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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 244: The Road to Chicken Thigh Biryani

The newest member of our Test Kitchen team, Sohla El-Waylly, talks about her recent recipe for chicken thigh biryani based on her mom’s lamb version. It took a lot of testing to get it just right—and now it really is. After that, associate editor Hilary Cadigan chats with Donny Sirisavath, chef and owner of Khao Noodle shop in Dallas and this year's no. 2 Best New Restaurant.


Episode 243: From Butchers to Small Business Owners

Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest left their NYC butcher shop and restaurant about two years ago. They were tired of the long hours and wanted to start a family. So they did just that and founded their own sausage company, J&E Small Goods, which they talk about with Carla Lalli Music. After that, Basically editor Sarah Jampel tells you everything you need to know about cooking with nuts.


Bonus Episode 242: Yasmin Khan

We were lucky to have Yasmin Khan stop by the offices a few weeks ago, so we’re airing that conversation for you today as a bonus episode. Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro chats with Yasmin about her latest book, Zaitoun. It chronicles her travels throughout Palestine, sharing the stories and recipes of the people she met along the way.


Episode 241: Nothing Fancy

Alison Roman is back to talk about her new cookbook, Nothing Fancy, which just came out yesterday. It’s as beautiful as her first and filled with recipes developed around the idea of having people over. That’s right: not entertaining, just having people over. Here she explains how the book came together—and how hosting friends doesn’t have to be a big fussy thing.


Episode 240: Questlove's Mixtape

Questlove just released his fifth book, Mixtape Potluck, which also happens to be his first cookbook. It's a collection of recipes from his friends—chefs, musicians, entertainers, and artists—and meant to inspire the kind of potluck-style dinner parties he hosts. He swung by to talk about what went into making the book, how food and creativity overlap for him, and, of course, his favorite Philly cheesesteak spots.


Episode 239: Don't Be Scared of Cooking Fish at Home

Molly Baz is here to help. She shares tips on how to shop for fish (even if you can't make it to speciality market), how to cook fish without stinking up your house, and more. After that, Alex Delany is back with more drinks you should be making now that it's fall. Get the recipes from this episode: Clam Toasts with Pancetta Shrimp Toasts with Sesame Seeds and Scallions Whole Fried Fish with Tomatillo Sauce BA's Best Linguini with Clams Slow-Roasted Salmon with Harissa Slow-Roasted Cod...


Episode 238: Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying Want You to Cook From Their New Book

After living in Japan for nearly two decades, Ivan Orkin is the chef and owner of two ramen shops in NYC and widely (and unusually) considered an American authority on ramen. He enlisted Chris Ying, cofounder and former editor of the late Lucky Peach, to tag team and write The Gaijin Cookbook, their new Japanese cookbook you're truly meant to put to good use. Then, Carla gives us her top 10 cooking rules.


Episode 237: The Life of a Recipe

We were at Feast Portland a couple of weekends ago, where Carla Lalli Music and Andy Baraghani talked about the life of a recipe at BA, from development to, ultimately, video. This week, we're airing that conversation. After that, Andy gives us his top 10 cooking rules. Get the recipes from this episode: Gochujang Pork Shoulder Steaks Chopstick-Ready Rice Crunchy Baked Saffron Rice with Barberries (Tachin)


Episode 236: The Man Behind the Camera

Alex Lau is BA's all-star staff photographer. He's been with the brand for going on six years, and this week he's talking about how he got his start and what it's like to travel the world with a camera in hand. After that, it's Molly Baz's turn to tell us her top 10 cooking rules.


Episode 235: The Fall Playbook

It's officially the best time of the year to cook. Chris Morocco and Andy Baraghani talk through the seven recipes they developed for our September issue to make the most of it—we promise these will get you excited for the new season, even if your tan lines are starting to fade. After that, Chris goes through his own top 10 cooking rules. Get the recipes from this episode: Creamy Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms Sweet-and-Saucy Pork Chops Sheet-Pan Potato Hash with Fixins Coconut Milk-Braised...


Episode 234: Galettes, Any Which Way

A galette is the perfect dessert, according to Carla Lalli Music. She walks us through her fail-proof dough that you can fill with anything—be it end-of-summer stone fruit and berries or fall pears and apples. Then, we're kicking off a new mini series. For the next several weeks, one of our test kitchen editors will be sharing their top 10 cooking rules—the techniques they swear by, the ingredients they can't live without, and the drive that keeps them going. First up: the one and only...


Episode 233: A Saint Lucian Chef in New Orleans

This week, chef Nina Compton talks about her journey from her home kitchen in the Caribbean to her incredibly successful restaurants in New Orleans, Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro. After that, Alex Delany tells shares how to make the three cocktails he's got on rotation right now. Get the recipes from this episode: Spaghett Siesta


Episode 232: Our Fall Wine Checklist

Wine editor Marissa Ross tells us about what she's most excited for this fall (and also what she's definitely over). Yes to winemakers exploring the world of vermouth, no more to describing wines as "funky." After that, Carla Lalli Music talks about something you should be eating a lot of right now: corn.


Episode 231: Food In "The Farewell"

Lulu Wang, the director and writer of the"The Farewell," thought a lot about food while making her film. It's based on what happened in her own life: a Chinese family coming together under the guise of a fake wedding to say goodbye to their grandmother—the family matriarch and the only person that doesn't know she only has a few weeks to live. Then, Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro gives us the low down on her favorite recipes from the Farmers Market Challenge. Get the recipes from this...


Episode 230: Chopsticks Can Do More Than You Might Think

Carla Lalli Music and Chris Morocco sing the praises of chopsticks and discuss its versatility in the kitchen. After that, Carla chats with Gaby Melian about what her job as our test kitchen manager entails. P.S. These are the beautiful plating chopsticks Chris talks about.


Episode 229: A Sandwich Built For the Beach

Molly Baz chats with Carla Lalli Music about what is debatably the most epic recipe she has developed for Basically: the Big Ass Beach Hoagie. Yep, that is the real recipe name, and yep, there’s a lot to say about how to construct this perfect sandwich. After that, Andy Baraghani talks about the tomato recipes he developed for our August issue, out now. Get the recipes from this episode: Big Ass Beach Hoagie Tomato GaletteTomatoes with Fig and Prosciutto Spaghetti with No-Cook Puttanesca...


Episode 228: It's the Best Time of the Year to Cook

We’re about halfway through the summer, a.k.a. halfway through the best time of the year to cook. The days are long, the produce is peak, and we’ve got Carla Lalli Music and friend of the podcast Gabe T. back to talk about what they’re cooking right now. We’ll also be answering some cooking questions from you!


Episode 227: Life's a Picnic

Picnics are great in theory, but in reality they can be tough. Nobody wants warm wine and food that doesn't mix well with the sun, so you have to come prepared. Molly Baz and Alex Delany share with Adam Rapoport their tips and tricks for pulling off a highly successful, actually delicious picnic. After that, Andy Baraghani takes us through his recipe for Frozen Margarita Pie.


Episode 226: Pesto, Three Ways

We now have three pesto recipes on our website: classic green, spicy red, and creamy white. (You're welcome.) Andy Baraghani, Molly Baz, and Carla Lalli Music explain the process behind each version they developed and even get a little existential (what even is pesto?). Get the recipes from this episode: BA's Best Pesto Red Pesto Pasta White Pesto


Episode 225: A Restaurant Six Years In the Making

Adam Rapoport sits down with chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson to talk about Frenchette, their new-wave French brasserie that's become one of the hardest reservations to get in New York City. After cooking together for decades at local institutions, Nasr and Hanson finally decided to open up a place of their own. Little did they knew how long Frenchette would take—and how much of a hit it would be.