Episode 278: Salads, Frittata, and Supermarkets

Shaking Tofu a la Andrea Nguyen

Marisa’s maternity leave has begun! First up in our series of guest co-hosts is Joy’s husband and Local Mouthful audio editor, Dan Call.

In food news this week, we talk about the case of a Florida couple that got an ordinance against front yard vegetable garden overturned. Via NPR’s The Salt.

In our What’s for Dinner segment this week, it’s all about salad. Joy is spending the summer experimenting with salad making and documenting on Instagram with the hashtag #thejoyofsalads. Especially Shaking Tofu from Andrea Nguyen’s Vietnamese Food Any Day.

In our How’d You Make that Segment, Dan walks us through his tried and true frittata making method. (Want a recipe? Here’s one I wrote for the Washington Post. This one is Marisa’s recipe from her new book.) Dan insists a frittata is no a recipe but a set of guidelines.

We also talk about our ongoing quest to find “our” supermarket and the things that make us like or dislike a particular grocery store.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s local grains. Especially Pasta Lab pasta.

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Episode 277: Cauliflower Cakes, French Bread Pizza, and Veal

What’s the deal with veal?

This week, in the food news segment, we’re talking about a disturbing article from Metro UK about the cruel realities of cashew production.

In this week’s What’s For Dinner segment, we’re talking about cauliflower cakes, a recipe I got from the cookbook Vegetables Illustrated, but you can also find it here.

In our How Do You Make That segment, we revisit a childhood / 90s favorite: French bread pizza. LA area listeners, here’s that French bread pizza pop-up I mentioned. Also, the Smitten Kitchen recipe for “Pizza Beans.”

When was the last time you ate veal? If you’re like most Americans, it’s probably been a while if you ever eat it at all. What about cheese? Do you eat cheese? Because veal is a cheese making byproduct and what I learned reporting this article may make you consider buying some from your favorite cheesemaker.

Philly area listeners: Get your veal from Sue Miller at Birchrunville Farm. Find her at the Headhouse, Phoenixville, or Bryn Marr farmers markets.

And finally, in What We’re Love, it’s fresh ricotta. Yum. Marisa’s favorite is from Claudio’s.

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Episode 276: Turkey Tenderloin, Grilled Pizza, and Ethiopian Food

Grilled pizza

In food news: The FDA renders its decision on food expiration date labels. From 50 odd different descriptors, the FDA now recommends “best if used by.” But is it helpful? Story via WaPo.

In our What’s for Dinner segment this week, Marisa is talking turkey: Turkey tenderloin.

In “How’d You Make That?” We’re covering grilled pizza.

We also discuss Ethiopian food, recipes, and restaurants.

Instead of What We’re Loving, Joy is telling you about a kind of ice cream she is definitely not loving: Rolled ice cream.

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