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401R: Dan Jurafsky: The Language of Food

Friday, May 01, 2015

This week, we investigate the language of food with linguist Dan Jurafsky. From voluptuous to sinful, the words we choose tell a great deal about the food, the restaurant, or the history of the recipe. We’ll be tasting grapefruit juice, and we’ll learn the difference between Burgundy and Bordeaux with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best chicken stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. Originally aired January 1-8, 2015. Available for rerun April 30-May 7, 2015.

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Recipe: Charlie Palmer's Reed Bruschetta

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Charlie Palmer's Reed's Bruschetta from Charlie Palmer's American Fare

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Recipe: Charlie Palmer's Porchetta

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Charlie Palmer's Porchetta from Charlie Palmer's American Fare

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Recipe: Charlie Palmer's Pear Tarte Tatin

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Charlie Palmer's Pear Tarte Tatin from Charlie Palmer's American Fare

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All Things Considered

Competitive Bartender Pours Father's Wisdom Into Signature Drink

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bartender Ran Duan will represent the U.S. in a Bacardi international cocktail competition. His specialty? "Father's Advice," a stirred-not-shaken cocktail that's a testament to his hardworking dad.

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413: Cooking Lesson: The Secrets of Cooking Brilliant Chinese Food at Home with Fuchsia Dunlop

Friday, April 24, 2015

Real Chinese home cooking is a far cry from the oily takeout food that Americans have come to know. This week, Fuchsia Dunlop, Sichuan cooking expert and author of Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking, shows us how to make a healthy, exotic meal in just 15 minutes. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn a better way to poach salmon. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Spicy Red Lentil and Tomato Curry

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World

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Recipe: Elizabeth Alexander's Shrimp Barka

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A recipe from Elizabeth Alexander's memoir The Light of the World 

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412: Pig Tales: A True Story of Smart Pigs, Dumb Farmers and The American Pork Industry

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pigs are smart enough to play computer games and regulate a thermostat, yet they are raised in the worst possible conditions by the pork industry. To get both sides of the story, we chat with Barry Estabrook, author of Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat. We’ll taste brown rice, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make better Rice Pilaf. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

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

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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

Friday, April 10, 2015

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure up recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.

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411: One-Way Trip to Mars, Part Two

Friday, April 03, 2015

Last week, we spoke to Mars One finalist Chris Patil about why he wants to be part of the first human settlement on the red planet. But how would the astronauts melt ice for water, grow enough food to sustain life, or deal with the crucial issue of spare parts? In part two of our series, we interview three MIT scientists who have done a feasibility study of the Mars One project to determine the risks of sending astronauts like Chris to Mars. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reviews electric juicers, and we’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect scrambled eggs every time. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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New Takes on Classic Passover and Easter Recipes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Melissa Clark introduces innovative twists on old staples.

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Recipe: Melissa Clark's Passover Lemon Brisket

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Here is Melissa Clark's signature Passover Brisket. 

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410: One-Way Trip to Mars

Friday, March 27, 2015

Would you like to go to space? Could you face the challenge of leaving your loved ones forever, to spend the rest of your days on an unknown planet? Today, we explore part one of our series, One-Way Trip to Mars, by talking to Chris Patil, a Boston-based biologist and scientific writer, about why he wants to go to Mars. 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 what food might be like for the first inhabitants of Mars. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best chocolate chip cookies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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The Food of Taiwan

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cathy Erway talks all about Taiwanese cooking—from home-style dishes to street food.

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Recipe: Cathy Erway's Meatball Mochi (Ba-Wan)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This traditional southern Taiwanese snack incorporates many Taiwanese penchants: a chewy, jellylike starch; a thick, sweetened sauce; and a savory, pork-studded filling. 

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Recipe: Cathy Erway's Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup (Niu Rou Mian)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

There is no other noodle soup quite like this. Some call it Taiwan’s “national dish."

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409: The Dead Pit: The True, Shocking Story of The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week, we speak to New York Times reporter Michael Moss about the Dead Pit, a USDA livestock research facility in Nebraska that has caused the deaths of thousands of animals in the name of higher profits. We’ll taste vegetable broth, and we’ll discover Italian white wines with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn the secrets to almost hands-free risotto. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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