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Oscar Nominations, 'The Ted Bundy Tapes,' Chinese Heritage Cooking
Dana Stevens, a movie critic at Slate, joins us with a recap of this year’s Oscar nominations. Joe Berlinger (16:28)joins us to discuss his new documentary series, “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” which airs on Netflix January 24. Chef Shirley Chung, (35:28)who competed on Top Chef and Top Chef All-Star Season 14, joins us to discuss her new cookbook, Chinese Heritage Cooking from My American Kitchen. Featured Recipe: GRILLED SKIRT STEAK WITH BROCCOLINI Broccoli beef is one of the best known Chinese American dishes. This simple dish is very hard to execute perfectly because it requires extensive wok skill. I use a grill to make my version of broccoli beef, and I created the nice, charred “wok chi” flavor by giving the steaks nice grill marks. Broccolini is a closer cousin to Chinese broccoli, gai lan, than regular broccoli. It also grills a lot better. You might not want to go back to regular broccoli after you taste it! SERVES 4 2 lb (900 g) skirt steak Steak Marinade1 bunch green onions2 oz (56 g) ginger2 oz (56 g) garlic3 tbsp (45 ml) oyster sauce2 tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce2 tbsp (30 ml) canola oil 2 red onions1 lb (450 g) broccolini2 tbsp (30 ml) sesame oilKosher salt, to taste1½ tbsp (11 g) ground black pepper, plus more to tasteCrunchy sea salt, to finish Pat the skirt steak dry with paper towels. In a blender, combine the green onions, ginger, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce and cooking oil. Blend until smooth. Pour this mixture into a shallow bowl and rub it all over the steak. Allow to marinate for 1 hour. Meanwhile, clean and peel the red onions. Slicing against the grain, cut them into 1-inch (2.5-cm) rings. Clean the broccolini and put them into a large bowl with the onions. Dress them with sesame oil, season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. Preheat the grill on high heat. After the steak is marinated, wipe off the marinade. Season the steak with all 1½ tablespoons (11 g) of black pepper on both sides, and salt to taste. It is very important to grill the steak over high heat so there is a nice char and a quick sear, just like cooking in a wok. Skirt steak is very thin, so it cooks really fast; each side will only take 90 seconds to 2 minutes for medium rare, which I think is the best temperature to enjoy this cut of steak. Meanwhile, on the other side of the grill, char the red onions, about 2 minutes on each side. When both sides are charred, but the onions are still raw, place these into a salad bowl and cover with plastic wrap. The carry-over heat will create steam to finish cooking them. Lightly grill the broccolini for 1 quick minute, so they are still green and crunchy. Allow the skirt steak to rest for a couple minutes before slicing. Set the steak on top of the red onion rings and the grilled broccolini. Finish with sea salt on the steak. PRO TIP: Serve this dish with the Black Pepper Sauce on page 163. Black pepper steak!! PRO TIP: To cook a thin piece of protein, give it a harder sear on one side. Cook until it’s almost done on that side only. Then give it “a light kiss” by quickly cooking the other side for no more than 30 seconds. This way you will have a well-seared, caramelized crispy side with a lightly cooked tender side. This cooking technique works well on all meats and seafood
'Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, & a Mother's Will to Survive,' 'Living Here with Kate'
Stephanie Land joins us to discuss her new book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, which details her own personal struggle to make ends meet as a maid. WNYC’s planning editor, Kate Hinds, (38:45)joins us for the next installment of our series, "Living Here with Kate."
Meaningful Objects, Anti-Semitism in NYC, 'The Soap Myth'
Bill Shapiro joins us to discuss his book, What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning. The book is a collection of interviews with people about the single object in their life that has the most emotional significance. WNYC reporter Matt Katz (24:00)joins us to discuss his reporting on anti-semitism in NYC.One of the most prevalent forms of hate crimes in the area have been swastikas, drawn on synagogues, public buildings, and even people’s front doors.His recent storyfor Gothamist is titled, “'A Hate Contagion': From School Bathrooms To Parked Cars, Swastikas Surge In NY & NJ Since 2016 Election,” where you can find an interactive map of all the swastikas reported in the tri-state area since the 2016 election. Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh (38:15)join us to discuss starring in the play, “The Soap Myth.” More than a half century after WWII, at the urging of a passionate Holocaust survivor, an investigative reporter finds herself caught b...
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