Bon Appétit Foodcast

Bon Appétit Foodcast

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The Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. Episodes air every Wednesday.

Episodes

Episode 121: Jake Tapper Likes His Pants Loose  

CNN's Jake Tapper is on TV, like, all the time. He tells us how he eats on the campaign trail (it involves a lot of junk food), how he eats now (it involves a lot of salad), and how he loves to grill in the backyard. After that, we're talking salmon burgers. Bet you never knew they could taste so good.

Episode 120: Fine Dining to Fast Food, Forest to Table  

Daniel Patterson recently left his San Francisco fine-dining institution, Coi, to focus on his and LA chef Roy Choi's fast food project, Loco'l. He talks about where the idea came from, the challenges they've faced, and the change they're creating. After that, we tell the story of those wood-fired ovens that have become so ubiquitous in restaurants around the country.

Episode 119: Gabrielle Hamilton Rebroadcast  

This week we're throwing it back to one of our old favorite episodes. Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef at New York City’s Prune, but is perhaps equally known for her writing. She talks about the process of putting words to the page.

Episode 118: Fire Up the Grill  

This week's episode is all things grilling. We're talking the perfect way to cook a whole fish on the grate, smoking brisket in The Big Green Egg, the best wings you’ll ever make, and more. The one thing you didn’t know you needed? A headlamp.

Episode 117: Kumail Nanjiani and the Plight of On-Set Doughnuts  

Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani talks about what it's like to eat on set (beware of the pastries), his new movie coming out next month, and how he and his wife have gotten very into The Great British Bake Off. After that, it's time to make the ultimate summer sweet: ice cream sandwiches.

Episode 116: Eat Your Potlikker  

Author John T. Edge just came out with a new book, The Potlikker Papers, which tackles the complicated history of food in the South. He talks about what he grew up eating, how that's changed over time, and where it all came from to begin with. After that, it's time for the drink of summer: the Rosé Aperol Spritz.

Episode 115: Get Out of Town  

We share how to stock your kitchen in a rental house. When all that's there is plastic mixing spoons and maybe a pan or two, it's best to come prepared. Very prepared. After that, we go deep on camping—what to pack and how to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the great outdoors.

Episode 114: J.J. Redick Plays Ball, Eats Food  

When you're an NBA veteran you travel all over the country for games. And if you're J.J. Redick, you travel all over the country--and world--to eat. We talk to the Clippers shooting guard about his favorite restaurants, how to stay game-ready (it involves a lot of beets), and his Chik-fil-A order.

Episode 113: The Inimitable Barbara Lynch  

We chat with Boston chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch, who just came out with her memoir, Out of Line. Barbara talks about how she went from stealing a bus as a teenager to operating a hugely successful restaurant group. She's got an amazing story.

Episode 112: Let's Make a Weekend Of It  

Sometimes you cook to get dinner on the table. And sometimes you cook for the fun of it. That's what we're talking about this week—the dishes you make when you want to go deep and spend a long time in the kitchen, preferably with friends. Think ramen (the stock alone takes 36 hours), cassoulet, and lasagna.

Episode 111: What Happens in Vegas  

We're going to Sin City. First, Andrew Knowlton reminisces about the 30+ years he's been visiting Las Vegas—from the time his parents gave him $50 worth of quarters and left him on the casino room floor, to the seriously good food he eats now. Then, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken talk about the legacy they've created together.

Episode 110: A Little Bit of Pizza, A Little Bit of Pasta  

Joe Beddia of Philly's Pizzeria Beddia tells you how to make your own pie at home—no 800° wood-burning oven required. He's got intel on the red sauce, the white sauce, the dough, and all of the toppings (just make sure it's not too many toppings). After that, we're talking spring pasta. That means ramps, asparagus, artichokes, and more. Butter included.

Episode 109: The Splendid Francis Lam  

Francis Lam is a James Beard Award-winning writer, cookbook editor, and the host of the radio show, The Splendid Table. This week we talk to him about the difficulty of putting words to the page, eating Chrissy Teigen’s scalloped potatoes, and how he hosts his friends at home.

Episode 108: The New Yorker Does Food  

David Remnick, Editor in Chief of The New Yorker, discusses the annual Food and Travel issue. Expect discussion on barbecue, Trump's steak habits, and the new world of edibles. Yes, those edibles.

Episode 107: Put an Egg On It  

You can fry, soft boil, hard boil, poach, and scramble them. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On this week's episode, we nerd out on techniques for making the perfect version of each kind. (Don’t worry, there’s a big scrambled egg debate in there just to keep you on your toes.)

Episode 106: Burgers, Beer, and Rock & Roll  

Ken Friedman used to book some of the hottest bands in the Bay Area--until he decided he wanted to open a restaurant instead. Turns out he was pretty good at that, too. Now Ken owns a slew of restaurants in New York including The Spotted Pig, John Dory Oyster Bar, Salvation Taco, White Gold, and more. In this week's episode, he talks about his vision for an English gastropub with actually good food (thanks to chef April Bloomfield), how he got some of the music industry's biggest names to invest in that vision, and drinking beer with U2.

Episode 105: Clear Wallet, Full Stomach, Can't Lose  

In this week's episode, we give you all the tips and tricks you need for shopping smart without breaking the bank--what kinds of ingredients you should be buying from different stores, how to stock your pantry (and freezer!), plus how to choose a decent bottle of wine when you can't make it to your wine shop.

Episode 104: Melissa Clark Can Fix Your Dinner Angst  

New York Times columnist Melissa Clark tells us how she became a food writer when food writing wasn't really a thing (it involves creating a bread machine cookbook in 6 weeks). Her latest cookbook, Dinner: Changing the Game, tackles the ever-present question of what to make when you get home from work and you can't eat any more scrambled eggs with hot sauce.

Episode 103: Chinese Food in America  

Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor in NYC's Chinatown talks about taking over the nearly 100-year-old restaurant from his uncle. He managed to keep it true to its roots while attracting a whole new demographic of young and hungry patrons. After that, BA Food Stylist (and ace cook) Sue Li reminisces about her mom's chive pockets and dumplings--and tells us how to make scallion pancakes at home.

Episode 102: All About Middle Eastern Food (Perfect Rice! Man'oushe! Rose-Water Brittle!)  

Reem Assil, a first generation American chef who was featured in our March issue, talks about building up her business and the crazy-good Levantine flatbread she makes, topped with all sorts of beautiful California produce. After that, Senior Food Editor Andy Baraghani tells us how to prepare a feast for the Persian New Year.

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