The Clever Cookstr's Quick and Dirty Tips from the World's Best Cooks

The Clever Cookstr serves up the most timely, relevant tips from the world’s best kitchens. You’ll get a delightful mix of cooking tips from emerging and established chefs and cookbook authors, as well as exclusive insights from bakers, sommeliers, farmers, grocers, and more. Every week, Clever Cookstr provides useful information for aspiring and long-time food lovers— and for anyone who wants to get delicious homemade food on the table. If you’ve been looking for a fun, fast-paced, authoritative source of information on what’s hot in the world of food and cooking, this is it. Clever Cookstr is passionate about helping people learn to cook more, believing that time spent sharing good food is one of the most vital and enjoyable parts of life.

21:17:19 2018-10-02
Claire Tansey is an accomplished chef, but she's also a busy working mom. In Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking, Claire has figured out a better way of cooking that doesn't take more time than it needs to. Read the transcript at Check o...
21:15:57 2018-09-25
Essential Tools, Tips & Techniques for the Home Cook by Michelle Doll shares tons of useful information on the equipment, ingredients and techniques that will take your cooking to the next level. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.c...
21:11:08 2018-09-18
Rebecca Firth's THE COOKIE BOOK takes us from classics to jazz-hands creative twists, with lots of helpful tips along the way. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/the-cookie-book-how-to-make-creative-cookies Check out...
21:11:08 2018-09-11
Lindsay-Jean Hard is the author of Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, Stems, and Other Odds and Ends into Delicious Meals. She's here to tell us how to avoid food waste with easy tips and tricks. Read the transcript at https://www.quicka...
21:16:57 2018-09-04
Want to cook Korean food at home? Listen to this Q&A with Robin Ha, author of Cook Korean! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2btRntO
21:11:21 2018-08-29
From engineering school to professional kitchens, Brooke Caison's culinary career took a winding path. Today, she joins us to talk about how to know if the chef's life is right for you. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/...
21:12:46 2018-08-22
Dan Staackmann, founder of the independently-owned vegan company Upton’s Naturals, joins the Clever Cookstr to talk about an ingredient that’s gaining popularity, although it may not yet be on your shopping list: jackfruit. Read the transcript at htt...
21:15:22 2018-08-15
Food activist and waste expert Jordan Figueiredo joins the Clever Cookstr to talk about the repercussions of food waste, and how we can help solve the problem, through The Ugly Fruit And Veg Campaign. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mtkLYn ...
21:15:30 2018-08-07
Susan Hand Shetterly pulls back the curtain on the hidden world of seaweed. Through her own research and through interviews with marine biologists, conservationists, aquaculturists, and others, she offers a look into the extraordinary life cycle of seawee...
21:14:55 2018-07-31
Chef Zipora Einav joins the Clever Cookstr to share tips and tricks for eating healthier on a budget and getting kids involved in the kitchen. As a cookbook author and personal chef, she is passionate about sharing the message that cooking heathy can be e...
21:08:59 2018-07-24
In EAT AT HOME TONIGHT: 101 Simple Busy-Family Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot®, and More, Tiffany King unpacks the various excuses we use to avoid cooking dinner-- and then solves them for us with inspired, doable, family-friendly r...
21:12:03 2018-07-17
Joe Gurrera, owner of Citarella markets and author of the book JOE KNOWS FISH, tells us why cooking seafood can be intimidating and how to do it like a pro. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/how-to-cook-fish-like-yo...
21:14:20 2018-07-11
In SPICE SPICE BABY: 100 Recipes with Healing Spices for Your Family Table, Harvard-trained molecular biologist Kanchan Koya unpacks the health benefits to using spices when cooking for the whole family. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtyti...
21:16:31 2018-07-04
We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we still think it deserves more recognition! The Clever Cookstr is joined by Meredith Turits, editorial director of Extra Crispy, a new site dedicated to documenting breakfast and b...
21:12:42 2018-06-27
Leda Scheintaub, co-owner of the popular Dosa Kitchen food truck in Brattleboro, VT, and co-author of Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food, joins us to talk about starting a food business and nailing your first foray into dosa-making. R...
21:07:31 2018-06-19
Todd Richards, author of Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes, reimagines classic soul food recipes by exploring their histories and creating new internationally-inspired food medleys. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.co...
21:08:19 2018-06-13
Irena Chalmers explores the foundations and simplicity of cooking in this re-installment of her classic book, The Confident Cook. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/cooking-confidently-with-irena-chalmers Check out a...
21:22:24 2018-06-05
Arthur Schwartz, author of Cooking in a Small Kitchen, reimagines the beauty and endless possibilities inside a small, cramped space. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/how-to-make-great-meals-in-a-small-kitchen Chec...
21:13:50 2018-05-29
Sameen Rushdie took Britain’s culinary world by storm when Indian Cookery was first published in 1970. Now, with the re-publishing of her classic cookbook, Sameen introduces a younger generation to the vastly diverse world of Indian cuisines. Read the t...
21:13:43 2018-05-23
Claudia Sidoti shares her culinary journey, from becoming a restaurateur at 19 years old to her current role as the Head Chef at HelloFresh. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/culinary-tales-from-the-head-chef-of-hell...
21:09:07 2018-05-16
Siri Daly's new cookbook Siriously Delicious tackles how to make delicious meals for a family while keeping things fun. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/simple-delicious-and-kid-friendly-recipes-for-summer Check ou...
21:11:05 2018-05-08
Melissa Coleman joins the Clever Cookstr to share tips on how to create a more minimalist kitchen, and maximize your joy of cooking in the process. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/how-to-build-a-minimalist-pantry-i...
21:16:33 2018-05-01
Illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman collaborates with Barbara Scott-Goodman in the new book Cake, celebrating cakes from the everyday to the once-in-a-lifetime. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/rules-for...
21:12:50 2018-04-25
In Just Cook It!: 145 Built-to-Be-Easy Recipes That Are Totally Delicious, Justin Chapple shares his tricks for making cooking easy, from weeknight dinners to memorable entertaining. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/foo...
21:14:45 2018-04-17
In Food Is the Solution, Matthew Prescott, Senior Food Policy Director for the Humane Society and a leader in the environmental food movement, shows how our plates have the power to heal the world. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com...
21:13:31 2018-04-10
Ted Ngoy is a savvy businessman who changed the face of two countries and brought hope to his people. In his new memoir, The Donut King: The Rags to Riches Story of a Poor Immigrant Who Changed the World, Ngoy shares his fascinating rise and fall. Read t...
21:10:12 2018-04-04
Will Schwalbe, host of the new podcast But That's Another Story, joins the Clever Cookstr to talk about memorable meals that tell stories, and the cookbooks that changed his life. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/t...
21:18:21 2018-03-27
In her new cookbook Black Girl Baking, Jerrelle Guy explores sweet and savory baking with creative flavors and comforting basics. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/food/wholesome-baking-with-soul-a-qa-with-jerrelle-guy C...
21:11:33 2018-03-20
Karrie Truman, author of Seriously Good Freezer Meals: 150 Easy Recipes to Save Your Time, Money, & Sanity, busts freezer myths and shares tips for making the most of your freezer. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/house-home/f...
21:12:35 2018-03-13
Jenn Segal went to culinary school, worked in top-tier restaurants, and then realized it wasn't the life for her. Through her blog and now her book, Once Upon a Chef, Jenn brings professional culinary chops to great, crowd-pleasing home cooking. Read the...
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