Episode 249: Stuffed Eggplant, Poached Eggs, and Test Kitchen Inventory

Eggs, ready for poaching

In food news this week, the BBC covers the a recent controversy over Jamie Oliver’s recipe over “Jerk Rice”

What’s for dinner? Joy is revisiting The Indian Family Kitchen, a cookbook we first discussed in episode 135.

In How’d You Make That, we return to the topic of poached eggs. (We wanted to share that poached egg video with you, but we couldn’t find it. Here are other videos in that series.)

We talk about our process for managing test kitchen inventory, especially the many, many jars that result from Marisa’s “Food in Jars” kitchen.

In What We’re Loving this week, we sing the praises of the humble but wonderful BLT.

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Episode 248: No-cook pasta sauces, Fajita Vegetables, and Crying in H Mart

In food news this week, are those ugly produce subscription boxes really what they appear to be? At least one small farm thinks not.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we talk about no-cook pasta sauces.

In our How’d you Make that segment, we’ve got fajita vegetables for you.

We shared our reactions and feelings about the recent New Yorker essay Crying in H Mart.

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Episode 247: Freekah Pilaf with Lamb, Homemade Salsa, and Labor Day Eats

 

Summer salsa ingredients

In food news this week, the BBC wonders if the future of food is in the forgotten crops of the past.

What’s for Dinner? We’re revisiting Reem Kassis’s The Palestinian Table (listen to episode 226 to hear our interview with her) and making freekah pilaf with lamb.

In our How’d You Make That segment, it’s all about using those summer tomatoes in from-scratch salsa.

Happy (almost) Labor Day weekend, everyone! We discuss our own plans for food and fun.

In What We’re Loving this week, it’s Philly Food Works.

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Episode 246: Quick Ragus, Quinoa Pilaf, and Unfancy Food

In food news this week, we talk about an NPR The Salt story that outlines how gut bacteria may impact body weight.

In What’s for Dinner, we explore quick cooking ragus.

In How’d You Make That, Joy outlines her Quinoa technique.

We talk over the pressure we sometimes put on ourselves cooking for guests and the value of letting it be distinctly unfancy.

And in What We’re Loving, there’s a new craft nonalcoholic beer you should check out: Athletic Brewing.

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Episode 245: Teriyaki Chicken, Mustardy Salmon Cakes, Summer Canning

Marisa has some ideas for what you could can this week. These are peaches.

In food news this week, we read the story of the very narrow way Texas defines a pickle.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we talk teriyaki.

In our How’d You Make That segment, Joy walks you through mustardy salmon cakes.

It’s high summer and that means it’s time to can! Marisa suggests some preservation projects.

What are we loving this week? Nathan Miller Chocolate 55% Buttermilk Chocolate.

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Episode 244: Tempeh, Nicoise Thanksgiving, and the Alt New Year

In food news this week, we chat about an article sent to us by Local Mouthful listener Kathleen that covers meal kits migrating to grocery stores.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, it’s all about tofu’s less popular but more interesting cousin, tempeh.

Marisa recently hosted a genius summer dinner party that we’ve called Nicoise Thanksgiving.

We explore the question of whether September is the other New Year and talk about some resolutions for the fall.

And in What We’re Loving, we sing the praises of Trader Joe’s Sprouted Organic California Rice.

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Episode 243: Hummus, Date Caramels, and the State of the Summer Kitchen

Food news this week is sad news: Pulitzer winning food critic Jonathan Gold died of pancreatic cancer recently.

In celebration of the publication of Joy’s first piece for the Washington Post’s Voraciously, we revisit a favorite topic: Hummus.

We’ve got an idea for a healthy sweet treat: Date caramels.

We take a moment just to do a mid-summer cooking life check-in. Turns out neither of us is cooking as much as we’d like to be for various reasons.

In what we’re loving, an unexpected pick: Ken’s Steak House Caeser Dressing.

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Episode 242: Pulled Chicken, Panzanella, and the Fancy Food Show

The Kitchn has rounded up 100 of their favorite groceries and we are here for it.

In our How Do You Make That? segment, Marisa talks you through how to make pulled chicken thighs in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.

What’s For Dinner? Joy suggests a big bowl of panzanella! It’s the perfect thing for hot nights, when you can’t bear to turn on the stove.

Marisa reports back on her trip to the summer Fancy Food Show.

In What We’re Digging, Joy tells us about the Sunbuns from the Lost Bread Co.

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Episode 241: Metropolitan Cafe Pizza, Rosemary Chicken Wings, and Crab Gravy

This week in food news, Honest Tom’s Taco Shop is going vegan. It’s now called Honest Tom’s Plant Based Taco Shop. There was some pushback from the community.

Marisa went to a pizza preview at the Metropolitan Cafe and reports in on what she tasted!

In What’s For Dinner, we talk you through how to make rosemary chicken wings that can either be cooked under the broiler or on the grill.

Joy talks with Adam Erace about his piece in Taste about his family’s tradition of making crab gravy.

Joy has found a winner in her grocery store veggie burger search. The verdict? Amy’s California Style Veggie Burgers are the best!

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Episode 240: Tortilla Soup, Chickpea Salad, and the new Trader Joe’s podcast

It’s time for cold brew iced tea

This week, in food news, The Hypocrisy of Eating at Mexican Restaurants, via NPR’s The Salt. 

In our What’s for Dinner Segment, we’ve got tortilla soup.

In How’d You Make That? we’re talking chickpea salad in the style of chicken or tuna salad.

We gave a listen to the Inside Trader Joe’s podcast miniseries and share our differing opinions.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s cold brew iced tea.

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