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They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but how do we find ourselves there? Join host Liren Baker in the Kitchen Confidante podcast, a side dish to the recipe blog, Kitchen Confidante, as she explores the food journeys of passionate chefs, food writers, photographers, recipe developers, artisans, bloggers, and more! Learn how they got their starts and what fuels their taste and inspiration!

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Kitchen Confidante Podcast Liren Baker

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but how do we find ourselves there? Join host Liren Baker in the Kitchen Confidante podcast, a side dish to the recipe blog, Kitchen Confidante, as she explores the food journeys of passionate chefs, food writers, photographers, recipe developers, artisans, bloggers, and more! Learn how they got their starts and what fuels their taste and inspiration!

Subscribe on all podcasting apps, rate & review on iTunes and Apple Podcasts! Follow us on social media at @kitchconfidante

    Noshing with Purpose: Micah Siva's Plant-Forward Twist on Jewish Classics

    Noshing with Purpose: Micah Siva's Plant-Forward Twist on Jewish Classics

    In this episode of the Kitchen Confidante Podcast, we're whisked into the vibrant world of modern Jewish cuisine with Micah Siva, a San Francisco-based chef, dietitian, and the creative mind behind the blog Nosh with Micah. Micah takes us on a culinary journey that blends the rich traditions of Jewish food with a plant-forward twist. She shares the charming story of her first cooking memory — making thimble cookies with her grandmother — and her path from culinary school to food blogging. Micah discusses her new book, "Nosh: Plant-Forward Recipes Celebrating Modern Jewish Cuisine," and the personal and cultural inspirations that fueled its creation. From vegan matzo ball soup challenges to creating carrot “lox,” Micah's passion for food and storytelling is as nourishing as the dishes she creates. 

    Discover more about Micah and her culinary adventures at https://www.noshwithmicah.com

    Follow Micah on Instagram: @noshwithmicah

    Get your copy of "Nosh" and explore more in the Podcast Show Notes: https://kitchenconfidante.com/nosh-plant-forward-jewish-recipes-with-micah-siva

    • 30 min
    Cultivating Life: Gardening for Abundance with Brian Brigantti

    Cultivating Life: Gardening for Abundance with Brian Brigantti

    In this week's episode of the Kitchen Confidante Podcast, we're digging into the transformative power of gardening with Brian Brigantti of Red Leaf Ranch. From city slicker to rural rancher, Brian shares his journey from the bustling streets of New York City to the serene pastures of Tennessee, where he cultivates not just a thriving veggie garden but also a life filled with abundance. We'll discuss his first book, "Gardening for Abundance," and how it intertwines practical gardening tips with profound life lessons. Join us as Brian reveals the first dish he ever cooked, the importance of biodiversity in the garden, and why everyone should embrace the soil beneath their feet. Plus, we'll get a peek into his kitchen habits, from his favorite emergency dinner to the joy of cooking with homegrown produce. Prepare to be inspired to plant seeds of change in your own life, both in and out of the garden.

    Learn more about Brian and Redleaf Ranch at https://www.redleafranch.com/

    Follow Brian on Instagram: @redleafranch

    Pre-order Brian's upcoming book and discover more in the Podcast Show Notes: https://kitchenconfidante.com/gardening-for-abundance-with-brian-brigantti

    • 35 min
    Caribbean Paleo with Althea Brown

    Caribbean Paleo with Althea Brown

    Melting pots of flavors make the world more delicious, and Caribbean cuisine is a prime example with its rich history of delicious influences! In this week’s episode, we chat with Althea Brown, a certified Whole30 coach and creator of the immensely popular blog Metemgee, where she shares recipes inspired by Guyanese traditions and Caribbean flavors. Born and raised in Guyana, Althea is now based in Denver, CO, where she found herself missing the flavors of home, which she shares with her audience, along with Carribean Whole30 and Paleo recipes. We chat about her first cookbook, Caribbean Paleo: 75 Wholesome Dishes Celebrating Tropical Cuisine and Culture, the remarkable women in her family who inspired it, and so much more.

    Learn more about Althea at https://metemgee.com

    Follow Althea on Instagram @metemgee 

    Podcast Show Notes: https://kitchenconfidante.com/carribean-paleo-with-althea-brown

    • 28 min
    Demystifying Whole Grains with Bread and Roses Author Rose Wilde

    Demystifying Whole Grains with Bread and Roses Author Rose Wilde

    There is a general understanding that whole grains is better for us, but do you really know why? Rose Wilde is here to help us demystify whole grains and think of baking in a whole new way. Rose is a former human rights lawyer turned chef, master food preserver, master gardener, and owner of the bakery, Red Bread. She wrote her first cookbook, Bread and Roses: 100+ Grain Forward Recipes featuring Global Ingredients and Botanicals - where she shares her joy for grain in a comprehensive guide with recipes inspired by her travels across the globe. In this episode we dive into the world of whole grains, the rich flavor profiles in ancient grains, incorporating blossoms into baking, and more!

    Learn more about Rose at https://www.eatredbread.com

    Follow Rose on Instagram @trosewilde and @RedBread

    Podcast Show Notes: https://kitchenconfidante.com/bread-and-roses-author-rose-wilde

    • 34 min
    Gluten-free Family Cooking with Lindsay Cotter

    Gluten-free Family Cooking with Lindsay Cotter

    Chances are you may have a gluten-free or gluten-sensitive eater in your life. While cooking gluten-free may feel challenging, Lindsay Cotter is here to help. Lindsay is the creator of the popular gluten-free recipe blog, Cotter Crunch, where she shares allergy-friendly recipes that help cooks thrive. As a nutrition specialist for sports nutrition and gluten-free eating, Lindsay has been featured in Shape magazine, Dr. Axe, Men’s Health, and more. Her latest cookbook: The Gluten-Free Family Cookbook: Allergy-friendly Recipes for Everyone Around Your Table is available now, and makes eating gluten-free easy and delicious.

    Learn more about Lindsay at https://www.cottercrunch.com/

    Follow Lindsay on Instagram: @cottercrunch

    Podcast Show Notes: https://kitchenconfidante.com/gluten-free-family-cooking-with-lindsay-cotter

    • 25 min
    The Effortless Baker with Janani Elavazhagan

    The Effortless Baker with Janani Elavazhagan

    If you've ever marveled at the artistry behind beautiful cakes, pastries, and pastries, the decadence is within reach with the guidance of Janani Elavazhagan. Janani is the baker, recipe developer, blogger, and immensely talented food photographer of the blog Skillet to Plate. Based in Portland, Oregon, Janani’s stunning photography accompanies her simple recipes, which have led to her first cookbook, The Effortless Baker: Your Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Decadent, Showstopping Sweets and Treats. The Effortless Baker blends the best of Indian and classic American desserts, making traditional Indian sweets more accessible by integrating simple baking techniques.

    In this episode, we chat about her love of fusion baking, how she hones her photography craft, and some of the beautiful recipes in her new book. 

    Learn more about Janani at https://www.skillettoplate.com

    Follow Janani on Instagram: @skillettoplate

    Podcast Show Notes: https://kitchenconfidante.com/the-effortless-baker-with-janani-elavazhagan

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

DupeOG ,

Hidden gem!

In a world littered with boring and me too podcast,this one really stands out. So nice to have a totally unique and fresh perspective on all things food and wine. Well done and keep the great content coming!

thenonjudgyvegan ,

Easy to listen to, fun, insightful

Liren has a great voice and conversational tone that's so fun and easy to listen to, while peeling back the curtain on brands and culinary leaders. A must listen!

adsanford ,

A wonderful listen

If you consider yourself a foodie and want to meet people in the industry, this is the podcast to listen. Liren is a curious soul and she has honest conversations about life as a foodie.

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