Mario Batali, rock stars, & bucket lists | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 04

A Couple Cooks podcast

In this episode: we talk with rock star Mario Batali about the true rockstars: local farmers. And, our favorite Italian stew, cooking without a recipe, pickles, tiny houses, and bucket lists.


Our recipe of the week: Tomato artichoke lentil stew (A Couple Cooks)

Sonja’s recipe pick: Spicy peanut stew with butternut squash and chickpeas (Ashlae Warner of Oh Ladycakes)
Alex’s recipe pick: Roasted leeks with tangerine vinaigrette (Michael Anthony from V is for



Our honeymoon here, revisited: Rome + the Amalfi Coast

The Flavor Bible by Karen Page.


What’s in season near you? A seasonal food chart.

Sonja’s mom’s peach pie.


Mario Batali: his empire. His book, America: Farm to Table.

Find a farmer’s market near you.

Our refrigerator pickles. Mario’s pasta a la norma.


What’s on your bucket list?

-Sonja’s bucket list was fulfilled in Alaska. And also, here.

-Alex’s bucket list desire: a magical dinner.

Tiny houses.