In our most recent podcast episode, David and Renee take on readers’ questions about baking bread, preventing pasta from sticking, oils for deep-frying, and a lazy way to make jam.
TV Dinners: Grand or Gauche?
The TV dinner, that icon of mid-century American life, offered David and Renee two disparate experiences during childhood. For one, freedom. The other, disappointment.
Ep. 24: Grilling with Chef Matt Moore
In our latest podcast episode, Nashville chef Matt Moore shares his expertise and experience from years of experimenting at the grill so we can all cook with a little (or a lot!) more confidence.
Ep. 23: Southern Cooking with Rebecca Lang
David and Renee chat with cookbook author and doyenne of Southern cooking, Rebecca Lang, who shares her secrets to proper fried chicken, cole slaw, and pimento cheese.
Ep. 22: The Remarkable Relevance of Joy of Cooking
David and Renee talk to the couple tasked with the enormous responsibility of updating the classic Joy of Cooking for its most recent edition.
Ep. 21: How to Make Sourdough Bread with Andrew Janjigian
In this episode of our podcast, David and Renee talk to Andrew Janjigiam, senior bread head at Cooks’s Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen, about sourdough bread.
Ep. 20: Mother’s Day Heroes
In this episode, David and Renee discuss that mom kind of love and interview several moms about their cooking secrets.
Ep. 19: Questions, Qualms, and Quagmires
In this episode, David and Renee answer readers’ questions about sourdough starters, baking steels, broken batters and buttercreams, and green eggs (no, not the kind Dr. Seuss likes).
Ep. 18: Steve Sando On How To Cook Beans
David and Renee coax Rancho Gordo founder Steve Sando to spill the secrets to soaking and cooking everyone’s favorite comfort food, dried beans.
Ep. 17: Baking Midwest Desserts with Shauna Sever
David and Renee pause their quibbling to talk about the comforts of homey baking with blogger and cookbook author Shauna Sever.
Computers or Cookbooks in the Kitchen?
Renee Schettler and David Leite take their constant quibbling and opposing viewpoints to the topic of taking a cookbook versus a computer into the kitchen.
Ep. 16: Hugh Acheson on COVID-19’s Impact on Restaurants
David and Renee pause their quibbling to let renowned chef and cookbook author Hugh Acheson share more about what’s really going on with restaurants.
Ep. 15: Baking No-Knead Bread While Quarantined
Zoë François, co-creator of the most fabulously popular no-knead 5-minute artisan bread recipe, divulges how this brilliance came to be as well as answers your questions.
Ep. 14: We’re Baaaack!
You asked. We answered. Finally. After a 7-year hiatus, we’ve brought our podcast back due to popular demand. David and Renee bring their irreverent, witty, and actually fairly knowledgeable selves to the table.
Is The Best Fried Chicken Steaming Hot Or Picnic Cold?
David and Renee challenge each others’ preference for fried chicken by first exploring their own relationship to fried chicken. As with most things, the answer is found in their childhoods.
Ep. 13: Memoir Writing
Memoirist and writing teacher Marion Roach Smith explains to writers and readers what makes a powerful memoir.
Ep. 12: Christmas Celebrations
Merry stories from Joy the Baker, Dorie Greenspan, and others about Christmas cookies, roast goose, and happy hostesses.
Ep. 10: Thanksgiving Dinner
Fear not, folks. Here are all the ingredients—menus, strategies, wines, etiquette, and entertainment–for your best Thanksgiving yet.
Ep. 9: Kids and School Lunches
In this short podcast known as a Small Bite, mom and blogger Debbie Koenig dishes on school lunches.
Ep. 8: Autumn Cooking
We talk apples with Amy Traverso, desserts with the owners of London’s Outsider Tart, and arancini with Michael Procopio.