Between the sourdough revolution and the discovery that eating at home means a landslide of dirty dishes, we are all collectively finding ourselves in a place where food has taken on a new prominence.
Just in time, a new podcast has arrived to help us cook up a storm during stormy times.
Home Cooking stars two people I love even though I’ve never met them and never will.
Samin Nosrat won my heart with her extraordinary Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. (Watch it! It will make you love food, people, Samin, and the idea of 100 flavors of salt.)
Hrishikesh Hirway is a polytalented podcaster whose curiosity drags me right along with him. He entered my radar with his podcast Song Exploder. (I wrote about it here.) At the moment, I’m listening to his epic West Wing Weekly, the podcast that discusses every single episode of The West Wing. (I wrote about it here.) (I’m up to Season 3, Episode 16.) (Only four seasons to go!)
And Now They Are Together
When I got wind of Home Cooking, I collapsed in a puddle of happiness. Two incredibly good-hearted people talking about simple cooking during quarantine?
SIGN. ME. UP.
Their message: cook with ingredients we have on hand, use what we have.
Let’s go hang out with them in Episode 1: “Bean There, Done That.”
Unsurprisingly, Hrishikesh’s co-host for The West Wing Weekly makes an appearance: Joshua Malina shares his ancestral latke recipe.