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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio travels the world to find the most fascinating food stories—including children who harvest cod tongues after school in Norway and a detective who tracks down food thieves. And on Milk Street Radio, you can always find the unexpected: a visit to the Museum of Failure, the joys of eyeball Jell-O and how to eat your way through Italy. 
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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio travels the world to find the most fascinating food stories—including children who harvest cod tongues after school in Norway and a detective who tracks down food thieves. And on Milk Street Radio, you can always find the unexpected: a visit to the Museum of Failure, the joys of eyeball Jell-O and how to eat your way through Italy. 
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    Summer Show! Ice Cream, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Corn and Fruit Crostata

    Summer Show! Ice Cream, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Corn and Fruit Crostata

    This week, we’re diving into the foods of summer. Culinary historian Tonya Hopkins tells us about the Black innovators who made ice cream what it is today; Bill Alexander reveals the history and fate of the tomato; artist Ana Inciardi tracks down a tomato from her family's past; Dan Pashman gives us a lesson on his favorite ways to eat watermelon and corn; and we bake up a Fresh Peach and Raspberry Crostata. (Originally aired August 17, 2022.)
    Get this week’s recipe for Fresh Peach and Raspberry Crostata here.
    We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips
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    • 51 min
    The Woman Who Discovered Julia Child: The Secret Life of Judith Jones

    The Woman Who Discovered Julia Child: The Secret Life of Judith Jones

    Sara Franklin shares the life story of Judith Jones, the legendary editor behind some of the greatest cookbooks of the 20th century. We hear how she discovered Julia Child, why Edna Lewis sent her a box of squirrels and what happened when she was told to reject the diary of Anne Frank. Plus, historian Stephen Puleo recounts the sticky disaster that was Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919, and we head to Paris for the world’s greatest ham and cheese sandwich.
    Get the recipe for Oven-Baked Three-Layer Croque Monsieur Sandwiches here.
    We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips
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    • 50 min
    Claire Ptak Is in Love (with a Pink Cake)

    Claire Ptak Is in Love (with a Pink Cake)

    We’re joined by baker Claire Ptak, whose desserts are a winning combination of California flavor and London style—and even royalty agrees. She shares her favorite recipes and reveals the behind-the-scenes details of being chosen to bake the cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Plus, Rowan Jacobsen crash-lands into the Amazon for an up-close look at wild cacao harvesting; Adam Gopnik revisits his mother’s sourdough bread; Cheryl Day answers your toughest baking questions; and we make a Hot Milk Sponge Cake just in time for spring. (Originally aired May 12, 2023).
    Get the recipe for Hot Milk Sponge Cake here.
    We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips
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    • 50 min
    Love, War and Slow Noodles: How Chantha Nguon Survived the Khmer Rouge

    Love, War and Slow Noodles: How Chantha Nguon Survived the Khmer Rouge

    Chantha Nguon, co-author of “Slow Noodles,” shares her story of survival as a Cambodian refugee. Also this week: We learn about the world’s first fast-food chain from Kansas City reporter Mackenzie Martin, and Alex Aïnouz ranks the best pastas at the grocery store.
    We’re working on a story about the battles we have in our kitchens at home, and we want to hear about your kitchen drama—from the biggest food fights to your everyday grievances. Please leave us a voicemail at 617-249-3167 or send a voice memo to radiotips@177milkstreet.com.
    More radio stories on White Castle can be found on 99% Invisible and A People’s History of Kansas City.
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    • 50 min
    Pro Secrets of Homemade Pasta with Missy Robbins

    Pro Secrets of Homemade Pasta with Missy Robbins

    Missy Robbins, chef and founder of Lilia and Misi in Brooklyn, teaches a masterclass in making pasta at home—she explains why her noodle recipes include a copious number of egg yolks, why she often leaves salt out, and her secret to cacio e pepe. Plus, Romy Gill takes us on a food tour of Kashmir; Adam Gopnik explains the rules of time in the kitchen; and we make Zucchini and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Yogurt. (Originally aired August 5, 2022.)
    Get this week's recipe for Zucchini and Chickpea Salad with Tahini Yogurt here.
    We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips
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    • 50 min
    Dune, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and ... Bordeaux? Kyle MacLachlan Gets Serious About Wine

    Dune, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and ... Bordeaux? Kyle MacLachlan Gets Serious About Wine

    If you’ve turned on your TV in the last 30 years, you’ve seen Kyle MacLachlan: Think “Twin Peaks,” “Sex and the City” and “Desperate Housewives.” But when he’s not starring in Hollywood, he’s wandering vineyards in Washington. This week, MacLachlan joins us for memories from the set of “Blue Velvet,” the food of “Twin Peaks” and the reason why Napa Valley isn’t the be-all and end-all of American wine. Plus, Sandra Gutiérrez leads a tour through the foods of the Spanish-speaking world; Adam Gopnik delights in witnessing true culinary mastery; and we prepare a Seoul-style Kimchi Fried Rice.
    Get the recipe for Kimchi Fried Rice here.
    We’re working on a story about the battles we have in our kitchens at home, and we want to hear about your kitchen drama—from the biggest food fights to your everyday grievances. Please leave us a voicemail at 617-249-3167 or send a voice memo to radiotips@177milkstreet.com.
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    • 50 min

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