The Level Teaspoon

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!
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Dec 13, 2016

 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 in the UK. Her career kicked off working for the independent record label Stiff Records, then starting the first music TV station in Europe and later running one of the Virgin Group companies. In the late 90s she started and ran a website business selling cookbooks. She loves to cook though is cursed (blessed?) by a family of fussy eaters whereas she will happily eat everything (which is probably also a curse). Jane lives near Boston, Massachusetts and has two adult children, both in college.

This week's test cookbook #1:   Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Kitchen Victories, by Julia Turshen (Chronicle Books)  

This week's guest #2: Pete Baker is the Kitchen Manager at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre Massachusetts.  He spends much of his time on food and drink related activities including bread baking and pizza making in a homemade outdoor wood-fired clay oven, keeping bees and chickens, and tending to a very large vegetable garden and small orchard as well as foraging for mushrooms. He also is an avid home brewer.

This week's test cookbook #2: Bread Illustrated: a Step by Step Guide to Achieving Bakery Quality Results at Home, by America's Test Kitchen

Episode 15 Music

  • "Holiday 2," by Dave Depper
  • "Pixelland," by Kevin MacLeod
  • "Darxieland," by Kevin MacLeod
  • "Avareh," by Mamak Khadem

Episode 15 Sound Effects

Lethbridge Sounds, and others hosted at,, and, as well as my own recordings.

The Level Teaspoon's theme music: Não me touques, performed by The Bees Knees International Café Orchestra Hear it all on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play or find it by searching for "The Level Teaspoon" any other podcast service you may use!

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