In our “What’s for Dinner” segment this week, we’re talking alternative pastas, including those made from chickpea and lentil flours.
In “How’d You Make That?” Joy walks you through cooking up a tofu frittata.
Also related to our recent trip to New York to attend the IACP conference: We got to eat at one of our very favorite fast casual restaurants, Dig Inn. Our veggie-packed meals from Dig Inn helped Marisa cross the finish line for her next book and the both of us power up for the session we led at the conference. We wish this small chain would come to Philly next! On the plus side, we brought home inspiration for our own home cooking.
This week in “What We’re Loving” we sing a love song for split peas.
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In what’s for dinner we talk about traditional New Year’s Day foods–dishes that set you up for good luck in the new year.
Joy and Marisa had something of an informal bean soup swap and they talk about how to get our of your own winter soup making rut.
As Top Chef fans, don’t you always wonder what you would do if faced with the chef-testant’s challenges? We do! We talk about a recent thought provoking contest on the show about culinary heritage.
And finally, in What We’re Loving, we talk about prefab gnocchi.
Joy has been experimenting with different (read: easier) ways to make the incredible, smooth, creamy, dreamy hummus from the Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking cookbook. Her latest tweak involves the Instant Pot.
As the cold weather descends (which it did very suddenly in Philadelphia), local salad greens typically become a memory. But some local farms are usual greenhouses to produce wonderful, salad friendly produce well into the off season. Joy and Marisa tell you where you can find it at our local markets.
How do you reverse engineer a restaurant dish? Joy and Marisa share their typical process.
At her sister’s urging, Joy found herself cooking from the pages of O Magazine … and everyone really liked the mushroom po’ boy sandwiches that resulted.
Field Roast, the grain meat purveyor known for its delicious faux sausages, has a new cookbook. We read it, but we haven’t cooked from it — yet.
It has now been six month since Joy was diagnosed with high cholesterol. And sometimes she gets so angry at healthy food she wants to throw it against the wall. Is there a happy medium that can be heart-healthy?
What are we loving this week? Marisa is all about pre-ground coffee–for some very persuasive reasons.
In our What’s for Dinner segment, we sing the praises of homemade risottos. This is Marisa’s favorite recipe. Joy loves Cook’s Illustrated’s butternut squash risotto recipe but it’s behind the paywall. Also recommended: The risotto method/recipe described in Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.
We’re totally smitten with a new cookbook: Deb Pearlman’s Smitten Kitchen Everyday. It has us running to the kitchen. Joy has already cooked this recipe twice with plans to make it a third time this week. It’s true that there are hundreds of terrific recipes on the Smitten Kitchen blog, but we are just fools for beautiful cookbooks and this one is pleasure to read for entertainment and info as well as to just plain cook straight out of.
So, we held our second Joy of Cooking potluck and guess what? It was even more fun than our first. A group of you listeners joined us to dig into so many delicious recipes from the book we probably wouldn’t have found on our on. Dishes included chicken cacciatore, savory leek pie, lentils with sausage, roasted cauliflower with golden raisins, curried rice with fruit and nuts, hacked tempeh, and kale with roasted delicata and pomegranate seeds.
We’re doing it again in January, and if you want in, tell us in the comments below to get on the invite list.
This week, we sing a love song to the soda stream. This one tool makes a big difference when it comes to have delicious nonalcoholic drinks at your finger tips.
In food news this week, we discuss The New York Time’s recent decision to put most of its Cooking section content behind a pay wall.
In our What’s for Dinner segment, Joy dishes on a new favorite recipe: Summer Italian Chicken. (Note: Joy de-paleofies this by adding a can of rinsed chick peas and serving it over polenta.)
Marisa is loving a hearty slaw-type salad for this summer’s meals, either as a side or a base for an entree style salad.
Earlier this month, we held a Joy of Cooking themed, Local Mouthful hosted pot luck in Philadelphia for listeners. We had so much fun. And we definitely plan to hold another one again soon. Keep listening for details on how to sign up 🙂
This week in our What We’re Digging segment, we talk about salad chain Sweetgreen.