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The Kitchen Counter - Home Cooking Tips and Inspiration

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The show that's dedicated to helping aspiring home cooks grow their skills and confidence in the kitchen so they can start cooking up memories with their family and friends. Whether you want to learn to cook or just need some simple food inspiration, we will cover recipes, kitchen tools, and interviews with experts to help you on your home cooking journey! On Twitter at @TKCpodcast /Facebook at facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast / Instagram at https://instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast

The show that's dedicated to helping aspiring home cooks grow their skills and confidence in the kitchen so they can start cooking up memories with their family and friends. Whether you want to learn to cook or just need some simple food inspiration, we will cover recipes, kitchen tools, and interviews with experts to help you on your home cooking journey! On Twitter at @TKCpodcast /Facebook at facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast / Instagram at https://instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast

Location:

Salem, OR

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The show that's dedicated to helping aspiring home cooks grow their skills and confidence in the kitchen so they can start cooking up memories with their family and friends. Whether you want to learn to cook or just need some simple food inspiration, we will cover recipes, kitchen tools, and interviews with experts to help you on your home cooking journey! On Twitter at @TKCpodcast /Facebook at facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast / Instagram at https://instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast

Twitter:

@TKCpodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Black Cod with Sena Sea

12/4/2022
On today's episode we welcome back Rich and Sena Wheeler of Sena Sea to talk about black cod, a.k.a. sablefish. This deep ocean fish is silky, rich, and full of Omega-3 acids. What makes it different from other fish caught in Alaska, and how can a home cook get the best results when preparing it? We cover it all as we go deep on black cod with Sena Sea. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/221 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:35:10

Thanksgiving 2022

11/11/2022
Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in the U.S., so it's time dust off our pie pans and figure out our turkey plans. On today's episode we start with dessert first! We'll talk pies with Genevieve Ko of the New York Times Cooking. Then we check in with bonafide Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Expert Samantha Woulfe for some bird-flavored tips and tricks. What if a turkey is not in your plans this year? Jeanine Donofrio of Loveandlemons.com stops by to share ideas for making veggies the...

Duration:00:51:18

Halloween 2022 - The Fridge at the End of the Street

10/26/2022
The Halloween special is back! Once again Chris joins me in the dining room and we do a tasting of a wide variety of snacks (we use that term loosely here). Some were surprisingly gross, some better than we expected. It was all a lot of fun! https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/219 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast Twitter: @TKCpodcast Email: feedback@kitchencounterpodcast.com

Duration:00:56:25

Smorgasbord October 2022

10/11/2022
On today's Smorgasbord episode we take a look at the delicious combination of Vietnamese caramel sauce and brussels sprouts. Then we learn how to make your stainless steel cookware less "sticky" by taking advantage of the Leidenfrost Effect. We wrap up with a short review of Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley's excellent book, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen." https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/218 Connect with the show at: Facebook:...

Duration:00:31:09

Let's Cook: Masoor Dal

9/14/2022
Hot days give way to cool evenings as the season transitions from summer to autumn. It’s the perfect time for a light comfort dish. Today we are heading to the kitchen to cook a favorite North Indian dish of red lentils, onions, tomatoes and spices called Masoor Dal. The recipe is simple enough to make on a weeknight and the bright spices will warm you up on a brisk fall day. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/217 Connect with the show at: Facebook:...

Duration:00:35:08

Introduction to Canning

8/31/2022
Preserving food by canning can be an extremely rewarding pursuit. It can also seem complicated, mysterious, or even a bit scary to anyone who has never done it. In today's episode we take a high-level look at canning, including basic concepts, equipment, and the importance of using trusted, tested safe recipes. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/216 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:39:16

Knives Out

8/9/2022
Knives are the workhorses of the home kitchen. No matter what you plan to cook, chances are a knife will be involved in the preparation of your meal. While a knife won't directly impact how your food tastes, a good sharp knife can make your time in the kitchen safer and much more enjoyable. In this episode we'll take a look at different types of knives and materials, caring for knives and even ideas for when it comes time to sharpen your knife. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/215 Connect...

Duration:00:51:18

Let's Bake: Madeleines

7/21/2022
These buttery sponge cakes masquerading as delightful shell-shaped cookies are one of my favorite sweets. Madeleines are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, or as a unique treat at your next get-together. They aren't easy to find, but they are relatively easy to make. With a few common pantry ingredients and a madeleine mold, you can bake up a batch of these golden wonders in no time. Join me in the kitchen and let's bake madeleines. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/214 Connect with the...

Duration:00:34:12

Let's Cook: Mofongo

7/5/2022
On today's episode we head into the kitchen with some essential Caribbean ingredients to make one of Puerto Rico's signature dishes. Mofongo is a comforting plate of fried green plantains, pork cracklins, and garlic all mashed together and served with a sauce or soup. It's an easy dish that can be put together for a weeknight meal or incorporated into your next Caribbean-inspired feast. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/213 Connect with the show at: Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:47

Rice Time

6/15/2022
Long-grain, short-grain, brown, white, black and red. Converted or minute? The rice section in your typical grocery store has a wide variety of rice and rice products and can be confusing for home cooks. On today's episode we unpack some of the terms and varieties associated with one of the world's most popular grains. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/212 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:33:05

Let's Cook: Johnny Cakes

6/1/2022
It seems practically every culture in the world has come up with their own version of fried dough, from Akara of West Africa to the Zeppole of Italy. Today we are heading into the kitchen for a live-cooking episode, and my take on Caribbean-style johnny cakes inspired by my recent trip to St. Croix, USVI. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/211 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:45:27

Smorgasbord May 2022

5/17/2022
On today's smorgasbord episode we talk about flavored oils, review Elizabeth Williams' great new book "Nana's Creole Italian Table," and take a look at a favorite cut of beef for grilling, the tri-tip roast. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/210 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast Twitter: @TKCpodcast Email: feedback@kitchencounterpodcast.com

Duration:00:40:14

All In for Olives

4/18/2022
Olive lovers unite! On today's episode we go deep, and I mean really deep, into the bitter fruit that has been revered for millenia. I'm joined by fellow olive lovers Seth Heasley and Don Landis of Don's Olives in Sebastopol California. Don delivers a master class on the olive, including what to look for in olive oil, how commercial olives are manufactured, and other processes for curing and brining olives that gets much closer to the kind of table olives you'll find all across the...

Duration:01:01:17

In Search of the Perfect Sear

4/13/2022
On today's episode Christine Pittman from Cook the Story and the Recipe of the Day Podcast stops by the show to talk about one her favorite cooking techniques, the reverse sear. I gush about one of my favorite (and most underrated) kitchen tools, and talk about one of my favorite preparations for cooking a whole chicken: spatchcocking. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/208 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram:...

Duration:00:41:41

Cooking Burnout

4/6/2022
No matter the skill or passion a home cook has, at one point or another they will have to wrestle with burnout. Maybe exhaustion has set in and you don't have the energy to cook. Perhaps you are just bored of cooking the same old dinners. On today's episode we'll chat with Margaux Laskey of the New York Times about easy recipes for peak burnout, and then we'll take a look at some listener ideas to help cope with the times we just don't feel like cooking....

Duration:00:52:28

Plant Based Italian with Alice Carbone Tench

3/22/2022
In today's episode my friend Alice Carbone Tench stops by to talk about her approach to plant-based Italian cooking, her love for peperonata and other Italian favorites, and her new cookbook "Eating Again: The Food That Healed Me." https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/206 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast Twitter: @TKCpodcast Email: feedback@kitchencounterpodcast.com

Duration:00:42:30

The Art of Artichokes

3/9/2022
Spring is around the corner so it's time to shift our focus to some of the seasonal produce that will be soon be heading our way. March through May is peak time for artichokes, so today we take a look at the edible thistle that might be a mystery for many home cooks. We'll learn about the different parts of the vegetable, how to prep them, and a couple of methods for cooking fresh artichokes. https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/205 Connect with the show at: Facebook:...

Duration:00:28:18

Smorgasbord February 2022

2/14/2022
On today's smorgasbord we talk about the Sumo Citrus, cooking with bacon grease, and making an easy sauce with dried chiles. We also hear from our friends at SoFAB with a new segment called "Meat and Three." For show notes on this episode, https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/204 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast Twitter: @TKCpodcast Email:...

Duration:00:42:20

The Root Cause

1/25/2022
On today's episode we dig into the wide world of root vegetables. We'll explore the difference between the varieties of root vegetables, including tubers and rhizomes, and some common culinary uses. We also have a recipe for a delicious honey roasted parsnip and celeriac puree! So rustle up some rutabagas, track down some turnips, and have some fun! For show notes on this episode, https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/203 Connect with the show at: Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:21

Smorgasbord January 2022

1/11/2022
Welcome to 2022! On today's smorgasbord episode we talk about preserving lemons, recipes from Africa, and cooking prompts to get our creativity flowing. We also cover a few show updates and some fun things to keep your eye out for. For show notes on this episode, https://kitchencounterpodcast.com/202 Connect with the show at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchencounterpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitchencounterpodcast Twitter: @TKCpodcast Email:...

Duration:00:33:16