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.

It’s Fat Tuesday, and Dave has pretty much lost his voice from partying at The Dead Rabbit, but that doesn’t stop him and Nastassia from talking king cakes, fungus, highballs, carbonation, knives, fermented orange juice, and more!



Older Episodes

320 Episode 320: Meat Cure-All Feb. 6, 2018
This week, we tackle Dave’s love/Nastassia’s hatred of country music story songs, Nastassia’s Super Bowl chili, Tom Brady's burgeoning anti-science lifestyle brand, the SpaceX launch, the Searzall being out of stock AGAIN, puffing noodles, fermented jams,
Sitting in for Nastassia this week is Jack Schramm, veteran bartender of Momofuku, Nomad, and Booker & Dax. Tune in to hear them talk drink specs, making your own hot sauces, Kosher vermouth alternatives, tree exudates, AirPods, and more!
318 Episode 318: Bitchin' Camaro Jan. 23, 2018
On this week's show, Dave and Nastassia get into late 80s comedy hardcore bands, Dave’s college band Bluto, how many Roberta’s employees it takes to change a lightbulb, the continuing saga of no gas at Dave’s apartment, breaking into the food scene in spi
After an extended (and forced) winter vacation, Dave and Nastassia are back to discuss genetic testing services, loud chewing and the irrational rage it produces, music in bars, cocktails, ginger, carbonation, cachaça, uni, and more!
On today's season finale, Dave and Nastassia talk ROM hacking, cold brew coffee, wine zombies, low temperature cooking, pre-batched cocktails, the divinity of deep frying, and more! Also calling in is Karen Bornarth, Program Director of Bakers in Training
This week, Nastassia is off living out her dreams, and Dave is joined by Jonny Hunter of the Underground Food Collective in Madison, Wisconsin. Tune in to hear them talk homicidal tendencies toward geese, uncontrolled intersections in Bushwick, cooking a
This week, Dave and Nastassia talk the Searzall, the apparently high turnover rate of Amazon employees, Pez dispensers, cocktail gift ideas, rancidity in nuts, methocel meringues, bundt cakes, and more!
313 Episode 313: Duck Minus Nov. 28, 2017
Paul Adams is back on the show this week, and he, Dave, and Nastassia discuss what to do if you find a bat in your toilet, Blue Laws, the intelligence of turkeys, “party mode” on dishwashers, Carthusian Monks, outdoor cooking in cold weather, roasting goo
This week on Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia discuss their love of Christmas music, whales, cannibalism and how Dave would cook his own arm, making two turkeys for Thanksgiving, turducken, and more! Plus, Heritage Radio Network founder Patrick Martins
311 Episode 311: Fully Firm Nov. 14, 2017
This week on Cooking Issues, Nastassia is away fulfilling "family obligations," and Dave is joined in studio by Jack Schramm, former head bartender of Booker & Dax. Tune in to hear them talk Booker & Dax drink specs, browning meat before you (pressure) co
Full house this week on Cooking Issues, as Dave and Nastassia are joined by Booker, Matthew from Booker & Dax customer service, and Arielle Johnson from MIT (the one in Cambridge). Tune in to hear them talk Booker's independence, Nastassia's anger harness
It’s Halloween this week on Cooking Issues, and Dave and Nastassia are joined by friend of the show Paul Adams, who is dressed as a “test kitten.” Tune in to hear them talk about freezing juice, finishing meats cooked at low temperature, charcoal, boxed w
This week on Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia discuss the shortcomings of New York’s subway system, Peter Kim’s nervous habit of eating sandwiches, Dave’s trip to China, and answer questions about rhubarb, getting good lift in sourdough bread, reducing
This week on Cooking Issues, Peter Kim is in studio taking punches and talking about upcoming events at the Museum of Food and Drink! Plus, questions about dry-aged beef, making labneh with the Spinzall, end of the world plans, getting more lift from a so
This week on Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia are joined in the studio by Michelin two-star chef Daniel Patterson and celebrated natural perfumer Mandy Aftel, co-authors of the new book The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious
Dave and Nastassia answer questions about Spinzalls lost in the mail, foot massages, Booker and Dax cocktail specs, guitar pedals, whole fruit juicing, curing meats, vacuum chambers, DIY contraband cocktails on international flights, the indignity of publ
This week on Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia are joined in the studio by Don Lee, Evil Cocktail Overlord of the Universe. Tune in to hear the about the latest Spinzall news, Dave's aversion to exposed wires, pectinex, amylase, agar, carbonated cocktail
303 Episode 303: Any Issues Sept. 12, 2017
On the season premiere of Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia are joined in the studio by Paul Adams from Cooks Illustrated magazine, and Chef Lauren Resler of Empellón to talk baby DJs, smash cakes, fondant, butter cream, sheet cakes, raisins, crepes, cum
302 Episode 302: A/S/L? Aug. 29, 2017
This week on Cooking Issues, Nastassia puts out a call for demographic info from Spinzall customers/Cooking Issues listeners. Plus, Booker's visceral hatred of the happy birthday song, Saratoga Spring Water, false generalizations, clarifying beer, caulifl