Episode 36: From Idea to Grocery Shelf with Special Guest Sarah Jones of Miss Jones Baking Co.

Monday, March 20, 2017


From the Miss Jones Baking Co.

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Let's taco 'bout it!

"Sometimes you gotta hustle."

-Sarah Jones-


Run Time: 55 minutes

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Episode 35: Bananas

Monday, March 13, 2017



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Let's taco 'bout it!

  • Despite a sad dry roast, the Yukon Gold + cream cheese + cream mashed potatoes that Sharon had were good for dinner and for breakfast the next day. Winter LOVES Garwood's Ginger Beer--it's nice and zingy!
  • Winter wanted to talk about bananas, because of the Reykjavik Half Marathon and how they DIDN'T have any bananas at the end of the race. 
  • Correction: Winter misspoke and the highest producer of bananas in Europe is actually France!
  • Bananas are clones! The Gros Michael, or the "Big Mike", was a popular banana at the start to mid-20th century.
  • The Panama Disease started to wipe out the "Big Mike", because they are genetically the same, so the Cavendish cultivar became the replacement.
  • The "Goldfinger" cultivar from Honduras is a possibility for the future, but definitely doesn't have the same Cavendish flavor.
  • Sharon mentions Christopher Kimball's Milk Street podcast episode with Ziggy Marley and how he ate green bananas as a kid.
  • By the way, the stainless steel soap (it's really a thing) that Sharon mentioned is this thing that takes away odors from your hands, especially sappiness from a plantain.
  • You can vacuum seal your fruit to prevent the oxidization of your fruit, but that's a little fancy for us--you can immerse your fruit in water and it will prevent the oxidization.
  • Super tasters may not like bananas because of the phenols + oxygen combine and may produce something bitter that super tasters detect.
  • Banana Runts candy--listen up Wonka!--don't taste like bananas! The flavor is not necessarily based on the Big Mike flavoring, it's just a compound--isoamyl acetate.
  • Our Food Fight listener was having some major spouse guilt about not making dinner.
  • Hey listeners, please share our podcast with your friends, especially since it's Podcast Awareness Month! #trypod

Run Time: 44 minutes

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Episode 34: Vinegar and Balsamic Vinegar

Monday, March 6, 2017


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Let's taco 'bout it!

  • Sharon was pretty excited about the split pea soup that Lee made, and Winter tried snow cream at Shiro Kuma for the first time. Snow cream is kinda like the stuff they made in this book.  
  • Sharon doesn't have great luck with food sometimes (as seen in her cautionary tale), hence she hasn't gotten an Instant Pot. More on the Instant Pot here.
  • Wanna get all science-y about balsamic vinegar? Check out this, this, or this article.
  • This is what the Traditional Balsamic Vinegars look like: this 12-year Modena,  a 25-year Modena, and 12-year Emilio Reggio. Check out the shape of the bottles!
  • Here's a IGP that you can look at. 
  • You can also get some good Traditional Balsamic Vinegars at Caputo's.
  • One of our listener mails talked about using infused balsamic vinegars and oils. You can make your own (listen to this episode with Jason Logsdon), or you can buy them from a few places.  Try them on dessert, like this one that Winter loves.
  • Our Food Fight question asked about kitchen fails. It's okay--power through and if you need to, order out, just like Chris Kimball and everyone else does on occasion! Save the neck for me, Clark!
  • Have you followed us on Instagram yet? If you haven't, subscribe! We're having fun--so see you there!

Run Time: 45 minutes

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Episode 33: A New Approach to Cooking with Special Guest, Christopher Kimball of Milk Street

Monday, February 27, 2017



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Let's taco 'bout it!

  • First of all, apologies for some phone call interference/buzzing on the interview with Chris Kimball--we did the best we can to get rid of it before and after the interview, but we still had some left over. Thanks for being patient with us!
  • Sharon brought home dessert (and this one for herself) from the Cheesecake Factory for everyone, while Winter raved about this simple salad while taking a Harmon's cooking class. Winter is a huge fan of this new knife she got as part of the class!
  • Christopher Kimball, the founder of Milk Street, was our special guest on this week's podcast.
  • They have a magazine, cooking school, podcast (this one with Ziggy Marley is great), upcoming TV show, cookbook, and other fun things that he talks about in the interview.
  • What to make for dinner? Noodle or rice base with some basic seasonings (scallions, chili paste or oil), then add whatever you want. Stir fry rice is a good one to do. Winter also loves this simple dish from her childhood.
  • You can see what Andy Ricker of Pok Pok cooks up when Chris visits him in Thailand.
  • Start out with something people know like brownies, then they try and come up with a fresh perspective like this recipe.
  • Salt and pepper need a divorce according to Chris! And just for laughs, here's a funny clip about spices from How I Met Your Mother.
  • How one approaches cooking in different countries: it's how you move in the kitchen in Japan to a term in Vietnamese that means "right intent".
  • This isn't fancy cooking: it's every day cooking, like he describes in this book by Fuschia Dunlop
  • Chris says that this character may be his mascot.

Run Time: 49 minutes

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Episode 32: President's Day Mini-Episode with Guest Co-Host Lee Redd

Monday, February 20, 2017



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Let's taco 'bout it!


Run Time: 12 minutes

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Episode 31: Fondue

Monday, February 13, 2017



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Let's taco 'bout it!


Run Time: 42 minutes

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Episode 30: Chocolate

Monday, February 6, 2017



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Let's taco 'bout it!


Run Time: 55 minutes

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