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Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite special guest chefs, bartenders, authors and columnists to join the show.

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Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite special guest chefs, bartenders, authors and columnists to join the show.

    Check Engine (feat. Chardi-Obvs, SavvyB and Tiki Mugz)

    Check Engine (feat. Chardi-Obvs, SavvyB and Tiki Mugz)

    On this episode Dave and Nastassia are joined by special guests Kat Johnson and Josh Seaburg. Right off the bat, Jordana Rothman calls in to fight about the meaning of "bed time," discuss fireplace safety, and lament decades of discrimination against lefties. We also get into Ryan Gossling-Reynold's relationship with Wesley Snipes and answer listener questions on whether to Dry-Age a chicken & how to adjust to high altitude cooking. Classic in the field: The Craft of the Japanese Sword by Leon Kapp, Hiroko Kapp, Yoshindo Yoshihara.

    Have a question for Cooking Issues? Call it in to 718.497.2128 or ask in the chatroom.

    • 58 min
    He's Wrong, She's Wrong, Both Wrong (feat. Kate Williams and The Boondoggler)

    He's Wrong, She's Wrong, Both Wrong (feat. Kate Williams and The Boondoggler)

    On this episode, Dave and Nastassia are joined by Rebecca Palkovics and Chef Kate Williams, of Lady of the House and Karl's, who is in from Detroit. Together they discuss the Cult of James Beard, Detroit's Pizza and Hot Dogs, pitching rates for sourdough, and how to prefect your Muffin recipe. Last but not least, Dave Finally tells the Gross Story he teased last week.

    Classic in the field: Cook's Illustrated Bound Volume - 1993

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    A Dream Within a Dream

    A Dream Within a Dream

    On this episode Dave recommends not getting a supposedly safe-for-indoors grill and we talk about a variety of ways of burning buildings down. Also, we cover listener questions about cheap vacuum pumps and whether you should make your own, another about building your own ventilation, gassing up your Pina Coladas, storing your home made Passata, making Tuile Dough, and much more! Classics in the Field: The Time Life Foods of the World (27 Volume Series from the 60's to 70's).

    • 57 min
    Dave is Not a Wet Dip

    Dave is Not a Wet Dip

    On this episode Dave & Nastassia answer a ton of listener questions. They do a rundown of all the bland, canned vegetables that are out there, Dave wonders why young people don't know about water chestnuts, the tackle how to keep fresh pasta from clumping together. Plus, a primer on using methocel in the kitchen and stories of collecting prehistoric shark's teeth. Classic in the field: Jeffrey Steingarten - The Man Who Ate Everything.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Putting the B&E in BREAD

    Putting the B&E in BREAD

    In this episode Dave "does not" suggest that a listener commit a felony to help his sourdough starter along. Also, Nastassia talks about her various citrus-cellos and together they tackle debt-collectors vs tow-truck drivers, Haggis recipes, nailing the texture on Sicilian Almond Granita, how to train your dog to search for truffles etc. Also, a shout out to the Fruits & Vegetables of New York and Dave defends Cher's honor. Classics in the Field: Sauces by James Peterson.

    Have a question for Cooking Issues? Call it in to 718.497.2128 or ask in the chatroom.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A Kilo of Fish Eggs

    A Kilo of Fish Eggs

    After our initial catch-up about holiday dishes and nuclear go plans, Dave and Nastassia dive into how to make Jianbing - a dish that caught Dave's eye on their last visit to China. Also, brief forays into what's appropriate to wear in a home kitchen, how kids mess up basic cooking techniques, and much more. Classic in the Field: Cooking by Hand by Paul Bertolli.

    Have a question for Cooking Issues? Call it in to 718.497.2128 or ask in the chatroom. 

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

Ann-NYC ,

Interesting but snotty

I’m enjoying the content but not enjoying the pattern of treating Nastassia as the scapegoat.

Sir Dubbingsly ,

Classics in the field

Love this podcast for the witty banter and solid and interesting info on cooking “issues”. Listen every Tuesday or whenever it’s available to stream. If you are interested in food in any shape or form, be it chef, home cook or just a foodie this should be in your queue!

ophelia123456 ,

Informative and really educational

Dave is really good about disseminating information and his knowledge of food and all things related is wildly vast and so helpful. I cannot stand Nastassia becuase all she does is sigh and make disruptive comments and noises that are simply irritating, I suppose she's just providing non sequiturs. Anyway, I want to like her and I keep hoping that I will at the end of every episode but I just can't stand her uselessness. Oh and I like the "Classics in the Field" segment and I've actually ordered some books because of it.

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