EPISODE 6: Danish Comfort Food, the New Soul of Harlem, and Pies All Around / Korean Seafood Pancake!

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Review titles:


Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge, by Trine Hahnemann (Quadrille Books)
The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem, by Marcus Samuelsson (HMH)
The Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Filling, and Life, by Kate McDermott (Countryman)


Noteworthy titles

Eat it Up! 150 Recipes to use Every Bit and Enjoy Every Bite of the food You Buy by Sherry Brooks Vinton (Da Capo)
The Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World, by Padma Lakshmi and Judith Sutton (Ecco Press).
The Lobster Cookbook: 55 Easy Recipes: Bisques, Noodles, Salads, Soups, Bakes, Wraps, Grills And Fries For Every Day Eating, by Jane Bamforth (Lorenz Books)



This Week’s Recipe Test!

Book tested: K Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food
Guest: Vishnu Hoff

“I work in medical research, specifically ophthalmic research, at a hospital in Manhattan. My work used to involve taking photographs of retinas for diagnostic purposes, and surgical video in the O.R. for teaching purposes. These days I work more on textbooks, educational websites, and helping to produce professional meetings for various sub-specialties such as glaucoma.

I consider myself a democratic food snob- I will try just about anything in pursuit of good food. It doesn’t have to be fancy, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. This is obviously a wide open area with many definitions since everyone thinks their food is “good food”. I’ve often found that they’re right- there’s a lot of good food out there as long as you’re willing to search for it. Sadly, there’s also a LOT of bad food, and I cannot and will not waste my time on McDonalds and its ilk. For me the starting point for good food is it has to be real, as in not manufactured in a factory, not made from over-processed ingredients, etc. I think the test of a culture’s food is its street food- if they can do that well, they’re off to a damned good start!”

Episode 6 Music

“Skye Cuillin” by Kevin MacLeod
“Fast Talkin” by Kevin MacLeod
“Dueling Duality” by Cullah
“Happy Happy Game Show” by Kevin MacLeod
“Tripède,” by Thiaz Itch


Episode 6 sound effects
Sound effects by mshahen, lonemonk, weaveofk, samkolber, shotgunpicker, FoolBoyMedia, yummie . . .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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