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 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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Episode 275: Chicken Cutlets, Iced Drinks, Vegetable Cookbooks

In food news this week, we talk about the ups and downs of Philly based Cook + Solo Restaurant Group. They won the James Beard Award for best restaurant of the year (Zahav) but recently shuttered The Rooster.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, it’s all about chicken cutlets.

In How’d You Make That, we’re talking iced drinks.

We also cover some of our favorite vegetable cookbooks.

In What We’re Loving this week, we sing the praises of rhubarb.

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Episode 266: Sweet Potato Tacos, Chicken & Cream Cheese Sandwiches, and How to Reheat Your Food

In food news this week, TheRinger.com asks how NYT Cooking became the best comment section on the internet.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we’re serving up black bean and sweet potato tacos. (Catch some video of Joy’s taco making methods here.

In our How’d You Make That? segment, Marisa describes a fave from childhood: chicken and cream cheese sandwich spread.

We share our collective wisdom on the best ways to reheat food.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Grams. Yum.

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Episode 265: Stromboli, Drop Biscuits, and Marisa’s Big News

We heart tea

In food news, Canada recently revamped its food guidelines, with a distinctly plant-forward focus … and not everyone was pleased.

What’s for dinner this week? At Joy’s place, it’s stromboli.

In our How’d You Make That segment, Marisa walks us through drop biscuits.

Everyone, sit down. Marisa has news. This summer, she and her husband Scott will welcome twins babies to their family.

In What We’re Loving this week, we talk tea.

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A Local Mouthful Update

Hi friends! You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here. We had every intention of picking the show back up with the new year, but life has gotten in our way a bit.

Marisa has been down with a cold since December 30 and Joy has had some family stuff going on that requires the bulk of her attention. We hope to be back with the show by January 23, but we’re not making any promises. Thank you for being so patient with us.

In the meantime, may we suggest that you check out the ebook we published around this time last year? Resolution Recipes is a collection of plant-based, make ahead dishes that will help you eat well in the new year.

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Episode 256: Mixed Vegetable Saute, Candied Nuts, and Tracey Medeiros

Author Tracey Medeiros

Local farmers and other food artisans are owed money that doesn’t seem to be forthcoming, according to this recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. There is a way to help them out. See this Go Fund Me campaign.

In What’s for Dinner this week, we’ve got Mixed Vegetable Sautes.

In How Do You Make That, we’re tackling candied nuts.

Marisa has an interview with The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook author Tracey Medeiros.

And in What We’re Loving, Joy shares her enthusiasm for The Dinner Sisters podcast.

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Episode 254: Chicken Shawarma, Vegan Nacho Cheese, and Winter Squash

In food news this week, we ask a question raised by Bloomberg: Are millennials killing American cheese?

In What’s for Dinner, we’re returning to a favorite recipe: Sam Sifton’s Chicken Shawarma.

In How’d you Make That, Joy walks you through basic vegan nacho cheese. Here’s her Washington Post piece that includes the recipe.

It’s finally winter squash season, and we want to cook them all.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, dates!

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Episode 250: Beans, Fried Rice, and Cooking While Depressed

We love a dried bean.

In food news this week, we learn that Cooking Light magazine as we know it is no more 🙁

In What’s for Dinner this week, we’re making beans.

In our How’d You Make that Segment, we present a fried rice method.

We discussed the issue of making and eating dinner when you are just plain depressed.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, we discuss Philly Bread’s take on the English Muffin.

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