Episode 268: Purim, Irish Brown Bread, and WW

In food news this week, Eater.com asks if the meal kit bubble is about to burst.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, Marisa talks about the foods and food traditions of Purim, including the beloved Hamantaschen cookie.

In How’d You Make That? we’ve got Marisa’s version of Irish Brown Bread.

In our Wildcard segment, we’re talking WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) because Joy is debating re-joining after at least 7 years away from the WW fold.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s applesauce. Homemade applesauce.

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Episode 264: Dal Makani, Crisp Topping, and the Soups

Soups is good

Food news of the week: The LA Times is bringing back their stand-alone food section. The editor will be Peter Meehan. It’s the first big move after losing Jonathan Gold. Read all about it.

In our What’s for Dinner segment this week, it’s all about Instant Pot Dal Makani.

In How’d You Make That? Marisa explains crisp topping.

We’re deep into February yet we two soup lovers have made barely any soup this year. What is behind this and what soups will reignite our passion for the stockpot?

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s Trader Joe’s Rose Vinaigrette.

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Episode 262: Sesame Chicken, Granola, and Kondo-ing Your Recipes

In food news this week, we talk about an article on Civil Eats, Edible Landscapes Are Un-Lawning America. 

Joy felt called by the universe to make a specific Melissa Clark recipe, Sesame Chicken with Cashews and Dates, from her book Dinner. It was good! You can find the recipe here.

Marisa walks us through her master recipe for granola, which is: 3 cups rolled oats, 1 1/2 cups seeds and nuts. ½ cup sweetener (honey, maple, brown rice syrup, etc) and ¼ cup oil. Pinch of salt and some spices if you’d like. Mix and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet a 300°F/149°C for 25-35 minutes, stirring every ten or so.

Many people are taking a cue from Marie Kondo and tossing belongings that fail to spark joy. We try that out on our recipes and cookbooks.

And what are we loving this week? It’s cashew butter.

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Episode 260: Tuna Melts, Homemade Toffee, and Homecoming Eats

In food news this week, we are devastated by the loss of Capogiro Gelato. Thankfully, we both got our last scoops.

In our “What’s for Dinner” segment, we’re talking about a classic: Tuna melts.

In our “How’d You Make That” segment, Marisa explains her famous homemade toffee that she gives as gifts over the holiday.

We also discussed what we eat, and what we want to eat, when we get home from a trip.

In “What We’re Loving,” this week, it’s cloverleaf rolls, specifically the ones from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

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Episode 259: Hanukkah latkes, Last-minute Soup, and Kitchen Losing Streaks

In food news this week, we talk about Whole Food’s 2019 trend predictions.

In What’s for Dinner this week, we’re having giant potato pancakes.

In How’d You Make that, we’re doing last minute soups.

Have you ever had a kitchen losing streak? When everything is wrong? We do.

What are we loving right now? Cranberries, of course.

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Episode 258: Bean & Pasta Soup, Twice Baked Potatoes , and Thanksgiving Recap

In food news this week, we talk about the dire warnings around romaine lettuce thanks to another E. coli outbreak.

What’s for Dinner this week? Bean and past soup. (Yum.)

In How’d you Make that, we talk you through twice baked potatoes.

We recap our Thanksgiving eats. (In case you want to make those sausage bites, here’s the recipe.)

And in What We’re Loving, it’s all about the treasures you find when you clean out your fridge. (Here’s the recipe for Marisa’s sour cherry jam.)

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Episode 257: Rice Paper Rolls, Sheet Pan Kale, Cookbooks for Thanksgiving

In food news, Joy tells you about her upcoming food writing course.

In what’s for dinner, we cover rice paper rolls.

In how’d you make that, it’s sheet pan kale and tomatoes.

We share some of our favorite cookbook titles to help you plan Thanksgiving.

And in what we’re loving this week, it’s fish sauce.

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Episode 253: Chicken Ricotta Meatballs, Broccoli Tabbouleh, and Pasta Shapes

In food news this week, Brian Wansink of Cornell, known for media-friendly studies showing that people eat more out of larger bowls among other things, is out of a job.

In What’s for Dinner, we’re talking chicken ricotta meatballs.

In How’d You Make That? we discuss broccoli tabouleh.

What are your favorite pasta shapes? We share ours in this episode. Tell us yours in the comments.

And in what we’re loving, it’s fancy honey. Especially Old Blue Raw Honey.

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Episode 251: Soup, Sunflower Seed Butter, and Liana Ottaviani

 

It’s soup season!

In food news this week, we’ve got a preview of the fall issue of Edible Philly.

In our “What’s for Dinner” segment, we talk about all the soups we can’t wait to make this fall.

In our “How’d You Make That?” segment, Marisa walks us through DIY sunflower seed butter.

We visited Liana Ottaviani, manager of Fantes Kitchen Shop, and she shows us how she makes her family’s “red gravy.”

And in What We’re Loving this week, it’s sticky toffee pudding.

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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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