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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6 thoughts on “Episode 278: Salads, Frittata, and Supermarkets”

  1. Front yard gardens? Absolutely! I love watching other folks’ gardens grow…and I’m usually peeking into their backyards. I am lucky enough to have a small area to garden at my house and lots of pots for herbs and veggies. I share a garden area (about 75 feet square) with my parents. We grow almost everything (Asparagus to Zucchini). Would love to see more gardening everywhere! Can’t wait to try the Shaking Tofu. Yum. Thanks Dan and Joy!

    1. You are an inspiration Margaret! Let me know what you think of the Shaking Tofu when you give it a try 🙂

  2. Please try the frittata from Cathy Barrow. She calls it Supersized Skillet Soufflé. A little bit more work but very good.

  3. So nice to finally “meet” you, Dan! I was so inspired by the frittata conversation that I made one that night for dinner. I was skeptical, but now I totally agree that letting it cool and eating it more at room temperature was more enjoyable.

    1. Dan says thanks for the kind words, Faith. He was nervous about his podcast debut 🙂 I’m glad you made a frittata and have discovered the pleasures of the room temperature variation. Thanks for listening!

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