In this episode: we interview a real urban farmer (Amy Matthews) and brainstorm what to do with her seasonal eats. Plus, we share the story of how we got into cooking in the first place, an innovative pad thai variation, new comfort foods to get through the winter months, and our favorite podcasts.
Our recipe of the week: Spaghetti squash pad thai (A Couple Cooks)
Our tour with Amy at South Circle Farm
Recipes with Amy’s produce:
Fennel: Italian white bean soup (a favorite!)
Bok choy: Market vegetable fried rice
Parsnip: Roasted root vegetables
Julia Child, the mother of all cooking shows (complete with old episodes)
Alton Brown’s Good Eats
Who inspires you to cook (on TV or in real life)?
Our favorite podcasts - what podcasts do you love?
Amy's podcast recommendation: The Memory Palace.
In this episode: we talk with rock star Mario Batali about the true rockstars: local farmers. And, our favorite Italian stew, cooking without a recipe, pickles, tiny houses, and bucket lists.
Our recipe of the week: Tomato artichoke lentil stew (A Couple Cooks)
Sonja’s recipe pick: Spicy peanut stew with butternut squash and chickpeas (Ashlae Warner of Oh Ladycakes)
Alex’s recipe pick: Roasted leeks with tangerine vinaigrette (Michael Anthony from V is for
The Flavor Bible by Karen Page.
What’s in season near you? A seasonal food chart.
What’s on your bucket list?
-Alex’s bucket list desire: a magical dinner.
In this episode: Alex unveils a surprise signature cocktail on the air, and we share colorful, seasonal recipes for a Thanksgiving menu (or anytime). Plus salty listener questions answered, eating mindfully, and hygge.
Our recipes of the week:
Our Winter 2015 signature cocktail: pomegranate spice hygge cocktail.
Delicata squash fries, with our favorite seasonal squash.
In this episode: a big bowl that unites random refrigerator components, what we learned from Julia Child, and the best way to make cooking fun. Plus, we confess our biggest kitchen disaster and our favorite food memories (hint, Italia).
Our recipe of the week: Roasted nourish bowl (A Couple Cooks)
Sonja’s recipe pick: Ribollita (Tuscan white bean soup) (Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons)
Alex’s recipe pick: Spicy pita pockets with lentils and tahini sauce (Food and Wine)
The butternut squash soup we used for our on-air salt experiment
Cooking as a couple - how we do it, and why to cook with a friend, spouse, partner, etc.
The recipe behind our biggest kitchen disaster. Share with us your failure stories?
What is your favorite food memory? We’d love to hear.
Alex’s favorite food memory in Rome (search for the word “Campoleone”)
Sonja’s favorite food memory in Positano (search for the world “Peach”)
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In this episode: chili with a magical secret ingredient and a life changing way to make vegetables. Plus, the joy of hosting a dinner party and an encouraging tip from an expert.
Our recipe of the week: Quinoa and black bean chili (A Couple Cooks)
Roasting is our favorite way to prepare vegetables in the fall and winter. Some of our favorite recipes:
Roasted brussels sprouts with pecorino and pecans (pecorino and pecans optional)
What should Sonja make with an 8-pound green cabbage? Sonja’s farmer’s market haul
Did you find the Easter egg?
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