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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Oct 18, 2016

The Level Teaspoon can be found on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play - or find it by searching for "The Level Teaspoon" on any other podcast service you may use.   You can also hear it through your browser at The Level Teaspoon site.  

Review titles:


The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau, by Abraham Conlon, Adrienne Lo, and Hugh Amano (10 Speed) Cooking for Jeffrey, by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter) Effortless Entertaining Cookbook: 80 Recipes That will Impress your Guests Without Stress, by Meredith Steele (Page Street Publishing)  


Noteworthy titles

Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World by Shane Mitchell and James Fisher (photographer)  (10 Speed)

American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes behind More than 125 of our Best Loved Cakes, by Anne Byrn (Rodale Books)

Nourishing Meals: 365 Whole Foods, Allergy-Free Recipes for Healing Your Family One Meal at a Time, by by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre (Harmony Books)



This Week's Recipe Tests!


Book tested: Appetites, by Anthony Bourdain Guest: Miranti Kisdarjono

Miranti, a self-described "rogue chef, style maker, and stage ham," is an Indonesian native and a Brooklyn transplant who has many lives. Fashion design took her to New York City and the performance art world took her to the glamour and grit of its underground. Recently she won an episode on the recent new Food Network show Cooks vs. Cons, a cooking competition pitting pro chefs against  talented amateurs . This win prompted her to create a platform for herself where she can combine the three passions, design style, performance and cooking. Please follow her upcoming website where she talks about food from personal stories and cross cultural points of view. Also follow her on Instagram @thejoyoffeasting to get visual stories and video clips.
Book tested:  The Alternative Baker, by Alanna Taylor-Tobin
Guest:  Denny Moyes
Denny is a set designer for TV, movies and theater and, he says, he owe his cooking skills to his mom, Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet), Julia Child, and Alton Brown.

Episode 7 Music

"Valse em F Menor," byAlexandre Bateiras

"Lobby Time," by Scott Holmes

"A New Day," by Scott Holmes

"Sidewalk Shade," by Kevin MacLeod,

"Lagoa v2," by Kevin MacLeod

Episode 7 sound effects

Sound effects by GB01, acertingart, Taira Komori. . .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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