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Milk Street From Spain with Love (Ep 403)

Weeknight Paella (Chicken and Bean Paella)
Start to finish: 1½ hours | Servings: 4
Outside of Spain, paella is considered a luxurious dish, loaded with seafood, scented with pricy saffron and served as an event in and of itself. Its beginnings, however, are more humble. The one-pan dish was prepared by Valencian farm workers as a midday meal. This type of paella, called paella Valenciana, still is made today. For our version—adapted for a nonstick 12-inch skillet with a lid—we opted for chicken thighs, canned white beans, fresh green beans and grape or cherry tomatoes; saffron is a nice addition, but entirely optional.

Cook’s Country Grilled Flank Steak with Basil Dressing (Ep 1302)

Grilled Flank Steak with Basil Dressing
Serves 6
For a grilled flank steak with a char-kissed exterior and a perfectly cooked interior, we had to revisit the idea of the marinade. A wet marinade is the enemy of good browning. On top of that, the test kitchen has proven that marinades barely penetrate the surface of meat. But since salt and sugar (when applied far enough in advance) do dissolve and penetrate deep into the meat, we skipped the marinade and simply seasoned our steak with salt, sugar, and pepper. To cook this wedge-shaped cut to the same internal temperature from end to end, we set up our grill with a cooler side and a hotter side.

Milk Street Mexican Favorites (Ep 402)

Mexican Stewed Beans with Salsa Fresca
Start to finish: 1 3/4 hours, plus overnight soak and resting | Servings: 6 to 8
In Mexico City, we learned to prepare traditional stewed beans, as well as a version enriched with pork. Sofrito—a sauté of aromatics cooked separately from the dish’s central ingredient(s)—is a key flavoring for the beans. Our sofrito consists of onion, garlic, tomatoes and jalapeños cooked down to concentrate their essences and is added only after the beans are fully cooked to preserve its fresh flavors. Instead of the pinto beans so common in Mexican cooking, we opted to use cranberry beans (also called Roman or borlotti beans). We found that the pinto beans available in the U.S. do not cook up with the same plumpness and velvety texture as the ones we tasted in Mexico; cranberry beans were a closer approximation.

Cook’s Country Monterey Bay Cioppino (Ep 1301)

Monterey Bay Cioppino
Serves 6 to 8
To create a home recipe inspired by the cioppino served up at Phil’s Fish Market & Eatery in Moss Landing, California, we started by making a tomatoey marinara base that relied on pantry staples and came together quickly. Instead of breaking out the food processor to make a traditional pesto to flavor our stew as Phil does, we simply added the pesto’s key ingredients (olive oil, basil, and garlic) to the mix. Phil’s version is brimming with a wide range of seafood, but we wanted to tighten the roster for our version, so we bypassed clams and calamari, opting instead for easy-to-find shrimp, scallops, sea bass, and mussels. Adding our seafood to the pot in stages and finishing the cooking off the heat ensured that each component was perfectly cooked. We recommend buying “dry” scallops, which don’t have chemical additives and taste better than “wet” scallops.

Milk Street Weeknight Italian (Ep 401)

Pasta with Zucchini, Pancetta and Saffron
Start to finish: 40 minutes | Servings: 4
This is our version of a fantastic pasta offering from Trattoria Bertozzi in Bologna, Italy. In lieu of guanciale (cured pork jowl), we opted for easier-to-find but equally meaty pancetta, and we lightened up the dish’s richness by swapping half-and-half for the cream. The restaurant uses gramigna pasta, a tubular, curled shape from the Emilio-Romagna region. We found that more widely available cavatappi or gemelli works just as well combining with the zucchini and catching the lightly creamy sauce in its crevices. Don’t boil the pasta until al dente.

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If you haven’t updated your favorites playlist in a while, tune in to The Hour Of Now.  Host Dan Davis says his new program will offer “deep cuts and new stuff.”  Tune in Saturdays at 6:00 P.M. or Sundays at 2:00 P.M. and add something new to your playlist.

America’s Test Kitchen Smoky Pulled Pork on a Gas Grill (Ep 2026)

Smoky Pulled Pork on a Gas Grill
Serves 8-10

Pork butt roast is often labeled Boston butt in the supermarket. We developed this recipe with hickory chips, though other varieties of hardwood can be used. (We do not recommend mesquite chips.) Before beginning, check your propane tank to make sure that you have at least a half-tank of fuel. If you happen to run out of fuel, you can move the pork to a preheated 300-degree oven to finish cooking. Serve the pulled pork on white bread or hamburger buns with pickles and coleslaw.

America’s Test Kitchen Best Summer Tomato Gratin (Ep 2025)

Best Summer Tomato Gratin
Serves 6-8

For the best results, use the ripest in-season tomatoes you can find. Supermarket vine-ripened tomatoes will work, but the gratin won’t be as flavorful as one made with locally grown tomatoes. Do not use plum tomatoes, which contain less juice than regular round tomatoes and will result in a dry gratin. For the bread, we prefer a crusty baguette with a firm, chewy crumb. You can serve the gratin hot, warm, or at room temperature.

America’s Test Kitchen Charcoal-Grilled Barbecued Chicken Kebabs (Ep 2024)

Charcoal-Grilled Barbecued Chicken Kebabs
Serves 6

We prefer flavorful thigh meat for these kebabs, but you can use white meat. Whichever you choose, don’t mix white and dark meat on the same skewer since they cook at different rates. If you have thin pieces of chicken, cut them larger than 1 inch and roll or fold them into approximately 1-inch cubes. Use the large holes on a box grater to grate the onion. INGREDIENTS
Sauce

½ cup ketchup
¼ cup light or mild molasses
2 tablespoons grated onion (see note)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar

Kebabs

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch cubes (see note)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 12-inch metal skewers

INSTRUCTIONS
1.

Milk Street Japan Fries Chicken (Ep 113)

Japanese Fried Chicken (Karaage)
Start to finish: 1 hour 45 minutes (15 minutes active), plus resting
Serves 4

WE USUALLY PREFER A wand-style grater for fresh ginger, but here the larger holes of a box grater were best; it was easier to squeeze juice from the thicker pulp. The chicken’s distinctive tang came from shichimi to garnish—a Japanese rice seasoning with chili pepper, roasted orange peel, sesame seeds, seaweed and ginger. It’s widely available in Asian markets. Tamari is a gluten-free Japanese soy sauce with a darker color and bold- er flavor than other soy sauces, but any soy sauce will work. A large pot or Dutch oven (at least 6 quarts) was essential for frying.

America’s Test Kitchen Ground Beef and Cheese Enchiladas (Ep 2023)

Ground Beef and Cheese Enchiladas
Serves 4-6

Don’t use ground beef that’s fattier than 90 percent lean or the dish will be greasy.  

 
INGREDIENTS
Sauce

1½ ounces (3 to 4) dried ancho chiles, stemmed, seeded, and torn into 1-inch pieces
2 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped fine
6 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt

Enchiladas

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound 90-percent lean ground beef
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (2 cups)
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2 scallions, sliced thin on bias
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Sour cream
Lime wedges
Salt

INSTRUCTIONS
1. FOR THE SAUCE: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat anchos in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer anchos to bowl, add broth, and microwave, covered, until steaming, about 2 minutes.

Milk Street Crazy Noodles (Ep 112)

Peruvian Pesto (Tallarines Verde)
Start to finish: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

FOR BRIGHT AND FRESH, flavor we pureed ¾ pound of spinach for this pesto. A quick simmer in a skillet took the raw edge off the onion and spinach, giving a depth and complexity lacking in traditional raw pestos. Parmesan and a splash of cream enriched the dish and a healthy squeeze of lime juice tied everything together. INGREDIENTS

12 ounces linguine or fettuccine
1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 small)
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup water
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
12 ounces baby spinach (about 12 cups)
¼ cup heavy cream
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
4 ounces queso fresco, crumbled (about 1 cup)
Lime wedges, to serve

INSTRUCTIONS
Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until just tender but not fully cooked, about 2 minutes less than package directions.

America’s Test Kitchen Pear Crisp (Ep 2022)

Pear Crisp
Serves 6

The test kitchen prefers a crisp made with Bartlett pears, but Bosc pears can also be used. The pears should be ripe but firm, which means the flesh at the base of the stem should give slightly when gently pressed with a finger. Bartlett pears will turn from green to greenish-yellow when ripe. Although almost any unsalted nut may be used in the topping, we prefer almonds or pecans. Serve the crisp with lightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Milk Street Holidays (Ep 111)

Prune, Peppercorn and Fresh Herb-Rubbed Roast Beef
Start to finish: 2 hours 45 minutes, plus 48 hours to marinate

Servings: 10

NO MATTER WHAT IT COSTS, a holiday roast should taste rich. So we challenged ourselves to transform a thrifty, low-cost cut into an impressive meal. The answer was eye round, a roast often deemed too lean to be tender. The cut is taken from the hind leg of a steer, so there’s little marbling, the usual key to keeping meat moist. To roast this tough cut and get succulent, perfectly cooked results, we marinated the meat in ingredients that would do the work for us.

America’s Test Kitchen Sautéed Mushrooms with Red Wine and Rosemary (Ep 2021)

Sautéed Mushrooms with Red Wine and Rosemary
Serves 4

Use one variety of mushroom or a combination. Stem and halve portobello mushrooms and cut each half crosswise into ½-inch pieces. Trim white or cremini mushrooms; quarter them if large or medium or halve them if small. Tear trimmed oyster mushrooms into 1- to 1½-inch pieces. Stem shiitake mushrooms; quarter large caps and halve small caps.

Milk Street Menu (Ep 110)

No-Sear Lamb or Beef and Chickpea Stew
Start to finish: 2 hours and 15 minutes (40 minutes active)

Serves 4

CHOPPING GARLIC produces harsh flavors. We prefer to use whole cloves, which lend a subtler flavor. We used the simmering stew to cook a whole head, turning it tender, silky and mellow. We tried dried and canned chickpeas but didn’t taste a big difference, so we opted for the ease of canned. We like the flavor and texture of lamb shoulder, but boneless beef chuck worked, too (but needs an extra cup of water and must cook longer — 90 minutes total — before adding the carrots).

America’s Test Kitchen Easy Grill-Roasted Whole Chicken (Ep 2020)

Easy Grill-Roasted Whole Chicken
Serves 4

We developed this recipe on a three-burner gas grill with burners that run from front to back. In this recipe, we refer to the two outside burners as the primary burners and the center burner as the secondary burner. If you’re using a two-burner grill, use the side with the wood chips as the primary burner and the other side as the secondary burner. Adjust the primary burner to maintain a grill temperature between 375 and 400 degrees. Place the chicken 6 inches from the primary burner and rotate it after 25 minutes of cooking in step 4 so that it cooks evenly.

Milk Street Not Your Mother’s Cake (Ep 109)

Whipped Cream Biscuits
WE TRIED TO SPEED UP the chilling of the dough by popping it in the freezer, but that didn’t give the starch in the dough enough time to get sufficiently hydrated. An hour in the refrigerator was perfect. If we chilled it for more than a few hours it needed a few minutes on the counter to soften before rolling. INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup (5 ounces) plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
10 tablespoons salted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces and chilled
2 tablespoons sour cream

INSTRUCTIONS
In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch. Microwave until set, 30 to 40 seconds, stirring halfway through.

America’s Test Kitchen Fougasse (Ep 2019)

Fougasse
Makes 2 Loaves

If you can’t find King Arthur all-purpose flour, you can substitute bread flour. For the best results, weigh your ingredients. You’ll also need to plan ahead: The dough needs to rise in the refrigerator for at least 16 hours.  

 
INGREDIENTS

¼ cup (1 1/3 ounces) whole-wheat flour
3 cups (15 ounces) King Arthur all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons table salt
1 teaspoon instant or rapid-rise yeast
1½ cups (12 ounces) water
Cornmeal or semolina flour
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Sift whole-wheat flour through fine-mesh strainer into bowl of stand mixer; discard bran remaining in strainer.

Milk Street Simply Spanish (Ep 108)

Garlic Soup
Start to finish: 45 minutes

Servings: 4

JOSÉ ANDRÉS TAUGHT US this “end of month” recipe— the sort of meal to make quickly with whatever is on hand and money is tight. His approach: garlic cooked in copious amounts of olive oil with handfuls of thinly sliced stale bread and several tablespoons of smoked paprika. Add some water and simmer, then off heat stir in four or five whisked eggs. Supper is served. For our version, we realized the leftover bread, garlic and smoked paprika we had in our cupboards weren’t up to Adrés’ standards, so we needed to tweak.

America’s Test Kitchen Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd (Ep 2018)

Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd
Serves 18-20

This recipe requires refrigerating the salted turkey breasts for 24 hours. If using self-basting or kosher turkey breasts, do not salt in step 7, but season with salt in step 8. We used Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt; if you use Morton Kosher Salt, reduce the salt in step 7 to 21/2 teaspoons per breast, rubbing 1 teaspoon onto each side and 1/2 teaspoon into the cavity. Covering the turkey with parchment and then foil will prevent the wine in the braising liquid from “pitting” the foil. INGREDIENTS
Turkey Legs and Gravy

3 onions, chopped
4 celery ribs, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
10 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus extra as needed
3 bay leaves
10 sprigs fresh thyme
10 sprigs fresh parsley
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cup dry white wine
4 (1½- to 2-pound) turkey leg quarters, trimmed
3 tablespoons kosher salt
½ cup all-purpose flour

Turkey Breasts

2 (5- to 6-pound) bone-in turkey breasts, trimmed
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

INSTRUCTIONS
1.

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Local ‘The Vote’ Presentation and Conversation

WSKG and Roberson Museum and Science Center partnered to offer a free, online preview screening of THE VOTE. This online event took place Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 7:00 pm. After the screening, Natalie Shoemaker presented a live look at Roberson’s ‘An Era of Change’ exhibit, and a panel discussion from local community leaders and experts was held. View the previously recorded Presentation & Conversation here: 

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Milk Street Italian (Ep 107)

Italian Flatbread (Piadina)
Start to finish: 30 minutes
Makes four 10-inch flatbreads

A COMBINATION OF LARD and yogurt gave this dough a supple texture. Though it was not as flavorful, vegetable shortening worked as a substitute for lard. If the dough doesn’t ball up in the processor, gather it together and briefly knead it by hand. Roll out the rounds as evenly as possible. Let the dough rest if it resists rolling or snaps back.

Pati’s Mexican Table – How do you say Tucson? (813)

Sonoran Hot Dogs
Courtesy Daniel Contreras, El Güero Canelo Restaurant

Makes 4 hot dogs

 

 

INGREDIENTS

4 slices bacon
4 turkey hot dogs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped white onion
4 güero chiles or banana peppers
4 hot dog buns
1 cup cooked pinto beans, warmed up

Toppings:

Chopped raw white onion
Chopped tomato
Jalapeño hot sauce, or salsa of your choice
Mustard
Mayonnaise

TO PREPARE

On a cutting board, roll one slice of bacon around each hot dog. Place the tip of the hot dog over one end of the bacon slice, then roll the hot dog around and around on the diagonal so that the bacon wraps around it and covers it entirely. If you get to the end of the hot dog and there is still some bacon left, roll back in the other direction until the whole strip of bacon is rolled around the hot dog. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon-wrapped hot dogs and cook, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until crisped and browned on all sides.

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Pati’s Mexican Table – Home Cooking Sinaloa Style (812)

Cheese and Shrimp Pasta Bake
Makes 8 servings

 

 

INGREDIENTS

3 fresh Anaheim chiles
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 white onion, diced
3 pounds ripe on the vine tomatoes, washed and quartered
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste, divided, plus more to season shrimp
1 6- ounce can tomato paste
1 teaspoon crushed dried chiltepín chiles, chile de árbol, or red pepper flakes
1 pound short and small pasta, such as rigatoni or shells
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups Mexican crema
1 cup grated asadero or quesadilla cheese, can also substitute with Monterey Jack or Muenster
1 1/2 cup grated Oaxaca cheese
1/2 cup grated añejo cheese or parmesan
3 to 4 scallions, white and light green parts thinly sliced, for garnish

TO PREPARE

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Place the Anaheim chiles on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Put under the broiler for about 10 minutes, flipping a couple times in between, until charred on all sides. Immediately transfer the charred chiles to a plastic bag and seal tightly to sweat them for at least 5 minutes. Take the chiles out of the bag, let cool slightly, then peel off the skin and remove the stems and seeds.

Milk Street Suppers (Ep 106)

Georgian Chicken Soup (Chikhirtma)
Start to finish: 1 hour 45 minutes (45 minutes active)

Servings: 6

SIMMERING WHOLE SPICES and fresh herbs in the broth imparted more flavor than the usual method of seasoning and thicken- ing soups (sautéing ground spices in a roux). We liked the hint of heat from red pepper flakes, but they can be left out for a milder version. Browning the carrots and onions before making the roux developed a subtle sweetness and depth that paired well with the tangy soup. INGREDIENTS
For the broth and chicken:

1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh dill
1 garlic head
2½ to 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken legs
10 cups water
1 large yellow onion, peeled and quartered
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
½ teaspoon coriander seeds
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
3-inch cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves

For the soup:

1 pound carrots (about 5 medium), peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into ½-inch pieces
1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped (about 1½ cups)
3 tablespoons salted butter
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup dry vermouth
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
6 large egg yolks
¼ cup lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
Ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
To make the broth, tie the stems of the cilantro and dill into bundles, then trim off the leaves, reserving ¼ cup of each for garnish. Cut off and discard the top third of the garlic head, leaving the head intact.

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Pati’s Mexican Table – A Day in Sinaloa’s Countryside (811)

Birria
Makes 8 – 10 servings

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

For the Birria:

4 to 5 pounds goat meat, bone-in, cut into about 3-inch pieces (you may substitute lamb)
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
6 teaspoons kosher or sea salt, divided
3 quarts water, plus more to soak the meat
4 to 5 large dried avocado leaves
3 ounces (about 10) guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded

For serving:

Warm corn tortillas
2 cups finely chopped white onion
2 cups chopped cilantro leaves
2 to 3 limes, quartered

TO PREPARE

Place the meat in a large bowl and cover with cool water. Add the vinegar and 2 teaspoons salt and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse well with cold water. Place the rinsed meat in a large casserole, cover with at least 3 quarts water, add 4 teaspoons salt, and stir. Set over high heat and let it come to a rolling boil, reduce the heat to low, remove whatever foam may have come to the surface, cover, and cook for 2 hours.

Pati’s Mexican Table – Surfside Eats (810)

Habanero Shrimp Burger with Habanero Tartar Sauce
Makes 6 burgers

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 habanero chile, seeded and finely chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped cilantro, leaves and upper part of stems
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 cup peeled and chopped carrot
1 large egg
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus more to sprinkle on burgers
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds medium-sized shrimp, rinsed, peeled and patted dry, divided
Vegetable oil, to brush on the burgers
6 brioche or burger buns, lightly toasted before serving
6 butter lettuce leaves
1 batch Habanero Tartar Sauce
12 slices of bacon, cooked until crisp
1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, thinly sliced

TO PREPARE

In the bowl of a food processor, add the habanero, lime juice, cilantro, mayonnaise, carrot, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and a quarter pound of the shrimp. Pulse until completely smooth. Add the remaining shrimp and pulse a couple times, until you have a coarse ground meat mixture. Cover a small sheet pan or tray with wax paper. Put some lukewarm water in a bowl and use it to wet your hands as you shape the mixture onto 6 burger patties.

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Pati’s Mexican Table – Mocorito, The Land of Chilorio (809)

Sinaloa Style Chilorio
Makes 10-12 servings

 

 

INGREDIENTS

4 pounds boneless pork shoulder or butt, fat on, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt, divided
5 cups water
4 ounces (about 14 to 15) guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded
2 bay leaves
8 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon freshly ground back pepper
Pinch ground cumin
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
1 cup finely chopped white onion
1/2 pound (about 3) fresh Anaheim chiles, seeded and chopped
4 ripe Roma tomatoes, cored and chopped

TO PREPARE

Preheat a large heavy casserole over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the pork pieces, sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring as it starts to brown. Reduce heat to medium, pour in 5 cups of water, cover and cook for another hour and a half. Meanwhile, place the guajillo chiles, bay leaves, and garlic in a medium pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes until the chiles are completely rehydrated and plumped up.

America’s Test Kitchen Beef Top Loin Roast with Potatoes (Ep 2017)

Beef Top Loin Roast with Potatoes
Serves 8-10

Top loin roast is also known as strip roast. Use potatoes that are about 1½ inches in diameter and at least 4 inches long. The browned surfaces of the potatoes are very delicate; take care when flipping the potatoes in step 7. To make flipping easier, flip two potatoes and remove them from the pan to create space before flipping the rest. INGREDIENTS

1 (5- to 6-pound) boneless top loin roast
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
2 teaspoons pepper, divided
5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
¼ cup vegetable oil
5 cups beef broth
6 sprigs fresh thyme
2 small sprigs fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
4 garlic cloves, lightly crushed and peeled

INSTRUCTIONS
1.

Milk Street Mexico Every Single Day (Ep 105)

Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce (Camarones Enchipotlados)
Start to finish: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

THE FLAVOR AND TEXTURE of fresh tomatoes were better than canned for the sauce. The shrimp spend just seconds in the pan and won’t be fully cooked; they finish later off the heat. The shrimp made wonderful tacos. To warm tortillas, wrap a stack in foil and place it in a 200ºF oven. INGREDIENTS

4 vine-ripened tomatoes (1¼ pounds), quartered
4 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce and the sauce clinging to them
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
¼ cup olive oil
1½ pounds extra-large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed and patted dry
¼ cup lime juice
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus extra to serve
Eight 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
Avocado, sour cream and lime wedges, to serve

INSTRUCTIONS
In a food processor, pulse the tomatoes, the chilies and any sauce coating them, and 3/4 teaspoon salt until mostly smooth, 1 minute.

Pati’s Mexican Table – El Chepe, Railway to the Past (808)

Sinaloa Steak and Eggs over Potato Hash with Roasted Salsita
Makes 6 servings

 

 

INGREDIENTS

5 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 pound Mexican chorizo, casings removed, chopped
2 cups thinly sliced white onion
3/4 pound about 4 Anaheim chiles, roasted, sweated, peeled, and cut into small strips
2 pounds sirloin steak, fat trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
3/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 eggs
Butter or oil for cooking eggs
Potato Hash Cake
Roasted Tomato and Jalapeño Salsita

TO PREPARE

In a large casserole or saute pan set over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of the oil. Once hot, cook the chorizo for 6 to 7 minutes, breaking it into smaller pieces with the help of a couple wooden spoons or spatulas, until crisped and browned. Transfer the cooked chorizo to a bowl, leaving the fat in the pan. Put another tablespoon of oil in the same pan, add the onion and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until it wilts and starts to brown along the edges. Incorporate the roasted Anaheim chiles and cook for another minute.

America’s Test Kitchen Everyday French Toast (Ep 2016)

Everyday French Toast
Serves 4

We developed this recipe to work with presliced supermarket bread that measures 4 by 6 inches and is ¾ inch thick. Be sure to use vegetable oil spray here; it contains lecithin, which ensures that the oil stays well distributed, preventing the toast from sticking. Top with maple syrup or confectioners’ sugar, if desired. INGREDIENTS

3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup milk
8 slices hearty white sandwich bread

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Adjust 1 oven rack to lowest position and second rack 5 to 6 inches from broiler element.

Milk Street Tahini Rules! (Ep 104)

Turkish Meatballs with Lime- Yogurt Sauce
Meatballs: Start to finish – 20 minutes, plus cooling; Serves 6

Lime-Yogurt Sauce Start to finish – 10 minutes; Makes 1½ cups

THESE CRISP, PATTY-SHAPED meatballs developed a flavorful crust from pan-frying. This recipe also works with a blend of lamb and beef. We heated the spic- es, shallots and garlic in oil in the microwave to draw out their flavors. We loved the meatballs stuffed into pita pockets with sliced tomato, cucumber, red onion and flat-leaf parsley. Tangy yogurt sauce spiked with lime juice and cayenne made for a bright counterpart.

Chasing the Dream: 3D Printing Face Shields

Two technology and engineering teachers from the Union-Endicott School District decided to use their time and knowledge to help protect essential workers. For more information, or to find out how you can support this project, please contact Corey Munn at cmunn@uek12.org. Do you know of other members of our community going out of their way to help during this time? We would love to highlight their stories. Please contact Bailey Normann at bnormann@wskg.org with your story.

Speaking Grief to Air 6/8 on WSKG

Speaking Grief Premieres Monday, June 8 at 9:00pm on WSKG-TV. SPEAKING GRIEF explores why the pain of losing a loved one can be so difficult to understand and discuss. The film interviews grieving families from across the U.S., whose losses range from stillbirth to suicide, to address common misconceptions about grief. Through candid personal stories and conversations with experts in the grief field, the film also presents ideas for how family and friends can better support each other through loss.  

America’s Test Kitchen Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp and Noodles (Guay Tiew Tom Yum Goong) (Ep 2015)

Thai Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp and Noodles (Guay Tiew Tom Yum Goong)
Serves 4-6

Whole shrimp are traditional in this soup, but you can halve them crosswise before cooking to make them easier to eat. If galangal is unavailable, substitute fresh ginger. Makrut lime leaves add a lot to this soup. If you can’t find them, substitute three 3-inch strips each of lemon zest and lime zest. We prefer vermicelli made from 100 percent rice flour to varieties that include a secondary starch such as cornstarch.

Milk Street From Thailand With Love (Ep 103)

Thai Fried Rice

WE LIKED THE AROMATIC sweet flavor of jasmine rice, but long-grain white or basmati works, too. A good Thai fish sauce was essential: at Milk Street we use Red Boat. Andy Ricker uses pork belly, but that can be hard to find in the U.S. Pancetta worked well as a substitute. It has the right amount of salt and fat. Plain bacon will do the job, too, but avoid smoked bacon.

Jamie’s Ultimate Veg – Roast New Potato & Pickle Salad

Roast New Potato & Pickle Salad

Zingy lemon, mustard, loadsa herbs &crumbled feta
By Jamie Oliver
Serves: 6
Total time: 1 hour

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1.2kg new potatoes
olive oil
6 cloves of garlic
1 lemon
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 cucumber
100g radishes, ideally with leaves
1/2 a red onion
1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 a bunch of fresh dill (15g)
1/2 a bunch of fresh mint (15g)
40g feta cheese

TO PREPARE

Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water for 20 minutes, then drain and steam dry. Tip into a large roasting tray and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil, then add a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Bash and add the unpeeled garlic cloves to the tray, then roast for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, finely grate the lemon zest and pick and finely chop the rosemary.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Ziti con Broccoli di Rabe e Salsicce
Serves 4
Broccoli rabe and sausage seem like a marriage made in heaven. They go well together with pasta or on a loaf of Italian bread. The broccoli and sausage pieces get into the crevices of the pasta, and when they’re served on bread, the olive oil is immediately soaked up. Even though the bitter and unfamiliar broccoli rabe might not have been an American favorite a few decades ago, when it first appeared in California’s Salinas Valley, it certainly has become a favorite ingredient for Italians and Americans today. INGREDIENTS

¼ cup olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
¼ teaspoon salt, plus 1 tablespoon for the pasta water
1 pound ziti
½ pound sweet Italian sausage, meat removed from casings and crumbled
2 pounds broccoli rabe, cleaned and cut
¼ teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
½ cup grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

TO PREPARE

Heat the olive oil in a large, deep, heavy skillet with a fitted lid, then toss in the garlic and sauté, uncovered, until golden, about 2 minutes.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Tomato and Bread Soup

Tomato and Bread Soup
Pappa al Pomodoro
Makes about 2 quarts, serving 8
This soup will bring Tuscany to your table, and it is delicious warm, or served at room temperature on a hot summer day. It is a great soup to make in the summer, when the tomatoes are meaty and ripe, but it is also excellent with canned tomatoes, and can be made at any time of the year. And what a great feeling it is to use the stale bread— wasting nothing. INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the finished zuppa
½ cup finely diced yellow onion
6 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
Three 28-ounce cans whole San Marzano tomatoes
2 cups water
Five ½-inch slices stale Italian bread, crusts removed, cut into 1-1inch cubes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
10 fresh basil leaves, washed
Freshly grated Grana Padano or Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese

TO PREPARE

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a deep, heavy 4- to- 5-quart pot. Add the onion and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Tomato and Bread Salad

Tomato and Bread Salad
Panzanella
Serves 6
Today every chef has his or her own rendition of panzanella. The idea is to use leftover bread to soak up the delicious juices of seasonal summer tomatoes. We finish our sum- mer panzanella salad with a traditional Italian cheese, such as thin slices of Grana Padano, fresh slices of ricotta salata or mozzarella, or even a spoonful of burrata, which has become a popular choice over the last few years. If you use a variety of different heir- loom tomatoes, the salad becomes a colorful sight to behold. It is perfect as an appetizer or as a side with grilled fish or meat.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Scallion and Asparagus Salad

Scallion and Asparagus Salad
Insalata di Scalogno e Asparagi
Serves 6
Hands down, this is one of my favorite dishes, in part because of who first served it to me. My grandmother would often make this lovely spring salad, occasionally tossing in a boiled egg or two. This salad is delicious as an antipasto or a first course, or as a side dish to grilled meat and fish.  
INGREDIENTS

1½ pounds fresh asparagus
¾ pound scallions
1 teaspoon salt
3½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled

TO PREPARE

Using a vegetable peeler, shave off the skin from the bottom 3 inches or so of each asparagus stalk, so they cook evenly. Snap off the hard stubs at the bottom— they’ll break naturally at the right point as you bend the bottom of the asparagus.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Risotto with Vegetables

Risotto with Vegetables
Risotto con Verdure
Serves 6
When making this risotto, choose any vegetable that is in season. It is a wonderful way of creating exciting new combinations of flavors that will be yours to pass on. It can become a spring pea risotto, an autumn squash risotto, a winter beet risotto, or a summer corn risotto. This risotto is also a wonderful way to use leftover vegetables you might have in the refrigerator or freezer. INGREDIENTS

½ pound broccoli (about 1 medium-size stalk)
1 cup blanched fava beans or frozen baby lima beans
½ teaspoon salt, plus more as needed
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup minced scallions, greens included (about 6)
1 tablespoon minced shallot
2½ cups Arborio or Carnaroli rice
½ cup dry white wine
6½ cups hot vegetable stock or chicken broth
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into bits
½ cup freshly grated Grana Padano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, or Pecorino Romano cheese
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

TO PREPARE

Trim the broccoli florets from the stems, keeping them small enough to fi t on a spoon.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Penne with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Rosemary, and Ricotta

Penne with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Rosemary, and Ricotta
Penne “al Brucio”
Serves 6
This dried-pasta dish is super easy to make. It’s called “al brucio” because of the spicy flavor. It originally did not include ricotta, but that helps balance the spiciness of the sauce. You can also top it with a spoon of burrata at the very end, or even a slice of buffalo mozzarella. At Felidia, we make it with candele pasta, an extra-long, smooth pasta that is tubular, hollow, and wide, like a rigatoni, and looks like a long candle (which is also called a candele in Italian).

Lidia’s Kitchen – Pasta Salad with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Green Beans

Pasta Salad with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Green Beans
Insalata di Cavatappi, Mozzarella, Pomodori, e Fagiolini
Serves 6 to 8
This dish is great for buffets, picnics, and large family gatherings. My daughter, Tanya, is the expert pasta-salad maker in my family. The recipe is easy to multiply, it keeps well, and it’s economical. This pasta can be dressed several hours ahead, but hold about half of the dress- ing to toss in at the last minute, since the pasta will have absorbed much of the first batch. INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for boiling and to taste
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 pound cavatappi or elbows
2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 pound small mozzarella balls (bocconcini), halved if on the larger side
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1 cup loosely packed fresh Italian parsley leaves
2 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into chunks
½ cup toasted skinned almonds
2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

TO PREPARE

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Orecchiette with Asparagus and Peas

Orecchiette with Asparagus and Peas
Orecchiette con Asparagi e Piselli
Serves 6
If fresh peas are in season, you can substitute them for the frozen, but cook them 3 or 4 min- utes more. To make this a heartier (but still light and elegant) pasta entrée, add some sautéed shrimp or lobster meat. As is, it is vegetarian, and if you do not add the cheese, it makes a great dish for vegan guests. INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for the pasta water
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 large bunch medium-thick asparagus (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound orecchiette
One 10-ounce box frozen peas, thawed
1 bunch scallions, white and green parts, chopped (about 1 cup)
¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 cup grated Grana Padano

TO PREPARE

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil for the pasta. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Herb Frittata Roll-Ups

Herb Frittata Roll-Ups
Involtini di Frittata
Makes 20 pieces
These are actually easier to slice if rolled a few hours ahead and left to set in the refrigerator. Slice cold, and let return to room temperature before serving. They’re perfect for cocktail parties or a buffet brunch; stick a toothpick in each roll, and pass them around.  

 

INGREDIENTS

For Pesto

1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1 cup loosely packed fresh Italian parsley leaves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons mayonnaise

For Frittate

6 large eggs
1⁄3 cup milk
1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (white and green parts)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

TO PREPARE
For the pesto, in a mini–food processor combine the basil, parsley, olive oil, and salt, and process to make a smooth paste. Scrape into a small bowl, and stir in the mayonnaise.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Crispy Baked Tomatoes

Crispy Baked Tomatoes
Pomodori Croccanti al Forno
Serves 6
These can be served warm or at room temperature, either as a side dish or as part of an anti- pasto buffet. When cold, they are marvelous cut and tossed in green salads, because baking brings out the true summer-tomato taste. Roughly chopped, they make a great topping for a bruschetta.  

 
INGREDIENTS

6 large plum tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup grated Grana Padano
½ cup finely chopped scallions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

TO PREPARE

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Halve the tomatoes crosswise, and cut out the cores.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Crêpes with Chocolate and Walnuts

Crêpes with Chocolate and Walnuts
Palacinke
Makes a dozen palacinke, serving 6
Truly no different from crespelle or crêpes, palacinke is the name I first used to ask for these delicious thin pancakes. My mother would whip them up for dinner; she often served them with only a sprinkle of sugar, or adorned them with preserves like rose-hip jam, apricot marmalade, or prune butter. As a child I loved them with any of those fillings, but the most luxurious— and always our favorite— were palacinke topped with melted chocolate. This is, hands down, the favorite dessert of my grandchildren. They can fill, roll, and eat them faster than I can cook them, and I usually lose count.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Classic Pesto

Classic Pesto
Pesto alla Genovese
Makes about ¾ cup, enough for 1 pound pasta
Pesto has now become a household sauce: it is easy to make, and its freshness of flavor has made it an often found friend on American tables. Pesto is at its best when used immediately after it is made, though it can be refrigerated for up to a few weeks if it’s spooned into a container, topped with olive oil, and sealed tight. If you find yourself with an abundance of basil in summer, make some pesto and store it in small portions in the freezer, where it will last for up to a few months. (Frozen pesto gives a great burst of fresh flavor to hearty winter soups and pasta sauces.) I’ve given you two methods for how to make this, with a mortar and pestle or with a food processor, but the results either way are delicious. INGREDIENTS

4 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves (about 60 small or 30 large fresh basil leaves), gently washed and dried
Pinch of coarse sea salt
2 cloves garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
2 tablespoons freshly and finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese
2 tablespoons freshly and finely grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

TO PREPARE

To make the pesto in a mortar: Place a few leaves of the basil in the bottom of a mortar, and sprinkle the salt over them.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Cannellini and Pancetta Bruschetta

Cannellini and Pancetta Bruschetta
Bruschetta con Cannellini e Pancetta
Makes 16
The beans can be made a day ahead; just warm them up before serving. This recipe might give more beans than you need, but they will keep for several days and also freeze well. Stir them into soup, or serve as a side dish next to a big grilled steak. In a pinch, canned cannellini can be used. Drain them and sauté them with the oil and parsley for a few minutes, until warm.

Lidia’s Kitchen – Butter and Sage Sauce

Butter and Sage Sauce
Salsa di Burro e Salvia
Makes about 1 cup, enough for 1 pound pasta
This is a delicious and simple sauce, but intense with sage flavor, and perfect for dressing gnocchi. It’s delicious even when just lightly drizzled over fresh grilled fish or poultry— a little is all you need. You can find this simple recipe mostly in the north of Italy, where fresh pasta prevails, but today even the Roman trattorie serve it.  

INGREDIENTS

1½ sticks butter (12 tablespoons), or more to taste
10 whole fresh sage leaves
1 cup hot water from the cooking pot of your pasta of choice
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1 cup Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated

 TO PREPARE

Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat until just foaming. Gently lay the sage leaves in the pan, and heat until the leaves crisp up, about a minute.

Pati’s Mexican Table – El Fuerte, Magic Town (806)

Lobster Chilaquiles
Makes 4 servings

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

For the salsa:

2 to 3 dried morita or chipotle chiles
1 1/2 pounds about 6 ripe Roma tomatoes
1 1/2 pounds about 12 tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1/2 white onion, cut into large pieces
2 to 3 fresh jalapeños, stemmed
3 unpeeled garlic cloves
1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt, or to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

For the tortilla chips:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 corn tortillas, cut into triangles
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste

For the lobsters:

4 1- and-a-quarter to 1-and-a-half pound live lobsters, or you can substitute thawed lobster tails

For the toppings:

1 cup crumbled queso fresco
1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Mexican crema, to taste

TO PREPARE

To make the salsa:

Place the morita chiles in a small bowl, cover with hot water, and let them sit and soften for at least 10 minutes. Place the tomatoes, tomatillos, onion chunks, jalapeños, and unpeeled garlic cloves on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Place under the broiler and roast 12 to 15 minutes, flipping a couple times in between, until the skin of tomatoes and tomatillos has completely blistered and charred, they seem very mushy, and their juices have started to come out. The garlic cloves and chiles must also have blackened and charred. Remove from the broiler and let cool.

America’s Test Kitchen Classic Sloppy Joes (Ep 2014)

Classic Sloppy Joes
Serves 4

Tossing the beef with baking soda in step 1 helps keep it tender and juicy; adding baking soda to the skillet with the onion in step 2 helps the onion break down. You may substitute 90 percent lean ground beef in this recipe, but the cooked mixture will be a bit less tender. Serve the Sloppy Joes with pickle chips, if desired.  

 
INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons water, divided
½ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon baking soda, divided
1 pound 85 percent lean ground beef
½ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon table salt, divided
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
½ onion, chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, plus extra for seasoning
2 teaspoons paprika
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ cup tomato paste
⅓ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, plus extra for seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon cornstarch
4 hamburger buns

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Combine 1 tablespoon water and ½ teaspoon baking soda in small bowl.

Milk Street The New Baking (Ep 102)

Chocolate, Prune and Rum Cake
Start to finish: 1 hour and 20 minutes (30 minutes active), plus cooling
Servings: 12

CLAIRE PTAK’S chocolate, prune and whiskey cake is deliciously gooey at the center. A ratio of 3:1 chocolate to butter—as well as 8 ounces of chopped pitted prunes—got us the same results. We preferred bar chocolates with 60 to 70 percent cacao (especially the Ghirardelli and Guittard brands) to chocolate chips, which contain stabilizers that changed the cake’s texture. Ptak uses almond flour—not an uncommon ingredient in flourless chocolate cakes like this, but certainly not a common ingredient in American homes. We reworked the cake a bit to leave it out and found the results just as good.

Artists’ Neighborhood Compilation

Artists’ Neighborhood Compilation
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Tri Cities Opera

Tri Cities Opera
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Pati’s Mexican Table – A Taste of Mazatlan (805)

Milanesa Torta with Matador Guacamole and Melty Cheese
Makes 4 tortas

 

 

INGREDIENTS

Vegetable oil, for frying
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
Kosher or sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs
A splash of milk
2 cups crushed butter crackers
8 to 10 dried chiltepín chiles, crushed (or substitute 3 to 4 chiles de árbol)
1 cup mayonnaise
2 cups grated Oaxaca cheese
1/2 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
4 bolillo or telera rolls, split in half with insides scooped out
2 cups baby arugula
1 batch Matador Guacamole
1/4 cup soy and lime mixture from the Matador Guacamole

TO PREPARE

Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1/2-inch of vegetable oil and heat until very hot but not smoking, for at least 4 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Make a breading station using three shallow dishes: place the flour in one, whisk the eggs with a splash of milk in another, and mix the cracker crumbs with salt, pepper and the crushed chiles in the third one. One by one, dredge the chicken breasts in the flour, then pass through the egg mixture, and then coat well with the cracker crumbs mixture, pressing it onto the chicken as you do.

Hakan Tayga

Hakan Tayga – Binghamton
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Rob Weinberger – Arrangement 3

Rob Weinberger – Unitygroup
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Rob Weinberger – Arrangement 2

Rob Weinberger – Pan Central
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

American Experience: The Vote

American Experience: The Vote
Premieres Monday, July 6 on WSKG-TV
One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote — a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. In its final decade, from 1909 to 1920, movement leaders wrestled with contentious questions about the most effective methods for affecting social change. They debated the use of militant, even violent tactics, as well as hunger strikes and relentless public protests. The battle for the vote also upended previously accepted ideas about the proper role of women in American society and challenged the definitions of citizenship and democracy. Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for — and against — women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today.

America’s Test Kitchen Sous Vide Crème Brûlée (Ep 2013)

Sous Vide Crème Brûlée
Serves 4

While sous vide is not the answer for most baked desserts, it most definitely is when it comes to custard. Conventional custard recipes require care and attention with temperature-sensitive steps like tempering eggs with the hot dairy to avoid curdling and arranging a water bath in the oven. The precise temperature control of sous vide cooking makes custardy desserts like crème brûlée easier to execute. We whisked the base together, portioned it into Mason jars, and circulated for one hour. It was that easy.

Steve Crowle

Steve Crowle – Trinity Memorial Choir, Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Melissa Collins

Melissa Collins – Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, Southern Tier Singer’s Collective
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Alexandra Digennaro

Alexandra Digennaro – Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra, Windsor High School
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook – Madrigal Choir, West Corners Baptist Church
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Milk Street Home Cooking, Chinese Style (Ep 101)

Chinese White Cooked Chicken with Ginger-Soy Dressing
Start to finish: 2 hours (30 minutes active)
Serves: 4

WE TRIED THE traditional Chinese technique of plunging the cooked chicken into an ice bath after poaching — which is said to tighten the skin, but found little advantage. (The skin is fine to eat as is, or you can remove it before serving.) We also tried “flashing” the scallions and ginger with hot oil before making the dressing, but we liked the brightness of the raw aromatics better. We did prefer cutting the saltiness and potency of the dressing with some of the poaching liquid. INGREDIENTS
For the chicken and poaching broth:

3½- to 4-pound chicken, giblets discarded
1 bunch cilantro
6 scallions, trimmed and halved crosswise
4½ quarts water
2 cups dry sherry or mirin
4-inch piece fresh ginger, cut into 4 pieces and smashed 3 tablespoons kosher salt

For the dressing:

4 scallions, thinly sliced on bias
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable or other neutral oil
4 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
½ teaspoon white sugar
½ pound (½ small head) napa or savoy cabbage, thinly sliced (4 cups) Cooked white rice, to serve

INSTRUCTIONS
Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature while making the broth. Reserving a few sprigs for garnish if desired, cut the cilantro bunch in half crosswise, separating the stems and leaves.

East Lake Meadows: Online Screening & Panel Discussion

East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story
Online Screening & Panel Discussion
Thanks to those that joined us for this event on Monday, April 27 @ 7:00pm! You can view the panel discussion below and learn more about the film at pbs.org/eastlake. Hosted by WSKG Public Media’s President & CEO, Greg Catlin, and in partnership with The Greater Binghamton Tiny Homes Community, this event featured filmmaker David McMahon and was followed by a panel discussion about housing issues and opportunities with Binghamton community leaders. Meet our panelists:
David McMahon – East Lake Meadows Filmmaker

David McMahon has been making award-winning documentary films for more than a decade. In 2010, along with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, he wrote and produced The Tenth Inning, a two-part, four-hour update to their Emmy Award-winning series, Baseball.

Ayana Del Valle, Jessica Pullis, & Naima Kradjian Combo

Ayana Del Valle, Jessica Pullis, & Naima Kradjian Combo
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Pati’s Mexican Table – Lost Mochis, Street Taco Favorites (804)

Campechano Tacos with Street Style Salsa
Makes 8 Tacos

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

2 pounds flank steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves
1/2 white onion
3 bay leaves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 pound longaniza, casings removed, chopped (or substitute Mexican chorizo)
1/2 pound pork chicharrón, crumbled or chopped into small pieces
8 corn tortillas, store-bought or homemade
1 cup finely chopped white onion, for garnish
1 cup chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish
Salsa Callejera

TO PREPARE

Place the meat, garlic, onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, and a teaspoon of salt in a large casserole or pot. Cover generously with water and place over high heat. Once it comes to a simmer, reduce heat to medium low, remove any foam that may have risen to the top, cover, and cook for an hour and a half until the meat is completely tender and falling apart. Turn off heat and set aside. Once cool enough to handle, remove the meat with a slotted spoon and chop into small pieces.

Rob Weinberger

Rob Weinberger – Unitygroup, Salsa Libre, Duppree
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Ayana Del Valle

Ayana Del Valle – Endwell
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Rick Shumaker

Rick Shumaker – TMC, Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, Binghamton University
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Naima Kradjian

Naima Kradjian – Goodwill Theatre Inc, Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
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Joel & Elaina Smales

Joel & Elaina Smales – Binghamton High School, Binghamton University, BPO, TCO
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Jessica Pullis

Jessica Pullis – Cider Mill Stage, Savoyards, Holy Trinity Choir
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Dana Stewart

Dana Stewart – Voodoo Highway band
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Donna Wood

Donna Wood – SUNY Broome Jazz Ensemble – Photos submitted by Alyssa Menz & Bill Gorman
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Women’s Movement: Classroom Materials

Unladylike2020 honors the centennial of women’s suffrage. These digital resources present the rich history of 26 little-known Progressive Era women, diverse in profession, race, ethnicity, geographical and class backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender expression, who broke barriers in then-male-dominated fields such as science, business, journalism, exploration, and the arts. Touching on topics such as the labor movement, immigration, politics, civil rights, and women’s suffrage, these resources develop students’ historical thinking skills and help them make connections between past and present. Unstoppable: The Road to Women’s Rights brings the history of the women’s suffrage movement and its impact on resulting legislation to the classroom. This live interactive program is intended for students in grades 5 – 8. Upstate, Downstate: The Women’s Movement is part of an original web series that teaches students about the history, geography and government of New York State.

East Lake Meadows: Classroom Materials

In 1970, the Atlanta Housing Authority opened a public housing community called East Lake Meadows. Before Atlanta bulldozed the housing project in the mid-1990s to make way for new mixed-income housing, many thousands of low-income Atlantans, mostly African-American, called it home. Through the stories of former residents, this feature-length film raises critical questions about how we, as a nation, have created concentrated poverty and limited housing opportunity for African Americans, and what can be done to address it. Videos(2) for Grades 9-13+ are available on PBS LearningMedia.

A More or Less Perfect Union: Classroom Materials

A More or Less Perfect Union: A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg
Explore the document that governs those who govern us, delving into past, present and future struggles for liberty through the lens of the U.S. Constitution. Hosted by Douglas H. Ginsburg, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Classroom-friendly short videos from this series are available on PBS LearningMedia.

America’s Test Kitchen Meat Ravioli with Quick Tomato Sauce (Ep 2012)

Meat Ravioli with Quick Tomato Sauce
Serves 4-6

If using King Arthur All-Purpose Flour, which is higher in protein, increase the number of egg yolks to seven. To ensure the proper dough texture, it’s important to use large eggs and to weigh the flour if possible. The longer the dough rests in step 2, the easier it will be to roll out. When rolling out the dough, don’t add too much flour; it can cause excessive snapback. Though a pasta machine is not necessary, you may use one if you like.

Phil Westcott

Phil Westcott – United Presbyterian Church | Piano – Rebecca Mebert
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Greg Keeler

Greg Keeler – Trinity Church Choir, Madrigal Choir, ST Singers Collective
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Theresa Lee-Whiting

Theresa Lee-Whiting – Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Burt Mueller

Burt Mueller – Scott Freeman Band
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Rick Pedro

Rick Pedro – Apalachin
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Andrew Allport

Andrew Allport – Broome Community Orchestra, ST Concert Band, CF Schools
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Pat Kane

Pat Kane – Pat Kane Music & Tours
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Jeanne Sperber

Jeanne Sperber – Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Robert Rogers

Robert Rogers – Robert Rogers Puppet Company
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Jeff Lake

Jeff Lake – NBT Bank
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Bill Gorman

Bill Gorman – Cooperative Gallery 213
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Tony Villecco

Tony Villecco – Port Crane
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Milk Street The New Australia (Ep 323)

Miso-Gochujang Pulled Pork
Start to finish: 4 hours (1 hour active) | Servings: 6 to 8

This Asian-inflected take on barbecue pulled pork was inspired by the “Pigalicious” wrap served at Bird & Ewe in Sydney. White miso and gochujang provide deep, savory-sweet notes and lots of complex flavor to oven- braised pork butt. Miso usually is sold in the refrigerator case; gochujang, or Korean red pepper paste, does not require refrigeration until the container is opened. Both are available in well-stocked supermarkets and Asian grocery stores. The pork cooks for about three hours; use this time to prep and cook the miso-seasoned onions that are combined with the meat after shredding.

A More or Less Perfect Union


A More or Less Perfect Union
A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg
This three-part series premieres April 21, 22, & 23 at 8:00PM on WSKG-TV. A More or Less Perfect Union, A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg, explores the foundational document that governs those who govern us – the American Constitution. Hosted by Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, a constitutional expert with 30 years of experience on the Federal Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, this thought-provoking, three-part, three-hour series looks at past, present and future struggles for liberty through the lens of the U.S. Constitution.  Firsthand perspectives, including those of direct descendants of slaves and of those involved in pivotal civil rights cases, historians, legal scholars, small business owners, judges, and ordinary American citizens, provide captivating context to the shaping of American governance. Judge Ginsburg skillfully weaves the story of the how the Framers put freedom in writing in the summer of 1787; how freedom spread over more than two centuries to all of  “we the people;” and how we may risk freedom today by ignoring the words of the Framers. Real-life stories from descendants and the director at Whitney Plantation, the Dred Scott Foundation, and The Plessy and Ferguson Foundation bring meaningful illustrations to the Constitution as past intentions come into conflict with present realities; business owners and American citizens relate stories both of protection and of overreach by the government – as with the USDA regulating the care of Hemingway’s cats!

Tony Villecco & Kathy Starks Compilation


Tony Villecco & Kathy Starks Compilation
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Carol Mikoda

Carol Mikoda – Member of Acoustic Brew Band
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Kathy Starks

Kathy Starks – Member of Madrigal Choir, Savoyards, ST Singers Collective
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Bijoy Datta

Bijoy Datta – Member of the bands ‘Walking Distance’ and ‘Bro Bros’
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Jan & Shannon DeAngelo

Jan & Shannon DeAngelo – Seton Catholic Central High School
During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents participated in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! WSKG will be sharing this crowd-sourced content via social media, web, and television. Together, let’s share a positive message with our neighbors and place a spotlight on the arts in Broome County! This project is supported by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc. 

Pati’s Mexican Table – South by South of the Border with Vivian Howard (803)

Pierna de Cerdo Adobada
Adobo Pork Butt
8 Servings

 

 

INGREDIENTS

For the marinade:

1/2 pound ripe Roma tomatoes
1 white onion, quartered
6 unpeeled garlic cloves
2 guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded
2 ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons grated piloncillo or dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the meat:

1 4- to 5- pound pork butt or shoulder, bone in
3 bay leaves

TO PREPARE

To make the marinade:

Put the tomatoes, onion and garlic on a baking sheet lined with foil. Place under the broiler for about 10 minutes until charred, mushy, and soft, flipping once halfway through. Remove from the oven and once cool enough to handle, peel the garlic cloves. (Alternatively, you can char and toast on a preheated comal or skillet set over medium-low heat.)

Place tomatoes, peeled garlic and onion in the jar of a blender. Toast the guajillo and ancho chiles on a heated comal or skillet for about a minute, flipping a few times, until lightly browned and fragrant.

East Lake Meadows: Supplemental Reading List

After the Projects: Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest American by Lawrence Vale

Purging the Poorest by Lawrence Vale

American Apartheid by Douglas S. Massey & Nancy A. Denton
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare by Jason Deparle

Capital City by Samuel Stein

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Ghetto by Mitchell Duneier
In Defense of Housing: The Politics of Crisis by Peter Marcuse & David Madden
Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law by Nikole Hannah-Jones
Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits by Ansley T. Erickson
New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy by Edward G. Goetz

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities by Jessica Trounstine

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism by Kevin M. Kruse

America’s Test Kitchen Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Herb, and Bread Crumb Crust (Ep 2011)

Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Herb, and Bread Crumb Crust
Serves 4-6

We wanted a crisp crust and perfectly cooked interior for our boneless leg of lamb recipe. We applied a simple rub of aromatics to enhance but not overpower the flavor of the lamb. For crunch and even more flavor, we added a savory crumb crust. We skipped slow-roasting for our leg of lamb recipe, which works for beef but turns lamb to mush. Instead, we roasted the lamb at a high temperature, first searing the meat on the stove and then finishing in the oven at 375 degrees.

Milk Street From Morocco to Egypt (Ep 322)

Lemon-Saffron Chicken (Tangia)
Start to finish: 1 hour | Servings: 4

Tangia—which originates in Marrakech and often is slow-cooked in the community wood-fired ovens that heat bathhouses— traditionally is made with lamb. For a more approachable version, we used boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which have a similar richness. In Morocco, preserved lemons lend a gentle acidity, lightening the richness. For an easier version, we get similar flavor from lemon zest and juice—as well as chopped green olives for brininess—added at the end of cooking. Serve with warmed, halved pita bread for scooping up the meat and thickened sauce.

Pati’s Mexican Table – Altata, Hidden Gem by the Sea of Cortez (802)

Chipotle Oyster Soup
Makes 6 servings

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chopped white onion
1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery, divided
1 1/2 cups finely chopped carrot, divided
1 1/2 cups finely chopped leeks, divided
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed
2 tablespoons about 4 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce and their sauce, chopped, or to taste
1 chile de arbol, stemmed and chopped, seeds included
1 1/2 pounds about 6 Roma tomatoes, roasted and charred, chopped
1 pound about 12 to 15 shucked oysters and their juices
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
5 cups shrimp or seafood broth, or substitute vegetable or chicken broth
Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish
Quartered limes, to serve

TO PREPARE

In a large casserole or soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Once hot add the onion and cook for 5 to 6 minutes until softened. Incorporate 1 cup each of the celery, carrot, and leeks (reserving half a cup of each for later use), cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the vegetables have wilted. Make room in the middle of the pot and add the garlic, chipotles in adobo, and chile de arbol, cook for a minute, then mix with the vegetables and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes, the juices from the oysters, salt, and oregano and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes, until it is all simmering and thickening a bit.

Broome County: Join the WSKG Artists’ Neighborhood

**The deadline for this project has passed. Thank you to everyone that participated!**

During this time of self-isolation, Broome County residents are invited to participate in ‘Artists’ Neighborhood’, an uplifting celebration of hope and community through the arts! 

We’re looking for musicians (vocalists, instrumentalists, music groups, etc.) to share their best rendition of ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’. Make a video of yourself and share with WSKG. Please use this video for inspiration (and for tempo/key). We should not be able to see or hear the “inspiration” video in your submission, nor any other copyrighted work.

America’s Test Kitchen Brown Rice Bowl with Vegetables and Salmon (Ep 2010)

Brown Rice Bowl with Vegetables and Salmon
Serves 4

If your knife is too dull to cut through the salmon skin, try a serrated knife. It is important to keep the skin on during cooking; once the salmon is cooked, the skin will be easy to remove. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant (about 1 minute), and then remove the skillet from the heat so the seeds won’t scorch. INGREDIENTS

¼ cup vegetable oil, divided
3 scallions, white and green parts separated and sliced thin on bias
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger, divided
⅓ cup distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1¾ teaspoons table salt, divided, plus salt for cooking rice
1 English cucumber, quartered lengthwise, seeded, and sliced on bias ¼ inch thick
1¾ cups short-grain brown rice
1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced on bias ½ inch thick
1 pound shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps larger than 2 inches halved
1 (1-pound) skin-on salmon fillet, about 1½ inches thick at thickest part
4 teaspoons hoisin sauce, divided
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
sriracha (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 500 degrees.

Milk Street Secrets of Oaxaca (Ep 321)

Oaxacan Green Mole with Chicken
Start to finish: 1 hour 10 minutes | Servings: 4

When we think of mole, we most often think of mahogany-colored mole negro. But as we learned in Oaxaca, there is a wide variety of moles, each with a unique character. Mole verde—or green mole— traditionally is made with pork and gets its bright, fresh flavor from a blend of fresh chilies, tomatillos and herbs. For our version, we opted for quicker-cooking but equally tasty chicken thighs, and we sought out supermarket substitutes for hard-to-find epazote and hoja santa, two herbs that are standard ingredients in Mexico (we mimicked their flavors with mint and fennel seeds). Oaxacans thicken this stew-like soup with masa, the corn dough used to make tortillas and tamales.

Pati’s Mexican Table – A Local’s Tour of Culiacan (801)

Enchiladas de Suelo
Makes 12 open enchiladas

Serves 6 as a main dish

 

 

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt, divided, plus more for boiling water
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup slivered red onion
5 ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
1 garlic clove
2 ripe tomatoes, divided, 1 whole and 1 cut into thin slices
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped white onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into half-moons of about 1/2-inch
1 pound Mexican chorizo, casings removed, chopped
12 corn tortillas, store-bought or homemade
6 leaves of romaine lettuce, rinsed and thinly sliced
6 ounces (about 5 to 6) radishes, halved lengthwise and cut into half-moons of about 1/2-inch
1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, cut into thin slices
1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into slices
1 cup crumbled queso Cotija, ranchero or fresco

TO PREPARE

In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with the vegetable oil, a teaspoon of salt, and a dash of black pepper. Add the red onion, stir, and let macerate for at least 15 minutes or while you prepare the rest of the dish. Place the ancho chiles, garlic clove, and the whole tomato in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Set over medium-high heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until the chiles have rehydrated and the tomato is cooked and mushy. Transfer the chiles, tomato, and garlic clove, along with 1 cup of their cooking liquid, to a blender.

America’s Test Kitchen Kung Pao Chicken (Ep 2009)

Kung Pao Chicken
Serves 4-6

Kung pao chicken should be quite spicy. To adjust the heat level, use more or fewer chiles, depending on the size (we used 2-inch-long chiles) and your taste. Have your ingredients prepared and your equipment in place before you begin to cook. Use a spice grinder or mortar and pestle to coarsely grind the Sichuan peppercorns. If Chinese black vinegar is unavailable, substitute sherry vinegar.

Milk Street New French Classics (Ep 320)

Beef, Orange and Olive Stew (Boeuf à la Gardiane)
Start to finish: 41⁄2 hours (1 hour active) | Servings: 6 to 8

This hearty stew from Camargue, in the south of France, is traditionally made with taureau, or bull meat, but beef is a common substitute. We use chuck roast, a fatty cut that becomes tender and succulent with simmering. The stew gets robust flavor from classic Provençal ingredients—red wine, olives, anchovies and garlic. Orange is traditional, too; it lends the braise a brightness that balances its depth and richness. A bold, full-bodied dry red wine such as Côtes du Rhône or syrah is ideal, as it holds its own among the other big flavors.

Anne Serling Talks About Her Father’s ‘O’Toole From Moscow’ Comedy

Rod Serling returns to radio, Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m., with a repeat on Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m on WSKG Radio. CINCINNATI, OH (WVXU) Anne Serling is confident that her famous father would be pleased that Cincinnati Public Radio is reviving O’ Toole From Moscow, his 1955 Cincinnati Reds comedy premiering 8 p.m. tonight on WVXU-FM and at wvxu.org. “I have a thought about my dad, imagining him listening, nodding and just beaming. I am so grateful,” said Serling, daughter of Rod Serling, creator of TV’s The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling, who started his career in Cincinnati (1950-54), wrote O’Toole for NBC’s Matinee Theater.

Milk Street Thailand North to South (Ep 319)

Southern Thai–Style Fried Chicken
Start to finish: 40 minutes, plus marinating | Servings: 4

Gai tod hat yai, or fried chicken from the southern region of Thailand, inspired this recipe, but we made it quicker by using boneless, skinless thighs cut into strips instead of the typical bone-in, skin-on parts. The chicken is customarily sprinkled with crisp fried shallots after cooking, but we opted out of this garnish, as the spices themselves provide plenty of bold flavor. If you like, you can purchase fried shallots in most Asian grocery stores; scatter them over the chicken just before serving. If you’re not up for making our extra-easy version of Thai sweet chili sauce (nam jim gai), serve with store-bought sweet chili sauce, or simply offer lime wedges for squeezing. Don’t marinate the chicken for longer than an hour or it will be too salty.

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