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Cooking Issues

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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.

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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.

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331 Ratings
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YEAH!!

By Yaboi222 - Jun 23 2018
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This is one of my favorites in all genrese. Dave is AMAZING. The energy is so right.

Great show!

By StopThatTickles - Apr 20 2016
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Always informative and fun format too!

iTunes Ratings

331 Ratings
Average Ratings
181
130
8
6
6

YEAH!!

By Yaboi222 - Jun 23 2018
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This is one of my favorites in all genrese. Dave is AMAZING. The energy is so right.

Great show!

By StopThatTickles - Apr 20 2016
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Always informative and fun format too!
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Cooking Issues

Updated 10 days ago

Rank #171 in Arts category

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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.

Rank #1: Episode 142: Maximum Flavor

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This week on Cooking Issues, Dave Arnold and Nastassia Lopez are joined by Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot of Ideas in Food to talk food science and their new book, Maximum Flavor. Tune into this episode to hear how to reduce foam in shellfish stocks using a pressure cooker, and learn how hard water can affect beans. Are refrigerations naturally dry or moist, and how does refrigeration humidity influence food storage? Listen in to learn more about grilling cheeses, milk proteins, imitation caviar and more! What’s the best way to use blueberries in stirred cocktails? Make sure you don’t miss another insightful edition of Cooking Issues! This program has been sponsored by MOOD Magazine.

“You can do fermentations without salt, but they’re not going to be consistent… If it gets sour, you’re probably going to be safe, but if it doesn’t, it’s possible that you’re going have some crazy stuff growing in there.” [18:25]

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Oct 08 2013
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 377: It's A Dave Arnold World

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Dave and Nastassia are traveling for all of August, so prepare yourself for a good one!

Together we talk Bee Space, bass pedals, honeycomb shelf-stability, #JordanaRothman's #influencer #career, the theoretical benefits of Pressure Frying, Dave picks a fight with Kenji, Chat checks in on Dave's cherry allergy, budget equipment for Vegan Ice Cream manufacturing, Fried Chicken crust improvements, Dave drops hundreds of dollars of Classics in the Field, and so much more.

The crew will be back for questions on Tuesday Sept 10. Have a question for Cooking Issues? Call it in to 718.497.2128 or ask in the chatroom.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 30 2019
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 316: God is in the Deep Fryer

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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 at Hot Bread Kitchen.

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Dec 19 2017
52 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 306: The Art of Flavor

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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 Food. Plus, we take questions about the best food cities, Orbitz (the drink, not the gum), and more!

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Oct 03 2017
54 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 376: The Army Ant of Grass

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Today on Cooking Issues Dave and Nastassia are joined by Robert Saxy, who comes bearing a batched Cosmopolitan and a thorough defense of the drink. They also discuss the worth of GMO American Chestnut trees, hacking Nitrogenating systems, and Dave shares his favorite Nastassia moment of all time - it involves Blue #2 and a lack of self-restraint. Also, the history and psychology of Bananagrams, and a lively discussion of the lucrative future of wine santa.

Have a question for Cooking Issues? Call it in to 718.497.2128 or ask in the chatroom.

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate

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Jul 23 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 327: A Tongue-Driven Response

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This week, we’re joined by James Briscione, author of The Flavor Matrix, to talk fear of flying, Watson, zucchini, flavor pairings, and all things taste!

James's new restaurant, Angelena’s, will be opening in Pensacola, Florida this fall.

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Apr 17 2018
48 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 272: Clean & Sterilized

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On the Thanksgiving 2016 edition of Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia are joined by Paul Adams, formerly of Popular Science, to talk about the new Booker and Dax centrifuge: the Spinzall! Plus, a listener question about cured meats, and Dave rails against sexual harassment in the hospitality industry.

Nov 22 2016
40 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 152: Circulator Explosion

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Cooking Issues returns in 2014 with helpful kitchen tips regarding circulators, distillation, koji, and more! Tune into this week’s episode to hear Dave Arnold and Nastassia Lopez discuss clarification techniques, and why you don’t want to be in the same room as an exploding circulator. Later, tune in for Dave’s home kitchen modification suggestions. Find out why you should install foot pedals for your home sink, and hear why Dave doesn’t stack his mixing bowls by size. This program has been brought to you by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.



“Normal reductions happen at high temperatures, but if you put your substance in a vacuum, you can do reductions at lower temperatures. You get very fresh flavors because you’re not blasting it with heat.” [31:00]

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Jan 08 2014
1 hour
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Rank #9: Episode 80: Flavor Pairings & More

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This week on Cooking Issues, Dave Arnold answers questions about everything from refractometers to pressure cooked caviar. Find out why he might be making high-end Vodka Red Bull’s for Snooki and hear his thoughts on the flavor pairing hypothesis introduced in Taste Buds & Molecules and why he thinks its bunk. This program was sponsored by Barterhouse.

“Commercial fry oil is much better than what we buy in the supermarket cause it lasts a boat load longer and is a lot cleaner.”

—Dave Arnold on Cooking Issues

Apr 17 2012
53 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 248: Creaming Issues

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This week on Cooking Issues, Dave kicks off the show by giving Nastassia some belated birthday gifts, before diving into box of ice cream sandwiches and a listener question on how to keep cream fresh for longer. After the break, Peter Kim talks about sustainability initiatives at MOFAD and repurposing spent fruit, before Dave steers the conversation right back into a big bowl of cream.

Apr 26 2016
53 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 315: Holiday Meat Curing Meat-tacular

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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 country ham, and all other things meat!

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Dec 12 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 320: Meat Cure-All

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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, and more!

Plus, Jonny Hunter from the Underground Food Collective calls in to answer listener questions about meat curing.

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Feb 06 2018
43 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 322: Keep Your Special Instructions To Yourself

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On this week's show, we get into the insidious Seamless ads on the New York subways, the importance of using safety goggles, Nastassia’s anger therapy, Dave’s aborted “Time Machine Chef” television show, knife sharpening stones, fermenting in vacuum bags, carving country ham, and more!

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Feb 27 2018
38 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 276: Quality for the Holidays

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On the season finale/holiday edition of Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia talk railfans, vegetarianism ruining holiday parties, salt cod and why cheese and fish belong together, carbonated cocktails, braising meat, pine nuts, guanciale and other fatty meats, safety concerns when fermenting cider, using the Spinzall in home brewing, hangovers, and more!

Dec 20 2016
54 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 268: The Miracle of Moisture Management

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This week on Cooking Issues, Dave talks about the closure of his East Village staple Booker and Dax, why no sane person should ever live above a bar, the issue of drift in food and drink, a visit from the ghost of Steve Jobs, and moisture management and how not to sell a book.

We also get questions about drying your beans, spooky Halloween cocktails, kitchen faucet troubles, plus Peter Kim from The Museum of Food and Drink updates us on their final fundraising efforts, and their new exhibition "Chow."

Oct 11 2016
51 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 297: Velveting, Fish Sauce, Copying Recipes, and More

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Coconut oil used to be good for you now it is bad. Can you copy recipes from chain restaurants? How is tonkotsu broth made? On this week's episode of Cooking Issues, Dave and Nastassia are joined in studio by Momofuku's former Chef de Cuisine Nick Wong, and Dave's son, Booker to talk about all of the above plus velveting techniques, Japanese fish sauces ayu and ishiri, mushroom dough recipes, thermometers, and much more!

Jun 27 2017
1 hour
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Rank #17: Episode 328: Seeds Don't Stress Me Out

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Nastassia is absent this week, but we're joined by masterbaker Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery, and first-time father Peter Kim! We're talking bread, bicycles, jerk chicken, being called a jerk by your kids, and more!

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May 01 2018
55 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 189: Sous Vide and Fireball Whiskey

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This week on Cooking Issues, Dave Arnold is joined by Douglas Baldwin, author of Sous Vide for the Home Cook to discuss death curves, low-temp safety, and his ChefSteps sous vide class. Later on they discuss the ethics of food safety procedures and the risks of eating. Dave also takes listener questions on injection turkey brining and the science behind the infamous fried turkey explosion. After the break Dave goes into detail on grinders of all types and his thoughts on the Fireball whiskey recall. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.


If you’re going to try something new and experimental for Thanksgiving, test it first” [13:00]

“Cooking is relatively unsafe unless its very well controlled. This is why people get food poisoning all the time. As a whole, low temp cooking is vastly more controlled than traditional home cooking and therefore more safe.” [19:00]

“The average sprout is an abomination!” [25:00]

–Dave Arnold on Cooking Issues

Nov 18 2014
52 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 124: Olive Oil & Mark Ladner

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Mark Ladner, chef at Del Posto, joins Dave, Nastassia, and Piper for this week’s Cooking Issues! Dave talks about his upcoming trip to Senegal, and the importance of learning about authentic cuisine from different regions around the world. Dave revisits a question about rice noodles, and then delves into different types of miso. How can one substitute duck fat into baking recipes? Later, Mark weighs in on the bacon vs. pancetta debate. What does he prefer when making a carbonara? The cast tastes different olive oils to decide what temperatures and cooking times cause flavor to degrade. Want to try Mark’s Italian-style barbecue? Buy your tickets here! This program has been sponsored by Underground Meats.

“Poorly-made industrial pancetta is absolute garbage. It’s too salty; just stick with the bacon for carbonara.” [22:00] — Mark Ladner on Cooking Issues

Apr 23 2013
50 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 340: Timing Issues

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On this week's rapid-fire show we're talking Nastassia's trip to Spain, Dave's new hydraulic press, freezing corn on the cob, Malört, rotary evaporators, and...well, that's about it.

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Aug 21 2018
21 mins
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