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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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    • 4.4 • 393 Ratings

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.

    It's Always the Cooking School, btw

    It's Always the Cooking School, btw

    On today's episode of Soda Smuggling Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest talk about some Thanksgiving leftovers. Dave makes a pitch for Maangchi's potato dumpling recipe and shares some of his most notorious falafel and gnocchi disasters. Plus, we are blessed with a visit from Dax Arnold, who wants to mobilize the CI listeners to find him some O.G. cranberry Sprite. Plus, you know: how to make B&D's Corn Star, exhaust fan issues, salt in coffee, and much, much more.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    A Cognoscenti of Passion Fruit

    A Cognoscenti of Passion Fruit

    On today's episode of Causing Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest tackle your Thanksgiving Questions. Well, first there's a brief foray into the most recent Amazon / Searzall debacle. Then they tackle their favorite casseroles, how to handle extra leftovers this year, how to make delicious stuffing if you're skipping the turkey this year, and much more.

    Looking for a Searzall this holiday season? It kind of sounds like the Ben To Table x Booker & Dax holiday collaboration may be the only place to get one. Check it out at http://www.bookeranddax.com/bdxholiday2020.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Great Subject Line Gives Your Audience a Reason to Read Your Email (feat. James Briscione of Flavor for All)

    A Great Subject Line Gives Your Audience a Reason to Read Your Email (feat. James Briscione of Flavor for All)

    On today's episode of Velveting Issues, Dave, Nastassia, and the Rest welcome James Briscione, author and executive chef at Angelena's, James is on to discuss his new book Flavor For All, but before we dive into that Ben Simon hops in to tell everyone about the Ben To Table x Booker & Dax holiday collaboration. Check it out at http://www.bookeranddax.com/bdxholiday2020.

    James and Dave answer tough questions like: "does anyone like White Chocolate?" and remind eachother of the most annoying mistakes their culinary students would make. Plus, Dave somehow goads James into saying: "I Disagree, you SHOULD put poop in your eggs."

    But, wait, there's more:

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    Want to know more about the Florabama Fish Toss? Check out the last segment of this episode of Meat and Three: Borders, Borscht, and Bezos.

    Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Wine was Drank and the Garlic was Peeled (feat. The Hammer Quartet)

    The Wine was Drank and the Garlic was Peeled (feat. The Hammer Quartet)

    On today's episode of Trans-Continental Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by The Hammer Quartet (Stass, Aaron Polsky, Pat Posey and Jackie Molecules) who bang out a sweet intro number to kick us off.

    Then, the Los Angeles contingent asks Dave all of their questions about dating, love and soup. Plus, they share their go to L.A. bagels, cheap wine selections, and more.

    Want more music? Check out their magnificent music video here.

    Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    NYC is a Tightly Packed Jar of Sauerkraut (feat. Pia Sorenson & David Weitz)

    NYC is a Tightly Packed Jar of Sauerkraut (feat. Pia Sorenson & David Weitz)

    On today's episode of Prediction Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Pia Sorenson and David Weitz, the dynamic duo who keep inviting Dave and Harold back to Harvard University year after year. Together, the crew dive into their new book Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, From Homemade to Haute Cuisine. Topics include further questions on Scandinavian cheese and reindeer burgers, every weird way you can treat an egg, how to assess papers before reading them, how make your own fake vanilla extract, and much more.

    Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    A Guide to the World's Sweaty Saddles (feat. Harold McGee)

    A Guide to the World's Sweaty Saddles (feat. Harold McGee)

    Today on Olfactory Issues Dave, Nastassia & The Rest are joined by the one and only Harold McGee. Together they talk all about our sense of smell to celebrate the release of Harold's latest work, Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells.

    Important questions are asked and answered: Should White Pepper should exist? How to tell if you're a "nose?" What happens if I feed my baby whiskey? Why do some cultures have more or less body odor? Are Spaghetti-o's a good hot tub snack? And much, much, more.

    Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom. 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
393 Ratings

393 Ratings

Ann-NYC ,

Interesting but snotty

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

kitjohnson ,

Start from the beginning!

Top to bottom, every episode has been interesting and informative. Entertaining to the point of making you laugh aloud, yet sublimely nerdy and technical at times.

By punch ,

Fun, Snarky, Informative

Can’t get enough of this show. Food nerdery at its best. You wanna hang out with these people. Though they probably don’t want hang out with you.

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