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 82: Sohui Kim + Ashley Christensen  

Chef Sohui Kim of Brooklyn's Insa restaurant shares how to kimchi basically... anything (except corn!). Then, we talk chef Ashley Christensen about her new cookbook, Poole's. There will be pimento cheese.

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.

Episode 101: Seamus Mullen  

Chef Seamus Mullen talks about how his diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis led him to turn his whole life around. He's got himself strong and healthy again--all because of the way he cooks and eats.

Episode 100: Sandor Katz  

Fermentation expert—or as he calls himself, fermentation revivalist—Sandor Katz goes in deep on the history and benefits of fermenting, as well as how to do it yourself. Vegetables into sauerkraut and kimchi, sugar into alcohol, milk into yogurt, and so much more. Ready to nerd out?

Episode 99: Moon Juice and Healthyish Drinks  

In this week's episode we sit down with Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder and owner of Moon Juice, the cult shop in Venice, California where you can find all sorts of tonics, powders, and treats with ingredients you've never heard of. After that, we talk you through how to make Moon Milk, the drink that will put you to sleep better than a glass of wine, as well as Chai Masala, the drink that will make you feel better than a glass of wine.

Episode 98: Sara Kramer and... Small Fish  

Sara Kramer, chef of Los Angeles restaurants Madcapra and Kismet talks about her Cali-Mediterranean food and even sings on air (she used to be a Broadway star). After that, we go big on small fish--all the mackerel, anchovies, smelt, and sardines you should be eating.

Episode 97: Super Bowl Special  

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. We go in deep on all the things you should be cooking (Philly Cheese Steaks! Hoagies! Gumbo!), plus party etiquette (get out of the kitchen, please) and, of course, beer.

Episode 96: Nate Appleman & How to Eat Meat  

Nate Appleman looks back on his years as an unhappy chef and talks about how he turned his life around by cooking good, wholesome food. After that, we get into all the ways you should be incorporating meat into your diet--that means shopping smarter, cooking strategically, and feeling better.

Episode 95: #Cook90 & Slow Roasting  

Epicurious editor David Tamarkin talks about #Cook90, the challenge to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner (nearly!) every day in January. Then we break down how to slow roast, the technique that turns your tough cuts of meat into the tenderest, melt-in-your-mouth dinner, all with the magic of time.

Episode 94: Hugh Acheson  

Chef Hugh Acheson talks about the state of Southern cuisine, what to order at Waffle House, and how he might even be a better illustrator than he is cook.

Episode 93: Lunch al Desko & Sustainable Cooking  

We’ve got all the tips you need for actually packing an office lunch you want to eat. Then, Epicurious editor David Tamarkin offers *actual useful* advice for cooking more sustainably at home. Your 2017 food game is going to be a good one!

Episode 92: Geoffrey Zakarian  

Geoffrey Zakarian has been in the restaurant business for a long time. He shares his candid thoughts on hospitality (yes—you can seat incomplete parties, he argues), opening new restaurants, and way more.

Episode 91: Ludo Lefebvre  

Chef Ludo Lefebvre talks about his fried chicken obsession, the Los Angeles food scene, and his love for butter(okay fine, but he loves salad too).

Episode 90: Happy Holidays  

Associate editor Amiel Stanek and chef Lauren Schaefer break down how to host a dinner party without breaking the bank, but still leaving your friends seriously impressed. After that, cocktail aficionado Brad Thomas Parsons takes us through his new cookbook all about amaro, the bittersweet liqueur you should be drinking.

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