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Dinner SOS by Bon Appétit

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A last-minute party with no menu inspiration. A kitchen with no space. A toddler who will only eat buttered pasta. Name your dinner emergency—Bon Appétit is here to help. Dinner SOS is the podcast where we answer desperate home cooks' cries for help. In every episode, food director Chris Morocco and a rotating cast of cooking experts tackle a highly specific conundrum and present two solutions. The caller will pick one, cook through it, and let us know if we successfully helped rescue dinner. Call in with your own dinner emergencies—no problem is too big or too small! For the recipes featured in Dinner SOS and more, head to bonappetit.com or download the new Epicurious App in the iOS App Store. You can find episodes of our previous podcast, Food People, here.

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United States

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Panoply

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A last-minute party with no menu inspiration. A kitchen with no space. A toddler who will only eat buttered pasta. Name your dinner emergency—Bon Appétit is here to help. Dinner SOS is the podcast where we answer desperate home cooks' cries for help. In every episode, food director Chris Morocco and a rotating cast of cooking experts tackle a highly specific conundrum and present two solutions. The caller will pick one, cook through it, and let us know if we successfully helped rescue dinner. Call in with your own dinner emergencies—no problem is too big or too small! For the recipes featured in Dinner SOS and more, head to bonappetit.com or download the new Epicurious App in the iOS App Store. You can find episodes of our previous podcast, Food People, here.

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English


Episodes
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I Need a Better Bean

6/11/2024
Caller Teddy has been vegan for a few years. But while she’s confident in her chickpea and lentil skills, bean mastery has eluded her. And, to be fair, the questions are big: canned or dried? What type of bean works best for which application? Is a big pot of brothy beans enough for a meal, or does it need to be doctored? Chris taps Justine Doiron (aka Justine_Snacks, bean enthusiast, to help Teddy get hip to the humble bean. Recipes mentioned: Brothy Pasta with Chickpeas Gochujang Brothy Beans Breaded Beans Brothy Beans Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole

Duration:00:28:57

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Carla Hall Talks Juneteenth

6/6/2024
Juneteenth, celebrated on the 19th of June, may be our newest national holiday, but Black Americans — particularly Texans — have been celebrating it for years. Bon Appetit and Epicurious Editor-in-Chief Jamila Robinson sat down with chef, TV host, and entrepreneur Carla Hall to dig into how they mark Juneteenth, who's allowed to join the celebrations, and what they're cooking this year. Recipes Mentioned: Hibiscus, Orange, and Vanilla Agua Fresca Ruth's Lima Beans with Smoked Turkey Tail Brown Butter Peach Cobbler Lemon-Pepper Catfish Nuggets with Pepperoncini Dip Glazed Funnel Cake with Fruit Confetti

Duration:00:22:57

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I Need Lots of Protein

6/4/2024
Liliana's two twenty-something sons and her husband are big guys who like a lot of protein at dinnertime. But she's feeling overwhelmed by the dietary restrictions at play, and bored with her repertoire. So Chris and Dan Pelosi team up to offer Liliana some large-format braises that won't require tons of cleanup. Recipes: Early Dismissal Pot Roast Burnt Orange and Coriander Roast Pork Check out Dan's Cookbook Let's Eat wherever books are sold.

Duration:00:32:39

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I Need BBQ Expertise

5/28/2024
This week's caller, Jon, loves using his smokers to create delicious, tender, barbecue. But there's one cut of meat that has always eluded him: beef cheeks. So Chris is joined by Snake River Farms's Dave Yasuda and "The Professor of Barbecue," Tuffy Stone, to help Jon master this tough—but rewarding—piece of meat.

Duration:00:33:21

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I Need Delicious Korean Food

5/21/2024
Korean food is exploding in popularity—and for good reason. So, to dive into the trends and dishes we're loving, Chris is joined by Deputy Food Editor Hana Asbrink, Chef Irene Yoo, and Matt Rodbard & Deuki Hong, co-authors of the new book Koreaworld. Join us for a deep dive into anju and soju drinking games, what's on the modern Seoul table, and answers to listener questions. RECIPES & LINKS: Sulguk (Alcohol Stew) Kong-Bul (Soybean Sprouts and Bulgogi) Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancakes) How to Party with Soju, Korea's Most Iconic Spirit Clean-Out-the-Fridge Kimchi Gochujang Recipes That Pack a Fruity, Spicy Punch

Duration:00:37:54

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I Need to Feed My Kids... Without Losing My Mind

5/14/2024
Almost every parent has a moment when making dinner for their families feels daunting or downright demoralizing. And here at Dinner SOS, we get tons of emails from parents looking for inspiration and guidance. So Stacie Billis and Meghan Splawn, food writers and hosts of the podcast Didn't I Just Feed You? join Chris to commiserate—and to answer some listener questions from our mailbag.

Duration:00:33:38

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I Need My Husband to Eat More Vegetables

5/7/2024
Abby has a vegetable skeptic in her house. But it's not her two young children, it's her husband, Trent. So Chris enlists Top Chef Canada host and cookbook author Eden Grinshpan to help Abby find creative ways to make vegetables seem more appealing to Trent — and, by extension, their toddler. RECIPES: Whole Roasted Broccoli with Romesco, Almonds, and Dates Whole Head of Roasted Cauliflower with Garlicky Tahini Sauce Sesame Caesar Salad Broccoli Caesar

Duration:00:27:41

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RE-RUN: I Need Craveable Dairy-Free Recipes

4/30/2024
Nico and Natalie love cooking together. But since Natalie developed a dairy intolerance, cooking their favorite dishes just hasn't been the same. Chris and vegan chef Chrissy Tracey help Nico and Natalie navigate the world of dairy substitutes to satisfy their creamy cravings. RECIPES Vegan Cacio e Pepe Chewy Date and Dark Chocolate Cookies

Duration:00:30:15

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Drinks SOS!

4/23/2024
The May issue of Bon Appetit celebrates all things beverages — from recipes that use vodka in unconventional ways to 15 cocktails you can make with just 5 bottles of booze. So here on Dinner SOS, we're joining the party! Shilpa joins Chris for a deep dive into the issue's cocktail recipes and a mailbag full of listener questions about alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Then, they're both joined by BA staffers Dan Siegel and Sam Stone for a roundtable tasting of just a few beverages in the ever-growing NA category. Recipes and Links: Reverse Engineering (video series) World of Wine (video series) Recipes from the May issue How to Party with Soju, Korea's Most Iconic Spirit Garden Wedding Sherry Colada What Nonalcoholic Drink Matches Your Mood? A Pickle Martini Is the Best Dirty Martini NA Options We Tried: Athletic Brewing Co Upside Dawn Oddbird GSM Almave Ámbar Lyre's American Malt Curious Elixers Curious #1 Bonbuz Bittersweet Citron Three Spirit Nightcap

Duration:00:38:02

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Hosting SOS with Michele Norris

4/16/2024
You might know Michele Norris from her work as a journalist (including a decade-plus stint at NPR, where she co-hosted “All Things Considered”). You might know her from her Peabody Award-winning Race Card Project, or the two books she’s authored. Or you might know her as the host of the podcast Your Mama’s Kitchen. Michele joined Chris for a conversation about food memories and a mailbag full of listener questions all about hosting. Recipes: Peggy King's Macaroni & Cheese Broken Lasagna Pasta Salad Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad With Cabbage Cast-Iron Roast Chicken With Crispy Potatoes Slow-Roast Gochujang Chicken Andy Garcia's Fricase de Pollo Nonna Wambach's Pasta for Thousands Egg Bhurji Strata Fruit Salad

Duration:00:35:28

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I Need an All-American Menu

4/9/2024
Gabe and her husband have befriended an American couple in Treviso, Italy, where they all live. In order to give them a taste of home, Gabe would love to cook her new friends an American meal. But what typifies American food? And how can she source the right ingredients in the Veneto? Chris enlists the help of Bon Appetit's resident Aussie, Adam Moussa, and sommelier André Mack of BA's World of Wine series, to figure out what Gabe should make. Recipes: BA's Best Mac and Cheese Skillet-Fried Chicken BA's Best Fried Chicken Sandwich BA's Best Apple Pie

Duration:00:37:08

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Inside the Test Kitchen: Lemon Bars

4/2/2024
Most weeks on the show, we help out home cooks who have had a kitchen fail. This week, the "fail" is coming from inside the test kitchen. Test Kitchen Editor Kendra Vaculin joins Chris to chat about the fraught recipe development process of Kendra's Foolproof Lemon Bars — which was caught on camera as part of our "How I Developed" video series. Chris and Kendra also share how the team works together in the Bon Appetit test kitchen to bring you recipes you'll be excited to cook at home. The Recipe: Foolproof Lemon Bars The Video: "Developing These Perfect Lemon Bars Nearly Broke Me"

Duration:00:34:10

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I Need an Unfussy Baking Project

3/26/2024
Izzy and Nina are twin sisters who love to cook together. But while Izzy loves baking, Nina finds the precision it requires endlessly frustrating. So Izzy's got one more shot to get Nina to love baking with her. Chris and Shilpa come to their rescue, helping the sisters capture the joy of baked goods that taste even better from your own kitchen than from a bakery. The Recipes: BA's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Pavlova Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Chocolate Sheet Cake with Brown Butter Frosting Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Duration:00:30:29

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I Need a More Fun Way to Pasta

3/19/2024
Dan Pashman, of The Sporkful podcast, is somewhat of a pasta fanatic. In 2021, he invented the pasta shape Cascatelli (and documented the process on his show). Now, he's back with a cookbook, Anything's Pastable. He joined Chris to nerd out about pasta and answer some listener questions. Recipes: Cacio e Pepe Baked Pasta Ideas Ideas for Using Ground Meat Shrimp Scampi Soup Weather Inspiration Bagna Cauda with Spring Vegetables

Duration:00:35:24

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I Need A Lemon Meringue Pie That Will Actually Set

3/12/2024
Erin is an accomplished baker who regularly makes both meringue and lemon curd. But when she tried a lemon meringue pie recipe last year, it turned into lemon meringue soup. Chris and Shilpa are on the case to help Erin figure out what went wrong and make a citrus pie that will hold its shape and delight her friends. The Recipes: BA's Lemon Meringue Pie Cherry Lemonade Beach Pie Triple Citrus Creamsicle Pie

Duration:00:30:46

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I Need French Food... Without Alliums

2/27/2024
Michelle loves all things French, and dreams of making the perfect Beef Bourguignon at home. But there's a slight issue: her husband has an intolerance to garlic and onions, the bedrocks of French flavor. Chris enlists the help of Chef Tanya Holland to teach Michelle how to develop deep umami flavors without alliums. The Recipes: - Tanya's Chicken Fricassee - Beef and Bacon Stew - Red Wine and Soy-Braised Short Ribs - Tuna Niçoise Salad - Pissaladière - Coq au Vin For more French cooking techniques, Chef Tanya recommends: - La Varenne Pratique - Lulu's Provençal Table

Duration:00:34:54

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I Need Vegetarian Meals That Aren't Pasta

2/20/2024
Sarah's family loves pasta... almost too much. So she turned to Chris and Kendra for help finding vegetarian meals that bring more veggies and plant-based protein to the table. Recipes Mentioned: Sheet-Pan Tomatoes and Feta with Chickpeas Spring Orzotto Crispy Tofu with Peanut Sauce Brothy Pasta with Chickpeas Black Pepper Tofu and Asparagus Sesame Tofu with Broccoli Broccolini and Walnut Pesto Pasta Balsamic Mushroom and Sausage Pasta

Duration:00:38:48

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I Need a Valentine's Day Plan

2/13/2024
Whether you're in a relationship or not, the question of what—and where—to eat on Valentine's Day can feel overwhelming. Out or in? Fancy or casual? Chris, Shilpa, and Kate solve this perennial dinner emergency once and for all. Dinner Ideas from Bon Appetit and Epicurious: Valentine's Dinner Ideas That Make the Case for Staying In Valentine's Day Dinners You'll Love Chocolate Desserts for Pure Romance Valentine's Day Desserts for Love at First Bite Everything You'll Need to Make a Romantic Meal at Home

Duration:00:34:26

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Women Who Travel: Home Cooking in Latin America

2/6/2024
Twenty one countries make up Latin America—and within those countries lies myriad food cultures, recipes, and histories. This week, Women Who Travel host Lale Arikoglu chats with guest Sandra A. Gutierrez about her latest cookbook Latinísimo: Home Recipes from the Twenty-One Countries of Latin America, an encyclopedic exploration of the region through its dishes and the home cooks who make them. Plus, her travels in countries like Peru and Colombia, and insider tips for tracking down the best eats in a new city.

Duration:00:29:43

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I Need Help Using My Tagine

1/30/2024
Kaylee inherited a tagine from her husband's family, but her first attempt to cook in it was a total fail. Chris enlists Leetal and Ron Arazi of New York Shuk to teach Kaylee about the Middle Eastern and North African flavors and cooking techniques she'll need to make incredible tagines, every time. Recipes & Links: Braised Chicken with Harissa and OlivesNew York Shuk

Duration:00:33:39