Episode 189: Fritters, Sprouts, and Shrubs

One of Marisa’s most recent shrubs

Did you hear? According to the New York Times, the hippies have won the plate. (Marisa knew this all along.)

In our what’s for dinner segment this week, we are talking fritters.

We are both pretty excited about making shrubs, which are delicious drinking vinegars made from fruit, sugar and (of course) plenty of tart vinegar. Marisa has been making them for years and Joy has just gotten started. They are easy!

And speaking of all things hippie–Marisa has recently gotten back into the groove of sprouting lentils at home.

At the market this week, we’re stocking up on leeks.

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Episode 188: Freezer Bankruptcy, Easter Treats, and Bowls!

Molly Watson’s new cookbook

A new study from the University of Washington finds that cooking at home is healthier and cheaper than the away-from-home alternatives. (Surprise!)

Joy and Marisa swap ideas about “Freezer Bankruptcy.” Whether this is a good or a bad thing depends on your situation.

Easter is this Sunday. Joy tells you about a few favorite local treats for your Easter basket or table.

We have a conversation with food writer Molly Watson, author of the wonderful new cookbook, Bowls!.

Finally, at the market we are exploring fresh cheeses.

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Episode 187: Homemade burritos, Passover sides, and Carrots

In food news this week, we talked about the shuttering of Lucky Peach magazine.

What’s for dinner? Homemade burritos.

Passover is coming. Marisa tells us about her favorite side dishes.

We have a guest this week–Ann Karlen is with us to give us the inside scoop on this Saturday’s Philly Farm & Food Fest.

At the market, we’re buying carrots lately.

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Join the Local Mouthful Joy of Cooking Potluck Club

Announcing the Local Mouthful Joy of Cooking Potluck Club!

If you’ve listened to the podcast for any length of time, you may have heard us mention our desire to start a cookbook club. We love the idea of gathering with fellow food lovers to share collaborative, homemade meal.

This spring, we’re finally doing it and we’ve decided for at the first year (and perhaps longer), it will be a Joy of Cooking-centric potluck club. Nearly everyone we know has a copy in or near their kitchen and while many of us turn to it for reference, we rarely come even close to scratching its surface.

Our hope is that this potluck club will help us build community, celebrate home cooking, and explore a treasured cookbook. To that end, there won’t be a lot of rules or exclusions. We encourage you to cook from whichever edition you happen to have.

Here in the Philadelphia area, we’ll gather on a quarterly basis to share a meal and our latest favorites from the JOC. For those of you who are further flung, you can still participate by cooking along with us and sharing your successes and frustrations via our Local Mouthful Facebook Group and by starting your own LM/JOC potluck group.

We’ll also be offering up some JOC content on the podcast itself. You can expect interviews with John Becker and Megan Scott (the JOC family members currently working on the next edition of the book), as well as opportunities to test unprinted recipes from that upcoming edition.

If you think you’d like to participate in the LM/JOC potluck club, please use the form below to sign up. We’ll be in touch soon regarding dates!

Episode 186: Unrestricted Dinners, Bagel Thursdays at Essen Bakery, and Baby Kale

Smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion, and capers on a fresh bagel at Essen Bakery

In food news this week, we discuss a recent NPR’s The Salt piece that addresses the difficulty of shopping for sustainable seafood, even with the help of all those guides.

Next up: Dinner, unrestricted. As Marisa’s husband shifts away from a low-carb eating style, she is free to add some grains glorious grains to their shared dinners.

Joy shares one of her current obsessions: Bagel Thursday at Essen Bakery in South Philly.

We also talk about meatloaf–there’s a new meatloaf cookbook, A Meatloaf in Every Pot, and a whole lot of opinions on the subject of this humble foodstuff. (Here’s a link to Joy’s favorite meatloaf recipe.)

At the market this week, we are buying some baby kale.

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Episode 185: Roast Chicken, The Philly Farm & Food Fest, and Louisville

Roast Chicken
Marisa’s roast chicken set up

In food news this week, we talked about a story published at The Ringer about the “Rise and Fall of Food Writing” What irked us most about it is its failure to even mention the very kind of food writing we do–home cooking and recipes!

What’s for dinner? In our kitchens, roast chicken. How do you make yours?

Have you bought your tickets to the Philly Farm & Food Fest on April 8? If not what are you waiting for? Come take in the event and find us to say hi. We’ll both be on hand.

We are both freshly back from a conference in Louisville, KY. And we have some food highlights to share.

And finally, at the Market, Joy is buying ice cream. A lot of ice cream.

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Episode 184: Leftover Pasta, St. Patty’s Day Cooking, Seasoning 101

A good frozen food item, from Ikea

In our Food News segment this week, we talked about this article from the Washington Post that suggests frozen food is a good way to fight food waste. Agree or disagree?

In What’s for Dinner, we share a tip inspired by a facebook comment from fellow food writer Sherri Brooks Vinton turns leftover pasta into something you actually want to eat.

Saint Patty’s day is coming. Marisa shares inspiration from her recent trip to the Emerald Isle to help you plan your menu.

After teaching our soup class at the Philadelphia Free Library, we realized that the use of salt of something new cooks really struggle to figure out. So we bring you this segment: Seasoning 101.

Joy usually passes on packaged or frozen food, but she’s discovered a favorite convenience food while waiting in line at Ikea: gronsaksbullar.

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Episode 183: Pasta Frittata, Vegetables, and Kitchen Tables

Joy’s leftover pasta frittata

In the food news: Did you just have a feeling that eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 week? Well, now there’s research to back that common-sense hunch up.

What’s for dinner this week? Leftover pasta frittata.

Picking up on the topic of eating more vegetables, we talked about strategies for eating as many as you can when you’re eating at restaurants.

Joy’s kitchen renovation is provoking deep thoughts on the symbolic meaning of the kitchen table. Julia Child had one, and now Joy wants one too. But can she live without an island? These are big questions.

At the market this week: Unsweetened coconut flakes.

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Episode 182: Broth-y Soups, Papaya Salads, and Potluck Clubs

Marisa’s latest baking find.

In food news this week, we learned that one Whole Foods in New York City now features a vegetable butcher who will slice and dice your produce according to your whims in the store.

Marisa has seen the light about homemade stocks, thanks to some brothy soups she’s been making lately. The stock has been the star of the show!

During her exile from her under-construction kitchen, Joy ate most of the papaya salads at restaurants around Philadelphia and she shares her favorites. (The version at Bottles & Banh Mi was her favorite.)

We are thinking about starting up a potluck club. Are you in the Philly area? Would you want to be a member? Tell us in the comments.

And finally, at the market, we are stocking up on locally grown and milled flour. Specifically Daisy Flour.

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Episode 181: Stromboli, Malted Milk Powder, and Healthy Recipe Makeovers

Today in food news, we keep it local and talk about a new restaurant in Philly, Rooster Soup Company.

In our What’s for Dinner segment we talk about stromboli, both restaurant and homemade.

We talk about the wonderful and versatile ingredient, malted milk powder.

We explore the questionable wisdom of giving classic dishes “healthy” makeovers.

And finally, at the market we found Mini Shokichi Squash.

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