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Cooking Issues

457 episodes - English - Latest episode: 7 months ago - ★★★★ - 417 ratings

Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite special guest chefs, bartenders, authors and columnists to join the show.

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Episodes

Boris Lopez's Combat-Style Cuisine

April 30, 2021 00:38 - 1 hour - 66.7 MB

Today on Bagel Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest answer a bunch of listener questions. Topics include: the mineral content of seltzer and how it affects perceived carbonation, how to improve the insulation of your oven, something about milk punch, and, for reasons I cannot recall, centrifugal birth machines. Plus, a listener question about bagel toppings launches Dave into an extended monologue on how to prepare home cooked salmon, and why hickory smoke powder is the secret ingredient. H...

Tier Four Fig Farmers

April 22, 2021 21:33 - 1 hour - 59.3 MB

On today's episode of Choosing Issues, Dave quizzes Nastassia and The Rest on everybody's favorite schnitzel, favorite candy, favorite cereal, favorite fruit to binge eat, favorite canned fish, and so on. Plus, it's a listener question blitz: milk- & fat-washing, air-frying, baking with steam, and many more. Plus, a well-researched critique of tee pee manufacturing and manual writing.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the ch...

Stocking The Garage (feat. Frankie Celenza)

April 15, 2021 14:24 - 1 hour - 76.1 MB

On today's episode of Sharpening Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest welcome Frankie Celenza to talk about building your own batterie de cuisine (aka how to outfit your kitchen if you were starting from scratch). They rank the items they consider essential and cover tips like how to take care of your non-stick pans, recommendations for sharpening knives, unlikely ideas for wiring your house, and much more. Plus, Frankie shares stories from a low-temp class he took with Dave a decade ago, an...

So Many Bad Words in Butchery (feat. Heather Marold Thomason)

April 06, 2021 20:43 - 1 hour - 76.5 MB

On today's episode of Harvesting Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest welcome Heather Marold Thomason of Primal Supply Meats, a whole animal butcher in Philadelphia. Heather fields a variety of questions from listeners on meat cuts, prices, USDA regulations, and more. Plus, Heather talks through her decision tree she uses when advising customers, and Dave repeatedly pitches Heather on meat glue. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask...

What A Jagweed

April 01, 2021 02:23 - 59 minutes - 54.5 MB

On today's episode of Aging Issues, Nastassia and The Rest wish Dave a Very. Happy. Birthday. Dave and Nastassia fondly recall birthday parties past, and educate us on their fanciest easter egg treats: cascarones and panoramic eggs. Nastassia recounts her recent teepee ownership woes, and Dave struggles to say the word "carcinization."  Plus, questions and answers about food. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.  ...

The Intersection of Quality and Laziness (feat. Scott Heimendinger)

March 24, 2021 03:02 - 1 hour - 74.2 MB

On today's episode of Combi Issues, Dave, technically joined by Nastassia and The Rest, goes deep on Combi Ovens with special Guest  Scott Heimendinger. Scott works at Anova (previously at Sansaire) and deftly fields a variety of questions from Dave and the CI listeners. They cover how the controls work; the history of combi oven development; the materials used and potential issues; and much more. Plus, Scott troubleshoots some of Dave's tests with the oven and Dave tells the tale of the Gr...

The Bernie Madoff of Food

March 17, 2021 23:17 - 1 hour - 70.4 MB

On today's  episode of SKU Issues, Dave, Nastassia, and The Rest refine their Potatohead  bar concept. They also discuss how to handle an endless soft-serve party; tell you why there are 8000 types of Doritos on the shelves; briefly discuss the benefits of calcium cross-linking; and Dave tells stories of Bagna Càuda fails and scrapyard successes.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Heritage Radio Network is a ...

A Real Life Precious Moment (feat. Peter Kim)

March 10, 2021 04:25 - 1 hour - 76.1 MB

On today's episode Art Appreciation Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest welcome Peter Kim, of MOFAD-fame, back to the show. Peter makes his triumphant return to the show to talk about his new podcast Counterjam, in which he interviews chefs and musicians about the food they love. Peter shares some of his favorite moments from his first season in between getting grilled on his Injera recipe and opinions on Fufu.   Plus, listener questions on carbonation, cooking whelks, double-vessel pressu...

Live from The Datta Lab (feat. Sandeep Robert Datta, Arielle Johnson, & Harold McGee)

March 03, 2021 16:29 - 1 hour - 67.4 MB

On this week's episode of Olfactory Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by a supergroup of scientists. We have returning friends of the show Arielle Johnson & Harold McGee, plus newcomer Sandeep Robert Datta.  Dr. Datta has been researching the effects of COVID-19 on our sense of smell and this episode tackles what we know and what we don't, including: how this loss of smell is different from the loss you might get from the common cold;  speculations on the mechanisms involved; h...

Monocles and Board Rooms

February 24, 2021 00:39 - 1 hour - 65 MB

On today's episode of Wagering Issues, Dave, Nastassia and 1/2 of The Rest are all over the place. Want to know how to impart big pear flavor in cocktails? We've got that. Want to apply to be the in-house Plate Spinner at Booker & Dax? Find out more here.  Afraid to ingest liquid nitrogen? So are we! Plus, a listener writes in with suggestions on oysters and the crabs that love them. #FreeNastassia Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing o...

Ashes to Microplastics

February 18, 2021 17:16 - 1 hour - 69.2 MB

On this week's Trafficking Issues, Dave and Nastassia have been abandoned by Jean, who is on jury duty. Despite being down a man, they soldier on to answer a number questions about: building your own rotary evaporators, lies about biodegradable bags, the addition of yeast in sourdough,  crisping sweet potato fries, and much more. Plus, Dave & Nastassia quiz Matt on the ethics of skimming from your friends' special deliveries.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we...

Remembering Maria Guarnaschelli

February 10, 2021 02:49 - 1 hour - 78.9 MB

On today's episode of Cooking Issues, we remember Dave's editor extraordinaire, Maria Guarnaschelli, whom we lost this weekend. We are honored to be joined by her daughter, Alex Guarnaschelli, as well as a variety of authors who worked with Maria; Rick Bayless, Kenji López-Alt, Jim Lahey, and Harold McGee. Together they share some of their favorite memories of Maria. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Photo b...

Just Don't Cross State Lines

February 04, 2021 13:35 - 1 hour - 61.7 MB

On today's episode of Magician Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Aaron Polsky and Jackie Molecules to celebrate Jack's birthday and Nastassia's last week in California.  First up, myth busters! Jean helps bust last week's myth about accelerated banana ripening, and then the whole team takes a crack at an egg yolk trick from a popular Tik Tok video. Then we're off to the races with listener questions including carbonation, maple syrup protection, hot sauce discoloration, and...

The Circle of Death

January 27, 2021 20:11 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

On today's episode of Reputation Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest continue to answer listener questions at a blistering pace. First, they dispatch with some follow up questions on toaster ovens and book recommendations: Matt Sartwell gets back to us for books about the workings of restaurant management:  Work Clean by Dan Charnas and On the Line by Eric Repeirt. Then we move on to the worst of cheap wine varietals; how to achieve the perfect hamburger bun at home; would we eat oyster cr...

Booker Will Be Right Back

January 21, 2021 16:54 - 59 minutes - 54.2 MB

Today's episode is wall-to-wall listener questions, bookended by Catastrophic Connection Issues. Fun!  Dave, Nastassia and The Rest go through so many topics: coffee clarification; salt absorption over time; instructions for sous-vide tenderloin; what Dave means when he writes about "dilution"; the rules for re-using fry oil; and more! Plus, Dave quizzes everybody on their reactions to "The Best Kitchen Gadgets That Unnecessarily Do Exactly One Thing Well." Have a question for Cooking Iss...

Power Moves

January 14, 2021 16:47 - 1 hour - 71 MB

Today on Topographical Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Rebecca "The Boondoggler" Palkovics. Together the team tries to explain to (possible Flat Earther?) Nastassia Lopez how time zones work. They also tackle questions on Rye Bread, Nitrogenating Coffee, which bouillon is best, and discuss Charlie Chaplin's body of work. Plus, why you should be afraid of microwaves.  Sign up for the Booker & Dax newsletter here to learn even more about the gang's Loves and Hates. Have a ...

A Football Field of Fudge (feat. Joel Gargano)

January 07, 2021 15:14 - 1 hour - 74.3 MB

Today on Polypropylene Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by from Joel Gargano of Grano Arso in Chester, CT. After a brief foray into using welding equipment for wine storage, they dive into all things pasta: extruding pasta and meat, dried vs fresh pasta, secrets for making gnocchi, etc. Plus, Dave quickly weighs in on the topic of ceramic knives, and knife sharpening generally. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in...

There Are No Parties

December 29, 2020 22:51 - 1 hour - 70.7 MB

On today's episode of Blipping Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest tackle a bunch of listener questions. Dave shares his advice for young bartenders, and tries to troubleshoot some pectin and carbonation problems. Plus, the crew speculates on the specifics of Claire's Kendall-Jackson Juice Cleanse and Matt learns that he's been a Tuna Casserole fan this whole time.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Image by...

Filth Fish and Swamp Yankees (feat. Phil Bravo)

December 23, 2020 19:31 - 1 hour - 69.3 MB

This week on Standard Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Saint Larry David, The Pope, and Phil Bravo to celebrate Christmas. Phil quizzes Dave on Scotch Egg prep. Matt quizzes Dave on Skate Allergies. Dave quizzes Phil on his vocal repertoire. Plus, proper cook temps for chicken, the do's and don'ts of aging egg nog, more on the Amazon saga, and, of course, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancin...

A Mustard Lover for Money (feat. Joey Skladany)

December 17, 2020 08:15 - 1 hour - 65.4 MB

On today's episode of Computer Issues, Dave, Nastassia, and The Rest are joined by Rebecca "The Boondoggler" Palkovics and today's special guest: Joey Skladany.  Joey is the author of Basic Bitchen and he and Dave get to the bottom of where their opinions align (open office floor plans; year-round Rosé) and where they diverge (Stevia; truffle mac and cheese). Plus Joey shares his lightning survival story, forgives the cilantro-haters, and finds his soul mate during the show. Have a question...

A Good Bake (feat. Melissa Weller)

December 10, 2020 15:48 - 1 hour - 69.9 MB

On today's episode of Waking Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Melissa Weller to talk about all things baking.  Melissa is the author of A Good Bake: The Art and Science of Making Perfect Pastries, Cakes, Cookies, Pies and Breads at Home and she answers tons of questions from Dave and the listeners about why to use Glass Pie Plates, what to do if you need to avoid salt in your baked goods, and more. Plus, Dave grills Melissa on why she snubs bagels in her book. Have a quest...

It's Always the Cooking School, btw

December 03, 2020 03:20 - 1 hour - 68.1 MB

On today's episode of Soda Smuggling Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest talk about some Thanksgiving leftovers. Dave makes a pitch for Maangchi's potato dumpling recipe and shares some of his most notorious falafel and gnocchi disasters. Plus, we are blessed with a visit from Dax Arnold, who wants to mobilize the CI listeners to find him some O.G. cranberry Sprite. Plus, you know: how to make B&D's Corn Star, exhaust fan issues, salt in coffee, and much, much more. Have a question for Coo...

A Cognoscenti of Passion Fruit

November 25, 2020 17:41 - 1 hour - 67.3 MB

On today's episode of Causing Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest tackle your Thanksgiving Questions. Well, first there's a brief foray into the most recent Amazon / Searzall debacle. Then they tackle their favorite casseroles, how to handle extra leftovers this year, how to make delicious stuffing if you're skipping the turkey this year, and much more.  Looking for a Searzall this holiday season? It kind of sounds like the Ben To Table x Booker & Dax holiday collaboration may be the only ...

A Great Subject Line Gives Your Audience a Reason to Read Your Email (feat. James Briscione of Flavor for All)

November 19, 2020 13:22 - 1 hour - 68.7 MB

On today's episode of Velveting Issues, Dave, Nastassia, and the Rest welcome James Briscione, author and executive chef at Angelena's, James is on to discuss his new book Flavor For All, but before we dive into that Ben Simon  hops in to tell everyone about the Ben To Table x Booker & Dax holiday collaboration. Check it out at http://www.bookeranddax.com/bdxholiday2020. James and Dave answer tough questions like: "does anyone like White Chocolate?" and remind eachother of the most annoying...

The Wine was Drank and the Garlic was Peeled (feat. The Hammer Quartet)

November 12, 2020 16:03 - 1 hour - 59.5 MB

On today's episode of Trans-Continental Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by The Hammer Quartet (Stass, Aaron Polsky, Pat Posey and Jackie Molecules) who bang out a sweet intro number to kick us off. Then, the Los Angeles contingent asks Dave all of their questions about dating, love and soup. Plus, they share their go to L.A. bagels, cheap wine selections, and more. Want more music? Check out their magnificent music video here. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a ...

NYC is a Tightly Packed Jar of Sauerkraut (feat. Pia Sorenson & David Weitz)

October 29, 2020 15:08 - 1 hour - 56.7 MB

On today's episode of Prediction Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by Pia Sorenson and David Weitz, the dynamic duo who keep inviting Dave and Harold back to Harvard University year after year. Together, the crew dive into their new book Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, From Homemade to Haute Cuisine. Topics include further questions on Scandinavian cheese and reindeer burgers, every weird way you can treat an egg,  how to assess papers before reading them,  how make yo...

A Guide to the World's Sweaty Saddles (feat. Harold McGee)

October 22, 2020 14:06 - 1 hour - 65.5 MB

Today on Olfactory Issues Dave, Nastassia & The Rest are joined by the one and only Harold McGee. Together they talk all about our sense of smell to celebrate the release of Harold's latest work, Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells. Important questions are asked and answered: Should White Pepper should exist? How to tell if you're a "nose?"  What happens if I feed my baby whiskey? Why do some cultures have more or less body odor? Are Spaghetti-o's a good hot tub snack? And much, ...

The Future For Sure

October 15, 2020 13:13 - 1 hour - 63.8 MB

On today's episode of Bodega Issues, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest tackle the critical question: "which cheese  would you NOT eat?" Plus, a sociological comparison of Suburban Gas Stations  and Urban Bodegas, How to reinvigorate your chewing gum, movie recommendations, follow-up questions on inadvisable projects, and much more. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported no...

B.Y.O.Anesthesiologist

October 08, 2020 11:48 - 1 hour - 63.2 MB

Today on Wiping Issues, Dave shares terrible memories of dentistry and cheesecake and positive memories of Phoenix, Arizona. Nastassia introduces the 'stass clock - the next incredible technology from Booker & Dax.  Plus: mold inhibition in batched fruit cocktails, smokeless fire pits for cooking, and whether you should or should not be concerned about overdosing on licorice. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.  ...

Emulating the Ocean's Sound

October 01, 2020 12:52 - 59 minutes - 54.4 MB

On today's episode of Customer Service Issues Dave, Nastassia and The Rest  tell you everything you need to know about cephalopods*, pressure cookers, roto vaps, food-adjacent doom metal, the relative merits of Popeye's and FKC, raw fish safety, raw onion fingers, snail milking, and much much more.  And now for something completely different: A listener answer to Dave's question about scales. *No cephalopods were harmed in the making of this episode.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? S...

Everybody Goes Pesci (feat. Matt Sartwell of Kitchen Arts & Letters)

September 23, 2020 14:13 - 1 hour - 59.5 MB

On today's episode of Coffee Issues Dave, Nastassia and The Rest welcome back Matt Sartwell of Kitchen Arts & Letters. First and foremost, they discuss KA&L's ongoing Go Fund Me  campaign to help the store and its employees survive COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown. No visit from Matt would be complete without some Classics in the Field recommendations: Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini by Elizabeth Schneider Honey From a Weed by Patience Gray When French Women Cook by Madeleine Kamma...

Where Hot Hipsters Go To Meet Hot Hipsters (feat Arielle Johnson)

September 18, 2020 18:44

On today's episode of Ketchup Issues Dave, Nastassia, and The Rest are joined by Arielle Johnson. She talks a bit about her forthcoming book, Flavorama, and answers lots of listener questions about fermentation. Lacto Fermentation! Cold Fermentation! Cacao Fermentation! Plus: hydrocolloids, STEAM vs STEM, dishwasher cooking & how to troubleshoot a barbecue sauce. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Her...

Where Hot Hipsters Go To Meet Hot Hipsters (feat. Arielle Johnson)

September 18, 2020 18:44 - 1 hour - 65.4 MB

On today's episode of Ketchup Issues Dave, Nastassia, and The Rest are joined by Arielle Johnson. She talks a bit about her forthcoming book, Flavorama, and answers lots of listener questions about fermentation. Lacto Fermentation! Cold Fermentation! Cacao Fermentation! Plus: hydrocolloids, STEAM vs STEM, dishwasher cooking & how to troubleshoot a barbecue sauce. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Heritage Rad...

Soggy Bottom Boys

September 09, 2020 19:22 - 1 hour - 61.9 MB

On today's episode of Celebrity Mysteries, Dave, Nastassia and The Rest discuss making peanut milk, Dave's Harvard Lectures, how to get a head start on COVID-friendly thanksgiving plans, dehydrated limes versus black lime, and much more.  Plus, a spirited defense of the Jersey Shore (place, not television show) and a celebration of Dave's official start to the moisture management book.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the ...

Owner of a Lonely Heart (feat. Pat Posey)

September 02, 2020 17:36 - 1 hour - 73 MB

On Today's episode of Torch Issues: Dave, Nastassia and The Rest are joined by surprise guest Claire, who calls in regale us with tales of a Goddess Party and stale cakes. Afterwards, Pat Posey joins in to talk about cooking alone during COVID and asks about booze-infused hatch chiles. Plus, Dave makes a case for wax beans as the superior bean, we discuss the Telephone Pioneers of America Cookbooks, and today's Classic in the Field: Richard Scarry's I Am A Bunny. Have a question for Cooking...

The Choice is Obvious

August 26, 2020 17:33 - 59 minutes - 54.3 MB

On today's episode of Public Resource Issues, Dave, Nastassia, and The Rest talk about a bunch of beverage concerns; how to clean the world's oldest beer out of a cold plate; the illegality of making real root beer;  the provenance of fat-washed cocktails, and much more.  Plus, mushroom farming;  the ethics of handling herbs at public gardens; some Searzall updates; and the all-important question of who matches with which Disney Princess.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voic...

Deeeeeeez Cults

August 20, 2020 03:28 - 1 hour - 59.8 MB

On today's show Dave, Nastassia and the rest discuss food cults, including Tom Brady's Tomatoes and Djokovic's thrice-boiled nuts. Also, a call back to the Great Oat Rush of the 1980's.  Plus: the joys of dealing with Amazon; Resources on Starch; Batch cocktail dilution; Salmonella Death Curves; and much more.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast...

The Bass Trombone of Human Beings (feat Phil Bravo)

August 05, 2020 15:47 - 1 hour - 56 MB

On this episode of Tropical Storm Issues Dave, Nastassia and The Rest welcome friend of the show Phil Bravo. Together they tackle; the relative worth of various musical instruments, Dave' s fear of heights, different types of sweat, and the Leatherman dream. Plus: carbonation questions! Vitamix! Horchata Ice Cream! Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Keep Cooking Issues on the air, become an HRN Member today! G...

Paying for it in Farts and Funny (feat. Ed Cornell of Milkcult)

July 29, 2020 14:59 - 1 hour - 63.7 MB

On this Episode of Construction Issues Dave, Nastassia, and The Rest are joined by Ed Cornell of Milkcult. First up, Nastassia  reports on her time at Chappelle's Summer Camp and she regales us with her highly successful fishing adventures. Then they dive into the ins and outs of consumer packaged goods, how to feel  about various scams, and when to be skeptical of budget equipment online. Plus, Popsicles! Backpacking meals! Ice Cream Sandwiches! Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us ...

Drink What You Want (feat. John deBary & The Boondoggler)

July 22, 2020 15:21 - 1 hour - 66.2 MB

On Today's episode of Shaking Issues Dave and Miss Tasha, The Lopez, The Hammer, welcome John deBary & Rebecca  Palkovics to discuss the politics of Cooperative Housing in NYC.  They also cover  craft cocktail mythmaking, mismatched coffee mugs, improvisation in the home bar, and other questions inspired by the release of John's Drink What You Want.  In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little...

The Cooking Issues Tenth Anniversary Spectacular

July 15, 2020 02:08 - 1 hour - 99.5 MB

On this episode of Reminiscing Issues Dave and Miss Tasha, The Lopez, The Hammer, are joined by The Rest as well as friends of the show Claire and Jackie Molecules. Together they zig and zag down memory lane.  You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll learn something (maybe).  In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our homes all around the country. It was hard work stepping away from our little recording studio, but we know that you rely on HRN to share resources and import...

BOP IT

July 07, 2020 23:39 - 58 minutes - 53.9 MB

This week on Ventilation Issues Dave, Nastassia, Major and the rest tackle the toki low-ball, crepes and omeletes, a couple of Control Freak questions, and more. Plus, all the hard-hitting food news you've come to expect from this program.  Classics in the Field: The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine by the French Culinary Institute.  No dogs or cephalopods  were harmed in the making of this podcast. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social di...

Sadness Fresh Every Day

July 01, 2020 03:29 - 1 hour - 55.8 MB

On this episode of Hot Fruit Issues we discuss our personal histories with fireworks, and Dave encourages everyone to look up the Thai Rocket Festival in Yasothon. Plus: spinzall repairs, Limoncello troubleshooting, the definitive carbonation video, bladder control as a sign of adulthood, and more! Also, a request for recommendations for Miracle Berry tastings segues nicely into how to acid-correct soups.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distan...

The Five Families (feat. Adam Leonti)

June 23, 2020 19:41 - 1 hour - 72.3 MB

On today's episode of Biking Issues, Dave, Nastassia and the rest welcome back Adam Leonti. Together they answer a litany of listener bread questions; sourdough starters, to sprout or not to sprout, favorite wheats, fresh grain mythbusting, and hot takes on mills. Plus, Blast Chilling! Cake Making! Pie Baking! Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   In March, HRN began producing all of our 35 weekly shows from our...

You Are Your Safest Partner (feat. Aaron Polsky of LiveWire)

June 16, 2020 23:01 - 1 hour - 67.2 MB

On today's episode of Intimacy Issues, Dave, Nastassia, and the rest welcome Aaron Polsky of LiveWire Drinks to discuss  the recently released CDC guidelines for intimate encounters. They also reminisce about the joys of flying - remember flying? Then they practice some New Yorkisms, talk about some special plans for Wagyu Beef and  Wild Boar, try to one-up each other regarding the grossest aspects of eggs, and fight about oat milk for an absurdly long time.  Classic in the Field: Toy Story...

I've Seen Every Sunset

June 10, 2020 02:55 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

On Today's episode, Dave and Nastassia get the rundown on Jean's Fish Feast, and Nastassia tries to goad Dave into singing show tunes. Also, they answer a listener voice memo about cold brew coffee and preserved lemon clarification, and questions on bread proofing and milling, vacuum pump maintenance, and more.  Plus, a Classic in the field: Dr Jessica B Harris' The Africa Cookbook HRN will be donating 10% of our membership drive proceeds from now until June 15 to the Philando Castile Reli...

Loyal to Whom?

May 27, 2020 03:16 - 1 hour - 67.4 MB

On today's episode of Cooking Issue, singular, Dave, Nastassia and the rest tackle a bunch of listener questions. Included: sous-vide hacks, electric pizza ovens, what to look for in a bread peel, late night nostalgia and anti-nostalgia, acid proportions for  low ABV cocktails, spoilage concerns in fat-washed bourbon, and many, many Spinzall questions .  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Cooking Issues is pow...

Throat-Ripping Oil and Wet, Soupy Dough (feat. Adam Leonti of Sofia's)

May 19, 2020 19:54 - 1 hour - 62.2 MB

Buckle your seat belt, we're getting experimental over here. First up, Dave tells how Adam Leonti's bread changed Dave's whole perspective on what bread could be. Then Adam and the crew run through a variety of listener questions, all read by friends and frenemies of the show. Topics include milling flour, the value of olive oil, pizza making, how to separate ya beans from ya rocks.  Also, of course, sourdough starters.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re a...

The Professor and Mary Ann

May 13, 2020 16:00 - 1 hour - 60 MB

On today's episode of Definition Issues, Dave, Nastassia and the rest answer questions about ice cream stabilizers, growing lemons, where to find a Montreal-style bagel in NYC, and much more. Plus, an in depth discussion of the merits of pasta, and a rundown of recent quarantine cooking adventures.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Cooking Issues is powered by Simplecast.

Lick it, Smear it, Make It Moist (feat. Jeremy Umansky and Rich Shih)

May 06, 2020 15:01 - 1 hour - 65.7 MB

In today's pre-recorded episode of Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia talk to Rich Shih and Jeremy Umansky about their new book, Koji Alchemy: Rediscovering the Magic of Mold-Based Fermentation. Together they outline a working definition of koji - getting in as many "spores" as possible - engage in some 'stass-enfreude, and much more.  Have a question for Cooking Issues? Send us a voicememo while we’re all  social distancing or ask in the chatroom.   Cooking Issues is powered by Simplecast...

Guests

Harold McGee
10 Episodes
Jackie Molecules
3 Episodes
David Stein
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Kate Williams
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Nathan Myhrvold
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Raphael Lyon
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Richard Wrangham
1 Episode
Seth Godin
1 Episode

Books

First Comes Love
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