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Join us, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, for weekly episodes all about food, cooking, recipes, and maybe a little marital strife on air. After writing thirty-six cookbooks, we've got countless opinions and ideas on ingredients, recipes, the nature of the cookbook-writing business, and much more. If you've got a passion for food, we also hope to up your game once and a while and to make you laugh most of the time. Come along for the ride! There's plenty of room!

Cooking with Bruce and Mark Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough

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Join us, Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, for weekly episodes all about food, cooking, recipes, and maybe a little marital strife on air. After writing thirty-six cookbooks, we've got countless opinions and ideas on ingredients, recipes, the nature of the cookbook-writing business, and much more. If you've got a passion for food, we also hope to up your game once and a while and to make you laugh most of the time. Come along for the ride! There's plenty of room!

    Thoughts About Dry January, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, An Interview With Nicolette Niman, Sumo Oranges, Sri Lanken Curry & More!

    Thoughts About Dry January, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, An Interview With Nicolette Niman, Sumo Oranges, Sri Lanken Curry & More!

    Dry January? What's up with that?
    And on another note, Nicolette Niman, the author of DEFENDING BEEF.
    We're Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. We've written three dozen cookbooks. This is our podcast about food and cooking, in which we banter about the latest food topics and interview some of the top food leaders of our day.
    Join us for this episode of COOKING WITH BRUCE & MARK to find out the latest. Here are the segments of this episode:
    [01:09] Our thoughts on dry January--what is it, why is it, and what's the problem?
    [13:51] Our one-minute cooking tip: Pull out your waffle iron.
    [15:14] Bruce interviews rancher and food advocate Nicolette Hahn Niman about her book DEFENDING BEEF.
    [39:18] What's making us happy in food this week? Sumo oranges and Sri Lankan curry!
    [00:00:00] Bruce: Hey, I am Bruce Weinstein and this is the Podcast Cooking with Bruce and Mark.
    [00:00:05] Mark: And I'm Mark Scarborough. And together with Bruce, uh, we have written, you hear this all the time, probably three dozen cookbooks. I don't know a lot, including the Instant Pot Bible and the Essential Air Fryer Cookbook, uh, book written so that every single recipe is sized out. Either appliance in the Instant Pot Bible, every recipe is sized out for every size of Instant Pot. And in the Essential Air Fryer Cookbook, every recipe is sized out for every size of air fryer on the,
    [00:00:39] Bruce: we love air fryers, we love air fryers,
    [00:00:42] Mark: uh, we love all these appliance gadgets apparently, but we're not talking about any of that really.
    Mm-hmm. . Podcast, although we are talking about a gadget, which is coming up , we're gonna actually talk about this concept of dry January and how it started and what's going on with it. We got our one minute cooking dip. We have a great interview coming up and we're gonna talk about what's making us happy in. Food this week. So let's get started.
    [00:01:09] Bruce: Dry January. Well, the concept originated in the UK in 2013 and it's,
    [00:01:14] Mark: how couldn't the people who invented gin invent dry January? That doesn't make any sick.
    [00:01:19] Bruce: Yeah, these are all the people that invented warm beer.
    [00:01:21] Mark: So, you know, that's fighting words with the Danes and the regions
    and who invented gin Them are fighting words. Okay.
    [00:01:28] Bruce: But the, but they did invent warm beer and so that's disgust. So a nonprofit in the,
    [00:01:33] Mark: I'm gonna tell you that that's fighting words with the Germans, but go on ,
    [00:01:37] Bruce: a nonprofit in the UK called Alcohol Change UK started the concept of dry January in 2013 with a goal of raising money. And I'm not sure how dry January and raising money happened, but that was a, you probably had to sign into something, but they did it to raise money for alcohol abuse awareness and treatment of. Very good cause.
    [00:01:59] Mark: Yeah. And a lot of people choose to take part in Dry in January as way to simply drink less or reset for a month or two after all the holidays. And let me tell you, oh, I know the holidays,
    [00:02:07] Bruce: man.
    [00:02:07] Mark: Oh man. Let me tell you that I drank like a fish over the holidays with Bruce's family and my family. I mean, Bruce says that one point that. Uh, my brother-in-law and I, Bruce's sister's husband and I, at one point we were just like two drunk old men in a bar sitting at a table saying, oh, I have another glass.
    [00:02:23] Bruce: You were was, and then we came home for New Year's Eve and we drank. We were with friends and all of us drank a case of champagne, which was really

    • 41 min
    What Makes A Good Restaurant

    What Makes A Good Restaurant

    Over the years we've eaten in thousands of restaurants around the world. And the good ones all have a few things in common. Find out what makes a good restaurant good and what makes us never want to return.

    • 15 min
    Outrageous Advice For 2023, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, An Interview With An Olive Oil Producer, Candied Orange Peel, Lunch Out & More!

    Outrageous Advice For 2023, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, An Interview With An Olive Oil Producer, Candied Orange Peel, Lunch Out & More!

    Hi there! We're Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. We're the authors of countless magazine articles and almost three dozen cookbooks under our own names (not counting those ghosted for celebs).
    We're got a packed podcast for you this time around. We're taking down some of the silliest eating advice we've heard so far in 2023 and offering you a little bit of what we consider "food media literacy." We've got a one-minute cooking tip and Bruce interview David Garci-Aguirre, an olive-oil producer who'll help you find the best on the market. Plus, as always, we'll tell you what's making us happy in food this week.
    Here are the segments for this episode of COOKING WITH BRUCE & MARK:
    [00:57] The outrageously false eating, food, and health advice we've seen (so far!) in 2023.
    [18:37] Our one-minute cooking tip: Buy a pastry brush!
    [19:23] Bruce's interview with olive-oil producer David Garci-Aguirre
    [40:57] What’s making us happy in food this week? Chocolate-covered candied orange peel and having lunch out as a treat sometime during the workweek.
    EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION
    [00:00:00] Bruce: Hi, I am Bruce Weinstein and this is the Podcast Cooking with Bruce and Mark. 

    [00:00:05] Mark: And I'm Mark Scarborough, and together with Bruce, my husband, uh, we have written, I don't know, 35 cookbooks, 36, including our latest, the Instant. Air Fryer Bible, which can get you using your air fryer in every way imaginable. In this episode of our Food and Cooking podcast, we wanna talk about tips for a healthier new year, or at least outrageous, insane tips for an, uh, new year, things that are just insane and silly. 

    We wanna have our one minute cooking tip. As always, Bruce has an interview with David Garci Aguirre master. Olive Oil Miller, and we're gonna talk about what's making us happy in food this week. So let's get started. 

    [00:00:56] Bruce: It's the new year and Mark and I have decided for a resolution not to make any resolutions because they, we just think I'm just too old. They're silly. They are. 

    [00:01:04] Mark: I'm way too old. I, you don't really, you know what? The only renovation that's gonna happen to me is a coffin, so, 

    [00:01:12] Bruce: oh well maybe a knee or a hip, I don't know. 

    Oh, maybe. I don't know. But you know, we had this thing when we'd lived back in New York and we could walk to our gym. We never went the first two weeks in January. No, that was a resolution we made. Not to go the first two weeks cuz it was so crazy, crazy. I needed it. 

    [00:01:26] Mark: We belonged to Chelsea Pierce in New York City and it was only a block and a half from our apartment in Chelsea before Chelsea was. 

    When Chelsea still had, oh, prostitutes on the corners at night, and so I, I just made this whole thing that I wouldn't go to the gym from January 1st to the 15th because it was just a billion people. And by 15th they were all gone. All gone. Nice. Okay, go back. Now we can go back to the gym. 

    [00:01:52] Bruce: So here's the thing. 

    Every year I like to take a look at what the big media outlets say you should be doing to make your life better in the new year. I ran across some absolutely outrageous advice, tips, and we wanna share some of those with you. 

    [00:02:06] Mark: Yeah. Here's what we wanna do. We wanna talk about three or four tips, maybe four, right? 

    Yep. In which we found that are just absolutely bogus and crazy. We wanna talk about why they're bogus, and then we wanna talk a little bit about how you. How to adjudicate what you read in the media. So course a little bit about food media literacy. Mm-hmm. in this first segment. So let's start off with the mm-hmm. 

    venerable New York Times that ran a feature about. Coffee. 

    [00:02:37] Bruce: Yeah. This was part of their how to like be healthier in the new year, and one of the things they said is, you should feel...

    • 45 min
    The Food Trends For 2023, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, An Interview With Cookbook Author Visudha Viswanath, Kumquats, Plum Jam & More!

    The Food Trends For 2023, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, An Interview With Cookbook Author Visudha Viswanath, Kumquats, Plum Jam & More!

    We're Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, the authors of thirty-five (and counting!) cookbooks. This is our podcast about food and cooking.
    We've got a great new year's show for you: a look at some of the predicted food trends for 2023 (along with Mark's cynicism), a one-minute cooking tip, Bruce's interview with cookbook author Visudha Viswanath on her new book THE VEGETARIAN RESET, and what's making us happy in food this week!
    Here are the segments for this episode of COOKING WITH BRUCE & MARK:
    [03:15] A list of (and some cynicism about) the predicted food trends for 2023.
    [21:15] Our one-minute cooking tip: This year, don't wait to see friends and family but consider virtually sharing a meal virtually sometime.
    [22:53] Bruce's interview with cookbook author Visudha Viswanath on her new book THE VEGETARIAN RESET, a great new year's resolution!
    [34:59] What’s masking us happy in food this week? Kumquats and Santa Rosa plum jam!

    • 37 min
    The Top Food Searches In 2022, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, An Interview with Maggie Zhu, Rib-Eyes For Two & More!

    The Top Food Searches In 2022, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, An Interview with Maggie Zhu, Rib-Eyes For Two & More!

    Hey there! We're veteran cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. We've published thirty-five cookbooks with eight New York publishers--and we're just getting started.
    Welcome to our podcast about some of our favorite things: food and cooking. This week, we're talking about 2022's top Google food or recipe searches, we've got a one-minute cooking tip about your holiday roast beef, Bruce interviews cookbook author Maggie Zhu about her new book CHINESE HOMESTYLE, and we're letting you in on one of our favorite things: splitting a big steak between the two of us.
    Here are the segments of this episode of COOKING WITH BRUCE & MARK:
    [01:07] Let's run through 2022's top Google food or recipe searches. What has hot? What did people want to know about? What prompted those searches in the first place?
    [15:14] Our one-minute cooking tip: The best way to roast a prime rib is very slow for a long while, then a rest, then very hot for a few minutes.
    [15:40] Bruce's interview with cookbook author Maggie Zhu on her break-out new book CHINESE HOMESTYLE.
    [34:34] What's making us happy this week? Sharing a honking-big steak!

    • 37 min
    Breakfasts Around The World, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, Cookbook Legend Rose Levy Beranbaum, Pet Nat & More!

    Breakfasts Around The World, Our One-Minute Cooking Tip, Cookbook Legend Rose Levy Beranbaum, Pet Nat & More!

    Welcome to our food and cooking podcast. We're Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, the authors of thirty-five cookbooks, including our latest, THE INSTANT AIR FRYER BIBLE which you can find here.
    We're so glad you've joined us. We've got a packed show about breakfast around the world, a one-minute cooking tip, Bruce's interview with cookbook legend Rose Levy Beranbaum, and something that's making us both very happy in food this week.
    Here are the segments for this episode of COOKING WITH BRUCE & MARK:
    [00:52] Breakfast: a mad dash for some, a quiet ritual for others. Here's what we like and some interesting takes on breakfast around the world.
    [14:08] Our one-minute cooking tip: Most pepper mills let you adjust the coarseness of the grind.
    [15:40] Bruce's interview with the legendary Rose Levy Beranbaum about her newest books THE COOKIE BIBLE.
    [34:18] What's making us happy in food this week? Pet nat! Not sure what that is? Listen in!

    • 37 min

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