52 episodes

Hosted by Debra Eckerling, Taste Buds with Deb features bite-sized conversations about food, cooking, and community. Guests range from chefs and foodies to leaders, innovators, and authors. Jam-packed with anecdotes, recipes, and tips, Taste Buds with Deb is pure comfort food. Distributed by the Jewish Journal Network.

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Hosted by Debra Eckerling, Taste Buds with Deb features bite-sized conversations about food, cooking, and community. Guests range from chefs and foodies to leaders, innovators, and authors. Jam-packed with anecdotes, recipes, and tips, Taste Buds with Deb is pure comfort food. Distributed by the Jewish Journal Network.

    My Life in Recipes & Pecan Lemon Torte with Joan Nathan

    My Life in Recipes & Pecan Lemon Torte with Joan Nathan

    On this episode of Taste Buds with Deb, host Debra Eckerling speaks with cookbook author Joan Nathan, who has made a career of discovering Jewish cuisine from around the world and sharing it with others. 
     
    The author of twelve books, Nathan’s titles include “Jewish Cooking in America” and “The New American Cooking,” both of which won James Beard Awards and IACP Awards, 
     
    Her latest - and she says her last - book is, “My Life in Recipes: Food, Family and Memories.” Nathan hopes her memoir is an inspiration for others to live a good life. 
     
    “I think it’s the most important thing I want to teach people,” she says. 
     
    With more than 100 recipes, along with the memories attached to them, “My Life in Recipes” includes updated versions of old favorites (matzoh ball soup to challah and brisket) and new ones too (salmon with preserved lemon and za’atar; Moroccan chicken with almonds, cinnamon and couscous). You do not want to read this book - or listen to this podcast - when you are hungry. 
     
    Nathan offers a sneak peek into her culinary adventures and discoveries. She talks about her love of food, creative cooking, and the different ways meals connect people. Nathan also shares her recipe for Passover Pecan Lemon Torte with Lemon Curd Filling. Note: The lemon curd is amazing and the recipe can - and should - be enjoyed year round. 
     
    Get the recipe and read the article at JewishJournal.com/podcasts. To learn more about “My Life in Recipes” - and Joan Nathan’s upcoming events - go to JoanNathan.com.  For more from Taste Buds, follow @TheDEBMethod on social media.
     

    • 27 min
    18 Jewish Foods Podcast & Hamin Kharshuf aka Chulent with Joel Haber

    18 Jewish Foods Podcast & Hamin Kharshuf aka Chulent with Joel Haber

    On this episode of Taste Buds with Deb, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Joel Haber, food lecturer and host of the 18 Jewish Foods” podcast. His website is TasteofJew.com.
     
    “[Food] offers you a window into the Jewish culture,” he says. 
     
    Each episode of Haber’s new “18 Jewish Foods” podcast explores a food, food category or iconic dish. “Each episode will … also [offer] something to learn about the Jewish people,” Haber explains. “There's a short interview, as well of somebody contemporary who's connected with that food to show that these foods are still alive now and are taking on new faces all the time.”
     
    Haber shares his backstory, how he defines Jewish foods, his love of Israel flavors, and more. He also shares his recipe for Hamin Kharshuf, also known as Chulent. 
     
    Get the recipe and read the article at JewishJournal.com/podcasts. For more from Taste Buds, follow @TheDEBMethod on social media.
     

    • 21 min
    The Mom 100, Comfort Food and Ground Turkey Tacos with Katie Workman

    The Mom 100, Comfort Food and Ground Turkey Tacos with Katie Workman

    On this episode of Taste Buds with Deb, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Katie Workman, founder of The Mom 100 website, author of “The Mom 100 Cookbook” and “Dinner Solved,” and a food writer for the Associated Press.
     
    Workman spent her childhood reading cookbooks the way others devour books. She created “The Mom 100 Cookbook” - 100 recipes every mom needs in her back pocket - as “an answer to the everyday cooking challenges, conundrums that parents face, day-in day-out when they're cooking for their families,” Workman says.
     
    Workman talks about her origin story and food philanthropy work, as well as her love of comfort food and finding your food soul mates. “I love food that the first time that you eat it, you think, ‘Oh, where has this been all my life?’” she says.  Workman also shares her recipe for ground turkey tacos; her family’s favorite. Get the recipe and read the article at JewishJournal.com/podcasts.

    Learn more about Katie Workman at TheMom100.com. For more from Taste Buds, follow @TheDEBMethod on social media.

    • 25 min
    “So Help Me Todd,” Food on TV & Chocolate Chip Cake with Jamie Pachino

    “So Help Me Todd,” Food on TV & Chocolate Chip Cake with Jamie Pachino

    On this episode of Taste Buds with Deb, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Jamie Pachino, a consulting producer on CBS’ “So Help Me Todd.” The show, starring Marcia Gay Harden and Skyler Astin, is about Todd, a “failure to launch-ish” son (Astin) who goes to work as an investigator at his mother Margaret’s (Harden’s) law firm. 
     
    Between family dinner and endless conversations about food - both on and off screen - food is a main character on the show. “We talk about it in the writer's room, it shows up in a lot of the scenes where people are eating or people are talking about eating,” Pachino says.
     
    An award winning playwright, screenwriter and TV writer, Pachino started her career as an actor and morphed into playwriting, which led to writing for film and TV.  Pachino believes she has put food in almost everything she’s ever written. 
     
    “There's a long running joke … when I started out playwriting, there would either be bourbon or Chinese food in every play,” she explains. “Chinese food is a hundred percent from my Jewish upbringing.” 
     
    Pachino talks about food on tv, the origins of her love of food and cooking, and why her husband calls her the MacGyver of the kitchen. She also shares her mother’s recipe for chocolate chip cake. Get the recipe and read the article at JewishJournal.com/podcasts.

    Watch “So Help Me Todd” Thursdays on CBS and on Paramount + and learn more about Jamie Pachino at JamiePachino.com. For more from Taste Buds, follow @TheDEBMethod on social media.

    • 21 min
    “Nosh,” Plant-Based Snacking & Halvah Granola with Micah Siva, Nosh with Micah

    “Nosh,” Plant-Based Snacking & Halvah Granola with Micah Siva, Nosh with Micah

    On this episode of Taste Buds with Deb, host Debra Eckerling speaks with Micah Siva, founder of Nosh with Micah and author of “Nosh: Plant-Forward Recipes Celebrating Modern Jewish Cuisine.” 
     
    “I see the word nosh as something that you just can't stop eating,” Siva says. “It's just so easy to eat and to snack on and there's always room in your stomach.”
     
    As a vegetarian, Siva specializes in plant-based cooking. She is a chef, registered dietitian, recipe writer and food photographer. Siva also wrote the children’s book, “1, 2, 3 Nosh with Me” with her husband Joshua. “Everything I do is food related,” she says. 
     
    Siva shares her backstory, her favorite foods for noshing, and cooking tips, as well as her recipe for Halvah Granola. 

    Learn more and get more recipes at NoshwithMicah.com and follow @NoshwithMicha on Instagram. Get the recipe and read the highlights at JewishJournal.com/podcasts. For more from Taste Buds, follow @TheDEBMethod on social media.

    • 20 min
    “Just Try It,” Food Adventures & the Joy of Eating with Phil & Lily Rosenthal

    “Just Try It,” Food Adventures & the Joy of Eating with Phil & Lily Rosenthal

    On this episode of Taste Buds with Deb, host Debra Eckerling speaks with father-daughter team Phil and Lily Rosenthal, authors of Just Try It! Phil Rosenthal is creator and host of Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix, author of Somebody Feed Phil: the Book, and creator of Everybody Loves Raymond. Lily is an actor, writer, producer and now food lover!  
     
    Just Try It! is more than a kids’ book about food. It’s an illustration of their family philosophy to have an open mind. “It's all about broadening horizons, whatever that looks like,” Lily says. “For us, it's food.”
     
    “I've never been a particularly brave person,” adds Phil. “But I felt like every time I took a baby step out of my comfort zone, and you see it in the show, that's where the magic happens.” 
     
    In this fun conversation, Phil and Lily Rosenthal share their favorite foods, food memories and adventures, and take on food pride in different cultures. They also talk about their workarounds, since neither of them cook!

    Learn more about “Let’s Try It!,” “Somebody Feed Phil” and their upcoming events at PhilRosenthalWorld.com. Read the highlights at JewishJournal.com/podcasts. For more from Taste Buds, follow @TheDEBMethod on social media.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

chickenwoman12345 ,

Great podcast!!

I love Deb and her interview style- really great show about kosher food. I highly recommend it!

nitropunk94 ,

Hungry for more!

I listen to Taste Buds while I work out. So far my favorite episode is with the Hells Kitchen guy Arthur smith.

i lve Lumosity ,

Fantastic

Deb is easy to listen to, and I love her ideas.
“Instant pot gave me a love of cooking”. Nice

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