Episode 279: Indian-ish, Magic Shell, and Gardening

Guest host Emily Teel enjoys the berry bonanza in Oregon.

Marisa is on maternity leave so this week’s episode is cohosted by Emily Teel, Food & Drink Editor at the Statesman Journal and a freelance recipe developer in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. 

In our Food News section, we talk about an Eater feature, The Internet’s Secret Tropical Fruit Stand.

In our What’s for Dinner? segment, we’re talking Spinach and Feta Cooking like Saag Paneer from Priya Krishna’s cookbook Indian (-ish) That other cookbook Joy loves and said she’d link to: The Complete Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Chandra Ram. Emily loves and recommends Vibrant India as an Indian cookbook.

On our How’d You Make That? segment, Emily walks us through a rainbow of variations on that classic ice cream topping, magic shell. (She started her adventures with this Pure Wow recipe.)

Emily tells us what it was like to move from a house with a concrete lot for a backyard to a place where she has oodles of land to garden her heart out. She talks about what kind of food she’s growing, the resources she’s looked to, and what she’s learning along the way.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, Emily sends a dispatch from the berry paradise that is Oregon.

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