Cooking By Ear
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We're an audio cooking show. Cook along in real time and by the end of the episode, you'll have a dish made. Join our iconic guest in their kitchen with host and chef Cal Peternell as your guide!
EP: 5 BIG FREEDIA'S BOOTY POPPIN' POTATOES
Queen of Bounce music Big Freedia teaches us her signature Booty Poppin’ Potatoes, all while coming up with a new hook for a future hit song, straight from her kitchen in New Orleans. MAKES 4-5 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS -1 MEDIUM YELLOW ONION, CHOPPED -2 STALKS CELERY, CHOPPED -2 GREEN ONIONS, CHOPPED -1/4 CUP COOKING OIL, OLIVE OR VEGETABLE -SALT -DRY SPICE (TONY CHACHERE'S SEASONED SALT OR SIMILAR. OR MAKE YOUR OWN WITH SALT, PEPPER, PAPRIKA, AND GARLIC) -1 POUND ANDOUILLE SAUSAGES, SLICED (ABOUT 4 SAUSAGES) -1 1/2 POUNDS YELLOW POTATOES, PEELED OR NOT, SLICED (YELLOW FINNS, YUKON GOLDS, ETC) -PAPRIKA -3 SPRIGS PARSLEY, CHOPPED -RICE, A HANDFUL PER PERSON TOOLS: -RICE COOKER OR POT FOR BOILING RICE AND COLANDER TO DRAIN -KNIFE -CUTTING BOARD -BIG SKILLLET -SPOON FOR STIRRING
EP 4: Alexander Payne and Vegetable Gratin
Academy Award-Winning screenwriter and director Alexander Payne (Election, Sideways, About Schmidt, The Descendants, Downsizing) makes a vegetable gratin and discusses a pivotal moment in his life when he left the movie industry briefly to become an intern at Chez Panisse. BECHAMEL INGREDIENTS: -2 cups milk -4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick) -3 tablespoons all-pupose flour CELERY GRATIN INGREDIENTS: -1 head celery -Fresh thyme and/or tarragon -Salt and pepper TOOLS: -2 medium saucepans -Whisk -Cup measure -Tablespoon measure -Wooden spoon or rubber spatula -Knife -Cutting board -Big mixing bowl -Casserole or other oven-going vessel (cast iron skillet can work)
EP 3: Fattoush and Mira Nair's Chai
Director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala, Queen of Katwe) teaches us her signature chai and makes fattoush while discussing everything from quelling anxiety to the partition between India and Pakistan. Cook along as you listen: FATTOUSH INGREDIENTS: -1 smallish tomato -1 small clove garlic -Salt and pepper -Juice of half a lemon -1teaspoon red wine vinegar -3 tablespoons nice olive oil -1/2 cup parsley leaves -1/2 cup mint leaves -5 scallions, roots trimmed off -1 basket cherry tomatoes -1 large cucumber -1 small bell pepper or 8-10 shishito peppers -arugula / purslane / or other salad greens -sumac (for pretty red color, lemony flavor and, it's not poisonous) -3 or 4 whole wheat pita breads CHAI INGREDIENTS: -whole milk (about 2 cups) -fresh ginger stalk (an inch or more) -5 cardamom pods -loose leaf black tea (make sure you have a sieve to strain), or a couple-three tea bags -water! Tools: salad spinner (for washing and drying greens and herbs) cutting board knife v...
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