39 episodes

Better cooking comes from deeper understanding. This instructive food series from acclaimed cookbook author Michael Ruhlman highlights essential kitchen techniques, ingredients and ideas. It draws from Ruhlman’s best-selling books, decades of experience and personal relationships with the country’s best chefs. Driven by an insatiable curiosity to learn and teach, Ruhlman approaches his topics every episode by exploring the stories of one notable chef, and one non-chef with surprising connections to the focal ingredients – all with the goal of getting listeners to engage with food more fully, and to cook more confidently.

From Scratch with Michael Ruhlman iHeartRadio

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    • 4.6 • 112 Ratings

Better cooking comes from deeper understanding. This instructive food series from acclaimed cookbook author Michael Ruhlman highlights essential kitchen techniques, ingredients and ideas. It draws from Ruhlman’s best-selling books, decades of experience and personal relationships with the country’s best chefs. Driven by an insatiable curiosity to learn and teach, Ruhlman approaches his topics every episode by exploring the stories of one notable chef, and one non-chef with surprising connections to the focal ingredients – all with the goal of getting listeners to engage with food more fully, and to cook more confidently.

    From Home: Wrapping Up Our Pantry Visits

    From Home: Wrapping Up Our Pantry Visits

    In the final installment of our “From Home” series of mini-episodes, we hear from a chef, a bartender, and a food writer. 
    Cory Bahr is a chef and the owner of Parish Restaurant & Bar, Bahr Food Truck, Heritage Catering, and Standard Coffee, all located in Monroe, Louisiana. Follow chef Bahr on Instagram: @CoryBahr 
    Tokiwa Sears is a mixologist and a rising star in Atlanta’s food and beverage scene. You can find her as the lead bartender at Bar Margot, located in Atlanta’s Four Seasons Hotel. You can also follow along with “Miss Libation” via her instagram page.
    John T. Edge is a writer and the Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Edge has won three James Beard Foundation Awards including in 2012 when he won Beard’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. Edge is also the host of “Gravy”, a podcast from the Southern Foodways Alliance which shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat. 
    Season 2 of “From Scratch with Michael Ruhlman” is already under production. Please subscribe for updates on our return later this year! 
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    • 18 min
    Quarantine Report: The Future of Restaurants

    Quarantine Report: The Future of Restaurants

    In our final episode of the "Quarantine Report" series, host Michael Ruhlman talks with two of the food industries most forward thinking minds about the future of the restaurant industry.
    Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a leading voice among those aiming to connect agriculture with gastronomy in more holistic ways. Dan explains how his out of work cooks are taking to gardening and tells the story of a surprising revelation he made after receiving a flood of critical instagram comments. Finally, Dan shares what he's excited about for the future of the food industry.
    Nick Kokonas is the Co-Owner of The Alinea Group and the Founder and CEO of Tock. His special view from within two businesses helped him make important insights about trends during the global pandemic. Kokonas also shares his predictions for the innovations that will reshape how restaurants operate in the coming months and years.

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    • 48 min
    From Home: Hawa Hassan

    From Home: Hawa Hassan

    Hawa Hassan is the Founder and CEO of Basbaas Condiments. The word basbaas comes from the Somali term for chili. Her products are inspired by the Somali staples that she would cook with her family. Follow her for beautiful cooking and sauce making content on her twitter or instagram pages.
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    • 16 min
    From Home: Mimi Maumus

    From Home: Mimi Maumus

    Mimi Maumus is the chef-owner of home.made in Athens, Georgia, a restaurant and catering business specializing in bridging the modern and the traditional in Southern cuisine. You can also find home.made on Instagram at @homemadeathens.
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    • 14 min
    From Home: Brad Miller

    From Home: Brad Miller

    Chef Brad Miller is chef/owner at California’s Inn of the Seventh Ray. This episode he discusses a foolproof way to make the overlooked egg salad sandwich something special, and shares where he’ll go for his first meal out once quarantine is over. For more from Brad, including a video of the sandwich prep technique he discusses, find him on Instagram at @chefbradmiller.
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    • 12 min
    From Home: Matt Bumba

    From Home: Matt Bumba

    Matt Bumba is the executive chef and co-owner of Milk Money Brewing, opening later in 2020 in La Grange, Ill. On today’s episode, we check in with Matt from his home outside Chicago, where he shares a simple recipe for satisfying pancakes, made special with a flourish of lemon juice and spices.
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

Menchimon ,

Love this podcast

I love this podcast, first because I am a chef and I enjoy the content from chefs and people in other industries. I have read several of his books and enjoy the way this podcast flows as well. Thanks for bringing this to us and keeping us going through the pandemic. Can’t wait for season two and have recommended it to several people!!

The AA Show ,

A great podcast but…

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider a sound treatment for your home studio.

nhassiotis ,

Well done!

I enjoy listening to Ruhlman’s take on things. We need moar!

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