In this episode, Milk Street highlights the perfect recipes for a wintertime meal. Milk Street cook Matthew Card prepares a hearty fennel-rosemary porchetta, consisting of aromatic herbs and peppery spices. Milk Street cook Erika Bruce shows Christopher Kimball how to make a simple, yet decadent chocolate-hazelnut (gianduja) crostata. Finally, Milk Street cook Catherine Smart prepares mashed potatoes with caraway-mustard butter using an Indian flavoring technique known as tarka, in which herbs and... [see more] spices are added to hot butter.
The world of home cooking is undergoing a revolution with new tastes, flavors, techniques and influences. CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL'S MILK STREET TELEVISION wants to change how Americans cook by bringing home a fresher, bolder, simpler way of preparing food. Chris and his test cooks search the world over looking for the best recipes, and finding home cooks who can teach better ways to prepare a meal at home. The first season includes 40 all-new recipes, such as Central Mexican guacamole, Thai fried rice, Peruvian pesto, Japanese fried chicken, soba with miso butter and asparagus, tahini swirl brownies, lemon-buttermilk pound cake, and more. Chris also shares tips and techniques designed to make home cooking easier, like how to make foolproof egg whites and how to season a carbon steel pan. As part of the debut season, Chris also travels overseas to cook with several internationally renowned chefs and authors, including: Fuchsia Dunlop, a Sichuan cooking expert; Claire Ptak, a food stylist and author of Londons The Violet Bakery; and Andy Ricker in Thailand, known for his skill and expertise in northern Thai cuisine. Back in the kitchen, Chris transforms what the MILK STREET TELEVISION crew has learned into practical, simple recipes for home cooks everywhere.