Super Sad True Chef Story” by Sam Ashworth: https://www.eater.com/2019/8/12/20799538/french-brigade-system-stage-chef-michelin-restaurants

    We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips

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    The Ace of Cakes: Duff Goldman Bakes Up The Hogwarts Express

    The Ace of Cakes: Duff Goldman Bakes Up The Hogwarts Express

    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. (Originally aired January 31, 2019.)

    Get this week's recipe for Ancho Chili Salsa Roja: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/ancho-chili-salsa-roja

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    Alpine Cooking: A Culinary Adventure at 3,000 Feet

    Alpine Cooking: A Culinary Adventure at 3,000 Feet

    Meredith Erickson takes us on an Alpine journey to discover the food and pleasures of the little-known huts and lodges above 3,000 feet. Plus, we chat with Josh Scherer of Good Mythical Morning about the internet’s fascination with taste-test videos; we learn the secrets to the perfect Neapolitan meatball; and Adam Gopnik tells us why sugar sales are declining.

    Get this week's recipe, Neapolitan Meatballs with Ragu: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/neapolitan-meatballs

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    Eat, Work, Love: Aarón Sánchez Up Close and Personal

    Eat, Work, Love: Aarón Sánchez Up Close and Personal

    We chat with superstar chef Aarón Sánchez about finding food, finding love and finding himself. Plus, we discover the history and nuance of the martini cocktail; we share our recipe for Norwegian salmon; and Dan Pashman makes a case for picky eaters.

    Get this week's recipe, Baked Salted Salmon with Dill: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/norwegian-baked-salted-salmon

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    • 52 min
    Fake Food: The Billion Dollar Business of Food Fraud

    Fake Food: The Billion Dollar Business of Food Fraud

    Chris Elliott, who investigated the horsemeat 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 chewiness); we travel to Milan for risotto; we uncover clever culinary uses for yogurt; and Dr. Aaron Carroll asks whether cow's milk is nature's most nearly perfect food. (Originally aired March 22, 2019.)\

    For this week's recipe, Risotto Milanese, visit: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/saffron-risotto-risotto-alla-milanese\

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    • 51 min
    The Fantastic World of Ted Allen: From Queer Eye to Chopped

    The Fantastic World of Ted Allen: From Queer Eye to Chopped

    We chat with Ted Allen about the soaring success of Queer Eye and Chopped, his life behind the scenes and embarrassing encounters with Martha Stewart. Plus, we explore the new German cooking with Meike Peters; Adam Gopnik discusses the role of turkey in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”; and we whip up an apple cake.

    Get this week's recipe, German Apple Cake: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/german-apple-cake-apfelkuchen

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