Episode 291: Joy and Dan Talk Tips

Not Joy and Dan. This is a stock photo.

Marisa’s on maternity leave. This week, we’re back with guest host and Local Mouthful audio editor Dan Call. (He’s also Joy’s husband.) They’ve been cooking together for 17 years and have learned a lot along the way. Today they’re sharing our most useful tips to make you happier, more confident, and more efficient in your kitchen.

Products in this episode:

Sheet Pans of Various Sizes


Deli Containers

Ice Cube Tray with Silicone Lid

Joy’s Beloved Electric Knife Sharpener

The Kitchen Scale We’ve Using for Many Years

The Amazing Oxo Squeeze Bottles

The Rancho Gordo Bean Club

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6 thoughts on “Episode 291: Joy and Dan Talk Tips”

    1. You are so welcome! I am over the moon excited about bean club. Did you get the October box yet? I cannot wait to get mine!

      1. Indeed! I’m struggling to find the best cooking method for the caballeros, but I’m still thrilled because I’ve been waiting for those for a long time, and I love their spherical shape. A lot of RG beans don’t need soaking but I think these may be an exception. Last year’s black-eyed peas were heavenly so I’m looking forward to these again, and the black, pinto, and cranberry are all perfect expressions. Do you have any RG favorites so far? I think you would really love the Alubia Blancas, which are tiny little white beans perfect for soups, salads, or clams. If you like pintos, I think the Rio Zape, San Franciscano, Pinquito, and Eye of the Goat are even more mind-blowing.

  1. This episode was so fun and informational. I really enjoy when you and your hubby host the show together. I also struggle with keeping up the inventory of the freezer, but it sure is useful. I defrost my small chest freezer 3-4 times a year and make a list of what’s in there. Try to do it with the fridge freezer also. Yes! Pesto in the freezer is a lifesaver. My kids love it and will eat it on pasta or pizza weekly. I freeze it in ziploc containers…maybe 6 oz? They take the pesto pasta for lunches during the week, so we don’t mind leftovers. I love this podcast…always gives me so many ideas. Thank you!

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