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The Clever Cookstr's Quick and Dirty Tips from the World's Best Cooks

The Clever Cookstr serves up the most timely, relevant tips from the world’s best kitchens. You’ll get a delightful mix of cooking tips from emerging and established chefs and cookbook authors, as well as exclusive insights from bakers, sommeliers, farmers, grocers, and more. Every week, Clever Cookstr provides useful information for aspiring and long-time food lovers— and for anyone who wants to get delicious homemade food on the table. If you’ve been looking for a fun, fast-paced, authoritative source of information on what’s hot in the world of food and cooking, this is it. Clever Cookstr is passionate about helping people learn to cook more, believing that time spent sharing good food is one of the most vital and enjoyable parts of life.

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153 CC How to Cook the Perfect Steak

The Clever Cookstr is joined by John Tesar, three-time James Beard finalist, Top Chef star, chef and restaurateur at Knife in Dallas and now, author of the cookbook Knife: Texas Steakhouse Meals at Home. His Back To The Pan method will completely revolutionize the way you cook steaks.Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2sug9Bq. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

12mins

30 May 2017

Rank #1

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133 CC 6 Surprising Uses for Common Kitchen Items

Justin Chapple, test kitchen senior editor at Food & Wine and star of its award-winning video series, Mad Genius Tips, joins the Clever Cookstr to talk about surprising uses for common kitchen items from aluminum foil to Bundt pans, all from his new book Mad Genius Tips: Over 90 Expert Hacks and 100 Delicious Recipes. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2i48vfn

13mins

3 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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111 - 6 Ways to Step Up Your Breakfast Game

We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we still think it deserves more recognition! The Clever Cookstr is joined by Meredith Turits, editorial director of Extra Crispy, a new site dedicated to documenting breakfast and brunch in our culture and in our lives. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2aXbQaO

16mins

4 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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143 CC Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers

Our guest today is Rossella Rago, author of Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food and Family with Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers. She joins us to talk about making fresh pasta from scratch, the difference between Italian and Italian-American food, showstopping desserts, and much more. View the transcript at www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/9526

15mins

21 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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035 CC 5 Rules for Crock-Pot Success

A slow cooker is a fantastic shortcut for revolutionizing your weeknight dinners. Here are five rules for making the best hands-free dishes possible, without slaving away in front of the stove. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/15hjHts

4mins

21 Feb 2017

Rank #5

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208 - How to Eat at Home Every Night

In EAT AT HOME TONIGHT: 101 Simple Busy-Family Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot®, and More, Tiffany King unpacks the various excuses we use to avoid cooking dinner-- and then solves them for us with inspired, doable, family-friendly recipes.Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/how-to-eat-at-home-every-nightCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

8mins

24 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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166 - How to Eat Like a Bro

Josh Scherer, author of The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook, shares cooking hacks to bro up your kitchen-cave and his journey to building the Bro-Down brand.Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11861Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

16mins

12 Sep 2017

Rank #7

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197 - Rules for Cake Baking Like a Champ

Illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman collaborates with Barbara Scott-Goodman in the new book Cake, celebrating cakes from the everyday to the once-in-a-lifetime.Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/rules-for-cake-baking-like-a-champCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

16mins

1 May 2018

Rank #8

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196 - Tricks for Making Cooking Simple and Sumptuous

In Just Cook It!: 145 Built-to-Be-Easy Recipes That Are Totally Delicious, Justin Chapple shares his tricks for making cooking easy, from weeknight dinners to memorable entertaining.Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/back-to-the-basics-8-simple-food-tricks-with-justin-chappleCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

12mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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168 - Choose Your Own Cake Adventure

Erin Gardner, author of the new book Erin Bakes Cake: Make + Bake + Decorate = Your Own Cake Adventure!, joins us to talk about food as an art form, troubleshooting cake baking and decorating, and how cakequations are changing the baking game.Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/choose-your-own-cake-adventureCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

12mins

26 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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179 - What to Eat When You're Hangry

Lindsey Smith is the author of Eat Your Feelings: The Food Mood Girl’s Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating- With Recipes! She's got the answers for what to eat when you're feeling stressed, sad, or just plain hangry.Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/what-to-eat-when-youre-hangryCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

15mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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156 CC 10 Tips for Grilling Greatness

Jamie Purviance, Weber’s Master Griller and author of the new cookbook Weber’s Greatest Hits: 125 Recipes for Every Grill, joins the Clever Cookstr to share tips and tricks for success on the grill.

9mins

20 Jun 2017

Rank #12

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167 - How to Turn Your Plate Paleo in 7 Steps

Michelle Tam, author of the new cookbook Ready or Not: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, And Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo, joins the Clever Cookstr to dish on major misconceptions about paleo eating, what her own plate looks like these days, and how to entertain a mixed crowd when it comes to dietary restrictions.Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11886Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

12mins

19 Sep 2017

Rank #13

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182 - The 23 Essential Tools of Bread Baking

Francisco Migoya, head chef of Modernist Cuisine and co-author of MODERNIST BREAD: The Art & Science, tells us about the essential tools of bread baking and how to troubleshoot common pitfalls.Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/essential-tools-of-bread-bakingCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

25mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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155 CC What Do French and Southern Food Have in Common?

Jennifer Hill Booker, author of the cookbook Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, joins the Clever Cookstr to talk about the surprising overlap between the two cuisines that have most influenced her.Read the transcript at http://bit.ly/2tqVVZECheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

14mins

13 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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187 - The Tips and Tricks of a Mediterranean Diet

Learn how the Mediterranean food philosophy fits modern lives for longevity, health, and fitness, without sacrificing flavor.Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/the-tips-and-tricks-of-a-mediterranean-dietCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

13mins

20 Feb 2018

Rank #16

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171 - Rocco's Healthy and Delicious Meal Planning

Rocco DiSpirito, healthy lifestyle crusader, James Beard award-winning chef, and highly acclaimed author, joins us to talk about his new book, Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious: More than 200 (Mostly) Plant Based Recipes for Everyday Life.Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/3-reasons-to-eat-organicCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

17mins

17 Oct 2017

Rank #17

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148 CC Turning Light into a Lifestyle: Q&A with SkinnyTaste's Gina Homolka

Peter sits down with food blogger turned author Gina Homolka on the success of her cooking brand SkinnyTaste this week on the Clever Cookstr podcast.

17mins

25 Apr 2017

Rank #18

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188 - What to Bring to a Potluck

In Bring It!: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining, Ali Rosen shares tips and tricks for bringing the right dish to any occasion. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/what-to-bring-to-a-potluckCheck out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

11mins

27 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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180 - The Best Cookbooks of 2017

As we kick off the New Year, the Clever Cookstr looks back at just a few favorite cookbooks of 2017. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/the-best-cookbooks-of-2017Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows:www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastsFOLLOW CLEVER COOKSTRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/CookstrCooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/cookstr Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cookstr/

6mins

2 Jan 2018

Rank #20