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The Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. Episodes air every Wednesday.

The Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. Episodes air every Wednesday.


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The Bon Appétit Foodcast features interviews with chefs, writers, and well, anyone who has something cool to say about food. Episodes air every Wednesday.




Episode 274: Not All Bread Is Yeasted Bread

Everyone is into sourdough right now—or looking desperately for store-bought yeast. But today, Sarah Jampel and Jesse Sparks are talking about the wonderful world of bread beyond yeast and how to achieve that chewy, bready texture without coveted yeast. After that, Tyler Kord reads his essay about cooking meals for frontline workers at his now-closed restaurant while also taking care of his daughter. You can support his work here, and buy the Vans he mentions in the story here. Learn more...


Episode 273: A Whole Lot of Cooking

Gabe T. and Carla are back, sharing with Adam all the things they’ve been cooking since they've been at home. Then, Adam calls up Christina Chaey for another round of Over/Under, where she decides whether things like, cleaning the house, board games, and homemade sourdough, are overrated, underrated, or, well, just rated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 272: It's All In the Allium Family

Spring is here, which means so are green garlic, leeks, onions, garlic, and ramps. Andy Baraghani talks us through several recipes he developed where alliums take center stage. Then, associate editor Hilary Cadigan calls up Deborah VanTrece, chef and owner of Twisted Soul in Atlanta. Hilary has been checking in with her regularly for our Restaurant Diaries, and here Deborah shares how she's pivoted her restaurant to take-out only and why she'll continue to do that in spite of the state...


Episode 271: BA's Best Chicken Parm

Molly Baz and Adam Rapoport recently developed BA’s Best Chicken Parm, and here they go into detail about every decision that went into making their ultimate version. Then, GQ correspondent Brett Martin is on to talk about his Best New Restaurants list, which he finished reporting right as cities were locking down. Brett shares about his travels and why he felt like it was important to publish this list right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 270: The Healthyish Guide to Being Alone

This week, Healthyish is taking over the podcast with their Guide to Being Alone. First up, Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro interviews associate editor Christina Chaey about the smart strategies she's developed in shopping and cooking for herself. After that, Amanda calls contributor Hawa Hassan, who has been quarantining alone while still serving her community. She's been organizing local volunteers to make and deliver meals to Brooklyn hospital workers. Finally, author Scaachi Koul reads...


Episode 269: Rice 5.0

Yep, it's true. The Rice Wizards™ are back! For their fifth rice-centric installment, Carla and Amiel focus on what to do with leftovers. After that, we talk to chef and activist Reem Assil of Reem’s in the Bay Area. While she’s currently using her restaurants as commissary kitchens to feed the most vulnerable in her community, she’s also thinking about the future. What we need to strive for, she believes, is not the return of the restaurant industry as it once was, plagued with inequity....


Episode 268: Recipe Developing From Home

Since the social distancing and stay-at-home mandates began, our food editors have been creating, testing, and shooting recipes in their home kitchens instead of in the BA Test Kitchen. Adam checks in with Chris Morocco and Sohla El-Waylly to talk about what it's been like to source ingredients, trust your own taste tests, your own dishes. After that, Alex Delany tells us about the three cocktails he's making right now. *One note: Alex Delany mis-identified where Tattersall Bitter...


Episode 267: How Alison Roman Is Celebrating Passover This Year

Whether you're eating with roommates, partners, or family in your home or planning a remote dinner where everyone dials in, Seder is still happening. And as always, Alison and Adam have some thoughts on the Seder menu. They weigh in on everything, from day-of matzo ball soup to matzo brei the next day. After that, we're airing a conversation recorded several weeks ago—though it turns out to be particularly apt right now. Basically editor Sarah Jampel chats with Peter Miller about...


Episode 266: Tom Colicchio Takes Capitol Hill

Like so many other business owners, chef Tom Colicchio had to lay off the vast majority of his employees in the wake of COVID-19. He immediately turned his attention to the government—he's no stranger to its complicated mechanics after years of advocacy work—and began working tirelessly to get the restaurant industry recognized in the $2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress and just signed by the president. Today, we talk to him about what that means exactly for restaurants and...


BONUS Episode 265: Edward Lee On the Front Lines

We're airing a special episode today as we're staying updated on the ever-evolving struggles of the restaurant industry during this time. We talk to Edward Lee, chef and owner of 610 Magnolia, Milkwood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as Succotash in Washington. D.C. Through the Lee Initiative, Ed has been addressing some of the devastation that has hit his community and inspiring others across the country to do the same. You can read our daily-updated restaurant coverage...


Episode 264: We're Cooking With More Acid

This week, we're checking in with contributing writer Priya Krishna, who is working remotely from her parents' home in Dallas. She tells us what they've been cooking (lentils are on heavy rotation!). After that, we're airing a conversation we recorded back when we were in the studio. It's with Andy Baraghani, and he goes deep on the recipes he developed for our March issue that are all about cooking with more acid—from buttermilk to lemons to vinegar to sumac. Learn more about your ad...


Episode 263: The Great Pamela Adlon

For us at BA, we're all working from home for the foreseeable future, due the current COVID-19 situation. So this week, Adam and Carla check in with each other remotely and chat about how they're stocking their kitchens and what they're cooking. (We'll be doing this with a different editor each week as the news evolves.) After that, Carla is in the studio for a segment we recorded a few weeks back with Pamela Adlon, the creator, director, and star of "Better Things." Now would be a very good...


Episode 262: The Basically Guide to Better Baking

Basically editor Sarah Jampel is in the studio talking about the ten-week baking challenge rolling out right now on We’re halfway through, and she shares how it’s going so far. After that, Carla Lalli Music and Sohla El-Waylly explain how stocking up on food and cooking in light of coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 261: For the Culture with Klancy Miller

Editorial assistant Jesse Sparks sits down with writer and cookbook author Klancy Miller who just launched For the Culture, a biannual magazine by and celebrating Black women in food and wine. They chat about what inspired her to start this endeavor, the challenges of raising money (you can donate here!), and how she hopes to build a real community with the contributors and readers of the magazine. After that, Alex Beggs talks about her latest piece, a deep-dive investigation into why we're...


Episode 260: Creamy Vegan Pasta...and Other Ways to Turn Beans Into Dinner

Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro chats with Basically editor Sarah Jampel about the latest recipe for her column, The Not Depressing Vegetarian. It's a creamy vegan pasta made with canned beans—and it's delicious. This got us thinking: How else does Sarah employ the weeknight, protein-packed, shelf-stable staple? After that, Alex Delany is on for a round of what we’re calling Over/Under, a rapid-fire round of hot takes on food, TV shows, and more. Get the recipes from this episode: Pantry...


Episode 259: Going Dutch

We've got five new weeknight recipes that are exactly what you want to be eating right now: hearty, delicious, and built in a big Dutch oven. Molly Baz and Chris Morocco talk us through their latest creations. After that, we're airing two of the essays that were read during our live show a few weeks ago. Up first is Soups, Ranked, by Alex Beggs and then Three Queens and a Snowstorm, by Priya Krishna. Get the recipes from this episode: One-Pot Gingery Chicken and Rice With Peanut Sauce Clams...


Episode 258: Taco Nation

This week's episode is dedicated to our March cover story: Taco Nation, with recipes, essays, timelines, and more. Up first, contributor Rick Martinez breaks down his recipes in the magazine: duck carnitas tacos, pork volcánes al pastor, and a no-fail formula for amazing salsas. Then, associate editor Hilary Cadigan chats with Dr. Steven Alvarez, who teaches a course about "taco literacy" at St. John's University in New York. Finally, writer Manuel Gonzales reads his essay, Tacos Are My...


Episode 257: Gaby on Empanadas

Test kitchen manager Gaby Melian has developed not one but three (!) empanada recipes for BA, and today we're talking through them. After that, it's time for another installment of the Feedbag, where we respond to letters, comments, and DMs from readers. Last but certainly not least, Alex Beggs is back with Cook, Marry, Kill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 256: Queso, Not From a Jar

Sunday is the Super Bowl! Which means: homemade queso. Assistant editor Sohla El Waylly talks us through her recipe. Then it's senior writer Alex Beggs with Cook, Marry, Kill. Get the recipe from this episode: Queso, Not From a Jar Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 255: Sesame, Scallions, and Soy Sauce

Lisa Cheng Smith runs Yun Hai, an online shop that sells Taiwanese pantry goods like fermented black beans and soy paste, sourced directly from Taiwan. She also hosts a Lunar New Year dinner every year—which is why we called upon her to create nine recipes celebrating just that. Contributing writer Priya Krishna talks to Lisa about when the tradition started for her, how to make her astoundingly simple scallion-oil noodles, and the pressure of being an ambassador of Taiwanese food as a...