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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.

    The Secret History of Home Economics

    The Secret History of Home Economics

    Author Danielle Dreilinger tells us the surprising history of home economics. We hear about its origins as a scientific movement that wanted to change the world and find out how it brought us Betty Crocker, astronaut food and the Rice Krispies treat. Plus, listeners share their Home Ec memories, lessons and tales of disaster. Also on the show: Kim Severson of the New York Times explores the rise of hydroponic farming, we get a lesson in Palestinian home cooking from Nadia Gilbert, and we learn a Filipino recipe for chicken soup.


    Get the recipe for Filipino-Style Chicken Soup with Coconut and Lemon Grass:
    https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/filipino-style-chicken-soup-with-coconut-and-lemon-grass


    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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    Maneet Chauhan Loves Indian Street Food!

    Maneet Chauhan Loves Indian Street Food!

    We ride the railroads of India with Maneet Chauhan to sample chaat: snacks like warm carrot pudding and chili-fried potatoes served at street stalls and train stations. Plus, Shannon Mustipher gives us a taste of tiki cocktails and culture; Bianca Bosker explains the appeal of ultra-peaceful cooking shows; and we make hearty Ethiopian-Style Chickpea Stew. (Originally aired October 9, 2020.)


    Get the recipe for Ethiopian Chickpea Stew: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/ethiopian-chickpea-stew


    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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    Processed Foods Fight Back

    Processed Foods Fight Back

    Science writer Nicola Temple tells us that processed food isn’t just a modern invention responsible for Wonder Bread and Pringles. She breaks down the history of food processing, from the first time our ancestors cooked with fire to the cutting-edge technology of today. Plus, we chat with sixth-generation farmer Matthew Raiford about oyster roasts, reezy-peezy and other staples of Gullah Geechee cuisine; Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette give us their favorite apple-based expressions; and we search Mexico City for the best shrimp taco.


    Get the recipe for Seared Shrimp Tacos with Tomatoes and Cotija: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/seared-shrimp-tacos-with-tomatoes-and-cotija


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    Jailhouse Sous Vide: Cooking Behind Bars

    Jailhouse Sous Vide: Cooking Behind Bars

    Writer Daniel Genis tells us how he learned to cook in prison with limited tools and ingredients, from fried fish and dumplings to pasta cooked on a rewired hot pot. Plus, spirits expert Yolanda Shoshana reveals how cognac became a part of Black history, Dr. Aaron Carroll tells us why coconut oil might not be as healthy as we think, and we make chicken fricase from Puerto Rico.


    Get this week's recipe, Chicken Fricase with Tomatoes, Potatoes and Carrots: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/chicken-fricase-with-tomatoes-potatoes-and-carrots


    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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    Desperately Seeking France’s Secret Steak Sauce!

    Desperately Seeking France’s Secret Steak Sauce!

    Journalist Rebecca Rosman tells us about the feuds and lawsuits surrounding France’s top-secret steak sauce. Plus, we chat with Saturated Ice Cream founder Lokelani Alabanza, who invents new ice cream flavors, from peanuts and coke to Nashville hot chicken; we make Mexican Sweet Corn Cake; and Alex Aïnouz tells us why we should forget homemade sourdough and bake white bread instead. (Originally aired August 27, 2020.)


    Get this week's recipe, Mexican Sweet Corn Cake: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/mexican-sweet-corn-cake


    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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    Sidewalk Salad: Foraging with Alexis Nikole Nelson

    Sidewalk Salad: Foraging with Alexis Nikole Nelson

    This week, we chat with TikTok star and expert forager Alexis Nikole Nelson about the most delicious weeds in your backyard, the joys of mushroom jerky and her cross-country journey to make seaweed panna cotta. Plus, Kevin Fortey takes us inside the competitive world of giant vegetable growing, J. Kenji López-Alt reveals the secret to perfect French fries, and we make Italian Flourless Chocolate Torta.


    Get this week's recipe for Italian Flourless Chocolate Torta:
    https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/italian-flourless-chocolate-torta


    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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