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315R: Secrets of Chinese Home Cooking

Friday, October 17, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak to Fuchsia Dunlop, the first Westerner to train at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Sichuan, China, and the author of several books on Chinese cookery, including Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the psychology behind food fads. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Sweet and Tangy Barbecued Chicken. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio
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329: Mario Batali Speaks! Up Close and Personal with a Celebrity Chef

Friday, October 10, 2014

This week, we interview chef extraordinaire Mario Batali, who owns 20 restaurants around the world. We’ll put kitchen towels through their paces with gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste cold weather beers with expert Lauren Clark. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make whole-wheat blueberry muffins. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio
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328: Rhubarb and Marilyn Monroe: Life on A Small Michigan Farm

Friday, October 03, 2014

This week, we speak with Kathleen Flinn, author of Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family, about food, farming, and childhood. We’ll be tasting corn tortillas, and we’ll discover five “can-do” wines that can handle almost any situation with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make shredded beef tacos. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio
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317R: A New Theory of Evolution: Cooking Made Us Human!

Friday, September 26, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak to Harvard professor Richard Wrangham about his latest book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, to find out how cooking makes all the difference between humans and primates. We’ll be tasting Swiss cheese, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Juicy Pub-Style Burgers. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio
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327: New York Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov: Wine for The Rest of Us

Friday, September 19, 2014

This week, we chat with Eric Asimov, The New York Times chief wine critic and author of How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto. We’ll be tasting brown mustard, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect poached chicken breasts. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio
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326: Food Futurism: WikiPearls, oPhones, and Le Whif

Friday, September 12, 2014

Can we create breathable food? Are edible water bottles the environmental cure of the future? This week, we speak to David Edwards, a Harvard professor and chief innovator at Le Laboratoire in Paris, where he works to develop a symbiosis between art and science. His new restaurant, Cafe Artscience, will open in Cambridge in October of 2014. We’ll find out all about liquid dish soaps from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and our wine expert Stephen Meuse teaches us what we can learn from a glass of sauvignon blanc. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect zucchini bread. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio
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325: Home Fermentation 101: Easy, Safe and Fun

Friday, September 05, 2014

This week, we explore the benefits of fermented foods with culinary author, fermentation revivalist, and DIY food activist Sandor Katz. We’ll be tasting prosciutto, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about a new food law in France, Fait a la Maison. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make an easy weeknight meal, Garlic Pasta. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio
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238R: The Most Dangerous Fungi: Inside the World of Mushroom Hunters

Friday, August 29, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Langdon Cook, the author of The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, about the dangerous business of foraging for wild mushrooms. We’ll be tasting goat cheese, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of Red Velvet cake. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Catalan Beef Stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio
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324: The New Food Journalism: New Orleans Post Katrina

Friday, August 22, 2014

This week, we chat with Brett Anderson, the restaurant critic for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. In the wake of Katrina, Brett had to turn to a whole new style of food journalism—a mix of food, politics, and cultural rebirth. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll investigate more top wine trends with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled shrimp burgers. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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323: Eating White Dirt: Investigating The World's Strangest Food Obsession

Friday, August 15, 2014

This week, we investigate the world’s strangest food obsession: eating white dirt. We talk to Adam Forrester whose documentary “Eat White Dirt” will be released this fall. We’ll be tasting frozen yogurt, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about his philosophy on cherry pie. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Strawberry Mousse with lots of berry flavor. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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236R: Up Close and Personal with Lidia Bastianich

Friday, August 08, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Lidia Bastianich, the host of Lidia’s Italy, about everything from how she ended up working with actor Christopher Walken in a bakery in Queens to how to make a quick supper from almost nothing. We’ll be tasting hummus, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best homemade granola. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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322: What Has Your Food Been Eating? The Secret World of Modern Agriculture

Friday, August 01, 2014

What has your food been eating? This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to Laurent Adamowicz, an entrepreneur and food industry veteran. He is the founder and CEO of Bon’App, a mobile application to promote healthy eating and he recently gave a Ted Talk on healthy eating titled, “What has your food been eating?” We’ll find out all about charcoal grills from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best grilled burgers. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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310R: Junk Food Engineering: Why Food Companies Weaponize Sugar, Salt and Fat

Friday, July 25, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate junk food engineering with author Michael Moss to find out how food companies weaponize ingredients to create addiction. We’ll find out all about pepper mills from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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321: Mean Streets: Rags to Riches with Boston's Top Chef Barbara Lynch

Friday, July 18, 2014

This week, Boston’s own Barbara Lynch tells her story to America’s Test Kitchen—how she stole an MBTA bus at age 13, how she opened her first restaurant when she still owed the IRS $75,000, why she boxes for exercise, and what she said to the man who refused to believe that he had been served a duck. We’ll find out which seven kitchen gadgets you shouldn’t live without, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the sudden popularity of juice bars. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled pork tenderloin steaks. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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320: How (Not) To Start A Pizzeria: A Real-Life Survival Guide

Friday, July 11, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Molly Wizenberg, author of Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage, who takes us behind the scenes during the two years that she and her husband were scrimping and scraping to open a gourmet pizza parlor in Seattle. We’ll be tasting dark chocolate, and we’ll investigate the top wine trends with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make chocolate crinkle cookies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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320: How (Not) To Start A Pizzeria: A Real-Life Survival Guide

Friday, July 11, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Molly Wizenberg, author of Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage, who takes us behind the scenes during the two years that she and her husband were scrimping and scraping to open a gourmet pizza parlor in Seattle. We’ll be tasting dark chocolate, and we’ll investigate the top wine trends with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make chocolate crinkle cookies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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225R: The World According to Ron Finley, The Guerrilla Gardener of South LA

Friday, July 04, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Ron Finley, the guerrilla gardener from South Los Angeles who fought city hall to turn empty lots into fruit and vegetable gardens. We’ll be tasting store-bought piecrust, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of Chinese barbecue spareribs. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled corn. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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225R: The World According to Ron Finley, The Guerrilla Gardener of South LA

Friday, July 04, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Ron Finley, the guerrilla gardener from South Los Angeles who fought city hall to turn empty lots into fruit and vegetable gardens. We’ll be tasting store-bought piecrust, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of Chinese barbecue spareribs. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled corn. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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319: July 4th Beer Special! The Amazing History, Lore and Science of America's Favorite Drink

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tune in to the America's Test Kitchen 4th of July special. This year, it's all about American beer. We speak with historian, author, and self-proclaimed ranter Maureen Ogle about her book Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer. We'll be tasting barbecue sauce, and we'll taste test beer with expert Lauren Clark. Then we'll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Memphis-style ribs at home.
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319: July 4th Beer Special! The Amazing History, Lore and Science of America's Favorite Drink

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tune in to the America's Test Kitchen 4th of July special. This year, it's all about American beer. We speak with historian, author, and self-proclaimed ranter Maureen Ogle about her book Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer. We'll be tasting barbecue sauce, and we'll taste test beer with expert Lauren Clark. Then we'll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Memphis-style ribs at home.
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