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Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television

Christopher Kimball

In 2015, Christopher Kimball founded Milk Street Kitchen — home to a television series, magazine and cooking school — devoted to teaching home cooks fresher, better ways to prepare foods at home.


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The New Baking
#102
In this episode, host Christopher Kimball goes to London's Violet Bakery to visit with rising pastry star Claire Ptak. While there, he learns some of her baking techniques, such as under-whipping egg whites for a lighter cake. Back at Milk Street and in the kitchen, he puts that information to work, making chocolate, prune and rum cake with Milk Street Cook Matthew Card. Next up is Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce who shows Chris how to make a brown sugar tart with their foolproof single-crust pie dough. The show ends with Chris explaining how a Japanese baking technique coupled with a cornstarch paste ended his 30-year search for a prebaked pie crust that won't slump in the pan.


From Thailand with Love
#103
Host Christopher Kimball travels to Chiang Mai, Thailand to get lessons in Thai cooking from Andy Ricker of Pok Pok fame. Thai cooking is all about strong, bright flavors such as fish sauce and lemongrass. Back in the kitchen, Chris and Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri draw on that flavorful palette as they make Thai fried rice. Next, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark demonstrates how to make a crisp and tangy Thai-style coleslaw with mint and cilantro, and Rayna shows how to create a pantry staple pickled chilies. To end the show, Milk Street Cook Matthew Card shows Chris how to make Thai chicken at home.


Tahini Rules!
#104
Meatballs get a makeover as Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Turkish meatballs with lime-yogurt sauce. The recipe borrows a French concept: panade, a bread-based paste that helps keep the meat moist. Chris follows up by explaining the chemistry of the crumbs. Next, Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart shows Chris how to make Israeli hummus, while Rayna demonstrates a dressing that can perk up any vegetable: sweet-and-sour mint dressing. Rounding out the show, Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce show how versatile tahini, the sesame paste that is key to savory dishes like hummus, shines equally bright in their ultimate tahini swirl brownies.


Mexico Every Single Day
#105
Milk Street goes to Mexico to get an insider view on traditional classics. Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark puts that intelligence into practice as she makes shrimp in chipotle sauce (camarones enchipotlados). Then, Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri teaches host Christopher Kimball about Central Mexican guacamole: no lime juice, no garlic. Chris demonstrates his foolproof recipe for chili-pineapple margarita. To end the show, Milk Street Cook CatherineSmart demonstrates how to make the pantry staple cilantro-jalapeno adobo sauce.


Milk Street Suppers
#106
Chicken soup goes global, as Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Georgian chicken soup (chikhirtma). That's Georgia the republic just south of Russia, not the peach-growing, southern state. Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark reaches into the liquor cabinet to add interest to potatoes as she explains how to make cracked potatoes with vermouth, coriander and rennel. Butter takes a back seat as Milk Street Cook Matthew Card shows how to make fluffy olive oil scrambled eggs. And Chris tackles a sticky subject as he demonstrates how to season a carbon steel pan.


Milk Street Italian
#107
Italy provides inspiration as Milk Street Cook Matthew Card shows how to make a fast and fabulous Italian flatbread (piadina). Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce takes usually dense cheesecake to the lighter side as she shows host Christopher Kimball how to make ricotta-semolina cheesecake. Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri makes a Tuesday Night favorite: gemelli pasta with chevre, arugula and walnuts. To end the show, Chris lets us in on a foolproof way to fry eggs.


Simply Spanish
#108
Host Christopher Kimball travels to Washington, D.C. to cook with Jose Andres. Back at Milk Street, Jose's love of great food made with simple ingredients and techniques is translated into everyday cooking as Milk Street Cook Matthew Card makes garlic soup (sopa de ajo). Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri shows how to make Spanish spice-crusted pork tenderloin bites (pinchos morunos). The show ends with Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark showing Chris how to make a vibrant kale salad. Massaging the leaves to keep them from being tough-a technique borrowed from Japanese cooking.


Not Your Mother's Cake
#109
A classic recipe gets a different spin as Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart shows how to make whipped cream biscuits with macerated strawberries with lime. Another dessert staple, pound cake, takes its turn as Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce shows host Christopher Kimball the techniques to transform this often dense dessert into light and tender lemon-buttermilk pound cake. Next, Chris teaches how to prep your pan in Milk Street Cooking School. To end the show, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark takes us through the steps to create the five-star dessert, pistachio-cardamom loaf cake.


Milk Street Menu
#110
The episode begins with a short-cut to savor as Milk Street Cook Matthew Card shows host Christopher Kimball how to make no-sear lamb or beef, and chickpea stew. Spices help give the stew deep flavor and Chris learns more about these essential kitchen ingredients in Milk Street Cooking School. Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart shows how to make the pantry staple harissa at home. The show ends with Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri teaching Chris how to make caramel oranges, a simple but effective dessert with a whiff of sixties glam.


Milk Street Holidays
#111
Festive doesn't have to mean expensive. Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart shows host Christopher Kimball how to turn economical beef eye-round into a succulent holiday roast as she makes prune, peppercorn and fresh herb-rubbed roast beef. Then, a British favorite gets a transatlantic twist as Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce gives the rundown on rye-on-rye sticky toffee pudding. Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark shows Chris how to make skillet-charred Brussels sprouts. The show ends with Chris discussing Sara Moulton's kitchen cabinet essentials.


Crazy Noodles
#112
Milk Street visits Peru to learn a new way to make pesto, with-surprise!-spinach. Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri shows how it's done as she creates Peruvian Pesto (tallarines verde). The pasta theme continues as Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart teaches host Christopher Kimball about a different noodle dish, soba with miso butter and asparagus. Chris reveals his foolproof recipe for pisco sours. Finally, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark shows us a pesto that's red, not green, as she creates the Sicilian pasta dish, trapanese pesto. Rounding out the show, Chris discusses Andy Ricker's kitchen cabinet essentials.


Japan Fried Chicken
#113
Milk Street Cook Catherine Smart demonstrates a simpler and tastier way to crisp fried chicken as she shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Japanese fried chicken (karaage). Milk Street Cook Rayna Jhaveri shows how Japanese potato salad banishes the bland with its creamy, semi-mashed potatoes contrasted with crisp, piquant ingredients. Milk Street Cook Erika Bruce shows Chris how to make sweet-and-spicy ginger green beans.


Home Cooking In Taiwan
#201
Host Christopher Kimball travels to Taipei, Taiwan, where he learns about the classic flavors and ingredients in Taiwanese cooking from Chuang Pao-hua of the Chung-hua Culinary Teaching Center. Chris also visits the Raohe Street Night Market, one of the oldest in Taipei. Later in the show, Chris meets Kun-Yin Cheng of the Shin Yeh restaurant, where he changes his mind about the pleasures-and pros-of wok cookery. Back at Milk Street, Milk Street cook Matthew Card shows Chris how to make Taiwanese beef noodle soup, and Milk Street cook Josh Mamaclay demonstrates how to make a quick weeknight spicy stir-fried cumin beef (Hunan beef). To end the show, Chris and Milk Street cook Bianca Borges apply the techniques Chris learned in Taipei to make three-cup chicken.


Quick Suppers from Madrid
#202
In this episode, Christopher Kimball travels to Madrid, Spain, where he meets Joaquín Felipe, executive chef of Florida Retiro, who teaches him how to make authentic pisto. He then learns how to make pork and chorizo with piquillo peppers (carcamusa) from chef Abraham García of Restaurante Viridiana. Back at the kitchen, Chris and Milk Street cook Lynn Clark draw on what Chris learned in Spain to make carcamusa at home. Milk Street cook Rayna Jhaveri makes Spanish ratatouille (pisto manchego), and Milk Street cook Josh Mamaclay shows how to make sherry-soaked French toast (torrijas).


Middle East Classics
#203
In this episode, Christopher Kimball and Milk Street cook Lynn Clark show the secret to making perfect puffed pita bread at home. Milk Street cook Catherine Smart demonstrates how to make sumac-spiced chicken (musakhan), and Milk Street cook Rayna Jhaveri teaches how to apply Middle Eastern flavors to salad with a recipe for fattoush.


Japanese Tuesday Nights
#204
Christopher Kimball travels to Tokyo, Japan, where culinary instructor Elizabeth Andoh shows him how to make skillet glazed chicken. Back at Milk Street, Milk Street cook Matthew Card applies these techniques to make chicken teriyaki rice bowl (donburi), and Milk Street cook Bianca Borges shows how to cook pork and vegetable miso soup (ton-jiru).


Easy French Desserts
#205
This episode is all about French-inspired desserts. Milk Street cook Erika Bruce shows Christopher Kimball how to make an easy French apple cake. Milk Street cook Bianca Borges demonstrates how to bake a rich, yet light chocolate-orange tart. The show ends with a visit from pastry chef and cookbook author David Lebovitz, who shares his recipe for salted butter caramel-chocolate mousse.


Secrets of Thailand
#206
In this episode, Christopher Kimball travels to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he learns how to transform a simple bowl of broth and rice into an explosion of flavors and textures. Back in the kitchen, Chris and Milk Street cook Catherine Smart draw on that flavorful palette as they make Thai rice soup (khao tom). Next, Milk Street cook Matthew Card shows how to make Thai stir-fried spinach with just a few simple ingredients. To end the show, Milk Street cook Rayna Jhaveri makes an easy Thai beef salad (yam neua).


Pizza and Pasta
#207
This episode features Italian-inspired recipes with a Milk Street twist. Milk Street cook Erika Bruce shows the tricks to making perfect pizza at home with a recipe for roasted mushroom pizza with fontina and scallions. Milk Street cook Catherine Smart teaches Christopher Kimball how to make a weeknight cacio e pepe, and finally, Chris demonstrates how to make a simple shaved zucchini and herb salad with parmesan.


Tunisian Couscous
#208
In this episode, Christopher Kimball and Milk Street cook Lynn Clark cook up a vibrant and hearty North African chicken couscous. Milk Street cook Bianca Borges prepares one of the most delicious and versatile soups in the world, chickpea and harissa soup (lablabi). To round out the show, Chris teaches how to whip up harissa, a pantry staple that is used in countless Milk Street recipes.


New Mexico, Old Mexico
#209
In this episode, Milk Street cook Matthew Card breaks down the steps for preparing a moist and flavorful carne adovada. Then, Milk Street cook Bianca Borges shows Christopher Kimball how to make Mexican chicken soup with tomatillos and hominy, a staple with a twist. Finally, Milk Street cook Lynn Clark shows how to bake a rich and moist cake without an oven with a recipe for stovetop chocolate cake.


Taipei Cooking Lesson
#210
In this episode, Christopher Kimball travels to Taipei, Taiwan, where he meets Qin Jia Bing Dian, who teaches him her secret to making the flakiest scallion pancakes. Back at Milk Street, Milk Street cook Lynn Clark shows Chris how to make Taiwanese flaky scallion pancakes at home, and viewers learn how to make Taiwanese five-spice pork with rice (Lu rou fan) with Milk Street cook Matthew Card.


South African Bbq
#211
In this episode, the team explores the various colors, flavors and textures of South African cooking. Christopher Kimball and Milk Street cook Lynn Clark prepare a bright red piri piri chicken, packed with heat from crushed chilies and slightly sweet undertones. Milk Street cook Matthew Card makes Cape Malay chicken curry, a uniquely South African one-pot dish consisting of a chicken and vibrant vegetables and spices.


Porchetta at Home
#212
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 spices are added to hot butter.


Chicken from Paris to the Middle East
#213
In this episode, the team learns how to elevate simple chicken recipes by using techniques and flavors from around the world. Milk Street cook Matthew Card shows Christopher Kimball the best technique to spatchcock a chicken. Nimco Mahamud-Hassan stops by Milk Street to teach how to make chicken soup the Somali way-layering flavors, textures and colors. Later, Matthew shows Chris an easy recipe for za'atar-roasted chicken, and finally, they borrow a technique from France to make chicken en cocotte with Milk Street cook Catherine Smart.


The Japanese Quick Cook
#214
In this episode, Christopher Kimball continues his travels through Japan. Back at Milk Street, Chris and Milk Street cook Lynn Clark prepare Japanese-style rice with flaked salmon and shiitake mushrooms (sake to kinoko takikomi gohan). To go along with the rice dish, Milk Street cook Catherine Smart whips up Japanese-style salt-pickled radish and red onion (yasai no sokuseki-zuke). And finally, Milk Street cook Rayna Jhaveri shows Chris how to prepare a Tuesday night dinner: yakiudon with pickled ginger.


Middle East Favorites
#215
This episode showcases light and bright recipes of the Middle East. Milk Street cook Catherine Smart teaches how to make a vibrant salmon chraimeh that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Chris learns how to make a bulgur-tomato salad with herbs and pomegranate molasses (eetch) from Milk Street cook Josh Mamaclay. And finally, Milk Street cook Erika Bruce shares a recipe for tangerine-almond cake with bay-citrus syrup inspired by a technique used in the eastern Mediterranean.


New Breads
#216
This episode is all about bread. Milk Street cook Erika Bruce teaches Christopher Kimball how to make aromatic, nutty and tender pumpkin seed rolls. Milk Street cook Matthew Card whips up an earthy and hearty Portuguese cornbread (broa). Finally, Chris and Milk Street cook Catherine Smart make a Macanese sweet potato cake (batatada), which strikes the balance between a rich and light cake.


A Trip to Senegal
#217
In this episode, Christopher Kimball travels to Senegal to learn North African cooking techniques with Senegalese chef, restaurateur and author Pierre Thiam. Back at the kitchen, Milk Street cook Lynn Clark show how to make black-eyed pea and sweet potato stew (ndambe), and later Milk Street cook Catherine Smart teaches how to make a Senegalese dessert, mango and coconut rice pudding.


Chicken The Chinese Way
#218
This episode showcases ways to bring Chinese cooking techniques to the home kitchen. Christopher Kimball and Milk Street cook Matthew Card start out by preparing crispy Sichuan-chili chicken. Milk Street cook Josh Mamaclay then breaks down a quick Tuesday night dinner, Sichuan chicken salad. Finally, Milk Street cook Lynn Clark prepares ginger-scallion steamed cod using a foolproof method to ensure the fish is perfectly moist.

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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street seeks to transform the way America cooks, and eats.

Host Christopher Kimball and a team of test cooks search the world over for techniques that can add a little kick, and convenience, to everyday American cooking. The series follows the journey from first bite to final product to showcase the recipe testing, editing and translation process.

The debut season spotlights new flavor combinations to elevate simple dishes and provides a dose international inspiration for reviving classic recipes. Recipes include: 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.

Kimball also shares culinary tips and techniques designed to make home cooking easier — from making foolproof egg whites and seasoning a carbon steel pan.



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