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 248: No-cook pasta sauces, Fajita Vegetables, and Crying in H Mart

In food news this week, are those ugly produce subscription boxes really what they appear to be? At least one small farm thinks not.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we talk about no-cook pasta sauces.

In our How’d you Make that segment, we’ve got fajita vegetables for you.

We shared our reactions and feelings about the recent New Yorker essay Crying in H Mart.

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Episode 246: Quick Ragus, Quinoa Pilaf, and Unfancy Food

In food news this week, we talk about an NPR The Salt story that outlines how gut bacteria may impact body weight.

In What’s for Dinner, we explore quick cooking ragus.

In How’d You Make That, Joy outlines her Quinoa technique.

We talk over the pressure we sometimes put on ourselves cooking for guests and the value of letting it be distinctly unfancy.

And in What We’re Loving, there’s a new craft nonalcoholic beer you should check out: Athletic Brewing.

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Episode 244: Tempeh, Nicoise Thanksgiving, and the Alt New Year

In food news this week, we chat about an article sent to us by Local Mouthful listener Kathleen that covers meal kits migrating to grocery stores.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, it’s all about tofu’s less popular but more interesting cousin, tempeh.

Marisa recently hosted a genius summer dinner party that we’ve called Nicoise Thanksgiving.

We explore the question of whether September is the other New Year and talk about some resolutions for the fall.

And in What We’re Loving, we sing the praises of Trader Joe’s Sprouted Organic California Rice.

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Episode 243: Hummus, Date Caramels, and the State of the Summer Kitchen

Food news this week is sad news: Pulitzer winning food critic Jonathan Gold died of pancreatic cancer recently.

In celebration of the publication of Joy’s first piece for the Washington Post’s Voraciously, we revisit a favorite topic: Hummus.

We’ve got an idea for a healthy sweet treat: Date caramels.

We take a moment just to do a mid-summer cooking life check-in. Turns out neither of us is cooking as much as we’d like to be for various reasons.

In what we’re loving, an unexpected pick: Ken’s Steak House Caeser Dressing.

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Episode 238: Chef’d Meal Kits, Cromlets, and Cooking on Vacation.

Edible Philly’s summer issue is here!

In our food news segment, we talk about the redesign of Edible Philly. Check out the new summer issue. Joy’s the editor and Marisa is a contributor. We’re also having a celebratory dinner at Awbury Arboretum. Come hang out!

In our What’s for Dinner segment, Marisa reviews the Weeknight Chicken Pad Thai meal kit from Chef’d.

In our How to Make that segment, Joy tells you about cromlets, a technique she learned on Bon Appetit.

We talk about all the things you should keep in mind when you are preparing to cook at a beach house on vacation.

And finally, in What We’re Loving: smoothies.

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Episode 237: Veggie Burgers, Aldi, and Mujadarrah

 

We like veggie burgers.

In food news this week, we’re still sad about Anthony Bourdain. A lot of the coverage has been excellent, we especially recommend this story that covers mental health and substance abuse in the restaurant world.

In our What’s for Dinner segment we’re talking frozen/prepared veggie burgers.

In our How’d You Make That segment, Marisa tells us all about the lentil and rice pilaf (aka mujadarrah) recipe from The Palestinian Table.

We did a deep dive into the world of Aldi supermarket.

And finally, in What we’re Loving, cashew butter.

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Episode 233: Quesadillas, Salad Dressing, and Sue Miller

In food news this week: The Inquirer recently published an epic piece on the Mexican community of South Philadelphia. It’s part restaurant guide and part commentary on how the community of more than 20,000 Mexicans is endangered by the crackdowns by ICE. 

In our What’s for Dinner segment this week, we’re talking about making quesadillas–with little to no cheese.

Joy got a tip via Instagram about adding nutritional yeast–a lot of nutritional yeast–to salad dressing and she’s running with it. And on the topic of this wonder ingredient, here’s that cashew “cheese” sauce recipe Joy mentioned.

Marisa sits down for an interview with Sue Miller, cheesemaker extraordinaire and co-founder of the cheese buying club, Collective Creamery.

And in What We’re Loving this week, it’s all about pistachio stuffed prunes.

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Episode 229: Fallback Foods, Extra Crispy Veggies, and Food Judging

Extra-crispy roasted broccoli

In food news this week: Blue Apron is heading to retail stores. Story via SpecialtyFoodNews.com.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we explore our “fallback foods,” those dishes we make when we just don’t know what else to cook.

Joy shares her new technique for extra crispy roasted vegetables.

Marisa describes her recent experience serving as a food judge for the Sofi awards (Sofi stands for specialty outstanding food innovation).

What are we loving this week? White balsamic vinegar.

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