It’s here…!!! After 15 years of reviewing cookbooks in print and radio (and 1 frantic month learning all about podcasting), may I present to you my weekly all-cookbooks all-the-time podcast, The Level Teaspoon. You can find it on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and others.
Is it informative? Is it authoritative? You’ll have to judge. But I promise you won’t find a more irreverent cookbook review podcast anywhere.
WARNING: Listening when hungry may make cause you to eat way sooner than you meant to. Show notes follow.
Episode 1 Review titles:
Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & The Caucasus by Caroline Eden & Eleanor Ford (Kyle Books)
ITSU 20 minute suppers: Eat beautiful with noodles, grains, rice and soups, by Julian Metcalf & Blanche Vaughan (Mitchell Beazley)
All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China, by Carolyn Phillips (10 Speed Press)
Episode 1 Noteworthy titles
Not One Shrine: Two Food Writers Devour Tokyo by Becky Selengut & Matthew Amster-Burton (Thunk Books)
The All New Ball Book Of Canning And Preserving: Over 350 of the Best Canned, Jammed, Pickled, and Preserved Recipes (Oxmoor House)
Ice Cream Adventures: More Than 100 Deliciously Different Recipes, by Stef Ferrari (Rodale Books)
Episode 1 Recipe Test
Guest: Mark Lattanzi works by day at 93.9 WRSI, a popular local radio station here western Massachusetts. The rest of the time, Mark and his wife Cindy grow, make, and experiment with a ridiculous amount of food, much of which has been enthusiastically eaten by me.
Book tested: Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, by Meathead Goldwyn (Rux Martin/HMH)
Episode 1 Music:
Little Lily Swing, by Tri-Tachyon
Ille de Roman Olsun, by Wind of Anatolia
Shange Mountain Song, by Chan Wai Fat
The Level Teaspoon‘s theme music:
Não me touques, performed by The Bees Knees International Café Orchestra