Cooking Issues

by Heritage Radio Network · · ·

Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite special guest chefs, bartenders, authors and columnists to join the show.

Today on Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia tackle coffee roasting, cast-iron care, yeast separation and, once again, a spirited discussion of beta males. And Kat Johnson drops by to tell listeners about HRN's fundraising gala on December 3rd, 2018.



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On this episode of Cooking Issues Dave and Nastassia answer listener questions about how to make clear cold brew coffee, what to do with too much wine, Peychaud's replacements, and old Hearst Ranch jingles. Also, Dave gives multiple Public Service Announc
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341 Episode 341: Alexa, Pay Me! Sept. 4, 2018
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340 Episode 340: Timing Issues Aug. 21, 2018
On this week's rapid-fire show we're talking Nastassia's trip to Spain, Dave's new hydraulic press, freezing corn on the cob, Malört, rotary evaporators, and...well, that's about it.
339 Episode 339: My Name Is Prince Aug. 14, 2018
This week, we're talking Prince lyrics in German, when pistachio nuts used to be red, Nastassia's special farro recipe (using Bob's Red Mill farro, of course!), dihydromyricetin, Paul Adams' recent bender at Existing Conditions, corn starch, and more!
Dave and Nastassia talk meat in vending machines, Cap'n Crunch Berries, liquid nitrogen, New York Post headlines, pickles, thermal death times, Ethiopian restaurants, and more!
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334 Episode 334: Streaming Issues June 26, 2018
Dave, Nastassia, and Booker cope with the phone and internet outage in the studio, and talk pork chop sandwiches, agar, the sociopathy of Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka, fermentation, the perks of eating your own foot, and more!
On todays episode of Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia talk lobster butter, the mechanics of making sorbet, and how to go about cooking your own amputated leg.
It’s Take Your Child to Work Life again this week, with Booker Arnold joining Dave and Nastassia in the studio. They’re’ talking industrial chicken farming, the specs for the gone-but-not-forgotten Thundernut cocktail from Booker & Dax, corny kegs, and mo
331 Episode 331: Issues May 22, 2018
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This week, the BDX crew is in the house (plus Nastassia "The Hammer" Lopez, and Dave in the booth)!!! They're talking cocktail specs, Dave's soon-to-open new bar Existing Conditions, and more!
Nastassia is absent this week, but we're joined by masterbaker Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery, and first-time father Peter Kim! We're talking bread, bicycles, jerk chicken, being called a jerk by your kids, and more!
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326 Episode 326: Renting Issues April 10, 2018
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