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 128: Beans and Greens  

Carla Music and Amiel Stanek tell you how to sidestep mushy and flavorless beans to make them truly delicious (seriously, they are obsessed with beans). After that, Carla chats with one of our listeners about how to get her picky kids to try (and learn to love!) vegetables, without having to hide them in other foods.

Episode 127: The Best Things We Cooked This Summer  

This week we're talking lobster, pesto, grilled lamb chops, corn, pork shoulder on the grill, and so. much. more--because Labor Day is almost here, and we're hungry.

Episode 126: Natty Wine  

Natural wine seems to be popping up everywhere these days, but what exactly does “natural” mean? How is it made? What kinds should you be ordering? Andrew Knowlton and contributing wine writer Marissa Ross are here to answer all your questions. After that, a listener from Augusta, GA calls in so that Carla Lalli Music can diminish her seafood fears.

Episode 125: The Best New Restaurants in America  

We just announced our Hot 10 list of the best new restaurants in America (find it online and in our September issue). Adam talks with Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer about their 35,000-mile journey to 41 different cities—all in the name of finding the most innovative and delicious food across the country.

Episode 124: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat  

Chef, teacher, and author Samin Nosrat believes anyone can cook great food—as long as they have an understanding of salt, fat, acid, and heat. Samin breaks down those four elements into an easily digestible (and fascinating!) science lesson in her recently-released cookbook, and on this week's episode.

Bonus Episode 3: Basically  

In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. If you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, eatbasically.com.

Episode 123: What's All the Fuss About Avocado Toast?  

You know how avocado toast is the one thing everyone loves to hate? And also just totally loves? John Birdsall talks about the history of the simple, hugely popular snack and how it came to warrant such strong feelings. After that, it's all about peach desserts—with only five ingredients.

Bonus Episode 2: Basically  

In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. Tune in next Friday to hear more. And if you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, eatbasically.com.

Episode 122: Family Vacation  

You know when you pack your whole family up and go to a new place? Getting out of your normal routine can present a whole new world of eating. Adam Rapoport talks to Jenny Rosenstrach and Carla Lalli Music about the challenges and the successes of taking kids on vacation. After that, The New Yorker's Nick Paumgarten tells the story of that beautiful, flaky sea salt from the shores of England that has become ubiquitous in American kitchens: Maldon.

Bonus Episode: Basically  

In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. Tune in for the next few Fridays to hear more. And if you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, eatbasically.com.

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.

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