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The One Recipe

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From the team that brought you The Splendid Table at APM Studios, The One Recipe is a pod devoted to that one recipe you keep in your back pocket. The one you send to friends, make for your mom, the one you entirely depend on because you know it’s going to work. We’re here to help you build up an ar… read more

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7: Kristen Miglore Recipe for Roberto Santibañez’ Classic Guacamole

March 21st, 2023


This week, Kristen Miglore and Jesse talk about her truest musical love, how to choose an avocado that you will actually want to eat, and her One:

11: Anna Stockwell’s Recipe for Slow-Roasted Salmon

March 14th, 2023


Anna Stockwell gushes to Jesse about her unusual cats, her lifelong love affair with dinner parties, and her One: a slow-roasted side of salmon that will wow your guests with surprisingly little effort. Anna Stockwell …

3: Jaya Saxena Swears by Julie Sahni’s Recipe for Matar Paneer

March 7th, 2023


This week we’re talking to Jaya Saxena about what crystal you should be keeping in your kitchen, how she developed more confidence cooking Indian …

49: Were You Raised By Wolves? Hosts, Leah Bonnema & Nick Leighton, talk Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

March 1st, 2023


Leah Bonnema & Nick Leighton talk to Jesse this week about their very different approaches to cooking, why it is Christmas all year long (in Leah’s heart, at least) and their deceptively simple one recipe: Cranberry …

48: Einat Admony’s Recipe for Red Velvet Gnocchi

February 22nd, 2023


Einat Admony talks to Jesse this week about how a “nightmare of a childhood” turned into a passion for cooking, tricks she’s learned to feed her kids vegetables, and her (kid-friendly!) one recipe: Red Velvet Gnocchi.

47: Will Coleman’s Recipe for Brown Butter Mushroom Udon Noodles

February 14th, 2023


Chef Will Coleman and Jesse sit down this week to reflect on Will’s career and his inspirations. Then, Will goes deep on his one recipe: Brown Butter …

46: Hrishikesh Hirway’s Recipe for Chole aka Spiced Chickpeas

February 7th, 2023


Hrishikesh Hirway talks to Jesse this week about how he turned a baking fiasco into a podcast with Samin Nosrat, what it’s like having a food …

45: Yia Vang’s Recipe for Whole Roasted Fish Wrapped In Banana Leaves

January 31st, 2023


Yia Vang joins Jesse this week to talk about the ethos of Hmong cuisine, childhood evenings spent fishing with his dad, and his One: Whole Roasted …

44: Pati Jinich’s Recipe for Fideo Seco A Los Tres Chiles

January 24th, 2023


Pati Jinich might not be the world’s best driver… but she is one of its most enthusiastic. She talks to Jesse about why you shouldn’t be afraid to …

43: Andrea Nguyen’s Recipe for Nuoc Cham

January 17th, 2023


Andrea Nguyen sits down with Jesse this week to talk about learning to cook as a child in Vietnam, and the dish she has been perfecting ever since: Vietnamese dipping sauce, Nuoc Cham. Andrea Nguyen is an award-winning …

42: George McCalman’s Fried Jacks

January 11th, 2023


George McCalman joins Jesse this week to talk about how he became a designer, why he doesn’t really care for recipes, and his One: Fried Jacks. George McCalman is an author, designer, and the founder of McCalman.Co. His …

41: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Brown Sugar Meringue Roulade With Burnt Honey Apples

January 3rd, 2023


Yotam Ottolenghi sits down with Jesse this week to talk about what he’ll do for work when he’s done with food, what it’s like cooking with his two …

23: Soleil Ho’s Scallion Oil, Mở Hành

December 27th, 2022


Soleil Ho joins Jesse this week to talk about some of their favorite writers, why being an outsider in food media makes them better at their job, and …

40: Aliza Abarbanel, Chanukah, & Joan Nathan’s Latkes

December 20th, 2022


Food & culture writer Aliza Abarbanel joins Jesse this week to talk about the universal appeal of cake and its unending iterations, Chanukah in …

The One Recipe Holiday Special

December 15th, 2022


We’re celebrating our first-ever Holiday special this week. To kick things off, we talk about the marathon that is the Feast of the Seven Fishes with …

39: Noor Murad’s Green Frittata With Burnt Eggplant & Pomegranate Salsa

December 13th, 2022


Noor Murad talks to Jesse this week about the time she almost burned down a kitchen, what it’s like teaching the hard lessons she had to be taught, and her One: Green Frittata With Burnt Eggplant & Pomegranate Salsa

38: Claudia Fleming’s Peach & Raspberry Crostata

December 7th, 2022


Claudia Fleming talks to Jesse this week about being a sports fanatic, her triumphant twenty-one-year return to writing cookbooks, and her One: Peach & Raspberry Crostata. Claudia Fleming is a pastry chef, …

37: Sarah & Kaitlin Leung’s Shortcut Dan-Dan Noodles

November 29th, 2022


Sisters Sarah and Kaitlin Leung join Jesse this week. They own up to the fact that they are major plant nerds, reflect on the importance of cooking with–and learning from–your family, and give their One: Shortcut …

36: J. Kenji López-Alt’s Perfectly Hard-Boiled Eggs

November 22nd, 2022


J. Kenji López-Alt joins Jesse this week to discuss his life-long love of Mr. Wizard, food science, and the steps he took to perfect his One: Hard-Boiled Eggs. J. Kenji López-Alt is a chef, cookbook author, video host …

35: Khushbu Shah’s Yogurt Rice

November 15th, 2022


Khushbu Shah joins Jesse this week to talk about her upcoming and long-awaited cookbook, how traveling all over the country has changed her tastes, and her tummy-settling One: Yogurt Rice. Khushbu Shah is the Restaurant …

34: Nicole A. Taylor’s Weekend Sweet Potato Hash

November 8th, 2022


We’re getting two recipes in one this week with Nicole A. Taylor. She talks to Jesse about how she landed the deal for her one-of-a-kind cookbook, …

33: Paola Velez’ Chocolate Chip Cookie

November 1st, 2022


Paola Velez joins Jesse this week to talk about why she’s really fun at karaoke parties, how meeting her husband brought her to baking, and her …

32: Nik Sharma’s Manchow Soup

October 25th, 2022


Nik Sharma’s got you covered this fall with his One. He talks to Jesse about how what started off as a kitchen remodel turned into an entire house remodel, his and his father’s love of photography, and his One: Manchow …

31: Melissa Clark’s Roasted Cauliflower & Potatoes With Harissa, Yogurt & Toasted Almonds

October 18th, 2022


Melissa Clark joins Jesse this week to talk about her decades-long, 40+ cookbooks career, the joy of a sheet-pan dinner, and her One: Roasted …

30: Ham El-Waylly’s Toum

October 11th, 2022


Ham El-Waylly joins Jesse this week to brag about how much fun he has working with his wife, trace the origins of his globalized palette, and to dote on a recipe that stands above all the rest: Toum. Ham El-Waylly is a …

29: Jessie Sheehan’s Epic Devil’s Food Snacking Cake

October 4th, 2022


Chocolate and marshmallow: Can you name a more iconic duo? (Sorry graham cracker.) This week, Jessie Sheehan joins Jesse Sparks (try not to get …

28: Ali Slagle’s Soup Mix Stracciatella

September 27th, 2022


Not sure what to cook in your camper van–or maybe just in your regular kitchen–this week? Ali Slagle’s got you covered. She talks to Jesse about her …

27: Kristina Cho’s Cocktail Buns (Gai Mei Bao)

September 20th, 2022


We’re back for season 2 of The One Recipe! And kicking off this season is two times James Beard award-winning author and baker, Kristina Cho. Kristina talks to Jesse about what was (probably) the best day of her life …

26: Natasha Pickowicz on Crispy Apple Tarts

August 30th, 2022


Natasha Pickowicz lays down the law on apple tarts this week. She tells Jesse what it’s like running pop-ups all over New York City, raises some somewhat controversial opinions about pie, fruit, and baking spices, then …

25: Chetna Makan’s Masala Pastry

August 23rd, 2022


Chetna Makan joins producer Sally Swift this week to talk about baking in India (or the lack thereof), how she went from being a fashion designer to a Great British Bakeoff contender, and her One: Masala Pastry. Chetna …

24: Sohla El-Waylly’s Spanish Tortilla

August 16th, 2022


Sohla El-Waylly hangs out with Jesse this week to talk about the time her fried chicken made Jesse’s dad cry, why getting lost in Europe worked out really well for her, and her One: a Spanish Tortilla that has …

22: Roxana Jullapat’s “Big-Ass” Buckwheat Pancake

August 2nd, 2022


Grains genius Roxanna Jullapat talks to producer Sally Swift this week from deep inside the supply closet of her LA café, Friends & Family. She …

21: Matt (& Cheryl) Rodbard’s Technically-Not-BBQ Oven Ribs

July 26th, 2022


Matt Rodbard joins Jesse this week to wax nostalgic about his past at MTV, explain how an Egg McMuffin machine kickstarted his career as a food writer, and to lovingly share his One: Technically-Not-Barbecue Oven Ribs.

20: Andy Baraghani’s Persian Rice With Tahdig

July 19th, 2022


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Jesse is joined by Andy Baraghani this week to celebrate Andy’s new cookbook, learn what to look for when buying Basmati …

19: Priya Krishna Is Obsessed with Tejal Rao’s Massolu

July 12th, 2022


Priya Krishna joins Jesse this week to show off her musical abilities, rave about some of her favorite food writers, and divulge her One: Tejal Rao’s …

18: Chris Shepherd’s Grilled Herb-Marinated Chicken

July 5th, 2022


Chris Shepherd talks to Jesse about what it was like preparing curated meal kits for NFL players, gives some much-needed grilling advice, and tells the hilarious story behind his One: a grilled herb-marinated chicken

17: Rick Martinez’ Rajas con Crema

June 28th, 2022


Rick Martinez and Jesse get into it this week to talk about Rick living his dream life in Mexico, the vast superiority of homemade tortillas, and his mouth-watering One: Rajas con Crema, aka roasted poblano chiles in …

16: Sheldon Simeon’s Mochiko Fried Chicken

June 21st, 2022


Chef Sheldon Simeon joins producer Sally Swift this week to talk about his family’s love of food, why his ‘hole in the wall’ restaurant is everything …

15: John deBary’s Stonewall Baby

June 14th, 2022


Certified drinks expert John deBary joins Jesse this week to talk about his accidental foray into the world of craft-cocktails, the perseverance required to snag a first date with his now-husband, and his One: A …

14: Chef Adrienne Cheatham’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Bacon-Miso Sauce

June 7th, 2022


Adrienne Cheatham and Jesse get into it this week to talk about their mutual love of Barbara Streisand, the scientific reasoning behind her preference for microwaved sweet-potatoes, and her mouth-watering One: sweet …

13: Francis Lam’s Linguine With Clams

May 31st, 2022


Francis Lam has invited himself onto The One Recipe, and we’re so glad he did! This week, he tells Jesse about what it felt like the first time his …

12: Hetty McKinnon’s Tomato Macaroni Soup and Scrambled Egg

May 24th, 2022


Hetty McKinnon takes a trip down memory lane with producer Sally Swift this week. She talks about her past as a salad peddler, delivering them by bike all over Sydney, Australia, a shock she experienced when she visited …

10: Stephen Satterfield and the Art of Toast

May 10th, 2022


This week, Stephen Satterfield talks to Jesse about why it’s important to know what you like, for instance, room temperature butter, which brings us to his One: Toast. Stephen Satterfield is the host of Netflix’s …

Check out: Borderline Salty

May 5th, 2022


This week, we're sharing a trailer for Borderline Salty, a new weekly call-in food podcast from Pineapple Street Studios, hosted by two of our friends, Carla Lalli Music, and Rick Martinez. They'll share their latest …

9: Klancy Miller’s Parisian Chestnut Mini Cakes

May 3rd, 2022


This week, Klancy Miller talks to Jesse about her secret sleuthing tendencies, her family’s love for one very special dessert, and her One: Parisian Chestnut Mini-Cakes that are easy to make and even easier to eat. …

8: Joe Yonan’s Parsley-Garlic Dressing Obsession

April 26th, 2022


This week, producer Sally Swift talks to Joe Yonan about the perils of cicada season, the joy of midnight carrot-picking, and his One: a parsley-garlic dressing that’s good enough to drink. Joe Yonan is the Food and …

6: Eric See’s New Mexican Red Chile Sauce

April 12th, 2022


This week, Eric See and Jesse talk about the surprising demand for New Mexican food in New York City and why his James Beard nomination wasn't …

5: Tammie Teclemariam’s Minty Pork Meatballs

April 5th, 2022


This week, Tammie Teclemariam talks to Jesse about her new job as New York Magazine’s Diner At Large, her love of perfume, and her One: a …

4: Eric Kim’s Roasted Chicken with Fish Sauce Butter

March 29th, 2022


This week, producer Sally Swift is sitting in for Jesse. She talks to Eric Kim about the genius and versatility of a good pan sauce, how his crush on …

2: Leanne Brown’s Spicy Umami Pasta

March 15th, 2022


This week we’re talking to Leanne Brown about the joy of cooking for yourself, what makes a good fantasy novel, and her One, a spicy, umami pantry pasta. Leanne is the author of four cookbooks, including Good and Cheap: …

1: Bettina Makalintal Talks Crispy Glazed Tofu

March 8th, 2022


This week, Host Jesse Sparks talks to Bettina Makalintal about bike love, thriller novels, and her One, a recipe for Crispy Glazed Tofu. Bettina is a …

Introducing The One Recipe

February 22nd, 2022


Senior Editor at Eater, Jesse Sparks, talks to chefs and cooks from all over the world about their one go-to recipe and the story behind it. The team at APM Studios’ The Splendid Table proudly presents The One Recipe

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