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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.

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio Milk Street Radio

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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 Dating Games: How Couples Survive Food Fights

    The Dating Games: How Couples Survive Food Fights

    Can your significant other’s food preferences become a nonstarter when searching for marital bliss? Reporter Emily Thomas of “The Food Chain” introduces us to three couples who are learning to make peace despite their domestic culinary wars. Plus, we explore kaiseki with Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama; Dan Pashman rails against avocado toast; and we share our recipe for Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies with Browned Butter Icing, which was inspired by a listener question. (Originally aired November 30, 2019.)


    Get the recipe for Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies with Browned Butter Icing: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/chewy-molasses-spice-cookies


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    The Thanksgiving Show

    The Thanksgiving Show

    We’re celebrating Thanksgiving with friends old and new. Andrea Nguyen shares her family traditions, inspired by the Vietnamese Moon Festival; pie experts Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin put a new spin on classic desserts; Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette give us a language lesson on Thanksgiving Day; Rachael Ray, Maneet Chauhan, Maangchi, David Lebovitz and more chefs, authors and friends recount their Thanksgiving tales of disaster, culinary wisdom and family memories; and Dan Pashman breaks down the pros and cons of hosting a virtual Thanksgiving.


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    From Doro Wat to Jollof Rice: Marcus Samuelsson on the Rise of Black Cooking

    From Doro Wat to Jollof Rice: Marcus Samuelsson on the Rise of Black Cooking

    We chat with chef and TV host Marcus Samuelsson about his childhood in Ethiopia, his adoption by Swedish parents and the rich complexity of the Black experience in America, from cooking to culture. Plus, Joe Berkowitz reveals secrets from the little-known world of cheesemaking; Bianca Bosker gives us a history lesson on the humble fork; and we make hearty Soupe au Pistou. 


    Get the recipe for Soupe au Pistou: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/soupe-au-pisto


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    The Taco Chronicles: Javier Cabral Searches for the World's Best Tacos

    The Taco Chronicles: Javier Cabral Searches for the World's Best Tacos

    This week, we’re talking carnitas, barbacoa and al pastor with Javier Cabral, associate producer for the Netflix documentary series “Taco Chronicles.” He describes some of the more unusual tacos he has encountered as a “taco scout,” how to eat a dozen tacos a day and the rise of the $15 gourmet taco. Plus, we get an in-depth look at the life and legacy of James Beard; Adam Gopnik walks us through creating his own whimsical dessert; and we whip up a delicious Danish Dream Cake.


    Get the recipe for Danish Dream Cake: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/danish-dream-cake


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    Catering to Lions, Tigers and Bears: The Life of a Zoo Chef

    Catering to Lions, Tigers and Bears: The Life of a Zoo Chef

    Every day, zoo chef Stacy Kyles prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for 600 animals at the Oakland Zoo. This week, we chat about how she feeds the pickiest eaters, how she celebrates birthdays at the zoo and what everyone eats—from watermelon-licking lions to smoothie-guzzling primates. Plus, we discover Tokyo’s Neapolitan pizza scene; we make a Greek-style risotto; and Dr. Aaron Carroll demystifies the latest study on eggs and health. (Originally aired September 13, 2019.)


    Get the recipe for Tomato Rice with Oregano and Feta: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/tomato-rice
     
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    The Science of Taste: Nik Sharma’s Flavor Equation

    The Science of Taste: Nik Sharma’s Flavor Equation

    We get a lesson in the science of flavor from Nik Sharma. He explains why he might consider fat to be its own flavor—just like sweet, sour, salty and bitter—and reveals the chemistry behind some of his best recipes, like spareribs in malt vinegar. Plus, Kim Severson explains how the pandemic has changed the way we shop for food; Dan Pashman reflects on 10 years at The Sporkful; and we make Austrian Goulash.


    Get the recipe for Austrian Beef Stew with Paprika and Caraway: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/austrian-beef-stew-with-paprika-and-caraway-goulash


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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

meowmixremix ,

The calls are my favorite

I would listen to a calls only podcast. Sometimes i skip to minute 10 because that’s usually when Sarah joins for the call segment.

Bratwurst2020 ,

Great variety, a pleasure to listen to

Christopher Kimball interviews chefs, authors and food-related personalities in a curiosity-driven, thoughtful way that is very enjoyable. Some topics have been more interesting than others, but that’s to be expected. In reality, I’ve stuck through some that didn’t seem interesting at first but later took an unexpected informative turn. The call-in segments with Sara Moulton are a highlight, I’ve learned a few tricks from them.
Give this podcast a try!

Egdbert ,

Too politically one-sided

Why can’t you just keep politics out of a cooking show? “Elitist” guests like Rachel Ray are unashamedly biased against half of the entire US population.

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