The Level Teaspoon
By T. Susan Chang
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The Level Teaspoon is a podcast for cooks who love recipes and the people they feed. It's hosted by T. Susan Chang, longtime cookbook reviewer for the Boston Globe, NPR, and others. Each week we'll look at the latest cookbook releases, we'll talk about what's going on in the world of recipes, and we'll test one or two recipes with a friend who likes to cook. Come back weekly for more good food and people to eat it with!
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 12: Final Roundup||Season 2 ends with a baker's half-dozen of last looks. The books are: [Secret] Sauces Back Pocket Pasta The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Cooking Burma Superstar Give a Girl A Knife The Science of Cooking WD-50 The Level Teaspoon's home on the web...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 11: Not Just Sushi, Not Just Noodles||With little more than some rice- and soy-based pantry ingredients and maybe a bit of seaweed, you too can bring Japanese cuisine to life in your kitchen. In this episode, a longtime cooking teacher shows you how. The Level Teaspoon's home on the...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 10: The Far Away Nearby||What's the next best thing to traveling the world and eating everything under the sun? Getting someone who's already done that to give you the recipes. The Level Teaspoon's home on the web is here: www.patreon.com/levelteaspoon ...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 9: Preheat to 350°||A baking book, coming on the end of the longest string of successful cookbooks from one restaurateur that I can think of. Pull out the mixer and preheat the oven! because it's raining cookies. The Level Teaspoon's home on the web is...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 8: Once Smitten, Twice Tried||She practically invented the food blog eleven years ago, from her tiny Manhattan kitchen, and in 2012, her first cookbook shot to the top of the charts. Can lightning strike again? A second outing from one of the food blogosphere's...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 7: Off the Masthead, into the Limelight||One hit after another, in a smart new release from an author better known for her behind-the-scenes work in the food world. The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: www.patreon.com/levelteaspoon Come visit and see...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 6: Blue in the Kitchen||After a series of recipe-testing flops and misfires in the Level Teaspoon kitchen, the week's third cookbook delivers...in more ways than one. The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: www.patreon.com/levelteaspoon Come visit...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 5: Instantaneous||My turn to have a go with the hottest kitchen appliance like, ever - and to sift through the teetering pile of cookbooks seeking to capitalize on its success for the one I like most of all. The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 4: Not Shy!||A second venture from a New York chef with a famous name and a fearless way with flavor. The question of the day: if it works in a restaurant, will it work in your home kitchen? The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is...||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 3: Pho-give & Pho-get||In which I finally get to tell you about a book I've been dying to share since February. Ready your marrow bones and rock your stock pots, because this one is truly phenomenal.* [*Cue straining sounds as I hold myself back from resorting to...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 2: Whiz Kid||In which I share with you a very hot new release associated with a certain magazine, a certain pair of spectacles and a certain bow tie. The Level Teaspoon's new home on the web is here: www.patreon.com/levelteaspoon Come visit...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 1: Brain Freeze||In which I share with you the very best ice cream book from all of 2017... You can find the recipe for the swoonworthy malted vanilla ice cream with chocolate pretzels, available to patrons, at my website: www.patreon.com/levelteaspoon Come...||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncing: Season 2 of The Level Teaspoon||Greetings, Level Teaspoon listeners! Season Two is around the corner! There will be a new format for the show, AND - drumroll - the Level Teaspoon now has a Patreon page with special features for subscribers. Yes, there will be a...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 15 - SEASON FINALE: HOLIDAY COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Pt. 3 - Kids' Cookbooks & Stocking Stuffers / Roast chicken, roast cabbage, pain de campagne & *croissants*!!!||KIDS' COOKBOOKS recommendations: and [not mentioned on the podcast but also worth considering for younger kids]: Jane Kelly was a senior manager and CEO in the music and TV industry...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 14: Holiday COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Pt. 2 - ETHNIC COOKBOOKS / Chicken lettuce wraps, spinach-Gruyère soufflé, simple salad||Ethnic/Regional Cookbook Recommendations: This week's guest #1: Sally Ekus Sally Ekus is a literary agent and co-owner of The Lisa Ekus Group, a full service culinary agency specializing in literary...||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Holiday COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Pt. 1 - BAKING BOOKS / Chocolate and Brown Sugar Buttercream Rolled Cake with Crushed Pistachios and Double-Chocolate Chunk Blondie Bars with Bourbon Ganache!||Baking Book Recommendations: This week's guest: Jenny Hartin "I am the Cookbook Promotions Manager for Eat Your Books and the founder of The Cookbook Junkies, a Facebook group of 38,000 cookbook fanatics and website of...||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 12: The Thanksgiving PIE episode / Potato-stuffed Chiles Rellenos & Purple Potato Focaccia!||Pie Books mentioned in Episode 12: This week's guest: Becky Selengut is a cookbook author, cooking teacher, dog wrangler, cocktail lover and comedy podcaster. She can be found at www.beckyselengut.com. This...||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 11: Best Recipes 2016 Begins / All About Breakfast||Something different this week: I begin my annual search for the Best Recipes of 2016. In this episode, we look at one of them: Ningbo Omelet with Dried Shrimp and Chives, from Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop. Also: assorted breakfast...||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 10: Vegan Adventures and Misadventures, the Perils of Okra, Japanese Home Cooking / Dorie's Cookies! (with Kathy Gunst)||The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Little Brown) Turkish Delights: Stunning Regional Recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea by John...||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 9: Susie's Epic Fail, Sous Vide at Home, Learn to Cook Indian / A Malaysian Fish Curry & a Persian Dinner||Episode 9 Review Titles Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables! Turbocharged Recipes fro Vegetables with Guts, by Peter Meehan (10 Speed) 1 Sous Vide at Home: The Modern Technique for Perfectly Cooked Meals, by Lisa Fetterman (10...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 8: The Magic and Moonlight All-Pumpkin HALLOWEEN Edition / Cocktails & Cards!||Review titles: Homestyle Vegan: Easy, Everyday Plant-Based Recipes, by Amber St. Peter (Page Street Publishing) The Gourmet Kitchen: Recipes from the Creator of Savory Simple, by Jennifer Farley (Gallery Books) ...||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 7: Obscure Treasures of Southeast Asia, the Barefoot Contessa, and a Reason to Dust / Pan-Roasted Duck & Pumpkin Nut Seed Loaf||The Level Teaspoon can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play - or find it by searching for "The Level Teaspoon" on any other podcast service you may use. You can also hear it through your browser at The Level...||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 6: Danish Comfort, The New Soul of Harlem, and Pies All Around / Korean Seafood Pancake!||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...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 RANDOM BONUS! Susie & Ivy Have a Little Song After Dinner.||So music is a bit of a Thing for both Ivy and me. Ivy studied voice and sang in a band a lifetime ago. I studied piano at Juilliard Pre-College a lifetime ago. So we're both lapsed musicians. But we still like getting...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: A Mad Scientist, Chicken Adventures, and Something New from North Dakota / Crab & Pink Grapefruit Salad||The Level Teaspoon can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play - or find it by searching for "The Level Teaspoon" on any other podcast service you may use. You can also hear it through your browser at The Level...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Nerd Heaven, The Awkward Oversight, and Soups to Share / Easy Coconut Chicken & Gluten-Free Carrot Cake!||The Level Teaspoon can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play - or find it by searching for "The Level Teaspoon" on any other podcast service you may use! You can also hear it through your browser at The...||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Trips to Persia, Shanghai and Your Local Supermarket / Shellfish & Cocktails!||Episode 3 Review Titles The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen, by Yasmin Khan (Bloomsbury) Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China, by Fuchsia Dunlop (W. W. Norton) Simple: Effortless Food, Big...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Vegetable Butchery, Korean Comics, Indian at Home / Outlander & Grilled Chicken||Episode 2 Review titles: The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini, by Cara Mangini (Workman Publishing) Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes, by...||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: On the Silk Road, Supper in 20 Minutes, All the Food in China / Pulled Pork & "Emergency Ribs"!||a podcast for those who like cookbooks and the people they cook for||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and engaging
I hate cooking. I'll probably never buy any of the cookbooks reviewed or try any of the recipes mentioned. That didn't stop me from enjoying T. Susan Chang's informative and often humorous commentary.
Fans of Susie's delightful written work for the Boston Globe, Washington Post and in her own book will find much to enjoy in this lively, well-produced podcast. In under half an hour you'll get a handful of well-tested cookbook reviews and a conversation with a guest home cook.
We need more like this!
Susie Chang shines the light of smart into the darkness of stupid that pervades the Internet world of cooking. And she has some fun doing it.