Streams

335: Holiday Special: Paying It Forward: The Amazing Psychology of Holiday Giving

Friday, December 19, 2014

This week, it’s our annual holiday special. We investigate the psychology of holiday giving with Stephen G. Post, a researcher on the benefits of helping others. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reveals her picks for the top ten holiday gift ideas and the top five stocking stuffers, and we’ll be tasting frozen dinner rolls. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the perfect French Apple Tart. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. If you’re moved by the spirit of giving, we suggest you consider a donation to the No Kid Hungry campaign, a worthy organization working to end childhood hunger. You can donate at: www.nokidhungry.org

Comment

240R: Holiday Special: Top Kitchen Gifts, Wine Guide, Celebrity Holiday Memories

Friday, December 12, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to some of our favorite guests about their happiest holiday memories. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse, and we'll find out what's hot and what's not in the world of kitchen gadgets. We’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding, and we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Fallen Chocolate Cake. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

Comment

334: An Insider's Tour of Julia Child's Kitchen

Friday, December 05, 2014

This week, we investigate why Julia Child’s kitchen is one of the top tourist attractions in Washington, DC. We also chat with Jean-Jacques Paimblanc, who cooked many dinners in that humble space. We’ll be tasting salted butter, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Skillet Roast Chicken and Potatoes. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

Comment

318R: Being Ruth Reichl: Up Close and Personal with The Last Editor of Gourmet

Friday, November 28, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to Ruth Reichl, a food writer and the last editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine. We’ll find out all about 9 x 13 baking pans 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 cream cheese brownies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

Comment

318R: Being Ruth Reichl: Up Close and Personal with The Last Editor of Gourmet

Friday, November 28, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to Ruth Reichl, a food writer and the last editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine. We’ll find out all about 9 x 13 baking pans 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 cream cheese brownies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

Comment

325R: Home Fermentation 101: Easy, Safe and Fun

Friday, November 21, 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

Comment

333: Thanksgiving Special - True Stories from The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line

Friday, November 14, 2014

This week, we chat with the turkey experts who man Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line, providing answers to more than 100,000 holiday cooking questions each November and December. We’ll put roasting pans through their paces with gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste store-bought shortcuts to find out which ones to avoid and which ones will get Thanksgiving dinner on the table quicker. Wine expert Stephen Meuse investigates whether wine has gender, and then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the perfect sweet potato pie. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

Comment

332: The New York Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells Speaks Out

Friday, November 07, 2014

This week, we talk to the man who some would say has the most coveted job in the food industry: The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. 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 how Yotam Ottolenghi is changing our most basic ideas about cooking and eating. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best slow-roasted bone-in pork rib roast. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

Comment

331: Peace Meals - Eating in War Zones from Iraq to Afghanistan

Friday, October 31, 2014

This week, we speak with Anna Badkhen, a war correspondent and the author of Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories, who shared meals from Afghanistan to Mali in search of the truth about war and its aftermath. We’ll be tasting bread crumbs, and we’ll learn some common wine terms with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best carrot-ginger soup. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

Comment

330: The Day Meat Fell from The Sky: A Halloween Special

Friday, October 24, 2014

This week, for Halloween, we’re bringing you a scary story. On March 3rd, 1876, large chunks of red meat fell from the sky for a period of several minutes, covering land the size of a football field near Olympia Springs, Kentucky. The cause of the Kentucky Meat Shower remains a mystery to this day, so we’ll speak to experts and scientists to find out what could have caused this strange historical event. We’ll find out all about wine savers from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about scary foods. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect cherry crisp in a skillet. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

Comment

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

Comment

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

Comment

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

Comment

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

Comment

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

Comment

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

Comment

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

Comment

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

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment