Dinner SOS by Bon Appétit

Dinner SOS by Bon Appétit

By Bon Appétit

A last-minute party with no menu inspiration. A kitchen with no space. A toddler who will only eat buttered pasta. Name your dinner emergency—Bon Appétit is here to help.  Dinner SOS is the podcast where we answer desperate home cooks' cries for help. In every episode, food director Chris Morocco and a rotating cast of cooking experts tackle a highly specific conundrum and present two solutions. The caller will pick one, cook through it, and let us know if we successfully helped rescue dinner. Call in with your own dinner emergencies—no problem is too big or too small! For the recipes featured in Dinner SOS and more, head to bonappetit.com or download the new Epicurious App in the iOS App Store. You can find episodes of our previous podcast, Food People, here.

Episodes

I Need to Feed My Kids... Without Losing My Mind

Almost every parent has a moment when making dinner for their families feels daunting or downright demoralizing. And here at Dinner SOS, we get tons of emails from parents looking for inspiration and guidance. So Stacie Billis and Meghan Splawn, food writers and hosts of the podcast Didn't I Just Feed You? join Chris to commiserate—and to answer some listener questions from our mailbag.
14/05/2433m 38s

I Need My Husband to Eat More Vegetables

Abby has a vegetable skeptic in her house. But it's not her two young children, it's her husband, Trent. So Chris enlists Top Chef Canada host and cookbook author Eden Grinshpan to help Abby find creative ways to make vegetables seem more appealing to Trent — and, by extension, their toddler. RECIPES:Whole Roasted Broccoli with Romesco, Almonds, and DatesWhole Head of Roasted Cauliflower with Garlicky Tahini SauceSesame Caesar SaladBroccoli Caesar
07/05/2427m 41s

RE-RUN: I Need Craveable Dairy-Free Recipes

Nico and Natalie love cooking together. But since Natalie developed a dairy intolerance, cooking their favorite dishes just hasn't been the same. Chris and vegan chef Chrissy Tracey help Nico and Natalie navigate the world of dairy substitutes to satisfy their creamy cravings.RECIPESVegan Cacio e PepeChewy Date and Dark Chocolate Cookies
30/04/2430m 15s

Drinks SOS!

The May issue of Bon Appetit celebrates all things beverages — from recipes that use vodka in unconventional ways to 15 cocktails you can make with just 5 bottles of booze. So here on Dinner SOS, we're joining the party! Shilpa joins Chris for a deep dive into the issue's cocktail recipes and a mailbag full of listener questions about alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Then, they're both joined by BA staffers Dan Siegel and Sam Stone for a roundtable tasting of just a few beverages in the ever-growing NA category.Recipes and Links:Reverse Engineering (video series)World of Wine (video series)Recipes from the May issueHow to Party with Soju, Korea's Most Iconic SpiritGarden WeddingSherry ColadaWhat Nonalcoholic Drink Matches Your Mood?A Pickle Martini Is the Best Dirty MartiniNA Options We Tried:Athletic Brewing Co Upside DawnOddbird GSMAlmave ÁmbarLyre's American MaltCurious Elixers Curious #1Bonbuz Bittersweet CitronThree Spirit Nightcap
23/04/2438m 2s

Hosting SOS with Michele Norris

You might know Michele Norris from her work as a journalist (including a decade-plus stint at NPR, where she co-hosted “All Things Considered”). You might know her from her Peabody Award-winning Race Card Project, or the two books she’s authored. Or you might know her as the host of the podcast Your Mama’s Kitchen. Michele joined Chris for a conversation about food memories and a mailbag full of listener questions all about hosting. Recipes:Peggy King's Macaroni & CheeseBroken Lasagna Pasta SaladCrunchy Ramen Noodle Salad With CabbageCast-Iron Roast Chicken With Crispy PotatoesSlow-Roast Gochujang ChickenAndy Garcia's Fricase de PolloNonna Wambach's Pasta for ThousandsEgg Bhurji StrataFruit Salad
16/04/2435m 28s

I Need an All-American Menu

Gabe and her husband have befriended an American couple in Treviso, Italy, where they all live. In order to give them a taste of home, Gabe would love to cook her new friends an American meal. But what typifies American food? And how can she source the right ingredients in the Veneto? Chris enlists the help of Bon Appetit's resident Aussie, Adam Moussa, and sommelier André Mack of BA's World of Wine series, to figure out what Gabe should make. Recipes:BA's Best Mac and CheeseSkillet-Fried ChickenBA's Best Fried Chicken SandwichBA's Best Apple Pie
09/04/2437m 8s

Inside the Test Kitchen: Lemon Bars

Most weeks on the show, we help out home cooks who have had a kitchen fail. This week, the "fail" is coming from inside the test kitchen. Test Kitchen Editor Kendra Vaculin joins Chris to chat about the fraught recipe development process of Kendra's Foolproof Lemon Bars — which was caught on camera as part of our "How I Developed" video series. Chris and Kendra also share how the team works together in the Bon Appetit test kitchen to bring you recipes you'll be excited to cook at home.The Recipe: Foolproof Lemon BarsThe Video: "Developing These Perfect Lemon Bars Nearly Broke Me"
02/04/2434m 10s

I Need an Unfussy Baking Project

Izzy and Nina are twin sisters who love to cook together. But while Izzy loves baking, Nina finds the precision it requires endlessly frustrating. So Izzy's got one more shot to get Nina to love baking with her. Chris and Shilpa come to their rescue, helping the sisters capture the joy of baked goods that taste even better from your own kitchen than from a bakery. The Recipes:BA's Best Chocolate Chip CookiesPavlovaChocolate Chip Cookie BarsChocolate Sheet Cake with Brown Butter FrostingGluten-Free Chocolate Cake 
26/03/2430m 29s

I Need a More Fun Way to Pasta

Dan Pashman, of The Sporkful podcast, is somewhat of a pasta fanatic. In 2021, he invented the pasta shape Cascatelli (and documented the process on his show). Now, he's back with a cookbook, Anything's Pastable. He joined Chris to nerd out about pasta and answer some listener questions.Recipes:Cacio e PepeBaked Pasta IdeasIdeas for Using Ground MeatShrimp ScampiSoup Weather InspirationBagna Cauda with Spring Vegetables
19/03/2435m 24s

I Need A Lemon Meringue Pie That Will Actually Set

Erin is an accomplished baker who regularly makes both meringue and lemon curd. But when she tried a lemon meringue pie recipe last year, it turned into lemon meringue soup. Chris and Shilpa are on the case to help Erin figure out what went wrong and make a citrus pie that will hold its shape and delight her friends.The Recipes:BA's Lemon Meringue PieCherry Lemonade Beach PieTriple Citrus Creamsicle Pie
12/03/2430m 46s

I Need French Food... Without Alliums

Michelle loves all things French, and dreams of making the perfect Beef Bourguignon at home. But there's a slight issue: her husband has an intolerance to garlic and onions, the bedrocks of French flavor. Chris enlists the help of Chef Tanya Holland to teach Michelle how to develop deep umami flavors without alliums. The Recipes:- Tanya's Chicken Fricassee- Beef and Bacon Stew- Red Wine and Soy-Braised Short Ribs- Tuna Niçoise Salad- Pissaladière- Coq au VinFor more French cooking techniques, Chef Tanya recommends:- La Varenne Pratique- Lulu's Provençal Table
27/02/2434m 54s

I Need Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Pasta

Sarah's family loves pasta... almost too much. So she turned to Chris and Kendra for help finding vegetarian meals that bring more veggies and plant-based protein to the table. Recipes Mentioned:Sheet-Pan Tomatoes and Feta with ChickpeasSpring OrzottoCrispy Tofu with Peanut SauceBrothy Pasta with ChickpeasBlack Pepper Tofu and AsparagusSesame Tofu with BroccoliBroccolini and Walnut Pesto PastaBalsamic Mushroom and Sausage Pasta
20/02/2438m 48s

I Need a Valentine's Day Plan

Whether you're in a relationship or not, the question of what—and where—to eat on Valentine's Day can feel overwhelming. Out or in? Fancy or casual? Chris, Shilpa, and Kate solve this perennial dinner emergency once and for all. Dinner Ideas from Bon Appetit and Epicurious:Valentine's Dinner Ideas That Make the Case for Staying InValentine's Day Dinners You'll LoveChocolate Desserts for Pure RomanceValentine's Day Desserts for Love at First BiteEverything You'll Need to Make a Romantic Meal at Home
13/02/2434m 26s

Women Who Travel: Home Cooking in Latin America

Twenty one countries make up Latin America—and within those countries lies myriad food cultures, recipes, and histories. This week, Women Who Travel host Lale Arikoglu chats with guest Sandra A. Gutierrez about her latest cookbook Latinísimo: Home Recipes from the Twenty-One Countries of Latin America, an encyclopedic exploration of the region through its dishes and the home cooks who make them. Plus, her travels in countries like Peru and Colombia, and insider tips for tracking down the best eats in a new city.
06/02/2429m 43s

I Need Help Using My Tagine

Kaylee inherited a tagine from her husband's family, but her first attempt to cook in it was a total fail. Chris enlists Leetal and Ron Arazi of New York Shuk to teach Kaylee about the Middle Eastern and North African flavors and cooking techniques she'll need to make incredible tagines, every time.Recipes & Links: Braised Chicken with Harissa and Olives New York Shuk
30/01/2433m 39s

RERUN: Recipe Riffing

Our caller this week, Maya, really thinks about how she cooks. She’s identified more than a dozen types of recipes that she knows she can rely on, and even adapt. But, she’s in search of more like these. She wants more meal frameworks that will allow her to think outside the bounds of following a recipe. So, Chris taps Claire Saffitz to help Maya discover more meal types to add to her repertoire.Recipes featured in this episode:CHRIS: One pan chicken thighs with burst tomatoes, harissa, and fetaCLAIRE: -Cold Noodles i.e.: Cold Miso-Sesame Noodles, Ramen with Steak and Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Coconut-Lime Dressing, Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing, Soba with Tofu and Miso-Mustard Dressing- Cutlet & a Salad: i.e. Cutlet Story, japanese curry w Chicken Katsu
23/01/2436m 6s

I Need Homemade Moose Sausage

Tobi lives in the Alaskan interior, and her partner is an avid hunter, so they have a lot of game meat in their freezer — 90 pounds of moose meat, to be specific. So Chris, along with Elias Cairo of Olympia Provisions, helps Tobi to learn how the (moose) sausage gets made.RECIPES & LINKSSpicy Italian SausageBrad Leone and his Dad Make Venison KielbasaOlympia Provisions Cookbook
16/01/2435m 30s

I Need Homemade Pasta Noodles

Making dough has left Eddie embarrassed on more than one occasion. He's tried making his own pasta and naan – he's even tried leavened flatbread. All these experiences left him confused and frustrated. But, Eddie has not given up yet, he still wants to be able to whip up pasta from scratch. Naturally, Chris enlists Shilpa's baking genius to boost Eddie's dough making skills and confidence. RECIPES & LINKS: Fresh Pasta with Buttered Tomatoes  More on the magic of the 50% hydration ratio  Check out last year's Noodle Package, including Three-Cup Chicken with Scissor Cut Noodles and Spicy Kimchi Sujebi
09/01/2433m 0s

Cozy Vibes Mailbag

Winter cooking calls for low-and-slow braises, baking projects, and embracing ease and warmth. So Chris, Kendra, and Jesse are here to answer all your questions about cooking more cozily. RECIPES & LINKSBrisket BourguignonEggplant BiryaniCheesy Roasted Cabbage WedgesSlow-Roasted Salmon with Fennel, Citrus, and ChilesGremolataCrispy Tofu with Peanut SauceVegetarian Meatballs with Soy-Honey GlazePerfectly Creamy Potato SoupSpiced Dal with Fluffy Rice and Salted YogurtDal PalakCoconutty Beans and Greens StewPasta e Fagioli with EscaroleBrothy Pasta with ChickpeasSimple Ribollita
02/01/2436m 32s

Dining Out With The New Yorker's Critics at Large

"In the years since the pandemic began, the experience of dining out has been utterly transformed. Coveted tables now disappear seconds after they’re released, and influencers dictate what’s in demand—or even what’s on the menu. On this episode of Critics at Large, the staff writers Vinson Cunningham, Naomi Fry, and Alexandra Schwartz make sense of our new culinary landscape. The hosts are joined by Hannah Goldfield, who covers restaurants and food culture for The New Yorker. Together, they consider how TikTok is changing the way we eat, and how the rise of Resy has introduced a sense of scarcity and competition into the reservation game. Then, the critics discuss “Menus-Plaisirs - Les Troisgros,” a new Frederick Wiseman documentary about a Michelin-starred French restaurant that offers a very different, behind-the-scenes view of the labor and creativity that goes into fine dining. These examples raise the question of how to balance art with the experience that informs and surrounds it. One answer is found in venues that sidestep the hype, and that remind us of why we dine out in the first place. “I don’t need to feel this grand drama of struggle and triumph,” Schwartz says. “I simply want to feel welcomed.”"
26/12/2344m 26s

I Need A Kid-Friendly, Xmas Morning Dish

Kathryn is a mom of four hoping to start a delicious, new Christmas morning tradition. So Chris and Shilpa Uskokovic team up to help Kathryn with the makeahead breakfast of her family's dreams.RECIPES:- Breakfast Crunchwrap for a Crowd- Cowboy Breakfast Casserole with Sausage and Spinach- Biscuits and Gravy
19/12/2330m 1s

I Need To Satisfy Everyone This Christmas

Ruby loves her role as the Christmas Dinner chef for her in-laws, but she's working with a range of dietary restrictions that makes choosing a festive menu difficult. Chris and Hana Asbrink put their heads together to help Ruby find recipes that satisfy everyone, so making this holiday dinner can remain a joyful endeavor year after year.RECIPES:- Confit Turkey with Chiles and Garlic- Twice-Roasted Squash with Parmesan Butter and Grains- Cheesy Roasted Cabbage Wedges- Brisket Bourguignon- Soy-Braised Brisket
12/12/2337m 54s

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

Inés Anguiano, Rachel Gurjar, and Kendra Vaculin join Chris to talk about what they love and don't love about cookies, plug their favorite cookies developed in the Test Kitchen this year, and answer some listener questions!THE COOKIES:- Rachel's Chile-Cheese Cookies- Kendra's Matcha Swirl Spritz Cookies- Inés's Baklava Sugar Cookies- Jesse's S'mores Sandwich Cookies- Hana's Tiramisu Snowball Cookies- Zebra-Striped Shortbread Cookies- Anything Goes BiscottiCheck out the whole Cookie Swap package here!
05/12/2341m 55s

Dispatches From Your Kitchens

A short, bonus episode with some dispatches from your Thanksgivings!
28/11/233m 44s

More Thanksgiving SOS!

Chris, Maggie Hoffman, Jesse Szewczyk, and Kate Kassin spent an afternoon on the Dinner SOS Hotline, helping listeners like you solve their Thanksgiving emergencies. Check out yesterday's episode for even more listener questions.THE RECIPES:- A Kosher, Meatless Thanksgiving: Roasted Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde, Foolproof Fish with Spiced Chickpeas, Creamy Yukon Golds with Crispy Potato Skins, Simple-Is-Best Stuffing- Pie Crust SOS: French Silk Pie, Simply Brilliant Banoffee Pie, Buttermilk Pie, Chess Pie, Apple Pandowdy, Actually Perfect Pie Crust- Non-traditional Thanksgiving Cookoff: Kale and Cucumber Salad with Roasted Ginger Dressing, Roasted Carrots with Creamy Nuoc Cham Dressing, Stuffing Fried Rice, Cornmeal Bao with Turkey and Black Pepper Sauce, Creamed Onions Alla Vodka, Teriyaki-Style Brussels Sprouts, Sour Cream and Onion Hasselback Potatoes, Raw Cranberry and Fuyu Persimmon Relish, Cranberry Date Relish with Ginger- Chicken for Thanksgiving: Double-Garlic Roast Chicken with Onion Gravy, Shawarma Roast Chicken with Shallots and Lemons, Miso-Butter Roast Chicken with Acorn Squash Panzanella, Chicken Under a Skillet with Lemon Pan Sauce
22/11/2339m 40s

Thanksgiving SOS!

Chris, Maggie Hoffman, Jesse Szewczyk, and Kate Kassin spent an afternoon on the Dinner SOS Hotline, helping listeners like you solve their Thanksgiving emergencies. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for part 2!THE RECIPES:- Appetizers: Kombu Celery, Hurricane Chips, Shrimp Cocktail with Green Cocktail Sauce or Old Bay Remoulade- Dairy Free Desserts: Vegan Pie Crust, Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate-Almond Fridge Fudge- Thanksgiving for Two: Make-Ahead Turkey, Confit Turkey with Chiles and Garlic, Pomegranate-and-Honey-Glazed Duck with Rice, Chile-Vinegar-Marinated Cornish Game Hens- Thanksgiving by Train: Buttery Milk Buns, Make-Ahead Dinner Rolls- Kidsgiving: Creamy Mushroom Lasagna, Twice-Roasted Squash with Vanilla, Maple, and Chile, Squash and Caramelized Onion Tart, Cheesy Roasted Cabbage Wedges- Thanksgiving by Car: Maple Roasted Carrots, Harissa-and-Maple Roasted Carrots, Infinity Cocktails
21/11/2336m 44s

I Need A More Perfect Thanksgiving

John has a lot at stake this Thanksgiving. Just last year, his mother-in-law granted him permission to host the holiday—and he hit it out of the park. But anxious to keep his standing as the family's Thanksgiving host, John turned to Dinner SOS for some help perfecting his already perfect meal.The Recipes:Expertly Spiced and Glazed Roast TurkeySimple is Best StuffingButtery Milk BunsActually Perfect Pie CrustPorchetta-Style Roast Turkey Breast
14/11/2337m 41s

Maria Bamford Needs Farm Cake

Our guest this week is Maria Bamford. She's a comedian and author with a culinary vision for farm cake. Chris calls on Epicurioius Food Editor Jesse Szewczyk to help turn Maria's vision for farm cake into a recipe she can actually bake at home.Our farm cake recipe was based on:Extra-Corny Corn MuffinsFor more info on how we adapted them into farm cake, check out our Episode Recap
07/11/2334m 21s

Dinner SOS in Toronto!

In this special, live recording of Dinner SOS, Chris Morocco and Shilpa Uskokovic are joined by food writer Suresh Doss, and by cookbook author and host of Top Chef Canada Eden Grinshpan at Toronto's Hot Docs Podcast Festival. They dive into the city's vibrant food scene and take audience questions.Recipes Mentioned:Just-Keeps-Getting-Better Lentil SaladPav Bhaji with So Much ButterCheesy Roasted Cabbage WedgesBig-Flavor BroccoliFall-Apart Caramelized CabbageSoy and Scallion Tofu BowlRoasted Sweet Potatoes with Triple-Cream Cheese
31/10/2345m 44s

I Need A Healthy Reset After Traveling

Megan travels a lot for work and keeps finding herself in the same spot: home from a trip, wanting to reset with a healthy home-cooked meal, but never being able to execute it well. Chris calls on Associate Food Editor Rachel Gurjar to help Megan figure out a low-lift plan for getting back on track after travel.The Recipes:Tahini-Ranch DressingFiery Red Curry Chicken Salad
24/10/2326m 36s

I Need "Chefy" Feeling Weeknight Meals

Cait often devotes her weekends to hours in the kitchen. And when she's done cooking, she says the meals feel like restaurant quality. But now, she's looking to bring that feeling into her weeknights. So, Chris enlists the help of Kendra Vaculin to give Cait's weeknight cooking that "chefy" quality she's been missing.The Recipes:From Chris: Meatball Soup with Beef Stew Vibes, Gorgeous Green ShrimpFrom Kendra: Everything-Spice Fish with Tomato Salad, Creamy Spinach and Chickpeas
17/10/2330m 46s

Picky Eater Therapy (Re-Run)

Our guest Maddy has never even tried a carrot. Her ultimate goal is to be able to sit down at a restaurant and find more than one option appealing, and to shed the title of "pick eater." Chris taps Executive Editor Sonia Chopra to help Maddy face her food fears.Recipes featured in this episode:From Sonia, Jammy Onion and Miso Pasta, Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal, quesadilla with cheese and black beans. From Chris, Confetti Rice with Chicken in Spicy Garlic Broth, Cod with Soy-Caramalized Onion and PotatoesShare your thoughts via our Listener Survey here: https://selfserve.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/222b/75187?pin=1&uBRANDLINK=1&uCHANNELLINK=2
10/10/2330m 7s

I Need More Fish Recipes

Brian and Claire are newlyweds looking for more fish recipes. Specifically, salmon recipes. Salmon is their favorite, but they cook it so frequently, they're on the verge of growing tired of it. Can Shilpa and Chris help the couple keep salmon at number 1?RECIPES:From Chris: Sushi Rice with Miso-Caramel Glazed Salmon, Cod with Scallion-Sesame Butter From Shilpa:Crackly-Chewy Rice Paper Salmon Rolls, Hot-Smoked Salmon Noodle Salad, Brothy Coconut-Mustard FishShare your thoughts via our Listener Survey here: https://selfserve.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/222b/75187?pin=1&uBRANDLINK=1&uCHANNELLINK=2
26/09/2336m 45s

How We Found America's Best New Restaurants

Bon Appetit's Restaurant Editor Elazar Sontag joins Chris in studio to talk about BA's 2023 Best New Restaurants List, how he at time (seriously) had seven meals in one day, and what it feels like when you are eating at what will become a restaurant on the list.Click here for recipes from some of this year's Best New Restaurants.Share your thoughts via our Listener Survey here: https://selfserve.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/222b/75187?pin=1&uBRANDLINK=1&uCHANNELLINK=2
19/09/2340m 52s

I Need A Group Trip Meal

Lale Arikoglu is an expert traveler. And she’s headed on vacation with friends, where she’ll need to provide dinner one evening. Faced with a flurry of dietary restrictions, she turned to Dinner SOS for some direction.RECIPES:From Chris: Sesame Tofu with Broccoli, Peanut Butter Noodles with CucumbersFrom Shilpa: Easy Fish Tacos, Chipotle-Crusted Cauliflower Tacos, Sizzling Turmeric-Dill Fish Taco Bonus Links: What to Pack for Vacation (Kitchen Edition) Origami Spice Holders (instead of folding down the second flap, Shilpa folds it over the top of the cup and tapes it down to seal her spices inside) Check out Women Who Travel, Lale's podcast from Condé Nast TravelerShare your thoughts via our Listener Survey here: https://selfserve.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/222b/75187?pin=1&uBRANDLINK=1&uCHANNELLINK=2
12/09/2333m 22s

I Need A Birthday Menu For My Tiny Apartment

Ira Madison III is no stranger to hosting. He hosts Crooked Media's Keep It Podcast. But outside of podcasting, he loves his friends, cookbooks, and hosting dinner parties. However, he recently moved to a much smaller space and is out of practice hosting. Chris and Maya Kaimal help Ira complete his short yet ambitious wishlist, which includes finding a fun recipe from a great cookbook author, and hosting his own birthday party.The recipes:Chicken Tikka SkewersChopped Kachumber SaladMinty Cucumber RaitaDishoom's Chicken Berry BritanniaClassic pork vindalooDishoom's Gunpowder Potato Maya's Herby Roasted PotatoesWhite Turnip Tarka SaladRoasted Tomato Tarka with YogurtChili Cheese ToastFor more, check out Maya's book Indian Flavor Every DayShare your thoughts via our Listener Survey here: https://selfserve.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/222b/75187?pin=1&uBRANDLINK=1&uCHANNELLINK=2
05/09/2334m 33s

I Need A Weeknight-Friendly Pantry

Like many of us, Gillian has found herself working from home permanently and finds getting to the grocery store just isn't what it used to be. So, she's turned to Chris and Shilpa for help stocking her pantry to get her out of her weeknight rut.Recipes featured in the episode:CHRIS: Jammy Onion and Miso Pasta, Creamy Tahini and Harissa BeefSHILPA: Hummus Bowls with Merguez-Spiced TempehShare your thoughts via our Listener Survey here: https://selfserve.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/222b/75187?pin=1&uBRANDLINK=1&uCHANNELLINK=2
29/08/2331m 54s

I Need To Perfect Scallops At Home

Rachel and her boyfriend are obsessed with scallops. In fact, their ideal scallop experience was at Gordon Ramsay’s Hell's Kitchen, and she's been trying to replicate it ever since. In this episode, we help Rachel figure out how she should be cooking scallops. Plus, Kendra Vaculin gives Rachel a first-class lesson in the Test Kitchen.Recipes featured in the episode:From Chris, Garlicky Buttery ScallopsFrom Kendra, Scallops and Chorizo in Tomato Sauce, Lemony Grilled Scallops and Blistered Long Beans
22/08/2333m 43s

August Mailbag with Mark Bittman

This week, Chris and Mark Bittman dig through the inbox to answer your culinary questions!
15/08/2339m 18s

Too Chicken (Re-Run)

Sophie cold called us and left us a voicemail about her fear of cooking chicken, so we got her back on the line to really dig into her concerns. And with the help of Mackenzie Fegan, we offer her some great recipes from the BA archive to tackle her chicken fears. Plus, we offer her some not-chicken options because there are no rules!!Recipes featured in the episode:From Chris, Coconut Milk-Braised Chicken Legs / Wild Card, BA’s best chocolate chip cookieFrom Mackenzie, Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles / Wild Card, slow-roasted salmon with harissa
08/08/2336m 20s

I Need A Brownie That's Not Too Sweet

Chris couldn't have prepared more for this week's SOS. Our caller, Ilana, is in search of a brownie that's not too sweet. Luckily, Chris just developed a new brownie recipe in the Test Kitchen. A process that required more than a hundred attempts to find the perfect one (with a little help from Hana Asbrink). Chris and Hana adapt that recipe to Ilana's sweetness preferences. Get the recipe: Triple Chocolate Brownies
25/07/2319m 49s

I Need Nut-free Takeout

Liah loves ordering takeout, particularly of the Indian and Thai varieties. But, she recently discovered she’s allergic to nuts, which means her favorite takeout options are now out of question. Despite her best attempts, she’s yet to recreate some of her favorite dishes at home. So, Shilpa and Chris offer her some nut-free approaches to a few beloved dishes.Recipes featured in the episode:From Chris, Khao Soi, Chile CrispFrom Shilpa, Eggplant Biryani, Tofu and Green Pea Curry
18/07/2332m 36s

The Perfect Spaghetti Sauce

Jon always hated his mother's recipe for spaghetti sauce. So, he's hoping to find a recipe he will love and make with his own kids. Chris enlists Hana Asbrink's help to introduce Jon to a new approach he and his family will love.The recipe: Spaghetti and Verrry Tender MeatballsWatch Hana's How I Developed: Spaghetti and Meatballs here!
11/07/2331m 16s

Recipe Riffing

Our caller this week, Maya, really thinks about how she cooks. She’s identified more than a dozen types of recipes that she knows she can rely on, and even adapt. But, she’s in search of more like these. She wants more meal frameworks that will allow her to think outside the bounds of following a recipe. So, Chris taps Claire Saffitz to help Maya discover more meal types to add to her repertoire.Recipes featured in the episode:From Chris, One pan chicken thighs with burst tomatoes, harissa, and fetaFrom Claire, Cold Noodles i.e.: Cold Miso-Sesame Noodles, Ramen with Steak and Sesame-Ginger Dressing, Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Coconut-Lime Dressing, Udon with Chicken and Garlicky Peanut Dressing, Soba with Tofu and Miso-Mustard Dressing, Cutlet & a Salad: i.e. Cutlet Story, japanese curry w Chicken Katsu
04/07/2335m 55s

Fancy, On A Budget

Yilin is a college student on a budget. And like a good Econ-major, she called in to find out which ingredients are worth her time and which types of foods are within her culinary reach. Chris and Shilpa Uskokovic give her several options to stretch herself. And Yilin teaches Chris a thing or two about TikTok.
27/06/2334m 42s

Live At Symphony Space

Last month, for the very first time, Dinner SOS left the studio and took to the live stage! With the help of a few culinary geniuses, Padma Lakshmi, Marcus Samuelsson, and Ruth Reichl, we answered your cooking questions and some from the crowd!
20/06/2340m 41s

The Sound of Mac & Cheese (Re-run)

Whenever Blake makes mac and cheese, it tastes like cardboard. Maggie Hoffman and Chris offer him two approaches to the dish to make sure that never happens again.Recipes featured in this episode: From Maggie, Our Favorite Mac and Cheese and from Chris, Stovetop Mac and Cheese.
13/06/2324m 28s

A Picnic For 25

Phoebe is preparing an ambitious meal: a good-bye picnic for 25 graduating high school seniors she’s advised over the years. The students are graduating from a boarding school in rural Indiana, and they’ve tried every restaurant in town. So, Phoebe wants to do something special. Chris enlists Amiel Stanek’s help to help Phoebe give these teens the proper send-off into the world.Recipes featured in the episode:From Chris, Creamy Tahini and Harissa Beef, Grilled Chicken Skewers with Toum (plus more on skewer pro tips!), Slow Roasted Onion Dip - as a bonus, maybe homemade flatbread.From Amiel, Zaatar Chicken with Garlicky Yogurt, Spicy and Creamy Slaw - round it out with store bought hummus, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, pita (warmed in oven), herby hot sauce (zhug - Trader Joe’s brand is great), etc.
06/06/2335m 10s

Too Chicken

Sophie cold called us and left us a voicemail about her fear of cooking chicken, so we got her back on the line to really dig into her concerns. And with the help of Mackenzie Fegan, we offer her some great recipes from the BA archive to tackle her chicken fears. Plus, we offer her some not-chicken options because there are no rules!!Recipes featured in the episode:From Chris, Coconut Milk-Braised Chicken Legs / Wild Card, BA’s best chocolate chip cookieFrom Mackenzie, Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Egg Noodles / Wild Card, slow-roasted salmon with harissa
30/05/2336m 1s

Pizza, But Make It Gluten-Free

Even with a whole slew of allergies and dietary restrictions, Caitlin manages to find meals to fit her family’s food needs. But she is completely vexed by finding a gluten free pizza dough that is crunchy and chewy. Chris brings in Aran Goyoaga to share her solution to Caitlin’s pizza problem. Plus, a science lesson on gluten with Shilpa Uskokovic.Aran's recipes :GF PIzza DoughCannelle et Vanille CookbookCannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple CookbookCannelle et Vanille Instagram
23/05/2329m 17s

Plant-based POV

Michela is a life-long vegetarian who needs some inspiration and ideas for getting more protein into her diet. So, Chris enlists the one-and-only Hetty McKinnon to help reframe Michela’s thinking on cooking with plants.Recipes featured in the episode:From Chris, Chickpea preparation from Tuna Salad with Crispy ChickpeasFrom Hetty, Sesame tofu with broccoli, Creamy cashew udon with crispy mushrooms, Broccoli and Cashew Cream soup, Roasted carrots and chickpeas with herby cashew cream – plus more info on black vinegar
16/05/2335m 51s

How To Cook More Sustainably With Pierce Abernathy

Sustainability mailbag: Fried Caper and Artichoke Toasts, Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Sesame Brittle, Herb-Stuffed Flatbreads with Yogurt Sauce, Lemony Brothy Beans with Asparagus, Beet and Mushroom Miso RaguPierce's pop-up tour: https://piercespringtour.com/Aerthship collective: https://aerthship.com/
09/05/2327m 3s

April Mailbag

 Recipes featured in the episode:Chocolate-Almond Fridge FudgeGluten-Free Chocolate-Tahini BrowniesOne-Pot PuttanescaMeatball Soup with Beef Stew VibesCitrus-Braised Pork with Crispy ShallotsRed Wine and Soy-Braised Short RibsSoy-Braised BrisketCoconut-and-Lemongrass-Braised Short RibsCoconut-Marinated Short Rib Kebabs with Peanut-Chile Oil
25/04/2334m 34s

BONUS: Picky Eater Extended Cut

Chris and Sonia visit the studio to reflect on their time with Maddy. Plus, hear her try a few more things!
18/04/2316m 50s

A Together-Worthy Meal

Lauren and her family love inviting people over for Shabbat dinner. But between dietary restrictions and kids, sometimes figuring out what to make feels too hard. So she often resorts to ordering in. Still, Lauren feels like there's a way for Shabbat to feel more complete with the right homemade meal.Recipes featured in this episode:From Nina, Miso-Mushroom Risotto, From Chris, Chana Masala, Spiced Dal with fluffy rice and salted yogurt
11/04/2330m 47s

Picky Eater Therapy

Our guest Maddy has never even tried a carrot. Her ultimate goal is to be able to sit down at a restaurant and find more than one option appealing, and to shed the title of "pick eater." Chris taps Executive Editor Sonia Chopra to help Maddy face her food fears.Recipes featured in this episode:From Sonia, Jammy Onion and Miso Pasta, Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal, quesadilla with cheese and black beans. From Chris, Confetti Rice with Chicken in Spicy Garlic Broth, Cod with Soy-Caramalized Onion and Potatoes
04/04/2329m 39s

The Freezer Is Your Friend

Lana is a mom to a toddler and lives in a rural area, which means trips to the grocery store aren't that simple or frequent. She's looking for meals that freeze well, that feel new, and are delicious. So, we turn to two freezer geniuses: Zaynab Issa & Alex Beggs. Recipes featured in this episode: From Zaynab, her Roasted Carrot Soup with Crispy Shallots, and her Make Ahead Egg and Cheese Sandwiches. And from Chris a Soy-Braised Brisket.
28/03/2328m 25s

Cake It 'Til You Make It

Shilpa Uskokovic has been busy baking cakes for any occasion. Listen to hear Shilpa's top five best cake practices, and all the tools you need to successfully bake at home. Plus, she'll answer a few cake questions from the inbox. Tools & Ingredients mentioned in this episode:TherapenBaker’s JoyRecipes mentioned in this episode:Raspberry Cake With Whipped Cream FillingPineapple Upside-Down CakeVegan Banana Bread With Chocolate and MisoFor a transcript of this episode, please follow this link.
21/03/2330m 37s

When You Want To Impress...

Whitney considers herself a beginner in the kitchen, but her dream is to host a multi-course dinner that will really wow her friends. So, Chris and Shilpa throw some really ambitious recipes her way. Will they be too much or will Whitney rise to the occasion?Recipes featured in this episode:  Char Siu Wellington, Beef Wellington with Green Sauce, Duchess Baked Potatoes;  Pears and Radishes with Gorgonzola and Nori, turmeric-lime chicken with pumpkin seed salsa, Arroz Verde with Spiced Mushrooms, Citrus Caramel Sundae with Toasted Almonds 
14/03/2330m 34s

Celebrate Women's History Month with The One Recipe!

Noor Murad talks to Jesse this week about the time she almost burned down a kitchen, what it’s like teaching the hard lessons she had to be taught, and her One: Green Frittata With Burnt Eggplant & Pomegranate Salsa. Noor Murad is a chef, cookbook author and head of the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen. You can follow her on Instagram @noorishbynoor.Help support The One Recipe, and shows from APM Studios that bring people together, with a donation of any amount today.
07/03/2314m 27s

February Mailbag Edition

Chris and Shilpa weigh in on how a vegetarian mom should prepare chicken for her toddler, the only knives you actually need in the kitchen, what cuisine they'd choose for a weeknight dinner, and finally, whether frozen fish is worth cooking. | Recipes and Recs in this episode: Air Fryer Sesame-Coconut Chicken Tenders, Cheese-Cracker Crusted Chicken; Mac Chef Knife, and a Victorinox paring knife; Black Bass With Preserved Lemon-Pistachio Sauce, Slow-Roasted Salmon with Harissa, Saucy, Tangy Slow-Roast Sambal Salmon.
28/02/2325m 38s

4 Tips for Cooking with a Partner

Katianna and John Hong know all about sharing the kitchen together. They’re both chefs and run their restaurant Yangban Society, which was named one of our Best New Restaurants of 2022.
21/02/234m 39s

You + Me = Dinner

They both love to cook, but they don't love cooking together. This Valentine's Day, we help Serena and her boyfriend navigate the kitchen as a team.Recipes featured in this episode: From Rachel, Vada Pav with Dry Coconut-Garlic Chutney, Masala Fried Chicken  and from Chris, Fresh Pepper Kung Pao Chicken, Weeknight Mapo Tofu with Ground Pork
14/02/2326m 8s

The Sound of Mac & Cheese

Whenever Blake makes mac and cheese, it tastes like cardboard. Maggie Hoffman and Chris offer him two approaches to the dish to make sure that never happens again.Recipes featured in this episode: From Maggie, Our Favorite Mac and Cheese and from Chris, Stovetop Mac and Cheese.
07/02/2324m 8s

Nextover Nirvana

Like many of us, Jenn is experiencing leftover fatigue. So, Kendra and Chris introduce her to the lifechanging art of nextovers.Recipes featured in this episode: From Kendra, Beer-Braised Carnitas, Buttery Tomato and Cinnamon-Spiced Rice and from Chris, Chicken Tinga Tostadas with Bacony Black Beans
31/01/2328m 9s

When in Doubt...Funghi

Nico and Natalie love cooking together, but after Natalie developed a dairy intolerance cooking their favorite dishes just hasn't been the same. Chris invites vegan-chef Chrissy Tracey to help Nico and Natalie navigate the world of dairy-free.Recipes featured in this episode: From Chrissy, her Vegan Cacio e Pepe and from Chris, Chewy Date and Dark Chocolate Cookies
24/01/2330m 8s

Paging Dr. Donut

Aruna is about as prepared as any home cook could be. But after a bad experience frying, she's terrified to try again.Chris brings in Test Kitchen Coordinator Inés Anguiano to get Aruna back in the frying game!Recipes featured in this recipe:From Inés: Cardamom Cream-Filled Sugar Donuts, Lemony Glazed Cake DoughnutsFrom Chris: Doughnuts with Grapefruit Curd and Citrus SugarMore information about frying from Bon Appétit: 5 Things That Can Go Horribly Wrong When Frying (and How to Avoid Them)
17/01/2328m 10s

January Mailbag Edition

We love hearing from our listeners, but we get a lot of questions that we can't turn into full episodes. So, to answer your questions, we're going through our inbox and answering them on air. If you have a dinner emergency for us, write to us at dinnersos@bonappetit.com. Recommendations Below:For Serena:Zaynab Issa’s’ Chicken & Cabbage Salad. For Abby: Kendra Vaculin’s Sun-Dried Tomato Romesco PastaFor Jackson: Maesri Brand Curry PasteNY Shuk HarissaNY Shuk Preserved LemonsMaya Kaimmal’s Tikka Masala Indian Simmer SauceRick Bayless’s Red Chilli Enchilada SauceS & B Curry PowderRao’s Marinara SauceOld Bay SeasoningMutti Double Concentrated Tomato PasteCanned Tomatoes: Bianco DiNapoli, Sclafani, Jersey FreshFor Iyat: Chris’s Beef WellingtonSelections from Shilpa’s Fancy/Frugal Dinner Party: Shilpa’s Meatloaf. Plus, her pickled vegetables.A Charlotte Russe Cake; Here’s a version of a Charlotte from Epicurious. 
10/01/2324m 13s

Kitchen-to-Party Ratio

Claire tends to spend her dinner parties in the kitchen, not with her guests. She called in search of a recipe with big make ahead potential.Recipes Featured in this Episode: From Zaynab, the Date & Soy Shortribs and from Chris, the Duck Confit.For a transcript of this episode, please follow this link.
13/12/2227m 56s

Small Space, Big Dreams

Sam's kitchen is tiny, but she really wants to experiment in the kitchen, particularly with baking. Chris enlists the help of Bon Appetit's Deputy Food Editor Hana Asbrink to help Sam bake something beautiful in her small space. If you have a dinner emergency on your hands, write to us at podcasts@bonappetit.com. Or leave us a voice message at 212-286-7071.Recipes Featured in this Episode: From Hana, the Giant Cardamom Bun and from Chris, the Cocoa Brioche Morning Bun.
06/12/2232m 53s

Dietary Restriction Bingo

Neha is having a dinner party on Friday. But with five guests and a set of four dietary restrictions, she's stumped by what to serve. So, Chris brings in BA Food Editor Shilpa Uskokovic to help Neha figure out what to serve besides water soup! If you have a dinner emergency on your hands, write to us at podcasts@bonappetit.com. Or leave us a voice message at 212-286-7071!Recipes: From Shilpa, Weeknight Fancy Ravioli, and from Chris, Baked Minty Rice w/ PomegranateFor a transcript of this episode, please follow this link.
29/11/2224m 33s

Thanksgiving SOS: No Kitchen

A construction timeline for Rose's kitchen is interfering with her Thanksgiving plans, so she's decided to turn to the grill. Our host Chris Morocco enlists one of the Test Kitchen's greatest grillers to help Rose find the perfect Thanksgiving menu.If you have a dinner emergency on your hands, write to us at podcasts@bonappetit.com. Or leave us a voice message at 212-286-7071!Recipes featured in this episode:Kendra's Menu: Healthyish Barbecued Chicken, Smashed Green Beans with Lemony Sumac Dressing, Kale Salad with Pecan VinaigretteChris's Menu: Barbecue Spice-Brined Grilled Turkey, Potato and Chorizo Foil Packs, Grilled Carrots with Avocado and Mint, Kale and Cucumber Salad with Roasted Ginger DressingFor a transcript of this episode, please follow this link.
22/11/2232m 13s

An Amsterdam Thanksgiving

Brooke is used to hosting Thanksgiving at her mom's house in Texas. But life has brought her to Amsterdam where she's hoping to host the holiday for friends. But trying to navigate her small kitchen, the metric system and grocery options is proving to be a huge challenge. Our host Chris Morocco and a Bon Appétit all-star are on the case.If you have a dinner emergency on your hands, write to us at podcasts@bonappetit.com. Or leave us a voice message at 212-286-7071!Recipes from our hosts:Shilpa: The New England Express, Baked Rice with Short Ribs, Burnt Orange and Coriander Roast Pork, Sweet Potatoes with Tahini ButterChris: Pomegranate-and-Honey-Glazed Duck With Rice, Duck Confit with Spicy Pickled Raisins, Creamy Yukon Golds with Crispy Potato Skins, Cornbread Cheddar BiscuitsFor a transcript of this episode, please follow this link.
15/11/2233m 54s

Coming Soon! Dinner SOS from Bon Appétit

Dinner SOS is the podcast where we answer desperate home cooks' cries for help. In every episode, food director Chris Morocco and a rotating cast of cooking experts tackle a highly specific conundrum and present two solutions. The caller will pick one, cook through it, and let us know if we successfully helped rescue dinner. Send us your dinner emergency to podcasts@bonappetit.com! Our first episode airs November 15th.
08/11/222m 19s
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