Because food isn’t just about recipes.
The A Couple Cooks Podcast is a food podcast that explores the stories, people, and ideas behind food. Husband and wife team Alex and Sonja Overhiser went from eating fast and frozen food to regularly cooking from scratch in a matter of months. In the process, they they began to unravel the stories of the people behind the food, the connections of food and the land, and the way food affects our health, communities, and the world. The author and photographer duo behind the nationally acclaimed website A Couple Cooks has teamed up to explore the ideas and stories behind the food to inspire your kitchen journey. Expect recipe ideas and kitchen tips interwoven with conversations with the freshest voices in food, from cookbook authors to local farmers to celebrity chefs.
Past guests have included:
- Graham Elliott, celebrity chef and host of Master Chef
- Rick Bayless, award-winning chef and author
- Chris Bianco, chef and owner of nationally-renowned Pizzeria Bianco
- Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Matthews, author and photographer of Love and Lemons
- Julia Turshen, author of Small Victories
- Martha Collison, quarterfinalist on the Great British Baking Show
- Dr. Drew Ramsey, psychologist and author of Eat Complete
Molly Yeh is the star of this episode, classical musician turned food blogger and author of the new cookbook Molly on the Range. She shares her unlikely story of moving from New York City to a sugar beet farm in Northern Minnesota, and eating her way from lunchables to bahn mi to casseroles. Plus, Molly’s escapades cooking in Julia Child’s kitchen, a naked chef, and “The Best” peach pie recipe you’ll ever eat. The Best Peach Pie | A Couple cooks Molly Yeh of My Name is Yeh Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Her new cookbook: Molly on the Range *Preorder it now!* How to organize your spices…the minimalist way (and Before + After photos of our spice drawer) Our favorite cooking shows: Good Eats | Alton Brown The French Chef | Julia Child The Naked Chef | Jamie Oliver What are your favorite cooking shows? We’d love to hear in the comments below.
Who doesn’t love honey? In this episode we share our favorite recipes with the sticky nectar, from a salad to a dessert to our signature naturally sweet whiskey sour. We talk with bee expert Kate Franzman about the fascinating life of bees, and what we can do to help them. Plus, our thoughts on moderation: how can we embrace sweet treats without going overboard? Roasted two-potato salad with honey mustard dressing | A Couple Cooks Strawberries with balsamic, Greek yogurt and mint | A Couple Cooks Naturally sweet whiskey sour | A Couple cooks Kate Franzman of Bee Public Website | Facebook | Twitter Our 9 tips for eating in moderation
Making bread at home sounds daunting, but it’s easier than you think: only 5 minutes per day and 40 cents per loaf. Not convinced? We talk with Zoe Francois, former pastry chef and author of the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes Per Day series, along with coauthor Dr. Jeff Hertzberg. Also, a real life mom who found a way to make bread-baking fit into her lifestyle — and we taste our bread on the air. GIVEAWAY: $100 from Bob’s Red Mill! See below. Multigrain Artisan Bread | A Couple Cooks Zoë Francois is: Zoë Bakes: Website | Instagram | Twitter Artisan Bread in 5: Website | Instagram | Twitter Books: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day Gluten-Free Bread Artisan in Five Minutes a Day Zoë’s epi! Do you, like Alex, suffer from misophonia? Enter the giveaway below! a Rafflecopter giveaway
50 shades of what? This episode, we talk brain food with Dr. Drew Ramsey, author of the books 50 Shades of Kale and Eat Complete. What we eat affects how we look, but what about how we feel? Psychiatrist Dr. Ramsey shares the best foods to eat to boost our brain and soothe our moods, and we add our favorite kale-tastic recipes. Get your Culinary Box from Chef José Andrés today! Visit quarterly.co/YUM and enter code “SPAIN” at checkout for 10% off your first box. Tuscan Raw Kale Salad Spicy Kale Lasagna Rice Bowl with Kale, Red Pepper, and Egg Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers with Quinoa Pesto Scallop and Plum Ceviche Dr. Drew Ramsey Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram His books: Eat Complete | 50 Shades of Kale Brain Boost Videos A farm on a hospital Dr. Ramsey’s favorite Indy spots: Trader’s Point Creamery, Milktooth and Tinker Street
Ending world hunger is not the typical 17-year old’s top priority, but Katie Stagliano is not the typical 17-year old! Join us as we learn about the non-profit Katie started to inspire growing vegetable gardens all over the country. Plus, our favorite addicting Italian soup chock full of vegetables, and a few tips on growing herbs. Italian Vegetable and Gnocchi soup How to grow herbs And a video Katie’s Krops Ichiban japanese eggplant Some of our favorite cabbage recipes: Peanut Noodles with Napa Cabbage, Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad, Cabbage and Apples Fresh Food Matters Sub-Zero will donate $5 up to $25,000 to Katie’s Krops for every hashtag with #freshfoodmatters. Join us!
The Mediterranean diet is here to stay, and with it, olive oil. Join us on olive oil tasting with an expert in California where we slurp through oils like the best of them. Along with sharing our favorite basic homemade dressing recipe and a life-changing Mediterranean rice bowl, we’ve got a visit from our favorite minimalist and a special giveaway. How to make homemade salad dressing Basic Vinaigrette (A Couple Cooks) Balsamic Vinaigrette (The Faux Martha) Italian Vinaigrette (The Faux Martha) Mediterranean Rice Bowl recipe (A Couple Cooks) Maia Hirschbein’s Challah with Olive Oil California Olive Ranch Want three bottles of California-made olive oil? Enter to win the giveaway in this widget: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Coffee fanatics unite! This episode is dedicated especially to that enchanting morning elixir. We demonstrate our best quick-and-easy coffee-making method on the air, and share a favorite coffee-centric dessert. Plus, a visit to indie Indy coffee roaster couple Blue Mind Roasters and a special giveaway. How to Make Coffee with an Aeropress Toasted almond mocha affogato Mocha almond fudge vegan ice cream Peppermint ice cream and hot chocolate affogato Local craft coffee at Blue Mind Roasting The inspiration for the business name? Alexi Murdoch’s song: Blue Mind. Want an Aeropress coffee maker? Enter to win or order one. Enter to win the giveaway! Don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway Thanks for listening to the A Couple Cooks podcast :)
“I don’t miss meat. I just like eating really good food.” This episode, we join author and photographer husband and wife duo Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Matthews for a behind the scenes on their new cookbook, Love & Lemons. We talk everything from eating lots of vegetables to savory mushrooms to kitchen improv — plus, a spring recipe of our own that proves tacos can be more than simply Mexican flavors. Ricotta scrambled egg and asparagus tacos (A Couple Cooks) Jeanine and Jack are Love and Lemons The Love and Lemons Cookbook Mushrooms are meaty…really. Jack’s pretzel recipe
“The” chef Rick Bayless joins us on a journey to explore Mexican cuisine. From huevos rancheros tacos to roasted tomatillo salsa, we discuss authentic flavors, Baja California, his newest (secret) restaurant project, and what it’s like to compete on a cooking show. Plus, fun tips like how to regulate the heat of your salsa and make impressive giant flames. It’s a legit fiesta. Links: Loaded huevos rancheros tacos (A Couple Cooks) Roasted tomatillo salsa (A Couple Cooks via Rick Bayless) Homemade tortilla chips (A Couple Cooks) More Mexican from A Couple Cooks Rick Bayless: His bio His new book: More Mexican Everyday His restaurants: Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco His new project? Valle de Guadalupe: the Napa Valley of Mexico Finca Altozano
The best food inspirations (foodspirations?) can come from travel, but what about in your very own city? In this episode we explore one of the decade’s hottest American food trends, ramen, first at a restaurant and then in our very own kitchen. And we create our own quick vegetarian version just for the podcast! Our quick vegetarian ramen How every city became Brooklyn | Bon Appetit Rook