From Samin Nosrat (chef and author of the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat) and Hrishikesh Hirway (creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder), Home Cooking is a mini-series to help you figure out what to cook—and keep you company—during the quarantine. If you need help or just want some creative inspiration for your kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Do you have a quarantine cooking question, story, or anxiety you want to share with us? Send a voice memo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 201-241-COOK.
Bittersweet (with Helen Zaltzman)
We’re wrapping up this pandemic year and our pandemic podcast in a carefully-sealed bag, so as not to let the flavors intermingle with other flavors in your podcast cookie tin. For our cookie-themed episode, we‘ve got chocolate chip cookies, no-bake cookies, and smart cookie Helen Zaltzman (@HelenZaltzman) tells us about her gingerbread creations. Plus, a Chef Detective mystery about a lost family favorite from an out-of-print magazine.
For recipes, transcripts, and more, visit homecooking.show/14.
Thanksgiving, Part 2: Umami and Me (with Tracy Clayton and our families)
Happy Thanksgiving! Our special family guests this week include Samin’s younger brothers Pasha & Bahador, Hrishi’s dad Dr Sumesh Hirway, and Hrishi’s niece Asha. Plus, the wonderful Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) tells us about the Thanksgiving opinion that could get her excommunicated from her old Kentucky home.
This episode is dedicated to Kanta Hirway, Hrishi’s mom. Without her incredible home cooking and mischievous sense of humor, this podcast (and Hrishi) would have never been. Her Thanksgiving mango pie was the connection point for Samin and Hrishi’s first collaboration, and we hope you’ll try making it in her honor. Words cannot express how much she will be missed, but she expressed her love through food, anyway—so eat well and take care of each other
For recipes, resources, and more, visit homecooking.show/episodes/13.
Thanksgiving, Part 1: Sage Wisdom (with Demi Adejuyigbe)
According to our callers, a big part of Thanksgiving seems to be making food for your loved ones that you only kind of like yourself. But can we make these dishes a little better for the people cooking them?! We’re gonna try. Plus, Demi Adejuyigbe (@electrolemon), tells about his quarantine baking adventures.
For recipes, transcripts, and more, visit homecooking.show/12.
Snacktoberfest (with Sumesh Uncle and Sonoratown)
Dr. Sumesh Uncle Hirway, Ph.D (@sumeshhirway) is back with more tips, Jen Feltham of Sonoratown (@sonoratownla) teaches us a tortilla trick, and Samin & Hrishi talk treats.
For recipes, resources, and a transcript of this episode, visit homecooking.show/11.
Fronds with Benefits (with Jason Mantzoukas)
We’re joined by actor Jason Mantzoukas, one of our favorite people. He’s a novice in the kitchen who needs a little help getting comfortable with some cooking basics. Plus, we call up Hrishi’s dad, a.k.a. Sumesh Uncle the Food Scientist, for some information on his newest favorite gadget: an air fryer.
Old Bay Leaves, New Bae Arrives
We’re back for a third batch of episodes! Samin and Hrishi help a listener who is over-encumbered by a number of cucumbers, and Chef Detective fills in the missing pieces from a family recipe for pull-apart bread.
For recipes, resources, and a transcript of this episode, visit homecooking.show/9.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Firstly, condolences to you Hrishikesh on the loss of your mother.
I know this series was only supposed to be 4 episodes/parts and it turned into 14 episodes. Did I ever appreciate that it became 14 episodes long, as this series helped me get through the endlessly long nights of sleeplessness after my knee replacement. You both made me giggle uncontrollably on many occasions with your fantastic word play and stories.
You’ve inspired me with new ideas once I’m able to really get back to cooking and baking; standing for too long is still a bit challenging.
How awesome would it be if you could do more podcasts, even just once a month or something...!
Thank you for all that you have both done to add brightness to our days during this very difficult time of the pandemic. I so miss having friends and family, cooking my heart out and feeding them.
I wish you and your families good health and happiness in the coming year, hopefully a better one for the world.
I’m so grateful to have discovered Home Cooking!
Debbie from Richmond Hill,
Sent from my iPad
Best podcast ever
Thank you for a podcast that brightened even the most gloomy days. I could listen forever! Currently making cookies
It truly is Bittersweet that your show is ending. I will miss laughing along with you.