20 episodes

Borderline Salty is a weekly podcast hosted by Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez. After years of helping each other improve recipes, solve cooking conundrums, and come up with delicious new ideas, they’ve become experts in the kitchen and beyond. Now, they’re ready to help others become better, smarter, happier cooks.
Listen to new episodes of Borderline Salty by Pineapple Street Studios every Tuesday starting April 12.

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Borderline Salty is a weekly podcast hosted by Carla Lalli Music and Rick Martinez. After years of helping each other improve recipes, solve cooking conundrums, and come up with delicious new ideas, they’ve become experts in the kitchen and beyond. Now, they’re ready to help others become better, smarter, happier cooks.
Listen to new episodes of Borderline Salty by Pineapple Street Studios every Tuesday starting April 12.

    Jalapeño Hands Won’t Stop The Party

    Jalapeño Hands Won’t Stop The Party

    On this episode, hosts Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music discuss solutions for achieving perfectly softened buttah, share how they remedy jalapeño hands for…post-dinner activities, and talk through some helpful tips for what to eat (or drink) while dealing with health issues that take solid foods off the table. 

    This week’s recipe book:

    In NYC? Check out Parcelle Wine Bar and Heart of Dinner


    Rick’s Cheesy, Meaty Lasagna 


    Carla’s Instant Pot Black Bean Soup


    This week’s Rad Fad/Bad Fad contender: Where Do You Find the Best Chicken Caesar Wrap in NYC?


    As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663). 
    Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty
    Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm. 
    If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com. 
    You can order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

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    • 34 min
    Leap Into the Meat Pot

    Leap Into the Meat Pot

    On this episode, hosts Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music dive into the dos and don’ts of grilling sausage, break down the different ways to store your baked goods, and share the kitchen appliances they think are the most underrated. 

    And on the latest No, Thank You, Please, Rick and Carla make a very convincing argument for trying eggplant.

    This week’s recipe book:

    In Mexico City? Check out Los Cocuyos


    Carla’s Sorry, I Like Celery


    Rick’s Cowboy Cookies


    Carla’s Vanilla Brown-Butter Tart


    Rick’s Roasted Eggplant Sabich Sandwiches



    As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663). 
    Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty
    Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm. 
    If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com. 
    You can order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 37 min
    Slow and Steady Wins the Slice

    Slow and Steady Wins the Slice

    On this episode, hosts Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music offer sweet and salty snack ideas for your next movie night, share safety tips for using a mandoline, and break down their philosophies around recipe development.

    This week’s recipe book:

    Steve Jenkins’ book Cheese Primer


    Check out this cheese paper


    Carla's mandoline recommendation

    Rick’s Totally Easy Tortilla Española with Romesco


    Carla on her love for this perfect popcorn recipe 

    This week’s Rad Fad/Bad Fad contender: A Healthy Coke



    As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663). 
    Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty
    Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm. 
    If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com. 
    You can order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 36 min
    Open Up Some Wine and Go

    Open Up Some Wine and Go

    On this episode, hosts Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music give guidance on grit-free mussels and clams, tips on making tender corn tortillas, and suggestions on how to cherish expensive, but delicious, caviar.
    And this week on No, Thank You, Please, Rick and Carla remind us why tomatoes, especially this time of year, are worth a try.

    This week’s recipe book:

    In NYC? Check out Leo Sourdough and Russ and Daughters


    The Espresso Martini Is Everywhere (Again)

    Carla’s Avocado and Fresh Chile Caprese


    Rick’s Tortillas de Harina de Maíz


    Carla’s Party B.L.T


    Rick’s Fried Tomato Sandwich with Lemon-Basil Sour Cream



    As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663). 
    Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty
    Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm. 
    If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com. 
    You can order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 34 min
    A Welcome Home Hug From Daddy (Pasta)

    A Welcome Home Hug From Daddy (Pasta)

    On this episode, hosts Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music dream up new summer pastas, give guidance on making creamy oat milk, and explain the difference between fresh garlic and garlic powder (and why you need both).
    This week’s recipe book:

    Rick’s dad’s Refried Beans


    Carla’s Swiss Chard Pesto Pasta


    Carla’s Daddy Pasta



    Crunchy Peanut Butter Cup Rice Cakes 


    As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663). 
    Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty
    Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm. 
    If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com. 
    You can order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 33 min
    Simmer Down, Backseat Chefs

    Simmer Down, Backseat Chefs

    On this episode hosts Rick Martinez and Carla Lalli Music support callers through how to make perfectly cooked duck, help plan a dinner party with surprise ingredients, and share tips on what to do with all of your extra celery. 
    And this time on No, Thank You, Please, Rick and Carla explain why you should warm up to artichokes. 
    This week’s recipe book:

    Rick’s Chocolate Birthday Cake


    Andy Baraghani’s The Cook You Want To Be


    Carla’s Celery Ceasar Salad


    Maggie Zhu’s Tiger Salad


    Carla’s Spaghetti with Braised Artichokes


    Rick’s Grilled Baby Artichokes with Aleppo Pepper and Parmesan



    As always, we’d love to hear about your cooking conundrums at 833-433-FOOD (3663). 
    Find us on Instagram @borderlinesalty
    Find full episode transcripts and more about the podcast on our website borderlinesalty.fm. 
    If you can’t get enough of our hosts – we don’t blame you! Subscribe to Carla's newsletters here and find links to her Instagram and YouTube channel at www.carlalallimusic.com. 
    You can order Rick’s cookbook “Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico here, watch the companion Mi Cocina video series here, and find all of his socials at www.rick-martinez.com

    To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 30 min

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