Episodes
You might know Michele Norris from her work as a journalist (including a decade-plus stint at NPR, where she co-hosted “All Things Considered”). You might know her from her Peabody Award-winning Race Card Project, or the two books she’s authored. Or you might know her as the host of the podcast Your Mama’s Kitchen. Michele joined Chris for a conversation about food memories and a mailbag full of listener questions all about hosting. Recipes:Peggy King's Macaroni & CheeseBroken Lasagna...
Published 04/16/24
Published 04/16/24
Gabe and her husband have befriended an American couple in Treviso, Italy, where they all live. In order to give them a taste of home, Gabe would love to cook her new friends an American meal. But what typifies American food? And how can she source the right ingredients in the Veneto? Chris enlists the help of Bon Appetit's resident Aussie, Adam Moussa, and sommelier André Mack of BA's World of Wine series, to figure out what Gabe should make. Recipes:BA's Best Mac and CheeseSkillet-Fried...
Published 04/09/24
Most weeks on the show, we help out home cooks who have had a kitchen fail. This week, the "fail" is coming from inside the test kitchen. Test Kitchen Editor Kendra Vaculin joins Chris to chat about the fraught recipe development process of Kendra's Foolproof Lemon Bars — which was caught on camera as part of our "How I Developed" video series. Chris and Kendra also share how the team works together in the Bon Appetit test kitchen to bring you recipes you'll be excited to cook at home.The...
Published 04/02/24
Izzy and Nina are twin sisters who love to cook together. But while Izzy loves baking, Nina finds the precision it requires endlessly frustrating. So Izzy's got one more shot to get Nina to love baking with her. Chris and Shilpa come to their rescue, helping the sisters capture the joy of baked goods that taste even better from your own kitchen than from a bakery. The Recipes:BA's Best Chocolate Chip CookiesPavlovaChocolate Chip Cookie BarsChocolate Sheet Cake with Brown Butter...
Published 03/26/24
Dan Pashman, of The Sporkful podcast, is somewhat of a pasta fanatic. In 2021, he invented the pasta shape Cascatelli (and documented the process on his show). Now, he's back with a cookbook, Anything's Pastable. He joined Chris to nerd out about pasta and answer some listener questions.Recipes:Cacio e PepeBaked Pasta IdeasIdeas for Using Ground MeatShrimp ScampiSoup Weather InspirationBagna Cauda with Spring Vegetables
Published 03/19/24
Erin is an accomplished baker who regularly makes both meringue and lemon curd. But when she tried a lemon meringue pie recipe last year, it turned into lemon meringue soup. Chris and Shilpa are on the case to help Erin figure out what went wrong and make a citrus pie that will hold its shape and delight her friends.The Recipes:BA's Lemon Meringue PieCherry Lemonade Beach PieTriple Citrus Creamsicle Pie
Published 03/12/24
Michelle loves all things French, and dreams of making the perfect Beef Bourguignon at home. But there's a slight issue: her husband has an intolerance to garlic and onions, the bedrocks of French flavor. Chris enlists the help of Chef Tanya Holland to teach Michelle how to develop deep umami flavors without alliums. The Recipes:- Tanya's Chicken Fricassee- Beef and Bacon Stew- Red Wine and Soy-Braised Short Ribs- Tuna Niçoise Salad- Pissaladière- Coq au VinFor more French cooking techniques,...
Published 02/27/24
Sarah's family loves pasta... almost too much. So she turned to Chris and Kendra for help finding vegetarian meals that bring more veggies and plant-based protein to the table. Recipes Mentioned:Sheet-Pan Tomatoes and Feta with ChickpeasSpring OrzottoCrispy Tofu with Peanut SauceBrothy Pasta with ChickpeasBlack Pepper Tofu and AsparagusSesame Tofu with BroccoliBroccolini and Walnut Pesto PastaBalsamic Mushroom and Sausage Pasta
Published 02/20/24
Whether you're in a relationship or not, the question of what—and where—to eat on Valentine's Day can feel overwhelming. Out or in? Fancy or casual? Chris, Shilpa, and Kate solve this perennial dinner emergency once and for all. Dinner Ideas from Bon Appetit and Epicurious:Valentine's Dinner Ideas That Make the Case for Staying InValentine's Day Dinners You'll LoveChocolate Desserts for Pure RomanceValentine's Day Desserts for Love at First BiteEverything You'll Need to Make a Romantic Meal...
Published 02/13/24
Twenty one countries make up Latin America—and within those countries lies myriad food cultures, recipes, and histories. This week, Women Who Travel host Lale Arikoglu chats with guest Sandra A. Gutierrez about her latest cookbook Latinísimo: Home Recipes from the Twenty-One Countries of Latin America, an encyclopedic exploration of the region through its dishes and the home cooks who make them. Plus, her travels in countries like Peru and Colombia, and insider tips for tracking down the best...
Published 02/06/24
Kaylee inherited a tagine from her husband's family, but her first attempt to cook in it was a total fail. Chris enlists Leetal and Ron Arazi of New York Shuk to teach Kaylee about the Middle Eastern and North African flavors and cooking techniques she'll need to make incredible tagines, every time.Recipes & Links: Braised Chicken with Harissa and Olives New York Shuk
Published 01/30/24
Our caller this week, Maya, really thinks about how she cooks. She’s identified more than a dozen types of recipes that she knows she can rely on, and even adapt. But, she’s in search of more like these. She wants more meal frameworks that will allow her to think outside the bounds of following a recipe. So, Chris taps Claire Saffitz to help Maya discover more meal types to add to her repertoire.Recipes featured in this episode:CHRIS: One pan chicken thighs with burst tomatoes, harissa, and...
Published 01/23/24
Tobi lives in the Alaskan interior, and her partner is an avid hunter, so they have a lot of game meat in their freezer — 90 pounds of moose meat, to be specific. So Chris, along with Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions, helps Tobi to learn how the (moose) sausage gets made.RECIPES & LINKSSpicy Italian SausageBrad Leone and his Dad Make Venison KielbasaOlympia Provisions Cookbook
Published 01/16/24
Making dough has left Eddie embarrassed on more than one occasion. He's tried making his own pasta and naan – he's even tried leavened flatbread. All these experiences left him confused and frustrated. But, Eddie has not given up yet, he still wants to be able to whip up pasta from scratch. Naturally, Chris enlists Shilpa's baking genius to boost Eddie's dough making skills and confidence. RECIPES & LINKS: Fresh Pasta with Buttered Tomatoes  More on the magic of the 50% hydration...
Published 01/09/24
Winter cooking calls for low-and-slow braises, baking projects, and embracing ease and warmth. So Chris, Kendra, and Jesse are here to answer all your questions about cooking more cozily. RECIPES & LINKSBrisket BourguignonEggplant BiryaniCheesy Roasted Cabbage WedgesSlow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Citrus, and ChilesGremolataCrispy Tofu with Peanut SauceVegetarian Meatballs with Soy-Honey GlazePerfectly Creamy Potato SoupSpiced Dal with Fluffy Rice and Salted YogurtDal PalakCoconutty...
Published 01/02/24
"In the years since the pandemic began, the experience of dining out has been utterly transformed. Coveted tables now disappear seconds after they’re released, and influencers dictate what’s in demand—or even what’s on the menu. On this episode of Critics at Large, the staff writers Vinson Cunningham, Naomi Fry, and Alexandra Schwartz make sense of our new culinary landscape. The hosts are joined by Hannah Goldfield, who covers restaurants and food culture for The New Yorker. Together, they...
Published 12/26/23
Kathryn is a mom of four hoping to start a delicious, new Christmas morning tradition. So Chris and Shilpa Uskokovic team up to help Kathryn with the makeahead breakfast of her family's dreams.RECIPES:- Breakfast Crunchwrap for a Crowd- Cowboy Breakfast Casserole with Sausage and Spinach- Biscuits and Gravy
Published 12/19/23
Ruby loves her role as the Christmas Dinner chef for her in-laws, but she's working with a range of dietary restrictions that makes choosing a festive menu difficult. Chris and Hana Asbrink put their heads together to help Ruby find recipes that satisfy everyone, so making this holiday dinner can remain a joyful endeavor year after year.RECIPES:- Confit Turkey with Chiles and Garlic- Twice-Roasted Squash with Parmesan Butter and Grains- Cheesy Roasted Cabbage Wedges- Brisket Bourguignon-...
Published 12/12/23
Inés Anguiano, Rachel Gurjar, and Kendra Vaculin join Chris to talk about what they love and don't love about cookies, plug their favorite cookies developed in the Test Kitchen this year, and answer some listener questions!THE COOKIES:- Rachel's Chile-Cheese Cookies- Kendra's Matcha Swirl Spritz Cookies- Inés's Baklava Sugar Cookies- Jesse's S'mores Sandwich Cookies- Hana's Tiramisu Snowball Cookies- Zebra-Striped Shortbread Cookies- Anything Goes BiscottiCheck out the whole Cookie Swap...
Published 12/05/23
A short, bonus episode with some dispatches from your Thanksgivings!
Published 11/28/23
Chris, Maggie Hoffman, Jesse Szewczyk, and Kate Kassin spent an afternoon on the Dinner SOS Hotline, helping listeners like you solve their Thanksgiving emergencies. Check out yesterday's episode for even more listener questions. THE RECIPES: - A Kosher, Meatless Thanksgiving: Roasted Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde, Foolproof Fish with Spiced Chickpeas, Creamy Yukon Golds with Crispy Potato Skins, Simple-Is-Best Stuffing - Pie Crust SOS: French Silk Pie, Simply Brilliant Banoffee...
Published 11/22/23
Chris, Maggie Hoffman, Jesse Szewczyk, and Kate Kassin spent an afternoon on the Dinner SOS Hotline, helping listeners like you solve their Thanksgiving emergencies. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for part 2! THE RECIPES: - Appetizers: Kombu Celery, Hurricane Chips, Shrimp Cocktail with Green Cocktail Sauce or Old Bay Remoulade - Dairy Free Desserts: Vegan Pie Crust, Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate-Almond Fridge Fudge - Thanksgiving for Two: Make-Ahead Turkey, Confit Turkey with Chiles and...
Published 11/21/23
John has a lot at stake this Thanksgiving. Just last year, his mother-in-law granted him permission to host the holiday—and he hit it out of the park. But anxious to keep his standing as the family's Thanksgiving host, John turned to Dinner SOS for some help perfecting his already perfect meal. The Recipes: Expertly Spiced and Glazed Roast Turkey Simple is Best Stuffing Buttery Milk Buns Actually Perfect Pie Crust Porchetta-Style Roast Turkey Breast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/14/23
Dinner SOS wants to help you get ready for Thanksgiving. On this special episode of the podcast, host Chris Morocco and a panel of expert co-hosts from Bon Appétit and Epicurious will help callers plan for one of the biggest cooking days of the year! Call in to have your Thanksgiving question workshopped live by our hosts as they answer your questions in real time with recipe suggestions, technique tips, drink and dessert ideas, and even a little hosting advice. Call us at (347) 321-9501...
Published 11/07/23