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America's Test Kitchen Radio

329R: Mario Batali Speaks! Up Close and Personal with a Celebrity Chef

Friday, March 13, 2015

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 Originally aired October 9-16, 2014. Available for rerun March 12-19, 2015.

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All Things Considered

A Pie For A Pie ... Day, That Is

Friday, March 13, 2015

Every March 14 is celebrated as Pi Day in math classes — and in kitchens — across the country. Pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado presents her Mango Key-Lime Pie in honor of 3.141592 ...

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Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle

Friday, March 13, 2015

As math lovers know, it's almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.

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Fresh Air

'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America's Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

408: Do Celebrity Diets Really Work? From Marilyn Monroe to Beyoncé

Friday, March 06, 2015

Is Beyoncé's diet really more effective than Taylor Swift’s? This week, we speak with Rebecca Harrington, author of I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting, who tried scores of celebrity diets to find out what works, what doesn’t, and just how crazy some of our celebrities are. 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 rediscovering the art of stir-frying. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make a favorite weeknight recipe for French Chicken in a Pot. 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 Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Martha Stewart's Three Garlic Pasta

Thursday, March 05, 2015

On the occasion of Leonard's 30th anniversary at WNYC, Martha Stewart offered her recipe for Three Garlic Pasta (because good things come in 3s... and 30s!).

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Low and Slow: The Lost Art of Braising

Monday, March 02, 2015

James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Michael Ruhlman talks about braising and his new book, How to Braise. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Lidia Bastianich's Chicken and Potatoes

Monday, March 02, 2015

Chicken and potatoes, fried together in a big skillet so they are crisp and moist at the same time, is Lidia's mother’s specialty. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Braised Chicken Thighs, Coq au Vin Style

Monday, March 02, 2015

Originally a French preparation for stewing a tough old rooster, coq au vin re­mains a great method for preparing chicken, notably the legs or, here, just the thighs.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Braised Fennel

Monday, March 02, 2015

Fennel is a delicious, underused vegetable that is perfect for braising.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Pot Roast

Monday, March 02, 2015

Two variations on a classic pot roast dish.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cooking With The Whole Family

Monday, March 02, 2015

Robert Scheer on government surveillance. Michael Ruhlman on braising. Lidia Bastianich's new children’s book about growing up on the farm, raising chickens, and gathering their eggs.

America's Test Kitchen Radio

407: How to Cook A Puffin: The New Cooking of Iceland

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sea bird eggs, tea-poached skate, and smoked puffin are just a few of the menu items at Dill Restaurant in Reykjavik. This week, we travel to Iceland with Jody Eddy, the co-author of North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland to learn about this fascinating cuisine. We’ll be tasting sharp cheddar, and we’ll decode wine descriptions with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn the secrets to long-lasting vinaigrette. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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All Things Considered

Don't Be Fooled By The Fishy Ingredients: This Burger Is Delicious

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cabdriver, "Where do you eat?" When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

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 Originally aired September 4-11, 2014. Rerun February 19-26, 2015.

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Some Thoughtful Words — And Many Unanswered Questions — After Chapel Hill

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Here are some of the many powerful essays we've come across in the aftermath of this tragedy.

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Swiss Village + West Virginia + Mardi Gras Feast = Fasnacht

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Isolated in the West Virginia wilderness, the tiny town of Helvetia clings to its distinctly Swiss character and foodways. It all culminates with a pre-Lenten festival where food takes center stage.

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For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it's no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

406: Rachael Ray Speaks Out on Fame, Pajamas, Hard Work and Her Cabin in The Woods

Friday, February 13, 2015

This week, we speak to Rachael Ray to find out why she still has a crush on Tom Jones and how she fended off an attacker in New York with pepper spray. 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 simple recipes for college students. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect soft cooked eggs every time. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. americastestkitchen.com/radio

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

405: Quack Diets? The Scientific Truth about Paleo, Gluten-Free, and Other Hot Diets

Friday, February 06, 2015

This week, we investigate the truth about fad diets, from blood types to Paleo. We’ll be tasting white chocolate, and we’ll discuss the age old rivalry of wine vs. beer with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the ultimate chocolate cupcakes with ganache filling. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. americastestkitchen.com/radio

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