EPISODE 5: A Mad Scientist, Chicken Adventures, and Something New from North Dakota

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Review titles:


Alton Brown: EveryDayCook, by Alton Brown (Ballantine)
Adventures in Chicken, by Eva Kosmas Flores (HMH)
Molly on the Range, by Molly Yeh (Rodale)


Noteworthy titles

The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act by Alex Prud’homme (Knopf)
The I Heart Naptime Cookbook: More than 100 easy 7 delicious recipes to make in less than one hour, by Jamielyn Nye (Grand Central Publishing).
¡Cuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen  by Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn, and Jody Eddy (10 Speed)



This Week’s Recipe Test!

Book tested: LEON Happy Salads

Guest: Ivy Mabius

“I am an artist/designer who designs homes and businesses. I do complete commissioned murals, canvas paintings, ceramics and photographs when not running after two boys, two mastiffs, two rabbits, two sheep, two goats and 13 chickens.

I learned to cook seriously in two places. The first was in Brussels, Belgium from a then-boyfriend’s mother, Claudine Arnoldy, an amazing chef who never made the same thing twice.  The second city where I learned to cook was our culinary and cultural capital of the USA – New Orleans!  I designed many restaurants in New Orleans, notably Brigtsen’s Restaurant,  where she was hired by chef Frank Brigtsen – one of New Orleans’ best chefs and a prodigy of Paul Prudhomme’s.

I have always loved to cook.  My mom always made us delicious home cooked meals and now I have the opportunity to do the same for my family.  Family meal time is a priority to us as a family.  Having a small organic farm helps my overall recipe execution.”


Episode 5 Music

“Ultra Swing” by MrJuan
“Local Forecast” by Kevin MacLeod
“Swing Gitane”  by the Underscore Orkestra
“New Town Klezmer” by the Underscore Orkestra
“The Devil’s Dance” by Cuban Cowboys
“Lost in the Stars” by Kurt Weill, performed by Ivy Mabius (vocals) and Susie Chang (piano)

Episode 5 sound effects

Drum Roll with Cymbals Crash Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3
Opening a soda can by Taira Komori
Baby wail by BoilingSand

…and others hosted at freesound.org, soundbible.com, and looperman.com, as well as my own recordings.


The Level Teaspoon’s theme music:

Não me touques, performed by The Bees Knees International Café Orchestra


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