Andrea Nguyen Flees Saigon in April 1975 and Brings Vietnamese Home Cooking to America Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio

Chef Andrea Nguyen, author of "Vietnamese Food Any Day," discusses her early life in Vietnam, Hostess fruit pies and why chicken stock is better with an apple. Plus, we chat with filmmaker Andrew Rodgers about Kinder Surprise, a chocolate egg that’s beloved worldwide but illegal in the United States; we make a simple dump-and-bake Lemon-Almond Pound Cake; and our Paris correspondent, Alex Aïnouz, explains why a good croissant is straight, not crescent-shaped. (Originally aired April 19, 2019.)  Get this week's recipe, Lemon-Almond Pound Cake: https://www.177milkstreet.com/recipes/lemon-almond-pound-cake We want to hear your culinary tips! Share your cooking hacks, secret ingredients or unexpected techniques with us for a chance to hear yourself on Milk Street Radio! Here's how: https://www.177milkstreet.com/radiotips This week's sponsor: Get your first month free on select KiwiCo crates at kiwico.com/MILK.
  1. Andrea Nguyen Flees Saigon in April 1975 and Brings Vietnamese Home Cooking to America
  2. Al Roker Cooks Up a Storm
  3. Nailed It! Nicole Byer Bakes Funny

The Hidden History of Regional Burgers The Sporkful

And a debate about potato salad… Welcome to our summer cookout spectacular! We talk with renowned burger historian George Motz about the history of the hamburger, and about the wide range of regional burgers across the country, many of which are unknown outside their areas. Then we get an incredible burger recipe from Chef Jehangir Mehta, inspired by Indian street food, that’s made with 25% mushrooms. Finally, our old friend J. Kenji Lopez-Alt stops by for a debate that’s sure to spark conversation at your next socially-distanced outdoor gathering: Should potato salad be called a salad?   Get 500+ more great Sporkful episodes from our catalog and lots of other Stitcher goodness when you sign up for Stitcher Premium: http://www.StitcherPremium.com/Sporkful (promo code: SPORKFUL). Transcript available at http://www.sporkful.com.  
  1. The Hidden History of Regional Burgers
  2. Update: Inside The Turmoil At Bon Appétit
  3. This Butcher Wants You To Eat Less Meat

Are Tomatoes a Fruit or Vegetable? A Hot Dog Is a Sandwich

Developed from the ovary in the base of a flower containing the seeds of the plant. Must we adhere to this outdated and close-minded label, or can our food finally enjoy a more fluid identity? Today we ask: Are Tomatoes a Fruit or Vegetable? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  1. Are Tomatoes a Fruit or Vegetable?
  2. Which Was Eaten First, Chicken Or Eggs?
  3. The Human Hot Dog Paradox

Gettin’ Jalapeño Business (with Rachel Khong) Home Cooking

Samin and Hrishi brainstorm snack ideas for hiking, but sometimes wander off the trail, and author Rachel Khong (@rrrrrrrachelkhong) breaks down her quest to find the best way to cook rice—without a rice cooker. For recipes, resources, and transcripts, visit homecooking.show/7.
  1. Gettin’ Jalapeño Business (with Rachel Khong)
  2. I Scream, You Scream, Please Scream Inside Your Heart for Ice Cream (with Nadiya Hussain)
  3. White Fra-chili-ty (with Sam Sanders)

Episode 28: Trader Joe's Takes You Inside The Tasting Panel Today Inside Trader Joe's

Even in these times of constant change, there’s one thing that’s remained constant, and that’s our commitment to innovating and developing new products to bring to our stores. We’ve made some adjustments to the way our Tasting Panel meets – who knew video conference tasting could be a thing? – but the basic function of the panel remains the same today as it’s ever been… making sure we’re bringing you delicious tastes from around the globe, and offering them at great values, every day. In this episode of Inside Trader Joe’s, we’re taking you inside the Tasting Panel, in today’s format. We’ll talk about how the changes have impacted product development, and we’ll hear about some new initiatives we’ve put in place to help us find vendors who might not have had access to our Tasting Panel process in days past. Transcript (PDF)
  1. Episode 28: Trader Joe's Takes You Inside The Tasting Panel Today
  2. Episode 27: Trader Joe's Talks Beer and Beyond
  3. Episode 26: New Trader Joe's Products to Add to Your Shopping List

#72 When Impossible Burgers Became Possible Food Non-Fiction

This Food Non-Fiction episode tells the incredible true story of meat alternatives. We talk about the early history of meat alternatives and then we talk to the Impossible Foods team to understand how this modern meat alternative was created.
  1. #72 When Impossible Burgers Became Possible
  2. #71 Pass the Tofurky
  3. #70 Craft Beer Beginnings

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