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Quick: What goes on the scone first, cream or jam? Is it called a hot dog or a frankfurter? With the help of listeners and notable guests, New Yorker Jen Phanomrat and expat in Europe Katie Quinn explore food culture and social norms from either side of the Atlantic.
Halloumi Is Hella Good

Halloumi Is Hella Good

2021-05-0630:27

Why are Brits so obsessed with halloumi? Just Eats Life's Jen Phanomrat (and New Yorker for life!) and expat-in-Europe Katie Quinn look at the hella complicated history of halloumi.Some more ways to houdini cheese into your life:Cheddar Brownies recipe from Katie's newest book (!)the  Masamman Halloumi Curry Jen mentionsSpecial thanks to our listeners for your questions and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music.Have a Q for us? Send us a voice memo for a chance to be featured.
New-Yorker-for-life Jen keeps her eggs in her fridge; Katie, who's now in Puglia, used to but now doesn't—as per her Egg Guy's (yup) recommendation. We look at which cultures chill vs. not, what makes an egg brown or white (and orange-yolked!), if a "proper" omelet even exists, and consult very special guest, Canadian actress and comedian Julie Nolke on her breakfast feelings.Check out Julie's vids on YouTube, or follow her @julienolke on Instagram and @juliemarienolke on Twitter.Special thanks to Michelle (@Michelle_MadisonTV) for your question and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music. Send us a voice memo for a chance to be featured! 
Quick: are you a pancakes or eggs benny person? Congee or oats? Filipino-Thai New Yorker Jen Phanomrat grew up with silog for breakfast; Katie Quinn's Midwestern household usually had cereal. On this episode, they discuss breakfast traditions across the world, and discover many surprising universalities. They're joined by Chef and Founder of Little Chef & Me Zoe Kelly, who shares a dunktastic idea we'll be making our new morning tradition.Special thanks to our listeners Clifton and Janet (@JustJanet69) for your questions, and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music.Have a Q for us? Send us a voice memo for a chance to be featured.
Who knew ketchup could be so controversial? Co-hosts Katie Quinn and Jen Phanomrat are joined by Tastemade's Frankie Celenza to discuss which foods are OK to smother in the stuff, catsup's surprising original formula (hint: no tomato), banana ketchup (!), homemade ketchup (!!), and why Heinz has remained king. You can find Frankie's Tastemade show, Struggle Meals, on most streaming platforms, or follow his kitchen adventures on Instagram at @frankiecooks.Special thanks to listeners for your questions and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music. Have a Q for us? Send us a voice memo for a chance to be featured. 
Jen Phanomrat and Katie Quinn talk about the happiest hour, aka aperitivo, apéritif, and fika. They also talk about airplane food, ice cubes in wine, and how Apéritif author Rebekah Peppler and Food Network TV personality Rachel Khoo craft Friday coziness affordably.Special thanks to our listeners for your questions and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music.Got a Q for us? Record a voice memo and send it here for a chance to be featured!  
Co-hosts Jen Phanomrat and Katie Quinn discuss the history and concept of "cucina povera" (making the most from simple, seasonal ingredients); Anna Maggio's Under the Olive Tree; and how we can see hints of this "poor cooking" approach in viral food trends today. Later on, chef and VICE Counter Space's Sophia Roe shares why equal access greater representation is important even—especially—in food. Special thanks to our listener Leo for your question and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music.Got a Q for us? Record a voice memo and send it here for a chance to be featured!  
It's a nutty episode: co-hosts Katie and Jen talk about Americans' obsession with peanut butter (plus Italians' indifference to the stuff), Haiti's "spicy peanut butter," and the various peanut "seasonings" in south Asian cuisines.  Later on Food52 resident and Great British Bake-Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan joins to talk about her later-in-life adoption and love of nut butters.Special thanks to listener Deandra for your question and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music. 
Co-hosts Katie (@QKatie) and Jen (@JenEatsLife) talk all things spice—and the not-so-nice. They trace peppers' trade routes and WWE professional wrestler John Cena's contribution to the chile crisp trend. Later in the episode, they dissect the anatomy of a perfect chili oil with Eater's social media manager James Park (@jamesyworld). Special thanks to Allison for your question and Brian (@bqfunk) for our theme music!Have a Q? Send us a voice memo for a chance to get featured.
A few years ago, Katie got cancelled over a video on mango con chile. Why? Katie and Jen talk about the cultural appropriation in food; how to share excitement over "discovery" of new foods sensitively; and the importance of better, more diverse representation in media.They're later joined by pastry chef and The Pastry Chef's Guide author Ravneet Gill, who shares a wealth of mango inspo—including a hot tip for stellar mangoes year-round.P.S. Here's the NSFW mango TikTok mango hack Jen mentions.P.P.S. And, Ravneet's Mango Mousse recipe from her book, The Pastry Chef's Guide to make this weekend.Special thanks to our listeners for your questions and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music.Got a Q for us? Record a voice memo and send it here for a chance to be featured!  
Co-hosts Katie (@QKatie) and Jen (@JenEatsLife) discuss the transformation of the modern-day kitchen as we know it: from the Industrial Revolution's impact on the woman's "place" in the kitchen, to how domestic duties have evolved over time. They also discuss their shared  adoration for cooking infomercials with YouTuber Emmy Cho (@EmmyMade). Referenced in this episode:The 100-year evolution of 9 kitchen appliances (HomeAdvisor)Rural cooking channels: Dianxi Xiaoge, Traditional MeVintage kitchen films: A Step Saving Kitchen, 1949; It Happened in the Kitchen, Part 2 - ca. 1941Japanese modern kitchen features: check out this fish drawer (!) and microwave-oven comboEmmy's Tangerine Bao recipe and vintage mayo gadgetMoley's robotic kitchenSpecials thanks to Danielle for your question, and Brian Quinn (@bqfunk) for our theme music. That's a wrap on season 1! We'll be interviewing Counterjam host Peter J. Kim live on Clubhouse at 1:30pm PDT on 7/14. Hope to see you there (and answer some of your questions)!
For the past 10 years, the Food52 Editors have been answering the community's questions on the Food52 Hotline. We've debated the very best way to cut an onion, whether garlic pressing is sacrilegious, and compared notes on how to get the crispiest chicken skin. And now, we're taking those questions to the airwaves! Hosted by chef and restaurateur Esther Choi, Hotline Offline will leave you with a better understanding of how and why recipes and chefs say what they do (and empower you to abandon those rules completely!). On this episode: ATK's Elle Simone Scott joins Esther to tackle your questions all about holiday baking.Got a question? Call ‪(518) 291-9877‬ and leave us a message on the hotline, and be sure to follow Hotline Offline so no question goes unanswered and no answer unheard.
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Holly Verbeck

I love this podcast! I especially loved your episode on the history of kitchen appliances and your conversation with Emmy. Can’t wait for more episodes!

Aug 2nd
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