Bon Appétit Foodcast

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The Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. Episodes air every Wednesday.

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Episode 204: Bolognese and a Glass of Wine

February 13th, 2019

52:42
A great bolognese is easy—it just takes a handful of tried and true techniques and some patience. This week, we talk through the recipe for BA's Best …

Episode 203: Three Pitch-Perfect Restaurants

February 6th, 2019

45:21

Jody Williams and Rita Sodi are the owners and chefs of Buvette, I Sodi, Via Carota, and the forthcoming Bar Pisellino in Manhattan. They are also …

Episode 202: A Super Bowl Showdown

January 30th, 2019

55:15

This week it's Adam vs. Carla vs. Gabe T. in the ultimate Super Bowl menu showdown. Each presents their ideal lineup, but there will only be one …

Episode 201: The Stupid-Simple Guide to Coffee

January 23rd, 2019

59:23

We tell you how to improve your morning (or afternoon, or evening) caffeine routine because, let's be honest, you can brew better than that. Then, from our live show back in November, Brad Leone talks fermentation and …

Episode 200: Rice 3.0

January 16th, 2019

44:46
Back by popular demand, Carla Lalli Music and Amiel Stanek dive deep into rice. It will never get old. This week, they focus on recipes that …

Episode 199: Checking In with Andrew Knowlton

January 9th, 2019

1:02:22

Andrew Knowlton, BA's editor at large, recently started a new career phase: He opened a restaurant! We catch up with him about that process, as well as get some behind-the-scenes details about hosting Netflix's new …

Episode 198: Feel Good In the New Year

January 2nd, 2019

48:32

It's 2019, people. We've stuffed our faces and now it's time for a reset, Healthyish style. We're talking about the second annual Feel Good Food Plan, two weeks of dinner recipes and lunch inspiration to start the new …

Episode 197: BA's Best Spaghetti and Meatballs, Live

December 26th, 2018

33:53

As part of our second live podcast event, Adam Rapoport and Carla Lalli Music talk about the development of BA's Best Spaghetti and Meatballs—how the recipe was tested more than seven times, and what they learned along …

Episode 196: Holiday Mains of the Day

December 19th, 2018

46:02

Whether you’re throwing an open-house Christmas soiree or an intimate New Year’s Eve dinner, you need a centerpiece dish. But that doesn’t mean you …

Episode 195: Cookie Central

December 12th, 2018

37:17
Every year, a Test Kitchen editor develops a bunch of new and totally delicious holiday cookie recipes—the kind you want to bring to a cookie swap, …

Episode 194: Party Tricks with Alison Roman

December 5th, 2018

43:03

BA contributor and cookbook author Alison Roman knows how to host a killer party. This week, we talk to her about everything from how to make a shrimp cocktail to where to put the booze (it's in the bathtub).

Episode 193: Bottom of the Pot

November 28th, 2018

45:18

Senior food editor Andy Baraghani talks to Naz Deravian about growing up with her parents’ Persian cooking, how she decided to start a cooking blog, and how that blog turned into her first cookbook, Bottom of the Pot.

Episode 192: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Makes His Own French Toast

November 21st, 2018

55:26

You all know that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist. But what you maybe didn't know is that he makes the best french toast ever—and refuses to eat anyone else's. This week, we talk to Neil about everything from …

BONUS! Episode 191: Because Thanksgiving Leftovers Are the Best Part

November 16th, 2018

45:22

Adam, Carla, and Gabe T. are back to talk about what is arguably the best part of Thanksgiving—the leftovers. Then, novelist Emma Straub reads an essay she wrote for our November issue, The Higgledy Piggledy …

Episode 190: The Big Thanksgiving Dinner

November 14th, 2018

55:19

We’re one week away from the most exciting food holiday of the year, so we’re talking turkey, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and more. We’ve got …

Episode 189: You Really Should Be Steaming

November 7th, 2018

50:31
Steaming gets a bad rep. It’s a technique associated with forsaking flavor for health, resulting in bad, bland food. This week, food director Carla …

Episode 188: Rene Redzepi and the Art of Fermentation

October 31st, 2018

43:17

Rene Redzepi, owner and chef of the famed Noma in Copenhagen, just published his third cookbook, The Noma Guide to Fermentation, along with the head of Noma's fermentation lab, David Zilber. Rene talks about why it was …

Episode 187: Two Of Our Fave New Restaurants

October 24th, 2018

48:08
Orenda Hale is the owner and manager of Drifters Wife, which clinched the number nine spot on our Hot 10 list this year. Julia Kramer sits down with …

Episode 186: Nik Sharma and the Power of Seasoning

October 17th, 2018

42:21
Nik Sharma is the writer behind A Brown Table, a website he started seven years ago to record the dishes he was cooking inspired by his childhood in Mumbai. He just published his first cookbook, Season. This week we …

Episode 185: If Garlic Gives You Bad Breath, We Don’t Care

October 10th, 2018

34:45

Did you know that garlic has a season? And that that season is right now? This week Amiel Stanek and Andy Baraghani tell you why and how you should, …

Episode 184: Kids Will Be Kids

October 3rd, 2018

58:34

Carla Lalli Music talks with author Jessica Battilana, whose latest cookbook, Repertoire, is all about finding those recipes that you turn to again and again, especially when cooking with kids. After that, Amiel Stanek …

Episode 183: Cabbage Rolls and Chicken Thighs

September 26th, 2018

55:05

Bonnie Morales is the first-generation American daughter of Belarusian immigrants and the chef and co-owner of Kachka in Portland, OR. We talk to …

Episode 182: Burger Central

September 19th, 2018

51:32

"Burger Expert" is an actual job—and George Motz is the man who claims the title. We chat with Motz about what exactly that means, and how he makes his onion-laced smash burgers. Later, senior food editor Chris Morocco …

Episode 181: Chrissy Teigen Makes Pad Thai Carbonara

September 12th, 2018

31:54

Chrissy Teigen's second cookbook, Cravings: Hungry for More, is out next week. We talk to her about what it was like to create recipes for this book, …

Episode 180: Peak Tomato

September 5th, 2018

38:15

This time of year, every tomato variety, from super sweet sungolds to juicy heirlooms, taste like the most delicious things you’ve ever eaten. We're …

Episode 179: Jimmy O. Yang Ate His Way Through Singapore

August 29th, 2018

44:11
Jimmy O. Yang is a stand-up comedian and actor who plays Jian-Yang on Silicon Valley and the ridiculously over-the-top Bernard Tai in Crazy Rich …

Episode 178: Must. Keep. Grilling.

August 22nd, 2018

1:00:14

It's still summer, which means there's still time to hang out in your backyard and grill lots of things. Cookbook author and teacher Samin Nosrat, and chef of Reynard in NYC, Christina Lecki, share how they got into …

Episode 177: The Hot 10

August 15th, 2018

47:34

Yesterday we launched our annual Hot 10 list, the best new restaurants in America. Deputy editor Julia Kramer talks to editor at large Andrew …

Episode 176: Bring the Mid-Summer Heat

August 8th, 2018

55:53

We're right in between the start and end of summer, the time when every moment of late-night light feels precious, and produce is produce is at its peak. Adam, Carla, and Gabe T.  discuss all the hits they've already …

Episode 175: All Day Long

August 1st, 2018

58:51

Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer helm the all-day cafe, Botanica, in Los Angeles. They talk about their transition from working in food media to …

Episode 174: It's All In the Vibe

July 25th, 2018

44:01

Amy Morris and Anna Polonsky run MP Shift, a design studio behind some of our favorite restaurants. But what does that mean exactly? They turn …

Episode 173: Pizza, Pizza!

July 18th, 2018

1:14:12

The best NYC slice is a highly contested topic. Everyone has their favorite. Associate editor Alex Delany went to 30 pizza joints in 36 hours to find out which one (you know, in his opinion) reigned supreme. Then, Scarr …

Episode 172: The Ice Cream Man

July 11th, 2018

1:08:39

Tyler Malek is the founder and head ice cream maker at Salt & Straw, the now-famous scoop shop that started in Portland, Oregon and has since grown into a mini West Coast empire. Tyler talks about how his …

Episode 171: Todd Richards Has Soul

July 5th, 2018

57:40
Two-time James Beard nominee, chef Todd Richards recently came out with his first cookbook, Soul. Editor at large Andrew Knowlton talks with Todd …

Episode 170: The World's 50 Best Restaurants...?

June 27th, 2018

33:58

Last week, the annual list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants was announced... immediately followed by criticism that the spots chosen were almost …

Episode 169: Alison Roman and "The Cookies"

June 20th, 2018

42:44

A few weeks ago, we hosted a live recording (!!!) at The Bell House in Brooklyn with cookbook author and BonApp contributor Alison Roman. We chatted about how she (unintentionally) created a viral sensation around …

Episode 168: America's Favorite Neighborhood Restaurants

June 13th, 2018

58:06
Big Chicks is a queer bar in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Barney Greengrass is an old-school Jewish deli on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. …

Episode 167: All the Veg

June 6th, 2018

53:39
You know what goes well with grilled meats? Lots and lots of summery vegetables. Carla, Adam, and Gabe T. are talking blistered cabbage, a charred snap pea salad, a go-on-anything tahini ranch dressing, and more.

Get the …

Episode 166: The Salad King

May 30th, 2018

46:35
Nic Jammet, co-founder and co-owner of Sweetgreen, is on to talk about the evolution of his fast-casual chain, from the one tiny shop he opened right …

Episode 165: Jeff Goldblum Loves Good Quality Butter

May 23rd, 2018

57:33
Jeff Goldblum calls in from his bed in Los Angeles to talk about his oatmeal breakfast routine, his childhood summer barbecues, and how one of his …

Episode 164: Nancy Singleton Hachisu

May 16th, 2018

46:12
Nancy Singleton Hachisu traveled to Japan for a stint abroad 30 years ago, fell in love with a Japanese farmer, and never left. We take a look at her latest book, Japan: The Cookbook, a compilation of over 400 recipes, …

Episode 163: The Current State of Restaurant Criticism

May 9th, 2018

38:50

Eater's national restaurant editor, Bill Addison, and our own deputy editor, Julia Kramer, discuss what it's like to be a restaurant critic in 2018. …

Episode 162: All About Fish

May 2nd, 2018

55:29

Episode 161: Rice 2.0

April 25th, 2018

47:41
Food director Carla Lalli Music and senior editor Amiel Stanek are back by popular demand, talking about rice again. This time around they cover …

Episode 160: Ruth Rogers and The River Cafe

April 18th, 2018

50:09

Ruth Rogers opened London's The River Cafe with her partner, the late Rose Gray, 30 years ago. When they started, they were two women already with families and virtually no professional training. This week we talk to …

Episode 159: On Salt

April 11th, 2018

1:10:19
Salt is the most important ingredient in your kitchen—it can make or break your food. We talk through different varieties, the importance of seasoning as you go, and how other ingredients can bring saltiness to a dish. …

Episode 158: Cast-Iron Skillets Are Forever

April 4th, 2018

53:31

This week we're telling you how to care for and cook with the hardest-working pan in your kitchen: the cast-iron skillet. After that, Natasha Pickowicz, pastry chef at NYC's Cafe Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar, talks …

Episode 157: The Way We Cook Now

March 28th, 2018

57:10
We don’t cook like we used to. Our pantries, our techniques, and our cravings take us on new culinary adventures. It’s hard to pin down the exact …

Episode 156: The Shib Sibs REALLY Love Food

March 21st, 2018

1:01:15

Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, a.k.a. the “Shib Sibs,” stick to a pretty regimented diet while training—but it turns out they’re actually as food-obsessed as we are. This week we talk to the ice …

Episode 155: A (Kind Of) Farewell

March 14th, 2018

47:26

After 18 years at Bon Appétit, deputy editor Andrew Knowlton is becoming our editor-at-large. This week, we're saying goodbye by asking him to reflect on everything from the best meal he ever ate, to how he's feeling …

Episode 154: A Totally Obsessive Guide to Sandwiches

March 7th, 2018

45:46
We have strong opinions about pretty much everything food-related—but perhaps nothing more than sandwiches. In our March magazine, our do's and …

Episode 153: A Perfect Pot of Rice

February 28th, 2018

49:52

Rice is seemingly simple, and yet even experienced cooks can find it daunting. Do you rinse? Do you add salt? What's your ratio of water to grain? This week, we're here to answer those questions. After that, we're …

Episode 152: JJ Johnson

February 21st, 2018

44:10

JJ Johnson was the chef at Harlem's sister restaurants, The Cecil and Minton's, where he honed his point of view in the kitchen, inspired by the …

Episode 151: Liquid Gold

February 14th, 2018

1:10:52

Olive oil is one of the most-used ingredients in our kitchens, but do you really know what to look for when buying a bottle, or how best to store it? This week, we make sure you do. Then, senior food editor Andy …

Episode 150: The Best Lasagna Ever

February 7th, 2018

53:55
It took a lot of trials and tribulations to create BA's Best Lasagna. Test kitchen editor Chris Morocco tells the tale of perfect bolognese sauce, …

Episode 149: Christina Tosi Is the Queen of Sugar

January 31st, 2018

50:51

Milk Bar chef and owner Christina Tosi went from college math major to culinary school to working in some of the best fine-dining restaurants in NYC. …

Episode 148: The Ultimate Super Bowl Menu

January 24th, 2018

46:59
What are the absolute best foods to eat while watching the Super Bowl? We pit them against each other—think chips & guac, cheesesteaks, chili, …

Episode 147: Gender & Power in Restaurants

January 17th, 2018

41:55

This week, food director Carla Lalli Music, who spent a decade working in restaurants, is joined by New York Times staff reporter Julia Moskin, as …

Episode 146: The Winter Clean

January 10th, 2018

48:55

It's all about organization this week. Julie Carlson, the founder and editor of the home site Remodelista, shares tips, hacks, and design ideas for …

Episode 145: The Feel Good Food Plan

January 3rd, 2018

51:35
So, we ate a lot of holiday cookies. But now it's a new year and we're trying to feel good. Enter the Feel Good Food Plan, two weeks of dinner …

Episode 144: The Best (and Worst) of the Year

December 27th, 2017

30:16

Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer talk about what they'd like to see more of in 2018 (tinned fish and Detroit-style pizza, please!), as well as what …

Episode 143: Feasting on Seven Fishes... and Monkey Bread

December 20th, 2017

47:06
Carla Lalli Music talks about the Feast of the Seven Fishes—both the rather complicated menu her family has been making every year since she was a kid, and the pared down version we developed here in the BA test …

Episode 142: Brisket & Latkes

December 13th, 2017

48:11
First, we go through a couple of methods for getting that big piece of brisket just right—one from Adam Rapoport's mom, and one from Mamaleh's deli in Cambridge, Mass. Then, Missy Robbins, chef at Lilia in Brooklyn, …

Episode 141: Dorie Greenspan Loves Butter

December 6th, 2017

50:40

Claire Saffitz calls up baking legend Dorie Greenspan to chat about butter, the subject of her latest Short Stack cookbook. Then, Marissa Ross gives …

Episode 140: The Eating Season

November 29th, 2017

55:53

We know, we know–Montreal is freezing in the winter. But that also makes it the best time for eating. This week we talk to chef Tyler Kord about corned beef sandwiches, hearty soups, and all the other things that make …

Episode 139: Thanksgiving!!! (Part 2)

November 22nd, 2017

32:27

The big day is tomorrow, and in this episode we're talking to Bobby Flay about his Thanksgiving traditions, which include hosting some 50 guests, cooking the entire thing by himself, passing out on the sofa by 8pm, and …

Episode 138: Thanksgiving!!! (Part 1)

November 15th, 2017

59:21

Thanksgiving is one week away! You know what that means: We're talking all about the biggest food holiday of the year. First up, Carla Lalli Music …

Episode 137: Getting Cheesy

November 8th, 2017

47:34

Tia Keenan is a cheese expert and writer (it's a real job!). This week, site director Carey Polis chats with Tia about how she got into this …

Episode 136: Smitten with Deb Perelman

November 1st, 2017

48:53

Food director Carla Lalli Music sits down with Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. Deb was one of the first very successful food bloggers back in 2003. …

Episode 135: It's Not Entertaining, It's Having People Over

October 25th, 2017

49:27
Alison Roman is a writer, recipe developer, and author of the new cookbook Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes. Alison knows that you don't need to spend days planning, shopping for, and stressing over a dinner party. …

Episode 134: A Simple Roast Chicken

October 18th, 2017

52:04

We hold this truth to be self evident: No one is ever disappointed by a simple, beautiful, classic roast chicken. And this week we're telling you …

Episode 133: The Enigmatic Pete Wells

October 11th, 2017

48:09

Pete Wells has been the restaurant critic of the New York Times for six years. He doesn't make TV appearances and very rarely goes to events, all in the name of keeping a low profile. We talk to him about what it's like …

Episode 132: Stick to Food

October 4th, 2017

53:57
These days it's hard not to be political–even when what you do for a living is write about food. We talk to Julia Turshen, cook and cookbook author, …

Episode 131: Bake Bread at Home

September 27th, 2017

50:30

Baking bread at home can seem intimidating. And time-consuming. And basically just not worth it. But it is! This week we're going deep on how to make the perfect sourdough loaf.

Episode 130: Acid Trip

September 20th, 2017

57:37

We reach for vinegar every day, but have you ever really thought about it where it comes from? It can be made of anything from wine to rice to apple cider--even honey. Andy Baraghani talks to Michael Harlan Turkell …

Episode 129: Two of the Hot 10

September 13th, 2017

51:31

Andrew Knowlton chats with the chefs behind two of our Hot 10 restaurants. First, Vansana Nolintha and Patrick Woodson from Brewery Bhavana in …

Episode 128: Beans and Greens

September 7th, 2017

54:37

Carla Music and Amiel Stanek tell you how to sidestep mushy and flavorless beans to make them truly delicious (seriously, they are obsessed with …

Episode 127: The Best Things We Cooked This Summer

August 30th, 2017

45:40

This week we're talking lobster, pesto, grilled lamb chops, corn, pork shoulder on the grill, and so. much. more--because Labor Day is almost here, …

Episode 126: Natty Wine

August 23rd, 2017

47:40

Natural wine seems to be popping up everywhere these days, but what exactly does “natural” mean? How is it made? What kinds should you be ordering? …

Episode 125: The Best New Restaurants in America

August 16th, 2017

1:02:10

We just announced our Hot 10 list of the best new restaurants in America (find it online and in our September issue). Adam talks with Andrew Knowlton …

Episode 124: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

August 9th, 2017

53:34

Chef, teacher, and author Samin Nosrat believes anyone can cook great food—as long as they have an understanding of salt, fat, acid, and heat. Samin breaks down those four elements into an easily digestible (and …

Bonus Episode 3: Basically

August 6th, 2017

39:09

In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. If you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, eatbasically.com.

Episode 123: What's All the Fuss About Avocado Toast?

August 2nd, 2017

54:32

You know how avocado toast is the one thing everyone loves to hate? And also just totally loves? John Birdsall talks about the history of the simple, …

Bonus Episode 2: Basically

July 28th, 2017

44:06

In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. Tune in next Friday to hear more. And if you haven't already, check out the new site from BA, …

Episode 122: Family Vacation

July 26th, 2017

1:08:58

You know when you pack your whole family up and go to a new place? Getting out of your normal routine can present a whole new world of eating. Adam …

Bonus Episode: Basically

July 21st, 2017

36:14

In this special episode of the Bon Appétit Foodcast, we're talking to you--our listeners--to answer your cooking questions. Tune in for the next few Fridays to hear more. And if you haven't already, check out the new …

Episode 121: Jake Tapper Likes His Pants Loose

July 19th, 2017

48:26

CNN's Jake Tapper is on TV, like, all the time. He tells us how he eats on the campaign trail (it involves a lot of junk food), how he eats now (it …

Episode 120: Fine Dining to Fast Food, Forest to Table

July 12th, 2017

57:54

Daniel Patterson recently left his San Francisco fine-dining institution, Coi, to focus on his and LA chef Roy Choi's fast food project, Loco'l. He talks about where the idea came from, the challenges they've faced, and …

Episode 119: Gabrielle Hamilton Rebroadcast

July 5th, 2017

28:05

This week we're throwing it back to one of our old favorite episodes. Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef at New York City’s Prune, but is perhaps equally …

Episode 118: Fire Up the Grill

June 28th, 2017

43:24

This week's episode is all things grilling. We're talking the perfect way to cook a whole fish on the grate, smoking brisket in The Big Green Egg, …

Episode 117: Kumail Nanjiani and the Plight of On-Set Doughnuts

June 21st, 2017

48:51
Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani talks about what it's like to eat on set (beware of the pastries), his new movie coming out next month, and how he and his wife have gotten very into The Great British Bake Off. After …

Episode 116: Eat Your Potlikker

June 14th, 2017

51:31

Author John T. Edge just came out with a new book, The Potlikker Papers, which tackles the complicated history of food in the South. He talks about what he grew up eating, how that's changed over time, and where it all …

Episode 115: Get Out of Town

June 7th, 2017

47:14

We share how to stock your kitchen in a rental house. When all that's there is plastic mixing spoons and maybe a pan or two, it's best to come prepared. Very prepared. After that, we go deep on camping—what to pack and …

Episode 114: J.J. Redick Plays Ball, Eats Food

May 31st, 2017

47:55

When you're an NBA veteran you travel all over the country for games. And if you're J.J. Redick, you travel all over the country--and world--to eat. We talk to the Clippers shooting guard about his favorite restaurants, …

Episode 113: The Inimitable Barbara Lynch

May 24th, 2017

39:14

We chat with Boston chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch, who just came out with her memoir, Out of Line. Barbara talks about how she went from …

Episode 112: Let's Make a Weekend Of It

May 17th, 2017

46:17

Sometimes you cook to get dinner on the table. And sometimes you cook for the fun of it. That's what we're talking about this week—the dishes you make when you want to go deep and spend a long time in the kitchen, …

Episode 111: What Happens in Vegas

May 10th, 2017

49:25

We're going to Sin City. First, Andrew Knowlton reminisces about the 30+ years he's been visiting Las Vegas—from the time his parents gave him $50 worth of quarters and left him on the casino room floor, to the …

Episode 110: A Little Bit of Pizza, A Little Bit of Pasta

May 3rd, 2017

1:10:31
Joe Beddia of Philly's Pizzeria Beddia tells you how to make your own pie at home—no 800° wood-burning oven required. He's got intel on the red sauce, the white sauce, the dough, and all of the toppings (just make sure …

Episode 109: The Splendid Francis Lam

April 26th, 2017

49:50

Francis Lam is a James Beard Award-winning writer, cookbook editor, and the host of the radio show, The Splendid Table. This week we talk to him …

Episode 108: The New Yorker Does Food

April 19th, 2017

45:48

David Remnick, Editor in Chief of The New Yorker, discusses the annual Food and Travel issue. Expect discussion on barbecue, Trump's steak habits, and the new world of edibles. Yes, those edibles.

Episode 107: Put an Egg On It

April 12th, 2017

39:53

You can fry, soft boil, hard boil, poach, and scramble them. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On this week's episode, we nerd out on techniques for making the perfect version of each kind. (Don’t …

Episode 106: Burgers, Beer, and Rock & Roll

April 5th, 2017

46:25

Ken Friedman used to book some of the hottest bands in the Bay Area--until he decided he wanted to open a restaurant instead. Turns out he was pretty good at that, too. Now Ken owns a slew of restaurants in New York …

Episode 105: Clear Wallet, Full Stomach, Can't Lose

March 29th, 2017

42:06

In this week's episode, we give you all the tips and tricks you need for shopping smart without breaking the bank--what kinds of ingredients you …

Episode 104: Melissa Clark Can Fix Your Dinner Angst

March 22nd, 2017

41:49
New York Times columnist Melissa Clark tells us how she became a food writer when food writing wasn't really a thing (it involves creating a bread …

Episode 103: Chinese Food in America

March 15th, 2017

51:01

Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor in NYC's Chinatown talks about taking over the nearly 100-year-old restaurant from his uncle. He managed to keep it …

Episode 102: All About Middle Eastern Food (Perfect Rice! Man'oushe! Rose-Water Brittle!)

March 8th, 2017

49:31

Reem Assil, a first generation American chef who was featured in our March issue, talks about building up her business and the crazy-good Levantine …

Episode 101: Seamus Mullen

March 1st, 2017

47:30

Chef Seamus Mullen talks about how his diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis led him to turn his whole life around. He's got himself strong and healthy …

Episode 100: Sandor Katz

February 22nd, 2017

40:00

Fermentation expert—or as he calls himself, fermentation revivalist—Sandor Katz goes in deep on the history and benefits of fermenting, as well as how to do it yourself. Vegetables into sauerkraut and kimchi, sugar into …

Episode 99: Moon Juice and Healthyish Drinks

February 16th, 2017

41:09

In this week's episode we sit down with Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder and owner of Moon Juice, the cult shop in Venice, California where you can find …

Episode 98: Sara Kramer and... Small Fish

February 8th, 2017

1:03:54

Sara Kramer, chef of Los Angeles restaurants Madcapra and Kismet talks about her Cali-Mediterranean food and even sings on air (she used to be a Broadway star). After that, we go big on small fish--all the mackerel, …

Episode 97: Super Bowl Special

February 1st, 2017

1:07:19

The Super Bowl is this Sunday. We go in deep on all the things you should be cooking (Philly Cheese Steaks! Hoagies! Gumbo!), plus party etiquette …

Episode 96: Nate Appleman & How to Eat Meat

January 25th, 2017

47:38

Nate Appleman looks back on his years as an unhappy chef and talks about how he turned his life around by cooking good, wholesome food. After that, …

Episode 95: #Cook90 & Slow Roasting

January 18th, 2017

46:24

Epicurious editor David Tamarkin talks about #Cook90, the challenge to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner (nearly!) every day in January. Then we break down how to slow roast, the technique that turns your tough cuts of …

Episode 94: Hugh Acheson

January 11th, 2017

31:26

Chef Hugh Acheson talks about the state of Southern cuisine, what to order at Waffle House, and how he might even be a better illustrator than he is cook.

Episode 93: Lunch al Desko & Sustainable Cooking

January 4th, 2017

43:59

We’ve got all the tips you need for actually packing an office lunch you want to eat. Then, Epicurious editor David Tamarkin offers *actual useful* …

Episode 92: Geoffrey Zakarian

December 28th, 2016

30:54

Geoffrey Zakarian has been in the restaurant business for a long time. He shares his candid thoughts on hospitality (yes—you can seat incomplete parties, he argues), opening new restaurants, and way more.

Episode 91: Ludo Lefebvre

December 21st, 2016

34:31

Chef Ludo Lefebvre talks about his fried chicken obsession, the Los Angeles food scene, and his love for butter(okay fine, but he loves salad too).

Episode 90: Happy Holidays

December 14th, 2016

44:50

Associate editor Amiel Stanek and chef Lauren Schaefer break down how to host a dinner party without breaking the bank, but still leaving your friends seriously impressed. After that, cocktail aficionado Brad Thomas …

Episode 89: Nancy Silverton

December 7th, 2016

36:09

Chef and restaurateur Nancy Silverton talks about her new cookbook, how to host the best dinner party for lots of guests, and all things olive oil.

Episode 88: White Gold Butchers

November 30th, 2016

30:25

Butchers Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest of NYC’s White Gold talk all things meat, what they’re serving up at their new shop and restaurant, and the …

Episode 87: Alton Brown

November 22nd, 2016

30:31

Alton Brown talks about his new cookbook, his hot takes on turkey and potatoes, and the future of his TV career.

Episode 86: Thanksgiving Spectacular!

November 16th, 2016

1:03:25

This Thanksgiving, don't break a sweat. We tell you how to cook the whole feast in 36 hours, talk all things pie, answer listener questions, and go …

Episode 85: Frank Pellegrino Jr.

November 9th, 2016

40:14

Frank Pellegrino Jr., co-owner of the famed Italian restaurant Rao's in Harlem, NY talks about growing up in the family business, his new cookbook, and which Godfather movie he likes best. Then, we dive deep into our …

Episode 84: Food & Politics

November 2nd, 2016

33:13

Willie Geist, anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist, and Alex Wagner, editor at The Atlantic, talk about the upcoming election, the candidates’ food preferences… and the greatness of the wedge salad.

Episode 83: José Andrés

October 26th, 2016

38:29

Chef and restaurateur José Andrés talks food politics, the dining scene in his hometown of Washington D.C., and the proper way to make a gin and …

Episode 82: Sohui Kim + Ashley Christensen

October 19th, 2016

44:10

Chef Sohui Kim of Brooklyn's Insa restaurant shares how to kimchi basically... anything (except corn!). Then, we talk chef Ashley Christensen about …

Episode 81: Get Your Pasta Right, Every Time

October 12th, 2016

33:25

Pasta is one of the easiest things to cook, right? Well, uh, sure—but we've probably all created versions that were clumpy, or the sauce didn't cling, or it just wasn't totally there flavor-wise. No longer! The BA Test …

Episode 80: Bad Saint, Our #2 Best New Restaurant in America

October 5th, 2016

28:54

Genevieve Villamora is the co-owner of Bad Saint in Washington, D.C., one of our Hot 10 Best New Restaurants in America. She talks about the restaurant's approach to Filipino food, and how she deals with those …

Episode 79: Aaron Franklin, Brisket God

September 28th, 2016

43:04

Can you even have a food podcast without chatting with Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ in Austin? Well, we finally got him on the show to talk brisket, of course. Plus, a fun segment about the growing edibles …

Episode 78: Andrew Tarlow & Kate Huling Throw Great Dinner Parties

September 21st, 2016

23:33

If you've ever dined out in Brooklyn, you've likely visited one of Andrew Tarlow and Kate Huling's restaurants. Hospitality in is their blood—they're …

Episode 77: Craft Beer + Cold Brew Nation

September 14th, 2016

49:43

On today's episode, our resident beer nerds, assistant web editor Alex Delany and test kitchen manager Brad Leone, try to convince our cheap-beer-loving editor in chief that craft beers are, in fact, awesome. Later, we …

Episode 76: Julia Turshen

August 31st, 2016

26:01

Julia Turshen is the woman people like Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow call up to co-write their cookbooks. She’s finally releasing one of her own, …

Episode 74: America's 10 Best New Restaurants

August 17th, 2016

34:41

Every year, editors Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer scour the country and eat themselves silly searching for the Hot 10: the best new restaurants in …

Episode 73: Seth Rogen

August 10th, 2016

35:20

Actor, writer, director, and all-around funny guy Seth Rogen stopped by the podcast studio to talk about "Sausage Party," the animated film about sentient foods that just so happens to be an apt analogy for human …

Episode 72: Brett Martin Eats New Orleans

August 3rd, 2016

28:18

Brett Martin, correspondent for GQ magazine and diehard Brooklynite, traded NYC for New Orleans and found himself in the land of poboys, muffulettas, …

Episode 71: A Super Upsetting Podcast About Sandwiches

July 27th, 2016

31:55

Tyler Kord is the man we call up whenever we seek advice about the stuff that goes between two slices of bread. In today's episode, the author of "A Super Upsetting Book About Sandwiches" and chef-owner of No. 7 …

Episode 70: An NYC Chef Goes South; In NYC, We Eat Ice Pops

July 21st, 2016

39:48

Mashama Bailey moved from New York to Savannah, GA, to open The Grey, and finds out that running a restaurant in the South is not the same as working in Manhattan. Back in New York, our test kitchen editors prepared for …

Episode 69: The Chickpea Whisperer

July 13th, 2016

36:51

Michael Solomonov makes hummus so transcendently good it will make you wonder how it can possibly share a name with the stuff you eat out of the …

Episode 68: Sqirl Power

July 7th, 2016

43:25

Jessica Koslow set out to make jam, and accidentally ended up opening the hippest café in Los Angeles along the way. The chef and soon-to-be cookbook author talks about turning her passion into a business. Later, we …

Episode 67: BBQ, Burgers, and Hot Dogs

June 29th, 2016

43:24

On this very all-American episode of the Bon Appétit foodcast, we're talking about all the things you should be eating on America's birthday: BBQ, …

Episode 66: Mario Batali

June 22nd, 2016

30:46

The orange-Croc-loving chef talks about cooking at home, the best food in New Orleans, and making fettuccine alfredo for James Gandolfini.

Episode 65: Joe House and Summer Eats

June 16th, 2016

38:29

Today's episode is a double-hitter! First up is a man whose passion for sports is only rivaled by his love of food: It's Joe House of The Bill Simmons Podcast. Then later, we round up a few parent staffers to talk about …

Episode 64: Andrew Zimmern

June 8th, 2016

43:50

The host of "Bizarre Foods" talks eyeballs versus testicles, smuggling foods from his travels, and partying with Prince.

Episode 63: What It's Really Like to Work in a Top Restaurant

June 1st, 2016

30:33

Stephanie Danler's debut novel, Sweetbitter, is the coming-of-age story of a young New York transplant who lands a job at one of the city's top restaurants. Danler talks with editor-at-large Christine Muhlke about her …

Episode 62: Let the Grilling Begin!

May 25th, 2016

30:34

The season for endless Palomas and all grilled everything is finally here. Our Test Kitchen editors talk about what they're grilling, drinking, and ice cream-ing (yes, we turned that into a verb) over Memorial Day …

Episode 61: Eric Ripert

May 18th, 2016

42:45

The Le Bernardin chef talks about the mistake that almost got him fired from one of Paris's best restaurants—on his first day there.

Episode 60: Giada De Laurentiis Gets Real

May 11th, 2016

26:48

“I don’t know that they touch Gordon Ramsay or Jean-Georges [Vongerichten] as much as they love to hug and touch me.”

Episode 59: Bob Kramer, Knife Whisperer

May 4th, 2016

39:47

Bob Kramer is widely known in the restaurant world as the Yoda of knife making. And he wants you to know how to actually care for your knives. In …

Episode 58: A Food Lover's Guide to Eating the World

April 27th, 2016

38:22

On this week's foodcast, we talk to people who would travel to the ends of the Earth for a good meal.

Episode 57: Gwyneth Paltrow

April 20th, 2016

29:52

The "It's All Easy" author on teaching herself how to cook, her matcha obsession, and the art of family dinner.

Episode 56: Vegetarian Is No Longer a Bad Word

April 13th, 2016

27:10

To celebrate the fact that it *finally* feels like spring in most of the country, deputy editor Andrew Knowlton goes deep on veg in the deep South with Steven Satterfield of Atlanta's Miller Union and Alon Shaya of …

Episode 55: Amanda Hesser

April 6th, 2016

34:20

On today's foodcast episode, Food52 co-founder Amanda Hesser talks about why she left the New York Times to start her own company. Plus, we catch up …

Episode 54: The New Yorker's David Remnick

March 30th, 2016

38:24

The editor of The New Yorker talks bagels, lunch with Obama, and his love of the office candy stash. Later, we catch up with senior editor Julia …

Episode 53: The Sporkful's Dan Pashman

March 23rd, 2016

28:33

Dan Pashman of the excellent food podcast The Sporkful visits the podcast studio to talk about why sound (yes, sound!) plays such an important role …

Episode 52: Sean Brock, (Almost) Live from Charleston

March 16th, 2016

25:35

Today's foodcast episode brings us to the Charleston Wine + Food festival, where deputy editor Andrew Knowlton catches up with southern chef Sean Brock.

Episode 51: City of Jonathan Gold

March 9th, 2016

47:41

Jonathan Gold, the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times and star of the new documentary "City of Gold" (out March 11), talks about what it was …

Episode 50: We're Going Retro

March 2nd, 2016

30:45

On today's foodcast episode, we're talking about all that good stuff that defined our childhoods. Food director Carla Lalli Music and Test Kitchen …

The Flawless Ina Garten (Rebroadcast)

February 24th, 2016

22:42

This week, we're revisiting our favorite foodcast episode with the Barefoot Contessa herself. Ina talks about her rise to TV stardom, entertaining tips, and how she makes everything she does look so damn effortless. …

Episode 49: Action Bronson

February 17th, 2016

28:50

Before he was a rapper, Action Bronson went to culinary school and was a full-time chef. Bronson joins us on today's foodcast to talk rap, Albanian …

Episode 48: It's Not Valentine's Day Without Molten Chocolate Cake

February 10th, 2016

15:57

When love is in the air, chocolate will be on our plates—preferably in molten cake form. We talk BA's Best Molten Chocolate Cake and more on this …

Episode 47: All About Those Super Bowl Snacks

February 3rd, 2016

25:40

Nachos. Wings. Dip. Mozz sticks. You've been training all year for this day, and it's finally here: Our Test Kitchen editors talk about what you …

Episode 46: Cook Every Meal for a Month

January 27th, 2016

19:44

Epicurious editor in chief David Tamarkin resolved to cook every meal he eats for the month of January. On the last week of his #Cook90 challenge, …

Episode 45: Jacques Pépin

January 20th, 2016

35:43

Before Vongerichten, before Boulud, before Ducasse, there was Jacques Pépin. The French chef, who was among the first to star in an American …

Episode 44: Healthy-ish

January 14th, 2016

23:50

When your job involves tasting mozzarella sticks and pies all day like our editors, you learn a few things about how to eat (mostly) healthy-ish the …

Episode 43: Jancis Robinson

January 6th, 2016

29:58

The ultra-classy, super knowledgable Jancis Robinson, wine critic extraordinaire and editor of the massive Oxford Companion to Wine, shares her …

Episode 42: The Best Things We Ate This Year

December 30th, 2015

28:49

What's the best thing you ate this year? A couple of editors try to answer this most dreaded of questions in a single podcast episode. Plus, we take a trip down to the Test Kitchen to talk all things fermentation, and …

Episode 41: Emeril Lagasse

December 23rd, 2015

17:50

Anyone with a television spent the '90s enthralled by the larger-than-life essence of chef Emeril Lagasse. On today's episode, we sit down with him …

Episode 40: Holiday Baking

December 16th, 2015

22:08

'Tis the season to stuff your face—specifically, to stuff your face with all those cookies, pies, and cakes. Food director Carla Lalli Music and senior associate food editor Claire Saffitz break down everything you need …

Episode 39: Magnus Nilsson

December 9th, 2015

25:18

Chef Magnus Nilsson runs the kitchen at the Michelin-starred Fäviken, one of the world's most isolated restaurants, in Järpen, Sweden. Tickets to …

Episode 38: Marc Maron

December 7th, 2015

25:35

Comedian Marc Maron has interviewed everyone from Keith Richards to President Barack Obama on his hugely popular podcast, "WTF." Today, he joins us …

Episode 37: Nigella Lawson

December 7th, 2015

19:16

Celebrated cookbook author and TV personality Nigella Lawson joins us in the podcast studio today to talk about her tenth(!) cookbook, Simply Nigella.

Episode 36: Thanksgiving Spectacular

December 7th, 2015

47:15

How do I make the best mashed potatoes? Why should I dry-brine my turkey? And do I really need to serve pumpkin pie? Editor in chief Adam Rapport …

Episode 35: Claire Ptak & Liz Prueitt

December 7th, 2015

23:04

If you consider yourself a baking fiend and know how to work a dough hook, Liz Prueitt of Tartine Bakery and Claire Ptak of London's Violet Bakery …

Episode 33: Bobby Flay

December 7th, 2015

26:35

Most chefs hate brunch. (Cooking eggs at 6 a.m. on a Sunday after Saturday night dinner service? No thanks.) But on today's podcast, a chef who needs no introduction explains why he takes his brunch very seriously—both …

Episode 32: The Restaurant in the Jungle

December 7th, 2015

24:50

On a seaside jungle road in Mexico's Tulum lies Hartwood, a tiny restaurant with no walls, stoves, electricity, or refrigeration. Chef Eric Werner …

Episode 31: Korean Food Renaissance

December 7th, 2015

23:00

Chefs Beverly Kim and Edward Kim (no relation) grew up during a time when Korean food was obscure (and sometimes "stinky"). Now, diners are flocking to try their respective takes on modern Asian.

Episode 30: Rick Bayless

December 7th, 2015

20:55

Rick Bayless has been in the Chicago restaurant game a long time. He talks about his career trajectory and lots more.

Episode 29: Vivian Howard

December 7th, 2015

16:27

Vivian Howard of A Chef's Life on PBS talks about what it's like having cameras following you around all the time (oh, and that whole chef thing too).

Episode 34: Yotam Ottolenghi

November 3rd, 2015

23:39

Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most influential cookbook authors in the world. He delivers once again with his latest, "Nopi: The Cookbook," …

Episode 28: Chris Cosentino, Chris Shepherd

September 22nd, 2015

22:12

Chefs Chris Cosentino and Chris Shepherd know meat. Listen to them; they're very smart dudes.

Episode 27: Aaron London

September 14th, 2015

18:43

Aaron London is the chef at AL's Place, our no. 1 best new restaurant in the country. He talks about what that means, and how he got there.

Episode 26: Leandra Medine

September 9th, 2015

21:24

Leandra Medine of Man Repeller chats about eating during Fashion Week, keeping kosher, her family's Persian-Turkish food traditions, and lots more. She ate every ice cream cone in New York City this summer.

Episode 25: Sam Kass

September 1st, 2015

22:24

Sam Kass talks about his road as a chef before joining the Obama White House, what he did while in D.C., and what the heck he's doing now.

Episode 24: Preserving

August 25th, 2015

19:32

It's late August: You're supposed to be making lots of jams, and pickles, and other jarred things, right? Right. But, it's okay if you're a preserving newbie. Here's how to make fruits and vegetables last way beyond …

Episode 23: America's Best New Restaurants

August 18th, 2015

24:19

We just named the best new restaurants in America. Listen up!

Episode 22: It's Summer, Let's Drink

August 11th, 2015

18:34

Punch editor and drinks expert Talia Baiocchi talks summer drinking.

Episode 21: Gabrielle Hamilton

August 4th, 2015

30:52

A meditative conversation with chef Gabrielle Hamilton about the process of writing.

Episode 20: It's Summer. Don't Cook

July 29th, 2015

14:27

How to not cook.. sort of.

Episode 19: Your Favorite Summer Dessert

July 22nd, 2015

18:36

Sam Mason of Oddfellows talks about everyone's favorite dessert: ice cream!

Episode 18: Summer Pasta

July 7th, 2015

21:53

Chef Philip Krajeck of Rolf & Daughters in Nashville shares how to make a great summer pasta. Hint: You're not salting your water enough.

Episode 17: Mark Bittman

June 30th, 2015

12:46

Columnist Mark Bittman chats about his cookbooks, columns, and more.

Episode 16: The Best Pizza in America

June 23rd, 2015

21:51

Yup. That's right. The best pizza in America is in... Philadelphia.

Episode 15: Become a Grill Master

June 16th, 2015

26:50

Learn how to make the best burger, fish, corn, chicken, and way more.

Episode 14: David Chang

June 9th, 2015

17:38

Momofuku's David Chang has grand plans to revolutionize the way food delivery works.

Episode 13: The New Southern Food

June 2nd, 2015

24:15

All things Southern with chefs Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow) and Edward Lee (610 Magnolia, MilkWood).

Episode 12: Travel Etiquette, Boozin' In Tokyo

May 26th, 2015

41:32

Travel: what to do, what not to do, and what to drink.

Episode 11: Make the Most of Your Spring Veg

May 17th, 2015

18:49

All about spring cooking.

Episode 10: Ina Garten & Gordon Ramsay

May 7th, 2015

38:00

A food TV double header with Ina Garten and Gordon Ramsay.

Episode 9: Cooking Mistakes, Food Media Summit

April 27th, 2015

31:34

A discussion of common cooking mistakes, and a summit of top food media pros.

Episode 8: Better Salad, Vegas Food Binging

April 5th, 2015

31:38

Salad tips and Vegas eating adventures with Ike Barinholtz.

Episode 7: Waffle House, Vegetable Restaurants, Baking Tips

March 12th, 2015

35:47

Editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport talks to restaurant & drinks editor Andrew Knowlton about working a 24-hour shift at The Waffle House. Then, chef Amanda Cohen of Dirty Candy speaks about the state of the restaurant …

Episode 6: Comfort Food & Drink

February 22nd, 2015

29:31

Our favorite comfort foods: soups, braises, and mac & cheese. Then, bartender Damon Boelte discuss the state of the bar industry, how to make the perfect martini, and much more.

Episode 5: Valentine's + Mexican Food

February 5th, 2015

21:28

We discuss how to celebrate Valentine's Day without being totally lame. Then, we chat with chef Enrique Olvera about the white hot Cosme restaurant, cooking Mexican food in New York, and way more.

Episode 4: Super Bowl Party

January 19th, 2015

28:58

All you can eat and drink on Game Day, with special guest and Jets center Nick Mangold.

Episode 3: Gettin' Healthy

December 31st, 2014

29:54

Getting healthy... but in a way that doesn't make you want to groan.

Episode 2: The Holidays

December 15th, 2014

32:19

It's all about the holidays.

Episode 1: Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2014

26:08

Welcome to the first-ever Bon Appétit foodcast, in which we discuss the biggest food holiday of the year.

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