Rank #1: Episode 138: Thanksgiving!!! (Part 1)
Thanksgiving is one week away! You know what that means: We're talking all about the biggest food holiday of the year. First up, Carla Lalli Music walks us through the Big Four: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. Then, writer Rembert Browne talks about his essay on Thanksgiving in Atlanta.
Rank #2: Episode 158: Cast-Iron Skillets Are Forever
This week we're telling you how to care for and cook with the hardest-working pan in your kitchen: the cast-iron skillet. After that, Natasha Pickowicz, pastry chef at NYC's Cafe Altro Paradiso and Flora Bar, talks about how she develops her food, the importance of collaboration in the kitchen, and making dinner for herself every night when she gets home.
Rank #3: Episode 145: The Feel Good Food Plan
So, we ate a lot of holiday cookies. But now it's a new year and we're trying to feel good. Enter the Feel Good Food Plan, two weeks of dinner recipes, lunch prep, mindfulness ideas, and more. This week we're talking all about it. After that, we go deep on how to make chicken breasts delicious.Get the recipes from this episode:Feel Good Food PlanMaster Poached ChickenChicken with Crispy Rice12-Minute Saucy Chicken Breasts with LimesKids' Chicken KatsuPietro's Chicken Parmesan
Rank #4: Episode 10: Ina Garten & Gordon Ramsay
A food TV double header with Ina Garten and Gordon Ramsay.
Rank #5: Episode 151: Liquid Gold
Olive oil is one of the most-used ingredients in our kitchens, but do you really know what to look for when buying a bottle, or how best to store it? This week, we make sure you do. Then, senior food editor Andy Baraghani talks about how his upbringing in a Persian-American household and his travels around the Middle East have influenced his cooking.
Rank #6: Episode 172: The Ice Cream Man
Tyler Malek is the founder and head ice cream maker at Salt & Straw, the now-famous scoop shop that started in Portland, Oregon and has since grown into a mini West Coast empire. Tyler talks about how his collaborations with chefs keeps him on the cutting edge of ice cream innovation. After that, pitmaster Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott's BBQ in Charleston, SC tells us how he cooks whole hogs, smoked turkey, and more.
Rank #7: Episode 81: Get Your Pasta Right, Every Time
Pasta is one of the easiest things to cook, right? Well, uh, sure—but we've probably all created versions that were clumpy, or the sauce didn't cling, or it just wasn't totally there flavor-wise. No longer! The BA Test Kitchen is here for your pasta-related emergencies and is gonna help you get the carb-fest you deserve.
Rank #8: Episode 144: The Best (and Worst) of the Year
Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer talk about what they'd like to see more of in 2018 (tinned fish and Detroit-style pizza, please!), as well as what trends they're so over (goodbye to sunchokes and weird desserts).
Rank #9: Episode 33: Bobby Flay
Most chefs hate brunch. (Cooking eggs at 6 a.m. on a Sunday after Saturday night dinner service? No thanks.) But on today's podcast, a chef who needs no introduction explains why he takes his brunch very seriously—both in his restaurants and at home. Ladies and gentlemen: Bobby Flay.
Rank #10: Episode 3: Gettin' Healthy
Getting healthy... but in a way that doesn't make you want to groan.
Rank #11: Episode 77: Craft Beer + Cold Brew Nation
On today's episode, our resident beer nerds, assistant web editor Alex Delany and test kitchen manager Brad Leone, try to convince our cheap-beer-loving editor in chief that craft beers are, in fact, awesome. Later, we talk all things cold brew with Jon Feldman of Stumptown Coffee Roasters and associate editor Amiel Stanek. The thirst is real.
Rank #12: Episode 157: The Way We Cook Now
We don’t cook like we used to. Our pantries, our techniques, and our cravings take us on new culinary adventures. It’s hard to pin down the exact moment we noticed things had changed—we might not have been making these dishes a decade ago but we can’t imagine our lives without today. This week we delve into the 29 recipes that define the way we cook now.Get the recipes:The New Essentials: 29 Recipes That Define the Way We Cook Now
Rank #13: The Flawless Ina Garten (Rebroadcast)
This week, we're revisiting our favorite foodcast episode with the Barefoot Contessa herself. Ina talks about her rise to TV stardom, entertaining tips, and how she makes everything she does look so damn effortless. We'll be back with an all-new episode next Wednesday. Do you have feedback about our show? Tell us at email@example.com.
Rank #14: Episode 136: Smitten with Deb Perelman
Food director Carla Lalli Music sits down with Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. Deb was one of the first very successful food bloggers back in 2003. Fourteen years, a family, and two cookbooks later, she's still at it. Her latest book, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, just came out and is all about the kind of food you want to make for your family–practical and still delicious. Deb and Carla talk about her upcoming tour, the art of recipe testing, and how the internet has changed the way people are cooking.
Rank #15: Episode 141: Dorie Greenspan Loves Butter
Claire Saffitz calls up baking legend Dorie Greenspan to chat about butter, the subject of her latest Short Stack cookbook. Then, Marissa Ross gives her recommendations for the wines to drink this holiday season.
Rank #16: Episode 166: The Salad King
Nic Jammet, co-founder and co-owner of Sweetgreen, is on to talk about the evolution of his fast-casual chain, from the one tiny shop he opened right after graduating college to the nearly 100 across the country that he operates now. After that, Pete Meehan, writer and former editor of the late Lucky Peach reads an essay he wrote for our June/July issue called The Barbecue Pit.
Rank #17: Episode 34: Yotam Ottolenghi
Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most influential cookbook authors in the world. He delivers once again with his latest, "Nopi: The Cookbook," co-authored with Nopi head chef Ramael Scully. The two talk about the challenges of creating a useful cookbook for home cooks, collaborating in the kitchen, and falafel versus shawarma.
Rank #18: Episode 42: The Best Things We Ate This Year
What's the best thing you ate this year? A couple of editors try to answer this most dreaded of questions in a single podcast episode. Plus, we take a trip down to the Test Kitchen to talk all things fermentation, and executive editor Christine Muhlke gives us a preview of the food trends everyone will fall for in 2016.
Rank #19: Episode 150: The Best Lasagna Ever
It took a lot of trials and tribulations to create BA's Best Lasagna. Test kitchen editor Chris Morocco tells the tale of perfect bolognese sauce, the creamiest bechamel, and more. Then, we go deep on sous vide cooking at home. We promise it's not nearly as intimidating as it sounds.Get the recipes from this episode:BA's Best LasagnaSimple Sous Vide SteakSous Vide Chicken with PestoSous Vide Sweet and Spicy Pork BellySous Vide Salmon with Lemon and Dill
Rank #20: Episode 79: Aaron Franklin, Brisket God
Can you even have a food podcast without chatting with Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ in Austin? Well, we finally got him on the show to talk brisket, of course. Plus, a fun segment about the growing edibles industry(yes, really) in Portland, Oregon.