On this episode Dave and Nastassia discuss how the best hickory nuts come from an NYC nursing home, potential methods of growing less stringy celery, and follow-up ideas regarding eggless pecan pie. A helpful caller provides the consumer feedback Nastassia needs to ensure that Wine Santa makes it to market ASAP.
Episode 350: The Saga of Wine Santa
On this week's Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia debrief with HRN's Kat Johnson about the HRN gala and the saga of Wine Santa. They also tackle a bunch of listener questions including: how insects and humans experience poisonous compounds in food, making eggless pecan pie, infrared thermometer mishaps, and Dave tells us how Soylent Green was scientifically, but not ethically, problematic.
Episode 349: Fruit Loops on Speed feat. David Zilber, Author of The Noma Guide to Fermentation
Today Dave and Nastassia have a very special guest on the phone - David Zilber, the author of the The Noma Guide to Fermentation. They discuss writing, David Z's favorite strain of aspirgihllus, the do's and don'ts of making Black Garlic, using Koji to tenderize meat. Also, Dave challenges the taste of grasshoppers and dives into high fashion.
Episode 348: A Turkey that looks like a Bird
Today Dave and Nastassia blitz through listener questions! They discuss the basics of fermentation, who makes a good meat grinder, the correct vodka cran ratio, and alternative thanksgiving turkey cooking methods.
Episode 347: One Spinzall, Zero Kitchen Knives.
On Today's Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia tackle lots of listener questions including: some Red Hot Poker follow-up, knife-sharpening how-to's, bagel deserts, and how to extract that gross Lychee sweat.