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The New Baking

In this episode, host Christopher Kimball goes to London's Violet Bakery to visit with rising pastry star Claire Ptak. While there, he learns some of her baking techniques, such as under-whipping egg whites for a lighter cake. Back at Milk Street and in the kitchen, he puts that information to work, making chocolate, prune and rum cake with Milk Street Cook Matthew Card. Next up is Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce who shows Chris how to make a brown sugar tart with their foolproof single-crust pie dough. The show ends with Chris explaining how a Japanese baking technique coupled with a cornstarch paste ended his 30-year search for a prebaked pie crust that won't slump in the pan.

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Crazy Noodles

Milk Street visits Peru to learn a new way to make pesto, with-surprise!-spinach. Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri shows how it's done as she creates Peruvian Pesto (tallarines verde). The pasta theme continues as Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart teaches host Christopher Kimball about a different noodle dish, soba with miso butter and asparagus. Chris reveals his foolproof recipe for pisco sours. Finally, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark shows us a pesto that's red, not green, as she creates the Sicilian pasta dish, trapanese pesto.

  • 2018-03-21T04:30:00-07:00

Japan Fried Chicken

Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart demonstrates a simpler and tastier way to crisp fried chicken as she shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Japanese fried chicken (karaage). Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri shows how Japanese potato salad banishes the bland with its creamy, semi-mashed potatoes contrasted with crisp, piquant ingredients. Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce shows Chris how to make sweet-and-spicy ginger green beans.

  • 2018-03-28T04:30:00-07:00