From Scratch: Final Episode Season One

From Scratch: Final Episode Season One

Sudha Settharaman, founding director of the Trilok School in Brooklyn, has implemented and unusual food system in her arts-centric school. Join me for the final episode of my podcast “From Scratch with Michael Ruhlman,” exploring this week’s theme,...
From Scratch Podcast: Foraging

From Scratch Podcast: Foraging

Dr. Todd Pesek, in 2015, as we start out on our trek through the Cleveland Metroparks for an interview for my book Grocery. He’s also an Appalachian root doctor and an expert forager. We’re back from the holiday break with a podcast episode on foraging,...
Roast! From Scratch Podcast

Roast! From Scratch Podcast

The Barbuto roast chicken, from the New York Times Cooking. When I set out to do a show on roasting, little did I know that it would lead to a discussion of what a perfect restaurant is, what makes a good restaurant, in what way is food important, how do you roast a...
Awareness

Awareness

Corey Chow, per se chef, center, expediting—post “hearing aids,” as recorded on today’s podcast. Today’s podcast is about “awareness” in the kitchen, the importance of which was taught to me by Thomas Keller, below. A lot of people...
Bacon! (Again!) (Podcast!)

Bacon! (Again!) (Podcast!)

Brian Polcyn and I cure bacon on this week’s “From Scratch” podcast. That’s the gorgeous chunk of pork belly Brian’s holding, from Dickson’s Farmstand, at the Chelsea Market. Brian was impressed by the quality. I was impressed by...
The Egg: From Scratch Podcast

The Egg: From Scratch Podcast

“When I started my apprenticeship, my chef told me, ‘You’ll need ten years to master sabayon.’ It wasn’t exactly a decade, but it did take a while to get accustomed to controlling the heat to prevent the sauce from breaking. Once I did, I was so...